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Vanishing point by Anne-Katrin Titze

4 August 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Clément Cogitore on Michelangelo Antonioni and Apichatpong Weerasethakul: "who are my masters" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Nicholas Ray's Bitter Victory starring Richard Burton and Curd Jürgens to Stanley Kubrick's Paths Of Glory with Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker and Adolphe Menjou come to mind or the tension built with Kip (Naveen Andrews) checking for mines in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient, based on Michael Ondaatje's novel when reflecting on Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Ni Le Ciel Ni La Terre).

Jérémie Renier is Captain Antarès Bonassieu

Clément Cogitore's haunting debut feature stars Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne discovery Jérémie Renier with Kévin Azaïs (Thomas Cailley's Love At First Fight, Catherine Corsini's Summertime), Swann Arlaud (Axelle Ropert's The Apple Of My Eye), Finnegan Oldfield (Thomas Bidegain's Les Cowboys, Eva Husson's Bang Gang), Sâm Mirhosseini, Marc Robert, Hamid Reza Javdan (Atiq Rahimi's The Patience Stone), Edouard Court, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Golden Globes 77. A Look Back

26 July 2016 6:45 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Editors Note: Nathaniel is running behind on the Cinematography Special - but don't miss yesterday's installment or Tim's huge ongoing post at Antagony & Ecstasy so we'll resume tomorrow night. In the meantime enjoy Eric's look back at the Globes in '77, since its our Year of the Month.

Peter O'Toole with Globe winners Jane Fonda (Julia), Richard Burton (Equus), and Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl)

Globe/Oscar comparisons are always fun to see because though the  groups have different sensibilities, inevitable industry hype influences both. Yet the Globes are rarely revisited outside of their years since Oscar is the one people obsess on when they look back, "the one that matters" as it were. Let's correct that as we gaze at 1977...  »

- Eric Blume

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12 expensive and eccentric modern Hollywood movies

25 July 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...

The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.

The Exorcist II (1977)

Budget: $14 million

Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »

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John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Eyes TV Adaptation

20 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following the success of AMC’s The Night Manager, Paramount is developing another John le Carré classic in association with Ink Factory, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedEmmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, the 1963 Cold War novel which was subsequently adapted into a 1965 film starring Richard Burton, is eyeing a limited series remake. Academy Award-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to pen the small-screen retelling, while le Carré will serve as an executive producer. A U.S. television network »

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John le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’ To Be Developed As Limited Series By Paramount TV & Ink Factory

20 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Paramount TV and The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory are teaming to develop a limited series based on another John le Carré novel, the New York Times bestselling espionage tale The Spy Who Came in From The Cold. Oscar-winning scribe Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to write the adaptation. This is the first TV series treatment for the book, that was the basis for the 1965 Paramount feature film starring Richard Burton. Le Carré, who served as a… »

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'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' heads to TV

20 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

On the back of Emmy-nominated BBC and AMC series The Night Manager, The Ink Factory announced on Wednesday it would partner with Paramount TV on the latest John le Carré spy thriller.

The Ink Factory will finance and produce the limited television series in association with Paramount Television and Character 7. Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution will handle worldwide distribution outside the UK.

The Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell – le Carré’s sons – will serve as executive producers alongside Character 7’s Stephen Garrett and the author himself.

Simon Beaufoy will write the adaptation set within the shadow of the Berlin Wall as a British spy embarks on a revenge mission.

Paramount released a 1965 feature adaptation of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold starring Richard Burton in 1965. Carré and Paul Dehn adapted that version.

“On the heels of The Night Manager, we look forward to developing a further le Carré novel for a global »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mike Gold: The Cursed Earth Is Whole Again!

13 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth Uncensored • Writers: Pat Mills, John Wagner, Chris Lowder • Artists: Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon • Rebellion A/S, $35.00 hardcover, $15.00 Kindle edition. 208 pages.

Almost 40 years ago, I was sitting in my office at DC Comics in Rockefeller Plaza creatively shirking my work when the mail room guy wheeled up to my desk and dropped off a package. It was from my friend Richard Burton, then a major comics fanzine editor in England. It contained the first three issues of a brand new weekly comic book titled 2000 Ad, along with a note from Richard noting he would be curious as to my opinion. Hey, free comics for a letter? Fine by me.

I proceeded to read this new anthology comic. Lucky for me, it is perfectly legitimate to read comics on the job when you’re working at a comic book publishing house. The first issue was great fun, »

- Mike Gold

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Liz and Dick Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? This Weekend at Webster University

10 July 2016 5:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games”

Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) screens this Friday through Sunday (July 15th-17th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00. 

