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‘The Fury’: Brian De Palma’s Formalist Playground

18 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It is either my gift or my curse — maybe both; how you end up feeling about this piece will do a lot to decide — that I have been tasked with assessing one of the Brian De Palma films towards which few feel any need to express a strong, set opinion. (The director offered this ringing assessment in Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary: “You know, it wouldn’t necessarily be your first choice.”) “Be your own man!” you might say, which is just the thing: for as much as I enjoy his 1978 telekinesis-espionage actioner The Fury, and no matter the fact that I consider a handful of its sequences some of the very best in his oeuvre, the thing can take a bit of time to get there. But there exists a chance — a fine chance, in fact — that we may extract from its stop-start, hot-cold rhythm a further »

- Nick Newman

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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Expands Cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins ‘Mary Magdalene,’ and More

14 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Top of the Lake co-director Garth Davis has two films in the works, one in post and one in pre-production. While Lion will see a release this fall, the latter, Mary Magdalene, has just gotten some great news as Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to star opposite Rooney Mara, along with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ, Deadline reports. Ejiofor would play one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter, who was also his lead disciple and denied Jesus three times before being forgiven after the Resurrection. Mary Magdalene is being produced by See-Saw films, with a script penned by Helen Edmund and Philippa Goslett. Before then, Ejiofor will play a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

In comedy news, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment are set to produce Mike White‘s new feature Brad’s Status, THR reports. Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the film following Brad, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Ben Stiller to Star in Mike White’s Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’

13 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in Mike White’s “Brad’s Status” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which will finance and produce with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

White will direct from his own script. The film is set to begin shooting this September.

The film centers around Brad who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure.

White and Plan B brought the project to Ske. White will produce along with David Bernad, Plan B and Ske.

Ske is currently discussing the project with potential domestic distribution partners.

Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way, »

- Dave McNary

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Film Review: Maggie's Plan

6 July 2016 8:23 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ The Weltanschauung of New York's upper-middle intelligentsia is almost custom built for a good run- a-round comedy of manners. Rebecca Miller's latest film, Maggie's Plan, is one more addition to a considerable canon of light, loving satire that laughs at the pretensions and follies of the over-educated as they luxuriate in so-called 'high-class problems'. It's a delightful movie that makes conscious nods to Shakespeare's comic contrivances and is similar in spirit to Noah Baumbach's While We're Young.

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- CineVue UK

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The Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

28 June 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Later this week, 2016 will cross the halfway mark, so now’s the time to take a look back at its first six months and round up our favorite films thus far. While the end of this year will bring personal favorites from all of our writers, think of the below 30 entries as a comprehensive rundown of what should be seen before heading into a promising fall line-up.

As a note, this feature is based solely on U.S. theatrical releases from 2016, with many currently widely available on home video, streaming platforms, or theatrically. Check them out below, as organized alphabetically, followed by honorable mentions and films to keep on your radar for the remaining summer months. One can also see the full list on Letterboxd.

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped. »

- The Film Stage

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Botelho on De Palma: My Favorite Set Pieces

27 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*Editor’s note – Our good bud, Derek Botelho (author of the Great book, The Argento Syndrome) is a big De Palma fan and really, aren’t we all? The guy has such a great filmography and Botelho thought he’d provide you fright fanatics with some of his favorite De Palma moments! –Jerry

With the recent release of the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, I got to thinking about why I admire De Palma’s work as much as I do. His technique is so singular and instantly recognizable, that to merely pass him off as a tin pot Hitchcock is doing both himself and Hitchcock a severe disservice. Whether it’s a ridiculously intricate spit screen, a rear projected psychic “flashback”, or a glorious whirling dervish around a room to tell you vital information, he’s always up to something, and never one to give »

- Derek Botelho

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Go Deep into the Mind of Brian De Palma in De Palma [Trailer]

27 June 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Few directors make great adult thrillers as well as Brian De Palma. There's a deeply independent and in some cases, down right creepy, streak to his films and he's managed to keep that spirit alive for decades, sometimes to the detriment of his career. His output over the last 10 years hasn't really matched that of his early career but De Palma keeps pushing the envelope the only way he knows how: by making the movies he wants to make on his own terms.

