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Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name, All the Money in the World set for AFI Fest 2017

AFI Fest 2017 will be the world premiere of Ridley Scott’s second film this year, the Getty-kidnapping drama All the Money in the World starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Spacey. Previous fest closers include Patriots Day and The Big Short. AFI FEST will present the work of Robert Altman retrospective, with screenings and discussions of 12 films — ...

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MUDBOUND Wins 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award

Dee Rees’s post-World War II drama Mudbound has won the Overall Audience Award at the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival. The festival has Audience Favorite awards in its separate sections including US Cinema, World Cinema and Documentaries. Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, earned to top prize in US Cinema. These two awards have ...

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Call Me By Your Name and I, Tonya plus Tributes to Michael Shannon, Nancy Meyers Topline 7th Napa Film Fest

Seventh Annual Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Line-Up Including The Shape of Water, The Current War and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool plus Special Events and Celebrity Tribute Honorees Honorees Include Will Ferrell (Maverick Actor Tribute), Nancy Meyers (Legendary Filmmaker Award), Michael Shannon (Trailblazer Tribute) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Spotlight Tribute) Rising Star Tributes Will Be Awarded to Ana ...

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Official Trailer and Poster for Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben (Pete’s Dragon’s Oakes Fegley) and Rose (newcomer Millicent Simmonds) are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and ...

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10 Performances that Lit Up the Lido at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival awards will be announced shortly (predictions here) and it will be interesting to see what Annette Bening and co choose to reward. Will they pick the critic favorites or just go with the films they loved? Meanwhile, and as we await the results, here are the top 10 performances that stood out to us during the ...

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Venice Critics and Audience Grids – Which Films Scored Highest?

Unlike the Cannes Film Festival where only critics get their grids, Venice allocates both critic and audience grids to assess how the public and the experts are reacting to the films in competition. This year, 3 different grids published their results on a daily basis: an Italian critics grid, a Venice audience critics grid (a panel of audience members selected ...

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Venice Film Festival: Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sam Rockwell, Hong Chau Spark Oscar Buzz

The Venice Film Festival isn’t over – but four standout supporting performances are already getting considerable buzz. From The Shape of Water to Three Billboards to Downsizing, these four performances feature actors and actresses at the top of their game and Oscar clips that had everyone talking. Three of these four performances are male – only one supporting actress delivered ...

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