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Woody Allen: 'There are traumas in life that weaken us. That’s what has happened to me'

25 August 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The prolific director returns next month with Café Society and a TV series. Here, he talks exclusively about sex, antisemitism, the impact of that abuse allegation – and his dream of racing Usain Bolt

Woody Allen is 80. Time is finite and he knows it. Every day the industrious same: wake, work, weights, treadmill, work, clarinet, work, supper, TV, sleep. Except today and tomorrow and Thursday, when he’ll do something futile.

“I never thought there was any point doing press,” he says. “I don’t think anybody ever reads an interview and says: ‘Hey, I want to see that movie!’” He smiles benignly, tip-to-toe in peanut-butter beige. Allen no longer reads anything about himself (except, maybe, one article, of which more later). This is the boring bit of film-making. This and the gags of the financiers.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Woody Allen: 'There are traumas in life that weaken us. That’s what has happened to me'

25 August 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The prolific director returns next month with Café Society and a TV series. Here, he talks exclusively about sex, antisemitism, the impact of that abuse allegation – and his dream of racing Usain Bolt

Woody Allen is 80. Time is finite and he knows it. Every day the industrious same: wake, work, weights, treadmill, work, clarinet, work, supper, TV, sleep. Except today and tomorrow and Thursday, when he’ll do something futile.

“I never thought there was any point doing press,” he says. “I don’t think anybody ever reads an interview and says: ‘Hey, I want to see that movie!’” He smiles benignly, tip-to-toe in peanut-butter beige. Allen no longer reads anything about himself (except, maybe, one article, of which more later). This is the boring bit of film-making. This and the gags of the financiers.

Amazon badgered and badgered me for two years, sweetening the pot until I could not »

- Catherine Shoard

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"A Commercial Piece of Shit": Madonna on Film

25 August 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

In his elephantine sixth edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014), critic David Thomson reserves his most scathing, uncharitable critique for Madonna. To him, her mere existence on film is an affront to the medium itself. He finds that she is incapable of understanding the art of acting, and spends the space of nine paragraphs belaboring the point. “There is nothing in Madonna to be advertised,”he writes, “except for her ironic, deflecting contempt. She is an ad for advertising.”It is a curiously mean-spirited entry in a book filled with thoughtful, sympathetic reconsiderations of women whom critics wrote off in their time. Thomson’s entries on Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak are among his most articulate and impassioned. Yet Thomson is utterly heartless when it comes to Madonna, suspecting that “[s]he is disappointed about something, and hugely driven by resentment.” Thomson wasn’t exactly staking out a contrarian position. »

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‘The Birth of a Nation’: Oscar Voters Debate If They’re Going to See Nate Parker’s Drama After Scandal

24 August 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The Birth of a Nation” premiered to cheers and a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and was bought for a record $17.5 million by Fox Searchlight. After two years of #OscarSoWhite, Nate Parker’s drama was a light of hope for an optimistic, diverse awards season. All of that is now in doubt now that Parker’s 1999 sexual assault allegations have resurfaced; even though he was acquitted, the news has so far tarnished the film.

The filmmaker and “Birth of a Nation” co-writer Jean Celestin were accused of raping a woman while they attended Penn State in 1999. In 2001, both were brought to trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, with Parker cleared of all charges and Celestin found guilty, though the conviction was overturned. Adding another layer of controversy, Parker (and the media) learned last week that the accuser had committed suicide in 2012.

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- Liz Calvario

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Newswire: Enjoy “16 minutes of romantic doom” with Her Friend Adam

24 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Last month, A.V. Club staffers shared their picks for the best pop culture of 2016 so far. Our own Gus Spelman took the opportunity to sing the praises of the short film Her Friend Adam, calling it “best possible version of a modern-day Woody Allen piece.” Now, following its premiere on Vimeo, director Ben Petrie has granted The A.V. Club an early look at the short, which he describes as “16 minutes of romantic doom.”

The short takes place in a cramped studio apartment and focuses on the insecurities of the modern male. In a bit of typecasting, writer/director Ben Petrie portrays Robert, a man who appears to be really into his girlfriend, although she may not return the favor. A casual conversation upon returning home from work erupts into a screaming match (as these things do) over Liv’s (Grace Glowicki) gay friend Adam, and ...

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- Mike Vanderbilt

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The Departed Reboot Series in Development at Amazon

23 August 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Amazon is shipping up to Boston Chicago.

The streaming video service is developing a series based on Martin Scorcese’s 2006 Oscar-winning movie The Departed, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedTom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Officially a Go at Amazon, John Krasinski to Star

The film, with a cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, was set in Boston and involved Irish-run organized crime. The series, written by Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), will take place in the Windy City and will be a rebooted blend of The Departed and the movie that inspired it, Infernal Affairs.

The TV series will unfold in modern-day Chicago, »

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Variety Announces 10 Actors to Watch for 2016

22 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998.

Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon, and Melissa Leo.

This year’s honorees will be feted in the Oct. 4 issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage of the Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 6 to Oct. 10. This marks the fifth year Variety has collaborated with the festival to present Actors to Watch.

