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Sundance and Toronto film festivals pledge increased access for underrepresented critics

Sundance, held each January in Park City, Utah, currently accredits more than 1,000 journalists, assigning each media credential according to a three-tiered system of prioritized access. Critics largely fall into its “express pass” top tier, which is the badge level Sundance has promised to diversify starting this year. … ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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Brie Larson Calls for More Film Critics of Color: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear What a White Man Has to Say’

Brie Larson wants to see more underrepresented reporters in the entertainment industry. At the Crystal + Lucy Awards, the actress announced that the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival have pledged 20 percent of their credentials for minorities to better reflect America. Larson was on hand to accept the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film Wednesday night at ...

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Classic Hollywood: Nearly 50 years after `Easy Rider,' Peter Fonda plays — what else? — a pothead in new film

Feste noted that her father was very different than the handsome, affable Plummer. “My father is covered with tattoos, was in and out of prison all of his life,” she said. “When we realized that Christopher Plummer was going to play the role, I was like ‘Oh, he needs some fancier friends. He needs a friend, like, he went to ...

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Film News Roundup: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Contributed $63 Million in Economic Activity to New York

In today’s film news roundup, New York says “Ocean’s 8” generated $ 63 million in economic activity, Anthony Anderson joins a Netflix coming-of-age drama, and Rosie O’Donnell backs an anti-Trump documentary. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY New York officials have announced that the production of Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Ocean’s 8” created more than $ 63 million in economic activity ...

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Film Review: ‘Zoo’

June 8, 2018 6:14PM PT This “true” story of how a baby elephant survived the blitz of Belfast during World War 2 pleases young audiences by making kids the heroes. Taking peculiar advantage of the old disaster-movie rule that audiences care more about whether a single dog lives or dies than they do about the fates of people, “Zoo” amplifies ...

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Hugo Weaving to Star in VR Feature Film ‘Lone Wolf’

Hugo Weaving, who previously starred in technology trend-setting film “The Matrix,” will head the cast of full-length virtual reality feature “Lone Wolf.” He is joined by “Hotel Mumbai” actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. The Australian film is to be directed by Jonathan Ogilvie (“The Tender Hook,” “Jet Set,” “Emulsion”) as a modern-day adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s… Variety

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