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1984: Paris, Texas

23 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As part of our celebration of the year of the month, 1984, Lynn Lee revisits the winner of that year's Palme d'Or, Wim Wenders' Paris Texas.

While it may not quite have the status of an iconic movie, there’s much about Paris, Texas that feels iconic.  A hybrid of those two most iconically American genres, the Western and the road trip—directed, natch, by a German and starring two European actresses—it bears the distinctive features of both.  The long stretches of silence, only occasionally broken by snatches of spare Sam Shepard-scripted dialogue or, as often as not, monologue.  Ry Cooder’s haunting slide-guitar score, which seems to meld with the harsh, lonely, yet strangely sublime landscapes of Texas deserts, highways, and roadside motels.  The lighting, especially at dusk.  The weathered countenance of Harry Dean Stanton—how does it manage to be at once so stoic and so expressive? »

- Lynn Lee

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The 25 Best Fall 2016 Films We’ve Already Seen

22 August 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that the summer is cooling down, we’re entering perhaps the best time of year for cinephiles, with a variety of festivals — some of which will hold premieres of our most-anticipated 2016 features — gearing up. As we do each year, after highlighting the best films offered thus far, we’ve set out to provide a comprehensive preview of the fall titles that should be on your radar, and we’ll first take a look at selections whose quality we can attest to. Ranging from acclaimed debuts at Sundance, Cannes, and more, we’ve rounded up 25 titles that will arrive from September to December (in the U.S.) and are all well worth seeking out.

As a note, these didn’t make the cut, but you can see our reviews at the links: White Girl (9/2), Other People (9/9), London Road (9/9), Goat (9/23), Sand Storm (9/28), Do Not Resist (9/30), The Birth of a Nation (10/7), Desierto »

- The Film Stage

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First Zeroville Trailer Sees James Franco And Seth Rogen Bound For Hollywood

19 August 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James Franco and Seth Rogen, the creative duo behind such cult comedy hits as The Interview and This is the End, are Hollywood bound in the first trailer for Zeroville, a biting satirical period romp hailing from Franco himself.

It’s pitched as his most ambitious directorial effort to date, and after clocking eyes on the extensive first trailer, we’re inclined to believe those claims. Featuring a host of regular faces in Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, Zeroville is set against the Tinsel Town of ’69 where Ike “Vikar” Jerome stars out on a journey that offers up tragedy and discovery in equal measure.

Placing a laser focus on celebrity culture and all things Hollywood, Seth Rogen is on board as a character known as Viking Man – “gatekeeper to all the right parties, a cigar-chomping surf hippie; Vikar’s eccentric Hollywood guide” – while the »

- Michael Briers

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First Trailer For ‘Zeroville’ Featuring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride & More

19 August 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After adapting William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, what looks to be James Franco‘s most ambitious directorial effort yet is an adaptation of Zeroville, based on Steve Erickson‘s book, which serves as a dark parody of the New Hollywood movement. Now the first sales trailer, clocking in at over four minutes, has landed.

The story focuses on Ike “Vikar” Jerome, who has just moved to Hollywood in 1969. With tattoos of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on his head, his journey “ends in both tragedy and discovery.” The book features many New Hollywood icons, such as Robert De Niro, Brian De Palma, John Milius and Paul Schrader, with the ghost of Clift even showing up.

However, outside of the cast — including Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride — in terms of filmmaking icons, the first trailer only features a Wim Wenders cameo, which makes »

- Jordan Raup

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This Celebrated Brazilian Director Makes Architecture a Character in his Movies

17 August 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This article was produced as part of the Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring journalists at the Locarno Film Festival, a collaboration between the Locarno Film Festival, IndieWire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center with the support of Film Comment and the Swiss Alliance of Film Journalists. The following interview, conducted by a member of the Critics Academy, focuses on a participant in the affiliated Filmmakers Academy program at the festival.

Read More: Film Freak – Why This Young Director Chose Celluloid For the Stories He Wants to Tell

Gregorio Graziosi, a young Brazilian filmmaker from São Paulo, has unique cinematic approach: His films feature buildings and architectural elements that are as important to the story as his main characters.