“The Hamptons International Film Festival has had the privilege of honoring rising talent for over 15 years. We are thrilled to once again partner with Variety to recognize this group of 10 diverse, talented actors for the incredible work they have done in their careers,” says Hiff Artistic Director David Nugent. “As we have seen our previous honorees blossom over the years, »

- Variety Staff

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in September

22 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Next month brings an avalanche of original series to Amazon Prime. Should you be so inclined you can watch new offerings from Tig Notaro, whose One Mississippi debuts September 9, or (sigh) Woody Allen, whose Crisis In Six Scenes emerges on September 30. There’s also Fleabag, an acidic comedy imported from Britain, as well as new episodes of the streaming service’s beloved Transparent. And if that doesn’t keep you busy enough, there’s a plethora of movies popping up, as well. Those include Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog, an Amazon Original that debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario. Meanwhile, you can also pay tribute to Michael Cimino by taking in Heaven’s Gate or spend some time with classics like Roman Holiday and Full Metal Jacket. The full list is below.

September 1

1984 (1984)

2001 Maniacs

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Apollo 13 ...

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- Esther Zuckerman

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Connections in Invisible Ink: A Look Back at Locarno 69

22 August 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The OrnithologistIt’s one thing to watch a film festival unfold and take the films as they come when they come, on their own individual merits. It’s another to look back at them as part of a bigger picture, tracing connections made in invisible ink that may not be apparent at the time. That’s one way to look at the competitive selection of Locarno in 2016. As usual, yes, Locarno did take risks very few other A-list festivals would, and it still gets away with stuff other events can’t. (Let’s pause here to remember that Filipino auteur du jour Lav Diaz only went on to the main Berlin line-up after winning the Golden Leopard two years ago.) If getting away with it means tripping over itself occasionally (and in my short time of attending Locarno there have been stumbles, believe me), I’m absolutely fine with it. »

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Norwegian Film Festival Celebrates Local Pics in Global Mix

21 August 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With a program of 75 films from 25 countries, the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which opened Aug. 20, is now filling the cinemas in the West Norwegian town (the Edda multiplex, the Festiviteten and the Maritim Theatre) with a selection that festivalgoers have dubbed the “Nordic Cannes.” The festival is also screening films that were launched on the Côte d’Azur: Woody Allen’s  “Café Society,” Pedro Almodóvar’s “Julieta,” Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada,” Hirokazu Koreeda’s “After the Storm,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come,” and Italian director Stefano Sollima’s “Suburra.”

“I am particularly pleased with the three Norwegian entries in the main competition – Norwegian directors Vibeke Idsøe’s “The Lion Woman,” Benjamin Ree’s documentary “Magnus,” and Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s “Cave” — and also with the films in the Nordic Focus,” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen. Swedish actress-turned-director Pernilla August will be here with her second feature, »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Arthouse Audit: Natalie Portman’s ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Tops Limited Openers

21 August 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late August is not prime release time for top-end specialized films. While the quality of new entries this week is better than usual, two Sundance premieres, A24’s “Morris from America” and Werner Herzog’s documentary “Lo and Behold” are also hitting prime exposure on Video on Demand.

The best limited theatrical opening went to rookie director Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness” (Focus), shot in her native Israel. The breakout of the month is CBS Films’ second-week expanding “Hell or High Water” (Lionsgate), which looks headed for Top Ten-level grosses over upcoming weeks.

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A Tale of Love and Darkness” (Focus World) – Metacritic: 55; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto 2015

$36,000 in 2 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $18,000

Natalie Portman’s Israeli-made drama did not garner strong critical response at its Cannes debut last year. But the movie star is campaigning hard to make it work, with appearances on both »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Tony Sirico Joins Woody Allen’s Next Film

19 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Sopranos alum Tony Sirico is joining the cast of Woody Allen’s untitled film set to shoot this fall in New York. His role is unknown but he joins a cast that includes Juno Temple, Kate Winslet, James Belushi, and Justin Timberlake. Plot details are under wraps, but the film written and to be directed by Allen is a period drama set in the late '50s. Allen is producing alongside his frequent collaborators Letty Aronson and Edward Walson. This marks Sirico’s… »

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Links: Nate Parker, Ben-Hur, and Donald Trump as Film Critic

19 August 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Variety Amber Heard donates her entire divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity

Pajiba ... she also apparently passed on receiving residuals from his movies

Monkey See funny talk about the new Ben-Hur and the long shadow of its 1959 Best Picture predecessor

Kenneth in the (212) alerts us to a new webseries on Woody Allen movies. 10 things about Interiors this time 

Olympic play, Nate Parker controversy, and Donald Trump as movie critic after the jump »

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Natalie Portman On Her Directioral Debut And the Advice Terrence Malick Gave Her

19 August 2016 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Prior to shooting her directorial debut, “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” which hits theaters Friday, Natalie Portman worked with roughly 40 directors as an actress, including Mike Nichols, Darren Aronofsky, Anthony Minghella and Woody Allen. The last movie she shot before moving behind the camera was Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” an experience that wound up helping her tremendously thanks to some handy advice from the legendary director, Portman said during a talk at the 92nd Street Y in New York Thursday moderated by Columbia University School of the Arts professor Annette Insdorf.

