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From Sasha’s review of Youth at Cannes in May:

Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening of everything I’ve seen here thus far with the possible exception of Carol. When it finally came to an end, the audience sat in stunned silence until at last the screen went totally dark… Both Caine and Keitel give career-best performances. One or the other is headed for the Best Actor race. Jane Fonda has a powerhouse few minutes on screen that could earn her an Oscar nomination as well, but with Fox Searchlight in the driver’s seat expect this film — catnip for Academy voters — to be represented in all of the major categories and perhaps to become a frontrunner to win.

This is a film of big ideas of the human experience, certainly among the most profound. Why are people so afraid of human touch? is one of the questions it examines. Is love meant to last? is another. It’s about show business, creativity, inspiration, but mostly about the eternal conflict between aging and youth. We have such power of attraction when we’re young but we often don’t learn how to properly wield that power till we’re old. The film is emphatic about its realization that we’re alive until we aren’t. It doesn’t matter whether that existence is important or insignificant, this universal truth remains.

From Paolo Sorrentino, the internationally renowned writer and director of Italy’s Oscar-winning foreign language film The Great Beauty, comes YOUTH – a poignant tale of how we each find our own passion in life. Starring Academy Award winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz), Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda (Academy Award winner Jane Fonda). And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy (Paul Dano), an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance? Set against a sprawling landscape of unforgettable sights and intoxicating music, YOUTH asks if our most important and life-changing experiences can come at any time – even late – in life. YOUTH will open in theaters December 4, 2015

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Anticipation is building for a David O. Russell film starring Jennifer Lawrence. She’s not a supporting character this time around but the lead.  Co-stars include Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen.

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New character posters for the upcoming Suffragette have been released to honor Emmeline Pankhurst day. The film stars Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan and centers on early members of the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Directed by Sarah Gavron, Suffragette will be released on October 23. Check out the posters below:

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The Weinstein Co. just released the new poster, or a new poster, for the Hateful 8, the new Quentin Tarantino film starring Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. We know we’re getting great dialogue, good action set pieces and lots of violence. The film likely not disappoint Tarantino fans.

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Charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes – gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax), Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost – on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.

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The Hateful Eight has had such a long bumpy road but once it was on track to roll, the publicity machine is on fire. Here is your first look of one revived star (Jennifer Jason-Leigh) joined by the rad Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.

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This Vanity Fair cover is encouraging because it looks like they’re deliberately putting Daisy Ridley front and center, as in, she’s THE STAR. Some say she’s the new Luke, therefore the actual lead and driving force and some say she’s one of three leads. Adam Driver is one, Oscar Isaac is another. John Boyega, Harrison Ford and Chewy join her. I will be heartbroken if this turns out not to be the case. Star Wars is the one franchise that could sell no matter who or what was in the lead so it would be mighty brave of them to have a female at the center. I guess we shall see. If it turns out to be thus, color me impressed.

Here are a few photos taken by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair.

Poltergeist feat

Not sure what to make of the fact that this poster for the Poltergeist remake is more unsettling than almost everything in the trailer. Have they just re-shot the very same screenplay from 1982, complete with identical dialogue and line readings? (Am I the last one to find out about this or is it not true?) If the only upgrade is to enlarge the haunted TV to 1080p and give us more digital trickery to replace the incredible practical effects of the original, then I can’t say that I’m much more excited to see this now than I was before. But yes, I’ll admit, somehow this year’s clown is scarier, even when he’s sitting still. Nearly as scary as seeing this uncanny clone of Heather O’Rourke who’s playing Carol Anne 2.0 — yikes, that’s some advanced movie technology.

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I think this might actually be the poster. Okay, Awards Daily readers, imagine what POSSIBLE. But first you have to accept their limitations (they’re mostly old white guys), accept the limitations of Hollywood overall (mostly run by white guys), accept the limitations of film criticism in 2015 (mostly white guys), accept the limitations of ticket buyers and the you can start to imagine what’s possible.

