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"There’s almost no limit to the imagination of director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep), and as the incessantly precious whimsy of last year’s intolerable Mood Indigo made clear, that’s not always a good thing," begins Nick Schager at the Playlist. "It’s refreshing then, that for his latest film, Microbe & Gasoline, the director tones down his usual quirky, 'look-at-me' visual spectacle, for a low-key tale." We're collecting more reviews and we've got the trailer. » - David Hudson »
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 the interwebs. 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 Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Two of Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpieces have returned to Netflix this month: 2001: A Space Odyssey and its follow-up A Clockwork Orange. While we wouldn’t recommend the experience for first-time viewings — go find the biggest theatrical screen possible — if you’re looking to re-watch, they are now easy to stream. – Jordan R.
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- TFS Staff
At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant Video add new movies and TV shows to their libraries. Some of these may also have previously been on Amazon, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.Watch It Again (and Again and Again): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry joined forces to make this head-trip of romantic drama about falling in and out of (and back in) love. Home to one of Jim Carrey’s best dramatic roles — and great work from Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson — Eternal Sunshine follows a complicated premise, in which people can choose delete their memories, far enough down the rabbit hole to end up somewhere eerie, honest, and wonderful. Available October 1. Madcap Adventures: Pee-wee’s Big »
- Jackson McHenry
Read More: Amazon Prime Announces Collaboration with Open Road Films Amazon Prime might be embroiled in a battle of original programming with its streaming nemesis Netflix, but the service continues to offer top-notch streaming selections of both recent hits and classics. Amazon has just announced its October slate of films that will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Check out all the new titles hitting Amazon Prime Video this October, including Indiewire's own picks on what to stream. Available 10/1"Astro Boy" (2009) Indiewire Pick: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" In this wonderfully twisted tale of romance, the visionary French director Michel Gondry gathers an all-star ensemble cast and plunges them into the joys and pains of relationships. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play an estranged couple who have each undergone a procedure to erase each other from their memories. Equal parts cerebral and bizarre, "Eternal Sunshine of the. »
- Tarek Shoukri
Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...
Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.
Here are 25 examples.
Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up, »
Details of the company, named Periscope, were revealed during the Holland Film Meeting in Utrecht.
Other acquisitions include animation Long Way North, sold by Urban Distribution; Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary, Janis: Little Girl Blue, sold by Content; and French animation Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy, from Michel Gondry and Noam Chomsky.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoffrey Macnab)
In his most satisfying film since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Gondry crafts an optimistic adolescent adventure from the mess of real life
It’s hard to know what we’ll end up calling this phase of Michel Gondry’s career, but it’s certainly been unpredictable. He’s made four non-Hollywood movies since 2011’s big budget disappointment The Green Hornet, the unlikely superhero entry starring Seth Rogen. There was a guerrilla-style experiment with non-actors on a New York City bus (The We and the I), an undiluted hit of love-drenched visual whimsy (Mood Indigo) and a hand-drawn animated rap session between himself and Noam Chomsky (Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?). While each were innovative, these were peculiar and particular films. With the French-language Microbe and Gasoline, Gondry has made his most satisfying movie since his 2004 masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Consider it an anti-Superbad. »
- Jordan Hoffman
The first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is the first independent film which explores an exceptional pop culture phenomenon of the last twenty years: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. The film »
- Gary Collinson
Nanni Moretti, with John Turturro for Mia Madre, and The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, Rachel Weisz and Ariane Labed will appear today, while Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson discuss The Forbidden Room on both nights.
Thomas Bidegain's take on John Ford’s The Searchers, Les Cowboys, and star Finnegan Oldfield plus Michel Gondry for Microbe & Gasoline (Microbe Et Gasoil) will appear later in the week. Jia Zhangke with Zhao Tao will present Mountains May Depart and Walter Salles for Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang.
Two documentaries with their subjects appearing - Robert Frank joins Laura Israel for Don't Blink: Robert Frank and Brian De Palma blow in with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow for De Palma. Michael Moore for Where To Invade Next and My Golden Days »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Over the past 20 years, every time musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, collectively known as Daft Punk, have appeared in public, they have covered their faces with elaborate masks. Later this year, these musicians will finally be unmasked in a new documentary Daft Punk Unchained, with the first trailer from BBC Worldwide teasing this long-awaited unmasking. The trailer also features musicians such as Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, who discuss the influence Daft Punk has had on the music industry.
Daft Punk Unchained is the first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
No stranger to the world of film, Daft Punk has provided the scores for Tron:Legacy and Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, made their own film with Daft Punk’s Electroma, and were even depicted (briefly) in this year’s stellar Eden. They’re now getting the documentary treatment in Daft Punk Unchained and today brings the first trailer.
Airing this summer in France, it’ll now hit worldwide sometime later this year and comes from director Hervé Martin Delpierre. This first preview seems to go deep into the mystery surrounding Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, but hopefully it also explores the process of making their distinct music.
Featuring interviews with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto, Pete Tong, and much, check out the trailer and poster below.
