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Neon Launches Pro-Choice Campaign with Unique ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Worst Person’ Artwork

Award-winning film studio Neon officially launched a pro-choice campaign amid the imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade.An official Neon statement called the campaign a response to attacks on reproductive rights in the United States, with sales directly benefitting accessible abortion healthcare. Neon is opening an online shop featuring pro-choice, anti-oppression artwork created in collaboration with […]

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Queer Films Could Sweep Awards as ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Flee’ Gain Momentum

While the years following 2016’s “Moonlight” have been surprisingly fruitful for high-quality queer film, one might not know it from glancing at Oscar nominations from years past. Last year, Céline Sciamma’s luminous period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was not even selected as France’s official entry for Best International Feature, despite provoking universal […]

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Céline Sciamma: ‘My films are always about a few days out of the world’

From Girlhood to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the film-maker’s intimate human dramas have ​brought her acclaim. She talks about her latest, Petite Maman​, and the trouble with the French film industry​Céline Sciamma makes small films about stolen moments, secret selves and outsiders who have crafted a vital life in the shadows. Her subjects […]

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Alanis Morissette Doc, ‘Dune,’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’

New works by Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, and Céline Sciamma will screen at the 2021 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, the festival will also host a special presentation of “Dune,” the big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel that is set to have its world premiere at this summer’s Venice Film […]

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‘Jumbo’ Trailer: Noémie Merlant Falls In Love With An Amusement Park Ride In Dreamy Sundance Indie

Romantic indies are a dime a dozen and have generally shifted to streaming channels, but Sundance indies tend to be much more fantastical, strange, and alluring. That description really hits the bill for “Jumbo,” the new romantic indie from filmmaker Zoé Wittock that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 to substantial acclaim (our […]

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‘The World to Come’ Trailer: Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby Have a Fiery Frontier Romance

Another year, another doomed lesbian period romance. At least, that’s what we’re going to assume considering the track record of LGBTQ feature romances following 2019’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which appears to have kicked off a trend of lesbian romances set exclusively in the past, primarily featuring slim white women. But it is […]

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Film: Mark Kermode’s 10 best of 2020

Our critic chooses his highlights, from electrifying psychological horror to Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar triumph and a joyous British coming-of-age teen dramaGames: Simon Parkin’s five best of 2020The Observer critics’ review of 2020 in full1. Saint MaudReleased in OctoberRose Glass’s electrifying debut feature establishes the writer-director as a thrilling new voice in British cinema. Morfydd Clark […]

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Watch This One: Mona Fastvold’s Gay Romance ‘The World to Come’ Breaks Out Big at Venice

In the fall festival derby, the Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan romance “Ammonite” was poised to follow up “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” as the next must-see Sapphic bodice-ripper. But the lesbian love story that broke out instead is actress-writer-director Mona Fastvold’s second movie, “The World to Come,” a grim yet achingly beautiful 1850s pioneer drama […]

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‘Ammonite’ Trailer: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan Unite in Francis Lee’s Lesbian Romance

With the first-time pairing of Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, plus the return of “God’s Own Country” writer-director Francis Lee, “Ammonite” has ranked high on the list of the year’s most anticipated films since Neon acquired distribution rights to the romance drama in January. The first official trailer for the movie has now debuted online, […]

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Now Stream This: ‘Parasite’, ‘Killing Them Softly’, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Cursed Films’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Another week stuck inside, another excuse to block out the horrors of the real world and stream some great movies. And there are a whole slew of genuinely great movies streaming […]

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