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Lady Bird has become the best-reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes

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The Godfather, On The Waterfront, The Wizard Of Oz, Goodfellas, and Jaws. These are all movies that have at least one negative review on Rotten Tomatoes, despite being some of the most beloved movies of all time. It just goes to show you any movie can have a dissenter…unless that movie is Lady Bird, the smash hit indie film from Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, which has officially become... Read More...
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Hell on Frisco Bay

I tell you it’s rough out there on Frisco Bay, especially when you say the word ‘Frisco’ within earshot of a proud San Francisco native. This Alan Ladd racketeering tale could have been written twenty years earlier, but it has Warner Color and the early, extra-wide iteration of the new movie attraction CinemaScope.

Hell on Frisco Bay

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Warner Archive Collection

1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen Academy / 98 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Paul Stewart, Perry Lopez, Fay Wray, Nestor Paiva, Willis Bouchey, Anthony Caruso, Tina Carver, Rod(ney) Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, Mae Marsh, Tito Vuolo.

Cinematography: John F. Seitz

Film Editor: Folmar Blangsted

Stunts: Paul Baxley

Original Music: Max Steiner

Written by Martin Rackin, Sydney Boehm from a book by William P. McGivern

Produced by George C. Berttholon, Alan Ladd

Directed by Frank Tuttle

Alan Ladd had always been
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Lumière’s International Classic Film Market Focuses on Heritage Films in Greece, Hungary, Latvia

Lumière’s International Classic Film Market Focuses on Heritage Films in Greece, Hungary, Latvia
Lyon, France — Lyon’s International Classic Film Market brought into focus the opportunities and challenges of heritage film in Greece, Hungary and Latvia on Wednesday, presenting stark differences in the three territories.

Greece’s heritage film sector, while a niche market, can be vibrant if handled correctly, according to Spyros Damianakis, managing director of Athen-based boutique distributor Neo Films.

“There is a market in Greece for classical films and this year we decided to jump in,” Damianakis said.

Neo Films, whose current contemporary releases include Gabe Klinger’s “Porto,” starring the late Anton Yelchin, and Joshua Z Weinstein’s “Menashe,” released the 1954 Marlon Brando-starrer “On the Waterfront” and Luc Besson’s 1988 “The Big Blue” this summer – the key season in Greece for classic films, which draw crowds to open-air cinemas.

Cinema-going habits change drastically from summer to winter, Laetitia Kulyk, audiovisual attaché at Greece’s Institut Français, explained. Multiplexes focusing on mainstream blockbusters dominate the winter
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Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (Exclusive)

Classics Film Fest Unspools in Colombia (Exclusive)
With Sean Baker, Trey Edwards, Chris Newman, Ed Lachman, Peter Webber and Mike Hausman among its board members, a new film festival of classic films will unspool from Nov. 10 -13 in Bogota, Colombia.

Dubbed The Classics – Festival of the Films That Will Live Forever, the new film fest is founded by producer Ivonne Torres and Juan Carvajal, co-founder and artistic director of the three-year old Bogota Independent Film Festival, IndieBo.

Buoyed by sell-out crowds at IndieBo last July when the festival screened restored classics via a new pact with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, Carvajal said: “I saw how these movie gems – rescued and restored with the support of the Film Foundation – deserved nothing better than to be enjoyed where they belong: the big screen.”

For many moviegoers in Bogota, it was the first time to see such classics as Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “All About Eve,” Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront,” and [link=nm
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New to Streaming: ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘Marjorie Prime,’ ‘Lady Macbeth,’ ‘Landline,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Abundant Acreage Available (Angus MacLachlan)

Faith-based cinema is as diverse a genre as there is, from the extreme, often violent portraits of devotion from established directors like Martin Scorsese and Mel Gibson, to the attacks on logic in the God’s Not Dead and Left Behind pictures. Angus MacLachlan, a great storyteller of the not-too-deep south, offers a nuanced example of what this genre can bring, returning with the moving Abundant Acreage Available.
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10 Actors to Watch: Ali Fazal Leads ‘Victoria and Abdul’

10 Actors to Watch: Ali Fazal Leads ‘Victoria and Abdul’
Ali Fazal is one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here.

Growing up in India, Fazal didn’t hear the usual bedtime stories from his mother. Instead she told the 5-year-old the tale of warring mob families in New York. It wasn’t until much later that he realized that she had related “The Godfather.” He was obsessed with Marlon Brando and watched all his movies: “On the Waterfront,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and, of course, “The Godfather” movies.

With that upbringing you’d think it wasn’t strange that he became an actor, but the “Victoria & Abdul” star says he studied science. “I was a single child and they were worried about security,” he says of his parents. “Acting is considered a hobby in India.” Fazal caught audience interest with a small but pivotal role in Bollywood mega hit “3 Idiots.” Other films such as “Fukrey” followed as well as a
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Stephen Frears interview: Victoria And Abdul

Ben Mortimer Sep 14, 2017

Director Stephen Frears chat to us about British cinema, Victoria & Abdul, and directing Dame Judi Dench...

