Toronto reception takes ‘360’ back to zero

Posted by · 6:10 am · September 12th, 2011

The warning signs were there for “360.” An umpteenth reworking of “La Ronde” didn’t seem an obvious fit for either Fernando Meirelles or Peter Morgan — a pretty dispassionate writer even on his best form, he came badly unstuck last year when he veered from his fact-based template with “Hereafter.” Meirelles, too, is seeking to […]

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Meirelles’s ‘360’ to open London fest

Posted by · 9:20 am · August 24th, 2011

I’m trying not to think too much about my hometown film festival right now — with the chaos of Venice only a week away, the idea of diving into another five-films-a-day fortnight shortly afterwards seems somewhat deadly. Still, with this week essentially amounting to the calm before the storm, now is as good a time […]

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Nolan out for third Batman? Who could step in?

Posted by · 8:54 am · June 17th, 2009

Bill Ramey over at Batman on Film has posted a rather disconcerting report this morning regarding the status of Christopher Nolan’s involvement with a third film in the lucrative Batman franchise.  The info, which is hardly concrete, comes from one of the numerous Bat-related sources Ramey has acquired over 12 years of focusing his site […]

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10/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:28 am · October 3rd, 2008

• A clip from “Changeling.” [Oscar Watch] • And another. [The Envelope] • Or, if you prefer, the first five minutes of “Blindness.” [Yahoo! Movies] • David Poland breaks the news that “Che” will get its U.S. debut at AFI Fest here in Los Angeles — at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. [The Hot Blog] • […]

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9/5 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:48 am · September 5th, 2008

• Stephen Zeitchik and Borys Kit tackle the covert war films playing this year’s Toronto fest. [Hollywood Reporter] • Jeffrey Wells is hearing that Danny Glover’s narration track in Fernando Meirelles’s “Blindness” has been nixed. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • And he responds unfavorably to Rian Johnson’s “Brick” follow-up, “The Brothers Bloom.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • James Rocchi, […]

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International ‘Blindness’ trailer

Posted by · 10:58 am · July 3rd, 2008

Can this overcome the critical thumping it took at Cannes this year?  Personally, I think it looks rather good.  I’m devoted to Fernando Meirelles, even if I found “The Constant Gardener” to be overbearing and overrated.  But it’s hard to argue with talent when it’s clearly there, and this guy has it.  Check out the […]

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‘Blindness’ misses the bullseye, say critics

Posted by · 4:47 pm · May 14th, 2008

Well, in my last post, I said that “Blindness,” with its immaculate credentials, could hardly miss – which of course was issuing an invitation for it to do just that. The latest from red-hot director Fernando Meirelles opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival a few hours ago, to frustratingly mixed reviews. In his review, Kirk […]

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Cannes arrivals: ‘Blindness’ set to bow

Posted by · 3:30 am · May 14th, 2008

Wow, that seemed to sneak up on us quickly. The 61st annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, with Fernando Meirelles’ hotly anticipated “Blindness” opening the proceedings tonight. Pete Hammond at The Envelope has a neat round-up of the Cannes arrivals, with an emphasis on the Oscar prospects of the American films in competition. (Although, […]

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‘Synecdoche, New York’ — another makeup contender?

Posted by · 1:48 am · May 10th, 2008

Rope of Silicon recently posted a series of stills from upcoming releases, including Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” films and Fernando Meirelles’s “Blindness.” But this image from Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” has me wondering if we don’t have another major contender for Best Makeup, a category shaping up to be more competitive than in years past. […]

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