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Video Essay. Greta Moves

22 June 2017 5:02 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

There are a few actors whose prowess stems in equal measure from their training or innate talent, and from their physiognomy. In the past we had Humphrey Bogart and Anna Karina. Today, Denis Lavant is one of those actors. Adam Driver also comes to mind. Greta Gerwig, with her lanky figure and mesmerizing expression, belongs to a category all her own.There’s a particular quality that comes to life when she moves. The movement might be as slight as bend in the lips, or as large as a star-figured jump in the air. Both are, in equal measure, unmistakably hers. Throughout her career, Gerwig has worked with directors who’ve captured her physicality by letting the film run long enough to capture the uniqueness of her movement. It took Joe Swanberg the entirety of Lol (2006) and 20 minutes of Hannah takes the Stairs (2007) to ask Gerwig to dance in front of the camera. This can only be explained by the director’s inexperience at the time. Noah Baumbach never made the same mistake, filming her twisting, twirling, and swirling, or just slightly bobbing for 17 seconds, to the tune of Paul and Linda McCartney’s “Uncle Albert”. Even for her small role in No Strings Attached (2011), Ivan Reitman had the good sense to shoot two scenes where Greta’s dancing held center stage. In Greta Moves, I endeavored to find patterns in the movements throughout her filmography, interweaving them with an abundance of match cuts. To create a dance tapestry that heightened those connections, the piece of music was fundamental. The inspiration for that choice—as well as the structure of the video essay—came from Wim Wender’s Pina (2011). The work was built almost entirely around the second performance in the movie and the lovely melody of Jun Miyake, “The Here and After”.  »

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Slovakia’s Art Film Fest Celebrates Eclectic Slate of Cinema

16 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There can be few film festivals as eclectic as Slovakia’s Art Film Fest, where, this year, works by established and emerging local directors — such as Tereza Nvotova, with her mental health drama “Filthy” — vie for attention alongside white-hot Cannes titles such as Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Good Time” and Sergei Loznitsa’s “A Gentle Creature,” or Hollywood totems such as the 1942 Humphrey Bogart drama “Casablanca,” and Charlie Chaplin’s near-silent 1936 classic “Modern Times.” Festival runs June 16-24.

Now celebrating its 25th edition, the festival was founded in 1993 in Trencianske Teplice, a small spa town in West Slovakia. Back then, the festival was simply titled Art Film, screening short films on the subject of art. Tellingly, the guest of honor that year was the experimental British director, and digital film advocate, Peter Greenaway.

Two years after that, the festival inaugurated its annual Actor’s Mission award, with Franco Nero »

- Damon Wise

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'Rough Night' Producer Matt Tolmach on Spider-Man Spinoffs and Remaking His Grandfather's 'Born Free'

5 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

As a Beloit College undergrad, Matt Tolmach received an alarmed call from his grandfather, legendary Hollywood producer and agent Sam Jaffe, who once represented the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and also produced Born Free. "He said, 'Matthew, what's this crap I hear about you being a writer? Come on out to the coast, and I'll get you a job at the Morris office,' " recalls Tolmach, 52. And so Tolmach did, embarking on a Hollywood career in 1986 from the William Morris mailroom. He eventually rose to be co-president of Sony's Columbia Pictures and during his 13 »

- Tatiana Siegel

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Video: 6 Best Literary Adaptations

3 June 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

What with so many films and tv shows being based on popular works of film and television these days, and many more of those films being based on remakes of themselves, it seems no better a time to review some of the most defining literary adaptations in all of film.

6. Dr. No (1962)

Ok, so while it may not be the most high-minded of adaptations, the first Bond film ever to be made deserves inclusion on the list if only for asserting a legacy that has endured for over half a century. As all good literary film adaptations must do, Dr. No captures the essence of its source material, distilling it into accessible visuals and dialogue and set pieces, thereby assuming ownership of Bond’s tropes by canonising them in the minds of generations of viewers. All the first and most classic Bond moments are here and, in some cases, they’re never better. »

- brettneslen

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When In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes: Close-Up on Nicholas Ray's "In a Lonely Place"

