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Bleed for This review – swaggering boxing drama lacks emotional punch

1 December 2016 2:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Miles Teller is plenty tough as Vinny Pazienza, a real boxer who came back from awful injury to fight again, in an enjoyable film with little or no dramatic insight

Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer on this film, a feelgood boxing-comeback drama with superficial style borrowings from Raging Bull: sparring sessions going too far, family strife, fanatical dedication, woozy fight sequences, sans-serif intertitles. But this film – enjoyable though it is – doesn’t explore the real emotional pain that deeply, or at all.

Related: Aaron Eckhart: ‘I’m 48. For 20 years I’ve made mistakes’

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- Peter Bradshaw

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New York Film Critics Circle Announces First 2016 Awards

1 December 2016 6:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) has taken the 2016 award for best actor from the New York Film Critics Circle, with Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) claiming best supporting actor. “O.J.: Made in America” scored for documentary, and “Zootopia” took animated film.

The Nyfcc also announced special honors for Thelma Schoonmaker, the editor who’s worked with Martin Scorsese on a string of movies from “Raging Bull” to “Silence,” and for the 25th anniversary restoration of Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust.”

As it has in recent years, the Nyfcc is announcing the winners on Twitter as they are decided during a meeting of the group. Membership is comprised of critics who review film for New York-based outlets including New York Magazine, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, Indiewire and Variety.

Stay tuned for updates as results come in.

Best Documentary: "O.J.: Made in America" #Nyfcc

Sidney Falco (@Sidney_Falco) December 1, »

- Gordon Cox

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Exclusive: Bleed For This director Ben Younger on the boxing genre and Scorsese’s involvement

1 December 2016 6:27 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

When Martin Scorsese’s name appears in the opening credits for Bleed For This, as an executive producer, it worked as an immediate stamp of approval, from the man who has created arguably the very finest boxing movie of all time in Raging Bull. So we asked Ben Younger, director of this Vinny Pazienza biopic, about […]

The post Exclusive: Bleed For This director Ben Younger on the boxing genre and Scorsese’s involvement appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Paul Schrader Unleashes Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in the Insane ‘Dog Eat Dog’ — IndieWire On Demand

29 November 2016 12:56 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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Paul Schrader has made an iconic film career off of damaged, obsessive and often deranged men, from Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” to Jake Lamotta in “Raging Bull,” Julian Kaye in “American Gigolo” and more, so it makes perfect sense he turned to Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe for his latest drama. Two actors fully capable of going to the dark side and coming out possessed with intensity, Cage and Dafoe bring an unpredictable manic energy to “Dog Eat Dog,” a wild crime thriller that is our VOD pick of the week.

Read More: ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Review: Willem Dafoe and Nicolas Cage Pioneer New Levels of Crazy in Paul Schrader’s Insane New Crime Drama

The movie follows three ex-cons (Cage, Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook) who are hired by an eccentric »

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Bleed For This: Miles Teller's boxing movie is no knockout

28 November 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Despite some heavyweight performances, this pugilist biopic is overshadowed by some very distinguished forebears

Related: Bleed for This review – Miles Teller boxing biopic is flattened by cliche

Another weekend, another boxing biopic, another young star looking to make a name for himself. Stepping into the ring has been a rite of passage for talented, mostly method-friendly young actors for six decades or so now, starting with (non-method) Errol Flynn as “Gentleman Jim” Corbett in 1942 and Paul Newman as Rocky Graziano in Robert Wise’s Somebody Up There Likes Me (a role inherited from James Dean) in 1956. The most influential, of course, were Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky (not a biopic, but no matter) and Robert De Niro’s Jake Lamotta in Raging Bull, but in recent years all manner of pretenders have taken a shot at the crown.

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- John Patterson

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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Robert De Niro (‘The Comedian’)

27 November 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Robert De Niro

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

“I’m different in certain ways,” Robert De Niro says of the actor that he is today versus the one that he was when he first was establishing himself as one of film’s all-time greats back in the 1970s. As we sit down in a Los Angeles hotel room to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast, he acknowledges, “I don’t spend as much time on certain things that I would have concerned myself more about when I was younger because I don’t feel that I need to put that much time and effort in it.”

Some have suggested that the 73-year-old’s work, in recent years, has reflected a certain lack of attention and drive, at least in comparison to his earlier work in instant-classics like 1973’s Mean Streets, 1974’s The Godfather Part II, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Bleed For This review

25 November 2016 7:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart shine in the boxing drama, Bleed For This. Ryan reviews the comeback film from the maker of Boiler Room...

In boxing movies, it’s usually the lead actor who undergoes the most dramatic physical transformation, whether it’s Robert De Niro alternately pumping iron or gorging on pasta to play Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, or Jake Gyllenhaal bulking up to play a bereaved fighter in Southpaw.

