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Criterion Now – Episode 5 – May 2017 Announcements, Flash Sales, Wooden Clogs

21 February 2017 10:30 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Aaron is joined by David Blakeslee and Robert Taylor to talk about that massive May haul that Criterion announced, the titles leaving FilmStruck, The Tree of Wooden Clogs, Flash and Target sales, punk rock in the 1970s, and various other Criterion oddities.

Episode Notes

4:00 – May 2017 Criterion Releases

38:45 – Flash Sale Discussion

43:00 – Target Sale

46:30 – The Tree of Wooden Clogs

53:00 – Preview of Upcoming Releases & Misc News

1:00 – Films Leaving FilmStruck

1:06 – FilmStruck including Speed Round

1:16 – Short Takes (Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, The Uninvited, À Nos Amours)

1:23 – What We’ve Been Doing

1:26 – Piece of Flair

Episode Links Pure Cinema Pod Criterion – Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Criterion – Othello Criterion – Good Morning Criterion – Dheepan Criterion – Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project 2 Criterion – Ghost World Scott Reviews Tree of Wooden Clogs Trevor Reviews Tree of Wooden Clogs Movies Leaving FilmStruck Criterion Reflections – Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, Take One Wrong Reel 233: »

- Aaron West

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Daniel Clowes Says He’s Forgiven Shia Labeouf, and Donald Trump Is the Reason Why

21 February 2017 4:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you don’t know David Clowes from his graphic novels, like “Ghost World” and “David Boring,” you might remember hearing his name when Shia Labeouf was accused of plagiarizing him four years ago. In a new Daily Beast interview, Clowes says he’s forgiven the actor-turned–installation artist — at least for now. The cause of his softened feelings? The fact that they’re both opposed to Donald Trump.

Read More: Labeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ Finds New Home After NYC Closing

Labeouf’s most recent installation, He Will Not Divide Us, is a 24/7/365 live-stream planned to last the entirety of Trump’s first term. Originally set up in front of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, it’s now being relocated to the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico after Momi decided that too many conflicts had broken out at the contentious space. »

- Michael Nordine

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Criterion in May 2017: Ghost World, Scorsese's World Cinema Project and More

15 February 2017 7:00 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It's all about the world in May for the Criterion Collection. The company announced their lineup for the month and two titles jumped out at me. Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World is a movie I watched on multiple occasions years ago, when the world was younger. It's told in a simple yet evocative manner that resonated for me at the time, so I wonder what kind of effect it will have on me now. New interviews with the cast are included. The other title is World Cinema Project, which is actually a collector's set of indie films from around the world. Each has been restored, with introductions by Martin Scorsese. Other upcoming releases include Ozu's lovely Good Morning, Jacques Audiard's acclaimed Dheepan, and two versions of...

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The Criterion Collection Announces May Titles: ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Jeanne Dielman’ and More

15 February 2017 3:51 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Criterion Collection has announced its May offerings, including “Dheepan,” “Ghost World” and a Blu-ray update of “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.” Also joining the Collection are Orson Welles’ “Othello,” a new World Cinema Project collector’s set and Yasujirō Ozu’s “Good Morning.” More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection Announces April Titles: ‘Tampopo,’ ‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Woman of the Year’ and More

 

Ghost World

Terry Zwigoff’s first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that’s at once bleakly comic and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, ‘Ghost World’ follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist suburbia. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred »

- Michael Nordine

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The Criterion Collection Adding ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ And More In May

15 February 2017 3:34 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

April showers, bring May flowers, and new releases from The Criterion Collection. I know, it’s not my greatest lede ever, but I want to jump right into what’s coming from the boutique label.

Kicking things off is Terry Zwigoff‘s cult favorite “Ghost World” starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson. This one has been in the works for a while now, and while it won’t be coming overflowing with extras, the new 4K restoration should be more than enough to snap this up (along with the lovely cover art, see below).

