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13 items from 2017


James Gray on the Wistfulness of ‘The Lost City of Z,’ Twitter Mishaps, and Stealing from the Best

12 April 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Read even just a couple of interviews with him and you’ll realize that James Gray — in his humor, candor, self-effacement, knowledge, and general kindness — is better at the process than almost anybody else. So I’d experienced twice over, and now a third time on the occasion of his latest picture, The Lost City of Z. Although I liked the film a whole lot upon seeing it at last year’s Nyff and found it a rich source of questions, our conversation proved too casual and genial to be intruded about with a query about sound mixing — which I, of course, just knew I’d ask before entering a hotel room and sitting at a tiny table, complementary chocolate cake between us, and realizing that my muse then and there was instead a question about Steven Soderbergh’s Twitter account.

It’s not every day you can bring it up, »

- Nick Newman

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Barry Lyndon’ with Live Orchestra, ‘Spellbound,’ ’70s Universal & More

7 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Kings Theatre

Barry Lyndon will screen with a live orchestra on Saturday night.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Color of Pomegranates, The Red Shoes, and an avant-garde program will show this Sunday as part of Scorsese’s restoration series

Metrograph

“The Singularity” continues with more sci-fi essentials.

Two Altman films screen on Saturday.

Newman, »

- Nick Newman

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Smurfs & Gramps Take One Last Swing At Box Office -- The Weekend Warrior

7 April 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

Three New Movies May Have Trouble Making Much of a Mark

After a couple impressive March weekends with one new box office record, and a couple impressive openings, we’re now into April, and of the new movies, there just doesn’t seem like anything can defeat last week’s powerful duo of DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby--which exceeded all predictions with $49 million, taking the top spot from Beauty and the Beast. Ghost in the Shell didn’t even do as well as I thought it may, opening with just $19 million, those late reviews helping to kill its weekend.

Sony Pictures Animation are giving the loveable blue Smurfs a third go at American audiences with The Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony), after two previous movies, »

- Edward Douglas

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‘A Kind of Loving’ Restored Trailer: Alan Bates and June Ritchie Star in Classic Kitchen Sink Drama — Watch

24 March 2017 11:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Get ready, John Schlesinger fans, as the filmmaker’s debut feature “A Kind of Loving” has gotten the full restoration treatment, and will next be screened following Film Forum’s Brit New Wave festival, which aims to spotlight British films of the 1960’s. Though not an official part of the festival, it’s a canny topper to the ambitious slate.

Alan Bates, in his first starring role, along with June Ritchie and Thora Hird star in this classic romantic drama that took place just before the Beatles revolution. Vic and Ingrid have a shotgun civil wedding when she becomes pregnant after their one-night stand (because he was too embarrassed to buy condoms from a woman at the drugstore, what a time!) and move in with Ingrid’s vengeful, disapproving mother.

Read More: Brit New Wave Classics ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ ‘Alfie’ and More Get Swinging at New Festival — Watch »

- Allison Picurro

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Quad Cinema Will Relaunch with Films from Yang, Rivette, Kubrick, Fassbinder, Wertmüller, Coppola & More

21 March 2017 12:58 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Next month will mark the return of New York City’s Quad Cinema, a theater reshaped and rebranded as a proper theater via the resources of Charles S. Cohen, head of the distribution outfit Cohen Media Group. While we got a few hints of the line-up during the initial announcement, they’ve now unveiled their first full repertory calendar, running from April 14th through May 4th, and it’s an embarassment of cinematic riches.

Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi YiNoah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali, »

- Jordan Raup

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BAFTA Los Angeles Announces Britannia Awards 2017 Date

21 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced the date of Oct. 27 for its 2017 edition of the Britannia Awards, which will once again take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The awards are given to British and international talent for their contributions in entertainment.

“After an overwhelmingly successful ceremony in 2016, we are looking forward to once again celebrating those among us who not only define excellence, but inspire others to do the same,” said Chantal Rickards, CEO of BAFTA La. 

The 2016 ceremony, which also took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in October and was hosted by British actor and comedian Ben “Doc Brown” Smith, celebrated six stars from both sides of the Atlantic and from across the acting and directing spectrum.

The honorees were Ang Lee, who received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing; Samuel L. Jackson, who was honored with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment; Ricky Gervais, »

- Will Thorne

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Brit New Wave Classics ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ ‘Alfie’ and More Get Swinging at New Festival — Watch Trailer

15 March 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

British cinema probably isn’t the main cultural wave that most people associate with the ’60s, but New York City’s own Film Forum is seeking to rectify that with their upcoming film festival, The Brit New Wave. Spanning over 16 days with 30 films on the slate, the festival is honoring an eclectic and varied time in film history.