Director Mike Nichol’s Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?  a famous and shocking black comedy from 1966, is based on Edward Albee’s scandalous play of the same name. First performed in New York in October of 1962, it captured the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for the 1962-63 season.

We are introduced to George (Richard Burton), a middle-aged history professor, and his acerbic wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor).The movie presents an all-night drinking bout of the couple, joined by a vacuous biology professor, Nick (George Seagal), and his wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis).Through the verbal torturing of one another, »

- Tom Stockman

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Producer Euan Lloyd: A Personal Rememberance

4 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Over the last year the entertainment industry has suffered incalculable losses of talented people. Some of them hit home personally, as is the case with producer Euan Lloyd, who passed away this weekend in London. I first met Euan in 1978 when I was attending college in New Jersey. I had the enviable gig of being the film critic for the campus newspaper, which afforded me the opportunity to routinely attend press screenings of forthcoming films in New York, which was a stone's throw across the river from my native Jersey City. I had read about the upcoming release of "The Wild Geese" which seemed to promise a "too-good-to-be-true" cast composed of some of my favorite actors (Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris above all) in the kind of gritty, macho British war flick that I had become addicted to ever since seeing "Zulu" at age 8. To »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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‘Amadeus,’ ‘Equus’ Writer Peter Shaffer Dies at 90

6 June 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — British playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer, who won an Oscar for “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 90. Shaffer’s U.K. agent Rupert Lord said Shaffer died Monday in Ireland after a short illness.

Shaffer wrote more than 18 plays, including “Amadeus,” “Equus,” “Black Comedy,” “Lettice and Lovage,” “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” and “Five Finger Exercise.”

Many of his works were adapted for television or the movies, including his first play, “The Salt Land,” which was written in 1951 and produced for television in 1955. Another early adaptation was “Five Finger Exercise,” which was directed by John Gielgud in London’s West End in 1958, transferred to New York in 1959, and was followed by a film version in 1962.

“Equus,” which is one of his best-known works, was first produced by London’s National Theatre, and later went to Broadway, where it ran for more than 1,200 performances, and won a Tony. »

- Leo Barraclough

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10 Movies to Stream on Memorial Day

30 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Memorial Day is that time Americans set aside each year to remember and honor the sacrifices of our fallen military veterans. But it's also a day off from work, and for those who want to spend the day in front of their TV without feeling unpatriotic or ungrateful — relax, we've got you've covered. We've scoured the streaming services and digital rental outlets, and we've found nine movies (and one mini-series) that'll fill your entire holiday with thoughtful, provocative, appropriate entertainment. By the time you're done, our nation's fighting forces may »

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Movie Alert! TCM (North America) Features Memorial Day Blockbuster Line-up

29 May 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

In recognition of Memorial Day, Turner Classic Movies (North America) features a blockbuster string of classic films showing back-to-back on Monday. Consider this line-up: "55 Days at Peking" starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven, , "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, "The  Guns of Navarone" starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven, "Where Eagles Dare" starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood and "Kelly's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles. Things kick off at 11:30 Am (Est).  »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Hail, Caesar!

27 May 2016 10:32 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Not funny enough, or too hip for the house? I found the Coen Bros.' send-up of old-fashioned movie madness good fun, with some great new actors. If you like droll comedy combined with spot-on recreations of old movie genres, this show can't lose. And there has to be somebody out there who wants to see George Clooney in a skirt. Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patick Fischler, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lambert, Robert Trebor, Michael Gambon (voice), Dolph Lundgren. Cinematography Roger Deakins Film Editors Ethan and Joel Coen Original Music Carter Burwell Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan and Joel Coen, Eric Fellner Written and Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen »

- Glenn Erickson

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2 May 2016 9:07 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Stand back, watch the fur fly and don't forget to duck -- this is surely the most psychologically toxic play ever adapted for film. The legends Liz and Dick are terrific, and Mike Nichols conquers the screen in his first job of direction. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1966 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date May 3, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. Cinematography Haskell Wexler Film Editor Sam O'Steen Original Music Alex North Written by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee Produced by Ernest Lehman Directed by Mike Nichols

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I remember what my reaction was, when I was younger, to movies adapted from plays: no matter how brilliant the dialogue, the thought of people standing around rooms talking was stultifying. Even for great epics and action pictures, I tended to go into a »

