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It definitely looks like things are back on! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield hit up a concert together at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Wednesday. The on-again-off-again couple kept a low-profile at the venue, where the "Spiderman" hunk even pulled the car around for the "Superbad" actress, so she didn't have to deal with all the paparazzi before driving off. How sweet, right? It's great to see that Emma and Andrew have reconciled after their brief split earlier this year. Garfield has been busy filming Martin Scorsese's latest drama, "Silence," on location in Taiwan ... and it sounds like the whole long-distance thing strained their relationship. "He's thrown himself in the project to the detriment of all else," a source told People about their break in April. "But it's too early to say the relationship is over." It's pretty safe to say that Stone and Garfield have rekindled, though »
- tooFab Staff
By the end of the year, many college graduates are probably sick of hearing the "sage" life advice which most adults within earshot insist on giving them as they prepare to enter the real world (Think "Plastics."). However, today's graduates, who are facing difficult job prospects and unbelievably high student loan debts in addition to the usual uncertainties associated with a major life change, are more in need of advice than ever. Luckily, many of them don't have to look too far to find it -- no further, in fact, than their university commencement ceremonies. The trend of celebrity commencement addresses isn't a new one, but it seems that every year the speeches get better and better. We've complied a few of our favorites below for your listening and viewing pleasure. Check them out now. Read More: 6 Takeaways From Martin Scorsese's Nyu Tisch Commencement Speech Robert Redford - Colby College Actor, »
- Becca Nadler
You might have overlooked it in the barrage of advertising for summer blockbusters, but this week sees the release of “Aloha,” the new Hawaii-set romantic-comedy with a glittering cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray. It’s notable for cinephiles because it’s the first film in nearly four years, and the seventh in total, from Cameron Crowe, the man behind “Say Anything,” “Jerry Maguire,” and “Almost Famous.” Crowe, who began his career as a prodigiously young rock journalist for Rolling Stone (as documented in “Almost Famous”), has always made music a hugely important part of his pictures, with even his weaker efforts having great musical moments and soundtracks. So we decided, as with Martin Scorsese a few weeks back, to run down twenty of the finest on-screen music moments from Crowe’s movies. We've included clips from the films where available, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Many a filmmaker shows up at the Sundance Film Festival dreaming of becoming the next Martin Scorsese. But only Alfonso Gomez-Rejon can claim to have crashed on the legendary director’s sofa, retyped his script pages and learned at his side.
Unsurprisingly, the “Taxi Driver” auteur is everywhere in Gomez-Rejon’s Sundance grand jury prize-winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release June 12. Greg Gaines, the movie’s cinephile protagonist, has a “Mean Streets” poster tacked to his bedroom wall, a first-edition copy of “Scorsese on Scorsese” on his desk, and a photo of the filmmaker’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker as his computer screensaver.
And those are just some of the homages that crop up throughout the second feature by Gomez-Rejon, who learned some of his craft at Scorsese’s elbow, as the director’s production assistant on the Las Vegas shoot of “Casino” in 1995. Now, »
- Scott Foundas
Hey England! Johnnie To, the Hk action film auteur, will speak at BAFTA's London headquarters on June 22nd. The event is presented by BAFTA and the Asian Film Awards Academy. To will talk about his films and his career, which are all amazing. The man is a legend of Chinese cinema. But you knew that already. Past speakers have included Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher.Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29th! Holy cats! That's tomorrow! Personally I think Mr. To has to let that mustache grow out a bit more. Debonair doesn't even begin to cover it!...
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With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:
Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »
- Derek Anderson
With a retrospective opening at the Museum of Arts and Design and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence screening at Film Forum, Nicolas Rapold talks with Roy Andersson for the New York Times. More goings on: Martin Scorsese's poster collection at MoMA, Barbara Hammer’s portrait of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, a revival of Samuel Fuller's Pickup on South Street, a Rainer Werner Fassbinder mini-retrospective in Los Angeles, Frederick Wiseman in Chicago, Don Hertzfeldt in Vienna, Alejandro Jodorowsky in Bordeaux and more. » - David Hudson »
Hong Kong director to speak on stage in London as part of BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures series.
