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Frances McDormand: "The more we say we need help, the less power we will have." Photo: Richard Mowe What you see with Fargo and Olive Kitteridge star Frances McDormand is what you get (at least most of the time). Her features devoid of make-up and colourful dress thrown together with equally colourful contrasting shoes she took a stance today (May 22) as part of the Cannes Film Festival Women in Motion talks and awards (sponsored by luxury goods brand Kering).
She had a very clear message to her sisters in the industry: they should stop marginalising themselves by constantly harping on about their plight. “There are plenty of opportunities, but the more we say we need help, the less power we will have. Women are on the move - but it is more about catching up,” she said.
McDormand, who has been married for three decades to jury co-president Joel Coen, »
- Richard Mowe
Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow (May 22) reteams with Villeneuve.
Deakins received his latest Oscar nomination this year for his work on Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. He was previously nominated for Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption; Martin Scorsese’s Kundun; Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; Stephen Daldry’s The Reader, which he shared with Chris Menges; and, more recently, Prisoners and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.
Film is scheduled »
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While we know next to nothing about the plot for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, we do know that at the very least, it's going to look gorgeous, as renowned cinematographer Roger Deakins has joined the team. Come inside to learn more.
Blade Runner 2 is moving full steam ahead. Just a couple months ago it was announced Denis Villenueve had been hired on to direct the sequel, with Harrison Ford set to return, and it looks like they're starting to build up the rest of the necessary behind the scenes crew to get production moving. Announced at Cannes, Roger Deakins, the cinematographer behind Prisoners, Skyfall, Fargo, and Many others has been hired on as the Dop for the new movie. Deakins has worked with Villenueve on his last two movies, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
The original Blade Runner is still a visually striking movie, and »
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The celebrated cinematographer will work with director Denis Villeneuve on the follow-up to the 1982 sci-fi movie.
In recognition of his achievements in film, Deakins is to be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) May 20, 2015
Casting news from the Cannes Film Festival reveals that Katee Sackhoff from Battlestar Galactica will star in the new horror film, Don’t Knock Twice. Also in this round-up: home media release details on Alien Outpost, Dark Summer, Head Cases: Serial Killers in the Delaware Valley, and a fundraiser launch by Troma.
Don't Knock Twice: Press Release -- "It was revealed today in Cannes that Katee Sackhoff (“Oculus,” “Riddick,” “Battlestar Galactica”) will star in the supernatural horror film “Don’t Knock Twice,” directed by Caradog James and being sold in Cannes by Content Media.
In the vein of “Candyman” meets “The Ring,” “Don’t Knock Twice” is based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.
- Tamika Jones
The partnership between genre favorites Scream Factory and IFC Midnight has definitely been a good one, with the team-up doing quite an excellent job putting out some pretty entertaining films, with everything from Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook to The Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial all being must have releases for horror fans. Adding even more solid titles to their partnership roster, Sf & IFC have now announced the July 7th DVD/Bluray release date for both Paul Solet’s Dark Summer and Jabbar Raisani’s Very solid film Alien Outpost. It’s been a while since Solet’s last film (the extremely effective and original 2009 motherly tale, Grace), so Dark Summer hitting shelves is some excellent news, and Alien Outpost is yet another very well done take on both the found footage-like subgenre and alien invasion flicks.
