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Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

30 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about an all-star cast: Kristen Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Gosling and more … all together, between the covers. That is, they share equal billing and page space in What I Love About Movies, a sprightly new compendium that Opus Books is publishing next week, just in time for holiday gift giving. Compiled by David Jenkins, editor of the U.K. movie magazine Little White Lies, and writer-critic Adam Woodward, the book takes one question - "What do you love about movies? - and poses it to 50 different bold-faced names involved in the screen biz. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ryan Gosling Reveal Their True Screen Passions

30 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about an all-star cast: Kristen Stewart, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren, Viggo Mortensen, Ryan Gosling and more … all together, between the covers. That is, they share equal billing and page space in What I Love About Movies, a sprightly new compendium that Opus Books is publishing next week, just in time for holiday gift giving. Compiled by David Jenkins, editor of the U.K. movie magazine Little White Lies, and writer-critic Adam Woodward, the book takes one question - "What do you love about movies? - and poses it to 50 different bold-faced names involved in the screen biz. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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StreamFix: Snowpiercer, The Good Wife, and More on the Web

29 October 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

StreamFix keeps you up to date on the best streams of the web. Here's the best of what's up and coming for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle this November. Netflix "Portlandia, Season 4" Here is what you need to do: Go right now and watch the episode where Toni and Candice take over the Portland Trailblazers dance team. It is painfully funny, and their final dance routine is a shocking horror for the ages. "Snowpiercer" (Nov. 22) Chris Evans. On a post-apocalyptic train. With Tilda Swinton in her wildest getup yet. What are you supposed to do, not watch this?  "Nebraska" (Nov. 8) Alexander Payne's black-and-white Midwestern pseudo-road movie has a bunch of fabulous moments. The shot of Bruce Dern's relatives watching TV in the living room is sincerely one of the most memorable things I saw in 2013. And all hail June Squibb for showing us how to really »

- Louis Virtel

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Spotlight on the Stars: Shailene Woodley

22 October 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s best young women. Without question, there are few better out there than Shailene Woodley, a rising star who literally only has the sky as her sole limit. She’s impressed pretty much from the very start, moving quickly up the industry food chain from a young supporting player to a franchise lead. During that time, she’s also managed to become a bit of a lifestyle icon and a genuine person who stands out in the crowd. All those things and more make her a real A-lister and one well worth this sort of tribute today. Woodley got her start on television with various guest starring roles. Programs like Crosing Jordan, The District, Everybody Loves Raymond, Jack & Bobby, The O.C., Without a Trace, and others gave her a beginning, which of course any young actor or actress needs. »

- Joey Magidson

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Defending Unfair Criticism of Gone Girl

14 October 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anthony Stokes on the unfair criticism of Gone Girl

Every once in a while a movie comes out that not only appeals tremendously to your tastes on a cinematic level but also relates to things going on in your personal life. No, my wife has not gone missing, but Gone Girl’s ambiguous message on marriage spoke to me. I’m also a huge David Fincher fan and think even given his accolades and massive fanbase he’s still underrated as a director. And while Gone Girl is getting good reviews, I’ve been hearing some quite baffling complaints that don’t make sense to me. It’s not a flawless film, but certainly less flawed than other many movies with equal or more accolades.

Most of the negative views on Rotten Tomatoes that caught my attention mention Fincher by name. To be fair a lot of the positive reviews did too, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jason Reitman re-staging 'American Beauty' for one night with 'Men, Women & Children' cast

10 October 2014 9:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jason Reitman's L.A. Live-Read series is kicking off its new season with a cast swap. Each year, The Young Adult and Up in the Air filmmaker hosts a series of one-night-only live performances of classic movie scripts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a new round begins Oct. 17 with Alan Ball's Oscar-winning screenplay for American Beauty. The readings are like artistic science experiments, following the recipe of a previous film but mixing in new ingredients, so the twist this time is that Reitman has filled the roles with actors from his latest film, Men, »

- Anthony Breznican

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Revisiting 'Sideways' with Alexander Payne and Virginia Madsen on Its 10th Anniversary

8 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Director-cowriter Alexander Payne didn't intend to start a wine revolution in America by adapting Rex Pickett's book into 2004's Sideways, but we bet you haven't looked at a bottle of merlot the same way since. The acclaimed film about two middle-aged friends, Miles and Jack (Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church, respectively), who make a road trip to the Santa Ynez Valley wine country north of Santa Barbara, California and wrestle with their shortcomings, won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay thanks to its richly drawn characters. To toast Sideways' lingering impact on wine culture, a special screening took place on Sunday at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre, where the film had its premiere 10 years earlier. "I liked wine, but I...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Duvall and Downey Jr. Can't Save Wheezing Courtroom Drama The Judge

