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John Pierson’s ‘Split Screen’: FilmStruck Announces New Streaming Home For Seminal Television Series

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For two years back in the late nineties and early aughts, producer, author and all-around film lover John Pierson hit the road alongside his own group of fellow cinephiles to explore the filmmaking scene in a variety of venues and with a ton of exciting guests.

The venture resulted in his beloved television series “Split Screen,” which introduced movie buffs to all manner of filmmakers and their creations over the course of 60-plus episodes. “Split Screen” was IFCtv’s signature series from 1997-2000, boasting such guests as Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Mary Harron, Katherine Dieckmann and many, many more.

Read More: Watch: ‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larraín Discusses ‘Movies That Inspire Me’ in New IndieWire Video Series Presented by FilmStruck

While the series has long been available online in bits and pieces, it’s now bound for a brand new internet home, where it will be available in all its wild glory, »

- Kate Erbland

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John Pierson’s ‘Split Screen’: FilmStruck Announces New Streaming Home For Seminal Television Series

23 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For two years back in the late nineties and early aughts, producer, author and all-around film lover John Pierson hit the road alongside his own group of fellow cinephiles to explore the filmmaking scene in a variety of venues and with a ton of exciting guests.

The venture resulted in his beloved television series “Split Screen,” which introduced movie buffs to all manner of filmmakers and their creations over the course of 60-plus episodes. “Split Screen” was IFCtv’s signature series from 1997-2001, boasting such guests as Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Mary Harron, Katherine Dieckmann and many, many more.

Read More: Watch: ‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larraín Discusses ‘Movies That Inspire Me’ in New IndieWire Video Series Presented by FilmStruck

While the series has long been available online in bits and pieces, it’s now bound for a brand new internet home, where it will be available in all its wild glory, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Dunkirk’: Seven Minutes From Christopher Nolan’s WWII Epic To Screen Before ‘Rogue One’ In 70mm IMAX

5 December 2016 2:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whenever Christopher Nolan has a summer blockbuster on the horizon, Warner Brothers often finds a way to screen select IMAX footage ahead of the year’s big Christmas blockbuster. Fans got to see some of the first footage from “The Dark Knight” before “I Am Legend” back in 2007, while “The Dark Knight Rises” opening airplane sequence was screened before “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” four years later. It looks like Warner Bros. is keeping with tradition, as seven minutes of Nolan’s “Dunkirk” will be attached to select “Rogue One” screenings.

Read More: Christopher Nolan Reportedly Releasing ‘Dunkirk’ Two Days Early on 35mm and 70mm

As reported by /Film earlier today, the seven-minute long “Dunkirk” prologue will screen ahead of the “Star Wars” blockbuster at 70mm IMAX locations in 2D. The bad news is that means it will only be showing in a handful of theaters across the country. Cinephiles in Los Angeles, »

- Zack Sharf

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The Best Movies of 2016, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn

5 December 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every December it bears repeating: Anyone who thinks this was a bad year for movies simply hasn’t seen enough. In an age of binge-viewing, a preponderance of must-see premium cable shows and, hell, even smartphone apps that command far more attention most feature-length achievements, the true range of quality cinema is often obscured by the noise of an ever-cluttered media landscape. To really assess the state of modern movies, one look beyond the obvious. Sure, it was a weak year for movies that stand out mainly due to star power and sizable marketing budgets, but those options represent only a small fraction of the marketplace.

The film festival circuit provides an ideal alternative to conventional channels for discovering movies worth talking about all year long — and, if they’re lucky enough to land distribution, they quality for year-end celebration on lists like this one. This year, every single finalist »

- Eric Kohn

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Oscars 2017: All Signs Pointing to Barry Jenkins as Best Director For ‘Moonlight’?

5 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Barry Jenkins (Courtesy: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Things are looking pretty promising for Barry Jenkins right about now. Putting the majority of Moonlight’s awards and accolades aside, the filmmaker was recently honored by both the New York Film Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for his work behind the camera — but will this translate into a best director win at the Oscars in 2017?

