Recent industry screenings of “Philomena” (which opens in the U.S. today) confirmed what we wrote after the film's late-August premiere in Venice: It's a strong awards candidate in all the major…
Although Judi Dench and Stephen Frears were missing in action at Wednesday night's Variety Screening Series showing of "Philomena," the two industry veterans were the primary focus of conversation…
"Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, debuts Nov. 22 via the Weinstein Co. Coogan wrote the script and plays Sixsmith in a portrait that is often unflattering. Variety asked Sixsmith for…
Spirits were high at the Nov. 12 Skylark afterparty for the Weinstein Company's “Philomena” despite the film's recent MPAA ratings controversy. While title-actress Judi Dench was not in attendance…
After posting a teaser video last week starring Judi Dench's M character from the James Bond films trying to get the MPAA to change the R rating for “Philomena,” Funny Or Die has unveiled the full…
The flow of "news stories" revolving around the awards season is already starting to pile up.
It's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
The number of films based on actual people or events that have stirred Oscar buzz this year has jumped to 17 from just eight last season.
Stephen Frears' "Philomena" and Jennifer Steinman's doc "Desert Runners" snagged the audience awards at this year's Hamptons Film Festival, which wrapped its five-day run with a kudo ceremony Oct…
The Weinstein Co. has staked out Nov. 22 for the U.S. release of the Judi Dench-Steve Coogan awards contender "Philomena."