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Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Is A Stop-Motion Animated Film About Dogs; May Also Do An Anthology Movie

4 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Wes Anderson’s Euro-flavored “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was his most successful film to date in every sense: the opulent opus grossed $174 million worldwide, his biggest financial success yet, and the film was so universally embraced by Hollywood it became that rare comedy that earned itself nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture (it won four). For his next trick, Anderson is returning to the world of stop-motion animation, and like “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” it will center around animals, but this time it will be about dogs. Deeper details are being kept under wraps for now, but sources confirmed the animated project is Anderson’s next picture and that pre-production work has begun. Read More: Ranking Wes Anderson’s Most Memorable Characters Last year at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Anderson said he was working on a movie would be influenced by the work of Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica and »

- Rodrigo Perez

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First Trailer For Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Goes Back to Hollywood’s Golden Age

8 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Not unlike Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel arriving in the early months of last year, one of our most-anticipated films of 2016 will be seen before the year barely begins. Following up one of the greatest films in their career, Inside Llewyn DavisJoel and Ethan Coen are returning with the 1950’s-set Hail, Caesar!.

The project brings together the star-studded ensemble of Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Christopher Lambert and Scarlett Johansson. Following the single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix, the first trailer has now arrived ahead of a February release.

“I wouldn’t actually call it a ‘musical comedy’ — there are movies within the movie, and those movies might have comedic music, but the movie we’re making is actually not comical,” Carter Burwell said earlier this year. »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: Dan Beers' 'Octopus' Will Have You Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

8 October 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Premature' Director Dan Beers on Wooing Bill Murray, Lessons Learned from Wes Anderson and Finding Heart in Hard-On Jokes  National Octopus Day is upon us and with it comes a charming short film written and directed by Dan Beers featuring indie darlings Kate Lyn Sheil and Abbie Cornish.  Setting the record straight on the plural of "octopus," (it's "octopuses," not "octopi") Olivia (Sheil) is a biology-obsessed loner who far prefers cold cephalopod connection to those of a more mammalian bent. But when Olivia finds herself pulled out of her comfort zone, she soon finds that friends don't have to come with tentacles.  "Octopus'" is Beers' follow-up to his feature comedy "Premature," and is presented in conjunction with At&T and Vice.  Read More: SXSW: Indie Maverick Kate Lyn Sheil on Going Big With 'House of Cards' & Making Movies with Exes »

- Aubrey Page

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Ioncinephile of the Month: Reed Morano (Meadowland)

8 October 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »’s Ioncinephile of the Month feature focuses on an emerging filmmaker from the world of cinema….but we would be disingenuous in categorizing this month’s spotlighted artist as a “new” arrival on the scene as this person as added a significant of contributions to the American independent film landscape.

This October, we feature Reed Morano, an award-winning cinematographer who’s deft craftsmanship can be found in works dating back to Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen to more recent oeuvres in John KrokidasKill Your Darlings and Mark Jackson’s War Story. Morano made the transition to directing, wearing not one but two hats on Meadowland, a soberingly thoughtful examination on loss, grief and an eschewing type of salvation starring Olivia Wilde in a performance that several are calling both fearless and ferocious.

Premiering this past April at the Tribeca Film »

- Eric Lavallee

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Inside 'Red Oaks': An Eighties TV Show That's Not Ironic

6 October 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"The Eighties were good to me," says Jennifer Grey, and considering she's best known for having the time of her life with Patrick Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing, that would make sense. "You know those people who rock that hairdo from the moment they got laid the most in their life? The Eighties are a bit like that for me."

Grey, who also appeared in Red Dawn and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, isn't quite ready to leave the age of Rubik's cubes and Max Headroom behind — she currently appears as »

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Exclusive: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Brian De Palma Form Legendary Meet-Up for Arnaud Desplechin's 'My Golden Days'

5 October 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: First International Trailer And Images For Arnaud Desplechin's 'My Golden Years' Starring Mathieu Amalric At the New York Film Festival premiere of Arnaud Desplechin's latest film, "My Golden Days," the French director met up with a cast of colleagues that may just qualify as legendary. Flanked on his left by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and accompanied by Brian De Palma, "De Palma" co-director Jake Paltrow, and writer-director (and Nyff director of programming) Kent Jones on his right, these five filmmakers made for an awesome crowd at the coming-of-age romance's Nyff premiere.  Such a meeting of the minds occurs only rarely, but leave it to New York Film Festival to bring together some of the best names in contemporary filmmaking. While this legendary filmmakers' meet-up sets one thinking about potential collaborations, it also conjures images of what could be an incredible Power Rangers' reboot, targeted specifically at. »

- Ryan Anielski

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Criterion Link Collection: October 5th 2015

5 October 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I bookmark and share a ton of links everyday. Over the past few years I’ve tried to get a regular link post series going here on the site, but inevitably I just fall back to sharing Criterion-related links directly on our Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages.

