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    Film Review: 'Madame'

    Why make a drawing room comedy when hardly anyone even knows what a drawing room is anymore? Novelist, playwright and sophomore director Amanda Sthers’ old-fashioned, featherweight concoction “Madame” struggles to answer this basic question as it barrels awkwardly through its 91 contrivance-laden minutes trying hard not to bump into the ormolu furniture or knock over [...]

  • 'Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story'

    SXSW Film Review: 'Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story'

    In “Frank,” the minor oddball indie-rock fable from 2014, the title character was literally a head case: a pathological bizarro, played by Michael Fassbender, who spent the entire film wearing an oversize papier-mâché head that made him look like Astro Boy crossed with Boojie Boy from Devo crossed with the Big Boy mascot. It was [...]

  • HAF: Prizes Awarded to Asian Film

    HAF: Prizes Awarded to Asian Film Projects and Works in Progress

    The 16th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) concluded on Wednesday with a prize ceremony after three days of meetings between film-makers, financiers, producers and sales agents. The event was held in the margins of FilMart, the film and TV rights sales market that is continuing in Hong Kong at the Convention and [...]

  • FilMart: Hong Kong Talent and Crews

    FilMart: Hong Kong Talent, Film Crews Seek Better Access to Mainland China

    Stars, Hong Kong media moguls, and local politicians turned out Wednesday to call for better access to the booming film industries of mainland China. Although Hong Kong already enjoys privileged access to Chinese markets, there remains a quota on the participation of Hong Kong talent in mainland film and TV projects. A new lobby group, [...]

  • Keith Carradine

    Film News Roundup: Keith Carradine-Sondra Locke's 'Ray Meets Helen' Gets Release

    In today’s film news roundup, Keith Carradine’s “Ray Meets Helen” and the documentary “After Auschwitz” get distribution, and the “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” gets benefit screenings. DISTRIBUTION DEALS Alan Rudolph’s drama “Ray Meets Helen,” starring Keith Carradine and Sondra Locke, will be released nationwide by TriCoast Entertainment on May 4, Variety has learned exclusively. [...]

  • First-Match-Review

    SXSW Film Review: 'First Match'

    At first glance, Olivia Newman’s “First Match,” the story of a teenager fending off the pressure to brawl in an illegal boxing ring, makes horrors look beautiful. Falling clothes from an apartment window look alive in the wind. Zoomed-in, an overweight man’s stomach could pass for a mountain. It takes a few blinks to make [...]

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