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Alan Parker: 'Bugsy Malone' financier Rank was a "disgrace"

5 December 2016 5:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.

Acclaimed UK director Alan Parker discussed his career during a masterclass at the European Film Forum in Brussels last Friday [Dec 2].

Parker was in typically lively form as he looked back over a career that saw him direct 14 features, many of which were box office hits. The veteran filmmaker confirmed that he is now fully retired, with no intention to direct any further films.

“It is really the most difficult thing in the world to get a film financed and it is a very debilitating thing to do it,” Parker said. “One of the reasons I stopped making films was because of that. I used to love the camaraderie of the film set, I used to love writing films but trying to get the money…”

Parker likened himself to the man near his home who sits by the cash machine begging. “He always »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Alan Parker: 'Bugsy Malone' financier Rank were a "disgrace"

5 December 2016 5:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.

Acclaimed UK director Alan Parker discussed his career during a masterclass at the European Film Forum in Brussels last Friday [Dec 2].

Parker was in typically belligerent form as he looked back over a career that saw him direct 14 features, many of which were box office hits. The veteran filmmaker confirmed that he is now fully retired, with no intention to direct any further films.

“It is really the most difficult thing in the world to get a film financed and it is a very debilitating thing to do it,” Parker said. “One of the reasons I stopped making films was because of that. I used to love the camaraderie of the film set, I used to love writing films but trying to get the money…”

Parker likened himself to the man near his home who sits by the cash machine begging. “He always »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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David Puttnam Heads Apsa All-Star Anniversary Jury

17 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning producer and former studio chief David Puttnam, arguably the biggest name at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, will head the Jury of Juries for the organization’s 10th anniversary. The U.K. Parliament member has strong ties to Asia via his film work and in his role as a trade envoy for the British government.

It will also be his second stint on the Apsa’s jury — he served as president for the 2010 jury, which bestowed best feature honors on “Aftershock.” This year, the Apsa brought back a group of former jury presidents for the jury, with Puttnam in top role.

While his name is synonymous with the very British Oscar winner “Chariots of Fire” (1981), which scooped up four golden statuettes including best picture, Puttnam produced several films set in the region. These include Marcel Ophüls’ “The Memory of Justice” (1976), about war crimes in Vietnam and during World War II, »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Review: "The Commitments" (1991) Starring Andrew Strong, Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angelina Ball and Bronagh Gallagher; Blu-ray & Region 2 UK DVD Release From Rlj Entertainment Ltd

3 October 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Dawn Dabell

Can it really be 25 years since the release of The Commitments? An acclaimed hit with audiences and critics alike when first seen, it quickly grew in stature into something of a modern classic and has remained perennially popular ever since. It has also inspired touring bands, a major stage production and a few million sub-standard karaoke renditions of the iconic Mustang Sally (and other ditties) in pubs up and down the land.

Unemployed Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) dreams of being a band manager, and places an ad in the local paper – “Have you got soul? If so the world’s hardest working band is looking for you.” Various losers, opportunists and drop-outs turn up at his door to audition, but bit by bit he manages to put together an inexperienced band comprising ten members: men, women, backing singers, guitarists, saxophonists, a drummer and an unlikely lead vocalist »

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Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016: Amy Adams And Ethan Hawke To Receive Actor Tributes

7 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced today that Ethan Hawke and Amy Adams will be presented with Actor and Actress Tributes, and Oliver Stone will receive the Director Tribute at the 2016 Ifp Gotham Independent Film Awards. The awards will take place on Monday, November 28th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Read More: ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Tangerine’ Win Big at 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards

“We are honored to have Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, and Oliver Stone as our Actress, Actor, and Director Tribute honorees at this year’s Gotham Awards,” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of Ifp and the Made in NY Media Center. “Each with a remarkable body of work that continues to challenge, thrill, and inspire audiences, we are proud to celebrate their numerous artistic achievements and honor their contributions to the landscape of cinema with these Tributes.”

