Sundance: The Orchard Acquires North American Rights To ‘Dina’

Sundance: The Orchard Acquires North American Rights To ‘Dina’

The Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner Dina has found US distribution as The Orchard acquires the documentary’s North American Rights. The Orchard is currently planning a fall release for Dina. This is the third acquisition made by The Orchard at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, following the company’s deals for The […]

Sundance: ‘Unrest’ Documentary Finds A Home At PBS

The Sundance Special Jury Prize Award winning documentary Unrest, directed by Jennifer Brea, has found a home as PBS acquires the docs US broadcast rights. Following a theatrical release, the documentary will be aired at the beginning of 2018 as part of the multiple-Emmy Award winning PBS series Independent Lens. Independent Lens airs on PBS […]

SWSW: Lineup Unveiled With ‘Baby Daddy’ & ‘Song to Song’

The South by Southwest Festival, which takes place annually in Austin, Texas, has announced its lineup for the 24th edition of the festival. SXSW will run from March 10th till the 19th. This years line up includes 51 films from first-time filmmakers, 85 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 5 U.S. Premieres. Amongst those […]

Sundance: Netflix Takes Rights To ‘Mudbound’ for $12.5 Million

A film that has had the Sundance Film Festival buzzing since its world premiere at the Eccles Theater on January 21st has sold for $12.5 Million. Netflix has collected the distribution rights for the US amongst others regions including England, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Iceland and others. Netflix’s domestic plan for Mudbound involves a theatrical […]

Sundance Film Festival Awards 2017: Winners List

For those festival-goers that survived the 10 days trekking through three feet deep snow and attending screenings of up to 119 feature films in Park City Saturday night was the Sundance Film Festival Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Jessica Williams presenting alongside the jurors 27 prizes to feature filmmakers. I Don’t Feel At Home […]

PaleyFest LA 2017: Lineup Announced

The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The event’s opening night on March 17th will be with the cast and creative team of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The festival will follow with panels through till March 26th closing out […]

Sundance: Chelsea Handler To Lead Women’s March On Main

Organizing Committee Member Chelsea Handler will lead the ‘Women’s March On Main’ that will take place on the doorstep of the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City, Utah — Handler will also serve as a host of the post-march rally. The Women’s March on Main is one of over 200 sister marches […]

Toronto Review: Nocturnal Animals

A beautiful lullaby of a nightmare embedded within a statement of the absurd artistic world from which it was birthed. The sublime craft of Nocturnal Animals from the sound and color to the pace and structure are all cheerfully undeniable. The film follows two intertwined storylines one flowing from a fictitious creation existing in the […]

Cannes Review: Blood Father

A superb little quaint thriller with acting that astounds. While the action captures the screen it never itself devolves into spectacle and instead only exists to serve the story. Reminding us that despite the surroundings this story at its heart is a father trying to save his once missing daughter. From the opening, director Jean-François […]

Cannes Review: Personal Shopper

Something lost and something gained. As cinema has rolled on through the decades since the 60s, suspense has been less and less well approached in new forms. Nevertheless here it appears that Olivier Assayas has found a new modern approach to the genre. It’s gripping, intriguing and yet maintains a slow allure that gently ferries […]

Cannes Review: Money Monster

A surface film with an artistically rough open that sustains itself on a blockbuster tried and tested riskless formula. In tune with the television show which it depicts the picture is based on drawing in the audience, with some dialogue including the first and last lines almost breaking the fourth wall. Most of these lines […]

Cannes Review: Cafe Society

Containing all the characteristics of a lovable Woody Allen film, Cafe Society gives us his perspective of his less touched city Los Angeles. While his previous works have included scenes in Los Angeles, this depiction seems less stereotypical of Hollywood. As the picture progresses the location becomes simply a backdrop for the story. Opposed to […]

CinemaCon Studio Guide: Paramount’s Star Trek

Paramount Pictures was hauling a sack of films to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this year to show off to CinemaCon goers at their presentation. The presentation kicked off with the upcoming sequel to the 2014 ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ entitled ‘Out of the Shadows’, which will star Megan Fox and Will Arnett both in […]

Toronto Review: Son Of Saul

The gas chambers, the incinerators and the sickening machinery of genocide are all vividly dissected in Son of Saul as viewers are plunged into the midst of Hitler’s Final Solution at work. Audiences are dragged along on the gut wrenching journey of one man, a tiny cog in this machine of mass slaughter. For those […]

Toronto Review: A Tale Of Love And Darkness

Natalie Portman, makes her feature directorial and screenwriting debut with her screen adaptation of Amos Oz’s best-selling autobiographical novel ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’. In 1945, in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel, the film details the life of young Amos […]