This year the Golden Globes had three opportunities to recognize Hispanic talent, yet they took only one giving the Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón the award for Best Director. Now with the Oscars soon arriving will Hispanics have a better chance?Read More
This is the second year in a row where movies have been at a premium. So tough to pick who and what should be nominated that many people who deserved to be nominated were left out. RUSH by Ron Howard and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS were perhaps the most noteworthy absences. Nevertheless, PHILOMENA, HER and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB got some well deserved love with 4, 5 and 6 nods respectively. But it was AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY whom each received 10 nominations. A victory already for Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón.
Here is the complete list of 2014 Oscar nominations:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips Gravity
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dallas Buyers Club
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) held its fourteenth annual awards meeting on December 8, 2013 in Lincoln Center’s Furman Gallery. Founded in 2000, NYFCO is our country’s most prestigious group of internet critics. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won three awards, including an extremely close Best Picture race with the Coen Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis; Best Actor went to Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Supporting Actress to Lupita Nyong’o. Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity picked up two awards, with Cuarón winning Best Director and Emmanuelle Lubezki picking up Best Cinematography. Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color also won two awards: Best Foreign Language Film and Breakthrough Performance for its star, Adèle Exarchopoulos.Read More
October could very well be the single best month to watch movies of 2013. When you do a quick overview of the films being released this month, five of them are the frontrunners to win Best Picture at the Oscars 2014. Many of these movies possess all star casts, top flight directors and innovative and fresh stories. They are also coming fresh off of great reviews at Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Not to be ignored are the commercial fare which includes Arnold and Sly together in a full feature film as opposed to cameos and one of the greatest assembled cast of Hispanics in film history in ‘Machete Kills‘ and ‘The Counselor‘. Do yourself a service, if you haven’t been to the movies all year, this is the one month you should step out and watch one.
Here are 10 movies I recommend you watch…now!Read More
Alfonso Cuarón has come a long way from the streets of Mexico City. He’s now a three time Oscar nominee and has never won. But what I’m betting is that Cuarón will win one this year for his masterpiece film – Gravity.
When you see the film, you can easily see the movie being nominated for 7 Oscar awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best VFX and Best Sound Mixing.
Cuarón recently sat down for an interview in Los Angeles with DP/30 to talk about the conception of the film, the production, and the new technology that is so great that audiences won’t notice any seams in the magic.
The 2013 Academy Awards might not have been the most cheerful event for Latino viewers who expected more wins for their own.
This year, out the 24 categories there were only four wins we can claim ours including Best Cinematography for the Chilean Claudio Miranda (who doesn’t speak Spanish) for his work on “Life of Pi,” Best Documentary Short for “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented Latina immigrant who longs to be an artist, Best Documentary Feature for “Searching for Sugar Man” about a musician of Mexican descent named Rodriguez who became bigger than Elvis Presley in South Africa during the 70s, and the biggest win of the night, Best Picture for “Argo,” based on the story of CIA operative Tony Mendez, who though he says is not Hispanic, does admit to having a Mexican bloodline.
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity” finally has a release date. It will come out in theaters October 4th, 2013.
The science fiction thriller stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.Read More
As you might have heard, Disney purchased Lucasfilm for 4 billion dollars, and with it, the Star Wars and Indiana Jones saga. The big talks to come out of that deal is that Disney is gun-ho on continuing the Star Wars saga, ergo, the seventh chapter of the series. For now Indy is out of the conversation.
With a look into the future of the iconic sci-fi franchise, we pick 10 directors – Hispanic directors – that possess the skill, vision and passion to take it into the next 35 years. By selecting these helmers and cinephiles, we break Hollywood conventions and give rise to a new generation of directors whom most likely grew up wanting to be the new George Lucas, laser-sword fighting like Luke Skywalker, quoting Han Solo, crushing on Princess Leia and fearing Darth Vader.
So without further adieu, we pick the Top 10 Hispanic directors we think can and should helm the new Star Wars trilogy.Read More
It was announced back in 2006 that Alfonso Cuaron would direct and Guillermo del Toro would produce a remake of the film, which could easily turn into a mega-franchise. New details have finally surfaced online, which report that producer Guillermo del Toro might direct!
In the original 1990 film a young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse…
Empire got the exclusive low down on Alfonso Cuaron’s involvement in “THE WITCHES”, which would put Del Toro in the director’s chair.
“Although it was rumoured that Cuaron was down to direct, it seems that he will instead be producing, while legend-in-the-making Guillermo Del Toro [taking] the helm,” reports Empire.
“The pair were discussing the potential of adapting the much naughtier Dahl story Uncle Oswald, when the conversation turned to The Witches. Cuaron told us: ‘Guillermo wrote this amazing screenplay really quickly.’
He also said that, ‘It won’t be like the original Nicolas Roeg version, which was a beautiful film,’ because (and this is the very exciting part), del Toro plans to ‘do it completely in stop-motion animation.’ We will just have to wait and see how they could ever replace Roeg’s army of cross-dressing bald-headed extras, however. “