Amy Adams has been nominated for five Oscars for her performances in “Junebug, »

- Vikram Murthi

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September 6th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Haunted Honeymoon and Hammer Films Double Features

5 September 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Now that September is finally underway, you can expect to see a lot of horror and sci-fi offerings making their way to Blu-ray and DVD from now until Halloween. This Tuesday, we have a handful of selections to look forward to, including a double dose of Hammer Films double features, Haunted Honeymoon (directed by and starring the late, great Gene Wilder), and a trio of new releases: The Neighbor, Tale of Tales, and The Ones Below.

Other notable home entertainment releases for September 6th include Supernatural: Season 11, The Flash: Season Two, The Dead Room, The Darkness, and Night of the Living Deb.

Hammer Films Double Feature: Revenge of Frankenstein & The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (Mill Creek Entertainment, Blu-ray)

For more than four decades, Hammer Films’ unique blend of horror, science fiction, thrills and comedy dominated countless drive-ins and movie theaters. Enjoy this impeccable collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer Imagination! »

- Heather Wixson

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New Release Date for Gene Wilder’s Haunted Honeymoon Blu-ray

1 September 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Earlier this week, we lost one of the world's great sources of laughter, joy, and creative wonder with the passing of Gene Wilder. While Wilder and his endearing benevolence will be sorely missed, his comedic genius will live on through his work, including 1986's Haunted Honeymoon, which will now be released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber a bit sooner than originally expected.

Blu-ray.com reports that Kino Lorber will release their Haunted Honeymoon Blu-ray on September 6th, bumping it up from its initially scheduled September 27th debut.

Wilder co-wrote, directed, and starred in Haunted Honeymoon alongside his wife, the late, great Gilda Radner. According to Amazon, the special features for the Blu-ray will include trailers, and you can view the cover art and synopsis below.

In addition to Haunted Honeymoon, Kino Lorber has also moved the Blu-ray release of another Gene Wilder film, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, »

- Derek Anderson

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5 Things Happening in the World of Pro Wrestling

26 August 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

1.Adam Cole came out victorious, as predicted by me last week, at Death Before Dishonor. It’s a well deserved victory for an up and coming star. What that victory, it caps Ring of Honor’s first real attempt at an episodic story line. One legitimate issue I’ve had with Ring of Honor television is the fact that apart from some rudimentary nods to their Pay Per Views, the shows have been random matches that have no real meaning. Wrestling is story telling. If we wanted to see two guys, or ladies, fight, we’d watch Mma. While the story was spotty, the fact they found a way to keep us viewed to the screen every week is a step in the right direction if the company hopes to expand. One bit of advice I have for Ring of Honor. Get Steve Corino back on color commentary! You have »

- Tim Jousma

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At&T’s DirecTV Latin America Acquires Sky, Canal Plus Series ‘The Last Panthers’

22 August 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid — At&T-owned DirecTV Latin America, the region’s biggest satellite TV multi-channel operator, has acquired rights to European heist thriller “The Last Panthers,” a flagship television-series co-production of Europe’s biggest two pay-tv groups, Sky and Vivendi’s Canal Plus.

The Last Panthers’” joint distribution worldwide is handled by Vivendi-owned Studiocanal and Sky Vision. Dtvla will broadcast “The Last Panthers,” an intricate Europe-wide crime saga, from Aug. 22.

With 19 million clients in Latin America, thanks in large part to partnerships with Globo at Sky Brasil and Televisa at Sky Mexico, DirecTV will add a score or more territories to “The Last Panther” sales markets, which now reach 122 territories in total, a mark of just how widely select Euro TV series are licensing these days.

Canal Plus aired “The Last Panthers” in France, which Sky rolled it out Nov. 22 across all five European territories where it operates, reaching 21 million subscribers in Britain, Germany »

- John Hopewell

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DVD Review – River (2015)

18 July 2016 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

River, 2015.

Directed by Jamie M. Dagg.

