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‘The Souvenir’ Gifted Best Weekend Average; ‘Trial By Fire’ is Burned: Specialty Box Office

The specialty box office is still in the doldrums as summer approaches, save for some breakouts. Showing some zest this weekend was Sundance’s The Souvenir from filmmaker Joanna Hogg, taking the weekend’s highest per theater average at $21,463. The A24 title starring newcomer Honor Swinton Byrne as well as her real-life mother Tilda Swinton (who […]

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‘SNL’: Pete Davidson and Paul Rudd Rap About ‘Grace and Frankie,’ Their Favorite Show

You may like “Grace and Frankie,” but you probably don’t love it as much as Pete Davidson and Paul Rudd. That became clear on last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” which featured a “Game of Thrones” rap that quickly turned into a tribute to the Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.“Can’t believe […]

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‘John Wick 3’ Kills The Box Office With Franchise-Best Opening As ‘Endgame’ Continues To Creep On ‘Avatar’

The final kill count from “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” is yet to be determined. However, the biggest, most important death at the hands of Keanu Reeves’ famous assassin character is perhaps “Avengers: Endgame.” After three weeks atop the box office, Mr. Wick is the first person that has been able to slay the […]

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‘A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick Tells A Tale Of WWII Conscientious Objecting | Cannes

Cannes – As critics begin to discuss films that will end up on their best of the decade list, many are including Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life in their internal debates. The 2011 drama won the Palm d’Or, became the auteur’s second film to earn a Best Picture nomination and was something of a […]

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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Tops ‘Avengers: Endgame’ With $57 Million Opening

This weekend was a big one at the box office for Lionsgate, as “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” gave the studio its biggest opening weekend since the “Hunger Games” series ended back in November 2015. The latest chapter in the story of the vengeful assassin has earned an opening of $57 million from 3,850 […]

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Bruno Dumont’s Absurd ‘Jeanne’ (‘Joan of Arc’) Is A War Of Attrition [Cannes Review]

In the history of her on-screen appearances, Joan of Arc has been largely silent. Interpretations by auteurs like Méliès, De Mille, and Dreyer have relied mostly on the expressive capabilities of the actresses depicting the young Catholic saint. But in “Jeanne” (“Joan of Arc”), which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes […]

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Gaspar Noe’s Psychedelic Mockumentary ‘Lux Æterna’ Might Give You Seizures — Cannes Review

Ever since Gaspar Noé cranked up his ambition with “Enter the Void” 10 years ago, the filmmaker has divided audiences with unruly, disorienting filmmaking techniques. Frames blink in and out, cameras float and speed through unexpected spaces, and neon palettes pulsate. His recent spate of movies often yield overwhelming experiences closer to the visceral terrain […]

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Japan’s Toei Animation Teams With Saudi’s Manga Productions on ‘The Journey’

In an industry-building effort for Saudi Arabia, new Saudi animation studio Manga Productions has teamed up with Japan’s Toei Animation on a $10 million to $15 million animation feature titled “The Journey,” an epic based on Saudi folklore to be directed by Shizuno Kobun, whose credits include “Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle.”Manga and […]

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‘The Lighthouse’: ‘The Witch’ Director Gives Robert Pattinson His Best Role Yet? These Critics Think So

The first Robert Pattinson film to make its debut since it came out that it’s all but guaranteed he will be playing the next incarnation of Batman is here: “The Lighthouse” continues the actor’s streak of working with celebrated auteurs to realize challenging visions. Much as he was in “The Lost City of Z,” Pattinson […]

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