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Articles from January 25

'After the Wedding': Sundance Review
Sundance opens with a remake of the Susanne Bier film directed by Bart Freundlich and starring Julianne Moore and Michelle WilliamsDir: Bart Freundlich. US. 2019. 110minsSecrets and lies are the currency of After The Wedding, a melodramatic family saga...
Alexei Boltho, Rhodri Thomas Launch RAY Pictures Backed by Endeavor Content
Projects on debut slate include Aquarium starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.Alexei Boltho and Rhodri Thomas, the former partners at UK production outfit The Ink Factory whose credits include The Night Manager, have officially launched their new production company...
'Apollo 11': Sundance Review
Restored footage illuminates the moon landingDir: Todd Douglas Miller. US. 2018. 93minA real-life space odyssey, Apollo 11 charts the famous 1969 lunar expedition, one detailed step at a time. Comprised of pristinely restored never-before-seen 70mm film...
Arte Boards Upcoming Films by Bruno Dumont, Philippe Faucon and Rafi Pitts
Dumont’s new feature set to star Léa Seydoux as a star journalist.Arte France Cinema – the French cinema-arm of the Franco-German broadcaster – has boarded new films by Bruno Dumont, Philippe Faucon and Rafi Pitts in its latest funding round, the recipients...
'Beats': Rotterdam Review
Two Scottish teens discover the illicit joy of the mid-’90s underground rave sceneDir Brian Welsh. UK. 2019. 96 minsThe year is 1994. The dying embers of the UK’s illegal rave scene are about to be snuffed out, partly by the Criminal Justice Bill, with...
Chiwetel Ejiofor on How Netflix "Maximises the Potential" of 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'
The debut director talks about shooting in Malawi.On the eve of the Sundance world premiere of his directing debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Chiwetel Ejiofor reveals why he believes Netflix is the ideal platform for the film.“When I started making...
Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on the Distinct Visuals for 'The Favourite'
Ryan has previously worked with Ken Loach and Andrea Arnold.Robbie Ryan’s diverse body of work — from music videos to independent films — makes him a go-to cinematographer for directors looking for distinct visual approaches.His films with Ken Loach...
Fox Searchlight Acquires Sundance Short 'Lavender'
Short screens again on Friday, Saturday and February 2.Fox Searchlight has picked up Matthew Puccini’s Sundance short Lavender and will make the film available on its social media channels.Lavender screened screened as part of the Shorts Program in Park...
Kevin Smith’s 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Lands at Saban Films
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group acquires all international rights.Saban Films announced in Sundance on Friday (25) it has picked up North American rights to Kevin Smith’s sequel to his 2001 comedy Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back as...
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes to Star in 'Farnsworth House' for Richard Press
Film is set in 1940s Chicago.Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ralph Fiennes will lead the cast of Farnsworth House, from writer-director Richard Press.Set in 1940s Chicago, Chicago, Gyllenhaal plays Dr. Edith Farnsworth, a woman ahead of her time whose ambitious...
'MEMORY: The Origin of Alien': Sundance Review
A look at the legendary chestbuster sequence 40 years after it first explodedDir. Iso Alexandre O’Philippe. US. 2019. 93 mins.MEMORY: The Origin Of Alien is a highly-entertaining slither around the creation myths of the 1979 cinema classic. It’s as enjoyably...
'Native Son': Sundance Review
Rashid Johnson brings Richard Wright’s 1940 novel to present-day ChicagoDir: Rashid Johnson. US. 2019. 110minsPunk fan, chauffeur, polite young man, potential criminal: Bigger “Big” Thomas is all these in director Rashid Johnson’s gutsy adaptation of...
Netflix Orders Thriller Series 'Behind Her Eyes' from 'The Crown' Producer Left Bank
Netflix has ordered a six-episode limited series adaptation of Sarah Pinborough novel Behind Her Eyes from Left Bank Pictures, UK-based producer of the streamer’s The Crown.Netflix has ordered a six-episode limited series adaptation of Sarah Pinborough...
Participant Media Promotes Three Senior Executives
Company enjoying sensational awards season run.Participant Media, on a roll with 17 Oscar nominations earlier this week for ROMA, Green Book and RBG, has promoted Christina Kounelias to president of worldwide marketing, Krista Wegener to executive vice-president,...
'Queen of Hearts': Sundance Review
A successful lawyer embarks on an affair with her teenage stepsonDir May el-Toukhy. Denmark. 2019. 127minsThings are never going to end well in Queen Of Hearts, which follows a middle-aged lawyer’s twisting relationship with her teenage stepson. Director...
Reel Suspects Bolsters EFM Slate with Berlin Critics' Week, Forum Titles (Exclusive)
Paris-based sales company adds Chained For Life, Demons to slate.Paris-based sales outfit Reel Suspects has added several titles to its slate ahead of the upcoming European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.Among the additions are two films which will have...
Robert Redford Hints at Less Public Role at Sundance in Awkward Press Conference
‘I think we’re at a point where I can move to a different place.’Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford cut an almost outsider figure at the 2019 opening press conference on Thursday (24) as he said he wanted to spend less time introducing the...
'The Farewell': Sundance Review
Awkwafina steps up to her first lead rokeDir/scr: Lulu Wang. U.S./China. 98 min. 2019.The Farewell, a touching albeit slight Chinese family dramedy, is “based on an actual lie,” we are told in the film’s first frame. Before we even learn what that means,...
'The Last Tree': Sundance Review
A British Nigerian teenager struggles to adjust to life with his birth motherDir/scr: Shola Amoo. UK. 2019. 95 mins.A tender evocation of a lost childhood and troubled growth into manhood, Shola Amoo’s (A Moving Image) partially-autobiographical The...
'The Magic Life of V': Sundance Review
Sensitive exploration of young Finnish woman’s experiences of live action role-playDir/scr. Tonislav Hristov. Fin/Den/Bul. 2019. 87minsAn intimate and affecting account of overcoming trauma, The Magic Life of V steps into the realm of live action role-playing,...
'The Sharks': Sundance Review
A teenage girl embarks on a sexual relationship in a sombre coastal townDir: Lucía Garibaldi. Uruguay, Argentina, Spain. 2019. 85minsThis confident debut feature from Uruguay’s Lucia Garibaldi is preoccupied with threats that lurk beneath the surface....
'This Is Not Berlin': Sundance Review
A teenage boy discovers the lure of Mexico’s mid-80s subversive club sceneDir Hari Sama. Mexico. 2018. 115minsThis fourth feature from director Hari Sama is a semi-autobiographical odyssey through a little-acknowledged period of Mexican creative rebellion....
UK Box Office Preview: 'Vice' to Cash in on Oscar Buzz?
Also opening this week is Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer.This week’s new releases in UK cinemas include Entertainment One’s Dick Cheney biopic Vice.The film stars Christian Bale as the former vice president to George W. Bush. Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Sam...
'Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary': Sundance Review
And for his next trick….Dir. Ben Berman. US/UK 2019. 91 mins.Over-archingly, transparently meta, self-knowing to a fault, and completely unreliable: terms that describe both the entertainer known as The Amazing Johnathan and this documentary about him....
'We Are Little Zombies': Sundance Review
Four orphaned Japanese teens team up to form a rock bandDir/scr: Makato Nagahisa. Japan. 2019. 120 minutesThere’s a hyper-fast pace and a hectic number of cuts in Makato Nagahisa’s debut We Are Little Zombies, a film whose welcome wears thin in a similarly...
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