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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters

Michael Haneke at the 2012 European Film Awards. The story of an elderly couple facing illness and death, Amour was the top winner at this year's European Film Awards, collecting trophies in the following categories: Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), and Best European Actress (Emmanuelle […]


'Cosmopolis' 2012 Bombs: Reporting Facts = Anti-Robert Pattinson Bias?

'Cosmopolis' 2012 with Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson 'Cosmopolis' movie: Highly unlikely further expansion Sept. 4 update: Starring Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis had a solid debut at three U.S. theaters two weekends ago. (The film was screened in Canada – and surprisingly flopped badly – last June.) Despite mixed reviews, […]


'Cosmopolis' Trailer: Cool Robert Pattinson Showcase

Robert Pattinson naked and dangerous: Cosmopolis movie July 11, '12, update: Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie trailer HD. This US Cosmopolis trailer doesn't start with Robert Pattinson saying “I wanna a haircut.” (Please scroll down.) Instead, Pattinson's words are “Show me my car.” Never mind that “Show me my ocean liner” […]


'Cosmopolis' Reviews: Robert Pattinson 'Bravery' & Dead Rats

Limousine rider Juliette Binoche. Cosmopolis reviews Starring Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is missing a scene found in Don DeLillo's 2003 novel: a 300-person orgy at a Manhattan intersection. But don't despair. Cronenberg's movie, which opens tomorrow in Canada and Aug. 17, '12, in the US, apparently has more than […]


Viggo Mortensen & Vanessa Paradis: Genie Awards

Fellag, Monsieur Lazhar Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar, the tale of an Algerian immigrant and middle-school teacher who changes the lives of several of his students, won a total of six Genie Awards – the Canadian Oscars – including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Fellag), Best Supporting Actress (Sophie Nélisse), […]


'The Sweet Hereafter': 'Well-Crafted But Lifeless' Atom Egoyan Drama

The Sweet Hereafter with Ian Holm and Sarah Polley. Some films are well crafted but lifeless. Others err by believing they can too readily make an audience care for a character just by having a traumatic situation beset him early on. Director and screenwriter Atom Egoyan's 1997 drama The Sweet Hereafter […]


Christopher Nolan + David Fincher DGA Award Contenders + Sandra Bullock BAFTA 'Snub'

Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan thriller Inception Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David Fincher (The Social Network), Christopher Nolan (Inception), Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), and David O. Russell (The Fighter) are the 2010 Directors Guild of America Awards' five nominees. Missing from the roster are Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), […]


Montreal Massacre Drama Sweeps Genie Awards, 'I Killed My Mother' Furor

Maxim Gaudette Polytechnique. Denis Villeneuve's Polytechnique, about a lone gunman's 1989 massacre of 14 women at Montreal's École Polytechnique, swept the Genie Awards, Canada's Oscars, on Monday night at Toronto's Guvernment/Kool Haus Entertainment complex. Shot in black and white and with sparse use of dialogue, Polytechnique won nine of its […]


'I Killed My Mother' Tops Jutra Awards

Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval I Killed My Mother Xavier Dolan's J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother may have fared quite poorly at Canada's Genie Awards – it was totally shut out of the competitive categories – and at the Oscars, having lost out on a Best Foreign […]


Genie Awards: Real-Life Tragedy 'Polytechnique' Leads + Xavier Dolan Snubbed

Maxim Gaudette in Polytechnique (top); Jim Sturgess in Fifty Dead Men Walking (middle); Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu in Before Tomorrow (bottom) The top Genie 2010 nominees were announced by Away from Her star Gordon Pinsent and Sundance 2010 Special Jury Prize winner Tatiana Maslany. They are Denis Villeneuve's 2010 […]


Golden Globes' Best Foreign Language Film List + Erotic Hockey & Dancing Corpse in Top Ten Canadian Films

London River with Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté. Following the July 2005 London bombings, a Christian Falklands War widow and a Francophone African Muslim man look for their missing children in London River, one of this year's 68 potential Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe contenders. Curiously, London River is […]


'I Killed My Mother': Xavier Dolan Teen vs. Mom Movie

'I Killed My Mother' with Xavier Dolan and Anne Dorval. Xavier Dolan's semi-autobiographical J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother has been getting a lot of attention, mostly because Dolan is 19 and has won three awards at Cannes 2009 for his first film. A former child actor, […]