Soda Pictures Rebrands as Thunderbird Releasing

April 12, 2017Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films, Thunderbird Releasing

Thunderbird Entertainment Inc.’s London-based theatrical distribution business (formerly Soda Pictures) has been reorganised and rebranded as Thunderbird Releasing. The new name will extend the Thunderbird brand into the theatrical distribution business and into the UK marketplace. Thunderbird Releasing will continue to offer the best in quality independent and world cinema. Recent releases include A Quiet … Read More

Oscar Nominations: Complete List

January 24, 2017Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films, Toni Erdmann

Variety Oscar nominees for the 89th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning during a live-streamed event filmed in six cities around the globe. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe, … Read More

Oscar nominations include German comedy ‘Toni Erdmann’

January 24, 2017Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films, Toni Erdmann

The Academy Award nominations for best picture include the family drama “Manchester by the Sea,” wartime biopic “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, and the musical romance “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Other nominations in this coveted category include “Lion,” “Moonlight,” “Hidden Figures,” “Hell or High Water,” “Fences,” and “Arrival.” The winner … Read More

This Week in Movies and TV, by Anne Brodie: Soda Pictures’ Long Way North

January 13, 2017Long Way North, Soda Pictures

Anne Brodie / What She Said Long Way North Cineplex Family Favourites Series features the award-winning animated Long Way North at across Canada January 14th with a portion of the proceeds going to WE.org.  Inspired by the first attempted land crossing of the Antarctic continent, it’s the story of 15 year old Russian aristocrat Sasha journeys to the Antarctic … Read More

Soda Pictures’ Toni Erdmann Nominated for a BAFTA

January 10, 2017Soda Pictures, Toni Erdmann

The overlap between voting members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is quite significant, and so Tuesday’s announcement of this year’s BAFTA nominations can give us a pretty fair prediction of where the Oscar nominations are likely heading. Unsurprisingly, La La Land’s visually … Read More

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

Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List, includes Toni Erdmann

December 12, 2016Soda Pictures, Thunderbird Films

Variety  Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were annouced on Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick were joined by the Miss Golden Globe trio — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet Stallone — Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Lorenzo Soria, and Barry Adelman, Dick … 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