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Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart have an axe to grind in ‘Lizzie’ trailer

Tomorrow marks the 126th year anniversary of the infamous 1892 axe murder of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts. Based on the true story, Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, HBO’s “Big Love”) stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of …

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First trailer for Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ commemorates James Baldwin’s birthday

The long-awaited trailer to Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight is here. Jenkins has long been one of James Baldwin’s most ardent fans and debuts his adaptation of Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk on the celebrated author’s birthday, with Baldwin’s haunting words deeply embedded. “There are days when you wonder, what your role is in this country and what …

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Sanaa Lathan lets her hair down in trailer for ‘Nappily Ever After’

“When I was a kid, my hair was everything. I had to be fixed, only then was I perfect.” Based on Trisha R. Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same name, Nappily Ever After tells the story of Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) who has a seemingly perfect life — a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But …

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Xavier Dolan’s ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’ to World Premiere at TIFF 2018

Photo credit: TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan will have its World Premiere at the Festival this September. The surprise announcement was made at TIFF’s Canadian press conference, held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan follows the story of a young actor …

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Netflix announces Quincy Jones doc ‘Quincy,’ directed by daughter Rashida Jones

Photo: Danny Rettig / Netflix Directed by Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks, the Tribeca-produced film provides unprecedented access into Quincy Jones’ legendary life Netflix today announced QUINCY, a powerful new documentary about the legendary Quincy Jones, directed by Jones’s daughter Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Hot Girls Wanted) and Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin’ On). QUINCY is produced by Paula DuPré …

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‘At Eternity’s Gate,’ Julian Schnabel’s Vincent Van Gogh bio with Willem Dafoe, to close 56th New York Film Festival

Image credit: Lily Gavin New York, NY (August 1, 2018) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate as Closing Night of the 56th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), making its North American premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Friday, October 12, 2018. CBS Films will release the film in November 2018. Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly …

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TIFF 2018: Festival Vets and Major Debuts Highlight Canadian Slate

The Fall of the American Empire, Denys Arcand (photo: TIFF) Today, the Toronto International Film Festival added another 19 Canadian titles to the Festival’s lineup. The selection includes nine films directed by women and six exciting debut features. From personal dramas exploring identity to documentaries that spotlight a world at risk and democracy in jeopardy, this year’s lineup is rich …

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Interview: Ben Kutchins, Emmy-nominated cinematographer of ‘Ozark’

Ben Kutchins on the set of Ozark (photo: Andrew Hreha / Netflix) For Ben Kutchins, the newly Emmy-nominated cinematographer of Netflix’s Ozark, his love of film and filmmaking started out the way it did for a lot of kids; finding an old 35mm camera in a parent’s drawer, dusting it off and giving it a go. Looking at life through …

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