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Film Review: Tom Cruise in ‘American Made’

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a lot going on in “American Made,” a hectic, hyperactive true-life tall tale that jumbles Colombian drug-smuggling, CIA arms-trading, Midwestern fortune-making and a whole lot of very fancy flying. Yet the most salient image in the whole coked-up kaleidoscope is a simple one: Tom Cruise’s sunglasses. There may be significant stretches in Doug Liman’s film where the star, as Twa pilot turned all-sides-of-the-law hustler Barry Seal, isn’t wearing wire-rimmed aviator shades, yet somehow it feels as if they’re always there. An accessory that Cruise made wholly his own in “Top Gun,” they connote as much rakish bravado and slightly impenetrable machismo now as they did then — 1986, coincidentally the year that the action in “American Made,” which spans eight fast years of Carter-to-Reagan-era governmental skulduggery, comes to a startling head.

A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, “American Made” is more interesting as a showcase for »

- Guy Lodge

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The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

11 August 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No genre illustrates the evolution of cinema better than the crime film. As recently as the ’90s, Hollywood regularly released stories of cops-and-robber showdowns and mystery-thrillers based on best-selling novels — but as the middle class continues to disappear from Hollywood films, smart crime stories moved to television (see: “The Sopranos,” “The Wire,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Night Of,” et. al.).

Outside the studios, there is a longstanding tradition – from the B-movies to the Coen brothers – of new directors showcasing their filmmaking chops with dark, stylish, and intense crime sagas. A surge of new filmmakers in the ’90s brought fresh interpretations to the genre, from the pastiche of “Reservoir Dogs” to the unnerving realism in “Boyz n the Hood.”

Read MoreThe 50 Best Films of the ’90s, From ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Groundhog Day

These days, many of the best contemporary directors — including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Mann, the Coens, Park Chan-wook and Spike Lee – still love the genre, »

- Chris O'Falt, Kate Erbland, David Ehrlich, Zack Sharf, Jamie Righetti, Michael Nordine, Steve Greene and Jude Dry

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Geeks Vs Loneliness: alcohol, depression and film

5 July 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robb Sheppard Jul 7, 2017

Robb takes us through the impact that alcohol had on his life,

Once again, for this week's Geeks Vs Loneliness, we're eschewing our usual introduction, that you can find on the 100+ other posts in this series (some links can be found further down the page). Instead, we're handing over to Robb, who asked us if he could write a piece entitled 'alchohol, depression and movies: the trilogy of my 20s'). With a fair smattering of film quotes - just in case the context isn't clear - here it is. Huge thanks to you, Robb...

See related  Don Hahn interview: The Lion King, Disney, Pixar, Frankenweenie and the future of animation The Lion King: writer hired for live action movie

It’s 5pm and to the untrained eye, I’m itching. Jonesing. Crawling up the walls.

My life is fantastic. I hate my job, obvs, but I »

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New Mutants Replaces Rosario Dawson with Alice Braga

29 June 2017 9:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a month after Rosario Dawson entered talks to play Dr. Celia Reyes in 20th Century Fox's The New Mutants, the actress has backed out of the role, with Alice Braga stepping in to replace her. No reason for Rosario Dawson's departure was given, but with production slated to begin next month in Boston, it's easy to see why a replacement was found so quickly. It hasn't been confirmed how many other roles still need to be filled as we get closer and closer to production getting under way.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this casting update, with Alice Braga joining an ensemble that already includes a talented cast of youngsters. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams plays Wolfsbane, with Split star Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, 13 Reasons Why star Henry Zaga as Sunspot, Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton as Cannonball and The Originals star Blu Hunt as Mirage. »

- MovieWeb

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Brics Film Festival Kicks Off in Chengdu, Spotlighting Talent from Emerging Regions

23 June 2017 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The second annual Brics International Film Festival kicked off Friday in Chengdu, the Chinese capital of Sichuan province.

The festival, which runs June 23 to 27, aims to spotlight emerging talent and established filmmakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

The fest opens with “Where Has the Time Gone,” a multi-national five-part feature from Brazil’s Walter SallesAleksey Fedorchenko from Russia; Madhur Bhandarkar from India, Jia Zhangke from China, and Jahmil X.T.Quebka from South Africa.

