January 11, 2013 |
Oscar nominations for "Amour" as best picture and foreign-language film provided a boost to the one studio that still regularly brings subtitled films to the U.S. Sony Pictures Classics, the New York-based specialty label owned by the studio behind "Spider-Man" and "Men in Black," also released the last movie to garner Academy Awards nominations in both categories: 2000's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. " Other studios remain in the business of distributing low-budget "prestige" movies for adults through divisions such as Fox Searchlight and Universal Pictures' Focus Features.
March 29, 1998 |
If the marketing department at Sony Pictures Classics was to put together a newspaper ad using quotes to promote the company instead of one of its movies, they could do worse than these: "Those guys love film, they see everything, they have good tastes, and they work like hell for their movies." --Milos Forman "They believe in cinema, they fight for their films, and they have a kind of passion that is rare now in our business."
May 14, 2009 |
Generally, the tortoise doesn't beat the hare in Hollywood. No matter what Aesop's fable suggests, show business winners are deemed to be films like "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "Transformers" -- blockbusters that start off at a sprint and never slow down. There's only one small corner for patience in the film world, and you can find it at the Cannes Film Festival. This year's festival gathering opened Wednesday without many U.S.
January 28, 2009 |
Disney "Bolt" "Wall-E" DreamWorks "Kung Fu Panda" Focus Features "In Bruges" "Milk" Fox Searchlight "Slumdog Millionaire" 20th Century Fox "Australia" Janus Films "Revanche" Miramax "Doubt" "Happy-Go-Lucky" Paramount "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Paramount Vantage "The Duchess" "Revolutionary Road" Regent Releasing "Departures" Sony Pictures Classics "The Class"...
December 22, 2011 |
Although its U.S. theatrical opening is still two weeks away, Iran's official Oscar submission, the gripping domestic drama "A Separation," has already gathered such a head of award season steam that it appears a virtual shoo-in for a foreign-language film nomination. The hoopla — which includes a recent win for its screenplay from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. in addition to top foreign film nods from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle — has also helped put the movie's writer-producer-director, Asghar Farhadi, on the radar to compete for such top Academy Awards as director and original screenplay.
March 4, 2009 |
The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will open with Woody Allen's latest comedy, "Whatever Works," the filmmaker's first movie shot in New York City since 2004's "Melinda and Melinda." The film, which stars "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry David and "The Wrestler's" Evan Rachel Wood, will open the Manhattan festival on April 22. "Whatever Works" is scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Classics on June 19. The Tribeca Film Festival, launched to stimulate the arts and local spending in New York after the Sept.