Its lit! How film finally learned to light black skin

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Its lit! How film finally learned to light black skin
In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to white skin for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour look as good on screen as they should Insecure, the HBO series currently in its terrific second season (#TeamMolly), has been garnering attention since its pilot for its […]

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner
Turns out movie fans weren’t itching to see another King Arthur movie. Warner Bros.’ pricey new take on the classic English tale, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” opened in third place with estimated weekend sales of $14.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, a tiny sum for a film that cost an estimated $175 […]

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She never heard people bad-mouth Appalachia until she left. Now she’s making a film in response.

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She never heard people bad-mouth Appalachia until she left. Now she’s making a film in response.
“Where ya from?” is a question Tijah Bumgarner got a lot after she left her home state. “West Virginia,” she’d reply, when she was waiting tables in Los Angeles and folks noticed her accent. And she knew the follow-up before it was asked. “They’d joke around like look down to see if I was wearing […]

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This Deadpool Pancake Is The Single Greatest Pancake You’ll Ever See – Wow

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This Deadpool Pancake Is The Single Greatest Pancake You’ll Ever See – Wow
The Deadpool movie has recently taken the film industry by storm after breaking all types of records at the box office. The hype surrounding the flick has a lot of people interested in this hilarious comic book character, a guy with an odd love of pancakes…well, maybe not so odd, since pancakes are awesome! In […]

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops
The World War II epic “Dunkirk,” a potential Oscar contender from director Christopher Nolan, led the domestic box office in its debut, while the costly science-fiction film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” flopped with movie fans. “Dunkirk,” from Nolan, who directed Warner Bros.’ successful “Dark Knight” films, returns with a movie that some […]

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This film depicting the symmetry of the London Underground is oddly soothing

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This film depicting the symmetry of the London Underground is oddly soothing
Commuting through the busy London Underground, one rarely thinks to stop and appreciate its beauty. SEE ALSO: This man’s celebrity encounter on the Tube is just glorious In the video above, filmmakers Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier have created a homage to London’s iconic underground rail system. The film is a satisfyingly symmetrical supercut […]

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Whose Streets? review: searing film gives a voice to the people of Ferguson

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Whose Streets? review: searing film gives a voice to the people of Ferguson
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Daviss outstanding documentary, which has premiered at Sundance, gets to the heart of the St Louis suburb rocked by the police shooting of Michael Brown The common protest chant Whose streets? Our streets! isnt heard in Whose Streets? until nearly the end, but perhaps the more relevant question is: Whose cameras? […]

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`Catastrophic’ Brexit Hit Awaits U.K. Film and TV, Lobby Group Says

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`Catastrophic’ Brexit Hit Awaits U.K. Film and TV, Lobby Group Says
Britain’s film and TV industry faces a potentially “catastrophic” loss of talent and skills with the threat of an end to free movement between the U.K. and the European Union, according to lobby group the Creative Industries Federation. Brexit is causing actors, directors and production workers specializing in a variety of areas such as visual effects to […]

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Should we be surprised by the most profitable film of 2017 thus far?

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Should we be surprised by the most profitable film of 2017 thus far?
Flying below the high-profile summer superhero flicks and the latest blockbusters brought to you by Disney, one unexpected film is hanging on to the noteworthy title of “most profitable film of 2017” (thus far): Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” The writer and director of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images. “Get Out” wasn’t […]

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A stunning short film shows what life is like for a centuries-old nomadic community.

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A stunning short film shows what life is like for a centuries-old nomadic community.
“There is 3G service in even the most remote places,” Brandon Li explained. It sounds like I’m quoting a cellphone commercial, but Li’s actually a filmmaker. He recently spent a month in the vast grasslands of Mongolia. Image from “Nomads of Mongolia”/Brandon Li/Vimeo. In his visually stunning short film “Nomads of Mongolia,” he shows us […]

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Dunkirk review Christopher Nolan’s apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

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Nolan eschews war porn for a powerful and superbly crafted disaster movie starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and a decent Harry Styles with a story to tell Britains great pyrrhic defeat or inverse victory of 1940 has been brought to the screen as a terrifying, shattering spectacle by Christopher Nolan. He plunges you into the […]

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Kevin Spacey cut out of film and replaced by Christopher Plummer

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Kevin Spacey cut out of film and replaced by Christopher Plummer
Veteran actor brought in to reshoot J Paul Getty biopic as new harassment allegation is made against double-Oscar winner a new claim that he sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man in Boston, which police are investigating. Scott is replacing the 58-year-old Spacey with the 87-year-old Plummer in the role of billionaire J Paul Getty in the […]

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Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86

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Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86
Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company and former National Theatre director dies surrounded by his family in London Sir Peter Hall, the former director of the National Theatre and founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 86, the theatre said. He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, with his family at […]

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4 reasons why the new film on van Gogh looks absolutely stunning.

