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[AWARD SEASON] Academy Award nominations announced

January 24, 2012

The Academy Award nominations are finally out, and the list this year includes quite a few surprises â?? some snubs in the acting categories, Melissa McCarthy for BRIDESMAIDS, and of course the final amount of Best Picture nominations, since for the first time there could have been anywhere from 5 â?? 10 titles nominated. Topping this list is HUGO with 11 nominations and THE ARTIST with 10, with MONEYBALL and WAR HORSE a surprising second with 6 nominations each.

As always, many of the films are now playing at your local Angelika so whether youâ??re trying to see all the Best Picture nominees before the awards ceremony on February 26, or just looking to catch up on a few of the yearâ??s best, weâ??ve got you covered.

BEST PICTURE
THE ARTIST â?? Now Playing Angelikas New York, Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii, and the Village East Cinema
THE DESCENDANTS â?? Now Playing Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
THE HELP
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS â?? Now Playing at the Village East Cinema
MONEYBALL
THE TREE OF LIFE
WAR HORSE â?? Now Playing at the Village East Cinema

ACTOR
Demian Bichir, A BETTER LIFE
George Clooney, THE DESCENDANTS
Jean Dujardin, THE ARTIST
Gary Oldman, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY – Now Playing Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii
Brad Pitt, MONEYBALL

ACTRESS
Glenn Close, ALBERT NOBBS â?? Opens 1/27 Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii
Viola Davis, THE HELP
Rooney Mara, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO â?? Now Playing at the Angelika Dallas
Meryl Streep, THE IRON LADY â?? Now Playing at the Angelika in Hawaii
Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN â?? Now Playing at the Angelika Plano and the a href=http://villageeastcinema.com>Village East Cinema
Jonah Hill, MONEYBALL
Nick Nolte, WARRIOR
Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS
Max von Sydow, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, THE ARTIST
Jessica Chastain, THE HELP
Melissa McCarthy, BRIDESMAIDS
Janet McTeer, ALBERT NOBBS
Octavia Spencer, THE HELP

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BULLHEAD (Belgium)
FOOTNOTE (Israel) â?? Opens 3/9 Angelika New York, 3/30 Angelika Plano, 4/10 Angelika in Hawaii
IN DARKNESS (Poland) â?? Opens 2/10 Angelika New York, 3/2 Angelika Plano, 2/23 Angelika in Hawaii
MONSIEUR LAZHAR (Canada)
A SEPARATION (Iran) â?? Opens 2/3 Angelikas Dallas and Plano, 2/10 Angelika in Hawaii

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A CAT IN PARIS
CHICO & RITA â?? Opens 2/10 at the Angelika New York, 3/16 at the Angelika Dallas
KUNG FU PANDA 2
PUSS IN BOOTS
RANGO

DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Alexander Payne, THE DESCENDANTS
Martin Scorsese, HUGO

Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Terrence Malick, THE TREE OF LIFE

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, BRIDESMAIDS
J.C. Chandor, MARGIN CALL
Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Asghar Farhadi, A SEPARATION

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, THE DESCENDANTS
John Logan, HUGO
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, THE IDES OF MARCH
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, MONEYBALL
Bridget Oâ??Connor, Peter Straughan, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

ART DIRECTION
THE ARTIST
HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II
HUGO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
WAR HORSE

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE ARTIST
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO
THE TREE OF LIFE
WAR HORSE

COSTUME DESIGN
ANONYMOUS
THE ARTIST
HUGO
JANE EYRE
W.E.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY
PINA
UNDEFEATED

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
GOD IS THE BIGGER ELVIS
INCIDENT IN NEW BAGHDAD
SAVING FACE
THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM

FILM EDITING
THE ARTIST
THE DESCENDANTS
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO
MONEYBALL

MAKEUP
ALBERT NOBBS
HARRY POTTER & THE DEAHTLY HALLOWS PART II
THE IRON LADY

ORIGINAL SCORE
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
THE ARTIST
HUGO
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
WAR HORSE

