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The director said he was stepping back “to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me.” Joss Whedon will take over for Mr. Snyder. [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
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At times the films take a back seat as festivalgoers check their phones for the latest news and ponder their industry’s future. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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The new entry in Ridley Scott’s long-lived franchise is committed to the canny management of expectations, but that doesn’t diminish its creepiness. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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A TV musical remake of the 1987 film, now starring Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes, includes an interracial flirtation and a sexless middle-age marriage. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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At some point the past year, Rive Gauche icon Agnès Varda and French photographer JR went on a road trip through rural France documenting whatever locals they encountered and, lucky for us, decided to make a movie about it. The main activity of their excursion involved producing pieces for JR’s ongoing Inside Out project, wherein he takes portraits of the subjects he happens upon (or lets them enter into his van-cum-photobooth to capture their own images), prints them out at a scale somewhere between life-size and mammoth, and then pastes the images onto a building or transportation vessel that is meaningful [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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Director, screenwriter and boatbuilder (!) Sam Kuhn is in Cannes premiering his short film, Möbius — described as “a moth-eaten tale of magic and mutation half remembered by a teen poet who’s beloved lies lifeless in a stream” — in Critic’s Week. Filmmaker asked Kuhn, who hails from the Pacific Northwest, to keep a diary of his experiences, which rapidly went from jet-lagged to deeply strange. Here are his first two entries, with more to follow. Day 1 First day of the festival in truth and after months of confusing-as-hell email chains with the French, surprise re-edit of the film, [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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With DVDs fast becoming relics and box-office numbers stagnating, movie studios are looking to toys and other licensed products to raise revenue. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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Mr. Hardy has signed on to lead “Venom,” a 2018 Marvel movie connected to “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” [...]
Sun, May 21, 2017
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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came in second, while the teenage drama “Everything, Everything” was a respectable third. [...]
Sun, May 21, 2017
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The company’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, says the festival knew full well that its competition titles might not get a theatrical release. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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The actress, poet and new director celebrates her film “Paint It Black” with family and a sisterhood of famous friends. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens will feature 12 films from the versatile actor James Caan. [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Last November I wrote a piece for Filmmaker about walking away from my debut film. “Just Let Go Already! 12 Takeaways After Making the Microbudget Feature, The Purple Onion” chronicles the five-year process of making my first feature film and sums up whatever wisdom I can impart to anyone making a film. Filmmaking can be likened to many things. It’s rewarding on so many levels. And yet the truth is that what began as a labor of love was becoming a growing burden with no end in sight. Now I’m here to prove why you should keep going anyway. After [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Floating in an ocean of equals parts uncertainty and obscurity after winning the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury in 2014, Bas Devos’s feature debut Violet didn’t reach American shores, beyond a handful of festivals, until new distributor Altered Innocence took a chance and set a theatrical date and announced a subsequent physical release. Saved from being forgotten, the film is one of the most striking and pure cinematic works to arrive stateside this year, and exemplifies the importance of betting on unorthodox voices that aim to challenge the medium’s formal conventions. Shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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Known for the film complex at Lincoln Center that bears her name, Ms. Munroe was an Emmy-winning graphic designer whose movie work included “The Producers.” [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
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