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19 items from 2015

Film Review: ‘Don’t Blink: Robert Frank’

7 October 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The title of Laura Israel’s “Don’t Blink: Robert Frank,” a biographical portrait of the famed American photographer and director, refers to its subject’s persistent dedication to capturing life in all its unkempt, impromptu glory. It also, however, seems to allude to the sheer pace of Israel’s documentary, which employs an unconventional editorial style involving rapid-fire collages of Frank’s still photos, his later avant-garde movies, and recent footage of the artist (as well as of friends, colleagues, and his wife, June Leaf). It’s a unique, associative blend of sounds and images that aims to convey details as well as underlying truths about Frank’s life. Unfortunately, it also often leaves one feeling aesthetically pummeled to the point of exhaustion, and portends only limited commercial appeal for the project outside die-hard Frank aficionados.

Israel has been collaborating with Frank on experimental film and video works since the ’90s, »

- Nick Schager

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Exclusive: Minimalist 'Don't Blink' Poster Remembers Robert Frank's Career in Photographs

5 October 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Watch: 30-Minute Short 'Pull My Daisy' Written By Jack Kerouac & Co-Directed By Robert Frank Robert Frank, one of the most important living photographers, now has a record of his own life in the form of the documentary "Don't Blink: Robert Frank," directed by his long-time editor, Laura Israel. Frank rose to fame with the book "The Americans," a candid outsider's observation of American life that won him comparisons to Alexis de Tocqueville. The photographer also built up 23 directing credits over the course of his career, including three features. The poster for "Don't Blink" is a minimalist representation of the director's work, featuring black and white photographs taped up against a blank wall. The highlights of red tape, the photographer's intense stare in the middle photographs and the unevenness of the composition suggests an intensity and frankness to both the director and his work. Check out an exclusive look at the poster above. »

- Wil Barlow

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League Of Extraordinary Gentleman film reboot thoughts

22 September 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fox has recently announced a reboot for the ailing League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen franchise. We take a look at its options...

It's probably fair to say that with news breaking recently to the effect that Fox are planning to reboot The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, their Alan Moore-created literary super-team franchise, reactions were a trifle mixed. For ardent fans of the original graphic novels, the response was polarised between excitement and disgust; to those whose only exposure to the League was the much maligned 2003 film adaptation starring Sean Connery, the announcement was most probably met with an iceberg of apathy floating amidst a sea of indifference.

In case you're unaware of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it was created by Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill in the late 90s. The original incarnation of The League are a disparate group of Victorian-era public domain literary characters, brought together by »

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Amsterdam’s Idfa Pays Tribute To U.S. Photog, Documentarian Robert Frank

15 September 2015 2:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– American photographer and documentarian Robert Frank will be celebrated at the upcoming Idfa festival, which will take place Nov. 18-29 in Amsterdam.

As part of the spotlight, Laura Israel’s documentary “Don’t Blink – Robert Frank” which is about Frank’s life and work will have its European premiere. The festival will also present a retrospective of Frank’s own films, while the Stedelijk Museum will exhibit some of his photos.

Idfa tapped Israel and “Don’t Blink” producer Melinda Shopsin to curate Frank’s retrospective. “Pull My Daisy,” “Conversations in Vermont,” The Present,” and “Paper Route,” among others, will screen at the festival.

Israel, whose directorial debut “Windfall” screened at Idfa in 2010, has been Frank’s regular editor and close friend since the early 1990s. Reflecting Frank’s style, the unconventional documentary is a lively montage of images, sounds and memories from the photographer’s eventful life.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Martin Milner, star of 60s series Route 66 and Adam-12, dies aged 83

7 September 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Clean-cut actor shot to fame in Jack Kerouac-inspired TV drama in which two young men cruised the famous highway in a convertible

Martin Milner, whose wholesome good looks helped make him the star of two hugely popular 1960s TV series, Route 66 and Adam-12, has died. He was 83.

Fellow Adam-12 actor Kent McCord said Milner died on Sunday near the La Costa neighborhood of Carlsbad, California.

Related: Route 66: ghost towns

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Martin Milner, Star of ‘Adam-12,’ ‘Route 66,’ Dies at 83

7 September 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Milner, who starred on TV on “Adam-12” with Kent McCord and, earlier, on “Route 66” with George Maharis, died Sunday night, Diana Downing, a representative for his fan page, confirmed. He was 83.

Milner was also known for his roles as a jazz guitarist in the brilliant 1957 film “Sweet Smell of Success” and in the 1967 camp classic “Valley of the Dolls.”

