Day: August 16, 2015

Film Review: ‘Big Sky’

August 16, 2015

Courtesy of eOne Films A curious first English-language feature choice for director Jorge Michel Grau (of the original 2010 Mexican horror film “We Are What We Are”) “Big Sky” is a misfired thriller starring Bella Thorne as a sanatorium-bound basket case forced to cope after a crisis strands her in the middle of the New Mexico […]

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Locarno Film Review: ‘The Violin Teacher’

August 16, 2015

For anyone who still remembers 1999’s antiseptic Meryl Streep vehicle “Music of the Heart,” Brazilian classroom drama “The Violin Teacher” may sound discouragingly familiar: A down-on-his-luck concert violinist regains his mojo through teaching, bringing harmony to a spiky collective of teens less fortunate than himself. Happily, Sergio Machado’s film brings a little more local color and […]

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John Boyega reveals Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster at D23 Expo

August 16, 2015

Amid the D23 Expo’s announcements of the Episode IX director (it’s Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow), the cast of Rogue One, and new Star Wars theme park attractions, John Boyega shared the first poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor, who plays Finn in the film directed by J.J. Abrams, took over the Walt […]

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Lupita Nyong’o loved ‘geekin’ out’ at D23

August 16, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o pulled triple duty Saturday at Disney’s D23 Expo — she was promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book and The Queen of Katwe at the event — and from the looks of her Instagram she had a great time doing it. The Oscar winner said she was “Geekin’ out” at the […]

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