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Léa Seydoux Wanted to Work with Channing Tatum, but She’ll Take Cronenberg and Hansen-Løve Any Day

It was hard to be at the Cannes Film Festival this year and not run into Léa Seydoux. The French actress starred in two well-received movies at this year’s festival, David Cronenberg’s dystopian “Crimes of the Future” and Mia Hansen-Løve’s romantic drama “One Fine Morning,” and also attended a lively 75th-anniversary event for the festival. […]

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‘West Side Story’: Creating a Period-Authentic, Danceable NYC for Steven Spielberg’s Musical Reinvention

For a brief time, while working on Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” designing an array of hand-crafted sets from the ’50s and ’60s in Angoulême, France, production designer Adam Stockhausen was also prepping his Oscar-nominated “West Side Story.” Stockhausen multi-tasked while readying for Steven Spielberg’s reinvention of the iconic Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical about the […]

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Wild Bunch unveils first look at Mounia Meddour’s ‘Houria’, plots physical EFM presence (exclusive)

Paris-based sales powerhouse has rented Berlin gallery off Potsdamer Platz.Wild Bunch International (Wbi) has released a first look image of Algerian-French director Mounia Meddour’s new drama Houria, ahead of its sales launch at the upcoming European Film Market (February 10-17).The previously announced project is Meddour’s second feature after Cannes Un Certain Regard breakout Papicha and […]

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The Outrun: Saoirse Ronan To Lead Memoir Adaptation From The Unforgivable Director

Despite establishing herself multiple times over as one of the most talented young actors around, one glance at Saoirse Ronan’s filmography suggests she has carefully gone out of her way to pick and choose her projects in recent years with an eye on only the most interesting and promising roles. After the one-two-three punch of […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Editing Predictions

Last Updated January 27: “Dune,” “Belfast,” “King Richard,” “No Time to Die,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Licorice Pizza,” and “Don’t Look Up” were among the editing Oscar contenders nominated for the 72nd annual Ace Eddie Awards this week. Also getting nods in the comedy category were “Cruella,” “The French Dispatch,” and the musical “Tick […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ Lands Pandemic-Best Debut at Indie Box Office

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” has secured the best pandemic-era debut at the independent box office.With speciality offerings like “Licorice Pizza,” the key metric is per-theater-average rather than overall box office tally since its playing in very few locations. From only four theaters in the country — two in New York and two in Los […]

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Daily Podcast: Mini-Water Cooler: The Deep, No Way Out, Rent, Fan Fiction, And More

On the November 23, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior news editor Jacob Hall to talk about what they’ve been up to at the virtual water cooler.Opening Banter:At The Water Cooler:What we’ve been Doing:Jacob went on vacation, and he bought a Kindle.What we’ve been Reading:Jacob read The […]

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The French Dispatch Set Decorator Rena DeAngelo Had A Wes Anderson-Like Adventure In France [Interview]

For the first time in her career, set decorator Rena DeAngelo has stepped into the world of Wes Anderson. DeAngelo, who previously earned an Oscar nomination for “Bridge of Spies,” worked on around 150 sets for “The French Dispatch.” Typically, eight of them would be going at once. Considering how visually dense the film is, […]

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Why ‘Spencer’ Is a German Film, and How ‘I’m Your Man’ Reflects the Best in New German Cinema

To the uninitiated, Princess Diana biopic “Spencer” might appear like the quintessential British film, albeit with a Chilean director and an American star. But it is, in fact, German, Simone Baumann, managing director of German Films, says. It’s a German-u.K. co-production to be exact, but shot in Germany, with a German producer, Komplizen Film, on […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Original Screenplay Predictions

Academy voters give creators extra points for controlling their visions; that gives auteurs the advantage in the race for Best Original Screenplay.Getting a boost during 2021 is any film that debuted to real, live audiences at a film festival like Cannes. That’s where three-time screenplay nominee Wes Anderson debuted his omnibus valentine to The New […]

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