Cannes Film Review: ‘The Orphanage’

Amusing, at times poignant Bollywood re-creations are used in “The Orphanage” much as Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat mixed folklore with realism in her award-winning “Wolf and Sheep,” in both cases ...

Oscars: Will there be a surprise nominee in the Best Director race?

Oscars: Will there be a surprise nominee in the Best Director race? On the morning when the Oscar nominations were announced in 1987, I got a call from David Lynch who said he was astounded that he’d been nominated for directing “Blue Velvet” and equally astounded ...

Cairo Film Connection Mixes Established, Emerging Talent

An ample assortment of new Arab cinema will be on display at the revived Cairo Film Connection, where new projects by established helmers, including Egypt’s Osama Fawzy (“I Love Cinema”), Iraq’s ...

Listen: Barry Jenkins and Greta Gerwig Discuss Filmmaking in A24’s First Podcast

Considering how many talented filmmakers, actors, and more pass through A24’s doors, it was only a matter of time that the independent distributor launched their own podcast. The first episode has now ...

Interview, Audio: Illeana Douglas on Acting & the Film ‘Grace of My Heart’

Chicago – The acting career of Illeana Douglas began with director Martin Scorsese and flourished in her first lead role for “Grace of My Heart” (1996). She is best known today for hosting the ...

Greta Gerwig Reveals Inspirations for ‘Lady Bird,’ From ‘American Graffiti’ to ‘Carrie’ and More

Greta Gerwig Reveals Inspirations for ‘Lady Bird,’ From ‘American Graffiti’ to ‘Carrie’ and More Later this week, fans of Greta Gerwig’s wholly charming brand of cinema are in for a very big treat when her solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” arrives in limited release. Already lauded on the ...

Otd: Yul Marries, Macy Screams, Fellini Premieres

on this day in showbiz-related history... 1944 Yul Brynner marries his first wife, actress Virginia Gilmore, in Los Angeles. They're both in their mid 20s. She's already made 15 movies but he's just ...

The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 ...

"In Search of Fellini"

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the new adventure drama "In Search Of Fellini", directed by Taron Lexton, starring Maria Bello, Ksenia Solo, and Mary Lynn Rajskub, opening September 15, 2017: ...

‘The Simpsons’ Star Nancy Cartwright: 30 Years Later, Bart Simpson Has Become a Grandma — and a First-Time Filmmaker

‘The Simpsons’ Star Nancy Cartwright: 30 Years Later, Bart Simpson Has Become a Grandma — and a First-Time Filmmaker It’s been a big year for “The Simpsons,” but an even bigger one for the voice of Bart Simpson. Bart, Homer and the rest of the family first appeared on “The Tracey Ullman Show” 30 years ago, and the ...

Federico Fellini’s Best Films: La Strada hits the home formats on Monday 19th June

Federico Fellini’s masterpiece, La Strada, returns in a beautifully restored 2k version out to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download June 19. The film is just as mesmerising, emotionally wrenching ...

Wes Anderson’s Style: Watch 10 Iconic Movies That Influenced Him

Wes Anderson’s Style: Watch 10 Iconic Movies That Influenced Him Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with FilmStruck. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck features the ...

James Gray on the Wistfulness of ‘The Lost City of Z,’ Twitter Mishaps, and Stealing from the Best

Read even just a couple of interviews with him and you’ll realize that James Gray — in his humor, candor, self-effacement, knowledge, and general kindness — is better at the process than almost ...

Scott Reviews Ermanno Olmi’s The Tree of Wooden Clogs [Criterion Blu-ray Review]

As the art film revolution of the late 1950s and 1960s gave way to more populist manifestations of its stylistic inventions, so too did the “foreign language drama” become a codified form. As Bergman, ...

How Often Do Foreign-Language Films Score Screenwriting Oscar Nominations Or Wins?

‘Toni Erdmann’ (Courtesy: Tiff) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor It’s not too often that foreign-language films get recognized for anything at the Oscars beyond the best foreign-language film ...

The Lrm Interview: Talkin' 20th Century Women and Talking Heads with Director Mike Mills

While Mike Mills may not have been the most prolific filmmaker since adapting Walter Kirn’s Thumbsucker for his first feature in 2005, his ability to get great performances out of his casts is ...

Joshua Reviews Federico Fellini’s Roma [Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review]

From, literally, the film’s opening title cards, Roma announces itself as something of a visual feast. A blood-red screen introduces us to the proceedings, with the four letters making up the Italian ...

Federico Fellini’s Roma

Federico Fellini’s best non-narrative feature is an intoxicating meta-travelogue, not just of the Eternal City but the director’s idea of Rome past and present. The masterful images alternate between ...

Review: Fellini's "Roma" (1972) Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

“Roman Holiday?” By Raymond Benson One of the great director Federico Fellini’s more curious motion pictures is his 1972 part-documentary/part-fictional collage that consists of “impressions” of ...

Nyff: How Bogart, Fellini, and Ginger Rogers inspired "20th Century Women"

As part of Nyff Directors’ Dialogue series, 20th Century Women’s Mike Mills was interviewed by artistic director of the festival, Kent Jones. Here are excerpts from the conversation reported by ...

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