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8 items from 2011


Win: Punishment Park On Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away

2 December 2011 3:48 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Punishment Park (Masters of Cinema) is to be released in the UK in a new Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD edition on 23 January 2012. We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away.

Both controversial and relentless in its depiction of suppression and brutality, Punishment Park was heavily attacked by the mainstream press and permitted only the barest of releases in 1971. However, like Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool (1969) and Robert Kramer’s Ice (1969), Peter Watkins’ film has established itself as one of the key, yet rarely seen, radical films of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Giving voice to the disaffected youth of America that had lived through the campus riots at Berkeley, the trial of the Chicago Seven and who were witnessing the escalation of the Vietnam War, Punishment Park was named by Rolling Stone as one of their top ten films of 1971 and has earned many admirers in the four decades since its release. »

- Matt Holmes

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Robert Forster, Denise Grayson Photo: Governors Awards 2011

17 November 2011 3:35 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Forster, Denise Grayson Oscar-nominated Actor Robert Forster, soon to be seen supporting George Clooney in Alexander Payne's likely Oscar contender The Descendants, is seen with actress Denise Grayson attend the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree (Jones was in London, appearing onstage with Vanessa Redgrave); makeup artist Dick Smith (The Godfather Part II), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Robert Forster was a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997). Forster's other film credits include John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye, Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool, and George Cukor's Justine. Among Denise Grayson's movie credits is David Fincher's critically acclaimed The Social Network. »

- D. Zhea

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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 2)

4 October 2011 11:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the second of a five-part feature (read part one here)...

“After Hang ’em High [1968], I acted in several pictures without being actively involved in their production,” recalled California filmmaker Clint Eastwood. “Then I found myself making my directorial debut directing second unit on a picture of Don Siegel’s.” The action crime thriller introduced audience members to the actor’s signature role of no nonsense Police Inspector Harry Callahan. “Don had the flu and I replaced him for the sequence where Harry tries to convince the would-be-suicide not to jump into the void. That turned out Ok, because, for lack of space on the window ledge, the only place to perch me was on the crane. I shot this scene, then another one, and I began to think more seriously about directing.” The helmer of Dirty Harry (1971) had a »

- flickeringmyth

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Focus on Chicago Filmmakers at 47th Chicago International Film Festival

29 September 2011 2:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Chicago, Il - Cinema/Chicago announced that the 47Th Chicago International Film Festival will spotlight a diverse group of actors and filmmakers with Illinois and Chicago connections through two unique Festival programs: City & State and Chicago Connections.

From the Opening Night Presentation of The Last Rites of Joe May starring longtime Chicago thespian Dennis Farina to Xan Aranda.s look into the inner world of Chicago-bred musician Andrew Bird (Andrew Bird: Fever Year), and a short film program featuring promising new Illinois filmmakers (Shorts 1: City & State), this year.s City & State picks showcase the best features, documentaries and short films with roots in Chicago or Illinois. A Festival jury will select the best film in this category, which will be presented with the Chicago Award.

Chicago Connections, a ticketed series of screenings, discussions and Q&A.s, will honor notable native Chicagoans John C. Reilly, Haskell Wexler, Joe Swanberg, »

- Michelle McCue

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DVD Playhouse--July 2011

6 July 2011 5:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—July 2011

By Allen Gardner

The Music Room (Criterion) Satyajit Ray’s 1958 masterpiece looks at the life of a fallen aristocrat as a metaphor for an India that is not only becoming Westernized, but modernized technologically and culturally beyond recognition. When the beloved music room, where he has hosted lavish concerts in the past, starts falling into disrepair as attendance drops steadily, the man realizes his way of life is vanishing. Stunningly shot in black & white, one of Ray’s finest works. Bonuses: Documentary on Ray from 1984 by Shyam Benegal; Interviews with Ray biographer Andrew Robinson and filmmaker Mira Nair; Excerpt from 1981 roundtable discussion between Ray, critic Michael Ciment, director Claude Sautet. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Full screen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

Beauty And The Beast (Criterion) Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of the classic fairy tale become a beloved classic upon its 1946 release, and hasn’t faded since. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Eat My Shorts: SXSW 2011 Shorts and Mediums

23 March 2011 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Documentaries, SXSW Film Festival, Columns, Cinematical

Eat My Shorts is a bi-weekly column that showcases and reviews short films.

More than 130 short films, including narrative, animation and documentary varieties and new works from the likes of Harmony Korine (we shared that awesomeness earlier) and Ondi Timoner, could be seen at SXSW this year. That's not even including the music video program, which could very well count, especially since some of the official short series featured examples of the format. At lengths of anywhere between a minute and a half-hour each, that's a lot of entertainment.

While in Austin, I managed to only see a small fraction of the offerings, such as the four excellent selections for this year's Medium Cool program of "(not so) shorts." There was the early Jarmusch-like 'John's Gone' by the Safdie brothers, the long-form Arcade Fire video, titled 'Scenes from the Suburbs,' »

- Christopher Campbell

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Eat My Shorts: SXSW 2011 Shorts and Mediums

23 March 2011 3:00 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Documentaries, SXSW Film Festival, Columns, Cinematical

Eat My Shorts is a bi-weekly column that showcases and reviews short films.

More than 130 short films, including narrative, animation and documentary varieties and new works from the likes of Harmony Korine (we shared that awesomeness earlier) and Ondi Timoner, could be seen at SXSW this year. That's not even including the music video program, which could very well count, especially since some of the official short series featured examples of the format. At lengths of anywhere between a minute and a half-hour each, that's a lot of entertainment.

While in Austin, I managed to only see a small fraction of the offerings, such as the four excellent selections for this year's Medium Cool program of "(not so) shorts." There was the early Jarmusch-like 'John's Gone' by the Safdie brothers, the long-form Arcade Fire video, titled 'Scenes from the Suburbs,' »

- Christopher Campbell

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SXSW 2011: ‘Clear Blue’ Trailer

7 March 2011 10:08 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Written and Directed by Lindsay MacKay

Watch the trailer for Clear Blue, a narrative short screening at SXSW this year in the “Medium Cool” category, and you’ll probably be intrigued if not a little hesitant to discover why a naïve young lifeguard, Simon (Chris Sheffield), is tripping over his swim shorts for a woman in her 60’s (Nancy Linehan Charles).

Go see Clear Blue and you’ll discover that there’s more behind the teenager’s obsession with and desire for the early-morning regular at the pool.

The film opens in silence with a lovely clip of foreshadowing as a pair of red swim trunks float slowly to the surface of an indoor swimming pool. One of my favorite moments in the film is Simon’s first early-morning shift in which he stands before the empty pool with his lifeguard whistle around his neck and practices chiding imaginary swimmers, »

- Alice Gray

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