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MOVIE REVIEWS: JOYFUL NOISE

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviews for Joyful Noise are decidedly negative. It is, writes Stephen Holden in the New York Times, “a flimsy movie musical whose parts are pasted together with chewing gum and Scotch tape.” Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concludes. ‘In trying so awkwardly to include a little something for everyone. Joyful Noise succeeds in finding […]

DGA BLASTS IRAN’S SENTENCING OF TOP DIRECTOR

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a curiously delayed response, the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday denounced the arrest, conviction and sentencing of award-winning Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi and his colleague, Mohammad Rasoulof. The two were sentenced in Iran on Monday to six years in jail and barred from making movies for 20 years for “colluding in the gathering […]

THE KING’S SPEECH WINS TOP AWARD AT TORONTO FILM FEST

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Putting the Weinstein Bros. back on the Oscar track again, their The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth as Britain’s World War II King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as his speech therapist, won the audience award (the “Cadillac People’s Choice Award”) at the 35th annual Toronto Film Festival today (Sunday). […]