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Where the heart is by Anne-Katrin Titze

23 July 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

At breakfast with Anton Honik, Miri Ann Beuschel and Forældre director Christian Tafdrup Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, Michael Haneke, a rabbit memory not from Alice In Wonderland, Danish fairy tales, Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Molière's Tartuffe and an Andrei Tarkovsky tracking shot pops up in my conversation with director/writer/actor Christian Tafdrup.

In a turn of events straight out of David Lynch's Lost Highway book of identity magic, Kjeld (Søren Malling of Nikolaj Arcel's A Royal Affair) dreams to relive his younger days. This comes true in unexpected ways through Miri Ann Beuschel and Elliott Crosset Hove. With their son Esben (Anton Honik) leaving for college, Kjeld and Vibeke (Bodil Jørgensen of Cæcilia Holbek Trier's Agnus Dei and Anders Thomas Jensen's Men & Chicken) feel that their suburban house has become too big and empty for them. They »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Xavier Samuel chats Love and Friendship, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

20 July 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kate Beckinsale and Xavier Samuel in Love & Friendship.

According to Xavier Samuel, when you have the chance to work with a writer and director like Whit Stillman (Metropolitian, The Last Days of Disco), you take it.

.He.s an auteur and he doesn.t make films very often, so to have the opportunity to work with him is something you don.t really have to think about,. Samuel told If..

The Adelaide-raised actor stars as Reginald DeCourcy in Stillman.s latest film, Love & Friendship, an adaptation of an early Jane Austen novella, Lady Susan.

The manipulative and charming Lady Susan (played by Kate Beckinsale) is on a mission to find a new husband for herself and for her long suffering daughter Frederica, and swiftly seduces Samuel.s DeCourcy.

.It.s really a kind of joy to see a film that has a central female character who.s beating the system »

- Jackie Keast

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Xavier Samuel chats Love and Friendship, the Death and Life of Otto Bloom

20 July 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Kate Beckinsale and Xavier Samuel in Love & Friendship.

According to Xavier Samuel, when you have the chance to work with a writer and director like Whit Stillman (Metropolitian, The Last Days of Disco), you take it.

.He.s an auteur and he doesn.t make films very often, so to have the opportunity to work with him is something you don.t really have to think about,. Samuel told If..

The Adelaide-raised actor stars as Reginald DeCourcy in Stillman.s latest film, Love & Friendship, an adaptation of an early Jane Austen novella, Lady Susan.

The manipulative and charming Lady Susan (played by Kate Beckinsale) is on a mission to find a new husband for herself and for her long suffering daughter Frederica, and swiftly seduces Samuel.s DeCourcy.

.It.s really a kind of joy to see a film that has a central female character who.s beating the system »

- Jackie Keast

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Aacta unveils documentary and short film nominees

14 July 2016 12:36 AM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Chasing Asylum. The first nominees for the 6th Aacta Awards have been announced, with the Australian Academy revealing those up for gongs in three categories: Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film.

Nominees in feature film and television will be named later this year.

Under consideration for Best Feature Documentary is Eva Orner.s expose of Australian offshore detention, Chasing Asylum, and Dan Jackson.s debut In The Shadow of the Hill, which follows locals living in Rio de Janiero.s largest slum and their fight for justice.

They will vie against Nikolas Bird and Eleanor Sharp.s Remembering the Man, about couple Timothy Congriave and John Caleo — whose love story was the subject of feature film Holding the Man, and Snow Monkey, a portrait of daily life in Jalalabad, produced by Lizzette Atkins and directed by artist George Gittoes.

Up for the Best Short Animation gong is Joel Best, »

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The Importance Of Doubting Tom Screens Sunday at The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

12 July 2016 8:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Importance Of Doubting Tom screens Sunday July 17th at 6:30pm at Landmark’s The Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here

Local actress and filmmaker Vanessa Roman presents her years-in-the-making feature debut The Importance Of Doubting Tom, a romantic screwball comedy set against the backdrop of a dart league. It tells the story of Gwen, who is shaken and confused by a recent breakup from the guy she thought was the one, but something doesn’t seem right. In searching for the truth, mixed identities, comic hijinks, and lover’s games ensue in this. Roman based her original script both on the classic Oscar Wilde play, The Importance of Being Earnest and on her experience playing darts at St. Louis’ own Blueberry Hill, which is where she met her husband John.

Roman has assembled a first-rate cast and crew »

- Tom Stockman

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19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

30 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory. 1. Wilder only accepted the role on one condition In a letter to director Mel Stuart, Wilder wrote that he'd read the script and would take the part on the condition that, "When I make my first entrance, I'd like »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

30 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory. 1. Wilder only accepted the role on one condition In a letter to director Mel Stuart, Wilder wrote that he'd read the script and would take the part on the condition that, "When I make my first entrance, I'd like »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Jane Fonda to Celebrate ‘Laramie Project’ With Tectonic at 25!

