We Are One: How the world’s film festivals came together

Cannes, Toronto and Sundance are among the film festivals uniting for an online streaming event.
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‘Screened Out’: Film Review

There’s a word that keeps popping up in “Screened Out,” Jon Hyatt’s must-see documentary about screen addiction in the age of mobile technology. The word is dopamine. That’s the neurotransmitter that sends signals to other cells, along pathways linked to pleasure and reward-motivated behavior. The idea that smartphones trigger our pleasure centers isn’t news, but […]

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Never-Forget Moments From Iconic Film "Pearl Harbor"

"Pearl Harbor" turns 19! Check out these throwback interviews with Kate Beckinsale, Ben Affleck and more to relive the best moments from the iconic film!
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Venice Film Festival to Run as Planned

VENICE IS ON: The show really must go on. The international Venice Film Festival will take place as scheduled and as a physical event, running Sept. 2 to 12.
On Monday, a spokesperson confirmed the event will run in the Italian city as planned, following media reports on Sunday that Veneto’s governor Luca Zaia was giving the green light to the event. As reported last month, a decision was expected at the end of May. By contrast, the Architecture and Arts Biennale exhibitions have been postponed to 2021 and 2022.
As reported by Variety, which as WWD is owned by Penske Media Corporation, after surveying a wide range of film industry executives in early May to ask for concerns and suggestions about the upcoming edition, the festival’s artistic director Alberto Barbera stated: “We know that it would be simply impossible to plan a festival without knowing if you all are willing to use the festival to give a new start and a strong sign for keeping cinema alive, even in these difficult times.” Barbera also asked producers and sales agents about “the concrete possibility of bringing (talent) to accompany the invited films.”

Italy has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, reporting 32,785

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UK film and TV: ‘Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea’

A producer, screenwriter, and union leader foresee “creative changes” for the film and TV industry.
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Film News Roundup: Charlie Hunnam Boarding Dog Movie ‘Denali’ at Spyglass Media

In today’s film news roundup, development has launched on “Denali: A Man A Dog, A Friendship Of A Lifetime” and the story of six teenagers who survived for a year on deserted island and a 1961 Peter Sellers comedy is getting re-released. PROJECT LAUNCHES Spyglass Media Group has signed Charlie Hunnam to produce and star […]

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Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

Christopher Nolan’s time-bending action espionage film was launched on the video game Fortnite.
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Netflix Film Publicity Vice President Julie Fontaine Stepping Down (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Hollywood communications executive Julie Fontaine is exiting her post at Netflix, insiders told Variety. Fontaine joined the streamer in 2017 as vice president of film publicity, where she worked closely with a group of executives including motion picture head Scott Stuber, indie film and documentary head Lisa Nishimura, vice president Tendo Nagenda, and awards […]

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Film News Roundup: Johnny Depp Drama ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Bought by Goldwyn

In today’s film news roundup, “Waiting for the Barbarians,” “Don’t Tell a Soul” and “Daddy Issues” get distribution and the African American Film Critics Association is launching a virtual Strong Summer 2020 programming slate. ACQUISITIONS Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Ciro Guerra’s feature film “Waiting for the Barbarians,” starring Johnny Depp, […]

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FGI Partners With New York Women in Film and Television

FASHION’S LEADING ROLE: Knowing that fashion and film have proven to be a winning combination, the Fashion Group International has partnered with New York Women in Film and Television for a few events and film screenings.
Their collaboration will launch Tuesday with a webinar about the art of filmmaking and science of marketing in fashion films and how they are essential branding tools for fashion and lifestyle brands. “Dressed” documentary director David Swajeski will moderate the discussion. Artistix Fashion’s Andy Hilfiger, Vimeo’s Ina Pira and Matte Projects’  Matthew Rowean will share their thoughts during “The Art and Science of Fashion in Film” panel.
In time for Memorial Day weekend, the FGI and NYWIFT Film Series will be introduced Friday. The films will be selected by both organizations with input from members. “The films will reflect the symbiotic relationship between the fashion and film industries with an eye toward our storied history as well as future opportunities,” said FGI’s president and chief executive officer Maryanne Grisz.
With a background in filmmaking, Grisz has been a member of NYWIFT. She met with NYWIFT’s e executive director Cynthia Lopez to discuss the intersection of fashion and film. The partnership sprang from that in celebration of the

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Pyer Moss to Hold Drive-in Premieres for New Film ‘American, Also’

Kerby Jean-Raymond has been transparent about his process, being vocal about what he wants to do and when he wants to do it, and told WWD at the CEO Summit last October that he will have a show when he has something to say.
And now he’s ready to say it.
The founder and designer of New York City-based fashion brand Pyer Moss will hold drive-in premieres for his film, “American, Also”, following social distancing and lockdown requirements. The details of the event and locations will be revealed this summer.
Related: COVID-19 Response: Pyer Moss Converting Office Into Donation Center, Establishing Fund
The film, which has been two years in the making, follows Jean-Raymond and his team, partners and collaborators producing the Pyer Moss runway show in September 2019 at Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The show was significant for its location — Jean-Raymond’s home neighborhood — as well as Its venue, which has been said to be unsuitable for black people.
The trailer begins with a clip of former NBC “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer saying neighborhoods are still segregated and that when black people move to affluent neighborhoods, “The result is ‘white flight.’”
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Coronavirus: Film piracy streaming trebles in lockdown

Lockdown has seen a big rise in piracy, the UK’s intellectual property protection group says.
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Kevin Hart gives US doctor a walk-on part in his next film

Kevin Hart has given a role in his next film to a doctor after he won a competition.
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‘The Wolf House’: Film Review

If an Orwellian fable were to be visualized by a surrealist in the vein of Salvador Dali, the result would look and feel something like “The Wolf House,” a jaw-dropping marriage of various animation techniques, chiefly stop-motion. A dystopian tale with haunting echoes of “The Three Little Pigs” and “Red Riding Hood,” this shape-shifting, trippy […]

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‘The Wolf House’: Film Review

If an Orwellian fable were to be visualized by a surrealist in the vein of Salvador Dali, the result would look and feel something like “The Wolf House,” a jaw-dropping marriage of various animation techniques, chiefly stop-motion. A dystopian tale with haunting echoes of “The Three Little Pigs” and “Red Riding Hood,” this shape-shifting, trippy […]

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‘Scoob!’: Film Review

Blame it on “The Avengers.” Or better yet, “Justice League.” Those superheroes are so popular with audiences that Hollywood studios got it in their heads that the world wants to see “expanded universe” movies — unwieldy ensemble productions that bring together half a dozen or more stand-alone characters for a single umbrella adventure. Marvel and […]

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‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’: Film Review

Writer-producer Donick Cary has spent his whole career near the top of the showbiz comedy heap, from stints on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Simpsons” to sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me!,” “New Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Silicon Valley.” So it shouldn’t surprise that his first directorial feature, the documentary “Have a Good […]

