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Brie Larson Calls on Hollywood to Fight For Change: ‘Artists Are the Ones That the Politicians Fear’

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As Oscars weekend kicks into full swing, Hollywood plays home to a host of events honoring nominees and other industry luminaries. On Friday night, the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party celebrated some of the year’s most lauded women nominees, including Actress contenders Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, and Ruth Negga, along with documentary filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Kahane Cooperman, producers Dede Gardner, Jenno Topping, Donna Gigliotti, and many more.

Officially hosted by both Wif President Cathy Schulman and Oscar winner Brie Larson, the West Hollywood event was a busy, cheery event that focused firmly on the promise of the future, even in uncertain times. Also on hand were members of Reframe, a new activist organization formed to mobilize for gender equality in the film industry, including Schulman, Sundance’s Keri Putnam, Miramax’s Zanne Devine, directors Paul Feig and Kimberly Peirce, and Franklin Leonard.

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- Kate Erbland

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‘Girls’ Director Richard Shepard on Sunday Night’s Searing Episode ‘American Bitch’

24 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched episode 3 of season 6 of “Girls,” titled “American Bitch.” The episode — along with new eps of “Big Little Lies” and “Crashing” — will be released earlier than usual on Friday on HBO Now, HBO Go, and On Demand.

Sunday night’s episode of “Girls” is one of the finest half-hours the show has produced — essentially a one-act short film in which Hannah (Lena Dunham) visits the apartment of Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys), an acclaimed author accused of sexual assault. The resulting encounter between the two of them is one of manipulation and shifting power dynamics, one that uses Dunham’s gift for reproducing awkwardness to sharpen the conclusion of the episode into a jagged, uncomfortable point. It seems almost reductive to observe that the episode addresses rape culture, consent, and the power dynamics between entitled creative men and vulnerable creative women — it is about all of this, but »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Forget La La Land, the real goddesses of the silver screen had substance as well as style

24 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The era was no feminist paradise for women, but stars such as Katharine Hepburn and Barbara Stanwyck proved attractive women could also be demanding and intelligent

La La Land, a favourite to win at the Oscars, has been celebrated as not only a tribute to the great films of classic Hollywood, but as a movie that might inspire audiences to rediscover them. If it does so, great. But anyone who thinks La La Land embodies the spirit of old movies hasn’t seen very many of them. It has style, but little substance. Like Woody Allen’s Café Society, similarly hailed as a love letter to classic film, these movies may look like old Hollywood, but they lack a spine, a nerve centre. They have no backbone.

When I was growing up in the 1980s, American popular culture was pretty much a wasteland of positive female images. There was no one I aspired to resemble, »

- Sarah Churchwell

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Watch: New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'

24 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"He adored New York City... He romanticized it all out of proportion." Park Circus and MGM have unveiled a brand new trailer for the 4K digital re-release this year of Woody Allen's seminal romantic comedy classic Manhattan, which first opened in 1979. It didn't win any Oscars, but it did win Best Film at the BAFTAs. Woody Allen also stars in this, along with Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne, Karen Ludwig and Michael O'Donoghue. The 96-minute film has been carefully restored to 4K, and will be released in NYC first, which is fitting considering it's all about a love for NYC. Ebert wrote in a review from 2001 that "it's more subtle, more complex, and not about love, but loss." Here's the new re-release trailer for Woody Allen's Manhattan, direct from YouTube (via Indiewire): In Manhattan, Isaac Davis is a divorced writer of TV shows unhappy with his job. »

- Alex Billington

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Cate Blanchett on Crafting a Career, One Choice at a Time: Awards Season Flashback

24 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and past winners On Demand. Today’s flashback winner is “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”]

In a career that already seen five Oscar nominations and one win for a body of work that includes remarkable performances as Queen Elizabeth, Bob Dylan and Katherine Hepburn, no less, Cate Blanchett somehow topped herself this year.