De Palma, a new documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, is being described as a masterclass in movie making by one of the greats. It's essentially De Palma talking about his career for nearly two hours and considering that career includes such classics as Sisters, Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface an [Continued ...] »

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Why I Can’t Love Brian De Palma (Though I’ve Always Wished I Could)

26 June 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back when I was a kid, and a lot more naïve about how the motion picture industry works, I had expectations of filmmakers that were completely unreasonable in their very reverence. If I saw a masterpiece, and then placed the person who directed it high atop my superstar pedestal of art heroes, I longed for him or her to go forward and make 10 or 20 more masterpieces (hey, why not!), and I always felt keenly disappointed if it didn’t work out that way. It was hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that even a movie as enthralling and visionary and apparently brilliantly orchestrated as “The Godfather” or “Nashville” was, among other things, a kind of fantastic accident: a coming together of elements that even the director isn’t always (or ever) in full control of.

But when it came to the art heroes who let me down, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Alias Grace’: Sarah Polley Helming Margaret Atwood Miniseries for Netflix

21 June 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Canadian director and actress Sarah Polley, along with Noreen Halpern’s Halfire Entertainment, will adapt Margaret Atwood’s novel “Alias Grace” into a six-hour miniseries for Netflix. Deadline reports that Polley will write and produce the series while Mary Harron will direct the project.

Read More: Watch: Sarah Polley Interviews Greta Gerwig About Noah Baumbach’s ‘Frances Ha’ In 17-Minute Criterion Feature

Alias Grace” follows the true story of poor Irish immigrant Grace Marks who, along with domestic servant James McDermott, was convicted of murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in 1843. While James was hanged, Grace received life imprisonment for her role in the crime. The conviction was highly controversial and Grace’s role in the murder was up for strong debate as to whether she took an active part in the crime or if she was simply an accessory. She was later exonerated after 30 years in jail. »

- Vikram Murthi

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11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

21 June 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought »

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Watch: The Dick Cavett Show with Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese

20 June 2016 2:08 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

With the release of De Palma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary on Brian De Palma and his work, and Metrograph’s continuing De Palma retrospective, material reflecting on the filmmaker’s career continues to surface. This episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1978 provides candid insight into the work of both De Palma and Martin Scorsese. Scorsese himself introduced De Palma at the DGA New York Theater on June 10. In the discussion the two reflect on their working relationship, with De Palma declaring that the two “tend to be each other’s toughest critics.” When asked about differences in their working process, De Palma answers: “I […] »

- Marc Nemcik

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Watch Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma’s 45-Minute Talk on The Dick Cavett Show

20 June 2016 9:11 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s a Brian De Palma kind of month, with most people giving their two cents on the auteur after having seen Jake Paltrow and Noah Baumbach‘s documentary, De Palma. We also recently launched a career-spanning series in which we will look at all of his films over the summer. De Palma is one of the more polarizing filmmakers around – one day he makes masterful filmmaking such as Blow Out, Dressed to Kill, and Carrie and then he pulls out a Mission To Mars or the quasi-unwatchable Bonfire of the Vanities.

De Palma’s best movie Blow Out, a riff/tribute to Antonioni’s Blow-Up, was a smart, hallucinatory take on voyeurism. John Travolta and De Palma evoked Hitchcockian tradition in the best of ways. It’s also the best performance from the actor we’ll likely ever see.

The 75 year-old De Palma seems to be everywhere these days. »

- The Film Stage

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Review – Maggie’s Plan (2016)

18 June 2016 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Maggie’s Plan, 2016.

Directed by Rebecca Miller

Starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, Wallace Shawn and Julianne Mooore.

Synopsis:

Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.

