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‘The Last of Us’: HBO Taps Arthouse Filmmakers Jasmila Žbanic and Ali Abbasi as Directors

HBO continues to hire directors almost exclusively from the arthouse industry to helm its high-profile series adaptation of the acclaimed video game The Last of Us. Oscar-nominated Quo vadis, Aida director Jasmila Žbanic and Border director Ali Abbasi are the latest filmmakers to be added to the roster of The Last of Us directors. Deadline […]

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Noomi Rapace to Headline ‘Hamlet’ Adaptation by Ali Abbasi

Noomi Rapace, who shot to global prominence as Lisbeth Salander in the “Millennium” trilogy, will lead the cast of acclaimed “Border” director Ali Abbasi’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”Swedish-Danish-Iranian filmmaker Abbasi made his feature debut in 2018 with “Shelley,” which was selected for the Panorama competition at the Berlin Film Festival. “Border” won Un Certain […]

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John Waters Names Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ the Year’s Best Film

John Waters has revealed his top 10 films list for Artforum and, in keeping with the “Pink Flamingos” director’s typically eccentric taste, it’s always a dark treat. His top pick for the year is Gaspar Noé’s acid-laced dance freakout “Climax.” “Frenzied dance numbers combined with LSD, mental breakdowns, and childhood trauma turn this nutcase drama […]

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UK’s Emily Morgan, ‘Border’ producer among Efp Producers On The Move at Cannes

Three alumni of the programme have films premiering in Competition.Emily Morgan, producer of Directors’ Fortnight 2017 title I Am Not A Witch, and Nina Bisgaard, producer of the Oscar-nominated Border, are among the 20 up-and-coming producers to be selected for the European Film Promotion (Efp)’s Producers On The Move showcase, which takes place at the […]

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‘Vice,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Look Pretty At Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild Awards

The Make-Up and Hairstyling Guild handed out their 2019 Awards on Saturday night and two of the three Academy Award nominees, “Vice” and “Mary Queen of Scots,” both had good nights. “Vice” took home Best Period and/or Character Makeup and Best Special Effects Makeup in a Film. “Mary Queen of Scots” took the Best Period […]

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‘Cold War’ Wins Big at the European Film Awards

Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” has been named the best European film of 2018 at the European Film Awards, which were handed out on Saturday in Seville, Spain.The decade-spanning drama, which was inspired by the stormy relationship between Pawlikowski’s parents, also won awards for its director, screenplay, lead actress (Joanna Kulig) and editor.Marcello Fonte won the […]

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‘Cold War’ Is the Big Winner at the European Film Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Cold War” was the big winner at the European Film Awards, picking up the prizes for Best European Film, Actress (Joanna Kulig), Director, and Screenwriter (both Paweł Pawlikowski). Best actor went to Marcello Fonte of “Dogman,” while Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” was named Best European Comedy.“Cold War” also led all films with five […]

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Anti-Oscar Bait: There’s So Much More To Discuss About ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Burning,’ & ‘Border’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

Everything comes in threes on this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, but that may not always be a good thing. Joe and I start things off with some thoughts on the newly released Swedish fairy tale film “Border” (Playlist review here). “Border” will expand to more theaters in the next few weeks. As will our […]

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