BAFTA is to look back at the career of top Hong Kong director Johnnie To as part of its A Life In Pictures series.
The event, held with the Asian Film Awards Academy, will see the filmmaker discuss his craft and career at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on June 22.
Born in Hong Kong in 1955, To began his career in television, and in 1980 co-directed his first theatrical feature The Enigmatic Case. He came to wider attention in 1989 with All About Ah-Long starring Chow Yun-Fat.
In 1996, To founded, along with Wai Ka-Fai, Milkyway Image, an independent production company that became a flagship for Hong Kong cinema.
From 2000 onwards, To found international acclaim as a director and producer on the festival circuit, with films including The Mission, Ptu, Breaking News and Election. His most recent titles include Drug War and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Long hair, don’t care! Andrew Garfield looked almost identical to Harry Styles during a lunch date with on-again girlfriend Emma Stone on Monday, May 25. Photos: Hollywood's best man buns The Spider-Man star, who recently returned from filming Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama Silence in Taiwan and had to drop almost 40 pounds to portray his character, showed off his volumized locks while dining with Stone and three other pals at Cafe Gratitude in Venice, Calif. The British hunk let his hair flow free and donned a casual, comfy-looking cardigan [...] »
School is almost out for summer, and for university graduates, it means their lives start now. And after Martin Scorsese delivered a fine speech for students at New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts last spring, his pal Robert De Niro stepped up to the microphone this year, and didn't disappoint, bringing humor, hard truth, and encouragement. "When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. You weren’t just following dreams, you were reaching for your destiny. You’re a dancer, a singer, a choreographer, musician, a filmmaker, a writer, a photographer, a director, a producer, an actor, an artist. Yeah, you’re fucked," De Niro said, adding, “The good news is, that’s not a bad place to start.” "Rejection might sting but my feeling is that often it has very little to do with you," he also advised. "When you’re auditioning or pitching, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Peter Debruge: Well, I didn’t see that coming. In what feels like a twist ending — one that leaves me feeling a bit like Tim Roth at the end of “Chronic” — the Cannes jury has awarded the Palme d’Or to “Dheepan,” a movie that lags among my least favorites in the competition, and the weakest in Jacques Audiard’s filmography.
People have been throwing the word “weak” around a lot this week, grousing that the official selection doesn’t measure up to that of previous years. I defer to you, Scott and Justin, since you’ve each been attending Cannes for longer than I have (this is only my fifth time on the Croisette), but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time here, it’s that Cannes critics always like to complain that the present year’s crop feels meager by comparison to past editions, »
- Peter Debruge, Scott Foundas and Justin Chang
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were spotted leaving a Ralphs grocery store together in La on Saturday. They kept things cute and casual while heading back to their car, and helped each other unload bags before driving off. It's the first time we've seen Emma and Andrew together since news broke that they had put the brakes on their three-year relationship back in April: at the time, a source close to the couple claimed that their busy schedules were keeping them apart. Emma has been promoting not one but two recent projects, first heading to the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Irrational Man before traveling to London to do press for the romantic comedy Aloha with costar Bradley Cooper. For his part, Andrew was photographed filming the Martin Scorsese film Silence in Taiwan. Despite their distance, rumors of a rekindling between the two began a few weeks ago, »
Rick Famuyiwa is one of the most profitable voices in African American cinema at the box office with such titles as The Wood ($6M cost, $25M domestic) and Brown Sugar ($8M cost, $27.4M domestic). However, when he went to shop his comedy Dope about a high school senior's zany mission to escape the confines of his Inglewood, CA urban neighborhood for the Ivy league walls of Harvard – think Martin Scorsese's After Hours meets Clueless but in a different L.A. environ — the… »
Why hello, you two! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were photographed for the first time together on Saturday, May 23, since their split. The Aloha actress, 26, and Garfield, 31, were spotted leaving Ralph's in Malibu, Calif., with several grocery bags. The two dressed casually and stayed by each other's side. The British hunk just returned from Taiwan, where he was filming Martin Scorsese's upcoming drama Silence. During their time apart, Stone was caught carrying a brown bag labeled "Andrew Garfield" and tried to keep upbeat with a [...] »
Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux introduced the sneak screening, which was also attended by singers Mary J. Blige and Charli Xcx, as well as models Adriana Lima and Dita Von Teese, by praising Gyllenhaal’s performance as “one of his best.”