The festival will showcase 30 films including a competition and selection of classic cinema from each nation, such as the Oscar-nommed “Central Station,” “City of God,” “The Monk and the Devil,” and “Happiness is a Four Letter Word.”

One nation will be highlighted each day of the event, starting with China on Friday and followed by Brazil, Russia, India, and South Africa.

After India hosted the first edition in 2016, next year’s event will take place in South Africa.

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- Variety Staff

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Cannes 2017 Memorial to Dan Ranvaud

30 May 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Our dear friend who died at the Montreal Film Festival September 2016 received hommage and love from his friends in Cannes this year.

Dan Ranvaud who was on the forefront of so many film developments, way before his “Central Station” and “City of God” broke out, was last seen in Montreal furthering the goals of Films4Climate, a global initiative of the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate, growing the network by connecting the creative industries to advance sustainability in films and visual storytelling.

Some friends of Donald included Giulia Camilla Braga of Films4Change, Bruno Chatelan of FilmFestivals.com, Jérôme Paillard of the Marché du Film, Nevina Satta of Sardinia Film Commission, with Pascal Diot of Venice Ff and Le Pole Image de Lieges, Ivan Trujillo of Ficg, Alan Franey of Vancouver Ff, Mimi Plauché of Chicago Ff, Peter Belsito of SydneysBuzz and many others

Warm farewellparty to Donald Ranvaud »

- Sydney Levine

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‘Queen of the South’ Season 2 Teaser: There Can Be Only One Queen in USA Drug Drama

27 April 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The future of the drug trade is most definitely female in this exclusive teaser for Season 2 of USA Networks crime drama,”Queen of the South.” “There can be only one queen,’ boasts the tagline to the brand new video as Teresa Mendoza, played by Alice Braga (“City of God”), fights her way to the top of the illegal drug trade.

Queen of the South” is the American adaptation of the literary page-turner “La Reina Del Sur,” written by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez Reverte. Season 2 of the crime-drama finds Teresa (Braga) climbing the ladder of the illegal drug trade as she butts heads with her new boss, Camila Vargas, the head of the American chapter of the Vargas Cartel played by Veronica Falcon.

Read More: Review: ‘Queen of the South’ Tarnishes the Crown By Pandering to Boys’ Club Conventions

“Don’t forget whose house you’re in, and who built it, »

- Juan Diaz

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‘Queen of the South’ Season 2 Teaser: There Can Be Only One Queen in USA Drug Drama

27 April 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The future of the drug trade is most definitely female in this exclusive teaser for Season 2 of USA Networks crime drama,”Queen of the South.” “There can be only one queen,’ boasts the tagline to the brand new video as Teresa Mendoza, played by Alice Braga (“City of God”), fights her way to the top of the illegal drug trade.

Queen of the South” is the American adaptation of the literary page-turner “La Reina Del Sur,” written by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez Reverte. Season 2 of the crime-drama finds Teresa (Braga) climbing the ladder of the illegal drug trade as she butts heads with her new boss, Camila Vargas, the head of the American chapter of the Vargas Cartel played by Veronica Falcon.

Read More: Review: ‘Queen of the South’ Tarnishes the Crown By Pandering to Boys’ Club Conventions

“Don’t forget whose house you’re in, and who built it, »

- Juan Diaz

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If You Haven’t Seen “City of God” Your Life is Incomplete

5 April 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I’ll never forget the time a buddy of mine invited me over to his place and said, “you gotta see City of God, it’ll be one of the best movies you’ve ever seen.”  When someone says that to you, you take it with a grain of salt.  Plus, to add insult to injury this is a movie that’s in subtitles.  That just killed me.  But I said, “sure, let’s give it a try.  Within 2 minutes I was hooked and I can honestly say to this day, it’s still one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.  Here’s a brief

If You Haven’t Seen “City of God” Your Life is Incomplete »

- Nat Berman

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HBO Brasil Unveils 14-Show Lineup for 2017

12 March 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — Despite the country’s recession, HBO Brasil has unveiled 14 shows for 2017, including fiction and non-fiction series, feature docs and its first talk show, the largest annual package since the company began to produce in the country in 2005.