Milner began acting in movies while a teen, after his father got him an agent, first appearing in the 1947 classic “Life With Father.” The film starred William Powell and Irene Dunne, and thus Milner, along with his co-star Elizabeth Taylor, bridged the generations in Hollywood between the golden age and contemporary era.

He appeared as Officer Pete Molloy alongside Kent McCord’s Officer Jim Reed in NBC’s “Adam-12” from 1968-75. Molloy was the seasoned, savvy veteran bringing along Reed who was, at first, a rookie.

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Vampira And Me – The DVD Review

6 September 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Sam Moffitt

Being the first is not always a good thing. Many ground breaking artists who introduce something new into the cultural mix do not always fare well after they have changed the rules and the game. Take, just as one example, Orson Welles who changed forever how movies were made as well as radio drama and stage productions. Although Welles made out better than Maila Nurmi, also known as Vampira, the subject of the incredible and unforgettable documentary Vampira and Me.

H Greene first got to know Maila Nurmi when he interviewed her for a documentary called Schlock! The Secret History of Hollywood, (a good documentary in its own right.) Nurmi had grown distrustful of just about everyone, and with good reason. Yet for reasons Greene doesn’t even speculate on she trusted Greene and gave him almost two hours of interview time and discussed every last moment of her bizarre, »

- Movie Geeks

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Best Of Enemies – The Review

20 August 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Cate Marquis

Once upon a time, there was a news media covered that politics in a calm, pointedly-neutrally way. Then the televised debate between conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal happened. Nielsen numbers went through the roof and TV political coverage was never the same. Television news discovered political coverage as blood sport and traded dispassionate reporting for the entertaining fireworks of shouted confrontation and punditry.

In the highly entertaining, engrossing documentary Best Of Enemies, directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon make a credible case for the Buckley-Vidal debates, a political face-off between, intellectual giants with opposing  views, as a turning point in how the American media covers politics. The film takes us back to 1968 and the TV broadcasts of the Republican and Democratic political conventions, when these two prominent cultural and intellectual figures debated the direction of the nation.

In 1968, before cable and the internet, »

- Movie Geeks

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Time Machine: Remember K Stewart's 'Dirty Dancing'? Fabricated Lois Lane Rumors?

9 May 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' dancing, with Garrett Hedlund on the right Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road. Salles had been impressed with Stewart's pre-Twilight work in Sean Penn's Into the Wild. Based on LuAnne Henderson, Kerouac's close buddy Neal Cassady's first wife, Marylou is described as a "beautiful little sharp chick." Apparently, one who also likes to move seductively to the sound of music – as can be attested by the Kristen Stewart picture above, which first came out online in early 2011. Besides Stewart, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund – at the time best known for Tron: Legacy – as Dean Moriarty, »

- Zac Gille

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Quantum Leap: an episode roadmap for beginners

7 May 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If Quantum Leap has always been on your 'to-watch' list but you've never had the time, here are a few suggestions to get you started...

Maps to TV shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you »

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'Orphan Black' co-creator on season 3: 'Our sisters are teamed up a little bit more'

17 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In its second season, "Orphan Black" came perilously close to collapsing under the weight of its many interlocking conspiracies. The BBC America sci-fi drama still had Tatiana Maslany's remarkable performance(s) as a series of clones on the run from their makers, and it had turned each clone into a fully-realized character, many of whom could potentially carry their own show without the others. But the mythology got so dense, and forced so many abrupt changes in loyalty among both the clones and their various enemies and allies, that at a certain point I resolved to just pay attention to the character work, the comedy, and the episode-by-episode thriller material and not focus much brainpower on trying to keep track of who's in charge and what their agenda is. The third season, which premieres Saturday night at 9, adds still more layers to the conspiracies, including an expansion on the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Two Difficult Artists Created a Difficult Film About Art with ‘Naked Lunch’

6 April 2015 8:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Horror is a genre of ideas, of what ifs turned into terrifying flesh-and-blood monsters. In the 1980s, David Cronenberg emerged as a renouned horror director for his willingness to explore dark avenues of thought, rather than burying them beneath layers of screaming teenagers and half-baked plots. Despite his genre of choice, too often considered a low-minded form of entertainment, Cronenberg’s films were always somehow literate. It seems only natural that he would eventually adapt a novel, and it seems almost perfect that the novel would be William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch.

