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Kyle MacLachlan Used His Hands to Make an Uncomfortable ‘Twin Peaks’ Sex Scene Funnier

“Twin Peaks: The Return” allowed for explicit sex scenes on Showtime, one of which called upon Kyle MacLachlan and Naomi Watts to get intimate as the spaced-out Dougie and Janey-e Jones, respectively. The blocking of the sequence wasn’t especially conducive to romance, but MacLachlan managed to make it humorous by using his hands.

“Just because of the bed, his hands were sort of bouncing a little bit,” MacLachlan said during an appearance on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing. “And the [cinematographer], Peter Deming, came over and said to me, ‘You gotta keep doing the hands. It’s very funny.’”

“Dougie is a character who’s constantly questioning,” MacLachlan said of Special Agent Dale Cooper’s alter ego. “Wherever we are, I’m wondering, ‘How is he going to react to this environment and to this situation?’ Because everything is for the first time. He’s like a child or a baby He doesn’t know anything,
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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85

  • Deadline
Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris.

The creative director of Chanel, who appeared in countless movies as himself including Ben Stiller’s fashion comedy Zoolander, is said to have been unwell for weeks. However, he was working up until his death.

Deadline sister title WWD said that the German designer was giving instructions to his team at Fendi for its forthcoming fall collection, which is due to take place later this week. He did, however, fail to take a bow at Chanel’s recent couture show in January.

He directed a number of commercials and short films for the fashion brand including The Return in 2013 with Rupert Everett, Once and Forever with Kristen Stewart in 2015 and Reincarnation with Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams in 2014.

He was given a special thanks in Blue Jasmine for creating Chanel jackets for Cate Blanchett. He was also the voice of Fabu in Totally Spies!
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What Happening in Holland Today

Aside from Iffr, a very happening event, two new and related international sales companies are launching in Berlin. Fortissimo and Nine Film are related genealogically, even to Iffr, because the founder of Fortissimo, Wouter Barendrecht (Rip 2009), came from Iffr where he was an expert on programming films from Asia.Wouter Barendrecht (Jerusalem International Film Festival Photos)

Wouter founded Fortissimo in 1991. Together with partner Michael Werner, another China aficionado, they introduced the west to Asian arthouse cinema. Barendrecht was also instrumental in re-vitalizing the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 2000. He created a staff and a fanbase whose loyalty and family-like closeness has never been replicated. Today at Iffr, he is commemorated annually by the Wouter Barendrect Award of €5,000 bestowed by CineMart in conjunction with the Wouter Barendrecht Film Foundation to a filmmaker under the age of 35 who has directed three or fewer films. The prize is decided upon by
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Rescued From Bankruptcy, Fortissimo Films Set for Sales and PR Comeback in Berlin

  • Variety
Two years after China’s Hehe Pictures rescued it from receivership, former Asian industry powerhouse Fortissimo Films is making a full return to the international film sales business. The revived and revamped company will debut next week at Berlin’s European Film Market, and will also launch an international film marketing services subsidiary.

In its former incarnation, Fortissimo played a major role in growing Asia’s art-house film business and launched the careers of dozens of Asian auteurs. Although it operated out of Hong Kong, the company was legally registered in the Netherlands and filed for bankruptcy there in August 2016. Hehe Pictures backed the acquisition of the company from Dutch bankruptcy administrators in February 2017.

The new Fortissimo will keep its Amsterdam office, but decisions will now be made from Beijing by a team headed by former Im Global executive Clement Magar, Fortissimo’s general manager. Gabrielle Rozing, who was instrumental
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Relaunched Fortissimo adds Chinese trio to eclectic Efm slate

The relaunched company is headed by former Im Global exec Clement Magar.

Amsterdam and Beijing-based international sales outfit Fortissimo Films, now backed by China’s Hehe Pictures, which is part-owned by Alibaba Pictures, has added a trio of new Chinese projects to its European Film Market (Efm) slate.

It has picked up worldwide rights to Jianyu Gan’s crime thriller Vortex, starring Da Peng, which is about the kidnapping of a young girl, and two directorial debuts a drama called The Return by actress-director Hailu Qin, and magical realist story Emile directed by Zihao Liao, about a young teacher who
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Fortissimo adds Chinese trio to eclectic Efm slate

The relaunched company is headed by former Im Global exec Clement Magar.

