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‘Zama’ Trailer: Lucrecia Martel’s Bloody Adaptation Brings Danger to a Desperate Man — Watch

17 February 2017 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Lucrecia Martel has taken the helm of adapting Antonio di Benedetto’s existential masterpiece “Zama,” a novel largely considered to be one of the most iconic pieces of Argentine work. With a lot of expectations riding on bringing this modern classic to life, Martel is taking on this project with a vision in mind.

In the new “Zama” trailer, we meet Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a minor colonial officer for Spain in 18th century Paraguay.  Separated from his family and hungry for promotion, Zama struggles to find peace while waiting in this unfamiliar landscape.

Read More: 10 Essential Films About Women In Crisis

Known for his collaboration with famous Hispanic filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, Cacho brings a wide array of experience to the complex character of Zama. As Martel stated, Zama “uncannily lives the same conflicts that we are wrestling and contending with in our modern world. »

- Maya Reddy

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Review: A Cure For Wellness [Monte’s Take]

17 February 2017 2:19 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Director Gore Verbinski has crafted quite an interesting career. After striking genre gold with the remake of the Japanese horror film Ringu, orchestrating one of Disney’s most successful franchises with Pirates of the Caribbean, and continuing his collaboration with Johnny Depp on the animated film Rango and the reboot of The Lone Ranger, Verbinski was poised to do whatever he wanted to do with his next film, and it doesn’t take long to realize this quality in the director’s new film, A Cure for Wellness.

For nearly two and a half hours, Verbinski compiles a beautiful, confounding, and chaotic medley of his favorite and most influential film scenes recreated. One moment you are whisked away on a train ride through the Swiss Alps in a moment of stunning scenery, the next you are offered images of unnerving and repulsive situations. It’s undeniable that Verbinski and director »

- Monte Yazzie

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

17 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Late in the Oscar season, at the moment when voters actually fill in their ballots (the deadline is February 21 at 5 pm), it all comes down to what movies they have actually seen. What did they love the most, and is freshest in their minds? Which film aligns with the zeitgeist, delivering the message that 6,000 voters want to send?

The five directing nominations tend to line up with the strongest Best Picture contenders, although snubbed director nominee Ben Affleck did win Best Picture win for “Argo.” However, that underdog story became a narrative in itself that drove “Argo” to the win.

This year, the narratives include the aftermath of#OscarsSoWhite and the election of Donald J. Trump. Which will stick?

Here’s how the Best Director and Best Picture races are shaking out.

La La Land” is the magical, romantic, modern-yet-retro musical about artistic passion created by wunderkind Damien Chazelle and his gifted collaborators, »

- Anne Thompson

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Arrival

14 February 2017 5:47 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.

Arrival

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Paramount

2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma.

Cinematography: Bradford Young

Film Editor: Joe Walker

Production Design: Patrice Vermette

Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson

Written by: Eric Heisserer based on The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

Produced by: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder

Directed by Denis Villeneuve

A few science fiction entertainments in the last twenty-odd years »

- Glenn Erickson

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U.S. Neighbor Mexico Will Bridge Festival Walls at Berlin

11 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlinale Special

Devil’s Freedom

(Films Boutique)

It says much about the strength of Mexico’s documentary production that the first pick-up announced from last year’s Morelia Festival was a docu-feature, Everard Gonzalez’s “Devil’s Freedom,” a harrowing account of the devastating psychological and emotional damage of Mexico’s drug wars.

Generation

Tesoros

(FiGa Films)

Children’s adventure from María Novaro (“Danzon”) revolves around the joys of growing up on Mexico’s idyllic Barra de Potosi coast, as 6-year-old Dylan and friends search for Captain Drake’s treasure.

Forum

Casa Roshell

(Tonalá Lab)

Mexico’s Interior Xiii (“I Promise to You Anarchy”) co-produces Chilean Camila Donoso’s story of a couple of transvestites that run a Mexico City hideout for men seeking to freely express their desires.

Berlin Classics

Canoa

(Conacine/Stpc)

Felipe Cazals’ Berlin 1976 Silver Bear winner inspired a young Alfonso Cuaron, and it’s not difficult »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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We are the Flesh: the very best of Mexican surrealist cinema

10 February 2017 9:26 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Sean Wilson

Arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD on 13th February, provocative and gruesome horror We Are the Flesh is the latest movie from director Emiliano Rocha Minter. Engulfing viewers in a nightmarish and surreal world, whereby two siblings find themselves manipulated by a terrifying stranger, it’s controversial Mexican cinema in every sense of the word.

It also follows a proud tradition of rich, boundary-pushing cinema to have emerged from the country. To honour the film’s release, here are some of Mexico’s finest.

