The FIPRESCI Special Presentations prize to How to Build a Girl comes after it world premiered at TIFF last weekend. Feldstein stars in “a witty and heartfelt story of an irrepressible teenage girl who breaks into the snooty boys’ club of English rock criticism, loses her soul, and then gains it back again,” the jury […]
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The rows of several dozen cars obliged numerous times during the brief pre-screening remarks before quieting down during the feature presentation. In the park surrounding the drive-in, inspiration was everywhere, even if everyone wore masks. There was the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, where the U.S. Open just concluded one of its most compelling editions […]
Back in the grungy slums with his sister and her family, Martin becomes a sincere autodidact, reading voraciously with the intention of qualifying as a writer himself within two years. If the setting were today and you looked like Martin, everyone would tell him to shove the writing and become a male model or actor. […]
Next came the music. Nair grew up in Odisha, Kolkata, Shimla and Delhi, and now splits her time between her homes in New York, Kampala in Uganda, and New Delhi. But her father grew up in Lahore before Partition. “I grew up listening to ghazals. Music was going to be the oxygen of this whole […]
The teen posted a picture of herself alongside the Ms. Marvel logo and gushed: “Speechless and excited! Wish me luck. #msmarvel.”
Still, the writer-director can’t shift gears all that drastically, so we’re stuck with far too much cutesy, sad-sack narration delivered by Brody in a style that might be called seedy, seen-it-all Canadian. But while Brody gives the odd character a decent shot, young leading lady Nelisse acts with her mouth poutily hanging open most of […]
What is it that defines us? Director Pete Docter’s new movie imagines a plane of existence called The Great Before, in which our personalities are determined before we’re ever sent to Earth to be born. A plane of existence in which every soul must find its spark of particular interest with the help of lofty […]
Funny Boy, which is in Tamil, English, and Sinhalese, depicts a young boy’s sexual awakening in Sri Lanka during the turbulent Tamil-Sinhalese conflict. Ava DuVernay’s Array is releasing the film in North America, with Netflix hosting the international roll out in December.
But UNIC, whose president is the UK Cinema Association’s chief executive Phil Clapp, warned that Hollywood’s decisions “risk causing irreparable damage to key markets” and that when the studios want to release their blockbusters again, “it may be too late for many European cinemas”.