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Jessica Chastain Slams CBS Over Lack Of Female Representation

3 August 2017 6:23 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not only is Jessica Chastain one of the best actresses of her generation, what with her incredible turns in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Tree of Life,” among many other great performances, but she has also been an outspoken activist when it comes to the discrimination faced by women in Hollywood. One of the more important issues she has fought for has been equal pay in the industry, for which she had this to say just last year: “I think people know if they’re going to hire me I’m not going to just be grateful.

Continue reading Jessica Chastain Slams CBS Over Lack Of Female Representation at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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‘Broad City’ Season 4 Trailer: Abbi Meets Ilana

31 July 2017 7:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Oh, 2011… it was the year that gave us “The Tree Of Life” and “Drive,” Charlie Sheen‘s meltdown, the iPhone 4s, Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s marriage, and the first meeting of Abbi and Ilana. The new trailer for “Broad City” season four is here, and we see how our two favorite besties first met.

Continue reading ‘Broad City’ Season 4 Trailer: Abbi Meets Ilana at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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How ‘A Ghost Story’ Completes a Texan Triptych on Time

27 July 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Marshall Shaffer

Considering David Lowery’s A Ghost Story Alongside Boyhood and The Tree of Life.

The article How ‘A Ghost Story’ Completes a Texan Triptych on Time appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

- Marshall Shaffer

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Oscars 2018: Fox Searchlight slate led by ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin, ‘Three Billboards’ …

21 July 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Fox Searchlight can boast of three Best Picture winners: “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008); “12 Years a Slave” (2013), and “Birdman” (2014). Other Fox Searchlight titles to have contended for the top Academy Awards include: “The Full Monty,” “Sideways,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Juno,” “Black Swan,” “127 Hours,” “The Tree of Life,” “The Descendants,” “Beasts of the Southern […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Exclusive: Trey Edward Shults on It Comes at Night and interning for Terrence Malick

5 July 2017 5:56 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Andy Furlong

This week HeyUGuys caught up with talented director Trey Edward Shults. Having already shown his filmmaking prowess in his acclaimed debut film Krisha, his sophomore feature It Comes at Night confirms that he will be a cinematic force to be reckoned with for decades to come. In a wide-ranging interview Shults talks interning for Terence Malick, how he conceptualised the dream sequences in his latest production, and much, much more.

You’ve managed to do more world building in It Comes at Night, from within the confines of this country home setting, than most movies manage to do when they are trying to establish a similar premise on a global scale. I think it’s the psyche of those involved, as well as the dynamics and emotion of the situation that makes moments in movies like this work. Do you think sometimes by showing less and focusing »

- Andy Furlong

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Song to Song: should Terrence Malick take a break?

3 July 2017 1:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Films such as Badlands and The Thin Red Line made him a legend. Now his films barely scrape a release. What went wrong for the reclusive auteur?

Related: Is Terrence Malick ahead of his time or out of date?

A new movie by Terrence Malick used to be a seismic event; now it’s more of a “meh”. Malick’s return after a 20-year absence with 1998’s The Thin Red Line, was regarded as the second coming of a mystical movie messiah, so revered had the reclusive Texan become in the decades since Badlands and Days of Heaven. But for an outsider auteur, Malick has sure been churning them out lately. Since 2011’s acclaimed The Tree of Life, he has made three features and two versions of a documentary – practically a film a year.

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- Steve Rose

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"Twin Peaks," Episode 8 Recap: Did You Like That Song?

26 June 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series."Did you like that song?" the boy (Xolo Mariduena) asks the girl (Tikaeni Faircrest). His words are hesitant and tentative—tinged with naiveté, therefore open and earnest. "Yes," the girl replies, playing along with the courtship ritual. "I did like that song." Yet there's a sense in the slight pause between his question and her answer that she could say anything. That awkward dead space is filled with possibilities—positive, negative and in-between. And what excitement there is in that. This exchange comes toward the end of Part 8 of Mark Frost and David Lynch's revived Twin Peaks, though the quiet beauty of the moment is offset by the many horrors (and wonders) that precede it…and that, will indeed, follow it. It's easy »

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‘Twin Peaks’ Part 8 Was the Closest We’ll Come to Seeing David Lynch’s ‘Tree of Life’

26 June 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Some people go nuts for ‘Tree of Life,’” David Lynch said during a Los Angeles Times interview five years ago. “I love Terry Malick. But ‘Tree of Life’ wasn’t my cup of tea.” After being asked a follow-up question about why he couldn’t get into the film, Lynch simply repeated himself: “It wasn’t my cup of tea.”

