Italy’s Giuseppe Tornatore to Shoot Movie for China’s Alibaba Pictures

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Cinema Paradiso” director Giuseppe Tornatore has struck a deal to make a movie with China’s Alibaba Pictures Group.

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China is the New Hollywood, Says James Schamus

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leading U.S. producer James Schamus says that the Chinese film industry is becoming more sophisticated and stronger, and that "Hollywood has no secret sauce."

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Solitary’

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

There’s little hope, but considerable insight, found in “Solitary,” Kristi Jacobson’s documentary about Wise County, Virginia’s Red Onion State Prison, a supermax facility where convicts are holed up for 23 hours a day.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Youth in Oregon’

April 17, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A torturous saga about a man dying of an incurable heart condition who sets out on a cross-country journey to Oregon, where killing oneself is legal.

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Review: ‘‘A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story’’

April 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries dedicated to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world, if not the entire galaxy.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Fear, Inc.’

April 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Vincent Masciale's first feature starts out amiably enough, only to get yea more implausibly silly just when we’re meant to start taking it seriously.

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Always Shine’

April 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hitchcockian doubles from Hollywood’s lowest rungs retreat to Big Sur for a weekend of hiking, drinking and mutual torment in “Always Shine.”

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ First Trailer Debuts

April 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A day after stirring up buzz at CinemaCon, Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the Sundance Film Festival hit “The Birth of a Nation.” Nate Parker — this year’s CinemaCon breakthrough director of the year award winner — wrote, directed, produced and stars in the period drama. More to come.

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Tribeca Film Review: ’30 for 30: This Magic Moment’

April 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series vacillates between in-depth profundity and carefree superficiality, and its latest installment, “This Magic Moment,” lands somewhere between those two poles.

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Chinese ‘Hide And Seek’ Shoots for Village Roadshow Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

April 14, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Principal photography is now underway on “Hide And Seek,” a Chinese adaptation of a Korean suspense thriller.

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