ORIGINAL SONG
Man or Muppet, THE MUPPETS
Real in Rio, RIO

ANIMATED SHORT
DIMANCHE/SUNDAY
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE
LA LUNA
A MORNING STROLL
WILD LIFE

LIVE ACTION SHORT
PENTECOST
RAJU
THE SHORE
TIME FREAK
TUBA ATLANTIC

SOUND EDITING
DRIVE
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE

SOUND MIXING
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HUGO
MONEYBALL
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
WAR HORSE

VISUAL EFFECTS
HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II
HUGO
REAL STEEL
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Opening Fri 1/20

January 20, 2012
MISS BALA

Mexico’s official entry to the Academy Awards, which unfortunately didn’t make the Foreign category shortlist this week. Still, it’s impressed a lot of people at Cannes, Toronto, and NYFF, and Manohla Dargis at the NY Times calls it “a first-rate art-house thriller.” Opens today at the Angelika New York.

CORIOLANUS

Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, which Variety said “could easily pass for the work of an accomplished master,” updates Shakespeare’s play about a prideful, tormented tyrant and features a script which retains most of the Bard’s language and syntax. Opens today at the Angelika New York.

HAYWIRE

King-of-cool director Steven Soderbergh’s fresh take on the spy/revenge thriller. Chris Vognar at the Dallas Morning News gave it a B+, and everyone is loving real-life MMA fighter (and Dallas native!) Gina Carano in the lead role. Opens today at the Angelika Dallas.

  THE ARTIST

Fresh from it’s Golden Globe Best Picture (comedy/musical) win, THE ARTIST expands to the Village East this weekend. Also playing at the Angelikas New York, Dallas and Plano, and the Angelika in Hawaii at Kahala 8.

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

Reopens at the Angelika Plano and moves over to the Village East this weekend in honor of Michelle Williams’ Golden Globe win. Of Williams’ stunning performance, Rogert Ebert said: “She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe. We didn’t know Monroe, but we believe she must have been something like this.”

A Tribute to Studio Ghibli, this weekend at the Angelika Dallas!

January 19, 2012

The Angelika Dallas is home to the best film festivals in North Texas, and we kick off the festival season this weekend with USA Film Festival’s KidFilm Festival – a weekend of programming dedicated to kids of all ages. This year’s fest features A Tribute to Studio Ghibli we’re all REALLY excited about. If you’re in DFW this weekend, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see 11 dazzlingly animated classics from one of the most influential animation studios in the world, including an advance screening of THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY.

 

Shows run Saturday Jan 21 – Sunday Jan 22.

Tickets are $5, available in advance by calling 214.821.6300 or in the Angelika lobby the day of the show.

For more information, visit www.USAFilmFestival.com or download the festival flyer.

Ezra Miller’s “masterclass” working with Tilda Swinton, in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

January 18, 2012

After an initial Academy-qualifying run back in December, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN returned to the Angelika New York this weekend to a great audience reception and stellar box office. We were lucky enough to have Ezra Miller, who plays Kevin in the film, stop by to chat about his preparation for this intense role and the lessons he’s learned from working with seasoned actors Andy Garcia (in CITY ISLAND), Liev Schreiber ( in EVERY DAY), and Tilda Swinton, who stars alongside Ezra in this film as Kevin’s uncomprehending mother. For aspiring actors and fans of the craft, this interview is a must-see!

ABOUT WEE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN:
Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (MICHAEL CLAYTON) could earn another trophy for her searing portrait of a heedless, career-minded mother coping with her son’s killing spree in suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. KEVIN is Scottish director Lynne Ramsey’s first film in nine years, and she takes a poetic, compassionate approach to the potentially sensational subject matter. John C. Reilly co-stars as Kevin’s more attentive father, but the film embraces all its characters with sympathy.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN is now playing at the Angelika New York, and opens 2/3 at the Angelikas Dallas and Plano.

