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  • Angelina Jolie's next directing job is Richard Leakey drama 'Africa'

    Angelina Jolie's next directing job is Richard Leakey drama 'Africa'
    Angelina Jolie is doubling down on directing and continuing to pursue her overseas interests while doing so: The globe-trotting actress, humanitarian and filmmaker has signed on to helm "Africa," a sweeping drama about the famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his battle against ivory poachers. Skydance Productions made the announcement Friday.
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox. Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...

    Oscars: Canada Taps 'Mommy' For Foreign-Language Entry

    Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" will represent Canada in the nominee race for the best foreign-language film Oscar, it was announced today by Telefilm Canada. The film, which shared the Special Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year, follows...

    Oscars: 'Fair Play' Selected As Czech Contender

    The Czech Film and Television Academy has selected "Fair Play" to represent the country in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming Academy Awards. The film, directed by Andrea Sedlakova, follows a nineteen year-old sprinter who gets...

    Review: 'The Notebook' ★★

    Review: 'The Notebook' ★★
    Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination. Director Janos Szasz opens the film in 1944 amid World War II. As...