Thursday, June 27, 2019

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR IS FIRST GAY-THEMED FILM TO WIN CANNES’ PALME D’OR

May 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama Blue is the Warmest Color has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Described in virtually every news report as “the lesbian drama,” the French film was screened near the close of the festival and immediately shot to the front of the list of favorite […]

TRIBECA WINNER DEFECTS

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two films about children whose lives have been impacted by political upheaval have won top awards at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. War Witch, which tells of the plight of a 12-year-old girl abducted by rebels in her sub-Saharan country, won the jury prize for best narrative feature, while its young star, Rachel Mwanza won […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]