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Are the Golden Globe Awards nominations interesting for moviegoers ?

friday 16 december 2016 - 16:24



The 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony (also known as The Golden Globes) is an upcoming awarding event to honor the best in film and American television of 2016 and is scheduled to take place on January 8, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. The ceremony will be produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and will be televised in the United States by NBC.[1] Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday morning on NBC's "Today" live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone — Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Lorenzo Soria, and Barry Adelman, Dick Clark Productions' executive VP of television, in revealing the nominees.


Here is the full list of 2017 Golden Globe nominations:


Best Motion Picture – Drama:

"Hacksaw Ridge"

"Hell or High Water"


"Manchester by the Sea"



Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

"20th Century Women"

"Deadpool" "La La Land"

"Florence Foster Jenkins"

"Sing Street"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:

Casey Affleck – "Manchester by the Sea" J

oel Edgerton – "Loving"

Andrew Garfield – "Hacksaw Ridge"

Viggo Mortensen – "Captain Fantastic"

Denzel Washington – "Fences"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:

Amy Adams – "Arrival"

Jessica Chastain – "Miss Sloane"

Isabelle Huppert – "Elle"

Ruth Negga – "Loving"

Natalie Portman – "Jackie"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

Colin Farrell – "The Lobster"

Ryan Gosling – "La La Land"

Hugh Grant – "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Jonah Hill – "War Dogs" Ryan Reynolds – "Deadpool"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:

Annette Bening – "20th Century Women"

Lily Collins – "Rules Don't Apply"

Hailee Steinfeld – "The Edge of Seventeen"

Emma Stone – "La La Land"

Meryl Streep – "Florence Foster Jenkins"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Mahershala Ali – "Moonlight"

Jeff Bridges – "Hell or High Water"

Simon Helberg – "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Dev Patel – "Lion"

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – "Nocturnal Animals"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:

Viola Davis – "Fences"

Naomie Harris – "Moonlight"

Nicole Kidman – "Lion"

Octavia Spencer – "Hidden Figures"

Michelle Williams – "Manchester by the Sea"


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Best Director – Motion Picture:

Damien Chazelle – "La La Land"

Tom Ford – "Nocturnal Animals"

Mel Gibson – "Hacksaw Ridge"

Barry Jenkins – "Moonlight"

Kenneth Lonergan – "Manchester by the Sea"


Best Screenplay: "La La Land"

"Nocturnal Animals"


"Manchester by the Sea"

"Hell or High Water"


Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language:

"Divines" – France

"Elle" – France

"Neruda" –Chile

"The Salesman" – Iran/France

"Toni Erdmann" – Germany


Best Motion Picture – Animated:

"Kubo and the Two Strings"


"My Life as a Zucchini"




Golden Globes 2017: ‘Westworld,' ‘This Is Us,' ‘Atlanta,' ‘The Crown' Score as Voters Spread TV Wealth Best Original Song – Motion Picture:

"Can't Stop the Feeling" – "Trolls"

"City of Stars" – "La La Land"

"Faith" – "Sing"

"Gold" – "Gold"

"How Far I'll Go" – "Moana"


Best Original Score – Motion Picture:

Nicholas Britell– "Moonlight"

Justin Hurwitz – "La La Land"

Johann Johannsson – "Arrival"

Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka – "Lion"

Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – "Hidden Figures"


Best Television Series – Drama:

"The Crown"

"Game of Thrones"

"Stranger Things"

"This Is Us"



Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy:



"Mozart in the Jungle"




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Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:

Rami Malek – "Mr. Robot"

Bob Odenkirk – "Better Call Saul"

Matthew Rhys – "The Americans"

Liev Schreiber – "Ray Donovan"

Billy Bob Thornton – "Goliath"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama:

Caitriona Balfe – "Outlander"

Claire Foy – "The Crown"

Keri Russell – "The Americans"

Winona Ryder – "Stranger Things"

Evan Rachel Wood – "Westworld"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:

Anthony Anderson – "Black-ish"

Gael García Bernal – "Mozart in the Jungle"

Donald Glover – "Atlanta"

Nick Nolte – "Graves"

