Christel Deskins

Release Calendar for July 3, Plus Where to Watch the Latest Films

Staying home? Good. Looking for something new to watch while you do it? Even better! As the world shifts to accommodate a wide range of in-home viewing options for movie lovers, it’s not just platforms that are expanding, it’s the very type of films they host. There’s more than ever to sift through, and IndieWire is here to help you do just that.

This week’s new releases include Netflix Originals, fresh VOD offerings, new studio releases now available in the comfort of your own home, and a variety of exciting virtual cinema picks. Browse your options below.

“Family Romance, LLC” (directed by Werner Herzog)
Distributor: MUBI
Where to Find It: Streaming on MUBI

A scrappy drama shot on the fly during a stopover in Japan, Werner Herzog’s minor-key story revolves around Japan’s bizarre rent-a-family business, a concept so Herzogian it’s a wonder the filmmaker didn’t dream it up on his … Read More

Iran will not disclose cause of mysterious nuclear site fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause but would not make it public due to “security reasons.”

The multiple, different claims by a self-described group called the “Cheetahs of the Homeland” included language used by several exiled Iranian opposition organizations. They also focused almost entirely on Iran’s nuclear program, viewed by Israel as a danger to its very existence.

The disparate messages, as well as the fact that Iran experts have never heard of the group before, raised questions about whether Natanz again had faced sabotage by a foreign nation as it had during the Stuxnet computer virus outbreak believed to have been engineered by the U.S. and Israel. Tehran’s

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San Sebastian Embraces Cannes Official Selection Titles

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Spain’s San Sebastian Festival, the highest-profile movie event in the Spanish-speaking world, has delivered on director José Luis Rebordinos’ promise of considering  Cannes Official Selection titles for selection, slating five Cannes label titles in its own main competition, the Festival announced Friday.

These include two of the biggest sales attractions at last week’s Cannes Marché du Film Online: François Ozon’s “Summer of 85” and Thomas Vinterberg’s “Another Round.” They also take in two other titles included in what Cannes head Thierry Fremaux called The Faithful in his lineup of film which would have screwed at Cannes, had the festival taken place: Naomi Kawase’s “True Mothers” and Sharunas Bartas “In the Dusk.”

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Also making San Sebastian’s competition cut are “Beginning,” a Cannes Official Selection first feature from Georgia’s Dea Kulumbegashvili, plus “Any Cry Babies Around?” from  Japan’s Takuma Sato.

“Another Round”

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Best Buy’s Epic Fourth of July Sale Is Packed with Amazing Deals on Dyson Vacuums, 4K TVs, and More

Between grilling out and watching fireworks, you’re probably also doing a little online shopping this weekend. There are plenty of Fourth of July sales to browse, but Best Buy’s incredible savings are by far some of the best we’ve come across. The retailer majorly slashed prices on hundreds of big-ticket items from every department, including laptops, TVs, kitchen appliances, vacuums, and more.

Some of these impressive deals include this 75-inch TV for a whopping $1,200 off, the Apple Watch Series 3 for less than $200, and this Dyson cordless stick vacuum for 44 percent off. If you’re looking to invest in a new computer, now’s a good time to do so. Best Buy has some massive discounts on laptops and desktops that are almost as good as they were on Black Friday. Shoppers can score $700 off the Apple Macbook Pro that comes with a touch bar and the Lenovo

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5 Tech Stocks to Buy

The U.S. stock market gained on Jul 2 as investor optimism about market recovery from the COVID-19 crisis got a boost after the U.S. Labor Department reported an unexpected drop in unemployment rate. According to the latest data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% in June from 13.3% in May.

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, marking the second consecutive month of gains following more than 20 million of job losses recorded in April due to the pandemic. In May, the economy created 2.7 million jobs, bringing down the unemployment rate to 13.3% from the post-World War II high of 14.7% in April.

Notably, the stock market is in a recovery mode since April after bottoming out in late-March due to the pessimism surrounding the coronavirus crisis. Optimism over a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and an uptick in economic

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An Online Bank With a Full Range of Products

Ally Bank has been around for over a century — but you probably didn’t hear about it until the last decade.

The bank started out in 1919 as GMAC, General Motors’ finance division. But in 2009, the company rebranded as Ally Bank, an online-only banking institution that offers everything from checking and savings accounts to home and auto loans to investment accounts.

Our in-depth Ally Bank review paints a full picture of the institution but specifically focuses on its checking and savings accounts. This review also includes information about Ally’s money market accounts, CDs, loans and investment options, as well as a review of Ally’s mobile app, level of convenience and customer service.

In this review:

What Is Ally Bank?

Ally Bank is an FDIC-insured online-only banking institution offering an array of accounts, including its Online Savings and Interest Checking. You can also open a Money Market account or invest

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FaceApp is cool again, and adamant it’s not a privacy minefield

FaceApp’s next frontier is bringing its image-editing magic to video, ideally to create live filters on top of videos. A limited version of this feature has already soft-launched on the iOS app, letting you try the old age and child-like filters free of charge. The clips are choppy and struggle to keep up if you move your head too much, but the result is still staggering. Currently, legions of VFX artists spend months aging and de-aging stars in movies, but that could all change. 

“You’ve got 60 frames a second, you got 60 seconds a minute, [you’re] looking at 2,000 frames a minute,” said Ravalia. “If you’re going to retouch [all] that, you need to make masks and go frame-by-frame, it’s a two-to-three week job, but we want to do that [with] a single tap.” The preview videos are sent to a server to be processed, but in the future,

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This Casper mattress sale will save your aching back

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Casper has your perfect mattress, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has your perfect mattress, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS the perfect

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19 Money-Saving Secrets Target Doesn’t Want You To Know

If you frequently shop at Target, you already know this retailer can help you save money on anything from pillows to Pepsi. With more than 1,800 stores across the U.S., the retail giant has made its reputation as a low-price mecca.

But as easy as it is to save money at Target, those with extra Target intel can save even more. GOBankingRates asked savings experts for money-saving tips to make your Target shopping experience better than ever.

Last updated: Jan. 23, 2020

1. Pick Your Day

Because most Targets mark down certain departments on specific days for clearance, knowing the schedule can help you find the best Target deals.

“For instance, you’ll find the best deals on clearance electronics on a Monday and sporting good clearance on Thursday,” said Christy Palmer, founder of the All Things Target blog.

Here’s a schedule Palmer said is good for most Targets:

Monday: Electronics,

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Lockdown Blues? Quarantine Queries? Jonathan Anderson Has Some Answers

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LONDON — Jonathan Anderson has taken the British government’s wartime advice — Keep Calm and Carry On — to new heights. He’s been doing both during lockdown, pivoting like crazy — and trying to enjoy the process.

Never mind that Anderson had to close his Soho London store within days of its opening in March, or that he opened a second unit in Seoul, Korea, while he was locked down in London. Confronted with the grim realities of life in the time of coronavirus, the designer was also determined to show his men’s spring and resort 2021 collections, and make life as easy as possible for the buyers, too.

After cleaning his house in London “about 25 times” at the start of lockdown, he designed the JW Anderson collections on mannequins at home, and figured out ways to re-create the showroom experience by

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