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Winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards® Announced

  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 15 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 42nd Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by actors Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Mitchell, Oscar®-winning …

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Why Johnny Depp and Black Mass Might Not Be the Oscar Bet Pundits Think It Is

  It happens every season, the fall festivals start rolling out and those first out of the gate get the prime spots for Oscar pundits to start putting their prediction ducks in a row. This season Black Mass emerged as a serious candidate (to some) and specifically Johnny Depp for his portrayal of real-life gangster turned informant Whitey Bulger. “Comeback!” …

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New Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’ Has a Focus on Family

  The marketing for Universal‘s Steve Jobs is coming fast and furious now with yet another trailer dropping today. After its successful debut at Telluride earlier this month and ahead of its New York Film Festival and theatrical release next month, Steve Jobs has risen above the fray of the wasteland of Toronto International Film Festival flops like The Danish …

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Official Trailer – “For Prim”

  A new trailer and poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, the final chapter in The Hunger Games series, was released today. While the poster features an actual mockinjay and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss alone, the trailer is an emotional love letter to Katniss’s relationship with her sister, Prim. Covering all films through montage, the trailer is titled …

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38th Mill Valley Film Festival Tributes and Spotlights: Ian McKellen, Sarah Silverman, Brie Larson and more

  SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (September 15, 2015) – Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented annually by the California Film Institute (CFI), runs Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 18, 2015. Internationally recognized for showcasing the best in independent and world cinema, the Festival draws thousands of attendees every fall to Marin County for 11 …

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38th Mill Valley Film Festival Lineup: Carol, The Danish Girl, Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, Room and more

 ANNOUNCING COMPLETE LINEUP FOR THE 38TH MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Tom Hooper, Carey Mulligan, Sarah Silverman, Brie Larson, Tom McCarthy, Catherine Hardwicke, Cary Fukanaga, Sir Ian McKellen, and Many More Scheduled to Appear! SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (September 15, 2015) – Returning for its 38th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented annually by the California Film Institute (CFI), runs …

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‘SUFFRAGETTE’ To Close 38th Mill Valley Film Festival; Plus Carey Mulligan Spotlight Conversation

  SAN RAFAEL, CA. (September 15, 2015) –The Mill Valley Film Festival is pleased to present as its Closing Night Film Focus Features’ critically acclaimed Suffragette. There will also be a Variety Contenders Conversation with the all-female Suffragette production team; and a Spotlight on the film’s star, Carey Mulligan, as part of the final weekend of the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival. …

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TIFF Review: ‘Freeheld,’ starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page

  We now live in an era where gays have the same rights to marriage that has been open to heterosexuals in America for longer than two hundred years. But, as little as just three months ago, this was not the case. It’s been a decade-spanning struggle, but thanks to the efforts of bold champions who tirelessly fought, we now …

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When Oscar Bait Fails: How Film Festival Response Makes or Breaks a Film

  What has happened to this Oscar season? The Toronto International Film Festival, currently underway, is normally the jumping off point, or in some cases the breeding ground, for the season’s major Oscar players and for the most part many of them are here. But one by one, they’ve been shot down, bang bang. Hype and hope collided and didn’t …

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