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Liev Schreiber on ‘Chuck,’ Fame, and How He Almost Appeared in ‘Logan’

28 April 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chuck Wepner tried to do a lot with his fifteen minutes of fame.

The journeyman boxer stunned everyone by going fifteen rounds in a 1975 title fight against Muhammad Ali, even knocking him down at one point. His million-to-one shot helped inspire “Rocky,” which sanded off some of Wepner’s rougher edges as it punched its way to the top. Wepner struggled with his fictionalized alter-ego, embracing its Oscar success and befriending Sylvester Stallone before engaging in long-running litigation against the actor and writer.

In “Chuck,” an upcoming indie biopic, Wepner is casting off his Rocky Balboa alter-ego. The boxer is brought vividly to life by Liev Schreiber, who capturers the Jersey bruiser’s tender side and his dangerous attraction to the limelight. Schreiber got involved in the project because he felt that Wepner represented an important cautionary tale about celebrity, and that his life story was a way for him »

- Brent Lang

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Jonathan Demme Appreciation: A Filmmaker Who Turned His Humanity Into Art

26 April 2017 2:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The great filmmakers who came to prominence in the 1970s — and Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday, was one of them — had stylistic traits that made them iconically identifiable. Robert Altman had his multi-character hubbub, Martin Scorsese had his volcanic rock ‘n’ roll virtuosity, and Francis Ford Coppola had his lavishly scaled operatic grandeur. But Demme, vivid and stirring as his filmmaking voice was, had no such obvious signature. You could almost say that he was defined by his lack of signature.

What defined a Demme film was the open-eyed flow of its humanity, the way his camera drank in everyone on screen — it didn’t matter whether the character was a goofy truck driver, a derelict billionaire, the troubled wife of a mobster, a new wave rock ‘n’ roller, or a serial killer — and took the full measure of their life and spirit. For Demme, the magic of movies resided »

- Owen Gleiberman

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The Seven Deadly Sins On Screen

25 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A new video looks beyond Fincher at the Evil Men Do

Sin, as defined by most major religions and moral institutions, is as old as man. It is inherent to our nature, because ultimately sin is self-serving, and at the end of the day we are all self-serving creatures. Wrath, pride, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, greed — as opposed to the Ten Commandments of Christianity which include distinct acts like adultery and murder, the seven deadly sins are things of which most all of us are guilty of multiple times over. We’ve all committed them, even on a minor scale. Ever think someone has a nicer car than you? Envy. Ever gotten a touch of road rage? Wrath. Ever hit the snooze button more than once? Sloth.

These are petty examples to be sure, but they illustrate how commonplace the seven deadly sins are in our daily lives, and thus they prove why the seven deadly sins »

- H. Perry Horton

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Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicpario may team on new film

24 April 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Screen legends Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio may be set to team with director Martin Scorsese on a new film. Both actors have worked with Scorsese multiple times in the past; De Niro on Mean Streets, Casino, Goodfellas and more and DiCaprio on Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Aviator amongst many others, but they have never worked with each other on a Scorsese film, so reports Deadline.

The project in question is adaptation of Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI by David Grann, which is released in bookstores next week.

Here’s the story from book’s synopsis:

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. »

- Paul Heath

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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Could Team Up for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

22 April 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One would have a difficult time disputing the notion that Martin Scorsese’s two most notable onscreen collaborators are Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. The three of them have made any number of classics together — “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Gangs of New York,” “The Departed,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” — but, to date, the two leading men have never worked with ol’ Marty on the same picture together. (They did come close once, though.) Deadline reports that that could soon change with an adaptation of David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.”

Read More: Martin Scorsese Remembers His Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus: ‘He Changed My Way Of Thinking’

Imperative Entertainment purchased the rights to the book for $5 million last year and is now trying to assemble a high-profile team; they’ve got their hearts set on Scorsese, DiCaprio and De Niro, »

- Michael Nordine

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Martin Scorsese may direct Robert De Niro in another project

21 April 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Apr 24, 2017

As well as the upcoming The Irishman, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro are circling another project together...

David Grann's true-crime novel Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI may be adapted in a film that would bring together Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Variations on this teaming have, of course, brought us classic movies like Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Gangs Of New York, New York, New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf Of Wall Street and the upcoming The Devil In The White City.

Imperative Entertainment bought the film rights to Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI for $5 million last year and want an A-list cast.

The story digs deep into a string of mysterious deaths that happened on »

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Movie Review – The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki (2016)

19 April 2017 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, 2016.

Directed by Juho Kuosmanen.

Starring Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola and Eero Milonoff.

Synopsis:

Finnish boxer Olli Maki gets a shot at the world featherweight boxing title, but he has something else on his mind.  He’s fallen in love.  Will he be a winner?  Based on true events.

If there was an award for the longest and most cumbersome film title of the year, The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki would be right up there with the best of them.  The irony is that the film itself is remarkably light on its feet.

