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Movie Review: Marion Cotillard is a love-crazed lunatic in the far-fetched From The Land Of The Moon

23 hours ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

For their screen adaptation of Ghost World, Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff invented a fake arthouse movie with a hilariously ludicrous title: The Flower That Drank The Moon. Maybe that was rattling around in the subconscious of whoever was charged with coming up with an English-language title for Mal De Pierres, a new French melodrama starring Marion Cotillard. The original title is the French phrase for kidney stones, which play a role in the narrative, but which someone apparently deemed insufficiently alluring for U.S. audiences. (To be fair, the French don’t include the word “kidney” in their phrase, which means “evil of stones.”) Instead, we’re getting this film as From The Land Of The Moon—a title that’s somehow at once generic and nonsensical, and seems vaguely meant to suggest a flight of fancy, or something. Fair enough, as the target audience is people who believe »

- Mike D'Angelo

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Criterion Now – Episode 24 – Ghost World, Crumb, Barnes & Noble Sale

17 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Aaron, Travis and Tim Leggoe dig into the world of Terry Zwigoff, the Barnes & Noble Sale, predictions and wish lists for October Criterion releases, reactions to the Sean Baker episode, and plenty more. We also have announced a contest so listen carefully.

Episode Notes

8:00 – Sean Baker Reactions

19:00 – Barnes & Noble

30:00 – October Predictions

47:00 – Ghost World

1:10 – Short Takes (The Exterminating Angel, Summer Interlude, Crumb)

1:21:30 – FilmStruck

Episode Links Barnes & Noble Criterion Sale Thora Birch: How Hollywood’s Darling Disappeared Janus Films – The Human Condition Tweet Criterion Close-Up 23: Breaker Morant and Mister Johnson Episode Credits Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd Tim Leggoe: Blog | Letterboxd | Twitter Travis Trudell: Twitter | Instagram Criterion Now: Twitter | Facebook Group Criterion Cast: Facebook | Twitter

Music for the show is from Fatboy Roberts’ Geek Remixed project. »

- Aaron West

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Terry Zwigoff Signs With ICM Partners

28 June 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Terry Zwigoff has signed with ICM Partners. Zwigoff is best known for directing the black comedies Bad Santa and Ghost World, as well as the heralded documentary Crumb, about the cartoonist Robert Crumb. Zwigoff, who had been with Wme, most recently helmed for Amazon Studios Budding Prospects, about a group that disconnects and sets out to grow pot in the country. Zwigoff remains with attorney Robert… »

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Criterion Collection: Ghost World | Blu-ray Review

6 June 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Although most widely recognized for his 2003 black comedy Bad Santa, director Terry Zwigoff’s particular idiosyncrasies are perhaps best captured in his 2001 narrative debut Ghost World, an acerbically angsty teen comedy featuring a superbly cynical Thora Birch as a misunderstood young woman rejecting social expectations.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Emotional Naïveté of ‘Good Morning’ and Poignant Cynicism of ‘Ghost World’

4 June 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Yasujirō Ozu tends to be known by reputation as a restrained, despondent dramatist — and not, regrettably, as one of the rare artists immaculately in tune with the psychology, behavior and energy of children. His 1932 silent comedy I Was Born, But... is a delectable slice of humor, humanism, and social satire, grounded by an exceptional insight into the verbal and physical language of grade-school boys and brought to life by pitch-perfect performances a cast of young actors. In Good Morning, his characteristically sedate, loose remake of the aforementioned silent film, Ozu revisits similar thematic territory from the wizened perspective of his postwar films. Now with the tools of full audio and Technicolor at his disposal, Ozu spins a social and emotional tapestry from a 1950s Tokyo suburb in which two young brothers, desperate for their own TV set, take a vow of silence in protest against the frivolous speech of adult society. »

- The Film Stage

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Ghost World

26 May 2017 4:56 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Daniel Clowes’ comics creation receives an A-Plus film adaptation through the directorial filter of Terry Zwigoff. The show has more going for it than the bleak alienation of disaffected quasi- gen-Xers — the script offers a depth of character revealing the insecure, hopes and fears behind all the insulting attitudes and behaviors. It’s caustic, funny and also strongly affecting.

Ghost World

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2001 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Stacey Travis, Teri Garr.

Cinematography: Affonso Beato

Production Designer: Edward T. McAvoy

Art Direction: Alan E. Muraoka

Film Editors: Carole Kravetz, Michael R. Miller

Original Music: David Kitay

Writing credits: Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff from the comics by Daniel Clowes

Produced by Pippa Cross, Janette Day, Lianne Halfon, Barbara A. Hall,

John Malkovich, Russell Smith

Directed by Terry Zwigoff

 

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- Glenn Erickson

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NYC Weekend Watch: Marcello Mastroianni, The Caan Film Festival, Terry Zwigoff, Immigrants on Film & More

18 May 2017 1:15 PM, 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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

“Il Bello Marcello” highlights Italy’s greatest actor and, in turn, its greatest filmmakers.

Stalker continues its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Caan Film Festival is underway! Films from Michael Mann, Coppola, Hawks, and more kick it off.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plays on Sunday.