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4 reasons why the new film on van Gogh looks absolutely stunning.
A new biopic on Vincent van Gogh is telling his storied life like it’s never been told before. “Loving Vincent,” a documentary in the works from Polish painter Dorota Kobiela and British filmmaker Hugh Welchman, is breaking all the rules of 21st century filmmaking by using some seriously old-school methods. The film’s trailer released late […]

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film
Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro and others attended nine-hour screening and talk in New York on films 45th anniversary The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films in Hollywood history. At an epic night at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, director Francis Ford […]

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The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie ‘The Witch’ Is Truly Terrifying

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The Folklore Behind The Hollywood Horror Movie ‘The Witch’ Is Truly Terrifying
If you’re a fan of genuinely creepy horror films, then you’ve probably heard about the upcoming movie from director Robert Eggers called The Witch. So far, the reviews for the film have been stellar, and audiences are delighted by the genuinely unnerving horror of The Witch. When the credits roll and the lights go up, […]

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Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America

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Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America
Jordan Peeles critically acclaimed low-budget shocker became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial US The success of Jordan Peeles Get Out anathema to most of middle America. Yet people came out to see it in their thousands and critics raved about a horror film, which […]

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies
Daniel Fleetwood, who had an aggressive form of lung cancer, dies after being granted dying wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens A terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was Ashleys post on Facebook. Photograph: Ashley Fleetwood Facebook He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my […]

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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69

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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69
Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­ has died in London Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was […]

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Youve Been Trumped Too: its the film Donald Trump doesnt want you to see | Anthony Baxter

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Youve Been Trumped Too: its the film Donald Trump doesnt want you to see | Anthony Baxter
When I found out about Trumps treatment of a Scottish family in his attempt to force them off their land I had to make a film about it. Now he wants to sue Donald Trump is threatening to sue movie theatres, reporters or anyone who repeats the allegations made in my new film Youve Been […]

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Obi-Wan Kenobi film set to join Star Wars universe

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Obi-Wan Kenobi film set to join Star Wars universe
A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film is set to join the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. According to the Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. But Ive always said that Id be happy […]

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Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.

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Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve probably heard of the Titanic or shed a few tears while watching the eerily accurate 1997 James Cameron film of the same name. Whether you’re familiar with the fictional version or the much less glamorous reality, the basic premise of Titanic’s tragedy is the […]

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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film

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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film
If you’ve seen Dunkirk, it is quite simply not quite like any war movie you’ve seen before. The film made a big impact on 97-year-old veteran Ken Sturdy, who watched the film in Calgary and is one of the few people in the world who is still alive and was in Dunkirk, France, during World […]

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Jordan Davis was killed over loud music. Now his parents tell their story in a gripping new film.

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Jordan Davis was killed over loud music. Now his parents tell their story in a gripping new film.
312 minutes. That’s all it took for 45-year-old Michael Dunn to approach black boys listening to loud music at a gas station, shoot 10 bullets into the car of unarmed teens, and leave 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead. Those 3 12 minutes in Jacksonville, Florida, on Nov. 23, 2012, didn’t just end Jordan’s life. They sparked […]

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This Artist Makes Sculptures Out Of Doll Parts Because The World Is A Crazy Place

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This Artist Makes Sculptures Out Of Doll Parts Because The World Is A Crazy Place
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Art is weird. Art is cool and different and expressive and so, so bizarre. Although plenty of people go the pencil-and-paper route, a select few take a less conventional approach. Australia-based artist Freya Jobbins falls into the latter camp. One look at her bizarre sculpture work will leave you asking a […]

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner
Turns out movie fans weren’t itching to see another King Arthur movie. Warner Bros.’ pricey new take on the classic English tale, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” opened in third place with estimated weekend sales of $14.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, a tiny sum for a film that cost an estimated $175 […]

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The Dark Sides Of 10 Beloved Historical Figures

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The Dark Sides Of 10 Beloved Historical Figures
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e17df32a’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118108_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e17df32a’); }); It’s no secret that history books don’t get everything right, but you might be surprised to see the dark sides of these 10 beloved historical figures. From civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King […]

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The World’s First Supermodel Led A Glamorous Life, But It Ended In Obscurity

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The World’s First Supermodel Led A Glamorous Life, But It Ended In Obscurity
Supermodels are among society’s most ubiquitous figures. You might not notice them at first, but if you start paying attention to commercials, magazine ads, and billboards, you’ll start to see the same faces over and over again. Supermodels, heralded as the world’s most beautiful people, sell everything from cheeseburgers to lingerie, and once you become […]

