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."
March 19, 2013 |
There are few movies that famed British director Mike Leigh has wanted to see out in the world as much as his real-life story of British artist J.M.W. Turner. Now it appears he'll get his wish. Sony Pictures Classics, the distributor that released the seven-time Oscar nominee's aging drama "Another Year" in 2010, has acquired U.S. and select other international rights to Leigh's new film about the artist. Leigh has been developing a Turner movie for more than a decade and aims to shoot this spring.
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"...
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.
October 10, 2012 |
There have been plenty of films over the years that grapple with alcoholism, a wide swath that includes "The Lost Weekend" and "Leaving Las Vegas," "The Shining" and "Arthur. " Few have attempted to capture the highs and lows in quite the same naturalistic way as "Smashed. " The movie, which debuts Friday, is a breakout role for 27-year-old Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who has played supporting characters in such films as "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.