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Scorsese (Costly) Short Featuring the Director, DiCaprio, and De Niro Has Been Pulled from Venice Festival

18 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »

- Anna Robinson

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Martin Scorsese Short ‘The Audition’ Won’t Be Ready For Venice Film Festival

29 August 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Martin Scorsese’s short film The Audition will not be screening at the Venice Film Festival next month after all. The festival said today that because of “unexpected technical problems” the roughly 17-minute short will not be ready in time for the September 2-12 fest. The film features Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in a promotion for a pair of casinos in Asia. Separately, the festival confirmed the screening of Heaven Can Wait by Ernst Lubitsch for… »

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Venice Film Festival: Martin Scorsese’s 'The Audition' Premiere Canceled

29 August 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

One of the more anticipated screenings of the Venice Film Fest has been canceled this year. Martin Scorsese’s short film The Audition will not debut at the festival, as previously planned. The festival said in a statement: “We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time.” Scorsese stars in the film, which has him pitting his frequent collaborators Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro against each other for a leading role in an upcoming film. Brad Pitt also makes an appearance. Oscar-nominated writer Terence Winter penned the script. Venice

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- Ariston Anderson

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Z For Zachariah Review

28 August 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s a reason audiences can’t get enough of the apocalypse. Stories about the end of days, about how men and women would fare in the face of societal collapse, compel for reasons both modern and ancient. How would people raised on easy access to technology survive if the power went out? Would a new stone age be the death of us, or would we resentfully learn to readjust? And what would that loss of connectivity mean for the fabric of civilization itself? Would humanity in isolation regress into savagery, or would we cling to our moral compasses with all our might?

Director Craig Zobel’s meditative, mesmerizing Z For Zachariah may not be the most action-packed of post-apocalyptic tales, but it has all these questions on its mind and more. Set in an Edenic valley that’s been mysteriously spared from the unexplained calamity that irradiated the rest of the planet, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Why Is Martin Scorsese in This 'Campus Code' Trailer?

28 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A new trailer for independent movie Campus Code sets up an intriguing premise: how did a young man (Jesse McCartney) survive getting pushed off a tall building? The young man and his friends visit a doctor, who examines the college student and concludes: "Everything checks out alright." Then the doctor turns around and … it's Martin Scorsese! Why is he showing up in a trailer for a low-budget sci-fi flick?   Nowadays, Scorsese is best known for his sprawling, big-budget, award-worthy epics, movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, and Shutter Island. Long before that, however, Scorsese was a struggling filmmaker in New York who made movies on the cheap. He established relationships with talented people early on in his career, and his loyalty began...

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- Peter Martin

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Christopher Nolan to Address Film Preservation at London Film Fest

28 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Christopher Nolan is among the filmmakers headlining the 2015 BFI London Film Festival's first-ever Lff Connects, a new series of provocative conversations about the future of film and its impact on other creative industries, from TV and music to art, games and technology. Nolan and artist Tacita Dean, celebrated for her grand-scale Tate Modern exhibition Film in 2011, will launch the talks on Friday, October 9 at the BFI Southbank in a conversation about the importance of film projection—which is something Nolan has long-advocated with his films including 70mm-exhibited "Interstellar," and his position on the board of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation. Christoper Nolan most recently premiered his new documentary "Quay," about identical twin stop-motion animators The Quay Brothers, in New York. Read More: Cate Blanchett to Receive BFI Honor They will be joined by Austrian Film Museum director Alexander Horwath, an expert on film preservation and archiving. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs on the ‘Passion’ Behind Governors Awards Choices

27 August 2015 6:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Thursday praised the passion of the board members in choosing the three honorees for Governors Awards.

The board had been given suggestions made by Academy members before they convened Aug. 25. Boone Isaacs said there is “a lot of good conversation” as various names are discussed. “It’s one of the most fun meetings of the year,” she said. “We’re a group of filmmakers and creatives and many board members have worked with the people under consideration. People nominate their favorites, and their passion about that person is exciting. Sometimes they offer an anecdote or story that really personalizes it.”

She described the three recipients — Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands — as “a very interesting group.” Lee was cited “because of the impact he has had. When I first saw ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ I had never seen anything like that before. »

- Tim Gray

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Today in Movie Culture: Homemade 'Batman v Superman' Trailer, 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Real Life and More

26 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Trailer Redo of the Day: Get pumped for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all over again with this sweded version of the movie's trailer:   Star Wars of the Day: Here's another trailer redo, this one for The Empire Strikes Back made in the style of the Star Wars: Force Awakens spot (via Live for Films):   Movie Memorabilia of the Day: Forget real-life or replica hoverboards, wouldn't you rather have a replica of Marty's '80s skateboard from Back to the Future? Now you can (via /Film):   Classic Movies Up Close: Film-Drunk Love has isolated all the shots of streets in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver "to explore New York from...

