Cannes Film Review: ‘Wolf And Sheep’ — Variety

The action is set in an Afghan village that 26-year-old, tyro director-writer Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afghanistan’s first-ever distaff feature helmer, was forced to re-create in the dusty mountains of neighboring Tajikistan because of security concerns for her mostly foreign crew — and the tale’s naked, green, female fairy.

via Cannes Film Review: ‘Wolf And Sheep’ — Variety


Spanish Film Sales Agents Look to Latin America, Small Screen — Variety

Once made up of almost pure-play Spanish film vendors, Spain’s sales sector is diversifying to survive. One reason: the number of Spanish star-driven pics with high production values has plunged as average Spanish movie budgets dropped from $3.4 million in 2009 to $2.0 million in 2015. Despite some exceptions, local films have followed the trend……

via Spanish Film Sales Agents Look to Latin America, Small Screen — Variety

Film Review: ‘The Darkness’ — Variety

A family beset by autism, bulimia, alcoholism and extramarital canoodling squares off against the world-ending prophecies of Anasazi canyon-dwellers in “The Darkness,” a kitchen-sink horror movie so over-the-top that even the actual kitchen faucet runs mysteriously. At some point in the production process, co-writer/director Greg McLean must have believed he was making John Cassavetes’ “Poltergeist,”……

via Film Review: ‘The Darkness’ — Variety

Cannes Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ — Variety

Let’s say for the sake of argument that giants really exist. That they galumph around London, ’round about the witching hour, plucking kids from orphanage windows as a late-night snack. That one among them has misgivings about all this “cannybullism” and might actually make a pretty good friend, if given the chance. Wouldn’t you like……

via Cannes Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ — Variety