American Film Institute’s top ten movies and television shows in 2007

The American Film Institute has released a list of the top ten movies and television series in 2007. Here they are: TOP TEN FILMS: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Into the Wild Juno Knocked Up Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men Ratatouille The Savages There Will Be Blood TOP TEN TELEVISION SERIES: Dexter Everybody Hates Chris Friday Night Lights Longford Mad Men Pushing Daisies The Sopranos Tell Me You Love Me 30 Rock Ugly [Read more...]

Golden Globe nominees announced

The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday. Here they are: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA American Gangster Atonement Eastern Promises The Great Debaters Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA Cate Blanchett – Elizabeth: The Golden Age Julie Christie – Away From Her Jodie Foster – The Brave One Angelina Jolie – A Mighty Heart Keira Knightley – Atonement BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN [Read more...]

National Board of Review names the best in 2007

The National Board of Review has named the winners of the awards for best achievements in cinema this year. The awards ceremony will take place in Gotham on January 15. Here are the winners: Best Picture – No Country for Old Men Best Director – Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd Best Adapted Screenplay – Joel and Ethan Coen, No Country for Old Men Best Original Screenplay – Diablo Cody, Juno and Nancy Oliver, Lars and the Real Girl Best Ensemble Cast – No Country for Old Men (Javier Bardem, [Read more...]

The Red Awn wins at Thessaloniki Film Festival

The 48th annual Thessaloniki International Film Festival closed on Sunday. The main prize, the Golden Alexander for Best Film, went to Chinese drama The Red Awn, written and directed by Cai Shangjun. The Red Awn had previously won the FIPRESCI prize, awarded by a jury of international film critics, at the Pusan Film Festival in South Korea in October. It is the story of a Chinese man who returns to his hometown after being declared dead and tries to reconnect with his son, whom he has not seen [Read more...]

Festival of Eastern European Cinema ends

The 17th Festival of Eastern European Cinema closed yesterday in Cottbus, Germany, after a five-day run. The leading event in promoting films from the region, the Cottbus Festival both lends international exposure to the best films that come out of film industries in Eastern Europe, provides financial support to the most promising filmmakers and serves as an arena for dialogue about trends in the region. This year, the International Festival Jury presented the main prize to Investigation [Read more...]