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- Christopher Campbell

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TV Is Not the New Film, But It’s Ok That Festivals Are Blurring the Lines

26 August 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Debruge: Looks like Toronto is the latest film festival to add a television section to its lineup. These days, everywhere from Sundance to SXSW to the Canadian “festival of festivals,” smallscreen content is getting a big push, which is intriguing — and even ironic — for all sorts of reasons (ironic because the state of distribution being what it is, many of the films in Toronto will end up trickling down to VOD, rather than ever getting a commercial theatrical run). On one hand, the trend isn’t exactly new: Classy longform features like “Carlos” (which premiered at Cannes in 2010), “Top of the Lake” (Sundance 2013) and “Olive Kitteridge” (Venice 2014) made their bows at top-tier film fests before going on to air as miniseries on Canal Plus, BBC Two and HBO, respectively.

But Toronto’s Primetime program — like SXSW’s Episodics, which launched last year — represents something different: Rather than expanding the »

- Justin Chang and Peter Debruge

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TV Is Not the New Film, But It’s Ok That Festivals Are Blurring the Lines

26 August 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Debruge: Looks like Toronto is the latest film festival to add a television section to its lineup. These days, everywhere from Sundance to SXSW to the Canadian “festival of festivals,” smallscreen content is getting a big push, which is intriguing — and even ironic — for all sorts of reasons (ironic because the state of distribution being what it is, many of the films in Toronto will end up trickling down to VOD, rather than ever getting a commercial theatrical run). On one hand, the trend isn’t exactly new: Classy longform features like “Carlos” (which premiered at Cannes in 2010), “Top of the Lake” (Sundance 2013) and “Olive Kitteridge” (Venice 2014) made their bows at top-tier film fests before going on to air as miniseries on Canal Plus, BBC Two and HBO, respectively.

But Toronto’s Primetime program — like SXSW’s Episodics, which launched last year — represents something different: Rather than expanding the »

- Justin Chang and Peter Debruge

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Academy Award Film Series: Schrader's Afflicted 1998 Anti-Hero Has Elements in Common with Titular Taxi Driver Character

25 August 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Affliction' movie: Nick Nolte as the troubled police officer Wade Whitehouse. 'Affliction' movie: Great-looking psychological drama fails to coalesce Set in a snowy New Hampshire town, Affliction could have been an excellent depiction of a dysfunctional family's cycle of violence and how that is accentuated by rapid, destabilizing socioeconomic changes. Unfortunately, writer-director Paul Schrader's 1998 film doesn't quite reach such heights.* Based on a novel by Russell Banks (who also penned the equally snowy The Sweet Hereafter), Schrader's Affliction relies on a realistic wintry atmosphere (courtesy of cinematographer Paul Sarossy) to convey the deadness inside the story's protagonist, the middle-aged small-town sheriff Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte). The angst-ridden Wade is intent on not ending up like his abusive, alcoholic father, Glen (James Coburn), while inexorably sliding down that very path. Making matters more complicated, Wade must come to terms with the fact that his ex-wife, Lillian (Mary Beth Hurt), will never return to him, »

- Andre Soares

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Hideo Kojima drops his final ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ trailer

25 August 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Earlier today Metal Gear Solid creator and director Hideo Kojima dropped what will be the final trailer he ever releases for the coveted series. An auteur in every sense of the word, Kojima’s trailer releases have been prolific for over a decade, garnering the kind of praise that is generally reserved only for the likes of Quentin Tarantino or Martin Scorsese. Unfortunately for anyone who’s been following the very public Konami-Kojima debacle, this is also the end for him, and the true end for the series as far as most fans are concerned, even if Konami does plan to continue the series without him. With that in mind, it’s a bit of a bittersweet affair, as the video showcases a haunting theme and much of the run time plays as a series retrospective. Get ready for the end though, because ho-lee-crap!

