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Quentin Tarantino Enjoys Running the New Beverly, Even When He's Shooting a Movie

4 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

And Tarantino's still in charge, working with managers Torgan, Jules McLean and Brian Quinn, even as he continues shooting "The Hateful Eight," which just left Colorado to finish filming in L.A. The theater first opened back in 1978 with a double feature of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Last Tango in Paris." 35mm-collector and passionate advocate Tarantino quickly lined up a slate including films from his own collection, the late Paul Mazursky ("Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice") and the late Robin Williams ("The Best of Times"), as well as a double bill of Luc Besson's "The Professional" and Tarantino's own "Pulp Fiction," both 20 years old last October.  Back in August, Tarantino told La Weekly: "I want the New Beverly to be a bastion for 35 millimeter films. I want it to stand for something. When you see a film on the New Beverly calendar, you don’t have to ask whether it’s going to be. »

- Anne Thompson

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Still Alice director: escaping a religious cult, making porn and celebrating Julianne Moore’s Oscar

5 March 2015 9:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Wash Westmoreland began making a film about Alzheimer’s just as his co-director husband was diagnosed with degenerative condition Als

Just over a week ago, Julianne Moore won the best actress Oscar for her role in Still Alice. The film’s two directors watched the awards from hospital. Wash Westmoreland and his husband Richard Glatzer had hoped to be at the ceremony, but shortly before, on the day they had been fitted for tuxedos, Glatzer developed breathing difficulties. In hospital, he had a cardiac arrest and had to have his heart restarted five times. “The best of times and the worst of times is the phrase I’ve been using for the last year,” says Westmoreland, “but this was extreme.” Still, Glatzer recovered to watch their lead actor take the award on the hospital TV; they had smuggled champagne in to the ward. When Moore won, they cheered so loudly »

- Emine Saner

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Film Review: ‘Thanatos, Drunk’

21 February 2015 2:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Death and dipsomania get equally lifeless treatment in “Thanatos, Drunk,” Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi’s muddled drama about how an anguished punk, his gay brother and their gigolo friend wallow daily in booze, brawls and sex. Other than an awkward foray into homosexual content, Chang pulls out stock tropes from his oeuvre, half-heartedly reshuffling themes of disability, dysfunctional families and underworld blues to lackluster, largely unconvincing effect. The director’s distinctly stylized visuals rep one of the few qualities that might extend the pic’s lifespan on the fest circuit and in gay niches, but commercial prospects look moribund.

After engagingly branching out into newer subjects like polygamous marriage (“When Love Comes”) and childhood innocence (“Summer in Quching”), Chang again falls back on his beloved demimonde of gangsters, gigolos and prostitutes, but struggles to find anything insightful to say about them. Although he depicted bromance with lyricism in “The Best of Times »

- Maggie Lee

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