Continue reading The Criterion Collection Adding ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ And More In May at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Criterion Collection’s May Line-Up Includes ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Taipei Story,’ ‘Dheepan,’ and More

15 February 2017 2:53 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s only fitting that the kick-off to the summer movie season also means a major month for The Criterion Collection. They’ve unveiled their May line-up and it’s a stacked one, and we can partially thank Martin Scorsese. While none of his films will be coming to the collection, the second edition of his World Cinema Project will arrive, which includes works from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law of the Border), and Taiwan (Taipei Story).

Along with those films from Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Edward Yang, and more, we’ll be getting Terry Zwigoff‘s Ghost World, Jacques Audiard‘s Palme d’Or-winning Dheepan, Yasujiro Ozu‘s Good Morning (which also includes I Was Born, But… and surviving excerpt from A Straightforward Boy), Orson WellesOthello, and a Blu-ray upgrade for Chantal Akerman‘s masterpiece Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, »

- Jordan Raup

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The Criterion Collection Adds Ghost World, Orson Welles’ Othello, Good Morning, and Others For May 2017 #criterion

15 February 2017 6:53 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

New Criterion Collection titles announced for May 2017. There are a few stand outs from the slate below, namely “Ghost World” and “Othello” from director Orson Welles. What are your favorites? Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles meticulously details, with […]

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- Rudie Obias

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Criterion Now – Episode 4 – Black Girl, Wong Kar Wai, David Lynch

14 February 2017 8:35 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Aaron is joined by Mark Hurne, Dave Eves, and his future Criterion wife, Jessica. We have a lot to talk about this week, including Black Girl, Cameraperson, Wong Kar Wai, California Split, Do the Right Thing, and we even have a new game show of sorts.

Episode Notes

3:40 – Black Girl

7:45 – Cameraperson

12:00 – Tree of Wooden Clogs Preview

14:30 – Wong Kar Wai

20:20 – David Lynch: The Art of Life

25:50 – Newsletter Clue

32:30 – California Split

34:10 – Do the Right Thing

38:00 – May Predictions/Wishes

49:10 – Short Takes (Vagabond, The In-Laws, The Hit, Chronicle of a Summer)

55:00 – FilmStruck

Episode Links Criterion Close-Up 54 – Hausu Party Arik Reviews Black Girl Aaron Reviews Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson Criterion Collection – The Tree of Wooden Clogs Wong Kar Wait at the Criterion Collection Janus Films Announces Theatrical Release of David Lynch: The Art Life David Lynch: The Art Life Trailer Bam »

- Aaron West

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Mary Zophres on ‘La La Land’ Costumes and George Clooney’s ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Dress

6 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In her 23-year career in costume design, Mary Zophres has designed for the biggest stars and directors in the business, from George Clooney, to Scarlett Johansson, to the Coen brothers. Having garnered her second Oscar nomination for her work on “La La Land,” Zophres spoke with Variety about working with Damien Chazelle, her long-term collaboration with the Coen brothers, and George Clooney messing around with his dress on the “Hail, Caesar!” set.

La La Land” seems like it was an incredibly fun movie to make, what was your experience like working on it?

I have to say [Damien Chazelle] was very inspiring and he was our greatest advocate, and cheerleader, and brainstormer, it was like an unstoppable ship. We went over the script page by page, which I had never done before as a costume designer, and after the first meeting I was like, “On your marks, get set, let’s go! »

- Will Thorne

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Sundance: Woody Harrelson, Daniel Clowes, and our favorite films of Sundance 2017

25 January 2017 2:25 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Can a film be both bitterly, bitingly misanthropic and kind of cuddly? Wilson (Grade: B) gives it a good college try. The film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, who helped adapt some of his earlier works into a pair of big-screen comedies, Ghost World and Art School Confidential. With Wilson, he’s again translated one of his prickly studies of modern alienation to the screen, but without Terry Zwigoff—a kindred spirit of despair and bilious humor—behind the camera. Instead, the project has been helmed by Craig Johnson, director of the recent Sundance favorite The Skeleton Twins, and one can often sense it being pulled in divergent directions, toward the acid wit of its creator and toward something a little more charitable, a little more Fox Searchlight-friendly.

