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China Disaster Film ‘Skyfire’ Bought by Screen Media for North America

Screen Media has bought all North American rights to “Skyfire,” China’s first big-budget disaster movie, from Highland Film Group and plans to release the film in theaters and on demand in December.“Skyfire” is directed by Simon West and stars Jason Isaacs (“Hotel Mumbai”), Hannah Quinlivan (“Skyscraper”), Xueqi Wang (“Iron Man 3”) and Shawn Dou (“Wolf […]

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Matthias Schoenaerts to Headline Tom Hardy-Produced Bomb Disposal Drama ‘Wildlands’

Acclaimed Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (“The Mustang”) will play the lead in “Wildlands,” from director Kim Mordaunt (“The Rocket”).The “Rust and Bone” actor will play a jaded bomb disposal specialist who gets a final chance at redemption when he is sent to Angola, Africa — one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.With […]

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‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Lambs of God’ Dominate Aacta Awards

Confrontational revenge drama “The Nightingale” was the big winner in the feature film category of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. “Lambs of God” was dominant in the TV section.“The Nightingale” was named as best film. Jennifer Kent additionally won the best director and best screenplay awards. Giving her a night to […]

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Watching Armie Hammer Watch ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Is As Perfect As It Sounds

“Call Me By Your Name” may have been the talk of Oscar season 2017-18, but its popularity continues to endure through 2019. Case in point: Armie Hammer is the cover star of British GQ’s March 2019 issue, and much of the interview is devoted to his role in Luca Guadagnino’s beloved gay romance, and not […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Hotel Mumbai’

Who’s to blame for popularizing reenactments of real-life terrorist attacks? Should we point the finger at “United 93” director Paul Greengrass, or maybe Steven Spielberg’s morally gray “Munich” a year earlier? The entire genre traces back to Gillo Pontecorvo’s game-changing “The Battle of Algiers” in 1966, which challenged our ideas of on-screen realism by posing […]

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