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Mar del Plata Readies ‘Alptraum,’ ‘Earth, ‘Myu’

20 November 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mar Del Plata – Three tales of neurosis, happy or not – “Alptraum,” from Ana Piterbarg (“Everybody Has a Plan”), Daniel Rosenthal’s “To The Center of the Earth” and Balatasar Tokman’s “Looking For Myu” feature in the 29th Mar del Plata’s Work in Progress.

Running Nov. 20 and 21 in three sessions at Argentina’s Mar del Plata Festival, where filmmakers have up to 12 minutes to present their films, currently in post, the Wip reps the major industry event at Mar del Plata, and is dated strategically this year to unspool only three days before Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur.

Jury is made up of Sandro Fiorin, co-head of L.A.-based sales-production company FiGa Films, a key champion of challenging Latin American art films, French producer and former Madrid distributor-exhibitor Mariel Guiot, and producer Pablo Ratto (“Open Wound”).

Piterbarg’s follow-up to Viggo Mortensen-starrer “Everybody Has a Plan,” “Alptraum” turns »

- John Hopewell

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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Mar del Plata Fest Mixes Auteurs, New Talent, Looks to Build Industry Heft

17 November 2014 1:57 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some things don’t change. Graced by Viggo Mortensen and Paul Schrader, the International Competition jury prexy, Argentina’s 29th Mar del Plata Festival will bow Nov. 22 with Abel Ferrara’s “Pasolini.”

Its choice as Mar del Plata’s opening night movie is pretty well a declaration of principles that Latin America’s only “A” grade festival will go on through thick and thin – and, with only 29 editions in 60 years, there’s been much of both – to forefront latest titles from and here even about heavyweight auteurs.

That is not necessary If Variety’s reviewers are to go by, 2014 in general has caught some of the great auteurs in world cinema at the top of their game. If Cannes Festival sales had any narrative this year, it was how fast its big art film winners sold – think “Leviathan,” “Winter Sleep” – compared to bigger budget U.S. indie projects.

Adding cache »

- John Hopewell

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AFI Fest Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners

13 November 2014 6:50 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives. Grand Jury Awards were presented to Self Made (Boreg), which received the New Auteurs Critics’ Award, and to The Tribe (Plemya), which received the Vizio Visionary Special Jury Award. Buffalo Juggalos by Scott Cummings received the Live Action Short Award, and Yearbook by Bernardo Britto received the Animated Short Award. Special Jury Award winners went to GÜEROS and Violet. Red Army, GÜEROS, 10,000 Km and The Midnight Swim received Audience Awards.

Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Admission is available to AFI Fest 2014 pass holders and the general public via the rush line, which begins forming one »

- Michelle McCue

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic

11 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Unlike say a micro-budgeted indie with enough coin in the backend for post-production, chances are slim that this modestly priced indie with A-list cast which already locked in a distrib in Bleecker Street folks would have been readied for the festival. But, I’m not counting it out just yet. Starring Viggo Mortensen (see set pic above with director on the left), Missi Pyle, Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn, George MacKay (check out our interview), Erin Moriarty and Frank Langella, Captain Fantastic is actor Matt Ross’ sophomore effort. It happens to directly follow in the footsteps of the Sundance accepted, under-the-radar, financially more tight budgeted 28 Hotel Rooms (2012) which was preceded by, more than a decade before it, his short film (also a Sundance selection) entitled, The Language of Love (1997). It’ll be a race to the finish line if included.

Gist: After a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Channing Tatum Up for Tarantino's Hateful Eight

6 November 2014 8:02 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I remember back in the day when Channing Tatum first started his acting career, I bashed him as an actor all the time. I couldn't understand why he kept getting cast in movies. Now I'm a fan! It's crazy how the world works, but the guy has really become a talented actor who makes good movies that are worth watching.

Now Quentin Tarantino is looking to cast him in a major role in his upcoming western epic The Hateful Eight, and I hope he gets it. I could easily see Tatum in a Tarantino film, and it will be interesting to see what kind of character that the director has in store for him.

The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, »

- Joey Paur

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Channing Tatum Eyes Major Role in Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

5 November 2014 3:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it's not quite clear when Channing Tatum will begin shooting his recently confirmed role in the X-Men spinoff Gambit, he will have some free time in his schedule at the beginning of the year, which he may use to star in The Hateful Eight for director Quentin Tarantino.

The character in question hasn't been revealed, but it is said to be a major role. This only leads to speculation that he will be playing one of the Hateful Eight.

It was originally believed that the cast of the live script read held in Hollywood would be reprising their roles on screen. The latest report confirms that Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Kurt Russell are all on board.