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In Bleed For This, directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime), Miles Teller provides a sinewy performance as real-life boxer Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza, but the most startling turn in the movie comes from Aaron Eckhart, who plays his hard-drinking trainer, Kevin. When Eckhart climbs out of his Porsche to meet Vinnie for the first time in the opening act, it’s not so much the »

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Ben Younger interview: Bleed For This, Boiler Room, cookery

25 November 2016 6:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Nov 30, 2016

Ahead of his boxing drama Bleed For This, director Ben Younger explains how he went from Boiler Room to chef and back to filmmaking...

Bleed For This is a tale of two comebacks. The movie itself tells the true story of Vinny Paz, a boxer who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident, but through sheer grit and determination, defied his doctors' advice and made a spectacular return to form. Behind the scenes, Bleed For This also marks the return of Ben Younger after more than a decade away from the film industry.

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Younger's career took off at the start of the millennium with Boiler Room, a hit drama about white-collar crime starring Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel. A long and lucrative Hollywood career appeared to beckon, »

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Irwin Winkler Set For Three-Day American Cinematheque Tribute

22 November 2016 11:22 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The American Cinematheque said today that it will hold a three-day tribute to producer Irwin Winkler from December 1-3. Highlights include “A Conversation with Irwin Winkler & Martin Scorsese” at the Egyptian Theatre on December 3 along with screenings of Winkler’s films Goodfellas (1990), Raging Bull (1980) and New York, New York (1977). Here is the complete program, with descriptions provided by American Cinematheque: Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 Pm at the Egyptian Theat… »

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First Trailer For The Comedian Sees Robert De Niro Switch Gears Into Dark Comedy

21 November 2016 1:19 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Throughout his decorated screen career, Robert De Niro has played many a role. From Raging Bull all the way down to Dirty Grandpa, for better or worse, few actors can claim to have starred in such a wide spectrum of movies as De Niro. Gauging the actor’s upcoming slate can be a difficult task, then; for every feel-good drama in the vein of The Intern, there’s The Family, a cinematic dud that attempted to tap into Robert De Niro’s history in the gangster genre and flip expectations on their head, only to come up short.

Come January 13, Robert De Niro will be back in theaters for The Comedian, a dark comedy hailing from director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray). A passion project for the actor from the off, Entertainment Weekly has today unveiled the first full trailer, one which finds the acting legend in the part of Jackie, »

- Michael Briers

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‘Silence’: Six Things We’ve Learned About Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project

21 November 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For Martin Scorsese, “Silence” is not just another movie. The film based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel of the same name has been a passion project for the filmmaker and high on his list of priorities ever since he first read the book. The story follows two 17th century Jesuit priests (played by Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield) who face violence and persecution as they travel through Japan to spread Christianity and locate their mentor (Liam Neeson).

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Scorsese recently sat down with The New York Times Magazine to discuss the now legendary movie. Here are six things we learned about the project, as reported by the Times.

1. Scorsese has been trying to get “Silence” made for almost 30 years.

After reading the novel in 1989, Scorsese quickly snapped up the film rights and »

- Graham Winfrey

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Martin Scorsese Joins American Cinematheque Salute to Irwin Winkler

21 November 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Cinematheque will host a three-day salute to producer Irwin Winkler, culminating with an onstage conversation between him and Martin Scorsese that will include clips from their upcoming “Silence.”

The tribute will run Dec. 1-3, showing three of the collaborations between the director and producer. “Raging Bull” will show on Dec. 1 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, with “Goodfellas” screening the following day at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The 1977 romantic drama “New York, New York” will play in the afternoon on Dec. 3 at the Egyptian, while the talks with Scorsese begin there at 4:30 p.m. that day.

Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday at Fandango.com or at the Egyptian Theatre box office.

In their onstage conversation, Scorsese and Winkler will discuss “Silence,” and unveil footage from the Paramount release, which opens Dec. 23 in Los Angeles. Scorsese has wanted to film the adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel for 28 years. »

- Tim Gray

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American Cinematheque Unveils Three-Day Tribute to Iconic Filmmaker Irwin Winkler

21 November 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque has announced it will host “A Tribute to Irwin Winkler,” celebrating the legendary filmmaker whose frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese have led to several critically acclaimed and iconic films over nearly four decades spent together. The pair have worked together frequently — and quite successfully — over the years, and their shared credits include “New York, New York,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The three-day event will feature showings of their past films, capped off by a rare, in-person conversation between the two Oscar winners. On Saturday, December 3, Winkler and Scorsese will be on hand at the Egyptian for an 80-minute conversation about their past work together, along with discussion about their latest project, “Silence,” which arrives on December 23 after a twenty-eight-year development period.

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- Kate Erbland

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"A Tribute to Irwin Winkler" Set for American Cinematheque

21 November 2016 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The films of producer Irwin Winkler will be the subject of a three-day retrospective at the American Cinematheque, set for Dec. 1-3, it was announced Monday.

On Dec. 3, Winkler will be joined by director Martin Scorsese for a conversation about the movies they have worked on together, which will include clips from Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street and the upcoming Silence, which Paramount is set to release Dec. 23.

