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‘Loving Highsmith’ Review: A Lively Portrait of ‘Carol’ Scribe as Told by Her (Many) Past Lovers

It turns out that the American writer Patricia Highsmith, whose work inspired such illustrious filmmakers as Alfred Hitchcock and Todd Haynes, was just as prolific and popular with the most interesting women of her time. Women lotharios are hardly as revered as their male counterparts, and even less so for history’s great queer romancers, whose […]

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Cannes 2022 Award Winners, from ‘Triangle of Sadness’ to Oscar-Bound Vicky Krieps

What does winning a prize at Cannes mean in the long run? It depends on which one — the Palme d’Or and acting prizes have more impact than any of the nine awards. For every Penélope Cruz in “Volver” or Rooney Mara in “Carol,” who went on to Oscar nominations, there’s a Renate Reinsve, who […]

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Cate Blanchett to Receive Spanish Film Academy’s Inaugural International Goya Award

The Spanish Film Academy announced on Friday that its first-ever International Goya Award will be received by Cate Blanchett.Currently presided by Mariano Barroso, the Spanish Film Academy created the award to “honor artists that have contributed to cinema as a medium that brings together different cultures and people.” In Friday’s announcement, Blanchett was recognized for […]

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Cinematographers Mikhail Krichman and Ed Lachman Talk Upcoming Projects, Waiting for ‘Miracles’ on Set

Russian cinematographer Mikhail Krichman, renowned for his collaborations with Andrey Zvyagintsev on films like Oscar nominees “Leviathan” and “Loveless,” shared some of his secrets during the Imago masterclass at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, all the while engaging in a friendly dialogue with two-time Oscar nominee Ed Lachman. They both won Golden Frogs at the Polish festival, […]

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‘Benedetta’ Review: Paul Verhoeven’s Erotic Lesbian Nun Drama Won’t Reward Your Faith

You probably won’t be shocked to hear that Paul Verhoeven’s erotic drama about the relationship between two horny nuns in a 17th century Italian convent — a sacrilegious affair that became one of modern Western civilization’s earliest documented instances of lesbianism after a parish scrivener wrote about it in his diary with curiously exacting detail […]

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‘Halston’ Trailer: Ewan McGregor and Ryan Murphy Take on a Fashion Icon in Netflix Series

Netflix has released the first official trailer for “Halston,” a limited series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known by the single name Halston. The series is the first collaboration between Ryan Murphy and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, marking a merging of the minds of some of […]

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Todd Haynes Quarantined with His Editor to Finish His Queer Velvet Underground Doc

Todd Haynes is making his documentary feature debut with the upcoming “The Velvet Underground,” a dive into the makings of the 1960s band led by Lou Reed and the cultural landscape that surrounded them. Haynes recently teased the film, currently in post-production, during an extended conversation hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, embedded below.The […]

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