Locarno: It’s “About Time” for Some Good Romance image

Locarno: It’s “About Time” for Some Good Romance

Richard Curtis' About Time and the challenges facing the once popular romantic comedy genre.

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Locarno: Hong Sang-soo Channels the Spirit of Jacques Tati’s Comedies image

Locarno: Hong Sang-soo Channels the Spirit of Jacques Tati’s Comedies

In this dispatch from the festival, Locarno Critics Academy member Ingrid Raison takes a look at Korean director Hong Sang-soo's Our Sunhi and its universal comic elements, comparing the film to French filmmaker/actor Jacques Tati's work.

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Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare” image

Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare”

In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.

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James Franco Unveils Plans for 10-Part TV Series on Art image

James Franco Unveils Plans for 10-Part TV Series on Art

James Franco teased Tuesday via Twitter and Instagram that he is planning a new show for arts cable network, Ovation TV titled James Franco Presents. The filmmaker/actor has three films coming up at Film Society including two at Newfest and the debut of his latest directorial, Child of God.

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Locarno: Quentin Dupieux’s American Myths and the Double-Edged Sword of Absurdity image

Locarno: Quentin Dupieux’s American Myths and the Double-Edged Sword of Absurdity

James Berclaz-Lewis is a member of the second annual Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival. In this dispatch from the festival, he looks at the good cop-bad cop role in Quentin Dupieux's Wrong Cops.

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NYFF Film ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Heads to U.S. with NC-17 Rating image

NYFF Film ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Heads to U.S. with NC-17 Rating

Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Blue Is the Warmest Color will screen uncut in U.S. theaters once it heads into regular distribution. The film is being rated NC-17 for "explicit sexual content." Blue will have its U.S. premiere at the upcoming New York Film Festival.

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Binoche, Stewart and Moretz Set for Assayas’ “Sils Maria” image

Binoche, Stewart and Moretz Set for Assayas’ “Sils Maria”

French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, whose films have regularly screened at the New York Film Festival, is bringing together an international cast for his latest project, Sils Maria, which starts shooting this month.

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Locarno Fills a Gender Gap with “The Amazing Catfish” & “Gloria” image

Locarno Fills a Gender Gap with “The Amazing Catfish” & “Gloria”

Locarno's The Amazing Catfish and Gloria fill a screen void left by Hollywood: movies with smart stories featuring female protagonists. But if Catfish and Gloria make it to American shores, audiences will likely be seduced by the strong performances of these two lead actresses.

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Locarno: Catharsis on Display in “Exhibition” image

Locarno: Catharsis on Display in “Exhibition”

The heady cinema of British filmmaker Joanna Hogg sidesteps emotional manipulation in favor of her own cerebral and formally rigorous brand of storytelling. Her new film, which premiered at Locarno earlier this month, is no exception.

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Locarno: Emerging Stars Shine at Intimate Festival image

Locarno: Emerging Stars Shine at Intimate Festival

The 66th annual Locarno Film Festival is buzzing with budding talent. Through its history of combining commercial and independent cinema, as well as its many young filmmaker initiatives, Locarno has also become a dynamic setting for new faces.

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