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    Interview: Ira Sachs Reflects on Working With Isabelle Huppert and Filming in Portugal for “Frankie”

    Everybody loves taking a vacation. For director, Ira Sachs, Portugal provides a lush, new setting for his textured family drama. In “Frankie,” Isabelle Huppert plays a dying woman who takes her family on a vacation to Sintra, Portugal. However, Frankie’s real motivation turns out to be playing Cupid. She hopes to fix up her son, Paul (Jérémie […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Frankie’ Takes Audiences on a Languid Vacation with Isabelle Huppert

    Family vacations are stressful, no matter how picturesque the location. “Frankie” follows this upper-class family on a trip to Portugal that forces them to confront the mortality of their matriarch. Writer-director Ira Sachs excels at ensemble pieces but turns his attention more to his leading lady, Isabelle Huppert. The film retains his trademark warmth. Yet, […] More

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    TIFF: Focus Features Picks Up Neil Jordan Thriller ‘Greta’ Starring Isabelle Huppert

    Often overshone by the premieres of future Oscar players is the excitement of the acquisition market at the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF remains one of the best markets for independent features to sell to large distributors. It can also be fruitful ground for studios looking to sure up their lineup prior to Oscar season. One […] More

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    Jason Reitman’s ‘Tully’ to Open Miami Film Festival

    After surprising audiences in Park City with a secret screening, Jason Reitman‘s “Tully” heads to Florida. The film premieres as the Opening Night selection at the Miami Film Festival. The film is directed by four-time Academy Award nominee Reitman. He was previously nominated for “Juno” and “Up in the Air.” “Tully” reunites Reitman with his […] More

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    Berlin Film Festival: Gus Van Sant’s ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Among First Group of Titles Selected for Competition

    The first group of films selected for competition at the Berlin Film Festival were released on Monday, along with the names of two new features set to premiere at the Berlinale Special. Joining Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is Gus Van Sant’s latest offering, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” featuring Joaquin Phoenix […] More

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    NYFF Film Review: ‘Mrs. Hyde’ Can’t Be Saved by Isabelle Huppert or Anyone Else

    2017 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Serge Bozon looks as though he’s thrown together a student film with his oddly constructed failure “Mrs. Hyde” (or known as “Madame Hyde”) starring Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert.  Throwing out an interesting premise as a recreation on the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” story but the film’s deficiency isn’t in […] More

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    Cesar Awards Nominations – ‘Elle’ Tops With 11 Nods

    The French Academy announced its picks for the best in film this year. The Academy’s annual Cesar Awards lavished love on “Elle,” giving it 11 nods. Star Isabelle Huppert received a Best Actress nomination for the film, just a day after she received an Oscar nomination for the same performance. Cannes Palmes d’Or winner “I, […] More

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    London Film Critics’ Circle Winners – ‘La La Land’ Wins Overall, Huppert Wins for ‘Things to Come’

    The London Film Critics’ Circle held its 37th annual Film Awards Sunday night. The group spread the love around, with “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert all receiving two total awards. It was Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” that ultimately won over the group though, taking Film of the Year honors. Oscar frontrunner Mahershala […] More

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    Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10?

    It’s all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let’s be honest, we just all need the distraction right now. With the inauguration, confirmation hearings, and the fabric of America seemingly falling apart, retreating into the movies and glitzy red carpet […] More

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