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The Oscars Go Global, and ‘Parasite’ Was Just the Beginning

In the modern Oscar season, there are two camps: One wants to see old-school Hollywood studio filmmaking return to the forefront, with “Top Gun: Maverick” leading the charge. The other, galvanized by the success of “Parasite,” “Roma,” and “Drive My Car” and their migration beyond the Best International Feature Film category, wants to see the […]

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Neon’s Elissa Federoff on picking films with “social currency”, moving into production and development

Neon’s head of distribution discusses trends in theatrical at Locarno Pro.Neon head of distribution Elissa Federoff was one of the high-profile guests at the Locarno Film Festival’s industry programme Locarno Pro, delivering a keynote at the StepIn think tank and speaking “in conversation” about original language film distribution in the US.Launched in 2017, independent distributor […]

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‘Emergency Declaration’ Trailer: Han-Jae-Rim’s Plane Thriller Starring ‘Parasite’ Star Song-Kang-Ho

Flying a plane is no easy task, and when dealt with an unfortunate hand in life, the captain and crew must take it upon themselves to do whatever they can to save as many lives as possible. Just like in Han-Jae-Rim’s upcoming movie “Emergency Declaration” starring “Parasite” actor Song Kang-ho and “Squid Game” actor Lee […]

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Sundance Doc Breakout ‘Fire of Love’ Is Not Like Any Other True Romance

Last January, filmmaker Sara Dosa’s opening night documentary “Fire of Love” exploded out of Sundance. When the filmmakers found out — just weeks before their world premiere — that the festival was going virtual, seller Submarine mounted live screenings for buyers, who were primed to bid when notices came in. The film nabbed raves, Oscar […]

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‘The Policeman’s Lineage’ Review: Three Competing Stories Are Frankensteined Together In Lee Kyu-man’s Cop Drama

An odd mishmash of competing genres, Lee Kyu-man’s South Korean drama “The Policeman’s Lineage” is a somewhat intriguing but ultimately bland detective story. What begins as a murder mystery quickly gives way to an undercover corruption narrative, i.e. “Infernal Affairs,” before finally settling into a tedious actioner. While anchored by strong performances by Cho Jin-woong […]

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The Best Movies of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, According to 75 Critics

A time of division indeed.The last two editions of Cannes, the critics IndieWire polled were in lockstep with the jury’s picks, at least for Best Film. In 2019, they chose “Parasite” and “Titane,” both winners of the Palme d’Or. In 2022, the critics are shaking things up.This year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Triangle of Sadness,” tied […]

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6 Biggest Cannes Winners and Losers — From Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun’ Triumph to George Miller’s Disappointing Genie

The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival reminded the world just why people love going to the movies. And movie theaters received an important endorsement from a powerful A-list ally. “I make movies for the big screen,” Tom Cruise said on May 18, just hours before “Top Gun: Maverick” premiered to a rapturous standing ovation on […]

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Park Chan-wook Praises ‘Squid Game,’ Says ‘Parasite’ Was ‘a Historical Event’

Park Chan-wook had a great week at Cannes, winning Best Director for his new procedural “Decision to Leave.” The “Oldboy” auteur also gave movie lovers a hint about some of his upcoming projects, which, if he gets his way, will include a western, a science fiction film, and a remake of Costa-Gavras’s “The Ax.”The world’s […]

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