November 11, 2010
Here's a look at some of the winners at this year's festivals. SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Winter's Bone," directed by Debra Granik World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Animal Kingdom," directed by David Michôd Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic: "HappyThankYouMorePlease," directed by Josh Radnor Audience Award, Documentary: "Waiting for 'Superman,'" directed by Davis Guggenheim World Cinema Audience...
May 18, 2010 |
"I always have a problem giving films titles," Mike Leigh says, thinking about it. "That comes last, and this film was a real tough one, a bummer. At some stage we thought we should just call it 'Life,' but you can't call it that, it's bloody pretentious. " "Another Year" was the appropriate title eventually selected, but the truth is that Leigh's exceptional new film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, really is about the turning wheel of life as dramatized by the hand of a master, about the pleasures and jealousies, disappointments and insecurities, destroyed dreams and rekindled hopes that make up our daily lives.
March 16, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio — Smiling Arkansas Pine Bluff players plopped into the black folding chairs at courtside and checked their cellphones for congratulatory messages before heading out the arena door to get on yet another bus. Finally, the Golden Lions had found a trip to their liking, in a 61-44 victory over Winthrop in the NCAA tournament's opening game. The Golden Lions (18-15) will play Duke, the No. 1 seeded-team in the South Regional, on Friday in Jacksonville, Fla. — a place they somehow missed during a season-opening jaunt that nearly did them in. "It seems like we play better on the road than we do at home because we're so used to being on the road," said center Lebaron Weathers said.
September 12, 2009 |
Tom Ford switched from the catwalk to the red carpet Friday, presenting his directorial debut -- an intimate movie about coping with loss and grief -- at the Venice Film Festival. "A Single Man" stars Colin Firth as a college professor coming to grips with solitude after his partner of 16 years dies. Also starring are Matthew Goode, playing the professor's partner, and Julianne Moore as a longtime friend who harbors an unfulfilled love for Firth's character. The movie was the last of 25 films to screen in competition for the Golden Lion, Venice's top prize.
July 31, 2009 |
The world economic crisis hasn't dulled the glitz of the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which hosts a lineup rich with Hollywood heavyweights. The 23 films vying for the Golden Lion at this year's festival, all world premieres, include Michael Moore's documentary on the financial crisis, called "Capitalism: A Love Story," and former Gucci designer Tom Ford's directorial debut, "A Single Man," starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
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December 17, 2004 |
Agnes Martin, a reclusive abstract painter who won the Golden Lion for her contribution to contemporary art at the 1997 Venice Biennale, died Thursday at Plaza de Retiro, a retirement residence in Taos, N.M., where she had lived since 1991. Martin, Canadian-born but a naturalized American citizen since 1940, was 92. Her death was caused by complications of pneumonia, said William Himes, administrator of Plaza de Retiro.