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  • Cannes Film Fest 2017: In the Fade–Fatih Akin on his Film

    German filmmaker Fatih Akin returns to the Cannes competition with In the Fade, a contemporary drama about a woman who takes revenge after her husband and son are murdered by the neo-Nazi group, National Socialist Underground (NSU). NSU still active in Germany? Fatih Akin: We have this very strange case, a scandal right now, involving neo-Nazis […]

    Cannes Film Fest 2017: Amant Double–Ozon on his French Psychological Thriller

    Prolific and renowned French director Francois Ozon talked to Variety about his provocative erotic mystery Amant Double, which will premiere in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest on Friday. Amant Double has been picked up by Cohen Media for North America and has been sold to all major territories. Ozon’s previous film, Frantz, a black-and-white period […]

    Wonderstruck: How to Capture Vividly and Realitsically the Culture and Lifestyle of Deaf People

    Haynes and his team went to great lengths to ensure that deafness was embedded in the film’s creative process in a number of ways

    Wonderstruck: Making of Todd Haynes’ Enchanting Fable

    What was so remarkable is that this is the first adaptation Brian had done of one of his books. It was so powerfully cinematic and it basically invited a maker of film into the process of re-visioning his beautiful book through a cinematic view–Director Todd Haynes

    House of Cards: Star Robin Wright on Trump and her Hit Show

    Robin Wright, star of House of Cards, says the writers will have trouble outdoing the melodramas and scandals unfolding at the White House.

    Box-Office: Weekend of May 12-14, 2017

    Warner and Village Roadshow’s historical saga, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — costing $175 million to make before marketing — is a flop of epic proportions after launching disastrously to $14.7 million from 3,702 theaters to mark the first big bomb of summer 2017.

    Snatch and King Arthur: Commercial Disappointments

    Saturday estimates show Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s jung;e comedy Snatched barely beating Warner’s King Arthur.

    Wizard of Lies: Levinson’s HBO Fil Starring De Niro and Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff

    Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer attended the premiere of HBO’s The Wizard of Lies at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Thursday night. Costars Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, and Alessandro Nivola were also in attendance. Directed by Barry Levinson, the film takes a close look into the life of Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme, […]

    BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN: Spanish Award-Winning Film

    A darkly comic dystopian fantasy featuring adorable anthropomorphic critters, has been a hit on the festival circuit.

    Kevin Hart: What Now?

    Kevin Hart: What Now? Hart’s new film, from Universal, chronicles the final performance of his wildly successful stand-up comedy tour at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in August 2015, along with a dress rehearsal. The movie, boasting an 89 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is projected to debut in the $13 million-$15 million from roughly 2,500 […]

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