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'Young Adult' & Doc 'Side By Side' Featuring Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan & More Headed To Berlin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 11:55 AM
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The Berlin International Film Festival continues to firm up their slate before events kick off next month, and this morning they've announced a handful of special screenings, with a couple drawing particular attention.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: The Winners, The Losers And Other Observations

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 19, 2011 5:30 PM
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So now that our bags are finally unpacked, the jet lag has been well and truly slept off, and the photos of snake charmers and trinket stalls uploaded to flickr, it’s time (actually rather past time, but give us a break, it’s been busy) to reflect on the experiences of the Marrakech International Film Festival, which we were lucky enough to attend from December 2nd-10th.

Kevin MacDonald's Bob Marley Documentary, New Werner Herzog Death Row Films To Premiere At Berlin Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 19, 2011 9:02 AM
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We've barely wrapped up our 2011 Film Festival coverage (look for one more piece from sunny Marrakech later today), but already we're looking towards the 2012 festival calendar. Sundance have unveiled what seems to be a particularly tantalizing line-up for the Park City festival in January, while this morning has seen the first films unveiled for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, which kicks off in February.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Olga Kurylenko On Fighting Typecasting, Future Projects And 'Land of Oblivion'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 17, 2011 12:55 PM
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With a lead role in Terrence Malick's upcoming untitled film and a supporting role in Martin McDonagh’s "In Bruges" follow-up "Seven Psychopaths" (read what she has to say about those projects here), Olga Kurylenko’s star is firmly in the ascendant. But these roles also mark a shift away from the looking-hot-while-things-blow-up parts in "Max Payne," "Hitman" and, of course, "Quantum of Solace" that first brought her to our attention. During our interview at the Marrakech Film Festival, we asked whether this new direction was an accident or something she had planned.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver Talks 'Avatar,' 'Prometheus' & Forgetting The Pain of 'Alien 3'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 15, 2011 2:53 PM
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It's said you should try to avoid meeting the people you admire, as they're bound to disappoint. Sigourney Weaver, however, put the lie on that entirely when we got to talk with her at the recent Marrakech International Film Festival, where she was serving as President of the short films jury. If her recent movie choices have been a bit mixed (for every "Rampart" there's an "Abduction") Weaver herself seems teflon-coated in that she can emerge from lesser films intact, and somehow any blame gets deflected onto the films themselves for not being able to capitalize properly on her particular brand of charisma. This erratic quality level has also, presumably, a lot to do with being an actress of a certain age who wants to work regularly, (and boy, does she work: 2011 saw her in 4 theatrical releases -- the aforementioned films plus "Paul" and "Cedar Rapids"); it's hardly controversial to suggest that Hollywood isn't exactly programmed for the sixtysomething actress, even someone as iconic as Weaver.

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer,' Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite,' 'Red Lights,' 'Bachelorette' & More Head To Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 4:31 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their next batch of titles this afternoon centered around their out-of-competition and docmentary premieres and if you weren't previously excited for the fest in January, this should seal the deal. With an impressive array of titles from seasoned vets to the newcomers that Sundance was made for, 2012 in Park City should be a blast.

'The Raid,' 'Wuthering Heights,' 'Your Sister's Sister,' 'Monsieur Lazhar' & More Pack Their Bags For Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 5:12 PM
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More news from Park City, as yesterday brought us the competition movies vying to win some awards at Sundance, and today brings more movies headed to the fest with an emphasis on world cinema and midnight offerings. So if you're lucky enough to be heading to Utah, here are some movies to note.

'For Ellen,' 'The Surrogate,' 'Safety Not Guaranteed,' 'Wish You Here' Highlights Of Sundance Film Festival 2012 Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 4:56 PM
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Geez, just when you think you have a handle on this year's awards race, the Sundance Film Festival has dropped their first wave of titles headed to Park City in January, and this is the start of the Oscar journey for many movies. This year alone saw Brit Marling break out with "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice," Felicity Jones impress with "Like Crazy," Elizabeth Olsen earn Oscar talk with "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and other movies of note unspooling, including "Being Elmo," "Margin Call," "Circumstance," "Our Idiot Brother," "The Interrupters," "Undefeated" and more.

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