Metrograph

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- Nick Newman

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‘Ghost World’ Director Terry Zwigoff Runs Down All The Films He Couldn’t Get Made

18 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Terry Zwigoff hasn’t always had the best relationship with Hollywood. His films tend to be prickly human portraits (“Crumb,” “Ghost World“) that don’t make for easy marketing, and the biggest commercial film of his career, “Bad Santa,” saw him enter a heated battle with the Weinsteins, who wanted to soften its sharper edges (read our candid interview with Zwigoff for all the juicy details).

Continue reading ‘Ghost World’ Director Terry Zwigoff Runs Down All The Films He Couldn’t Get Made at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Will Alien: Covenant Revive The Ailing Franchise Or Do More Damage? -- The Weekend Warrior

17 May 2017 8:00 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, and to paraphrase those renowned seventies scholars the Brady Bunch, “When it’s time to change then it’s time to change.” 

While I’ve tried my hardest to slowly sneak those changes in, it’s gotten to the point where we’ll need to do something more drastic if the few of you reading the Weekend Warrior on a weekly basis actually want it to remain coming to you on a weekly basis.  Because of that, we’re going to try something different by not throwing in as much independent limited releases for those checking the column out, and making the column a little more focused at least for the time being.  (I’m probably going to move reviews for my Top Picks over to my blog, which is easy enough to »

- Edward Douglas

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Terry Zwigoff Retrospective Exclusive Trailer: Metrograph to Screen All Five of the ‘Ghost World’ and ‘Crumb’ Director’s Films

12 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beginning next Friday, New York’s Metrograph will present a Terry Zwigoff retrospective that includes screenings of all five of his feature films. The weekend-long series begins with “Ghost World” and continues with “Louie Bluie,” “Art School Confidential” and “Bad Santa” before closing with his acclaimed documentary; Zwigoff will appear in person at each screening. Watch an exclusive trailer for the tribute below.

Read More: Nicolas Cage To Play A ‘Lost Melody’ For Terry Zwigoff Plus Watch A New Clip From ‘The Frozen Ground

Here are some notes on the festivities in Metrograph’s own words: “Terry Zwigoff never seemed to belong to the careerist, wheeler-dealer world of the Sundance indie, and that’s part of his charm. Catapulted to prominence with ‘Crumb,’ his instant classic documentary on underground legend R. Crumb, Zwigoff went on to reel out a trio of blackly-comic fiction films which all together offer a jaundiced, »

- Michael Nordine

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Amazon vs. Netflix: An Itemized Guide to What You Should Be Streaming This Year

4 April 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

You time is valuable, and so are both services for different reasons.War Machine (Netflix)

Although there may be a competition going on between Amazon and Netflix for subscribers, the truth is that both company’s streaming services are essential for anyone who watches a lot of movies and TV and who wants to be part of the pop culture conversations as they happen.

There’s no denying that Amazon Prime is worth the $99/year, which not only gives you access to many movies but also a good amount of music streaming and digital media access, plus faster shipping for when you actually want some sort of physical product (you can also just get video content for $8.99/month, which oddly means paying more for less).

And Netflix is still a must-have for both its exclusive and nonexclusive content, though depending on one’s usage could be best for sporadic membership rather than continued subscription — now at $120/year »

- Christopher Campbell

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Daniel Clowes: Trump's America is like the cynical comics I drew back in the 90s

25 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As the comic writer’s fantastically misanthropic work Wilson hits cinema screens, he talks about grief, Ghost World and surviving in Trumpland

Hey, Daniel. What was it like making a movie without Terry Zwigoff, who directed Ghost World and Art School Confidential, but isn’t in charge for Wilson?

With Terry, I was very much there the whole time in kind of a Coen brothers-ish scenario. We were bouncing ideas off each other and it felt fairly collaborative – for this one, I had decided I really had not enjoyed that process. I really like hanging out with Terry, we have fun together, but the actual process of making the movies was not at all fun for me. After the last one I thought, you know what, I’m just going to do what I do, write the script, hand it off and see what happens. My whole goal with this »

- Sam Thielman

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Daniel Clowes On Adapting His Graphic Novel: Wilson - Interview

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For nearly thirty years, Daniel Clowes has been at the forefront of San Francisco’s second wave of underground cartoonists, first making waves with his anthology comic, Eightball, which ran for fifteen years. One of the many serialized comic stories in that comic was Ghost World, which was turned into a popular indie movie in 2001, directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring a very, very young Scarlett Johansson.

Five years later, Zwigoff and Clowes reteamed for the comedy Art School Confidential, also based on an Eightball story, and around the same time, Clowes shifted away from Eightball to writing and drawing stand-alone graphic novels.

One of those graphic novels was 2010’s Wilson, which Clowes has now adapted into a movie starring Woody Harrelson as its cantankerous title character, who goes on a quest to reconnect with his ex-wife Pippy (Laura Dern), and find their now-teen daughter Claire (Isabella Amara). It’s »

- Edward Douglas

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Power Rangers Won’t Give Beauty And The Beast Much Trouble -- The Weekend Warrior

23 March 2017 7:25 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. 

So we’re going to try something different this week, because the Weekend Warrior has been getting a little long in the tooth, and we’re worried that our busy readers may prefer shorter and more concise pieces. We’ll give this a try over the next few weeks and maybe I’ll write a little more when there’s a bigger movie opening.