Amsterdam and Beijing-based international sales outfit Fortissimo Films, now backed by China’s Hehe Pictures, which is part-owned by Alibaba Pictures, has added a trio of new Chinese projects to its European Film Market (Efm) slate.

It has picked up worldwide rights to Jianyu Gan’s crime thriller Vortex, starring Da Peng, which is about the kidnapping of a young girl, and two directorial debuts a drama called The Return by actress-director Hailu Qin, and magical realist story Emilie directed by Zihao Liao, about a young teacher who
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Crashing Season 3: Judd Apatow on Approaching Difficult Topics in Comedy

Chris Longo Jan 30, 2019

We spoke with executive producer and director Judd Apatow about his career and Crashing Season 3.

In his critically acclaimed 2018 Netflix special, “The Return,” Judd Apatow fondly recalled his stand-up comedy roots. He worked as a teenager in East Side Comedy Club in Long Island where he saw the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie O’Donnell, Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy perform. The Huntington, Long Island club, which shuttered in 1995, became a home away from home for Apatow during a time when his parents were going through marital trouble. He joked in the special that he returned to stand-up comedy to “lower his salary and self-esteem,” but a throughline of Apatow’s career has been a fascination with the plight of the stand-up comic, from his film Funny People, to his work with Pete Holmes on Crashing, and the recent HBO documentary on the late Gary Shandling which he executive produced.
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Nordic Film Market Selects Latest Palmason, Hakonarson, Hafstrom, Ganslandt

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Nordic Film Market Selects Latest Palmason, Hakonarson, Hafstrom, Ganslandt
The 20th Nordic Film Market in Göteborg, unspooling Jan. 31-Feb 3, will showcase 16 works in progress including Hlynur Pálmason’s “A White, White Day”, Grímur Hákonarson’s “The County”, Mikael Håfström’s “The Perfect Patient” and Jesper Ganslandt’s “438 Days.”

Iceland is well represented this year with top directors and festival darlings Pálmason (“Winter Brothers”), Hákonarson (“Rams”) as well as “Volcano”’s Rúnar Rúnarsson, who will pitch their latest projects at Göteborg’s Biopalatset where last year Benedikt Erlingsson first introduced “Woman at War.”

“I simply had to select the three films by Pálmason, Hákonarson and Rúnarsson as they are on the top list of many festival programmers and buyers and their films are very different from one other, displaying the wide breath of talents from Iceland,” said Nordic Film Market’s head of industry Cia Edström.

“A White, White Day” stars Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as an off-duty police chief,
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Barack Obama Picks His Favorite 2018 Movies, and 60 Percent Have Nonwhite Directors

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Barack Obama Picks His Favorite 2018 Movies, and 60 Percent Have Nonwhite Directors
Barack Obama continues to be America’s pop culture president. On Friday, Obama shared his list of his 15 favorite movies of 2018, which featured nine directors who are nonwhite.

Those directors include Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Bing Liu (“Minding the Gap”) Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Shoplifters”), Lee Chang-dong (“Burning”), Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”), Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”), Ryan Coogler (“Black Panther”) and Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”).

Obama also listed his favorite books and songs of the year.

Also Read: Michelle Obama Ends Hillary Clinton's 17-Year Run as Most Admired Woman in Us

“As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved,” Obama wrote on Instagram.

Obama also shouted out his wife Michelle’s new biography,
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‘Black Panther’, ‘Roma’, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Among Barack Obama’s List Of Favorite Films Of 2018

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‘Black Panther’, ‘Roma’, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Among Barack Obama’s List Of Favorite Films Of 2018
Former President Barack Obama has released his annual year-end list of favorites films, books, and music, a tradition he started while in the office.

Among the favorite movies of 2018, Obama listed award faviorites and Oscar Best Picture hopefuls Black Panther, Roma, and Eighth Grade.

