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"Change. Or be changed." This is powerful. And maybe it can change everything. Working in tandem with author/journalist Naomi Klein, director Avi Lewis is ready to premiere their documentary This Changes Everything, based on Klein's bestselling book of the same name. It's a searing and alarming look at the environmental disaster we are on the brink of, and it reaches further by connecting with the very people affected by and linked to these realities. Filmed in nine countries on five continents over four years, the doc is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Seth MacFarlane, Danny Glover and Shepard Fairey, and narrated by Klein. This looks like the kind of harrowing, brutally honesty doc that everyone should see. Take a look. Here's the first trailer for Avi Lewis' documentary This Changes Everything, direct from YouTube: From Tiff.net: Directed by Avi Lewis and produced in conjunction with Lewis' partner »
- Alex Billington
Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »
- Zac Gille
An occasion for much excitement and/or cinephile envy, one week from today the Venice Film Festival kicks off in a blaze of gondolas and Cornettos (actually neither of these things, here's the full line-up). Not only is it a major event in the cinematic year on its own merits —being the oldest film festival in the world and one of the Holy Trinity of European festivals along with Cannes and Berlin—it also ushers in the whole Fall Festival season, with the boutique-y Telluride running parallel during its first weekend, and the mighty, massive Toronto kicking off during week two. Even with that kind of competition, Venice has always managed to put together a diverse and interesting slate in which smaller, international, arthouse-y films frequently rub shoulders with high-profile star-driven English-language titles. This is especially true as of late with its opening slot, which in the last couple of »
- Jessica Kiang
The footage for this much-anticipated, uplifting video — it's the group's first single sans Zayn — was shot at the Nasa Space Center in Houston, Texas. That is pretty cool, and as a result, the vid, with all its high-tech, high-budget wonders, is pretty cool. It's also kind of weird, though, because it's like watching four George Clooneys film a musical prequel to Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. Huh. Safe trip. Come back soon, guys! »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills. »
- Andre Soares
Cate Blanchett to be honoured at the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit on November 17 in New York. The star appeared at the Cannes Film Festival with Rooney Mara for the world premiere of Todd Haynes' Carol, screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price Of Salt. Cinematography is by Edward Lachman and music by Carter Burwell.
The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film Rajendra Roy said "Cate Blanchett has the kind of talent that inspires others to deliver their best work, challenges the field to be more fully engaged with women artists and audiences, and propels cinema forward with intelligence and grace. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
This year’s Museum of Modern Art’s film benefit will honor Cate Blanchett. The film department at MoMA, which will host the event in New York on Nov. 17, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The Academy Award-winning actress follows in the footsteps of Alfonso Cuaron, who was last year’s recipient. Read More Cannes: Cate Blanchett Says "We're Still Living in Deeply Conservative Times" One of the most accomplished actresses working in Hollywood, Blanchett won the 2014 best actress Oscar for Blue Jasmine and the 2005 best supporting actress Oscar for The Aviator. She has also starred in seven films
- Tatiana Siegel
Jk Rowling has been winning at life so consistently lately that her 50th birthday - which is today, July 31 (a birthday she shares with Harry himself) - feels like even more of a cause for celebration than it already would. To mark the conclusion of Rowling's fifth decade, Digital Spy is taking on the challenge of ranking the Harry Potter movies in order from worst to best.
Additional writing by Simon Reynolds
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Lacking the 'brand new franchise' sheen and the sheer sense of wonder that Philosopher's Stone had, Christopher Columbus's second outing was always going to come up slightly short. But his sentimental approach really rubs up awkwardly against Chamber's sinister central mystery, »
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above: the first trailer for controversial Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul, a prizewinner at Cannes.You may have noticed that the first round of the Toronto International Film Festival's program has been revealed. We're particularly excited about news films by Johnnie To and Terence Davies.The 72nd Venice Film Festival lineup has been unveiled, and includes new films by Martin Scorsese, Marco Bellocchio, Jerzy Skolimowski, Aleksandr Sokurov, Frederick Wiseman, and more. The jury has also been announced: Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsaio-hsien, Lynne Ramsay and others, all led by Alfonso Cuarón.Above: A film still from Prelude, a new film by Nathaniel Dorsky that will premiere during the New York Film Festival's retrospective of the director.David Davidson's Toronto Film Review is featuring an epic compendium of "interviews with cinephile directors, »
The Venice Film Festival has become one of the longest-running events on the festival circuit, its veteran status giving it a level of prestige that has only been heightened by the films that have screened at the event. Having first started in 1932, a number of movies that have gone on to be classics have won prizes at the festival, including Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Satyajit Ray’s Aparajito, and Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad. Interest in the festival’s lineup announcement has thus grown over the years, with many film fans curious to see what the organisers select to play at the event, due to its stature. The full lineup for the 2015 incarnation of the festival, the 72nd one in the festival’s history, has now been announced. The festival itself will run from September 2nd to the 12th, with a jury that includes Alfonso Cuarón, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Rome — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a potentially strong lineup with enough studio/specialty titles toplining A-list stars — including Jake Gyllenhaal (“Everest”), Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”) and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”) — to boost its role as a classy awards-season platform, plus new works by Charlie Kaufman, Alexander Sokurov, Amos Gitai, Marco Bellocchio and many other high-caliber international auteurs.
As previously announced, Baltasar Kormakur’s mountain-climbing thriller “Everest” from Universal, starring Gyllenhaal, will open Venice out of competition on Sept. 2 — a nice coup for artistic director Alberto Barbera, segueing from “Birdman” as opener last year, and sci-fi thriller “Gravity” in 2013.
