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ReutersMay 19 (TheWrap.com) - Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Asghar Farhadi's family drama "The Past," which stars Berenice Beho ("The Artist") and Tahar Rahim ("A Prophet"). Sony Classics has a strong relationship with Iranian filmmaker...
CANNES, France — "Stories come to me," says Asghar Farhadi, his sharp eyes focused, intense. "This one came to me, and I decided to follow it." It sounds straightforward, simple even, but nothing about the filmmaker's latest work, "The Past," fits...
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event. Paris-based graphic...
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
ReutersMay 04 (TheWrap.com) - The Academy has changed the rules in the Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Documentary Short Subject categories, allowing all members to vote in the categories for the first time without attending special screenings. The...
Merely the premise of "Rust and Bone" sounds uncomfortably maudlin: A wayward single father and part-time fighter falls into an unexpected romance with a beautiful whale trainer who's just lost both her legs below the knee in a freak accident. Both...
Los Angeles Times Film CriticRomantic but pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone" is a powerhouse. It's the kind of risky venture only a consummate filmmaker could manage, and then only with the help of actors who are daring and accomplished. With director...
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
She's described by director Jacques Audiard as "a diver," someone who "throws herself into a role head first." So it's believable that the very first scene Marion Cotillard shot for "Rust and Bone" was the most harrowing one, in which she awakes in a...
Moviegoers didn't exactly go psycho for "Hitchcock" at the box office this weekend, but the film didn't get slaughtered either. The movie starring Anthony Hopkins as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock debuted in 17 theaters this weekend and...
Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
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