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15 items from 2017


The 25 Best French Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Amélie’ to ‘Cache’

30 June 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cinema was one of the truly international phenomenons of the last millennium, but France — more so than any other nation — has always been one of the medium’s most essential guiding lights. From the pioneer era of the Lumiere brothers, to the revolutionary New Wave that expanded our understanding of film’s potential, to the country’s recent defense of the theatrical experience, France has always pushed the movies forward while reminding us what we love about them in the first place. No country did more to help propel cinema into the 20th Century, and no country has done more to help sustain its integrity and its potential in the 21st.

From sultry thrillers to mind-blowing 3D experiments and one of the most heartbreakingly honest love stories ever told, these are the 25 best French films of the 21st Century.

Note: To qualify for our list, a film had to be »

- Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich

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Jude Law Needs Fewer Soulless Blockbusters and More Iconoclasts Like Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Young Pope’: How Jude Law Went Weird with Paolo Sorrentino for His Best Work In Years

19 June 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jude Law, who’s always been hard to pin down, and his title role in HBO Emmy Contender “The Young Pope” is no exception. 

Bottom Line: As he embraces his mid-40s, Jude Law has morphed from British golden boy to globally bankable character actor. His range is wide, from tragic robot Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I.” to Robert Downey, Jr.’s comedy sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster “Sherlock Holmes” franchise. Still stunningly handsome, Law is gaining grit and gravitas as he gets older. But there’s a sense he’s still holding back.

Latest Misfires: Law took on evil power-monger Vortigern opposite Charlie Hunnam as Arthur in Ritchie’s attempt to similarly update “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, »

- Anne Thompson

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Today's 5: Mother... Father... girl in the pit...

22 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Five mood boosting assignments culled from showbiz anniversaries today. Try these exercizes at home won't you, and report back? Nobody does but I'm dying to hear stories on how it went!

May 22nd 

2011 The 64th Cannes Film Festival closed with Christopher Honore's sorta musical The Beloved starring Ludivine Sagnier and Catherine Deneuve. Terence Malick's The Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or, Nicolas Winding Refn was Best Director for Drive and Kristen Dunst took Best Actress for Melancholia, and Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for the Artist only to repeat the win at the Oscars several months later.

In The Tree of Life's honor today: perform a very monologue alone in nature about your mother and father. If you don't have nature near you, say it to a plant. 

More after the jump including a curious Nicole Kidman and a Bonded Grace Jones »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Young Pope: Season Two; Jude Law Isn't Surprised There Isn't More

19 May 2017 8:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Earlier, we reported that there will be no second season of The Young Pope. Instead, HBO has ordered a second installment from creator Paolo Sorrentino called The New Pope. Recently, star Jude Law spoke with Variety about the future of the TV series.A drama, The Young Pope stars Jude Law as Lenny Belardo, a conservative archbishop who becomes the first American pope. The cast also includes Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Young Pope

17 May 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Episodes: 10 (hour)Seasons: OneTV show dates: January 15, 2017 -- February 13, 2017Series status: Cancelled/EndedPerformers include: Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell.TV show description:      This historical drama series tells the controversial story of the beginning of Pius Xiii's pontificate.Born Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius Xiii (Jude Law) is the former Archbishop of New York. He is a complex and conflicted character who’s so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism. Yet, he’s also full of compassion towards the weak and poor.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Leone Film Group picks up 'Remi, Nobody’s Boy' for Italy

16 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: TF1 Studios scores deal for family film.

Italy’s Leone Film Group has picked up Italian rights to French director Antoine Blossier’s 19th century-set tale Remi, Nobody’s Boy about the adventures of a young orphan. 

French TF1 Studio is kicking off sales on the family entertainment title at Cannes, where it will show first images.

“Rémi is a major brand in many territories and raised huge interest in Italy. We’re thrilled that Rémi has found a new home at Leone Film Group,” said TF1 Studio sales chief Sabine Chemaly.

The historic film company – founded by the late Sergio Leone – has carved itself out a place as one of Italy’s major high-end distributors and production houses since floating on the Milan stock market in 2013. Upcoming releases on its slate include Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and A Monster Calls

Remi, Nobody’s Boy is based on Hector Malot’s 1878 novel »

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The Young Pope: No Season Two But the Story Will Continue

16 May 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While The Young Pope TV show will not been renewed for a second season on HBO, it isn't exactly cancelled either. Instead, THR reports HBO has ordered The New Pope -- a follow-up to The Young Pope -- from creator and director Paolo Sorrentino. The Young Pope told the story of Lenny Belardo's (Jude Law) ascension as Pope Pius Xiii. The HBO TV series cast also includes Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli, and James Cromwell. There is no word yet, on who will return for The New Pope TV series. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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On my radar: François Ozon’s cultural highlights

14 May 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The French film director on being haunted by Under the Skin, the music of La Femme, and the place where he had his first kiss

Born in 1967 in Paris, film-maker and screenwriter François Ozon studied at the film school La Fémis, and has cited directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir as early influences. After the release of his debut feature Sitcom in France in 1998, he achieved international success with murder mystery 8 Women (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003), an erotic thriller starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. Since then, he has released a number of films including Potiche, In the House, Jeune & Jolie, and The New Girlfriend. His film Frantz, a drama set in a small German town after the first world war, is in cinemas now and L’amant double is in competition for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes festival.