I’ve recently caught the “I should start a link post again” bug, and here we are. We’ll see how long I can keep this going again.

Feel free to email me, or tweet at me, if you have links that you think I should bookmark or include in my daily round-up here on the site.


Our friend Jamie S. Rich has been taking time out of his busy comic book editing schedule to start posting to his Criterion Confessions blog again lately. His latest entry looks at The X From Outer Space, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Catch-up TV guide: from Red Oaks to Hunted

5 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Amazon pilot Red Oaks gets a full series on Amazon Video while Channel 4’s Hunted is now available on All 4

Amazon’s pilot scheme – where viewers watch single episodes and vote on whether they should receive a full series – has had a patchy record to date, with the likes of Transparent balanced out by duds such as Hand Of God. Thankfully, coming-of-age comedy Red Oaks looks set to be welcomed into the former camp. Chronicling the misadventures of a young tennis player (Submarine’s Craig Roberts) working in a snooty country club in the 80s, it balances a nostalgia for the teen comedies of John Hughes with the arch wit of Wes Anderson or Whit Stillman. The full series is available from Friday.

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- Rachel Aroesti & Gwilym Mumford

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Lff 2015: ‘Beeba Boys’ Review

2 October 2015 6:13 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Randeep Hooda, Ali Momen, Sarah Allen, Waris Ahluwalia, Ali Kazmi, Steve Dhillon, Jag Bal, Gabe Grey, Dileep Rao, Gia  | Written and Directed by Deepa Mehta

Beeba Boys starts with a scene straight out of Goodfellas: six men drive to a rendezvous, telling jokes and ribbing one another. They arrive at the—, three expensive-looking cars meeting outside a glitzy hotel, and Jeet (Randeep Hooda), the leader of the group, gets out, threatens the apologetic  man receiving them and casually shoots him in the head before doing the same to his girlfriend, an act that is treated as the sequence’s punchline. This isn’t your ordinary gangster film, though – at least not aesthetically – because these men are Indo-Canadian Sikhs jostling for territory in Vancouver.

Unfortunately, this adds more novelty value than anything; though the spoken dialogue flits between Punjabi and English, different cultural events are exploited to the advantage of »

- Mark Allen

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Q&A: Just Jim director Craig Roberts

2 October 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joshua Gill reports on a Q&A with Just Jim director Craig Roberts

Having broken out of acting with Submarine and also appearing in a number of other films since then, with this being your first full length feature can you tell us exactly how you came to make Just Jim? It’s an incredibly low-budget film you got off the ground a couple of years ago, is that correct?

Craig Roberts: Yeah it was a low-budget film. It was a £300,000 film we made as part of a scheme called cinematic, a company that picks three directors giving them £300,000 pounds to make a film. I heard about it five days before the deadline and wrote a script that made no sense, which seems to make less sense now.

Was there a certain amount of improvisation that went into the film?

Cr: No, actually. It does make sense. Hopefully. It makes sense to me, »

- Joshua Gill

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A Halloween Costume Guide For Wes Anderson Fans

1 October 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Wes Anderson movies inspire fervent fans, so why not let it inspire your Halloween costume? It's a little more hipster-y of a choice than other pop culture costumes, and a look other Anderson fans will appreciate. So will you be someone from The Royal Tenenbaums or Rushmore, or this year's Moonrise Kingdom? Check out the inspiration from these stylish films. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Ben Mendelsohn on 'Bloodline,' Gambling and a Galaxy Far, Far Away

30 September 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sir, I'm going to be smoking here," Ben Mendelsohn says, brandishing his cigarette carton at a fellow diner on the less-than-roomy terrace. "Just, you know, Fyi." It's a Saturday morning, and he's sitting out back of a neighborhood patisserie in tranquil west London, the sort of quirky-decor joint that would be rejected by Wes Anderson for being a little too Wes Anderson-ish. Anyone who's seen the 46-year-old Australian actor on screen, where he's portrayed assorted cads, slimeballs and psychos with unsettling intensity, would probably be more likely to tell »

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Weekly Rushes. 30 September 2015

30 September 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above: The unsubtitled trailer for Carlotta Films' new restoration of Jacques Rivette's cinephile "holy grail," Out 1, noli me tangere, which will soon be making the rounds in cinematheques, on home video, and online.Big news from filmmakers and Notebook contributors Gina Telaroli and Kurt Walker: they are staging a two-week online release in November of their latest feature films, Telaroli's Here's to the Future! and Walker's Hit 2 Pass. Find out more information here. These are must-sees!Via Variety, Steven Soderbergh is gearing up for a new HBO show, Mosiac, a "choose your own adventure project." The New York Times has given Nathaniael Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, two of the most special avant-garde filmmakers working today, a beautiful article dedicated to their on-going retrospective at the New York Film Festival. »

- Notebook

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'Room', Paul Thomas Anderson doc set for reinvented Rome

30 September 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

New festival director criticizes “myopic” battle for premieres and reveals London Film Festival “alliance”.

