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AFM: Michelle Williams’ ‘Suite Francaise’ Among 91 World Premieres

16 October 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michelle Williams’ World War II romance “Suite Francaise” has been set for a world premiere at the American Film Market along with 90 other movies.

AFM runs Nov. 5-12 in Santa Monica with over 415 films screening. “Suite Francaise,” directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel, also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie.

TF1 International is selling international rights. The Weinstein Co. has U.S. rights.

Other notable world premieres include “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” with Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba (The Solution); Helen Hunt’s “Ride” (6 Sales); “The Last Knights” with Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman (Arclight); and “Any Day,” starring Sean Bean, Kate Walsh, and Eva Longoria (Vmi).

Market debuts include “99 Homes” with Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield (Hyde Park); Adam Driver’s “Hungry Hearts” (Radiant Films);  “The Face of an Angel, »

- Dave McNary

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Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson Face Off over Custody of Their Toddler

15 October 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Uma Thurman's former fiancé, French financier Arpad Busson, has filed suit in Manhattan over custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Luna. The actress, who lives in New York City, began dating the London-based multimillionaire in 2007 after meeting at a dinner in Milan, two years after she and actor Ethan Hawke divorced. She has two children with Hawke - Maya, 16, and Levon, 12. "It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson's visitation rights and his participation in decision making has been made public," a spokesperson for Thurman tells People in a statement. "However, we are optimistic that a fair »

- By K.C. Baker, @kcbaker77777

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War Films at the Oscars

13 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Set during the final months of World War II, Fury follows a tank commander (played by Brad Pitt) and his crew as they head into Nazi Germany as part of the Allies’ final push. The film also stars Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, John Bernthal and Michael Pena. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said the film is “a modern version of the sort of movie Hollywood turned out practically every week back in the 1940s and 1950s.” Fury opens Oct. 17.

Could Fury score a best picture nomination at the 87th Academy Awards? Both war biopics and fictional war films — about real wars or battles — have historically done well at the Oscars; however, the current projections show that the race will be a tight one. Here’s a look at some of the fictional war films that scored nominations for best picture:

War-themed best picture winners »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Ten Best Actress Nominees Who Were Nominated for Heartbreaking Films (Spoilers)

3 October 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

The Fault in Our Stars features Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus “Gus” Waters, two teens who meet at a cancer-survivor support group. Though Hazel is initially skeptical about getting close to Gus and warns him of her worsening condition, Gus still falls for her. As the two fall in love, Gus relapses, and he dies shortly after they return from their romantic trip to Amsterdam. The adaptation of John Green’s novel of the same name was a box-office smash and has earned Woodley some Oscar buzz. Should Woodley receive a nomination for this role, she would join the list of best actress nominees who have been nominated for their roles in heartbreaking films.

Some of the most well-known tragic love stories didn’t score any leading actress nominations, though. For example, Natalie Wood was not nominated for her »

- Anjelica Oswald

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'Electra': Theater Review

1 October 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Further cementing a fruitful professional partnership after their successful collaborations on The Seagull, Betrayal and Old Times in London and New York, Kristin Scott Thomas and director Ian Rickson come up with the goods again for Electra, a powerhouse rendition of Sophocles’ classic tragedy. Staged in the round at London's Old Vic using Frank McGuinness’ 1997 adaptation of the text, the production strikes a smart balance between antiquity and modernity. Sparse, period-suggestive but not literal design and eerie music (by rock star Pj Harvey) rub up against instantly accessible performances, stippled with surprisingly effective moments of humor. Thomas rightly

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- Leslie Felperin

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DVD Review: 'Before the Winter Chill'

22 September 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆French director Philippe Claudel's noirish new thriller Before the Winter Chill (2013), starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil, follows the fortunes of middle-aged couple who find their marriage threatened by a troubled young woman. Paul (Auteuil) is a successful surgeon, popular with the staff at his clinic and his patients. His wife Lucie (Scott Thomas) spends her days tending their impressively large garden, baby-sitting their grand-daughter and visiting her depressed sister who is often sectioned. When red roses start arriving for Paul at the clinic and at home, the cracks in their marriage begin to appear. Lucie is obviously bored and isolated by her husband's career and long hours.


- CineVue UK

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Liam Neeson Wanted For "Tell No One"

18 September 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Liam Neeson is being courted to star in an American film adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel "Tell No One" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures.

The story follows a pediatrician out on a lake with his wife when she suddenly vanishes and he is attacked. She turns up dead and is declared the victim of a serial killer.

Years later, more bodies turn up and the doctor becomes the prime suspect, while at the same time he is given evidence that his wife wasn’t dead at all and has gone into hiding for something related to the work she did.

