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‘Night School’ rules North America as ‘Free Solo’ scores sensational limited bow

Documentary Free Solo delivers sensational limited bow.Universal comedy Night School starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart stormed to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $28m while Warner Animation Group’s Smallfoot debuted well in second place on $23m.In limited release, the acclaimed documentary Free Solo delivered a sensational debut through National Geographic […]

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‘Free Solo’ Sets Documentary Record at Indie Box Office

While “Fahrenheit 11/9” wasn’t was box office analysts expected, this weekend saw The Year of the Documentary strike again with the arrival of National Geographic’s “Free Solo” in the indie box office, and with it, a new per screen average record for docs.Telling the story of climber Alex Hannold’s quest to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan […]

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With ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Widows,’ ‘The Hate U Give,’ and More, Fox is the Oscar Season Studio Leader

Three Fox Searchlight films emerged from Venice and Telluride as potential Oscar players. Bodice-ripper “The Favourite” won two major awards at Venice en route to opening the New York Film Festival (Metascore: 91). Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant scored in dramedy tour-de-force “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Metascore: 87). Robert Redford could factor for […]

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Tiff Review: ‘The Old Man & the Gun’ is a Tender Swan Song for Robert Redford

There’s a strange, unspoken melancholy that hangs over the otherwise loose and endearing The Old Man & the Gun, a collective acknowledgement of the passage of time inherent in seeing an aged Robert Redford passing through a convincingly rendered aesthetic we familiarize with the actor’s younger self. It’s a simple (if a touch cloying) conceit […]

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Casey Affleck to Produce, May Take Supporting Role in Sports Drama ‘Fencer’

Casey Affleck will produce the sports drama “Fencer” through his Sea Change Media company and may take a small supporting role in the movie.Jasmine McGlade is directing from her own script about a hard-charging female fencer attempting to make the U.S. Olympic team while facing personal demons and childhood rivals. McGlade is also producing along […]

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