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How (and Why) Neil Gaiman Finally Adapted ‘The Sandman’ for TV ‘After Three Decades of Stopping Bad’ Versions

Neil Gaiman didn’t have to do it. He could have left well enough alone. After 30 years of successfully shutting down every “bad” attempt to adapt his best-selling…

‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Stars Maria Bakalova and Amandla Stenberg Talk Working With Pete Davidson and Horror Films as Exposure Therapy

Though they both boast impressive filmographies at a young age, neither Maria Bakalova or Amandla Stenberg had appeared in a horror film before. That all changes with the…

This Year’s Emmy Song Nominees: Few Superstars in Contention

The Emmy lineup might have looked like this: Kanye West nominated for music supervision. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Phoebe Bridgers and Sheryl Crow up for…

Frontieres Market Welcomes ‘Films for Women by Women,’ Gets Tipsy on ‘Space Beers’

Frontières International Co-Production Market – back to an in-person event after four online editions – has unveiled this year’s projects, including 18 titles in its official selection, all…

Starring J.K. Simmons, Shudder’s Lovecraftian Glory Hole Thriller ‘Glorious’ Drops a Teaser Before Fantasia Bow (EXCLUSIVE)

Director Rebekah McKendry’s newest film “Glorious” – which stars legendary character actor J.K. Simmons alongside Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) – world premieres at this year’s Fantasia in official…

Locarno Titles ‘Last Dance,’ ‘Little Ones’ Pounced On by Be For Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Brussels-based sales company Be For Films has picked up international sales rights to two world premiere titles at the upcoming 75th Locarno Film Festival: Delphine Lehericey’s Piazza Grande…

Why ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Thrived at the Box Office While ‘Lightyear’ Flailed

Box office watchers were worried that family audiences had all but forgotten about movie theaters… until Gru and his mischievous yellow friends came along. As it turns out,…

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Launch KVIFF Talents

The 56th Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival will host the launch of KVIFF Talents, its new year-round program, whose goal is to identify talented filmmakers, and support the…

Why Did T Bone Burnett Record a Song With Bob Dylan That Only One Person Can Own? To Disrupt the Art Market

At a recent intimate listening session for a new Bob Dylan record, there was a last-minute mention from someone in the control room of L.A.’s Village Studios that…

Safe Space Pictures Foundation Launches With Funding for Projects Including ‘Fairyland,’ ‘Battleground’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Close to a decade after American Zoetrope announced that the company had acquired the screen rights to Alysia Abbott’s “Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father,” the film adaptation…

BiFan Festival to Return as Hybrid Event Reflecting ‘Irreversible’ Changes to Film Industry.

The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) has outlined plans for the restart of in-person screenings in July. But it says it will keep an online component as…

‘Beba’ Review: Rebeca Huntt’s Life May Be a Work in Progress, but Her Debut Shines Bright Like a Diamond

How many millennial cine-memoirs does the world need? I might have answered that question differently before “Beba.” As a generation of TikTok and Instagram users seek still more…