Chris Terrio ("Argo") is adapting the script for this version and will reportedly have to do more work on it before Neeson will officially attach himself. It will happen, but is probably a little while off yet.

The film follows Guillaume Canet's well-regarded and internationally successful »

- Garth Franklin

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Kirsten Dunst Says She'd Be "Thinner" If She Wasn't In A Relationship

12 September 2014 | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Kirsten Dunst is comfortable with a few extra pounds.The actress opens up to Net-a-porter magazine, where she reveals that's she's gained some weight since being in a relationship with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. "I’ve got a little bit more of a tummy now, so although I own about 20 pairs of jeans, I’ll wear the same three for a year because the rest are from when I was skinnier," tells the mag. Kirsten Dunst Talks Child Stars: "The Transition Doesn't Happen To Many Of Us"I guess if I wasn’t comfortable and in a relationship I’d be thinner. When you’re with someone, you eat so much more and you chill out a bit – but I don’t criticize myself more than is healthy, because there’s such a lot of that, isn’t there? Whether it’s girls among themselves or gossip magazines, it’s all »

- tooFab Staff

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My Old Lady

12 September 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas are three of my favorite actors. If you share that opinion, I think you’ll agree that watching My Old Lady is time well spent, even though the film leaves something to be desired. Israel Horovitz makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2002 play, which starts out with great promise and a lighthearted tone. It grows more serious as the story unfolds and reveals all too clearly its origins as a stage piece. The premise is certainly auspicious. Financially and emotionally impoverished Kline arrives in Paris to claim his inheritance, a spacious and desirable apartment, only to find that his father purchased the ...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More

11 September 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall’s awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week’s dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight’s The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby also joins the fray with a platform release. The film also has two accompanying titles told from the perspective of its two main characters, which will be released in more limited runs in October. Magnolia will open its thriller Honeymoon in a day and date release while Dada Films’ Swearnet: The Movie breaks a movie record with the most F-bombs ever. And Cohen Media Group’s My Old Lady bowed Wednesday in limited release. »

- Brian Brooks

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My Old Lady – The Review

11 September 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, My Old Lady is already my favorite film of the year. Based on the play by Israel Horovitz, who also adapted and directed for the screen, this charming “dramedy” hits the mark at every turn.

Kline plays Mathias Gold, a down on his luck New Yorker and recovering alcoholic who has inherited an enormous Paris apartment from his estranged father. Thinking he can quickly flip the valuable property for a fast buck, he shows up to find 90-year old tenant Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) living there with her adult daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Mathias soon learns from local real estate agent Monsieur Lefebvre (played perfectly by scene stealing French character actor Dominique Pinon) that the deal is a “viager” – a uniquely French system whereby the buyer doesn’t take legal possession of the property until the seller dies (one of »

- Melissa Thompson

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‘My Old Lady’ Review: Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline Dazzle as Light Comedy Gives Way to Drama

10 September 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

To look at the poster for “My Old Lady,” or to hear its cast and plot synopsis, is to brace oneself for cuteness and whimsy. Kevin Kline as an American who inherits a beautiful old Paris apartment? Maggie Smith as the property's un-budging nonagenarian resident? Throw in Kristin Scott Thomas as Smith's brittle daughter, and you can already imagine the jokes, the arguments, the learning, the loving and the adorability heading your way by the end of 90 minutes. See video: Richard Gere Is a Dream Guest in First Trailer for ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ (Video) Except, it turns out, »

- Alonso Duralde

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My Old Lady premières in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 September 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

My Old Lady director Israel Horovitz at MoMA premiere on Samuel Beckett's Cascando: "I once recited a poem of mine to Beckett." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The New York première of Israel Horovitz's My Old Lady, starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith, was hosted by Meryl Streep, David O. Russell and Glenn Close at MoMA. Among those attending were producers Rachael Horovitz and Gary Foster, Charles Cohen, Paul Haggis, Gina Gershon, Joanna Coles, the Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, Phil Jackson, Alex Gibney, Ophelia Lovibond, Colin Callender, Mark Feuerstein, Erin Richards, Billy Magnussen and Julia Jones.

Israel Horovitz with co-host Meryl Streep: "It's probably rare for you to be talked to by a first time feature director who begins by saying, let me tell you about my grandchildren." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

"If you do not love me I shall not be loved," a line from Samuel Beckett's Cascando, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Francophone Comedy My Old Lady Never Quite Makes Sense

9 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

My Old Lady sounds like a title from the days of screwball comedy, a genre in which director Israel Horovitz's adaptation of his own play might have fared better.

