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Sean Penn in Mystic River - MVFF Tribute

Sean Penn to receive tribute at Mill Valley Film Festival 40

Legendary director and actor to be honored with MVFF Award following onstage conversation.
The Square - MVFF40

MVFF40: Cannes films ‘The Square’, ‘120 BPM’, ‘Loveless’ among first slate of films revealed

Organizers of the Mill Valley Film Festival have released the first slate of major film announcements. It's a lengthy reveal, featuring international and domestic entries. A quick scan suggests a quality line-up, including many stand-out titles, and performances. Of note the top Cannes award winners -- Palme d'Or, Gran Prix,...
Amy Adams Arrival - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

Gearing up for 40th Mill Valley Film Festival

Stark Insider will be on location to cover a very special edition of the famed Mill Valley Film Festival.
Mark and Jay Duplass Interview on filmmaking, Jeff Who Lives at Home (Video)

Here’s one way to possibly fund your next narrative film

Filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass announce new program to help fund up to $25,000 for narrative films made in local communities.
Emma Stone Interview LA LA LAND at Mill Valley Film Festivalvideo

Stark Insider Oscar Picks: La La Land, Lion, Moonlight, more (Plus Interviews)

The 89th Academy Awards are moments away. Here's Stark Insider's picks for winners in the top Oscar categories. Plus video interviews with some of the nominees. Don't forget: Subscribe to the Stark Insider YouTube channel to get automatically notified of new episodes with host Loni Stark. It's the biggest night...
Damien Chazelle directing on set of LA LA LAND. Photo courtesy: Summit.

BTS La La Land: Damien Chazelle directing Emma Stone

One of the most talked about films in recent memory is La La Land. There's good reason for that. Writer-director Damien Chazelle has done the near impossible: reboot the storied musical for the big screen. And, to boot, there's plenty of agreeable ingredients here: strong performances by leads Ryan Gosling and...

Oscar Watch: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling lead record-tying 14 nominations for LA LA LAND (Video)

"I didn't even know he could dance." That was actress Emma Stone talking about her dashing co-star Ryan Gosling. Turns out that, yes, they both can dance -- exceptionally well. News broke today that La La Land had done what a lot of critics were forecasting: dominated the 2017 Oscar nominations. 14...
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Oscar Watch: Nicole Kidman scores best actress nomination for LION (Video)

Nicole Kidman's understated and riveting performance in Lion has not only won over new and existing fans alike, but also is receiving glowing reviews from critics. And the good news keeps on coming. Now the famed Australian actress can add the Academy to the list of those who feel her performance...
LA LA LAND awards - Ryan Gosling and Emma Stonevideo

In Theaters: Talking ‘La La Land’ with Emma Stone, director Damien Chazelle (Video)

A lot of movies are basking in adulation this year. Arrival with Amy Adams. Lion with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Moonlight with Mahershala Ali. Among so many other quality productions. Bottom line: it's looking to be very competitive come awards season. But perhaps the most-talked about, most highly praised effort so...