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Check out the intense trailer for Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS


OMG RED. The first thing you see is the traditional blue/green/yellow of Focus Features’ opening titles are dripping in deep, rich reds and oranges. It begins a mood that permeates the trailer for Tom Ford’s second feature film, Nocturnal Animals. As with Ford’s first film, A Single Man, the visuals here are striking and sensual. Amy Adams’ emerald green dress, ...

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Sexy Nocturnal Animals Video Posters for Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson


Four video posters of Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson from Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals are here just as the film’s festival appearances hit high gear, meaning a trailer for the November thriller is just around the corner. Tom Ford’s much-anticipated second film garnered huge praise at Venice last week and it hits Toronto this week. Each ...

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Venice Review Roundup: La La Land, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals


Three of Oscar season’s biggest titles made their debuts in Venice this week and the reviews so far have been pretty stellar. Sometimes a Venice launch of a highly anticipated film ends up with a decidedly muted response (like The Danish Girl last year) but not this year. These three Oscar hopefuls, which includes an Amy Adams 1-2 punch, are finding tanto ...

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New Trailer for ‘La La Land’ Features Original Song “Audition”

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," La La Land

A new trailer for Damien Chazelle’s highly anticipated follow-up to Whiplash, La La Land, is here and with it a glimpse at another of the modern-day musical’s original songs. Like the first teaser, which gave us Ryan Gosling’s piano tinkling and his vocals on “City of Stars,” the new teaser gives us Emma Stone singing “Audition,” as she shrugs and shuffles ...

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OFFICIAL International and US ‘Arrival’ Trailers plus 10 New Posters


The Arrival blitz from Paramount is hitting like an alien invasion after the first stills and teaser were released last week and now with an official US and International trailer dropping today along with 10, count ’em 10 alien ship posters of the vessels in various world locales. Based on the short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, ARRIVAL ...

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Youth, The Lobster and 45 Years Lead 2015 European Film Award Nominations


  Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster lead the nominations for the European Film Awards today with 5 mentions including European Film, European Director and European Actor for Colin Farrell. The Cannes 2015 film has enjoyed quite a bit of critical success this week as it also did quite well with the BIFAs on Tuesday. Another Cannes entry grabbed five nominations, Fox Searchlight‘s Youth. ...

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

From left; Freeheld, I Saw the Light, Our Brand Is Crisis and Suffragette - all on Oscar life support

  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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Oscar Podcast #15: Venice, Telluride and TIFF festivals; Birdman, A Most Violent Year, Wild, The Imitation Game


In this podcast, Peter and Jason (Dirk Diggler!) join Erik to discuss the flurry of fall festivals, including the just opened Venice Film Festival which began with rapturous reviews for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. We also venture into Telluride and TIFF (which Jason is attending), discuss Harvey Weinstein‘s track for The Imitation Game and the recent first test screening (attended ...

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