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CBS Films acquires ‘Strange But True’ (exclusive)

Bankside handles international sales in Berlin.CBS Films has acquired Us rights to the Automatik and First Generation Films mystery-thriller Strange But True starring Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, and Margaret Qualley.Rowan Athale directed from Eric Garcia’s adapted screenplay based on the novel by John Searles. Bankside is handing international sales at the Efm in […]

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‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Was Streamed by Five Million People in Its First Week

Nielsen has released its latest Netflix numbers, which impart a similar lesson as previous ratings: A movie needn’t be critically acclaimed in order for people to stream it. “The Cloverfield Paradox,” which became immediately available after the Super Bowl, was watched by some five million people within a week; the new series “Altered Carbon” has […]

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Edward Abroms Dies: ‘Columbo’ Emmy Winner Who Edited Spielberg’s ‘Sugarland Express’ Was 82

Edward Abroms, an Oscar-nominated and two-time Emmy-winning editor who worked on Steven Spielberg’s debut feature Duel and also directed numerous TV shows, died Tuesday. He was 82. The American Cinema Editors confirmed the news. He was a member of the guild’s board for nearly three decades, including 17 years as treasurer, and received its Career […]

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‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Graduation,’ ‘Au hasard Balthazar,’ and More to Join the Criterion Collection

May is going to be a good month for fans of the Romanian New Wave, as Cristian Mungiu’s two most recent films are both joining the Criterion Collection. “Graduation” and “Beyond the Hills” will be released alongside new additions “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Other Side of Hope,” and “Moonrise”; “Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters” and […]

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‘Mean Girls’ Book Author On The Passing Of Jill Messick And The Need For Civility In The #MeToo Moment – Guest Column

Editors Note: Author and educator Rosiland Wisesman penned the 2002 book Queen Bees & Wannabes, which was adapted by Tina Fey into the 2004 film Mean Girls, produced by the late Jill Messick. Wiseman is also founder of Cultures of Dignity, which works with communities to shift the way we think about young people’s physical […]

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Shazad Latif on the Voyage From ‘Star Trek’ to the World of Online Jihadism

Back from his maiden voyage as Starfleet officer Ash Tyler on “Star Trek: Discovery,” British actor Shazad Latif has boldly gone into the strange new world of online jihadist recruitment in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Profile.”The film, which screens in the Berlinale’s Panorama section, is based on French journalist Anna Erelle’s book “In the Skin of a […]

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‘The Avengers’: Breaking Down The Superhero Screenplay

More than ever, audiences are aware story structure, and the traditional format of how plots unfold, particularly in major studio movies. But as David Fincher observed, this classic structure can keep storytellers tied down, instead of allowing them to explore new ways to create tension and conflict. How do we, objectively, define the acts of a film? […]

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