Cannes Film Review: ‘Louder Than Bombs’

May 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the 30-odd years since “Ordinary People” upset “Raging Bull” at the Oscars, American cinema has told and retold stories of how a death in the family can reveal the dysfunction no one wanted to admit was there. “Louder Than Bombs” is just such a picture

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Film Review: ‘One Cut, One Life’

May 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“One Cut,” in rehashing old problems and trying to resolve multiple unresolved issues already exposed in previous films, proves as exasperating as it is weirdly compelling.

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Cannes Film Review: Amy Winehouse Documentary ‘Amy’

May 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Self-destructive" is the label commonly attached by armchair pop psychologists to tragic figures like Amy Winehouse, the nervy, unruly and viciously talented British jazz-soul singer.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sleeping Giant’

May 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A near-tangible slick of midsummer sweat sits heavily atop each scene in Andrew Cividino's diverting debut feature "Sleeping Giant," lending welcome sensual specificity to coming-of-age material that otherwise paddles in familiar waters.

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CANNES: No End To Wanda’s Global Ambition

May 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese property and entertainment giant unveils "The Ghouls" at Cannes, confirms global cinema ambitions.

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Andrey Zvyagintsev To Head Shanghai Festival Jury

May 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director of last year’s Cannes revelation “Leviathan,” has been set as president of the jury at next month’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Our Little Sister’

May 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"Our Little Sister" is so meticulously shot and gracefully orchestrated that it can be considered a worthy contempo successor to Kon Ichikawa's masterpiece "The Makioka Sisters."

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Film Review: ‘The Ocean of Helena Lee’

May 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Easy to admire texturally, but the script’s narrative shapelessness and pretentiously poetical dialogue are hard to take.

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Cannes: Variety Critics on the Films They Can’t Miss

May 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Variety critics Justin Chang, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas weigh in on their must-see movies at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (in as brief a manner as possible). (Click image for large preview.)

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Clara Kim Appointed ASCAP exec VP/general counsel

May 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced the appointment of Clara Kim as the music performing rights organization’s executive VP and general counsel. She succeeds Elizabeth Matthews, who was named CEO in January.

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