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops
The World War II epic “Dunkirk,” a potential Oscar contender from director Christopher Nolan, led the domestic box office in its debut, while the costly science-fiction film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” flopped with movie fans. “Dunkirk,” from Nolan, who directed Warner Bros.’ successful “Dark Knight” films, returns with a movie that some […]

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Dunkirk review Christopher Nolan’s apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

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Dunkirk review  Christopher Nolan’s apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far
Nolan eschews war porn for a powerful and superbly crafted disaster movie starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and a decent Harry Styles with a story to tell Britains great pyrrhic defeat or inverse victory of 1940 has been brought to the screen as a terrifying, shattering spectacle by Christopher Nolan. He plunges you into the […]

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9 Totally Bizarre Things That Our Ancestors Used To Do…For Fun

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9 Totally Bizarre Things That Our Ancestors Used To Do…For Fun
The world is a strange, strange place…and judging by this, it always has been. People are just weird, and throughout history, what people have done for fun is even weirder. We might screw around on Twitter and Facebook now which is odd when you think about it, but what our ancestors used to do for […]

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These Beautiful Flower Lamps Bloom Whenever Someone Walks By…Truly Genius

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These Beautiful Flower Lamps Bloom Whenever Someone Walks By…Truly Genius
Valero Square in Jerusalem is not in the best state. The buildings are covered in graffiti and the notable facilities are ones like ugly electricity substations. Instead of letting the public space fall into even further disrepair, HQ Architects decided to do something about it. They chose to install an interactive art piece in an […]

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You Can Make Awesome Boozy Slushies With Skittles And Vodka — Delicious

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You Can Make Awesome Boozy Slushies With Skittles And Vodka — Delicious
Just the other day, my older brother bought Skittles at the movie theater. Shocked, I looked at him and asked, “How old are you?” But after seeing this recipe, I have a feeling he was onto something by reverting back to a childhood staple. I thought that we were both too old to “Taste The […]

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15 Unique Recipes That Put A Delicious Twist On Popcorn (And You Can Make Them At Home)

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15 Unique Recipes That Put A Delicious Twist On Popcorn (And You Can Make Them At Home)
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Popcorn is definitely one of my favorite snacks. Its buttery, salted goodness is completely irresistible to me, and I never go to a movie without buying some movie theater popcorn to stuff my face with. I like kettle corn, too, but I’ve always been a salty popcorn kind of girl — […]

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies

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Terminally ill Star Wars fan who saw new film before release dies
Daniel Fleetwood, who had an aggressive form of lung cancer, dies after being granted dying wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens A terminally ill Star Wars fan, who was Ashleys post on Facebook. Photograph: Ashley Fleetwood Facebook He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my […]

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4 reasons why the new film on van Gogh looks absolutely stunning.

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4 reasons why the new film on van Gogh looks absolutely stunning.
A new biopic on Vincent van Gogh is telling his storied life like it’s never been told before. “Loving Vincent,” a documentary in the works from Polish painter Dorota Kobiela and British filmmaker Hugh Welchman, is breaking all the rules of 21st century filmmaking by using some seriously old-school methods. The film’s trailer released late […]

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Youve Been Trumped Too: its the film Donald Trump doesnt want you to see | Anthony Baxter

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Youve Been Trumped Too: its the film Donald Trump doesnt want you to see | Anthony Baxter
When I found out about Trumps treatment of a Scottish family in his attempt to force them off their land I had to make a film about it. Now he wants to sue Donald Trump is threatening to sue movie theatres, reporters or anyone who repeats the allegations made in my new film Youve Been […]

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film
Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro and others attended nine-hour screening and talk in New York on films 45th anniversary The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films in Hollywood history. At an epic night at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, director Francis Ford […]

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They Created A Home Theater On A Budget, And It’ll Make You So Jealous

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They Created A Home Theater On A Budget, And It’ll Make You So Jealous
One of the biggest signs of wealth and class is having a home theater. After all, a place to watch movies without interference is something that most people want. Well, these people somehow created one on a budget. They put together a theater room in their basement, and they only spent $100 in the process. […]

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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69

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Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69
Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­ has died in London Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was […]

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Whose Streets? Powerful Ferguson film focuses on flashpoint moment

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Whose Streets? Powerful Ferguson film focuses on flashpoint moment
Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis spent more than a year in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown, bearing witness to the protests that followed Three years ago this month, Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, gave the film five stars, praising an outstanding and incendiary documentary that does a tremendous end run around […]