Read More: ‘Voyage of Time’ Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Ambitious IMAX Documentary Looks Stunning

“He kept saying, ‘Make films your way and don’t let anyone tell you that you need a three-act structure,'” Portman said. “‘You just make movies as you experience life.'” That advice helped Portman trust her instincts as a first-time »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘The Birth of A Nation’: What Fox Searchlight Faces As It Plows Forward With A Tainted Oscar Frontrunner

18 August 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As Sundance moments go, the reception for “The Birth of a Nation” was unheard of. The audience gave writer-director-actor Nate Parker a standing ovation before the film began. Now his movie is facing another kind of reception, also unheard of: He must promote the movie while being shadowed by his 1999 rape trial, and news that the accuser committed suicide in 2012.

There are no real precedents for Parker’s situation.

Read More: Nate Parker Writes ‘Devastated’ Facebook Response to College Rape Trial and Accuser’s Suicide

Fox Searchlight executives are presenting a united front. Here’s their official statement: “Searchlight is aware of the incident that occurred while Nate Parker was at Penn State. We also know that he was found innocent and cleared of all charges. We stand behind Nate and are proud to help bring this important and powerful story to the screen.”

Inside the company, they’re not abandoning hope of an Oscar. »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Birth of A Nation’: What Fox Searchlight Faces As It Plows Forward With A Tainted Oscar Frontrunner

18 August 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As Sundance moments go, the reception for “The Birth of a Nation” was unheard of. The audience gave writer-director-actor Nate Parker a standing ovation before the film began. Now his movie is facing another kind of reception, also unheard of: He must promote the movie while being shadowed by his 1999 rape trial, and news that the accuser committed suicide in 2012.

There are no real precedents for Parker’s situation.

Read More: Nate Parker Writes ‘Devastated’ Facebook Response to College Rape Trial and Accuser’s Suicide

Fox Searchlight executives are presenting a united front. Here’s their official statement: “Searchlight is aware of the incident that occurred while Nate Parker was at Penn State. We also know that he was found innocent and cleared of all charges. We stand behind Nate and are proud to help bring this important and powerful story to the screen.”

Inside the company, they’re not abandoning hope of an Oscar. »

- Anne Thompson

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Filming in France More Complicated in Wake of Recent Terror Attacks

18 August 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For the makers of “Mission: Impossible 6,” the biggest challenge might not be how to keep the franchise fresh, but how to keep shooting the action-packed film in France. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks that have killed more than 230 people, filming in the country is more complicated because of increased security.

France has served as the backdrop for many high-voltage action movies, including “The Bourne Identity,” “Taken,” and “Lucy.” But ever since the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015 in Paris, authorities have been reluctant to allow the filming of sequences featuring explosive violence. With the country now locked down after the recent attacks in Paris and Nice, getting permits to shoot action scenes has become almost impossible.

“The official word from authorities is that we can’t film car chases, bank robberies, shootings, or actors dressed in police and military outfits, because these scenes could disrupt public safety and »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Box Office Democracy: Sausage Party

16 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s a shame there’s no outlet in our current media landscape for R-rated sketches written by high profile talent. There’s Funny or Die and its ilk, I suppose, but I can’t imagine the money there is anything like it is for a feature-length film. I’m pretty sure there’s a good eight-minute sketch to be made out of Sausage Party that would be, if not quite to my taste, generally enjoyable but instead it’s this endless rehash of the same five or six jokes that seems to drag on forever and ever but only takes 90 minutes.

Maybe I’m becoming too old and stodgy to enjoy comedy anymore, but I just don’t think the idea of a hot dog and a bun having sex is funny enough to be the anchor for an entire movie. This is the joke of this movie. Not the only joke, »

- Arthur Tebbel

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"Take This Waltz" Then Move On?: Breakups in the Age of Selfish

16 August 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Illustration by Leah BravoFive years ago, a film came and went with little fanfare, except a spattering of positive reviews, making around $4 million worldwide on a budget of about $10 million: Take This Waltz. More people know it as a Leonard Cohen song, from which its title comes. More people know Leonard Cohen than the director Sarah Polley, but as of this cultural moment, more people might know the star, Michelle Williams, than Leonard Cohen, due to her other movies and a popular TV show. These jejune concerns amplify less than we know and more than we'll admit. Name recognition: these go into the common denominators decision people look for when they decide to fund a film, a book, a play. How will it sell? How will it fit? What can it capitalize on? How can we make something that will not make people think too much or depress them? We »

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First Look: James Franco’s John Steinbeck Adaptation ‘In Dubious Battle’ With Selena Gomez

16 August 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sort of like a far artier Woody Allen, it seems a year doesn’t go by these days without a directorial effort from James Franco. And while his ambitions have been very high, the execution hasn’t always followed suit, and after taking on literary works by William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, his next effort sees the […]

The post First Look: James Franco’s John Steinbeck Adaptation ‘In Dubious Battle’ With Selena Gomez appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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