- Jerry Smith
The 68th Cannes International Film Festival previewed its wares today with a press conference illuminated chiefly by jury heads Joel and Ethan Coen’s revelation that they, er, don’t watch television. If they’d made an exception for Fargo they weren’t saying, although they happily shared the festival eve limelight with fellow judging panelists Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller, Rossy De Palma, Xavier Dolan and Guillermo del Toro in a lively media opener.Empire’s festival friends at Getty Images have extended some of their photographic skills for a peak behind the scenes as Cannes gets a last-minute dust and a quick once-over with the Mr Sheen. Click on the images below for a closer look. Screenings-wise, the opening night film – La Tête Haute (Standing Tall) – was a worthy, socially conscious affair by actor-director Emmanuelle Bercot that might have been better placed in Un Certain Regard than in such a high-profile, »
Cannes — If it's opening day at the Cannes Film Festival that means it's time for another awkward press conference with the competition jury. Typically, a Cannes jury is comprised of nine directors, actors and artists from all over the world who have often never met each other beforehand and have no intention of tipping their hands that they might actually already be looking forward to seeing particular films in the competition. The good news is that you can always count on a few members of the international press corps to ask some silly questions or get their facts so inexplicably wrong (guys, "Mad Max: Fury Road" isn't in competition) you wonder how they got credentialed in the first place. The 2015 edition of the festival features a jury headed by former Palme d'Or winners Ethan and Joel Coen (a rare two-headed jury president). Also on hand are Guillermo Del Toro (who, »
- Gregory Ellwood
When members of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury met for the first time on Tuesday afternoon, they were told that they could create an award for the films they were about to screen. “Sienna Miller asked that the prize be presented to her,” recalled Joel Coen at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that helped kick off Cannes. “Guillermo [del Toro] became upset,” Joel joked. “If Sienna gets a prize, Guillermo gets a prize. We just met these people. It’s alarming.”
Regardless of that, the jurors seemed to get along just fine. As co-presidents of this year’s prize-giving committee, the Coen brothers dominated the conversation, offering thoughts on the moviemaking business, their lack of interest in television and what they were looking for as judges.
- Ramin Setoodeh
When it comes to playing pathetic, down-on-their-luck, and losers at life characters, no one can do it quite like William H. Macy. From his Jerry Lundegaard from Fargo to his Little Bill in Boogie Nights, the actor has made a career out of playing the saddest of sacks, and Huffington Post has created a fantastic tribute to the actor's "failure" roles in the form of a supercut simply titled "William H. Macy is Cinema's Number One Loser." »
- Jesse Giroux
A few years ago, in a conversation about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing,” a friend said of character actor Elisha Cook Jr., “It’s always fun watching him get abused and humiliated.” Not everyone can convincingly play losers and lowlifes so that you both pity and loathe the characters. One modern-day actor who has picked up where Cook Jr. left off, albeit with much more sadness, is William H. Macy. And a new video tribute highlights the sad and pathetic characters the actor plays. Read More: William H. Macy's Impressive Feature Directorial Debut 'Rudderless' Subtitled “Cinema’s Number One Loser,” the Macy tribute from Huffington Post’s Oliver Noble and Ben Craw (via Uproxx) runs just over four minutes and features the most famous sad sacks the actor has played, including Jerry Lundegaard of “Fargo,” Little Bill in “Boogie Nights,” George Parker in “Pleaseantville,” the desperate-for-love Quiz Kid Donnie Smith in “Magnolia, »
- Cain Rodriguez
Unstoppable, ass-kicking heroines are still a minority in film and television, but we like to think that things are getting better. Women have been tearing it up in more and more in recent years in high profile Ya adaptations, superhero movies and gripping dramas from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Tatiana Maslany.
Here are some of the most awesome female leads from television and film, all waiting to be watched on Netflix right now:
Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Young adult adaptations have been all the rage in recent years, with a gratifying number of talented young women taking the lead roles. Out of all of these, Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss has got to be our favourite.
Panem is a terrible place to live, and, on top of that, Katniss is handed some extra helpings of personal tragedy. And while not entirely comfortable or willing »
Amy Berg is a rising filmmaker who started her career on a documentary hot streak with the docs West of Memphis and Deliver Us From Evil, and now she’s adapting her first full feature with a story that’s ripped from the headlines.
Every Secret Thing is a Fincher-esque thriller starring Dakota Fanning as a teenager just released from prison after having kidnapped a baby when she was just a young girl. Now a new child has gone missing just three miles from where the first kidnapping took place, and a detective (Elizabeth Banks) suspects Fanning. Here’s the full synopsis:
Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced byAcademy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said »
- Brian Welk
The first trailer for director Amy Berg’s (An Open Secret, Prophet’s Prey) feature debut Every Secret Thing has arrived online, which you can check out below. The film stars Dakota Fanning (Night Moves), Diane Lane (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Nate Parker (About Alex), and Common (Selma).
