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Expect ‘French Dispatch’ to Leave the Oscar Race and Eye Cannes 2021 Instead

What’s left for the Oscars? The telecast will proceed, two months late, on April 25, but as to what might qualify — the only definitive answer will come when we reach the February 28 submission deadline. As a canary in a coal mine, “Tenet” failed to reignite audiences; instead, it revealed the hazards of theatrical […]

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Drip, Drip, Drip — ‘Mulan’ and Other Signs of the Increasingly Fragile Theatrical Future

Like “Tenet” before it, “Mulan” has joined the land of the undated blockbuster. So has Wes Anderson’s would-be Oscar title, “The French Dispatch, and the long-delayed “Woman In the Window,” while all of the upcoming installments of “Star Wars” and “Avatar” will see their releases delayed by a year.Disney dropped its long list of changes […]

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Disney Removes ‘Mulan’ From Slate, Pushes ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’ Films Back One Year

As Covid-19 infections continue to surge in U.S. states, Disney announced on Thursday that it is indefinitely postponing the release of Niki Caro’s remake of “Mulan,” effectively ending hopes of salvaging the summer blockbuster season.“Over the last few months, it’s become clear that nothing can be set in stone when it comes to how we […]

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Disney Removes ‘Mulan,’ ‘French Dispatch’ from Calendar, Delays ‘The Last Duel’

Disney has removed its live-action remake of Mulan and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch from its theatrical release calendar, the studio announced Thursday. Additionally, Disney has delayed Ridley Scott’s period drama The Last Duel and Scott Cooper’s horror movie Antlers. The latter film stars Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, and will now arrive in theaters […]

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Disney Postpones ‘Mulan’ and ‘French Dispatch’ Indefinitely, Moves All ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Avatar’ Films Back One Year

The release calendar is suddenly very different. No doubt kicked into action by the recent removal by Warner Bros. of Christopher Nolan’s much-hyped “Tenet” from the current schedule, Disney has now announced a slew of changes to its own calendar, including its own removal of dates for heavy-hitters like Niki Caro’s “Mulan” and Wes Anderson’s […]

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Netflix Boards Alexandre Aja’s French Survival Thriller With Melanie Laurent

Netflix has boarded “O2,” a French survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja, whose credits include “Crawl,” “The Hills Have Eyes” and “Piranha 3D.”The film, which marks the return of Aja to a French-speaking project after a 15-year career in the U.S., is produced by Vincent Maraval, Brahim Chioua and Noëmie Devide for Getaway Films.Mélanie Laurent […]

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‘Summer of 85’ Trailer: Bask in the Beauty of François Ozon’s Retro Gay Romance

“Call Me by Your” what? François Ozon’s new film “Summer of 85,” based on the latest international trailer, looks to be the gay summer-of-love story to end them all. The queer romance, set in 1985, boasts a killer soundtrack including The Cure and Bananarama, gorgeous cinematography, a coastal setting, striped T-shirts, and, of course, a […]

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Luxbox to launch Joachim Lafosse’s ‘The Restless’ at virtual Cannes (exclusive)

Leila Bekhti and Damien Bonnard to star in drama exploring impact of bipolar disorder.Paris-based sales company Luxbox will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse’s upcoming drama The Restless at the upcoming Marché du Film Online.Leiïa Bekhti and Damien Bonnard are set to star as a couple, who share a child together, whose life together […]

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Why Cannes’ Canceled Lineup Still Holds Impact (Opinion)

Film festivals are indefinitely on hold, canceled so long as the global coronavirus outbreak makes it unsafe to hold mass gatherings — especially those that bring together guests from different corners of the world. And yet, the lineups keep coming, even though the programmers know their festivals won’t be happening this year.Case in point is […]

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‘The French Dispatch’ is Wes Anderson’s Biggest Film Yet, According to Alexandre Desplat

Wes Anderson is a fastidious filmmaker. We all know this. It’s hard not to watch one of his confectionary creations, full of symmetrical images, controlled performances, and impeccable production design and come away with any other conclusion. But I would not call the auteur a maker of “epic movies.” Until now. Because the composer of […]

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