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Film News: ‘La Choses De La Vie’ in French Film Series at Gene Siskel Center on July 24, 2017

Chicago – The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is in the midst of a series called “Journeys Through French Cinema.” The theme is based on filmmaker/film historian Bernard Tavernier’s documentary “My Journey Through French Cinema,” and highlights his experiences with the rich cinematic influences of French film. The series, which runs through August 2nd, 2017, is putting the spotlight on “La Choses De La Vie” (The Things of Life) on July 24th.

The 1970 film places a man named Pierre (Michel Piccoli) at a literal crossroads in his life. He had recently left his wife Catherine (Lea Massari) for a new love, Helen (a young Romy Schneider), but is having second thoughts about their coupling. En route to a business trip, he smashes his automobile and is thrown from the car. The film begins with the accident, and reconstructs his life’s dilemma
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Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dies at 85

Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer, Dies at 85
Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and a nominee for “The Deer Hunter,” “The River” (1984) and the “The Black Dahlia” (2006), has died at 85. His business partner Yuri Neyman said he died January 1.

Over a period of five decades in Hollywood, his other outstanding achievements included “Deliverance,” “Blow Out,” “The Ghost and the Darkness” and such Robert Altman films as “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye.” And he considered it the ultimate compliment that no two of his movies looked alike.

Working into his eighties, Zsigmond also shot a number of episodes of the Fox sitcom “The Mindy Project” from 2012-14. Zsigmond ranked among the 10 most influential cinematographers in film history in a 2003 survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild.

Belying his comment to Rolling Stone that “a cinematographer can only be as good as the director,
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Claude Sautet: The Things of Life

Claude Sautet: The Things of Life
The Lumière Festival’s Claude Sautet retrospective is being presented under the banner “The Age of Sautet (1960-95),” and that just about says it all. In the years he was active, few French directors better channeled the spirit of their times — not in grand, sweeping gestures, but rather miniature brushstrokes: the way a man and a woman might sit in a boulevard cafe, and the things both spoken and unspoken that might pass between them there; the moments of ease and anxiety around a family dinner table; the disappointments of parents in their children, and vice-versa. These are films that are at once indelibly French but also unassailably human. When I programmed a Sautet retrospective for the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2012, I chose an even simpler title, taken directly from one of his own films: “The Things of Life.”

That movie, made in 1970, was actually Sautet’s fourth,
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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Arbitrage; Parker; Safe Haven; Me and You; Broken

Despite the seductive beefcake reputation that first made him a star, Richard Gere has always excelled at essentially unsympathetic (and untrustworthy) roles in which his charismatic exterior masks a darker inner truth. From Internal Affairs to Intersection, he's at his best when actively undermining the affection bestowed upon stars by their audiences.

Three cheers, then, for Arbitrage (2012, Koch, 15), in which Gere is perfectly cast as a duplicitous businessman and unreliable husband and father whose life is teetering on the brink of collapse, both personal and financial. As his philanthropist wife (Susan Sarandon) and natural successor daughter (Brit Marling) struggle to penetrate the labyrinthine machinations of his increasingly fractured personality, hedge fund manager Robert Miller (Gere) hangs on tenaciously to the belief that he can buy his way out of a crisis, if only a key deal comes through in time. Neither savage
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Arbitrage: a reminder of a talent so often put to waste

He could have had it all, yet he never quite lost it all either. The mysterious and rather annoying case of Richard Gere

I've been rolling my eyes at Richard Gere for 30 years, alternately alienated and charmed by his good looks and his shockingly evident narcissism and self-regard; his abidingly terrible taste in projects, and the fact that somehow, no matter how many movies like Intersection he makes (or like King David, or Mr Jones) sooner or later there will come an end to his lengthy career-drought and, like a flailing magician, he will somehow revive his good name and box office rep with a blockbuster comeback like Pretty Woman, or an intelligent movie like Internal Affairs. Or, Nicholas Jarecki's very watchable new thriller Arbitrage.

As Robert Miller, a 60-year-old investment-fund billionaire, Gere has it all: a full head of silver hair, a good name on Wall Street and
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On The Rise 2012: 10 Actors We're Tipping For Stardom In The Future

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Last week, we took a look at the relative dearth of leading men in Hollywood: why Tom Cruise, Will Smith, et al. remain at the top of the tree and why so few serious competitors have emerged since. But one of the most exciting things about our job is getting to watch the new names that emerge, breakouts who have the potential to join the A-listers, or at the very least, deliver a host of hugely exciting performances for decades to come.

So we've decided to kick off our On The Rise selection for 2012 by looking at some of the actors who we're tipping for big things in the next few years. Last time we made these kinds of picks and predictions we did pretty well, listing the likes of Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramirez, Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, Jake Johnson and David Oyelowo who have all gone on to become much-sought-after names,
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Jennifer Morrison Made Right Turn At ‘Intersection’

  Jennifer Morrison has found a great variety of roles throughout her career.  Of course, most will remember her from her co-starring role on the Fox medical drama, House. Morrison is now on another hit series, the ABC fantasy drama Once Up on A Time. She also gave a great performance in the film Warrior.     Morrison has been a working actress since 1994, and told us that from a young age, she always considered herself an actress.  However, it was not until she worked on her first film (Intersection, which starred Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, and Lolita Davidovich) that she had a major epiphany about acting, which she would carry with her to this day.  