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Few images are seared onto viewers’ minds as vividly as the eyeball being sliced in Luis Bunuel’s groundbreaking surrealist classic (in reality it was a cow’s eye, not a human’s). But in truth the Spanish filmmaker’s trendsetting collaboration with Salvador Dali is filled to the brim with all other manner of striking imagery that left a lasting »

- Sean Wilson

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New to Streaming: ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ and More

10 February 2017 8:40 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro)

Crimson Peak works as many things: a melodramatic romance; both the recreation of a period and a revival of the way movies have made us perceive it; a genre-jumping comedy; and a critique of capitalistic excess. It does these things earnestly and without compromise, and it’s far braver — far more admirable — for having done so. What Guillermo del Toro’s new film doesn »

- The Film Stage

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The most profound discovery, or the end of everything? Find out in the Superbowl trailer for Life

6 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Last night’s Superbowl gave us a wave of new TV spots and teaser trailers for this year’s biggest films. We saw the return of Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell made an appearance concerning the Fate of the Furious (The Fast and the Furious 8’s confusing title), and in our favourite spot Stranger Things are happening in season two of Netflix’s smash hit 80s show. Another film which may not have had the same level of hype orbiting it is Life, a new sci-fi disaster film concerning a crucial discovery that initially seems to have huge implications for the human race. Of course things don’t turn out so well and everything goes wrong, a race for survival begins.

‘I’ve told you, I don’t want my windows cleaned.’

With shades of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity this »

- Jon Lyus

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17 of Hollywood’s Top Cinematographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

4 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Kimberley French/20th Century Fox)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

One of the jobs that the general public doesn’t pay that much attention to — but probably should — is that of the cinematographer. If you think a film looks gorgeous and you’re able to get swept away by what you’re seeing on the screen, that’s all thanks to this man or woman’s work behind the scenes. Turns out, though, you can even see these folks showcase their talent on social media.

Since the role of cinematographer is often referred to as the director of photography — shortened to Dp or Dop — it only makes sense that we hone in Instagram as that’s one popular online platform dedicated specifically to photos. Let’s take a look at 16 of the cinematographers who are utilizing Instagram to showcase more of their work and giving us a glimpse of »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Warner Bros, DC, The Batman and its director problem

31 January 2017 10:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Feb 1, 2017

Ben Affleck’s the latest in a series of directors to bow out of a DC comic book movie. We take a look at a familiar pattern...

In a ninja-like move worthy of the Caped Crusader himself, Ben Affleck has bowed out of The BatmanAffleck will, of course, still star in the title role and serve as producer, but the standalone Batman movie will now need a new director - leaving the position empty mere months before filming was supposed to commence.

The outlet that broke the story, Variety, adds that Affleck’s decision wasn’t related to the recent performance of Live By Night, the period crime film produced, written, directed and starring Ben Affleck. Rather, Affleck says, “I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. »

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Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients

31 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.

The 67th Berlin Film Festival has revealed its jury, homage subject and Golden Camera recipients.

Joining jury president, Paul Verhoeven, will be actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, and Julia Jentsch, producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, artist Olafur Eliasson and director-screenwriter Wang Quan’an.

Eighteen films are vying in this year’s competition for the Golden Bear. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 18.

Robocop director Verhoeven is currently flying high off the success of Golden Globe-winning drama Elle.

Gyllenhaal is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in Crazy Heart, breakthrough performances in Donnie Darko and Secretary, The Dark Knight and TV series The Honourable Woman, for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.

Luna, co-star of Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También, has played at the Berlinale in titles including Milk (dir: Gus van Sant, Berlinale »

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Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

31 January 2017 3:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress  Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a »

- Paul Heath

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture at Politically Charged Show

28 January 2017 10:58 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Eyes are always on the Producers Guild Awards, because their choice of top motion picture, the David O. Selznick Award, voted on by members as the best-produced movie of the year, often proceeds to win the Best Picture Oscar. The producers are more likely to laud a movie with ambitious scale and scope. So Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” (Lionsgate) was favored to win, and sure enough, producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accepted the prize.

La La Land” was introduced by John Legend, who debated coming to the event but made a contribution to the Aclu and echoed many political statements made during the course of the night when he said: “We are the voice, we are the face of America; it is big and free and open to the dreamers of all races and countries and religions.”

Damien Chazelle has made a story about the sacrifices artists make, »

- Anne Thompson

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture at Politically Charged Show

28 January 2017 10:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Eyes are always on the Producers Guild Awards, because their choice of top motion picture, the David O. Selznick Award, voted on by members as the best-produced movie of the year, often proceeds to win the Best Picture Oscar. The producers are more likely to laud a movie with ambitious scale and scope. So Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” (Lionsgate) was favored to win, and sure enough, producers Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt accepted the prize.

