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    IFC Films Acquires ‘Black 47’ from Director Lance Daly, Heading to TIFF

    Irish period dramas have often found themselves relevant to the larger film community. “In the Name of the Father” drew considerable praise from critics and earned Pete Postlewaite his only Oscar nomination. It also earned Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson Oscar nominations as well. “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2006. Now, IFC […] More

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    Florida Film Festival Review: ‘American Animals’ is a Frenetic Docu-Heist Film

    Whenever a documentary filmmaker makes the transition to narrative features, there is some concern over whether they can handle the change. It’s one thing to tell us a story based on evidence and real moments caught on camera. It’s another to craft a world with drama, stakes, and tension that inherently brings falsehood through performance. […] More

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    CHECK OUT: Official Poster and Release Date Announced for The Orchard’s ‘American Animals’

    The Orchard and MoviePass Ventures unveiled the official poster for its upcoming film, “American Animals.” The two companies partnered to acquire the film last month after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. “American Animals” is based on the true story of four young men from the suburbs who attempt to pull off […] More

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    Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2017

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! End of year lists are flooding the internet – from essential compilations like Kris Tapley’s top 10 Shots at Variety and Tomris Laffly’s outstanding collection of costume design at Film School Rejects, to a cornucopia of posts ranking the top 10 films of the year (including our very own […] More

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    Sundance 2018: MoviePass and The Orchard Partner in Acquisition of Festival Standout ‘American Animals’

    MoviePass Ventures is getting into the distribution game in a partnership with The Orchard. Together, the two have secured the rights for “American Animals.” The film premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, quickly emerging as a festival favorite. It is the true story of four young men who attempt one of the […] More

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    OSCARS: First SAG Predictions and Tapping into the Acting Branch and TV Voting Bloc

    As we move into mid-October, the awards season is beginning to take shape, in the sense that we are getting our first reactions to some of the year’s most anticipated films.  This week, the New York Film Festival will wrap up with Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” from Amazon Studios.  Aside from Allen in an Original […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Dunkirk’ Packs an Emotional Maturity from Director Christopher Nolan

    Such little words spoken but so much is said with Christopher Nolan’s newest and most personal film, “Dunkirk.”  With a career that has spanned such treats as “The Dark Knight,” “Inception,” and “The Prestige,” Nolan has found a way to tap into two different cultures with a story that speaks to both American and Europeans […] More