His experimental and documentary short films have been celebrated around the world, having been featured at top festivals like Tiff, Cannes and Locarno. Despite his young age, he’s »

- Mariama Balde and Lili Hering

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Daily | Toronto 2016 Lineup, Round 5

16 August 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Toronto International Film Festival's unleashed another round of lineups for this year's edition (September 8 through 18), including new films by Pedro Almodóvar, Wim Wenders, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kelly Reichardt, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Hong Sang-soo, Emmanuelle Bercot, Walter Hill, Antonio Campos, Joseph Cedar, Philippe Falardeau, James Franco, Ken Loach, Douglas Gordon, Lav Diaz, Jõao Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Vaz, Matías Piñeiro, Angela Schanelec, Wang Bing, Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, installations by Sharon Lockhart and Albert Serra—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups

16 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.

Tiff’s latest line-up announcement also featured extra selections in Galas and Special Presentations, among them Walter Hill’s (Re)Assignment, Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder, David Leveaux’ The Exception (pictured), Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Terry George’s drama The Promise.

A vibrant crop of Contemporary World Cinema entries includes Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, Danis Tanović’s Death In Sarajevo, Marie Noëlle’s Marie Curie, The Courage Of Knowledge and Akin Omotoso’s Vaya.

Hirokazu Kore-eda brings After The Storm to the Masters showcase, alongside Marco Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams, Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation, Gianfranco Rosi’s Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea and Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Once Again.

Rounding out the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto unveils line-ups for City To City, Contemporary World Cinema, Masters

16 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nigerian capital Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.

Tiff’s latest line-up announcement also featured extra selections in Galas and Special Presentations, among them Walter Hill’s (Re)Assignment, Philippe Falardeau’s The Bleeder, David Leveaux’ The Exception (pictured), Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Terry George’s drama The Promise.

A vibrant crop of Contemporary World Cinema entries includes Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, Danis Tanović’s Death In Sarajevo, Marie Noëlle’s Marie Curie, The Courage Of Knowledge and Akin Omotoso’s Vaya.

Hirokazu Kore-eda brings After The Storm to the Masters showcase, alongside Marco Bellocchio’s Sweet Dreams, Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation, Gianfranco Rosi’s Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea and Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Once Again.

Rounding out the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Film Festival Adds James Franco, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach Movies

16 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This year’s Palme d’Or winner, a Terrence Malick documentary, films featuring Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, two movies with Kristen Stewart, new films by Pedro Almodovar, Walter Hill and Wim Wenders and that film-festival staple, a James Franco movie, are among the more than 100 new films that have been added to the lineup at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Tiff announced new films in its Galas, Special Presentations, Masters, Contemporary World Cinema, City to City and Wavelengths sections on Tuesday, pushing its total program toward the 300-plus films that will be showcased at the festival, which. »

- Steve Pond

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Tiff Adds ‘I, Daniel Blake,’ ‘Julieta,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ ‘Voyage of Time’ And Many More

16 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Toronto International Film Festival is mere weeks from kicking off, yet the annual fall fest is showing zero sign of slowing down when it comes to announcing the titles that will round out this year’s event. Today’s announcement brings with it a number of Cannes favorites, including Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning “I, Daniel Blake,” Olivier Assayas’ divisive Kristen Stewart-starring “Personal Shopper” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.”

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

The slate will also play home to the Dardenne Brothers’ latest, “The Unknown Girl,” which has reportedly been through an edit since it debuted at Cannes earlier this year. Other standouts from Cannes include Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius,” Boo Junfeng’s “Apprentice,” Cristian Mungiu’s “Graduation,” Brillante Ma Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa” and Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada. »

- Kate Erbland

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Bill Pullman Stumps For Clinton As Locarno Fest Celebrates His Diverse Career

4 August 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Locarno — He may have played one of the most beloved fictitious Commanders-in-Chief in recent cinematic history, but back in the real world, Bill Pullman is hoping to let Hillary Clinton get on with the job.

“In this day and age, I do support Hillary Clinton very strongly,” he stated during a Q&A session at Switzerland’s lakeside Locarno Film Festival, where the 62-year-old “Independence Day” star was honored with the Moët & Chandon Excellence Award in recognition of his 30-year film career.

