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Oscar ‘Sweepers’ May Be Thing of the Past

The great sweeper, the film that runs away with the evening’s awards, has a strong history at the Oscars. Three films have won 11 Oscars in one night: “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003). Depending on where you stand on those movies, you could love […]

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‘Profile’ Trailer: ‘Wanted’ Director Timur Bekmambetov Returns with Screenlife Thriller

Kazakh-Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov’s thriller “Profile” has been completed since 2018, when it was released at the Berlin International Film Festival. But the latest film from the director of “Night Watch,” “Wanted,” and the notorious 2016 remake of “Ben Hur” is only just now getting a theatrical release — on May 14 from Focus Features. […]

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Berlin: ‘Profile’ Wins Panorama Audience Award

Timur Bekmambetov’s Profile, a thriller about a European journalist who goes undercover as a Jihadi bride for Isis, has won the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.The drama is told entirely on the journalist’s computer, using FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, video downloads and various web pages and social media platforms. Bekmambetov, whose Hollywood […]

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Profile’

Say what you will about genre-hopping Kazakh export Timur Bekmambetov: His career keeps you guessing, even when his films don’t. Rarely has a director’s filmography threaded two films as improbably consecutive as 2016’s misguided “Ben-Hur” remake and now “Profile,” a fast, lurid online-terror thriller that you’d describe as a curio if its helmer weren’t hell-bent […]

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