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Tribeca Shortlist: Director Liz Garbus Discusses Her Favorite Films & Most Memorable Interview — Watch

10 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director and producer Liz Garbus, known for her films “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (2015), “Bobby Fischer Against the World” (2011) and most recently “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper,” is Tribeca Shortlist’s August Shortlister.

The streaming movie service sat down with the helmer to talk to her about her favorite movies, including the 2008 documentary “Harvard Beats Yale 29 to 29,” the Oscar-nominated “In The Bedroom!” directed by Todd Field and the vampire-driven “Let The Right One In.”

“I’m not a big fan of the vampire movie…But this movie has all the elements of mystery and drama, and a relationship between two characters that is so thoughtful,” she states about the Tomas Alfredson-directed flick in the clip below.

Read More: Liz Garbus on Her Mother Son Doc ‘Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

In regards to “In The Bedroom,” Garbus says that people should watch the film “because it is an incredibly, »

- Liz Calvario

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New Clips and Photos from MTV’s Scream Episode 207

12 July 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

MTV’s Scream returns with a new episode tonight at 10:00pm Est, and to give viewers an idea of what to expect, we have clips and photos teasing “Let the Right One In” (a nod to Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 film of the same name).

“MTV and Dimension TV’s second season of “Scream” picks up with Emma’s return to Lakewood after several months at a retreat, where she tried to recover from the horrors of last season. Everyone is walking on eggshells around her, questioning whether she has truly gotten over the Killer’s crimes. Meanwhile, Audrey is hiding her connection to the Killer, but is getting harassed by someone who knows the truth. Brooke and Jake are also keeping secrets—they are hiding a budding romance from Mayor Maddox. And, Noah is getting closer and closer to the truth about the season one murders. Lakewood’s murderous past, »

- Derek Anderson

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Judi Dench to Star in Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ for Working Title

17 June 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Stephen Frears will direct Working Title Films’ “Victoria and Abdul,” to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, based on Shrabani Basu’s book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” Hall was Oscar nominated for “Billy Elliot.”

“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Who could direct the next James Bond film?

1 June 2016 6:52 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Over the last week or so, word spread throughout the industry that Sam Mendes would not be returning to the James Bond franchise for a third go around as director. I can’t say that this is in any way a surprise, considering he only came back for Spectre after Skyfall because star Daniel Craig twisted his arm, but still…we’re hitting a new era for Bond. Especially if Craig hangs up the PP7 and a new 007 is needed, someone else will be putting their stamp on the spy franchise. In that regard, I wanted to put forward a list of potential candidates to direct the next outing, regardless of who winds up starring. I’ll do a separate piece in a week or two on potential actors to take over the Bond mantle, but today is just about possible options for the director’s chair, so keep that in mind. »

- Joey Magidson

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve reuniting for Jo Nesbo’s The Son

27 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having collaborated on both Prisoners and Enemy, director Denis Villeneueve and star Jake Gyllenhaal are set to reunite for an adaptation of Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo’s The Son.

Variety reports that the project follows “a once-gifted 15-year-old and promising wrestler, whose life spirals out of control when his cop father commits suicide. He winds up in prison, nurtured by an uninterrupted supply of heroin from a seedy chaplain on the inside. When he learns long-hidden truths about his father’s unexpected death, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his wrongful sentence.”

Nesbo’s Headhunters was adapted for the screen back in 2011, while Tomas Alfredson is directing an adaptation of The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole, which is slated to arrive next year.

Director Denis Villeneueve will next be back behind the camera this summer for the as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve to Reunite for Crime Drama ‘The Son’

26 May 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films are bringing Jo Nesbo’s crime novel “The Son” to the big screen. “Sicario” director Denis Villeneuve is attached to helm the drama.

Producers are Nine Stories’ Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, and Bold’s Michel Litvak. Bold’s Gary Michael Walters will executive produce with Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson.

The Son” marks the third collaboration for Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve, who previously teamed on “Enemy” and “Prisoners.”

Nesbo’s books have sold more than 30 million copies and been translated into 50 languages. His crime novel “The Snowman” was adapted into a film by Tomas Alfredson for Working Title.

