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  • Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale

    Ti West's 'The Sacrament' finds horror in a realistic cult tale
    Filmmaker Ti West has emerged as one of the freshest voices on the indie horror scene with films such as "The House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers," knowingly playing with audiences' expectations and the genre rule book. So with his most recent film,...
  • Cannes Film Festival shines light on maverick director Xavier Dolan

    Spend a few minutes talking to Xavier Dolan and the 25-year-old will quickly demonstrate why he merits the enfant terrible tag that's been slapped on him. As the Cannes Film Festival wound down Saturday, a few hours before the competition prizes were to...
  • Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'

     Lukas Moodysson recaptures joy of filmmaking with 'We Are the Best!'
    With its buzzing punk rock music and spunky, spiky adolescent heroines, "We Are the Best!" sends many audiences out of the theater on a wave of rambunctious high spirits. Set in early-'80s Stockholm, the film opens with young Bobo (Mira Barkhammar)...
  • Cannes Film Review: 'Leviathan'

    In "Leviathan," which director Andrey Zvyagintsev has described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God but in the Russian state -- an epic struggle against a monster with many faces possessed of the...
  • Venice Days Reconfigures Prizes With Eye On New Audiences

    The Venice Film Festival's independently run Venice Days section is reconfiguring its prizes and taking a formative tack. After ten years as a non-competitive event, the prestigious section modelled on the Cannes Directors' Fortnight is introducing two...
  • As I Lay Dying Singer Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

    Christian metal band As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after attempting to hire someone to kill his wife of eight years, Meggan Lambesis. The singer's sentence was handed down in a San Diego Superior Courtroom by...
  • Venice Film Festival's VFM Mart Launches Gap Financing Co-Prod Platform

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival's VFM mart is expanding its scope by launching a gap financing co-production platform for European pics. The Lido's new co-prod micro-mart, which aims to help European pics looking for that crucial final piece of their...
  • Why Is 'Immigrant' Director James Gray a Bigger Hit in France Than at Home in U.S.?

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores. In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
  • Venice Fest Expands Final Cut Workshop From Africa To Middle East

    ROME - The Venice Film Festival is opening up its "Final Cut in Venice" workshop, which supports African films in post, to pics also coming from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Last year the innovative workshop, organised by the Venice Film...
  • Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'

      Less is so much more in suspense drama 'Locke'
    It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....