Jeffrey Tambor – "Transparent"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:

Rachel Bloom – "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – "Veep"

Sarah Jessica Parker – "Divorce"

Issa Rae – "Insecure"

Gina Rodriguez – "Jane the Virgin"

Tracee Ellis Ross – "Black-ish"


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

"American Crime"

"The Dresser"

"The Night Manager"

"The Night Of"

"The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Riz Ahmed – "The Night Of"

Bryan Cranston – "All The Way" T

om Hiddleston – "The Night Manager"

John Turturro – "The Night Of"

Courtney B. Vance – "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Felicity Huffman – "American Crime"

Riley Keough – "The Girlfriend Experience"

Sarah Paulson – "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Charlotte Rampling – "London Spy"

Thandie Newton – "Westworld"


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Olivia Colman – "The Night Manager"

Lena Headey – "Game Of Thrones"

Chrissy Metz – "This Is Us" Mandy Moore – "This Is Us"

Kerry Washington – "Confirmation"


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Sterling K. Brown – "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"

Hugh Laurie – "The Night Manager"

John Lithgow – "The Crown" Christian Slater – "Mr. Robot"

John Travolta – "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" 


The Cottbus Film Festival has selected the winners.

monday 21 november 2016 - 17:30


The Cottbus Film Festival has selected the winners:

 -Main Prize for Best Film 25.000 EUR ZOOLOGY Ivan I. Tverdovsky, Russia, France, Germany, 2016;

-Special Prize for Best Director 7.500 EUR IT'S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE Szabolcs Hajdu Hungary 2016;

-Award for Outstanding Actress 5.000 EUR Natalia Pavlenkova for her part in ZOOLOGY Ivan I. Tverdovskiy Russia, France, Germany 2016;

-Award for Outstanding Actor 5.000 EUR Dawid Ogrodnik for his part in THE LAST FAMILY Jan P. Matuszyński Poland 2016.



The 12° Zurich Film Festival has selected the winners.

monday 03 october 2016 - 02:54


Winner of a top prize at this year's Cannes festival, the irresistibly charming debut feature from Juho Kuosmanen is a funny and forlorn comedy-drama inspired by the real-life showdown between Finnish boxer Olli Mäki and American champion Davey Moore in 1962 Helsinki.

Funny, forlorn, and irresistibly charming, Juho Kuosmanen's assured debut feature The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year's Cannes, is inspired by the true story of Finland's most successful boxer of the 1960s. Shot in black and white with scrupulous attention to period detail, the film centres on the prelude to Mäki's historic fight in Helsinki with American Davey Moore, the bantamweight champion of the world.

Almost painfully open and ingenuous, Olli (Jarkko Lahti) is a small-town boy who is just as happy baking bread as he is in the ring — and he's even happier when he's with Raija (Oona Airola), the level-headed beauty he finds himself falling for. Elis (Eero Milonoff ), Olli's manager, is the exact opposite of his fighter: a former boxer himself, Elis is a hyperbolic showman who promises the press corps a "spectacle never seen in Finland," a world-historic event worthy of the Americans. As Olli begins wilting under the pressure from the constant press scrums, his desperate attempts to lose weight, and his separation from Raija, Elis faces his own challenges from his wife (who effortlessly sees through his various hustles), his financial backers, and his American partners.

Full of trenchant commentary about the sports industry and, by extension, the entertainment industry — there's an amazing sequence at a post-bout cocktail party where it's quite clear that the two athletes are the least important people there — the film also wittily depicts a small nation's unease and excitement about its "debut" on the world stage. A rueful yet delightfully disarming ode to lost innocence, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is also one of the most indelible romances you will see this year.


The Venezia 73 Jury choosed the winners of the international film festival

tuesday 13 september 2016 - 03:02



Sam Mendes, who served as this year's president of the jury, jested on the difficulty of job: "To paraphrase the great writer George Orwell, all movies are equal, but some movies are more equal than others." The filmmaker was asked afterwards if the jury discussed how the awards would affect the potential distribution of the films as a factor in their decisions. Mendes replied that the jury discussed only the merits of each film, but he did believe that an award from a big festival could help the longevity of a movie. "We're here to encourage people to come to the cinema and come to see original films," he said. "I hope some of the choices we've made will lead audiences to see these films," said Mendes, adding that he hoped that the jury's choices would open up distribution for some of the movies awarded.


The Venezia 73 Jury, chaired by Sam Mendes and comprised of Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, Joshua Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Vigas and Zhao Wei having viewed all 20 films in competition, has decided as follows:

GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: ANG BABAENG HUMAYO (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT) by Lav Diaz (Philippines)


SILVER LION - AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR ex-aequo to: Andrei Konchalovsky for the film PARADISE (Russian Federation, Germany) Amat Escalante for the film LA REGIÓN SALVAJE (THE UNTAMED) (Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland)

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress: Emma Stone in the film LA LA LAND by Damien Chazelle (USA)

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor: Oscar Martínez in the film EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (Argentina, Spain)

AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to: Noah Oppenheim for the film JACKIE by Pablo Larraín (UK)


MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD for Best Young Actress to: Paula Beer in the film FRANTZ by François Ozon (France, Germany)


LION OF THE FUTURE "LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS" VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM Lion of the Future – "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, chaired by Kim Rossi Stuart and comprised of Rosa Bosch, Brady Corbet, Pilar López de Ayala and Serge Toubiana, has decided to award: LION OF THE FUTURE "LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS" VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to: Akher Wahed Fina (The Last of Us) by Ala Eddine Slim (Tunisia, Qatar, U.A.E., Lebanon)

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS WEEK as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro of Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer.

ORIZZONTI AWARDS The Orizzonti Jury of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, chaired by Robert Guédiguian and composed of Jim Hoberman, Nelly Karim, Valentina Lodovini, Moon So-ri, José María (Chema) Prado and Chaitanya Tamhane after screening the 32 films in competition has decided to award: the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:LIBERAMI by Federica Di Giacomo (Italy, France)



the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to: Ruth Díazin the filmTARDE PARA LA IRA by Raúl Arévalo (Spain) the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR to: Nuno Lopes in the film SÃO JORGE by Marco Martins (Portugal, France)


the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to: LA VOZ PERDIDA by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba)



VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS The Venice Classics Jury, chaired by Roberto Andò composed of 25 students of Cinema History, chosen in particular from the professors of 12 Italian Dams university programmes and from the Venice University of Ca' Foscari, has decided to award: the VENICE CLASSICS AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA to: LE CONCOURS by Claire Simon (France)




Should cinema multiplexes take inspiration from an international film festival ?
saturday 27 august 2016 - 12:14



The 73rd Festival is scheduled to be held from 31 August to 10 September 2016. The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale"), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. The film festival take place on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Film Festival has become the most prestigious international film festival in the world.


The film in the main competition are:

• Arrival - Denis Villenueve

• The Bad Batch - Ana Lily Amirpour

• The Besutiful Days of Aranjues - Wim Wenders

• Brimstone - Martin Koolhoven

• The Distinguished Citizen - Mariano Cohn and Gaston Dup

• El Cristo Ciego - Cristopher Murray

• Frants - Francois Ozon

• Jackie - Pablo Larrain

• LaLa Land - Damien Chazelle

• The Light Between Oceans - Derek Cianfrance

• Nocturals Animals - Tom Ford

• On the Milky Road - Emir Kusturica

• Paradise - Andrei Konchalovsky

• Piuma - Roan Johnson

• Questi giorni - Giuseppe Piccioni

• Spira Mirabilis - Massimo D'Anolfi and Maritn aParenti

• The Untamed - Amat Escalante

• Voyage of Time - Terrence Malick

• The Woman Who Left - Lav Diaz

• A Woman's Life - Stéphane Brizé 

The Locarno Film Festival has selected the winners.
thursday 18 august 2016 - 15:08