In explaining his support, he referred to this summer’s blockbuster sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence”: “The message of the [film] is that we can put aside our petty differences and come together as one to overcome serious challenges. And when you think of the challenges we face now — climate change and other issues of extremism — there’s no more important time to have a capable leader. And it »

- Guy Lodge

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The 2016 Venice Film Festival Line-Up

28 July 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The full list of this year's Venice Film Festival has been announced with high-profile titles from Mel Gibson, Tom Ford, Terrence Malick, Derek Cianfrance, Pablo Larrain, Denis Villenueve, Antoine Fuqua, Damian Chazelle, Emir Kusturica, Antoine Fuqua, Ana Lily Amirpour, Francois Ozon, and Wim Wenders all making the grade.

Amongst the films in competition are Chazelle's Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-led musical "La La Land," Ford's second film "Nocturnal Animals," the high-profile book adaptation "The Light Between Oceans," the mysterious sci-fi title "Arrival," and Malick's doco "Voyage of Time". Screening outside of competition are Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge," Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven," and the first two episodes of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Young Pope". Here's the full line-up:

In Competition

"The Bad Batch," Ana Lily Amirpour (U.S.)

"Une Vie," Stephan Brizé (France, Belgium)

"La La Land," Damien Chazelle (U.S.)

"The Light Between Oceans," Derek Cianfrance (U.S., Australia, New Zealand)

"El ciudadano ilustre, »

- Garth Franklin

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Venice 2016. Lineup

28 July 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The selection for the 2016 Venice Film Festival has been announced, with new films by Terrence Malick, Pablo Larraín, Lav Diaz, Wang Bing, Amat Escalante, Tom Ford, and more.COMPETITIONVoyage of TimeThe Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)Une vie i (Stéphane Brizé)La La Land (Damien Chazelle)The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance)El ciudadano ilustre (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat)Spira Mirabilis (Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti)The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)La región salvaje (Amat Escalante)Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)Piuma (Roan Johnson)Paradise (Andrei Konchalovsky)Brimstone (Martin Koolhoven)Jackie (Pablo Larraín)Voyage of Time (Terrence Malick)El Cristo Ciego (Christopher Murray)Frantz (François Ozon)Questi Giorni (Giuseppe Piccioni)Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)Les beaux jours D'Aranjuez (Wim Wenders)Out Of COMPETITIONSafariOur War (Bruno Chiaravolloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedetta Argentieri)I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin)One More Time with Feeling (Andrew Dominik)The Bleeder (Philippe Falardeau)The Magnificent Seven (Antoine Fuqua »

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Venice Film Festival Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Voyage of Time,’ ‘The Bad Batch,’ ‘Jackie’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’

28 July 2016 4:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Is there a best picture winner in the bunch? The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup, including both in competition and out of competition offerings, and with the festival’s strong track record of debuting recent best picture winners — from “Spotlight” to “Birdman” — there might be another big winner among the slate’s ranks.

As had been previously announced, the festival will open with Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which will later hit Toronto (and, presumably, also Telluride). The festival will close with Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” which kicks off its own festival run days earlier, when it will open Tiff.

Read More: Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Other picks that will also do the Venice-tiff two-step include Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival,” Francois Ozon’s “Frantz,” Nick Hamm »

- Kate Erbland

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Venice 2016 Line-Up Includes New Films From Terrence Malick, Denis Villeneuve, Ana Lily Amirpour & More

28 July 2016 4:27 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

On the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival announcement, this year’s slate for the Venice International Film Festival has arrived — and it’s a fantastic-looking line-up. Outside some of the Tiff titles (La La Land, Arrival, Frantz, The Age of Shadows, Nocturnal Animals, etc.), they’ll have the world premiere of one of our most-anticipated films of the year: Terrence Malick‘s documentary Voyage of Time (the 90-minute Cate Blanchett-narrated version).

Also among the premieres are Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch, Mel Gibson‘s return to the director’s chair, Hacksaw Ridge, Derek Cianfrance‘s The Light Between Oceans, Pablo Larrain‘s Natalie Portman-led Jackie, as well as new films from Andrew Dominik, Lav Diaz, Ulrich Seidl, Emir Kusturica, and more. Check out the line-up below and return for our coverage.

Opening Night Film

La La Land, »

- Jordan Raup

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73rd Venice Film Festival line-up announced

28 July 2016 2:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Venice Film Festival 2016 line-up: The Magnificent Seven revealed to close this year’s festival.

