• ‘First Man' Blasts Off Awards Season In Venice, Gets Three-Minute Ovation

    2 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Damien Chazelle 's taut space epic First Man was greeted with warm applause following its world premiere on the Lido tonight.
    Venice Film Festival guests and jurors, including Guillermo Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz and Taika Waititi, gave the Universal-backed film a three-minute standing ovation. It wasn't a rapturous reception but it was respectful (as it was at the film's press screening earlier in the day), perhaps fitting for such a skilled, clear-sighted and...
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  • Ryan Gosling's ‘First Man' Lands Early Raves: ‘Nobody Has Taken Us to Space This Way Before'

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    It's one small step for Ryan Gosling, one giant leap for the 2018 awards season with Damien Chazelle's “First Man.” The film opened the Venice Film Festival, and most critics say the film reaches for the stars and succeeds.
    Early reviews call the portrayal of Neil Armstrong's career an intimate, suspenseful drama complete with stunning technical achievements and a powerful, stoic, reserved, yet heroic performance from Ryan Gosling as Armstrong. But while critics have noted the comparisons to other space epics like “The Right Stuff” and “Apollo 13,” many of the initial 11 reviews rounded up...
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  • ‘Venom,' ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' Among Most Anticipated Fall Movies, Fandango Survey Finds

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    “Venom,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” are among fall's most anticipated movies, a Fandango survey has found.
    “A Star Is Born” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” also round out the list. More than 1,000 film fans voted on films they were excited to see between Sept. 7 and Thanksgiving weekend.
    “Featuring a vibrant mix of exhilarating original stories and the return of hotly-anticipated franchises, this fall season will deliver movies for fans of every genre,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said. “Moviegoers are particularly excited about the...
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  • ‘First Man' Early Buzz: Critics Are Over the Moon For Damien Chazelle's “Revelatory” Biopic

    ‘First Man' Early Buzz: Critics Are Over the Moon For Damien Chazelle's “Revelatory” Biopic

    2 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle has launched another stunner with First Man. The highly anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling as the historic NASA astronaut made its debut at the Venice International Film Festival, where it was met with rapturous reception.
    See what critics have to say about in our round-up of the First Man early buzz.
    Variety ‘s Owen Gleiberman calls Chazelle's follow-up to La La Land “a turbulently spectacular and enthralling drama” that redefines the space movie, adding:
    “Propelled by Linus Sandgren's raw-light cinematography and Tom...
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  • Oscar Season Kicks Off as ‘First Man,' ‘Roma,' ‘A Star Is Born' Launch at Fall Festivals

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    As hard as it is to make any definitive statements about awards season from the vantage point of August, it's safe to say that the fall festivals could launch a very crowded year for films vying for gold statuettes.
    If nothing else, just look at the sheer quantity of Oscar-endorsed directors who will have films premiering at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. The back-to-back-to-back fests will showcase dozens of contenders and pretenders, beginning with Venice's launch on August 29 and continuing through the conclusion of Toronto on September 16.
    All four of the directors...
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