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Busan: Tannishtha Chatterjee Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Roam Rome Mein’

Acclaimed actor Tannishtha Chatterjee whose credits include “Brick Lane,” “Anna Karenina,” “Lion,” and “Parched,” makes her directorial debut with “Roam Rome Mein.” The film had its premiere at Busan’s ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ strand.In the film, an Indian man goes to Rome looking for his missing sister and in the process discovers the real […]

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser to Shoot ‘The Batman’

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, known for his grounded approach and broad range, has signed on to shoot Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman installment.“The Batman,” planned for a 2021 release by Warner Bros., will be Fraser’s second Reeves movie, a studio spokeswoman confirmed. He was Dp on the acclaimed 2010 “Let Me In,” a remake of the […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 […]

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‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’ Lead 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Nominees

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) announced their nominees for the 8th annual Aacta International Awards on Tuesday. “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” lead the pack, with five and four nominations respectively.The two leading films compete with “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Roma” for best film, while Nicole Kidman becomes the first […]

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Widows producers: ‘Television has raised the game for drama’

The founders of the production company responsible for The Kings Speech and Top of the Lake, as well as Steve McQueen’s forthcoming heist drama, reveal the challenges of film-making in the streaming ageAnticipation is high for Widows, the new film from British director Steve McQueen, which opened the BFI London film festival on Wednesday. Not […]

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‘Angel’ is First Pickup for New Australian Distributor R & R Films

Upcoming Noomi Rapace-starring psychological thriller “Angel of Mine” is set as the first acquisition by R & R Films, a new Australian distributor. The company was recently established by industry veterans Richard Becker and Robert Slaveiro.The film goes into production this month in Melbourne, Australia. It is the story of a intuition and obsession featuring […]

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Yvonne Strahovski Joins Noomi Rapace in Thriller ‘Angel of Mine’

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski has come on board to star opposite Noomi Rapace in the Australian psychological thriller “Angel of Mine,” with Kim Farrant directing.Rapace was attached to the project in early February and Fortitude International began pre-selling the picture at the European Film Market in Berlin. “Angel of Mine” is a remake […]

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‘Mary Magdalene’ With Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix Not So Blessed In First Reviews

You’ve seen Jesus on the big screen before, but you haven’t seen his story told from the point of view of “Mary Magdalene.” Rooney Mara takes the titular role in this prestige-y Bible movie, that also features Joaquin Phoenix playing Big J himself. Add to that Garth Davis (“Lion,” “Top Of The Lake“) behind the […]

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‘Mary Magdalene’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Drama is the Definition of a Mixed Blessing

For 14 years, the heathens of Hollywood have struggled to build on the lightning-strike success of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” with its bizarre combination of torturous piety and throat-grabbing showmanship. Gibson infamously became persona non grata shortly after submitting his softer 2005 recut; the studios’ initial response – 2006’s “The Nativity Story,” […]

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2018 American Society of Cinematographers Awards: Even if Roger Deakins wins, his first Oscar is not in the bag

Roger Deakins is predicted to win his fourth award from the American Society of Cinematographers on Feb. 17 for his lensing of “Blade Runner 2049.” And he is tipped to finally take home his first Oscar for this film after 13 losses. However, the track record of the guild at previewing the eventual choice of […]

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