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  • Film Review: 'Son of a Gun'

    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to watch. Beginning as tough-minded prison drama, careering into daffily escapist caper territory and concluding somewhere in between, this London Film Festival competition entry casts Ewan McGregor brashly against type as a grizzled master thief mentoring a teenage inmate (Brenton Thwaites) through a high-stakes heist that goes inevitably off-plan. Slicker than it is smart -- notwithstanding some strained chess metaphors -- Avery's film packs only moderate crossover potential, but serves as a neat calling card for bigger-ticket genre assignments. Released earlier this week Down Under, "Gun" has already secured U.S. distribution with A24.
  • Palestinian docu 'Speed Sisters' to Open Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The world preem of "Speed Sisters," a docu about the first female race-car driving team in the Middle East, will open the second edition of Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. "Speed Sisters," which is the debut...

    Palestinian docu 'Speed Sisters' To Open Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Fest

    The world preem of "Speed Sisters," a docu about the first female race-car driving team in the Middle East, will open the second edition of Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Youth Film Festival. "Speed Sisters," which is the debut feature of Lebanese-...

    'Dear White People' a rare Black youth comedy with nuanced characters

    MINNEAPOLIS It's rare lately to see a college movie with a predominantly black cast that isn't focused on a campus dance-off or a football team. "Dear White People" moves in a deliciously new direction. Writer/director Justin Simien's debut is an...

    Joel Edgerton Talks Thriller 'Felony,' 'Exodus,' Trials of Shooting 'Jane Got a Gun'

    If Joel Edgerton has one piece of advice to aspiring actors, it's this: always be sure to check your inbox. "I found an email the other day from my old agent in London, that I'd just sort of discarded because I was too busy at the time," Edgerton recalls...