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Errol Morris Compares Trump to General Ripper In ‘Dr. Strangelove’: ‘This Person Is Insane’

20 June 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If the mark of a true cinephile is how accurately they quote a Stanley Kubrick film, it’s no surprise that Errol Morris takes the cake. The Oscar-winning documentarian behind “The Thin Blue Line” and “The Fog of War” has a new movie coming out: “The B-Side,” about large-format Polaroid portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman. Morris recently regaled The Daily Beast with with memories of interviewing Donald Trump 15 years ago, and recalled a certain scene from “Dr. Strangelove.”

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: Neon Picks Up Errol Morris’ ‘The B-Side,’ FilmRise Gets Two Sundance Premieres and More

“I mean, it’s hard not to be just utterly appalled by it all. And so, yes, I am utterly appalled by it all,” said Morris.

“I can’t even stand people trying to make sense out of it. There’s no point in trying. There’s a scene I’ve always loved in ‘Dr. Strangelove, »

- Jude Dry

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10 Most Wtf Things We Learned From Oliver Stone's Putin Interviews

16 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What's the Russian equivalent of Kool-Aid? Whatever it is, it's definitely red – and Oliver Stone has eagerly drunk it down. The trailers for The Putin Interviews, Showtime's four-part series documenting a series of conversations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Stone, would have you believe that you're going to hear some pretty hard-hitting stuff as the autocrat and the filmmaker face off, Frost-Nixon style. What we got instead was a series of softballs lobbed lovingly in the direction of one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the world. »

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Hollywood Flashback: In 1964, 'Dr. Strangelove' Put a Satirical Spin on Nuclear War

15 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dr. Strangelove together: Putin watches stoically and says director Stanley Kubrick "foresaw some issues even from a technical point of view," while Stone thinks the film is hilarious and seems disappointed his new Russian buddy doesn't get the humor. (For the whole encounter, Stone's four-part documentary The Putin Interviews airs on Showtime beginning June 12.)

In 1964, The Hollywood Reporter's reaction to Kubrick's black comedy masterpiece, whose full name is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, was much closer »

- Bill Higgins

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Odds And Sods: Christopher Guest discusses his love for Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove

9 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The A.V. Club’s comedy festival wrapped up last weekend, featuring comedians like Patton Oswald, Aparna Nancherla, and Mike Judge. Among those guests was actor, writer, and director Christopher Guest, who is probably best known for his work on the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap. Taking part in the festival’s Modern School Of Film live-event series, Guest talked about his love for Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove and why this particular Stanley Kubrick film resonates with him. »

- Baraka Kaseko

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The Series With the Best Queer Representation on TV Right Now — IndieWire Critics Survey

6 June 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which TV series has the best Lgbtq representation?

Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall)

Lgbtq representation still has a long way to go on TV, but it’s better than at any other point in my lifetime, whether in shows specifically about those issues (“Transparent”) or simply featuring well-rounded characters who happen to be queer (Captain Holt on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”).

I could pick plenty of shows here as the one with the best representation, but the obvious choice to me (and not just because of when this question was timed to) is the one with the most representation: “Orange Is the New Black.”

One of the big problems with »

- Hanh Nguyen

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TV Review: Oliver Stone’s ‘The Putin Interviews’

6 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It is a coup de grâce of American filmmaking that in “The Putin Interviews,” Oliver Stone first strongly recommends and then sits down to watch “Dr. Strangelove,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 comedic masterpiece about nuclear apocalypse, with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a combination of proper nouns that sounds like the setup to a one-liner. Putin shifts uneasily in his chair, apparently unused to even the simulated experience of leisure time, as onscreen President Merkin Muffley calls the Russian premier, Dmitri, to inform him that America is about to accidentally nuke the U.S.S.R. Stone then gifts the dinky DVD to Putin, as a kind of good-faith gesture between the director/documentarian/journalist and a strongman leader famously suspicious of anyone who questions his motives. Putin takes it into his office, but just before the door closes, he pushes it back open, confronting Stone and the cameras with his gift. The »

- Sonia Saraiya

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The Best Movies About the End of the World, From ‘Melancholia’ to ‘Dr. Strangelove’

5 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Apropos of absolutely nothing (and definitely not in response to a certain world leader taking disastrous steps towards dooming the environment of the only inhabitable planet we have), what is the best film about the end of the world?

Erin Whitney (@Cinemabite), ScreenCrush

It’s a hard tie between “Melancholia” and “Take Shelter.” One is a devastating meditation on depression, isolation and death, and the other is a dramatic masterpiece that evokes the dread and anxiety of a looming end. They’re very different films (and coincidentally opened within months of each other), but both end on final shots that left me breathless. »

- David Ehrlich

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Even More Terrifying With Trump As The Commander — Watch

5 June 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Hulu’s screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale” hit screens this spring, its bleak imagined future where women are enslaved as vessels for procreation under the government’s watchful eye seemed a lot more believable in Donald Trump’s America. Though the novel is from 1985, when Atwood was responding to Reagan-era threats to reproductive rights, the story took on a heightened significance at a time when many Americans are distressed about having a president who bragged openly about sexual assault.

Read More: Hillary Clinton Cites ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Planned Parenthood Gala Speech

Funny or Die’s recent mash-up makes the connections abundantly clear, in a harrowing parody that may have been aiming for laughs, but comes much closer to chilling political commentary. Overlapping clips of Trump and the First Lady with key moments from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” it’s easy to »

- Jude Dry

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'Full Metal Jacket': THR's 1987 Review

1 June 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 17, 1987, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket premiered in Beverly Hills. The anti-war film comprised two acts — the first at the U.S. Marine Corps trailing facility in Parris Island, and the second in Vietnam on the eve of the Tet Offensive. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

Stanley Kubrick has made two great anti-war movies, Paths of Glory and Dr. Strangelove. His latest anti-war effort, Full Metal Jacket, belongs on the other end of the filmmaking spectrum. Unfortunately, the word that Warner Bros. has had trouble inserting into some print ads also applies to this didactic, static harangue. »

- THR Staff

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Sky, Now TV set UK dates for Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin doc

31 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Sky Atlantic and Now TV have nabbed UK rights to Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary on Vladimir Putin.

Over the past two years Stone (Platoon) has been granted unprecedented access to the professional and personal worlds of the Russian president.

The interviews, produced for Showtime, will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and Now TV as a four-part special between Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 June, at 2am GMT.

Showtime will air in the Us on Monday, June 12, at 9 pm eastern time.

For the series, Stone, with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times, most recently in February following the Us presidential elections.

Since first becoming Russian president in 2000, Putin has rarely spoken at length or in detail to a western interviewer.

During the wide-ranging discussions, the leader confronts the increasingly fragile relations between the Us and Russia today, including »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sky, Now TV set mid-June launch for Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin doc

31 May 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sky will broadcast all access doc in mid-June.

Sky Atlantic and Now TV have nabbed UK rights to Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary on Vladimir Putin.

Over the past two years Stone (Platoon) has been granted unprecedented access to the professional and personal worlds of the Russian president.

The interviews, produced for Showtime, will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic and Now TV as a four-part special between Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 June.

Showtime will air in the US on Monday, June 12, at 9 pm eastern time. IM Global Television handles international rights.

For the series, Stone, with the help of his longtime documentary producer Fernando Sulichin, interviewed the Russian leader more than a dozen times, most recently in February following the Us presidential elections.

Since first becoming Russian president in 2000, Putin has rarely spoken at length or in detail to a western interviewer.

During the wide-ranging discussions, the leader confronts the increasingly fragile relations between the US and »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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'War Machine' Review: Brad Pitt Goes Runaway-General Gonzo in Over-the-Top Satire

25 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Why is a general talking to Rolling Stone in the first place?" That the question asked near the end of War Machine, a film loosely based on "The Runaway General," a National Magazine Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings. (The same article, it should be mentioned, that helped lose Gen. Stanley McChrystal his job as commander of all U.S. and Nato forces in Afghanistan.)

Hastings, who died in a car crash four years ago at 33, expanded his 2010 profile of McChrystal into a 2012 book-length expose called The Operators. »

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'War Machine': Film Review

22 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The latest addition to the gallery of darkly comic films designed to make the case for the absurdity of war, War Machine has trouble maintaining a steady tone, but its climactic, sobering assault ultimately hits the target. In his desire to simultaneously portray and mock the authority figures in charge of the American war effort in Afghanistan (now the longest armed conflict in American history), writer-director David Michod is clearly trying to channel the Stanley Kubrick of Dr. Strangelove, as well as other satiric works like M*A*S*H, Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five, Three Kings and Wag the Dog. Despite its troublesomely »

- Todd McCarthy

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‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt Stars In a Shrewd Blend of Wartime Drama and Workplace Satire

21 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A movie called “War Machine” may not sound like a workplace satire, but that’s the savviest element in David Michod’s tone-shifting character study, in which Brad Pitt plays a naive army strategist lost in the fog of a conflict with no end in sight. As U.S. General Glen McMahon, Brad Pitt plays an overconfident military man tasked with winding down the war in Afghanistan, only to get trapped by hubris and vanity that have nothing to do with the mission. His greatest enemy is the job itself.

This might sound familiar. Set in 2012 in the midst of an election campaign, “War Machine” draws from Michael Hastings’ nonfiction “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” which recounts the pileup of dysfunctions surrounding his travels with General Stanley McChrystal, whose vocal opposition to the Obama Administration’s desire to wind down the »

- Eric Kohn

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Kiss Me Deadly Restoration 20th Anniversary — Savant Article

13 May 2017 3:59 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

How did Kiss Me Deadly come to be restored? The real question should be, how did filmdom lose track of its original ending in the first place? Savant uncovers evidence that may explain when, and why, United Artists mutilated the finish of Robert Aldrich’s apocalyptic film noir.

