Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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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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Film Review: “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”

May 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Like “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” and “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” Felix Herngren’s “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” sees the whimsical potential in a haiku-like title.

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Cannes: Vietnam’s ‘Yellow Flowers’ Picked by Fortissimo

May 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fortissimo Films has picked up Vietnamese social drama “Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass,” a 1980s set picture, directed by Victor Vu.

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Film Review: ‘Number One Fan’

May 6, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When a pop singer bashes his g.f.’s head in by accident, he turns to his most devoted groupie to help clean up the mess in “Number One Fan,” an exceptionally well-polished French thriller that seems less invested in whatever suspense that scenario might hold than in its characters and the darkly satirical undercurrent that runs beneath.

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‘Ode to My Father’ Takes Top Prize at Udine Festival

May 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Korean films fill top places in audience poll

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Film Review: ‘War of Lies’

May 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the lead-up to the Iraq War, defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan — aka “Curveball” — became an expert at telling his interrogators what they wanted to hear, ultimately supplying the “evidence” the Bush administration needed to oust Saddam Hussein. In “War of Lies,” the notorious (mis)informer proves an equally slippery interview subject.

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Cannes: Dakota Fanning, Helen Hunt Starring in Drama ‘Please Stand By’

May 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In a pre-Cannes move, Dakota Fanning and Helen Hunt have been set to star in road-trip drama “Please Stand By” with Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”) directing. Embankment Films is handling international sales. CAA is handling the U.S. sale. Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater are producing. Todd Wagner and Mark...

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