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New to Streaming: ‘Kate Plays Christine,’ ‘Sully,’ ‘Frank & Lola,’ and More

9 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Author: The Jt Leroy Story (Jeff Feuerzeig)

Author: The Jt LeRoy Story relives the literary hoax of the early aughts, the truly weird and out of control tale of Jt LeRoy. An allegedly gender-fluid HIV positive son of a West Virginia truck stop hooker, he rose to the heights of indie stardom befriending the likes of Courtney Love, Shirley Manson, Lou Reed, Michael Pitt, Billy Corgan and filmmakers Gus Van »

- The Film Stage

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‘Last Tango in Paris’ Cinematographer Refutes Controversy: ‘Nothing Happened During the Shooting’

7 December 2016 9:57 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following last weekend’s seeming confirmation from Bernardo Bertolucci that an infamous rape sequence in “Last Tango in Paris” was non-consensual and his subsequent clarification that it was all a “ridiculous misunderstanding,” the film’s cinematographer has weighed in on the controversy. Vittorio Storaro has spoken to the Hollywood Reporter about the “butter scene” involving Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, saying that “nothing happened…Nobody was raping anybody. That was something made up by a journalist.”

Read More: Bernardo Bertolucci Calls ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Rape Scene Controversy a ‘Ridiculous Misunderstanding’

After a few more choice comments for journalists, Storaro explains that “probably Bernardo felt that maybe he didn’t explain it completely to Maria from the beginning and that’s why he felt a little guilty and nothing more than that. What Bernardo said later was he would like to apologize to Maria, only because he probably didn’t »

- Michael Nordine

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'Last Tango in Paris' Cinematographer: "Nothing Happened During the Shooting"

6 December 2016 11:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Vittorio Storaro is considered a legend in the cinematography world. The three-time Oscar winner, known for his lush visual style in classics like Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor, has been a longtime collaborator of 76-year-old Italian auteur Bernardo Bertolucci's, beginning in 1970 with the groundbreaking Italian drama The Conformist, which is considered one of the most strikingly cinematic films of all time.

Storaro worked with Bertolucci two years later on Last Tango in Paris. Starring Marlon Brando, who was then basking in the acclaim of his unlikely comeback in Francis Coppola’s The Godfather, the film is a provocative »

- Ariston Anderson

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David Puttnam Heads Apsa All-Star Anniversary Jury

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

Oscar-winning producer and former studio chief David Puttnam, arguably the biggest name at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, will head the Jury of Juries for the organization’s 10th anniversary. The U.K. Parliament member has strong ties to Asia via his film work and in his role as a trade envoy for the British government.

It will also be his second stint on the Apsa’s jury — he served as president for the 2010 jury, which bestowed best feature honors on “Aftershock.” This year, the Apsa brought back a group of former jury presidents for the jury, with Puttnam in top role.

While his name is synonymous with the very British Oscar winner “Chariots of Fire” (1981), which scooped up four golden statuettes including best picture, Puttnam produced several films set in the region. These include Marcel Ophüls’ “The Memory of Justice” (1976), about war crimes in Vietnam and during World War II, »

- Naman Ramachandran

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‘Cafe Society’ Cinematographer on the Importance of Art, Light, Color

15 November 2016 11:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bydgoszcz, Poland — Triple Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro was not easily won over to digital cinematography. But, as he told a packed room of admirers at Camerimage this week, “Progress can be sped up or slowed down; it cannot be stopped.”

Thus, in working out the best approach for following Woody Allen’s vision for “Cafe Society,” he said, the two joined the digital age armed with old school craft.

Working deliberately to create two visual worlds for the film’s main characters — a cramped, cold, pre-World War II New York, and a sunny, wide open Los Angeles of the same period, they studied modern art, Renaissance lighting and German post-expressionism.

The bold images of Tamara De Lempicka and Georgia O’Keeffe helped inspire shots of the world of the larger-than-life Hollywood producer played by Steve Carell, said Storaro.

Vintage Manhattan nightlife, meanwhile, was helped along by studying Modernists, while cramped Bronx »

- Will Tizard

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Ghent awards 'A Quiet Passion', Jeremy Thomas, Ryuichi Sakamoto

24 October 2016 4:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jury led by Jeremy Thomas awards Terence Davies title with top award.

The 43rd annual Film Festival Ghent (Oct 11-21) awarded Terence DaviesA Quiet Passion with the Grand Prix for Best Film.

Shot largely at Aed Studios in Antwerp, the Emily Dickinson biopic is a UK-Belgium co-production.

The international jury was led by Jeremy Thomas. The veteran UK producer was also recognised by the festival for his contribution to cinema, receiving the lifetime achievement award.

Ahead of the closing-night screening of Belgian film-maker Bavo Defurne’s romantic drama Souvenir, Thomas and his jury – including Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung, author Jonathan Coe and actresses Maaike Neuville, Lina El Arabi and India Hair – handed out the prizes.

Davies’ A Quiet Passion win came with $47.500 (€43,500) in prize money; special mention went to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory.