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- François Ozon

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On my radar: François Ozon’s cultural highlights

14 May 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The French film director on being haunted by Under the Skin, the music of La Femme, and the place where he had his first kiss

Born in 1967 in Paris, film-maker and screenwriter François Ozon studied at the film school La Fémis, and has cited directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir as early influences. After the release of his debut feature Sitcom in France in 1998, he achieved international success with murder mystery 8 Women (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003), an erotic thriller starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. Since then, he has released a number of films including Potiche, In the House, Jeune & Jolie, and The New Girlfriend. His film Frantz, a drama set in a small German town after the first world war, is in cinemas now and L’amant double is in competition for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes festival.

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- François Ozon

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Francois Ozon’s Career in Five Films

8 May 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sara Hemrajani looks at Francois Ozon’s career in five films…

Francois Ozon is one of contemporary French cinema’s most celebrated auteurs. He’s a prolific filmmaker who releases a film nearly every year – however, the quantity doesn’t diminish the quality.

Ozon’s features are recognised for their impressive aesthetics, creative storytelling, excellent casting choices and interesting psychological observations.

His latest movie, Frantz, is a black and white Franco-German tale on loss and self-discovery in the wake of WW2. It’s decidedly more sombre and meditative than the rest of the 49-year-old’s oeuvre.

Ozon will also be returning to the Cannes Film Festival this month with The Double Lover (L’Amant Double), which is in competition for the Palme d’Or.

To mark Ozon’s status as an internationally renowned director, Flickering Myth takes a look at the five key films that have made his career.

8 Women (8 Femmes)

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- Sara Hemrajani

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’The Young Pope’ Exclusive Making Of Clip: Jude Law Gives Insight on Playing Pope Pius Xiii — Watch

7 April 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t watched “The Young Pope” yet, all signs point to an imminent blessed event.

HBO’s acclaimed series will be available for digital download from HBO Home Entertainment on April 10, so now you can stop trying to use your friend’s HBO Go login. Not only is this the more convenient (and legal) way to watch “The Young Pope,” but it’s also months ahead of the series’ release on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 6.

Read More: ‘The Young Pope’: Paolo Sorrentino on Lenny’s Fate and Hopeful Plans for a Second Season

In the series, Jude Law plays Lenny Belardo, the newest and youngest pope who’s been elected in a long, long time. The new Pope Pius Xiii isn’t just young; he’s also American, supremely good looking, likes to smoke and drinks Cherry Coke Zero. In contrast to his rather hip exterior, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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’The Young Pope’ Exclusive Making Of Clip: Jude Law Gives Insight on Playing Pope Pius Xiii — Watch

7 April 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t watched “The Young Pope” yet, all signs point to an imminent blessed event.

HBO’s acclaimed series will be available for digital download from HBO Home Entertainment on April 10, so now you can stop trying to use your friend’s HBO Go login. Not only is this the more convenient (and legal) way to watch “The Young Pope,” but it’s also months ahead of the series’ release on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 6.

Read More: ‘The Young Pope’: Paolo Sorrentino on Lenny’s Fate and Hopeful Plans for a Second Season

In the series, Jude Law plays Lenny Belardo, the newest and youngest pope who’s been elected in a long, long time. The new Pope Pius Xiii isn’t just young; he’s also American, supremely good looking, likes to smoke and drinks Cherry Coke Zero. In contrast to his rather hip exterior, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Sociopsychological Drama with Central Gay Character, French Film Icon Top Nsfc Choices

7 January 2017 9:04 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

2016 movies Things to Come (pictured) and Elle have earned French cinema icon Isabelle Huppert her – surprisingly – first National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award. 2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & 'Moonlight' among National Society of Film Critics' top picks Earlier today (Jan. 7), the National Society of Film Critics announced their top 2016 movies and performances. Somewhat surprisingly, this year's Nsfc list – which generally contains more offbeat entries than those of other U.S.-based critics groups – is quite similar to their counterparts', most of which came out last December. No, that doesn't mean the National Society of Film Critics has opted for the crowd-pleasing route. Instead, this awards season U.S. critics have not infrequently gone for even less mainstream entries than usual. Examples, among either the Nsfc winners or runners-up, include Isabelle Huppert in Elle, Moonlight, Toni Erdmann, Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, and Lily Gladstone in Certain Women. French »

- Mont. Steve

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