The 2016 edition, the fourth under Carlo Chatrian's Artistic Direction, came to a successful end, crowned with the Pardo d'oro to Godless, directed by Bulgarian filmmaker Ralitza Petrova. 279 films in less than two weeks, 16 shown in the open air on the Piazza Grande and 17 in the Concorso internazionale. Major guests this year provided unforgettable moments, such as the warm Piazza greetings by Mario Adorf and Stefania Sandrelli, the conversations with Harvey Keitel, Roger Corman, David Linde and Alejandro Jodorowsky, Howard Shore's Masterclass, Ken Loach's revolutionary zeal, Isabelle Huppert's recollections of Cimino and those of Ahmad of his father Abbas Kiarostami, Jane Birkin's generosity, and Bill Pullman's infectious congeniality. Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director: "This, the sixty-ninth edition that is now almost over, gambled on a number of fronts. From a more adventurous program on the Piazza to the competitions that gave pride of place to young filmmakers. The positive response, from both audiences and critics alike, has encouraged us to continue with this approach. We want Locarno to be, as it has been over these eleven exciting days, a place to show films which place human beings, in all their multi-faceted dimensions, front and center, films that provoke both discussion and strong emotion; and at the same time, a meeting place for major artists who are able to deliver strong messages, and a warm and receptive audience. An audience that is as warm in its welcome to both the well-known Harvey Keitel as to his colleague from Bhutan, not as well-known, but just as able to move the 8,000 individuals on the Piazza with the sound of his voice." The audience attendance over the eleven days of Festival has been in line with the last years. "In operational terms, the outcomes are very positive. Attendances have been high, and in line with previous editions. Even some audacious choices, and the greater security measures undertaken, did not manage to dampen the enthusiasm of the general festival audience, professional delegates and the media for the evening screenings. A big thank you to all those who worked with us and our partners, whose commitment and support has made this 69th edition possible." 


Concorso internazionale

Pardo d'oro

GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria/Denmark/France Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize)

INIMI CICATRIZATE (Scarred Hearts) by Radu Jude, Romania/Germany

Pardo per la miglior regia (Best direction)


Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best actress) IRENA IVANOVA for GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria/Denmark/France

Pardo per la miglior interpretazione maschile (Best actor) ANDRZEJ SEWERYN for OSTATNIA RODZINA (The Last Family) by Jan P. Matuszyński, Poland

Special Mention MISTER UNIVERSO by Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel, Austria/Italy Concorso Cineasti del presente Pardo d'oro Cineasti del presente –

Premio Nescens EL AUGE DEL HUMANO by Eduardo Williams, Argentina/Brazil/Portugal

Premio speciale della giuria Ciné+ Cineasti del presente (Special Jury Prize) THE CHALLENGE by Yuri Ancarani, Italy/France/Switzerland

Premio per il miglior regista emergente (Prize for the best emerging director) MARIKO TETSUYA for DESTRUCTION BABIES, Japan Special Mention VIEJO CALAVERA by Kiro Russo, Bolivia/Qatar

First Feature

Swatch First Feature Award (Prize for Best First Feature) EL FUTURO PERFECTO by Nele Wohlatz, Argentina

Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award MAUD ALPI for GORGE CŒUR VENTRE, France Special Mention EL AUGE DEL HUMANO by Eduardo Williams, Argentina/Brazil/Portugal



Pardi di domani Concorso internazionale ( Pardi of tomorrow International Prize ) 

Pardino d'oro per il miglior cortometraggio internazionale (Best short film) – Premio SRG SSR

L'IMMENSE RETOUR (ROMANCE) by Manon Coubia, Belgium/France

Pardino d'argento SRG SSR per il Concorso internazionale

CILAOS by Camilo Restrepo, France Locarno


Nomination for the European Film Awards – Premio Pianifica

L'IMMENSE RETOUR (ROMANCE) by Manon Coubia, Belgium/France

Premio Film und Video Untertitelung VALPARAISO by Carlo Sironi, Italy Special Mention NON CASTUS by Andrea Castillo, Chile


Concorso nazionale ( National Prize ) 

Pardino d'oro per il miglior cortometraggio svizzero – Premio Swiss Life

DIE BRÜCKE ÜBER DEN FLUSS by Jadwiga Kowalska, Switzerland

Pardino d'argento Swiss Life per il Concorso nazionale

GENESIS by Lucien Monot, Switzerland

Best Swiss Newcomer Award

LA SÈVE by Manon Goupil,


Switzerland Prix du Public UBS

I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, United Kingdom/France/Belgium