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Film News Roundup: Kaniehtiio Horn Romantic Comedy ‘Tell Me I Love You’ Lands at Vision Films

In today’s film news roundup, romantic comedy “Tell Me I Love You” finds a home; the Canadian government gives COVID-19 relief funding to the Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada; and the cancelled Sun Valley Film Festival gives out awards. ACQUISITION Vision Films has acquired Los Angeles romantic comedy film “Tell Me I Love You,” […]

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‘Kubrick by Kubrick’: Tribeca Film Review

In the last 10 years, there’s been an ever-widening niche of documentaries about Stanley Kubrick. Every one of them has been fascinating, one or two (like “Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes”) are as idiosyncratic as the director himself, and the most artful and memorable — “Filmworker” (2017), a portrait of Kubrick’s monkishly devoted gofer and right-hand assistant, […]

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‘Clementine’: Film Review

Writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher’s “Clementine” resides willfully (and more often than not, skillfully) in the spaces between loss and desire, anger and reckoning, trust and suspicion, often to unnerving effect. A viewer would be right to wonder, is this visually canny story of a young woman who heads to her ex-lover’s empty lake house a […]

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The urgency for the film industry to find a solution to COVID-19 is rising

Not unlike the aviation industry, it’s difficult to envisage how social distancing will work in the cinema.
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Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt Team Up for Superhero Film ‘Ball and Chain’

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are re-teaming on the superhero movie “Ball and Chain” following their collaboration on “Jungle Cruise.” The project is being shopped among studios, including Netflix, but no distribution deal has closed. “Ball and Chain” is being written by Oscar nominee Emily V. Gordon and is an adaptation of the ’90s comic […]

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Taika Waititi to make new Star Wars film

On “Star Wars Day”, a new big-screen spin-off and another streaming series are announced.
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May the fourth be with you! Brand-new Star Wars film is announced

A new Star Wars film has been announced – the twelfth instalment in the epic franchise – and it will be written and directed by Taika Waititi.
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European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move to Go Forward as Digital Edition

European Film Promotion’s networking program Producers on the Move will take place as a digital edition on its original dates – from May 11 to 15 – and independently of the Cannes Film Festival, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty up-and-coming European producers will meet online and present their projects in […]

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All Rise’s Simone Missick Reveals What It Was Like to Film the Season Finale From Her Own Home

All RiseTonight, All Rise follows in Parks and Recreation’s footsteps, sort of.
Where Parks returned after five years for a special, all video-chat episode made to raise money for Feeding…

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‘Selfie’: SXSW Film Review

[Editor’s note: “Selfie” is one of more than 100 movies originally scheduled to screen at the SXSW Film Festival in March. After the coronavirus outbreak forced the festival to cancel, event organizers partnered with Amazon Prime to make seven of those features available to stream for free through Weds., May 6.] Many a screenwriter has […]

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‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’: Film Review

Do you know what the average life expectancy was in the 18th century? It was 17. (You read that right.) No, this wasn’t just about the fact that human beings back then tended to live less long. It was about the staggering inequality that society was built on. In Europe, the majority of people were […]

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Film News Roundup: SXSW Wrestling Documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’ Sold

In today’s film news roundup, the documentary “You Cannot Kill David Arquette” and the thriller “Broil” find homes and AFI unveils winners of its Writers’ Room Ready Awards. ACQUISITIONS Super Ltd, Neon’s boutique division, has acquired North American rights to David Darg and Price James’ documentary, “You Cannot Kill David Arquette,” which is an official selection […]

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‘Dangerous and misleading’: Michael Moore film criticised by climate experts

A new Michael Moore documentary about green energy has been heavily criticised by climate scientists for being “dangerous, misleading and destructive”.
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Film News Roundup: Animator Blue Bug Teaming on 15-Movie Slate With American Content

In today’s film news roundup, Blue Bug Entertainment makes a 15-title slate deal, production on “Tom, Dick and Harry: The Christmas Movie” is halted and Women in Media and Impact24 PR are staging a series of behind-the-scenes panels. SLATE DEAL Blue Bug Entertainment has partnered with American Content Media for the worldwide distribution of Blue Bug […]

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‘Bit’: Film Review

Its central characters jaded club youth who just happen to be vampires — and seem not to have developed any depth or maturity no matter how long they’ve been doing this undead thing — “Bit” seems likewise content to act cool in the shallow end of the pool. Brad Michael Elmore’s feature flirts with various […]

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‘Robert the Bruce’: Film Review

“Robert the Bruce” sounds like it could be the title of a Mel Brooks parody of a rousingly high-minded chain-mail-and-Lochaber-axe medieval hero epic. (It’s a sword clank away from something like “Bruce the Lionhearted.”) I don’t mean to come off as ignorant or disrespectful, since Robert the Bruce was, of course, the 14th-century Scottish king […]

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Annapurna Pictures Lays Off CFO James Pong, Film and TV Executives (EXCLUSIVE)

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has enacted a round of layoffs, reaching as high as chief financial officer James Pong, insiders told Variety. In addition to Pong, four creative executives were eliminated, two from the film division and two from television, and two assistants were also let go, according to sources. Those seven employees represent nearly […]

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Film News Roundup: Universal Pictures Developing Supernatural Romance ‘Dan and Sam’

In today’s film news roundup, Universal is moving ahead on a supernatural romance, the Napa Valley Film Festival delays the event for a year and the Frameline unveils a variety of offerings after postponing its festival to the fall. PROJECT LAUNCHED Universal Pictures is developing supernatural romance “Dan and Sam,” based on the 2015 graphic […]

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‘The Quarry’: Film Review

It’s the kind of West Texas town you’ve seen in a thousand movies — not just tranquil but barren, stock-still, a real desolation row, like a postcard that may or may not contain living things. Michael Shannon, as a local police chief, explains that it’s the sort of small town that people once thought of […]

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Cannes Film Festival Won’t Go Ahead in June

CANNES CAN’T: The Cannes Film Festival has scrapped plans for a postponement until the end of June, but said it is exploring different formats to make sure the films that were due to be screened at the event find an audience.
The festival was originally scheduled to take place from May 12 to 23, with U.S. director Spike Lee heading the jury. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers initially proposed moving the event to late June and early July instead.
That option has fallen through after French President Emmanuel Macron said France would begin lifting confinement measures on May 11, but continue to ban large public gatherings until mid-July.
“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the festival said in a statement issued late on Tuesday.
“Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another,” they added.
What shape that might take remains unclear. In an interview with WWD sister

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‘Butt Boy’: Film Review

Nobody is going to watch a movie called “Butt Boy” in pursuit of sophisticated wit. That said, this feature spinoff from a prior sketch by the collaborative comedy-video team known as Tiny Cinema does manage to be just about the drollest execution possible of the most juvenile concept imaginable. While some may be disappointed that […]

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Venice Film Festival Set for September, Digital Format Nixed

