WEEKLY WRAP: Festival coverage, celebrating The Dude and more

Posted by · 3:21 pm · February 14th, 2010

• This week’s installments of the Oscar Guide covered the animated feature, sound mixing, lead actor, live action short and film editing categories. • Kris toasted the career of Jeff bridges with his list of the actor’s top 10 performances (off-site). • We caught up with “Red Riding: 1974” director Julian Jarrold as well as […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘Red Riding: 1974’ director Julian Jarrold

Posted by · 3:17 pm · February 8th, 2010

Nearly a year after they first landed on UK television screens, the three feature-length films that comprise the “Red Riding” trilogy have reached American audiences – and in the theatrical environment where they belong, no less. IFC is marketing and distributing “Red Riding,” an adaptation of David Peace’s decade-spanning quartet of crime novels inspired by […]

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Mea culpa, ‘1974’

Posted by · 6:38 am · January 11th, 2010

With a resurgence of talk about the “Red Riding” trilogy of films ahead of their U.S. release next month, I’ve been reminded of a critical omission I made in my Best of 2009 list a few weeks back. As I wrote when the films premiered on British TV around 10 months ago, they are wholly […]

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Ridley Scott takes on ‘Red Riding’ remake

Posted by · 4:55 am · October 15th, 2009

You may remember that back in March I raved about “Red Riding,” the British TV adaptation of David Peace’s quartet of Yorkshire-set crime novels that IFC will soon be distributing theatrically in the U.S. Specifically, I flipped for the first installment of the three-film series, Julian Jarrold’s “1974” — an exquisitely textured mood piece, with […]

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TELLURIDE: ‘Red Riding,’ ‘A Prophet’

Posted by · 10:46 am · September 7th, 2009

Things are winding down in Telluride.  I saw the last film I’ll see here last night (Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet”) and have a few things to square away before I hop the shuttle for Montrose and, finally, the flight back to Los Angeles. The fest has been a low key delight.  An IFC-sponsored dinner Saturday […]

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IFC gets rights to UK sensation ‘Red Riding’

Posted by · 5:24 pm · May 14th, 2009

Here’s some fantastic news. You may remember that, a couple of months ago, I totally flipped for “Red Riding,” a trilogy of British TV movies deftly adapted from David Peace’s quartet of crime novels about the Yorkshire Ripper murders of the 70s and early 80s. Actually, to be specific, I went crazy for the first […]

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Yorkshire confidential

Posted by · 1:36 pm · March 14th, 2009

I didn’t get a chance to mention it during our recent hiatus, but last Wednesday I saw a film that stands, for me, head and shoulders above any other 2009 release so far — one I can easily imagine still coming into play for my own Best of 2009 honours come December. A heady artistic […]

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‘Cheri’ to be released in 2009

Posted by · 3:35 pm · June 30th, 2008

In response to the most recent Oscar update I received a note from Miramax publicity this afternoon, regarding Stephen Frears’s “Chéri.”  It seems the film is staying in 2009, narrowing the studio’s awards hopefuls to Mike Leigh’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” and John Shanley’s “Doubt.” The critically thumped “Blindness” is still lingering as a possibility, while Julian Jarrold’s […]

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