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All of the Films Joining FilmStruck’s Criterion Channel this August

24 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This August will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Tuesday, August 1

Tuesday’s Short + Feature: These Boots and Mystery Train

Music is at the heart of this program, which pairs a zany music video by Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki with a tune-filled career highlight from American independent-film pioneer Jim Jarmusch. In the 1993 These Boots, Kaurismäki’s band of pompadoured “Finnish Elvis” rockers, the Leningrad Cowboys, cover a Nancy Sinatra classic in their signature deadpan style. It’s the perfect prelude to Jarmusch’s 1989 Mystery Train, a homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the musical legacy of Memphis, featuring appearances by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Joe Strummer. »

- Ryan Gallagher

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NYC Weekend Watch: Edgar Wright’s Favorites, ‘Thx 1138,’ Jules Dassin & More

29 June 2017 2:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

BAMcinematek

Edgar Wright presents a series of crime films, while le cinema du southern gothic runs.

Metrograph

The directorial debuts of George Lucas and David Byrne play as part of “Welcome to Metrograph A-z.”

A series of concert films screen this weekend.

Museum of the Moving Image

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1941, and Empire of the Sun all have screenings. »

- Nick Newman

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Rare Cannes Swedish Favorite, AIDS Drama and Best Actor Winner Phoenix Oscar Chances?

20 June 2017 7:16 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' with Claes Bang: 'Gobsmackingly weird' Cannes Film Festival favorite may have a tough time landing a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination. Ruben Östlund's comedy-drama is totally unrelated to Jehane Noujaim's 2013 Oscar-nominated political documentary of the same title, which refers to downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square. Cannes' Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' & other Official Competition favorites' Oscar chances Screenwriter-director Ruben Östlund's The Square was the Palme d'Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped up on May 28. (See list of Palme d'Or and other 2017 Cannes winners further below.) Clocking in at about 2 hours and 20 minutes, Östlund's unusual comedy-drama revolving around the chaotic p.r. campaign to promote the opening of the titular installation – a symbolic square of light – at a contemporary art museum in Stockholm has been generally well-received by critics. In the opinion of The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw, »

- Steph Mont.

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‘Le Trou’ Trailer: Jacques Becker’s Nerve-Wracking Prison Break Drama Gets a Stunning Restoration — Watch

20 June 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Praised for its realism and intensity, Jacques Becker’s 1960 prison break drama “Le Trou” is now bound for a pristine-looking 4K restoration, thanks to Rialto Pictures and Studio Canal. A nerve-wracking drama based on a true story, the film is adapted from the book “The Break” by ex-con José Giovanni and has been hailed as not just one of French cinema’s best films, but perhaps the best. (Lofty, we know.)

Based on a 1947 escape attempt enacted by five prisoners at France’s La Sante Prison, Becker used a slew of non-actors — including Jean Keraudy, who actually participated in the daring events the film portrays — to tell a gripping story that remains one of cinema’s most unnerving depictions of real-life drama.

Read More: ‘Il Boom’ Trailer: Vittorio De Sica’s Underseen Comedy Bound for Restoration and First-Ever U.S. Release — Watch

The film picks up after four prisoners and »

- Kate Erbland

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Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy

19 June 2017 3:26 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Rome Open City, Paisan, Germany Year Zero: Filmed mostly on the streets in newly-liberated territory, Roberto Rossellini’s gripping war-related shows are blessed with new restorations but still reflect their rough origins. The second picture, the greater masterpiece, looks as if it were improvised out of sheer artistic will.

Roberto Rosselini’s War Trilogy

Rome Open City, Paisan, Germany Year Zero

Blu-ray

The Criterion Collection 500 (497, 498, 499)

1945-1948 / B&W / 1:37 & 1:33 flat full frame / 302 minutes / Street Date July 11, 2017 / available from the Criterion Collection 79.96

Starring: Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani; Dots Johnson, Harriet White Medin; Edmund Moeschke, Franz-Otto Krüger.

Cinematography: Ubaldo Arata; Otello Martelli; Robert Julliard.

Film Editor: Eraldo Da Roma

Original Music: Renzo Rossellini

Written by Sergio Amidei, Alberto Consiglio, Federico Fellini; Klaus Mann, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Vasco Pratolini; Max Kolpé, Carlo Lizzani.

