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Movie Review – 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

7 Days in Entebbe. 2018

Directed by José Padilha

Starring Rosamond Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Nonso Anozie, Denis Ménochet, Brontis Jodorowsky, Zina Zinchenko, Mark Ivanir, and Peter Sullivan

Synopsis:

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

All three movies inside of 7 Days in Entebbe are intriguing, but director José Padilha (most known for directing episodes of the hit Netflix series Narcos and infamously responsible for helming the unnecessary updated version of Paul Verhoeven’s classic sci-fi sociopolitical satirical masterpiece Robocop) is apparently completely oblivious as to what to home in on. Call it an identity crisis as the script from Gregory Burke fails juggling three different perspectives; a World War 2 guilt-ridden radical left-wing German couple carrying out the true story based 1976 Air France flight traveling from
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Peter Webber’s ‘Inna de Yard’ Pre-Sold in Major Territories by Charades (Exclusive)

Paris-based company Charades has pre-sold “Inna de Yard,” Peter Webber’s reggae documentary feature, in major territories after unveiling a promo reel at Berlin’s European Film Market.

The film follows legendary voices of reggae including Ken Boothe, Winston McAnuff, Kiddus I and Cedric Myron as they reunite to revisit their staple songs and record an unplugged album titled “Inna de Yard” in Jamaica. Through their journey, the musicians share memories of their collaborations with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff. Webber (pictured), whose credits include the BAFTA-nominated “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” not only captured the recording adventure in Jamaica but also joined them on their international tour across the world.

Now in post-production, “Inna de Yard” has been pre-bought by German distributor Mfa, whose credits include Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-nominated “Elle.” Other territories sold include Korea (ATnine), Australia and New Zealand (Vendetta), Scandinavia (Non Stop), Switzerland (Frenetic
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Why 'Red Sparrow' Feels Like a Retrograde Throwback

[This story contains spoilers for Red Sparrow]

The sleazy Cold War-era thriller Red Sparrow may be an adaptation of Jack Matthews's 2013 source novel, the first in a trilogy about Russian ballerina turned spy Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence). But director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: — Part 1 and 2, I Am Legend) and screenwriter Justin Haythe's film adaptation also feels like a retrograde throwback in more than superficial ways.

True, Red Sparrow is initially appealing for its over-ripe, and kind of trashy-fun exploitation of Lawrence's sex appeal, as well as its general Paul Verhoeven-level raunchiness. But that's only true until a rather ugly rape attempt that's supposed to leave our heroine looking quasi-empowered. And two scenes of torture,...
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Emoji Movie Tops 2018 Razzie Awards Winners List

Emoji Movie Tops 2018 Razzie Awards Winners List
In what will come as a shock to probably nobody, The Emoji Movie has won the Worst Picture Award at the 2018 Razzie Awards. The T.J. Miller starring movie was destined for the award right from the start when it received an unprecedented zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes during its opening weekend. It has since climbed to a respectable six percent on the popular movie review aggregate website. In a statement, Razzies organizers branded the film a "talking poop opus," which is pretty much true except for the opus part.

The Emoji Movie took home Worst Picture along with a few other honors at the 2018 Razzie Awards. Worst Onscreen Combo also went to the movie, but it wasn't specific and just said that it went to any two Emoji characters on the screen together at the same time. The Emoji Movie also took home the Worst Director Award, which went to Anthony (Tony) Leondis.
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César Awards: Oscar-Snubbed ‘Bpm’ Triumphs In France – Full Winners List

César Awards: Oscar-Snubbed ‘Bpm’ Triumphs In France – Full Winners List
Update: For the second year in a row, France’s César Awards have thumbed their nose at the Oscars. Robin Campillo’s lauded activist drama Bpm scored the Best Film prize tonight in Paris, along with wins for editing, original screenplay, supporting actor, score and more. The Cannes Grand Jury Prize laureate had earlier been a shocking omission from the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film. This follows a similar situation last year which saw Paul Verhoeven’s Elle
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Film Review: ‘Souvenir’

Film Review: ‘Souvenir’
Peerless French actress Isabelle Huppert chooses her roles differently than most American stars, betting almost exclusively on the chance to work with directors she admires. It’s a strategy that has, by and large, paid off in a filmography full of provocative projects from the likes of Paul Verhoeven (“Elle”), Michael Haneke (“The Piano Teacher”), and Hong Sang-soo (“Claire’s Camera,” also out this week).

