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Interview: Directors Scott Beck & Bryan Woods Talk Nightlight

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While most horror fans have grown tired of countless Pov/Found Footage genre films, it’s always a refreshing and entertaining time to come across horror films that utilize the Pov approach in new and interesting ways. Directors Scott Beck & Bryan Woods have done just that, with their excitingly original and completely enthralling horror thriller Nightlight. Bypassing the “We have a camera, let’s document everryyyyyything” approach in favor of the film being completely from the point of view of a flashlight, the film about a group of friends playing one dark and ultimately deadly game, just feels like so much fun and is a Really solid entry.

Beck and & Woods spoke to Icons of Fright about the film, its inspiration, the challenges of making the film the way they did, and what’s in store for the filmmaking duo next, so Read On!!


Nightlight felt very original and refreshing, »

- Jerry Smith

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Natalie Portman on Israel, Hollywood sexism and ‘being the boss’

24 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Black Swan star’s directoral debut – based on Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness – explores the ‘mythology’ surrounding the birth of the Jewish state. Is she ready for the inevitable backlash?

Natalie Portman is lugging a giant, heavy-looking sofa across the floor, to get away from what she mutters is the “brutal” heat of the sunlight beating down on the corner of a private beach club in Cannes. I feel I should help – I’m standing a few feet away, awaiting the signal to step forward – but the presence of one or two burly security staff nearby suggests I should stay damn well where I am. She’s dragging it while clad in the same fantastically flimsy Rodarte drapery and teetering high heels she wore for the film festival’s traditional photocall, a smidgeon of moxie underneath the carapace of glamour.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Cannes 2015: Five Questions For Tale of Tales‘ Vincent Cassel

22 May 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

He’s played a troubled youth in the Paris ghettos in La Haine, a vengeful husband in Irreversible, and an abusive ballet company director in Black Swan. One pattern is clear with French actor Vincent Cassel: he works with directors of a special breed who can’t be boxed up neatly within a genre. His latest Cannes film is no exception. Cassel partnered with Italian director Matteo Garrone to play the role of a casanova Medieval king who’s always on the search for his next sexual conquest in Tale of Tales. Based upon the stories of Giambattista Basile, Europe’s original fairytale scribe, […] »

- Ariston Anderson

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Cannes: Selton Mello’s Vincent Cassel starrer ‘A Movie Life’ Shoots in South Brazil (Exclusive)

21 May 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes –Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”) stars in “A Movie Life,” the third feature from Brazilian megastar-turned-director Selton Mello, which wraps production in South Brazil on May 29. Variety has had exclusive access to images from the highly anticipated film.

Produced by Vania Catani at Rio de Janeiro’s Bananeira Filmes, and co-produced by MGM Intl., “A Movie Life” is set in the 1960s in the cosy sierras of Rio Grande do Sul.

Mello’s follow-up to “The Clown” Brazil’s Oscar entry, and one of Brazil’s most notable breakout arthouse hits in recent years, “A Movie Life” adapts the book “A Distant Father,” from Chilean Antonio Skarmeta, one of whose other novels was turned by Michael Radford into the Academy Award-winning “The Postman.”

A rites-of-passage and family drama of big dreams in small-town Brazil, whose landscapes look set to capture the tone of a heartwarming tale of family reconciliation, it turns on Tony, »

- John Hopewell

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Natalie Portman Shows Off Booty In See-Through Dress at Cannes

18 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Natalie Portman's getting cheeky!  The actress was spotted at a photocall for her new directorial debut, "A Tale of Love and Darkness" at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on Sunday.  The Hebrew-language film -- which also stars the brunette beauty -- was adapted from the memoir of Amos Oz, an Israeli writer/journalist.   Portman stunned at the event wearing a sheer, black Rodarte dress complete with colorful sequins. The "Black Swan" actress finished her look with black strappy sandals and wore her hair pinned-back in a braid.  Natalie gave fans a real treat when she posed for photos from behind, and showed off her booty in the high-fashion number.  It's definitely a rare racy red carpet moment from the Oscar-winner -- and we're loving it! The 33-year-old definitely has the body to pull this look off -- what do you think about Portman's sexy look? »

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Portman's Butt-Baring Dress!

17 May 2015 3:29 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Natalie Portman definitely has "it," so we're not surprised she decided to flaunt it!

The stunning star rocked a booty-baring black dress at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday at the photocall for "A Tale of Love and Darkness."

Photos: Stars Who Dare To Bare


The beaded, V-neck Rodarte dress had a sheer skirt, which showcased black underwear briefs and her… toned assets (all those hours of "Black Swan" ballet training did a booty good!).


