“The door at Showtime is always open to Mark and David for more ‘Twin Peaks’ or anything else they want to talk about,” Gary Levine said Saturday during the network’s presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
“The work was extraordinary, the fan reaction was extraordinary, and it was incredibly good for our brand and our network,” he continued. “But let’s remember it took 25 years for Mark and David to go from 1.0 to 2.0. Add to that what David did in the last few years was nothing short of Herculean. To direct 18 consecutive hours of television belongs in the Guiness Book of World Records. And wrote, and starred, and edited, and composed. It’s a Herculean task and he did it just so beautifully.”
The limited event series picks up 25 years after the people
“We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men.” Allen has been accused of molesting his daughter Dylan Farrow.
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Krumholtz isn’t the first actor to publicly announce that he wishes he hadn’t collaborated with Allen. “The Tick” star Griffin Newman expressed his regret last fall, saying in a series of tweets that he “believes [Allen] is guilty,” “spent a month debating whether or not to quit,
"I deeply regret working with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel. It's one of my most heartbreaking mistakes. We can no longer let these men represent us in entertainment, politics, or any other realm. They are beneath real men."
David Krumholtz stars opposite Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi and Justin Timberlake in Wonder Wheel. The story follows four peoples' lives that intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of
Wonder Wheel review by Orestes Adam.
Wonder Wheel review
The last year that Woody Allen did not release a single film was 1981 and even at 82 the auteur shows no signs of slowing down. With such a massive filmography under his belt it is inevitable that some releases will pale in comparison to his masterworks and his latest addition Wonder Wheel, starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, unfortunately offers one of the dullest entries into his expansive career. With such a competent cast and crew, including a second collaboration between Allen and legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, certain aspects of Wonder Wheel, when taken in isolation from the rest of the film, quite literally shine. However, it is the way that these elements come together, or rather don’t, that makes Woody Allen
“Wonder Wheel” has all the hallmarks of Woody’s style over six decades in cinema… the 1950’s setting, the Tin Pan Alley jazz score, the references to theater and analysis, but in this film nothing fits. It has the aura of a man trying to keep up his one picture a year pace, but is at a loss for a real idea. Justin Timberlake is a budding playwright working as a lifeguard on Coney Island in Brooklyn. He serves as the film’s narrator, and occasionally talks directly to the camera.
Written and Directed by Woody Allen.
Starring Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi, Max Casella, Jack Gore, and David Krumholtz.
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife.
Say what you will about Wonder Wheel (the latest yearly feature from longtime established writer and director Woody Allen), but it remains committed to tragedy and melodrama with a self-awareness so in-your-face (Justin Timberlake’s lifeguard Mickey is an aspiring writer studying famous Shakespeare works at college who breaks the fourth wall repeatedly talking to the camera about his enjoyment for such themes), it mitigates some of the 1950’s Coney Island-set relationship drama’s irritating aspects. Everyone from Jim Belushi to Kate Winslet appears to be delivering flashy performances designed to garner awards consideration in a not-so-subtle way, as nearly every scene from these two,
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“I think I had to accept quite early on, that I was going to feel profoundly irritated by Ginny, all of the time,” Winslet said. “And, also, that I had to stay the right side of the line with her.”
Set on Coney Island in the 1950’s, Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” follows Winslet’s Ginny, a perennially disappointed housewife who sees an opportunity to change her fortunes when she falls for a handsome local lifeguard (Justin Timberlake). It’s a questionable choice from the start, one made even more complicated by the sudden arrival of her stepdaughter Carolina (Juno Temple), who
IndieWire has managed to secure the Showtime show’s “For Your Consideration” mailer for Hollywood Foreign Press Association members, and it’s definitely a must-see collectible for any fan of the David Lynch revival.
Because “Twin Peaks” aired during the summer, it wasn’t eligible for this past September’s Emmys — which means this represents the revival’s first shot at awards consideration. The show is competing in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, and it’s considered a front-runner.
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But leaving nothing to chance, hellooooo, the awards team at Showtime came up with a rather cool package meant to be sent exclusively to Globes voters.
Although the festival, which recently concluded, surveys many favorites from Sundance and South by Southwest, the curation doesn’t merely transpose selections to a new setting. It imports a lively assortment of filmmakers, as well, and creates a cozy, engaged atmosphere more akin to the communal vibe of the Maryland Film Festival. Indeed, to rub shoulders in a crowd that included Jody Lee Lipes, Noel Wells, Dustin Guy Defa, Nathan Silver, producer Mike Ryan, Jessica Oreck and Mike Ott is to experience a deep dive into the creative bustle of current indie ferment.
That spirit is
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