Video chat LIVE with Angelina Jolie about IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY!

January 11, 2012

VIDEO CHAT LIVE WITH ANGELINA JOLIE

THURSDAY 1/12 @ 7:00PM

The Angelika Film Center and FilmDistrict are proud to present Angelina Jolie in a Live online Q&A to discuss her writing & directorial debut IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY. This exciting and interactive event gives fans the chance to ask Ms. Jolie questions about the film LIVE!

 

– Post your questions in advance on the Angelika Dallas Facebook page
– Tune in tomorrow at 7:00pm to watch the live Q&A!Not on Facebook? Watch the Q&A at livestream.com

__________________

IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY 

OPENS FRIDAY 1/13 AT THE ANGELIKA DALLAS 

 

ABOUT THE FILM: 

Already impressing critics and earning a Golden Globe nomination, Angelina Jolie’s feature directorial debut IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY promises to be one of the season’s most unusual films. Jolie actually made her directorial debut with 2007’s rarely seen documentary A PLACE IN TIME, and this film’s backdrop of the Bosnian War that ravaged the Balkans in the 1990s reflects Jolie’s continued interest in global politics. It focuses on the toll the brutal war takes on a once-romantic couple, now a soldier and a captive who represent different viewpoints of the savage conflict.Purchase advance tickets online. 

 

[AWARD SEASON] Golden Globe nominations announced

December 15, 2011

Awards season continues with this weekâ??s announcement of the Golden Globes nominations! The Hollywood Foreign Press showed a lot of love for one of our favorites, THE ARTIST â?? 6 nominations including Best Comedy or Musical and Best Actor â?? in addition to some Hollywood standards weâ??re always happy to see recognized (Glenn Close with her opus ALBERT NOBBS, Tilda Swinton for WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Clooney, DiCaprio, Woody Allen).

The TV categories were also impressively stacked this year, with big screen stars like Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Lange, and Kate Winslet earning nominations for their small screen turns.

With several nominated films now playing at the Angelika, you can start planning your holiday movie viewing now â?? check out the full list below:

MOTION PICTURE â?? DRAMA
THE DESCENDANTS â?? Now Playing Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii
THE HELP
HUGO
THE IDES OF MARCH
MONEYBALL
WAR HORSE â?? Opens 12/25 Village East Cinema and Angelika in Hawaii

ACTRESS â?? DRAMA
Glenn Close, ALBERT NOBBS â?? Opens 1/27 Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii
Viola Davis, THE HELP
Rooney Mara, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO â?? Opens 12/21 Angelikas Dallas and Hawaii
Meryl Streep, THE IRON LADY â?? Opens 1/13 Angelikas Plano and Hawaii
Tilda Swinton, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN â?? Opens 1/27 Angelika New York

ACTOR â?? DRAMA
George Clooney, THE DESCENDANTS
Leonard DiCaprio, J. EDGAR â?? Now Playing Angelika Dallas and Hawaii
Michael Fassbender, SHAME â?? Now Playing Angelika Dallas, Opens 12/16 Angelika Plano

Ryan Gosling, THE IDES OF MARCH

Brad Pitt, MONEYBALL

MOTION PICTURE — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
50/50
THE ARTIST â?? Now Playing Angelika New York and the Paris Theatre, Opens 12/23 Angelikas Dallas and Plano
BRIDESMAIDS
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS â?? Now Playing Village East Cinema
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN â?? Now Playing Angelikas New York, Plano, and Hawaii 

ACTRESS — COMEDY ORMUSICAL
Jodie Foster, CARNAGE â?? Opens 12/16 Angelika New York, 1/20 Angelikas Plano and Hawaii
Charlize Theron, YOUNG ADULT â?? Opens 12/16 Angelika in Hawaii
Kristen Wiig, BRIDESMAIDS
Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Kate Winslet, CARNAGE

