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Key West Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ’20th Century Women’ and More

Key West Film Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ’20th Century Women’ and More
The 5th Annual Key West Film Festival has announced its official 2016 lineup, including the opening night film, “20th Century Women,” directed by Mike Mills and starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup. As part of the festival’s signature Critics Focus program, MTV’s Chief Film Critic Amy Nicholson will present and lead a conversation around the film, alongside David Fear, Senior Film/TV Editor of Rolling Stone.

Director of Programming Michael Tuckman said of Nicholson’s pick, “I could not be more thrilled with Amy Nicholson’s choice of ’20th Century Women’ to kick off our 5th Anniversary edition of festival. Annette Bening’s performance is Oscar-deserving and the rich depth of the balance of the leading cast is Altman-esque in its quality. Amy’s discussion after the film will bring a cunning critic’s eye to this fabulous film for audiences.”

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Walton Goggins on Tarantino, Marilyn Manson and 'Sons of Anarchy'

Walton Goggins on Tarantino, Marilyn Manson and 'Sons of Anarchy'
Well, hello there baby, you look so beautiful," Walton Goggins purrs, leaning forward and suddenly going into full-on loverman mode. "Look at you, all done up in that white dress and those white shoes. This is a proper get-up, my dear. You look hot!" The 44-year-old actor is sitting in a downtown Manhattan restaurant, his face hovering inches away from a plate of Burrata; he was sold on the appetizer after being told it's "like Mozzarella's sexier cousin," so he's now whispering sweet nothings at the cheese with an intensity and seductiveness that's almost frightening.
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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile.
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What to Watch Thursday: Grey's Thanksgiving, Parenthood Election, Covert Finale and More

What to Watch Thursday: Grey's Thanksgiving, Parenthood Election, Covert Finale and More
On TV this Thursday: Election Day on Parenthood, Thanksgiving on Grey’s, Michael J. Fox Show and Big Bang Theory, the Indianapolis Colts visit Parks & Rec, Covert Affairs spies a finale and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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8 pm Parks & Recreation (NBC) | In back-to-back episodes, Leslie tries to complete some of her city council goals (before she gets ousted from office, sad face), including hosting an event with the Indianapolis Colts, and then
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes news on the latest episode of Ghost Trek, an announcement for William Pattison’s new novel, Psychotic State, DVD release details for The Colony, a clip from Hitchhiker Massacre, and much more:

Details on Psychotic State: “The plot of Psychotic State tells the story of David Coleman, a bipolar twenty-six year old man who is one of those people that the world likes to pick on. David is bullied and abused by everyone around him, including his adopted father. When David gets fired from his job after a run in with a couple bullies he loses his medical and stops taking his medication. This causes David to go into a psychotic state and in a twisted idea of justice he decides that it is time for him
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Cinema Retro's Exclusive Interview With Bradford Dillman

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Bradford Dillman: A Compulsively Watchable Actor

By Harvey Chartrand

In a career that has spanned 43 years, Bradford Dillman accumulated more than 500 film and TV credits. The slim, handsome and patrician Dillman may have been the busiest actor in Hollywood during the late sixties and early seventies, working non-stop for years. In 1971 alone, Dillman starred in seven full-length feature films. And this protean output doesn’t include guest appearances on six TV shows that same year.

Yale-educated Dillman first drew good notices in the early 1950s on the Broadway stage and in live TV shows, such as Climax and Kraft Television Theatre. After making theatrical history playing Edmund Tyrone in the first-ever production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night in 1956, Dillman landed the role of blueblood psychopath Artie Straus in the crime-and-punishment thriller Compulsion (1959), for which he
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Los Angeles and New York Acting Schools and Coaches

The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school; address; phone and fax numbers; email address and/or website; average number of students per class; whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught; whether auditing is permitted; whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, school, or coaching are provided by the instructor of institution and edited by Back Stage.Schools of teacher who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listing, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.  Acting Technique/Scene StudyAARON McPherson STUDIOWest Hollywood, CA aaron@aaronmcphersonstudio.comwww.aaronmcphersonstudio.com310-918-5335Class size varies, 12 max. for auditioning class, 40 max. for scene study; day
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Walton Goggins On Set Interview Predators – Talks The Shield, Justified, More

Last December, when director Nimród Antal’s Predators was filming at Robert RodriguezTroublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas, I got to visit the set along with a few other online journalists. As I said in my set report, I was very impressed with what they showed us and think fans of the franchise are finally going to get another great Predator movie.

