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IndieWire Fall Film Festival Wish List: The 56 Movies We Want to See Most

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dunkirk” aside, deep summer looks like a fallow season for major films — but appearances are deceiving. This is perhaps their most-essential moment on the movie calendar, as it’s when distributors huddle, haggle, and negotiate to determine which movies will head for the almighty awards-season launch festivals of Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York.

From the festivals’ perspectives, they’re vying for the starriest red-carpet gala world premieres. (The exception is Telluride, which doesn’t have to vie; it gets to cherry pick its impeccably curated four-day Labor Day Weekend selection in secret.) Ahead of next week’s rollout of announcements, we called around for intel on what we can expect to see.

Read MoreRichard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

Of course, some films either won’t be ready to screen until year’s end, or will skip festivals and go straight to audiences. »

- Anne Thompson and Dana Harris

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Todd Haynes Wonderstruck Selected as Centerpiece For 55th New York Film Festival

10 July 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

We’re getting close to that time of the year again! The 55th annual New York Film Festival kicks off this September with Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” which is a loose sequel to “The Last Detail” from 1973, as its Opening Film. The good people at the Film Society of Lincoln Center selected “Wonderstruck” from […]

The post Todd Haynes Wonderstruck Selected as Centerpiece For 55th New York Film Festival appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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20 New Movies That Will Define This Year in Indie Cinema, From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘A Ghost Story’

14 June 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This month’s BAMcinemaFest isn’t just for New York cinephiles, as the annual festival routinely rolls out a slate that includes the year’s best indie offerings, giving many of them a major boost before they roll out theatrical runs. This year is no different, as the Brooklyn-based event will play home to a slew of festival favorites, including a hefty dose of Sundance’s buzziest titles and some big-time SXSW winners and everything in between, most of them bound for a release in a theater (hopefully) near you.

Read More: Richard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

As we look ahead to the rest of the year in indie cinema, these 20 titles stand out as some of the best and the brightest still left on the calendar. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of information on each of them to satiate you. »

- Kate Erbland and Eric Kohn

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Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying to open 55th New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-06-14 15:04:53

14 June 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying to open 55th New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center (Flag Day in the Us is today, June 14) announced on Monday that the World Premiere of Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying - co-written with Darryl Ponicsan (Cinderella Liberty, The Last Detail), produced by Ginger Sledge, John Sloss, and Thomas Lee Wright, starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne - is the Opening Night Gala selection of the New York Film Festival. Linklater's terrific Boyhood team of cinematographer Shane F Kelly, editor Sandra Adair, and costume designer Kari Perkins worked also on his latest.

Kent Jones: "Last Flag Flying is many things at once - infectiously funny, quietly shattering, celebratory, mournful, meditative, intimate, expansive, vastly entertaining, and …" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair is Kent Jones. Dennis Lim, Fslc Director of Programming; Florence Almozini, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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New Linklater Film to Open Nyff

13 June 2017 4:08 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Chris here. You may think it's a little early to start prepping for fall film festival season, but New York Film Festival wants to prove you wrong. The festival just announced its opening film and it's one we've heard surprisingly little about: Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying.

The film will be a spiritual sequel of sorts to Hal Ashby's The Last Detail, with Bryan Cranston taking over Jack Nicholson's reins. Cranston stars with Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell, and the men head off on a coastal road trip after Carell's son dies while serving overseas in Iraq. If this sounds on the treacly side, we can count on Linklater to give it some verve. Plus if Nyff has the confidence in the film to announce its major placement several months away, the Texan filmmaker could have something special coming our way.

The film will open in the »

- Chris Feil

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The Opening Night Selection for the 2017 New York Film Festival is Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying”

13 June 2017 3:32 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Believe it or not, we’re already at the point in the year where fall film festival announcements are being made. Yesterday afternoon, the first shot across the bow was fired when the New York Film Festival announced Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying as it’s Opening Night Selection. Getting a bit of a head start on things, Nyff is planting a flag, no pun intended, on this flick as an awards vehicle. Linklater nearly took home an Oscar for Boyhood, so he’s certainly due. Could this do it for him? Time will tell, but getting this prestigious slot at Nyff is a strong first step. There’s plenty of reason to be excited for this one. This film is a road trip tale, working as a sort of pseudo sequel to the classic The Last Detail. In the press release, Film Society described it thusly: “In Richard Linklater’s lyrical road movie, »

- Joey Magidson

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Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' to open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

In an unusually early announcement, top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have selected Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying to open the 55th New York Film Festival.