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Whose Streets? review: searing film gives a voice to the people of Ferguson

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Whose Streets? review: searing film gives a voice to the people of Ferguson
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Daviss outstanding documentary, which has premiered at Sundance, gets to the heart of the St Louis suburb rocked by the police shooting of Michael Brown The common protest chant Whose streets? Our streets! isnt heard in Whose Streets? until nearly the end, but perhaps the more relevant question is: Whose cameras? […]

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Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia

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Controversial film about last tsar approved for release in Russia
Alexei Uchitels Matilda, which depicts affair between Nicholas II and ballet dancer, has faced calls for ban from religious and conservative critics The Russian culture ministry has cleared a film depicting a love affair between Russias last tsar and a ballerina for nationwide release, despite protests from conservative critics who have demanded it be banned. […]

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When This Tribe Saw A White Person For The First Time In The ’70s, Researchers Recorded It

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When This Tribe Saw A White Person For The First Time In The ’70s, Researchers Recorded It
It’s hard to imagine being completely cut off from all of society. Most of us have been raised in a global community connected by technology. Growing up in a faraway place, isolated from the rest of the world (and grocery stores), is unfathomable. That’s why it’s so fascinating to see this video. Researchers were studying […]

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Robert Pattinson is on a quest for a hot dog in the hilariously dramatic short film ‘Fear & Shame’

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Robert Pattinson is on a quest for a hot dog in the hilariously dramatic short film ‘Fear & Shame’
Robert Pattinson is on a mission. A mission so crucial and dangerous that he risks his identity and his life for it. He NEEDS a NYC hot dog and he needs it NOW. SEE ALSO: Robert Pattinson was totally joking about dog sex in his new movie In a hilariously dramatic short film made to […]

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Jennifer Lawrence seriously had a ‘Kardashian tent’ on the set of her latest film

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Jennifer Lawrence seriously had a ‘Kardashian tent’ on the set of her latest film
Image: ANnie leibovitz/Vogue After filming particularly harrowing scenes from the upcoming psychological thriller Mother!, Jennifer Lawrence would take a break to retreat to her off-set “happy place:” A tent plastered with photos of the Kardashians. As Lawrence revealed in her Vogue September issue cover profile, the film crew built a Kardashian-themed escape for the actress […]

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This Surreal Short Film Will Make Your Normal Day Seem A Little Bit Weirder

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This Surreal Short Film Will Make Your Normal Day Seem A Little Bit Weirder
Technology is pretty simple. You press a button or flip a switch, and something happens — you call your friend, you turn on a light, or you start your computer. It’s all very direct. Right? Not in this wonderfully bizarre (and slightly unsettling) short film by Terri Timely and Park Pictures. It shows a world […]

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Adele hosted a film screening for children who survived the Grenfell Tower fire

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Adele hosted a film screening for children who survived the Grenfell Tower fire
Image: Getty Images Adele has arguably one of the greatest voices in the world, but she’s proving she also has just as great of a heart. On Thursday night, the singer reportedly hosted a screening of Despicable Me 3 for the children who survived the horrible June fire that destroyed much of 24-story Grenfell Tower […]

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Follywood: how Valerian earns its place among film’s strangest big budget flops

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Follywood: how Valerian earns its place among film’s strangest big budget flops
Luc Bessons gonzo $177m space opera is failing to attract audiences, making it the latest in a long line of ambitious gambles that havent paid off As a hack auteur, prolific writer, director and producer, Luc Besson is a seeming contradiction. Hes spent his career churning out grubby, insanely commercial genre movies, such as his […]

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Should we be surprised by the most profitable film of 2017 thus far?

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Should we be surprised by the most profitable film of 2017 thus far?
Flying below the high-profile summer superhero flicks and the latest blockbusters brought to you by Disney, one unexpected film is hanging on to the noteworthy title of “most profitable film of 2017” (thus far): Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” The writer and director of “Get Out,” Jordan Peele. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images. “Get Out” wasn’t […]

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Angelina Jolie defends child-casting ‘game’ for Cambodia film

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Angelina Jolie defends child-casting ‘game’ for Cambodia film
Actor says reports of alleged exploitation in casting for Netflix Khmer Rouge movie First They Killed My Father are false and upsetting Angelina Jolie has rebutted an account of a controversial child-casting technique used in her new film profile of Jolie for Vanity Fair. It described an audition process for the Loung Ungs memoir of […]

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An Inconvenient Sequel review Al Gore’s new climate change film lacks heat

