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Nov 24, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

Time Out has details as it is announced that DIFF will bring Samuel L Jackson to Dubai, the film festival running from December 7 to 14
10 of the best for DIFF 2016
20th Century Women: American director Mike Mills explores his own history and the cultural movements of the late 1970s with Greta Gerwig, Annette Benning, Elle Fanning and Billy Crudup. Read More: // here

Nov 24, 2016   Leave a Comment '20th Century Women'

“20th Century Women,” like writer-director Mike Mills’ earlier features “Beginners” and “Thumbsucker,” is an indie film quirkapalooza with more great character work and worthwhile insight than such things usually boast. Read More: // here

Nov 24, 2016   Leave a Comment 'Jackie'

Fox Searchlight Pictures has a contender on its hands. “Jackie,” the Pablo Larraín–directed biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been wowing audiences since its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 7. For her sensationally gutsy leading performance, Natalie Portman has already received a Hollywood Film Award and Gotham Award nomination. Could SAG and Oscar be next? Read More: // here

Nov 24, 2016   Leave a Comment Press / Article

As Edge of Seventeen adds another film to the coming-to-age canon we look back at the best there has ever been, from Carrie and Clueless to Mud and Moonlight Kelly Fremon Craig’s Edge of Seventeen premieres this week, a fresh entry in an enduring genre: the coming-of-age film. In movies as in real life, these stories are awkward, tender, tragic, triumphant, surreal, nightmarish, funny – sometimes all at once. Their magic lies in the insight they can offer, how universal and unifying they are no matter the details of the narratives, their time and place. Here are the essentials.
Almost Famous
It doesn’t matter if you were never a Rolling Stone writer in the 60s – if you ever felt like you were on the outside looking in, real-life critic Lester Bangs’ (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) line seared itself in your memory when you first saw Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” Read More: // here