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Slamdance’s Beyond category — for emerging filmmakers working beyond their first features — was announced yesterday along with its two shorts competitions, with five world premieres gracing the first category. The 2018 Slamdance Film Festival runs January 19-25 in Park City, Utah. Check out the announcement below. BEYOND PROGRAM Back at the Staircase (USA) World Premiere Director: Drew Britton Distant siblings are unexpectedly tasked with planning for the future after their elderly mother suffers a life-threatening accident on the eve of her milestone birthday party. Cast: Jennifer Lafleur, Stephen Plunkett, Leonora Pitts, Mickey O’Hagan, Logan Lark, Heather LaVine Funny Story [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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“Wonder Woman,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” “Wonderstruck,” “Wonder Wheel” and just plain “Wonder” — movies with suchlike titles but different aims. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Our guide to film series and special screenings. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Paul Solet’s endearingly lunkheaded thriller resembles “Reservoir Dogs,” with an actual dog. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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In this drama — Israel’s Oscar submission in the foreign-language category — the writer-director Samuel Maoz offers a devastating view of his country. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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This documentary from Jonathan Olshefski follows a North Philadelphia family through the Obama years. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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The drama revisits the 1976 mission to rescue airline passengers being held hostage in Uganda. Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike star; José Padilha directed. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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A toxic mother-son bond drives Rupert Jones’s glum British psychodrama. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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When the brother of Dianna Agron’s character is accused of murder, it’s up to her to save him and their family reputation. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Although he was little known outside the French-speaking world, Mr. Hallyday sold more than 100 million records and starred in numerous movies. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Our chief film critics on their favorite pictures of the year. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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Sundance’s technology-focused New Frontier section spreads out to three venues this year as its lineup incorporates film, live performance, VR and mixed reality, and even AI. Of the latter, in Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many, audiences “interact with” artificial intelligence to create a shared narrative, and in TendAR AI mixes with biometrics and facial recognition to humorously ponder the social issues surrounding this new tech. Regarding the venues and the program, from the press release: The New Frontier Exhibition at Kimball Art Center will host immersive dance and cutting edge VR & MR works as well as works [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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A critic shares his favorite moments, from Tina Fey’s sheet-cake meltdown to the NFL’s end zone celebrations to Betty Gabriel in “Get Out.” [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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The Times said the film studio owed it $229,567.68, according to a complaint, for ads that featured films including “Tulip Fever,” “Wind River” and “Leap!” [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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The U.S. trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s contemporary neo-noir, You Were Never Really Here, which won the Best Screenplay and Best Actor (for Ramsay and Joaquin Phoenix, respectively) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, has just dropped. An adaptation of a Jonathan Ames story, it stars Phoenix as a modern-day gumshoe tracking down a kidnapped kid. Amazon releases in early ’18. [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
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