With Toronto less aggressive in its push to secure more world preems, Venice is bowing several hot titles — including Cary Fukunaga’s child-soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” featuring Michael Keaton’s first post-“Birdman” screen appearance — that are subsequently Toronto-bound. »
- Nick Vivarelli
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
The three juries at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12, 2015) are: the Venezia 72 Competition; The Orizzonti; and the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for Best Debut Film. Venezia 72 Competition Jury: President, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, who debuted his Oscar-winning "Gravity" opening night at Venice, has often participated in the Venice Film Festival, where in 2001 he presented "Y tu mama también." He was in competition again in 2006 with "Children of Men." French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrère, author of the bestsellers "Limonov" (2011) and "Le Royaume" (2015) among many others.Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or for "Winter Sleep"Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski ("Ida") winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015Italian »
- Anne Thompson
We knew that Alfonso Cuarón would be presiding over the competition jury at the 72nd Venice Film Festival (September 2 through 12); as of today, we know that the other members are Elizabeth Banks, Emmanuel Carrère, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Diane Kruger, Francesco Munzi, Pawel Pawlikowski and Lynne Ramsay. On the Orizonti (Horizons) jury: Jonathan Demme (President), Anita Caprioli, Fruit Chan, Alix Delaporte and Paz Vega. And awarding a debut film will be Saverio Costanzo (President), Charles Burnett, Roger Garcia, Natacha Laurent and Daniela Michel. Also in today's news: Josephine Decker, Miguel Arteta and Heinz Emigholz. » - David Hudson »
The Venice Film Festival (Sept 2-12) has revealed the members of its three international juries - Venezia 72, Orizzonti (Horizons) and ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’ Venice Award for Best Debut Film.
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Winter Sleep;
Italian director Francesco Munzi, in competition at last year’s Venice with Black Souls, winner of nine David di Donatello awards from the Italian Academy;
Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice 1989 for A City of Sadness, and in competition at this year’s Cannes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Rome – The Venice Film Festival has announced the full roster of its main jury that will comprise Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger alongside Turkish auteur and 2014 Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Poland’s Pawel Pawlikowski, who directed “Ida,” winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Rounding out the fest’s main jury are French author, screenwriter and director Emmanuel Carrere; Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, who won best director at Cannes this year for “The Assassin”; Italian director Francesco Munzi (“Black Souls”); and British director and screenwriter Lynne Ramsay (“We Need To Talk About Kevin”).
As previously announced, Alfonso Cuaron will serve as jury president.
Venice has also announced jury members of its Horizons section, dedicated to more cutting edge fare and headed by Jonathan Demme.
French director and screenwriter Alix Delaporte, who made a splash on the Lido last year »
- Nick Vivarelli
It's a long time since director Chris Columbus launched the Harry Potter movie series. He directed the first two films in the series - Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets - before handing the controls over to Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell and David Yates for the subsequent movies.
Columbus is just about to release his new feature, Pixels, and while promoting that, he's revealed that he'd been keen to revisit the world of Potter.
Chatting to Entertainment Weekly radio, he said that "I would love to go back and do another one".
"Not Fantastic Beasts as much, which I think is going to be amazing", he said, referring to the new spin-off trilogy about to go before the cameras, and set »
American director Jonathan Demme will head the Orizzonti, or Horizons, section dedicated to world cinema that awards prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor or Actress, Best Short and a Special Jury award. Meanwhile, Italian helmer Saverio Costanzo will lead the Luigi di Laurentiis jury, which awards the Lion of the Future to a debut film. Accompanied by a cash prize of $100,000 split between the director and producer, this is the Venice equivalent of Cannes' Camera d'Or. Ahead of Venice, Demme will take his new film, Meryl Streep-starrer "Ricki and the Flash," to the Locarno Film Festival in August. Also a Venice perennial, Costanzo's little-seen, effectively creepy domestic thriller "Hungry Hearts" won both Coppa Volpi awards last year: Best Actress for Alba Rohrwacher and Best Actor for Adam Driver. Read More: Venice Taps a Master Auteur to Lead Competition Jury As already announced, director Alfonso Cuarón will head up the Competition jury. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
U.S. director Jonathan Demme and Italian auter Saverio Costanzo have been recruited for jury duty at the Venice International Film Festival, respectively as toppers of the jury for the Orizzonti section and for the Luigi di Laurentiis Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future.
As previously announced, president of this year’s Venice competition jury is Alfonso Cuaron.
Demme is a Lido aficionado, having attended Venice with some of this standout films, including “Melvin and Howard) (1980); “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004); “Man from Plains,” “Rachel Getting Married”; and “I’m Caroline Parker: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful” (2011).
Saverio Costanzo was last in Venice last year with “Hungry Hearts,” his fourth feature-length film, which was in competition and won Coppa Volpi acting awards for co-protags Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver.
The 72nd edition of Venice will be held on the Lido from September 2-12.
- Nick Vivarelli
The two directors will preside over the Orizzonti and Lion of the Future award, respectively.
Directors Johnathan Demme and Saverio Costanzo will head juries at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12).
Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will lead the international jury in judging the Orizzonti section, which focuses on new trends in world cinema and presents awards for best film, best director and a special jury prize.
Costanzo (Hungry Hearts) is presiding over the “Luigi di Laurentiis” award for a debut film – ‘Lion of the Future’, which will award one prize of $100,000 to the best debut film (to be split evenly between director and producer) screened in any of the Venice competitions.
Demme has brought several of his films to Venice in the past, including [link=tt »
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