Not confirmed from the table read are James Parks, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet, Zoe Bell and James Remar. Jennifer Jason Leigh was not at the table read, »

- MovieWeb

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Afm Kicks Off With Prestige Fare Amid Global Shifts & Hunt For The Perfect Fit

5 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

A decade ago, when the Afm forged in to replace Mifed in November, it was a bastion of B-movies with B-List stars hawking themselves in multiple films, and a slew of deals that often didn’t result in anything. Now, with studios only wanting to finance sequels and superhero movies, and requiring partners to fully fund or partly pay for everything else on their slates, indie companies have new currency and are dealing with some of the biggest films in the business, with everyone from Gary Ross (The Free State Of Jones) to Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful 8) in Santa Monica courting foreign buyers.

As it sheds the schlockfest stigma the Afm once bore, attendees are focused on the increased importance of offshore returns and a more disciplined approach to the business. There’s a lot of money in the market, but rigor is key while packaging has become tougher as »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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8 of the greatest big-screen devils: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Liz Hurley

5 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With Daniel Radcliffe now sporting a pair of horns at screens worldwide, we decided to pit a few other big-screen Beelzebubs against one another in head-to-head combat.

The only rules? No kids (see you, Rosemary's Baby), animals (laters, Devil Dog: Hound Of Hell) or metaphorical stand-ins (ciao, Keyser Söze). Let the Luci-face off commence...

The Heavyweights

Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) in Angel Heart (1987)

An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.


John Milton (Al Pacino) in The Devil's Advocate (1997)

More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend, »

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Alan Rickman to receive Camerimage honour

3 November 2014 1:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British star will attend cinematography festival with his second film as a director, A Little Chaos.

Alan Rickman, best known for his roles in the Harry Potter series and Die Hard, is to receive the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award during the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22) in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Interview: Alan Rickman

The cinematography festival has previously awarded the honour to Gary Oldman, Charlize Theron, the late Gustaw Holoubek, Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Jan Machulski, Irene Jacob, Viggo Mortensen, Jerzy Stuhr, Julia Ormond, John Malkovich, Liam Neeson among others.

Attending the festival, Rickman will present A Little Chaos, the period drama in which he co-stars with Kate Winslet. It marks his second film as a director after The Winter Guest in 1997 and debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

After the special screening, Rickman will meet the audience for Q&A session.

A Little Chaos will be distributed in Poland by Monolith Films. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface hires French directors

1 November 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel has found its directors.

French directing duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo will helm Leatherface, the prequel to Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic, reports Bloody Disgusting.

Maury and Bustillo are best known for horror movies such as 2007's Inside and 2011's Livid.

Seth M Sherwood is said to be writing the script for the upcoming release.

Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel, Matt Bomer, Jordana Brewster and R&B singer Trey Songz have each starred in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie.

Marilyn Burns, who starred as the only survivor in the 1974 classic, made cameos in the 1994's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation and Texas Chainsaw 3D.

The actress, aged 65, passed away in August.

Watch the trailer for the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre below: »

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

30 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about an all-star cast: Kristen Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Gosling and more … all together, between the covers. That is, they share equal billing and page space in What I Love About Movies, a sprightly new compendium that Opus Books is publishing next week, just in time for holiday gift giving. Compiled by David Jenkins, editor of the U.K. movie magazine Little White Lies, and writer-critic Adam Woodward, the book takes one question - "What do you love about movies? - and poses it to 50 different bold-faced names involved in the screen biz. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

30 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about an all-star cast: Kristen Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Gosling and more … all together, between the covers. That is, they share equal billing and page space in What I Love About Movies, a sprightly new compendium that Opus Books is publishing next week, just in time for holiday gift giving. Compiled by David Jenkins, editor of the U.K. movie magazine Little White Lies, and writer-critic Adam Woodward, the book takes one question - "What do you love about movies? - and poses it to 50 different bold-faced names involved in the screen biz. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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12 Unforgettably Inspirational Film Monologues

30 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Feeling down? Lackluster? Uninspired? You need a pick-me-up from some of Hollywood’s most talented movie stars. Here are 12 stirring speeches from films that double as both examples of superbly committed acting and rip-roaring energizers! Charlie Chaplin, “The Great DictatorCharlie Chaplin’s first true talking picture, “The Great Dictator,” ended up taking Hollywood by storm in 1940 for its spot-on satire and parody of Adolf Hitler in the midst of WWII. Chaplin, who wrote, directed, and starred as both the film’s protagonist and antagonist, here gives one of the most rousing speeches in cinematic history, decrying greed and false promise, emboldening his audience—within the movie and around the world—to “fight to free the world!” Viggo Mortensen, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”If you were faced by a sea of approaching orcs, you might back away, too. But if you were inspired by your king, »

