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Frank Ocean’s 100 Favorite Films: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Solaris,’ ‘Annie Hall’ and 97 More

23 August 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frank Ocean: musician, visual-album releaser, list-making cinephile. Following on the heels of his latest album finally being made available to the eager public, Ocean has revealed his 100 favorite films. Originally posted on Genius, which has a breakdown of how movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Eyes Wide Shut” made their way into his lyrics (“I’m feeling like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit/Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on moving”), the list contains a mix of familiar favorites (“Annie Hall,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and comparatively obscure arthouse fare (“Woyzeck,” “Sonatine”). Avail yourself of all 100 below.

“Atl”

Un Chien Andalou

Blue Velvet

Barry Lyndon

Battleship Potemkin

“Eraserhead”

Chungking Express

Raging Bull

“The Conformist”

Bicycle Thieves

“Taxi Driver”

A Clockwork Orange

Mean Streets

Gods of the Plague

“Persona”

Mulholland Drive

Happy Together

Fallen Angels

Apocalypse Now

“The Last Laugh”

“Pi”

Full Metal Jacket »

- Michael Nordine

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Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Films, Including Tarkovsky, PTA, Kurosawa, Lynch, Kubrick & More

23 August 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.

Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei TarkovskyDavid Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley ScottBernardo BertolucciSergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.

As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »

- Jordan Raup

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Winona Ryder's Latest Magazine Cover Will Make Every '90s Girl Extremely Happy

9 August 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Winona Ryder graces the cover of New York Magazine's Aug. 8-21 issue, and if you didn't know any better, you'd probably think her photo shoot was from 20 years ago. The Stranger Things actress looks as though she's barely aged at all, rocking minimal makeup, a white t-shirt, and slicked-backed hair for the magazine. But while her fierce look is enough to make any '90s kid happy, it's her accompanying interview that proves how badass she still is. Winona opens up about everything from dealing with anxiety to why she's not on social media to a particularly awful encounter with a fan. See her best quotes below! On dealing with anxiety and being sensitive in the public eye: "I wish I could unknow this, but there is a perception of me that I'm supersensitive and fragile. And I am supersensitive, and I don't think that that's a bad thing. To do what I do, »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Max Rose Trailer Brings Jerry Lewis Back to the Big Screen

3 August 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, fans welcomed the iconic comedy legend Jerry Lewis back to the big screen, as he appeared in a supporting role as Nicolas Cage's father in The Trust. Before he filmed that role, however, the screen icon appeared in Max Rose, his first big leading role in over 20 years, which hit the festival circuits in 2013 and arrives in theaters this fall. Today we have the first trailer which shows that Jerry Lewis still has what it takes.

At 90 years young, comedy legend Jerry Lewis is returning to the big screen. The iconic nonagenarian stars as the titular widower in the upcoming drama Max Rose, a film that could trigger more tears than laughter. Days before the death of Eva (Claire Bloom), his wife of 65 years, jazz pianist Max discovers that she had another man in her life. The news is just as shocking to his son (Kevin Pollak »

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Michael Cimino, best remembered for 'Heaven's Gate,' is gone

2 July 2016 9:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are days where the Internet feels like the most ghoulish game of telephone ever, particularly when the word starts to spread that someone notable has died. Edgar Wright was the first one I saw mention the death of Michael Cimino this afternoon, quoting a Tweet by Cannes luminary Thierry Fremaux, who announced, “Michael Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by his family and these two women who loved him. We loved him also.” Without question, Cimino’s career was defined by one remarkable high and one remarkable low, and to some degree, his career is the perfect illustration of what happened as film culture moved from the ‘70s to the ‘80s, and part of what makes him such a fascinating figure is how questionable every “fact” about him was. Cimino was a mystery in many ways, and when he made his debut as a director with Thunderbolt & Lightfoot, he looked like »

- Drew McWeeny

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John C. Reilly on Marc Maron, Martin Scorsese Revisits ‘The King of Comedy,’ Director Streaks, & More

