The Style Blog: Film


Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Zoe Saladana’s casting in Nina Simone biopic causing controversy

Zoe Saldana is slated to portray the legendary jazz singer, and many Tweeters, bloggers and commenters are not ‘Feeling Good’ about it.

By Veronica Toney  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/16/2012

‘Anna Karenina’: An insight into Russian culture

The fashion is just one way the film gives audiences a glimpse into Russia’s past and present.

By Veronica Toney  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  film, movies, celebrities, fashion, books, culture

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Toronto Film Festival: Promising debut for ‘The Time Being’ and Maryland native, director Nenad Cicin-Sain

Promising debut for “The Time Being” and director Nenad Cicin-Sain.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:25 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Toronto Film Festival: Four films focus on Israel-Palestine conflict

A thriller, two documentaries and ‘Zaytoun,’ starring Stephen Dorff, premiere at Toronto Film Festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Bill Murray speaks on ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ at Toronto Film Festival

Bill Murray and director share the qualities that made him the right choice for Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on the Hudson.”

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘Argo’ receives Oscar buzz at Toronto International Film Festival

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” is being touted as a sure thing for high-visibility nominations, including best picture and best director.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Toronto Film Festival: ‘Looper,’ ‘Anna Karenina’ impress on opening day

Screenings of “Looper,” “The Gatekeeper” and “Anna Karenina” made our critic swoon.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Toronto International Film Festival kicks off ‘film year’

The trifecta of summer film festivals has become an all-important marketing vehicle for mid-budget adult dramas.

By Ann Hornaday  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Two Americans to compete for YouTube festival prize at Venice Film Festival

Two Americans were among the lucky filmmakers that will vie for a top prize in the 2012 Venice Film festival.

By Ann Hornaday  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Post | Tags:  film

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Chris Dodd blows the doors open at MPAA

Director Michael Apted visited the MPAA for an hour-long conversation with Sen. Chris Dodd. Along with championing the film industry as a job-creator and raising worries about piracy, Apted talked about his remarkably varied career making documentaries and feature films

By Ann Hornaday  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Ernest Borgnine’s showbiz reminiscences captured in documentary

“Ernest Borgnine on the Bus” chronicles Borgnine as he traveled across the Midwest in his custom bus, The Sunbum.

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:54 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 07/03/2012

RIP Andy Griffith, movie star

Although he’s best known for his work in TV, Griffith’s feature-film debut, “A Face in the Crowd,” is worth watching.

By Ann Hornaday  |  02:27 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Woody Allen wonders about his fans

“I don’t know who they are,” Allen said of his most loyal followers.

By Ann Hornaday  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Cannes Film Festival: Christopher Dodd extends MPAA’s reach

Dodd throwing a reception Sunday afternoon that marked the MPAA’s first such soiree in twenty years.

By  |  05:51 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012

At chilly Cannes, few films raise the temperature

No film has yet set the festival on fire, although there’s been at least one stand-out.

By Ann Hornaday  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Bill Murray arrives at Cannes

It’s difficult to get festival veterans excited about a star sighting, but it’s always special when Murray shows up.

By Ann Hornaday  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

‘Casablanca’ to screen for free on Facebook Wednesday

Fans will be able to comment as they watch the classic film.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Jay Bulger’s next career: actor?

The boxer-turned-model-turned-documentary-director, whose “Beware of Mr. Baker” won at South by Southwest, will appear in a film with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.

By Kris Coronado  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Maryland Film Fest kicks off with Cutter Hodierne’s ‘Fishing Without Nets’

By Ann Hornaday  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Cannes lineup announced: Where are the women?

The lineup of this year’s 65th edition of the Festival de Cannes sparked a nagging question.

By Ann Hornaday  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012

The Phillips Collection’s Snapshot Home Video Contest winner: Meet ‘The McGrory Clan’

GW student Marie McGrory won with her loving look at food and family in a short documentary.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Alfred Hitchcock’s Latest Cameo? An Animated Cookbook

By Katherine Boyle  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Oscars Revamping Best Picture Category Again

By Katherine Boyle  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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