‘Welcome to the Rileys’ poster

Posted by · 9:36 am · October 6th, 2010

I haven’t seen “Welcome to the Rileys,” which opened at Sundance earlier this year and was a part of the downward spiraling Apparition stable before being shifted over to Samuel Goldwyn Films.  Starring James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart, as well as Melissa Leo (quite busy this year), the film may or may not have an […]

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‘Tree of Life’ alone in Apparition stable

Posted by · 1:53 pm · June 30th, 2010

Things looked so upbeat for fledgling distribution outfit Apparition when they started out last year. Masterminded by former Picturehouse head Bob Berney, the company was christened with the acquisition of one of 2009’s best films, Jane Campion’s “Bright Star.” A classy roster of titles followed, including “The Young Victoria,” “Fair Game,” “The Runaways” and, most […]

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Apparition adopts Sundance pic ‘Rileys’

Posted by · 5:32 am · March 15th, 2010

Fresh off their first Oscar win (Best Costume Design for “The Young Victoria”), fledgling distributor Apparition has picked up a well-regarded Sundance indie that could end up buttressing their 2010 awards campaign for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” “Welcome to the Rileys,” a domestic drama starring James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo as bereaved parents […]

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Ones to watch at Sundance 2010… maybe

Posted by · 3:11 pm · December 2nd, 2009

I always get a curious thrill from looking down the list of films selected to compete at the Sundance Film Festival — the 2010 batch of which has just been announced by festival directors John Cooper and Trevor Grath. You know there are at least one or two titles there that we’ll all be talking […]

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