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Jafar Panahi’s Wife Shares Update on Filmmaker’s Imprisonment, Offers Legal Case for His Release

Jafar Panahi continues to sit in an Iranian prison, serving a six-year sentence due to his inquiries about arrests of fellow filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad. The international film community overwhelmingly denounced his imprisonment as unjust, and the director was able to speak to the world through statements as his latest film, “No...

Hollywood Mourns Tyre Nichols: Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, Questlove React to Tragic Police Brutality Video

The death of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Memphis man who was beaten to death by police officers earlier this month, made new headlines this week when body camera footage from the killing was released. The haunting footage, which features Nichols screaming for his mother as he explains that he was just trying to get home, sparked another debate about...

Brett Goldstein Hints at ‘Ted Lasso’ Ending: ‘It’s Better If You Don’t Know Anything’

If someone tried to rank the busiest men in Hollywood, Brett Goldstein would have a serious claim to the top slot on the list. In addition to playing Roy Kent on “Ted Lasso” — a role that won him two Emmy Awards — he pulls double duty as a writer and producer on the show while developing other projects (and occasionally playing Hercules in the Marvel...

D’Arcy Carden Is Eager to Welcome Her Action Star Era: ‘Marvel, I’m Waiting!’

[Spoilers for “Shotgun Wedding,” now streaming on Prime Video, below.]  Well, who else didn’t see that twist ending coming? With the explosive climax of “Shotgun Wedding,” it seems like D’Arcy Carden just cemented herself as a stunt work pro and bonafide action star. The Prime Video film stars Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as a couple whose wedding...

Here Are the Sundance 2023 Films You’re Going to Want to See

As this year’s Sundance comes to a close on its final weekend, awards winners have been announced, big deals have been brokered, and buzz has reached a fever pitch. And thus, the inevitable: a list of all our own favorite films of the festival, the entries we’ve been yapping about for days on end and that we just can’t wait for more people to see and...

Mega-Sales at Sundance Did Just Fine. We Should Sweat the Small Stuff

Between $20 million for “Fair Play,” eight figures for “Flora and Son,” and a hefty theatrical deal for “Theater Camp,” any handwringing over the Sundance market seems a little silly. Both major streamers and traditional theatrical buyers got in on the Utah action, and while there may have been fewer fevered late-night deals, films like “A Little Prayer”...

‘5 Seasons of Revolution’ Review: Raw Documentary Depicts Personal Sketches of the Syrian Civil War

It’s been 12 years since the Syrian Civil War began, fracturing the region and contributing to the devastating global migration and refugee crisis. The Arab Spring of 2011 was an initially hopeful time for Syrians, filled with dynamic, peaceful protests against the corrupt regime of President Bashar al-Assad. When Syrian journalist Lina (who goes by...

IndieWire Party Diaries: Sundance Film Festival 2023

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival has finally concluded after a whirlwind week of highly anticipated premieres, the IndieWire Studio at Sundance sessions presented by Dropbox, and of course, lavish parties. IndieWire editors give a VIP peek of the top afterparties and private events throughout the snow-filled annual mecca for independent film, where...

‘Beyond Utopia’ Review: A Badass Pastor Smuggles North Koreans to Freedom in Secret Sundance Doc

Nobody who runs into Pastor Seungeun Kim would ever suspect that he was one of the world’s top covert geopolitical operatives. The soft-spoken Korean man — whose wife’s first impression of him was that he looked like Kim Jong-il because of his large belly — seems like he has more in common with a dorky dad from a GEICO commercial than Jack Ryan. But...

AMPAS to Review Oscars Campaign Procedures in Wake of Surprise ‘To Leslie’ Nomination

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is officially taking a closer look at the Oscar campaigns for this year’s nominees after a growing backlash surrounding the viral grassroots organizing that earned “To Leslie” star Andrea Riseborough a surprise Best Actress nomination. While it has so far appeared as if the campaign team behind the Momentum...

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