The film will receive its world premiere on September 28 and marks another coup for the streaming giants after Netflix’s 13th opened the festival last year. Amazon Studios financed Last Flag Flying and will release theatrically in the awards season corridor on November 17. FilmNation holds international sales rights.

Last Flag Flying stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell’s character who has been killed in Iraq.

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters played in Hal Ashby’s 1973 drama The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young.

New York Film »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Last Flag Flying' to open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Amazon Studios lands awards season slot, will release theatrically in November.

In an unusually early announcement, top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center have selected Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying to open the 55th New York Film Festival.

The film will receive its world premiere on September 28 and marks another coup for the streaming giants after Netflix’s 13th opened the festival last year. Amazon Studios financed Last Flag Flying and will release theatrically in the awards season corridor on November 17. FilmNation holds international sales rights.

Last Flag Flying stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne as three Vietnam-era Navy veterans who reunite to bury the son of Carell’s character who has been killed in Iraq.

Carell, Cranston and Fishburne portray older versions of the characters played in Hal Ashby’s 1973 drama The Last Detail by Randy Quaid, Jack Nicholson and the late Otis Young.

New York Film »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Intense First Look at Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’; Film to Open the New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s only June, but studios are already gearing up for the impending awards season. As such, a major announcement comes today about filmmaker Richard Linklater’s next movie, Last Flag Flying, along with the first image from the film. The movie is actually a quasi-sequel to the 1973 Hal Ashby comedy The Last Detail and stars Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne as a trio of Vietnam veterans who are mourning the loss of Carell’s character’s son in the early days of the Iraq War. The film has been selected to open the New York … »

- Adam Chitwood

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Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” has been tapped as the opening night film of this year’s New York Film Festival.

The movie is a sequel of sorts to 1973’s “The Last Detail,” a profane drama about a group of Navy officers that scored Oscar nominations for Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid. Linklater’s film has an entirely new cast. It stars Steve Carell as Doc, a soft-spoken vet whose only child has been killed in the early days of the Iraqi invasion. Bryan Cranston plays Sal, the volatile part that Nicholson made famous, with Laurence Fishburne as another vet named Mueller. Together the friends go on a road trip up the Eastern Seaboard.

Last Flag Flying” will have its world premiere on Thursday, September 28. The film will open theatrically on November 17, 2017 from Amazon Studios. Past opening night films include hits such as “Gone Girl,” “Life of Pi,” and “The Social Network, »

- Brent Lang

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Richard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

12 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s New York Film Festival — the 55th edition of the lauded Gotham-set fest — is still a few months out, but they’ve already picked at least one starry premiere: Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying,” which will open Nyff on September 28.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced today that the road trip drama will serve as the Opening Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (taking place September 28 – October 15) and will have its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, September 28. The film will open theatrically on November 17 from Amazon Studios.

Read More: Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ Casts Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne

Linklater’s film is being billed as something of a “spiritual sequel” to Hal Ashby’s 1973 film “The Last Detail,” which starred Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young in an adaptation of Darryl Ponsican’s novel of the same name. »

- Kate Erbland

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How Today’s ‘Nonsensical’ Blockbuster Filmmaking Can Learn a Lesson From American Movies of the ’70s

7 June 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film critic Charles Taylor’s first collection of essays, “Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s,” explores the rich history of ’70s-era American filmmaking through a unique lens, opting to highlight some of the period’s underseen and often underappreciated gems. As one of the most fruitful times in American filmmaking, Taylor understands why certain features — including offerings from such respected filmmakers as Jonathan Demme, Walter Hill, and Irvin Kershner — didn’t quite make it big at a crowded box office, but he’s also eager to give them their due.

Told with an eye towards the current state of cinema — a blockbuster-driven machine that Taylor calls “nonsensical” and contributing to “the destruction of the idea of content” — the book is a loving look at some forgotten gems and the power of moviemaking that can often be ignored. In our excerpt from the book, »

- Indiewire Staff

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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

12 May 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven »

- Dave Roper

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Clifton James, Famed Character Actor And James Bond Veteran, Dead At 96

