Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF)

Damien Chazelle directing on set of LA LA LAND. Photo courtesy: Summit.

BTS La La Land: Damien Chazelle directing Emma Stone

One of the most talked about films in recent memory is La La Land. There's good reason for that. Writer-director Damien Chazelle has done the near impossible: reboot the storied musical for the big screen. And, to boot, there's plenty of agreeable ingredients here: strong performances by leads Ryan Gosling and...

Oscar Watch: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling lead record-tying 14 nominations for LA LA LAND (Video)

"I didn't even know he could dance." That was actress Emma Stone talking about her dashing co-star Ryan Gosling. Turns out that, yes, they both can dance -- exceptionally well. News broke today that La La Land had done what a lot of critics were forecasting: dominated the 2017 Oscar nominations. 14...

Oscar Watch: Nicole Kidman scores best actress nomination for LION (Video)

Nicole Kidman's understated and riveting performance in Lion has not only won over new and existing fans alike, but also is receiving glowing reviews from critics. And the good news keeps on coming. Now the famed Australian actress can add the Academy to the list of those who feel her performance...
LA LA LAND awards - Ryan Gosling and Emma Stonevideo

In Theaters: Talking ‘La La Land’ with Emma Stone, director Damien Chazelle (Video)

A lot of movies are basking in adulation this year. Arrival with Amy Adams. Lion with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Moonlight with Mahershala Ali. Among so many other quality productions. Bottom line: it's looking to be very competitive come awards season. But perhaps the most-talked about, most highly praised effort so...
The Eagle Huntress Film Review

‘The Eagle Huntress’ a captivating, radiant documentary about perseverance

What would it be like if your daughter or younger sister – or you – could reach for the stars with parental support? There would be no limit to your dreams or your achievements – becoming prime minister or an astronaut or an eagle hunter would be inevitable. Despite...
Loving - Film Review

‘Loving’ a forgotten but vitally important part of American history (Film Review)

Loving is director Jeff Nichols’ most acclaimed film yet and the one most likely to win Academy awards. It has been featured in film festivals in Cannes, Toronto, Austin TX, Mill Valley and Telluride CO. This American story of challenging struggle and ultimate triumph is brought to life wonderfully...
Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman star in Lion.

Lion, Moonlight, Loving win over audiences at Mill Valley Film Festival

At the Mill Valley Film Festival "quality is paramount." Here is a list of this year's audience favorites.
Amy Adams Arrival - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

It’s a Wrap: Mill Valley Film Festival 39 celebrates closing night with class, poignant ‘Loving’

16 days of indie film, engaging discussions, and -- yes! -- amazing after parties. A recap of MVFF 39.

James Franco, Lola Sultan talk ‘In Dubious Battle’, mud and Franco possibly being a “goofball” (Video)

Stark Insider continues its ongoing coverage of the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) with an interview with James Franco and Lola Sultan at the screening of In Dubious Battle. Past segments include: Nicole Kidman (Lion), Amy Adams (Arrival), and Emma Stone (La La Land).  The guy will just not stop. James Franco...

Nicole Kidman lights up Mill Valley, talks ‘LION’ & importance of human connection, mothers (Video)

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