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Oscar Profile: The Beguiled

The Beguiled Focus Features – limited 6/23, wider 6/30 Dir: Sofia Coppola Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell What It’s About: Based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan and previously made into a film by Clint Eastwood, Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola adapts this post-Civil War western/thriller about a house of sheltered women (led by Oscar winner Nicole Kidman) ...

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Loving, Manchester by the Sea, Things to Come and Elle Set for MVFF39

Some heavy hitters from the Sundance, Berlinale and Cannes Film Festivals are set to highlight the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival as early announcements were made confirming Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Mia Hansen Løve‘s Silver Bear winner Things to Come and Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or winner I, Daniel Blake all hitting the Northern California film fest. As with the Toronto ...

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Check out the visually sumptuous trailer for ‘American Honey’

From Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) comes the visually sumptuous trailer for her new film, American Honey, which won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Reminiscent of Larry Clarke’s Kids and Bully, American Honey tells the story of Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across the ...

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First Look: ‘Loving,’ starring Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

With the unveiling of Jeff Nichols’s Loving at the Cannes Film Festival to mostly rapturous reviews (especially for Ruth Negga) comes the first clip of the film and two variations on the poster. The film tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman who marry in 1958, defying Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924. After ...

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Cannes 2016 Distribution Watch: What’s Been Picked Up

Sometimes it seems that for all of the prestige and pageantry of the Cannes Film Festival most American audiences will never see a majority of the films in competition and their interest in a festival that feels so exclusive and elusive can often make them look for the next superhero movie at their multiplex rather than the upcoming Assayas. Well, this ...

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Can ‘Elle’ Earn Isabelle Huppert Her First Oscar Nomination?

So very often the world’s most celebrated actresses never find themselves in the Oscar conversation until something so extraordinary comes along, and with the right distributor and campaign, that they become undeniable. We saw it happen last year with Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years and this year could see French legend Isabelle Huppert (Amour, La séparation) with her very first Academy ...

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