Starring Rossif Sutherland, Sara Botsford, Ted Atherton and Aidan Gillett.

 

Synopsis:

Working for an Ngo in Laos, volunteer doctor John (Rossif Sutherland) is devastated when a patient dies on the operating table.  Ordered to take some leave, he decides to explore the country and heads south.  When he comes across the aftermath of a rape, he gets into a fight with the perpetrator and becomes the prime suspect in the man’s murder.  He needs to get out of the country.  Fast.

The innocent abroad when everything goes wrong.  A familiar idea, with Midnight Express one of the best examples.  So what do you do if you’re half way around the world, you only speak a few words of the language and you’re accused of murder?  If you’re John, the doctor at the centre of Jamie M. Dagg’s River, you go on the run. »

- Freda Cooper

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Michael Cimino & the Best Director Oscar Since

6 July 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Eric here with thinking about the past 40 years of Oscars Best Director category.

This past Saturday, director Michael Cimino passed away at age 77.  Cimino won the Best Director Oscar for 1978’s The Deer Hunter, beating Woody Allen (Interiors), Hal Ashby (Coming Home), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait), and Alan Parker (Midnight Express).  While those five actual films are of varying quality, the names behind them are all heavyweights and it was formidable company.

The Deer Hunter was a divisive film upon its release and remains so today (praised for its leisurely-paced first half and its capture of inexpressive male friendship; criticized for the Russian Roulette melodrama and its depiction of the Vietnamese). With The Deer Hunter, Cimino aimed to make something epic and classically Greek in its storytelling, and watching the film you can actually feel his young talent. Cimino next famously (infamously?) went on to direct 1980’s Heaven’s Gate, »

- Eric Blume

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Oliver Stone Talks ‘Snowden’ Financing Struggle, Film vs. TV and Military ‘Adulation’ in Movies

25 June 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nantucket, Mass. — Oliver Stone pulled no punches and named names in detailing the struggle to finance his new movie about National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden during a Q&A Saturday with fellow director Bennett Miller.

During the wide-ranging discussion, held as part of the Nantucket Film Festival, Stone also weighed in on his lack of enthusiasm for most serialized TV dramas, his disdain for the “adulation” of the U.S. military in many contemporary films and how Dino De Laurentiis dashed his hopes for “Conan the Barbarian” to have blossomed as a long-running franchise.

The intimate gathering at a private home on the water included actor Zachary Quinto, who plays journalist Glenn Greenwald in “Snowden,” and numerous writer-directors with pics at the fest, such as Mike Birbiglia (“Don’t Think Twice”), Julia Hart (“Miss Stevens”), Clay Tweel (“Gleason”) and Chris Kelly (“Other People”). The Nantucket fest, which wraps Monday, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Godfather of Disco’ Giorgio Moroder on Scoring ‘Tron’ and Other New Forays Into Soundtracks

13 June 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Godfather of disco” Giorgio Moroder, 76, has been really busy since the release in 2013 of Daft Punk album “Random Access Memories,” featuring his spoken word contribution in a tribute track titled “Giorgio by Moroder.” It generated his fourth Grammy, a globetrotting tour as a superstar disk spinner, and a solo album titled “Deja Vu,” released in 2015. More recently Moroder also revived his glorious career as a soundtrack composer, co-creating the music for Disney’s “Tron Run/r” videogame and for USA network’s TV series “Queen of the South,” set to go on air this summer in America. With current composing partner Raney Schokne, Moroder is also working on the soundtrack for Walter Hill’s upcoming gender reassignment thriller “Tomboy,” which stars Michelle Rodriguez as a male hitman who falls in the hands of a rogue surgeon – played by Sigourney Weaver – who turns him into a woman. He’s also got a new solo album in the works.

Moroder, who was honored on Friday at the American Academy in Rome with a McKim Medal, spoke to Variety about his new forays into crafting soundtracks and the latest twists in his career.

I think ‘Tron’ was the first time you scored a videogame. Was it a challenge?

