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Venice Film Festival Decides on 'Essential Killing'

13 August 2010 2:31 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Director, Jerzy Skolimowski (Moonlighting) will see his latest feature, 'Essential Killing' compete at this year's 67th Venice Film Festival for the event's prestigious Golden Lion. 'Essential Killing', which is co-produced by Ireland's Element Pictures, will have its world premiere screening at the 67th Venice International Film Festival, which takes place from September 1st-11th 2010. The film [previously titled Essence of Killing] is produced and directed by veteran Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and stars Vincent Gallo (Arizona Dream) and Emmanuelle Seigner (La Vie en Rose). »

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[DVD Review] Arizona Dream

12 April 2010 4:30 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Arizona Dream is a film of details, rather than one of plot and character. Though the scenes do connect in a loose way, and the same couple of people are regularly featured in them, they could barely be said to form any aesthetic worldview when placed in conjunction with each other. Rather, that task falls to shot composition, lighting, and frequent shots of flying fish. Whether or not you will respond to this film’s vision of absurdist comedy without a single guffaw, or love it in the way it seems to outright demand to be loved really depends on just far out there you’re willing to go, or how amused you are by the sheer oddness of things (and the odder, the better). I’ll admit that I was unable to fully engage with this film, but I chalk this up to an issue of taste rather than »

- Anders Nelson

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CriterionCast – Episode 28.5 – Disc 2 – Special Guest: Justin Vactor – On The Screen

1 April 2010 7:45 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Disc 2 episodes are bonus/supplement episodes of The CriterionCast. Rudie Obias, Ryan Gallagher & Travis George ramble on and on about movies and movie experiences. “On The Screen” is where they discuss anything and everything that has been on their screens in the week. So anything from TV & movies to music & web material, everything “On The Screen” is up for grabs. This is what they recommend to you, their listeners.

Special Guest: Justin Vactor – Host of The Entertainment Overload Podcast and The Geekland Podcast.

What do you think of their show? Please send them your feed back: or call their voicemail line @ 347.878.3430 or follow them on twitter @CriterionCast or Comment on their blog,

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe to their podcast and please leave your reviews in the iTunes feed.

They broadcast every episode Live on UStream every Friday @ 7pm Est/4pm Pst. »

- Rudie Obias

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Tahar Rahim In Kusturica’s Cool Water

30 March 2010 2:19 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

French actor Tahar Rahim is in negotiations to take the lead in Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s  Cool Water.

If you had a chance to see Rahim’s performance in Oscar-nominated drama A Prophet this year, then you’ll agree that he may be the young actor but he’s definitely the talented one.

On the other hand, Kusturica could be just a perfect director for this kind of movie.

And yes, we already know that he’s busy with that Pancho Villa movie, together with Johnny Depp (or if you prefer the full title Seven Friends Of Pancho Villa And The Woman With Six Fingers huh?) but we are really happy to hear he’s already having a new project like this.

And, if you are familiar with his work, then you know he’s best known as a man controversial at home and abroad, but he’s definitely »

- Fiona

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Review: 'Arizona Dream'

25 March 2010 9:21 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

There’s only one reason for Warner Home Video to release the 1993 disaster of a film, Arizona Dream: Johnny Depp. Anything with him in it is virtually a license to print money so the movie is released this week as a part of their Archive Collection. The DVD comes with the movie and nothing else as in keeping with the line designed for collectors.

While Depp was still at the beginning of his film career, the cast includes veterans who should have known better, including Faye Dunaway and Jerry Lewis. That’s right, Jerry Lewis playing a straight role.  The film also has veteran character performer Michael J. Pollard in a cameo and relative newcomers Lily Taylor and Paulina Porizkova.

The movie was shot in 1991, released in Europe only two years later and didn’t come to America until 1994. The original cut ran for 142 minutes while the television and »

- Robert Greenberger

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Warner Archive Collection Releases Emir Kusturica’s Arizona Dream On DVD [DVD Reviews]

19 March 2010 10:40 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

What was that movie, with that guy? I can never find it at the rental store.

Over the past year, Warner Brothers has begun presenting the world with a collection of films that have never seen the light of DVD. Films that perhaps did poorly at the box office, but have remained popular amongst online fans, or have some sort of relevance in today’s film world.

This past week, we saw the release of Emir Kusturica’s Arizona Dream, starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Vincent Gallo, and Faye Dunaway. While this is certainly not Johnny Depp of Nightmare on Elm Street or 21 Jump Street, it is certainly the Johnny Depp of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Released in the States in September of 1994, it did rather poorly in a limited release, and has remained largely unknown, despite a European release on DVD and HD-DVD, by Studio Canal.

I had »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Johnny Depp Is Pancho Villa

19 January 2010 2:44 AM, PST | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

We finally have confirmation thatJohnny Depp will take on the role of Pancho Villa in directorEmir Kusturica's upcoming project about the Mexican Revolutionary general.

The film, originally called Seven Friends Of Pancho Villa And The Woman With Six Fingers, will now be titled Wild Roses, Tender Roses, and will begin shooting in February 2011 now that Depp and Kusturica, who worked previously together on Arizona Dream, have found time in both of their schedules to fit in the project.

The film will be shot in Spain and in Kusturica's Serbian studio, while Kusturica's band, the No Smoking Orchestra, will do music for the film as well. As promised, the film will indeed be shot in Spanish, with Depp performing his dialogue in that language.

Before all that though, Kusturica will be working in Israel this summer on Cool Water, a film about a male stripper who returns to his native Middle East for his father's funeral. »

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Johnny Depp At Kustendorf Film Festival In Serbia

15 January 2010 12:46 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Third International Kustendorf Film and Music Festival opened on Wednesday in Serbia with Johnny Depp present as guest of honour.

Johnny Depp and Emir Kusturica | Kustendorf

The festival is organized by film director Emir Kusturica, in his Drvengrad (wood town), the village which was created by Kusturica for his film, “Life is a Miracle“.

The festival started in an unusual manner- without saying a word, Kusturica removed flags covering Johnny’s nearly life-sized bust, which was followed by impressive fireworks.

In addition to the statue, Johnny also received the “Award for Future Movies.”

Johnny Depp and his statue | Kustendorf

“I am completely shocked because I could not have imagined that such a magical and beautiful place could be home to a movie festival, of the kind I’ve never been to before. Unlike other festivals, people can communicate and get to know each other here. I’m impressed with this place, »

- Fiona

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Johnny Depp Honored at Serbian Film Festival

12 January 2010 10:37 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Johnny Depp is in Serbia where he will be the star attraction of the third edition of the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival in Drvengrad, launched by Emir Kusturica. Before heading for the festival town, Depp met with Serbian president Boris Tadic in Belgrade. The festival kicks off tomorrow, Jan. 13, with the unveiling of a life-sized bust of Depp himself, "along with the fireworks and the music of Dejan Petrovic Orchestra." Depp will later be handed the special "Award for Future Movies." Also, three of Depp’s films will be screened at the festival: Kusturica’s Arizona Dream, Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, and Mike Newell’s Donnie Brasco. Twenty-eight short films from 18 countries are in competition at [...] »

- Edwige Andersson

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