First #MeToo film, The Tale, gets standing ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, UTAH—Filmmaker Jennifer Fox got an “A” for a confessional essay she wrote as a 13-year-old for her English class 45 years ago. Without realizing it at the time, she also got a window into her own sexual abuse at the hands of two athletic coaches she’d loved and trusted. It took decades for the truth to fully come out, culminating More...

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By PunditX On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Isle of Dogs shows off VR’s virtues at Sundance

PARK CITY, UTAH—The future of film is furry, with a cold damp nose. I’m seeing it with my own eyes, and hearing it straight from the pooch’s mouth, so to speak, via Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (In Virtual More...

By PunditX On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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The spring season is the new launching point for blockbuster movies

By Josh RottenbergLos Angeles Times Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 For more than 40 years, Steven Spielberg’s movies have followed a simple, binary release strategy. Without exception, his films have either opened More...

By PunditX On Saturday, January 20th, 2018
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Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

By Bryan AlexanderUSA Today Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Chris Hemsworth has ridden hard into 2018. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s More...

By PunditX On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Mark Wahlberg reportedly made eight times Michelle Williams’ take for ‘All the Money in the World’

By Ariel ScottiNew York Daily News Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 Michelle Williams was reportedly paid one-eighth of what Mark Wahlberg got for her Golden Globe-nominated performance in All the Money in the World. Williams More...

By PunditX On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Basketball film lets Olympic fever grip Russian cinemas despite doping scandals.

After pulling in crowds throughout the holiday season, last week Going Vertical became the highest-earning Russian movie ever in domestic cinemas with 1.84 billion rubles ($ 40.3 million Canada) in takings, according More...

By PunditX On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Michael Douglas accused of sexual harassment by former employee

By Sonia RaoThe Washington Post Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 Writer Susan Braudy has publicly accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment, just days after the actor pre-emptively spoke in his own defense. “He More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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In the Fade a thoughtful take on vengeance, plus: The Final Year, Den of Thieves both so-so

In the Fade Starring Diane Kruger, Numan Acar, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Hanna Hilsdorf and Ulrich Brandhoff. Directed by Fatih Akin. Opens Friday at TIFF Bell Lightbox. 106 minutes. 14A Diane Kruger More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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At Sundance, Harvey Weinstein is the elephant that’s no longer in the room

But for nearly 30 years, Weinstein was a gigantic and inescapable presence in this former silver-mining town. Weinstein’s marketing savvy and boundless energy helped turn Sundance from a tiny showcase for American More...

By PunditX On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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12 Strong brings authenticity to the battlefield

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon. Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Opens Friday in GTA theatres. 130 minutes. 14A War films are notoriously dripping in the kind of rah-rah blood-drenched jingoism that can More...