In the summer of 1962 Finland’s favourite boxer, Olli Maki (Jarkko Lahti), has moved down a category to featherweight so he can get a shot at the world title.  His manager Elis (Eero Milonoff), an ex-boxer himself, is pushing his protégé hard, drumming up sponsorship and holding press conferences. »

- Freda Cooper

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Watch Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff in 'The Wizard of Lies' Trailer

14 April 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

How long has it been since Robert De Niro gave a really great performance? Maybe since his Oscar-nominated supporting turn five years ago in Silver Linings Playbook, right? But how long since his last truly great lead performance? It's been a while, which is why we're very excited about seeing him giving it all in the new trailer for HBO's The Wizard of Lies.  In the made-for-cable feature, De Niro portrays Bernie Madoff, the notorious investment fraudster behind maybe the largest Ponzi scheme of all time. The actor has transformed himself a bit for the role, which makes the part reminiscent of his physical feat for Raging Bull. Perhaps this performance won't compare, and it won't even be qualified for an Oscar, but it does seem like it...

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- Christopher Campbell

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New trailer for The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro

13 April 2017 3:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go until The Wizard of Lies premieres on HBO, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming drama. Directed by Barry Levinson, the film sees Robert De Niro in the lead role as Bernie Madoff, the American stockbroker and financier who committed one of the largest cases of financial fraud in Us history; watch it below after the official synopsis…

In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Debuting in May, HBO FilmsThe Wizard Of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.

Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather II”) comes to HBO for the first »

- Amie Cranswick

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David Bowie and the Indestructible Metaphors of Mirror Scenes

11 April 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A video essay examines our most private moments.

Strap on your thinking caps for this one, film fans, because it’s a doozy.

According to director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don’t Look Now, The Witches), mirrors are cinema in all its glory and in fact the essence of the medium. See, mirrors are the only time we truly look at ourselves; photographs of us are from other perspectives, for other people or posterity, and as such we don’t show our real faces in them, we show projections of who we think we should be or how we think we should feel in a certain situation. But the mirror isn’t public, it’s private, it is us alone with ourselves and thus the way we look into mirrors, into ourselves, is different from every other face we show the world.

The mirror is an eye, Roeg »

- H. Perry Horton

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‘The Cage Fighter’ is a Real-Life Version of ‘The Wrestler’ — Sf Film Fest Review

9 April 2017 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Joe Carman has a face made for the movies, but it’s not a pretty one. With an unkempt beard and tired eyes, he looks like he’s trapped in the headlights of a world that won’t cut him a break. The 40-year-old Seattle figure at the center of “The Cage Fighter” is a broken man defeated by every aspect of his life. Still, he does what he can to bury his troubles with macho swagger whenever he steps into the ring, engaging in the competitive mixed martial arts fighting that his family has urged him to quit. Carman’s persistence is at once inspiring and tragic, a bloodied metaphor for battling forward against impossible odds.

The feature-length debut of director Jeff Unay, “The Cage Fighter” hails from a tradition of intimate cinema verité that encompasses so many details from the lives of its subject that it may as well be a scripted drama. »

- Eric Kohn

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Jim Carrey-produced Showtime comedy series I’m Dying Up Here gets a new trailer

8 April 2017 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Showtime has released a new trailer for the upcoming drama I’m Dying Up Here. The Jim Carrey-produced series is based on the celebrated 1970’s Los Angeles stand-up comedy scene and features cast that includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy; watch it below after the official synopsis…

The new one-hour Showtime drama series I’M Dying Up Here explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. The series delves into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune and, with any luck, a shot on Johnny Carson. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by “Goldie” (Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Society of Lincoln Center to honor Robert De Niro by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-04-07 14:53:00

7 April 2017 6:53 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Robert De Niro to receive double honor from the Film Society of Lincoln Center Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

With the Tribeca Film Festival gearing up for the April 19 Opening Night Gala World Premiere screening of Chris Perkel’s Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, produced by Ridley Scott, followed by a concert featuring Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind & Fire at Radio City Music Hall, the festival's co-founder Robert De Niro will receive a double honour from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Barry Levinson, Michael Douglas, Ben Stiller, Harvey Keitel and Sean Penn will be presenters on May 8 of the 44th Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro. And there will be a retrospective of his work from Scorsese's Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Casino, The King Of Comedy, and Raging Bull to Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter.

No Bulls**T: Starring Robert De Niro, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Listen: Martin Scorsese Discusses Filmmaking in a Previously Unreleased 1987 Conversation

31 March 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A drama about Jesuit priests struggling with their faith in a 17th century Japan was never going to bring in the same size audience as the experience of seeing an uninhibited Leonardo DiCaprio experience every kind of excess, but thankfully the disappointing box-office of Silence isn’t deterring Martin Scorsese from returning to faith-pondering dramas.