It’s actually a lot easier than a movie. Because the tracks are a lot shorter. I can compose – say – fifteen-seconds of music; then we do about twenty different mixes of that piece, which the guy who is editing the game can use. It’s all very fast. And you don’t need to watch the visuals while you are composing, because you can’t do anything directly yourself anyway. I’m not saying it’s that easy, but it’s quite different. Also, initially the new ‘Tron’ videogame pieces were short, but then we made them longer. We made eight or nine three-or-four minute tracks.

Can you tell me about ‘Queen of the South’?

It’s about dirt poor Mexican woman who becomes a drug-smuggling queen. She goes from Mexico to Texas and becomes a Scarface-like drug lord character, sort of like a female El Chapo. It has some similarities with Mexican telenovela ‘La Reina Del Sur,’ which starred Kate del Castillo, the actress who was with Sean Penn when he interviewed El Chapo, so I guess it’s all interconnected.

I believe this was your first time scoring a TV series. What was the work like? 

The production sort of wanted the sound and fast rhythm I created in the 1970’s on songs like Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” and also Blondie’s “Call Me.” They also really liked my 1980’s work on the “Scarface” soundtrack. Initially I thought to myself: ‘I would have gone for a different sound.’ But now I’m really happy with the way Raney [Schokne] and I did it.

What can you tell me about working on Walter Hill’s ‘Tomboy’?

I met Walter Hill when he produced “Alien.” Right now “Tomboy” is one of my main projects. I’m working on it with Raney Shockne and we are almost done, but I can’t tell you more.

What’s your other main project?

I’m working on a new single with Windy Wagner, which I will be releasing after I finish my dj tour in September. It will be the first single from my next album.

What are the movie soundtracks you’ve done that you are most fond of? 

Well, I haven’t done that many. “Midnight Express” was all synth. It was my first film and is still the closest to my heart because, aside the fact that I won an Oscar for it, I had no idea what Alan Parker wanted. He never told me, so I did pretty much what I wanted. “Scarface” was a great film for me. But there are two really standout films for me. One is the theme I wrote for “Flashdance,” because it encapsulates a complete body of music. The lyrics are good, Irene Cara who sang it, was amazing. It was released before the movie, and it helped the movie. The other is “Take My Breath Away” [from “Top Gun”], that’s the one I like the most from a purely musical standpoint.

How does it feel at your age, to spin discs for such huge crowds?

I really like it. I’ve always wanted to be a performing artist, but my voice wasn’t that great. And I was also afraid of performing. So I never really pursued it. But now I’m not nervous at all. The great thing about it is around 70 percent of the tracks I play are my own, including some new tracks.

Your works have been remixed and covered so much. What’s your favorite redo of ‘I Feel Love’ besides the Donna Summer version?

I love the way violinist Vanessa Mae covered ‘I Feel Love,’ it’s certainly one of my favorite remixes of that song

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- Nick Vivarelli

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‘Godfather of Disco’ Giorgio Moroder on Scoring ‘Tron’ and Other New Forays Into Soundtracks

13 June 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Godfather of disco” Giorgio Moroder, 76, has been really busy since the release in 2013 of Daft Punk album “Random Access Memories,” featuring his spoken word contribution in a tribute track titled “Giorgio by Moroder.” It generated his fourth Grammy, a globetrotting tour as a superstar disk spinner, and a solo album titled “Deja Vu,” released in 2015. More recently Moroder also revived his glorious career as a soundtrack composer, co-creating the music for Disney’s “Tron Run/r” videogame and for USA network’s TV series “Queen of the South,” set to go on air this summer in America. With current composing partner Raney Schokne, Moroder is also working on the soundtrack for Walter Hill’s upcoming gender reassignment thriller “Tomboy,” which stars Michelle Rodriguez as a male hitman who falls in the hands of a rogue surgeon – played by Sigourney Weaver – who turns him into a woman. He’s also got a new solo album in the works.