Foreign films such as the Lee Chang-dong-directed adapation Burning and Golden Globe nominated Japanese drama Shoplifters were also a favorite for the 44th U.S. President, along with skateboarding documentary Minding the Gap and Mister Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

“As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved,” Obama shared on his Facebook account. “It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists,
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New True Crime TV Series to Cover Twin Peaks Origin Story

Kirsten Howard Nov 22, 2018

Fans of David Lynch's timeless series will have a chance to go back to where it all began...

100 years ago, a girl called Hazel Drew was murdered, and the story of her unsolved death planted a seed in the mind of Mark Frost, the co-creator of relentlessly weird TV series, Twin Peaks.

Frost's grandmother Betty used to tell him tales of Drew's untimely end. The girl was found dead in a local pond, but there were whisperings of her having had a colourful romantic life. Sound vaguely familiar? If you're a Twin Peaks fan, the answer is likely yes.

A new tome published by Metabook - Blonde, Beautiful And Dead: The Murder Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks - is set to exhaustively cover Hazel Drew's murder and its link to the creation of Twin Peaks, and where a juicy true crime journey begins, a documentary TV
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Whistler Film Festival Announces Stars to Watch

Four Western Canadian Actors with films premiering at Wff

selected for emerging talent program.With 10 days to go until show time, the Whistler Film Festival (Wff) has just announced the four Canadian actors selected for its Stars to Watch program presented by Ubcp/Actra. The performers selected as Wff’s Stars to Watch finalists and connected to films at this year’s festival include: Cara Gee with lead roles in the World Premiere of Red Rover and Western Canadian Premiere of Trouble in the Garden; Richard Harmon with the lead role in the World Premiere of Woodland; Marc Senior with a lead role in the World Premiere of In God I Trust; and Taran Kootenhayoo with a lead role in the World Premiere of Bella Ciao!.“We are excited to celebrate these masters-in-the-making with our 2018 Stars to Watch, a diverse and impressive group of four talented actors arising from Western Canada,
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David Lynch Directs Bugs Crawling on Cheese in Bizarre Short ‘Ant Head’ — Watch

David Lynch Directs Bugs Crawling on Cheese in Bizarre Short ‘Ant Head’ — Watch
David Lynch has a new short film now streaming online, but viewers creeped out by bugs will probably want to avoid watching it. “Ant Head,” which Lynch debuted at the Festival of Disruption earlier this year, is a 13-minute short film consisting of one shot that depicts a block of cheese in the shape of a head being overtaken by an army of crawling ants. So yes, David Lynch is up to his usual bizarre and baffling tricks.

In Lynch’s own words, “Ant Head” is a “short video featuring my friends the ants along with cheese, etc. and one-and-a-half tracks from the ‘Thought Gang’ album.”

“Thought Gang” is the once-lost album Lynch made with his frequent collaborator and “Twin Peaks” composer Angelo Badalamenti in the mid-1990s. The album is finally being released this month, and to mark the occasion, Lynch and Sacred Bones Records have made “Ant Man
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‘MST3K: The Gauntlet’ Trailer: Netflix’s 6-Part Bad Movie Marathon Makes It Even Easier to Watch the Entire Season at Once

‘MST3K: The Gauntlet’ Trailer: Netflix’s 6-Part Bad Movie Marathon Makes It Even Easier to Watch the Entire Season at Once
Thanksgiving is a day for overstuffing, so it’s only fitting that the latest season of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will be available to streaming in a portion just big enough to gorge in one sitting, should overeager viewers so choose.

As the latest trailer for “MST3K: The Gauntlet” shows, watching all six parts of the new season won’t be that far off from what Jonah (Jonah Ray), Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn), and the rest of the Satellite of Love crew are going to be subjecting themselves too as well. In a slight spin on the show’s time-tested formula, the gang will be tortured by an unprecedented six-movie marathon.

Read More: 7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in November, and the Best Reasons to Watch

Among the terrible titles in this year’s batch is the legendary “Mac & Me,” the shameless corporate “E.T.” rip-off
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London Korean Film Festival Kicks Off Stuffed 13th Edition Tonight!

