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  • Sundance's Iranian Vampire Western Gets U.S. Distribution

    Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," five months after its world premiere at Sundance. Shot in black and white, the feature debut of Ana Lily Amirpour, is set in an imaginary Iranian underworld with...
  • George Clooney, Grant Heslov Sign Overall Deal with Sony TV

    George Clooney and partner Grant Heslov's production company, Smokehouse Pictures, has made a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the two-year deal, the company will develop and produce comedy and drama series for all platforms, including...
  • Toronto's Award Hopefuls: Too Much or Not Enough?

    The idea of sampling new films at Toronto is sort of like going to the Cheesecake Factory for a little nibble. It seems like a good idea, but then you realize: There is no such thing as a small portion. The 11-day fest, which passed the halfway mark on...
  • No front-runners for the best picture Oscar. Yet.

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its best picture Oscar this year on March 2 — almost six months after many pundits, with varying degrees of certainty, had named the harrowing, historical drama "12 Years a Slave" as the de...
  • Telluride Awards Wrap: No Slam Dunk, But Lots of Possibilities

    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...
  • Singapore's '1965' To Shoot From November

    Production is finally set to go ahead on the long gestating historical action film "1965." The film recounts some of the dramatic activities nearly 50 years ago as Singapore and Malaysia achieved independence from colonial Britain. Production is by...
  • Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'
    When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado. For the last 41 years, that’s been the home of the...
  • Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including 'Imitation Game,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend. The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola'...
  • 'Frank' has genius obscured

    'Frank' has genius obscured
    **1/2 (out of four) Anyone who raises an eyebrow at Kanye West performing shows in a mask may elevate their entire face at the title character of “Frank.” Played by Michael Fassbender, he spends all of his time wearing a giant, fake head that...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'

    Women take on roles of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in 'Matt and Ben'
    EUSTIS — Women believe their friendships are longer, stronger and deeper than men's. So when Mindy Kaling thought about writing a play about friendship, she got together with her best friend, Brenda Withers. They wrote "Matt and Ben," a comedy...