Moonlight — which focuses on a young gay black man at three stages of his life, from childhood to adulthood, and follows his journey of self-discovery and finding his place in the world — is a huge threat in this year’s Oscar race. It’s one of the best-reviewed films of the year and is atop the lists of most critics in numerous categories, but let’s hone in on best director for a moment. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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New to Streaming: ‘Pete’s Dragon,’ Pedro Almodóvar, ‘Train to Busan,’ ‘The Bfg,’ and More

2 December 2016 7:53 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Always Shine (Sophia Takal)

With the excess of low-budget, retreat-in-the-woods dramas often finding characters hashing out their insecurities through a meta-narrative, a certain initial resistance can occur when presented with such a derivative scenario at virtually every film festival. While Sophia Takal‘s psychological drama Always Shine ultimately stumbles, the chemistry of its leads and a sense of foreboding dread in its formal execution ensures its heightened view of »

- The Film Stage

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Oscars 2017: Getting Animated About Three Oscar-Contending Documentaries

1 December 2016 11:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Thanks to “Persepolis,” “Waltz with Bashir” and “Chicago 10,” the blending of animation with documentaries has become a successful sub-genre. This year, it’s pushed further both thematically and stylistically with great impact.

In “Life, Animated,” the autistic Owen Suskind learned to communicate by watching classic Disney animation; in “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life,” Disney’s first African-American animator gets long overdue recognition; and in “Tower,” the use of rotoscope animation helps recreate a 50-year-old mass shooting at the University of Texas Tower.

Read More: How ‘The Red Turtle’ Became an Animated, Cycle of Life Oscar Contender

“Owen was able to have a communication breakthrough when he was a child as a result of watching Disney classics…he used them as a guide to decipher life and to connect to other people,” director Roger Ross Williams told IndieWire. He’s the first African-American director to win an Oscar for the documentary short, »

- Bill Desowitz

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John Waters’ 2016 Top 10 List Includes ‘Krisha,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and More Indie Favorites

1 December 2016 9:55 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the flurry of year-end lists and awards that greet us every December, one always stands out: John Waters’, which appears annually in Artforum. The cult filmmaker has once again shared his top-10 list, which is led this year by “Krisha,” a “hilariously harrowing portrait of a family reunion ruined by an alcoholic relative and too many dogs” that the “Pink Flamingos” director says is “told with verve and lunacy.”

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ALso making the cut: an “exceptional piece of investigative reporting” (“Tickled”), “the best accidentally gay movie ever made by a known heterosexual director” (“Everybody Wants Some!!”) and two featuring “the best actress in the whole wide world” (“Elle” and “Valley of Love”). Find the full list below, and read all of Waters’ comments at Artforum.

Read More: John Waters on ‘Multiple Maniacs,’ His Favorite »

- Michael Nordine

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Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures Launches Video-Game Division

1 December 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annapurna Pictures has created a new division devoted to producing and publishing video games. The production company has hired a staff of game-industry vets for the new Annapurna Interactive group and has several deals already in the works.

Annapurna Interactive will focus on developing “personal, emotional and original games” that will push the boundaries of interactive content, according to the production house. Megan Ellison, Annapurna’s founder and CEO, said she’s long had a passion for video games and cited Nintendo’s 1998 “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” as one of her all-time favorites.

“The artistry and diversity of interactive storytelling is exciting, and we look forward to exploring the limitless possibilities in gaming,” said Ellison, who is the daughter of Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison. “We want to empower artists across this medium to make Annapurna Interactive their home, and I believe we’ve assembled »

- Todd Spangler

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John Waters’ Top 10 Films of 2016 Includes ‘Krisha,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!!,’ ‘Elle,’ and More

1 December 2016 6:42 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The best of 2016 lists keep on coming and today we have what is certainly the most eclectic. As he does every year, John Waters has named his favorite films of the last 12 months. Ranging from the ultra-obscure to the arthouse to one studio feature, it’s another varied batch of movies to either put on your radar or revisit. Topping the list is one of the year’s most overlooked films, Trey Edward Shults‘ debut Krisha, which he calls, “hilariously harrowing.”

