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Donald Trump ‘Disavows’ Alt-Right: ‘It’s Not a Group I Want to Energize’

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Donald Trump ‘Disavows’ Alt-Right: ‘It’s Not a Group I Want to Energize’
Donald Trump rejected the beliefs of alt-right movement, telling the New York Times during a meeting on Tuesday “I disavow the group.” Richard B. Spencer, the leading ideologue of the alt-right movement, delivered a speech on Saturday night in Washington D.C. that railed against Jews and said America belongs to white people. Trump was asked about the conference on Tuesday during a wide-ranging, on-the-record conversation with the Times. Journalist Julie Davis, who was in the room, tweeted that Trump condemned the remarks. Also Read: Breitbart Rips Donald Trump Over 'Broken Promise' to Prosecute Hillary Clinton Times editor
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Donald Trump Flip-Flops on Electoral College, Again

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Donald Trump Flip-Flops on Electoral College, Again
President-elect Donald Trump is against the electoral college, again. Trump, who lost the popular vote but won the electoral college vote to beat Hillary Clinton, tweeted in 2012 that the electoral college was “a disaster for a democracy.” He changed his tune when he won because of the electoral college, tweeting, “The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play.” On Tuesday, in a meeting with the New York Times, he changed his mind again, saying he could win the popular vote if that’s what it took. Also Read: Breitbart Rips
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10 Things to Note in the Final Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Sony promised big things for the final Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, and they weren’t kidding! Despite the fact that the focus is mainly on showing off the sequel’s impressive action scenes, there are plenty of note worthy moments in this preview which we wanted to bring to your attention.

Following in the footsteps of Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe, Sony have big plans for Spider-Man with two more movies confirmed for 2016 and 2018, along with spin-offs focusing on Venom and The Sinister Six. It’s likely then that this movie will feature teasers related to all of those!

Do we see any in this trailer? Well, you’re going to have to read on to find out. As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this list and the footage in the comment section below.

10. A Broken Promise

We touched on this point briefly in
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Film festival picks of the week

Jake Chapman In Conversation, London

You'd think twice about asking an artist who's spent more hours than anyone ought to making mannequins of children with genitals for mouths and modelling Nazi soldiers into a vast tableau of hell to pick his favourite film. But then again, the dependably confrontational Chapman also described the death of Bambi's mother as the most traumatic moment of his childhood, the lightweight. Chapman is the first of a series of artists presenting a formative film in this new intiative, in association with the charity Art Fund. He'll be talking to the Guardian's Adrian Searle about Sidney Lumet's overlooked 1972 The Offence, a bravely gritty study of a copper whose career of violent crime cases wells up when he confronts a suspect paedophile. Bambi it ain't.

Gate Cinema, W11, Thu, visit artfund.org/news

Salisbury International Arts Festival

There's so much going on at the Salisbury Arts Festival,
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13th Annual EU Film Festival Highlights, Week Four: ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Hadewijch’

Chicago – We have now reached the fourth and final week of the 13th Annual European Union Film Festival at the Siskel Film Center, and what a fantastic festival it has been. From international sensations to critically acclaimed gems rarely available in the Us, the EU annual line-up is consistently one of the finest offered by any festival in the Windy City.

The first three weeks were loaded with highlights that just seemed to get better as the days progressed. Some of the selections, such as Austria’s diabolical delight “The Bone Man” and the Netherlands’ beguiling documentary “Rembrandt’s J’Accuse,” were more entertaining than the majority of mainstream Hollywood releases. Both France and Italy had several exceptional entries this year, including Amos Gitai’s spellbinding “Disengagement” and Luca Guadagnino’s ravishing “I Am Love.” Read more here, here and here.

The final week is somewhat of a letdown in comparison,
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Palm Springs FilmFestival: 8 Films on World War II and 2 on China

What do 8 films on World War II -- all submitted for Academy Award consideration for Best Foreign Language Film by their originating countries -- have in common with two Chinese Films, City of Life and Death (Nanking Nanking) a 9th film about World War II and Quick Quick Slow?

1. They are all part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. (White Ribbon, Winter in Wartime, Broken Promise, Ba’aria, Max Manus, Protektor, Draft Dodgers, Reverse - except for Ba'aria)

2. All the films are state financed.

3. All are male centric (except for Reverse).

3. All (perhaps not the romantic comedy Quick Quick Slow) reflect the realization that war is not a black and white issue but involves many shades of good and bad, personal decisions as well as national decisions, all are male centric, and all call for re-examination today as ultimate tools to destruction of all mankind in the face of
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City Of Life And Death and Lebanon Among Batch of 69 Picks for Golden Globes Foreign Category

This year, voting members will have to cover 69 picks, and slim it down to a neat five nominations and among the titles worth mentioning that didn't receive a possibility at an Oscar nomination we have City Of Life And Death and Lebanon. Unfortunately, even this list is imperfect as there is no mention of titles that were big with critics such as Women Without Men, I am Love, Hadewijch. - The Golden Globes do things a little differently than the Oscars when it comes time narrowing down the absolute best in foreign language cinema. The Hollywood Foreign press do without the politics of one film per country quota, which is great when a smaller nation has a stellar year with at least two worthwhile mentions, and just makes sense for the France film industry who on average, give several reasons to appreciate the 7th art. This year, voting members will have to cover 69 picks,
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69 foreign films enter Golden Globes derby

