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  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Editor'

    Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre -- those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s -- will get a hoot out of the precision with which "The Editor" satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately, no one else is likely to get the joke. Winnipeg collective Astron-6's prior features "Manborg" and "Father's Day" were equally insular homages-cum-spoofs, but had the virtue of sending up more widely familiar exploitation idioms. Less laugh-out-loud funny than those predecessors even for those in the know, this overlong homage will delight serious horror geeks at appropriate festivals, but in commercial terms won't do much to raise the talented group's profile.
  • Telluride Film Festival Taps Guy Maddin, Kim Morgan as Guest Directors

    The Telluride Film Festival has tapped spouses Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan to serve as guest directors for the 41st edition of the festival on Aug. 29-Sept. 1. The duo will present six films, focusing on new ideas and overlooked titles. As with the rest of...

    Munich Fest Honors Udo Kier with CineMerit Award

    German thesp Udo Kier will be honored by the Munich Film Festival with its CineMerit Award, given to an actor whose career spans Europe and the U.S. Kier's career is full of daring choices, and he's worked with such icons as Andy Warhol ("Andy Warhol's...

    Tommy Lee Jones, Wim Wenders Headed to Munich Film Festival

    The Munich Film Festival, which runs June 27-July 5, will kick off with the German premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet," and close with "I Origins" from U.S. helmer Mike Cahill. The festival features four sections --...

    Uncut Version of 'Nymphomaniac' to World Premiere at Berlin Film Festival

    LONDON -- The uncut version of "Nymphomaniac Volume I" will world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it will play out of competition. Director Lars von Trier is expected to attend the screening. The shorter version of Von Trier's pic will be...