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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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FRIGHT AND HORROR IN DOWN UNDER. It’s The Babadook!

runtime: 95 mins
Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Directed by Jennifer Kent

Jennifer Kent’s Australian horror film “The Babadook” is bound to enthrall those who see it for, unlike in most contemporary horror films, that which terrorizes us is suggested rather than being blatantly represented on screen. “The Babadook” follows Samuel, a young boy with a grand imagination who becomes obsessed with a monster from one of his pop-up books The Babadook which he forces his ... more >

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INTERVIEW | Sally Kirkland, “Archaeology of a woman”

"In Europe, the elders are revered"
An arresting look at the horrors of dementia
Directed by Sharon Greytak

Sharon Greytak’s “Archaeology of a Woman,” now playing in New York, is a scintillating, intimate look at the horrors of dementia crossed with a purposefully disorienting murder mystery. Margaret (Sally Kirkland in riveting form) is a septuagenarian prone to automotive scrapes and violent temper tantrums. Her fortysomething daughter Kate (an equally fine Victoria Clark) is understandably worried ... more >

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REVIEW | THE DROP

No good will come of any of this.
James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace
Directed by Martin R. Roskam

Italian filmmakers created the genre of the Spaghetti Western. That makes “The Drop” an Amstel Eastern. The cast and crew of this New Jersey mob movie hail from the mean streets of Belgium, the land of waffles, chocolate and blonde beer (director Martin R. Roskam, cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis and co-star Matthias Schoenaerts). To fill other roles, they reached out to North Sea ... 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 >

Anna Kendrick

Known for "Pitch perfect," "Twilight"
Born: August 9th, 1985 (Portland, ME)

THE LATEST: in early 2014 Kendrick made a massive appearance at all the shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in New York. She told Vanity Fair, "Everyone keeps asking me if I'm holding up alright, because it's such a hectic time, but because I'm a novice, I'm finding the energy to be really exciting,” she says. “I think it's a lot easier because it's not something I know. If I had this many ... more >