The Georges Delerue Award for best score went to Us producer/composer Johnny Jewel for Fien Troch’s Home »

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Exclusive Teaser for Kyentse Norbu’s Toronto Film Festival Movie ‘Hema Hema’ [Video]

3 September 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has been given exclusive access to a teaser for Bhutanese director Kyentse Norbu’s “Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait,” which will play in Toronto Film Festival’s competitive Platform section.

The Last Emperor” producer Jeremy Thomas executive produces and Thomas’ Hanway Films is handling international sales. Norbu first foray into filmmaking started when he was a consultant on Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Little Buddha,” which Thomas produced.

The action in “Hema Hema” takes place deep in a forest, where a secret gathering “celebrates anonymity.” “Masked, the men and women participate in ancient rituals and dances from the full moon to the new moon. The large group has been specifically chosen by old leader Agay, but his reasons remain mysterious. Having given up their identities, the chosen are playful and lascivious in the lush mountain nature,” according to a statement from the filmmaker.

“But not all here is fun and games. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son Composer Sakamoto Ryuichi on Oshima and Bertolucci

31 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Artist, innovator, Oscar-winner, and genius are only some of the words used to describe Sakamoto Ryuichi. Since his groundbreaking debut in 1977 with his group, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto has changed the face of modern music. He has lent his incredible range to the soundtracks of films like The Last Emperor, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and The Revenant and has even made the occasional acting appearance.     Sakamoto spoke with me at Japan Cuts about his score for Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, the first film he chose to do after recovering from cancer.     The Lady Miz Diva:  I think the first thing your fans will want to know is, how are you feeling?    Sakamoto Ryuichi:  Generally, I am feeling much...

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'Hema Hema' to world premiere at Locarno Open Doors

29 July 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.

Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait will play at Locarno Film Festival’s (Aug 3-13) Open Doors Screenings.

The film, executive produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, High-Rise), will receive its world premiere at Locarno’s platform for talent of contemporary cinema in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Nepal.

Hema Hema marks the fourth feature from Bhutanese filmmaker Norbu and will be presented at Locarno by Thomas alongside young Bhutanese producer Pawo Choyning Dorji.

Other filmmakers featured in the Open Doors Screenings include Bengali filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Midi Z and The Maw Naing.

Others include Nepal filmmakers Min Bahadur Bham with directorial debut Kalo Pothi – The Black Hen; and Deepak Rauniyar.

Sophie Bourdon, head of Open Doors, said: “Playing host to the masks and allure of Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, and »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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Edinburgh 2016 Presents Highlanders, (Yoga) Hosers And A Whole Lot More!

18 June 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This week the world’s longest continually running film festival opened its doors for a monumental 70th occasion. Edinburgh International Film Festival may be old, but its content is as fresh as ever. Running June 15-26, the diverse lineup consists of new local and international work alongside a finely curated set of retrospective screenings. Spread across 20 different ‘Strands’ Edinburgh brings a wealth of cinema to Scotland’s historic capital. Offering more than just films, the Eiff offers visitors the chance to join in the conversation with an array of special guests. Actors Dominique Pinon and Kim Cattrall, legendary British producer Jeremy Thomas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, the list goes on…) and director Kevin Smith will all be present talking about works...

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Vittorio Storaro and Screenwriter Barry Morrow to be Feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Fest

8 June 2016 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and American screenwriter-turned-director Barry Morrow (“Rain Man”) will be feted by Italy’s Ischia Global Film and Music Fest.

Morrow will be making the trek to the Italian island off the coast of Naples to present the festival premiere of his directorial debut “Smitten!,” an Italy-set romcom based on his own script. It stars “Glee” actor Darren Criss as an American fashion exec who gets kidnapped and taken to the Alps.

Also set for Ischia’s 14th edition, which runs from July 10 to 17, is the first screening in Italy of Iranian director Majid Majidi’s lavish epic “Muhammad: The Messenger of God,” about the birth of Islam. Storaro worked as cinematographer on this film for three years. Considered the Islamic Republic’s most expensive production ever, “Muhammad” was released last year in Iran but has not traveled much outside its home country. Storaro, who won Oscars for “Apocalypse Now, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Bernardo Bertolucci To Head Jury of New Fest Dedicated To Climate Change (Exclusive)

15 May 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bernardo Bertolucci will head the jury of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition, a new festival dedicated to shorts intended to raise climate-change awareness around the world.

The fest, which is an initiative of the World Bank’s Connect4Climate program, will be unveiled this May 16 in Cannes at the Plage Royale.

The venerable Italian auteur, whose “The Last Emperor” won nine Oscars, will preside over a large group of prominent jurors which includes U.S. producer Lawrence Bender (“Pulp Fiction”); British-American documaker Robert Stone (“Pandora’s Promise”); Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismaki (“Zombie and the Ghost Train”); Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is the only Pakistani to have won two Oscars (“Saving Face,” and short “A Girl in the River”); Argentine director Pablo Trapero (“The Clan”); and Carole Tomko, director of productions at Paul Allen’s Vulcan Prods.