“‘The Son’ is our first development project with Jake and Riva and epitomizes the original, elevated work with top filmmakers that is the raison d’etre for our Nine Stories relationship,” said Bold’s Litvak.

The Son” follows a once-gifted 15-year-old and promising wrestler, whose life »

- Dave McNary

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Villeneuve, Gyllenhall Re-Team On "The Son"

26 May 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following their two acclaimed previous collaborations on "Prisoners" and "Enemy," filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal are re-teaming for an adaptation of acclaimed crime novelist Jo Nesbo's "The Son".

The story will center on Sonny Lofthus, a once gifted and promising wrestler whose downward spiral is cemented when his cop father commits suicide. Over the past twelve years, his time in prison has been nurtured by an uninterrupted supply of heroin from a seedy chaplain on the inside.

When he learns long-hidden truths about his father's unexpected death, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his wrongful sentence. Channing Tatum once eyed the project as his possible directorial debut.

Villeneuve's next project is the "Blade Runner" sequel, while "Headhunters" author Nesbo has a film adaptation of his novel "The Snowman" on the way starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson and directed by Tomas Alfredson. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Transfiguration review: downbeat black vampire tale lacks bite

15 May 2016 3:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Michael O’Shea’s debut chomps countless other vampire films. Unfortunately, they’re all superior to this middling, self-conscious effort

Milo, the black teen vampire at the heart of The Transfiguration, likes his tales about the undead told with a fair amount of grit.

The same could no doubt be said for Brooklyn-born writer/director Michael O’Shea, who laces his first feature with references to George A Romero’s Martin, Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark, Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In, and most boldly, Fw Murnau’s Nosferatu. Unfortunately for O’Shea, he does his film no favours by biting these genre classics. Even Twilight - a series Milo (Eric Ruffin) refuses to engage with (“it seems unrealistic”), and one O’Shea probably doesn’t care for - has more going for it.

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- Nigel M Smith

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Our Kind of Traitor review – spy thriller without the wow

15 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Though solid enough, this John le Carré adaptation has too little tension and too many visual cliches

After the exemplary chill of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Susanne Bier’s slick, sexy television adaption of The Night Manager, this latest John le Carré adaptation feels a little workmanlike by comparison. The story of an academic (Ewan McGregor) and his wife (Naomie Harris) who are drafted in to broker a deal between a Russian gangster (Stellan Skarsgård, excellent) and British intelligence, the film is solid but rarely achieves the tension for which it is clearly aiming. One of the main problems is the look of the picture. Director Susanna White relies heavily on the cliched teal, orange and acid yellow colour palette that has become a visual shorthand for thrillers in the absence of any more interesting ideas.

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- Wendy Ide

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Transfiguration’

14 May 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In contemporary New York, a bullied teenager is plagued by an apparent need to drink human blood — an instinct he fulfills without much trouble, leaving a modest trail of corpses in his wake, even as he forms a tentative bond with a lonely young neighbor. The debut feature from Brooklyn-born writer-director Michael O’Shea, “The Transfiguration” seemingly came from nowhere to secure a premiere in the Un Certain Regard strand at Cannes, generating buzz aplenty — but does it deliver? A morose tone and reluctance to give up the goods as a straight-up horror film may make distributors at the splat-tastic end of the genre spectrum wary. Outfits inclined towards arthouse slow-burners, however, should have an easier time packaging its nihilistic conclusions as existential depth.

There’s wearing your heart on your sleeve, and then there’s “The Transfiguration,” an addition to the extensive onscreen vampire canon whose influences are name-checked throughout. »

- Catherine Bray

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‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ to Obtain Grant From Norway’s New Incentive Scheme

4 March 2016 1:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Tomas Alfredson’s “The Snowman” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are the first two movies which will receive backing from the Norwegian Film Institute’s new incentive scheme for international and local films and series.

The incentive scheme was launched by The Norwegian Film Institute on Jan. 1 to ramp up the number of international movies and TV shows showcasing Norway as well as boost the Norwegian film sector’s growth and encourage the training and expertise of local industry players and crews. Films must spend at least 25% of their budget in Norway in order to be eligible. Grants are handed out upon films’ completion.