La La Land” was introduced by John Legend, who debated coming to the event but made a contribution to the Aclu and echoed many political statements made during the course of the night when he said: “We are the voice, we are the face of America; it is big and free and open to the dreamers of all races and countries and religions.”

Damien Chazelle has made a story about the sacrifices artists make, »

- Anne Thompson

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'We Are the Flesh' begins Us theatrical rollout

18 January 2017 6:51 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

MoreHorror.com

Emiliano Rocha Minter's nightmare fantasy horror film We Are the Flesh kicked off its theatrical rollout on Friday, December 13 in Los Angeles and continues opening through January 27 in select cities.

Check out all the official details and release dates below.

From The Press Release

Arrow Films has announced the January 2017 theatrical rollout of Emiliano Rocha Minter's We Are the Flesh. After a thought-provoking and acclaimed year on the festival circuit, the film will screen in over ten cities across the United States. Visionary, unrelenting, and not for the faint-hearted, Rocha Minter's provocative and explicit creation is an erotic inferno of the senses that manages to pack all manner of delirium into its short running time. We Are the Flesh will open in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre January 13th and in New York City on January 20 at Cinema Village.

We Are the Flesh »

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The Weight of Gravity: Exploring the Importance and Influence of Cuaron’s Intimate Epic

18 January 2017 8:38 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A new video essay reflects on the multi-Oscar winning film.

If you think about it, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is a bit of a contradiction. On the one hand, it’s the story of a spacewalk interrupted by a storm of debris and the subsequent damage to advanced equipment that jumpstarts an imperiled odyssey homeward, and furthermore it’s told using an array of innovative and in fact groundbreaking cinematic techniques. On the other hand, it’s a film that takes as its focus the most common and basic machine known to humankind: the body. Though it is technology that propels the narrative, it is through the physicality of actress Sandra Bullock that we come to experience the film. When she’s cold, we feel it; when she’s breathless, we also gasp; when she’s overwhelmed by the task at hand and the odds against her with the vast grave of darkest space as a backdrop »

- H. Perry Horton

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Here’s Why ‘The Jungle Book’ Deserves More Oscar Respect

13 January 2017 8:26 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just as George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” and Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” were cinematic groundbreakers for the ages, I believe Oscar voters should take Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” more seriously.

Favreau and screenwriter Justin Marks took Rudyard Kipling’s classic tales of Mowgli and his brothers and, with help from James Cameron and Martin Scorsese’s go-to VFX master Rob Legato, created a seamlessly natural digital world with many vibrant animal characters — and one live boy (Neel Sethi).

Read More: Why Photographic Realism Makes Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ the VFX Oscar Favorite

Maybe Favreau makes it look too easy. This isn’t fantasy-world “Avatar.” This is digital India. He calls up fond memories of Disney’s 1967 animated musical, weaving in a couple of songs and creating a grand set piece led by Christopher Walken as a giant ancient orangutan (gigantopithecus, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Exclusive Clip: A Mysterious Man Offers Two Siblings The Opportunity to Survive in a Post-Apocalyptic Mexico

12 January 2017 2:18 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Emiliano Rocha Minter’s debut feature film “We Are the Flesh” spent all last year on the festival circuit after its premiere in Iff Rotterdam’s Bright Future Section last February. The film follows two siblings (Diego Gamaliel and Maria Evoli) who wander a post-apocalyptic Mexico searching for food and shelter only to eventually discover one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man (Noé Hernandez) who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘We Are The Flesh’ Review: A Modern-Day Mexican ‘Saló’

The film screened at numerous high-profile festivals last year, including a gala screening at Cannes’ Blood Window, Fantasia Fest, Fantastic Fest and the Chicago International Film Festival. Arrow Films picked up the U.S. rights to the film at Cannes in May.

Read More: Exclusive: Alfonso Cuarón & Alejandro G. Iñárritu Endorse »

- Vikram Murthi

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DreamWorks Animation's New Hire Leaves Warner Bros. Looking for a Top Executive

11 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The departure of Warner Bros. animation chief Chris deFaria for the top job at DreamWorks Animation is seen as a blow to Warners but sources say newly promoted WB film studio president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich will seize the chance to hire an outsider who will expand the studio’s animation slate.

DeFaria, whom associates describe as brilliant and very tough-minded on budgets, not only ran animation at Warners, but also had a key role overseeing visual effects across the board. He was credited as an executive producer on Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and George Miller’s »

- Kim Masters ,Borys Kit

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