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An Inconvenient Sequel review  Al Gore’s new climate change film lacks heat
The former vice presidents latest documentary on the threat to the planet, which opened the Sundance festival, is desultory and surprisingly vainglorious Al Gore knows everybody. He can whip out his cell phone and dial the treasury secretary or the head of a giant solar panel manufacturer and say things such as Ill check with […]

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People are calling Angelina Jolie’s latest film exploitative and disgusting for its casting process

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People are calling Angelina Jolie’s latest film exploitative and disgusting for its casting process
Angelina Jolie is in hot water. An interview with Vanity Fair was published this week, which included Jolie discussing her Netflix film First They Killed My Father, based on the life of her long-time friend Loung Ung.In the piece, Jolie discusses working in Cambodia with her son and divorce from Brad Pittbut there’s one paragraph […]

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Yann Demange rumored as frontrunner to direct next Bond film

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Yann Demange rumored as frontrunner to direct next Bond film
The 71 director tops the shortlist of potential directors for the new 007 film, followed by Arrivals Denis Villeneuve and Hell or High Waters David Mackenzie The director Yann Demange is the frontrunner to direct the next Bond movie, which has a tentative release date of 8 November 2019, according to a Daniel Craig is […]

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019 but no word on who will play 007

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James Bond film confirmed for 2019  but no word on who will play 007
New York Times have quoted anonymous sources saying Daniel Craig will reprise his role, but neither lead actor nor director have been confirmed He is the original international man of mystery so perhaps it is not surprising that there is still a cloak of secrecy over who will take on the mantle of James Bond […]

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Dunkirk in the spotlight: could the film help bail out the city?

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Dunkirk in the spotlight: could the film help bail out the city?
Christopher Nolans epic Dunkirk is a golden opportunity for this French port city to branch out from the heavy industry that has dominated it for a century Not many small cities get a Hollywood blockbuster named after them, but then not many small cities are caught up in events as momentous as what unfolded on […]

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops
The World War II epic “Dunkirk,” a potential Oscar contender from director Christopher Nolan, led the domestic box office in its debut, while the costly science-fiction film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” flopped with movie fans. “Dunkirk,” from Nolan, who directed Warner Bros.’ successful “Dark Knight” films, returns with a movie that some […]

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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film

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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film
If you’ve seen Dunkirk, it is quite simply not quite like any war movie you’ve seen before. The film made a big impact on 97-year-old veteran Ken Sturdy, who watched the film in Calgary and is one of the few people in the world who is still alive and was in Dunkirk, France, during World […]

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All by myself: how the greatest solo film performances worked their magic

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All by myself: how the greatest solo film performances worked their magic
With Anne Hathaway set to star in a film that she will carry on her own, we ask: what can she learn from previous high points of single-actor shows In Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for crying but how is she with cryo? Shes just Buried (2010) This claustrophobic horror combines two of […]

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Jane Campion: The clever people used to do film. Now they do TV

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Jane Campion: The clever people used to do film. Now they do TV
From Sweetie to The Piano, she has made some of cinemas strangest, strongest films. So where does her outsider streak come from? Bright Star), and 14 years since her sexually explicit thriller Top Of The Lake, co-written and directed by Campion for television, was visually stunning (set on New Zealands breathtaking South Island), thrilling (you […]

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Dunkirk: the film that has rightwing writers itching for a culture war

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Dunkirk: the film that has rightwing writers itching for a culture war
The left hasnt been as upset about Christopher Nolans film as conservative writers appear to have expected but theyre fighting back anyway Christopher Nolans film Delingpole: Not Enough Women, People of Color in Dunkirk, USA Today Complains Publication: Breitbart Author: James Delingpole made his name as a climate change troll across the pond. Now he […]

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Yes, God, Yes: the film nailing teenage sexuality

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Yes, God, Yes: the film nailing teenage sexuality
Karen Maines comic short about the internet and masturbation via AOL chatrooms and a vibrating back massager has had more than 1.5m views When Karen Maine was growing up in the 1990s in a Catholic community in Iowa, sex education in her high school consisted of a video of a late-term abortion (so gruelling that […]

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His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic

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His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic
While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle. Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack […]

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Dunkirk review Christopher Nolan’s apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

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Dunkirk review  Christopher Nolan’s apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far
Nolan eschews war porn for a powerful and superbly crafted disaster movie starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and a decent Harry Styles with a story to tell Britains great pyrrhic defeat or inverse victory of 1940 has been brought to the screen as a terrifying, shattering spectacle by Christopher Nolan. He plunges you into the […]

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This Simple Book Is So Much More Than It Appears To Be At First