Fremaux, a self-proclaimed sporting enthusiast, said the movie beautifully captures a sport that usually doesn’t read well on the bigscreen.
“This sport is so well-filmed on television that it’s very hard to get the same feeling in the cinema on screen like Martin Scorsese did with ‘Raging Bull,’” he said. “But this film is so strong and credible. We believe Jake is a boxer first.”
Audiences were shown a sneak peek of »
- Maane Khatchatourian
School’s out for summer, and the monthly changeover at Netflix is about to ensure that you’ll have plenty of different content to watch next month. A number of films will become available to stream in June, including the magnificent Nightcrawler, Martin Scorsese’s somewhat underrated The Aviator, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, and one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films, A Most Wanted Man. Additionally, last year’s critically hailed but way underseen Beyond the Lights will be available to stream, as will Transformers: Age of Extinction if you enjoy having your senses assaulted. On the TV side, Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Scandal Season 4 will become available, as will the third season of the Netflix Original Series Orange Is the New Black and the first season of Sense8, from creators Lana and Andy Wachowski. Check out the full list of new to Netflix titles below. »
- Adam Chitwood
Kent Jones' new documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and sounds like it's a film for the ages, serving more-or-less as a movie for those of us (yes, I shamefully include myself in this) that haven't yet read "Hitchcock", the book that transcribes the famous 1962 sit down interview between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut. In fact, if you don't want to read it you can even listen to the entire interview session in its entirety right here or you can sit and wait until the Cohen Media Group releases the new documentary in theaters later this year. amz asin="0671604295" size="small"Featuring interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin (who just won during the Cannes Directors' Fortnight), Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader, this film sets out to take us into the world of the creator of Psycho, »
- Brad Brevet
Representing an event horizon of cinephiliac homage, Kent Jones' "Hitchcock/Truffaut" is a documentary celebrating a celebrated book written by a celebrated director about a celebrated director, and so is surely cause for celebration. Narrated by Bob Balaban, and featuring interviews with a somewhat arbitrary selection of famous directors including David Fincher, Paul Schrader, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Peter Bogdanovich, Wes Anderson, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Arnaud Desplechin, Richard Linklater and Martin Scorsese (with whom Jones directed 2010's "Letter to Elia"), the film is a fond, well-researched companion piece to a volume as close to any a cineaste's bible. But while Jones uses snippets from the original recordings of that epochal 8-day interview between the two men, so we get Hitch's real voice saying "Actors are cattle" or "Logic is dull" or worrying that trying to be more experimental might be like "Mondrian painting a »
- Jessica Kiang
Written and Directed by Paul Feig.
A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
Martin Scorsese has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton has Johnny Depp, and Paul Feig has Melissa McCarthy. Some actor/director combinations fit like a glove, and for the third straight outing (Bridesmaids and The Heat) we have another success with Spy.
Unexpectedly, there is also an admirable amount of unexplored range channeled from Melissa McCarthy, not portraying the sassy, loudmouthed, obscene character right out of the gate that we have grown accustomed to. Instead, she plays Susan Cooper, a CIA field operative assistant of 10 years with low self-esteem that decides to jump into the heart of the action when her good friend Bradley Fine »
- Robert Kojder
Fresh from the success of his debut feature, Snowtown, the world was - in many ways - director Justin Kurzel's oyster. The dark true crime drama left the Australian helmer poised to go in any one of several directions. The offers were rolling in from Hollywood, stars were lining up, and the expectations were that he could - if he wanted to - set himself down a path to being the next Martin Scorsese or the like.And what did Kurzel choose to do instead? A new film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the leads.And with the film now in Cannes we get our first taste of what happens when you hand someone like Kurzel an iconic text paired...
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