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Win a double pass to 'Stand by Me', 'Blade Runner' at Event's In The House

18 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Event Cinemas George Street General Manager Anthony Kierann describes In The House, Event's fortnightly event showcasing classic films, as more than just a screening program.—."it's an experience".

"The program has become a huge community event, a gathering of film buffs eager to see classics on the big screen," Kierann tells If.

Originally running solely in Event's flagship George St cinema, In The House went national after season three and now plays in Sa, Wa, Qld and Newcastle..

The George Street program includes a live interactive pre-show and film review with Channel Seven's Jason ('Jabba') Davis and Supanova Pop Culture Expo's David Quinn, whose pre-record is sent to the other cinemas around the country..

Courtesy of Event Cinemas, Inside Film is giving away a double pass to In The House's next screening at George St.—.of Rob Reiner's immortal coming-of-age classic Stand By Me, on March 3 (this Friday »

- Harry Windsor

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Martin Scorsese on Reuniting With De Niro for ‘Irishman,’ the Sinatra Biopic That Got Away

23 February 2017 4:17 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special event celebrating the director’s career at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday night. “To retain that passion is the key.”

Scorsese spoke about his passion, his work with film preservation and how the industry has changed during his long career. The Oscar-winning director also spoke about his upcoming project “The Irishman,” though he avoided mention of the rumors currently swirling around financing and rights to the film, including the possibility that Netflix could take worldwide rights in an eyebrow-raising deal.

The long-gestating “Irishman” is set to reunite Scorsese with Robert De Niro for a ninth time and would mark his first collaboration with Al Pacino. “Al and I have been trying to get to do a »

- Robert Mitchell

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Did the 2007 Oscars get it right?

22 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017

It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look...

The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what films are highly rated within 12 months of their release. What they can’t predict, however, is how well regarded their choices will age, and only time can tell you that. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting to go back a decade, and see how the winners of the 79th Academy Awards, handed out on February 25th 2007, stack up ten years on…

Best Picture: The Departed

Also nominated:

Babel Letters From Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen

At the time, there was a little bit of acceptance that The Departed was the Scent Of A Woman moment. That just as Al Pacino got rewarded for good work in a film that’s not his finest, »

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Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman bought by Netflix

22 February 2017 4:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Streaming giant Netflix has purchased the worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, The Irishman.

The long gestating movie which is to see the iconic director once again team up with Robert De Niro as the film’s star, will be the pair’s ninth collaboration together.

Working on such iconic movies as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, it’s easy to see why Netflix would want to jump on board the project which has been in development since 2008 at Paramount.

Steve Zaillian has written the script for The Irishman, based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The book centres on the exploits of the hitman and gangster Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran.

Scorsese’s latest film Silence, while enjoying much love in certain circles, has failed to impress at the box office. He will be looking for a commercial return to form with »

- Samuel Brace

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Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro Gangster Movie ‘The Irishman’ Acquired by Netflix

21 February 2017 8:37 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster movie, “The Irishman,” according to multiple media reports. Starring Scorsese favorite Robert De Niro, the crime drama is based on Charles Brandt’s 2004  book, “I Heard You Paint Houses.” Production is expected to start later this year and will mark Scorsese and De Niro’s ninth collaboration together, which has included “Casino,” “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull” and “Goodfellas.” Also Read: Robert De Niro Doubles Down on Trump Rant: 'Of Course I Want to Punch Him' (Video) Brandt’s book follows revelations from Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran »

- Debbie Emery

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Newswire: Netflix acquires Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro’s The Irishman

21 February 2017 8:26 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety reports that Netflix has acquired the rights to The Irishman, the latest collaboration between long-time friends Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Originally announced way back in 2010, the film is expected to start shooting later this year, and will be the ninth shared project between De Niro and his Raging Bull director. Based on Charles Brandt’s I Heard You Paint Houses, the film would cast De Niro as Frank Sheeran, the alleged contract killer who supposedly murdered labor leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Back when it was originally announced, the cast list for The Irishman read like a greatest hits of gangster movie stars, with Al Pacino and Joe Pesci both attached to co-star alongside De Niro. It’s not clear whether those deals are still in place seven years later, or if De Niro and Scorsese will be making their way to Netflix on their own.


- William Hughes

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Netflix Buys Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ Starring Robert De Niro

21 February 2017 7:10 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro.

Netflix would not comment on the deal but sources close to the project confirmed a report by IndieWire.

The Irishman” will be the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro. Steven Zaillian has written the script, based on the Charles Brandt’s 2004  book, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” which centered on the life of the mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran.

Scorsese and De Niro first partnered on 1973’s “Mean Streets,” followed by “Taxi Driver,” “New York, New York,” “Raging Bull,” “The King of Comedy,” “Goodfellas,” “Cape Fear” and 1995’s “Casino.”

Production on “The Irishman” is expected to start later this year.

The project originated in 2008 at Paramount with De Niro’s Tribeca Productions and De Niro’s producing partner Jane Rosenthal along with Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions.

