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    Morgan Freeman, who was accused of sexual harassment by several women on Thursday, has issued a longer statement in response to the allegations. Through his publicist Stan Rosenfield, Freeman said: “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports. All victims [...]

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    Cannes Film Review: 'Euphoria'

    It’s quite an achievement to set back gay representation on Italian screens by about 30 years, but Valeria Golino’s second feature as director manages to accomplish that dubious feat. “Euphoria” is a dolled-up mess of a movie featuring Riccardo Scamarcio as a rich and glamorous “entrepreneur” who takes it on himself to hide his brother’s [...]

  • David Permut

    David Permut, Naomi Kawase Join Shanghai Festival Jury

    U.S. producer David Permut and Japanese director Naomi Kawase have joined the jury for the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival. The jury is to be headed by Chinese director and actor Jiang Wen. Others joining the jury, which decides the festival’s Golden Goblety (Jin Jue) Awards, include Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi, Turkish director-producer Semih Kaplanoglu, [...]

  • 'Adrift' Director Baltasar Kormakur on Casting

    'Adrift' Director Baltasar Kormakur on Casting Shailene Woodley, Shooting Surrounded by Sharks

    Baltasar Kormakur has taken on epics like “Everest,” an action-comedy in “Two Guns” and an atmospheric Icelandic TV drama series with “Trapped.” The director-producer-writer is often drawn to tales of extreme elements and survival. Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claifin in the true story of a couple who faces tragedy on the ocean, “Adrift” open [...]

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    Film News Roundup: Sony Opening Crime Thriller 'Superfly' Two Days Earlier

    In today’s film news roundup, “Superfly” moves up two days, Mick Fleetwood’s grandson gets cast and George Takei receives a film festival honor. RELEASE DATE Sony Pictures has moved up the opening of its crime thriller “Superfly” by two days to June 13, a Wednesday — giving the title a two-day head start on Disney-Pixar’s [...]

  • The Dead and the Others Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Dead and the Others'

    An indigenous teenager falls ill when he resists tribal duties and his destiny as a shaman in João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora’s ethnographically sincere “The Dead and the Others.” Handsomely shot on 16mm to draw out the region’s warm organic tones, the film is an admirable, often fascinating fictionalized portrait of the Krahô people [...]

  • Transilvania Film Fest Raises Curtain on

    Transilvania Film Festival Raises Curtain on 17th Edition

    CLUJ, Romania — The off-beat, the avant garde and the boundary-defying take center stage at the Transilvania International Film Festival, which, unspooling over 10 days, kicked off Friday night with a soggy start to the 17th edition. Taking place in the lively medieval city of Cluj, a festival known for bold and provocative programming will [...]

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