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This Simple Book Is So Much More Than It Appears To Be At First
Artist Kelli Anderson created something amazing when she designed This Book Is a Camera. Yes, it is a pop-up book…but the title isn’t lying. It’s a camera, too. The book folds up into a simple pinhole camera and it can really take a picture. (After all, cameras aren’t that complicated when you get down to […]

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Quentin Tarantino to make Manson murders film

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Quentin Tarantino to make Manson murders film
Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt among star names linked to story of brutal hippie-cult killings of Sharon Tate and friends Quentin Tarantino is developing a film about the Manson family murders. According to Roman Polanski carried out by followers of Deadline reports that Margot Robbie has been approached to play Tate, while the Hollywood Reporter […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming at last a superhero film for millennials

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Spider-Man: Homecoming  at last a superhero film for millennials
With an authentically awkward star turn from Tom Holland, the latest outing for Marvels web-slinger is perfectly tuned for a teenage audience Comic books arent for children any more, and neither are comic-book films. Yes, you can take the kids to newspaper thinkpieces. This is a big part of the reason why the Avengers, as […]

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Hitler Was Once Treated At This Old Abandoned Sanitorium…This Place Is Creepy

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Hitler Was Once Treated At This Old Abandoned Sanitorium…This Place Is Creepy
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); While getting your hands dirty in the world of urban exploration, there’s always the chance that you’ll encounter something of historical significance. If you’re exploring abandoned places in Germany, your chances of that double…and they’re even better if you happen to be looking in the eastern part of the country. For […]

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Film critic Barry Norman dies at 83

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Film critic Barry Norman dies at 83
Journalist who presented BBC Film show for 26 years was known for diplomatic and friendly on-screen approach The film critic Barry Norman has died at the age of 83. The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night. A statement from his daughters, Samantha and Emma, described him as remarkable and […]

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This film depicting the symmetry of the London Underground is oddly soothing

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This film depicting the symmetry of the London Underground is oddly soothing
Commuting through the busy London Underground, one rarely thinks to stop and appreciate its beauty. SEE ALSO: This man’s celebrity encounter on the Tube is just glorious In the video above, filmmakers Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier have created a homage to London’s iconic underground rail system. The film is a satisfyingly symmetrical supercut […]

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62 Ridiculously Simple Ways You Can Start Saving Money Right Now

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62 Ridiculously Simple Ways You Can Start Saving Money Right Now
Looking to save a bit of money for a summer trip? Of course you are. We all are. And the best way to do it is to start small. Although it’s easy to think, “Okay, if I buy fewer shoes this month, I’ll save X amount of money after four weeks,” saving money starts with […]

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The Book of Henry is a catastrophically awful film. Everyone should see it

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The Book of Henry is a catastrophically awful film. Everyone should see it
Tonally it jerks from syrupy to shrill and it is filled with A-list actors working without conviction. This is a film to be studied in What Not to Do classes It had the star-wattage and the slick presentation, the money behind it, the talent on screen, the entire infrastructure of a major studio available to […]

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Flatliners: first trailer for the sequel to the cult 90s horror film comes to life

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Flatliners: first trailer for the sequel to the cult 90s horror film comes to life
Ellen Page stars in the follow-up to the psychological chiller, about a group of medical students who subject each other to near-death experiences Its alive! The first trailer for the forthcoming sequel of Flatliners has been revealed. The film, which stars Ellen Page, is a follow-up to the 1990 cult psychological horror of the same […]

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This Makeup Artist Creates Some Truly Terrifying Looks In Her Spare Time

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This Makeup Artist Creates Some Truly Terrifying Looks In Her Spare Time
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Being a makeup artist requires a lot more skill than most people would assume, and 22-year-old Jessy Malone has a pretty insane level of talent. By day, she creates dream makeup looks for her clients. By night, however, she experiments on herself and comes up with some truly horrifying designs. See […]

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Blue is the Warmest Colour director to auction Palme d’Or to finance new film

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Blue is the Warmest Colour director to auction Palme d’Or to finance new film
Abdellatif Kechiches new project, Mektoub, My Love, has been halted in post-production due to financial constraints Director Abdellatif Kechiche, whose film Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme dOr at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, has decided to auction off that top prize in order to finance his current project, Mektoub, My Love, on […]

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Film-maker Julie Dash: #OscarsSoWhite worked!

