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The Legacy of James Baldwin Lives in New Documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

James Baldwin‘s (1924-1987) life and legacy can now speak to modern audiences in a new documentary called I Am Not Your Negro. The film is finally getting a long overdue theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures this February 3rd after wowing audiences at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. I Am Not Your Negro is a film from Haitian director Raoul Peck that envisions Baldwin’s final, albeit incomplete novel Remember This House as an uncompromising and complete narrative of race in America. The unfinished memoir focuses on the authors personal memories and relationships with three enduring Civil Rights leaders: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Peck was allowed access to the entire Baldwin archives and composed the film over a period of 10 years, drawing from the incomplete manuscript and Baldwin’s own personal notes. It won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and, like Baldwin himself, is sure to stand as a vital testament to race in America today. Continue reading

73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners Announced

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The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were held last night, and it produced a finals list that was definitely deserving, and in some cases very surprising, particularly Sylvester Stallone winning the Best Supporting Actor award for his Oscar-nominated role of Rocky Balboa. Here are the winners for all of the film categories:

Best Picture-Drama: The Revenant
Best Actress-Drama: Brie Larson – The Room
Best Actor-Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Best Picture-Music/Comedy: The Martian
Best Actress-Music/Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Best Actor-Music/comedy: Matt Damon – The Martian

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant

Best Animated Film: Inside Out

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight

Catch This Week’s Limited Release Features In Your Local Listings

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow, you can expect movie theaters to be jam-packed this weekend with old and new generation fans alike. There are, however, a number of smaller, independent projects coming out this weekend that we like to take the time to shine the spotlight on. The first is a new war drama titled Son of Saul (originally Saul fia) from writer/director Laszlo Nemes (The Counterpart, The Gentlemen Takes His Leave), which received excellent recognition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Taking place in the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz, in 1944, the film follows a prisoner who attempts to find redemption by saving a boy he adopts as his son from the furnaces of the camp that he has been forced to subject many of his own people to. Starring in the film are actors Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar (Morgen, Our Big Time), Urs Rechn (Eight Miles High, The King’s Surrender), and Todd Charmont (The Last of the Mohicans, Strangers). Continue reading

New Sci-Fi Drama ‘Ex Machina’ Opening In Theaters April 10th, 2015


Writer/directorAlex Garland‘s upcoming sci-fi drama, Ex Machina, will see a limited release this April 10th. This will be the directorial debut for Garland, who is known for penning such projects as The Beach and 28 Days Later, but after seeing the trailer I don’t think that’s going to be a problem that will affect the film’s popularity among movie-goers. Starring Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Unbroken), Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Son of a Gun), and Golden Globe nominee Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year), the film follows a young programmer who wins the chance to visit his CEO’s private retreat, only to find he has secretly been selected to participate in a strange experiment involving artificial intelligence and the beautiful robot that contains it. This one definitely looks like a pretty crazy mind-fuck, so I would definitely consider putting this on the Must-See list, if not for the story but for the special effects you can see in the trailer. You can see the trailer one more time here on MADE, then be sure to see this one while it’s still on the big screen.

Writers Paul And Chris Weitz To Script Japanese Remake ‘Like Father, Like Son’ For DreamWorks Pictures

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Japanese filmmaker Hirozaku Kore-Eda turned a lot of heads at the Cannes Film Festival with his movie Like Father, Like Son, including that of Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg, who bought the film with the intent of making an American version here in Hollywood. Now DreamWorks Pictures has hired screenwriters Chris and Paul Weitz to script the project, even though they have no director or producers attached to the film at this time. The two writers have worked independently on such films like In Good Company, Being Flynn, Little Fockers, and The Golden Compass, but some of their greatest successes have been their collaborations on American Pie and About a Boy, which have both seen a great amount of commercial success, with Pie now totaling three sequels. Like Father Like Son is an emotional drama revolving around a case of mistaken identity when a couple receives notice from the hospital that their child is not actually their child (the hospital gave them the wrong baby). Now that DreamWorks has a screenwriting team already at work on the script, we should start hearing some news about a potential director and cast coming out soon. Stay tuned!

Chicago Film Festival Kicks Off

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October 10th marks the start of the 49th Annual Chicago International Film Festival. The celebration began yesterday (Oct. 10th) at the Chicago Theatre with a screening of director James Gray’s The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix. It will end on the 24th of October with Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, a film about the early 1960s folk scene in the Greenwich Village, starring Oscar Isaac. Films by writers, directors, and actors from around the world have been entered to this year’s celebration. Some interesting showings include Like Father Like Son, The Major, The Priest’s Children (strange title, I know, but read the description before you judge), Tanta Agua, La Juala de Oro, Infiltrators, and I Will Be Murdered, just to name a few. Tickets are $14 a day for general admission, with $5 matinees until 5pm. Students and seniors can get in for $11. You can find information about showings and ticketing at chicagofilmfestival.com or call 312-332-3456. Enjoy the show!