7 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

God save us from old coots and the actors who play them. Is that a terrible thing to say? Actors, like the rest of us, grow old, and there aren’t a whole lot of good roles available to them. But do we really need to see Robert Duvall playing a withered grouch for the millionth time? There’s only so much squintin’ and grousin’ an audience can bear, and in David Dobkin’s The Judge — a Midwestern drama in which bits and pieces of John Grisham courtroom showmanship bump up against Alexander Payne–style family angst — Duvall reaches new, exhausting depths of cootery.

He plays crabby patriarch Joseph Palmer, a respected small-town Indiana judge who has raised three sons, two of whom he seems to not actually hate. Palmer tre »

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What Happened To Election's Tracy Flick, According To Reese Witherspoon

30 September 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Reese Witherspoon proved that she was one of Hollywood.s most promising young talents with her stupendous turn as the devilishly ambitious Tracy Flick in Alexander Payne.s 1999 drama-comedy, Election. But what does she think would have happened to Flick if her story had continued? Well, it turns out, Witherspoon actually has a pretty good idea of where her character might have ended up. During a chat with Vogue.s video series, 73 Questions, which also saw the actress shamelessly show-off her 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress, Witherspoon was asked, "What do you think ever happened to Tracy Flick?" and without skipping a beat she declared, "I think she probably runs the Tea Party now." That.s both a pretty stellar guess and dig. The last that we saw of Flick was in the final scene of Election, which took place several years after Broderick.s Jim McAllister had been forced »

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Top Cinematographers Offer Online Course on Filmmaking

30 September 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three major cinematographers – Janusz Kaminski (“Lincoln”), Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”) and Wally Pfister (“The Dark Knight Rises”) – have teamed to present Advanced Filmmaking, a series of online instructional videos for aspiring filmmakers.

In addition to extensive interviews with the three d.p.’s, the course offers more than 12 hours of chats with their collaborators, including directors Alexander Payne and Wim Wenders.

“We conceived Advanced Filmmaking as a way to communicate lessons that aren’t normally covered in film school,” says Papamichael. “In our interactions with students and young filmmakers around the world, we saw a thirst for information about other topics like successful collaboration, making good career decisions and managing your personal life.”

Course modules vary in length, averaging about a half hour, and can be can be rented for one week via video sharing site Vimeo for $3.95.

The d.p. trio know one another well, having met at the beginning »

- Peter Caranicas

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Reese Witherspoon thinks Tracy Flick would be running the Tea Party now

29 September 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Reese Witherspoon thinks that Tracy Flick, that eager student politician she played in Alexander Payne's Election back in 1999, would probably be in charge of the Tea Party today. She revealed that and more in a 73 Questions video for Vogue, which she also covers for October, continuing to make the case, as she did for EW, that she is "a lot of fun to hang out with." What are some other things we learned about Witherspoon from this video? Well, she can do a backflip on a trampoline, and the following: She would invite "all the female senators" over if »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Andrew Rannells talks 'Hedwig' pressure, 'Girls' Broadway connections

16 September 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Broadway’s most exhilarating rock concert burst onto the boards earlier this year when Neil Patrick Harris stepped into the silky fishnets of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, earning a Tony for the role and ushering the East German rocker into the hands of a new generation of fans. After Harris departed the show in August, The Book of Mormon veteran Andrew Rannells was tapped to fill Hedwig’s high heels. To say his turn is electric, heartbreaking, and wholly different from Harris’ would still be underselling the performance.

With TV turns on Girls (as gay frenemy Elijah) and How I Met Your Mother »

- Marc Snetiker

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Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets Nsfw In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics

12 September 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Shailene Woodley can afford to take risks. The actress first earned attention in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," kept the buzz going with a tender turn in "The Spectacular Now" and proved she could sell tickets at the box office with the double whammy of "Divergent" and "The Fault In Our Stars" this year. So yes, the actress has been afforded some flexibility in her career choices, and coming up next is Gregg Araki's "White Bird In A Blizzard." The drama co-stars Eva Green, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Christopher Meloni and more, and follows a seventeen year-old girl whose life starts spinning out of control when her mother disappears. It's a dream-like movie (read our review), heavy on style and atmosphere, but also comes with a sharp, distinct tone. And you can see them in these two clips, which find Woodley and Green going head-to-head. "White Bird In A Blizzard »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Which 'SNL' star will go dramatic next? We've got pitches

12 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This weekend gives you two chances to see Bill Hader stretch his acting muscles. In dark comedy The Skeleton Twins, Hader and his former Saturday Night Live co-star Kristen Wiig play siblings who reunite after suicide attempts. Meanwhile, in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, Hader has a supporting role as the best friend of James McAvoy’s Conor, who is going through a pretty rough time in his relationship with Jessica Chastain’s titular character.

