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Matt Dillon’s still ready to rumble: ‘I have never lived a sheltered life’

He’s played a teen tearaway, a racist cop, a conman and a serial killer. But can he play a cellist? The star talks about his role in Yorgos Lanthimos’s first film since The Favourite – and making a jazz documentaryIn his time, Matt Dillon has been about as quintessentially American a screen presence as you […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Let Him Go,’ ‘Kindred,’ ‘Proxima’

As if sensing that the election would provide enough nail-biting excitement to last Americans for days, distributors have largely backed off the first weekend in November.Focus Features is releasing a solid Kevin Costner-Diane Lane thriller with serious Red State appeal in “Let Him Go,” for those with access to theaters, and there are a number […]

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‘Proxima’: Film Review

Back in October a smallish film called “Lucy in the Sky,” starring Natalie Portman as a post-mission astronaut struggling to accept the limitations of life on earth, opened and closed in short order. It was neither as bad as its dismal reviews and mortifying box office would have you believe, nor as good as you’d […]

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Glasgow Film Festival to open with ‘Proxima’; close with ‘How To Build A Girl’

UK premiere of ‘Proxima’ to open 16th edition of the festival.The Glasgow Film Festival has revealed that its 16th edition will be bookended by female-directed features for the first time.The festival will open on February 26 with Proxima, from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, and close on March 8 with How To Build A Girl, directed […]

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Female Filmmakers Lead French Industry Revolution

Reverberations from the 2018 Women’s March in Cannes echoed all the way to the Bell Lightbox this year as the Toronto Intl. Film Festival played host to a social-minded pack of filmmakers transforming the French industry.Alongside projects from women’s march leaders Céline Sciamma (“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”), Rebecca Zlotowski (“Savages”) and the late […]

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Toronto Film Festival Sets Sarah Gavron, Julie Delpy Films for Platform Section

Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” Julie Delpy’s “My Zoe,” Alice Winocur’s “Proxima” and Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal” are among the 10 films that will make up the competitive Platform section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Wednesday.“Rocks,” a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl living alone with her younger brother in […]

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