VENICE IS ON, FOR NOW: A day after the Cannes Film Festival announced a review of this year’s format, organizers of the Venice Film Festival said for the time being, the event is scheduled to run Sept. 2 to 12. With a caveat.
A spokesperson told WWD that a final decision will be delivered at the end of May. “We must use common sense. The situation is dramatic and we are monitoring it, but no other decision has been taken. Whatever we say now could be refuted the next day. There can be no clarity now and the dates are still far away.”
Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, reporting 21,645 deaths and 165,155 infected patients as of April 15. The country has been in lockdown since March 9 and the government is expected to gradually lift it on May 4.
The government is still evaluating how to provide safety in cinemas, theaters and stadiums, with speculation mounting that they may not reopen by the end of the year, or that only a limited number of guests will be able to enter in different time slots.  
A digital-only festival in Venice is excluded, the spokesperson underscored. “Technology can help on

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Coronavirus Puts 5,000 Chinese Film and TV Firms Out of Business

More than 5,000 Chinese film and TV companies have cancelled or revoked their business registrations so far this year, nearly twice the tally for the entirety of 2019, a state-run media outlet said Wednesday. That is a signal of the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak on China’s film industry. Shut since January with high […]

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‘Stardust’: Film Review

In “Stardust,” a movie that dramatizes David Bowie’s road trip across America in 1971, David (Johnny Flynn), several years into his career but still, in terms of image, a bit of a leftover hippie rocker, finds himself performing at a convention of vacuum-cleaner salesmen. It seems his manager back in England had failed to secure […]

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Coronavirus: Cannes film festival not possible ‘in original form’

The organisers have not yet made clear what form the festival could take amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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‘Love Wedding Repeat’ on Netflix: Film Review

In a romantic comedy, any good-looking British actor can probably coast along on his charm and accent and manners. But to do what Hugh Grant did in the ’90s — to make you believe that for all his cultivation and civilized sex appeal, he lives inside a spectacular thicket of self-doubt that’s even more enchanting […]

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‘Tigertail’ on Netflix: Film Review

Here’s the beautiful but frustrating thing about a movie as personal as Taiwanese American director Alan Yang’s “Tigertail,” which debuts on Netflix today: By drawing on specifics from his family story, Yang offers audiences — especially those with parents who were born abroad, as his were — a chance to see reflections of their own […]

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‘The Main Event’: Film Review

There’s a bit of magic sprinkled into director Jay Karas’ “The Main Event.” Trouble is, adults in the audience will have to go looking for it. This kid-centric wish-fulfillment fantasy from WWE Studios centers around a bullied runt who enters a professional wrestling contest after finding a super-powered and super-stinky mask. The film represents all […]

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‘Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind’: Film Review

In the old days, you would check in on an alien-visitation shlock-TV documentary (or an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries”) all to catch those grainy home-movie glimpses of alien spaceships. On that score, “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind” is nothing less than an all-you-can-eat banquet of UFO porn. There are vintage clips of “sightings” shot […]

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Singapore Film Festival Sets New Heads

The Singapore International Film Festival has shaken up its leadership ahead of a 31st edition that is currently on course to take place from November. Experienced arts manager, Emily Hoe has been hired as the festival’s executive director. She takes over from Yuni Hadi, who held the role since 2014. Kuo Ming-Jung, who was last […]

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Melbourne Film Festival in August Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Melbourne International Film Festival, which was to have been held in August, has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Organizers said that the accompanying 37 Degrees South Market and the Accelerator Lab would also not go ahead this year. Australia is currently in a state of lockdown in order to ensure social […]

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‘Trolls World Tour’: Film Review

As the first major Hollywood movie — and, in fact, the only one — since the outbreak of the coronavirus to bow out of its scheduled theatrical release and reposition itself on a home-viewing platform, “Trolls World Tour” has the chance to be a bigger event than it might have otherwise. Or maybe a smaller […]

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Meghan Markle's TV & Film Roles Through The Years

Meghan's already booked her first Hollywood gig after stepping away from her royal duties! Take a trip down memory lane with some of her early acting roles. Watch!
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Chanel and Tribeca Announce Online Film Festival Art Awards

Like most things these days, the Tribeca Film Festival is pivoting online.
The film institution, together with Chanel, said today that select programming from the 19th annual festival, which was to be held in downtown Manhattan later this month, will be presented online. The 2020 Art Awards, sponsored as usual by Chanel, will happen digitally this year, featuring the work of Tribeca alumni and new pieces curated by Vito Schnabel. Artists picked by Schnabel include Rita Ackermann, Vahakn Arslanian, Francesco Clemente, Helen Marden, Robert Nava, Sterling Ruby, Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir and Gus Van Sant.
“I am honored to have been invited to assemble a cross-generational group of nine artists whose work captures the current mood of contemporary society,” Schnabel said in a statement. “This project is inspired by the connection between artists and filmmakers as natural storytellers, creators of narratives that accrue to a form of cultural journalism. Each artist included in this selection has a special relationship with both New York City and my gallery.”
“Now more than ever, it is important that we come together to celebrate the work of the amazing storytellers that give us laughter and craft the stories that unite us,” said Tribeca Film Festival cofounder and

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‘The Etruscan Smile’: Film Review

Brian Cox rages robustly and arrestingly against the dying of the light in “The Etruscan Smile,” an unabashedly formulaic yet undeniably affecting coming-to-terms drama that may cause as much discomfort as delight for those who recognize bits and pieces of their own fathers (or themselves) in the cantankerous character Cox portrays so persuasively. Based on […]

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‘Blue Story’: Film Review

The blockbusters will be postponed, the indie films in many cases will head straight to streaming. But even before the apple cart of movie distribution got tipped over, “Blue Story” had traced an unlikely path. , it was written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu, the London-based rapper, producer, actor, and director who bills himself as […]

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‘Blue Story’: Film Review

The blockbusters will be postponed, the indie films in many cases will head straight to streaming. But even before the apple cart of movie distribution got tipped over, “Blue Story” had traced an unlikely path. , it was written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu, the London-based rapper, producer, actor, and director who bills himself as […]

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‘Blue Story’: Film Review

The blockbusters will be postponed, the indie films in many cases will head straight to streaming. But even before the apple cart of movie distribution got tipped over, “Blue Story” had traced an unlikely path. , it was written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu, the London-based rapper, producer, actor, and director who bills himself as […]

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‘Elephant,’ Narrated by Meghan Markle: Film Review

Of all the members of the animal kingdom we think of as akin to humans — chimps, dolphins, whales, perhaps (if we’re being honest about it) our dogs — elephants may be the most movingly and preternaturally aware. Because you can see how intelligent they are. You see it in a chimp’s face, too, of […]

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‘Tape’: Film Review

“Tape,” a guerrilla indie drama that confronts some of the ways sexual harassment has been embedded in the entertainment industry, begins with Rosa (Annarosa Mudd) getting ready to go undercover — but really, she’s dressing for battle. After rigging herself up with a hidden camera, she mutilates her body in homage to Lavinia in “Titus […]

