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Bertrand Tavernier Launches New Effort Restoring French Film Scores

PARIS —  A True Renaissance Man of French cinema, director, historian and film preservationist Bertrand Tavernier can now claim another title – maestro. For the past several months, the filmmaker has been working on a project honoring several pioneering French composers, restoring several pieces and putting together a program that he presents on Saturday January  Full Article…

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Japanese Film Industry Seeks Inspiration in Asia

The official Japanese box office numbers for 2018 are not yet in –the Motion Picture Producers’ Association of Japan (Eiren) will announce them in late January – but preliminary figures don’t look great for the home team. “Code Blue: The Movie,” a medical thriller based on a Fuji TV series, was the year’s highest-earning film  Full Article…

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Berlin Film Festival: Charlotte Rampling to Receive Honorary Golden Bear

Oscar-nominated actress Charlotte Rampling, whose career has spanned more than 100 film and television roles, will be honored with a special Golden Bear at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. The fest will also pay homage to Rampling by screening a selection of her work, including Sidney Lumet’s “The Verdict” (1982), Francois Ozon’s “Swimming Pool” (2003)  Full Article…

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Singapore Film Commission Celebrates Anniversary With Documentary, Debate

The Singapore Film Commission continued the ongoing celebration of its 20th anniversary by screening a specially commissioned documentary “Singapore Cinema: Between Takes.” Directed by Koh Chong Wu, the film played on Saturday as part of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). The illuminating feature traces the history of Singapore cinema from the 1950s through the  Full Article…

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Comics on Film: Finally, People Are Excited About ‘Aquaman’

We're now just a couple of short weeks away from the first early, public screenings of WB's Aquaman, directed by James Wan, starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, and based on the long-running DC Comics character. For years, Aquaman as a character has had to battle against perceptions from a public that loves expressing misguided  Full Article…

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Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Just when you thought you couldn’t take another Spider-Man reboot, along comes the movie to put them all in perspective. Or maybe you can’t get enough of Marvel’s friendly neighborhood web-slinger and are already beside yourself in anticipation of a project loaded with half a dozen parallel-universe Spideys. Either way, the brilliance of Sony’s snappy  Full Article…

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