The book title “I Heard You Paint Houses »

- Dave McNary

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Masters of Cinema Cast Episode 54 – Rocco and His Brothers

15 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

We return with a look at Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers. Enjoy!

From Masters of Cinema:

From Luchino Visconti — the master director of such classics as La terra tremaBellissima, and The Leopard — comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini’s La dolce vita and Antonioni’s L’avventura, Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers [Rocco e i suoi fratelli] ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations.

When a tight-knit family moves from Italy’s rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities – and threats – present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers’ stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia CardinaleRocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era. »

- Tom Jennings

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6 Black And White Movies That Should Never Be Colorized

7 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“Is it black and white?” At some point, every kid will ask that question, and when it’s geared towards you, you won’t want to answer it. Why? Because chances are the movie in question is a great flick, one that you’re dying to watch, and by answering ‘yes,’ you’re afraid that its credibility will lessen. And that’s a terrible feeling.

What younger audiences always forget is that film started out black and white, and without that “prehistoric” technology, the glossy, explosion-filled action eye-candy they adore would never happen. Black and white films are a powerful art form in themselves, not just a stage before glorious Technicolor. They can emphasize theme, capture feeling and represent an idea (among other uses). Over the years, some directors have opted to make their movie monochromatic even though color was an option; the choice is not always only artistic, sometimes, »

- Luke Parker

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The Comedian – Review

2 February 2017 11:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nearly 35 years ago DeNiro truly stunned film fans (yes, he could do that back then) when they learned of his next big screen collaboration with Martin Scorsese. It was crazy enough that the duo would follow the brutal one-two punch of Mean Streets and Taxi Driver with a glossy homage to big splashy MGM-style movie musicals, New York, New York, but this? They seemed to be back in their comfort zone with the classic Raging Bull, when they made another big detour. A look at comedy, namely a portrait of a failed stand-up comic (he’d be dubbed a “hack” today) named Rupert Pupkin. 1982’s The King Of Comedy even co-starred the iconic Jerry Lewis, who often claimed that royal title. The film was then considered a box office flop, but the years have been most kind to it (in stand-up parlance, maybe it was “too hip for the room”). Now, »

- Jim Batts

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Rushes. Farhadi Not Attending Oscars, John Hurt & Emmanuelle Riva, Post-Sundance Travails

2 February 2017 12:22 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSJohn Hurt and Emmanuelle RivaCurrently, due to American President Donald Trump's executive travel ban, Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi cannot travel to the United States. But in a statement made to The New York Times, the filmmaker, who is nominated again this year for The Salesman, says he wouldn't attend even if granted an exception:Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals.

However, I believe that the similarities among the human beings on this earth and its various lands, and among its cultures and its faiths, far outweigh their differences. Last week we lost two great actors, John Hurt (1940 - 2017) and Emmanuelle Riva (1927 - 2017).Francis Ford Coppola's recent forays into moving images, whether the super-local indie thriller Twixt or his "live cinema" project, have been ambitious and unusual, »

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Martin Scorsese's Go-To Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker on the Secret Behind Their Epic Collaborations

28 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed. Theirs, she says, has been an "incredible friendship [with] shared interests in history and the preservation of films."

What is most misunderstood about a film editor?

It's hard to understand the delicate work that it takes to shape performances and to build drama or climaxes. An actor's performance can be improved or shaped — or ruined — by what takes »

- Carolyn Giardina

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NYC Weekend Picks, Jan 27-29: Bruce Lee, Kubrick and Scorsese Classics, 70s Universal, and Behemoth

27 January 2017 11:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Happy Year of the Rooster! And if, among the fireworks, parades, and consumption of chicken, duck, dumplings and longevity noodles, you can squeeze in some time for moviegoing, there's plenty to choose from. Just in time for the Chinese New Year, The Museum of Modern Art salutes Chinese-American martial arts icon Bruce Lee with new 4K restorations of his kung fu classics;  IFC Center has a complete Stanley Kubrick retrospective;  Museum of the Moving Image's Martin Scorsese retrospective rolls on with three classics, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and New York, New York;  Metrograph looks back on the groundbreaking, iconoclastic films released by Universal Studios in the 1970s, and also premieres Behemoth, the latest film by premier Chinese documentarian Zhao Liang. Click through the gallery below for further details....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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NYC Weekend Watch: ’70s Universal, ‘New York, New York,’ ‘The Killing’ & More

27 January 2017 7:18 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.


Forman, Spielberg, Hitchcock, and more play as part of “Universal in the ’70s.”

Ronin screens on Friday; King Kong shows this Saturday.

Museum of the Moving Image

Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and New York, New York will screen as part of the ongoing Scorsese retrospective.

The Tilda Swinton-led Teknolust screens this Sunday.


- Nick Newman

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Cedric the Entertainer Joins Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ (Exclusive)

25 January 2017 4:56 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cedric the Entertainer has been cast in Paul Schrader’s upcoming religious drama “First Reformed” opposite Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.

Cedric will portray a pastor at a mega-church and a rival to Hawke’s character, an ex-military chaplain wracked by grief over the death of his son. Seyfried plays a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide and sets the plot in motion.

