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At the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Present is Female

From left; Zhao Shuzhen, Awkwafina and director Lulu Wang on the set of The Farewell The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in the Americas, is about to embark on its 62nd year and with it brings one of its strongest lineups of female-directed and female-led films ever. 72 women directors in all (including co-directors) make …

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Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern sizzle in trailer for ‘Trial by Fire’

Jack O’Connell and Laura Dern in Trial by Fire (Roadside Attractions) Academy Award-winning director Edward Zwick (Shakespeare in Love, Traffic, Glory) brings the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, …

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72nd Cannes Film Festival: News and Details

Cannes favorites Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, and Pedro Almodóvar will hit the Croisette alongside newcomers like Mati Diop, who makes her feature film directorial debut with Atlantiques. Diop is the first black woman in the festival’s 72-year history with a film in the In Competition section. The 2019 Cannes Film Festival announced the majority of its official lineup this morning, …

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‘Joker’ trailer leans into the reality of toxic white male fragility

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (Warner Bros) “I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it is a comedy.” It’s a fine line between creating a sympathetic villain and justifying the behavior of a serial killer or mass murderer and the first teaser trailer for Todd Phillips’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix ever so treacherously walks …

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Adam Driver, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton highlight the star-studded first trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ trailer

The first trailer and poster for Jim Jarmusch’s new film The Dead Don’t Die brings us “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled.” Jarmusch dipped his toe into the supernatural with his now classic 2013 vampire tale Only Lovers Left Alive and his new zombie apocalypse comedy reunites with his Lovers star Tilda Swinton. The Dead Don’t Die also ropes in …

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Production begins on Focus Features’ ‘Promising Young Woman’ with Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Molly Shannon

Production has begun in Los Angeles on Promising Young Woman, with Carey Mulligan (Paul Dano’s Wildlife; Suffragette) and Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) leading an all-star cast that includes Alison Brie (Glow; The Post), Connie Britton (Dirty John; Friday Night Lights), Adam Brody (Shazam!; The O.C.), Jennifer Coolidge (A Mighty Wind, Legally Blonde), Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Max Greenfield (New Girl; Hello, My Name Is Doris), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World; …

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‘Downton Abbey’ welcomes four new character posters

The Emmy-winning British hit Downton Abbey will be headed to your movie screens this fall and today released the first of four character posters for the upcoming feature film, including Lady Mary Crawley and Thomas Barrow. Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in …

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Cannes: Nadine Labaki is President of the Un Certain Regard Jury

Nadine Labaki accepts the Jury Prize at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for Capernaum (photo: Reuters) Nadine Labaki, director of the Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated film Capernaum, has been chosen as the president of the Un Certain Regard jury of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today. Nadine Labaki’s three feature films catapulted her to international fame, …

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