If there’s one thing in Hollywood over the past few years that’s a certainty is the tremendous ability for comedy that Greta Gerwig has in abundance. In her last few films, she has been catapulted to the top of the tree with her performances in such brilliant comedies as 2013’s Frances Ha, last year’s Mistress America and her other upcoming role in Todd Solondz’s Weiner-Dog. But for her new film, Maggie’s Plan, she is changing tack slightly with the help of acclaimed filmmaker Rebecca Miller. Different Gerwig, sure, but still classic and magnificent Gerwig. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Producer Miranda Bailey Debunks Swiss Army Man Controversy and Challenges Conventions about Women in Film

17 June 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

You may not know Miranda Bailey’s name, but you probably know her work. As an actress, writer, director and producer, Miranda Bailey has a hand in just about every aspect of the independent film business. Early in her career, she executive produced Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale, and since then her producing credits have included Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind and the award-winning documentary Spinning Plates. Bailey’s production company Cold Iron Pictures was behind the award-winning 2015 Sundance sensation Diary of a Teenage Girl, in which she played a supporting role opposite Kristen Wiig. This summer two other films that […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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Hey Toronto! It's Time to Get Your De Palma Voyeurism Fix

16 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Over the course of what promises to be a long, hot, sticky summer, what better way to escape the streets and enter the sleazy, dreamy, violently dark ouvre of Brian De Palma. With the release of Jake Paltrow & Noah Baumbach's wonderful documentary interview, De Palma, getting released in Toronto this Friday, and the start of the summer programming at Tiff Lightbox, the festival's year round house of cinema is offering a near-complete retrospective of the works of the love-him/loath-him king of homage.   Famously back by Pauline Kael, and currently revered by Quentin Tarantino, De Palma is a disciple of not only Hitchcock which can be easily seen in most of De Palma's work, but also of classic film theory, from Sergei Eisenstein (his...

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Hey Toronto! It's Time to Get Your De Palma Voyeurism Fix

16 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Over the course of what promises to be a long, hot, sticky summer, what better way to escape the streets and enter the sleazy, dreamy, violently dark ouvre of Brian De Palma. With the release of Jake Paltrow & Noah Baumbach's wonderful documentary interview, De Palma, getting released in Toronto this Friday, and the start of the summer programming at Tiff Lightbox, the festival's year round house of cinema is offering a near-complete retrospective of the works of the love-him/loath-him king of homage.   Famously back by Pauline Kael, and currently revered by Quentin Tarantino, De Palma is a disciple of not only Hitchcock which can be easily seen in most of De Palma's work, but also of classic film theory, from Sergei Eisenstein (his...

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Film Society of Lincoln Center Turns to Kickstarter For Tech Upgrade

14 June 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is giving its Walter Reade Theater a makeover for its 25th birthday, and is asking New York filmgoers to pitch in via Kickstarter for a tiny portion of the job.

Read More: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society began a major three-year renovation and technology upgrade for the theater last year that includes refurbishing its 35mm and 70mm projectors, upgrading from 2K to 4K digital projection, and renovating its concession stand and lobby, and is turning to Kickstarter to raise additional funds that will go toward replacing the theater’s screen.

“We have funding for a number of other big ticket items, but we’re going to Kickstarter for this one specific thing,” said Eugene Hernandez, the Film Society’s Deputy Director. “It’s a great way for us to engage and enlist the support of people who come here for movies every single day.” Replacing the screen and masking that covers it will cost $60,000. The Kickstarter campaign has a $50,000 target, and as of Tuesday had raised roughly $7,000, with 24 days left in the campaign.

The Film Society shows movies 365 days a year, but will close for renovations between July 4 and Labor Day, and close again during the summer of 2017. One of the benefits of the technological upgrade will be allowing for digital projection of films at the highest possible quality as more and more titles are restored with 4K resolution.

“We’re trying to anticipate technology for the next five and 10 years,” said the Film Society’s Executive Director, Lesli Klainberg. “We have the very best quality exhibition now, but as the technology changes, we’re going to be able to keep up with it.” Excluding physical film prints, the Film Society will eventually receive the titles it exhibits through cloud-based servers, Klainberg added.

Read More: The Actualities of Agnès Varda at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Though most arts and cultural organizations like the Film Society rely on funding from wealthy patrons, it is not uncommon for these institutions to turn to Kickstarter for specific fundraising initiatives. Last year, the Smithsonian Institution raised $719,779 through the crowdfunding site to restore the original spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong and bring it to a new exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum, while London’s Royal Academy of Arts raised nearly $175,000 to bring Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s tree sculptures from rural china to central London.

