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‘Ordinary Love’ Directors on Celebrating Everyday Moments in Trying Circumstances

2020 has only just begun, but directors Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations) have already delivered my favorite film of the year. Ordinary Love, playing in theaters now, tells the story of a perfectly ordinary couple (Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville) undergoing extraordinary circumstances — a diagnosis of breast cancer. The two actors, […]

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Sundance 2020 adds tech giants doc, brings back ‘High Art’, ‘Born Into Brothels’

Love Fraud promoted to Day One screening.In a programming addition, Sundance Film Festival 2020 has slotted in the world premiere of Jeff Orlowski’s documentary The Social Dilemma, and added Born Into Brothels and High Art to its From The Collection strand.The Social Dilemma explores how tech giants like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are […]

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Idfa Film Review: ‘Love Child’

The tendency to apply the label “narrative film” to non-documentary cinema is a convenience, but also a misnomer: Documentaries can be as narratively driven as any fiction feature, as “Love Child” proves in entirely engrossing fashion. Spanning six years in the lives of two Iranian refugees — and their out-of-wedlock son — as they seek […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Wins Emmy for Top Documentary Special

Adding to an acclaim-filled 2019, “Leaving Neverland” took home the top award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys.The two-part series chronicles the accounts of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who each allege that as children they were victims of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Each of them recount their […]

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David Fincher to Direct Netflix Biopic ‘Mank,’ His Long-Awaited First Movie Since ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher is at long last readying his return to feature filmmaking with the Netflix biopic “Mank,” Variety reports. The drama will star Oscar-winner Gary Oldman as “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz in a story that focuses on the Hollywood legend’s tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic 1941 movie. Mankiewicz won an Oscar for “Citizen […]

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Film Review: ‘Chained’

Judging from the first two installments of Yaron Shani’s “Love” trilogy, it’s safe to say the Israeli director has a fatalistic approach when it comes to matters of the heart. In “Stripped,” he juxtaposed a woman suffering the aftereffects of rape and a teenage boy discovering the social signifiers of masculinity. Now, with “Chained,” he […]

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Starry ‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Ignite Fall Specialty Box Office

The specialized fall season, rife with awards contenders, launched in earnest this weekend. Two limited openings — “Colette” (Bleecker Street) with Keira Knightley as the legendary writer and western “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna), the first English-language film from director Jacques Audiard — notched bigger grosses than any platform debuts since early July.This weekend also saw […]

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