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Sundance unveils Premieres slate – Lineup includes films from James Schamus, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (RTRS): With a lineup that includes such Sundance alums as Todd Solondz, Whit Stillman, Kenneth Lonergan, Ira Sachs, Kelly Reichardt, Taika …

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Can ‘Force’ offer fans new hope in post-Lucas era? – ‘Most eagerly anticipated movie’

J.J. Abrams has expressed his apprehensiveness over the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” an understandable feeling when you are likely going to be …

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Coppola outlines live cinema plans – ‘Films of the future will be difficult to classify’

MARRAKECH, Dec 8 (RTRS):  At a round table interview at the 15th edition Marrakech Film Festival, jury prexy Francis Ford Coppola revealed details of his …

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McKay’s ‘Big Short’ furious – Bet against America pays off

In Adam McKay’s comic and clear-eyed adaption of Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short,” a handful of finance speculators — outsiders and oddballs — predict a …

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LA Critics pick ‘Spotlight’ as best film – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ bags three honors at LAFCA

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): The high-octane “Mad Max: Fury Road” might have driven off with the most awards on Sunday, but the Los Angeles …

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Early year-end kudos reveal wide-open Oscar race – ‘Unpopular Jar Jar Binks won’t appear in ‘Force’’

You want to know what a wide-open Oscar race looks like? Behold: * Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Carol” and “Spotlight” * Best Director: …

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Kennedy Center fetes legends – Star Wars’ creator Lucas gets major US arts award

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): Unveiling a variety of touches that broke from longstanding tradition, the Kennedy Center toasted five titans of the performing arts …

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Lamar storms Grammy nominations – Swift trails with 7 nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (RTRS): California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for …

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Marrakech honours Bill Murray – Coppola leads talk at jury’s presser

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 6, (AFP): US actor Bill Murray said as he received a lifetime achievement award at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival that he …

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‘Look of Silence’ wins IDA Award for best documentary – SE Asia film finance still lacking maturity, development

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6, (RTRS): “The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer’s critically-acclaimed companion piece to “The Act of Killing,” won top honors at the International …

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