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  • Oscars 2014: Foreign language nominees include 'The Hunt,' 'Omar'

    Oscars 2014: Foreign language nominees include 'The Hunt,' 'Omar'
    In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film. The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...
  • Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Dated for December

    Warner Bros. has set Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" for release on Dec. 12. The big question now is whether the film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, as has been rumored. Anderson's "The Master" wasn't ready for Cannes in 2012 and...
  • Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known

     Oscar Notebook: Even in the obscure foreign language category, these two films are little known
    It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
  • REVIEW: 'Like Father, Like Son' ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Like Father, Like Son' ★★&#9733
    At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg served as jury president, and the second the lights came up after the first competition screening of the Japanese picture "Like Father, Like Son," the cynical chatter began. This is Spielberg's cup...
  • Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls

    Review: 'Omar' is heartbreaking tale of love across isolation walls
    There are two distinct images that open "Omar." One is a face; one is a wall. Both are as resilient as resistant — defining elements and powerful metaphors for all that connects and divides us in Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad's unnerving...
  • Unifrance's Online Fest MyFrenchFilmFestival Draws Record 4 Million Viewings

    The Fourth edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival - the online initiative launched by promotion org Unifrance to examine VOD opportunities overseas - drew a record 4 million viewings across 205 countries, driven by results in China, Poland, Russia, Mexico and...
  • Doha Film Institute Postpones Launch of New Qumra Doha Fest To 2015

    The Doha Film Institute has scrapped its plan for a 2014 launch of the inaugural edition of its Qumra Doha Film Festival this year, and decided to reschedule to 2015 the event focussed on first and second-time directors from around the world. "We have...
  • Palm Springs film festival is a hot spot full of characters

    Palm Springs film festival is a hot spot full of characters
    PALM SPRINGS — Beyond the wind turbines where the desert turns to grass, the aging and well-coiffed, makeup expertly drawn, hair dyed in russet and platinum shades, mingled with directors from foreign lands. A film buff, his wife pointing a camera,...
  • Digital dollars on rise. Campion to head Cannes jury. Bay walks!

    Digital dollars on rise. Campion to head Cannes jury. Bay walks!
    After the coffee. Before figuring out why 2014 is dragging. The Skinny: Apparently the first Monday after Jan. 1 is the most depressing day of the year. I actually was in a good mood yesterday. Go figure. Maybe I'm just grateful not to be at the...
  • Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there

    Berenice Bejo talks about 'The Past' and how she got there
    CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...
  • Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'

    Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'
    Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" not only won the foreign-language Oscar, it was also the rare foreign-language film to break through to a nomination in a more mainstream category, earning a nod for original screenplay. After also picking up multiple other...
  • 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' ★★★★

    Maybe this is true of most films worth revisiting. But each time I see "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" after a few years have passed, its qualities and cumulative impact are never quite what I remembered. It's a tougher-minded creation than its reputation...