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And So It Begins, 'The Descendants' & 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Lead Gotham Award Nominees

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 20, 2011 3:28 AM
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Well folks, the first batch of nominees this awards season have been revealed, with the Gotham Independent Film Award nominations landing this morning, giving an early peek at what will likely be some strong contenders down the line. Bear in mind, the Gotham Awards have little bearing on the eventual Oscar nods with only last year's Best Feature winner "Winter's Bone" factoring into the proceedings at the Kodak Theater. However, it does represent a good chunk of what you might see at the Independent Spirit Awards later in the year and if anything, these nominations confirm that Fox Searchlight is going to have another banner year on the statue circuit.

Watch: Trailer & Clip For Britflick 'Albatross' With Felicity Jones & Sebastian Koch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 3, 2011 2:19 AM
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The name might still only be vaguely familiar, but 2011 is Felicity Jones' year. She's been working for some time, lighting up the likes of "Brideshead Revisited," "Cheri" and "Cemetery Junction," but she got the year off to a killer start by picking up Best Actress at Sundance for her turn in Drake Doremus' "Like Crazy," while the rom-com "Chalet Girl" was something of a sleeper hit in the U.K in the spring. She's got plenty more on the way, including another project with Doremus that'll film shortly, but first along is another home grown picture, the coming-of-age tale "Albatross," and The Guardian just premiered the film's trailer.

Felicity Jones Reteams With 'Like Crazy' Helmer Drake Doremus; Guy Pearce & Amy Ryan Aboard New Pic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 4:56 AM
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Sundance may be located in the middle-of-nowhere Utah, be a pain the ass to get to and be ridiculous expensive but there is a reason every budding filmmaker dreams of taking the journey -- it can make (or break) your career. For Drake Doremus, he saw everything change with his low key long-distance romance tale "Like Crazy." After directing three little seen features, Doremus soon found himself as the center of attention with the picture earning strong reviews, great buzz for the performances by Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones and walked away from the festival with a distribution deal with Paramount. And oh yeah, he also took home a Grand Jury Prize for his film as well. Not bad. Well, he's riding that wave into his next effort and he's lined up a solid cast to work with.

Ralph Fiennes Directing Charles Dickens Biopic 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2011 1:20 AM
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Carey Mulligan, Felicity Jones, Abbie Cornish & Imogen Poots In Contention For Female LeadHis Lord Voldemort might *spoiler* have finally met his end this weekend in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two," but Ralph Fiennes isn't hanging about: he's playing an unknown role in Sam Mendes' "Bond 23," and he's in rehearsal to play Prospero in "The Tempest" on stage in London. But the thespian isn't just sticking to acting: his directorial debut, "Coriolanus," picked up strong reviews at the Berlin Film Festival at the start of the year, and will hit theaters in the fall, and the actor's now planning another venture behind the camera that will shoot next year.

Imogen Poots, Felicity Jones, Caleb Landry-Jones, Dianna Agron & More Test For 'The Seventh Son'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 2:50 AM
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With Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges set to lend their considerable talents to the supernatural tentpole "The Seventh Son," the job is now finding a duo of young thesps to power this thing to the tween demographic it needs.

Tuppence Middleton & Alexandra Roach Replace Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots In 'Trap For Cinderella'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 18, 2011 1:23 AM
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For smaller independent producers, the problem with your long-atttached star suddenly generating new heat is that they're flooded with new offers; bigger films, more tempting films. As such, it can be hard to keep their interest -- Carey Mulligan, for instance, dropped out of British indie "This Beautiful Fantastic" in favor of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" after "An Education" blew up. That same issue now faces Iain Softley and his psychodrama "Trap for Cinderella."

Watch: 3 Clips From Sundance Jury Prize Winner 'Like Crazy' With Anton Yelchin & Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 7:49 AM
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Call it "2000 Days Of Bummer," "Light Blue Valentine" or whatever you want, but the buzz around Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” is undeniable.

We're So Over Jennifer Lawrence: 5 Actresses Who Broke Out At Sundance 2011

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2011 3:18 AM
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Every year, the Sundance Film Festival serves not only as a showcase of the best of independent cinema from around the world, but as a strong indicator of some of the rising talent likely to make waves in future years. As much as the festival showcases young writers and directors, it's for its instant creation of movie stars that it's perhaps become best known in recent years.

Sundance '11 Review: 'Like Crazy' A Familiar Tale Of Impossible Love, Well Told

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2011 3:00 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

Watch: Trailer For 'Chalet Girl' Is Cinematic Equivalent Of Skiing Into A Tree

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 30, 2010 2:15 AM
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We've been fans of rising star Felicity Jones ever since seeing her on stage in Polly Stenham's "That Face" a few years back, and she's only gone from strength to strength since -- she made our list of 2010 Breakthrough Performances for being the sole high point of Ricky Gervais' "Cemetery Junction." 2011 looks like it could be her year, with sought-after roles in "Trap for Cinderella," "This Beautiful Fantastic," "Hysteria" and the highly promising Sundance entry "Like Crazy," as well as being on the shortlist for the lead in the tentpole "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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