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Fri 13:34  Sanfic 2018: 10 Shorts to Watch
MADRID — Isolation: Chile’s distance, the walls of the Andes, make it one of the topoi of its culture. It also threads multiple Sanfic shorts this year, as lead characters – the housekeeper- wife in “The Lighthouse Builder,” the lonely janitor of “Swimmer,” the father in “Descansar,” the Colombian immigrant in “Gala,” the ex anti-Pinochet […]
Fri 13:00  Inside Remnant, An Interactive Story Told Through Mixed Reality And Food
Mixed reality, the merging of the real and virtual worlds, is slowly changing how we work, how we play, and how we communicate. Now, two women are using it to change how we share meals as well. Remnant is an immersive, interactive dinner experience that pairs food with technology to tell a story. It’s the […]
Fri 12:25  Prince Estate and Sony Release 23 Long-Unavailable Albums Digitally
As part of an agreement struck in June, the Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings today launched their first round of catalog digital releases with a set of 23 albums originally issued between 1995 and 2010. The recordings, which include such popular albums as “The Gold Experience,” “3121” and “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic” as […]
Fri 12:05  Essential Aretha: 10 Classic Songs From The Queen of Soul’s 60-Year Career
With 40-odd studio albums over a 60-plus-year recording career, it would take many days just to listen to Aretha Franklin’s peerless archive of music, let alone assess it. Yet with years of fandom behind him, longtime Variety contributor Chris Morris has chosen a necessarily subjective selection of 10 exceptional performances from the one and only […]
Fri 11:54  Cannes Prizewinner ‘3 Faces’ Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)
Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Jafar Panahi’s critically lauded drama “3 Faces,” which won the best screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival and will have its North American premiere at Toronto. “3 Faces” marks the fourth feature from Panahi, who since 2010 has been under a 20-year ban imposed by the Iranian […]
Fri 11:42  San Sebastián Adds Films by Mendoza, Groeningen, Garrel, Strickland to the Golden Shell Race
Brillante Mendoza’s “Alpha, the Right to Kill,” Felix Van Groeningen’s Brad Pitt-produced “Beautiful Boy,” Louis Garrel’s “A Faithful Man” and Peter Strickland’s “In Fabric” will compete for San Sebastian’s Golden Seashell, the Basque festival announced Friday. Further new main competition titles unveiled take in Liu Jie’s “Baby” and Tuva Novotny’s debut “Blind Spot.” The six […]
Fri 11:08  ‘Ága’ Wins Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival
The 24th Sarajevo Film Festival has awarded its top prize to Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s “Ága.” The Yakut-language movie, which saw its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, tells the story of a troubled Inuit family. “Ága” won the Heart of Sarajevo on Thursday night, the festival’s prize for best feature film, which includes a […]
Fri 10:24  Stormy Daniels Says Custody Dispute Forced Her to Pull Out of U.K. ‘Big Brother’
UPDATED: Despite rumors that Stormy Daniels would be the big signing coup for the new season of “Celebrity Big Brother” in the U.K., the notorious porn star was not one of the 13 celebrities to enter the house on Thursday night’s launch show on Channel 5. The Sun tabloid said that Daniels, who was allegedly paid off […]
Fri 09:17  Sarajevo’s Kinoscope Sidebar Focuses on the Bold and Experimental
Since its launch in 2012, the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Kinoscope sidebar has presented challenging, experimental and genre-bending titles from around the globe. This year’s lineup includes an eclectic showcase of feature and documentary works from mostly young directors, half of them women, including Nicolas Pesce’s U.S. thriller “Piercing”; Dominga Sotomayor’s “Too Late to Die Young”; Hélène Cattet and […]
Fri 09:00  Album Review: Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’
At some point in the process of listening to Ariana Grande’s fourth and most delightful album, “Sweetener,” which is slightly dominated by six songs produced and co-written by Pharrell Williams, it may occur to you: Well, of course she was going to hook up with the guy who made “Happy” one of the biggest hits of […]
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