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  • Telluride Film Review: 'Madame Bovary'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - . Measured and absorbing rather than deeply compelling or vital, this latest adaptation of a rarely well-filmed novel makes a strong effort to capture the stiflingly provincial world that Flaubert was able to describe in such precise, painstaking detail on the page. If the slow-burning result falls somewhat short of that admittedly Herculean feat, there are fine compensations in Barthes' exquisite visual sense (aided by Andrij Parekh's widescreen imagery) and another fiercely unsympathetic performance from Mia Wasikowska in the title role. Following its Telluride and Toronto berths, this classy period piece deserves to find a discerning arthouse niche.
  • Arab Film Festivals Offer Spotlights to Local Filmmakers

    This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that regional players have spent several years cultivating....

    Telluride Film Review: 'Seymour: An Introduction'

    The great classical pianist in "Seymour: An Introduction." Although clearly designed as a reverent tribute from one artist to another, this first documentary directed by Ethan Hawke happily sidesteps any vanity-project pitfalls, granting full expression...

    Why France Has Become a More Formidable Player at Film Festivals

    The French movie industry has been fiercely debating key issues: Exorbitant movie budgets, release windows, the difficulties of domestic distribution. But as a formidable festival force, France reigns near supreme in the sheer quantity of quality...

    Venice Film Review: 'Jackie & Ryan'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There was a time when a major studio might have made "Jackie & Ryan," a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it's a wing-and-a-prayer festival film that...