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2016 Cannes Film Festival: Director’s Fortnight Lands Paul Schrader, Pablo Larraín, Laura Poitras

Nicholas Cage stars in Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog, one of 18 films in this year's Director's Fortnight lineup

With the Official In Competition lineup and Critics’ Week films announced, today brings us the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Director’s Fortnight) with a rich balance of established film makers like Paul Schrader (who closes with Dog Eat Dog, which reunites Willam Dafoe and Nicholas Cage) and Alejandro Jodorowsky with his newest Endless Poetry to bright, new film makers like Claudio Giovannesi and ...

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Golden Globes Announce 2017 Awards Date and New Rules

Leonardo DiCaprio, accepting his Golden Globe for The Revenant, earlier this year

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards are officially set for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. There is no host currently set. While the new or updated rules might not seem that new, it’s clear they are meant to underline an attempt to subvert some of the more controversial decisions the HFPA has made. Most recently, the kerfuffle over The Martian being ...

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2016 Cannes Film Festival: Critics’ Week Films Announced; Chloe Sevigny Short Closes

Chloë Sevigny's debut film, Kitty, will close Critics' Week at Cannes

The 55th La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) of the Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its films, including a trio of shorts directed by actresses as the Closing Film; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty, Laetitia Casta’s En Moi and Sandrine Kiberlain’s Smile. The Jury President this year is Valérie Donzelli and her jury includes Alice Winocour, Nadav Lapid, David Robert Mitchell and Santiago Mitre. ...

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‘Looking’ Feature Film to Close San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Fest

Looking will close the 40th San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

  After a short two-season run on HBO, the 40th San Francisco International Film Festival (put on by Frameline) will World Premiere the final chapter of LOOKING. The show, about 30-something gay men trying to find love, career, friendship, and meaning in contemporary San Francisco will see a wedding weekend turn into a series of heartfelt encounters with loves new and ...

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ gets a trailer

The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight)

One of the most anticipated films of 2016, The Birth of a Nation, has its first teaser trailer. The dual 2016 Sundance Film Festival winner, which was also shown in parts at CinemaCon, is full of sweeping camera shots, dramatic photography and rousing speeches. The film, which was written, directed and stars Nate Parker, tells the story of Nat Turner, ...

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SFIFF59 Preview: Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)


In Maggie’s Plan, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character, a woman on the verge of artificially inseminating herself with the DNA of a former college acquaintance-turned-pickle-entrepreneur named Guy (played by Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel). Gerwig is someone who I always feel would make a great muse for Woody Allen. She was indeed in a Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, before ...

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2016 Cannes Film Festival: Almódovar, Dolan, Dardennes Set for Cannes Return

Jeff Nichols' Loving

  As predicted, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is set to be packed with Cannes superstars like the Dardennes, Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Xavier Dolan and Nicolas Winding Refn – all film makers who have won major prizes at the festival, many the Palme d’Or itself. As previously reported, Woody Allen’s Café Society will open the festival (out of competition). ...

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‘The Family Fang’ (Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman) Poster and Trailer


The trailer and poster for Jason Bateman’s sophomore directing effort The Family Fang is here. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Wilson and adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire, centers around a brother and sister who return to their family home in search of their famous performance art parents (played by Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) ...

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2016 MTV Movie Award Winners: Star Wars Wins Movie of the Year

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and its star Daisy Ridley, took home three MTV Movie Awards

  Although the show isn’t set to air until this evening, the winners of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards have been announced (presumably to court more appearances from said winners, a la The People’s Choice Awards) and if being the biggest movie of all time wasn’t enough Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home three wins, including Movie of the Year. ...

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