15 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

This year marks a quarter century of groundbreaking theater at Moisés Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project, and the celebrated theater-maker and friends are ringing it in with style at Tectonic at 25! The 25th anniversary benefit performance will hit Nyu Skirball in New York City on Nov. 7 with host Jane Fonda. The event, which Kaufman will direct, is scheduled to include reimagined excerpts from award-winning Tectonic Theater classics like “The Laramie Project,” “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,” “The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” “33 Variations,” “I Am My Own Wife,” and “Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical.” The roster of stage and film talent to take the spotlight and perform that evening has yet to be announced, but given Kaufman’s reputation and Fonda’s attachment, we expect theater legends and legends-in-the-making to participate. With a host committee that includes Sir Ian McKellen, Sally Field, David Hyde Pierce, Darren Criss, Jonathan Groff, and more, the Tectonic Theater Project has established itself as a leading company for politically and socially conscious theater. Tickets for the Nov. 7 event are »

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Gods of Egypt movie review: those whom the gods wish to punish, they force to watch this movie

28 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Hilariously, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the ancient Nile is the least offensive thing about this crime against goofball cinema. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of director Alex Proyas

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

No, this is the other movie that whitewashes ancient Egypt, after Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings in late 2014. (As Oscar Wilde might have said, one such movie is unfortunate. Two seems like crassness.) Hilariously, however, casting white Westerners as mortals and deities of the Nile is the least offensive thing about Gods of Egypt. I mean, sure, that’s bad. But for a movie such as this, so clearly aimed at high cheese, to take two gorgeous brutes such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gerard Butler, get them half naked, set them to sweaty wrestling, and then render that this boring? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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First Reviews For Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg Are Mixed

14 May 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Cannes Film Festival is now well underway, with many highly anticipated movies making their debut at the prestigious event. One such flick is Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, which premiered this weekend to a somewhat mixed response. According to the reviews we’ve seen, it’s certainly not a bad movie, but it’s also far from the director’s best.

The issue seems to be that while The Bfg is a faithful treatment of the beloved source material, it relies too heavily on CGI, drags on with too much dialogue and plays it fairly safe, presenting a by the numbers adaptation that may please people who are looking for that sort of thing, but won’t strike a chord with a wider audience.

For more, check out some excerpts below that we’ve gathered from around the web:

The Guardian:

The Bfg is big friendly giant of a »

- Mark Cassidy

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Review: Love & Friendship

13 May 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Anyone who’s seen a film by Whit Stillman knows him to be an accomplished social satirist, continuing the legacy of authors like Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, and of course Jane Austen. In fact, the English writer is at the center of one the most sardonic exchanges in all of his films, when one of the characters expresses “I don't read novels. I prefer good literary criticism” when asked if he has read any of Austen’s works. Like the Romantic author, Stillman captures the wants, desires and fears of the haves as they desperately try to grab onto a world the have-nots are trying to infiltrate. In films like Metropolitan, Stillman wonders if the upper classes only let someone from a lower class to share their space as means of experimenting, or amusing them in their endless ennui. In Damsels in Distress he explores the notion of people constructing »

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Francis Ford Coppola on His Longing to Be ‘Impressive’

29 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Francis Ford coppola has won nearly every award in the book, with multiple Oscars and prizes from guilds, critics groups and festivals. And on April 29, he will add one more kudo to that list: Turner Classic Movies will honor him with a hand and footprint ceremony at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theater.

But Coppola’s industry start was both auspicious and far from auteur.

On May 10, 1962, Coppola won the top prize in UCLA’s Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Creative Writing Contest. It netted him $2,000 plus a front-page story in Variety. As the filmmaker told Variety recently, “Two thousand was a vast sum for someone who didn’t have more than a hundred dollars.”

He started work with king of the low-budget pics Roger Corman, writing and directing the 1963 horror pic “Dementia 13” on a budget of $40,000 and a shooting schedule of nine days. Within a decade, he became one of the »

- Malina Saval

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Boone Shepard review

13 March 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Time-travelling journalist Boone Shepard, the lead in an action-packed new Ya adventure novel, is a hero everyone can enjoy...

Does anybody have any idea of what makes a book Young Adult fiction? I would have said a teenaged lead character was the starting point, but in the case of Boone Shepard it's hard to pinpoint the age of the Australian journalist with a dark past, particularly once he starts jumping through time as well. From the 1960s back to the 1880s, Boone always seems like a character out of step with life around him, and perhaps that's what makes this a Young Adult novel; it's that way of seeing the world in a different way. Here we get thrust into a universe where every day is an adventure within a story within a strange bunch of happenings that never quite all tie up to make sense.

