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Curtis Hanson Rip: 1945-2016

21 September 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Curtis Hanson--Confidentially

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Alex Simon

Curtis Hanson was my first interview with a fellow film buff and film journalist. He was nice enough to sit down with me twice, first at the Rose Cafe in Venice, then at a lunch spot in the Marina, the name of which has been lost to time. He was then kind enough to invite me to the world premiere of "L.A. Confidential" at the Chinese Theater as his guest, my first time on the red carpet at a real-life Hollywood premiere, and called me after this piece ran to thank me personally. A nice man. Hanson, and co-writer Brian Helgeland, would go on to win Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars for "L.A. Confidential."

Years later, I ran into Hanson at a book signing party for Pat York that was held in Westwood. I approached him and reminded him of our interview a decade or so earlier. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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‘The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez’ Review: Wim Wenders Delivers the Ultimate Movie About Nothing

2 September 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Look, there’s no point beating around the bush: Wim Wenders’ 3D snoozefest “The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez” is not a good movie. It’s not a good movie, and at the same time, it doesn’t fail so spectacularly so to provide a compelling secondary reading. It’s neither good nor so bad it’s good; it is just ploddingly, achingly dull.  And yet, qualifiers be damned, I think the film might stand the test of time. I think it could live on as a curiosity, as an answer to the question, “What is the most uniquely spoiler-impervious film since Andy Warhol aimed his camera at the Empire State Building and let it roll for eight hours?”

Just what makes it so impervious to spoilers, you ask? That’s easy – nothing happens. Like, nothing at all. Which is entirely the point of the film, an adaptation of a theatrical »

- Ben Croll

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Blood Simple, Sweet Charlotte, Suicide Squad And Other Scattered Shots And Short Ends

7 August 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

I’ve been back from my Oregon vacation for a couple of weeks now, and though the getaway was a good and necessary one, I’m still in the process of mentally unpacking from a week and a half of relaxing and thinking mostly only about things I wanted to think about. (I also discovered a blackberry cider brewed in the region, the source of a specific sort of relaxation that I’m still finding myself pining for.) It hasn’t helped that our time off and immediate time back coincided with the bombast and general insanity of the Republic National Convention, followed immediately by the disarray and sense of restored hope that bookended the Democrats’ week-long party. The extremity of emotions engendered by those two events, coupled with a profoundly unsettling worry over the base level of our current political discourse and where it may lead this country, hasn »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Criterion Close-Up – Episode 45 – In a Lonely Place & Humphrey Bogart Films

27 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Mark and Aaron are joined by Matt Gasteier to explore Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place (1950) and evaluate Humphrey Bogart’s body of work. We go into how Ray’s life informed the cinema, why he wasn’t celebrated during his time and subsequently appreciated later. We also go through Bogart’s entire career, from getting his lucky break to becoming a superstar.

About the film:

When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people »

- Aaron West

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Criterion Close-Up – Episode 44 – A Brighter Summer Day

19 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Mark and Aaron are joined by Scott Nye to hash out the intricate themes, history, and nuance of Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day. Given the length and depth of the film, we explored it in detail, distilling the cultural and societal clashes that took place in a pivotal period of Chinese and Taiwanese history. We also compare it to what is considered Yang’s other masterpiece, Yi Yi, and we touch on the New Taiwanese Cinema movement.

About the film:

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States. Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, »

- Aaron West

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CriterionCast Chronicles – Episode 4 – May 2016 Criterion Collection Line-up

12 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this episode of CriterionCast Chronicles, Ryan is joined by David Blakeslee, Arik Devens, and Mark Hurne to discuss the Criterion Collection releases for May 2016.

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Links Easy Rider Rumor: Criterion To Release New Hollywood Box Set This November Wacky Criterion Newsletter Drawing Hints At Upcoming New Hollywood Box Set Easy Rider (1969) America Lost and Found: The Bbs Story Amazon.com: Easy Rider Amazon.com: America Lost and Found: The Bbs Story Blu-ray.com: Easy Rider CriterionForum.org: Easy Rider Wacky New Years Drawing Hints At The Criterion Collection’s 2016 Line-Up IMDb: Easy Rider In A Lonely Place The latest wacky email newsletter drawing from the… In a Lonely Place (1950) In a Lonely Place: An Epitaph for Love Amazon.com: In a Lonely Place Blu-ray.com: In a Lonely Place DVDBeaver: In a Lonely Place The Newsstand – Episode 53 – In A Lonely Place, Gance’s Napoleon and more! »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Humphrey Bogart in a clip from classic film noir In a Lonely Place – video

20 May 2016 3:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame burn up the screen in Nicholas Ray’s 1950 film noir, adapted from the novel by Dorothy B Hughes. Bogart plays a screenwriter who is suspected of murdering a young girl, and Grahame is his femme-fatale neighbour who can provide him with an alibi. A restored version of In a Lonely Place is out now on Blu-Ray (Criterion Collection)

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- Guardian Staff

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Howard Hawks and Nicholas Ray’s Essential Cornerstones of American Cinema

18 May 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As a supplement to our Recommended Discs weekly feature, Peter Labuza regularly highlights notable recent home-video releases with expanded reviews. See this week’s selections below.