Variety Piazza Grande Award

MOKA by Frédéric Mermoud, France/Switzerland

One of the ultimate ideas all around movie theatres and multiplexes?
saturday 30 july 2016 - 21:53



ESPARENA™ would be enjoyable also for people who aren't used to go to movietheatre but anyway, feel the emotion derived from the big screens installed only in movietheatres :-) !!!
The platform ESPARENA™ includes the hardware and the software necessary to play games in the hall, provides the promotion services and the technical support, organizes the competitions and manages the contacts between the gamers and their communities.
ESPARENA™is available worldwide with different technical and marketing solutions for being properly adapted to the country where the platform will open in.
It allows (temporarily or permanently) the fast switching from a standard cinema theater to an ARENA for gamers open to the audience. There, it is possible to play games and watch professional or amateur game competitions.





Wanda+AMC acquires Odeon+UCI and is committed to moving forward.
tuesday 19 july 2016 - 19:49




Wanda is the majority-owner of AMC Entertainment Holdings, the second-largest movie theater chain in North America, and buy the London-based Odeon & UCI Cinema Group.

This operation adds 242 theaters and 2,236 screens in Europe ( including the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany) in a deal valued at about 920 million pounds (US$1.2 billion).

The sale makes AMC/Wanda/Odeon the world's largest cinema circuit, with 627 sites and 7,600 screens. T

he group as a whole controls around 9,300 screens worldwide, well ahead of Regal Entertainment's 7,300 screens.

AMC/Wanda is still in talks to acquire Carmike Cinemas, and committed on its side, but the sale has been put at ‘considerable risk' by a disagreement over share price with some of Carmike's shareholders.

In addition, Wanda has built the world's largest film production studio in China and acquired Legendary Entertainment, a US producer of blockbuster features, as well as assets in big data, entertainment marketing and gaming distribution.

Legacy Entertainment is the production outfit behind movies like Jurassic World and the Dark Knight Batman Trilogy. The company is positioning itself to be the world's leading entertainment group across the value chain.

Can movies take inspiration from reality and be more interesting for the moviegoers?
sunday 17 july 2016 - 22:46


Jaclyn Jose won best actress in the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival in France for playing the titular character in Brillante Ma. Mendoza's gritty drama "Ma' Rosa." She has become the first Filipino to win the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in "Ma' Rosa".

"Ma' Rosa" is about a mother of four who owns a small convenience store in a poor neighborhood of Manila.

To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband resell small amounts of illegal drugs on the side. When they get arrested, she and her children become desperate and are ready to do anything to buy her freedom from corrupt police.

Jose told the Inquirer that the most challenging part of the film was Mendoza's instruction "not to act." "I couldn't even wear makeup," Jose recalled. "Dante (Mendoza's nickname) wanted our performance to be as natural as possible." She also told that "Ma' Rosa" is a story that the world needs to know because it shows "how Filipino families cope and survive in spite of poverty.







Wich are the ultimate ideas all around movie theatres and multiplexes?
saturday 09 july 2016 - 12:14




U.N.I.C. (Union Internationale des Cinemàs) has launched his annual event in which movie theaters and multiplexes owners so as professionals and productors in the entertainment fields, from all around the world, have thought about how to maintain their existing customers and ideally add new ones in an increasingly competitive entertainment environment.

Attending at the "CineEurope Focus Sessions" on the Trade Show, hearing the most exibitors and having a look at the trend it seems that the efforts which permit an increase in average ticket prices and box office revenues are:

-Big Movies spreaded throughout the year and not just only concentrated around holidays dates;

-Superior Guest Experiences with luxurious lobbies, bigger reclining seats and personal food services;

-Immersive Sound System is the newest innovation field where renomated firms are discovering the best for the audience;

-Laser Illumination System that can be used to offer a better movie brightness so as lifetime cost effective solutions;

-Event Cinema and Game Playing is what consumers are now looking for and new start-up firms are trying to offfer;

-Social Media and Mobile Services and other digital platforms have become an increasingly powerful way of engaging and attract cinema audience.

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