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Berlin Gala Film ‘Time To Hunt’ Abandons Theatrical Release, Heads to Netflix

“Time to Hunt,” the Korean action thriller that had its world premiere last month as a gala screening at the Berlin Film Festival, has given up its theatrical release plans. Instead, it will be released by streaming giant Netflix in mid-April. The move has not sat easily with Contents Panda, the Korean sales company which […]

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Longtime Film and TV Editor Susan Kesler Dies at 60

Longtime TV and film editor Susan Kesler died Thursday, March 19, following a brief battle with ovarian peritoneal cancer. She was 60. Kesler started out in the business as an apprentice editor on “The Love Boat” and “Dynasty,” two of the most popular TV shows in the late 1980s. Her career blossomed to include working […]

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‘The Dog Doc’: Film Review

Terminally ill pets and their desperate, distressed caretakers are those that seek Dr. Marty Goldstein’s miraculous help. Yet his unconventional philosophies and radical therapeutic methods are shown in a fairly conventional, albeit deeply affecting, manner in director Cindy Meehl’s “The Dog Doc.” His devotion to the cause of integrative care — a blending of traditional […]

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The Cannes Film Festival Has Been Canceled

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival is the latest to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Festival organizers revealed the news in a statement today, stating the festival will not be held from May 12 to 23. Organizers are instead considering several options on how to go forward with the Cannes Film Festival, one option being to postpone the festival to run from the end of June to early July this year.
“As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French government and Cannes’ City Hall as well as with the festival’s board members, film industry professionals and all the partners of the event,” the statement read.

Due to the health crisis and the development of the French and international situation, the Festival de Cannes will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned, from May 12 to 23. More info #Cannes2020 👉 https://t.co/peLmfw0gQW pic.twitter.com/SVWPasvU23
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) March 19, 2020

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Sydney Film Festival Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Sydney Film Festival, set to have taken place in June in Australia’s most populous city, has been canceled. Festival organizers called the move a “responsible decision – albeit a devastating one.” The festival had been planned to take place June 3-14, 2020. But upheaval became inevitable after the state of New South Wales issued an […]

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‘The Toll’: Film Review

A rideshare with a giggly geek driver who may be a serial killer. The staggering-through-the-ink-black-woods-with-nothing-but-a-flashlight look and mood of “The Blair Witch Project.” A mystic schlock demon like Candyman, the Slender Man, or the spectral figures from “The Strangers.” A Victrola in the middle of the road, cranking an ancient warbly ditty à la “The […]

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Fast & Furious Crossroads Launch ‘Uncertain’ in Wake of F9 Film Delay

Slightly Mad Studios’ Fast & Furious Crossroads may not launch in May 2020 as originally planned, Codemasters has revealed in a note to investors, via GamesRadar.

Citing the fact that Universal Pictures has delayed the release of F9 until April 2021 (11 months later than originally scheduled), Codemasters has admitted “[t]iming for the launch of [Fast & Furious Crossroads] is now uncertain.”

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“Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe is working closely with our partners at Universal Games and Digital Platforms regarding the F9 film’s newly announced theatrical release date of April 2021,” continues the Codemasters statement. “While not directly tied to the film, news and updates pertaining to the Fast & Furious Crossroads game will be shared once they become available.”

“The development team at Slightly Mad Studios and Codemasters will continue to finalise the Game as planned.”

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Fast & Furious Crossroads was announced during The Game Awards in December 2019 by franchise stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, who will also be playing their Fast characters Dom and Letty in the game itself. The project was first hinted at back in 2017.

Fast & Furious Crossroads and Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios was acquired by Codemasters in November 2019.

While the spread of covid-19 has resulted in a huge number of release delays and stalled productions, more importantly there are number of things you can do to stay safe during this pandemic.

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‘The Carnivores’: Film Review

Dim echoes of David Lynch and early Roman Polanski abound throughout “The Carnivores,” a fitfully fascinating mix of teasing narrative opacity and stylized psycho-thriller atmospherics. The shot-in-Austin indie feature, originally set to premiere at the cancelled SXSW Film Festival, instead had a March 14 unveiling at a private event in the Texas capital city attended, […]

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Ellen and Jimmy Fallon among US chat shows to film without audience

Several US chat shows are taking the precaution amid the growing outbreak of coronavirus.
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‘Inside the Rain’: Film Review

When asked to diagnose himself early in “Inside the Rain,” Benjamin Glass, a college film student played by Aaron Fisher, cheerfully runs down a checklist: “I’m bipolar, ADHD, OCD, borderline personality disorder… You name it, I’ve got it.” It’s a moment that is at once both amusing and unsettling — even more so if you’re […]

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Coronavirus: Fast and Furious 9 film release put back by 11 months

The new instalment in the hit film franchise is delayed as a result of the fallout from coronavirus.
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‘Stargirl’: Film Review

Maybe it’s the fault of “The Fault in Our Stars” that we assume, in the flourishing modern era of the young-adult genre, that one of the story’s romantic leads has to die in order to advance the dramatic stakes. Fortunately, that’s not the case with director Julia Hart’s “Stargirl.” Adapted by Hart, Kristin Hahn and […]

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‘The Postcard Killings’: Film Review

There have been a lot of adaptations (primarily for TV) of megaselling author James Patterson’s pulpy fictions, none particularly memorable, with the possible exception of hit 1997 thriller “Kiss the Girls.” But then, his books seldom aim for much more than disposable entertainment, so it’s apt enough that their screen versions should follow suit. By […]

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Dracula Film Reportedly In the Works Following The Invisible Man’s Success

Following the success of The Invisible Man, Universal is reportedly working on securing and developing a new Dracula film that will be directed by Destroyer’s Karyn Kusama and produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions.

As reported by THR, The Invisible Man’s #1 opening and earnings of $ 98.3 million on a budget of only $ 7 million have caused Universal to once again turn its focus to its Monsterverse. However, this time, the “new batch of films will be stand-alone, moderately budgeted efforts, rather than big swings within an interconnected movie universe.”

Universal’s first attempt at its Monsterverse did not go as planned, as 2017’s The Mummy only earned $ 406 million worldwide on a budget of $ 125 million. Tom Cruise was the star of the film and was set to be followed by such actors/actresses as Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Javier Bardem in other monster films.

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It is important to note that Universal hasn’t officially been brought on for this film, as Dracula is in the public domain, but it would be surprising if it did not end up being part of this project as “Blumhouse has a first-look deal with the studio and Universal isn’t about to let one of its iconic monsters escape the fold.”

Sources claim that the Dracula film will take place in modern times and will have its script written by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, who both worked with Kusama multiple times.

This news follows another report that states James Wan will also be producing a currently untitled legacy monster film for Universal.

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Universal is also reportedly working with such filmmakers as Paul Feig, Elizabeth Banks, and John Krasinski to pitch multiple takes on a single legacy monster. However, one agent familiar with the studio’s plans warns that “they have multiple irons in the fire, but not all will become real.”