As the title character in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Blanchett plays a woman whose wealthy husband (Alec Baldwin) has lost all their money, forcing her to abandon their upper class Manhattan life to live with her working class sister (Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco. Even at this point, Jasmine is somewhere past the verge of a nervous breakdown, and Blanchett manages her character’s subsequent further spiraling with a tour-de-force authenticity that blew away audiences and critics alike.

Leading into the Oscars, Blanchett has already won a slew of kudos for “Blue Jasmine,” including a Golden Globe, honors from the New York and Los Angeles critics groups and nominations from SAG, »

- Peter Knegt

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2017 is full of 'Wonder'

24 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Murtada here. On twitter the CEO of the French distributor Mars, which usually distributes Woody Allen movies in France, announced that the title of his 2017 film is Wonder Wheel. It stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake (playing a lifeguard, if those set photos are to be believed), as well as Juno Temple, Jim Belushi and Max Casella. The film was partly shot in Coney Island so we assume that the title refers to Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. July is our annual date with Woody so expect a Us release announcement soon.

If this title holds it’ll mark the 4th movie scheduled for release this year that contains the word “wonder” in its title. We don’t have to remind you of our most anticipated film of the year, Todd HaynesWonderstruck. There’s of course Wonder Woman.

And recently it was announced that a Julia Roberts - Jacob Tremblay collaboration, »

- Murtada Elfadl

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‘Manhattan’ Returns in Trailer for Theatrical Restoration of Woody Allen Classic

23 February 2017 2:01 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s been a handful of films since Woody Allen stayed put in the city where he made his name. This summer’s Wonder Wheel will finally mark his return to the Big Apple with a film set solely there, but for those that want to revisit one of his most acclaimed films, the opportunity will arrive shortly. One can not neglect to mention Manhattan when it comes to both the greatest NYC-set movies and the best Woody Allen movies, and now it’s been given a 4K restoration.

Ahead of its 12-day return to theaters at Film Forum starting early next month, Park Circus have released a new trailer, which sparkles with Gordon Willis‘ incredible cinematography, as well as includes some of the film’s most memorable scenes — and, of course, ending with that shot. Featuring Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, and Anne Byrne, check »

- Leonard Pearce

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‘When We Rise’ Review: Why Dustin Lance Black, Gus Van Sant, and Dee Rees’ Miniseries Should Have Been a Movie

23 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

An onslaught of onscreen and offscreen talent unite with a clear sense of purpose in the limited series “When We Rise.” An examination of gay and women’s rights over three decades and how their causes conflict and coalesce, Dustin Lance Black’s new ABC offering emphasizes what’s possible when oppressed minorities come together and fight back against a malicious patriarchy.

There’s no shortage of modern parallels at play, and ABC is counting on the public’s revived passion for protest to drive interest in a show that honors those who paved the way with picket signs and (mostly) passive resistance. The eight-episode series written by Black (mostly) does right by its honorable cause, but it suffers from the strictures of its format. A sprawling story creates an awkward combination of history lessons and personal stories, and broadcast standards prove far too restrictive. The result is a conglomeration »

- Ben Travers

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‘When We Rise’ Review: Why Dustin Lance Black, Gus Van Sant, and Dee Rees’ Miniseries Should Have Been a Movie

23 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

An onslaught of onscreen and offscreen talent unite with a clear sense of purpose in the limited series “When We Rise.” An examination of gay and women’s rights over three decades and how their causes conflict and coalesce, Dustin Lance Black’s new ABC offering emphasizes what’s possible when oppressed minorities come together and fight back against a malicious patriarchy.

