• Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:30:01 +0000
    The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution are teaming on U.S. distribution early next year of Constantin Film’s romantic comedy “Love, Rosie,” starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. “Rosie,” based on the novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, is directed by Christian Ditter, produced by Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Canyon Creek Films’... Read more »
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:37:19 +0000
    The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” but this year’s crop of blockbusters was puny compared to... Read more »
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:22:35 +0000
    As the four-day Telluride Film Festival wraps Sept. 1, the big awards question is: Did we see the 2014 Oscar best-pic winner? Since Telluride has screened the winner in five of the last six years, it’s a valid question. The answer is that there was no slam dunk. But three films that debuted here are clear possibilities... Read more »
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:05:33 +0000
    LONDON — The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, “Opposite Number,” centers on a British nuclear scientist who is taken prisoner in North Korea. It has been penned by British playwright and screenwriter Matt Charman, who... Read more »
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:39:45 +0000
    "Punishing" may be the appropriate default setting for Holocaust dramas on film, but restless Israeli auteur Amos Gitai goes for extra credit in "Tsili," a short, stark adaptation of Aharon Appelfeld's 1982 novel that keeps the historical horrors off-screen, challenging auds instead with its formal severity
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:38:29 +0000
    Despite considerable enthusiasm among international cognoscenti for the 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, his fame remains largely at home;
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:28:26 +0000
    Although worlds away from the deadpan sci-fi whimsy of her 2009 debut, “Cold Souls,” director Sophie Barthes’ subdued take on “Madame Bovary” similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm.
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:35:43 +0000
    Hollywood didn’t have much to celebrate this Labor Day. The holiday is traditionally a slow one at the box office, and this one was no exception, providing one final death rattle on a summer that was largely D.O.A. In its fifth week of release, “Guardians of the Galaxy” prevailed over two modestly budgeted newcomers, “November... Read more »
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:25:39 +0000
    Even moreso than 2011’s “Mildred Pierce,” this finely crafted, wonderfully cast meller suggests a promising new life for the women’s-picture genre on nets willing to let such stories breathe.
  • Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:23:33 +0000
    Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” (Turist), which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and won the jury prize, will represent Sweden in the Oscar’s foreign-Language race. The fourth feature from director-writer Ostlund, “Force Majeure” will be playing at the Toronto and Chicago film festivals. Repped by Coproduction Office, pic has also been an international sales hit picked... Read more »
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