Belgian director Bavo Defurne is not a name most would place among such auteurs, having previously made just one feature (2011’s well-liked gay coming-of-age tale “North Sea Texas”) and a handful of queer shorts. But clearly Huppert sees something in him, agreeing to star in a pleasant enough little bauble entitled “Souvenir” — although, let’s be honest, the fact Defurne’s loving homage features a diva-worship leading role and a flattering May-September romance with one of France’s hottest young actors (“Love at First Fight
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Berlin Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’

Berlin Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’
The word “fascist” is bandied around a lot in José Padilha’s recreation of the 1976 hijacking of Air France flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris. Two of the hijackers are German revolutionaries, and they know that they’ll be seen as fascists on a par with Nazis, for holding a planeload of Jewish people at gunpoint. But they in turn accuse the Israeli regime of being the “real” fascists, for their treatment of the Palestinians to whose cause they have rallied. And they don’t spare the F-word in relation to their own government either: “It’s the same people still in power now,” says Wilfrid Böse (Daniel Brühl), “the same fascists!” Like any word, no matter how loaded, that is repeated too often, it soon starts to sound meaningless — an accurate reflection of the dulling effect of the curiously unthrilling “7 Days in Entebbe.”

The low-boil drama begins when Wilfrid and fellow Revolutionary Cell member Brigitte ([link
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Hollywood Flashback: Isabelle Huppert Was a Scene-Stealer in '8 Women' in 2002

Hollywood Flashback: Isabelle Huppert Was a Scene-Stealer in '8 Women' in 2002
In 2002, Berlin was etait enchantee over Francois Ozon’s 8 Women. The camp take on an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, featuring a who’s who of French femme A listers — who jointly won Berlin’s Silver Bear for outstanding artistic achievement — used the German launchpad to become the year’s sleeper hit, earning more than $40 million worldwide.

Isabelle Huppert, best known for her intense performances as women on the edge — in films like Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle — steals every scene as the singing, dancing spinster aunt who has a secret motive for murder. It wouldn’t...
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BAFTA 2018: the full list of winners

Den Of Geek Feb 19, 2018

Last night saw the BAFTA Film Awards dished out in London. And here's what won...

Presided over by Joanna Lumley, last night saw the handing out of this year's BAFTA film awards at a posh ceremony in London. It was a good night too for the team of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and we were thrilled to see Gullermo del Toro land a prize for his directing of the brilliant The Shape Of Water too. Here's the full list of nominees and winners, the winners in bold text. Fellowship Sir Ridley Scott Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema National Film And Television School (Nfts) Best Film Call Me By Your Name Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears

Darkest Hour Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski

Dunkirk Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
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Rutger Hauer on 'Blade Runner 2049' and Why Films Today "Lack Balls"

Rutger Hauer on 'Blade Runner 2049' and Why Films Today
Discovered by Paul Verhoeven, who launched his global career with performances in Turkish Delight (1973) and Soldier of Orange (1977), Dutch actor Rutger Hauer seared himself into cinema history with the “Tears in the Rain” speech (which he wrote himself) in Ridley Scott's original Blade Runner.

He is in Berlin to promote Pure Flix's biblical action drama Samson, in which he plays Manoah, the father of the legendary strongman (played by Taylor James).

Hauer, 74, spoke to THR about his favorite roles, why films today “lack balls” and his take on the Blade Runner sequel.

Have you...
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Full list of winners from BAFTA’s 2018 Ee British Academy Film Awards

The stars of the big screen descended on London’s Royal Albert Hall tonight for the biggest event in the British film calendar, BAFTA’s Ee British Academy Film Awards.