When we were on set, we got to speak with most of the cast and after the jump is the interview we did with Walton Goggins. During the interview he talks about his character Stans and why he’s obsessed with the number 38 (it’s how many people he’s killed), what it’s like to walk around in real life with a ton of fake tattoos, his thoughts on how The Shield ended, how he got involved in Justified, and a lot more. You can either read
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Los Angeles Acting Schools & Coaches

The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and acoaches organized by category and alphabetically.Each of the entries contains the following information, if applicable: name of teacher or school; address; phone and fax numbers; email address and/or website; average number of students per class; whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced students are taught; whether auditing is permitted; whether classes are ongoing or by sessions; any special emphasis used in classes or coaching; whether a work/study program is offered. Descriptions of the class, schoool, or coaching are provided by the instructor or institutions and edited by Back Stage.Schools or teachers who have been omitted may contact, in writing, Listings, c/o Back Stage, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036, so that we may include you in our next list.Acting Technique/Scene StudyAARON McPherson STUDIOWest Hollywood, CA aaron@aaronmcphersonstudio.comwww.aaronmcphersonstudio.
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After All These Years ... Mike Marvin Talks The Wraith

A dynamic if occasionally confusing confectionary of Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, John Hughes and George Miller, The Wraith remains one of the definitive guilty pleasures of 80’s sci-fi horror and a perennial favorite for those nostalgia nights in the company of a few select friends, a six-pack of beers and a bag of chips. In spite of its dated synth/soft rock score, awkward dialogue, bewildering concepts and – for the most part – unsympathetic teenage ciphers, it does retain a sleek brio and self-confidence that continue to hold the attention.

The literal borrowings from High Plains Drifter, Shane, The Road Warrior and The Thing are often distracting, but if its influences are plain to see, less visible to the casual viewer are the pain and tragedy involved in its troubled production. With the recent special edition DVD release of The Wraith (review here) from Lionsgate and the 25th anniversary of the film fast approaching,
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Walton Goggins Becomes Justified

Walton Goggins talks about his role as Boyd Crowder in the new FX series

Actor Walton Goggins enjoyed much success on the cable network FX with his seven-season run as Shane Vendrell on the groundbreaking cop series The Shield, which ended its run in 2008. Now Goggins is back on the network with its brand new series Justified, which makes its debut tonight, Tuesday, March 16 at 10 Pm Et on FX. Goggins recently held a conference call to discuss his role as Boyd Crowder on the series and here's what he had to say.

I so enjoy your take on bad boys. You have so much fun with this character. It's hard not to like "Boyd" even though he's vile, and I was wondering if you could talk about how you see him, his character and share with us your interpretation of "Boyd Crowder."

Walton Goggins: That's kind of been my
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2010 SXSW Film Features, Fantastic Fest Midnight Titles Announced

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival and Conference has announced its initial slate of titles. The list is rife with hot world premieres (Kick-Ass), films fresh from Sundance (The Runaways, Cyrus), hot titles from the 2009 editions of Tiff and Cannes that haven't had much U.S. play (Enter the Void, Dogtooth, Trash Humpers), interesting documentaries (Lemmy, The People v. George Lucas) and much, much more. Simon Rumley's Red, White & Blue, which has received much praise on Twitch based on its Iffr screenings, will have its North American premiere.

