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’3 Women’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

18 July 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy, Belita Moreno, Leslie Ann Hudson, Patricia Ann Hudson, Beverly Ross, John Davey | Written and Directed by Robert Altman

There are some movies that just get under your skin and cause you to have to think, and the worst part is you realise that they aren’t meant to be understood, and that is how they get their hooks into you. Robert Altman’s 3 Women was said to be based on a dream. I guess it comes as no surprise that it feels like it is one of the most haunting dreams you’ll have. With Arrow Video’s new Blu-ray it is also a dream of a release…

When Pinky (Sissy Spacek) starts work at a spa in the California desert, she meets fellow attendant Millie (Shelley Duval) a lonely »

- Paul Metcalf

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Emmy Predictions: Drama Acting Races Hotter Than Ever

13 July 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s acting races are the most competitive in years, which makes predicting a risky proposition. Still, we couldn’t resist hazarding a guess at who’ll be celebrating on Thursday. These are our predictions for the actors and actresses in the drama categories. Click to see our picks for those in the running for the comedy series categories.

Jon Hamm in “Mad Men.” Photo courtesy of AMC.

Drama Actor:

Adman Don Draper found bliss — and bought the world a Coke — in the final moments of AMC’s “Mad Men,” all but guaranteeing Jon Hamm an acting nod for the role. (Will he finally earn that elusive trophy? That’s for another column.) Hamm may once again have to fend off Kyle Chandler, who played a tormented brother in Netflix’s family drama “Bloodline” and won the category in 2011 for “Friday Night Lights.” Bob Odenkirk found the heart in »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Blu-ray Review – 3 Women (1977)

12 July 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

3 Women, 1977.

Directed by Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell and Craig Richard Nelson.

Synopsis:

An awkward adolescent begins work at a spa in the Californian desert. The shy and reserved young woman becomes overly attached to her more confident co-worker and eventual room-mate.

3 Women is a memorably disturbing film with its heart set firmly on the art house. Said to be inspired by a dream, Robert Altman’s (M.A.S.H., Short Cuts, The Player) feature is also strongly reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman’s beautifully nightmarish Persona. Indeed, both films focus on the transient nature of behaviour and psyche, and reveal the unlimited potential for personalities to rebuild and redevelop.

Taking a look at the mysteries of femininity through a male filmmaker’s hazy vision is something else both films have in common. This fear of pre-judged emotional unpredictability and instability has been »

- Robert W Monk

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Watch all our video chats with the 'Bloodline' family: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, ...

29 June 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Bloodline" fans, did you miss any of our exclusive chats with the cast and crew of Netflix's suspenseful family drama? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and series creators Glenn Kessler and Todd A. Kessler. -Break- Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Kyle Chandler, (below with Ben Mendelsohn) on playing opposite A-list co-stars: "I think also there's a competitive spirit on set, and I like that. It is a sport. We're allowed to play with the words and play with the meanings. We're asked to do different things with these scenes, so there's a competitiveness. It's like duking it out with other actors using your acting skills." Sissy Spacek reflects on the story of a black sheep returning home: "I know most mothers, certainly I'm that kind of mother, that you never give up »

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Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek on 'exhilarating' creative process in 'Bloodline' featurette (Video)

25 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I did know that I had to make a decision. Do you want to jump with these three guys or not? And I decided yes," says Kyle Chandler in a new featurette for the Netflix drama "Bloodline," discussing the leap of faith it required to undertake the mysterious drama. (Watch the complete video below.) -Break- Watch Our "Bloodline" Interviews: Kyle Chandler & Ben Mendelsohn | Sissy Spacek | Linda Cardellini | Glenn & Todd Kessler "These guys do have a process that's quite different … It's a pretty exhilarating way to work," adds co-star Ben Mendelsohn, describing the loose, seat-of-the-pants style adopted by series creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who previously earned multiple Emmy nominations for their similarly complex legal drama "Damages." "Bloodline" follows the Rayburn family, a respected clan in the Florida »

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‘Bloodline’ Cast And EPs Discuss Florida Keys As A Character In Gritty Family Saga – Exclusive Video

24 June 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

When Bloodline producers Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman set out to create an entire world around their Netflix family drama, they went south because, as Glenn recently told AwardsLine, “The Florida Keys was something that we had not seen explored.” And much the same way Albuquerque is such a fitting backdrop for Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, the Keys—idyllic by day, “anti-glamorous,” as Sissy Spacek describes it, by night—parallels the… »

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'Bloodline' season 1 in review: 'We're not bad people, but we did a bad thing'

16 June 2015 7:01 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been almost three months since "Bloodline" debuted on Netflix. In a traditional distribution model, the show's first season would be wrapping up right around now. In the world of the binge, most of the people who cared about that show finished it within a week or two of its release. I took my time, not because I'm opposed to a good binge (I zipped through "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which debuted only the week before), nor because I felt like "Bloodline" was something worth savoring. Rather, I felt so lukewarm about the three episodes Netflix made available to critics prior to its premiere that I was in no hurry to watch the rest. There was enough there — a great cast, a strong sense of place, a rich atmosphere — that I was willing to see where it was going, but only in those occasional gaps in my schedule where there weren't »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 12 Review

11 June 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the twelfth episode of Bloodline

It’s at that point now that we’re watching the Rayburn’s crumble. Bit by bit each member is falling and they’re also taking their families down with them. John orders his wife, Diana to take the kids and leave town in the aftermath of Danny’s stunt with their daughter. Danny has had a showdown with pretty much everyone he’s ever met in his hometown and now comes the time to watch the spiral begin towards the end that was shown to us in the pilot.

