Lacking a heckler in the audience like its East Coast counterpart, the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards instead focused entirely on its honorees. With tie votes in a few key categories, Saturday night's Century City ceremony had all the makings of battle, but presenters and winners kept it classy.
Paul Greengrass's new film had its World Premiere as the Opening Night selection of the 51st New York Film Festival and is up for four Golden Globe awards this weekend. Just as exciting: it was also recently included in Film Comment's Essential Cinema series, surveying the best films of 2013.
New Directors/New Films '13 docs The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer and Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley took top prizes at the 7th annual Cinema Eye Honors last night in New York. Cinema Eye honors non-fiction work from the past year.
Film Society hosted a special screening of Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey, who spoke at length about the part and its long journey to the big screen.
Joel and Ethan Coen's latest feature, Inside Llewyn Davis delighted audiences on the festival circuit (Cannes, Telluride, New York) before opening theatrically this past December. As the year-end awards pour in, the film has been on the receiving end of much critical praise and ink and Film Comment magazine is no exception...
The British Academy unveiled their nominations Wednesday with Gravity leading the pack of nods with 11 including Best Picture, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, while NYFF debut 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle both tied with nominations in ten categories.
Harry Belafonte gave a stirring speech introducing director Steve McQueen last night at the 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards amid a night of laughs, stars, and drunken outbursts.