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- Mike Worby

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Quentin Tarantino Teases Science Fiction Film Idea & Suggests One More Western To Come

25 August 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The alternative headline for this piece could have been "The 10 Most Arrogant Quotes From Quentin Tarantino’s Vulture Interview": holy hell, does this guy possess a staggering lack of humility. Normally, you let others call your writing poetry. But not Tarantino: he’ll beat you right to it and constantly remind you that his words are art (let’s not forget his “Django Unchained” Oscar speech where he basically thanked himself, saying “boy, did I do it this time”; also, please recall Jamie Foxx’s initially confused face). Tarantino surely has the goods to back it up (or, if you do not think much of his recent films, at least he used to), but no one has ever seen Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog or Christopher Nolan behaving similarly —at least nowhere near Tarantino’s level. So here’s five highlights of his self-aggrandizement from the recent Vulture interview. Read »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Podcast: 6 Great TV Shows That Broke Bad

24 August 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Have you ever started a series and been instantly hooked? Some shows just get it from the get go, landing on their feet and going stride for stride with the big boys. Only a select few, though, can actually finish the race at the same pace (or faster). These are six shows that burned up all their energy at the start. They made for a dazzling first season or so, but then they were lost. (Kind of like "Lost.") Read More: Edward Burns Explains How Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and 'Game of Thrones' Influenced His (Great) First TV Series, 'Public Morals' Tell us your examples in the comments section (or reach out to us on Twitter), but first hear what Indiewire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers have to say on this week’s episode of Very Good TV Podcast. Spurred to the discussion »

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Podcast: 6 Great TV Shows That Broke Bad

24 August 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Have you ever started a series and been instantly hooked? Some shows just get it from the get go, landing on their feet and going stride for stride with the big boys. Only a select few, though, can actually finish the race at the same pace (or faster). These are six shows that burned up all their energy at the start. They made for a dazzling first season or so, but then they were lost. (Kind of like "Lost.") Read More: Edward Burns Explains How Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and 'Game of Thrones' Influenced His (Great) First TV Series, 'Public Morals' Tell us your examples in the comments section (or reach out to us on Twitter), but first hear what Indiewire TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers have to say on this week’s episode of Very Good TV Podcast. Spurred to the discussion »

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Martin Scorsese backs plan to destroy real guns when filming fake ones

24 August 2015 3:49 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The director adds his support to a campaign begun by a British artist who wants the film industry to help tackle gun violence

Martin Scorsese has added his support to a new idea by a British artist who wants film-makers to destroy real guns every time fake ones are used on screen.

Related: Leonardo DiCaprio to play serial killer for Martin Scorsese

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- Benjamin Lee

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

23 August 2015 8:11 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release dates for the Sundance winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The film that took home the 2015 Sundance Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for will first arrive on Digital HD September 18, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release on October 6.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon stars Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler and Olivia Cooke in a story about a quirky teenager who is forced by his mother to spend time with a terminally ill girl after wasting time making videos with his best friend. Needless to say the experience changes his life in ways he never imagined.

The Blu-ray and Digital HD combo version of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features include:

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20 Best Sound On Sight Podcast Episodes

23 August 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A while back, when we released the 400th episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, a few close friends and longtime listeners requested we compile a list of our favorite shows we recorded over the years. Now that the podcast has officially come to an end, I decided to finally set aside some time in my schedule and give them what they want. Initially, I set out to pick ten, but after 500 recordings and 8 long years, it was simply too hard to choose so few, so I opted for 20 instead. In selecting these episodes, I tried to show the wide range of genres we covered over the years, including Spaghetti Westerns, Italian Horror, Southern Gothic, underground cult, family friendly, foreign language and even Hollywood classics. We’ve been blessed with several guest hosts and interviews with many filmmakers including genre legends George A. Romero and John Landis, to name a few. »

- Ricky

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Restored Print of Ousmane Sembène's 1966 Classic 'La Noire de…' ('Black Girl') to Screen as Nyff Revival

21 August 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A newly-restored print of Ousmane Sembène's 1966 classic "La Noire de…" ("Black Girl") has been announced as an official selection of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's lineup for Special Events and Revivals taking place during the 53rd New York Film Festival (Nyff), September 25 – October 11. The Revivals selections includes 11 international masterpieces from renowned filmmakers whose diverse and eclectic works have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners, including Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The print was restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Film Review: ‘Mateo’

21 August 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s easy to see what drew filmmaker Aaron I. Naar to his eponymous subject in “Mateo,” but it’s almost impossible to share his enthusiasm or even feel much sympathy for a figure who, for a good chunk of this sluggish yet disconcerting documentary, comes across as a genuinely creepy person. Indeed, if “Mateo” were a dramatic feature, a viewer would be entirely justified, after its first hour or so, in expecting a final scene involving violent outbursts, bloody mayhem and/or neighbors expressing amazement that such a quiet man would ever do such very bad things.

This is the story of Matthew Stoneman, a ginger-haired, New Hampshire-born singer-songwriter who reinvented himself as Mateo after learning to speak Spanish and developing an appreciation for Mexican ballads while serving time in prison for reasons neither he nor his estranged parents care to discuss much.

When the audience meets him, Mateo »

- Joe Leydon

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