Directed by Roberto Rossellini

 

Criterion released an identical-for-content DVD set of this trilogy in 2010; the new Blu-ray »

- Glenn Erickson

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Critics Slam ‘The Book of Henry’ as ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ and ‘Paris Can Wait’ Expand Well

18 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

At the specialty box office, reviews can have a huge impact. This weekend, “The Book of Henry” (Focus Features), Colin Trevorrow’s return to indie films, was scorched by critics and summoned only a mediocre start in 579 theaters ($1.4 million). On the other hand, the best per-theater-average came from “Hare Krishna” (Abramorama), a documentary the New York Times, normally critical in launching any specialized release, chose not to include among its reviews. It managed over $21,000 in one Manhattan theater.

While IFC’s Northern Ireland political story “The Journey” also delivered a surprisingly strong New York opening, the most encouraging news of the weekend was the impressive expansion for “Beatriz at Dinner” (Roadside Attractions).

Opening

The Book of Henry (Focus) – Metacritic: 28

$1,407,000 in 579 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $2,431

Trevorrow broke out with Sundance indie “Safety Not Guaranteed,” which grossed a healthy $4 million, followed by blockbuster “Jurassic World.” This anemic personal project will »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Filmadrid & Mubi: The Video Essay—"Telefoni Neri"

9 June 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Video Essay is a joint project of Mubi and Filmadrid Festival Internacional de Cine. Film analysis and criticism found a completely new and innovative path with the arrival of the video essay, a relatively recent form that already has its own masters and is becoming increasingly popular. The limits of this discipline are constantly expanding; new essayists are finding innovative ways to study the history of cinema working with images. With this non-competitive section of the festival both Mubi and Filmadrid will offer the platform and visibility the video essay deserves. The seven selected works will be shown during the dates of Filmadrid (June 8 - 17, 2017) on Mubi’s cinema publication, the Notebook. Also there will be a free public screening of the selected works during the festival. The selection was made by the programmers of Mubi and Filmadrid.Telefoni NeriA video essay by Hannah LeißAs a reaction to the »

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‘Room 104’ First Trailer: The Duplass Brothers Return to HBO With the Craziest Hotel Room Ever

2 June 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you’re like us and haven’t been able to recover from HBO canceling the great Duplass Bothers comedy-drama series “Togetherness,” then today comes your first step at potential healing. The network is reuniting with Mark and Jay for a brand new anthology series that looks as crazy and awesome as it sounds. For all those who haven’t heard about “Room 104,” this first look teaser will make sure you never forget about it.

Read More: The Duplass Brothers Reveal Favorite Films in Curated Collection For Sundance Now

Featuring a star-studded rotating cast, including Philip Baker HallAmy Landecker, Nat WolffJames Van Der Beek and many more, the series tells 12 different stories across its 12 episodes, all set in the same hotel room. It’s a relatively simple conceit, but the trailer below makes it very clear that these won’t be your typical hotel guests. Equal parts sensual, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Espionage Tonight’ Clip: Reality and Entertainment Come to Blows in Timely New Political Satire

2 June 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Filmmaker Rob Bralver (best known for his editing work on “Gore Vidal: The United States of America”) turns his attentions to a different side of filmmaking with his feature narrative debut, “Espionage Tonight,” bound for a world premiere at Dances With Films next week. The film stars Sean Astin, Lynn WhitfieldJoe HursleyGreg Davis Jr.Chasty Ballesteros, and many more. 

Read More: ‘Abu’ Trailer: Lgbtq Documentary Explores One Man’s Quest to Understand His Devout Muslim Father — Watch

Bralver wrote and directed the film, billed as “an inventive and sly critique of American media culture and politics,” which blends some timely issues around politics, “fake news,” the value of supposedly fact-based entertainment, and good old-fashioned espionage into a very amusing mix.

But there is some real meat here and, as Bralver explained in an official statement, some warnings, too. Said Bralver, “What used to be an intersectional space »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The Putin Interviews’ Trailer, Poster and Extended Clip: Oliver Stone Asks the Russian President Whether He Hacked the Election

1 June 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“I think you are a cunning person,” Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Stone in the newly released trailer for “The Putin Interviews.” Showtime Documentary Films has also released the first extended clip and poster for the four-part documentary. Avail yourself of all three below.

