Rotterdam Film Review: ‘This Is Our Land’

February 3, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The film is a shoo-in for Stateside distribution, since Lucas Belvaux’s theme is the cinematic equivalent of all those articles trying to understand the disgruntled white voters who supported Trump.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Free and Easy’

January 31, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Geng Jun's Hong Kong-produced latest feature, set in a faceless northeast mainland China burg, is exactly the kind of rarefied exercise that has spelled "festival fare" for decades.

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win ACE Eddie Awards for Film Editing

January 28, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

At the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, "Arrival," "La La Land," "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us" were among the big winners.

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SAG Awards Predictions 2017: Who Will Win

January 27, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Our experts take a stab at predicting the winners for the upcoming 24th annual celebration of screen acting.

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European Pay-TV Operator Sky Sees Profit Fall 9%

January 26, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

European pay-TV operator Sky has reported a 9% fall in operating profit to £679 million ($859 million) for the six months ended Dec. 31, which it blamed on the £314 million ($397 million) rise in the cost of English soccer rights. Revenue grew 12% to £6.41 billion ($8.1 billion). More to follow.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Burning Sands’

January 25, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The occasional heavy-handed or clumsy elements don't seriously impair a film whose high spirits, talented cast and always-luridly-intriguing subject consistently entertain.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Golden Exits’

January 25, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

"People never make films about ordinary people who don't really do anything," a young woman complains near the beginning of Alex Ross Perry's "Golden Exits," a dense, defiantly prickly film about ordinary people who don't really do anything.

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‘Arrival’ Joins Elite Club of Sci-Fi Oscar Best Picture Nominees

January 24, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denis Villeneuve's film joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry's top prize Tuesday.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Berlin Syndrome’

January 23, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Australian director Cate Shortland's films trade in a kind of threatening beauty.

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Discovery’

January 21, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After crafting 2014's delightful, original "The One I Love," director Charlie McDowell and scenarist Justin Lader have created a less playful speculative fiction as their sophomore feature.

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