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First Listen and Full Details on Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Good Time’ Soundtrack

12 June 2017 2:22 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Good Time, the new film from the Safdie Brothers, may not have taken home the Palme d’Or at the recent Cannes Film Festival, but it did win the Soundtrack Award for its score from Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never.

The crime thriller, which stars Robert Pattinson, was described in our review as a “21st-century fast-food hybrid that mixes trash television and drug culture with Day-Glo-splattered night-time cinematography and throbbing synthesizers, thanks to a standout score.”

The award winning soundtrack will be released August 11 on Warp (pre-order here) and includes the closing track “The Pure and the Damned”, featuring a guest vocal and lyrics from Iggy Pop. On working with the Safdie Brothers, Lopatin tells Fact that he and the filmmakers “share an affection and reverence for bruised and battered stuff, and I think we both feel this urge to enshrine the history as it is now, not as it was then. »

- Chris Evangelista

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Brit Marling and Issa Rae on Feeling a ‘Moral Imperative to Write’

8 June 2017 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brit Marling and Issa Rae sat down for an interview for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. For more, click here. 

Issa Rae: What do you feel about “The Oa” resonated with your audience, just people in general?

Brit Marling: It’s such a good question, I’m not sure I really know. Sometimes I think it’s funny. We make these things, and we put them out in the world, and then we just have to see what connects. But something I’ve heard people describe about it is that it has a kind of unfettered quality — that it seems like drinking milk that hasn’t been pasteurized. And I think that’s because it was very handmade by a very small group of people, especially Zal Batmanglij, who is the show creator. I think it has a quality that doesn’t usually manage to find its way onto television.

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- Variety Staff

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Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators

4 April 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A little over three decades ago, This Is Spinal Tap perfectly parodied hard-rock excess with a pint-sized Stonehenge, amps that go "one louder" and the unforgettable phrase "Hello Cleveland." The mockumentary, which Ozzy Osbourne has said felt all too realistic, was written by its stars, comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, and director-actor Rob Reiner. "The closer we dared to get to the real thing, the closer the real thing dared to get to us," Shearer once told Rolling Stone. "It's like reality is calling our bluff at every step along the way. »

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell Talks Chrissy Teigen’s ‘Incredibly Brave’ Postpartum Depression Reveal

9 March 2017 3:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Since Chrissy Teigen opened up about her painful struggle with postpartum depression this week, fans and colleagues alike have come out in support. One of those individuals? Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

“Postpartum depression’s very real and we don’t talk about it, and I think it’s so incredibly brave of Chrissy to use her platform to be that vulnerable and that honest,” the star of the John Legend-executive-produced series Underground tells People.

Adds Smollett-Bell, 30, “Because I think it gives other women this voice, and it empowers them to say, ‘Listen, you don’t have to be ashamed of it. »

- Jen Juneau

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Goteborg: ‘An Education’s’ Lone Scherfig on ‘Their Finest,’ the U.K. Film Industry, Entering Other Worlds

4 February 2017 3:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg, Sweden — “Lone Scherfig is one of the very best Nordic filmmakers of her generation. Skillfully, with curiosity, she has experimented with different aesthetic expressions, but it is always with wit and sharpness she portrays the complexity, passion and darkness in people’s lives,” said Goteborg Fest artistic director Jonas Holmberg, presenting the 207 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award to the Danish writer-director.

The prize-winner was honored with a three-film howcase of three films: 2000 Danish breakthrough, “Italian for Beginners”; her 2014 U.K. drama-thriller “The Riot Club”; and the Swedish premiere of her latest U.K. romantic dramedy, “Their Finest,” starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, opening this spring.

A film student from Paris’ Sorbonne University and the University of Copenhagen, Scherfig graduated from Copenhagen’s Danish National Film School in 1984; her feature debut was the comedy, “The Birthday Trip” (1990). After several TV series and the children’s film “On Our Own »

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