The London Korean Film Festival is back for its 13th edition, with another stellar lineup from the East Asian filmmaking powerhouse. Kicking off a varied programme featuring close to 40 features and several more shorts tonight at London's Picturehouse Central cinema is Jeon Go-woon's delightful debut Microhabitat. The festival will close with Malene Choi's acclaimed Danish-Korean co-production The Return, which bowed at Berlinale earlier this year, on 14 November before kicking off its road tour, which will run from 15-25 November across the UK. Highlighting Lkff's commitment to showcasing voices from every corner of the Korean film industry is this year's main strand, 'A Slice of Everyday Life'. While Korea is often in the news for geopolitical reasons, the day-to-day struggles of Koreans are just...

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Film Review: The Return (2018) by Malene Cho Jensen

“All children are beautiful when they’re loved.”

During the last years, an increasing number of films, fiction and non-fiction, deal with the issue of dislocation. Whether we are talking about works such as Maren Wickwire’s “Together Apart” or Kaori Oda’s magnificent “Toward a Common Tenderness”, issues like identity and home have become more and more important in the global village. Considering economy and culture have become globalized, the development should not come as a surprise, its spiritual repercussions, however, will have a long afterlife. And many artists sense the topic as one we need to talk about and deal with more sensitively.

The Return is screening at London Korean Film Festival

Regarding these issues, Malene Choi Jensen feature debut “The Return” marks another interesting perspective to the topic, one which is deeply personal to the Danish director. Born in Korea, she was given away for adoption after birth and “The Return” is,
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Review: Logic Is a Solid Motivational Speaker on ‘Ysiv’

Review: Logic Is a Solid Motivational Speaker on ‘Ysiv’
“Who you know worth 50 million, still rappin’ on breakbeats?” spits newly minted superstar Logic on Ysiv, his fourth studio album. Last year, the Maryland motormouth scored his first Number One LP with the politically charged Everybody and a Number Three single with “1-800-273-8255,” an earnest anti-suicide anthem that provided a ray of clarity in a season of depression-oriented hip-hop. For his official follow-up, Logic could easily motorbike his way into being the outspoken Macklemore of the Woke Era, but instead he settles into solid, simple (if overly long
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Twin Peaks Vr Game Coming to Steam

John Saavedra Oct 3, 2018

Get ready to follow in Special Agent Dale Cooper's footsteps in a new Twin Peaks virtual reality game.

Well, this is unexpected. Twin Peaks is being adapted into a virtual reality game from Collider Games. The Vr experience is coming to Steam for the Htc Vive and Oculus Rift and a demo of the game will be made available for the first time in next week's Festival of Disruption, which is hosted by David Lynch, in Los Angeles. The event runs on Oct. 13-14.

As far as what the game actually, Collider, whose games division is developing the project, has the details on what fans might expect from Twin Peaks Vr. The experience includes "moments and settings" from the original series as well as Twin Peaks: The Return, the revival that aired on Showtime in 2017 to critical acclaim. It sounds like a big chunk of the
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Interview: John Pirruccello

Garth Twa talks to Twin Peaks Deputy Chad Broxford about The Return, David Lynch and being an 'asshole'.

John Pirruccello is a new member of the Twin Peaks cast for season 3, The Return. He plays Chad Broxford, a villainous new deputy in the Twin Peaks Sheriff Department, corrupt and mean, and with criminal links to Benjamin Horne.

Gt: So what was it like getting the call for Twin Peaks, The Return?

John Pirruccello: It was exciting because I’ve been a fan from the original series.
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Interview: Kimmy Robertson

Twin Peak's Lucy Brennan talks to Dr. Garth Twa about The Return, Lynch and her dog Zeke.

Kimmy Robertson was indelible as Lucy, the receptionist at the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station. In Twin Peaks, The Return Lucy is still at her desk, and her romantic problems have settled down some and she is married—as seemed inevitable—to Deputy Andy Brennan. She was, in many ways, the nexus of pretty much all of the characters and events, having probably shared scenes with nearly every other actor…

Kimmy Robertson: Not everybody, no. Just about everybody who passed through the Sheriff’s station I did and everybody was there in that 17th hour of The Return. Seems like most of the people were in that conference room for that.

Garth Twa: Oh, the big climax of the new series!
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