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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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Blu-ray Review: Carrie (2002) / The Rage: Carrie 2

16 April 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Could anyone have guessed when Stephen King published his first novel Carrie in 1974 that it would spawn no fewer than four big screen adaptations? Brian De Palma’s 1976 version remains the first and best, but each subsequent filmmaker who comes at the material seeks to find something new and unexplored in King’s book. Of the two remakes and one sequel released in the last 16 years, only one movie has succeeded in being different enough to justify its own existence. It’s The Rage: Carrie 2, and it’s being packaged with the 2002 made-for-tv remake on a new double feature Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

By now you already know the story of Carrie White, a shy and awkward teenage girl raised by a religious zealot mother and possessing some major telekinetic abilities. When some kids at school decide play a big, bloody prank on her the prom, Carrie retaliates with »

- Patrick Bromley

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The Conversation: Drew Morton and Landon Palmer Discuss ‘The Straight Story’

11 April 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Conversation is a feature at Sound on Sight bringing together Drew Morton and Landon Palmer in a passionate debate about cinema new and old. For their fourth piece, they will discuss David Lynch’s film The Straight Story (1999).

Drew’s Take

I am in the midst of my 1999 class and I assigned two films I had yet to see from the acclaimed year – the year that Entertainment Weekly claimed to “change movies” – Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry and David Lynch’s The Straight Story. I like doing this as a Professor, because it varies the class and keeps me from getting too settled into a comfort zone. It challenges me to be more spontaneous and in the moment, a zone I typically find stimulating and energizing. Needless to say, the sixteen year old legacy of Lynch’s The Straight Story created a certain predisposition. Having seen all of Lynch’s other films, »

- Landon Palmer

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Daily | Chytilová, Warhol, Pasolini

8 April 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: Agata Pyzik for frieze on Vera Chytilová's Daisies; a history of censorship and the movies in Iran after the Islamic Revolution; Jonathan Rosenbaum on Alain Resnais and Chris Marker's Statues Also Die and Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City (1945) plus a speech by Pere Portabella; Matt Connolly on Andy Warhol’s Vinyl, Fernando F. Croce on Pier Paolo Pasolini's Il vangelo secondo Matteo, Francine Prose on David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, Peter Hogue on Raoul Walsh, Danny King on James B. Harris, Todd Field's interview with Sissy Spacek, Michael Tully's with James Gray—and more. » - David Hudson »

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Exclusive Interview: Linda Cardellini Talks Bloodline And Female Filmmakers

2 April 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the sweltering heat and thick humidity of the Florida Keys, where hard-luck locals dwell not far from well-off property owners and tourists, mistakes have been made. The Rayburn family is at the center of the latest drama by Netflix, and in Bloodline, a mystery (or mysteries) slowly unravels at a pace fit for the setting.

Actress Linda Cardellini plays Meg Rayburn, the only daughter among three sons, all of whom make their way to visit mother and father upon a special occasion. The reunion, however, stirs up the murky past and creates an uncertain future.

“She’s there in the first episode; their dad describes his children and ‘she’s sunshine of the family,’” explains Cardellini during a recent interview that we did with her in Toronto. “But also my first scene in the show, she’s doing something she is not supposed to be doing.”

Cardellini laughs at the introduction, »

- Anthony Marcusa

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The 18 Scariest Horror Movie Opening Scenes, Ranked

1 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some horror movies go with a "slow-build" approach, and some go for the jugular right off the bat. The unexpected horror hit "It Follows" definitely falls into the latter category, as you can see in the opening scene embedded below (narrated by director David Robert Mitchell). Are you sufficiently unnerved? Good! That's what we're going for here. As the indie horror hit prepares to expand into over 1,600 theaters this weekend, below I've ranked 18 of the most iconic/frightening horror openings of all time from least to most scary. The result is a completely objective list that will remain set in stone for all eternity. Are you ready? Can you handle it? Countdown starts now... 18. "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) "They're coming to get you, Barbara." While I have no doubt that contemporary audiences covered their eyes in fright during the opening sequence of Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Netflix's "Bloodline": The Up and Downsides to a Slow Burn

1 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn in "Bloodline"Photo: Netflix Note: This will spoil all of season one of "Bloodline". Don't say you haven't been warned. A slow burn approach to building tension can be very effective. By gradually building to the climax, it can make the payoff so much more rewarding if it justifies the time it took to get there. On the other hand, if the gradual build isn't handled correctly, the story can feel like it is spinning its wheels and stalling. It is a tricky balance to strike, and creators Todd A. Kessler, Glen Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who also created the show "Damages", take this approach with their latest show "Bloodline". The result showcases both the great sides and the frustrating sides to a slow burn. The latest Netflix drama focuses on the Rayburn family, led by Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, who run a hotel in the Florida Keys. »

- Mike Shutt

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix Orders Season 2 Of 'Bloodline' For 2016

1 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Yesterday, our own Nikola Grozdanovic went long on on how "Bloodline" Gives Viewers The Tragic Anti-Hero Television Has Been Waiting For Since Walter White. Indeed, the star-studded Netflix drama takes about four to five episodes to really get rolling, so you have to manage a bit of patience. But once it does, it's a terrific family drama, thriller, soap opera, and procedural all rolled into one. Yes, it can be too knotty for its own good at times, and maybe juggles one too many character arcs, but the Rayburns are one of the most interesting families on TV right now, and there will be much more where that came from. Variety reports that Netflix has ordered a second season of the show, with production to start later this year for a 2016 rollout. Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix’s Family Drama Bloodline Will Return For Season 2

1 April 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Barely a week has passed since Bloodline made its debut on Netflix and the online giant has renewed the family-centric thriller for a second season.

With series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler – the creative minds behind Damages – all on board to return, Deadline reports that the cast and crew will go back into production later this year ahead of a return in 2016.

Starring Zero Dark Thirty and The Wolf of Wall Street star Kyle Chandler as peacekeeper John Rayburn, Bloodline orbits around a family in Florida Keys who soon find their relationships put to the test when dark secrets from the Rayburn’s past come to light following the return of an estranged family member. With a cast that also includes the likes of Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, the Netflix drama has certainly hit the ground running, and it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Bloodline: Season Two Renewal for Netflix Drama Series

31 March 2015 9:21 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Netflix wants to keep the Rayburns around. The streaming service has announced they they've picked up new series Bloodlines for a second season. The new episodes will become available to subscribers in 2016.

Revolving around a hard-working family in a Florida Keys community, Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and Enrique Murciano.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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