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Natalie Portman takes the stage in first clip of ‘Vox Lux’

In this very brief first look, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) takes the stage (we only see her from the back) in Vox Lux, the second feature from actor/director Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader). The film follows Celeste (Portman) as she rises from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film spans …

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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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Production begins on ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ from André Øvredal and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro

CBS Films and eOne announced today that Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum) have joined the cast of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film is set to be directed by André …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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Mahershala Ali goes back in time in teaser for HBO’s ‘True Detective’

Surprise! HBO has dropped the first teaser for the third season of True Detective right in the middle of the final episode of its highly rated Sharp Objects.  The new season, which will debut in January 2019, features Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) flashing back to the 1970s on a missing kids case.  The new season also features Carmen Ejogo, …

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Lucas Hedges returns home in teaser trailer for ‘Ben is Back’

Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions 19 year-old Ben Burns (Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love …

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‘A Private War,’ starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan to open 41st Mill Valley Film Festival

Returning for its 41st year, the Mill Valley Film Festival announced today the first of two official Opening Night films for 2018, Aviron Pictures’ A Private War, based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our era. Attending the Opening Night festivities will be Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed director Matthew …

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TIFF 2018 In Conversation With…Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year’s In Conversation With… lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this program will provide an engaging experience for TIFF’s audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career …

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