The big winner on the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with five awards in Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Martin McDonagh winning Original Screenplay, Sam Rockwell taking Supporting Actor, and Frances McDormand receiving the BAFTA for Leading Actress.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water won three awards – Best Director, Best Original Music and Best Production Design – while there were also wins for Gary Oldman (Best Leading Actor – Darkest Hour), Allison Janney (Best Supporting Actress – I, Tonya), Daniel Kaluuya (Ee Rising Star Award) and Coco (Best Animated Film).

Check out a full list of the winners here, in bold…

Fellowship

Sir Ridley Scott

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

National Film And Television School (Nfts)

Best Film

Call
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BAFTA Awards Dominated by ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ as ‘Dunkirk’ Lags

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As ever, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards favor homegrown fare. Thus many nomination slots that might have included such Hollywood films as “The Post” or “Wonder Woman” went to the likes of “Dunkirk,””Darkest Hour,” and “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

Leading the BAFTA nominations field was Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” with 12 nominations. But the Mexican filmmaker wound up taking home Best Director and the film won Production Design and Score. With wins at the Critics Choice, Golden Globe, Directors Guild and BAFTA, the directing Oscar is Del Toro’s to lose.

Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” followed with nine nominations each; “Darkest Hour” settled for wins for Best Actor Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and Best Hair and Makeup, while “Three Billboards” dominated the night with five wins: Best Picture,
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The BAFTAs 2018: Red Carpet Interviews and Full List of Winners

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening the UK Film community celebrated its finest with the 2018 BAFTAs, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ annual backslap, with a lavish awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. We have a full list of winners and our very own red carpet interviews, and further coverage for you below.

Those attending the BAFTA awards ceremony included Hrh Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gary Oldman, Florence Pugh, Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Willem Dafoe, Timothee Chalamet, Sally Hawkins, Natalie Dormer, Greta Gerwig, Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Patrick Stewart and more.

The 2018 BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Interviews

Our red carpeteers Scott Davis and Dave Sztypuljak were at the Rah, and their interviews will be appearing on the site shortly.

The 2018 BAFTA Winners Room Interviews

The 2018 BAFTA Awards Winners

Here are the
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Baftas 2018: Full list of winners

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won five awards, including best picture.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the 2018 Baftas, taking home five awards including best film.

The ceremony took place on Feb 18 at the Royal Albert Hall and was hosted by Joanna Lumley.

The full list of winners

Best Film

Call Me By Your Name Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears Darkest Hour Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski Dunkirk Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Director

Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino Dunkirk Christopher Nolan The Shape Of Water Guillermo del Toro Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

Leading Actress

Annette Bening Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie
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Baftas 2018: Full list of winners - as they happen

Baftas 2018: Full list of winners - as they happen
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water leads the way with 12 nominations.

The 2018 Bafta Awards are taking place tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Screen International will be posting all the winners live on this page and on Twitter as they are announced.

The ceremony starts at 18:45 UK time and finishes at approximately 21:30, with Joanna Lumley hosting following the departure of 12-time presenter Stephen Fry.

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water leads the way with 12 nominations, followed by Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (both 9).

The full list of winners

Winners as they happen in bold.

Leading Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread Daniel Kaluuya Get Out Gary Oldman Darkest Hour Jamie Bell Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool TIMOTHÉE Chalamet Call Me by Your Name

Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049 Roger Deakins Darkest Hour Bruno Delbonnel Dunkirk Hoyte van Hoytema
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Interviews: The 2018 BAFTA Nominees Party – Florence Pugh, Daniel Kaluuya, Josh O Connor, Gemma Arterton, Taron Egerton & more

Author: Jon Lyus

It’s BAFTA weekend, and yesterday evening the UK Film community began marking their biggest celebrations of the year with the BAFTA Nominees Party which took place at Kensington Palace.