While you wait to see the future of Universal’s monsters, be sure to check out our review of both Netflix’s Dracula and The Invisible Man and take a look at what makes The Invisible Man both timely and terrifying.

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Peter Rabbit 2 film release delayed by four months amid coronavirus fears

The sequel becomes the latest major film to have its release pushed back.
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‘Kill It and Leave This Town’: Film Review

An utterly bizarre, frequently grotesque, occasionally obscene singularity, Polish artist Mariusz Wilczynski’s abrasive animation “Kill It and Leave This Town” exists so far outside the realm of the expected, the acceptable and the neatly comprehensible that it acts as a striking reminder of just how narrow that realm can be. Occupying a conceptual space several […]

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Daniel Craig reveals struggle with anxiety and explains five-year wait for new Bond film

Daniel Craig has explained the long wait for the new James Bond film, saying he suffered anxiety over the role and felt he physically wasn’t up to playing 007 again.
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‘Speer Goes to Hollywood’: Film Review

A rather pedestrian presentation of a potentially fascinating story, Vanessa Lapa’s “Speer Goes to Hollywood” expands on a little-known footnote to the Hydra-headed history of the post-war fates of top Nazi lieutenants. It is based on the 1972 recordings of conversations between Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect, friend and wartime munitions minister, and screenwriter Andrew Birkin […]

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‘Resistance’: Film Review

At the time of his death in 2007, Marcel Marceau was the world’s most famous mime. But in 1938-’39, when World War II rescue drama “Resistance” takes place, Jewish-born Marcel Mangel was just 15 years old (two decades younger than actor Jesse Eisenberg, who plays him here) and had not yet adopted his stage name, […]

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Beijing International Film Festival Indefinitely Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The Beijing International Film Festival, originally scheduled for late April, will be postponed to an unknown future date due to the coronavirus epidemic, organizers have said. The government-backed event was supposed to have taken place April 19-26. It has been postponed “in order to cope with the overall situation of prevention of the novel coronavirus […]

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Daniel Craig confirms No Time To Die will be his last Bond film

007 star Daniel Craig has confirmed that No Time To Die will be his last movie as James Bond.
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Mark Wahlberg in ‘Spenser Confidential’: Film Review

“Man, you get beat up a lot,” an aspiring boxer tells the eponymous punching bag/pulp-fiction private eye Mark Wahlberg plays in “Spenser Confidential.” “And I’ve noticed every single time you get your face pushed in, you come back with just a little bit more information.” That’s a pretty apt description of Spenser’s modus operandi, and […]

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Release of James Bond film No Time To Die delayed amid coronavirus fears

The release of No Time To Die is pushed from April to November as coronavirus continues to spread.
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James Bond film No Time To Die delayed by seven months due to coronavirus

The release date for new James Bond film No Time To Die has been pushed back seven months due to coronavirus.
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‘Go Back to China’: Film Review

Those hungry for more of the East/West culture-clash terrain of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Farewell” may savor the slightly downsized pleasures of “Go Back to China,” which offers up some of the first film’s lifestyle glamour plus the second’s more earnest family drama. Emily Ting’s second scripted feature is essentially a freely fictionalized revamp […]

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Royal Mint releases 7kg gold coin to mark 25th James Bond film

The Royal Mint has produced a 7kg (15lbs) gold coin worth £7,000 to commemorate the 25th James Bond film.
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‘Gunda’: Film Review

Some were bemused earlier this month when Joaquin Phoenix used his entirely expected Oscar win as a less predictable occasion for an impassioned animal-rights plea: It was certainly the first time bovine artificial insemination had been discussed amid the glitter and glistening tears of Hollywood’s biggest night. What we didn’t know, however, was how neatly […]

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Berlin International Film Festival: Iranian film about executions wins top prize

Director Mohammad Rasoulof is banned from leaving Iran and filmed There Is No Evil in secret.
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‘Saint Frances’: Film Review

At 34, Bridget doesn’t know what she wants, but she knows she doesn’t want a baby — not now, at least — and so she doesn’t hesitate to make the decision that might’ve served as the focal point of a different kind of film. In “Saint Frances,” getting an abortion is just one of the […]

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‘Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street’: Film Review

In 1985, New Line rushed out a sequel to its breakout horror hit of the prior year. But while commercially successful enough, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” was initially disliked by mainstream horror fans, then later won cult status, for the same reason: It struck many as “the gayest horror film of […]

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‘Father’: Film Review

“Father” begins with a mother. Dragging her two sullen, uncomprehending kids along with her, Biljana (Nada Šargin) strides onto the grounds of the factory from which her husband was let go more than a year before and harangues the foreman about the severance package they still have not received. The children are hungry, she wails, […]

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Film Review: ‘Blood on Her Name’

In the opening moments of “Blood on Her Name,” an arrestingly twisty and suspenseful Southern noir thriller in the tradition of “One False Move,” we’re introduced to Leigh, the working-class protagonist played by Bethany Anne Lind, with a jarring close-up that is at once explicit and ambiguous. Her face is battered, her breathing is labored, […]

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‘Charlatan’: Film Review

At several points in “Charlatan,” the camera looks glossily on as our protagonist holds small bottles of amber liquid to the light, academically scrutinizing their contents as they beam a light golden glow onto his features: an effect both ennobling and almost romantic. The man is Jan Mikolášek, a famous Czech herbalist and healer with […]

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Filming for Tom Cruise’s latest film hit by coronavirus fears

Filming on the latest Mission: Impossible movie has been suspended due to coronavirus fears in Italy.
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‘Jinpa’: Film Review

After roaming for more than a year on the international festival circuit, “Jinpa” — the latest effort from Tibetan director Pema Tseden (“Old Dog,” “Tharlo”) — has finally launched a limited run in U.S. art houses, where it might find an appreciative if occasionally perplexed audience for its idiosyncratic mix of deadpan wit and understated […]

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‘H Is for Happiness’: Film Review

More often than not, “A” festival competitions privilege the arty over the entertaining, so hats off to the Berlinale Generation section, where the two qualities frequently coexist. A case in point: the delightful coming-of-age dramedy “H Is for Happiness,” which provides feel-good entertainment for the entire family without pandering — and definitely without sacrificing style […]

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‘Persian Lessons’: Film Review

In “Schindler’s List,” most of the actors spoke English, using accents to indicate their characters’ origins. In “Son of Saul,” the cast struggles to communicate in a mish-mosh of languages, as Jews of different nationalities were thrown together in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Stories about the Holocaust — so vital in trying to reconcile the horrors of the […]

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Claire Denis and Phedon Papamichael Join Doha Film Institute’s Qumra Lineup

The Doha Film Institute has added French auteur Claire Denis and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”) to the lineup of star talent who will act as mentors for the Qumra Masters program during its upcoming Qumra event dedicated to fostering fresh Arab film fare that is opening up to TV projects. They join previously announced […]

