Japanese Anime Phenomenon ‘Your Name’ Gets North American Release Date
Last weekend, the hand-drawn film was honored as best animated feature at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards. Your Name, which also had a 2016 qualifying run and is in contention for the best-animated feature Oscar, has already found box-office success in Asia — it has become the fourth highest-grossing film ever released in Japan, behind Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning Spirited Away, James Cameron's Titanic and Disney's Frozen.
Your Name follows two teenagers, Mitsuha and Taki, who mysteriously and randomly swap bodies. »
- Carolyn Giardina
Slamdance 2017: 13 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival
Now well into its second decade, the Slamdance Film Festival is gearing up for its 2017 edition. Mostly taking place at the Treasure Mountain Inn at top of Park City, Utah’s busting Main Street, Slamdance is dedicated to presenting a festival and a community designed “for filmmakers by filmmakers.”
In previous years, projects from directors like Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster, Jared Hess, Oren Peli, Benh Zeitlin, Seth Gordon, Lynn Shelton and Lena Dunham have bowed at the festival, and it’s become a fertile — if offbeat — proving ground for fresh talents. This year looks to be yet another banner one for the fest, and as such, we’ve gone on a little trip through the Slamdance slate to dig up some prime possibilities for must-see films (shorts and features!).
Ahead, check out 13 titles we’re »
- Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland and Steve Greene
Chris Columbus Boards Sundance Pic ‘Menashe’ As Ep
Exclusive: Chris Columbus has come aboard as executive producer of Menashe, the Yiddish-language drama from Joshua Z. Weinstein that is having its world premiere in the Next section of the Sundance Film Festival which kicks off this week. Columbus and Eleanor Columbus will now Ep executive produce the film under their Maiden Voyage Pictures, which counts recent credits including The Witch, Tallulah and Mediterranea. It also has Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ premiering in… »
Sundance Exclusive: Get Holy With The Poster For ‘The Little Hours’ Starring John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza & Alison Brie
When you think of a film set in the medieval era and involving nuns, the names that come to mind might not necessarily be John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci and Molly Shannon. But that’s exactly what makes “The Little Hours” such an intriguing entry at the Sundance Film Festival.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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