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SHAME BOX OFFICE: NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating — at least in the 10 venues where it was shown — that an NC-17 rating is not the kiss of death that it is often made out to be, Fox Searchlight’s Shame opened with $361,181 over the weekend, for an average of $36,118 per theater, far higher than any other movie currently in […]

NO NEW MOVIES TO OPEN WIDE THIS WEEKEND

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Given that the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday is notoriously lame at the box office, studios this year have tossed in the towel: not one of them is opening a movie wide. Some have elected to widen a few films already in release and bring back a few Oscar contenders that were originally released earlier […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SHAME

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Steve McQueen’s Shame will not get you into the holiday spirit. “Critics by and large regard the movie as a difficult go — Michael Fassbender portrays Brandon Sullivan, a sex addict who no longer finds pleasurable — but nonetheless an admirable work of cinema craftsmanship. A handful disagree. A.O. Scott in the New York Times […]

NATO CHIEF SUPPORTS NC-17 MOVIES, CALLS FOR MORE

November 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Persistent reports that newspapers will refuse out-of-hand to run advertisements for NC-17 movies and that many theaters will likewise refuse to screen them are perpetuating a “myth,” according to John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners. In an interview with the Associated Press, Fithian hailed Fox Searchlight for its decision not to […]

RUSSIAN DIRECTOR WINS TOP PRIZE AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

September 12, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Russian director Alexsander Sokurov’s Faust, described by one critic as “a high-art dark comedy” but by Sokurov himself as “too serious,” took the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award for best film, while the best actor award went to Michael Fassbender for his performance in Steve McQueen’s NC-17-rated Shame and the best actress award went […]