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March 5, 2006 |
The melancholy western "Brokeback Mountain" continued its domination of the awards season Saturday, receiving two Independent Spirit Awards: best picture and best director, for Ang Lee. "Brokeback" is the clear front-runner leading into tonight's Academy Awards. The film has won the lion's share of prizes from critics organizations, including the Golden Globes for best film and best director.
June 16, 2005 |
The 11-day Los Angeles Film Festival opens tonight with a screening of "Down in the Valley," but the first full day on Friday features an eclectic slate including films from the narrative and documentary competition fields. Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana's "Cavite" opens like a typical low-budget digital-video slacker drama before quickly transforming into an intimate political thriller set in the Philippines.
November 30, 2005 |
A tale of two cowboys who fall in love, a biographical drama about Truman Capote, a historical look at TV journalist Edward R. Murrow, an intimate deconstruction of divorce and an offbeat western about a ranch hand determined to do right by his murdered friend received best feature nominations Tuesday for the 21st annual Film Independent's Independent Spirit Awards.
May 7, 2006
Friday Army of Shadows Drama Rialto Pictures With: Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Mann, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani The idea: The 1969 World War II story of a simple man who finds himself involved in the French Resistance. Writers: Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Joseph Kessel Director: Melville * So?