6 items from 2017
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Like the majority of Lars von Trier films, from the first moments of Antichrist, one will be able to discern if it’s an experience they want to proceed with. For those will to endure its specific unpleasantness, there’s a poetic, affecting exploration of despair at its center. Chaos reigns, indeed. – Jordan R.
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HBO.s critically acclaimed The Leftovers returns to Foxtel this week after shooting a large chunk of its third and final season in Australia last year.
The show tracks the impact of The Sudden Departure, in which two per cent of the world.s population vanished without a trace, on those left behind.
As the show.s regular director and Ep Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) puts it: .If you.re going to do a show about the end of the world, what greater place to go to than Australia, which is practically at the end of the world to us (laughs)..
Leder and the production team, including creators Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election), on whose novel the series is based, were inspired by the Australian films of the 70s.
.Season two was very much inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock, »
- Harry Windsor
Paris — The third and final season of “The Leftovers” kicks off tonight on HBO. Anticipating its debut, Paris’ Series Mania TV festival opened Thursday with “The Leftovers’” first two episodes playing to an enraptured general public at its Grand Rex 2,800-seater art deco cinema theater. The show’s co-creator, Damon Lindelof (“Lost”), stars Justin Theroux and Christopher Ecclestone and composer Max Richter were in tow. Lindelof also delivered a masterclass Q & A Saturday night at Series Mania. Semi-impressionistic non-spoiler reviews of Season 3 have already been published. Here are eight pointers about the show from Paris at the beginning of the end.
1.Season 3, Episode 2
If “The Leftovers” had been in competition in Paris, Connie Coon, playing Nora – who lost her husband and two children in Season 1’s Departure, which saw 2% of the earth’s population inexplicably disappear – would surely be in the running for best actress. Here, she plays a woman of fierce intelligence still trying to find »
- John Hopewell and Jamie Lang
Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front and behind the camera.
In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum and chief TV critic Maureen Ryan talk with Damon Lindelof, showrunner and executive producer of “The Leftovers,” the acclaimed HBO drama which begins its third and final season Sunday.
The fact that the show was ending did change the writing process this time around, Lindelof said.
“We had to pace the show differently because we didn’t want [it] to feel rushed,” he noted, adding that the show didn’t add too many new characters, which would have been difficult when it was “moving into a modality of ending things.”
We will see more of Scott Glenn, who plays Kevin Garvey’s dad, Kevin Garvey Sr; Glenn is a series regular in the third year. And much of the action in Season 3 shifts »
- Maureen Ryan
Russell Boyd (r) with Peter Weir (l) shooting Master and Commander.
On May 6, the Acs National Awards for Cinematography will be held at Nsw Parliament House, the 46th edition of the annual awards..
Judging feature work can be a tricky proposition, says Boyd. .We.re there to judge the cinematography, not the story or the direction, although that can influence your decisions..
Boyd may be a veteran, with credits ranging from The Last Wave to Liar Liar, but he has well and truly embraced the digital revolution. .I really only shoot commercials these days and they.re all digital, »
- Harry Windsor
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Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki
In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the Japanese master who took the art of the B movie to sublime new heights with his deliriously inventive approach to narrative and visual style. This series showcases seven of the New Wave renegade’s works from his career breakthrough in the sixties: Take Aim at the Police Van (1960), an off-kilter whodunit; Youth of the Beast (1963), an explosive yakuza thriller; Gate of Flesh (1964), a pulpy social critique; Story of a Prostitute (1965), a tragic romance; Tokyo Drifter »
- Ryan Gallagher
6 items from 2017
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