There were many luminaries from the world of film gathered there, with the likes Florence Pugh, Annette Bening, God’s Own Country duo Josh O’Connor and Francis Lee, Kingsman’s Taron Egerton and Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya taking time to enjoy the pre-ceremony festivities in the luxurious surrounds. Other attendees including Jawbone’s Johnny Harris, X-Men’s Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton, The Shape of Water composer Alexandre Desplat and former Vice-President Al Gore.

We present interviews with some of the above, captured on the red carpet and you can see a full list of nominations for tonight’s event below.

We’ll be on the red carpet this evening, so be sure to check back
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Magnolia Acquires North American Rights to Pathé’s ‘Alain Ducasse’ Documentary (Exclusive)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Gilles de Maistre’s documentary “The Quest of Alain Ducasse,” which will world premiere at Berlin Film Festival’s culinary section on Monday.

Sold by Pathé Intl., the documentary film delivers an intimate portrait of Ducasse, who grew up in the Landes and has become one of the world’s most renowned chefs and culinary mentors. De Maistre followed Ducasse for nearly two years while he travelled the world to search for the perfect flavors and ingredients. Ducasse owns 23 restaurants across the globe and has a totla of 18 Michelin stars; he has also built schools.

The Berlinale premiere of the film, which will be attended by De Maistre and Ducasse, will be followed by a lavish dinner.

The film was produced by Outside Film. De Maistre’s credits include “Le petit cri,” which was nominated for a Cesar award.

Pathe’s Efm slate includes “Blessed Virgin,” Paul Verhoeven’s follow
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TF1 Studio stacks up sales on 'Just A Breath Away' with Romain Duris and Olga Kurylenko (exclusive)

They play a couple caught up in a race against time to get their sick talk daughter to safety after an earthquake hits Paris.

TF1 Studio has announced brisk business on French action-disaster thriller Just A Breath Away, starring Romain Duris and Olga Kurylenko as a couple caught up in a race against time to get their sick talk daughter to safety after an earthquake hits Paris.

The film has sold to Germany (Splendid Medien), Spain (Avalon), Switzerland (Pathé), Belgium (Distri7), Russia (Top Film), Turkey (Ozen Film), Poland (Monolith), Central Europe (Prorom), Latin America (All Media Distribution), Japan (Ccc), South Korea (Cine Lux), Taiwan (Applause), China (Turbo Film), Singapore (Shaw Organisation), Indonesia (MoxieNotion) and Vietnam (Skyline).

Mars Films is gearing up to release the film in France this April. It is produced by Intouchables producer Nicolas Duval (Quad Productions) alongside Guillaume Colboc (Section 9), Guillaume Lemans (Esprits Frappeurs) and Christian Larouche (Christal Films).

“Taking on board a French
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Pathé Boards Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Blessed Virgin’; TrustNordisk Is ‘Out Stealing Horses’ – Berlin

Pathé Boards Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Blessed Virgin’; TrustNordisk Is ‘Out Stealing Horses’ – Berlin
Blessed Virgin, Paul Verhoeven’s follow-up to Golden Globe winner Elle, has set an August start date with Pathé Films joining to handle international sales and French distribution. The project was originally announced last April and will reteam Verhoeven with Elle‘s Virginie Efira and producer Saïd Ben Saïd and his Sbs Productions. Pathé previously handled Verhoeven’s Showgirls and Blackbook. The film is based on the book Immodest Acts: The Life Of A Lesbian Nun In Renaiss…
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Berlin: Pathe Picks Up Paul Verhoeven's 'Blessed Virgin' for France

Pathe Films has picked up French rights for Blessed Virgin, the new film from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Elle).

Pathe will also handling international sales for the film, introducing the title to buyers in Cannes this year. Pathe will release the film in France in 2019.

This will be the third Verhoeven film to land at Pathe. The French group released his 1995 stripper drama Showgirls and the 2006 WWII drama Black Book.

Blessed Virgin stars Elle actress Virginie Efira as Benedetta Carlini, a novice nun capable of performing miracles, who joins an Italian convent in the late 15th century,...
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