How Will Power Rangers and Two Other Movies Fare Against Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

This past weekend, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast reigned supreme with nearly $175 million--over $20 million more than my prediction (ouch!)--and even with a substantial drop this weekend, it’s unlikely that any of the three new movies will be able to »

- Edward Douglas

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Ranking Amazon's 2017 Spring Pilots: The Good, the Bad and the Genuinely Wtf

20 March 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another season, another batch of Amazon pilots – it's the gift that keeps on giving. In the spirit of a true democracy (feel free to add your own cynical popular-vote joke here), the streaming service will offer up a number of first episodes for maybe-possibly future shows. The audience gets to decide what series should get full orders. You may get the next Transparent; you may get a burning pile of trash. Regardless, it's the viewer who gives these would-be TV classics the thumbs up, thumbs down, or sideways-thumbs-across-the-throat gesture. You »

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: All the 2017 Entries, Ranked Worst to Best

17 March 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon released five new pilots on Friday, and it’s up to viewers to determine which ones get picked up. “The Legend of Master Legend,” “Budding Prospects,” “The New V.I.P.’s,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Oasis” make up the 2017 Amazon pilot season. Some are good, some are bad, but the power lies with all of us to determine which are worthy of a full season order. Read our reviews below to get a little insight into each offering, and watch the episodes for yourself right here.

The Legend of Master Legend

John Hawkes can’t catch a break. When he nabbed the lead in Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot — Charlie Kaufman — it didn’t get picked up. He landed an Oscar nomination for “The Sessions,” but his follow-ups have meant diddly-squat comparatively. Sure, he stole a few scenes in “Lincoln” and got to take part in Amy Schumer’s amazing sketch, »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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Amazon Pilot Reviews: All the 2017 Entries, Ranked Worst to Best

17 March 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon released five new pilots on Friday, and it’s up to viewers to determine which ones get picked up. “The Legend of Master Legend,” “Budding Prospects,” “The New V.I.P.’s,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Oasis” make up the 2017 Amazon pilot season. Some are good, some are bad, but the power lies with all of us to determine which are worthy of a full season order. Read our reviews below to get a little insight into each offering, and watch the episodes for yourself right here.

The Legend of Master Legend

John Hawkes can’t catch a break. When he nabbed the lead in Charlie Kaufman’s FX pilot — Charlie Kaufman — it didn’t get picked up. He landed an Oscar nomination for “The Sessions,” but his follow-ups have meant diddly-squat comparatively. Sure, he stole a few scenes in “Lincoln” and got to take part in Amy Schumer’s amazing sketch, »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen and Liz Shannon Miller

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The Legend of Master Legend, Budding Prospects, Oasis: Amazon Pilots Coming This Month

2 March 2017 2:01 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

If you're not in the mood for green beer, or even if you are, I guess, Amazon's next subscriber-involved pilot season will premiere on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 2017. The five new pilots you can watch and review, to give your input on which shows Amazon should greenlight are: The Legend of Master Legend, Budding Prospects, The New V.I.P.’s, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Oasis.The new pilots come from Amy Sherman-Palladino, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Terry Zwigoff, and Steve Dildarian. Featured actors include: Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Madden, Anil Kapoor, John Hawkes, Will Sasso, Ben Schwartz, Haley Joel Osment, Dawnn Lewis, Shea Whigham, Joel David Moore, Brett Gelman, Matt Braunger, and Missi Pyle. Learn more from the Amazon press release.  Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Amazon Pilots: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ Follow-Up and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Goes to Space

2 March 2017 10:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon is delivering some prime content (see what we did there?) for its spring season of pilots.

On March 17, the streaming service will launch its new pilot season, which will consist of two hourlong pilots and three half-hour pilots. Amazon claims that after watching the pilots, its customers can review them, which offers feedback on which series will become the next Amazon Original Series.

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jillo Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

Check out first-look photos and a rundown of each of the pilots below:

Oasis

Good-bye, Robb Stark. Hello, space chaplain! “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden trades his winter furs for a clerical collar to play an English pastor who must leave his wife and become a missionary, based on the Michel Faber sci-fi novel “The Book of Strange New Things.” Instead of being sent to a new country though, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Amazon Pilots: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ Follow-Up and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Goes to Space

2 March 2017 10:13 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon is delivering some prime content (see what we did there?) for its spring season of pilots.

On March 17, the streaming service will launch its new pilot season, which will consist of two hourlong pilots and three half-hour pilots. Amazon claims that after watching the pilots, its customers can review them, which offers feedback on which series will become the next Amazon Original Series.

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jillo Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

Check out first-look photos and a rundown of each of the pilots below:

Oasis

Good-bye, Robb Stark. Hello, space chaplain! “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden trades his winter furs for a clerical collar to play an English pastor who must leave his wife and become a missionary, based on the Michel Faber sci-fi novel “The Book of Strange New Things.” Instead of being sent to a new country though, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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