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A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is...
South Korean provocateur Kim Ki-duk's new film "Pieta," about a cold, wraith-like loan-shark enforcer in a poverty-stricken village, is expectedly gruesome in some of its details. But it's the explicitness about capitalism's emotional wreckage that...
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Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
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Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, a self-described recluse who receded from the public eye a decade ago, will preside over the jury for the 70th annual Venice Film Festival. The “Last Tango in Paris” director, 73,...
There is fire everywhere in Olivier Assayas’ scorching new coming-of-age drama “Something in the Air.” It is in the passions, the politics and the sex roiling through the filmmaker’s vision of 1970s-era Paris. For this is a...
There is fire everywhere in Olivier Assayas' scorching new coming-of-age drama "Something in the Air." It is in the passions, in the politics and in the sex roiling through the filmmaker's vision of 1970s-era Paris. For this is a memoir of sorts of...
“The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola’s tale of good girls gone bad in Southern California, is heading to Cannes — but not as part of the main competition. The fact-based drama will instead premiere in Un Certain Regard, where it will...
Sara Montiel Spanish actress was 1950s Hollywood star Sara Montiel, 85, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who achieved Hollywood stardom in the 1950s, died Monday in Madrid, according to her biographer, Peter Villora. The cause was undetermined....
Brit Marling may not be a household name yet, but the budding actress and screenwriter is well on her way. The Georgetown-educated Marling has been around the indie movie scene for a couple of years with the films "Political Disaster" and "Another Earth,"...
Break out the red cups. "Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine's R-rated tale of four college girls on a debauched party trip, posted this weekend the biggest debut of the year for a film playing in limited release. Screening in two theaters in New York...
Thinking about our love for "The Master," we can't help but recall that early moment in the film when the military official tells the gathered veterans that "people on the outside will not understand the condition you have." Yes, academy members, we're...
Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...
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