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France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas) as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Irène Némirovsky was already a renowned living in Paris when she began work on Suite Française in 1942. But due to events that transpired as she wrote it, the novel was unknown until it not rediscovered in 2006.

Publishers Weekly said of the novel:
Celebrated in pre-WWII France for her bestselling fiction, the Jewish Russian-born Némirovsky was shipped to Auschwitz in the summer of 1942, months after this long-lost masterwork was composed. Némirovsky, a convert to Catholicism, began a planned five-novel cycle as Nazi forces overran northern France in 1940. This gripping “suite,” collecting the first two unpolished but wondrously literary sections of a work cut short, have surfaced more than six decades after her death. The first, “Storm in June,” chronicles the connecting lives of a disparate clutch of Parisians, among them a snobbish author, a venal banker, a noble priest shepherding churlish orphans, a foppish aesthete and a loving lower-class couple, all fleeing city comforts for the chaotic countryside, mere hours ahead of the advancing Germans. The second, “Dolce,” set in 1941 in a farming village under German occupation, tells how peasant farmers, their pretty daughters and petit bourgeois collaborationists coexisted with their Nazi rulers. In a workbook entry penned just weeks before her arrest, Némirovsky noted that her goal was to describe “daily life, the emotional life and especially the comedy it provides.” This heroic work does just that, by focusing—with compassion and clarity—on individual human dramas.

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BIRDMAN red one-sheet HI res

Also check out the groovy new Birdman site – gives you a good idea of the tone of the brilliant new film by Alejandro G. Inarritu.

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Relieved to see someone decided there might be a better way to promote Interstellar than showing us what a guy in a spacesuit looks like. 3 more posters feature actual things happening. Creatively cool and unusual things.

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The official US one sheet poster for Interstellar has been revealed. The poster prominently features Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey in a spacesuit. The film is about a group of space travellers who uncover a wormhole and stars Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy and John Lithgow.

Director Chris Nolan has kept tight lipped about the film, all we know from the trailer is “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Have a look at the poster and mark your calendars. The film is out on November 7.

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Disney has unveiled the first poster for Into The Woods. Based on the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical, the upcoming film adaptation stars Meryl Streep as The Witch, Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife. Rob Marshall directs the all star cast in the musical adaptation which is set to open on Christmas Day.

The poster features Streep as The Witch looking out from the trees, with the tag “Be Careful What You Wish For.”

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Entertainment Weekly shared a new creepy poster for the upcoming film, Foxcatcher. The film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffallo. The new poster features Carell, who plays the deranged murderer John Du Pont. He’s tipped to earn a Best Actor nomination for the role.

Foxcatcher opens on November 14

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Hollywood, in all of its glory. This poster turned up today on Facebook for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.

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For real. No Katniss, though.

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Hateful Eight feat

Last week at Comic-Con Quentin Tarantino confessed that he’s stopped throwing a fit about the leaked script for The Hateful Eight and decided he’ll go ahead and film the damned thing anyway. The new poster seems to hint that the story might contain some violence? The poster also announces that The Hateful Eight will get a special Roadshow Release in Cinemascope — just like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Paint Your Wagon got. Because as we know, just like 3D and Smell-o-Vision, Cinemascope has a proven history of making movies automatically better. (Name 10 of the 200 movies shot in Cinemascope that aren’t junk and I’ll give you an extra-wide m e r i t b a d g e).

A few months ago at Cannes, Tarantino failed to scare very many people by proclaiming “The Sky Is Falling!” “Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema,”* so it’s good to see Quentin Is Here To Rescue Cinema with a big gimmick event like a Roadshow Theatrical Release! It’ll be just like 1952! Kewl!

*(no kidding, he really said this: “Digital projection is the death of cinema. The fact that most films aren’t presented in 35mm means that the world is lost.”

I wouldn’t make up a crazy quote like that. He actually said that shit out loud and people wrote it down as if it meant anything.)

Nobody tell Tarantino about how charging twice as much for a ticket to see movie in a special super-duper format is The Chronic Illness of Cinema. He gets angry so easy these days. Violently angry.

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