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Read First Reactions to a Movie from 1906 and Other Gems from Rotten Tomatoes’ New Classic Film Archive

Rotten Tomatoes has introduced its new archival hub, which will house and preserve editorial content related to classic and historic film. The staff of the Rt Archives has worked to uncover lost and incomplete films from the silent and early sound era, as well as create Tomatometer scores for older films, resurface forgotten or shuttered […]

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The Nightingale review – gut-churning colonial rape-revenge drama

In Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook, set in 19th-century Tasmania, an Irishwoman seeks payback after being brutally gang-raped by British troopsJennifer Kent is the Australian actor-turned-director who in 2014 made a sensational feature debut with her cult horror classic The Babadook, about a child’a haunted storybook. Now she has switched modes to a more […]

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‘My Zoe’: An Exciting New Direction For Writer/Director/Star Julie Delpy [Tiff Review]

It’s no coincidence that so many of the best horror movies—“The Exorcist,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Babadook”—focus on parents because there is nothing more terrifying than being one. An early scene in Julie Delpy’s “My Zoe” captures that constant, low-key fear as vividly as I’ve ever seen. Isabelle (Delpy), a divorced mother, is working; her daughter […]

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Toronto Film Festival: Amazon Studios Buys Jennifer Kent’s ‘Alice + Freda Forever’

Amazon Studios has snapped up global rights to the big screen adaptation of “Alice + Freda Forever,” Variety has confirmed.The deal for the film comes as the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off and could signal that the streaming service will be an active buyer. That should be welcome news for agencies, who are looking […]

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‘Luce’ Opens Strong, ‘The Farewell’ Is Here to Stay as Sundance Makes Box-Office Comeback

With several name actors, good reviews, and top theaters, Sundance-premiere drama “Luce” led multiple new releases this weekend. Also showing promise are “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent’s second feature, “The Nightingale,” at two initial theaters, while at one New York location “Jay Rises” scored as yet another strong documentary. And summer breakout “The Farewell” continued […]

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‘The Nightingale’ Director Jennifer Kent Wants to Direct a Marvel Movie About Aboriginal Superhero Manifold

Adding to the growing collective of female directors taking on superhero movies, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent is ready to throw her hat into the Marvel Cinematic Universe ring. During a recent IndieWire interview about her controversial new film “The Nightingale,” now out in select theaters, “The Babadook” director spoke about offers she’s received to take […]

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IFC Films Unlimited is Another New Streaming Service, But Can It Last?

Independent distributor IFC Films is poised to launch its own streaming service called IFC Films Unlimited, which will initially be accessible through Amazon Prime Video Channels. The service will include hundreds of movies, including The Babadook, The Trip, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Certified Copy, Gomorrah, and more. But even with its own impressive selection of […]

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From The Nightingale to Hotel Mumbai: Adelaide film festival launches biggest program yet

From The Babadook director Jennifer Kent’s new thriller to Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, here are 10 must-sees on this year’s programFor a long time, the question of which film festivals in Australia were the most important and prestigious could be answered simply: the big ones in Melbourne or Sydney. In recent years, however, […]

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2018 Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes New Movies from the Coen Brothers, Paul Greengrass, and More

And we thought the Tiff 2018 lineup was good. Today, the Venice Film Festival has announced their 2018 lineup, and there are some doozies on there that aren’t coming to Tiff. For starters, the Coen Brothers have gone and turned their anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, into an anthology movie that will play […]

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