5 Latin Americans are nominated at 2016 Independent Spirit Awards



Latin American Cinema has a good representation at 2016 Independent Spirit Awards where 5 artists have been nominated.

 

Directors Michel Franco (Mexico) and Pablo Larrain (Chile) compete with their productions in the category of Best Film. Besides, Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho appears in the category of Best International Film, Sebastián Sepúlveda has been nominated for Best Edition (Jackie) and so talent actress Paulina García is on the list of Best Support Actress for her first international project “Little Men”.

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Film Review



“Mr. Scamander, do you know anything about the wizarding community in America? We don’t let things loose”

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By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

Finally, the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released worldwide, the supplement of Harry Potter story written by J.K. Rowling and published in 2001. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expands its magical world 70 years before Potter’s story begins.

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Kristen Stewart, 5 independent films that have transformed her career



Kristen Stewart is one of young Hollywood actresses who media follows all time. Her appearance, her unfortunate passage through Twilight saga, her relationship with Robert Pattinson, the other main character of this adaptation, her personality which is a strange mix between shyness and rebelliousness and her gay declaration, have been enough issues to keep her in the news. Since 2014, a series of performances in some independent feature films have given another direction to her career.

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2016 Film Awards Season Begins. Four singular male stories dominate Gotham Awards Nominations



2016 Awards Season begins. It is just around the corner. Gotham Awards opens this new Film Awards Season next November 28th in New York.

 

Gotham Awards celebrates, essentially, the Best Independent US productions for cinema and television, and they are given by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), a non-profit organisation founded since 1979 that has a series of programs destined to support independent filmmakers and being a bridge between this industry and the audience.

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Manchester by the Sea was to be directed by Matt Damon. Oscar Contenders



After co-writing “Gangsters of New York” directed by Martin Scorsese, the nominated screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan is back to Award Season with Manchester by The Sea, as writer and director.

The movie was not initially thought for neither Lonergan nor Casey Affleck as the main actor, but for Matt Damon. Genesis of this project is in a brainstorm for Damon made his debut as director.

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The Founder, the true story of visionary man who led McDonald’s to success



This is the next feature film for Michael Keaton after his great performance in “Birdman”.

 

The Founder brings to big screen the story of most popular fast food franchise around the world. The movie, which is distributed by The Weinstein Company, is promoted under the slogan: “Risk Taker, Rule Braker, Game Changer” referring to visionary man who led McDonald’s to success and took it into a global dimensions.

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Arrival Review. Another wonderful movie by Denis Villeneuve



“Language is the first weapon drawn in a conflict”

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By Sandra Ríos (@sandritamrios)

When the next project by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve was announced and it would be with a major (Paramount Pictures), I just thought that Arrival would be his most commercial film, his most complacent story. Fortunately, we got here another wonderful story by this great director.

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Doctor Strange Review. What is happening with the rest of Marvel villains?



By Camilo Bohorquez – @Cabobe

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Closing the series of movies about superheroes in 2016, it has been released Doctor Strange worldwide, the introduction of one of the most powerful characters into Marvel Universe, although he is a little bit unknown for many fans.

 

Doctor Strange, created by Steve Ditko in 1963, is a Marvel character whose power is related to handle and know magic world and mystic arts. He is a character that gives a range of possibilities into the adventures of superheroes team that we have known during this years, where there are manipulation of time and space as well the existence of parallel universes beyond we have seen in AntMan, Guardians of Galaxy and Thor, mainly.

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Women in Cinema History



Cinema History started to be written in 1829 when Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau developed and marketed the device known as Phenakistoscope, a little and round toy which he created the optical illusion of motion. However, it was just until 2010, for instance, that a woman got the Award for Best Director at Oscar Awards, a ceremony that is taking place since 1929.

It is a reality that women are played a more discreet role than men, but all their contributions have been equally important. They have been even pioneers and set new milestones for this industry.

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— There Will Be Blood, 2007