Photos: Hot Shots Of Natalie Portman

Natalie, 33, wore her hair in a low bun ...

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Natalie Portman to play Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie"

15 May 2015 4:55 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Natalie Portman has signed on to star as Jackie Kennedy in 'Jackie'. The 33-year-old actress - who won an Academy Award in 2011 for her performance in the psychological horror film 'Black Swan' - is set to play the part of John F. Kennedy's wife in a new biopic from Chilean director Pablo Larrain. The movie will follow the first four days in Jackie Kennedy's life after the assassination of her husband, which occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Variety reports that the plotline will focus on Kennedy's courage in the face of personal turmoil, which won her admiration from Americans and people worldwide. What's more, Darren Aronofsky - who directed 'Black Swan' - is set to serve as a producer on the new film. Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Portman has held talks over starring in 'The Basis Of Sex'. She is wanted to play »

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‘Black Swan’ Reunion: Natalie Portman Will Play Jackie Kennedy for Producer Darren Aronofsky

14 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this week we heard that Natalie Portman would play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a film called On the Basis of Sex. Now she’s set to play another major figure in Us history: Jacqueline Kennedy, in a film that will take place during the four days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The film is called […]

The post ‘Black Swan’ Reunion: Natalie Portman Will Play Jackie Kennedy for Producer Darren Aronofsky appeared first on /Film. »

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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

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Career Watch: Natalie Portman Decides to Go Big or Go Home

14 May 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With her first feature as director, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," set to bow out of competition at Cannes on May 16, Natalie Portman appears to have a new motto both in front of and behind the camera: Go big or go home. As Variety reports, the Oscar winner has signed on the star as Jackie Kennedy in "No" director Pablo Larrain's "Jackie," which focuses on the former First Lady in the days immediately following President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Darren Aronofsky, who directed her to the Best Actress statuette in "Black Swan" (2010), will produce. The news comes fast on the heels of the announcement, first reported by Deadline, that Portman is slated to play another iconic American woman, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in the upcoming "On the Basis of Sex," which follows "the notorious Rbg" as she faces down sexism over the course of her brilliant legal career. »

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Natalie Portman Playing Jackie O In A Kennedy Assassination Drama

14 May 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Natalie Portman is a name become used to naturally hearing when associated with big films. From The Other Boleyn Girl to Star Wars to Garden State to Thor, she.s dipped her feet into all genres, and continues to snag more major roles. Ever since her Oscar in 2011 for her performance as a troubled ballerina in Black Swan (and also giving birth to her child) things have slowed down a bit for Portman. That was until now, as news starts piling in on Portman.s latest projects including a starring role as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Variety reports out of the Cannes Film Festival that Portman will be starring in the titular role of Jackie a film about the four days following John F. Kennedy.s assassination and the terrible aftermath that his wife, Jackie was left in. The film explores Jackie Kennedy.s loss of the love »

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Natalie Portman to be the First Lady in upcoming biopic on Jackie Kennedy

14 May 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It looks like Natalie Portman will continue to rack up more projects to put on the upcoming list.

The Academy Award winner is set to play Jackie Kennedy in an upcoming biopic from No director Pablo Larrain, according to Variety. The film will chronicle the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation.

Portman’s Black Swan director, Darren Aronofsky, will produce the picture with production set to begin at the end of the year.

This isn’t the first project that Portman has committed to lately. She is already hard at work with Jane Got a Gun, which comes out later this year, The Tale of Love and Darkness, Weightless (the latest Terrence Malick film), and Planetarium.

Jackie joins a list of films that »

- Zach Dennis

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Natalie Portman Set to Play Jackie Kennedy in New Biopic Produced by Darren Aronofsky

14 May 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Natalie Portman will play Jackie Kennedy in a new biopic, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. “Jackie,” which will be directed by Oscar-nominated Chilean director Pablo Larrain (“No”), will examine the first lady’s life in the four days immediately following President Kennedy’s assassination. Darren Aronofsky is set to produce. He previously directed Portman to an Oscar win for her performance in his ballet drama “Black Swan.” See photos: The Scene at Cannes 2015: Red Carpet Premieres and Beyond (Updating) Juan de Dios Larrain, of Chilean production company Fabula, will produce along with Scott Franklin of Protozoa Pictures and Aronofsky. »

- Joe Otterson

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Natalie Portman To Play 'Jackie' Kennedy For 'No' Director Pablo Larrain, Darren Aronofsky Produces