In its tenth year the once again reinvented Rome Film Festival (October 16-24) will host a streamlined but crowd-pleasing combination of autumn festival titles and potential discoveries.

Among national debuts are Lenny Abrahamson’s well-received Room, James Ponsoldt’s The End Of The Tour, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, Pal Nalin’s female buddy movie Angry Indian Goddesses and Paul Thomas Anderson’s recently announced music documentary Junun, about Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s travels to India.

Italian films set to unspool at the streamlined yet international festival are Claudio Cupellini’s Alaska and Sergio Rubini’s Dobbiamo Parlare.

UK documentary The Confessions Of Thomas Quick and Chinese box office giant Monster Hunt will also be among the 37 films, documentaries and TV series from 24 countries announced today in the official selection.

The semi-autonomous Alice Nella Citta strand will showcase titles including Deniz Gamze Erguven »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Daily | Fellini, Kubrick, Morris

29 September 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"When the late movie critic Gene Siskel asked Martin Scorsese what he believed to be the most emblematic image from his body of work, Scorsese’s answer was simple: the title sequence of Raging Bull." The Art of the Title talks with designer Dan Perri. Also in today's roundup: Peter Greenaway on Street of Crocodiles by Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, an extract from Akira Kurosawa's autobiography, Film International on Federico Fellini's La dolce vita and Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth, Movie Mezzanine on Stanley Kubrick's Killer's Kiss and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom—and more. » - David Hudson »

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One of cinema’s greatest interviews is discussed in trailer for ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

29 September 2015 5:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Couldn’t you just listen to guys like Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut talk about film for hours?

This is the case in the first trailer for the documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, which is based on the book of the same name and dives deeper into the conversations between the famed director and the (at the time) up-and-coming director. The film is directed by Kent Jones and features interviews with Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, and Paul Schrader.

The book featured Truffaut asking about each of Hitchcock’s films with the director breaking them down and discussing in depth about each one. It is an enlightening read for any film fan and the film is being heralded as a wonderful companion piece to the book.

The film has played the festival circuit so far and is set for a release later this year. »

- Zach Dennis

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Rome Fest Unveils Rich Lineup Mixing Crowdpleasers, Esoteric Fare

29 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – The Rome Film Festival has unveiled the lineup of its 10th edition comprising a rich mix of crowdpleasing and more esoteric  fare, including local launches of James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour,” Michael Almereyda’s “The Experimenter,” Peter Sollett’s “Freehold,” Lenny Abrahamsson’s “Room,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s docu “Junun” (pictured) about Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s travels to India.

Under new direction by New York-based Italian journalist and academic Antonio Monda, the Rome fest has been renamed Festa del Cinema – which translates literally as “Film Party” rather than festival. The only award is given by the audience.

Monda said he decided to do away with the competition, the juries, and the opening and closing ceremonies “all rituals that I view as too stuffy and conventional, inappropriate to what I had in mind.” He instead kept the audience nod “to underscore the idea of a »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Movie Trailer & Poster: Adaptation of Iconic Book Turns Documentary

28 September 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Hitchcock/Truffaut Trailer. Kent Jones‘ Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) movie trailer stars James Gray, Peter Bogdanovich, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorcese and David Fincher. Hitchcock/Truffaut‘s plot synopsis: “Filmmakers discuss how François Truffaut’s 1966 book “Cinema According to Hitchcock” influenced their work.” Alfred Hitchcock is a legendary historical figure. Everyone knows his name, his appearance, and has seen at least two of his films […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Trailer For ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Explores the Careers of Two Legendary Directors

28 September 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Closing out the cinematic year we’ll get perhaps the finest love letter imaginable. Kent Jones, who is busy heading up the New York Film Festival,  premiered his documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut — which depicts the week-long talks between the two and subsequent book, along with their careers — at Cannes and now it’ll get a release this December.

Featuring interviews with top filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader, Cohen Media Group have now released the first trailer, which should convince any cinephile to put this at the top of their queue.

We said in our review, “As highly watchable as it is for any cinephile, the question arises: why now? To make more sense of contemporary cinephilia, or rather to form a through line in a field of interest increasingly marked by confusion and »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: Cinematic Legends Come Together Again in 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Trailer

28 September 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cannes Review: 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Is An Enjoyable Appendix To An Essential Book "Hitchcock/Truffaut," an iconic text for any budding cinephile and filmmaker, has a new chapter in the form of a documentary directed by Kent Jones. The documentary expands on the week-long meeting between Hitchcock and a young filmmaker who was his biggest fan and would become a cinematic legend in his own right: Francois Truffaut. The book became famous for containing a new and unprecedented level of candor about the director's filmmaking process and his thoughts on his own films.  The new documentary features modern day cinema icons like Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader talking about the book and the men behind it. Almost fifty years after the book's publication, Hitchcock is still influencing filmmakers and the doc adds new context for. »

- Wil Barlow

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