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Steven Soderbergh Showcase Set for Tokyo Film Festival

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Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) will host a World of Steven Soderbergh program at this year's event, with the versatile director appearing at a Q&A session in Tokyo.

Soderbergh - who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1989 for his debut Sex, Lies and Videotape aged 26 and an Oscar for Traffic in 2000 - will be featured in the first of a series on influential filmmakers from the Americas, supported by American Airlines.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Ocean's Eleven (2001), Haywire (2011) and this year's Logan Lucky will be screened at Tiff.

The full Tiff line-up »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival

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Turin Film Festival will host the first full Brian de Palma Retrospective in Italy at its upcoming festival. Curated by festival director Emanuela Martini, the retrospective will feature not just the complete feature films of De Palma, but also his short films, documentaries and video clips.

De Palma, born in New Jersey to parents of Apulian origins, is known for a number of iconic films including Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996) among many others.

He has been honored with a Berlin Silver Bear for Greetings »

- Ariston Anderson

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Oscars: Singapore Selects 'Pop Aye' for Foreign-Language Category

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Singapore has picked Kirsten Tan’s debut feature Pop Aye to represent the country at the 2018 Oscars in the best foreign-language film category.

A tender but mysterious drama, Pop Aye debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for screenwriting.

Set entirely in Thailand, the film stars Thaneth Warakulnukroh as a down and out architect who is reunited with his childhood elephant and embarks on a road trip across the Thai countryside in search of their old home.

"Loneliness, alienation, the ache of nostalgia and the everyday absurdity of life infuse every »

- Patrick Brzeski

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China's Censors Pull Revered Director's Film Days Before Release, Outraging Industry

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Youth, the seventeenth film from renowned Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang, had been billed as a possible commercial and critical return to form. But a sudden heavy-handed censorship decision may have just laid such hopes to waste.

A sweeping period drama set during the upheavals of 1970s China, the film was well received at its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, with critics praising its balance between Feng's auteurist and crowd-pleasing impulses — traits that once earned him the nickname of "China's Spielberg." Commercial prospects for Beijing studio Huayi Brothers, the film's lead producer (which <a »

- Patrick Brzeski

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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure': First Trailer Released for Final Film in Trilogy

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Twentieth Century Fox on Sunday night released the trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final film in the Ya action-adventure franchise.

Dylan O'Brien returns as Thomas, who this time leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a Wckd-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Wes Ball directed »

- THR Staff

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