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Quentin Tarantino Finds His Charles Manson and Roman Polanski for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

As controversy and conjecture (among those who haven’t read his screenplay yet, mind you) lay the ground for a scenario wherein Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood destroys the thinkpiece industry, Film Twitter, and everything in their immediate, terrible vicinity, the writer-director’s been busy transforming Tinseltown for his late-60s drama centered on a TV actor (Leonardo […]

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Watch: Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon Reunite for Short Film ‘Long Way Back Home’

Jeff Nichols has only been making films for about a decade, and all five of them star Michael Shannon. As we await their next feature-length collaboration (which may be an Alien Nation remake), the duo has now reunited once again, this time for a seven-minute short film tied to Lucero’s new album “Among The Ghosts.” Titled Long Way […]

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56th NYFF Retrospective & Revivals Sections Include Films from Fassbinder, Oshima, Mambéty & More

Following their impressively varied Main Slate section and Projections lineup, the full slate for Retrospective and Revivals at the 56th New York Film Festival have been announced. After last year’s Robert Mitchum retrospective, this year’s edition is split into three parts, paying tributing to the late Dan Talbot and Pierre Rissient, as well as spotlighting a trio of […]

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Jack Nicholson Drops Out of ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake as it Finds a Director

It’s been nearly 18 months since the news arrived that Jack Nicholson was being coaxed out of a blissful retirement to lead a remake of Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade’s German-Austrian comedy-drama that became an instant critical hit since its debut at Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Well, The Shining star can continue to enjoy his days […]

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Giveaway: Win a ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Prize Pack with Signed Poster, Book, and Soundtrack

One of the summer’s most essential films, Spike Lee’s funny and fiery BlacKkKlansman is now in theaters. We’ve teamed with Focus Features to give away one grand prize (a poster signed by Spike Lee and the cast; one copy of the book the film is based on, Black Klansman, signed by author Ron Stallworth; and a digital download […]

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Wes Anderson Plans Early 2019 Shoot in France for 10th Film

This spring saw the release of Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film and his second stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs, an ode to Japanese cinema and specifically the films of Akira Kurosawa. For the filmmaker’s follow-up, he looks to be inspired by another country’s cinema: France. The first details are now trickling in for his tenth film, […]

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First Look at Jeremy Saulnier’s ‘Hold the Dark,’ Which Has the Highest Body Count of His Films

One of the films set to go to Cannes, but dropped due to their kerfuffle with Netflix was Hold the Dark, from Blue Ruin and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for the thriller which, as scripted by Macon Blair, follows a hunter who tracks down a pack of wolves who […]

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First Look at Natalie Portman in Brady Corbet’s Musical ‘Vox Lux’

After leading one of the most formally interesting, bold studio films of the year with Annihilation, Natalie Portman is back this fall with two festival premieres, one of which we’ve been anticipating for some time. Debuting at the 75th Venice International Film Festival is Brady Corbet’s musical Vox Lux. Also starring Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy […]

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56th New York Film Festival Main Slate Includes New Films from Claire Denis, Barry Jenkins, Alex Ross Perry, and More

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled all 30 films premiering as part of the Main Slate of the 56th New York Film Festival, which kicks off September 28 and runs through October 14. Following the announcements of Opening Night being Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA as Centerpiece, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s […]

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‘The Rider’ Copes with Reality in Exclusive Deleted Scene from Cannes Winner

Arriving on DVD and Digital HD today is one of the most heart-stirring, authentic films I’ve seen in the past year, Chloé Zhao’s remarkable drama The Rider. Starring first-time actor Brady Jandreau in a story loosely based on his life, he plays a cowboy who must deal with the struggle of the reality of his life’s passion after surviving a near-fatal head injury. Winner […]