14 May 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The story of the long-developing "Jackie" is a bit detailed, so bear with us: Back in 2010, Steven Spielberg was eyeing the hot Noah Oppenheim script as something to potentially produce over at HBO. Then Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz were eyeballing it as the director's next movie after "Black Swan," but both moved on after their relationship ended. A couple of years later, "Black Swan" star Natalie Portman eyed the project as a starring vehicle, and not only is it now happening, but it has a great director attached. Variety reports that Natalie Portman will take the title role in the movie that now has Pablo Larrain ("No," "Post Mortem") at the helm, with Aronofsky producing. The script follows Jackie Kennedy during the four days between her husband's infamous assassination and his burial. Back in the day we took a look at the script, and it sees the First Lady »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Cannes: Natalie Portman to Play Jackie Kennedy in Biopic

14 May 2015 5:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Natalie Portman has signed on to star as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, a new biopic from Pablo Larrain, the Chilean director of Oscar-nominee No. The film will follow the first four days in Jackie Kennedy's life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy. Darren Aronofsky, who directed Portman to her Oscar-winning performance in Black Swan, will produce Jackie. Insiders, Wild Bunch’s newly launched L.A.-based sales company is handling international sales on Jackie and has been shopping the script to buyers in Cannes. CAA reps U.S. domestic rights. Juan de Dios Larrain of

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Natalie Portman to Star as Jacqueline Kennedy in New Drama (Exclusive)

14 May 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Natalie Portman will star as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie,” about the first four days in Jackie Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John. F. Kennedy, when she lost the love of her life but won the love of a nation. Darren Aronofsky will produce while Pablo Larrain (“No”) directs.

Wild Bunch’s newly launched L.A.-based sales company Insiders is selling international on what is sure to be one of the hottest tickets at this year’s Cannes. CAA reps U.S. domestic rights.

Juan de Dios Larrain of Chile’s Fabula produces with Aronofsky and his partner Scott Franklin at Protozoa Pictures. “Jackie” goes into production at the end of 2015.

“ ‘Jackie’ talks about the days when Jackie Kennedy becomes an icon but has lost everything,” said Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval, who is overseeing Insiders. Aronofsky, who was president of the Berlin festival jury this year, »

- John Hopewell

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Watch Cannes Film Festival Live Stream: Premieres, Panels and People (Video)

13 May 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman and Awards Editor Steve Pond are on the ground in the South of France for the 68th Cannes Film Festival. See video live from the red carpet, press conferences and interview through the festival week above. The Opening Ceremony took place Wednesday night at the Grand Théâtre Lumière and featured a ballet choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, husband of his “Black Swan” costar Natalie Portman, whose feature film directorial debut “A Tale of Love and Darkness” is featured among the festival’s Special Screenings. Also Read: 5 Things to Expect at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Lambert Wilson then welcomed on stage the. »

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Natalie Portman to star in 30s set Spiritualist Story, Planetarium

13 May 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Black Swan star Natalie Portman is teaming with French director Rebecca Zlotowski and Lily Rose Depp (who you likely saw in Tusk) for ‘30s-set spiritualism story, Planetarium. Variety reports Planetarium will star Portman and Depp as spiritualist sisters “who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a…

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Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World sees strong sales in Cannes

12 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Cannes is almost upon us, and many distributors have moved early to snap up some of the hottest new films in the festival, with Seville International enjoying strong pre-sales for the distribution rights for Xavier Dolan’s new film, It’s Only the End of the World.

Seville, which is a sales arm of Entertainment One, has already sold the film to many international territories, including Artificial Eye and Curzon, who have snapped up deals for UK distribution.

The film stars Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) Vincent Cassel (Black Swan), Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can) and Gaspard Ulliel (Saint Laurent), and is based on a play by Jean-Luc Lagarce about a writer who returns to his hometown to tell his family about his upcoming death.

It’s Only The End of the World is set for release in 2016.


- Scott J. Davis

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Dancing With the Stars Semi Results: Did the Right Couple Go Home?

12 May 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Monday’s performance show for the Dancing With the Stars semifinals didn’t technically have a theme, but I’d like to propose one that became evident during the two-hour broadcast: “One of These Things Is Not Like the Other.”

It’s hard to openly discuss this season’s Final Four without acknowledging the Insensitive Elephant in the Room: Even though Noah Galloway has been nothing short of inspirational in his efforts on the dance floor, he just can’t match Rumer, Nastia and Riker in their skill and range.

I imagine this is a dilemma that Carrie Ann, Len, »

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