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‘A Star Is Born’ hits a high note with critics at Venice

It looks like the buzz and hype were real: A Star Is Born is coming out of the gates with a full “HAAAAAAAA AH AH AH AHHHHH” and finding critics falling over themselves to praise the film, Bradley Cooper’s direction and the performance and starpower of the Lady Gaga.  The Playlist’s Jessica Kiang says:  It’s particularly good in its rousing, …

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‘The Favourite’ offers a royal romp for Venice

One the fall’s major Oscar hopefuls, and featuring a wealth of juicy actress performances, The Favourite is appeasing critics left and right.  Lauded performances from Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz plus raves over the period detail, cinematography and costume design – on top of the rip-roaring screenplay, the film is already looking like well, a festival favourite.  It’s early …

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‘First Man’ soars as the Venice International Film Festival opens

The 75th Venice International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of First Man from Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. The film is his follow-up to his Best Director-winning La La Land. Reviews came in and were largely positive, if a bit more on the sheer spectacle and audacity of the film’s look and structure than the performances.  So …

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‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ the final film from Orson Welles, is finally here. Watch the trailer now.

In 1970, legendary director Orson Welles (CITIZEN KANE) began filming what would ultimately be his final cinematic opus with a cast of Hollywood luminaries including John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Welles’s partner during his later years, Oja Kodar. Beset by financial issues, the production ultimately stretched years and gained notoriety, never to be completed or released. More than …

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First ‘Suspiria’ clip has Tilda Swinton telling Dakota Johnson to “improvise freely”

In this first look clip of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) outlines plans for a new dance, a piece about “rebirths,” in which Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) can “improvise freely.” But, as Susie contorts and convulses we see her moves aren’t so free after all. A darker, more sinister force is work instigating her movement.  Suspiria will world premiere …

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Tremble tremble, the ‘Suspiria’ trailer is here with darkness, tears and sighs

“When you dance the dance of another,  you make yourself in the image of its creator.” The first full trailer for Suspiria from Academy Award-nominee Luca Gaudagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is here in all of its bone-crunching horror. Oozing with terror, spectral oddities, and an appropriately creepy score from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Guadagnino’s reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 …

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Stunning first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’

Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places. From Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), ROMA chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women …

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Let the first teaser for Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ wash over you

“There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.” Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) took to Twitter to reveal the first look at his highly anticipated film, Roma, his first in five years. Shot in incredibly evocative black & white we see a water-soaked floor. The sounds of cleaning and scrubbing …

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