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Scene from "American Animals"
Gabriel LermanJanuary 21, 2018

In 2012 British filmmaker Bart Layton presented his documentary The Imposter at Sundance. It ended up winning a BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut...

Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill
Silvia BizioJanuary 20, 2018

Gus Van Sant, director of Golden Globe winning films Good Will Hunting (screenplay for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck) and To Die For (best actress...

Scene from the film Nico, 1988
Emanuel LevySeptember 19, 2017

Nico, 1988, which opened the 2017 Venice Horizons section and also played in Toronto, is not the first documentary about Christa Paffgen, better...

Scene from "Foxtrot"
Emanuel LevySeptember 13, 2017

Israeli director Samuel Maoz, who won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival for his stunning war film, Lebanon, likes to take his time...

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Scene from "The Insult"
Emanuel LevySeptember 11, 2017

Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, who made the powerful film The Attack, which not many people beyond the festival circuit saw, continues to impress...

Scene from "The House by the Sea"
Emanuel LevySeptember 8, 2017

What begins as an old-fashioned family melodrama turns into a more complex existential meditation on the way we live now in Robert Guédiguian’s...

Scene from "Three Billboards Ouside Ebbing, Missouri"
Luca CeladaSeptember 4, 2017

Intense, funny, tragic and cathartic are the words that may best describe Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a story of desperation,...

A scene from the film The Shape of Water, featuring Sally Hawkins
Luca CeladaSeptember 1, 2017

Talking to the HFPA at the 74th Venice Film festival, writer-director Gullermo del Toro says that The Shape of Water is "the most narratively...

Scene from "Downsizing" with Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon
Luca CeladaAugust 30, 2017

“After Sideways I had hoped this would be my next movie” says multi Golden Globe nominated and winner Alexander Payne – visibly elated to be in...

Amanda Seyfried in the movie "First Reformed"
Luca CeladaAugust 30, 2017

Paul Schrader’s singular path to becoming one of American cinema’s enduring original voices was unusual to say the least. The writer or co-writer...