16 April 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Clifton James, the respected character actor who rose to fame as the bumbling southern Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond films, has passed away at age 96. James, a decorated veteran of WWII, appeared in many prominent films and TV series. Among his feature films: "Cool Hand Luke", "The Bonfire of the Vanities", "The Untouchables", "Juggernaut", "The Last Detail", "Will Penny" and "Something Wild". The portly James often portrayed lawmen and judges. His most prominent role came in Roger Moore's 1973 debut film as James Bond, "Live and Let Die".  The character of Pepper as a comical racist lawman named Sheriff J.W. Pepper undoubtedly made audiences laugh. But to die-hard Bond fans his presence represented the increasing amount of slapstick that characterized some of Moore's Bond films. The producers brought the character back in the 1974 007 film "The Man with the Golden Gun" in which he coincidentally »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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David Reviews Hal Ashby’s Being There [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review]

26 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Ever since Warner Brothers released their 30th Anniversary edition Blu-ray of Being There back in 2009, I’ve been tempted to add the disc to my home library. I can recall several occasions where I actually had the case in my hand, and at least one where I took what I would normally consider that first decisive step toward the checkout line, ready to finalize the purchase. But lingering suspicions that this film would eventually find its way into the Criterion Collection always managed to pry the item out of my fingers and back onto the shelf. A few months ago, my reluctance was vindicated by the announcement that Being There would sure enough soon bear a Cc spine number, and this past week, it finally became available to take home for the contemplation of all of us who “like to watch.”

Even for viewers who haven’t seen the film »

- David Blakeslee

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Read Cult Director Hal Ashby’s Long Lost, Final Script ‘Vital Parts’

16 March 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Legendary filmmaker Hal Ashby has no shortage of classics to his name — “Harold and Maude,” “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo,” “Being There” and more — and ’70s American cinema would not be the same without his contributions. But it seems he had another project that never saw the light of day.

Friend and former co-worker Michael Dare recovered “Vital Parts.” The script, which has been lost for 30 years, was the cult director’s adaptation of Thomas Berger’s novel of the same name.

Continue reading Read Cult Director Hal Ashby’s Long Lost, Final Script ‘Vital Parts’ at The Playlist. »

- Tess Bonn

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Is Steven Spielberg’s Trump-Timed ‘The Post’ the Start of a New Wave of Movies That Matter?

11 March 2017 12:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

I got a shiver of anticipation when I read the announcement on Monday that Steven Spielberg would direct “The Post,” a drama about The Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers, starring Tom Hanks as the fabled Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as publisher Katharine Graham. Set in 1971, the movie will center on the paper’s war with the White House over whether the Post had the right to publish the top-secret military documents — first leaked to The New York Times by Daniel Ellsberg — that charted the escalation and futility of the Vietnam War. I have no idea if Spielberg has been mulling this movie over for a while (the rights were bought by producer Amy Pascal last fall), but everything about the timing suggests that it’s no coincidence the announcement was made 45 days after the inauguration of Donald Trump. “The Post” is clearly a »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Macon Blair Casts Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson as ‘The Shitheads’

7 March 2017 9:02 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Fresh off the success of his Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance — which also marked his directorial debut — I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Macon Blair has already revealed his follow-up and has confirmed casting for his next project. According to Deadline, the actor-turned-director is developing The Shitheads in association with Imperative Entertainment, a dark comedy centered around two unqualified idiots tasked with escorting a millionaire to rehab — who just so happens to be a teenager.

Blair has found his leads with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who last teamed for the Death at a Funeral remake. They’ve both been confirmed for the film, which has been described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” which seems to be right up Blair’s alley. Based on his debut, along with all three of his roles in Jeremy Saulnier’s films, Blair has »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson are The Shitheads

7 March 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson have signed on to the comedy road movie The Shitheads, which is being written and directed by Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore).

The dark comedy is described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis” and follows “a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.”

Blair, whose acting work includes Blue Ruin and Green Room, made his directorial debut with the acclaimed I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, which stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood and received the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. Read our review here. »

- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: Luke Wilson and Tracy Morgan are The Shitheads

6 March 2017 6:56 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline is reporting that Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson have signed on to star in The Shitheads, a road trip comedy from I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore director Macon Blair. Billed as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” The Shitheads is about “a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.” It seems safe to assume that Wilson and Morgan are playing the bozos, but the Deadline story doesn’t say if the teenage millionaire has been cast yet. Maybe that means Shitheads will get a high-profile young person for the role, like a Kodi Smit-McPhee, an Asa Butterfield, or a Jacob Tremblay. Granted, he’s probably too young to play a troubled teenage millionaire on his way to rehab, but the kid is really good. You shouldn’t count him out just »

- Sam Barsanti

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