Read More: How the SXSW 2017 Film Festival Shows Us the Future of the Movies

The festival will screen films such as the Beatles classic “A Hard Day’s Night,” Laurence Olivier’s “The Entertainer,” Michael Caine’s “Alfie,” Anne Bancroft’s “The Pumpkin Eater,” as well as films from Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Burton, and the debuts of Albert Finney, Julie Christie, and Alan Bates.

Additionally, the theater will also give a special run to the new restoration of John Schlesinger’s debut feature, the rarely-seen kitchen sink drama “A King of Loving, »

- Allison Picurro

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Where do “Moonlight” and the other Oscar winners rank all time?

1 March 2017 12:57 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

With the dust settling from an Academy Awards unlike any other, we can turn our attention a bit to the results, as opposed to how the results were delivered/handled. This is something that’s probably best to take more time to think about, but I’m always fascinated by instant rankings. As such, I wanted not just to do the piece I always do on where the newest Best Picture winner stacks up all time, but also how the other main Oscar winners do. There will be expanded articles in the next month or so going over them in more detail, but for now, this is just a quick glance at where the new class ranks, all time. Before I get to Best Picture, which is clearly the big one, quickly I’d like to run down some of the other categories and how they stack up. That way, »

- Joey Magidson

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Moonlight Is First Lgbtq Film to Win Best Picture: 7 Historic Oscar Moments That Paved the Way

27 February 2017 12:21 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite the Best Picture blunder stealing all the headlines, Moonlight’s win at Sunday’s Oscars has people talking for a different reason: It’s the first Lgbtq film to win the evening’s top prize.

The acclaimed coming-of-age story about a black gay boy received eight nominations at the 2017 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, the first Muslim actor to take home the coveted trophy.

In his acceptance speech, writer Tarell Alvin McCraney dedicated his adapted screenplay win “to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who »

- Stephanie Petit

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70s Rewind: Inserts, Place an X Over Its Heart

10 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Richard Dreyfuss once starred in an X-rated film. Let that sink in for a moment. Placing that into proper context reminds us that the 1970s were a very different time. The MPAA film rating system became effective in the U.S. on November 1, 1968. Six months later, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy received an X-rating, and less than a year later, became the first (and only) X-rated film to win the Academy Award as Best Picture. Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls earned the X-rating for its release in June 1970, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange received it upon its original release in the U.S. in February 1972, Ralph Bakshi's animated Fritz the Cat was tagged with an X in April 1972, and Bernardo...

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2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival Honors Isabelle Huppert, ‘Toni Erdmann’ and More

15 January 2017 11:03 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) has announced the winners of its 28th edition, with “Toni Erdmann,” Isabelle Huppert and and “Neruda” among the honorees. Held between January 2 – 16, the fest boasts a lineup of 190 films from 72 countries — including a great many Oscar submissions that aren’t widely screened elsewhere, like Cristi Puiu’s “Sieranevada.”

Read More: Foreign Language Film Directors Discuss Common Ground, Rivalries at Palm Springs Contenders Panel

Best of the Fest screenings will take place today. Full list of winners below:

Read More: Isabelle Huppert Wins the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

When We Rise” (U.S.), directed by Gus Van Sant

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Take Me Home Huey” (U.S.), directed by Alicia Brauns and Christine Steele

 

Fipresci Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Toni Erdmann” (Germany), directed by »

- Michael Nordine

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'Toni Erdmann' wins Fipresci at Palm Springs

14 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Maren Ade’s German Oscar submission took one of the top prizes at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Neruda won the festival’s Cine Latino Award for the best Ibero-American film, while Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for Elle and Gael García Bernal took corresponding honours for Neruda.

White Sun earned the New Voices/New Visions Award for the best first or second film and No Dress Code Required won the John Schlesinger Award for best first or second feature documentary.

The Mercedes-Benz Audience Awards on Sunday night went to Gus Van Sant’s When We Rise for best narrative feature and Take Me Home Huey by Alicia Brauns and Christine Steele for best documentary.

The festival runs from January 2-16.

Fipresci Prize

Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Fipresci Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film:

Isabelle Huppert, Elle (France)

Fipresci Prize for the Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Gael García Bernal, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Toni Erdmann' wins Fipresci prize at Palm Springs

14 January 2017 1:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Maren Ade’s German Oscar submission took one of the top prizes at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Neruda won the festival’s Cine Latino Award for the best Ibero-American film, while Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for Elle and Gael García Bernal took corresponding honours for Neruda.

White Sun earned the New Voices/New Visions Award for the best first or second film and No Dress Code Required won the John Schlesinger Award for best first or second feature documentary.

The Mercedes-Benz Audience Awards on Sunday night went to Gus Van Sant’s When We Rise for best narrative feature and Take Me Home Huey by Alicia Brauns and Christine Steele for best documentary.

The festival runs from January 2-16.

Fipresci Prize

Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Fipresci Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film:

Isabelle Huppert, Elle (France)

Fipresci Prize for the Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Gael García Bernal, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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