DuJour's best bets for the 51st annual movie marathon
When the 51st annual New York Film Festival kicks off September 27, there will be scores of films for cinema buffs of every stripe to take in. From shorts to the work of emerging artists, the fest is known for showing some of the best contemporary movies from ... More
Six films to watch from the 2013 Toronto Film Festival
The Toronto Film Festival has long been considered one of the most reputable first stops on any great film’s exhaustive and nail-biting ride to an Oscar nomination, and this year’s showcase is no exception. While big-name directors from around the world vie for their films to open at TIFF, the ... More
For 40 years, the fashion house has made cinematic history. In time for Milan fashion week, a close-up look at Fendi in film
If you've ever seen a fur coat in a movie, chances are it was made by Fendi. The famous Italian luxury-goods company has a history of collaboration with the cinema that dates back to the 1970s, a time when Rome's Cinecittà studio was known as Hollywood on the Tiber.
This heritage ... More
The star of C.O.G., the first film based on a David Sedaris essay, on what's made him the man he is today
David Sedaris has one of the most distinctive voices in literature, so when the time came to make a film based on his work, it was important to find the right actor for the part. Luckily, when director Kyle Alvarez set about making C.O.G.—his adaptation of a Sedaris ... More
Director Nicole Holofcener on first dates in middle age and casting the Sopranos star in one of his final roles
Early on in Enough Said—the new film from director Nicole Holofcener—the characters played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini sit in a restaurant attempting to have a first date. Over the din of the hip eatery, the pair engages in the sort of awkward getting-to-know-you exercises that anyone who’s braved ... More
Shane Salerno pieces together an unprecedented glimpse into the author's mysterious life. Here, the director gets fanatic
"I got Salinger."
It's what Newsweek photographer Michael McDermott told the newsroom after capturing J.D. Salinger on a two-day stakeout at the famously reclusive author's mailbox in the '70s. And it's what director Shane Salerno is telling Hollywood now. On September 6th, his bio-documentary Salinger hits theaters in tandem with More
Getting candid around the French Riviera—premieres, parties, yachts and all
Outside of the applause—and, of course, the occasional jeer—that punctuates the end of any hotly anticipated world premiere, the most familiar sound at the Cannes Film Festival might be the snap of Ellen von Unwerth's camera.
The Paris-based photographer has been making the rounds at Cannes, capturing the world's most famous ... More
A weekend-ready crib sheet for your cultural repartee
Cocktails tonight? Brunch tomorrow? Perhaps you'll need a conversation starter or two. To paraphrase W.C. Fields, if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with a blind item. Below, our top talking points for the August 23rd weekend:
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...The superstar CEO who's become a burgeoning TV star? More
The actor on keeping things light, being moved to tears and everything in between on the set of Short Term 12
John Gallagher Jr. knows a thing or two about drama. The actor, currently starring in HBO’s The Newsroom, has had his share of emotionally charged roles both onscreen and in the theater. For his latest film, Short Term 12, from writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton, Gallagher had to dig deep ... More