As with all such carte-blanche extravaganzas (increasingly rare in this cautious Hollywood age), it exudes an undeniable fascination — at least for a while.
The First Grader
Much less transfixing than its predecessor, this sequel takes far too long getting to its slender amusements.
Could it be, after 44 years, that Oscar is finally starting to take its cue from the NAACP Image Awards?
Cutting Edge Group, which has pioneered investing in the music rights to films including "The King's Speech," has come up with a new wrinkle -- offering those rights to indie producers looking to…
Producers fantasize about what's next -- in a perfect H'wood
Close to 100 original scores have been deemed eligible for the 84th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.
Congrats to this week's AFI, Broadcast Film Critics, SAG and Globes contenders -- and to those who were left out, don't give up hope. With upcoming noms from other guilds, BAFTA and AMPAS, remember…
Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader," a BBC Films/U.K. Films Council co-production shot on location in Kenya, swept the awards at Kenya's recent film festival.
Among this year's highlights, fest will honor its key champion Ronni Chasen
At the July Durban film festival, the mood was upbeat among the local filmmakers and biz players, who are in the midst of a production boom that's not only led to higher-quality regional pics but has…
The Palm Springs International Film Festival has set French farce "Potiche" as its opening film on Jan. 6 and Justin Chadwick's "The First Grader" as its final feature on Jan. 16.
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