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Entertainment Geekly: How 'The Walking Dead' is 'Lord of the Rings'

24 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Robert Kirkman likes to describe The Walking Dead as a zombie movie that never ends. But to my eyes, the most interesting thing about the show is how it's spent five seasons fluttering between different storytelling modes. The show lacks a single setting and makes a point of killing off at least a couple key cast members every season. This can make The Walking Dead feel unwieldy or unfocused, but it also means that there's an exciting state of constant flux underpinning the show's basic head-crushing thrills. I've always said that original showrunner Frank Darabont most clearly viewed his version »

- Darren Franich

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Daily | Viennale 2014

24 October 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The Viennale is off and running through November 6 and, as Patrick Holzapfel notes at Twitch, there'll be "around 150 feature films and documentaries. Among the highlights are P'tit Quinquin by Bruno Dumont, Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, From What Is Before by Lav Diaz, Jauja by Lisandro Alonso, Birdman by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Hard to Be a God by Aleksei German or Pasolini by Abel Ferrara…. Further highlights are tributes to the actor Viggo Mortensen, the director Tariq Teguia, the late filmmaker Harun Farocki (who passed away sadly this summer), the work of Fritz Kortner and a special hommage to Jean-Luc Godard." » - David Hudson »

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Interview: Hossein Amini (The Two Faces of January)

24 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Continuing in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith’s set of globetrotters and vacationing daytrippers who dip their toes not only in foreign backdrops, but in tend to find themselves in the most inconvenient of situations, it is the American novelist’s 1964 novel that finds a suitor in British-Iranian writer (and now turned director in his own right) Hossein Amini.

Working with players such as Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst, Amini, whose long list of creds include Michael Winterbottom’s Jude, Iain Softley’s The Wings of the Dove, Shekar Kapur’s The Four Feathers, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and the upcoming Our Kind of Traitor, takes a stab at the thriller-genre with the sun-drenched Greece and Turkey as the conniving backdrop with The Two Faces of January, which opened August 28th and is still running in its limited engagement. Here is my interview with Amini which took »

- Yama Rahimi

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'Rings' star will sing 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' credits song

20 October 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Billy Boyd’s performance of “Edge of Night” in “Return of the King” is among the most stirring sequences in Peter Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. After Denethor (John Noble) requests a ditty, Boyd’s Pippin serenades the king’s court with the memorable, falsetto ballad. Adapted by screenwriter Philippa Boyens from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “A Walking Song,” and scored by composer Howard Shore, Jackson juxtaposes the haunting melody with shots of Faramir (David Wenham) battling over Osgiliath. “Return of the King” won 11 Oscars at the 2004 Academy Awards, “Edge of Night” didn’t earn any love — Best Song honors that year went to another “Lord of the Rings” tune: Annie Lennox’s “Into the West.” Jackson’s recent “Hobbit” films haven’t fared as well in the past two awards seasons, but that could change when Boyd gets a second chance at Oscar glory. According to information posted to Warner Bros. »

- Matt Patches

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Podcast Leftover Pt. 2

19 October 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's part two of our long delayed festival wrap in which we discuss favorites, celebrity run-ins and hilarious Q&A anecdotes. Enjoy the conversation with Nick Davis, Nathaniel R, and special guests Angelo Muredda and Amir Soltani and continue it in the comments

Discussion includes but is not limited to:

It Follows Felicity Jones, Mike Leigh, and Viggo Mortensen Documentary greats from Silvered Water to The Look of Silence Iran's Oscar Submission Directors: Mike Leigh, Peter Strickland, Lav Diaz, Jessica Hausner, and Damian Chazelle

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes tomorrow.  »


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Nyff 2014: Kyle’s 5 Favorite Films and Other Ephemera

16 October 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

1.      Eden | Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

Underneath the bass drops and the electronic harmony of the garage music scene of 1990s Paris is melancholy and loneliness. The parties are bursting with verve and energy, but when the music stops, so does that joy. Hansen-Løve’s examination of a young DJ over the course of twenty years is warm and tender, an incredible look at the pros and cons of following your passion, allowing art to be your escape, and the joy of music.

Read Kyle’s full review here.

2.      Goodbye to Language 3D | Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

While the audience is trapped by the kamera, the iconoclastic Godard is doing all he can to… not get us out exactly, but perhaps to stage a prison break. The goal in his game changing 3D film is to change the paradigm of what film is and can be, to make those prison bars into something entirely new. »

- Kyle Turner

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