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  • Hicham Lasri: 'It Won't be Long Before the Arab World Decisively Rises Up Against the Status Quo'

    Hot on the heels of the success of 2012's "The End," Hicham Lasri weaves another post-war tale with apocalyptic undertones in "They Are the Dogs." The sophomore feature comes to its home fest of Marrakech after making the festival rounds at Cannes,...
  • June Squibb knows her 'Nebraska' character well

    June Squibb knows her 'Nebraska' character well
    June Squibb was in a bit of shock when she first saw her performance as the tart-tongued wife of Bruce Dern's character in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." Squibb had encountered women like the controlling, outspoken Kate growing up in a small town in...
  • White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'

    White-hot debate follows 'Blue Is the Warmest Color'
    — In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same. "He changed my life,...
  • Quentin Tarantino: Hero of the Homevideo Business

    Quentin Tarantino -- Variety's 2013 Home Entertainment Hall of Fame honoree -- could be a poster boy for the home-entertainment industry. After all, it's well-known that the Oscar winner and key influencer of industry trends began his film career at the...
  • Golden Globes nominations: Diverse foreign-language film contenders

    Golden Globes nominations: Diverse foreign-language film contenders
    Films from Denmark, France, Iran, Italy and Japan are nominated for the Golden Globes foreign-language film award. "The Hunt," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "The Past," "The Great Beauty" and "The Wind Rises" will compete for the prize, to be announced...
  • Dubai Fest Taps 'Omar,' 'The Square' for Top Arab Pic Honors

    The Dubai Intl. Film Festival's 10th edition, which closes Dec. 14, handed out their Muhr Awards on Dec. 13 with prizes totaling more than $575,000. The fest's four main categories, divided into Arab and Asian/African features and docus, resulted in a...
  • Cannes 2013: Chile's onetime cult king still the wizard of weird

    Cannes 2013: Chile's onetime cult king still the wizard of weird
    CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
  • Giulio Andreotti dies at 94; seven-time Italian prime minister

    Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94. A lawmaker who lived...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
  • Chilly climate among 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' director and actors

    Chilly climate among 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' director and actors
    TORONTO--"Blue Is the Warmest Color," the lesbian coming-of-age drama that won the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in May, is a boiling caldron of emotion and passionate arguments. The same might be said for the film's North American press...
  • TIFF 2013: Blogger's 911 call ignites cellphone use debate

    TIFF 2013: Blogger's 911 call ignites cellphone use debate
    Cellphone use at movie theaters is a modern etiquette dilemma that inspires heated debates and occasional popcorn throwing. But a blogger's call to 911 during a Toronto International Film Festival screening Monday has kicked the issue up a level. Alex...
  • Rediscovered Gems Light Up the Screen in Bologna

    The city itself dates back to the Bronze Age, the movies on display only a mere century. Yet it's more than fitting that the film festival known as Il Cinema Ritrovato makes its home in the world's oldest college town, where no sooner has the U. of...