2018 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 200 Critics From Around the World

2018 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 200 Critics From Around the World Year-end buzz is often hijacked by noisy awards campaigns, but sometimes, it syncs up with critical consensus. That seems to be the case with “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón’s nuanced ode to the domestic ...

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 Lineup: 223 Movies From 78 Countries

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 Lineup: 223 Movies From 78 Countries The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced its 2019 lineup, and it’s prodigious: 223 films from 78 countries, four of them world premieres. Though well known for celebrating future ...

'Numbers', based on jailed Ukranian director Oleg Sentsov play, to begin production (exclusive)

'Numbers', based on jailed Ukranian director Oleg Sentsov play, to begin production (exclusive) “Every week, we have received 5-8 letters from Oleg. He is involved in everything - in the cast, costumes, props, and set construction.” Final preparations are now underway for the start of prinicpal ...

Iffk 2018: 90 films in world cinema, 26 premiers, 4 women directors in competition

Film FestivalAmong the world cinema are films by directors Kim Ki-duk, Jean-Luc Godard, Jahar Panahi, Spike Lee, Lars von Trier and Olivier Assayas. Asghar Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' is the inaugural ...

‘A Twelve-Year Night,’ Uruguay’s Oscar Candidate, Wins Top Prize in Cairo

‘A Twelve-Year Night,’ Uruguay’s Oscar Candidate, Wins Top Prize in Cairo The rebooted Cairo Film Festival has wrapped with the event’s top prize, the Golden Pyramid, going to “A Twelve-Year Night,” Uruguay’s candidate for the foreign-language Oscar. The award, presented ...

‘Donbass’ Director: My Film’s Grotesque Corruption Isn’t Just in Ukraine, It Reaches Around the World

A version of this story about “Donbass” first appeared in the Foreign Language Issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. The war in eastern Ukraine between the government and the Russian-backed Donetsk ...

European Films Fill Oscar Foreign-Language Race (Analysis)

The Oscar for foreign-language film may ostensibly represent world cinema at an evening otherwise largely dedicated to Hollywood, but it’s marked by its own form of cultural hegemony: Eurocentrism. ...

Natalie Portman’s ‘Vox Lux’ Competes for Stockholm Impact Award

For the fourth year, the Stockholm Impact Award, which comes with a prize of SEK1 million and a trophy designed by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, will be handed to a film playing at the Stockholm Intl. ...

‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Birds of Passage,’ ‘Core of the World’ to Vie for Stockholm Impact Award

‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Birds of Passage,’ ‘Core of the World’ to Vie for Stockholm Impact Award Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s “Birds of Passage” and Natalya Meshchaninova’s “Core of the World” are among the wide range of movies competing for the Stockholm Film ...

Bo Report: Dazzling debut for Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born’

‘A Star is Born.’ (Photo: Warner Bros) While Hollywood films usually open day-and-date in Australia, staggering the release here can a smart tactic, and so it proved last weekend for A Star is Born. ...

Italy Sends ‘Dogman’ Into Oscars Brutally Tough Foreign Language Race

Italy has selected Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman” to represent the country in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars – and with that announcement, which was made on Tuesday, most of the ...

Germany Sends Strong Lineup to Global Fests

Germany Sends Strong Lineup to Global Fests A strong showcase of German cinema was on offer at the Toronto Film Festival with a slew of films tackling such timely issues as sexual violence, the plight of refugees, the end of the Soviet Union ...

Toronto: Correspondences #1 — Festival Prelude

The Notebook is covering Tiff with an on-going correspondence between critics Kelley Dong and Daniel Kasman.RomaDear Kelley,I’m excited to be here in Toronto again with you, though admittedly with ...

Venice Film Festival: 10 Must-See Movies at This Year’s Festival, From a Bloody Vince Vaughn to Jeff Goldblum as a Lobotomist

Venice Film Festival: 10 Must-See Movies at This Year’s Festival, From a Bloody Vince Vaughn to Jeff Goldblum as a Lobotomist Until a few years ago, the Venice International Film Festival wasn’t viewed as much of an awards-season bellwether. After the success of “La La Land” and “The Shape of Water,” it’s hard to imagine it ...

Natalie Portman, Chloe Grace Moretz Dramas Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

Natalie Portman, Chloe Grace Moretz Dramas Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” with Natalie Portman and Jude Law, and Neil Jordan’s “Greta,” with Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert, are among almost 50 films that have been added to the lineup of ...

Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill Movies Part of Huge Addition to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill Movies Part of Huge Addition to Toronto Film Festival Lineup The Toronto International Film Festival has added a lineup of directors that range from Paul Greengrass to Jonah Hill and includes a large contingent of celebrated international auteurs. The more ...

Moscow Screenings of Cannes-Winning Film About Ukraine Conflict Canceled

Moscow Screenings of Cannes-Winning Film About Ukraine Conflict Canceled Screenings of the Cannes prize-winning film Donbass, which deals with a sensitive issue of a military conflict in East Ukraine, were canceled in Moscow this past weekend. Sergei Loznitsa's feature, ...

Munich artistic director Diana Iljine on why the festival is growing in international stature

“We are a true audience festival for professionals and cinema- overs alike”. “There’s no sign of ‘a seven year itch’,” laughs Diana Iljine, as she heads her seventh edition of the Munich Film ...

2019 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Feature Predictions

2019 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Feature Predictions Where Cannes 2018 was light on red-carpet celebrities, the Official Selection offered many stars in the form of potential foreign-language award contenders. Each country has its own arcane rules for ...

Un Certain Regard Prizes Announced At Cannes 2018

The prizes for this year’s Un Certain Regard winners were dished out in this afternoon in Cannes. This year, the jury was presided over by Benicio del Toro. “We feel that out of 2000 films considered ...

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