Concerning the French property release scheme known as viager, wherein a buyer pays a monthly fee in exchange for ownership when the seller one day kicks the bucket, the film stars a blustery Kevin Kline as Mathias Gold, an itinerant heir arrived in Paris to claim his late father's property, and Maggie Smith as Mathilde, a nonagenarian who, it turns out, is legally tied to the apartment. Her daughter, Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas), meets Mathias when he bursts in on her in the john; later, she indignantly declares him an "imbecile."

It sounds like a recipe for comedy (and Kline seems to th »

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My Old Lady Movie Review

8 September 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

My Old Lady Cohen Media Group Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Israel Horovitz Screenplay:  Israel Horovitz Cast:  Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 8/28/14 Opens:  September 10, 2914 It’s difficult to believe that Israel Horovitz wrote the screenplay for the 1970 movie “The Strawberry Statement.”  While it’s not unusual for a scripter to have a long, successful life (after all wrote this forty-four years ago and he’s still going strong), but considering that “Strawberry” was a big-budget movie about the late sixties riots at Columbia University, one that showed radical students breaking windows and, I believe,  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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My Old Lady | 2014 Tiff Review

7 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Seeds of Yesterday: Horovitz’s Debut a Tonally Uncomfortable Adaptation

Playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz makes his directorial debut with My Old Lady, an adaptation of his own play which originally opened back in 2002. At times a richly observed portrait of coming to terms with the traumatic events of the past when we’re finally forced to, more often than not, the film’s awkward tonal shifts lends the film a generally unpleasant ambience. There’s no smooth segue from its belabored setup from hokey comedy to unctuous soap opera of seedy family secrets. Fans of its three main star attractions will find Kline, Smith, and Scott-Thomas in overall fine form, though the artificial quality of the material often makes their interactions feel forced.

A down and out New Yorker in his late 50’s, Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) thinks he’s solved all his financial problems when his estranged father »

- Nicholas Bell

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Margot Robbie Could Lead the Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Remake

4 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Margot Robbie made audiences know her name in a big way last year as Jordan Belfort’s second, more glamorous (sorry, Cristin Milioti) and gloriously assertive Brooklynite, lingerie-designing wife in The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, she has been racking up the lead roles. It doesn’t take much more than a nod from Martin Scorsese to let everyone know you’re alright. The Australian actress has a full roster of upcoming projects: she stars opposite Will Smith in the rom-com caper Focus, will appear alongside Michelle Williams and Kristin Scott Thomas in the French WWII flick Suite Française, is exploring a post-apocalyptic landscape with Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Z for Zachariah and swinging onto the big screen as the next Jane to Alexander Skarsgard’s Tarzan. Robbie clearly hasn’t pegged herself down as being a specific kind of actress, and she’s furthering that perception by entering early talks to star in »

- Samantha Wilson

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10 Observations About Allison Williams' Pic as Peter Pan

3 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The first press photo of Allison Williams as the title character in NBC's live musical version of "Peter Pan" is here. It is... fascinating. It looks like an illustration on a package of colored pencils, and we can't stop staring at it. We have 10 observations about this priceless picture. 1. Apparently Never Never Land is just a backdrop at Sears.  2. Judging by his outfit, Peter Pan is the naughtiest Bennigan's waiter of all time.  3. If Peter is so imaginative, why does he buy sale items at Topshop? 4. The fishnet sleeves make us believe Peter is going to be Joan Jett someday. 5. Allison is here to prove that "Peter Pan" is shorthand for "Young Peter Gallagher in a Kohl's Catalog." 6. This show will be a hybrid of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Tomb Raider." 7. Peter Pan wears shorts and boots because he secretly wants to grow up to be Heidi from "Tool Time. »

- Louis Virtel

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‘Fury’, ‘Foxcatcher’, ‘Mr. Turner’ headline BFI 58th London Film Festival 2014

3 September 2014 9:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Fury (David Ayer)

[via the BFI]

The programme for the 58th BFI London Film Festival launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. The lineup includes highly anticipated fall titles including David Ayer’s Fury, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, the Sundance smash Whiplash, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild.

As Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, it introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience, offering a compelling combination of red carpet glamour, engaged audiences and vibrant exchange. The Festival provides an essential profiling opportunity for films seeking global success at the start of the Awards season, promotes the careers of British and »

- John

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Before The Winter Chill

3 September 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Successful neurosurgeon Paul (Daniel Auteuil) is pleasantly surprised when he happens into a young bar worker (Leïla Bekhti) who thanks him for treating her as a child. However, her gratitude - anonymous deliveries of red carnations - sends the alarm bells ringing for his wife Lucie (Kristin Scott Thomas) who believes they may be having an affair. Things get worse when his grateful ex-patient appears to be stalking him and he discovers she is not all she seems. »

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