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Busan: A.R. Rahman ‘Le Musk’ Directing Debut in Post-Production

Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is now in post-production with his directorial debut “Le Musk.” The film is a multi-sensory Virtual Reality experience, with haptic touch experiences and a sense of smell.Rahman developed the story from an original idea by his wife Sairaa and directed from a screenplay by Gurachi Phoenix, besides composing […]

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Oscar Beat: Tiff 2019 Launches Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez and More into Awards Conversation

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival wrapped up yesterday with its awards ceremony, and as is always the case with Tiff, a bevy of new Oscar contenders were born. Tiff marks an important stop along the way to the Oscars, and combined with the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival usually marks the […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 […]

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‘The Wedding Guest’ Review: Decent Proof That Dev Patel Could Be the Next James Bond

As a spare and sexy thriller, Michael Winterbottom’s “The Wedding Guest” is far too undercooked; there’s little flavor, and even less to chew on. As an audition for its star to be the next James Bond, however, this aimless Dev Patel vehicle is virtually perfect. Sure, there could stand to be a bit more shooting, […]

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Nadine Labaki Talks Her Golden Globe-Nominated Film ‘Capernaum’ And Life Intersecting With Art In Lebanon [Interview]

If it’s hope you seek in the new Lebanese film “Capernaum,” you have to look deeply. It lives mostly in the characters’ minute actions, which reveal kindness and care that long ago departed their eyes and demeanor. Look, for instance, to the pots and pans our pre-teen protagonist Zain has rigged into a rattling cart […]

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‘Green Book’ Takes Toronto Film Festival’s 2018 People’s Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize positions Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” in prime Oscar territory — five audience award winners have gone on to capture best picture, including “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The King’s Speech,” “American Beauty” and “Chariots of Fire.” In 2016, the prize went to “La La Land,” while last year’s award […]

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Nfts launches screenwriter bursary scheme at annual fundraising gala (exclusive)

Five students on the Ma Screenwriting course will receive £10,000 each.The UK’s National Film and Television School has launched a new bursary scheme for its screenwriting students.The initiative will see five of this year’s graduates from the Nfts’ Screenwriting Ma given a grant of £10,000 to give them the ability to dedicate six months to […]

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Ed Sheeran in Talks to Join Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Themed Musical Comedy

Hit recording artist Ed Sheeran is poised to make a more significant jump into the acting world, and the project couldn’t be more perfect. The Daily Mail first reported and Deadline confirmed that Sheeran is in talks to join the cast of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle’s upcoming musical comedy from Working Title. The […]

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