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On the college tip: MIAMI FEST GETTING READY FOR 33

Monica Bellucci, Iciar Bollaín, Gavin Hood and Deepa Mehta will all receive tributes in a new Marquee Series to be presented at the 33rd edition of the Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival that will take place during March 4-13 as was announced yesterday. Additionally, Andrew Currie's comedy THE STEPS, starring James Brolin, will have its U.S. premiere during fest's closing ... more >

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PORTRAIT | TUNISIA’S FERID BOUGHEDIR, OUR NOBLE FILMMAKER

He's directed six feature-length films

Férid Boughedir is a filmmaker on a mission to make cinema known in his region, as well as make his region's cinema known around the world. This Tunisian-born director's first fiction feature film HALFAOUINE CHILD OF THE TERRACES (1990) to this day remains the best-known film from that country. Boughedir has worked a journalist with a magazine called Jeune Afrique since 1971. He's also a ... more >

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Jacques Rivette, Nouvelle Vague filmmaker, dead at 87

He worked as a film critic before going behind the camera

PARIS - French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Rivette died Friday at the age of 87. He was, like many of his New Wave collaborators, a film critic first and foremost, working at the eminent Cahiers du Cinéma. He A.D.’d with the likes of Jean Renoir and landed in the director’s seat in the sixties, an obviously tumultuous time in France that inspired many a filmmaker and a writer. Notable films by ... more >

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ETTORE SCOLA, one of our most cherished filmmakers, dies

His last film, CHE STRANO CHIAMARSI FEDERICO (2013), was a love letter to Fellini, another great director and a good friend of his. Ettore Scola, the last royal heir to the vibrant and rich Italian cinema that has shaped so many of our most important filmmakers today, has passed on at the age of 84 in a Rome clinic. "His heart got tired of beating," his wife and daughters told Italian daily ... more >

Ricky Gervais

GOLDEN GLOBES 2016 – GERVAIS LASHES OUT, REVENANT WINS TOP NOD

Bill Cosby, Mel Gibson and Roman Polansky were among the few (corrected: the many) Hollywood bold-faced names that got trashed by British comedian and Golden Globe host Ricky Gervais ("The Office"). There was a whiff of shenanigannery to the affair, with Gervais promising that he would hold his tongue only to start lashing out at everyone before him and creating, I assume, some major discomfort ... more >

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THE BEAST (De Behandeling)

A screen adaptation of the namesake Mo Hayder novel
Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts and Johan Van Assche
Directed by Hans Herbots

Welcome to the macabre world of the novels of Mo Hayder. THE BEAST (DE BEHANDELING in the original Belgian title), currently being released in European theaters, is a screen adaptation of a thriller written by Hayder, a British novelist whose recurring crime procedurals have captured the imagination of the genre’s amateurs. Struggling with his own demons police inspector Nick Cafmeyer (Geert ... more >

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LA VIE D’ADELE BARRED FROM FRENCH THEATERS

In rather surprising turn of events French film producers have lost their exhibition license for the film LA VIE D'ADELE this week. It's surprising because this is France we're talking about, not Dark Ages Saudi Arabia. Granted, the film’s exhibition cycle is long over so who cares? But the fact of a Parisian judge striking at the heart of both cinema's cultural preeminence in France, and freedom ... more >