On my radar: Isabelle Huppert’s cultural highlights

The celebrated French actor on Leonard Cohen, Louise Bourgeois, Big Little Lies and Bette Midler on Broadway Born in Paris, Isabelle Huppert made her big-screen debut in 1972. Since then she has ...

Luca Guadagnino Couldn’t Direct the Year’s Most Talked-About Sex Scene Until He Tried it Himself

Luca Guadagnino Couldn’t Direct the Year’s Most Talked-About Sex Scene Until He Tried it Himself “Call Me by Your Name” doesn’t open in select theaters until November 24, and yet it already features the year’s most talked-about sex scene. Anyone who has read André Aciman’s novel knows the scene ...

Tiff 2017. Correspondences #4

Dear Kelley and Fern,We are all on the same page for John Woo's Manhunt, no doubt—a film that casts my mind back with wry, chuckling nostalgia to first discovering the action maestro's days of glory. ...

New to Streaming: ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘Paris Can Wait,’ ‘Harmonium,’ ‘Lost in Paris,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit ...

No Trains to Ambrosia: Close-Up on John Schlesinger’s "Billy Liar"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. John Schlesinger's Billy Liar (1963) is playing July 16 - August 15, 2017 in the United States as part of the series John ...

The Academy Continues to Diversify with 774 New Members

Leslie Jones, seen here in “Ghostbusters,” has been invited to join the Academy: Hopper Stone/Columbia Pictures The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known as the body behind the ...

I Am Not Madame Bovary review – smart satire cuts through China's bureaucracy

Fan Bingbing is on fine form as an obstinate divorcee-to-be in a singular film that is ultimately worth the effort it requires There is a lot to admire about this pointed modern-day political satire, ...

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared. The 2017 Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) has unveiled the jury for its main competition. American ...

Madame Bovary and The Handmaiden Big Winners at 11th Asian Film Awards

New films from Feng Xiaogang and Park Chan-wook shared the spoils in Hong Kong last night, as the 11th Asian Film Awards presented top honours to I am not Madame Bovary, naming the mainland Chinese ...

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins top prize at Asian Film Awards

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins top prize at Asian Film Awards Feng Xiaogang’s comedy won best film, actress and cinematography, while The Handmaiden picked up four awards.Scroll down for full list of winners Feng Xiaogang’s I Am Not Madame Bovary won best film, ...

Psychic Scars and Something Wild: A Conversation with Dramatist, Filmmaker, and Holocaust Survivor Jack Garfein

By strange and fortuitous coincidence, my meeting with Jack Garfein fell upon the nexus of several intersecting moments in history. It was Friday, January 27th — International Holocaust Remembrance ...

Rushes. New Canadian Cinema, Best Docs of 2016, State of Action Filmmaking

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries.NEWSWang Bing's Bitter MoneyA touching bit of news from the Canadian independent film scene: When the Toronto Film Critics Association picked ...

Here Are the Nominees for the 11th Annual Asian Film Awards

The nominees for the 11th Annual Asian Film Awards were announced last week. The ceremony is to be held in Hong Kong after a long stint in Macau. The reason for this changeover is to pay homage to ...

Film Festival Roundup: Psiff Announces Full Slate and More Tributes, Santa Barbara to Honor Isabelle Huppert and Much More

Film Festival Roundup: Psiff Announces Full Slate and More Tributes, Santa Barbara to Honor Isabelle Huppert and Much More Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here. Lineup Announcements – The 28th annual Palm Springs ...

Arthouse Audit: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Opens Stronger than ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Arthouse Audit: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Opens Stronger than ‘Nocturnal Animals’ The fall specialized season (with attached awards campaigns) is going into high gear. This weekend brings the release of Amazon Studios Sundance pickup “Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions), ...

Feng Xiaogang’s “I am not Madam Bovary” takes a contemporary and fable look at the issue of “The Story of Qiu Zu”

The film marks the second collaboration of director Feng Xiaogang, writer Zhenyun Liu (who actually adapts his own novel) and actress Fan Bingbing. The first one was “Cell Phone”, the latter’s debut, ...

Review: I Am Not Madame Bovary, Feng Xiaogang's Acerbic Civil Service Satire

As its title proclaims, Feng Xiaogang’s bureaucratic satire I Am Not Madame Bovary has no direct connection to Flaubert’s adulterous heroine. Madame Bovary does, however, share some common traits with ...

Award-winning Chinese Comedy “I Am Madame Bovary” Hits Us Theaters

The powerful Chinese satire I Am Madame Bovary has earned critical acclaim all over the world. The film has won top nominations and awards at various festivals including the San Sebastián ...

Hedda Hedda Hey!

Hedda (Gabler) Adapted by Matt Minnicino Directed by Joseph Michael Parks Presented by Wandering Bark Theatre Company At Irt Theater, NYC September 23-October 8, 2016 Henrik Ibsen's dramatic critique ...

San Sebastián: China's 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins Golden Shell

Debuts The Winter and The Giant, share the special jury prize; Hong Sang-soo wins Silver Shell for best director. The San Sebastián International Film Festival (Sept 16-24) awards ceremony had a ...

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