Moroder, who was honored on Friday at the American Academy in Rome with a McKim Medal, spoke to Variety about his new forays into crafting soundtracks and the latest twists in his career.

I think ‘Tron’ was the first time you scored a videogame. Was it a challenge?

It’s actually a lot easier than a movie. Because the tracks are a lot shorter. I can compose – say – fifteen-seconds of music; then we do about twenty different mixes of that piece, which the guy who is editing the game can use. It’s all very fast. And you don’t need to watch the visuals while you are composing, because you can’t do anything directly yourself anyway. I’m not saying it’s that easy, but it’s quite different. Also, initially the new ‘Tron’ videogame pieces were short, but then we made them longer. We made eight or nine three-or-four minute tracks.

Can you tell me about ‘Queen of the South’?

It’s about dirt poor Mexican woman who becomes a drug-smuggling queen. She goes from Mexico to Texas and becomes a Scarface-like drug lord character, sort of like a female El Chapo. It has some similarities with Mexican telenovela ‘La Reina Del Sur,’ which starred Kate del Castillo, the actress who was with Sean Penn when he interviewed El Chapo, so I guess it’s all interconnected.

I believe this was your first time scoring a TV series. What was the work like? 

The production sort of wanted the sound and fast rhythm I created in the 1970’s on songs like Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” and also Blondie’s “Call Me.” They also really liked my 1980’s work on the “Scarface” soundtrack. Initially I thought to myself: ‘I would have gone for a different sound.’ But now I’m really happy with the way Raney [Schokne] and I did it.

What can you tell me about working on Walter Hill’s ‘Tomboy’?

I met Walter Hill when he produced “Alien.” Right now “Tomboy” is one of my main projects. I’m working on it with Raney Shockne and we are almost done, but I can’t tell you more.

What’s your other main project?

I’m working on a new single with Windy Wagner, which I will be releasing after I finish my dj tour in September. It will be the first single from my next album.

What are the movie soundtracks you’ve done that you are most fond of? 

Well, I haven’t done that many. “Midnight Express” was all synth. It was my first film and is still the closest to my heart because, aside the fact that I won an Oscar for it, I had no idea what Alan Parker wanted. He never told me, so I did pretty much what I wanted. “Scarface” was a great film for me. But there are two really standout films for me. One is the theme I wrote for “Flashdance,” because it encapsulates a complete body of music. The lyrics are good, Irene Cara who sang it, was amazing. It was released before the movie, and it helped the movie. The other is “Take My Breath Away” [from “Top Gun”], that’s the one I like the most from a purely musical standpoint.

How does it feel at your age, to spin discs for such huge crowds?

I really like it. I’ve always wanted to be a performing artist, but my voice wasn’t that great. And I was also afraid of performing. So I never really pursued it. But now I’m not nervous at all. The great thing about it is around 70 percent of the tracks I play are my own, including some new tracks.

Your works have been remixed and covered so much. What’s your favorite redo of ‘I Feel Love’ besides the Donna Summer version?

I love the way violinist Vanessa Mae covered ‘I Feel Love,’ it’s certainly one of my favorite remixes of that song

»

- Nick Vivarelli

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Film Sales Company to sell 'Midnight Return'

2 May 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.

Sally Sussman’s film explores the backstory and aftermath of Alan Parker’s 1978 Cannes Film Festival premiere Midnight Express, which earned a best screenplay Oscar for then little-known Oliver Stone, drew the wrath of the Turkish government and became an overnight sensation.

Stone, Parker and producers David Puttnam and Peter Guber discuss their involvement, while the film’s real-life inspiration Billy Hayes attempts to return to Turkey in an effort to rebuild bridges.

“This film proves the maxim that fact is stranger than fiction and is a must see for any cinephile,” said Herwitz.

Sussman said: “Very few films stay in the zeitgeist for decades after their release but Midnight Express is one of them.