69 foreign films enter Golden Globes derby
A record number of submissions has been made to the Golden Globes' race for best foreign-language film -- 69. Most interesting are the movies excluded from the Oscars' list because they weren't submitted by the home nations like "Broken Embraces" (Spain), "Coco Before Chanel" (France), "Lebanon" (Israel), "The Maid" (Chile) and "Thirst" (Korea) and "Vincere" (Italy). In the case of "The Maid," for example, it won kudos at the Sundance Film Festival and Gotham Awards and is nominated for best foreign film at the Indie Spirits. Globe nominations will be announced Tuesday morning. "About Elly," Iran "Ajami," Israel "Baaria," Italy "Backyard," Mexico "Broken Embraces," Spain "Broken Promise," Slovak Republic "I Cannot Live Without You," Taiwan...
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65 Countries Fight for Best Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

From Albania to Vietnam, 65 countries are hoping that their film entries will get picked to fill one of the five slots for Best Foreign Language Film for the 82nd annual Academy Awards.

Five slots, 65 countries, the competition is fierce! Our friends from Variety gave us this list, is your country of choice one of the 65 hopefuls?

I'm happy that my home country, the Philippines, has a fighting chance with the dramedy "Ded na si Lolo" ("Grandpa is Dead"). Take a look at the complete list.

Albania

Alive!

(Artan Minarolli)

Synopsis: A carefree Albanian student gets drawn into an ancient blood feud when he returns home for a funeral, only to find himself a wanted man.

Awards: Belgrade Film Festival B2B development grant

Sales: Wildart Film

Argentina

El secreto de sus ojos

(Juan Jose Campanella)

Synopsis: An ambitious, complex work that combines two generation-spanning love stories, a noirish thriller, some
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The Long List (65 Countries!!!) of Oscar Foreign Language Entries

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled the long list of 65 countries vying for a Best Foreign Language nomination Oscar.

Variety says that a shortlist of nine semi-finalists will be unveiled in January, with the complete nominees to be announced Feb. 2 along with the contenders in the other categories.

The Academy Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theater.

And now, from Albania to Vietnam, see the complete list right now (I.m proud that my home country of the Philippines has an entry!!!):

Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director

Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella, director

Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors

Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton, director

Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi, director

Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob, director

Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen, director

Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia, director

Bosnia and Herzegovina,
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Foreign-language films vie for an Oscar

Foreign-language films vie for an Oscar
Jacques Audiard's French film "A Prophet," Michael Haneke's German film "The White Ribbon" and Korea's "Mother" -- three films that have figured prominently on this year's festival circuit -- are among the 65 films being considered for the foreign-language film Oscar.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list Thursday of the 65 countries that have submitted films for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

Nominations will be announced on Feb. 2, and the awards ceremony will be held March 7.

The 2009 submissions follow (click the links on select countries for full stories):

Albania, "Alive!," Artan Minarolli, director;

Argentina, "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Juan Jose Campanella

Armenia, "Autumn of the Magician," Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov

Australia, "Samson & Delilah," Warwick Thornton

Austria, "For a Moment Freedom," Arash T. Riahi

Bangladesh, "Beyond the Circle," Golam Rabbany Biplob

Belgium, "The Misfortunates," Felix van Groeningen

Bolivia, "Zona Sur," Juan Carlos Valdivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina,
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2009 Foreign-Language Oscar Nominees Announced

Sixty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today. The 2009 submissions are:

Albania, Alive!, Artan Minarolli, director;

Argentina, El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Juan Jose Campanella, director;

Armenia, Autumn of the Magician, Rouben Kevorkov and Vaheh Kevorkov, directors;

Australia, Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, director;

Austria, For a Moment Freedom, Arash T. Riahi, director;

Bangladesh, Beyond the Circle, Golam Rabbany Biplob, director;

Belgium, The Misfortunates, Felix van Groeningen, director;

Bolivia, Zona Sur, Juan Carlos Valdivia, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nightguards, Namik Kabil, director;

Brazil, Time of Fear, Sergio Rezende, director;

Bulgaria, The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner, Stephan Komandarev, director;

Canada, I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, director;

Chile, Dawson, Isla 10, Miguel Littin, director;

China, Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige, director;

Colombia, The Wind Journeys, Ciro Guerra, director;

Croatia, Donkey, Antonio Nuic,
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Foreign Film Hoopla, 60+ Oscar Submissions

In the years I've been documenting Oscar's once largely undocumented foreign film category, we've seen the number of players creep up virtually every year, despite the concurrent dwindling of foreign film distribution in the United States. In 2001 for example when I first began tracking it and sharing the info online, there were 51 official submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Last year there were 67. For the 2009 Oscar race (the submission deadline has now passed) we've now heard from 62 countries. But that doesn't mean the official list will only be 62 films. In the eight years I've been documenting this race, something always changes between the submission deadline and Oscar's official announcement of the list (coming soon): Films are disqualified, last minute switcheroos happen, countries that didn't make noise when they first submitted are revealed. There will be drama... albeit the mostly invisible kind.

You can see more about these 62 entries (cast,
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