ACTOR — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jean Dujardin, THE ARTIST
Brendan Gleeson, THE GUARD
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.
Owen Wilson, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN â?? Opens 12/21 Village East Cinema and Angelika in Hawaii
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
CARS 2
PUSS IN BOOTS
RANGO

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
THE FLOWERS OF WAR (China)
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY (USA) â?? Opens 1/13 Angelika Dallas
THE KID WITH A BIKE (Belgium)
A SEPARATION (Iran) â?? Opens 2/3 Angelikas Dallas and Plano, 2/10 Angelika in Hawaii
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (Spain)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, THE ARTIST
Jessica Chastain, THE HELP
Janet McTeer, ALBERT NOBBS
Octavia Spencer, THE HELP
Shailene Woodley, THE DESCENDANTS

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Albert Brooks, DRIVE
Jonah Hill, MONEYBALL
Viggo Mortensen, A DANGEROUS METHOD
Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS

DIRECTOR
Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
George Clooney, THE IDES OF MARCH
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Alexander Payne, THE DESCENDANTS
Martin Scorsese, HUGO

SCREENPLAY
Woody Allen, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, THE IDES OF MARCH
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, THE DESCENDANTS
Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, MONEYBALL

ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludovic BOURCE – THE ARTIST
ABEL KORZENIOWSKI – W.E.
TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
HOWARD SHORE – HUGO
JOHN WILLIAMS – WAR HORSE

ORIGINAL SONG
“Hello Hello” — GNOMEO & JULIET
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin
“The Keeper” — MACHINE GUN PREACHER
Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell
“Lay Your Head Down” — ALBERT NOBBS
Music by: Brian Byrne
Lyrics by: Glenn Close
“The Living Proof” — THE HELP
Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas
“Masterpiece” — W.E.
Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry

TELEVISION SERIES â?? DRAMA
â??American Horror Storyâ?
â??Boardwalk Empireâ?
â??Bossâ?
â??Game of Thronesâ?
â??Homelandâ?

ACTRESS (TV) â?? DRAMA
Claire Danes, â??Homelandâ?

Mireille Enos, â??The Killingâ?
Julianna Margulies, â??The Good Wifeâ?
Madelein Stowe, â??Revengeâ?
Callie Thorne, â??Necessary Roughnessâ?

ACTOR (TV) â?? DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, â??Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, â??Breaking Badâ?
Kelsey Grammer, â??Bossâ?
Jeremy Irons, â??The Borgiasâ?
Damian Lewis, â??Homelandâ?

TELEVISION SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
â??Enlightenedâ?
â??Episodesâ?
â??Gleeâ?
â??Modern Familyâ?
â??New Girlâ?

ACTRESS (TV) — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Laura Dern, â??Enlightenedâ?
Zooey Deschanel, â??New Girlâ?
Tina Fey, â??30 Rockâ?
Laura Linney, â??The Big Câ?
Amy Poehler, â??Parks and Recreationâ?

ACTOR (TV) — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Alec Baldwin, â??30 Rock:
David Duchovny, â??Californicationâ?
Johnny Galecki, â??The Big Bang Theoryâ?
Thomas Jane, â??Hungâ?
Matt LeBlanc, â??Episodesâ?

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MADE FOR TV MOVIE
â??Downton Abbeyâ?
â??The Hourâ?
â??Mildred Pierceâ?
â??Too Big to Failâ?

ACTRESS (MINI-SERIES OR MADE FOR TV MOVIE)
Romola Garai, â??The Hourâ?
Diane Lane, â??Cinema Veriteâ?
Elizabeth McGovern, â??Downton Abbeyâ?
Emily Watson, â??Appropriate Adultâ?
Kate Winslet, â??Mildred Pierceâ?

ACTOR (MINI-SERIES OR MADE FOR TV MOVIE)
Hugh Bonneville, â??Downton Abbeyâ?
Idris Elba, â??Lutherâ?
William Hurt, â??Too Big to Failâ?
Bill Nighy, â??Page Eightâ?
Dominic West, â??The Hourâ?