The penultimate episode of Bloodline is here so expect a whole bunch of nasty spoilers.

The previous installment was a masterclass in many areas. Although it has been said by many, including me, the two leads, Ben Mendelsohn and Kyle Chandler are stunning. When either, and particularly both are on-screen you are drawn into that world, »

- Gary McCurry

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Actors Known For Leading Roles Make Waves in Supporting Parts

9 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Jon Voight agreed to take the role of Mickey on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” he was enthusiastic about being a part of a capable ensemble and didn’t give any thought to where his name might land in the credits.

“I’m a real character actor. I like stutters and limps,” says Voight, who built a career on playing leading men in films like 1969’s “Midnight Cowboy” and 1978’s “Coming Home,” for which he won an Oscar. “Every role is a character, and some of the characters are enjoyable to me because they’re so crazy. So Mickey’s perfect. I was fortunate to meet with him at this juncture.”

While some supporting actors, like “Parks and Recreation’s” Chris Pratt, enjoy their upgrade to leading man status, it’s even more common the other way around.

Voight is just one of the accomplished actors better known for playing »

- Christy Grosz

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10 Must-See Rock Star Biopics

5 June 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic 'Love & Mercy' With Paul Dano & John Cusack Has Good Vibrations"Coal Miner's Daughter" (1980) Sissy Spacek won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in this depiction of Lynn's tumultuous and rocky journey to country music stardom. The intense story is expertly told in Michael Apted's "Coal Miner's Daughter," which thoroughly covers Lynn's life from her early days in Kentucky to her later success as a country star. Filled with the drama of Loretta Lynn's poverty combined with her early marriage and teenage motherhood, matched with her evident extraordinary talent and eventual discovery, this biopic does not fail to demonstrate both the perseverance of the singer and the culture in which she was rooted."Control" (2007)Few rock n' roll biopics capture the rise and fall of a music legend as personally as "Control," Anton Corbijn's heartbreaking and darkly funny look. »

- Indiewire

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'Twin Peaks'' Log Lady on the cast's fierce loyalty: 'We stick behind David'

19 May 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As chance would have it, the news of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" re-return hit only a few hours after I got off the phone with Catherine E. Coulson, better known as the series' enigmatic "Log Lady." I had just spoken with the actress at length about the Showtime revival, which at the time of our interview remained in limbo following Lynch's declaration last month that he had pulled out of the project over a budget dispute. It was truly an odd coincidence, and came at a time when many fans of the original series had all but given up hope that the revival would ever make it to air. But it's clear that the dogged loyalty shown by Coulson and a number of her "Twin Peaks" co-stars, including Sheryl Lee, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall, Madchen Amick and Kimmy Robertson -- all of whom participated in a video »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

14 May 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »

- Andre Soares

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‘Bloodline’ s1 is an artificial, repetitive twist machine

14 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Netflix’s new original series Bloodline centers around an affluent family in the Florida Keys, well regarded in the community for the inn and charter tour business run by Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally Rayburn (Sissy Spacek). Their business, and indeed world, is turned upside down with the arrival of family black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), which sends his hometown siblings John (Kyle Chandler), Meg (Linda Cardellini), and Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) scrambling to figure out what to do with Danny. It’s the first heavy-hitting Netflix original that seeks to fill the juicy drama void between seasons of House of Cards.

But House of Cards is lush in its characterizations, plumbing the diseased actions of complex characters as well as being a fun, hyperbolically cinematic power fantasy. Bloodline plays more like a prime-time soap that would be at home on CBS airing after an NCIS spin-off. Creators Glenn Kessler, »

- Charlie Sanford

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 8 Review

13 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the eighth episode of Bloodline

I have spent the majority of these reviews speaking about the pace of Bloodline, a small judgement choice has major consequences for later episodes. Everything happening for a reason and the character development occurring naturally has been typed multiple times. We have a change here, this will explain why “Part 8″ played out like it was from a different show.

Along with my slight disappointment, you’ll find spoilers.

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Although it takes steps towards the conclusion, you’ll find a two steps forward three steps back approach is in effect. Just like many others I revel in watching both Kyle Chandler (John Rayburn) and his on-screen brother Danny, played by Ben Mendelsohn. The one on one moments they share are engaging and captivating, you just wish that the surrounding players and plot lines are on the same level.

