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Rai Cinema Chief Unveils Stellar 01 Distribution Lineup, Discusses Adjustment in Production Strategy in Favor of Bigger Budget Italian Films

Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” Roman Polanski’s “The Palace,” “The Son” with Anthony Hopkins, and “Golda” with Helen Mirren are among the theatrical releases lined up for the rest of this year and next year for Italy’s 01 Distribution. Paolo Del Brocco, CEO of the distributor’s […]

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Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren, Peter Weir, and Euzhan Palcy Lead Rousing, Star-Studded Governors Awards

“Wow, what a room! Who wouldn’t want to be here tonight?” was both the line Academy President Janet Yang opened the 13th Annual Governors Awards, and the thought attendees had in their minds entering the ballroom at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.While the event has long had the reputation of being the best […]

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Governors Awards: Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren, Peter Weir, Euzhan Palcy Honored By Academy at Memorable Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards were back to their usual spot on the calendar Saturday night, as Hollywood turned out to honor Michael J. Fox, Diane Warren, Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir at the Fairmont Century Plaza.Last year’s awards had been postponed due to Covid and instead took place just […]

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‘The Son’ Review: Florian Zeller’s Follow-Up to ‘The Father’ Is a Sadistic Family Drama

Florian Zeller doesn’t make films, he makes birth control at 24fps. Adapted from his play of the same name — and adding rich cinematic dimensions to the text’s ingenious structural conceit — Zeller’s brilliant and unsparing “The Father” shook people for how it simultaneously conveyed the confusion of suffering from dementia, and the heartache of […]

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‘The Woman King,’ ‘Bros,’ ‘The Son’ Among Gala Premieres at Zurich Film Festival

The Zurich Film Festival has selected some of the year’s most anticipated auteur films and high-brow Hollywood movies in its Gala Premieres section. Among other films, the fest screens the European premieres of “The Woman King,” with Viola Davis, and “Bros” by Nicholas Stoller. It also plays “The Son” by Florian Zeller.“Of the 145 films […]

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‘The Woman King’, ‘The Son’, ‘Bros’ among 2022 Zurich Galas

The festival runs September 22 – October 2.Zurich Film Festival has unveiled its Gala Premieres for 2022 and the line-up includes Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King, Florian Zeller’s The Son and Nicholas Stoller’s Bros.Prince-Bythewood’s historical drama stars Viola Davis as the leader of the African all-female army that fought European colonists to protect their kingdom. […]

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Sony Classics sets 2022 release dates for awards contenders

Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning, Davy Chou’s Return To Seoul get one-week qualifying runs.Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the 2022 release dates for its upcoming slate including potential awards contenders The Son, and pre-2023 qualifying runs for Cannes duo One Fine Morning and Return To Seoul.Hugh Jackman stars in upcoming Venice world premiere The Son […]

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‘Tori and Lokita’ Review: The Dardenne Brothers’ Angriest Movie Offers a Furious Return to Form

, a distinction that shouldn’t be taken lightly in the context of filmmakers who’ve spent the last three decades carving diamond-sharp moral dramas from the plights of Belgium’s most dispossessed people.Like most of the duo’s work, “Tori and Lokita” leverages the irreducible nature of human dignity against the ever-worsening apathy of human civilization. Like much […]

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