- Jordan Raup
One more time! BBC Worldwide has debuted an official trailer for the doc Daft Punk Unchained, from director Hervé Martin Delpierre. After their involvement in Mia Hansen-Løve's film Eden (which I highly recommend), the Daft Punk guys seem a bit more relaxed with telling their story. Daft Punk Unchained is apparently an entire documentary, with a runtime of 85 minutes, about Daft Punk and their rise to fame. Maybe they didn't want to go with "Unmasked" because there is no real unmasking? "Unchained" is so much wilder. I am hoping that this is the definitive doc that examines them from the inside, but I'm not sure. It features the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams and many others. Dig it! The first BBC trailer for Hervé Martin Delpierre's documentary Daft Punk Unchained, from YouTube: The first ever documentary on the most secretive duo in the world. »
- Alex Billington
The men behind the masks of Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, not only created a mystique by never showing their faces, but put all the more attention on their work, which changed the landscape of electronic music. Now, as befits a duo that have made a huge impression on the pop culture landscape, a documentary is one the way. "Daft Punk Unchained" already aired this summer, only in France, but now its making its way to the rest of the world, and a new trailer provides an inside peek. Collaborators like Kanye West, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, and Paul Williams share their insights, along with folks like Giorgio Moroder, Michel Gondry, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto, and Pete Tong, in what looks to be a fairly standard, but no less compelling chronicle from director Hervé Martin Delpierre. Read More: Watch The Daft Punk/Pharell Williams Music Video Directed By »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Daft Punk without their helmets is an odd sight - it's almost a surprise they aren't actually robots under there.
Daft Punk Unchained looks at the story of music's most secretive duo, and features many of their star collaborators.
It of course won't be the first time that the duo have been seen unmasked - they were recently spotted without their signature headgear in La.
The pair have said their costumes are not a gimmick, explaining they stem from their own desire for "sci-fi glam" and desire to create fictional personas.
Homem-Christo said: "We're not performers, we're not models - it would not »
Above: The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan).Until this gorgeous new poster for Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin was unveiled this week, I was pretty sure that the best poster of the 2015 New York Film Festival was going to be the same as the best poster of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, namely either one of the negative-space hugging posters for Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster. But the Assassin poster, while not being as clever as those designs, is just as ravishing as I expect Hhh’s film to be. There are a few other standouts this year such as the posters for Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights, Apichatpong Weeasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, all of which have been knocking around since their festival debuts at Cannes and Sundance. But one of my favorite new discoveries is the illustrated art for Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart. »
- Adrian Curry
There’s almost no limit to the imagination of director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “The Science of Sleep”), and as the incessantly precious whimsy of last year’s intolerable “Mood Indigo” made clear, that’s not always a good thing. It’s refreshing then, that for his latest film, “Microbe & Gasoline,” the director tones down his usual quirky, 'look-at-me' visual spectacle, for a low-key tale. Two eighth-graders strike up a fast friendship, and in order to escape their equally unhappy circumstances, they build a makeshift house-car, setting out on a road trip through the rural countryside. A charming coming-of-age saga in which Gondry channels his usual preoccupations through the prism of a Truffaut-esque tale of iconoclasts in search of themselves and their place in the world. For the acclaimed French auteur, less is usually more. Boasting a jaunty score that contributes to its ramshackle, off-the-cuff atmosphere, »
- Nick Schager
Daft Punk are ready to take their masks off with the new documentary Daft Punk Unchained. The worldwide release of the film, which premiered on French TV in June, has yet to get a U.S. release date, but a new trailer reveals some of the doc's guests (via Okayplayer).
Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers are among the famous collaborators and fans of the French duo to speak about their influence in the documentary. "Who revolutionized dance music the most?" West asks early in the trailer. "I think you'd say 'Daft Punk. »
Read More: Nyff Live Releases Full Schedule, Including Talks With Michel Gondry, Laura Poitras and 'Son of Saul' Director László Nemes If you're currently reading this article cramped up in some unbearably small East Village apartment, good news! There's a 70% chance that, at this very moment, the pope may be driving his Fiat right on by what the realtor convinced you was a window. But did you ever take a minute to stop and ask yourself why? How should New York City be so blessed? Here's one idea: Martin Scorsese. Would the pope still come if Scorsese had never made the films that expose our city in all its filthy glory? Is the pope even allowed to watch movies? These are important questions. One thing is for sure, though, the patron saint of the gangster film is undeniably Martin Scorsese. His quest for canonization started 42 years ago at the 11th »
- Jon Fusco
Read More: 53rd New York Film Festival Announces Main Slate Offerings; 'Brooklyn,' 'Carol' and 'Bridge of Spies' Top List The Film Society of Lincoln Center has released the full schedule for their Nyff Live talks, a series of free discussions between filmmakers, moderators and the audience that will run from September 28th through October 9th. Some of the program's discussions include such directors as Arnaud Desplechin, Michel Gondry and "Son of Saul" director László Nemes. There will also be a live version of "Screen Talk," the popular podcast created by Thompson on Hollywood's Anne Thompson and Indiewire's own Eric Kohn, which will discuss the opening weekend of the 53rd New York Film Festival and other indie happenings. The full schedule is as follows: Monday, September 287:00Pm Laura Poitras, Charlotte Cook & Aj Schnack ("Field of Vision: New Episodic Fiction")7:45Pm Indiewire’s »
- Ryan Anielski
The Oscar-nominated producer is attending the festival with his latest film Spotlight.
Golin will attend the festival with his latest feature Spotlight, Tom McCarthy’s story of the titular Boston Globe investigative reporting team who uncovered the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, and a new ‘cyberpunk’ TV series titled Mr. Robot, which stars Christian Slater, Rami Malek and Portia Doubleday.
He will be presented with the award after the festival’s screening of Spotlight on Sept 28.
Golin made his name by co-founding Propaganda Films in 1986, with the company becoming the largest music video and commercial production outfit in the world, launching the careers of Michael Bay and Spike Jonze along the way.
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