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SHORT TAKE | The salt of the earth

Film will qualify next month for an Academy Award
Released by Sony Pictures Classics
Opening March 27, 2015

For the last forty years the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge ... more >

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NEW POSTER released for “Drug Lord”

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In "Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty" BAFTA- and Emmy award-winning director Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos, producers Simon Chinn ("Searching for Sugar Man") and Andrew Mackenzie-Betty ("Thriller In Manila") lead us on a journey to find the leader of the biggest drug cartel in Mexico's history. To some, he is a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful peasant campesino who ... more >

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ALMODOVAR-PRODUCED “White Tales” getting wide acclaim at festivals

Produced by Corner Producciones
Distributed by SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

A lack of equality and the demands of the world we live in cause many people stress and, sometimes, depression. Some of these people, however, will blow up. This new dark, funny, twisted and compelling film from Argentina called "Wild Tales" is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of "Wild Tales" cross the thin ... more >

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GONE GIRL beset by technical goofs

Film was co-produced by Reese Witherspoon
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike
Directed by David Fincher

It would be ungracious to deny that David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” lengthy as it is, whizzes past, keeping us highly entertained throughout. I haven’t read the book on which it is based so I don’t know if the structural change that has apparently caused an uproar is for the better or not. Anyway, both book and screenplay are by the same author so she’s entitled to doing what she wants with ... more >

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ON OUR RADAR | The heart machine

Written and directed by Zachary Wigon and starring John Gallagher, Jr., (HBO's "The Newsroom," "Short Term 12") as Cody and Kate Lyn Sheil ("House of Cards," "You're Next") as Virginia "The heart machine" tracks two parallel journeys that show how digital media can complicate modern love. We're meant to explore the evolving relationship between physical and emotional intimacy, isolation in the ... more >

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Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola reunite for Christmas musical

It was just announced that Bill Murray will reunite with his "Lost in Translation" director Sofia Coppola for a carol-singing Christmas TV special. Not much is available in the way of details but the actor told Variety, “we’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music.” Adding that “it’s not going to be live”, Murray suggested, cryptically: “It ... more >

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Orlando Bloom to attend SAN SEBASTIAN FEST

Executive produced a motorcycle documentary

Actor Orlando Bloom has confirmed his attendance at the San Sebastian Festival to present the world premiere of one of the films in the Savage Cinema section, "The Greasy Hands Preachers," directed by Arthur De Kersauson and Clément Beauvais, on September 26th at twelve midnight in the Chamber Hall of the Kursaal (K2). The actor is executive producer of the film. Bloom will roll up to the K2 ... more >