8 items from 2016
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The evening included music from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Rhye, a musical showcase called “The Music of Twin Peaks,” led by Angelo Badalamenti and featuring Sky Ferreira and Julee Cruise; and singer Rebekah Del Rio — who appeared in “Mulholland Drive” — closing out the night with an a capella rendition “Llorando,” recreating her scene in the film.
Prior to being voted the best film of the 21st century in a BBC poll in August, “Mulholland Drive” claimed the number one spot on “Best of the Decade” polls from Film Comment, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), Reverse Shot, and IndieWire. Ironically, the film wasn »
- Graham Winfrey
Barcelona — Featuring a scaled-up presence of giant Spanish telco Telefonica, a second edition of its mini-mart Sitges Pitchbox and its traditional welter of genre, thriller and fantasy fair, the 49th Sitges Festival, one of the world’s most prominent genre meets, kicks off today with the European premiere of Miguel Ángel Vivas’ “Inside.
Sold by Embankment Films, and the latest movie from the producer of “Buried,” Adrián Guerra at Barcelona-based Nostromo Pictures, Vivas, the director of “Kidnapped,” and Jaume Balaguero, the writer-director of “[Rec],” who co-wrote the screenplay, “Inside” weighs in as much more of a mainstream proposition than Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s grand-guignol French original, recasting it as less of a blood-fest more of a Hitchcockian thriller, Guerra has said. Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring star.
- Emilio Mayorga
Grab the tissues, NCIS: La fans, this is going to be a tearjerker. In the above sneak peek of "The Queen's Gambit," the Sunday, Oct. 2 episode of NCIS: La, Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) visits Kensi (Daniela Ruah) in the hospital and things are looking a little scary for Kensi after the Syrian mission in the season premiere left her gravely injured. Kensi hasn't moved since mom Julia (Laura Harring) has been visiting and she's only been seen by a nurse. "Hey, hey baby, can you hear me? Hey, I'm here with your mom," a distraught Deeks asks Kensi, "can you hear me?" Julia gets nostalgic about Kensi's upbringing. "She was like having three boys, only this one »
Prior to being voted the best film of the 21st century in a BBC poll this week, the 2001 movie claimed the number one spot on “Best of the Decade” polls from Film Comment, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca), Reverse Shot, and IndieWire. The BBC list polled 177 film critics from 36 countries around the world.
Ironically, “Mulholland Drive” wasn’t originally conceived as a movie at all. The project started as a television pilot that Lynch shot in 1999 that was rejected by ABC. French producers Pierre Edelman and Alain Sarde put up additional funds for Lynch to finish the project as a feature film in 2000 through StudioCanal. Tony Krantz, another producer on the movie who had previously packaged the director »
- Graham Winfrey
sounds intriguing on paper: a former child soldier from Iran drifts through L.A.'s seedy underbelly and becomes entangled in a web of crime, violence, and drugs. Heavily influenced by films like Drive and David Lynch's oeuvre -- one of the opening shots is a white picket fence with yellow flowers, a nod to the red ones in Blue Velvet, and Lynch regular Laura Harring turns up as a mysterious femme fatale -- The Loner struggles to find its own voice amidst its admittedly stunning neon dreamscape. Our guide through this world is Behrouz (Reza Sixo Safai, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), the aforementioned child soldier, who is now an opium addict running errands for his real estate-tycoon boss when not having drug-fueled...
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The innovative Viewpoints section celebrates the distinctively bold visions of underrepresented perspectives, styles and characters. Featuring 25 unique and fascinating viewpoints from 15 countries, films in this category vary from realised, hyperreal worlds such as in High-Rise, Equals, Nerdland and The Loner to real world perspectives including Syrian refugees in After Spring, solitary confinement inmates in Solitary and adult students at Night School.
Here are the films selected in this year’s Viewpoints:
Chris Prynoski (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
Nerdland is an R-rated cartoon comedy about celebrity, excess, and two showbiz nobodies, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliott (Patton Oswalt), with a plan to become famous—or even infamous—by the end of the night. Featuring an army of comedy cameos including Hannibal Buress, Laraine Newman, Mike Judge, Kate Micucci, »
- Sacha Hall
More than a decade ago, David Lynch handed Naomi Watts a chance to make a name for herself by headlining Mulholland Drive opposite Laura Elena Harring; one psychedelic script and a breakout performance from Watts later and the rest is history. Now, Deadline reports that the actress is primed to reunite with Lynch for Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, with Tom Sizemore (True Romance, Black Hawk Dawn) also cast in season 3.
No word yet on who exactly Watts and Sizemore will be portraying come early 2017, though fans of the original supernatural mystery series can take solace in the fact that David Lynch is set to reprise his role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole. Other key cast members at the time of writing include Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ted 2 star Amanda Seyfried.
It’s been an awful long time coming for Showtime’s Twin Peaks, and »
- Michael Briers
A new year means an opportunity to reflect on the past. This is our list of the 100 best films of the last 15 years, Part 1 #100 through 76.
The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, »
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8 items from 2016
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