Saturday Night Live actors taking on dramatic—or, rather, serious—roles is nothing new. Wiig has steadily been putting films with weighty themes onto her resume, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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The 84th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

9 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Once again today I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright, here goes nothing: Best Picture – Moneyball The nominees here for this ceremony were The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse. »

- Joey Magidson

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Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation Partners for India Film Preservation Course

8 September 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Martin Scorsese-founded The Film Foundation will partner with India's Film Heritage Foundation for a course entitled "Film Preservation and Restoration School India." The first of its kind intensive film preservation course in the country will be held Feb. 22-28, 2015 in Mumbai. Other collaborators include The Film Foundation's affiliate World Cinema Project, Italy's Fondazione Cineteca Di Bologna and Italian film restoration laboratory L’immagine Ritrovata. The Film Foundation board includes such big-name filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Alexander Payne, Ang Lee and Peter Jackson,

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- Nyay Bhushan

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Craig Johnson’s Top Ten Films of All Time List

7 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile (read this September), we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten list of favorite films. Craig Johnson (who sees his The Skeleton Twins receive its theatrical release on September 12th) put together this top 10 (as of September 2014).

Carrie - Brian De Palma (1976)

“Freaky, funny, arty, beautiful, … and fucking scary. Sissy Spacek breaks your heart. And that seventies split screen action? Badass. This movie delivers on all levels at all times.”

ElectionAlexander Payne (1999)

“Every moment of this movie rings true. Painfully funny, painfully smart and so perfectly constructed. My sister and I quote it whenever we see each other. Might be a perfect film.”

The GraduateMike Nichols (1967)

“The look on Mrs. Robinson’s face when Benjamin leaves her in the hallway. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Telluride: From ‘Birdman’ to ‘Mommy,’ Festival Soars Above the Fray

2 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Justin Chang: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific — though I should note that I don’t really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I’m happy to report that just about everything I’ve heard is true: the unbeatable backdrop, the near-unbeatable films, above all that wondrous sense that the usual barriers separating filmmakers, journalists and audiences have magically melted away for one long weekend, uniting us all in one collective cinephile bliss-out. This is a festival where you’re as likely to pass Alexander Payne, Mike Leigh or the Dardenne brothers in the street as you are to make it into your next screening, and where a Megan Ellison sighting can send a momentary hush through a screening queue. (“You’re a rock star,” someone told her as we waited in line for Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater, »

- Justin Chang and Scott Foundas

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One on One with Jon Stewart: Taking the jump from 'The Daily Show' to 'Rosewater'

31 August 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — Mr. Stewart, if you read this article I believe the first few paragraphs may make you chuckle. Now, it's not because I'm a master wordsmith or unheralded comedic voice waiting to be discovered. No, after saying goodbye after our memorable interview on the patio of a Telluride restaurant Sunday afternoon, I turned and walked toward the street with my iPhone in hand. I'd stopped the recording of our chat and two choices appeared before me: delete or save. And, perhaps like a crazy person, I hit delete. Then I realized I hit delete. At that point, it was a mad dash back to my accommodations to jot down as much as I remembered from our conversation. Granted, this is something that has happened to the best reporters and journalists out there. Many times readers will read stories online or in print without realizing the content came from immediate memory. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Telluride Film Festival 2014: Most Anticipated

26 August 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Main Street during The Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival seemingly appears overnight against the gorgeous backdrop of rugged mountains. It lasts just four days but in fact it takes more than a month of intensive labor to transform the elementary school, high school, hockey rink, library, the park in the middle of town and a masonic temple into theaters. Now in its 41st year,up until recently this hallowed Labor Day weekend event has long been a quiet fixture on the festival circuit. As most of the festival world knows, the escalating word of mouth about the quality of Telluride’s unofficial premieres caused the Toronto International Film Festival to issue an ultimatum to those hoping to land choice spots in the fall line-up: if you choose to screen at Telluride first, your film will be pushed back on Tiff’s slate. Realistically- Toronto has little to fear from Telluride besides buzz. »

- Lane Scarberry

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