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Leading entertainment journal Variety has partnered with UN Women’s HeForShe campaign to host a landmark event on the subject of gender equality within the film industry. Taking place on Saturday 16 May, speakers include Academy Award-nominated actress and producer Salma Hayek, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and actress Parker Posey.
Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan and quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
The remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry - a mentor to Miles Davis - is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960's, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC.
An inventive, lyrical ode to creativity and an intimate examination of the artistic impulses of Australian-born musician and cultural icon Nick Cave. In their debut feature, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard fuse drama and documentary, weaving a staged day in Cave's life with never-before-seen verite observations of his creative cycle.
Chris Evans leads the all-star cast of Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris The director is Bong Joon Ho. After a failed global-warming experiment, a post-apocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. All that remains of humanity are the lucky few survivors that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system has evolved aboard the train, fiercely dividing its population--but a revolution is brewing.
Paris has the Louvre, London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland - a remote village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle - boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Siggi Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses mammalian members collected over 40 years.
A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet's distant past, when deep-sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil. Jackson Slate and his team of underwater cave explorers unearth much more than long-lost Mayan treasures while plumbing the depths of a world famous blue hole.
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Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alexander Payne), Best Actor (Bruce Dern), Best Original Screenplay (Bob Nelson), Best Supporting Actress (June Squibb) and Best Cinematography (Phedon Papamichael). The film was also named one of the best movies of the year by the AFI, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, New York Times, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Variety and more.
Andrei Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return. Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word 'nostalghia' conveys 'the love for your homeland and the melancholy that arises from being far away.'
Famed director Claude Miller's final film, a gorgeous adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Francois Mauriac's novel Therese Desqueyroux, about one woman's fight for love against the social norms of provincial life. The closing-night film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
When legendary Goth rocker Cheyenne (Sean Penn), long-retired in Dublin with his firefighter wife, Jane (Frances McDormand), learns his estranged father is dying, the childlike recluse travels to New York to seek reconciliation -- only to arrive too late. Upon discovering his father's unfulfilled quest for revenge against an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in America, Cheyenne embarks upon his own journey of reawakening in this engaging and unpredictable road adventure from internationally acclaimed director Paolo Sorrentino.
DVD Review THE DUELLISTS (BLU-RAY)
I'm not sure how this, Ridley Scott's first film, never made it onto my radar, but what better way to watch it for the first time than via this potentially excellent new Blu-ray disc from Shout Factory.
Tarantino XX contains eight films chosen by Quentin Tarantino to illustrate the first 20 years of his career, featuring the films that helped define his early success, including Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds. To complete the stunning high definition 10-disc set also features two discs with five hours of all-new bonus material, highlighted by a critics' retrospective on Tarantino's groundbreaking catalog of films and '20 Years of Filmmaking' that contains interviews with critics, stars and other masters of cinema.
DVD Review IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (BLU-RAY)
The great Wong Kar-wai's masterpiece was given the proper Criterion Collection treatment on DVD a few years ago, and is one of their banner releases. It now shows up on a Criterion Blu-ray disc, and I'd be shocked if it wasn't even more special than the first time.
Beginning on September 10, the movie reveals lives both ordinary and extraordinary - people falling in or out of love, facing heartache or basking in success, coping with illness or looking toward a bright future. We get to know each of these characters as though they were our own family, friends or colleagues, and then we see what fate holds in store for them on the following day, when nearly 3,000 innocent people would be killed.
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