San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Odyssey’

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If you're going to title your film "The Odyssey," you need to be pretty certain it's got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Land of the Gods’ (Dev Bhoomi)

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Goran Paskaljevic's first non-Serbian subject since the Irish "How Harry Became a Tree" fifteen years ago is a collaboration with Indian star/co-writer Victor Banerjee.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Weirdos’

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Two veteran Canadian filmmakers meet in the middle with “Weirdos,” which balances director Bruce McDonald’s 80s indie-hipster sensibility and scenarist Daniel MacIvor’s penchant for warmer, fuzzier dramedy.

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Film Review: ‘Closet Monster’

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The risk-taking confidence with which Dunn weaves in sardonic magical-realist elements, not to mention the film’s unpredictable yet assured approaches to style and tone, make for an auspicious debut.

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Golfing Origins Movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’ Lands at Roadside Attractions

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to golfing origins movie “Tommy’s Honour” from Gutta Percha Productions. The drama, which was the opening night film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, is directed by Jason Connery. Pamela Marin and Kevin Cook wrote the screenplay, an adaptation from Cook’s acclaimed book of the same name. Keith Bank...

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‘Playback’: Jeff Nichols Talks Oscar Contender ‘Loving,’ Fox’s ‘Alien Nation’ (Listen)

September 23, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Batting around this year's stacked best actress race and comparatively thin lead actor race. Jeff Nichols discusses his new film "Loving."

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Rage’

September 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

An astute mixture of multi-strand drama and murder mystery that engrosses for two solid hours--before collapsing into bathos.

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Warren Beatty To Be Honored by Santa Barbara Film Fest

September 20, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Rules Don't Apply" director and star Warren Beatty will receive the 11th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

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Film Review: ‘David Lynch: The Art Life’

September 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

That hoary old question of whether life imitates art or art imitates life is refreshingly irrelevant in the case of certain creative beings, for whom art is life and vice versa.

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Film Review: ‘The Vessel’

September 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This muted, moving small-scale tale of sorrow and faith will strike a chord with both the churchgoing crowd and aficionados of Malick’s contemplative, theologically predisposed cinema.

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