2 June 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place (1950) is playing  June 2 - July 2, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom as part of the series The American Noir.Although mostly remembered now by the public for his 1955 classic Rebel Without a Cause, Nicholas Ray left behind him a legacy of over twenty feature films. A veritable cinematic explorer, Ray traversed genres ranging from noir, western (most notably his 1954 gender-bending cult Trucolor extravaganza Johnny Guitar), melodrama, epic and experimental film. He dared as few would to shoot in remote and forbidding locations such as the Arctic and Everglades National Park.  What are Ray’s films about? As in his signature piece Rebel, despite Ray’s wide-ranging endeavors in genre and subject matter we are often met with anti-hero protagonists who struggle and rail against authority while lamenting their meaningless and circumscribed existences. »

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Q&A: Author Christopher Golden on Collaborating with Mike Mignola for Joe Golem: Occult Detective – The Outer Dark & New Hellboy Movie

31 May 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, and Alien have been intriguingly explored by Christopher Golden on the printed page, and the prolific author has delivered just as many thrills for readers in his original works over the years, including the adventures of occult detective Joe Golem. With Joe Golem: Occult Detective — The Outer Dark #1 out now from Dark Horse Comics, we had the immense pleasure of catching up with Golden for our latest Q&A feature to discuss Joe Golem, his work on the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen film, and much more, and we've also been provided with the exclusive cover and preview pages for The Outer Dark hardcover that's due out in 2018.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Christopher. For those who are unfamiliar, when did you and Mike Mignola first come up with the idea to collaborate on »

- Derek Anderson

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TCM goes to war on Memorial Day: But thorny issues mostly avoided

29 May 2017 9:26 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Submarine movie evening: Underwater war waged in TCM's Memorial Day films In the U.S., Turner Classic Movies has gone all red, white, and blue this 2017 Memorial Day weekend, presenting a few dozen Hollywood movies set during some of the numerous wars in which the U.S. has been involved around the globe during the last century or so. On Memorial Day proper, TCM is offering a submarine movie evening. More on that further below. But first it's good to remember that although war has, to put it mildly, serious consequences for all involved, it can be particularly brutal on civilians – whether male or female; young or old; saintly or devilish; no matter the nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other label used in order to, figuratively or literally, split apart human beings. Just this past Sunday, the Pentagon chief announced that civilian deaths should be anticipated as “a »

- Andre Soares

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Director Amber Tamblyn on Making Art in the Time of Trump

18 May 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When I get actor and director Amber Tamblyn on the phone on Monday morning, she has her hands full. Metaphorically, because the first movie she directed, Paint It Black, is hitting theaters in just a few short days; literally, because she's stocking her fridge with breast milk for her infant daughter, Marlow. In the last 13 months, Tamblyn has somehow managed to finish her first feature film, release her third book of poetry, Dark Sparkler, welcome her first child, and take my call. I am impressed. Paint It Black revolves around the intimate, tense relationship that forms between Josie (Alia Shawkat) and her boyfriend's mother, Meredith (Janet McTeer), in the wake of his suicide. (Full disclosure: while I'd never met Tamblyn before, I do have a personal connection to this project. Janet Fitch, who wrote the novel Paint It Black, taught in my Mfa program and remains a mentor to me. »

- Lindsay Miller

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Kiss Me Deadly Restoration 20th Anniversary — Savant Article

13 May 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

How did Kiss Me Deadly come to be restored? The real question should be, how did filmdom lose track of its original ending in the first place? Savant uncovers evidence that may explain when, and why, United Artists mutilated the finish of Robert Aldrich’s apocalyptic film noir.

(Note: The images below with text can be enlarged for reading, just click on them.)

Before home video the final home for Hollywood films was Television. Robert Aldrich’s 1955 Kiss Me Deadly never saw a theatrical reissue, and it dropped out of major TV visibility in 1962. I saw the documentation in United Artists’ legal folder on the film. To secure capital to launch more movies, Robert Aldrich sold all of his ‘Associates and Aldrich’ pictures back to UA after their original releases were concluded. More papers showed Kiss Me Deadly being included in at least two TV syndication packages, and then each time pointedly removed. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Shoreline acquires 'The White Orchid'

7 May 2017 9:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bogart Estate managers serve as executive producers on Cannes-bound drama.

Shoreline Entertainment heads to the Croisette with worldwide rights to Olivia Thirlby drama The White Orchid.

