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George T. Miller, ‘The Man From Snowy River’ and ‘The NeverEnding Story II’ Director, Dies at 79

George Trumbull Miller, the director of The Man From Snowy River and The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, has died of a heart attack. He was 79. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the news of the Australian filmmaker’s death on Saturday. No details of the day he died have been shared at this time. […]

Box Office: August Revenue Tumbles 43 Percent From Pre-Pandemic Times

A slow August at the domestic box office wasn’t an ideal way to end a summer that was otherwise a huge boon for theater owners and Hollywood studios as they collectively emerged from the COVID-19 crisis. Revenue for August 2022 looks to clock in at estimated $475 million-$477 million, which — outside of the past […]

Box Office: ‘The Invitation’ Leads Horrifyingly Slow Weekend With $7M

The dog days of August can always bring a downturn in moviegoing, but this year is horrifyingly bad. Sony’s The Invitation limped to No. 1 domestically with $7 million from 3,114 theaters in its opening, according to Sunday estimates. Overseas, it started off with $1.6 million from its first 19 markets, many of them smaller, […]

George Miller on Trying to Cast Tilda Swinton in ‘Furiosa’: “It Was the First Thing I Thought About”

After directing Tilda Swinton in Three Thousand Years of Longing, filmmaker George Miller understood why such auteurs as Wes Anderson and Luca Guadagnino repeatedly call on the versatile actress to be in their films. “She really is something. She’s an artist and one of the wisest people I’ve ever known,” he told THR at the […]

George Miller on How Filmmaking Is Like Playing in the NBA: “You Constantly Have to Adjust”

George Miller felt like he was dreaming. The Australian filmmaker arrived in Cannes on Thursday, 24 hours after leaving home on the other side of the world. With only a few hours to exhale and freshen up, he was under the lights of the Grand Théâtre Lumière with 2,200 guests on their feet showering his […]

Cannes: ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ Star Idris Elba on His Fest Debut

“What a night,” Idris Elba told The Hollywood Reporter just after his feet touched down close to 10 p.m. Friday night inside La Mome Beach in Cannes, site of the after-party for George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing. Elba stars opposite Tilda Swinton in the fairy tale, and he provided the pours for the […]

Cannes Awards Analysis: What ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ and ‘Hunt’ Have Going for and Against Them

Critical reactions to Friday night’s Cannes Film Festival world premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing spanned the spectrum. But regardless of how one feels about the quality of the movie — which tells the story of a scholar of story and mythology (Tilda Swinton) whose worldview is called into question when a djinn […]

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The Australian director returns to Cannes after ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ with this adult fairy tale about an academic visiting Turkey, who uncorks a genie in a bottle that’s not Christina Aguilera.

Cannes Rewards George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ With Standing Ovation

George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, got its Cannes Film Festival audience out of its seats. The film, screening out of competition at the 75th Cannes film festival, was rewarded with a standing ovation of six minutes. Following the ovation, Miller took the microphone and said tonight marked […]

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Full Lineup

The Cannes Film Festival is putting on its 75th edition next month. On Thursday, its team unveiled the program for the anniversary edition, a mix of stars and veteran Cannes directors, as well as new voices. Here is the full official lineup of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17-28. OPENING NIGHT FILM […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

George Miller to Be Honored With Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award

The 'Mad Max' helmer will be recognized during MPSE's virtual Golden Reel Awards.