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‘Holy Spider’ Star Zar Amir-Ebrahimi to Lead Noora Niasari’s ‘Shayda’ for Origma 45, Cate Blanchett’s Dirty Films (Exclusive)

Ali Abbasi’s dark thriller Holy Spider may be one of the most eagerly-anticipated titles in Cannes, but even before the film has its world premiere on Sunday at the Palais its lead star has already landed another juicy role. Iranian actress Zar Amir-Ebrahimi (Tehran Taboo, Morgen sind wir frei) is set to star in Shayda, the […]

Cannes Diary: What Happened to the Women’s Movements That Rocked the Fest?

In 2018, under the pouring rain in a tent on the beach, Cannes seemed, at long last, to be changing a decades-long pattern of misogyny. Four years later, two of the promising women’s groups that sparked that change, Time’s Up and its French corollary, Collectif 50/50, have imploded, imperiling the goals of their organizers and […]

‘Borderlands’ Drops First Footage at CinemaCon

The first footage from the feature film adaptation of Borderlands has arrived — and just like the immensely popular video game franchise, it was spectacular. A sneak peek of the highly anticipated film, based on the games from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, was presented Thursday during the Lionsgate panel at CinemaCon. The studio […]

Cate Blanchett “Completely and Utterly Overwhelmed” by Chaplin Award Honor

On Monday night Cate Blanchett became the second-youngest recipient of Film at Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award, joining fellow honorees Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Helen Mirren and its namesake Charlie Chaplin. And though […]

‘Squid Game’ Star Hoyeon Joins Alfonso Cuaron’s AppleTV+ Thriller

Squid Game breakout Hoyeon has signed on to her next series, joining writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming thriller Disclaimer. The South Korean model turned actress (who has previously gone by Jung Ho-yeon, sometimes Westernized as HoYeon Jung, is now going by only Hoyeon) is joining stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kodi Smit-McPhee in […]

Best-Dressed Stars at the 2022 SAG Awards, From Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga to Will Smith

“Look how nice everyone looks,” said Michael Keaton as he viewed the SAG Awards audience while accepting his best actor award for Dopesick on the stage in Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on Sunday night. It’s been two years since SAG-AFTRA members gathered in person to celebrate outstanding work in their industry, and the absence — […]

Cate Blanchett to Receive Film at Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award

Cate Blanchett, the Australian actress who has two Oscars to her name, has been tapped for the 47th Chaplin Award, the highest honor presented by — and biggest annual fundraiser for — Film at Lincoln Center, FLC announced Friday. Blanchett will be feted April 25 at Lincoln Center’s historic Alice Tully Hall at the conclusion […]

Spain’s Goya Awards: Javier Bardem’s ‘The Good Boss’ Named Best Picture

Director Fernando León de Aranoa’s dark workplace comedy The Good Boss was a top winner at the 36th Goya Awards in a ceremony held Saturday at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain. The Good Boss was named best picture, claiming Spain’s premier film honor, while its star, Javier Bardem, prevailed as […]

Cate Blanchett to Produce, Star in Australian Drama ‘The New Boy’

Cate Blanchett is set to star in and produce drama The New Boy from writer-director Warwick Thornton. Set in 1940s Australia, The New Boy, according to the film’s description, “depicts the mesmeric story of a 9-year-old aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun […]

Box Office: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Finds New Life in Black and White

Guillermo del Toro is nothing if not determined. When his new film, Nightmare Alley, opened nationwide over the Dec. 17-19 weekend to a forgettable $2.8 million from 2,145 theaters, the Oscar-winning filmmaker didn’t flee and instead reverse-engineered the movie’s release, this time with a black-and-white version. On Jan. 28, Nightmare Alley will once again be […]

First Look at Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ Teases a Story “You May Think You Know”

Netflix just dropped the first teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pinocchio film, which reimagines the classic tale as a stop-motion musical adventure. The movie releases in December. “I want to tell you a story,” Ewan McGregor’s Cricket opens. “It’s a story you may think you know, but you don’t. Not really.” The Oscar-winning director’s […]

Making of ‘Nightmare Alley’: How Guillermo del Toro Finally Achieved His Dream Project

Before his first film even was released, Guillermo del Toro already was pursuing his own version of Nightmare Alley, the 1947 film noir classic from 20th Century Fox, which ultimately would become his 11th feature. It would take 25 years, an Oscar best picture win and the culmination of a bromance and a romance before […]