The announcement was made at the Rio Content Market (Rcm), Latin America’s biggest TV market. One of the highest-profile of the new shows, six-part drama series “Santos=Dumont” will feature the life of Brazilian aviation pioneer, inventor hero Alberto Santos Dumont, who flew his airplane 14 Bis around the Eiffel Tour in 1906. Lensing is scheduled for the second half of this year in Brazil and abroad. Estevao Ciavatta and Fernando Acquarone, of Pindorama, will produce and co-direct the Portuguese, French and English-language series.

“The series will depict in a non-chronological way Santos Dumont’s childhood, his inventor’s feats in Paris’ Belle Époque, and his last years in Petropolis, Brazil, »

- Marcelo Cajueiro

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Exclusive Interview: Stelio Savante on Media

25 February 2017 1:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church chats with Stelio Savante about Media

This Saturday, TV One will premiere Media, a film about the power struggles within a family that runs a media corporation. Media focuses on the Jones family and their media empire, Jones Universal Media Properties, better known as Jump, as matriarch Jackie (Penny Johnson Jerald) and her son Michael (Brian White) combat forces in and outside their family that seek to destroy everything they’ve spent their lives building. You can view the trailer here.

Flickering Myth got the chance to speak with Stelio Savante, one of the actors in the film who plays underground power broker Howard Boston. Savante has had a long career in television and film such as Ugly Betty, Eisenstein in Guanajuarto and The Making of the Mob: New York. We spoke with him about his role in Media as well as Netflix’s recently released Colors of Heaven. »

- Ricky Church

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Documentary on Ambitious Initiative to *Build* a “Great Green Wall” Across the African Continent, in the Works

3 February 2017 2:14 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye is set to direct a new Un-backed documentary about climate change that will be executive produced by “City of God” filmmaker, Fernando Meirelles. Titled “The Great Green Wall,” the film will chronicle the ongoing initiative to grow an 8,000 km… Continue Reading → »

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Fernando Meirelles, Inna Modja board Un climate change doc

31 January 2017 11:55 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to direct The Great Green Wall for Make Productions.

City Of God director Fernando Meirelles will serve as executive producer and creative consultant on a new Un-backed documentary about climate change.

The Great Green Wall will focus on the ongoing Africa-led project to grow an 8,000km wall of trees and plants across the width of Africa.

The film will tell the story of the initiative through the eyes of Malian singer and model Inna Modja who is due to team up with African and international singers and musicians on the film’s score. 

The film is due to end in Senegal where featured artists will take part in a concert at the Great Green Wall.

Backed by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the film will be produced by UK TV outfit Make Productions and be directed by British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye, who was nominated for the BFI Iwc Schaffhausen Filmmakers »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Amy Adams Will No Longer Get Behind The Mic Of Janis Joplin Biopic

17 January 2017 12:45 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For quite some time, Hollywood has been hungry for a Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy AdamsFernando Meirelles (“City Of God,” “The Constant Gardener“) and Lee Daniels (“Precious,” “The Butler“) were attached at various points, and then two years ago, Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild“) signed on the dotted line to direct the project.

Continue reading Amy Adams Will No Longer Get Behind The Mic Of Janis Joplin Biopic at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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What Exactly Happened to the Young Actors Who Led ‘City of God’ to International Success?

17 January 2017 8:46 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Today in film history, January 17, 2003, “City of God” opened in USA theaters. I’ve been waiting for the “City of God: 10 Years Later” documentary to come out for five years. The film “City of God” debuted in 2002… Continue Reading → »

- Kiratiana Freelon

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How Often Do Foreign-Language Films Score Screenwriting Oscar Nominations Or Wins?

4 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Toni Erdmann’ (Courtesy: Tiff)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

It’s not too often that foreign-language films get recognized for anything at the Oscars beyond the best foreign-language film category — but it does happen. And, believe it or not, it happens more for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay than many other categories. A prime example of that is Toni Erdmann, Germany’s submission this year that is proving to be a cross-category threat, which could score a nomination — or a win — for its writing.

The story of Toni Erdmann — which has a solid Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% — follows a father who is trying to reconnect with his adult daughter after the death of his dog. It sounds simple enough but, of course, the two couldn’t be more unalike. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and where it won the Fipresci Prize. Since then, it »

- Carson Blackwelder

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