The retrospective will include Raging Bull, screening on Dec. 1 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood; Goodfellas, Dec. 2 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica; New »

- Gregg Kilday

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Bleed For This – Review

18 November 2016 8:29 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

Let’s return to the ring once more for another true life tale of triumph and tragedy all set in the world of the “sweet science”. Almost a year ago movie audiences were cheering on a re-invention of the fiction franchise began by Rocky with the spin-off Creed. And just a few months ago we watched the rags to riches to rags true tale of Roberto Duran in Hands Of Stone. Now, or should I say, “…and in this corner”, is the saga of Vinnie Pazienza, a scrappy young fighter from a working class East Coast neighborhood. Ah, but he’s not just fighting other contenders. No, his story mixes the standard sports flick with the “struggling against a devastating medical crisis” drama. It’s a story so incredible that it has to be true (who could make it up?), as Vinnie shows the world that to defy the odds »

- Jim Batts

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Michael Chapman Talks Restoring ‘Taxi Driver’ and the Problem with Modern Cinematography

17 November 2016 9:16 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Had he only worked for a period of roughly ten years, Michael Chapman would still be among the best-regarded cameramen of his time. How else to qualify the man who acted as operator on Klute, Husbands, The Landlord, The Godfather and Jaws, as well as cinematographer on The Last Detail, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Hardcore, The Last Waltz, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers? (The decades-blurring Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid is no small achievement, either.) But then he’d go on to helm All the Right Moves (a key early point in Tom Cruise’s career), then photographed (to name but a few) The Fugitive, Scorsese’s video for Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” and, of course, Space Jam. How many people in his trade can lay claim to that wide a berth?

Chapman’s been retired for nearly ten years — his last feature, Bridge to Terabithia, was released »

- Nick Newman

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Film Review: Bleed For This

15 November 2016 2:33 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It was hard to figuring out during the latest boxing movie, Bleed for This, if I was watching a spoof called “Not Another Boxing Movie!” It worked for horror films and teen movies after all. But the filmmakers behind this project, improbably, are not kidding. They purport to take themselves seriously, even though the film is so cartoonish in some of its clichés that you won’t be able to. And you don’t have to: since the entire thing is rethreaded from other films, the movie feels more like a failed exercise in satire.

Bleed for This tells the story of Vinny Pazienza, played with the required trashy Northeastern accent by Miles Teller (New Jersey is the state of choice this time around). There is the hysterics-prone mother with an oversized perm (do you spot Melissa Leo? Oh, wait, this time it’s Katey Sagal, at least), the mostly »

- J Don Birnam

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Us Briefs: Lionsgate strikes deal with Parques Reunidos

15 November 2016 11:26 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The studio has closed a deal with the Madrid-based leisure parks operator to develop Lionsgate-branded leisure centres in shopping areas.

The centres will focus on film properties such as The Hunger Games, Saw, Now You See Me, and TV shows Orange is the New Black and Nashville, among others.

Parques Reunidos operates 62 assets – amusement parks, animal parks, aquatic parks, family entertainment centres and other attractions – across 14 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Vimeo has unveiled content partnerships with UK distributor all3media International and BBC Worldwide. The all3media International content includes TV series Skins and Fresh Meat, while the BBC deal brings music documentary They Will Have To Kill Us First, and short-form series Mission Selfie, among others.Irwin Winkler, the producer of such iconic films as Raging Bull, Rocky, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? And anticipated awards contender Silence, will receive the Producers Guild Of America’s 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in honour »

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‘Rocky’ Producer Irwin Winkler to Receive PGA’s David O. Selznick Award

15 November 2016 10:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Prolific movie producer Irwin Winkler will accept the 2017 David O. Selznick prize at this year’s Producers Guild Awards. An Academy Award winner for “Rocky,” Winkler also boasts titles like “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” Winkler is the only producer with three film titles on the AFI list of 100 Greatest American Films, the PGA noted in a Tuesday announcement. Also Read: 'Goodfellas' Producer Irwin Winkler Ends Lawsuit Against Warner Bros. “I am honored to receive what is truly the trifecta of recognition: from the legacy of David O. Selznick, from the institution of the Producers Guild of America, »

- Matt Donnelly

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Irwin Winkler Tapped for Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award

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

The Producers Guild of America has selected Irwin Winkler as the recipient of its 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.

Winkler will be presented the award at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Winkler won the best picture Academy Award in 1976 for producing “Rocky” and received best picture nominations for “Goodfellas,” “The Right Stuff,” and “Raging Bull.” He’s the only producer to have three movies on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films (“Raging Bull,” “Rocky,” “Goodfellas”).

Winkler produced 1969’s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” which received nine Oscar noms. He’s the producer of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama “Silence,” starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

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Producers Guild Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “Irwin Winkler’s movies have come to define Hollywood storytelling, »

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