Also on the list is Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some!! (“the best accidentally gay movie ever made by a known heterosexual director”), Todd Solondz‘s Wiener Dog (“nasty, blunt, rude, and full of hideous surprises”), Paul Verhoeven‘s EllePedro Almodóvar‘s Julieta (“If Hitchcock had actually understood women, might he not have made this serious and absolutely stunning hellodrama about female longing and loneliness?”), and more.

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- Jordan Raup

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Great Job, Internet!: Harry Potter grows up and gets dark in this Boyhood-inspired edit

29 November 2016 1:45 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Richard Linklater’s autobiographical 2014 film Boyhood drew critical praise for following a young actor (Ellar Coltrane) for a number of years as he progressed from childhood to adolescence and onto young adulthood. But the Warner Bros. Harry Potter film franchise, based on the novels by J.K. Rowling, basically did the same thing with Daniel Radcliffe. It just took eight movies and a lot more special effects to get the job done. Now, New York-based filmmaker Tim Stiefler has brought these two worlds together with Wizardhood, a 78-minute fan edit that condenses the entire Potter series into one manageable feature. For anyone who wants a refresher course on all things Potter, if only to understand some of the references in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, this is a very helpful video.

Wizardhood from Tim Stiefler on Vimeo.

Apart from being a CliffsNotes version of an unwieldy cinematic ...

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- Joe Blevins

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Watch Every Harry Potter Movie Edited Into One 80-Minute Epic

29 November 2016 1:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Harry Potter world is alive and well with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. No, Harry isn't in the movie, but it does take place in the same wizarding world. If you have just seen the movie and want to reacquaint yourself with the previous Harry Potter movies, or if you haven't seen it yet and want to catch up, this new video can help, because it has condensed the entire series into under 80 minutes.

A Harry Potter fan by the name of Tim Stiefler recently posted the video to Vimeo, which is titled Wizardhood. The title is a bit of a nod to the Richard Linklater movie Boyhood, which covered many years of a young boy's life all condensed into one movie. That is basically the approach that Tim Stiefler took with Wizardhood, which is hyper-focused on the actual story of Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, »

- MovieWeb

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Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Kurland to Be Honored by Costume Designers Guild

29 November 2016 7:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Costume Designers Guild has selected Jeffrey Kurland for its career achievement award and Meryl Streep for its distinguished collaborator award.

The honors will be presented at the 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Salvador Perez, president of the guild said, “Jeffrey Kurland and Meryl Streep’s contributions to our industry are immense. As leaders of their respective crafts, their work has influenced and entertained us for decades and continues to do so. We are thrilled to be honoring them both this year.”

Previous recipients of the career achievement award include Ellen Mirojnick, Julie Weiss, April Ferry, Eduardo Castro, Judianna Makovsky, Colleen Atwood, Sandy Powell and Ann Roth. Past recipients of the collaborator honor include Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Helen Mirren, Judd Apatow, Clint Eastwood, Rob Marshall, Jim Burrows and Lorne Michaels.

Kurland has been the costume designer on 15 of Woody Allen’s films. »

- Dave McNary

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Moonlight wins Best Feature at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards, full list of winners here

29 November 2016 4:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was a good night for Moonlight at the Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, with the Barry Jenkins-directed drama fending off competition from Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some!!, Manchester by the Sea and Paterson to win Best Feature, while it was also honoured with Best Screenplay, the Audience Award, and a special jury award for ensemble performance.

If the last two years are any indication, Moonlight could make a big splash at the Oscars, with the past two Best Feature winners Birdman and Spotlight both going on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Via EW, here’s a full list of winners from the 2016 Gotham Awards…

Best Feature

Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers; IFC Films)

Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater, director; Megan Ellison, Ginger Sledge, Richard Linklater, producers; Paramount Pictures)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, director; Kimberly Steward, »

- Gary Collinson

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Gotham Awards Winners

28 November 2016 5:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2016 Gotham Awards kicked off at Cipriani Wall Street with host Keegan-Michael Key hitting a political note. Key opened the night by pretending that he had missed the election, armed with a pre-written a speech with Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States. Then he got the news about Donald Trump’s victory. “Thank God he’s not going to live here,” Key said to light laughter. (“Boo. Not funny. Sorry Keegan,” hissed a nominated actress in attendance.)

