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MyFrenchFilmFestival: ‘The Summer Movie’s’ Emmanuel Marre on Roadtrips, Depression, Male Sensibility

MyFrenchFilmFestival: ‘The Summer Movie’s’ Emmanuel Marre on Roadtrips, Depression, Male Sensibility

Having won at IndieLisboa, the Clermont-Ferrand and Fribourg, “The Summer Movie” presents a simple story, the brief encounter between a man who has lost his way in life and a boy on a road-trip
Producers Boost ‘Shape of Water’ Ahead of SAG Awards, Oscar Nominations

Producers Boost ‘Shape of Water’ Ahead of SAG Awards, Oscar Nominations

The Producers Guild of America is the first industry organization of the season to speak up on the year’s best work. The group’s choice: Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.” Now what? For a
‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies Amazon’s Search for a Headquarters Home (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies Amazon’s Search for a Headquarters Home (Watch)

Amazon is still looking for a city to house its headquarters, and “Saturday Night Live” got in on the fun of considering candidates. In a sketch in the Jan. 20 episode, Kyle Mooney portrayed CEO Jeff
Sundance Film Review: ‘Mandy’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Mandy’

Panos Cosmatos’ 2010 debut feature “Beyond the Black Rainbow” was the kind of movie that divides genre fans into two camps, the enraptured and the infuriated. Visually striking but awfully murky in
Sundance Film Review: ‘Leave No Trace’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Leave No Trace’

Like the scrappy Brown Dirt Cowboy to Viggo Mortensen’s six-kid “Captain Fantastic,” Ben Foster plays a renegade dad who insists on raising his daughter on his own terms in Debra Granik’s “Leave No
Sundance Film Review: ‘Bisbee ‘17’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Bisbee ‘17’

History is written by the victors. That’s certainly true in Bisbee, Ariz., a small border town where, in 1917, a sheriff backed by local mining companies rounded up striking workers and exiled them to
Jessica Chastain Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women’s March (Watch)

Jessica Chastain Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women’s March (Watch)

Jessica Chastain hosted the Jan. 20 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” just hours after cities all over the country hosted the second annual Women’s March. Chastain wasted no time celebrating that
‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on Trump’s Physical Exam, Stormy Daniels Scandal, Wonders if Anything Matters Anymore (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes on Trump’s Physical Exam, Stormy Daniels Scandal, Wonders if Anything Matters Anymore (Watch)

“Saturday Night Live” opened its Jan. 20 episode by taking jabs at Donald Trump’s doctor, Ronny Jackson, and the physical exam the Trump underwent that said he was 239 pounds. Opening the show was
‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Feature

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award as top feature film for del Toro and J. Miles Dale. A pair of first season
Sundance: ‘Studio 54’ Director Matt Tyrnauer on the Cultural Power of the Infamous Club

Sundance: ‘Studio 54’ Director Matt Tyrnauer on the Cultural Power of the Infamous Club

Decades after it closed its doors, Studio 54 is still synonymous with sex, drugs, and disco. The nightclub burned the candle at both ends, its heyday lasted a mere 33 months and was cut short by the
Sundance Film Review: ‘Wildlife’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Wildlife’

As an actor, Paul Dano, with his long-faced gaze of inquiring gloom, has always radiated a sense of unease. That’s far from the only thing he communicates (he was spectacular as Brian Wilson in “Love
Read Halsey’s Stirring Speech at the New York City Women’s March

Read Halsey’s Stirring Speech at the New York City Women’s March

The singer Halsey delivered a stirring speech at the Women’s March in New York City earlier today (Jan. 20). Titled “A Story Like Mine” and written as a poem, it recounts experiences with rape,
Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to ‘Compassionate Leaders’ That ‘Care About Human Beings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to ‘Compassionate Leaders’ That ‘Care About Human Beings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Common is ready to sport his “Oprah 2020” gear. The rapper and actor said while he doesn’t think Oprah will run for President, he would be rooting for her if she did choose to set her sights on the
Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Tale’

Thirty years ago, Jennifer Fox won the grand jury prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for her documentary “Beirut: The Last Home Movie,” engaging with sex-positive and progressively feminist
Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for Discovery Documentary ‘Taken By the Tiger’

Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for Discovery Documentary ‘Taken By the Tiger’

Documentary mavens Fisher Stevens and Ross Kauffman have teamed for a feature-length film “Taken By the Tiger,” about the fast-shrinking population of tigers in the wild for Discovery Channel and
Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage on Why It’s ‘the Perfect Time’ to End ‘Game of Thrones’

“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage thinks the show is coming to an end at the perfect time. “It’s time,” the actor said at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival studio. “Storywise, not just for all our
Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Others Rally Thousands at Los Angeles Women’s March

Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Others Rally Thousands at Los Angeles Women’s March

Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were among those who rallied the thousands of people who took to downtown Los Angeles to march in protest of President Donald Trump
Sundance Film Review: ‘Nancy’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Nancy’

Christina Choe’s “Nancy” opens on a gray winter in a crumbling town. The strip malls are battered, the dining rooms are dim, and there’s silver in 35-year-old Nancy’s (Andrea Riseborough) hair. At 35,
Amy Pascal on Sony Ouster: ‘I Should Have Gotten Fired Much Sooner’

Amy Pascal on Sony Ouster: ‘I Should Have Gotten Fired Much Sooner’

Amid awards season recognition as a producer, Amy Pascal has admitted that her 2015 dismissal as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment was probably merited. Pascal made the remark Saturday at the
Women’s March DC: Trump Calls It a ‘Perfect Day,’ Protesters Say He’s ‘Got to Go’

Women’s March DC: Trump Calls It a ‘Perfect Day,’ Protesters Say He’s ‘Got to Go’

WASHINGTON — The Women’s March 2018 ended in Washington in front of the White House, where college-aged demonstrators danced to Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”; others chanted, “You lost the popular