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Berlin: NL Film, Hupe Film Board ‘Life Through a Dead Man’s Eyes’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amsterdam-based NL Film and Hupe Film in Cologne have boarded Jo Baier’s upcoming Nazi war criminal horror thriller “Life Through a Dead Man’s Eyes.” The companies join co-producers Films in Motion (FIM), the Berlin-based shingle run by American producer René Asch, and Angelika Mohr’s Morefilms in Munich, which is also handling world sales. German thesps […]

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‘Goldie’: Film Review

Slick Woods plays the titular streetwise 18-year-old New Yorker in “Goldie,” a character who’s constantly running toward, or away, from things — a life of perpetual motion that doesn’t actually get her anywhere. In the confident hands of Dutch writer-director Sam de Jong, Goldie’s story is one of big dreams and harsh realities, and the […]

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Bollywood releases ‘first film with gay man as lead character’

A rom-com touted as Bollywood’s first film to feature a gay male lead character has been released in cinemas.
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‘Greed’: Film Review

I’ve got this friend who makes his own clothes. Not the generic kind cut from dowdy prairie-dress patterns, but chic, design-it-yourself garments that look better than most anything you’d find on a ready-to-wear rack. I figure he’s the only person I know who’s not guilty of contributing to the kind of sweatshop misery writer-director Michael […]

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Trump mocks Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite

Donald Trump has mocked the South Korean film Parasite after it scooped the best picture prize at the Oscars – telling a crowd he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like Gone With The Wind.
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Berlin: Orange Studio Launches ‘The Last Film Show,’ ‘Old Fashioned, ‘Love Song For Tough Guys’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Under the new leadership of industry veteran Kristina Zimmermann, Orange Studio, the film/TV division of the French telco group Orange, is launching three new projects at Berlin’s European Film Market: “Last Film Show,” “Old Fashioned” and “Love Song for Tough Guys.” Directed by Pan Nalin (“Samsara”), “Last Film Show” follows Samay, a 9-year-old boy living […]

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‘Rebuilding Paradise’: Film Review

Ron Howard, over the last decade, has directed a handful of documentaries (all of them about popular musicians), and maybe it’s no surprise that he has turned out to be an ace craftsman of the nonfiction form. But “Rebuilding Paradise,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is a different kind of Ron Howard documentary, […]

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‘The Night Clerk’: Film Review

In “The Night Clerk,” Tye Sheridan and a very busy Ana de Armas star as a hotel clerk with Asperger’s and the solicitous beauty who shows up after a murder. The chemistry between Sheridan and de Armas is involving. The casting of Helen Hunt as a enabling mother and John Leguizamo as a police detective […]

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Film News Roundup: Noomi Rapace Thriller ‘O2’ Heads for Berlin Film Market

In today’s film news roundup, Noomi Rapace gets a starring role, ArcLight Cinemas hires Ted Mundorff and a “Karn Evil 9” movie is in the works. CASTING  Noomi Rapace will star in the thriller “O2,” which will launch sales next week at the European Film Market in Berlin through Wild Bunch International. Franck Khalfoun is […]

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‘The Cloud In Her Room’: Film Review

When disconsolate lovers light up a post-coital cigarette amid tousled bedclothes in a French New Wave film, the source of their angsty ennui is often, in some way or other, l’amour. But if it’s Hangzhou, China, in the late 2010s, as opposed to 1960s Paris, the source of the disaffection, and therefore the poetry, is […]

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‘Exile’: Film Review

There’s much talk these days of microaggressions: words and gestures of disrespect toward others, particularly those of other social groups, that betray prejudice even when everyday or unintentional. It’s a term that sounds almost scientific, though as a unit of measurement, it’s frustratingly inexact: how many microaggressions add up to plain, violent, not-so-small oppression? How […]

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U.K. Film & TV Industry Faces Mental Health Crisis: “Seismic Shifts Need to Happen”

A new survey has revealed a major mental health crisis is permeating the U.K. film and TV industry, with close to 90% of off-screen professionals experiencing mental health issues on the job – significantly worse than the general population, in which 65% struggle with mental health at work. Commissioned by The Film and TV Charity, […]

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’: Film Review

For all the kerfuffle that erupted in the spring of 2019 over the visual design of Sonic the Hedgehog, the blue-furred speed-demon mascot of the Sega video game–turned–live-action kiddie adventure, you wish that the creators of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” who went back and redesigned the character after being pressured (I almost wrote bullied) by his […]

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Udine Asian Film Festival Adds Work-in Progress Section

The annual Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy is to add a works-in-progress section to its Focus Asia industry services for the first time this year. The section will be curated by Marie-Pierre Valle, an executive with sales agency Wild Bunch. It will focus on Asian films in post-production, and those which are seeking […]

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Film Factory Boards Fernando Trueba’s ‘Forgotten We’ll Be’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID — Swooping on one of the buzzed-up high-profile Spanish-language titles at Ventana Sur, Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “El Olvido Que Seremos” (“Forgotten We’ll Be”), starring Javier Cámara (“Talk to Her”) and directed by Academy Award winning writer-director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”). Produced by Dago García Producciones for Caracol TV, […]

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Parasite: Everything you need to know about Oscar-winning film

Parasite has made history as the first Korean film to be take home the award for best picture at the Oscars.
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Berlin Film Festival Competition Film ‘Undine’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for Christian Petzold’s “Undine,” which world premieres in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. Petzold won the Silver Berlin Bear for best director for “Barbara” in 2012. At the heart of “Undine,” set in modern-day Berlin, lies the Undine myth: a water nymph becomes human when […]

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Former NFL WR Cherry wins Oscar for short film

Matthew A. Cherry, who spent about three seasons in the NFL with several teams, won an Academy Award for his animated short film “Hair Love.”
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Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020 Winners: The Complete List

Aubrey Plaza, 2020 Film Independent Spirit AwardsAwards season is in full swing and we’re almost at its peak (aka 2020 Oscars). But first, let’s honor the best in independent film.
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The Razzies: Cats and Rambo sequel among worst film nominees

Nominations for the Razzies, which celebrate the worst films in Hollywood, are announced.
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Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look

Olivia Wilde, 2020 Film Independent Spirit AwardsOlivia Wilde, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Lourd and returning host Aubrey Plaza were among many stars who showcased chic looks as they walked the red- make that blue carpet at the 2020 Film Independent…

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Independent Spirit Awards: The Farewell’s Lulu Wang wins for best film

Winning film-maker Lulu Wang says “you don’t have to encourage women – just give them the job”.
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Osaka Asian Film Festival Unveils Bumper Lineup

The Osaka Asian Film Festival, Western Japan’s largest showcase of films from Asia, has announced the line-up of its 15th edition, which will unspool March 6-15 at venues in Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city. The opening film is “The Garden of Evening Mists,” Taiwanese director Tom Lin Shu-yu’s drama about a woman who falls in love with […]

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Sky Cinema host Alex Zane shares his Oscar night film predictions