27 June 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Martin Scorsese talks about the making of The King of Comedy with Vanity Fair‘s Simon Abrams:

I didn’t really understand where I stood in relationship to the film, the story, Rupert Pupkin, and Jerry Langford, too, until I was in the process of making the film—the shooting, the editing. I don’t think I necessarily liked what I found. What I mean is: I saw myself in Rupert, on the surface, as somebody that came from that appreciation of early television of the 50s—particularly New York variety comedy shows. Steve Allen, Jack Paar. These personalities were so vivid and so strong that they became something very new to me. »

- The Film Stage

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Today in Movie Culture: History of Horror Movies, Chewbacca Mom Action Figures and More

20 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Film History of the Day: Diego Carrera presents a history of horror cinema with one movie per year from 1895 through 2016 (via Geek Tyrant):   Film Analysis of the Day: Darren Foley of Must See Films explores the depiction of fame in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy:   Vintage Image of the Day: Two-time Oscar nominee Stephen Frears, who turns 75 today, directs a young Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina on the set of the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears:    Supercut of the Day: Speaking of Prick Up Your Ears, here's a supercut of actors portraying real writers by Jonathan Kiefer for Fandor Keyframe:   Custom Toy of the...

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- Christopher Campbell

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The People Review: George Clooney Rings Up a Great Performance in Money Monster

12 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this satiric comedy-drama directed by Jodie Foster - it's her fifth feature film - George Clooney plays Lee Gates, a Wall Street prophet of profit who hosts a Jim Cramer-like cable show. Lee talks a manic streak of highs and lows, winners and losers, buy-nows and sell-sooners, all syncopated to the nano-beat of computerized financial algorithms. Fast-talking comedy isn't always Clooney's strong point - in his movies for the Coen Brothers, he has a rattling briskness that can seem forced - but here he's deadpan smooth even as Lee plays around his set with props, video screens and backup dancers. »

- Tom Gliatto

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The People Review: George Clooney Rings Up a Great Performance in Money Monster

12 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In this satiric comedy-drama directed by Jodie Foster - it's her fifth feature film - George Clooney plays Lee Gates, a Wall Street prophet of profit who hosts a Jim Cramer-like cable show. Lee talks a manic streak of highs and lows, winners and losers, buy-nows and sell-sooners, all syncopated to the nano-beat of computerized financial algorithms. Fast-talking comedy isn't always Clooney's strong point - in his movies for the Coen Brothers, he has a rattling briskness that can seem forced - but here he's deadpan smooth even as Lee plays around his set with props, video screens and backup dancers. »

- Tom Gliatto

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NYC Weekend Watch: Polanski, Akerman, Ozu, Prince & More

28 April 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York 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.

Metrograph

“Fassbinder’s Top 10” offers Salò on Friday, Walsh‘s The Naked and the Dead & Visconti‘s The Damned on Saturday, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Sunday. All are on 35mm.

Roman Polanski‘s Frantic shows this Sunday, as does Ashes and Embers.

Spirited Away and The Cat Returns play as part of “Studio Ghibli Weekends. »

- Nick Newman

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Fan review – creepy intrigue and big action

17 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Shah Rukh Khan outdoes himself twice in this dual-role psychological thriller

Superb special makeup effects work by Greg Cannom enables Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan to play both a screen superstar and his youthful lookalike fan in this enjoyably twisty thriller. Having won a local talent show for the third year running impersonating his waning idol Aryan Khanna, young Gaurav embarks on a pilgrimage to Mumbai to meet his supposed mentor. But after being turned away from his hero’s house, Gaurav’s adoration turns to aggression, directed first toward another actor who taunts Aryan in public, and then toward Aryan himself. It’s a familiar story, but director Maneesh Sharma achieves a surprisingly effective balance between creepy The King of Comedy psychological intrigue and sub-Bourne/Bond action (a rooftop chase is particularly well orchestrated). The eye-catching location work takes in Delhi, Mumbai, London, and Dubrovnik, buoyed by a pounding »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Stratton unveils Scorsese retrospective to screen at Acmi, Sydney Film Festival

30 March 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.(1993).

David Stratton's retrospective program at this year's Sydney Film Festival (June 8-19) will present ten films directed by Martin Scorsese.

