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  • Homegrown Films Are Winning Over Tough British Critics

    Have British critics gone soft for local films? On Dec. 8, the U.K. film biz gathers at the British Independent Film Awards to toast the year's achievements, and Blighty's film reviewers will be among those cheering. Wind the clock back 10 or so years,...
  • James Gandolfini to Be Honored by Gotham Independent Film Awards

    James Gandolfini will be honored at the 23rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards next month, it was announced Wednesday. Gandolfini joins previously announced tributees Forest Whitaker, Richard Linklater and Katherine Oliver. Joana Vicente,...
  • 'Metro Manila' Steals Top Prize at British Independent Film Awards

    LONDON -- Philippines-set heist thriller "Metro Manila" stole three trophies at the Moet British Independent Film Awards, where it picked up kudos for film, director and achievement in production. Sean Ellis' pic, which is shot in the Tagalog language,...
  • Fox Takes 'Metro Manila' Remake to Mumbai

    HONG KONG - Fox Star Studios and Mahesh Bhatt's Vishesh Films have begun production on "Citylights," an Indian remake of "Metro Manila," the Philippines-set, UK-produced action-drama that this weekend was named best film at the British Independent Film...
  • Sundance 2014: Shelton, Corbijn and Gibney lead premieres section

    Sundance 2014: Shelton, Corbijn and Gibney lead premieres section
    New movies from independent helmers Lynn Shelton and Anton Corbijn as well as acting hyphenates David Cross and William H. Macy are among those making their debut in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival’s premieres section, organizers announced...
  • Around Town: Student artists honored

    Notables The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach presented four Laguna College of Art + Design scholarships and a Student of the Semester award at its regular Friday luncheon Dec. 6 at Hotel Laguna. The scholarship awards went to Sigmundur Porgeirsson:...
  • Dubai Fest Taps 'Omar,' 'The Square' for Top Arab Pic Honors

    The Dubai Intl. Film Festival's 10th edition, which closes Dec. 14, handed out their Muhr Awards on Dec. 13 with prizes totaling more than $575,000. The fest's four main categories, divided into Arab and Asian/African features and docus, resulted in a...
  • Peter Debruge's Top 10 Films of 2013

    1. "Inside Llewyn Davis." It's fitting that the Coen brothers should choose a broken-record motif by which to shape their portrait of an early-1960s folk singer. The opening scene loops around to the last one as Llewyn Davis surfs from couch to couch,...
  • Tom Laughlin: Five films from the 'Billy Jack' star

    Tom Laughlin: Five films from the 'Billy Jack' star
    Tom Laughlin, who came to fame as the half-Native American, half-white ex-Green Beret in the 1971 indie blockbuster "Billy Jack," died Thursday at age  82. A lot of his films are on DVD and on streaming services.  If you want to go back to his...
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...
  • Santa Barbara Fest to Showcase 'Before' Trilogy Leading Up to Oscars

    One of the greatest on-screen romances, which doubles as one of the best movie trilogies of all time, will close the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. The 29th annual fest, which runs from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9, will screen films "Before...
  • Voices rising amid 'Alone Yet Not Alone's' removal from Oscar running

    Voices rising amid 'Alone Yet Not Alone's' removal from Oscar running
    First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music. For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...