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Sean Baker’s New Short Is a Gritty, ’70s-Inspired, High-Fashion New York Throwback — Watch

Indie filmmaker Sean Baker has emerged for his first project since 2017’s Academy Award-nominated feature “The Florida Project,” and it’s a dazzling, 1970s-esque, gritty and glamorous throwback on the streets of New York for fashion line Khaite. The short film serves as a showcase for Khaite’s fall/winter collections for 2021. Check it out below.Shot on […]

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‘Topside’ Review: A Child Raised Beneath the NYC Subways Sees the Light in Riveting Debut

Beneath the New York City subway system lies a shadowy labyrinth teeming with people living on the margins of society. It’s a natural cinematic backdrop, and the 2000 documentary “Dark Days” probed it so well it has served as the last word on the subject for the past 20 years. However, the riveting drama “Topside” […]

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Sean Baker Says He’s Not Making a Movie With Bella Thorne About OnlyFans, Amid Backlash From Sex Workers

Indie filmmaker Sean Baker says he isn’t making any kind of movie about Bella Thorne and her record-breaking debut on OnlyFans.In a statement Friday, Baker, whose credits include “The Florida Project” and “Tangerine,” disavowed any connection to a Thorne-OnlyFans project. His announcement comes after a backlash among sex workers who rely on income from OnlyFans […]

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Sean Baker Not Making Bella Thorne Doc, Advised Her Not to Hurt OnlyFans Sex Workers

Despite recent reports to the contrary, “The Florida Project” and “Tangerine” director Sean Baker has adamantly denied any official collaboration with model and actress Bella Thorne on a new movie. Baker has released a statement shared with media refuting the claims Thorne put forth in a recent Paper interview that the two were at work […]

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Here Are 15 of the Best Horror Films Directed by Women

On January 24, 2020, director Floria Sigismondi unleashes The Turning, a handsome-looking horror film starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), from executive producer Steven friggin’ Spielberg. Based on initial footage, the film, adapted from Henry James’ influential 1898 short story “The Turn of the Screw,” boasts eerie atmosphere, […]

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Willem Dafoe Talks ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ & The Mysteries Of Performance [Interview]

With over a hundred acting credits to his name, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more productive actor in the business than Willem Dafoe. From superhero blockbusters to prestige pictures, to anime adaptations, to video games, to a nautical descent into madness, Dafoe has done it all, and now the actor joins us for a […]

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Balance, Not Symmetry review – Biffy Clyro art-school drama topples into cliche

Bria Vinaite again proves her star quality in this earnest coming-of-age film co-scripted by Biffy Clyro frontman Simon NeilThere are moments you may have to bite your lip very hard to stifle harrumphs of exasperation watching this drifty on-the-the-fly Glaswegian indie drama about a young woman grieving for her dad and struggling to finish her […]

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Sean Baker, Paul Schrader Offer Solutions to the Netflix vs. Theatrical Debate

As the battle between Netflix and movie theaters continues to grow, filmmakers such as Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”) and Paul Schrader (“First Reformed”) have taken to social media to offer possible solutions to the escalating debate. Netflix has been at the center of increased controversy following the Academy Awards, where its drama “Roma” took […]

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Industry Debates Theatrical Distribution vs. Netflix Amid Academy Rule Change Speculation

Reports that Steven Spielberg will be proposing a rule change at the next Academy meeting that will make it more difficult for Netflix films to compete at the Oscars has sparked debate online among the film community, with several arguing in favor of Netflix or pointing out that the situation is more complicated than theatrical […]

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