Read More: Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’: Why the Showtime Series Could Help the Legendary Filmmaker Get His Mojo Back

Stone was granted “unprecedented access to both Putin’s professional and personal worlds” for the project, presumably because the Russian pol was so enamored of last year’s “Snowden”; the filmmaker interviewed his subject more than a dozen times, with their most recent session taking place in February.

Read More: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews

The Putin Interviews” will air on Showtime on four consecutive nights beginning Monday, June 12. It probably won’t end with any Frost/Nixon–style revelations, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Putin Interviews’ Trailer, Poster and Extended Clip: Oliver Stone Asks the Russian President Whether He Hacked the Election

1 June 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“I think you are a cunning person,” Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Stone in the newly released trailer for “The Putin Interviews.” Showtime Documentary Films has also released the first extended clip and poster for the four-part documentary. Avail yourself of all three below.

Read More: Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’: Why the Showtime Series Could Help the Legendary Filmmaker Get His Mojo Back

Stone was granted “unprecedented access to both Putin’s professional and personal worlds” for the project, presumably because the Russian pol was so enamored of last year’s “Snowden”; the filmmaker interviewed his subject more than a dozen times, with their most recent session taking place in February.

Read More: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews

The Putin Interviews” will air on Showtime on four consecutive nights beginning Monday, June 12. It probably won’t end with any Frost/Nixon–style revelations, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Abu’ Trailer: Lgbtq Documentary Explores One Man’s Quest to Understand His Devout Muslim Father — Watch

1 June 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Abu” is the Urdu word for “father,” making it a fitting choice for the title of Arshad Khan’s very personal new documentary. The film mixes personal footage, interviews, and even a slew of Bollywood films to tell the story of Khan — a gay man who has long struggled to be authentic to his unaccepting family — and his father, a devout Muslim.

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Abu” is billed as “a journey to the center of a fragmented family as they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity. It is a father and son’s search for that elusive place called ‘home.'”

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- Kate Erbland

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‘Il Boom’ Trailer: Vittorio De Sica’s Underseen Comedy Bound for Restoration and First-Ever U.S. Release — Watch

1 June 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Italian director and actor (and neorealist luminary) Vittorio De Sica is best known to most stateside audiences for his honorary Oscar winners like “Sciuscià” (the first foreign film to be recognized by the Academy) and his enduring classic “Bicycle Thieves,” but there are still gems from the long-deceased filmmaker for fans to discover.

Like his 1963 comedy “Il Boom,” which has never had a U.S. release…until now! “Il Boom” will finally come to the States — complete with a new restoration — later this month, and we have a fresh trailer to celebrate.

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The film’s title refers to the Italian economic “miracle” that took place from the late 1950s until the 1970s after World War II. “Il Boom” follows Giovanni Alberti (Alberto Sordi), a small building contractor who is deeply in debt because »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Lucky’ Trailer: There’s No Such Thing as Easy Money In NYC-Made Indie — Watch

1 June 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s no such thing as easy money. Now repeat it: there’s no such thing as easy money. Now tell that to Lucky.

In Bari Kang’s “Lucky,” the newbie filmmaker pulls quadruple duty — he wrote the film, directed it, produced it, and stars in it as its eponymous character — in a story about a striving young immigrant who gets mixed up in some very bad stuff (with some very bad people) when he becomes convinced that he can make cash quickly.

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The undocumented cab driver is struggling to make ends meet, so when he gets the chance to pull some quick jobs that involve carting certain items from place to place, he goes for it. But what once seemed like a snappy way to use his »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Murder On the Orient Express’ Trailer: Johnny Depp and A Star-Studded Cast Bring Agatha Christie Back to the Big Screen

1 June 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Agatha Christie’s 1934 detective story “Murder on the Orient Express” last came to the big screen in Sidney Lumet’s 1974 six-time Oscar nominee. Enough time has passed for a new version, but it’s certainly not going to be easy to top Lumet’s version, which won Ingrid Bergman the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Fortunately director Kenneth Branagh, who has found blockbuster success with “Thor” and “Cinderella,” has one of the year’s most start-studded ensemble casts to help him succeed.