Killer Films is the production company. Producers are Gary Hamilton, David Hinojosa, Victoria Hill, Frank Murray and Christine Vachon.

Schrader is directing “First Reformed” from his own script. His writing credits include the Martin Scorsese films “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Raging Bull.” His directing credits include “Hardcore,” “American Gigolo,” “Affliction,” “Cat People,” “Auto Focus,” “The Canyons,” “Patty Hearst,” and most recently “Dog Eat Dog.”

The project was unveiled with the Hawke and Seyfried castings in September »

- Dave McNary

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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Producer Teases Rip’s Return, George Lucas and More in Midseason Premiere

24 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Since the Season 2 premiere of “Legends of Tomorrow,” the team has had one over-arching concern — locating their captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). After hopping through multiple eras in time, and teaming with Green Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl to fight off an alien invasion, December’s midseason finale finally revealed that Hunter has been working on a film set in 1967 Hollywood.

Variety spoke with executive producer Phil Klemmer about the midseason premiere — including what Rip’s been up to, how George Lucas factors into the episode, and more…

Rip is back…sort of. What has he been up to while the rest of the Legends have been looking for him?

You’ll find that what you see is what you’ll get. He’s not pretending, he’s not incognito. Rip is suffering from a version of what you’d call amnesia. When we find him he’s one of these “Raging Bull” and “Easy Rider”-era filmmakers »

- Jacob Bryant

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Mark Ruffalo, Cher, Shailene Woodley, and More Rally Against Trump in NYC

20 January 2017 7:17 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

President-elect Donald Trump is dropping the "elect" from his title on Friday, but that doesn't mean it's happening without a fight. Among his many detractors, members of Hollywood have been some of the most vocal. Following Meryl Streep's searing criticism of him at the Golden Globes, celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Cher, Shailene Woodley, Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, and Rosie Perez joined forces on Thursday night at an anti-Trump protest. Each of them passionately spoke, sang, and lifted the crowd's spirits at the We Stand United NYC Rally, which was held outside Trump International Hotel and Tower and attracted thousands. "Tonight I want us to move forward with love and hope," Rosie Perez said while opening the event. "The world is watching and we want to let them know that we are here. We're good people who care about one another." Robert De Niro took »

- Quinn Keaney

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Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Love of Cinema Is a Driving Force in His Career

19 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brett Ratner loves cinema. When speaking with the 47-year-old filmmaker, it’s abundantly clear that movies are unspooling through his veins, and if our discussions felt more like two movie buffs just enjoying great conversation, it’s because of his general enthusiasm for the medium.

“It was always my dream to direct movies,” he says, rarely pausing for a breath. “I always knew I’d do it. I had the drive and the desire. I was determined. But I never knew I’d be making movies of this size, stuff like the ‘Rush Hour’ films and ‘X-Men’ and ‘Red Dragon.’ When I was in film school, I knew I wanted to make entertaining movies. But I don’t think I could have prepared for how fast my rise would be. I was 26 when I got my first film.”

But it was before he’d set foot on a movie set »

- Nick Clement

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Film Editors Thelma Schoonmaker & Janet Ashikaga to Receive Career Achievement Awards

18 January 2017 2:02 PM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Thelma Schoonmaker: MovieZine/YouTube

The American Cinema Editors will present Thelma Schoonmaker and Janet Ashikaga with Career Achievement awards during the Ace Eddie Awards, Deadline writes. The event will be held in Beverly Hills on January 27.

Schoonmaker has worked with Martin Scorsese as an editor since 1967. Her collaborations with Scorsese have led Schoonmaker to seven Oscar nods, and three wins (for “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator,” and “The Departed”). Schoonmaker’s most recent editing credits include Scorsese’s “Silence,” “Bombay Velvet,” and “Learning to Drive.”

Ashikaga has been nominated for 10 Emmys, and has won four times for her work on “Seinfeld,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Sports Night,” and “The West Wing.” She has also edited episodes of “Frasier,” “Medium,” and “Franklin & Bash.”

Women accounted for just 17 percent of the editors who worked on the top 250 highest-grossing films of 2016.

Janet Ashikaga and Thelma Schoonmaker have helped create some of the most iconic films and television programs in entertainment,” the Ace Board of Directors announced in a press release. “[W]e are thrilled to honor them with Career Achievement awards for their indelible contributions to the craft and community of film editing.”

Film Editors Thelma Schoonmaker & Janet Ashikaga to Receive Career Achievement Awards was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Cinema Editors To Honor Thelma Schoonmaker & Janet Ashikaga

17 January 2017 9:38 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The American Cinema Editors have selected Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker and Emmy winner Janet Ashikaga to receive the group’s Career Achievement awards during the 67th annual Ace Eddie Awards this month. Schoonmaker, a collaborator with Martin Scorsese since their first film together in 1967, has seven Oscar nominations and won for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed. They most recently teamed on Silence, Scorsese’s passion project. Ashikaga’s credits among her 10… »

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