  A new episode of Once Upon a Time airs Sunday night at 8/7 central on ABC.    

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Before They Were Famous: Jennifer Morrison in 'Stir of Echoes'

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In 1999, pre-millennial dread made for an exciting year of existential cinematic panic. That sense of mortality helped revolutionize the horror genre, as M. Night Shyamalan took the scene by storm with "The Sixth Sense."

Another 1999 horror film, however, was unfortunately overshadowed that year. "Stir of Echoes" was a nifty little ghost story based on a short story by Richard Matheson, and it featured none other than Jennifer Morrison -- currently costarring as Tess Conlon in the mixed martial arts drama "Warrior" (opening Sept. 9) -- as a creepy ghost girl who haunts Kevin Bacon.

Bacon plays Tom Witzky, a phone lineman who's hypnotized by his sister-in-law on a dare at a party. He subsequently begins seeing visions of Samantha Kozac (Morrison), a 17-year-old girl who recently disappeared from the neighborhood. Samantha, as it turns out, was the childlike, mentally disabled sister of his son's babysitter; and as her ghost continues to torment Tom,
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Seven Great Scenes in Otherwise Not-So-Great Films

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Most films, however awful they may be, always contain at least one nugget of cinematic richness.

Below is our list of seven features (some of which are plain disappointments, while others are just plain bad) that all share a commonality in regards to the inclusion of one scene where that ticket purchase or time invested in home viewing was (almost) justifiable.

Richard Gere’s car crash in Intersection

Some of you may not be overly familiar with this film, and why would you? It’s a little-seen 1994 feature in which Gere stars alongside a post-Basic Instinct Sharon Stone in a familiar flashback-leaden Hollywood melodrama about a marriage on the rocks, which failed to make any dent at the box office and has since slipped into relative anonymity.

It does however (oddly) feature one of the greatest car crashes committed to film and happened towards the end, before Gere’s
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When will Richard Gere stop?

Memorable roles in American Gigolo and An Officer And A Gentleman seem a long time ago

Allow me to favour you with a little movie list. Try to guess what they have in common and I'll meet you in paragraph two: No Mercy, Power, Miles From Home, Mr Jones, Final Analysis, Sommersby, Intersection, King David, Red Corner, The Jackal, Red Corner, The Mothman Prophecies, Unfaithful, Shall We Dance, Amelia.

I know, I know: it looks like the Razzie Winners' display at some bleak video store in the sixth circle of Hell, or perhaps the entire directorial oeuvre of Alan Smithee handily quarantined to prevent them from infecting the poor innocent DVDs on neighbouring shelves. But let me straighten you out: they all star one Richard Tiffany Gere, who can be seen this week in another of his patented misfires, Brooklyn's Finest.

Many times have I – while in my torrid cups or during the violent,
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Poll: Will Megan Fox, Beyonce or Miley Cyrus 'win' Razzie for worst actress?

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Poll: Will Megan Fox, Beyonce or Miley Cyrus 'win' Razzie for worst actress?
Poor Sarah Jessica Parker. She probably doesn't have a prayer of beating such formidable foes as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus And Megan Fox to claim the highly coveted, gold paint-sprayed Razzie Award as worst actress of 2009. All of the latter three divas are good examples of women who've "won" in the past. Fox has serious hope of prevailing because Razzie voters adore brassy sexpots like past champs Paris Hilton ("The Hottie and the Nottie") and Sharon Stone ("Basic Instinct 2," "Intersection," "The Specialist"). Beyonce and Miley Cyrus might need to get an acceptance speech ready because voters also love songbirds like past victors Madonna ("Swept Away," "The Next Best Thing," "Body of Evidence," "Who's That...
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Stone Leads Razzie Awards

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Stone Leads Razzie Awards
Sharon Stone's Basic Instinct 2 sequel appears to be have been a risk not worth taking after notching up seven nominations at next month's Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress Of The Year. Competing against the film in the Worst Picture category is BloodRayne, Lady In The Water, The Wicker Man, and the Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans comedy Little Man, which also received seven nominations including Worst Director. The Wayans brothers share a Worst Actor nod battling against Little Man co-star Rob Schneider, The Wicker Man's Nicolas Cage, Larry The Cable Guy for Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector. And Tim Allen has three nominations in the same category - for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Shaggy Dog and Zoom. Meanwhile, sisters Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff are both nominated for Worst Actress for their roles in Material Girls. They will fight it out with Stone, Jessica Simpson for Employee Of The Month, Lindsay Lohan for Just My Luck and Kristanna Loken for BloodRayne. Stone - who has previously won the Razzie for Worst Actress for The Specialist and Intersection - earns another mention for her "lopsided breasts" in the category for Worst Screen Couple. The awards' founder, John Wilson, says, "She's what we call a Razzie repeat offender. Perhaps even a recidivist."

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