Adapted from Jo Nesbø’s novel by Matthew Carnahan and Hossein Amini,”The Snowman” turns on a Norwegian homicide detective with a checkered past who hunts for a sadistic serial killer with the help of a female detective whose connection to the case is more personal than he realized. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Alexander Payne’s 'Downsizing' gets Norwegian grant

2 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Downsizing and The Snowman receive Norway’s new Incentive Scheme grants, with the latter securing $4.6m.

The Norwegian Film Institute has approved a $520,000 (Nok 4.5m) Incentive Scheme grant for Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, which will partly shoot in Norway.

Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon star in Paramount’s social satire, written by Payne with his usual collaborator Jim Taylor, about a distant future when humans can shrink themselves to 1/8 their size, thanks to Scandinavian scientists.

The film’s plot opens in Norway before moving to Payne’s beloved Nebraska in the Us. The passion project is due to shoot later this year for launch in late 2017.

As previously reported, the first project backed under the fledgling Norwegian incentive was Tomas Alfredson’s Jo Nesbo adaptation The Snowman, which received a grant worth $4.6m (Nok 40.5). Working Title Films produces the detective story which will shoot in Oslo, Bergen and Riukan.

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Sundance Horror Film ‘The Eyes of My Mother’ Sells to Magnet Releasing (Exclusive)

12 February 2016 1:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the Sundance horror thriller “The Eyes of My Mother,” Variety has learned.

There were several bids on the table for the buzzy project by first-time filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, which was shot in black and white. The movie will receive a theatrical debut later this year.

The Eyes of My Mother,” which premiered in the “Next” section at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, follows a woman (Kika Magalhaes) who lives in an abandoned farmhouse. Although the eerie, gory story caused some festival goers at Sundance to flee the theater, many appreciated the film’s subtle take on the horror thriller genre reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock meets Roald Dahl meets the “Saw” franchise.

Nicolas Pesce has crafted an auspicious and unforgettable debut that immediately establishes him as one of the most exciting genre filmmakers to watch today, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Nicolas Winding Refn Teams With Bond Writers, Liam Neeson is Jaume Collet-Serra’s ‘The Commuter,’ and More

1 February 2016 12:41 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We’re still all awaiting Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly anticipated female-centric horror thriller The Neon Demon with bated breath, but he’s already gearing up for his next movie, which will reportedly have an Asian setting, and feature action and thriller elements. Details are skim, but it’s also been reported that Refn will be teaming up with the primary screenwriters of the last five James Bond films – Neal Purvis and Robert wade. Who knows? Maybe this could just be the ramp-up to an announcement that this will be the next Bond film, or it could be his long-rumored The Avenging Silence.

After last year’s frenetic Run All Night, star Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra are already reuniting for another movie – their fourth collaboration. Collet-Serra will begin work on The Commuter, an action thriller following a businessman who becomes tangled in a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute, »

- Michael Snydel

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Toby Jones webchat – as it happened

27 January 2016 10:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Are you a Stoke fan? Were you worried about playing Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army? Do you know how to operate a metal detector? Toby Jones answered all of these questions and more. See below

6.26pm GMT

Thanks for your questions. I've enjoyed it. Sorry I didn't have a chance to answer all of them. Cheers!

6.25pm GMT

toadwhisperer asks:

Stoke City – brilliant or overrated?

Brilliant. And getting better.

6.22pm GMT

abatha26 asks:

Really looking forward to seeing Dad’s Army, what were your first thoughts when you read the script? Were you apprehensive about filling the shoes of Arthur Lowe?

I was extremely apprehensive about playing Captain Mainwaring. I was extremely sceptical about the project as a whole. When I saw the script, I was really impressed with how the 25-minute format of the TV series had been adapted and extended, into 100 minutes. The script has a scale »

- Guardian Staff

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Tomas Alfredson's 'The Snowman' begins shoot with Michael Fassbender

19 January 2016 9:44 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal dates adaptation of Jo Nesbo bestseller, starring Michael Fassbender, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman started shooting yesterday (Jan 18) in Oslo, produced by Working Title for Universal.