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (TV)
Jessica Lange, â??American Horror Storyâ?
Kelly McDonald, â??Boardwalk Empireâ?
Maggie Smith, â??Downton Abbeyâ?
Sofia Vergara, â??Modern Familyâ?
Evan Rachel Wood, â??Mildred Pierceâ?

SUPPORTING ACTOR (TV)
Peter Dinklage, â??Game of Thronesâ?
Paul Giamatti, â??Too Big to Failâ?
Guy Pearce, â??Mildred Pierceâ?
Tim Robbins, â??Cinema Veriteâ?
Eric Stonestreet, â??Modern Familyâ?

[AWARD SEASON] Independent Spirit Award nominations announced

November 29, 2011

The first nominations of the season were announced today, and many were surprised at the list:

BEST FEATURE
50/50
BEGINNERS
DRIVE â?? Now Playing Village East Cinema
TAKE SHELTER â?? Now Playing Village East Cinema
THE ARTIST â?? Now Playing Angelika New York, the Paris Theatre; Opens 12/16 Angelikas Dallas and Plano
THE DESCENDANTS â?? Now Playing Angelikas Dallas, Plano, and Hawaii

DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Mike Mills, BEGINNERS
Jeff Nichols, TAKE SHELTER
Alexander Payne, THE DESCENDANTS
Nicolas Winding Refn, DRIVE

SCREENPLAY
Joseph Cedar, FOOTNOTE
Michel Hazanavicius, THE ARTIST
Tom McCarthy, WIN WIN
Mike Mills, BEGINNERS
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, THE DESCENDANTS

MALE LEAD
Demián Bichir, A BETTER LIFE
Jean Dujardin, THE ARTIST
Ryan Gosling, DRIVE
Woody Harrelson, RAMPART
Michael Shannon, TAKE SHELTER

FEMALE LEAD
Lauren Ambrose, THINK OF ME
Rachael Harris, NATURAL SELECTION
Adepero Oduye, PARIAH
Elizabeth Olsen, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE â?? Now Playing Angelika New York
Michelle Williams, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN â?? Now Playing Angelikas New York, Plano, and Hawaii, and the Beekman Theatre

SUPPORTING MALE
Albert Brooks, DRIVE
John Hawkes, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Christopher Plummer, BEGINNERS
John C. Reilly, CEDAR RAPIDS
Corey Stoll, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS â?? Now Playing Village East Cinema

SUPPORTING FEMALE
Jessica Chastain, TAKE SHELTER
Anjelica Huston, 50/50
Janet McTeer, ALBERT NOBBS â?? Opens 1/27 Angelikas Dallas and Hawaii
Harmony Santana, GUN HILL ROAD
Shailene Woodley, THE DESCENDANTS

FIRST FEATURE
Mike Cahill, ANOTHER EARTH
Patrick Wang, IN THE FAMILY
J.C. Chandor, MARGIN CALL â?? Now Playing Angelikas New York, Dallas, and Hawaii
Sean Durkin, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
Robbier Pickering, NATURAL SELECTION

FIRST SCREENPLAY
Mike Cahill, Brit Marling, ANOTHER EARTH
J.C. Chandor, MARGIN CALL
Patrick deWitt, TERRI
Phil Johnston, CEDAR RAPIDS
Will Reiser, 50/50

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (best feature made for under $500,000)
BELLFLOWER
CIRCUMSTANCE
HELLO LONESOME
PARIAH
THE DYNAMITER


DOCUMENTARY

WE WERE HERE
THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED
THE INTERRUPTERS â?? Opens 12/9 Angelika Dallas
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
AN AFRICAN ELECTION

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Joel Hodge, BELLFLOWER
Benjamin Kasulke, THE OFF HOURS
Darius Khondji, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Guillaume Schiffman, THE ARTIST
Jeffrey Waldron, THE DYNAMITER