If you’ve ever wondered what the Lynchian equivalent of “The Tree of Life” would look like, last night’s entrancing episode of “Twin Peaks” offers a clue. It might have been the most visually stunning 60 minutes of television ever produced — and certainly the revival’s best episode since last month’s two-part premiere — and most who tuned in have no earthly idea what actually happened.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 8 Aims for Maximum Weirdness and Succeeds

As fate would have it, that interview was about the fact that »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Twin Peaks’ Part 8 Was the Closest We’ll Come to Seeing David Lynch’s ‘Tree of Life’

26 June 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“Some people go nuts for ‘Tree of Life,’” David Lynch said during a Los Angeles Times interview five years ago. “I love Terry Malick. But ‘Tree of Life’ wasn’t my cup of tea.” After being asked a follow-up question about why he couldn’t get into the film, Lynch simply repeated himself: “It wasn’t my cup of tea.”

If you’ve ever wondered what the Lynchian equivalent of “The Tree of Life” would look like, last night’s entrancing episode of “Twin Peaks” offers a clue. It might have been the most visually stunning 60 minutes of television ever produced — and certainly the revival’s best episode since last month’s two-part premiere — and most who tuned in have no earthly idea what actually happened.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Part 8 Aims for Maximum Weirdness and Succeeds

As fate would have it, that interview was about the fact that »

- Michael Nordine

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Rare Cannes Swedish Favorite, AIDS Drama and Best Actor Winner Phoenix Oscar Chances?

20 June 2017 7:16 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' with Claes Bang: 'Gobsmackingly weird' Cannes Film Festival favorite may have a tough time landing a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination. Ruben Östlund's comedy-drama is totally unrelated to Jehane Noujaim's 2013 Oscar-nominated political documentary of the same title, which refers to downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square. Cannes' Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' & other Official Competition favorites' Oscar chances Screenwriter-director Ruben Östlund's The Square was the Palme d'Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped up on May 28. (See list of Palme d'Or and other 2017 Cannes winners further below.) Clocking in at about 2 hours and 20 minutes, Östlund's unusual comedy-drama revolving around the chaotic p.r. campaign to promote the opening of the titular installation – a symbolic square of light – at a contemporary art museum in Stockholm has been generally well-received by critics. In the opinion of The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw, »

- Steph Mont.

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How a Chance Encounter With Terrence Malick Turned Trey Edward Shults Into a Filmmaker

16 June 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Trey Edward Shults was 18 years old, he went to Hawaii for the summer to stay with his aunt Krisha – yes, the same Krisha who starred in his 2016 breakout “Krisha.” His aunt was connected to small filmmaking community on the island and got her nephew jobs working on commercials and other productions.

Read More: ‘It Comes at Night’: Why A24 Took a Gamble on a New Filmmaker’s Ambitious Horror Vision

“I lucked out and got on this Terrence Malick movie,” said Shults when he was guest on IndeWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast. The small crew, sans Malick, was shooting footage of a volcano for the documentary “Voyage of Time.”

“It was five guys with an IMAX camera,” said Shults. “I loved movies, but I didn’t know how they were made, really. I didn’t even get what the guy [the film loader] in the changing bag with the film was »

- Chris O'Falt

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Jessica Chastain In "Vogue"

6 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Jessica Chastain ("Interstellar") in the June 2017 issue of "Vogue" (Spain), photographed by Mario Sorrenti, wearing Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy and a whole lot more:

After graduating in 2003 from New York's Juilliard drama school Chastain nurtured her craft until 2011...

...then appeared in four films in quick succession including "The Tree of Life", "Take Shelter", "The Help" and "The Debt", followed by "Zero Dark Thirty", gaining her an Oscar nomination.

Starring in "Interstellar", Chastain's other features include "A Most Violent Year", "Crimson Peak", "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Martian".

"Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves," said Chastain.

"...and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear, but that's just not me..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Jessica Chastain...

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- Michael Stevens

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‘Long Strange Trip’ Gets Box Office Boost from Deadheads

28 May 2017 10:12 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This Memorial Day weekend at the specialty box office is dominated by niche releases without much crossover theatrical appeal, often available for home viewing. The strongest performer:  Sundance entry “Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead” (Abramorama), which opened in two cities, combining Thursday night event shows and full-week dates to overcome its four-hour running time.

While “The Tree of Life,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Before Midnight” all opened on this date, since 2013 top distributors have chosen not to launch major releases over the three-day holiday.

June will bring some top releases to flesh out a slow schedule, including Sofia Coppola’s Cannes success “The Beguiled” (Focus Features). Cannes competition films from Bong Joon Ho (“Okja”) and Noah Baumbach (“The Meyerowitz Stories”) will hit Netflix and select day-and-date theaters in June, and sometime after that, respectively.

Netflix scored front-page movie-section reviews for their Brad Pitt starrer “War Machine »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Paul Schrader Writes an Anatomical Review of Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song,’ and It Doesn’t Involve Thumbs

27 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether talking about his own work or that of other filmmakers, Paul Schrader has never been one to mince words. Last night, the critic-turned-filmmaker reminded everyone who follows him on Facebook of his critical bent by sharing a very brief, very negative review of Terrence Malick’s latest: “If you could photograph the unwanted urine which dribbles from an old man’s penis you would have a film titled Song to Song.”