Universal has dated the release for October 13, 2017.

The film is the hotly anticipated adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestselling novel.

Michael Fassbender plays Harry Hole, an idiosyncratic detective who investigates the murder of a woman who might be the target of a serial killer who strikes with the first snowfall of the year.

The cast also features Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan produce alongside Robyn Slovo, and the Swedish producer is Piodor Gustafsson of Another Park Film. Working Title founders Bevan and Fellner acquired the rights to Nesbø’s bestseller in 2011.

In addition to Oslo, the film will also shoot in Bergen and Rjukan (west of Oslo).

Nrk reports that the film assembles the largest crew ever »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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The Many Seductions of 'London Spy'

19 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The scene that caused a minor furor when "London Spy" (BBC America) debuted in Britain comes 26 minutes into the series premiere, but by that point its first seduction is already long complete. In fact, the knot of limbs in which Danny (the brilliant Ben Whishaw) and Alex (Edward Holcroft) consummate their unlikely attraction is all the more beguiling for being held, for a time, at arm's length: by a chance encounter, a quiet breakfast, a day spent along the shore. Sex is integral to "London Spy," created and written by the novelist Tom Rob Smith and directed by Jakob Verbruggen ("The Fall"), only in the sense that our most intimate acts necessarily intersect with the wider world—even, or perhaps especially, when we wish to keep them secret. Read More: "BBC Crime Drama 'The Fall' Returns to Netflix, Better (and Darker) Than Ever" With a color scheme reminiscent of Tomas Alfredson »

- Matt Brennan

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The Many Seductions of 'London Spy'

19 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The scene that caused a minor furor when "London Spy" (BBC America) debuted in Britain comes 26 minutes into the series premiere, but by that point its first seduction is already long complete. In fact, the knot of limbs in which Danny (the brilliant Ben Whishaw) and Alex (Edward Holcroft) consummate their unlikely attraction is all the more beguiling for being held, for a time, at arm's length: by a chance encounter, a quiet breakfast, a day spent along the shore. Sex is integral to "London Spy," created and written by the novelist Tom Rob Smith and directed by Jakob Verbruggen ("The Fall"), only in the sense that our most intimate acts necessarily intersect with the wider world—even, or perhaps especially, when we wish to keep them secret. Read More: "BBC Crime Drama 'The Fall' Returns to Netflix, Better (and Darker) Than Ever" With a color scheme reminiscent of Tomas Alfredson »

- Matt Brennan

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"Tinker, Tailor" Director Plans "Roseanna"

14 January 2016 3:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed filmaker Tomas Alfredson ("Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy") looks to have found a new project that will potentially serve as a future directorial effort as he is reportedly working on adapting Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's "Roseanna" for the big screen says Scandilous.

The first in a book series about Detective Martin Beck, the story begins with a young woman's body being dredged from Sweden's Lake Vattern. With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was - a free-spirited woman who could've been murdered by any of eighty-five people on a cruise.

Alfredson has reportedly been developing the project for several years, and Sjowall tells Aftonbladet (via The Playlist) that he'd rather the filmmaker take his time: "Tomas Alfredson just does things that he is very enthusiastic about. Otherwise it will be not so good… I will let »

- Garth Franklin

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Director Tomas Alfredson Developing Film Based On First Detective Martin Beck Novel 'Roseanna'

13 January 2016 1:51 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While that proposed sequel to "Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy" that was briefly batted around seems to have quietly died, it looks like director Tomas Alfredson isn't done when it comes to intrigue. He'll soon start shooting the Jo Nesbo adaptation "The Snowman" starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, and brewing in the background is another crime story, from a duo of acclaimed writers. Scandilous reports that in a recently aired documentary on Sweden's Svt about authors Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahloo, it's revealed that Alfredson is working on bringing "Roseanna," the first book in the series about Detective Martin Beck, to the big screen. Apparently, this is something that has been brewing since 2012, though it seems there is a desire to keep it under wraps for now.  Read More: Michael Fassbender To Star In Scorsese-Produced "The Snowman" For Director Tomas Alfredson  “Tomas Alfredson just does things that he is very. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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