John Carroll Lynch and Jennifer Beals also star in the story of a shy social services investigator in California who is assigned to a local law enforcement officer to solve the murder of a mysterious blonde.

Steve Anderson wrote and directed The White Orchid for the Humphrey Bogart Estate’s Santana Films production company.

Bogart Estate managers Robbert de Klerk and Stephen Bogart, the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, serve as executive producers.

“The Humphrey Bogart Estate is very proud of Steve Anderson’s film, and Stephen Bogart and I are confident that Shoreline is the perfect partner to make sure The White Orchid reaches the widest possible audience,” said Bogart Estate CEO de Klerk.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Humphrey Bogart Estate on The [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are Today’s Bogart and Bacall, According to Damien Chazelle

25 April 2017 4:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Damien Chazelle‘s vibrant ode to musicals past, featuring the unstoppable chemistry between stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was a shining light for many at the end of a hard year,” we said when we named it one of the best films of 2016. “Exploring the hardships of a creative life, both in paying the bills and fueling the passion, Chazelle pulls from classics (New York, New York comes to mind), while playing with the cynicism of the now. Jazz is dying, film is dying, but, by God, there will be dancing. There will be singing. And there will be wonderfully lensed romantic kisses to composed crescendoes. Maybe we will be all right.”

With the film now arriving on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re pleased to debut an exclusive excerpt from a bonus feature in which Chazelle and company reflect on the chemistry of Gosling and Stone. The director even »

- Jordan Raup

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Lisa Paulsen Stepping Down as Entertainment Industry Foundation CEO

20 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lisa Paulsen is stepping down as president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation after 27 years running the charity. She will continue to work full time for the organization, but is shifting her focus to bolstering development initiatives and strengthening ties to the creative community.

“I’m going to be laser focused,” Paulsen said in an interview with Variety on Wednesday, shortly after telling her staff. “I’m not stepping back. I’m just devoting all my energy and all my attention to fund development.”

The Entertainment Industry Foundation has a rich legacy in Hollywood. It traces its origins back to 1942 and its list of founders include Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Gene Kelly, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Jack Warner. However, the non-profit had entered a sleepy phase when Paulsen joined. The group was a $1 million effort, but Paulsen was able to bolster its fundraising. During her tenure, the group raised »

- Brent Lang

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What We Learned from 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story'

18 April 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, the new 10-part docuseries on Amazon Prime, asks us to imagine its subject as the Don Draper of gentlemen's magazines. From humble origins, Hefner ascends the hierarchy of mid-century media, aided by a potent alchemy of ambition and chiseled instinct. He is – for the most part – amoral, though not without specific convictions. Stirred by Alfred Kinsey's seismic 1948 report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, he determined in his junior year of college that sexual taboos were not merely hypocritical, but fundamentally damaging. American popular »

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Bogie & Bacall! Dark Passage April 19th at The Tivoli – ‘Classics in the Loop’

16 April 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You know, it’s wonderful when guys like you lose out. Makes guys like me think maybe we got a chance in this world.”

Dark Passage (1947) screens Wednesday April 19th at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar in ‘The Loop’) as part of their new ‘Classics in the Loop’ Crime & Noir film series. The movie starts at 7pm and admission is $7. It will be on The Tivoli’s big screen.

Dark Passage (1947) was the third of the four Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall pairings of the 40s. It’s the least remembered, but it’s great entertainment and Bacall and Bogart really steam up the screen. The movie starts off brilliantly, shown from the P.O.V. of Vincnet Parry (Bogart), a prison escapee, who has been wrongly incarcerated for his wife’s murder. While on the run he is picked up by a beautiful woman who has been following his case »

- Tom Stockman

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Dark Passage Screens April 19th at The Tivoli – ‘Classics in the Loop’

16 April 2017 5:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You know, it’s wonderful when guys like you lose out. Makes guys like me think maybe we got a chance in this world.”

Dark Passage (1947) screens Wednesday April 19th at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar in ‘The Loop’) as part of their new ‘Classics in the Loop’ Crime & Noir film series. The movie starts at 7pm and admission is $7. It will be on The Tivoli’s big screen.