The films will screen initially in Melbourne at Acmi (May 27-June 12) to coincide with Acmi.s exhibition Scorsese. .

All ten films - Mean Streets (1973), Alice Doesn.t Live Here Anymore (1974), Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1980), The King Of Comedy (1982), Goodfellas (1990), The Age of Innocence (1993), Casino (1995), The Aviator (2004) - will also screen at the Nfsa in Canberra (July.1-23) after showing at Sff.

.Scorsese talks in a rapid-fire style as though he doesn.t have enough time to describe everything he knows", Stratton said.

"He.s like a character in a 1930s movie. His films are passionate too. His best are explosive in their impact, crammed with information and detail. On the one hand, his Catholic upbringing leads him to tackle religious »

- Harry Windsor

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Cannes: Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society’ to Open Film Festival

29 March 2016 2:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society,” starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, has been selected to open the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. The film will make its world premiere in an out-of-competition slot on May 11, in advance of its release later this year through Amazon Studios, which acquired North American rights to the picture in February.

Allen remains one of the most celebrated American directors in France, and Cannes’ selection no doubt owes to the influence of Stephane Celerier’s Mars Distribution, which has handled the Gallic release of Allen’s recent output, dating the film’s French release for May 11. (Allen’s previous feature, “Irrational Man,” grossed $6.3 million in France — by far the pic’s strongest international box office performance.)

Little is known about Allen’s 46th feature as a director — and his 14th to screen out of competition at Cannes — except that in addition to the romantic reteaming »

- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy

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10 people who won Oscars for scaring the hell out of us

23 February 2016 1:20 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Plenty of people accuse the Oscars of rewarding "bait-y," melodramatic schlock too often. Maybe you consider Forrest Gump slightly manipulative or Driving Miss Daisy a tad too quaint. Well, in these ten instances, Oscars went to some of the scariest performances on the silver screen and we'll never forget them no matter how hard we try.    Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Apparently the scariest thing a guy can do is make a pencil disappear.  Faye DunawayNetwork Here's Faye Dunaway predicting how TV will go for the next 50 years. Be thankful for Diana Christensen's ratings-driven fury, Glenn Beck.  Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh might be the coldest killer ever to grace the silver screen. Luckily Javier Bardem played him with enough dead-eyed grit to make him one of the most unsettling sights in 21st century cinema.  Louise FletcherOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nurse Ratched »

- Louis Virtel

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Amanda Seyfried To Star Opposite Ed Helms For New Comedy The Clapper

8 February 2016 1:52 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Writer-director Dito Montiel (Man Down) is set to take the reins of his own passion project The Clapper, Deadline reports that Montiel has already secured his two leading cast members in Ed Helms and Ted 2 star Amanda Seyfried.

Adapted from Montiel’s own novel of the same name, The Clapper is pitched as an offbeat comedy that chronicles the life of a professional clapper, who makes a living sitting on in infomercials and applauding on cue. A drab and dreary profession, it’s understood that Ed Helms will take point in the lead role as Eddie Krumble, who unwittingly becomes the center of attention while in the audience for a Jay Leno talk show. Thrusting him into the limelight for 15 minutes of fame, Helms’ character is soon left battling unwanted attention that threatens both his employment and flailing love life.

As for Seyfried, the actress has reportedly been cast for the role of Judy, »

- Michael Briers

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News Bits: Inside, Conquest, Dunkirk, Clapper

7 February 2016 8:01 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

43rd Annie Awards

Pixar's "Inside Out" took the top honor of Best Animated Feature at 43rd Annie Awards on Saturday night, taking ten trophies in all including nods for the director, writers and actress Phyllis Smith.

