Film Review: Roobha (2018) by Lenin M. Sivam

The love story between a young transgender woman and an older married man can be a very interesting premise, but in “Roobha” these people are also Sri Lankan Tamil people living in Canada which adds a ...

Russia To Air Patriotic Version Of Chernobyl; Jacques Audiard To Direct First TV Drama; Sight & Sound Editor Steps Down — Global Briefs

Russian state TV channel Ntv is soon to air its own drama version about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Unlike the hit HBO series, this more obviously pro-Russian Chernobyl will claim that a CIA ...

Jacques Audiard to Write, Direct Episodes of French Spy Series ‘The Bureau’

Jacques Audiard to Write, Direct Episodes of French Spy Series ‘The Bureau’ Jacques Audiard, whose latest film “The Sisters Brothers” with John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal earned him a best director prize at Venice, will make his TV debut with the Canal ...

Palme d’Or predictions For Cannes 2019

This coming weekend, the 2019 Cannes Film Festival will hand out its annual awards, capped by the cover Palme d’Or prize. Taking this award can sometimes set a movie off on a path towards Oscar love. ...

IFC Films Launches Subscription VOD Streaming Service

IFC Films is getting into the streaming game, launching its own subscription-based, video on demand streaming service on Thursday. Called IFC Films Unlimited, the catalog of movies will draw on ...

IFC Films Launching Subscription Video On Demand Channel (Exclusive)

IFC Films will launch a new subscription video on demand channel, Variety has learned. Dubbed IFC Films Unlimited, it will comprise theatrically released and award-winning titles such as “Y Tu Mama ...

Cannes Report, Day 2: ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Bacurau’ Start Strong, John Carpenter Takes a Bow

Cannes Report, Day 2: ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Bacurau’ Start Strong, John Carpenter Takes a Bow After Cannes’ opening night film “The Dead Don’t Die” got the festival off to a somewhat slow start with mixed reviews, Wednesday’s two debuts, “Les Misérables” and “Bacurau,” proved that this year’s ...

Cannes 2019 Palme d’Or Contenders: Here’s a Look at the Likely Winners

Cannes 2019 Palme d’Or Contenders: Here’s a Look at the Likely Winners Since 1955, the Cannes Film Festival has awarded the Palme d’Or to some of the greatest filmmakers of all time, from Frances Ford Coppola to Jane Campion. However, the prestigious golden leaf remains ...

Les Misérables review – savvy cop procedural swerves into molotov mayhem

Ladj Ly’s debut feature is a police drama set in a tough Paris suburb that loses subtlety and heft as it erupts into violence This movie from first-time feature director Ladj Ly has one of the most ...

Noe Debré’s Political Satire ‘Parlement’ Ordered by France Televisions’s VOD Service

France.tv, the newly revamped streaming service of French broadcasting group France Televisions, has ordered “Parlement,” a half-hour satirical comedy series about the European Parliament created by ...

Thomas Bidegain Takes on ‘Siege of Mecca’ Series for HBO; Develops Sophomore Feature (Exclusive)

Thomas Bidegain Takes on ‘Siege of Mecca’ Series for HBO; Develops Sophomore Feature (Exclusive) French writer and director Thomas Bidegain, whose screenwriting credits include Jacques Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers,” has joined forced with Noé Debré (“Dheepan”) to co-write a miniseries based on ...

New to Streaming: ‘Widows,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers,’ ‘Blaze,’ ‘The Wife,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #68. Dernier amour – Benoît Jacquot

Dernier amour French director Benoît Jacquot returns to period filmmaking with his 25th feature, Dernier amour (Casanova). Reuniting with Vincent Lindon, who also starred in Jacquot’s The School of ...

France’s Cineteve Ramps Up International Drama Production With Top Creatives (Exclusive)

Paris-based independant company Cineteve is on board to produce a flurry of ambitious series, including the political comedy “Parlement,” the border-crime thriller “Nine,” the French revolution ...

Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October 2018

Hulu has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in October, including the first installment of the horror anthology “Into the Dark” as ...

Starry ‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Ignite Fall Specialty Box Office

Starry ‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Ignite Fall Specialty Box Office The specialized fall season, rife with awards contenders, launched in earnest this weekend. Two limited openings — “Colette” (Bleecker Street) with Keira Knightley as the legendary writer and western ...

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Film Review: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Saddle Up for an Extraordinary Western

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Film Review: John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix Saddle Up for an Extraordinary Western “The Sisters Brothers” gallops on screen with a lot of ambitions, and it fulfills them all. It’s a sprawling Western that’s also an intimate character piece; it has moments of wit but also devastating ...

Palme d’Or Winner Jacques Audiard Says He’ll Never Bring a Movie to Cannes Competition Again — Tiff

Palme d’Or Winner Jacques Audiard Says He’ll Never Bring a Movie to Cannes Competition Again — Tiff Among the anticipated 2018 movies that didn’t surface in the Cannes lineup earlier this year, one stood out: The bloody Western “The Sisters Brothers,” the first English-language movie from French ...

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star in the Most Sensitive Western Ever Made — Venice

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Star in the Most Sensitive Western Ever Made — Venice “The Sisters Brothers” is a sensitive western about brotherly love that just happens to revolve around stone-cold murderers. It’s a context that requires an original approach to the genre, and that’s ...

Venice Film Review: ‘The Sisters Brothers’

Venice Film Review: ‘The Sisters Brothers’ The staggering lack of gender parity in this year’s Venice Film Festival competition slate — a grand total of 21 films, only one of which was directed by a woman — has produced a pledge, on the part ...

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