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NYC Weekend Watch: Jean Cocteau, James M. Cain, ‘Mad Max’ & More

26 May 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York 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.

Anthology Film Archive

Make it a Jean Cocteau weekend: The Blood of a Poet and Orpheus screen on Friday, the former also showing on Saturday and the latter on Sunday. Beauty and the Beast also shows on those days.

A Jia Zhangke retrospective comes to an end. If you’ve not yet seen Mountains May Depart, »

- Nick Newman

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Morgan Matthews to direct 'Gypsy Boy' for BBC Films

14 May 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A Brilliant Mind director Morgan Matthews [pictured] will direct Gypsy Boy, James Graham’s adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir.

Born into a gypsy family famed for its boxing prowess, Walsh faced a difficult decision after realising he was gay – stay within a community that cannot accept him, or walk away from the only life that he knows.

BAFTA-winning Matthews, known for his acclaimed documentary work, previously directed 2014’s X+Y (also known as A Brilliant Mind), also from a James Graham screenplay, which starred Asa Butterfield.

BBC Films revealed Matthews’ attachment here in Cannes.

Industry attending a BBC Films lineup event saw clips from forthcoming productions including Ricky Gervais’ Life On The Road and Mandie Fletcher’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as well as Holocaust drama Denial, starring Rachel Weisz.

Also on the BBC Films Cannes slate are:

Ken Loach’s Competition »

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Mark Gordon to Produce ‘Fellini Black and White’

29 April 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Gordon will finance and produce “Fellini Black and White,” a drama that imagines Italian film icon Federico Fellini’s 1957 visit to Los Angeles.

The project had been in development with the late Henry Bromell attached to direct from his own script before Bromell died in 2013. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Wynn Wygal had been developing the project with the Yari Film Group and remain as producers.

Bromell’s script, which appeared on the 2005 Black List, speculates what might have happened to the filmmaker during the two days before the Oscars, where Fellini received the best foreign language film award for “Nights of Cabiria.” Three other Fellini films — “La Strada,” “8 1/2” and “Amarcord” — also won the foreign language Academy Award.

Terrence HowardPeter DinklageWilliam H. MacyWagner MouraNina Arianda and Abbie Cornish were previously set to star in the film. No actors or directors are currently attached.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Movie Top Home Video Charts

24 March 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The fifth season of the red-hot HBO TV series “The Game of Thrones” topped the national home video sales charts the week ended March 20, with the complete-season set narrowly beating the live-action “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” movie from 20th Century Fox.

Game of Thrones” and “The Road Chip” debuted at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on both the VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales, and VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray sales chart.

The latest “Chipmunks” film, the fourth since 2007’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” was released right before Christmas, just like the others, and earned $85.5 million in U.S. theaters – about $50 million less than its predecessor, “Chipwrecked,” released theatrically in December 2011.

But its home video performance was once again formidable, with the film selling 94% as many units as “Game of Thrones” overall, according to VideoScan research. On Blu-ray the gap was a »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Performer of the Week: Alicia Witt

19 March 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Alicia Witt

The Show | The Walking Dead

The Episode | “The Same Boat” (March 13, 2016)

The Performance | Since Paula wasn’t going to live through “The Same Boat,” Witt, who played Carol and Maggie’s captor, didn’t have a moment to waste. She had to make sure right from the start that we felt like we knew Negan’s henchwoman. So, in her first scene, the actress tempered Paula’s contempt for her hostages with a confidence that was chilling to behold, creating in the process a character that we not only recognized, we feared.

But — and herein lies »

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Off The Shelf – Episode 82 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, March 15th 2016

16 March 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | 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, March 15th, 2016.

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Follow-Up Target: Star Wars The Force Awakens exclusive supplements are download-only News Kino Lorber: My Bodyguard, Sam Fuller’s Fixed Bayonets, Yellow Sky, The Legend of Hillbilly John, Daddy Long Legs Warner Archive: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Milestone: Losing Ground Vinegar Syndrome: Dolemite Misc Links Dan Trachtenberg’s post Delicious Library Links to Amazon Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip The Big Short Braddock: Missing in Action III Brooklyn Carol The Centurions: Part Two Burden of Dreams Game of Thrones: Season 5 Invasion U.S.A. Just Visiting Love The Manchurian Candidate Monster Dog My Boyfriend’s Back Rage of Honor Rocco and His Brothers Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Sun, Sand and Sweat 4 Pack »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Ambi goes 'In Search Of Fellini'

5 February 2016 10:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: On the eve of the Efm, Ambi Distribution led by Julie Sultan has secured worldwide rights to the coming-of-age adventure starring Maria Bello.

The film is based on a screenplay by Nancy Cartwright, who famously voices Bart Simpson in The Simpsons, and Peter Kjenaas.

Taron Lexton directs In Search Of Fellini, about a sheltered 20-year-old who becomes obsessed with meeting Federico Fellini after she watches his 1954 classic La Strada at a film festival while on a job interview in Ohio.

Ksenia Solo from Orphan Black plays the lead in the Spotted Cow Studio production. Bello is cast as her mother, who hides a terminal illness, and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, Julie & Julia) is the no-nonsense neighbour who urges Bello’s character to reveal her condition.

Kjenaas and Lexton produce alongside Nathan Lorch, Milena Ferreira, Monica Padro, and Michael Doven of United Pictures Group.

Executive producers are Cartwright, Kevin Burke, and Ambi Group co-founders Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Criterion Picks on Fandor: Nino Rota

5 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus on seven films featuring the music of Nino Rota.

Celebrate iconic Italian films in a new way: ears first, through the scores composed by this long-time collaborator of Fellini (and many others).

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8 1/2

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. 

Amarcord

This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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