“He wants to make more films like this, that are spiritual, basically, but not set in 17th century Japan,” Scorsese’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker tells Crave Online, adding that one could be set in the modern time. “So hopefully we’ll be able to make that. Not the next one, the next one is The Irishman, which is De Niro and Joe Pesci and elderly gangsters. So that’ll be very different from Silence. But maybe the one after that!”

As we await Scorsese’s next film, we also have an update from another one of his collaborators. »

- Leonard Pearce

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Thelma Schoonmaker Says Martin Scorsese Wants to Keep Making Spiritual Films Like ‘Silence’

30 March 2017 3:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite earning impassioned praise from most who went out of their way to see it, “Silence” earned just $7 million at the box office. Martin Scorsese’s longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker says the director isn’t discouraged by that, however, as he “wants to make more films like this, that are spiritual.” That’s from an interview with Crave occasioned by the Blu-ray release of “Silence.”

Read More: ‘Silence’: Martin Scorsese Discusses His Long-Gestating ‘Passion Project’ in Exclusive Digital Release Featurette — Watch

“Hopefully we’ll be able to make that,” the three-time Academy Award winner continues. “Not the next one, the next one is ‘The Irishman,’ which is De Niro and Joe Pesci and elderly gangsters. So that’ll be very different from ‘Silence.’ But maybe the one after that!” Schoonmaker has collaborated with Scorsese for more than 40 years and has edited every single one of his movies since “Raging Bull, »

- Michael Nordine

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Interview: Thelma Schoonmaker On 'Silence' And Her Decades Spent As Scorsese's Secret Weapon

29 March 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Filmmaking teams evolve over time. Directors don't always use the same composer, the same cinematographer, the same screenwriters and so on. They may make their best films with certain creative partners, but it's surprisingly rare for those partnerships to be constant over the course of an entire career. That's why the working relationship between director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker has been one of the greatest cinematic collaborations of all time. Scorsese and Schoonmaker have been working together for over fifty years now. She has edited every single one of his narrative feature films since Raging Bull. She's his secret weapon and has received six Oscar nominations for her work on his films, including three wins (Raging Bull, The Aviator, The...

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- Peter Hall

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The Ultimate Crossroad: The Trouble with "Silence"

28 March 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.—Flannery O’Connor The mist uncovers Japanese soldiers as well as the grim sight of severed heads by the side of the hot springs where Catholic priests are being tortured. A priest kneels down in horror, almost catatonic, unable to bring himself to believe in the evilness of these men, the men of the Inquisitor. Why are these priests, who came to this “swamp of Japan” to spread the Word of the Lord, suffering so immensely on the hands of these soldiers?To the modern, secular audience, the theme of Silence (2016) is of great irony: the all-powerful Catholic Church, the institution that spread terror across Europe for 700 years with her bonfires and witch hunts and enforcing an almost maddening outlook at faith and personal behavior, comes to an unconquerable land where »

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The Comedian Starring Robert De Niro and an All-Star Cast Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital May 2nd

22 March 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two-Time Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro Leads an All-Star Cast, Including Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel in The Comedian

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974; Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980) stars as an aging insult comic trying to reinvent himself for acclaimed filmmaker Taylor Hackford (Ray) in the comedy-drama The Comedian. De Niro’s eight-years-in-the-making passion project also stars Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Danny DeVito (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Charles Grodin (Dave), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (Best Supporting Actress, The Last Picture Show, 1971), Patti LuPone (“Penny Dreadful”), and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (Best Supporting Actor, Bugsy, 1991), with a cast that includes Lucy DeVito (Leaves of Grass) and Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally…). In addition, the film features a veritable who’s who of stand-up comedians, »

- Tom Stockman

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New trailer for The Wizard of Lies starring Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff

20 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has released a new teaser trailer for Barry Levinson’s upcoming drama The Wizard of Lies. Based on Diana B. Henriques’  The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, the film sees Robert De Niro lead the cast the American stockbroker and financier Bernie Madoff; take a look below after the official synopsis…

In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.

Debuting in May, HBO FilmsThe Wizard Of Lies examines Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme – his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier’s wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.

Robert De Niro (Oscar® winner for “Raging Bull” and “The Godfather II”) comes to HBO for the first time in the role of family patriarch Bernie Madoff. Also »

- Amie Cranswick

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2018 Oscar Predictions

9 March 2017 11:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

It’s early days yet, we know. But awards season 2018 got started at Sundance, and will continue at Cannes.

Check out our early speculation, based on credible filmmakers, promising ensembles and Oscar-savvy distributors, of what might be in store when the next award season rolls around in the fall of 2017.

Sundance introduced the first potential feature contenders: Michael Showalter’s big Amazon Studios sale, “The Big Sick,” a true romance starring writer-actor Kumail Nanjani, as well as Geremy Jasper’s New Jersey rap musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight), starring breakout Australian actress Danielle MacDonald and returning veteran Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”), Sony Pictures Classics’ elegiac gay romance “Call Me By Your Name” , directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer, “Homeland” breakout Timothée Chalamet, »

- Anne Thompson

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