Good Thursday everyone...
LEVIATHAN LEADS LONDON
Russian Foreign Language Oscar entry and Telluride/Cannes hit "Leviathan" continues to impress as it was just named the Best Film at the recently concluded 58th British Film Institutes's London Film Festival. The Andrey Zvyagintsev directed film was also the Best Screenplay winner at Cannes last May. The film was a bit of a surprise as Russia's official Oscar entry as it is less than flattering in its depiction of modern day Russia. I've linked coverage of the London win from HitFix and Variety:
TRAILERS FOR TWO
Trailers were released this week for two Telluride #41 films, both of them documentaries. Joshua Oppenheimer's follow up to "The Act of Killing": "The Look of Silence" as well as Chuck Workman's examination of the life and career of Orson Welles: "Magician". Stories and links to the trailers are here:
The latest edition of The Film Awards Clearinghouse is going to be delayed until Monday with my apologies. Wedding and play competition finally overwhelmed my ability to have that ready for today. To tide you over until Monday's post I have linked Scott Feinberg's latest Feinberg Forecast from The Hollywood Reporter here:
NEWS FROM THE FUTURE
Two projects that I am following had news this week.. The Coen Brothers added more cast members to their next project, "Hail Caesar" and Quentin Tarantino is a step closer to filming his next opus, "The Hateful Eight" just outside Telluride. Here are stories about each announcement via The Hollywood Reporter and Tempo:
William H. Macy's Oklahoma filmed and written directing debut "Rudderless" continues its run as it expends into more markets and theaters this week as well is available on demand. Check it out.
That's all for now. More on Monday...