A woman departs a steamer in Argentina and soon finds herself in the middle of a love triangle between two pilots vying for her attention. They carry her off to a bar, then gamble between taking out the mail and a juicy steak date. As the loser Joe takes off into the night, the fog sets in. The music stops, the sounds of the plane motor crinkle above the jungle air. The mist proves too thick, and a fiery mess consumes the ground, but only the woman screams. There’s no time for tears, something the Brooklyn lass has yet to understand. “Who’s Joe?” becomes a denial of existential fear, and the music crowds the air once again. The man fades into memory out of necessity. »

- Peter Labuza

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Criterion Review: In a Lonely Place

16 May 2016 1:58 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place is the newest addition to the Criterion Collection, a magnificently dark noir thriller comprising one of Humphrey Bogart's signature roles. Bogart plays Dixon 'Dix' Steele, a grouchy, hot-tempered Hollywood screenwriter who finds himself the prime suspect in a murder case. The magnetic Gloria Grahame plays alongside Bogart as Laurel Gray, bringing depth to a role that in lesser hands could have played as mere foil to Bogart's volatile Dix.

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- CineVue UK

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Review: Nicholas Ray's "In A Lonely Place" (1950) Starring Humphrey Bogart And Gloria Grahame; Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

12 May 2016 3:47 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Anger Management Issues”

By Raymond Benson

A character makes an excuse for the bad behavior of Dixon Steele, a Hollywood screenwriter played by Humphrey Bogart, by saying, “He’s a writer—people like him can afford to be temperamental.”

Released in the same year as Billy Wilder’s acerbic film noir attack on Tinsel Town, Sunset Boulevard, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s similar assault on show business, All About Eve, Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place was nowhere near as popular—but it was just as scathing. It may not have been a box office success, but the picture’s reputation has grown considerably over the decades, mainly because Bogart’s performance as a bitter, angry movie scribe ranks among his best onscreen personas. But it’s not pretty. The guy has anger management issues, the likes of which probably had not been seen in a mainstream film prior to the picture’s release. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Off The Shelf – Episode 89 – New Blu-ray and DVD Releases for Tuesday, May 10th 2016

11 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 10th 2016.

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Follow-Up Shout Select Operation Dumbo Drop? Bill Hunt on Uhd Bd Cat People News Arrow Video: David Cronenberg’s Early Works (UK Only), The Complete Count Yorga (UK Only), Kinji Fukasaku films (Individual Releases), Microwave Massacre, The Bloodstained Butterfly Kino Lorber: Trouble Man, Witchcraft, Freeway (1988) Scorpion/Kino: Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen Fabulous Films (UK): June 6th: Brewster’s Millions, Dragnet, King Ralph, The Jetsons Movie, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie Links to Amazon Back Roads Classic Hitchcock Deadpool Eisenstein in Guanajuato Father of the Bride Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman In a Lonely Place The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane »

- Ryan Gallagher

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11 New Movies to Watch at Home This Week

10 May 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Deadpool, Michael Moore, and a few indies worth adding to your collection.Pick of the Week

Wildlike

What is it? Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is a teen in crisis. Her father has died, and her mother’s addictions have forced her into rehab, so with no other resources she’s sent to stay with an uncle in Alaska for the summer. He shows her kindness, showers her with gifts, and sneaks into her bed at night to do unspeakable things. It may not be the first time, and she knows it won’t be the last, so when the opportunity arises she runs away. Her luck changes when she crosses paths with a hiker named Rene (Bruce Greenwood) in Denali. He wants nothing to do with her at first, but when the two of them end up on the same deserted trail in the park he quietly allows her to join his party of one. What »

- Rob Hunter

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘In a Lonely Place,’ ‘Mustang,’ ‘All the President’s Men,’ and More

10 May 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)

When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, »

- TFS Staff

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The Chase (1946)

6 May 2016 7:26 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

An exercise in dizzy disorientation, this Cornell Woolrich crazy-house noir pulls the rug out from under us at least three times. You want delirium, you got it -- the secret words for today are "Obsessive" and "Perverse." Innocent Robert Cummings is no match for sicko psychos Peter Lorre and Steve Cochran. The Chase Blu-ray Kino Classics 1946 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 86 min. / Street Date May 24, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Peter Lorre, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Don Wilson, Alexis Minotis, Nina Koschetz, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Shirley O'Hara. Cinematography Frank F. Planer Film Editor Edward Mann Original Music Michel Michelet Written by Philip Yordan from the book The Black Path of Fear by Cornell Woolrich Produced by Seymour Nebenzal Directed by Arthur D. Ripley

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

As Guy Maddin says on his (recommended) commentary, the public domain copies of this show were »

- Glenn Erickson

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In a Lonely Place

29 April 2016 5:29 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It's a different Bogart -- a character performance in a Nicholas Ray noir about distrust anxiety in romance. Gloria Grahame is the independent woman who must withhold her commitment... until a murder can be sorted out. Which will crack first, the murder case or the relationship? In A Lonely Place Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 810 1950 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 93 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 10, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Jeff Donnell, Martha Stewart, Robert Warwick, Morris Ankrum, William Ching, Steven Geray, Hadda Brooks. Cinematography Burnett Guffey Film Editor Viola Lawrence Original Music George Antheil Written by Andrew Solt, Edmund H. North from a story by Dorothy B. Hughes Produced by Robert Lord Directed by Nicholas Ray