Every Secret Thing is a psychological crime thriller produced by Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo), which premiered in the Spotlight section at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) and written by Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said), it is based on a 2004 novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. The film stars Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald, Nate Parker, and Common.
Detective Nancy Porter (Banks »
- Scott J. Davis
Out of the vast quantity of movies produced for mass consumption, a staggeringly low percentage hail from female directors, screenwriters and producers. This sad-but-true fact brings to light the very matter of representation in one of the most profitable and high-profile industries, and so when films such as Every Secret Thing come along, they’re worth investigating. And, as it goes, the latest effort from director Amy J. Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) centers around a police investigation in a small American town.
In addition to its director, Every Secret Thing has a wealth of veritable female talent attached to its production. It’s based on the novel by Laura Lippman, was adapted for the screen by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), is produced by Frances McDormand (Fargo), and stars Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald. With the movie’s release date not due for another month, there »
- Gem Seddon
John O’Hurley, who briefly recurred on the soap opera in 2011 as movie producer Kit Sterling, has joined the cable dramedy’s Season 3 cast.
Hello from the set of Devious Maids. What do you think of my leading ladies @Susan_Lucci and @RebeccaWisocky? pic.twitter.com/NGFj2mBILL
— John O'Hurley (@ImJohnOHurley) April 7, 2015
A small, offbeat gem of a film that has finally made it to U.S. theaters, David and Nathan Zellner’s "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter" (which incidentally features the all-time Lettuce D’Or winner for Best Performance by a Rabbit), was one of the quieter success stories of the 2014 festival circuit. The strange, sad, bittersweet story of a lonely Japanese woman, played with perfect self-contained command by Rinko Kikuchi, who finds a VHS tape of the Coen Brothers’ "Fargo," and, conflating reality and fiction, journeys all the way to Minnesota, alone in the dead of winter, to try to find the money that Steve Buscemi’s character buries in the snow, 'Kumiko,' despite being inspired by both an internet urban legend and one of the greatest American films ever made, is entirely its own, unusual thing. We loved it (our review is here), and so at the last Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, »
- Jessica Kiang
William H. Macy, star of TV’s Shameless, is continuing to gear his future efforts toward directing. His first major foray arrived in the shape of 2014’s musical drama Rudderless starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Huffman, and scored the actor a wealth of good reviews. Next on his slate is the Jane Fonda-starrer Krystal – of which we know very little – which will then be followed by The Layover.
Described as a road trip sex comedy, because there’s definitely a shortage of those, The Layover has now snared two high profile actors for its leading roles. Glee’s Lea Michele and The Other Woman star Kate Upton will be frolicking about as “a pair of lifelong best friends who decide to avoid their problems by taking a vacation, only to find that their plane has been rerouted due to a hurricane warning. To make matters worse, the »
- Gem Seddon
Read More: Watch: Trailer for 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter' Takes 'Fargo' at Face Value David and Nathan Zellner spent a decade making their offbeat drama "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter," a mesmerizing portrait of a woman who thinks "Fargo" was real. Now you can ask them all about it. On Friday, March 27, the Zellner brothers are participating in an Indiewire live Facebook Q&A (which operates much like a Reddit Ama) to answer all of your pressing "Kumiko" questions. "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" was inspired by the urban legend of a Japanese woman named Takako Kunishi. In a pre-internet age, the local media reported that a Tokyo-based office worker had died in Minneapolis in search of the suitcase of cash Steve Buscemi's character buries beneath the snow at the end of "Fargo." The Austin-based Zellner brothers also directed "Kid-Thing," "Goliath" and numerous short films. Just pop over to Indiewire's »
Set in the late 1970s, the story takes place during Reagan's first campaign for President, during which he does a trip through Fargo and some of the season's key characters have some interactions with him. Some of his movies are also a part of the show.
Production on the ten episode second season is currently underway in Calgary ahead of a premiere in the Fall.
Source: TV Line »
- Garth Franklin
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