Midnight programming courtesy of Fantastic Fest is also back with titles like Higanjima, Monsters, Serbian Film, Outcast, and a yet to be announced special film. Keep eye out for SXSW coverage at Twitch, but for now, pursue the massive list below (descriptions courtesy of SXSW).

Headliners

Big names, big talent:  Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film
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Walton Goggins on The Shield Finale and His New Show AMC Show Rectified

A few days ago, on the set of Predators, I got to speak with Walton Goggins along with a number of other online journalists. While we are embargoed to write anything Predators related, we were given permission to cover things unrelated to the movie. So if you’re a fan of The Shield and curious what Goggins thought of the finale, his thoughts are after the jump.

Also, Goggins revealed to us that he’s developing a show at AMC called Rectified and it’s “about a guy who spends 21 years on death row, oddly enough. And it’s about the day that he gets out of jail based on DNA evidence and he’s this monk-like character who’s lived in isolation for 21 years. And it’s the way that he sees the 21st century that we live in today. I’m going to play the lead, so that’s hopefully going in March.
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Carradine: An 'Actor's Actor'

David Carradine was “an actor's actor,” Brian Warmoth writes on MTV.com, “a performer who left an indelible mark on everything he did with adeptly conceived roles in even the campiest environments.” Though best known for his '70s role on the TV show Kung Fu and his resurgence in the Kill Bill movies, Carradine has more to recommend him. And, Warmoth writes, he never became “a parody of himself.” Carradine, whose first big break came in the title role of Shane , "carried on throughout his career as a serious, multi-faceted character actor,” Warmoth says. That includes '60s Westerns like Taggart ...
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David Carradine Leaves Behind A Great Legacy

with additional reporting by Adam Rosenberg

Few actors get a chance to make lasting impressions on multiple generations the David Carradine did over the course of his career. The “Kung Fu” and “Kill Bill” star passed away in Thailand at the age of 72 while filming a new project. The real magnificence to his work was that, while he could appear in recent comedic roles like Mookoo in “National Lampoon’s Stone Age” or as the ad guru in commercials for Yellow Book, there was always this extensive history for him to build upon. Rather than ever becoming a parody of himself, Carradine carried on throughout his career as a serious, multi-faceted character actor.

He was a movie-lover’s actor, a performer who left an indelible mark on everything he did with adeptly conceived roles in even the campiest environments. Carradine worked with movie giants like Martin Scorsese and Ingmar Bergman,
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Actor David Carradine Dead At 72

The 'Kill Bill' and 'Kung Fu' star was found in his hotel room in Thailand, where he was filming a movie.

By Eric Ditzian

David Carradine

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

David Carradine, the star of "Kill Bill" and the man behind the legendary 1970s TV series "Kung Fu," has died at age 72.

Carradine was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death to The Associated Press but would provide no further details out of respect for Carradine's family.

Citing unidentified police sources, the Thai English-language newspaper The Nation has reported that Carradine was found hanged in a luxury hotel room and died as a result of suicide, though other sources say he died of natural causes.

Carradine was staying in Bangkok while filming a movie, according to Fox News.
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2009 Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches Listings

Acting COACHINGThe following individuals or companies specialize in one-on-one acting coaching. Private coaching is also available from the majority of those listed in the "Acting Schools and Classes" category. Coaches in other specialties, such as musical theatre, voiceover, or young performers, are listed in those categories.Jules Aaron(323) 660-7342Aaron, the former head of of graduate programs at CalArts and U.C. Riverside, is an award-winning director and acting teacher. He has won directing awards from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Back Stage. He coaches actors for specific auditions, develops appropriate monologues, and conducts cold reading sessions. By audition only.Phyllis APPLEGATEOne-On-One(323) 655-5167Emmy-nominated character actor Applegate studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute on scholarship. She offers ongoing individual performance coaching combining Strasberg's methods with her own. Applegate coaches actors on audition techniques, cold readings, character creation, scene study, and text interpretation.The Audition COACHWest Hollwood, www.myspace.
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