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  • 'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest

    'Fishing Without Nets' fails to catch interest
    Based on a 2012 Sundance-winning short, the Somali pirate flick "Fishing Without Nets" more readily invites comparisons with the Oscar-nominated "Captain Phillips." "Fishing Without Nets" recounts a fictitious ship-hijacking entirely from the Somali...
  • 'Good People' a preposterous crime thriller

    'Good People' a preposterous crime thriller
    The crime thriller "Good People" goes from being simply pedestrian to outright preposterous without batting an eye. This speedy, slapdash affair, directed by Henrik Ruben Genz from a script by Kelly Masterson (based on the novel by Marcus Sakey),...
  • Nicholas Shumaker Ankles Memento Films International

    PARIS- New York-based exec Nicholas Shumaker is set to ankle Memento Films International, the outfit behind Julianne Moore starrer "Still Alice" and Joachim Trier's "Louder Than Bombs." Shumaker had been with the company for four years, spearheading...
  • Off Broadway Review: Neil LaBute's 'The Money Shot'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Four characters dangle precariously from their respective perches on the Hollywood power ladder in Neil LaBute's "The Money Shot," an acid-tongued showbiz satire that makes up in belly laughs and inspired performances what it...
  • India Rolls 'Liar's Dice' Into Oscars Race

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Actress turned director Geethu Mohandas' "Liar's Dice" is India's entry in the Academy Awards foreign language category, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced on Tuesday. The film follows a young woman...
  • How Sony Pictures Classics Survived the Indie Film Biz

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One key advantage of running a film company together is that it's possible to be two places at once. That came in handy on a recent night at the Toronto International Film Festival when Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the co-...
  • Director Damien Chazelle orbiting Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man'

    Director Damien Chazelle orbiting Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man'
    Damien Chazelle, the writer-director of the Sundance hit "Whiplash," could be charting a course for the moon. The 29-year-old filmmaker is in talks to direct "First Man," a biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, for Universal Pictures, the Los Angeles...
  • Carmel Film Festival to Screen 'Nightcrawler,' 'Whiplash'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Carmel International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 6th edition, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal's "Nightcrawler," Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman" and Sundance winner "Whiplash." The film festival, running...
  • 'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life

     'Fishing Without Nets' takes an authentic look at Somali pirates' life
    The pirates gather on a ragged beach and sail toward shipping lanes, scanning for freighters, the prey of their craft. Rifles drawn, scarves blowing, they troll East African waters, where the deeds of desperate men collide with the precarious rhythms of...
  • Music Box And Soda Pictures Acquire Toronto's Gemma Arterton-starrer 'Gemma Bovery' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS- Chicago-based Music Box Films and U.K.'s Soda Pictures have acquired Anne Fontaine's "Gemma Bovery," a romantic comedy toplining British rising star Gemma Arterton, on the heels of its Special Presentation premiere at...
  • 'Zero Theorem' adds up to almost nothing

     'Zero Theorem' adds up to almost nothing
    In the showy sci-fi fantasy "The Zero Theorem," a man spends his life waiting for an elusive phone call that will explain the meaning of life and, as a result, learns he has led a meaningless life. That kind of elliptical thinking permeates way too much...