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With only hours ago before the official selection for the Main Competition is announced, we’ve narrowed our final predictions to the following titles that we’re crystal-balling as the films that will be included on Thierry Fremaux’s highly anticipated list. Despite an obvious drought of Asian auteurs (we’re thinking the rumored frontrunner Takashi Miike won’t be included in tomorrow’s list) who’s to say there won’t be some definite surprises, like Jia Zhang-ke’s A Touch of Sin last year.
Several hopefuls appear not to be ready in time, including Malick, Hsou-hsien, Cristi Puiu, and Innarritu, to name a few. But there does appear to be a high quantity of exciting titles from some of cinema’s leading auteurs. We’re still a bit tentative about whether Xavier Dolan’s latest, Mommy, will get a main competition slot—instead, we’re predicting another surprise, »
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Two Gems From The 50s
Two new releases from The Criterion Collection spotlight low-budget filmmaking in the 1950s—American and European—and couldn’t be more stylistically and thematically diverse. And yet, there is a personal stamp on the pictures that is very similar. Both films also tackle social problems with brutal frankness and feature anti-heroes as protagonists.
Riot in Cell Block 11 was produced by longtime Hollywood independent producer Walter Wanger (he was also responsible for two earlier Criterion releases, Stagecoach and Foreign Correspondent) as a hard-hitting, gritty, realistic picture depicting the inequities and maltreatment prisoners receive in American prisons. Wanger had a personal reason to make a film like that. He had barely missed spending some time in one. He’d caught his wife with another man, »
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The PGA Tour heads to Tampa Bay, Florida this weekend for the newly-named Valspar Championship, check out the leaderboard for this week's golf tournament below. The golfers will tee it up Thursday through Sunday at the Copperhead course at Innisbrook. The tournament name probably sounds new to golf fans, it has a new title sponsor with Valspar, a paint company. The golf tournament used to be the Tampa Bay Championship presented by EverBank and has also been called the Transitions Championship and the Pods Championship. Watch the video below that shows a little bit about The Snake Pit at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook. This is the one of Florida tournament out of four where Tiger Woods will not play. The number one ranked golfer suffered through last week's tournament with a bad back. Woods barely finished the Wgc Cadillac Championship at Doral last week, one week after he was »
3 items from 2014
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