There’s no shortage of modern parallels at play, and ABC is counting on the public’s revived passion for protest to drive interest in a show that honors those who paved the way with picket signs and (mostly) passive resistance. The eight-episode series written by Black (mostly) does right by its honorable cause, but it suffers from the strictures of its format. A sprawling story creates an awkward combination of history lessons and personal stories, and broadcast standards prove far too restrictive. The result is a conglomeration »

- Ben Travers

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Kristen Stewart May Star in ‘Underwater,’ an Adventure Thriller from ‘The Signal’ Director Will Eubanks

22 February 2017 3:28 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kristen Stewart’s schedule remains as busy as ever. A few months after premiering her short film “Come Swim” at Sundance and just weeks after her first time hosting “Saturday Night Live,” the actress is in talks to star in “Underwater.” Will Eubanks, who co-wrote and directed “The Signal,” is set to helm the adventure thriller.

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 20th Century Fox project has been described as “an underwater ‘Armageddon'” and is tentatively scheduled to go into production next month in New Orleans. Stewart remains best known for starring in the highly successful “Twilight” franchise, but more recently she’s pivoted toward arthouse fare.

The actress has collaborated with Olivier Assayas twice (including on “Clouds of Sils Maria,” for which she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress — the first time the »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Manhattan’ Exclusive Trailer: Woody Allen’s Classic Rom-Com Gets a 4K Digital Facelift — Watch

22 February 2017 2:46 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On March 10, New York’s Film Forum will premiere a new 4K digital print of Woody Allen’s iconic 1979’s romantic comedy “Manhattan.” The director’s black-and-white masterpiece is the first of his films to be made available digitally by Park Circus and MGM, and we have the exclusive new trailer and one-sheet for the film.

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The director’s magnum opus follows the story of Isaac (Allen), a television writer who’s had two failed marriages. Things get complicated for the 42-year-old when he starts dating a teenage girl named Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) and then falls in love with his friend’s lover (played by Diane Keaton).

The all-star main cast also includes Meryl Streep, Michael Murphy and Anne Byrne. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Kristen Stewart Dives ‘Underwater’

22 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since she wrapped up her work with the “Twilight” franchise, Kristen Stewart has gone pretty hard on arthouse and auteur fare, adding Olivier Assayas, Woody Allen, Drake Doremus, and Ang Lee to her Rolodex (that’s the old timey word for the contact list on your iPhone, kids). But she hasn’t entirely stepped away from blockbusters. There was “Snow White And The Huntsman” at Universal, and while she bowed out of the sequel, Stewart is heading over to 20th Century Fox for another movie that will bring her back to the multiplex.

Continue reading Kristen Stewart Dives ‘Underwater’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Will Donald Trump Watch the Oscars for a ‘Meryl Streep Kind of Moment?’ Sean Spicer Says No

22 February 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Other than a lot of awards going to “La La Land,” another certainty at this weekend’s Oscar ceremony is a lot of jokes (and criticisms) being directed toward Donald Trump. Asked whether the president will be watching for “a Meryl Streep kind of moment,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said earlier today that he expects not. Given Spicer’s unblemished track record regarding the truth — to say nothing of Trump’s habit of watching coverage of himself on TV — we can rest assured that it’s absolutely the case.

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The question, posed by Debra Saunders of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, referred to Streep’s fierce criticism of Trump while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last month’s Golden Globes. The actress never mentioned him by name during her speech, »

- Michael Nordine

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~29 Movies Shot on 35mm Released In 2016

22 February 2017 11:57 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

This is my third time rounding up the previous year’s Us theatrical releases shot in 35mm, and this year’s number is substantively lower than 2014 (39) and 2015 (~64). This seems like an anomaly, not a permanent trend: following the high-profile push by J.J. Abrams et al. to force studios to pony up for a certain amount of Kodak celluloid for the forseeable future, the company seems solvent enough (and they’re bringing back Ektachrome!). Some celluloid regulars (Spielberg, Nolan, Abrams, Tarantino) sat the year out, while Woody Allen jumped to digital, and there are fewer straggler releases that were completed three […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Louis C.K. is to get two comedy specials on Netflix

22 February 2017 10:19 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Louis Ck Netflix specials coming later this year.

Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and editor, Louis C.K. will debut two new stand-up comedy specials exclusively on Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network. The first of the Louis Ck Netflix specials, titled 2017, was filmed in Washington DC, and will premiere April 4, everywhere Netflix is available.

“Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand up. He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy. We have marveled at his creativity and his ability to invent comedically  and commercially, and are thrilled that he is bringing his newest specials to Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix.

 Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage. »

- Paul Heath

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Woody Allen’s Latest Wonder Wheel Unveils First Pic Of Justin Timberlake And Kate Winslet

22 February 2017 9:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even at 81 years young, Woody Allen’s work rate continues to be the stuff of legend. For generations, the prolific filmmaker has operated at a remarkably brisk clip, churning out one quirky feature after another, and culminating with the release of last year’s somewhat forgettable romantic dramedy Café Society.

But a mixed reception has never stopped Allen before and sure enough, the director is behind the lens once again for Wonder Wheel, a 1950s-set period drama in which Justin Timberlake takes point as a lifeguard. Seen above alongside Juno Temple and the Oscar-winning Kate Winslet, Timberlake’s character will reportedly have some sort of romantic dalliance with Winslet’s, while Tony Sirico’s mysterious character is the one threatening to throw a spanner in the works.

Set under the grand shadow of Coney Island’s iconic Ferris wheel – known locally as the ‘Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn’ – Wonder Wheel also stars Jim Belushi, »

- Michael Briers

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Karla Souza’s Bilingual ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Will Teach Older Jewish Men How to Love – and You Too (Video)

21 February 2017 5:18 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Everybody Loves Somebody” has something for everybody. Star Karla Souza says the “awesome romantic comedy” is part-Spanish, part-English, and all indebted to old Jewish men. Or so director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta told her. “This is an awesome romantic comedy — the director is a fan of Woody Allen,” the actress told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “She said the other day in an interview, I learned how to do movies and how to love people through these older Jewish men and their movies, and now these older Jewish men can see my movie and learn a little bit about love too.” The actress, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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First Look at Woody Allen’s Next Movie ‘Wonder Wheel’

21 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Another period piece is coming our way from writer-director Woody Allen. We know little about his latest movie, titled Wonder Wheel, which is typical of Allen’s movies. Rarely are character and plot details shared early on. But we do know his latest film stars Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet, and Juno Temple and it takes place in the 1950s. Below, […]

The post First Look at Woody Allen’s Next Movie ‘Wonder Wheel’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Woody Allen’s Next Film, Starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, Titled ‘Wonder Wheel’

21 February 2017 12:13 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Although it hasn’t been officially announced by U.S. distributor Amazon Studios yet, if history repeats itself, a new Woody Allen film will arrive this summer. It’s also the most fitting release window in some time for the director as his next feature takes place in the summer days of the 1950s, specifically in Coney Island. Although no more plot details beyond the setting have been revealed, the newly announced title should be of no surprise to those familiar with the Brooklyn locale.

Titled Wonder Wheel, it takes its name from Deno’s amusement park located there, whose circular main attraction opened back in 1920. This title was revealed by Mars Film CEO Stephane Celerier (via Woody Allen Pages), so presumably they’ll reunite with Allen to distribute his latest film in France once again.

Starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake (who plays a life guard, as we can »

- Leonard Pearce

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First Look: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake & Juno Temple In Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’

21 February 2017 10:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A new year is upon us, which means Woody Allen has a fresh feature film on the way. As per usual, he keeps everything under lock and key until he’s ready for the world to see it, but Italian distributor Lucky Red has revealed the goods just a little bit early.

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They’ve revealed that the director’s new film will be called “Wonder Wheel,” and have unveiled the first photo of the movie featuring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Juno Temple.

Continue reading First Look: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake & Juno Temple In Woody Allen’s ‘Wonder Wheel’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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