Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019

Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.

Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious...

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019

When a movie first comes in contact with an audience, strange things can happen. Take, for instance, the case of "Dolemite," Rudy Ray Moore's classic 1975 Blaxploitation film.

A shambling, cheaply made, mostly non-professional production seemed surely headed for the dustbin before a...

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

The Joker has been around for almost 80 years and there's no shortage of portrayals. There are even some legendary ones by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. But by most accounts, Joaquin Phoenix's spin on the quintessential Batman villain is unlike anything audiences have seen.

It's why "...

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice.

“Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever make.”

“Ford v Ferrari,” which...

Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant and divisive than ever.

Kicking off Wednesday in the normally sleepy beach town of Lido, this year's festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar...

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2019

An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

TIFF Artistic...

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