“Everyone remembers that movie but what they don’t know is the true story, which is much »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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2016 Cannes Classics Line-Up Includes Restored Films By Kieślowski, Tarkovsky, Godard & More

20 April 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that most of the Cannes Film Festival 2016 line-up has been settled when it comes to new premieres, their Cannes Classics sidebar of restored films is not only a treat for those attending, but a hint at what we can expect to arrive at repertory theaters and labels like Criterion in the coming years.

Today they’ve unveiled their line-up, which is toplined by Bertrand Tavernier‘s new 3-hour and 15-minute documentary about French cinema, Voyage à travers le cinéma français. They will also be screening William Friedkin‘s Sorcerer following his masterclass. Along with various documentaries, both classics in the genre and ones about films, they will also premiere new restorations of Andrei Tarkovsky‘s SolarisJean-Luc Godard‘s Masculin féminin, two episodes of Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s The Decalogue, as well as films from Kenji Mizoguchi, Marlon Brando, Jacques Becker, Mario Bava, and more.

Check out the line-up below. »

- Jordan Raup

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Depp and Heard's biosecurity thriller ends in lo-fi hostage video – review

18 April 2016 1:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What began as a tense international relations drama/dog movie fuelled by breakthrough performances from Pistol and Boo leaves the audience searching for answers in cryptic denouement

Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp has delivered a startling fall-from-grace character portrait in the final act of the legal/biosecurity thriller nobody expected: one part intrepid dog movie and two parts international relations drama, like The International by way of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, with a dash of Midnight Express thrown in.

Related: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard record awkward video apology over dogs

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- Luke Buckmaster

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Depp and Heard's biosecurity thriller ends in lo-fi hostage video – review

18 April 2016 1:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

What began as a tense international relations drama/dog movie fuelled by breakthrough performances from Pistol and Boo leaves the audience searching for answers in cryptic denouement

Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp has delivered a startling fall-from-grace character portrait in the final act of the legal/biosecurity thriller nobody expected: one part intrepid dog movie and two parts international relations drama, like The International by way of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, with a dash of Midnight Express thrown in.

Related: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard record awkward video apology over dogs

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- Luke Buckmaster

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MipTV: Haut et Court, Anonymous Content Team on Soccer Drama ‘United We Stand’ (Exclusive)

4 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes– Paris-based Haut et Court, the talent-driven outfit behind French hit supernatural drama “The Returned,” is joining forces with U.S. powerhouse Anonymous Content (“Spotlight,” “The Revenant”) to co-produce Pierre Mezerette’s “United We Stand,” a European, English-language TV series exploring the world of soccer.

Haut et Court’s Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Simon Arnal are developing the series with Richard Brown at Anonymous Content, which is having an outstanding year having just won the Oscar for best film with Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” and four Academy Awards for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.”

An ensemble series created by Mezerette, “United We Stand” follows the trajectories of several characters working in various fields of high-level football — from club managers to players, agents, medical teams, supporters and journalists.

Boasting a singular concept and taking place in an unspecified European country, “United We Stand” won’t contain any game footage and »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Oliver Stone to Receive Nantucket Film Festival Honor

29 March 2016 7:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone will be honored with the Nantucket Film Festival’s 2016 Screenwriters Tribute Award.

Stone’s latest film, 2016’s “Snowden,” profiles former CIA employee Edward Snowden and stars Joseph Gordon-LevittShailene Woodley and Scott Eastwood.

Oliver Stone has brought some of the most thought-provoking, illuminating and iconic cinema to audiences over the years. The vastness of his body of written work can be seen in both breadth and depth,” said the festival’s executive director, Mystelle Brabbée, in a statement. “Very few screenwriters have consistently reached as high or have taken as many chances in screenplay after screenplay.”

With four decades of experience in the industry, Stone has written, directed and produced nearly 30 feature films, accruing a total of three Oscar wins: Best Director for “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989), Best Director for “Platoon” (1986) and Best Writing for “Midnight Express” (1979).

Previous recipients of the Screenwriters Tribute Award, »

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