Dark Passage (1947) was the third of the four Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall pairings of the 40s. It’s the least remembered, but it’s great entertainment and Bacall and Bogart really steam up the screen. The movie starts off brilliantly, shown from the P.O.V. of Vincnet Parry (Bogart), a prison escapee, who has been wrongly incarcerated for his wife’s murder. While on the run he is picked up by a beautiful woman who has been following his case »

- Tom Stockman

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The 25 most iconic movie entrances

16 April 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robert Keeling Apr 25, 2017

Saluting the movie characters who make an impression, the minute they appear on the screen...

One thing that unites all of cinema’s most iconic characters is that they were able to make a memorable first impression. Whether it’s bursting onto the scene in a flurry of noise or slowly skulking their way into shot, there’s a fine art to ensuring a character makes an instant impact on screen. An iconic entrance is not just about a momentary impact however, it can also emphasise a character’s importance and help to cement their influence over the rest of the movie. 

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There are any number of contributory factors that can be blended together in order to make an entrance truly memorable. These include the accompanying music, the choice of camera shot, the »

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Film Review: ‘Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo’

11 April 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scheduled to blast off April 14 into theatrical and digital orbits, “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo” likely will be referred to by some wags as “Not-So-Hidden Figures,” given its focus on the mostly white and entirely male teams of mission controllers and support crews that were frequently visible (on TV and in newsreels) yet largely anonymous during the early days of the U.S. manned-spaceflight program. But the recent box office success of director Theodore Melfi’s compelling drama about contributions by African-American women to the space program may boost mainstream interest in this celebratory documentary, which enthralls with a more traditional but equally absorbing stories-behind-the-story narrative.

The film is a worthy follow-up by producers Keith Haviland and Gareth Dodds to “The Last Man on the Moon,” their exceptional 2014 biographical portrait of Gene Cernan, who flew three times in space and twice to the moon during his »

- Joe Leydon

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The Rock Will Shoot Disney's Jungle Cruise in 2018

8 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Roughly a year and a half after Dwayne Johnson signed on to star in Disney's Jungle Cruise, the studio has finally given the green light to the project. Production is now slated to begin in the spring of 2018, with the studio beginning its search for a director to take over the project. Dwayne Johnson will also produce through his Seven Bucks Productions company, alongside Dany Garcia. The actor-producer took to his Instagram page earlier today to confirm the news, with the following statement.

"This is a big one we've been working on. Very excited to roll up the sleeves and work on building out this huge property with our Disney partners. This #JungleCruise script was hand delivered to me personally (on the set of Ballers) by my good bud and Walt Disney's President of Production, Sean Bailey. Read the script twice that weekend and Loved It! Thank God, the script »

- MovieWeb

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TCM Film Festival: Day One

7 April 2017 6:48 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Collin is at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, CA; come inside and check it out!

It’s hardly 9 Am in Hollywood when a young man from TCM taps the microphone at the legendary Egyptian Theatre; his thick Georgia accent stands out in Los Angeles (TCM's headquarters are in Atlanta). The theatre is packed for the first showing of the morning. Everyone’s elbows are rubbing against one another and our knees are pressed against the seats in front of us - but where else can we see a 35mm print of Ginger Rogers (before she was The Ginger Rogers) in the 1933 screwball comedy Rafter Romance?

The TCM rep (whose name I forgot to write down) introduces legendary film critic Leonard Maltin, and like that The South of the United States and Southern California meet for the love of celluloid (a little later Australia’s own Alicia Malone would also introduce a film, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Collin Llewellyn)

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Movie Posters In the Age of the Internet

6 April 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With the release of new ‘Free Fire’ and ‘Baby Driver’ posters, we ask: what role does a movie’s poster play in the digital age?Character posters for ‘Free Fire’ (Ben Wheatley, 2017).

Recently, Ben Wheatley, the director of the shoot-off thriller Free Fire, described the role of film posters in relation to the ‘whole package’ of cinema (i.e. from the film itself to its marketing strategy) and how this has changed in the digital age. At Creative Review, which showcased ten character posters created by Empire Designs to promote Free Fire, Wheatley said of this part of the package that:

“It’s interesting, over the last few years with the posters, the kind of received wisdom [was] you wanted an integrated campaign which was just one poster and you just hammer home that image. But the net has changed all that. So, certainly with High-Rise and now with Free Fire, there »

- Sinéad McCausland

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