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Jack Rico

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2017/04/14 at 8:23am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Jessica Lucas on ‘Gotham’ and ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Fate of the Furious’ Movie Review

04.14.2017 | By |

Thank you for downloading episode 28 of the Highly Relevant podcast. On today’s episode, we welcome GOTHAM’s Jessica Lucas who plays the villain Tigress and she discuss her thoughts on women in superhero movies plus working with Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez. Plus, my review of the highly anticipated Fate of the Furious and a recap of all the top music, tv and movie news you’ve missed this week! Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/04/03 at 11:22am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Netflix’s ‘Ingobernable,’ Ben McKenzie on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Miss Saigon’ Review

04.3.2017 | By |

Thank you for listening to episode 26 of the ‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ which you can now subscribe to on the player above ⬆️  or via the Revolver Podcast network. This week, I have a discussion on why Netflix’s INGOBERNABLE starring Kate Del Castillo began deplorably until I had one conversation with my wife; I also chatted with our new intern who attended the private Gotham cast Q&A in NYC and asked Ben McKenzie his thoughts on the upcoming Justice League; a review of Broadway’s revival of Miss SaigonPlease share, subscribe and leave a review. Read More

Andrea Huswan

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2017/03/31 at 7:46am

Gotham’s Ben McKenzie Shares Thoughts On DC’s Upcoming ‘Justice League’ Movie

03.31.2017 | By |

Superhero television shows are all the craze right now. Take for example all four of Netflix/Marvel shows, ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, The CW’s Supergirl and The Flash, NBC’s Powerless, FX’s Legion, and Fox’s upcoming X-Men series. But so far, Fox’s other superhero show, Gotham, set in the Batman universe and halfway through season 3, is the show that fans are truly going crazy for. ShowBizCafe was invited to a special private screening of the spring season premiere with the cast at the Whitby Hotel in New York City. It was followed by Q&A with members of the ensemble and a pre and post cocktail reception. We were lucky enough to sit down with not just with star Ben McKenzie who plays the young Commissioner, but with other well-known actors in the series as well. Our Q&A below… Read More

Adam Garcia

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2015/09/10 at 3:52pm

‘Gotham’ Season 2 (TV Review)

09.10.2015 | By |

The 1-4-0: #Gotham, the Batman prequel series fails to correct the mistakes of the first season. Read More

Mack Chico

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2008/12/03 at 12:00am

Oscar season begins! ‘Frozen River’ wins big at Gotham Indie Awards

12.3.2008 | By |

Oscar season begins! 'Frozen River' wins big at Gotham Indie Awards

Courtney Hunt‘s “Frozen River” took best feature at the 18th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards Tuesday night in New York, while Tia Lessin and Carl Deal‘s “Trouble the Water” won best documentary during the ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. “Frozen River”‘s Melissa Leo also won the Gothams’ breakthrough actor award.

“I did not see this one coming, I did not see this coming,” said Courtney Hunt, accepting the best film prize. She started by thanking her husband “who raised the fucking money (for this movie),” and also thanked Michael Barker and Tom Bernard from Sony Pictures Classics for supporting, “this little chick film.”

The wins at the Gotham Awards came on a day when the film also dominated the nominations for the annual Spirit Awards. “Frozen River” received seven Spirit nods, including best feature.

“I knew that the role was a role I could drive home,” Gotham Award winner (and Spirit nominee) Melissa Leo told indieWIRE earlier today, “And that the story was gripping and had meaning that’s worth its merit. But this… it’s quite miraculous.” At the Gothams this evening, Leo praised New York City as “the birthplace of independent film, truly indepndent film.” She also saluted IFP for their ongoing support of indie film.

“Hurricane Katrina showed us a lot about ourselves,” noted Carl Deal, aceepting the best documentary award with co-director Tia Lessin, praising the film’s subjects and the many people they worked with, also singling out Zeitgeist and now HBO which has signed a TV deal for the acclaimed documentary.
Both “Frozen River” and “Trouble the Water” won best feature and documentary respectively at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival where they debuted.

Also taking home Gotham accolades were Lance Hammer (“Ballast”), another Sundance fest winner, who took the breakthrough director award. Accepting the prize, Hammer thanked the IFP for their early support of his work, saying they supported him, “when I was just a schmuck.” And he singled out his cast, many of whom were in attendance with him at the event.

The casts of “Synecdoche, New York” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” shared the best ensemble performance award, while the Gothams’ “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” nod went to “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley, receiving a $15,000 grant. “In a way I’d like to thank all the distributors who aren’t distributing the film,” Paley said. “Otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

Four tributes were also presented Tuesday evening in addition to the six jury prizes. Actor Penelope Cruz, HBO Documentary Films’ Sheila Nevins as well as directors Gus Van Sant and Melvin Van Peebles were honored during the two-hour ceremony. Van Peebles was praised “as the grandfather of American independent cinema.” “My wildest dream was not as big as this evening,” Van Peebles said, “But it’s not about me…” saluting the IFP, its support of filmmakers and American indie movies. “I am very very pleased to be here in these times,” he said, “There is this possibilty that you can do it.”

Twenty-two films received nominations in the awards’ six categories. Selecting this year’s nominees were 18 critics, journalists, and film programmers. Final award recipients were determined by separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, casting directors, composers and others directly involved in making films.

The 18th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards recipients:

Mejor Película:
Frozen River,” directed by Courtney Hunt; produced by Heather Rae, Chip Hourihan (Sony Pictures Classics)

Mejor Documental:
Trouble the Water,” directed and produced by Tia Lessin & Carl Deal (Zeitgeist Films in association with HBO Documentary Films)

Mejor Director:
Lance Hammer, director of “Ballast” (Alluvial Film Company)

Mejor Actor:
Melissa Leo (“Frozen River”)

Mejor Reparto Recundario:
Synecdoche, New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis and Tom Noonan (Sony Pictures Classics); Casting Director Jeanne McCarthy

empatado con:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz & Patricia Clarkson (The Weinstein Company); Casting Directors Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto & Juliet Taylor

Mejor filme que no está en tu teatro cercano:
Sita Sings the Blues” written, directed and animated by Nina Paley

Mack Chico

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2008/12/03 at 12:00am

Penelope Cruz – Oscar winner this year?

12.3.2008 | By |

Penelope Cruz - Oscar winner this year?

Penelope Cruz, Mickey Rourke, and Kate Winslet are some of the names being talked about for the Oscars.

“To me, she’s the best actress around right now,” said Dennis Hopper, Penelope’s co-star in Elegy, at the 18th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.

“She gives good performances this year – one in Woody Allen’s film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and one in Isabel Coixet’s Elegy – and they’re two of the best performances I’ve seen in years.”

Scott Franklin, producer of The Wrestler, revealed he has high hopes for his leading man Mickey.

“I think he’s being considered for all these accolades because he really brought a lot of honesty to it,” he said.

“I think he really dove into the material. He had a tremendous and honest working relationship with Darren (Aronofsky, director) – they trusted each other and that allowed Mickey to be free, and to really be himself and to go to places he needed to go to be Randy ‘Ram’ Robinson. He did a really great job. I hope he’s as proud of his own performance.”

Lena Olin had only compliments for Kate’s acting, whom she co-starred with in The Reader. There is buzz surrounding the British starlet for Revolutionary Road.

“She’s just so down-to-earth and so real. She’s an amazing woman. She’s very open, she seems to have good contact with her emotions, I think she’s worked very hard. She deserves it.”

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