- Glenn Erickson

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Candy

2 May 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The dirty book of the '60s became an all-star dirty movie with Brando, Burton, Starr, Coburn, Matthau, Astin, Aznavour and Huston all wanting a taste of the Swedish nymphet Ewa Aulin. Camerawork by Rotunno, designs by Dean Tavoularis, effects by Doug Trumbull -- and the best material is Marlon Brando making goofy faces as a sub-Sellers Indian guru. Candy Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1968 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 124 min. /Candy e il suo pazzo mondo / Street Date May 17, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Ewa Aulin, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando, James Coburn, Richard Burton, John Astin, John Huston, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, Anita Pallenberg, Elsa Martinelli. Cinematography Giuseppe Rotunno Production Designer Dean Tavoularis Opening and closing designed by Douglas Trumbull Film Editor Giancarlo Cappelli, Frank Santillo Original Music Dave Grusin Writing credits Buck Henry from the book by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg Produced by Robert Haggiag Directed by Christian Marquand

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- Glenn Erickson

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Best Royal Movies

17 April 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation by Cecil Beaton

This week marks the 90th birthday of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in 1926. The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on the 21st of April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. (Trooping of the Colours)

She is the world’s oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain’s longest-lived. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regent in world history.

Looking to celebrate her Majesty’s birthday? First, everyone rise for the national anthem of the United Kingdom.

God save our gracious Queen!

Long live our noble Queen!

God save the Queen!

Send her victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen!

For more on the Queen’s schedule, visit the official site: www. »

- Movie Geeks

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Alexander the Great

2 April 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Tired of stupid sword 'n' sandal costume pictures? Robert Rossen's all-star bio-epic of the charter founder of the Masons is a superior analysis of political ambition and the ruthless application of power. Yeah, he's wearing a blond wig, but Richard Burton captures the force of Alexander without camping up Asia Minor. Alexander the Great Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1956 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 136 min. / Ship Date March 15, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Danielle Darrieux, Barry Jones, Harry Andrews, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Cushing. Cinematography Robert Krasker Art Direction Andrej Andrejew Film Editor Ralph Kemplen Original Music Mario Nascimbene Produced by Gordon Griffith, Robert Rossen Written and Directed by Robert Rossen

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Critical opinions aren't supposed to flip-flop with every screening of a film, but I have to admit that my appreciation of Robert Rossen's 1956 epic Alexander the Great »

- Glenn Erickson

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Dark Romance My Cousin Rachel Recruits Game Of Thrones Star Iain Glen

31 March 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that principal photography has been slated to get underway next week – April 4, to be exact – Fox Searchlight is beefing up its cast for upcoming adaptation, My Cousin Rachel.

With Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger already on board, Variety is reporting that Game of Thrones stalwart Iain Glen and stage actor Simon Russell Beale have agreed to star in the feature film, itself based on the epynomous novel penned by Daphne du Maurier.

The movie is being adapted for the silver screen by director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), who expressed his own excitement about steering du Maurier’s “detailed, dark, sexy and cinematic” story into theaters. For Michell, “so many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rebecca’… .and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises. »

- Michael Briers

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Iain Glen Joins Rachel Weisz’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’

31 March 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Game of Thrones” star Iain Glen and stage actor Simon Russell Beale have joined Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Holliday Grainger in Fox Searchlight’s dark romance “My Cousin Rachel.”

Roger Michell is directing with principal photography beginning April 4 and continuing through mid June in England and Italy. The movie is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and adapted by Michell.

The film is produced by Kevin Loader with Anita Overland as co-producer.

“So many really great films have grown out of the works of Daphne Du Maurier: ‘Don’t Look Now,’ ‘The Birds, ‘Rebecca’ … and here’s another of her classics which is at once detailed, dark, sexy, cinematic and full of surprises,” Michell said. “I look forward to bringing this thrilling story to the screen with such a brilliant cast.”

The film is centered on a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, »

- Dave McNary

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Close but no cigar: TV's Winston Churchills – ranked

26 February 2016 5:14 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The great leader has been impersonated more than 190 times, and now it’s Michael Gambon’s turn. So who was victorious – and who got the jowls all wrong? Here are the most memorable fictional Winnies

Winston Churchill once asserted that “one is enough” when referring to a narrow victory in a parliamentary vote. But when it comes to screen impersonations, it’s never enough. Michael Gambon’s version in Churchill’s Secret this weekend is the 191st performance listed on IMDb (with Churchillian turns by Brian Cox, John Lithgow and Kevin Spacey yet to be released).

In Britain, the depiction of living figures was largely prohibited until the 1960s on moral grounds. The major TV Churchills date from 1961 (four years before the politician’s death) when he was played by Richard Burton. So, selected from 55 years of broadcasting Tussaud’s here, in descending order, are the most memorable fictional Winnies. »

- Mark Lawson

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