INTERNATIONAL FILM

TYRANNOSAUR
THE KID WITH A BIKE
SHAME â?? Opens 12/9 Angelika Dallas, 12/16 Angelika Plano
MELANCHOLIA â?? Now Playing Angelikas New York, Dallas, Plano and Hawaii, and the Village East Cinema
A SEPARATION â?? Opens 2/3 Angelikas Dallas and Plano, 2/10 Angelika Hawaii

Film Independet’s annual Spirit Awards are given to primarily American-made films of $20 million or less budget. Of note this year is the amount of nominations for THE ARTIST, which some weren’t sure would qualify as a film by a French director and starring mostly French actors; as well as the big names left off the list: George Clooney for THE DESCENDANTS, Woody Allen for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Glen Close for ALBERT NOBBS.

Several nominated films are on screen now at the Angelika – click your location below for showtimes and tickets

Angelika New York | Angelika Dallas | Angelika Plano | “>Angelika in Hawaii at Kahala 8

the Paris Theatre | the Beekman Theatre | Village East Cinema

 

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE interview

November 11, 2011

It’s an exciting time of year at the Angelika, as we starting seeing some of the incredible independent films that have been playing at top international film festivals and are likely to be the most interesting Academy Awards candidates this winter. Among those is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, a Sundance favorite that continues to impress critics and audiences alike. Adam Conway with the Angelika Blog sat down with writer/director Sean Durkin and actress Elizabeth Olsen to discuss their work on the film, including Durkin’s intensive research into women who have lived within cults which inspired the film.

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE opens today at the Angelika in Hawaii Kahala 8, and continues through the weekend at the Angelika New York.

ABOUT MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE:
One of the most talked about movies out of this yearâ??s Sundance Film Festival, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is an intense psychological thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reâ??assimilate with her family after fleeing a cult and its charismatic leader (played by Oscar nominee John Hawkes (WINTERâ??S BONE). Already generating Oscar buzz, writer/Director Sean Durkinâ??s haunting and impressive debut was honored with the Best Dramatic Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Director JC Chandor interviewed for MARGIN CALL

November 9, 2011

The critically acclaimed MARGIN CALL has been playing for a few weeks now, and continues to impress movie goers at our theaters. Teale at the Angelika New York recently had the opportunity to sit down with director JC Chandor to talk about his feature directorial debut — Chandor had been working in the industry for years, but his background in real estate and unique perspective on the 2008 financial collapse really inspired him to write this insider’s look at first days of what would turn into one of the largest financial crises this country has faced. Check out the interview below:

MARGIN CALL continues through this weekend at the Angelika New York, Dallas, and Plano, as well as the Angelika in Hawaii Consolidated Kahala 8. Tickets are available online at www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com.

ABOUT MARGIN CALL:
One of the most talked about films of the Sundance Film Festival, MARGIN CALL follows the staff of a high-powered brokerage firm on the eve of the 2008 stock market crash. This methodical, absorbing boardroom thriller unfolds over a tense 24 hour period as a looming real estate crisis threatens the companyâ??s assets. Featuring an all-star cast including Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto (STAR TREK), Paul Bettany (MASTER AND COMMANDER), and Kevin Spacey, J.C. Chandorâ??s debut feature film is an engrossing, unconventional insiderâ??s look the New York Times called “dazzling in its sweep and implication.”

Nicolas Winding Refn interviewed for DRIVE

September 16, 2011

Adam with the Angelika Blog sat down last week with director Nicolas Winding Refn, whose works include BRONSON and VALHALLA RISING, to talk to him about his new film DRIVE – which earned him the Best Director prize at Cannes this year . Check out the video below where they discuss his filmmaking influences, unique casting choices and even the score for the film.

ABOUT DRIVE:

Helmed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (BRONSON), DRIVE is a tense indie thriller about a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway river in Los Angeles’ criminal underworld. Critics are raving about stunning, nuanced performances from Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan in this stylish take on the car heist genre.

DRIVE hits the Angelika Dallas and our Angelika in Hawaii (Consolidated Kahala) this Friday 9/16.