Posts Tagged ‘film’

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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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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