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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...
  • 'Obvious Child's' Jenny Slate ready to be in the lead

     'Obvious Child's' Jenny Slate ready to be in the lead
    "I'm definitely wearing a bikini top as a shirt," Jenny Slate said, looking down at her body as if she were observing it for the first time that day. She was. Overalls shorts too. She'd spent the night before drinking at the Sportsmen's Lodge,...
  • Kinology Boards British Action-Comedy 'Moonwalkers' With Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS- Kinology is on board to co-produce and handle international sales on Antoine Bardou-Jacquet's "Moonwalkers," a British action comedy with Ron Perlman ("Before I Disappear") and Rupert Grint ("Harry Potter"), produced by Georges Bermann's Partizan....
  • 'Ping Pong Summer' serves up '80s without the fun nostalgia

    'Ping Pong Summer' serves up '80s without the fun nostalgia
    Writer-director Michael Tully's self-described "deeply, deeply personal" coming-of-age comedy "Ping Pong Summer" is a ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy. The movie is inspired by Tully's...
  • TV Picks: 'Murder in the First,' 'Orange Is the New Black'

    TV Picks: 'Murder in the First,' 'Orange Is the New Black'
    "Murder in the First"—TNT may be promoting the single-case-per-season time line of its new detective drama, but “Murder in the First” stands out mostly for its simplicity: To investigate a series of murders, two detectives travel a...
  • Five Questions for Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain

    Stephanie Allain is in her third year as director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 11-19, kicking off with "Snowpiercer" and closing with "Jersey Boys." It's the fifth straight year that the festival -- now in its 20th year -- has been in...
  • 'Lucky Them' chases after a vanished rock 'n' roll legend

     'Lucky Them' chases after a vanished rock 'n' roll legend
    "Lucky Them" depicts an eternal teen's coming of middle age. Toni Collette stars as Ellie Klug, a Seattle music journalist and alt-rock groupie who discovered and dated Matthew Smith (Johnny Depp), a local legend, now 10 years vanished. He left behind...
  • Glenn Close, Damien Chazelle Honored at Sundance Institute Benefit

    "When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York. While the Sundance founder...
  • 'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter

     'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter
    "Filth," adapted from "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, is either lucky to have James McAvoy playing its lead character — a venal, corrupt, vice-ridden reprobate of an Edinburgh detective — or oddly unfortunate. Although it's...
  • Classic films fan Bill Hader back for more of TCM's Essentials Jr.

     Classic films fan Bill Hader back for more of TCM's Essentials Jr.
    Growing up in Tulsa, Okla., Bill Hader became obsessed with movies. "I would watch movies at night with my family and go to the movie theater," said the former "Saturday Night Live" funnyman. "That was my existence." Hader, 35, especially enjoyed...
  • U.K.'s Icon Film Distribution Acquires Four Films

    LONDON -- Icon Film Distribution has acquired the rights to four titles for U.K. distribution. The first title is "A Most Violent Year," the thriller from writer/director J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost," "Margin Call"). It stars Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn...