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'Girls' & 'Star Wars' Star Adam Driver Is Starring In Jim Jarmusch's New Movie 'Paterson'

2 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Right now, Adam Driver is known really only to the viewers of HBO’s “Girls” and those who’ve been impressed by his appearances in critically acclaimed fare like “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “While We’re Young.” But that’s about to change, with the young actor playing the villainous, still-mysterious Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It’s the start of a big 2016 for the actor, who’s also lined up roles in Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” and an interview in the latest issue of Empire Magazine (not yet online, but get the new issue here) reveals that the star has work with another beloved auteur lined up: Before he set out on promo duties for J.J. Abrams’ mega-blockbuster, “he finished work on Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Paterson.’” This isn’t quite the first we’ve heard about the project: Jarmusch told us »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Review: 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Is An Enjoyable, Curated Chat About An Influential Book

19 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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 as any to 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

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Blu-ray Review: 'Wake Up and Kill'

20 hours ago | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Following hot on the heels of the Blu-ray release of Requiescant (1967) comes director Carlo Lizzani's Wake Up and Kill (1966), based on the true story of infamous jewel thief Luciano Lutring. Dripping in late-1960s Italian cool, Wake Up and Kill prefigures the grimy American crime cinema of the 1970s, feeling like a grubbier, less self-satisfied Á Bout de Soufflé (1960). With a flawed anti-hero aspiring to criminal infamy, Lizanni's film was surely an influence for a young Martin Scorsese.


- CineVue UK

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‘Revenant,’ ‘Hateful Eight’ Put a Bloody Bow on the Season

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With everything but the still under-wraps “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” now having unspooled for Oscar voters this year, the season’s cards are pretty much on the table. In a month (Dec. 30), ballots will be in hand, and Academy members will start to decide on nominees. But Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” and Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” will be sending them to the polls with a violent pair of final salvos.

Violence and how it will be perceived by the Academy is frequently a topic of discussion this time of year. Many wondered in 2013 if the brutality of “12 Years a Slave” would push voters to the relative safety of “Gravity.” That didn’t happen (though some openly admitted to voting for Steve McQueen’s slavery drama on historical principle without having seen it). The year prior, Tarantino’s own slavery yarn, “Django Unchained,” walked away with two Academy Awards. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Interview: Nick Sandow Talks The Wannabe (Exclusive)

21 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Aspiring to follow in the professional footsteps of your hero is often believed to be an admirable goal to have, especially when you’re transitioning into a new phase of your career. But that ambition isn’t always the most commendable one to have, as your desired line of work could be illegal, unethical and dangerous, and the people you wish to emulate aren’t guaranteed to appreciate you. With the new crime drama ‘The Wannabe,’ which marks his second turn behind the camera, writer-director Nick Sandow proves that trying to mirror the achievements of those people he respects, like Martin Scorsese, who served as one of the film’s executive producer, is a  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Daily | Akerman, Welles, Ballhaus

30 November 2015 6:34 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The new issue of Necsus features an interview with Eric de Kuyper, who worked with Chantal Akerman for decades, and audiovisual essays on Monica Vitti and Jules Dassin's Topkapi. Also in today's roundup: Simon Callow and Alex Ross on Orson Welles, Carlotta Films co-founder Vincent Paul-Boncour on Jacques Rivette's Out 1, and a big New York magazine cover package on Adam McKay's The Big Short featuring interviews with Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Michael Lewis, author of the bestselling book. And the Berlinale will present an Honorary Golden Bear and an Homage series to cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, best known for his work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Martin Scorsese. » - David Hudson »

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Berlin: 'Goodfellas' cinematographer Michael Ballhaus to get Golden Bear

30 November 2015 5:57 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival will feature 10 films from the German cinematographer in February.

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) is to award an Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement to German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, to whom the festival is also dedicating this year’s Homage.

Ballhaus is perhaps best known for his collaboration with director Martin Scorsese on films including Goodfellas, The Color of Money, The Age of Innocence and Gangs Of New York.

Before spending 25 years working primarily in the Us, Ballhaus established his reputation in Germany where he worked with, among others, auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

The award will be bestowed on Feb 18, accompanied by a screening of Gangs Of New York, which was shown out of competition at the 2003 Berlinale.

The previous evening, there will be an in conversation event titled Michael Ballhaus Meets Jim Rakete.

Ballhaus was president of the Berlinale’s International Jury in 1990 and was awarded the Berlinale Camera for his unique »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Michael Ballhaus to Receive Golden Bear from Berlin Film Festival

30 November 2015 5:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The 66th Berlin Intl. Film Festival will award its Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement to German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, to whom the festival is also dedicating its Homage.

Ballhaus is one of the world’s leading cinematographers. He established his reputation in Germany where he worked with, among others, auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder, helping the “Young German Cinema” gain new artistic freedom. He later worked with American directors such as Martin Scorsese, and affected the lighting and look of U.S. moviemaking.

“We are honoring Michael Ballhaus as a director of photography who was a kindred talent to directors and whose oeuvre is unique,” Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said.

His body of work comprises some 130 films for movie theaters and television, including 15 films with Fassbinder and seven with Scorsese, alongside many other top directors, including Wolfgang Petersen, Volker Schloendorff, John Sayles, Robert Redford, Mike Nichols and Francis Ford Coppola. »

- Leo Barraclough

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New on Video: ‘The Hurricane’

30 November 2015 5:26 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Hurricane

Written by Dudley Nichols

Directed by John Ford

USA, 1937

“My name is John Ford and I make Westerns,” so the legendary filmmaker once declared. As has been pointed out (by Martin Scorsese among others) that statement in a sense discounts the great director’s non-genre works, like the four features for which he won Academy Awards: The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952). But with more than 140 directing credits on his résumé, it also sidesteps many lesser known, though quality, Ford films, those that either fall into the middle of the road category or those that are very good, if not quite great. That’s where his 1937 romantic drama The Hurricane comes in.

Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed by Ford (two years after The Informer and two years before his groundbreaking Stagecoach [1939]), and written by Dudley Nichols, himself an Oscar-winner for his writing The Informer, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Berlin: 'Goodfellas' Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus to Get Golden Bear

30 November 2015 4:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, a triple Oscar-nominee and inventor of the 360-degree tracking shot, will receive an honorary Golden Bear at next year's Berlin International Film Festival. The 80-year-old lenser, best known for his work with Martin Scorsese and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, will receive the honor at a ceremony in Berlin on Feb. 18, followed by a special screening of Gangs of New York. Ballhaus received his third Oscar nomination for best cinematography for Gangs, following noms for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) and Broadcast News (1987). { "nid": 832008, "type": "news", "title": "Meryl Streep Named

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- Scott Roxborough

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What a Link. What a Lovely Link

28 November 2015 5:03 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

BFI Check out the Sight & Sound poll for 2015. Not pleased that The Assassin topped the immeasurably finer twofer of Carol & Mad Max Fury Road but it is what it is. Perennial critical darling peculiarities abound like Blackhat placing about Ex Machina. Oh please. I didn't hate the former like some but one must assume that's solely on Michael Mann's reputation, the way some filmmakers get a competition spot at Cannes simply because they directed something.

HuffPo Reid Ewing from Modern Family talks about body dysmorphia and getting frequent plastic surgery

The Guardian on a Carol gift-wrapping promotion - it breaks my heart that people keep thinking this is a watch it on DVD film. It's So breathtakingly cinematic. Go To The Theater.

/Film Gremlins may take a page from Jurassic World/Creed and continue the story decades later


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Best of the Week: 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer, First Look at 'Wonder Woman' and More

27 November 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News First Looks: Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman. Chris Hemsworth revealed stunning weight loss for In the Heart of the Sea. Remake Report: Kenneth Branagh will star in his own redo of Murder on the Orient Express. Angelina Jolie might star in a remake of Bride of Frankenstein. Chef will be remade in India. Franchise Fever: Tom Cruise may star in The Mummy and more Universal Monsters movies. Sequelitis: Men in Black 4 will feature a female lead as a Woman in Black. New Directors/New Films: Jennifer Lawrence will make her directorial debut with Project DeliriumMartin Scorsese might direct an Evel Knievel biopic. Casting Net: Ryan Gosling might star in a Neil Armstrong...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Inside Criterion's Incredible Restoration of Dylan Doc 'Don't Look Back'

27 November 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

D.A. Pennbaker still remembers the man with the wiry gray hair and the sunglasses, sitting across from him in his office and posing an innocent enough question. "He asked, 'Would you like to come along on a tour with my client? His name is Bob Dylan.' It sort of rang a bell." The 90-year-old filmmaker lets out a raspy chuckle before continuing to speak at his customary rapid clip. "He had one song, 'The Times They Are A-Changin',' that had been playing on the radio »

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Daily | S&S 2015 Top 20, Polanski, Lean

27 November 2015 7:40 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Sight & Sound has polled "168 critics from around the world" to come up with its list of the best films of 2015. The top five, in order: Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, Todd Haynes's Carol, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, Miguel Gomes's Arabian Nights and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendour. Also in today's roundup: A new book on Orson Welles, remembering Bruce Lee on what would have been his 75th birthday, Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese, Christian Petzold, David Fincher and Whit Stillman on Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut, articles on David Lean and Andrei Tarkovsky—and more. » - David Hudson »

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The Harvey Keitel Effect

26 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

In Youth, the latest drama from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino which earned a Palme d’Or nomination at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Harvey Keitel plays an aging director on vacation in the Swiss Alps with his composer best friend, played by Michael Caine.

Some early Oscar buzz has surrounded the film, particularly for Jane Fonda’s brief, yet powerful, performance, and Keitel once more finds himself in an Oscar film.

The 76-year-old star, who has been appearing in films for nearly 50 years, may not control the same transcendent star quality of such contemporaries as Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, but a look at the actor’s resume reveals that he has been a part of an Oscar-nominated film in nearly every decade since he first appeared on film.

In 1974, Keitel appeared in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the romantic drama about »

- Patrick Shanley

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Paramount wants Martin Scorsese for Evel Knievel biopic

25 November 2015 5:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has set William Monahan to pen the script for a biopic of the iconic daredevil Evel Knievel, and is hoping to reunite Monahan with The Departed director Martin Scorsese on the project.

The film will be based upon Evel Knievel On Tour, a book by  Knievel’s ex-manager Sheldon Saltman, which included allegations that Knievel had been physically abusive to a number of people. Taking exception to the book, Knievel flew to California and attacked Saltman with a baseball bat, breaking his arm and spending six months in jail for his actions.

In addition to Monahan, another Scorsese collaborator is on board in Terence Winter, creator of Boardwalk Empire and writer of The Wolf of Wall Street, who will serve as producer alongside Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club).


- Gary Collinson

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Golden Globes: Voting Track Record Busts Some Old Myths

25 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The most fervent of the detractors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. prefer to obsess over the group’s Golden Globes balloting lapses, while obstinately overlooking the org’s real awards voting history.

For every Pia Zadora, there are dozens of Globes winners that consistently demonstrate a seriousness of purpose that regularly matches or surpasses the Academy’s Oscar champions.

The HFPA’s track record of rewarding edgier, more demanding achievements in the dramatic film category is ironically the benefit of the group’s recognition of comedies and musicals.

Cynics will say having both film drama and comedy/musical Golden Globes categories means more stars on the HFPA’s red carpet and awards TV broadcast and more tables sold to the producers. Those are certainly byproducts, but the more significant impact of the acknowledgement of lighter efforts is the ability to double-down on rewarding the more demanding serious fare.


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- Steven Gaydos

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‘Creed’: Can Stallone Make History?

25 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

Creed, the latest film in the Rocky franchise, opens today bolstered by a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is anchored by strong performances from 28-year-old Michael B. Jordan, who stars as boxer Adonis Johnson, the son of late boxer and former Rocky Balboa rival, Apollo Creed, and Sylvester Stallone, who returns for the seventh time to the role that earned him the only two Oscar nominations in his career and made him a star nearly 40 years ago.

39 years ago, in 1976, Stallone premiered the first film in the pugilistic franchise and it paid off in big dividends for the then-30-year-old actor. In addition to a best actor nomination that year, Stallone also earned a nomination for best original screenplay, becoming only the third person in history to earn nominations for both starring in and writing the same film. If that wasn’t enough, the »

- Patrick Shanley

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‘600 Miles’ Director on Borrowing From Legendary Hollywood Movies

24 November 2015 4:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Like many of the filmmakers who’ve made gangster movies, “600 Miles” writer-director Gabriel Ripstein admitted that he’s stolen from Martin Scorsese. In his case, he said at TheWrap’s Award Screening of his film, Mexico’s entry into the Oscar foreign-language race, it was a scene where baby-faced gangster Arnulfo (Kristyan Ferrer) tries out his tough image in a mirror. “Obviously, I stole it,” Ripstein told moderator Tim Appelo. “But in ‘Taxi Driver,’ it’s a scene of violence, and here it’s a moment of love, seduction – a young man coming to terms with his sexuality, which is really frowned upon. »

- Tim Appelo

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'Evel Knievel' Biopic May Reunite Scorsese and 'Departed' Writer

24 November 2015 2:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in September, Sony Pictures set up an Untitled Evel Knievel Biopic with Channing Tatum attached to star and Darren Aronofsky eyed to direct. The project fell apart after Darren Aronofsky backed away to direct an untitled indie movie which has Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Today, Deadline reports that Paramount is moving forward with an adaptation of Sheldon Saltman's book Evel Knievel on Tour, with William Monahan (The Departed) signing on to write the adapted screenplay. The studio hopes to reunite the screenwriter with director Martin Scorsese, but nothing is set in stone at this point.

The 1977 book Evel Knievel on Tour will be used as a resource for this biopic, but it isn't known exactly how faithful this adaptation will be. The book covers Evel Knievel's infamous 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket known as the Skycycle X-2, which failed. Author Sheldon »

- MovieWeb

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