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#MeToo Search Engine Rotten Apples Launches Victim Donation and Activist Features

Rotten Apples, a film and TV search engine that lists stars and filmmakers accused of sexual harassment and assault, has been upgraded with features that will allow fans to donate to victims and support non-profit organizations.The site, which sprung up as part of the #MeToo movement, using an investment from the Abigail Disney-backed company Level […]

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Sundance Hot Titles List: 13 Buzzy Films That Have Buyers Talking

There’s a good reason that much of Hollywood braves the thin mountain air each year to make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s not to check out the nearby ski slopes. The annual launch of the indie film gathering brings with it the possibility of discovering the next big thing in moviemaking. […]

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Casey Affleck’s Narrative Directorial Debut ‘Light of My Life’ Is Headed to Berlin

Casey Affleck has been relatively quiet since winning an Oscar for his leading role in “Manchester by the Sea,” but he’s about to break his silence in a big way. The actor is making his narrative directorial debut with “Light of My Life,” which was just added to the Panorama section of next month’s Berlin […]

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Toronto Film Review: Julia Roberts in ‘Ben Is Back’

Seventy-seven days. That’s how long Ben Burns (“Manchester by the Sea” discovery Lucas Hedges) has been clean when he shows up at his family’s house for Christmas. Judging by the look on Julia Roberts’ face — a tangle of delight, concern, fear, and forgiveness that’s simultaneously universal and something only this one living actress could […]

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Hollywood Turns Upside Down as Pending Landmark Theatres Sale Could Be the Tip of Upcoming Exhibition Changes

A number of speculative deals are floating in the Hollywood ether, as the industry moves away from studio dominance and toward Silicon Valley. Caught in that maw is Twentieth Century Fox’s sale to Disney and At&T’s merger with Warner Bros. But eyes are also on the fate of the indie Landmark Theatres chain, which owner […]

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Lucas Hedges-Julia Roberts Drama ‘Ben Is Back’ Sets Awards Season Release

“Ben Is Back,” the drama starring Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts, is getting an awards season release on Dec. 7.LD Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Roadside Attractions will partner on U.S. distribution for the film, which will be directed by Lucas Hedges’ real-life father, Peter Hedges.Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for an Academy Award for “Manchester by […]

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How ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Became a Breakout Indie Hit

Sony’s Affirm label just didn’t have much faith when it came to the film I Can Only Imagine, twice letting the Christian-themed breakout get away. Instead, the Dennis Quaid starrer has become Roadside Attractions’ highest-grossing film ever, with a $71 million box-office haul to date, far eclipsing the specialty label’s previous high-water mark, Manchester by […]

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Kenneth Lonergan Believes Casey Affleck ‘Has Been Treated Abominably’ in the #MeToo Era

Kenneth Lonergan fully supports the #MeToo movement, but he’s not happy about how his friend and collaborator Casey Affleck has been treated in the months since #MeToo and Time’s Up became talking points throughout the world. Speaking to Variety, Lonergan said the actor has been “treated abominably” in the #MeToo era. Affleck was the star […]

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