February 12, 2013 |
The Berlin Film festival welcomed director Richard Linklater with a surprise award Monday night, presenting him the Berlinale Camera before a screening of his new film, “Before Midnight.” The prize is presented to film personalities or institutions to which the festival feels particularly indebted or wishes to express its thanks. Stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were on hand for the screening as well. Linklater, Hawke and Delpy wrote “Before Midnight” together, the third film in a trilogy that also includes 1995's “Before Sunrise” and 2004's “Before Sunset.” The new film finds the characters played by Hawke and Delpy at a personal crossroads nine years after the previous entry in the series.
December 11, 2012 |
This year, raunchy comedian Seth Rogen took aim at everyone from Mel Gibson to Chris Brown as the host of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Next year, one of Rogen's buddies will try his hand at the gig: Andy Samberg. The "Saturday Night Live" veteran turned film star will help hand out prizes to the best in the indie film world at the 28th annual telecast in February. Samberg, 34, is no stranger to being an emcee, having served as the host of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. This year, the actor co-starred in the big-budget Adam Sander flop "That's My Boy" and lent his voice to one of the animated characters in "Hotel Transylvania.
November 27, 2012 |
David O. Russell's screwball comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and Wes Anderson's coming-of-age romance "Moonrise Kingdom" led the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nominations apiece, including feature, director and screenplay. The bounty for Anderson's acclaimed "Moonrise" comes half a day after the film won best feature honors at Monday's Gotham Awards, boosting the movie's end-of-the-year profile and maybe providing an impetus for...
November 27, 2012 |
Two offbeat comedies dominated the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations Tuesday morning. David O. Russell's quirky "Silver Linings Playbook," starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and Wes Anderson's charming coming-of-age comedy "Moonrise Kingdom," each earned five Spirit Award nominations, including best feature, director and screenplay. It was the second nod of support this week for "Moonrise Kingdom," which was named best film Monday evening at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.
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February 26, 2012 |
"The Artist," produced by Thomas Langmann, won best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The black-and-white homage to silent cinema, which is also nominated for 10 Oscars, is considered a best picture front-runner heading into Sunday's 84th Academy Awards ceremony. The top prizes for the independent film community, the Spirit Awards trophies are handed out in 14 competitive categories. The afternoon affair is designed to be a more casual answer to the motion picture academy's lavish Oscar gala.
February 19, 2012
SUNDAY It's a busy night for Ricky Gervais when the actor-comic voices a dolphin on "Family Guy" and appears as himself on "Life's Too Short," a new little-people-in-showbiz send-up starring "Harry Potter's" Warwick Davis. (Fox, 9 p.m.; HBO, 10:30 p.m.) "I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac" salutes the late, great stand-up comic, below, who parlayed his gruff but lovable persona into a hit sitcom and scene-stealing roles in films like "Bad Santa" and "Ocean's Eleven.