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After career-high 'American Sniper,' Clint Eastwood announces his next film

Posted by · 12:03 pm · June 2nd, 2015

Clint Eastwood’s next project after lighting up the box office with “American Sniper” will be a biopic of “Miracle on the Hudson” airline pilot Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger.

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Last year's Best Picture winner sets an Oscar season release date for 'Youth'

Posted by · 11:06 am · June 2nd, 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures has lined up a December release date for Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth.”

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Top 10 disaster movie money shots

Posted by · 3:15 pm · May 31st, 2015

With “San Andreas” in theaters, a look at some of the most arresting disaster movie imagery.

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'Grace of Monaco' screenwriter dismantles the film in live Tweet session

Posted by · 9:11 am · May 28th, 2015

“Grace of Monaco” screenwriter Arash Amel let it all hang out in a live-Tweet session dismantling the film, which went through the creative ringer before landing as a dud on the opening night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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After 'Mad Max': Should these directors revisit their original visions, too?

Posted by · 4:00 pm · May 26th, 2015

With George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a look at six more bold visions that could be reinvigorated by their originators.

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'Carol,' 'Inside Out' and 10 other Cannes 2015 films ready for Oscar's closeup

Posted by · 8:27 am · May 25th, 2015

A look at the 12 films from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival most likely to make some noise during the upcoming awards season.

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Best and Worst of Cannes 2015: Why wasn't 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in competition?

Posted by · 4:59 pm · May 24th, 2015

A look back at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival including the films we loved, we hated and that now infamous flat shoe controversy.

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John and Alicia Nash, subjects of 2001's 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in auto accident

Posted by · 10:49 am · May 24th, 2015

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind,” were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday.

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'Dheepan' takes Palme d'Or, and all the other 2015 Cannes Film Festival winners

Posted by · 8:40 am · May 24th, 2015

“Dheepan,” “Carol,” “The Lobster,” “The Assassin,” “Son of Saul,” “Mon Roi” and “La Loi Du Marche” all took home major honors at the awards ceremony for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Review: Michael Fassbender descends into a fog of madness in ‘Macbeth’

Posted by · 9:55 am · May 23rd, 2015

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are superb and Justin Kurzel’s imagery is striking, but the new “Macbeth” feels a trifle thin.

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Michael Fassbender says his 'Macbeth' is suffering from PTSD

Posted by · 3:20 am · May 23rd, 2015

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard discuss their roles and fears in playing Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Justin Kurzel’s new adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare play.

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Rick Ross and Jay Z meet Whitey Bulger in new 'Black Mass' trailer

Posted by · 8:47 pm · May 22nd, 2015

A new trailer for Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” adds some style to the equation and continues to focus on Johnny Depp’s transformation into gangster Whitey Bulger.

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An early look at the Best and Worst of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Posted by · 11:36 am · May 22nd, 2015

Alison Willmore joins Gregory Ellwood for a video chat about the best and worst of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival so far.

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'The Lobster,' 'The Assassin' and 4 other mini-reviews from Cannes

Posted by · 5:13 am · May 22nd, 2015

Capsule reviews of “The Lobster,” “Louder Than Bombs,” “The Assassin,” “Mountains May Depart,” “Marguerite & Julien” and “Maryland” from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Review: Caine, Keitel and Weisz are at their best in Sorrentino's glorious 'Youth'

Posted by · 1:49 am · May 22nd, 2015

Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda are superb in Paul Sorrentino glorious new drama “Youth.”

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Bill Pohlad wants 'Love & Mercy' to take you inside the genius of Beach Boy Brian Wilson

Posted by · 8:53 am · May 21st, 2015

“Love & Mercy” director Bill Pohlad discusses Brian Wilson, avoiding the pitfalls of a greatest hits approach to biopics, putting you in the music legend’s head and a whole lot more.

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Review: Gaspar Noé's 'Love' is a barrage of sex mainstream cinema has rarely seen

Posted by · 2:46 am · May 21st, 2015

“Love,” which debuted today at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, resonates despite director Gaspar Noé’s decision to overwhelm the viewer with graphic sex.

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Roger Deakins will shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' sequel

Posted by · 10:32 am · May 20th, 2015

Cinematographer Roger Deakins has signed on to shoot Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel after working with the director on “Prisoners” and “Sicario.”

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