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Dieter Kosslick Extends Reign at Berlin Film Festival to 2019

Dieter Kosslick will remain as chief of the Berlin Film Festival until 2019, if not longer.

Germany’s commissioner for culture and the media, Monika Gruetters, has extended Kosslick’s contract as fest director until May 31, 2019. 86 more words


Shooting Stars, Event That Helped Launch 'James Bond' Star Daniel Craig, Names Jury

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland – European Shooting Stars, an event at the Berlin Film Festival that helped launch the careers of “James Bond” star Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Bruhl, has selected the jury for next year’s actors’ showcase. 155 more words


Film Review: 'The Better Angels'

The comparisons between A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and the work of its producer, Terrence Malick, are inevitable. This mesmerizing period piece, which nobly seeks to grasp the spiritual dimension of young Abraham Lincoln’s formative early years, splits its attention between heaven and earth, brushing its fingertips over tall Indiana grasses one moment, then swirling its gaze upward to consider sunlight streaming through thick forest canopies the next — just as Malick himself would have done. 905 more words


Darren Aronofsky named jury president for the Berlin Film Festival

Darren Aronofsky will be the jury president for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015.

Aronofsky made his feature film debut in 1998 with… 173 more words


Darren Aronofsky Named President Of Berlin Film Festival Jury

The 65th Berlin Film Festival kicks off on February 5 next year with Darren Aronofsky atop the jury. Contrary to many recent Berlinale jury presidents, the… 166 more words


Film Review: 'The Decent One'

It may seem insensitive, if not callously cynical, to use the term “novelty value” when appraising a documentary dealing with the Holocaust. But that’s precisely what distinguishes Vanessa Lapa’s “The Decent One” from countless previous nonfiction features that have detailed the darkest horror of the 20th century. 682 more words


Entertainment One Buys Wes Bentley's 'After the Fall' for U.S.

Entertainment One Films has acquired North American distribution rights to “After the Fall,” starring Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw and Jason Isaacs.

Saar Klein’s film, previously titled “Things People Do,” will be released day-and-date in theaters and VOD on Dec. 116 more words