Check out the Film Society’s Kickstarter campaign video below.

Related storiesEquity Crowdfunding is Here - And It Could Be Terrible For Indie FilmmakersCannes 2016: Meet Dan Schoenbrun, Senior Film Outreach Lead At KickstarterFilm Society of Lincoln Center Names Alice Rohrwacher as Filmmaker In Residence »

- Graham Winfrey

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Tribute to Lgbtq Cinema, Jonny Greenwood Talk, Robby Müller Masterclass, and More

13 June 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Watch Fandor’s tribute to Lgbtq cinema:

Our friends at Screen Slate, the top resource for NYC repertory screenings, have debuted a slick-looking new website.

Av Club‘s Jesse Hassenger on how Noah Baumbach helped Greta Gerwig become a brilliant soloist:

Baumbach, working with the late cinematographer Harris Savides, shoots Gerwig with a kind of watchful affection, getting in close as she drives around doing work errands, a hazy Los Angeles sun hitting the windows and Steve Miller Band’s “Jet Airliner” playing. “Are you going to let me in?” she asks another driver in talking-to-herself tones. This is one of the first shots of the movie, which follows Florence for a full eight minutes before introducing Stiller’s title character. In retrospect, it seems like Baumbach is tipping his hand about his interest in Gerwig. His instincts are dead-on; putting Gerwig at the front of the movie allows a hesitant character to make a vivid impression before smashing her into Stiller’s prickly garden of hang-ups and neuroses. Their romantic scrabbling, including a profoundly unsexy sort of sex scene, maintains the uncertainty of mumblecore but with a more articulate form of mumbling.

Listen to a one-hour talk with Jonny Greenwood on his Paul Thomas Anderson collaborations and more:

New York Times‘ Nina Siegal on how Robby Müller created the look of indie film classics, plus watch a masterclass from the director:

For Mr. McQueen, Mr. Müller developed a visual language to capture what appear to be men falling to their deaths in slow motion — a reference to the 1651 suicides of Carib Indians who leapt off a cliff rather than submit to their French colonizers on the island of Grenada, where Mr. McQueen’s parents were born. “Caribs’ Leap’’ is included in the exhibition.

The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody lists his 50 favorite foreign language films of the 21st century:

Ultimately, the movies on the list point forward to the future of the art, even if some of that future has already slipped into the past. The Chinese cinema has experienced, in this century, an outpouring of creative energy, thanks to the films of Jia Zhangke and other independent filmmakers there. I hope that the independent Chinese cinema will survive the government’s current wave of censorship and repression. In the Portuguese cinema, the baton has passed from Manoel de Oliveira and João César Monteiro to Pedro Costa and Miguel Gomes; the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, a one-man wave, has been followed by Jafar Panahi and Samira Makhmalbaf. It remains to be seen whether Romania’s one great filmmaker, Corneliu Porumboiu, will be able to coax that country’s rising industry away from its run of script-bound, Euro-generic social realism; whether Hong Sang-soo, currently the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, will inspire other filmmakers in South Korea; whether the Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako (who has worked often in Mali as well) and the Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun will inspire a younger generation of filmmakers in those countries; and whether Germany, which saw its modern tradition broken by the death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the emigration of Werner Herzog, and the self-diminution-through-cultural-ambassadorship of Wim Wenders, will again become a spawning ground for daring young filmmakers.

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Brian De Palma Explains Why “Television Is Not Cinematic” Plus 42-Minute Talk With Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow

10 June 2016 9:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The upcoming documentary “De Palma” is putting a renewed spotlight back on the work and career of Brian De Palma, which is certainly great for fans and newcomers who want to dive into his back catalog. But just as exciting, the release of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow‘s film has seen the always quotable director […]

The post Brian De Palma Explains Why “Television Is Not Cinematic” Plus 42-Minute Talk With Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow appeared first on The Playlist. »

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