Arriving in cinemas tomorrow is Victoria & Abdul, a film that tells a previously little-known story of a friendship between Queen Victoria and a man called Abdul towards the end of her life. It's a thematic follow on from director John Madden's Mrs Brown, and this story is directed by Stephen Frears. He took some time out to chat to us abou tit...

You spent the whole day talking about the film. One of the things I’m sure you’ve been asked, and I apologise for asking it, but I think the answer may inform where the rest of this interview goes. There’s an obvious similarity, particularly with casting, to Mrs Brown.

Yeah.

What was it you felt you could do differently?

Didn’t think about it.

You completely
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The Big Knife Available on Blu-ray September 5th From Arrow Video

The Big Knife (1955) will be available on Blu-ray + DVD September 5th From Arrow Video

Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavor to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets’ stage play, The Big Knife.

Charles Castle, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn’t taking the news too well, and he’ll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line – even if means exposing dark secrets…

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival, The Big Knife also boasts a remarkable cast list including Jack Palance (Shane) as Castle and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront) as Hoff,
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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made

The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made
Just because you’re a well-established director with award-winning hits and/or commercial successes doesn’t mean you can make any movie you want. Just ask Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and more. All these auteurs have had passion projects over the years they’ve had to kill or put on indefinite hiatus for a variety of reasons, which is a shame given how incredible all of them sound on paper.

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Christopher Nolan taking on Howard Hughes. Spike Lee making a boxing epic around Joe Louis. Kathryn Bigelow resurrecting Joan of Arc for a female warrior saga unlike any the big screen had ever really seen in the 1990s. We’d buy a ticket for all them years in advance if we knew they were definitely happening.

With many of our favorite auteurs currently in production on new movies,
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'On the Waterfront': THR's 1954 Review

'On the Waterfront': THR's 1954 Review
On July 28, 1954, Elia Kazan brought his gangster drama On the Waterfront to theaters, starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint. The film went on to claim eight Oscars at the 27th Academy Awards ceremony, including best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

This brutal, violently realistic drama, set against the sordid background of the New York waterfront, packs a terrific wallop that results in topflight entertainment. After so many costume dramas, it may be just what the box-office needs, for On the Waterfront is so stark and gripping that it can only be compared with Little Caesar and...
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Recommended Films in Times of Madness: Singing Kidnappers and Dancing Puerto Ricans Will Make You Forget Ballistic Missiles

Recommended Films in Times of Madness: Singing Kidnappers and Dancing Puerto Ricans Will Make You Forget Ballistic Missiles
Fourth of July movies: A few recommended titles that should help you temporarily escape current global madness Two thousand and seventeen has been a weirder-than-usual year on the already pretty weird Planet Earth. Unsurprisingly, this Fourth of July, the day the United States celebrates its Declaration of Independence from the British Empire, has been an unusual one as well. Instead of fireworks, (at least some) people's attention has been turned to missiles – more specifically, a carefully timed North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test indicating that Kim Jong-un could theoretically gain (or could already have?) the capacity to strike North America with nuclear weapons. Then there were right-wing trolls & history-deficient Twitter users berating National Public Radio for tweeting the Declaration of Independence, 140 characters at a time. Besides, a few days ago the current U.S. president retweeted a video of himself body-slamming and choking a representation of CNN – courtesy of a gif originally created by a far-right Internet
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Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation Sends Restored Classics to Colombia’s IndieBo Film Festival (Exclusive)

Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation Sends Restored Classics to Colombia’s IndieBo Film Festival (Exclusive)
Colombia’s fledgling Bogota indie film festival, IndieBo, has scored a coup with Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation in a pact that will have the festival screening a selection of 10 restored classics from the foundation’s library starting this year.

Among the titles in the selection are Marlon Brando’s 1961 Western “One-Eyed Jacks,” Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “All About Eve,” Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront,” Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night,” Nicholas Ray’s “Rebel Without a Cause” and Billy Wilder’s “Witness for the Prosecution.”

“This will be an annual event; some of these titles have never screened in Colombia,” said IndieBo artistic director/programmer Juan Carvajal, who cobbled the agreement with the foundation in New York.

He added: “After seeing ‘One Eyed Jacks’ and [Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi epic] “Stalker” in New York, I felt that Colombia had to live this marvelous and unique experience, too, and that’s what drove me to pursue this agreement.” The
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The Unbearable Rightness of Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring (Even if He Doesn’t Keep to It)

The Unbearable Rightness of Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring (Even if He Doesn’t Keep to It)
When Daniel Day-Lewis, the greatest screen actor of his generation, announced this week that he would be retiring from acting, I had the same initial thought that, I assume, most everyone else did. After a few befuddled seconds of “Why?” I prayed that his announcement wasn’t the euphemism for a health crisis. Once I decided that it probably wasn’t (this is, after all, the actor who took an open-ended sabbatical to build furniture), a conviction began to settle over me. While I had no clear idea why an artist as passionate and celebrated as Daniel Day-Lewis would want to cut his ties to acting (I was going to add “when he’s at the top of his game,” though when has Daniel Day-Lewis not been at the top of his game?), every bone in my body told me that he’d be back. At some point. In some eccentric Daniel Day-Lewis fashion. He
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The Amityville Horror is getting a pretty awesome first-ever UK Blu-ray release

We’ve just received word that the classic horror movie The Amityville Horror is coming to UK Blu-ray for the very first time in an awesome steelbook release. Second Sight are releasing the film on the home format in a deluxe special edition on 26th June, 2017 – a week today. Here’s some official blurb from the distributors, as well as the bonus material we’re expecting to see on the release.