"Boy and the World" took Best Independent Animated Feature, while "He Named Me Malala" scored a Best Animated Special Production and "World of Tomorrow" won Best Animated Short Subject. Other awards went to titles like "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," "The Good Dinosaur" and the game "Evolve". [Source: Variety]

Conquest

Paramount has acquired the rights to the Leonardo DiCaprio-led "Conquest" with Davis Entertainment producing. Plot details are under wraps. "The Revenant" co-writer Mark. L. Smith penned the script and John Davis will produce. [Source: The Wrap]

Dunkirk

"Interstellar" cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema will reunite with Christopher Nolan for the latter's World War II action thriller "Dunkirk". Production is slated to begin in May and will use a combination of »

- Garth Franklin

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Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried Lead Cast Of Comedy ‘The Clapper’

5 February 2016 5:28 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried are anchoring a new comedy called The Clapper said to be in the vein of The King of Comedy. This will be writer/director’s Dito Montiel’s next film, one that is a passion project for him as he is adapting from his own book of the same name. The Clapper is about a professional clapper for infomercials who gets plucked by a late night talk show host to be on his TV show. The notoriety that his 15 minutes of fame brings ends up costing… »

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The Greatest Kidnapping Comedies of All-Time

4 February 2016 11:39 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

When asked about their inclination for kidnapping comedies, Joel Coen recently told Variety, “I’m not sure why. They are all very different. We should probably give that a rest.” He and Ethan Coen are responsible for three of the finest kidnapping comedies ever made, and are perhaps adding a fourth to their résumé this weekend.

The addition of comedy into a crime story is hardly a new prospect, but the kidnapping comedy is a wonderfully specific little nook in this often darkly funny cinematic world. The Coens practically own this genre — if you can call it a genre –having covered and re-covered it in such uniquely different ways.

Their fourth kidnapping comedy (although I doubt they would refer to any of these films as such), Hail, Caesar!, follows a Hollywood studio fixer (Josh Brolin) whose work life begins to unravel after the kidnapping of one of his biggest stars, »

- Tony Hinds

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Lubitsch Pt.II: The Magical Touch with MacDonald, Garbo Sorely Missing from Today's Cinema

31 January 2016 2:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Merry Widow' with Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald and Minna Gombell under the direction of Ernst Lubitsch. Ernst Lubitsch movies: 'The Merry Widow,' 'Ninotchka' (See previous post: “Ernst Lubitsch Best Films: Passé Subtle 'Touch' in Age of Sledgehammer Filmmaking.”) Initially a project for Ramon Novarro – who for quite some time aspired to become an opera singer and who had a pleasant singing voice – The Merry Widow ultimately starred Maurice Chevalier, the hammiest film performer this side of Bob Hope, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler – the list goes on and on. Generally speaking, “hammy” isn't my idea of effective film acting. For that reason, I usually find Chevalier a major handicap to his movies, especially during the early talkie era; he upsets their dramatic (or comedic) balance much like Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese's The Departed or Jerry Lewis in anything (excepting Scorsese's The King of Comedy »

- Andre Soares

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10 Robert De Niro Movies That Suck More Than Dirty Grandpa

27 January 2016 7:10 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Robert De Niro’s legacy as one of the greatest actors in cinema history is secure; after all, you don’t make movies like Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Godfather Part II, The King Of Comedy, Midnight Run or Heat by accident. Ask any young performer today who inspired them to get into the business, and the odds are good they’ll mention De Niro at some point.

The release of a new De Niro movie is no longer the cultural event it used to be, however. Maybe it’s the lack of great scripts or strong directors that’s the problem, but most of his recent output tend to be a bit, well, crap.  He’s made so many turkeys – with such alarming regularity – for the last two decades that audiences have become instinctively cautious when a new film comes along. If the reviews for Dirty Grandpa are any indication, »

- Padraig Cotter

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