Even so, »

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This Women’s Day, Myntra’s ‘All About You’ from Deepika Padukone explores what style really means to women

8 March 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Have you ever struggled to wear a saree and wished you could slide on a pair of jeans to a wedding instead? Ever wish you could wear your favorite hoodie instead of something formal to a job interview? Who said you couldn’t? After all, it’s all about you!

The fashion brand ‘All About You’ from Deepika Padukone in association with Myntra, has released a video as part of their Women’s Week campaign, which echoes the very sentiment. The first in a series of three videos, based on various social norms, this video showcases several women from different walks of life, sharing their views on what’s their idea of everyday style.

The three-minute video, directed by Nupur Asthana of ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ and ‘Mujhse Fraandship Karoge’ fame, begins with a lady quoting Oscar Wilde, “be a work of art, or wear a work of art”. Setting the tone of the video, »

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Ed Catto: Nerd Rage – Is It Clobberin’ Time?

29 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

There are two sides to every coin. I usually write the incredible passion fans have for Geek Culture. This week I’m thinking about Nerd Rage.

This term probably started as a way to describe frustrations in video gaming. But it is now generally used to describe the intense anger that arises when fans vehemently disagree with development plans or ongoing creative efforts for a brand, mythology or intellectual property with which they disagree.

You’ve seen many examples of Nerd Rage. During the yuletide release of the new Star Wars movie, it seemed as if the whole country waited with bated breath for the core fans’ judgment. There had been months of speculation prior to the debut. Would fans approve or shake their virtual fists with the fury of Nerd Rage?

Sports radio is, in many ways, founded on the concept of Nerd Rage, although they’d never call it that. »

- Ed Catto

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"Star Wars" To Include An Lgbt Character

27 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Star Wars" looks set to continue increasing in diversity with J.J. Abrams, speaking earlier this week at the Oscar Wilde awards at Bad Robot Productions, saying that an Lgbt characters will one day show up on screen in a galaxy far, far away.

Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" centered around a black male and white female lead, and he says (via The Daily Beast) plans for inclusivity also extend to characters of different sexual orientations and gender definitions:

"When I talk about inclusivity it's not excluding gay characters. It's about inclusivity. So of course. To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world."

The franchise has already offered the first Lgbt character that is part of the official canon in the form of Moff Mors, a lesbian »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Star Wars’ Director J.J. Abrams: ‘Of Course’ Gay Roles Are Coming

27 February 2016 1:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You may be able to quit the debate over C-3PO’s orientation soon. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams says it’s inevitable for a film in the franchise to include a gay character, according to comments reported by the Daily Beast at the Us-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards Thursday night. “When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course,” he said. “To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn »

- Joan E. Solsman

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J.J. Abrams on Hollywood's Diversity Problem: ''Studios Need to Step Up''

27 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

J.J. Abrams isn't shying away from Hollywood's diversity controversy. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is calling on studio bosses to wake up. "I think the problem is slowly getting solved but nowhere near fast enough," Abrams told me Thursday at his Bad Robot offices, where he was hosting the Us-Ireland Alliance's Oscar Wilde Awards. "I think we have to choose from a pool that's representative of the country we live in. I think studios need to step up and be aware of the need to make films, not just having actors that represent the population but writers, directors and crew members that do. "I think it's good business," he continued. "I think the movies »

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J.J. Abrams Says a Gay Star Wars Character Is a Strong Possibility: It Would Be 'Insanely Narrow-Minded' to Say It Wouldn't Happen

26 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.J. Abrams wants the Star Wars universe to represent the society we live in today. Abrams said he's open to the idea of a gay Star Wars character in the next films. "When I talk about inclusivity its not excluding gay characters, it's about inclusivity so of course," he told reporters at the Us-Ireland Alliance Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday. "To me the fun of Star Wars is exploring the possibilities, so it seems insanely narrow minded to say that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world." The director, 49, said he's always been focused on inclusivity in the »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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J.J. Abrams Says a Gay Star Wars Character Is a Strong Possibility: It Would Be 'Insanely Narrow-Minded' to Say It Wouldn't Happen

26 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

J.J. Abrams wants the Star Wars universe to represent the society we live in today. Abrams said he's open to the idea of a gay Star Wars character in the next films. "When I talk about inclusivity its not excluding gay characters, it's about inclusivity so of course," he told reporters at the Us-Ireland Alliance Oscar Wilde Awards on Thursday. "To me the fun of Star Wars is exploring the possibilities, so it seems insanely narrow minded to say that there wouldn't be a homosexual character in that world." The director, 49, said he's always been focused on inclusivity in the »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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