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‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,’ ‘A Love Song’ Among Provincetown Film Festival Award Winners

Honorees included Dale Dickey, Jenny Slate, Bowen Yang and Luca Guadagnino, who received this year's Filmmaker on the Edge Award from unofficial festival godfather John Waters.

‘Lynch/Oz’: Film Review | Tribeca 2022

Alexandre O. Philippe's doc explores some of the ways 'The Wizard of Oz' helped shape the Lynchian universe.

‘Return of the Jedi,’ ‘Pink Flamingos,’ ‘Cooley High’ Enter National Film Registry

Strangers on a Train, Pink Flamingos, Cooley High, Return of the Jedi, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Selena are among the cinematic treasures chosen this year for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, it was announced Tuesday. The list of 25 motion pictures picked to be preserved also includes What Ever Happened to […]

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, […]

Mark Tarlov, Producer on John Waters’ ‘Pecker,’ ‘Serial Mom’ and ‘Cecil B. Demented,’ Dies at 69

Mark Tarlov, a producer on the John Waters-directed films Pecker, Serial Mom and Cecil B. Demented, died July 31 at his home in Manhattan after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 69. Tarlov also worked with British novelist William Boyd to transform the 1977 Mario Vargas Llosa book Aunt Julia and the […]

Provincetown Film Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Provincetown International Film Festival on Monday confirmed that it will not be moving forward with plans for this year's edition, which was scheduled to run June 17-21.

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thriller ‘7500’ to Screen in Locarno

Quentin Tarantino's Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt starrer 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and action thriller '7500,' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are among the highlights of the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival.

John Cameron Mitchell Receives Provincetown’s Filmmaker on the Edge Award

The 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' creator swapped stories with longtime festival ambassador John Waters, summing up his philosophy for our times as "Woke without empathy is death."

Critic’s Picks: A June To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Queer classics, Indian cinema masters, the Coen brothers and favorites of former New Yorker critic Pauline Kael are among highlights from the Los Angeles retrospective and revival scene this month.

Cinema Luminaries Celebrate 50 Years of Film Society at Lincoln Center — Now Minus the ‘Society’

This year, for the first time since 1971, the Film Society of Lincoln Center — an organization that is best known for putting on the annual New York Film Festival, but that actually caters to cineastes year-round — is not presenting its highest honor, the Chaplin Award, but is changing its name, dropping the snobby-sounding 'Society of' in favor of 'at,' as in, Film at Lincoln Center, which is not unlike, well, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Locarno to Honor John Waters With Career Golden Leopard

The quiet Swiss town of Locarno will be welcoming Baltimore’s own "Pope of Trash" this year. The 72nd Locarno Film Festival is set to honor John Waters with the career Golden Leopard.

Critic’s Picks: An April To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

A tribute to French filmmaker Claire Denis, a retrospective devoted to Bruce Dern, the annual TCM Classic Film Festival and a series of vintage noirs are among options for SoCal cinephiles this month.