Vulcan Prods, known for making pics such as “Ivory Rising,” about the illegal ivory trade, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Color Guards Rock Out In David Byrne Doc ‘Contemporary Color’ – Tribeca Studio

15 April 2016 9:02 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Combine rock 'n' roll and synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabers and you get Contemporary Color, a new documentary by Bill and Turner Ross. The feature captures an event organized by legendary Talking Heads musician David Byrne at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which celebrates the art of Color Guard. Byrne, who holds an Oscar for his score to 1987’s The Last Emperor, also served as producer on Contemporary Color. "I stumbled upon it when a team… »

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘First Monday in May’

13 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cultures collide in “First Monday in May,” a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” and its premiere courtesy of the Anna Wintour-spearheaded Met Gala. With considerable access to these twin productions, director Andrew Rossi charts the clash between a variety of old and new world forces. Eventually less an in-depth investigation than a superficial celebration of disparate styles, it’s a tribute to the Met — and especially its star Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton — that should fit discerning audiences like a finely tailored glove after its premiere as the opening night selection of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“It’s a kind of theater … fashion can create a dream, create a fantasy,” opines Wintour at the opening of “First Monday in May” — named after the date of the Met Gala. Such fanciful inventiveness is at the »

- Nick Schager

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First Look: Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart In Woody Allen's 'Café Society,' Film Will Open Cannes

29 March 2016 4:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The first time Woody Allen landed on the Croisette for one of his pictures, it was with "Manhattan" in 1979 and ever since he's become a staple of the Cannes Film Festival. And this year he's back once again with another starry effort, and it will kick off the festivities in the south of France. The director's latest, "Café Society," has been selected as the opening film of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Starring Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and Steve Carell and lensed digitally by three-time Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro ("Apocalypse Now," "Reds," "The Last Emperor") the story follows a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.  Amazon »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Woody Allen’s ‘Café Society,’ Starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, Will Open Cannes 2016

29 March 2016 3:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As the rumors swirl when it comes to the line-up for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, today brings confirmation of one specific title. The festival announced today that Woody Allen‘s latest feature Café Society — which Amazon Studios is expected to release this summer — will open the event as an out-of-competition title, marking the third time one of his films has done so.

Led by Kristen Stewart (who we expect to also show up with Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper) and Jesse Eisenberg, the announcement also comes with an official logline (following last week’s details from cinematographer Vittorio Storaro) and the first still, seen above. Check out the press release below in full and return for our review.

The 69th Festival International du Film de Cannes will launch with a screening of Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society, on Wednesday 11 May in the Palais des Festivals’s Grand Théâtre »

- Jordan Raup

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Woody Allen's 'Café Society' to open Cannes Film Festival

29 March 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Woody Allen’s new film, Café Society starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, is to open the 69th Cannes Film Festival on May 11.

Screening Out of Competition title, it marks a record-breaking coup for the New York director who has already opened Cannes twice, in 2002 with Hollywood Ending and in 2011 with Midnight in Paris.

Scroll down for full list of Woody Allen titles at Cannes over the years

The film tells the story of a young man (Eisenberg) who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. The cast also includes Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Steve Carell.

It marks the third time Eisenberg and Stewart have starred opposite each other after Adventureland (2009) and American Ultra (2015).

Twilight star Stewart previously walked the red carpet »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The South-East Asian Individuals that won an Oscar

28 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

After the films from the area that won an Oscar, it is time to present the individual awards. As you will see, the winners are many since they have begun netting the golden statue since 1954.

Haing S. Ngor from Cambodia won in 1984 the Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role, for “The Killing Fields

Miyoshi Umeki from Japan won in 1957 the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role, for “Sayonara”.

Ang Lee from Taiwan won twice the Oscar for Best Director, in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain” and in 2012 for Life of Pi. He was the first Asian to win in this particular category.

Peter Pau from Hong Kong won in 2000 the Oscar for Best Cinematography, for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Timmy Yip from Hong Kong won in 2000 the Oscar for Best Art Direction, for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

Sanjo Wada from Japan won in 1954 the Oscar for Best Costume Design, for »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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It’s official, the best Oscar year ever is… – watch Jump Cut #4

28 February 2016 3:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week’s Jump Cut is all about determining the best year ever in cinema.

“But how can you figure that out?!” you shout at whatever device you’re reading this on. “Film is too subjective an art form for you to make overarching statements like that!”

That’s a very good point, but you’re overlooking two things: 1) the Oscar best picture nominations, and 2) film ratings on the Internet Movie Database. Both obviously have degrees of subjectivity, but that’s levelled off somewhat with each institution’s sheer number of voters or raters.

So, to work out what year was the best ever for cinema, we’ve taken all the films nominated for each year’s Best Picture Oscar, and then worked out their average IMDb rating. I’ll just point out that these were the ratings as of the week of the 88th Academy Awards on 22nd February »

- Oli Davis

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