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Film-maker Julie Dash: #OscarsSoWhite worked!
The pioneering African American film-maker on being an inspiration for Beyonc, her new film and living in Trumps America In 1991, Julie Dashs Daughters of the Dust made history as the first film by an African American woman to receive a wide theatrical release in the United States. A hypnotic, otherworldly drama, it tells the […]

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Toddler gets stuck inside a dollhouse and luckily mom’s there to film it

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Toddler gets stuck inside a dollhouse and luckily mom’s there to film it
It might seem like scene straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but this home video shows one poor toddler in an unfortunate circumstance of being too big for her environment. Despite the daughter’s protests, mom captured Kylee with her head stuck inside quite the large doll house. Maybe she was just peeping in to say […]

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‘Quite disturbing to me, to be honest’: Jessica Chastain calls out sexism in film.

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‘Quite disturbing to me, to be honest’: Jessica Chastain calls out sexism in film.
Actor Jessica Chastain didn’t pull any punches at the Cannes Film Festival closing press conference on May 28. Chastain, who was a jury member at this year’s event, was not happy about how women were portrayed in many of the stories she saw on screen, and she explained why. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images. Her […]

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He Channelled Tim Burton’s Creepiness To Recreate Characters We All Know And Love

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He Channelled Tim Burton’s Creepiness To Recreate Characters We All Know And Love
When it comes to developing signature styles, most artists start by standing on the shoulders of proverbial giants. When artistic signatures are born, they’re shaped by the influence of creators past before they become giants themselves, at which point the cycle begins again. And that’s what makes Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Tarusov’s signature style — […]

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Glaad report shows film studios still failing with LGBT representation

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Glaad report shows film studios still failing with LGBT representation
An analysis of films released in 2016 shows that Hollywood hasnt managed to increase the number of LGBT characters with TV still providing more diversity Major film studios have failed to increase LGBT representation in 2016, according to a new report released by Glaad. The annual study, known as the Studio Responsibility Index, examined the […]

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Rodin review Jacques Doillon sculpts an excruciatingly bad film

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Rodin review  Jacques Doillon sculpts an excruciatingly bad film
The only passion this mind-blowingly dull biopic of the French sculptor is likely to incite is from audiences screaming for their money back Jacques Doillon has directed a quite excruciatingly bad film about the sculptor The Rebel, he moreover finds that transporting his huge sculptures is a bit of an issue. And finally of course, […]

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Rodin review – Jacques Doillon sculpts an excruciatingly bad film

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Rodin review – Jacques Doillon sculpts an excruciatingly bad film
The only passion this mind-blowingly dull biopic of the French sculptor is likely to incite is from audiences screaming for their money back Jacques Doillon has directed a quite excruciatingly bad film about the sculptor The Rebel, he moreover finds that transporting his huge sculptures is a bit of an issue. And finally of course, […]

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This Artist’s Stunning Work Will Challenge You To Think About Who You Really Are

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This Artist’s Stunning Work Will Challenge You To Think About Who You Really Are
Life is complicated. Every day, we’re met with a tangled mess of personal responsibilities, professional duties, and interpersonal obligations. After a while, even solitude becomes stressful, since we’re constantly burdened by the idea that we’re never really allowed to stop moving. Swedish-born photographer Gabriel Isak takes artful issue with that concept. His photographs speak to […]

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Kristen Stewart on her directing debut: ‘The best female film-makers are compulsive freaks’

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Kristen Stewart on her directing debut: ‘The best female film-makers are compulsive freaks’
The Twilight actor is at Cannes to show Come Swim, her film about heartbreak starring a man who cant quench his thirst In a suite at the Hotel Majestic Barrire in Cannes, every surface heaves with haute couture. Chanel dresses spun from gossamer threads are draped along the walls and chunky, diamond-studded bracelets are scattered […]

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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet

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A meme come true: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o to star in film based on tweet
Selma director Ava DuVernay will direct film for Netflix after joke movie pitch about photo of stars goes viral, with a script from Insecure breakout Issa Rae Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo are set to star in a buddy movie for director Ava DuVernay after a tweet of the two went viral. The Grammy-winning singer and […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5: hackers threaten to post film online unless Disney pays ransom
Hollywood Reporter says CEO Bob Iger has told employees that film would be released in segments online unless hackers were paid in bitcoin Hackers claim to have plundered Walt Disneys forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film and are threatening to release it unless the studio pays a ransom, it was reported on Monday. Bob Iger, […]

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Zac Efron to play Ted Bundy in film about American serial killer

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Zac Efron to play Ted Bundy in film about American serial killer
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will be directed by Joe Berlinger and be told from the point of view of Bundys girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer Zac Efron is set to star as Ted Bundy in a new film about the American serial killer. The drama, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, will be told […]

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These Camera-Created Hallucinations Are Equally Spooky And Incredible

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These Camera-Created Hallucinations Are Equally Spooky And Incredible
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ad13b13e6f’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118130_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ad13b13e6f’); }); By day, Michael Clinard is a talented advertisement photographer, working with big names like Fortune. At night, however, he uses his skills for something entirely different. Clinard creates “facial hallucinations” that are inspired by […]

