#Venice Film Festival

Pulp Fiction Actress Maria de Medeiros On Pulp Fiction's Enduring Appeal

First I want to say I’m really super-proud to have been part of that film. I think it shows how free cinema is-and should be- because if we look at it, Quentin completely disobeyed all the standards of what a film should be! Hollywood’s films have standards which are very recognizable, and Quentin did something completely different. I mean, it’s a challenge, it’s a mind challenge to put the pieces of the puzzle together. And so, I think it’s formidable to see Quentin’s amazing intelligence being displayed in that film, with its completely unusual form. I mean, we in Europe are very used to this proximity between literature and cinema, but Quentin, because he’s so curious and cultured, and he absorbs, and he’s very interested, he’s got a literary quality about his films that is amazing. I think when actors work with Quentin, they don’t change a word because it’s perfect. Basically, I think it’s amazing that he proclaims his freedom as an auteur.
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Cinema Chat: The state of the Academy Awards race, 'White Noise,' 'Empire of Light,' and more

One prevailing narrative currently forming around the 2023 Oscars race for Best Picture is acknowledging the films that have been vital toward keeping the moviegoing experience alive. Frontrunners. “The Banshees of Inisherin”. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. “Elvis”. “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. “The Fabelmans”. “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”. “TÁR”...
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FX Orders ‘The Border’ Pilot Based On Don Winslow’s Cartel Trilogy; E.J. Bonilla To Lead Cast

FX has given a pilot order to The Border, a drama based on the third book in Don Winslow’s bestselling Cartel Trilogy, from Daniel Zelman, (Damages, Bloodline), Shane Salerno (Salinger, Avatar sequels and FX Productions. E.J. Bonilla (The Old Man, The Long Way Home) is set to lead the cast, which also includes Frank Blake (Sanditon, Normal People), Annie Shapero (Red Skies), Sebastián Buitrón (Amsterdam, No fue mi culpa) and Luis Bordonada (Selena: The Series, Vida). Produced by FX Productions, the pilot will begin production in Mexico in 2023. Zelman will write and serve as showrunner and executive producer along...

Dakota Johnson Wore a Form-Fitting Crystal Corset That Will Overwhelm You With Surprise

Dakota Johnson, please step forward for being the most fashionable celebrity at a Hollywood event. The Persuasion actress has become famous for taking risks with her red carpet attire, and this one is no exception. Back in March, she stepped out to attend the premiere of her film Cha Cha Real Smooth at the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festival in Austin. Instead of wearing a glam dress like usual, she shocked folks with a bold patterned pantsuit.

How Producer Lisa Mazzotta Navigates the Competitive Film Industry

We all want to reach the top of our chosen career paths. But coming from humble backgrounds, small towns that offer few opportunities, or having no connections in the field are significant obstacles to most people realizing their dreams. Lisa Mazzotta is a film producer who overcame these challenges to achieve success. She shares her incredible journey to succeed and thrive in a competitive industry.

UTA Signs ‘Alcarràs’ Filmmaker Carla Simón (EXCLUSIVE)

UTA has signed Spanish filmmaker Carla Simón — whose acclaimed second feature “Alcarràs” is Spain’s entry for the best international feature at the 2023 Academy Awards — for representation in all areas. “Alcarràs,” which Simón wrote and directed, focuses on the life of a family of peach farmers in a small Catalonian village, which was inspired by her adoptive mother’s family. The film premiered at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival — where it won the prestigious Golden Bear, becoming the first Catalan-language film to receive the honor — and has screened at nearly 100 international film festivals, including the New York...

Andrew Dominik Blames ‘Blonde’ Backlash on Americans Wanting Marilyn Monroe Portrayed as “Empowered Woman”

Andrew Dominik has addressed the backlash against Blonde, his Marilyn Monroe biopic for Netflix which heavily divided public opinion after its world premiere in Venice.  Speaking at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, the director said that the U.S. audiences had the strongest adverse reaction to the film — “they hated the movie!” — and claimed that when it came to iconic Americans such as Monroe, they only wanted to see a celebration. More from The Hollywood ReporterSaudi Film Pioneer and Red Sea Film Festival Founder Mahmoud Sabbagh Unveils Latest Feature 'Last Party in Rumah Desert' (Exclusive)How 'Blonde' Star Ana de...
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Cate Blanchett Wraps Warwick Thornton’s ‘The New Boy’

Production wraps this week on “The New Boy,” a drama film by Australian Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton on which Cate Blanchett takes both a starring role and a producer credit. More from Variety. Oscar Predictions: Best Actress - Cate Blanchett Has a Third Statuette In Her Sights for...

Opening in Movie Theaters: THE WHALE, A Hard Portrait, Full of Emotion

Having built up a critical head of steam after bowing at the Venice Film Festival in September, Darren Aronofsky's The Whale opens Friday, December 9, in select movie theaters. Our own Eric Ortiz Garcia saw the film at the Los Cabos Film Festival last month, and noted: "Since its world...

Acclaimed movie: Ang Pagdadalaga …/ The Flowering returns to NYC on Dec. 9

NEW YORK – Years after the MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center chose Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros/The Flowering of Maximo Oliveros as its opening night presentation for the annual New Directors/New Films exhibition, Auraeus Solito’s Pagdadalaga will make a rare return appearance to a New York theater on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 PM.

Rediscover the classics and discover the new – Arts – Culture

In front of the Zawya theaters in the city center and at the Zamalek cinema, the lines are long. A public keen on this 15th edition of the European Film Festival, from December 1 to 10. The remaining days promise the public more surprises. A retrospective is dedicated to the Franco-Swiss director and filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who passed away last September. Over the next four days, the public is invited to rediscover the veteran of French cinema whose films have often upset moviegoers. And this, through two axes: the young Godard and Godard Post 1968. In the first axis, it is the discovery of Godard as a filmmaker of The New Wave born in France at the end of the 1950s and which lasted ten years until the late 1960s.