Anya Taylor-Joy was the surprise winner of the breakthrough actor award for her performance in the horror thriller “The Witch,” beating out favorites such as Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Sasha Lane (“American Honey”).

“The films nominated tonight show us so much about our lives and our world,” said Joana Vicente, the executive director of the Independent Filmmaking Projects, which hosts the event. She noted that Ifp »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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‘Wizardhood’: Watch All 8 ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Condensed to a Single 90-Minute Film in This Fan-Made Supercut

28 November 2016 11:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If your first thought upon seeing Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” was that what the world really needs is a supercut condensing all eight “Harry Potter” movies into a single 90-minute narrative, allow Vimeo user Tim Stiefler to grant you that wish. The arrival of “Wizardhood” is timely, as the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” spinoff is now in theaters. Catch up on the franchise that preceded it below.

Read More: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Review: The ‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Is One of the Best Blockbusters of the Year

The first several minutes are all from the scene-setting “Sorcerer’s Stone,” of course, but Stiefler uses the movie magic that is editing to seamlessly transition to both “Chamber of Secrets” and “Prisoner of Azkaban” via a series of quidditch matches. (The reason I instantly remembered which film these scenes were lifted from definitely isn’t because »

- Michael Nordine

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Gotham Awards preview: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ vs. ‘Moonlight’

28 November 2016 2:20 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

At Monday’s Gotham Awards, two Oscar frontrunners —  Kenneth Lonergan‘s domestic drama “Manchester by the Sea” and Barry Jenkins‘ coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” — face off for Best Feature. These kudos, bestowed by the Independent Filmmaker Project, honor the best in indie cinema. The other three contenders for the top prize are are Kelly Reichardt‘s triptych “Certain Women,” Richard Linklater‘s […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Gotham Awards: 'Manchester by the Sea' Scores Leading 4 Nominations

27 November 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Kenneth Lonergan's Casey Affleck-starrer Manchester by the Sea scored a leading four Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, including one for best feature, it was revealed Thursday.

Facing off against Amazon Studios' Manchester by the Sea in the top category are IFC's Kelly Reichardt-directed Certain Women, Paramount's Richard Linklater-helmed Everybody Wants Some, A24's Barry Jenkins-directed Moonlight and fellow Amazon title Paterson, helmed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver.

Moonlight, which has been getting rave reviews as it has screened at various film festivals this fall, also earned a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance, the same honor given to »

- Hilary Lewis

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Gotham Awards: 'Manchester by the Sea' Scores Leading 4 Nominations

27 November 2016 1:13 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Kenneth Lonergan's Casey Affleck-starrer Manchester by the Sea scored a leading four Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, including one for best feature, it was revealed Thursday.

Facing off against Amazon Studios' Manchester by the Sea in the top category are IFC's Kelly Reichardt-directed Certain Women, Paramount's Richard Linklater-helmed Everybody Wants Some, A24's Barry Jenkins-directed Moonlight and fellow Amazon title Paterson, helmed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver.

Moonlight, which has been getting rave reviews as it has screened at various film festivals this fall, also earned a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance, the same honor given to »

- Hilary Lewis

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How Golden Can the Gothams Really Get?

25 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Ifp Gotham Awards are on a real golden streak: They honored the same best picture winner as the Academy Awards the past two years — “Spotlight” and “Birdman” — and tipped “The Hurt Locker” before that. They also honored Julianne Moore for her performance in “Still Alice” months before she got her golden statuette in Hollywood and named eventual Oscar documentary winner “Citizenfour” tops at the same ceremony.

Will the Gothams be just as golden this year? Does it even matter?

Regardless how the final trophies match up, one thing is clear: Ifp’s awards presentation has come a long way in 25 years. Once decidedly regional and resolutely quirky, it has transformed into a credible Oscar bellwether for independent films.

Joana Vicente, Ifp executive director, takes pride in the fact that Gotham winners have gone on to win the biggest Academy Award two years in a row.

“These are amazing films that are artistic, »

- Diane Garrett

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