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Which Humphrey Bogart do you like best? By 1950 he had his own production company, Santana, with a contract for release through Columbia pictures. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Los Angeles Kills Itself: A Cinematic Look at Hollywood as Hell

3 March 2016 11:16 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For those many aspiring artists who make the pilgrimage to Los Angeles in hopes of finding their silver screen dreams, the city can take on a magical and enticing air. More often than not, small town beauty queens and football stars hoping for fame shoot for the stars and land among the trash. As beautiful a city as it is, Hollywood is also a place where the strong eagerly use and discard the weak with a frightening frequency. Can’t take the pressure? Don’t fret. There is certainly no shortage of wide-eyed kids waiting to take your place.

In Knight of Cups, the latest film by Terrence Malick, Christian Bale stars as a Hollywood screenwriter drifting through the sights and sounds of contemporary Los Angeles. To mark the occasion, we’ve taken a look back at the finest films portraying the dark side of Hollywood — the broken hearts and crushed dreams. »

- Tony Hinds

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The Newsstand – Episode 54 – The May 2016 Criterion Collection Line-up

18 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This time on the Newsstand, Ryan is joined by Aaron West, David Blakeslee, and Trevor Berrett to discuss the latest in home video rumors, news, packaging, and more.

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Shownotes Follow-up Cover art change: Brief Encounter Dialogue between Coppola and Costa-Gavras about the future restoration of the “Napoleon” by Abel Gance – The French Cinematheque Berlinale Classics Early Summer News The May 2016 Criterion Collection line-up So… Wacky New Years Drawing Hints At The Criterion Collection’s 2016 Line-Up Easy Rider (1969) Easy Rider – Wikipedia In a Lonely Place (1950) In a Lonely Place – Wikipedia In a Lonely Place wacky drawing The Naked Island (1960) The Naked Island – Wikipedia Russian, Polish and Czech posters for Kaneto… The Player (1992) The Player – Wikipedia Watch the single take opening scene from Robert… Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy The Road Movie Trilogy – Wikipedia “Wim Wenders: »

- Ryan Gallagher

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The Newsstand – Episode 53 – In A Lonely Place, Gance’s Napoleon and more!

4 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This time on the Newsstand, Ryan is joined by Scott Nye, and Mark Hurne to discuss the latest in home video rumors, news, packaging, and more.

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Shownotes Follow-up Scott’s trip to Sundance News Wacky newsletter drawing Napoleon Criterion UK Flicker Alley Bd on demand Second Run joins forces with Arrow Video Jacques Rivette passing Misc. Links 39th Portland International Film Festival Rest in peace, Jacques Rivette Film director Jacques Rivette, stalwart of the French new wave, dies aged 87 | The Guardian Céline and Julie Go Boating The latest wacky email newsletter drawing from the… In a Lonely Place – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Napoléon (1927 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Napoleon (1927) – IMDb The Many Lives of Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ – The New York Times How we made – Napoleon | The Guardian Abel Gance’s Napoleon Returns – From the Current »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Off The Shelf – Episode 76 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, February 3rd 2016

3 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, January 26th 2016.

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Follow-Up Depatie-Freleng Supplements News Arrow Video: Cult Cinema sold out directly (Available from Amazon UK), BFI: Napoleon Criterion Collection: In A Lonely Place Disney: Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray 4/5 Flicker Alley: Blu-ray Mod, film noirs John Carpenter Lost Themes II Kino: Tijuana Toads, Roland and Rattfink, Beware! The Blob, Eleni, Fuzz, Absolution, Masters of Cinema: April announcements tomorrow Olive Films: April titles Second Run: teaming up with Arrow Video Shout! Scream: Manhunter cover, MST3K Vol 2, NightHawks, I Saw What You Did / You’ll Like My Mother Thunderbean: Flip the Frog and Cubby Bear Twilight Time: New February titles available for pre-order on Wednesday February 3rd: Where The Sidewalk Ends, Cowboy, The Big Heat, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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[Review] Ride Along 2

15 January 2016 6:53 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We get it. Ice Cube is the stone-cold straight man and Kevin Hart is incapable of subtly. The first Ride Along was an occasionally fun romp; imperfect, but it knew what it was. As a sequel, Ride Along 2 follows that tried-and-true format by transplanting itself to an exotic location. Here our Atlanta-based heroes James Payton (Cube) and Ben Barber (Hart) are sent to Miami — cue a Pitbull song and a montage of beautiful women in bikinis on the beach. If you’re thinking, “Hey, that sounds like 22 Jump Street,” that’s where the sequel comparisons end.

As a consumer product made for the “Netflix and Chill” demographic verses an actual cinematic experience, Ride Along 2 offers more of the same with diminished returns. In Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place one screenwriter insults another by calling him a “popcorn salesmen.” Here, all involved are less: they’ve created »

- John Fink

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