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Cannes’ Critics Week Winner ‘Diamantino’ Nabbed for U.S. by Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)

..Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Cannes’s Critics’ Week winner “Diamantino,” Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s comic fantasy film. The Portuguese-American duo’s feature debut will have its North American premiere at…

‘Ruben Blades Is Not My Name’ Unspools Across Latin America

..As documentaries and true-event based movies deliver many of the highlights and some news at the Santiago Int’l Film Festival (August 19-26), Abner Benaim’s much-lauded music documentary “Ruben Blades is Not My…

Locarno Film Review: ‘Hotel by the River’

..“It’s a bit ambivalent — he’s not a real auteur,” says a young woman, in airily indifferent fashion, about the work of a semi-famous filmmaker, having improbably recognized him in the foyer…

Ed Skrein Joins Roland Emmerich’s World War II Film ‘Midway’ (EXCLUSIVE)

..Ed Skrein is joining Roland Emmerich’s World War II pic “Midway,” sources tell Variety. He joins an ensemble that includes Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Luke Evans, and Patrick Wilson. Based on the…

Arrested Development creator, stars on reuniting for season 5, the Lucille 2 mystery, and Jeffrey Tambor

..It’s an absurdly pleasant May night in L.A. and Mitch Hurwitz is spending Cinco de Cuatro — the holiest of Arrested Development holidays — the way he has spent every single day…

Janet Jackson Gushes About Her Son Eissa in a Rare Interview

..After spending a lifetime in the spotlight, Janet Jackson doesn’t do interviews all that often. But, in the May 19 issue of Billboard, she speaks in detail about life with her 1-year-old…

How black-ish reflects the life of its creator — and his wife, Rainbow Edwards-Barris

..“Awkward.” That’s the best way Rainbow Edwards-Barris can describe the first time she watched black-ish, the acclaimed sitcom her husband, Kenya Barris, created. Barris’ conception of the show was autobiographical — a…