In many ways, Cronenberg and Burroughs are a perfect pairing. No matter how many times I watch Videodrome, I doubt I’ll ever understand every piece of the puzzle, and the same goes with much of Burroughs’s work, including his magnum opus novel Naked Lunch. You don’t think about Cronenberg’s and Burroughs’s art »

- Jeff Rindskopf

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Kristen Stewart Up For Ang Lee's Iraq War Drama, Get The Details

2 April 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In a constant state of trying to distance herself from her sparkly vampire past, Kristen Stewart continues to line up powerful roles in unusual films. She is now in negotiations to appear in Oscar-winning director Ang Lee.s upcoming Iraq War drama Billy Lynn.s Long Halftime Walk. Sources tell The Wrap that the 24-year-old actress is in talks to play Kathryn, the older sister of the title character. Stewart joins a cast that already includes newcomer Joe Alwyn playing the protagonist, as well as Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund. This will actually be the second time that Stewart and Hedlund have had the chance to work together, having previously collaborated for the 2012.s adaptation of Jack Kerouac.s On the Road. Billy Lynn.s Long Halftime Walk is based on Ben Fountain.s best-selling debut novel. In the story, Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old infantryman from Texas, survives a harrowing »

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Meet the Mlb Millionaire Who Lives in a Van Behind a Florida Walmart

10 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Daniel Norris is 21 years old. He lives in a $10,000 1978 Vw Westfalia camper van (named "Shaggy") behind a Walmart in Florida. He shaves with an axe and cooks his meals on a camp stove. A photo posted by Daniel Norris (@danielnorris18) on Feb 14, 2015 at 3:05pm Pst He's also a millionaire with a 92-m.p.h. fastball. Norris, you see, received a $2 million bonus for signing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, and he's currently the team's number one prospect, in line for a spot in its starting rotation. Norris's unusual lifestyle has received extensive press as baseball season approaches: Espn »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Meet the Mlb Millionaire Who Lives in a Van Behind a Florida Walmart

10 March 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Daniel Norris is 21 years old. He lives in a $10,000 1978 Vw Westfalia camper van (named "Shaggy") behind a Walmart in Florida. He shaves with an axe and cooks his meals on a camp stove. A photo posted by Daniel Norris (@danielnorris18) on Feb 14, 2015 at 3:05pm Pst He's also a millionaire with a 92-m.p.h. fastball. Norris, you see, received a $2 million bonus for signing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, and he's currently the team's number one prospect, in line for a spot in its starting rotation. Norris's unusual lifestyle has received extensive press as baseball season approaches: Espn »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Gff 2015: ‘Burroughs: The Movie’ is a reverent portrait of a controversial literary giant

25 February 2015 5:30 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Burroughs: The Movie

Directed by Howard Brookner

USA, 1983

Howard Brookner’s extraordinary portrait of William S. Burroughs was all but lost following its original release in 1983. Now recovered and restored, it offers an intimate insight into the life and work of one of America’s most celebrated and controversial writers. Covering his time spent in New York, Tangier, London and Mexico, from “full out junkie” to literary giant, the documentary is notable for its experimental style and unprecedented access to Burroughs, as well as interviews with his Beat Generation contemporaries, including Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Herbert Huncke and Bryon Gysin.

Burroughs: The Movie started life in 1978 as Brookner’s senior thesis at New York University and one of the film’s many quirks is that the technical credits include illustrious classmates Jim Jarmusch as sound recordist and Tom DeCillo as the principal cinematographer. After forming a close friendship with the director early on, »

- Rob Dickie

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Tremors Turns 25: 9 Points of Appreciation

19 January 2015 3:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Twenty-five years ago this week (Jan. 19, 1990), the greatest film ever made about carnivorous subterranean worms hit theaters. Tremors didn't make a big splash in theaters, considering its release was during the awards season dumping ground of January. (Also it's a movie about carnivorous subterranean worms.) But the film found a second life on VHS and cable, and it has become a beloved cult hit, spawning many sequels. So let's take a trip back to Perfection Valley, where it all began. Wanna Write a Great Screenplay? Study TremorsIn a Reddit thread titled, "What is Your Favorite Kevin Bacon Movie and Why Is It Tremors, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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XLrator Snags Kate Bosworth-Wes Bentley Thriller ‘Amnesiac’

7 January 2015 10:29 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

XLrator Media has picked up North American rights to Amnesiac from director Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho) for a summer release through its Macabre genre label. Kate Bosworth stars opposite Wes Bentley in the Misery-esque tale of a man who wakes up in bed after an accident, suffering from memory loss. He begins to suspect his wife isn’t really his real wife and soon finds himself a prisoner in the house.

Mike Le and Amy Kolquist scripted the film, which was produced by Lucas Jarach and Jason Price. Amnesiac is the latest Polish film to star Bosworth, who appeared in the helmer’s 2013 Jack Kerouac drama Big Sur. She’s currently in theaters in the Oscar pic Still Alice opposite Julianne Moore. Bentley was seen recently in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon negotiated the deal with Paradigm’s Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver.


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