The full list of 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards winners – Toni Erdmann & Paterson Win

December 13, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films, Toni Erdmann

Toronto Film Critics Association Capping a year in which issues of race and gender loomed large, the Toronto Film Critics Association has awarded Best Picture to Moonlight, by American director Barry Jenkins, a lyrical and nuanced coming-of-age story about a gay African-American male coming to terms with his sexuality. The film was also honoured with … Read More

German comedy Toni Erdmann voted best film of 2016 by critics

December 8, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films, Toni Erdmann

BBC News Directed by Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is Germany’s official candidate for next year’s foreign film Oscar. American coming-of-age story Moonlight and adult drama Elle came next in Sight & Sound’s Films of the Year poll. Last year’s winner was The Assassin, by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien. … Read More

Adam Driver Takes Home Best Actor for Paterson – Film Critics Choice Awards

December 5, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Ross A. Lincoln / Deadline If the recent past is any indication, Moonlight‘s Oscar prospects are looking extremely good, as the acclaimed drama absolutely cleaned up at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards this afternoon. The film has been heaped with accolades since its Telluride debut in September and today picked up four LAFCA Awards … Read More

Paterson review – Adam Driver beguiling in miraculous tale of everyday goodness

December 1, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian Slowly but surely, the gentleness of Jim Jarmusch’s lovely new film steals up on you. It has an almost miraculous innocence. I can’t remember when I last saw a movie whose adult characters had so much simple, unassuming goodness, goodness that breaks everything in the modern culture rulebook by going unironised … Read More

Film of the week: Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s retro idyll

December 1, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Henry K Miller / BFI  Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson is a quietly utopian film, and a balm to watch. Paterson (Adam Driver), bus driver and apparently contentedly unpublished poet, and Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), aspiring country singer, live modestly in the suburbs of Paterson, New Jersey, encouraging one another in their dreams but never pushing too hard. Paterson’s … Read More

Paterson review: Adam Driver stars in a quiet, rewarding film of unlikely charm

November 28, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Geoffrey Macnab / Independent Dir. Jim Jarmusch, 113 mins, starring: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur, Owen Asztalos, Kacey Cockett, Luis Da Silva Jr. “Awesome – a bus driver that likes Emily Dickinson!” one character marvels at Paterson (Adam Driver) midway through Jim Jarmusch’s beguiling new film. Paterson drives the No 23 through the New Jersey … Read More

Jim Jarmusch finds poetry in the routine of ordinary life in the stunning “Paterson”.

November 28, 2016Paterson, Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Nicholas Laskin / Medium Spoilers ahead. There’s a scene about two-thirds of the way through Jim Jarmusch’s best film, “Down by Law,” that encapsulates the director’s predominant creative philosophy better than just about any other example I can think of. Three wrongly imprisoned men — a gregarious Italian tourist, a surly bayou DJ and a would-be pimp, … Read More