Let’s start with the »

- Gary McCurry

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Linda Cardellini ('Bloodline') on learning to keep secrets on screen and off [Exclusive Video]

7 May 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"It's fun. I can actually talk about it because I don't know anything … I don't have to keep it a secret," says actress Linda Cardellini, speculating about future storylines in Netflix's family drama "Bloodline," which premiered on March 20 (below, watch our complete video chat, which includes Spoilers from the first season). The series will return for a second season, but she hasn't received any scripts yet, so it's as much a mystery to her as it is to the audience. -Break- Watch More "Bloodline" Interviews: Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn | Sissy Spacek | Glenn and Todd Kessler "Especially the past few things I've done have been complete secrets," she adds, "so I've been learning how to talk around things I think, which is an interesting skill to acquire, actually a very useful one in life." Cardellini plays Meg Rayburn, the youngest child of a respe »

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Sissy Spacek and Kyle Chandler Expose 'Bloodline' Secrets, Plus What's To Come in Season 2

6 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Of all the dramas eligible for the 2015 Emmys, "Bloodline" has to have the most secrets. Shows like "Scandal" and "The Leftovers" carried their fair share of twists and turns, but the Netflix drama was so reliant on its surprises the creators even kept them from the cast. "I call it the year of not knowing," Sissy Spacek said at a Netflix For Your Consideration event for "Bloodline" Monday night. "I surrendered to it. For whatever reason, I trusted these three guys and they delivered." Spacek joined creators Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman along with her fellow cast members Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini for a post-screening Q&A at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood. Read More: 'Bloodline' Cast & Creators on Long-Term Plans, Forming an Off-Set Family and Kyle Chandler's Best Friend "I asked a lot of questions," Cardellini said about shooting Season 1. "I. »

- Ben Travers

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Sissy Spacek and Kyle Chandler Expose 'Bloodline' Secrets, Plus What's To Come in Season 2

6 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Of all the dramas eligible for the 2015 Emmys, "Bloodline" has to have the most secrets. Shows like "Scandal" and "The Leftovers" carried their fair share of twists and turns, but the Netflix drama was so reliant on its surprises the creators even kept them from the cast. "I call it the year of not knowing," Sissy Spacek said at a Netflix For Your Consideration event for "Bloodline" Monday night. "I surrendered to it. For whatever reason, I trusted these three guys and they delivered." Spacek joined creators Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman along with her fellow cast members Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Linda Cardellini for a post-screening Q&A at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood. Read More: 'Bloodline' Cast & Creators on Long-Term Plans, Forming an Off-Set Family and Kyle Chandler's Best Friend "I asked a lot of questions," Cardellini said about shooting Season 1. "I. »

- Ben Travers

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Ben Mendelsohn & Sissy Spacek dish Emmys, deadly twists on 'Bloodline' (Exclusive Videos)

5 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

*Photo credit: Eric Charbonneau for Netflix There's a lot of death on Netflix's new family drama "Bloodline" and two of the show's stars -- Ben Mendelsohn and Sissy Spacek -- are right in the middle of the action. We chatted with both Emmy contenders at a special event hosted by Netflix Monday night at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Fans and Emmy voters watched a screening of "Part 12," followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the cast and creators and a reception featuring make-your-own tacos and an open bar. Watch our exclusive red carpet chats below. Spoilers Ahead -Break- As black sheep of the family, Danny Rayburn, Mendelsohn revels in his character's dark complexities, telling us, "I knew where they were going [with the story] in a general sense, but how they would get there we had no idea." Pay special attention to Mendelsohn's reaction when I ask whether he knew from t. »

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Daniel Zelman on Netflix’s Bloodline and Darkness on Television

4 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Recently on a day when I was not feeling particularly well I watched the entire first season of Bloodline, the Netflix drama created by Daniel Zelman and Todd and Glenn Kessler. The show feels quite different from their previous collaboration, Damages. I love the slower pace and, additionally, Bloodline appeals to my fascination with families — the relationships between siblings and parents, and the impossibility of breaking from one’s familial role. Opening with family members convening for a celebration, Bloodline is set in the Florida Keys, and it has an impressive cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shephard […] »

- Alix Lambert

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Bloodline Season 1 Episode 5 Review

22 April 2015 2:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary McCurry reviews the fifth episode of Bloodline

Five episodes into Bloodline and as soon as you meet a new character you know that their importance won’t be revealed to you straight away, that’s not how they work. Tedious at times, sure. I’ve become accustomed to discovering the backstory to a character through flashbacks, long monologues and memories unfolding in front of their eyes.

You won’t have to dig deep to find spoilers.

Introducing Detective Lenny Potts (Frank Hoyt Taylor). Immediately we get a sense that even though he’s an old Navy friend of Robert, no warm welcome will be received. In town to attend the funeral of the former head of the Rayburn clan, Robert (Sam Shepard). The death of Robert allows the storyline of his last will and testament (the one that excludes son, Danny) and the quiet showdown with Danny to take centre stage. »

- Gary McCurry

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