“American Hustle,” a retelling of a 1970s FBI sting, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying the space thriller “Gravity” as Hollywood prepared to hand out its highest honors.
The depressives in filmmaker Ethan Coen’s “Happy Hour” may provide succor to a New Yorker in a temporary funk. More likely, the three inert one-act plays about inert people will bring you down further.
The Dan David Prize, which is granted in Tel Aviv, Israel this year will give $1 million to Joel and Ethan Coen for their “control over the final cut of their films, their grasp of film genres, black comedy and their capacity to bring narrative complexity to apparently simple plots,” a PRNewswire statement said.
Movies about musicians starring Justin Timberlake and Matt Damon are among the 20 contenders for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Steven Spielberg will steer a nine-member jury.