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Most film fans were anticipating that this year’s Venice Film Festival was going to be a big event. Not that it hasn’t been a great showcase for amazing film in previous years, but with an international-heavy Cannes, that was missing it’s bigger stars,…

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Alfonso Cuarón’s “ROMA” which Netflix will debut on its streaming service and in theaters later this year.  The semi-autobiographical work was supposed to debut at the 2018 Cannes Film…

According to a new report, we might be getting a new Terrence Malick film before the year is up. In an interview with the Independent, actor Matthias Schoenaerts discussed his work on the forthcoming film “Radegund” with Malick, and it was revealed tha…

The archetype of the tragic clown is a seductive one. And the insidious idea that somehow, the cost of giving immeasurable pleasure to millions is unbearable personal agony was given a boost on August 11, 2014, when beloved comedian and global movie st…

This year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival announced their first wave of films and it looks like the 66th anniversary of the fest is going to be pretty great. Leading the way, we have the long-awaited films from Claire Denis, Naomi Kawase, a…

The BFI London Film Festival has announced their opening night gala film, and it’s a doozy. Dubbed the “international premiere,” Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated film, “Widows,” will be the festivals opening film. “Widows” is the perfect …

KARLOVY VARY – As the title not so subtlety indicates, “Miriam Lies” and she lies often.  The soon to be 15-year-old has her reasons, however.  And while the film may take place in the Dominican Republic, this assured narrative diretorial debut of Nata…

“It is happening again…” Well, more like “it is happening for the first time.” Unlike Los Angeles, New York, and Austin, the number of film festivals in the Pacific Northwest are very slim. The biggest festivals are SIFF (Seattle International Film Fes…

KARLOVY VARY – Films depicting the political and societal corruption in modern day Russian have become almost commonplace this decade.  It’s almost rare to find a major filmmaker not commenting on it in some aspect.  Even Kirill Serebrennikov, who has …

KARLOVY VARY – The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to an end with another spectacular ceremony where Robert Pattinson took home the President’s Award, Barry Levinson accreted his Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema h…