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Colossal: A Monster Drinking Problem

The premise of Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal, a Godzilla monster comedy starring Anne Hathaway, is such a creative burst that the movie earned a decent review just by getting to paper. A drink-til-you-drop party girl gets dumped by her boyfriend, moves home to a small town, takes a job as a waitress, and tries to sober up. Meanwhile across the world, a giant lizard creature appears and disappears ... more >

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TRIBECA: Zoey Deutch headlines “Flower” with gusto

Diablo Entertainment (II), Rough House Pictures, Metalwork Pictures
Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn
Directed by Max Winkler

“Flower," Max Winkler’s follow up to the 2010 film "Ceremony," looks and feels like any other coming-of-age teen dramedy to come out in recent memory. And yet, looking at how great the films in this new wave of teen films have been, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Zoey Deutch stars as Erica, a girl who gets joy in life from hanging out with friends and blackmailing unsuspecting men with the ... more >

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UMA THURMAN to preside over Cannes Fest’s non-competition program

This afternoon the Cannes Festival, still ensconced in their rue Amélie offices in central Paris, announced that Uma Thurman will preside over this year's Un Certain Regard jury. The Un Certain Regard ("a certain perspective") program offers a mishmash of diverse films by known and unknown filmmakers. Past jury presidents have included Isabella Rossellini and Pablo Trapero. COMING SOON: the ... more >

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CANNES SELECTION UNVEILED | John Cameron Mitchell makes comeback

Gentlemen, start your engines! The filmmakers, their movies, all of these, and more, were announced during a well-attended press conference at a grand movie theater on the Champs Elysées this morning. Two notable comebacks this year are Fatih Akin, with “Aus Dem Nichts” (“In the Fade”) and John Cameron Mitchell, who was last in Cannes in 2006 with “Short bus.” This year he’ll be showing “How ... more >

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Interview with Susie Singer Carter of “My mom and the girl”

A wonderfully forward and fearless filmmaker

The short film genre and female filmmakers are usually two areas that don’t get enough attention…till now. Just ask Susie Singer Carter. The current quadruple threat of filmmaking is right in the middle of the festival circuit with her short “My Mom and the Girl”. The story about a young woman dealing with a parent suffering with Alzheimer’s is both a professional and personal project for the ... more >

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Ambushed Again: Bonnie, Clyde and the 2017 Oscars

The biggest mishap, ever?

Warren and Faye always were good for a bloody ending. Especially Faye Dunaway, who has shown a genius for getting shot in a car to finish a movie. We should feel forgiving toward Mrs. Mulwray. She was born with an eye imperfection. And died with an even bigger one. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could not have picked a better dance pair for the greatest televised mistake in ... more >

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Quelle tristesse! Emmanuelle Riva dead at 89

She was also a published poet, her voice, unforgettable

French screen icon, famously cast in her first major part in New Wave Alain Resnais’s first film, “Hiroshima mon amour,” legendary actor Emmanuelle Riva died in Paris yesterday. At age eighty-nine she has had a career that’s spanned five decades, starting with auteur filmmakers in the sixties all the way to her heartbreaking and understated portrayal of an Alzheimers victim in Michael Haneke’s ... more >