(Note: The images below with text can be enlarged for reading, just click on them.)

Before home video the final home for Hollywood films was Television. Robert Aldrich’s 1955 Kiss Me Deadly never saw a theatrical reissue, and it dropped out of major TV visibility in 1962. I saw the documentation in United Artists’ legal folder on the film. To secure capital to launch more movies, Robert Aldrich sold all of his ‘Associates and Aldrich’ pictures back to UA after their original releases were concluded. More papers showed Kiss Me Deadly being included in at least two TV syndication packages, and then each time pointedly removed. »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Best Opening Credit Sequences In Movie History — IndieWire Critics Survey

8 May 2017 1:41 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Inspired by Baby Groot’s “Mr. Blue Sky” dance sequence at the beginning of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” what movie has the best opening credits sequence?

April Wolfe (@awolfeful), La Weekly

Hands down, it’s R.W. Fassbinder’s “The Marriage of Maria Braun.” I watch the opening sequence at least three times a year and show it to every filmmaker I can. I love any film that begins with a bang, and this one does quite literally: We open up on an explosion that rips out a hunk of brick wall, exposing a German couple in the middle of a rushed marriage ceremony. »

- David Ehrlich

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Seven Days in May

5 May 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

A military coup in the U.S.? General Burt Lancaster’s scheme would be flawless if not for true blue Marine Kirk Douglas, who snitches to the White House. Now Burt’s whole expensive clandestine army might go to waste – Sad! John Frankenheimer and Rod Serling are behind this nifty paranoid conspiracy thriller.

Seven Days in May

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1964 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date May 8, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan, John Houseman, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, George Macready, Richard Anderson, Malcolm Atterbury, William Challee, Colette Jackson, John Larkin, Kent McCord, Tyler McVey, Jack Mullaney, Fredd Wayne, Ferris Webster.

Cinematography: Ellsworth Fredericks

Film Editor: Ferris Webster

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by Rod Serling from the book by Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II

Produced by Edward Lewis

Directed by John Frankenheimer »

- Glenn Erickson

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Newswire: Oliver Stone made Vladimir Putin watch Dr. Strangelove, apparently

2 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove has lost some of its fun in recent months, when things like “war with Russia” and “the complete nuclear annihilation of the Earth” stopped seeming like cautionary tales of a bygone era, and started seeming like potential headlines on tomorrow’s newspapers. Still, that sudden increase in relevance has had at least one weird real-world payoff: The revelation that director Oliver Stone just screened the film for Russian president Vladimir Putin, who’d never seen it before.

Per The Washington Post, Stone was in the process of filming The Putin Interviews, a four-part series for Showtime, when he showed Putin the film. Sadly, The Post doesn’t have Putin’s reaction to the movie, in which bumbling, gamesmanship, and an obsession with mutually assured destruction on the parts of the U.S. and Russia consign the planet to an unavoidable doomsday scenario »

- William Hughes

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Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews’

1 May 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Oliver Stone has interviewed Russian president Vladimir Putin more than a dozen times over the past two years. Now, Stone and his documentary producer Fernando Sulichin have turned those chats into “The Putin Interviews,” a four-hour documentary series airing over four nights this June on Showtime.

Check out a first look at “The Putin Interviews” below. Stone most recently interviewed Putin in February, after the U.S. presidential elections (in which Putin and Russia are believed to have actively influenced). Showtime compares “The Putin Interviews” to David Frost’s famed conversations with Richard Nixon in 1977.

Stone and Sulichin were granted wide access to Putin’s personal and professional lives. “It’s not a documentary as much as a question and answer session,” Stone told the Sydney Morning Herald. “”It opens up a whole viewpoint that we as Americans haven’t heard… He talks pretty straight. I think we did him »

- Michael Schneider

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Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin, Uncensored, in Showtime’s New Documentary Series ‘The Putin Interviews’

1 May 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oliver Stone has interviewed Russian president Vladimir Putin more than a dozen times over the past two years. Now, Stone and his documentary producer Fernando Sulichin have turned those chats into “The Putin Interviews,” a four-hour documentary series airing over four nights this June on Showtime.

Check out a first look at “The Putin Interviews” below. Stone most recently interviewed Putin in February, after the U.S. presidential elections (in which Putin and Russia are believed to have actively influenced). Showtime compares “The Putin Interviews” to David Frost’s famed conversations with Richard Nixon in 1977.

Stone and Sulichin were granted wide access to Putin’s personal and professional lives. “It’s not a documentary as much as a question and answer session,” Stone told the Sydney Morning Herald. “”It opens up a whole viewpoint that we as Americans haven’t heard… He talks pretty straight. I think we did him »

- Michael Schneider

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