Dreams of a Life (Carol Morley, 2011) * *

Dreams of a Life (Carol Morley, 2011) * *.

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Dreams of a Life

Dreams of a Life

New Film: Dreams of a Life

San Francisco Green Film Festival

San Francisco Green Film Festival

SFGFF’s mission is to organize and present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire environmental action and advocacy. The films that we premiere explore the relationship between people and the planet and offer compelling insights into the environmental challenges we face as well as the creative social entrepreneurs who are crafting a vision for a greener future.

One More Kiss

When Sarah Hopson realizes her successful high-rise New York lifestyle is devoid of meaning, she packs her bags and heads for her home town in the Scottish Borders to look for Sam, her childhood sweetheart and the only man she ever loved. Sam Murray runs a restaurant. He and Sarah grew up together and Sam hoped they’d grow old together. His world fell apart the day Sarah left and now she’s back, standing on his doorstep and telling his wife she’d like to spend some time with him. Written by NybergerMeister

My Week With Marilyn

From Landmark Theaters:

In the early summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) came down from Oxford determined to make his way in the film business. He worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Best Supporting Actor nominee Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn. This is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life—an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work. Simon Curtis’ directorial debut also stars Judi Dench, Julia Ormond and Dominic Cooper

A Dangerous Method

From Landmark Theaters:

The cities of Zurich and Vienna on the eve of World War I are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender of Shame and Jane Eyre), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen, A History of Violence) and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley, Atonement), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel, Black Swan), a free-thinker who encourages Jung to cross therapist-patient boundaries. This exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit sets the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons), based on his play The Talking Cure. Directed by David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence)

SHAME: Awards and Nominations so far

The following was written by CameronCook

Awards season is upon us: and with the sleepless nights of anticipation and celebratory clinking of champagne flutes come our annual Awards Posts. Here you can find all the nominations and awards won by Steve McQueen’s SHAME. Keep checking back for updates!

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 15, 2011

Noms
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Drama, Michael Fassbender

BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS AWARDS
Longlist Nominations announced: Jan 6, 2012
Shortlist Nominations announced: Jan 17, 2012

Shortlist Noms
Outstanding British Film
Leading Actor, Michael Fassbender

Longlist Noms
Outstanding British Film
Leading Actor, Michael Fassbender
Leading Actress, Carey Mulligan
Best Original Screenplay, Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Wins
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender

Noms
Best Independent British Film
Best Director, Steve McQueen
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan
Best Screenplay, Abi Morgan & Steve McQueen
Best Cinematography, Sean Bobbitt
Best Editing, Joe Walker

SPIRIT AWARDS
Ceremony: Feb 25, 2012

Noms
Best International Film

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARDS

Wins
Top 10 Independent Films
Spotlight Award, Michael Fassbender

CRITICS CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 13, 2011

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan

INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY SATELLITE AWARDS
Ceremony: Dec 18, 2011

Noms
Best Motion Picture
Director, Steve McQueen
Actor in a Motion Picture, Michael Fassbender
Actress in a Supporting Role, Carey Mulligan
Best Original Screenplay, Abi Morgan & Steve McQueen
Film Editing, Joe Walker

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Winners announced: Dec 12, 2011

Wins
Top Ten Films of 2011
Best Director, Steve McQueen

BLACK REEL AWARDS
Nominees announced: Dec 14, 2011

Noms
Outstanding Film
Outstanding Director, Steve McQueen
Outstanding Screenplay, Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan
Outstanding Score, Harry Escott

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS EDA AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 23, 2011
Winners announced: Jan 10, 2012

Wins
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction, Subway scene; Brandon and co-worker

Noms
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Carey Mulligan
Unforgettable Moment Award, Carey Mulligan singing “New York, New York”

ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 26, 2011
Winners announced: Jan 2, 2012

Wins
Best Lead Actor, Michael Fassbender

Noms
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan

LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Winners announced: Dec 11, 2011

Wins
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender

LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE FILM AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 20, 2011
Winners announced:

Noms
British Film of the Year
Actor of the Year, Michael Fassbender
British Actor of the Year, Michael Fassbender
Britsh Actress of the Year, Carey Mulligan

