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  • 'Boyhood' is only impressive in theory

    'Boyhood' is only impressive in theory
    **1/2 (out of four) Movies are so much more than a concept. “Gravity” was an amazing onscreen achievement, but the script was lousy. It’s not a great movie—what’s impressive is the fact that Alfonso Cuaron pulled it off. To...
  • 'Gone Girl' to kick off New York Film Festival

    NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - "Gone Girl," director David Fincher's film adaptation of the best-selling book starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will have its world premiere and open the 52nd New York Film Festival, organizers said on Thursday. It is...
  • Bernardo Bertolucci Talks His New Movie, Considers 3D

    Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci enters the living room of his Rome apartment through a door that had been in New York's now-defunct New Yorker Theater, the legendary mecca for film buffs where his "Before the Revolution" screened in 1965, when he was...
  • Ted Hope Expanding Fandor in Festivals, Filmmakers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Six months after joining Fandor, independent producing stalwart Ted Hope has launched an ambitious expansion of the online service -- with the goal of aiding filmmakers, audiences and festivals. The company is announcing a pair of initiatives: the Fandor...
  • Venice to Honor Thelma Schoonmaker, Frederick Wiseman

    LONDON -- Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker and director Frederick Wiseman will be feted at the 71st Venice Intl. Film Festival, where they will receive Golden Lions for lifetime achievement. Schoonmaker won Oscars for "Raging Bull," "The Aviator" and...
  • Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' to World Premiere at New York Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Inherent Vice," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's darkly comic 2009 crime novel, has been selected as the centerpiece gala at the 52nd annual New York Film Festival, Variety has learned. The Oct. 4 bow will mark the...
  • 'Boyhood' catches more steam in its second weekend

    Richard┬áLinklater's acclaimed drama “Boyhood” continues to impress audiences. In its second weekend in limited release, the coming-of-age odyssey — shot in pieces over a dozen years — grossed about $1.2 million after it was...
  • Director, co-star see 'Most Wanted Man' as the best Hoffman tribute of all

    There's something about a good spy novel that says "fall," and the best films in that genre reflect this. The skies are overcast, a sort of pale gun-metal grey. Everything is rain and shadows, all the better for skulking about underthe ever-present pall...
  • Venice Film Fest Critics' Week Unveils Lineup Of Nine Promising First Works

    ROME -- The Venice Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week has unveiled its lineup of nine first works, including eight world preems, featuring fresh pics from Europe, China, Vietnam, Iran, and Palestine. Just like last year, the U.S. is absent. The...
  • Review: 'Wish I Was Here' ★★

    Review: 'Wish I Was Here' ★&#9733
    "Scrubs" alum Zach Braff made his directorial feature debut a decade ago with "Garden State," and now, as writer, director and star, he has managed a second film about actors and their insecurities. This one, "Wish I Was Here," he co-wrote with his...
  • In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic

    In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic
    In early May, this picturesque city on the Black Sea suffered a surprising, gruesome tragedy. Forty-eight people were killed when Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists faced off in a bloody street fight that culminated in a fire at a trade-...