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Branagh has cast himself as Christie’s famed detective Hercule Poirot, who finds himself racing against the clock to find a murderer while on a lavish train ride in England. His search brings him face to face with 13 potential suspects, played by the likes of Daisy Ridley, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry’ Trailer: Terrence Malick-Produced Doc Follows Seminal American Writer — Watch

31 May 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry,” Laura Dunn’s vivid, poignant look at the life of seminal American writer Wendell Berry — and, by extension, the country he’s lovingly written about for so long — comes complete with one heck of a pedigree to recommend it.

Produced by Robert Redford, Terrence Malick, and Nick Offerman, Dunn’s documentary is billed as “a beautiful and poignant portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the eye of American novelist, poet, and activist, Wendell Berry.”

And one look at the film’s debut trailer is enough to make that vision and artistry very clear indeed.

Read More: Terrance Malick Vows to Return to More Structured Filmmaking: ‘I’m Backing Away From That Style Now’

The film is the first one about Berry and it takes viewers inside his unique life »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Sami Blood’: An Unexpected Heroine Breaks Free in Amanda Kernall’s Coming-of-Age Festival Hit — Watch

31 May 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Loosely based on her own grandmother’s life, Amanda Kernall’s feature debut, “Sami Blood,” follows a unique heroine through a compelling coming-of-age tale. The films centers on 14-year-old Elle Marja, a reindeer-herding Sámi girl who feels trapped by her insular society and by an outside world that doesn’t accept her. Once she is exposed to the racism of the 1930s and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve this dream, Elle Marja will have to make a series of heart-breaking sacrifices.

The film is led by a powerful performance from newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok — who never acted before this film and is Sami herself — along with her own sister, also a newbie to the world of moviemaking. Based on Kernall’s 2015 short film, “Stoerre Vaerie,” the film flips back and forth between time periods to give life to Elle »

- Kate Erbland

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Supercut Brings Together Every ‘God Dammit’ From All 134 Episodes — Watch

31 May 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The future of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” remains a question mark now that Dennis has left for North Carolina (original series regular Glenn Howerton is moving to the NBC sitcom “AP Bio” this fall). Fxx has already renewed the series for two more seasons, which will bring the show all the way to Season 14, but what it will look like without Howerton remains to be seen.

Read More: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Review: A Monumental Season Finale Says Goodbye to One of the Gang

While we continue to think about what the future holds, YouTube’s very own Nikki Potnick has published the ultimate celebration of the past with an insane supercut that brings together every time a character uttered “god dammit” across 12 seasons and 134 episodes. That’s a lot of “god dammit” quotes, to say the least.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been »

- Zack Sharf

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Supercut Brings Together Every ‘God Dammit’ From All 134 Episodes — Watch

31 May 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The future of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” remains a question mark now that Dennis has left for North Carolina (original series regular Glenn Howerton is moving to the NBC sitcom “AP Bio” this fall). Fxx has already renewed the series for two more seasons, which will bring the show all the way to Season 14, but what it will look like without Howerton remains to be seen.

Read More: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Review: A Monumental Season Finale Says Goodbye to One of the Gang

While we continue to think about what the future holds, YouTube’s very own Nikki Potnick has published the ultimate celebration of the past with an insane supercut that brings together every time a character uttered “god dammit” across 12 seasons and 134 episodes. That’s a lot of “god dammit” quotes, to say the least.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been »

- Zack Sharf

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'I Am A Teacher' heading to Us

22 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Russian war drama stars Aleksandr Kovtunets, Yuliya Peresild.

Coccinelle Film Placement has licensed North American rights on its Russian Second World War drama I Am A Teacher to Uncork’d Entertainment and scored a deal with Times Vision for China.

Times Vision took Chinese VOD and home video rights to Tallinn Black Nights 2016 Israeli winner A Quiet Heart, Alex Jovanoski’s Hey, and Caterina Carone’s Italian comedy Fraulein – A Winter’s Tale starring Vittorio De Sica’s son, Christian.

Coccinelle has licensed TV rights on circus acrobats documentary Grazing The Sky to Foxtel in Australia and Sky in New Zealand.

Grazing The Sky previously went to France and Germany (Zdf/Arte), Sweden (Svt), Spain (Canal+), and Taiwan (Joint Entertainment), among others. Previous seller Latido licensed the UK to Matchbox, Taiwan to Joint Entertainment, and Netherlands to Avro. »

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