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2014 Spirit Award Nominations Announced Awards

2014 Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced this morning by Octavia Spencer, who was probably happy to announce that Fruitvale Station (a film she is in) picked up 3 nominations. But the film with the most nominations unsurprisingly went to Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, which picked up a total of 7 Read More
The Industry’s Brightest Gather for SFFS Fall Celebration Panel News

The Industry’s Brightest Gather for SFFS Fall Celebration Panel

This past Thursday in San Francisco, the San Francisco Film Society held their inaugural Fall Celebration, honoring four films that look to be contenders come Oscar season: Nebraska, Fruitvale Station, Her, and The Square. Patrons gathered at elite social club The Battery to celebrate cinema and raise money for the Society. Filmmakers and actors from the films were in Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap

Nestled in the green, redwood-populated hills of Mill Valley, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off with a duo of gorgeous dramas: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Brian Percival’s The Book Thief. The arrival of several special guests from the films heightened the already high level of excitement. Nebraska stars Will Forte and Bruce Dern and The Book Thief stars Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival Coverage Introduction Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival Coverage Introduction

Starting tonight, October 3rd and going through October 13th, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival will be rolling out the red carpet for local Bay Area filmmakers, movie stars, and acclaimed directors from around the world in the gorgeous surroundings of Marin County. From a costume-friendly screening of Return of the Jedi, to live music Read More
Way Too Indie’s Best Films of 2013 (So Far) Features

Way Too Indie’s Best Films of 2013 (So Far)

For this monthly staff feature we came to the conclusion that because not everyone on the staff has been to the same festivals, thus having the opportunities to see the same films, that each writer from the staff would list their own individual Top 5 Films of 2013 (So Far). You can tell just by Read More
2013 Cannes Film Festival Winners Awards

2013 Cannes Film Festival Winners

Being that Steven Spielberg was the president of the Jury for the 66th Cannes Film Festival everyone who I talked to seemed to think that the Palme d’Or would be given to an American film, with Inside Llewyn Davis having the best chances to win. There was certainly a solid American presence at this year’s Read More
Cannes 2013 Top 10 Films Features

Cannes 2013 Top 10 Films

Here is a quick numbers breakdown of my 2013 Cannes Film Festival coverage. I spent about 8 full days (I had two half days that I am counting as one) watching a total of 17 films (not counting the one I walked out on). So I managed to see just over two films on average Read More
Cannes Day #8: Nebraska & Only Lovers Left Alive Film Festival

Cannes Day #8: Nebraska & Only Lovers Left Alive

Nebraska There is not a whole lot that goes on in Nebraska, similar to the small towns that are featured in it, but this is a road trip/family bonding film that is extremely entertaining. Nebraska is not perfect, but it may end up being the year’s best road trip film. Payne keeps the camera rolling Read More
Nebraska (Cannes Review) Movie

Nebraska (Cannes Review)

Alexander Payne’s Nebraska is a light and warmhearted film about a son who wants to bond with his father, no matter how obtuse his thoughts are or off-putting his attitude is. Being both determined and naive is a dangerous combination, but that perfectly describes David’s (Will Forte) father Woody (Bruce Dern) in a nutshell. One Read More