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A Book Was Written About The ‘Titanic’ Disaster…14 Years Before It Happened

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A Book Was Written About The ‘Titanic’ Disaster…14 Years Before It Happened
We all know the story of the RMS Titanic — the British passenger liner that tragically sank after colliding with an iceberg on its maiden voyage, causing the deaths of 1,500 people — but there’s something about this story that you probably don’t know. More baffling than the fact that James Cameron’s famous movie Titanic […]

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner
Turns out movie fans weren’t itching to see another King Arthur movie. Warner Bros.’ pricey new take on the classic English tale, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” opened in third place with estimated weekend sales of $14.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, a tiny sum for a film that cost an estimated $175 […]

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Whisky Galore! review twee, comfy-cardigan film-making

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Whisky Galore! review  twee, comfy-cardigan film-making
Gillies MacKinnons remake of the classic postwar Ealing comedy is light on laughs and feels out of place in 2016 The Edinburgh film festival kicked off with Glasgow gang film Small Faces and a fine adaptation of Regeneration. He has also made a decent wartime yarn with Izzard before, a As the Coen brothers learned […]

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Get Out producer to make horror film about black lesbians in rural America

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Get Out producer to make horror film about black lesbians in rural America
Jason Blum working with acclaimed film-maker Dee Rees, who scored a hit at Sundance with Oscar-tipped Mudbound, on story inspired by Reess experiences Get Out producer Jason Blum is teaming up with acclaimed writer-director Dee Rees for a horror film about black lesbians in rural America. In an interview with the

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When He Lost His Job, This Dad Started An Incredible Project With His Daughter

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When He Lost His Job, This Dad Started An Incredible Project With His Daughter
While statistics show that the unemployment rate is lower now than it has been in a while, the sad reality is that thousands of people lose their jobs every day. When Carolin Breeze’s dad, George, lost his job at a plastics factory, he was understandably devastated. Ever the creative thinker, however, Carolin knew that her […]

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Bad romance: a thorny history of marital strife on film

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Bad romance: a thorny history of marital strife on film
The brittle comedy drama The Lovers shows a marriage in crisis, following in a well-trodden tradition of films about difficult relationships See it with someone you love is a line marketing folk frequently haul out to trumpet the cosy romantic virtues of a relationship movie, be it a comfortingly snuggly romcom or the supposed aphrodisiac […]

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film

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The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film
Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro and others attended nine-hour screening and talk in New York on films 45th anniversary The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films in Hollywood history. At an epic night at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, director Francis Ford […]

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M Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable and Split in same film

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M Night Shyamalan announces sequel to Unbreakable and Split in same film
Director reveals both films will collide in the new movie titled Glass, with Unbreakables Samuel L Jackson taking a lead role alongside Bruce Willis and Splits James McAvoy The Sixth Sense director Split, his recent hit multiple-personality thriller starring James McAvoy, and a series of tweets that said the director could finally answer the #1 […]

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Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story added to Cannes film festival lineup

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Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story added to Cannes film festival lineup
The directors latest thriller will premiere at the festival as his lawyer continues to battle for the Oscar winners return to the US Roman Polanskis new film has been added to the Cannes film festival lineup as his legal battle to return to the US continues. The Rosemarys Baby directors new thriller Based on a […]

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Lady Macbeth review brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

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Lady Macbeth review  brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week
Florence Pugh is lethally charismatic in William Oldroyds daring journey into the darkest corners of the world of bonnets and bows William Oldroyds fierce feature debut feels like Victorian noir, a twist on a genre probably invented by Shakespeare in the first place. It could well open up a dark new avenue in the bonnets-and-bows […]

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Nick Broomfield on his damning Whitney Houston film: ‘She had very little control over her life’

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Nick Broomfield on his damning Whitney Houston film: ‘She had very little control over her life’
The director spoke to the bodyguards, backup singers, hairdressers and promoters who formed the stars inner circle. The result is a tragic, uncompromising portrait of a woman forced to conceal her true self The title of Nick Broomfields new documentary about Bobby Brown; her conflicted sexuality; and the mountain of drugs she used to blot […]

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release

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Indian film board clears Lipstick Under My Burkha for release
Tribunal overturns decision to ban lady-oriented film exploring womens sexuality though length of sex scenes must be cut An award-winning Hindi film that was blocked by Indias film censor for being too lady-oriented has been cleared for release by an appeals tribunal. Lipstick Under My Burkha, a drama that explores the sexual awakenings and personal […]

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