WASHINGTON DC AREA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Winners announced: Dec 5, 2011

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender

CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Noms announced: Dec 16, 2011
Winners announced:

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan

HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS
Noms announced: Dec 10, 2011
Winners announced: Dec 14, 2011

Wins
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Michael Fassbender

DETROIT FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS
Noms announced: Dec 11, 2011
Winners announced: Dec 15, 2011

Wins
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan

VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
Nominations annouced: Jan 2, 2012

Wins
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender

ST. LOUIS FILM CRITICS AWARDS
Nominations annouced: Dec 12, 2011
Winners announced: Dec 19, 2011

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender

LAS VEGAS FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS
Nominations annouced: Dec 12, 2011
Winners announced: Dec 13, 2011

Wins
LVFCS Top Ten Films of 2011

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan

PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS
Nominations announced: Dec 13, 2011

Noms
Best Actor in a Leading Role, Michael Fassbender

CENTRAL OHIO FILM CRITICS AWARDS
Nominations announced: Jan 1, 2012

Noms
Best Actor, Michael Fassbender
Best Supporting Actress, Carey Mulligan
Actor of the Year, Michael Fassbender

Leave Brandi and Gerry Alone!

Gerard Butler at the Golden Globes

Brandi Glanville claims a connection with Gerard Butler

Who Cares If Brandi Glanville and Gerard Butler Helped Each Other Make it Through the Night?

Newsflash! Gerard Butler is NOT a Monk and Brandi Glanville is NOT a nun. Sure you all knew that but by the rants on the Internet it appears that many are commenting on the pair’s connection like the Moral Majority. Listen up people: you are not the voice of morality. Between vilifying Brandi or Gerry it’s obvious that the only real issue is whether Brandi was right to “kiss and tell” on live national television. Personally, this BG-GB rendezvous was a rumor that circulated last summer. Her mentioning it seems a tad dated. Regardless, this is America and Brandi had every right to exercise her right to free speech. What else is peculiar in this “Brandigate” scandal is that fans and anti-fans are swooping down like vultures on various websites hurling verbal written abuse on the two people involved. What is this? Are some people just unable to accept that Gerry Butler will one day be with a woman other than them? Or that Brandi Glanville is being a single Sex and the City LA girl? Is any of this supposed week of fun that Brandi describes really all that wrong?

It is startling to observe the level of character assassination directed at both Brandi and Gerry from some in the general public. Meanwhile, Brandi defends herself on Twitter and Gerry denies knowing her. Either way it is none of our business to find out the truth. Brandi asserts that she is being honest after Gerry asked who she was. So what if it’s true? So what if it isn’t? Both of them are SINGLE. Neither broke some law by committing a heinous crime. We have a right to our own moral code and value system but so do they! Brandi is a former model and still rocks a bikini at 39. Gerry is a handsome hunky highlander who still sets fans swooning at 42. The fact that people are so mad at him or her for their behavior begs a deeper question: do we as the general public feel that celebrities owe it to us to live up to our personal expectations? Newsflash: Gerry Butler is NOT any of his characters that some have fallen “in erotomania” with. Ditto for George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hardy, or Michael Fassbender. Like a wise woman said to me once: the only thing an actor owes you is a good performance. Nothing else!

The 24/7 multimedia world we live in allows us to learn about and follow our favorite celebrities all day and all night long. This constant stream of information and images trick some to think they know them. It is an illusion. Celebrities are a 2-D figure that we are very familiar with but they remain a stranger. To take great offense at the actions of a stranger as if one has been personally betrayed is a symptom of not having a life. Sure it is entertaining that Brandi dished on Gerry but it’s been blown way out of proportion. Who are we to scold or personally attack them and make severe accusations that border on character assassination? We are nothing to them and maybe some reality could do some fans a lot of good. Instead of wasting energy dissecting Brandi Glanville or Gerry Butler, why not redirect all that passion for words into say … screenwriting? Trust me; it’s much more productive and a fruitful use of ones times and energy. My two cents: if it did happen it’s between them. If it did not happen then Brandi is lucky she isn’t being sued for slander. After all, Gerry is a lawyer by training.

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