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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 >

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INTERVIEW | Alan Hruska of THE MAN ON HER MIND

"The Man on Her Mind," which opens tomorrow, is screenwriter/co-director Alan Hruska's whimsical, sunny look at two cute, eccentric loners' budding romance, with a twist--they each have imaginary friends. There's another twist. Leonard (Samuel James), a ghostwriter, feels unrequited lust for book publisher Nellie (Amy McAllister); repulsed by Leonard, she reinvents him, in her mind, as Jack ... more >

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A collection of lesser moments: conversation around “Boyhood”

Ali Naderzad, editor of Screen Comment, and Saïdeh Pakravan, film critic, discuss Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.” Saïdeh Pakravan: Your first remark about the film was about the distillation of images and episodes. You said you found great purity in that. Ali Naderzad: Yes, in the sense that the filmmaker goes directly to the essence of each character but also to the representation of each ... more >

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RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH LEAVES US

Known particularly for "Gandhi"(1982)
He produced "Closing the ring"
Won two Academy Awards

Richard Attenborough passed away over the weekend. Attenborough was the performing arts’ renaissance man, having involved himself with great success in acting just as well as directing and producing. His final film as a director was “Closing the ring” (2007), although he’ll be remembered particularly for “Gandhi,” which I, and everyone else of my generation, discovered in 1983 with much emotion ... more >

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ON-THE-GO WITH LOCARNO TOP DOG LAV DIAZ | INTERVIEW

A brief talk with this year's Locarno Festival winner
Diaz is a filipino filmmaker
Locarno's top prize comes with a 10K payout

Lav Diaz, congratulations, your film "Mula sa kung ano ang noon" ("From what is before" in tagalog) won the Pardo d'oro. It's unbelievable ! Thank you Locarno, thank you Carlo, thank you so much, I am speechless about it. Jean Renoir used to say that in order to reach out to the whole world, you have to talk about your own village. This film is based on the memories from my own childhood, for ... more >