Movie buff and Sky Cinema host Alex Zane reckons this could be an easy year to call all the big Oscar winners.
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Sky Cinema host Alex Zane shares his Oscar night film predictions

Movie buff and Sky Cinema host Alex Zane reckons this could be an easy year to call all the big Oscar winners.
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Dominique Green to Head Dinard Film Festival

Dominique Green, a veteran of both the French and British film industries, has been appointed artistic director of the Dinard Film Festival, a festival in Brittany, northwestern France that showcases films from the U.K. Green’s early career involved distribution, exhibition and festivals and a sting at Virgin Films. Twelve years based in Paris saw her […]

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Film News Roundup: Woody Harrelson Starring in Satire ‘Triangle of Sadness’

In today’s film news roundup, Woody Harrelson will star in a satire, Kaitlyn Dever will be honored, and the docs “Saul & Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor Band” and “Before the Plate” find distribution. CASTINGS Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean have signed to star in Ruben Östlund’s upcoming satire “Triangle Of Sadness.” The movie, set […]

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‘Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story’: Film Review

For many the 1990s were the Age of Irony, with hipster cultural touchstones like Spy magazine and the TV show “Strangers With Candy” helping make snark the preferred flavor of the day. “The Simpsons” was also a big player in that area, yet arguably no cartoon series before had been quite so postmodern as “The […]

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Oscars 2020: The lowdown on the international film nominees

All you need to know about the contenders for this year’s best international film statuette.
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BAFTAs: War epic 1917 cleans up with best film and director awards

British director Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917 is the big winner at this year’s BAFTA Awards, taking home the night’s big prize, best picture, as well as a slew of other gongs.
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Warnings over British independent film scene’s ‘spiral of decline’

New figures reveal a sharp drop in the number of independent films made in the UK.
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‘Be Water’: Film Review

Some movie stars level a kind of divinity that transcends personal preference — woe betide the dissenter who openly finds Audrey Hepburn cloying, or Cary Grant less than charming. That Bruce Lee had long ascended to that level of iron-clad cool was underlined by the biggest popular quibble with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” […]

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Vote: Which Star Was Best Dressed at the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards?

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Last night, the 2020 BAFTA Film Awards took place in London, where some of the best and brightest in film were honored by the…

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Sundance Film Festival Names Tabitha Jackson as Director

Filmmaker Tabitha Jackson has been named the incoming director of the Sundance Film Festival, succeeding outgoing director John Cooper. Sundance, America’s premiere festival and sales market for global independent film, elevates Jackson from her previous role as director of the Sundance Institute’s documentary film program. Cooper, who vacates the role after 11 years, has been […]

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Bafta film awards 2020: Stars due on red carpet after diversity row

Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino are among those nominated.
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Remake Hopes New Film Puts Consumers in a Sustainability State of Mind

Remake, a nonprofit organization that uses original documentary footage to educate consumers about the fashion industry’s treatment of women and impact on the environment, today launched a short film, “10 Ways to Dress Like a Sustainable Pro,” featuring models from Role Models Management, an ethical agency and platform for models with interests and titles such as public health worker, doula, skateboarder, vegan activist and editor in chief.
Ayesha Barenblat, Remake’s founder, hopes the film will light a fire under the fast-fashion jeans and viscose jumpsuits of the ranks of less woke shoppers and spark the desire to consume more consciously. She knows that’s easier said than done.
“You come up against the reality that making the right choices are expensive and time-consuming,” said Barenblat, noting that many consumers continue to associate sustainable apparel with dull, crunchy or unattainably expensive clothing. “How do you make sustainability accessible to the everyday girl, so she knows that sustainable fashion can be stylish, attainable and inclusive.
“There’s so many misleading eco-conscious claims, and so much greenwashing,” Barenblat said, adding that some statistics and data points have become evangelized by the industry in spite of a lack of science-based, peer-reviewed research. “Fashion is the world’s second-biggest polluter. How

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Bafta Film Awards: Does current voting system need to change?

More than 250 films are put forward for consideration in the expectation of a fair competition.
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Bafta film awards 2020: ‘Detailed review’ of voting process after diversity row

The review will hear views “within and outside the membership” about its current voting system.
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Brazil: Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ parody film ban overturned

The court rules that Netflix can stream a parody film where Jesus brings home a presumed boyfriend.
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Netflix ordered to pull film depicting Jesus as a gay man

A judge in Brazil has ordered Netflix to stop showing a “blasphemous” Christmas special that depicts Jesus as a gay man.
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‘Underwater’: Film Review

Before technology took over the movies, a cruddy sci-fi action thriller often looked just as bad as it played. No longer. “Underwater,” a deep-sea knockoff of “Alien” set on a corporate research rig seven miles beneath the surface of the ocean, has been made with the kind of lavish atmospheric precision that, 30 years ago, […]

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Timothee Chalamet ‘in talks to play Bob Dylan in new film’

Timothee Chalamet is in talks to play Bob Dylan in a new film about the musician, according to reports.
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Joker leads Bafta film award nominations

Joaquin Phoenix’s film has 11 nods, followed by The Irishman and Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood.
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Golden Globes 2020: The full list of film and TV winners

The Golden Globes winners for 2020 have been announced, honouring the biggest films and TV series of the past year.
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2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival: See Jennifer Lopez and More Stars on the Red Carpet

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, 2020 Palm Springs Film Festival AwardsThree cheers for the 2020 awards season!
The countdown to to the Golden Globes is officially on, but first we turn our attention to the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The…

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2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival: See Jennifer Lopez and More Stars on the Red Carpet

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Gal Gadot, Keshet Partner on Film Adaptation of Novel Banned in Israeli Schools

Gal Gadot is partnering with Keshet International on a film adaptation of a novel banned from school reading lists by the Israeli government because of its depiction of an Israeli-Palestinian romance. The “Wonder Woman” star and her husband, Jaron Varsano, will be co-producing the film with Keshet Studios through Pilot Wave, the production company the […]

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‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’: Film Review

Flat-footed storytelling meets fleet-footed choreography and sumptuous production values in the untaxingly fun “Ip Man 4: The Finale,” the last installment of director Wilson Yip and producer-star Donnie Yen’s glossy mythmaking tetralogy about the famous Wing Chun master. The insistent subtitle is there for a reason: everyone, Yen included, thought that “Ip Man 3” would […]

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‘The Hottest August’: Film Review

These days, when someone sets out to make a documentary, they typically have a pretty clear idea of what they’re expecting to find. Not Brett Story, who approaches “The Hottest August” like some kind of anthropologist from the future, interviewing New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds, as if any one of them might hold […]

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Bretman Rock, MTV to Film ‘No Filter’ YouTube Series

