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Articles from April 2015

'Age of Adaline': Review
Dir: Lee Toland Krieger. US. 2015. 112minsA potentially rich premise is squandered in The Age Of Adaline, a dewy drama which fails to satisfyingly explore the romantic and philosophical possibilities of a scenario in which a beautiful woman discovers...
'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Review
Dir: Joss Whedon. US. 2015. 141minsAssembling the Avengers wasn't easy, but it turns out that keeping them together is a far tougher task. That's the lesson both our heroes and writer-director Joss Whedon discover in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, a sequel...
Cannes: Directors' Fortnight 2015 Line-Up
A 17-strong line-up of titles for the 47th Directors' Fortnight, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) run by the French Director's Guild, has been announced by artistic director Edouard Waintrop at a press conference in Paris this...
Cannes: EFP Names 20 Producers on the Move
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LISTEuropean Film Promotion (EFP) has selected 20 emerging young European producers for the 16th edition of its Producers on the Move networking initiative, which will be held during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival from May 15-18.The...
CinemaCon: Tuesday Tech Round-Up
PVR Ltd will launch the 4DX technology at PVR Cinemas this year at its first Superplex, a 15-screen multiplex at Logix City Centre in Noida, India.As of March 31 CJ 4DPLEX has signed with Harima Enterprise to bring a 96-seat 4DX auditorium to a new multiplex...
'Dirty Weekend': Review
Dir/sc: Neil LaBute. USA. 2015. 93minsIs Neil LaBute mellowing? Dirty Weekend, the new film by the writer-director of such scathing critiques of socio-sexual Darwinism as In the Company of Men, Your Friends & Neighbours, and The Shape of Things is...
Fortitude International to Sell QED Titles in Cannes
Nadine de Barros will commence talks with buyers on the Croisette after she and her Fortitude partners Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner struck the deal with QED Holdings.The latter's sales operation was severely compromised following the departure...
'Furious 7' Dominates China Box Office with $250M
Furious 7 pulled in 29.8 million admissions from nearly 550,000 screenings over the week April 13-19, according to EntGroup figures. It has now grossed $250m after eight days on release.It has recently emerged that China Film Group, which handles the...
'Luna Papa' Director Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov Dies Aged 49
Tadzhik-born director Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov has died today in Berlin following a serious illness. He was 49.His films as director included Brother (1991), Kosh ba Kosh (1993), Luna Papa (1999), Chic - The Suit (2003), and the long-gestating epic Waiting...
'Man Up': Review
Dir: Ben Palmer. UK. 2015. 88minsThe broad, brash, and hyperenergetic Britcom Man Up isn't as half as witty or as third as smart as Lake Bell's indie voiceover comedy In a World... (2013) – which she wrote, directed, and starred in. Nevertheless, it...
Matthew Shreder, Andrew Felts Launch Concourse Media
Concourse Media comprises sales division Concourse Film Trade and boutique marketing outfit The Industry & Co and is backed by private equity group MCG.Safelight is a drama starring Juno Temple and Evan Peters and has sold to ARC Entertainment for...
NATO Chief Predicts Record Box Office in 2015
Fithian, who in an interview with Screendaily earlier this week said the Netflix model made "no sense" to the film industry at large, outlined several reasons why the theatrical experience was in rude health and would drive 2015 to new heights."In 15...
Rose Byrne Helps Launch All Female Production Company
Five Australian women, including actress Rose Byrne and The Last Impresario director Gracie Otto, have formed production company The Dollhouse Collective."The core aim is to develop theatre, film and television together and tell stories with a strong...
Sheffield Doc/Fest Names Liz McIntyre New Festival Director
Sheffield Doc/Fest has named Discovery Channel commissioner Liz McIntyre as its new CEO and festival director, replacing Heather Croall who stepped down in February after nine years in the role.McIntyre will take up the position on September 1, stepping...
'The Emperor's New Clothes': Review
Dirs. Michael Winterbottom, Russell Brand. UK, 2015, 95minsRussell Brand is in impish, provocative from in The Emperor's New Clothes, trying on Michael Moore's suit for size in a rousing call-to-arms released on the eve of the UK general election. "Made...
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