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As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

As announced this month, French director Leos Carax’s “Annette” is finally in production after years of stops and starts. Carax’s first feature since 2012’s “Holy Motors” and his first full-on English-language film, “Annette” is a musical set in Los Angeles that will feature original music from the ’70s rock band Sparks and tells a love […]

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‘Transparent’ Review: Amazon’s Musical Finale Strikes the Wrong Chord, Too Many Times

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “Transparent” series finale, “Transparent: The Musicale Finale.”]Right off the bat, it’s jarring to see “Transparent” go the “La La Land” route — opening not only with a big musical number, but with a bad song about L.A. traffic. As Sarah Pfefferman (Amy Landecker) belts out a […]

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Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Wins Top Prize at Toronto Film Festival Awards

Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” has won the coveted People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.The honor positions the film for a potential Oscar run and bolsters its awards chances. That’s good news for Fox Searchlight, which must have been disappointed by the lackluster critical reception for the movie, a dark comedy set […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award

Director Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” took home the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award on Sunday, with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” claiming the runner-up prizes.The Tiff People’s Choice Award has, in recent years, presaged an eventual Best Picture Academy Award nominee — and, in some cases, a winner. Last […]

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‘The Truth’: Catherine Deneuve & Ethan Hawke Drama Will Opening The 2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice Film Festival isn’t quite ready to reveal it’s highly anticipated 2019 slate to the world, but it did announce its opening night film this morning. In a slight surprise, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth”, a film without Hollywood connections, will kick off the festivities. Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Chazelle’s “La […]

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Damien Chazelle Reportedly Lining Up ‘Babylon’ As His Next Film With Emma Stone Attached

Damien Chazelle is not a filmmaker that likes to rest on his laurels. Back in 2014, the director debuted with his Oscar-winning feature film, “Whiplash.” And in the five years since, he’s helmed two more major feature films, including the Oscar-winning “La La Land” and last year’s “First Man” and is currently in production on […]

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Marc Webb Eyed to Direct Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake (Exclusive)

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to Disney Marc Webb goes. The filmmaker is in talks to direct the studio’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “Snow White.”While the deal isn’t finalized, sources tell Variety that Webb is the top choice to helm the movie.“The Girl on the Train” screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in negotiations to pen the […]

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Chambre 212’

Most of us, in our romantic lives, meditate here and there on the potential roads we never traveled, and movies are uniquely equipped to channel those alternate-universe-of-love possibilities. That’s the idea at the (broken) heart of “Casablanca.” And the fantasy of getting to see the turns your life didn’t take play out right in front […]

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