Bretman Rock‘s reality TV moment is here.
The Hawaii-based Filipino YouTuber is set to star in an upcoming MTV series, which will premiere early next year. Called “No Filter,” the series will live on YouTube, where both MTV and Rock count more than 6 million subscribers each. MTV’s debut season of “No Filter” starred infamous TanaCon YouTuber Tana Mongeau.
Rock shot to Internet fame as a beauty vlogger and has collaborated on product with both Morphe and ColourPop. He told WWD in September, when he made his fashion week debut, that he is working to expand his brand beyond beauty — namely via fashion and lifestyle.
Rock’s presence at New York Fashion Week exemplified a larger shift in the fashion industry toward Internet culture. In May, influencers, including James Charles, Lilly Singh, Liza Koshy and Camila Coelho, solidified their place among fashion’s elite when they attended the Met Gala. Fueled in large part by his feud with Tati Westbrook, James Charles was also one of the most-searched people of the year, according to Google’s 2019 Year in Search report.
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Star Wars director hopes fans ‘open-minded’ about new film

Star Wars director JJ Abrams says he hopes fans will be “open-minded” about the ninth and final instalment of the Skywalker saga.
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Film Review

In “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” there’s a lightsaber duel that’s pretty fantastic — not because of any unprecedented whirling-action whoa! factor (we have, after all, been through one or two of these my-sword-of-electric-fire-is-mightier-than-your-sword-of-electric-fire duels in our “Star Wars” lifetimes), but because of the emotions it channels. Visually, it’s a splendid fight. Rey (Daisy […]

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China Box Office: ‘Shepherd’ and ‘Skyfire’ Lead Local Film Dominance

Chinese-made films “Sheep Without A Shepherd,” “Skyfire” and “Gone With the Light” dominated weekend takings at the mainland Chinese box office. Hollywood’s holdovers were consigned to the lesser rankings. “Shepherd” is a remake of 2013 Indian thriller “Drishyam” and tells the story of a man trying to cover up for his daughter’s killing of a […]

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Kate Hudson Chats HappyxNature, Sustainability and Starring in Sia’s Anticipated Film ‘Music’

“Where have you been?” Kate Hudson asked friend and jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer as Meyer walked through the doors of The Butcher’s Daughter’s private back patio in Venice in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
“At your party,” exclaimed Meyer, who had been inside the vegan eatery. The event was being held to celebrate Hudson’s fashion brand, HappyxNature.
“The collection gets better and better,” said Meyer. “And look how cute you look.” Hudson had on the “skyglow” jumpsuit, retailing at $ 298 and made with recycled polyester. The entire line — dresses, jumpsuits, sweaters — was made in collaboration with Repreve, a provider of fiber created from recycled plastic bottles.
“At this point, there isn’t one thing that’s in design that doesn’t have an eco element to it,” shared Hudson, who collaborates with designer Michele Manz, former head of Alberta Ferretti whose résumé includes creating for John Varvatos, Converse, 7 For All Mankind and Current/Elliott. “Everything is conscious and yet we’re selling a $ 78 dress. Or, something that would normally be a $ 450 dress, we’re selling at $ 250. A lot of it is 100 percent recycled.
“I have to be honest, it’s not easy,” she said of producing sustainable fashion. “There are some things that are

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New Clint Eastwood film accused of ‘maliciously’ portraying journalist

An upcoming film based on a real-life bomb attack has been accused of portraying a journalist in a “false and malicious” manner.
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Michael Bay’s ‘6 Underground’: Film Review

If “6 Underground” were opening in theaters, you’d want to be sure to get there on time. Within the first six minutes, Michael Bay destroys a plane, a motorcycle, three cars, countless pedestrians, and the dignity of three Italian nuns. I’m fairly certain that Ryan Reynolds — who heads up the film’s off-the-grid vigilante squad, […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Clerks, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Added to National Film Registry

“Purple Rain,” “Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Amadeus,” “Sleeping Beauty,””Boys Don’t Cry” and “The Last Waltz” are among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The list also includes 1944’s “Gaslight,” starring Ingrid Bergman in an Oscar-winning performance; the 1955 film noir “The Phenix City Story,” […]

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Dalia Rabin Reacts to Israel’s Academy Awards International Film Entry, ‘Incitement’

There are so many things that I remember about living in Israel between the years of 1993-1994: the smell of salt water mixed with fresh raw fish in the ancient port of Jaffa, weekend hikes in Ein Gedi, the crackle and hiss of falafel balls frying in vats of piping hot oil in the street […]

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I can’t watch my film anymore, says Marriage Story director

Noah Baumbach has told Sky News he cannot watch his latest film Marriage Story anymore.
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Netflix Leads 2020 Golden Globe Nominations Across TV and Film

The list of 2020 Golden Globe nominees was released Monday morning, putting Netflix ahead of the pack in both television and film with 34 total nominations.
Nominations for the 77th annual awards ceremony, which takes place on Jan. 5, show Netflix’s newly released films “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman” leading with the most nominations for a motion picture, with six and five nominations, respectively. The streaming service’s third season of “The Crown” also received four nominations in television categories, including best television series (drama), best actor for Tobias Menzies, best actress for Olivia Colman and best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter.
Read on to see the full list of nominees for the 2020 Golden Globes.
Best Motion Picture — Drama
“1917”
“The Irishman”
“Joker”
“Marriage Story”
“The Two Popes”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson – “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan – “Little Women”
Charlize Theron – “Bombshell”
Renée Zellweger – “Judy”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale – “Ford v Ferrari”
Antonio Banderas – “Pain and Glory”
Adam Driver – “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker”
Jonathan Pryce – “The Two Popes”
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

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“Dolemite Is My Name”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Knives

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Golden Globes 2020: The full list of film and TV nominees

The Golden Globes nominations for 2020 have been revealed, celebrating the biggest films and TV series of the past year.
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Robert Redford Talks About Potential Next Film, U.S. Politics, Life Philosophy

During a 90-minute onstage conversation at the Marrakech Film Festival, where he received an honorary tribute, Robert Redford spoke about his life-long quest for truth and freedom, and his political engagement through films, as well as a long-gestating project he’s considering producing, despite having announced his retirement. When he has spoken about the project, “109 […]

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Major Film Festivals Are Becoming Key in Promoting Films From the Arab World, Africa

Looking back at the lineups of key festivals such as Cannes and Venice this year, 2019 stands out as a banner year for movies from the African continent and the Arab world. During a panel hosted at the Netflix-sponsored industry event Atlas Workshops during the Marrakech Film Festival, Rémi Bonhomme, who works at Cannes’ Critics’ […]

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David Beckham film plays at hospital he was born in

Sam Taylor-Johnson’s artwork of David Beckham sleeping is on show in east London until March 2020.
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Film News Roundup: Leonardo DiCaprio Presenting Robert De Niro SAG Life Achievement Award

In today’s film news roundup, Leonardo DiCaprio will present Robert De Niro with his SAG Life Achievement Award, the Oliver Sacks documentary finds a home and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television gets a new dean. AWARD PRESENTATION Leonardo DiCaprio has been selected to present Robert De Niro the SAG Life Achievement Award  at […]

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