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land will open the Venice Film Festival 2016 on August 31st.

Venice Film Festival 2016 line-up

Just a couple of days ago we brought you this year’s line-up for Toronto, and now Venice have announced the key films playing at their film festival, which kicks off at the end of August. More on the Venice Film Festival 2016 line-up below.

The key announcement is that The Magnificent Seven, which opens Tiff on September 8th, will close Venice on 10th September. Damien Chapelle’s La La Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will open the festival on 31st August.

Other notable films playing at this year’s 73rd Venice Film Festival include Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Terence Malick’s Voyage Of Time »

- Paul Heath

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Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Mel Gibson, Tom Ford, Terrence Malick Movies

28 July 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — The Venice Film Festival’s 73rd edition will feature a batch of star-studded English-language dramas directed by Mel Gibson, Tom Ford, Pablo Larrain, Antoine Fuqua and Damian Chazelle, as well as promising new titles by big-name international auteurs such as Emir Kusturica, Francois Ozon, and Wim Wenders, plus plenty of potential discoveries.

This year’s selections look likely to reinforce the Lido’s status as a discerning and effective awards-season platform. Last year, the festival launched “Spotlight,” and, before that, “Birdman” and “Gravity” — all of which went on to win multiple Oscars.

The Gibson-directed “Hacksaw Ridge” stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss, an army medic who never carried a gun during World War II. Doss was the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The topical drama, which is screening out-of-competition, is slated for a Nov. 4 U.S. release via Lionsgate. »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Are ‘Virtually Assured’ to Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

21 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 73rd Venice Film Festival doesn’t reveal its full lineup for another week, but Variety is reporting that two high-profile selections are “virtually assured” to premiere at the fest: Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” and Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” both of which star Amy Adams. A third — Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” — is another possibility. “Whiplash” writer/director Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has already been announced as the opening-night selection.

Read More: Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Lands Oscar-Friendly December Dates

As for Continental fare, two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica may be in Venice with “On the Milky Road,” Wim Wenders with “The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez” and Stephane Brize with “Un Vie.” That said, Variety notes that artistic director Alberto Barbera, is known for “down-to-the-wire decision-making” and nothing is certain yet.

Read More: Damien Chazelle »

- Michael Nordine

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Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival,’ new Kusturica Headed for Venice (Exclusive)

21 July 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — With one week to go before the 73rd Venice Film Festival reveals its lineup, two U.S. titles with awards buzz — Tom Ford-directed thriller “Nocturnal Animals” and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi pic “Arrival” — are virtually assured a Lido launch.

Another hot U.S. title, Antoine Fuqua’s Western “The Magnificent Seven,” could also be headed to the fest, but is more uncertain.

And though festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is still making last-minute decisions, new features from prominent European auteurs Emir Kusturica (“On The Milky Road”) and Wim Wenders (“The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez”) are also very likely to be among the contenders vying for a Golden Lion, as is the latest work from French director Stephane Brize (“Une Vie”).

Word on what pics will surface on the Lido is particularly muted this year, indicating the usual uncertainty about titles being ready and Barbera’s down-to-the-wire decision-making.

Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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The Broad Green Layoffs: Why Good Movies Aren’t Enough to Avoid The Startup Curse

20 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When Wall Street billionaires Gabriel Hammond, 37, and his brother, Daniel, 33, launched independent producer-distributor Broad Green Pictures two summers ago, Hollywood was skeptical about its prospects. In a time when even the Weinsteins are struggling to survive, it was a strange time to reinvent a dying economic model.

Now Broad Green is laying off around 6 percent of its staff, all of whom work in the publicity department, the company confirmed to IndieWire. Broad Green’s publicity head Adam Keen, a former Warner Bros. publicity exec, has resigned. Marketing and communications personnel are traditionally the first casualties of cutbacks in Hollywood.

The layoffs were unsurprising. Ken Kwapis’s Sundance comedy “A Walk in the Woods” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte managed $30 million, but that couldn’t counterbalance films like Ramin Bahrani’s well-reviewed real estate thriller “99 Homes” ($1.7 million domestic) and Sarah Silverman’s depressive drama “I Smile Back” ($58K). Now, the »

- Graham Winfrey and Anne Thompson

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