Gary Rizzo and Jonathan Greber (‘Laurel Canyon’ sound team) describe the challenges of working with archival footage and music [Exclusive Video Interview]

Gary Rizzo and Jonathan Greber (‘Laurel Canyon’ sound team) describe the challenges of working with archival footage and music [Exclusive Video Interview] When Gary Rizzo and Jonathan Greber signed on as part of the sound team for the documentary, “Laurel Canyon,” they began a massive undertaking of matching sounds to people and remixing old recordings ...

Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Record 8 Features With Female Directors in Competition

Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes Record 8 Features With Female Directors in Competition This year’s pandemic-altered Venice Film Festival will include a record number of competition films directed by women, festival organizers announced on Tuesday. And two of those are also the only ...

“We Stand On His Shoulders”: ‘American Masters’ Doc Reveals Historic Impact Of “Out” Playwright Terrence McNally

“We Stand On His Shoulders”: ‘American Masters’ Doc Reveals Historic Impact Of “Out” Playwright Terrence McNally Playwright Terrence McNally’s death from coronavirus-related causes in late March deprived the theater world of one of its greatest talents, a four-time Tony Award winner known for Master Class and ...

French Movies Grossed $272 Million at Overseas Box Office in 2019

French Movies Grossed $272 Million at Overseas Box Office in 2019 On par with 2018, the overseas box office revenue of French movies reached an estimated €244.4 millions ($272 million) from 40 million admissions in 2019, according to a report unveiled by UniFrance. ...

Nick Newman’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Following our top 50 films of 2019, we’re sharing personal top 10 lists from our contributors. Check out the latest below and see our complete year-end coverage here. The mild, sedately humming ...

Hidden Places by Anne-Katrin Titze

Isabelle Huppert in a beautiful Burberry vest and jacket on Joan Crawford and movie star shoes in Mildred Pierce: "My favourite ever!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Ira Sachs' Frankie, co-written with ...

Kisses from the baby by Anne-Katrin Titze

Olivier Assayas, Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramírez, and producer Rodrigo Teixeira with Kent Jones at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Wasp Network, another highlight of this year's New ...

‘Wasp Network’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz and Edgar Ramírez Spy for Castro in Talky Thriller

‘Wasp Network’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz and Edgar Ramírez Spy for Castro in Talky Thriller It’s unusual for a Western film to present spies for Fidel Castro as the heroes. And that novelty, alas, is one of the few selling points of “Wasp Network,” a surprising disappointment from Olivier ...

Olivier Assayas Fought Against Political Odds to Make Venice Premiere ‘Wasp Network’ in Cuba

Olivier Assayas Fought Against Political Odds to Make Venice Premiere ‘Wasp Network’ in Cuba French director/writer Olivier Assayas is working with perhaps his most high-profile cast yet for his latest film, “Wasp Network,” competing at the Venice Film Festival and starring Penélope Cruz, ...

Everything New to and Leaving Hulu in August, From ‘A Simple Favor’ to ‘Jawline’

The time has come for Hulu to release its list of everything coming and going in the month of August. This will come in handy after the “Bachelorette” season finale in late July leaves us in ...

France Overhauling Oscar Eligibility Rules (Exclusive)

France Overhauling Oscar Eligibility Rules (Exclusive) An embarrassment of riches is presenting tough choices for the group that decides which French film to submit for a foreign language Oscar. At midpoint, 2019 has already fielded one of the strongest ...

Non-fiction – Review

Juliette Binoche as “Selena” in Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction. Courtesy of IFC Films. A Sundance Selects Release. Juliette Binoche stars as an actress married to an editor at a distinguished French ...

‘Frankie’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Delivers Her Most Vulnerable Performance Ever

‘Frankie’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Delivers Her Most Vulnerable Performance Ever “Frankie,” by the American writer-director Ira Sachs, is a tiny little trinket of a film. It’s like an elegant bracelet that’s modest enough to go unnoticed, but nevertheless reveals a quietly ...

Review: Afterwards—Olivier Assayas's "Non-Fiction"

Discussions of eternal virtues between characters with self-made problems, their self-articulated solutions and delusionary implementations, the real pitter-patter of the intelligentsia, fill up ...

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is Bountiful in Launch; ‘The Mustang’Nears $5M: Specialty Box Office

Telluride and Toronto documentary The Biggest Little Farm by John Chester reaped a solid start over the weekend with the best per theater average in the three-day. The Neon release grossed an ...

Rushes: Wong Kar-wai in 4K, Black 90s, Bruce Labruce on Camp

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSTo commemorate the 20th anniversary of In The Mood For Love, Wong Kar-wai has confirmed plans to ...

‘Non-Fiction’ Grosses Atop A Mediocre Weekend; ‘Dr. Ruth?’: Specialty Box Office

Hopefully the second half of the year will give good box office. Bring it on awards season… The weekend has been a another slow go. IFC Films’ Non-Fiction by French director Olivier Assayas broke ...

Oliver Assayas’ ‘Non-Fiction’ Leads Another Quiet Specialized Weekend

Oliver Assayas’ ‘Non-Fiction’ Leads Another Quiet Specialized Weekend Several well-received and highly anticipated new limited releases debuted this week, with Olivier Assayas’ “Non-Fiction” (IFC) opening best. The titles also included the documentaries “Meeting ...

Non-Fiction | Review

The French Publisher’s Wife: Assayas Straddles Digital Criminals and Corporate Cannibals in Playful Bon Mot Hardly a stranger to the back room wheeling and dealing of industry, whether it’s the faux ...

‘Dr. Ruth’ Goes Big Screen; Juliette Binoche In ‘Non-Fiction’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

‘Dr. Ruth’ Goes Big Screen; Juliette Binoche In ‘Non-Fiction’ – Specialty B.O. Preview Now 90, Dr. Ruth Westheimer had resisted past overtures to do a documentary, but she was won over by filmmaker Ryan White. Ask Dr. Ruth, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, opens ...

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