SAG Award nominations will be announced next week, and among the films likely that will no doubt be recognized are “August: Osage County,” “Before Midnight” and “Saving Mr. 663 more words
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A bit of a stage-y, act-y film, this, and in that regard somewhat enjoyable, but story-wise the central family is, almost to a (wo)man, intensely unlikeable, with the few who aren’t mean or spiteful still blithely disrespectful to ‘the help’, or ill-served by lurid plot twists that ring slightly false.
For Meryl Streep, taking on the role of Violet Weston in the Weinstein co. film adaptation of “August: Osage County” was daunting because she knew how exhausting it would be to play the character’s gamut of emotional and physical problems. 404 more words
On Wednesday and Thursday, Variety assembled 50-plus industry pros to exchange ideas about the nuts and bolts of the business today, with all of them offering sharp and funny insights that sometimes surprised even their peers. 391 more words
J.C. Chandor (“All Is Lost”), Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”), Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and John Wells (“August: Osage County”) joined in a Focus on Directors panel that Variety sponsored at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 1,246 more words