“Mommy, I want to go home…”

Stuart Rosenberg’s seminal shocker The Amityville Horror starring James Brolin (Westworld), Margot Kidder (Superman) and Rod Steiger (On the Waterfront), is a genuine horror classic based on terrifying true events, and makes its Blu-ray debut complete with brand new bonus features on 26 June 2017.

When George and Kathy Lutz and their children move to Amityville, Long Island they believe they have found the perfect family home. But the house has a
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Leonardo DiCaprio Turns Over Picasso Painting, Brando Oscar to Justice Department

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Leonardo DiCaprio Turns Over Picasso Painting, Brando Oscar to Justice Department
Leonardo DiCaprio has voluntarily surrendered several works of art worth millions of dollars and an Oscar statuette that once belonged to Marlon Brando to the U.S. Government, as part of its ongoing investigation into a money laundering operation connected to Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. The surrendered items include: a Picasso painting, “Nature Morte au Crane de Taureau,” valued at more than $3 million; a Basquiat collage, “Redman One,” valued at at least $9 million; a Diane Arbus photograph valued at $750,000; and the Oscar Brando won for his performance in “On the Waterfront.” Also Read: #ClimateMarch in DC Draws Support From.
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What Do Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and Picasso Have in Common? They’re Part of Hollywood’s Weirdest Story

What Do Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ and Picasso Have in Common? They’re Part of Hollywood’s Weirdest Story
A returned Oscar statuette that originally belonged to Marlon Brando, a $3.5-billion Malaysian money-laundering scheme, the rights to “Dumb and Dumber To” — just another day in Hollywood. As part of the federal government’s ongoing investigation into Red Granite Pictures, a company co-founded by the Malaysian Prime Minister’s stepson suspected of illegal activities, Leonardo DiCaprio has handed over the Best Actor trophy that Brando won for “On the Waterfront,” which he received as a birthday present from Red Granite four years ago. He probably wasn’t too sad about it, given that he finally won his own last year.

Read More: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Proceeds Tangled in Malaysian Fraud Case Under Department of Justice Investigation

Red Granite was among the financiers of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and the government believes the money contributed by the company was ill-gotten. DiCaprio is also said to have been gifted a Picasso painting,
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How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction — Exclusive Interview

How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction — Exclusive Interview
It means something when one of American cinema’s greatest auteurs and commits to working on a digital platform, big-screen experience be damned. That’s exactly what Martin Scorsese did by partnering with Netflix on his next project, the $125 million mob movie “The Irishman.” While the 74-year-old New Yorker delights in celebrating film history, he’s practical enough to know his movies must remain relevant in rapidly changing times.

The fast-talking cinephile has also moved into television (“Boardwalk Empire” and “Vinyl”), fought to preserve film history through archival efforts, and produced films from younger generations. By getting a handle on multiple facets of the moving image, he’s saving filmmaking from extinction in a fragmented media age, even as he contributes to the art form with his own vibrant and ambitious directing efforts.

“I do think, with the advent of digital, there’s good hope that the storytelling impulse will always be there,
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Joe Hyams, Longtime Warners Publicity Exec, Dies at 90

Joe Hyams, former Warner Bros. publicity executive who worked with notable names including Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, and Stanley Kubrick, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Hyams spent more than 40 years at Warners, rising to executive VP of special projects. He worked with Eastwood on all his films from 1971’s “Any Which Way But Loose” through 2004’s “Mystic River” and shepherded the films through film festivals, premieres and awards campaigns.

Eastwood said in a statement, “Joe was an incredibly smart, intuitive and talented executive who played a crucial role in making my movies succeed. More important, he was a great friend and I will miss him.”

Working with stars such as James Dean, Burt Lancaster, Hillary Swank, and Morgan Freeman, Hyams nurtured personal relationships with many of the stars he worked with, and he served as a mentor and advisor to many people.

“To me he was the dean of what he did,
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‘Twin Peaks 3×04′ Review

This episode is the one we’ve been waiting for, with Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) coming face to face with Gordon Cole (David Lynch) and Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer). Typically for Twin Peaks though, nothing is as it seems.

With Agent Cooper playing happy families as Dougie Jones, the other “Coop” faces his old boss and Albert. It isn’t long before they see through his act though. With mention of Philip Jeffries, will more be revealed from the Black Lodge?

In this fourth episode, we are getting more into what would be normal Twin Peaks territory, but with more of a hint of Fire Walk with Me. The movie, which works as a prequel to the series, introduced the idea of the Blue Rose investigation, and more importantly David Bowie’s character Philip Jeffries. The mention of this character has hinted at the potential of a cameo from Bowie, and this could be possible.
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