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San Sebastian Sex Influencer Title ‘Pornomelancolia’ Lands U.S. Deal With Strand Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. distribution rights to San Sebastián competition title “Pornomelancolia,” sales agent Luxbox announced during this week’s Ventana Sur film-TV market in Buenos Aires. As…

Apple Music Reveals Top Songs of 2022, Launches Redesigned Replay Experience

Apple Music unveiled its year-end charts ranking 2022’s top songs, top Shazams, top fitness songs and tracks with the most-read lyrics. The service also announced the launch of…

Front Row Takes Middle East on ‘A Gaza Weekend’ Ahead of Red Sea Film Festival Regional Premiere

Dubai-based distributor and producer Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired Middle East and North Africa (MENA) rights to British-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil’s action-packed drama “A Gaza Weekend” ahead…

MGM+ Picks Up Limited Series ‘A Spy Among Friends’ from ITV Studios

MGM+, the linear channel and streaming service previously known as Epix, has picked up crime drama “A Spy Among Friends.” The British limited series was commissioned by ITV…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

George Takei Calls William Shatner a ‘Cantankerous Old Man,’ Says ‘None’ of the ’Star Trek‘ Cast Got Along With Him

George Takei had nothing nice to say about former “Star Trek” co-star William Shatner in a new interview with The Guardian. Takei, who starred as Sulu opposite Shatner’s…

Kevin Spacey Books First Movie After Winning $40 Million Sexual Battery Lawsuit

Just weeks after it was revealed Kevin Spacey will face more sexual assault charges in the U.K. and he won a $40 million sexual battery lawsuit in the…

Behind the Music of ‘Tár‘ and ’Aftersun‘: Music Supervisor Lucy Bright on Cate Blanchett, the Classical World and the Majesty of ’Under Pressure’

Two of the best and most intriguing films of the year have something in common: music supervisor Lucy Bright. Both “Tár” and “Aftersun” contain some of the most…

‘The Crown’ star Emma Corrin calls for gender-neutral award shows

According to the “My Policeman” star — who came out as non-binary in July of 2021 — it is time for award shows to start merging the “best actor” and “best actress” categories.

The 1975’s Matty Healy shocks concertgoers by kissing fan onstage

While singing “Robbers,” The 1975 frontman Matty Healy pulled a female fan from the crowd on stage and started to get touchy-feely with her.

Tim Beddows, Managing Director of Hammer Studios Co-Founder Network Distributing, Dies at 59

Tim Beddows, the managing director of Hammer Films co-founder Network Distributing, has died. He was 59. His death on Nov. 18 was described as a “terrible shock to…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ‘Live at the Fillmore 1997’ Box Is a Glorious Four-Hour-Long Stocking Stuffer: Album Review

It’s blindingly obvious to say that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were one of the all-time great American bands, but that statement is beyond question not only because…