Read More: ‘First Reformed’ Photos: Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s Upcoming Thriller

The film — which stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman — takes place in and around the Austin music scene. Reviews were mixed, which is typical of recent Malick fare; IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote that “there’s plenty of intrigue to the dissonance of a hard-rock lifestyle and Malick’s gentle touch, but much of the movie’s potential »

- Michael Nordine

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Palme d’Or predictions for Cannes 2017

26 May 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Cannes Film Festival is wrapping up this weekend, and as such, that means the announcement of its awards is forthcoming. Which movie will join recent winners of the prestigious Palme d’Or like I, Daniel Blake, Dheepan, Winter Sleep, Blue is the Warmest Color, Amour, and The Tree of Life? Your guess is obviously as good as mine, but today I’ll be trying to make my picks for the festival winners here in 2017. It has seemed like a year without a clear Cannes frontrunner, so that could make the jury, which includes Maren Ade, Pedro Almodovar, Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, and Park Chan-wook, prime to go in a potentially unique direction. This time around at Cannes, there are 19 films battling for the Palme d’Or. The notable movies on this list include 120 Beats per Minute from Robin Campillo, The Beguiled from Sofia Coppola, The Day After from Hong Sangsoo, »

- Joey Magidson

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Review: Martin Scorsese's "Silence" (2016); Paramount Blu-ray Release

21 May 2017 6:21 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“Tests Of Faith”

By Raymond Benson

Martin Scorsese has made several films that are challenging for an audience. Even some of his most acclaimed pictures, such as Raging Bull, are difficult to watch and “enjoy.” Scorsese tackles hard truths about the human condition, and many times they’re unpleasant and disturbing. Sometimes the dramas he explores are not what one would call a “good time at the movies.”

That doesn’t mean they’re bad. On the contrary, great art often requires an audience to meet it halfway, to capitulate and embrace the pain that is at the heart of what the artist has intended to convey.

Silence is one of those films. A decades-long passion project for the director, based on the novel by Shūsaku Endō, it is about the “silence” of God that is the biggest obstacle faced by people of faith. The subject matter would have been »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Best Movies to Ever Win Cannes’ Palme d’Or — IndieWire Critic Survey

15 May 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of the Cannes Film Festival, the 70th edition of which starts this week, what is the best film to ever win the coveted Palme d’Or?

For a complete list of Palme d’Or winners, click here.

Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush

This question is impossible because I clearly haven’t seen all 40 Palme d’Or winners (it’s on my to do list, I swear). But I could easily say “Apocalypse Now,” “Paris, Texas,” “Taxi Driver,” “Amour,” or even “Pulp Fiction.” But since this is a personal question, I have to say “The Tree of Life.” No film has moved me »

- David Ehrlich

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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

12 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven »

- Dave Roper

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Emmanuel Lubezki Video Essay ‘Making Beautiful Movies’ Pays Tribute to the Master Cinematographer — Watch

5 May 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While presenting Emmanuel Lubezki with the Best Cinematography prize at the 2014 Lafca Awards, Kirk Honeycutt referred to the celebrated Dp as an auteur. That designation is usually reserved for directors, but in “Chivo’s” case it fits — few artists’ or technicians’ work is so immediately recognizable. James Hayes would likely agree, as he’s put together a new video essay called “Emmanuel Lubezki: Making Beautiful Movies.” Watch it below.

Read More: ‘Carne y Arena’ First Details: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Teases Cannes Vr Installation With Emmanuel Lubezki

The video includes clips from Lubezki’s best-known work, including “The Revenant,” “Children of Men,” “Gravity” and “The Tree of Life.” Hayes draws attention to Lubezki’s use of lighting to create a sense of realism as well as his affinity for low angles, narrating as he goes: “What Chivo does is something different,” he says of those low angles. “It’s a »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary: Here’s What You Learn About the Crime Saga While Watching With Over 1,000 Fans

30 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Some moviegoing experiences change your life: “2001: A Space Odyssey” at Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome; “The Tree of Life” accompanied by a 100-piece symphony orchestra; “The Shining” restored and retrofitted for IMAX. And for the more than 1,000 people at Radio City Music Hall yesterday, it was watching “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II.”

Read More: ‘The Godfather’ Reunion: Robert Duvall Imitates Marlon Brando’s Laugh and Other Highlights From Closing Night at Tribeca

Francis Ford Coppola’s crime saga closed out the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with a 45th anniversary celebration that included restoration screenings of the first two parts and a conversation with Coppola and the cast, including Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Diane Keaton. While the chance to see the cast reunited was a once-in-a-lifetime event, so was the opportunity to experience the full power of “The Godfather” surrounded by cinephiles. And after 45 years, a few things have become abundantly clear. »

- Zack Sharf

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