An uptick in humaneness, and in palatability, was possibly inevitable; behavior that readers can stomach from a ...

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- A.A. Dowd

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‘Wilson’ Starring Woody Harrelson Is A Simplified Version Of A Much More Complicated Comic [Sundance Review]

23 January 2017 5:36 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cartoonist Dan Clowes is responsible for some of the best graphic novels and short comics stories of the past 25 years, two of which — “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential” —  ave been made into movies. But it’s his book “Wilson” that best represents his work as a whole. A character sketch about a chatty, reactionary misanthrope, “Wilson” is structured as a series of one-page comic strips, drawn in a variety of styles, which combine to tell a loose story.

Continue reading ‘Wilson’ Starring Woody Harrelson Is A Simplified Version Of A Much More Complicated Comic [Sundance Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Wilson': Film Review | Sundance 2017

22 January 2017 7:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The universe of graphic artist and screenwriter Daniel Clowes, with its curmudgeons, misfits, ranting neurotics and dyspeptic visionaries, is a tricky place to inhabit. Terry Zwigoff nailed it best with the cool detachment of Ghost World but then missed the mark almost completely with Art School Confidential, which veered into self-conscious misanthropy and snide skewering of easy targets. Director Craig Johnson, following up on his dark but disarming The Skeleton Twins, gets only a fraction closer in the patchy Wilson, which boasts some funny vignettes but fails in the crucial test of making us care much about the title character.

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- David Rooney

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‘Wilson’ Review: Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern Are Cruel, and Kind of Funny, in Daniel Clowes Adaptation

22 January 2017 6:53 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wilson” is pitched somewhere between “Bad Santa” and Rick Alverson’s “The Comedy,” inhabiting a familiar strain of American movies about profoundly unlikable people. It’s based on the 2010 graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, who excels at examining the lives of somber characters trapped in drab, isolating worlds. But even as the screenplay (which Clowes adapted) contains much of the source material’s pitch-black humor, it also falls short of realizing its subtle vision of an angry recluse learning to make peace with his surroundings.

A crazy-eyed Woody Harrelson portrays Wilson, a loudmouthed, middle-aged creep, and his performance captures the character’s fundamental appeal. Tackling this material was a tricky proposition, but the movie pulls off some endearing qualities thanks to director Craig Johnson, who last achieved a balance of gloomy comedy and a dark backdrop with “Skeleton Twins.” With “Wilson,” he appropriates the graphic novel »

- Eric Kohn

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Wilson’

22 January 2017 6:10 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Graphic novels, and the movies based on them, work better with certain topics than others. Sixteen years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s “Ghost World,” based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, centered on a pair of more-blasé-than-thou teenage girls who walked, and talked, outside the loop of everything they deemed boring and conventional; it was the perfect movie about the perfect pomo hipsters at the perfect “Whatever” moment. “Wilson,” directed by Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”), is also based on a graphic novel by Clowes, who wrote the film’s screenplay, and it’s driven by the same spirit of reflexive adolescent alienation — only this movie isn’t about kids. It’s about a lonely middle-aged bachelor curmudgeon misanthrope, named Wilson (we never learn if it’s his first or last name), who has let the entire culture pass him by, like a train he decided to jump off, only »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Beaches’ Review: Lifetime’s Adaptation Doesn’t Make Enough Waves to Justify a Remake

21 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Remaking a beloved film isn’t always the easiest task, but what happens when the original wasn’t all that good to begin with?

The 1988 theatrical release of “Beaches” was a lachrymose lovefest that baffled the critics who found its schmaltz and manipulative melodrama far too heavy-handed for consumption. That didn’t keep filmgoers from buying tickets or wringing out their tear ducts for this earnest story of lifelong friends. No matter how hard-hearted you were, it was clear that the Garry Marshall-directed film had its charms, not the least of which was Mayim Bialik and Bette Midler as the older and younger versions of the brassy C.C. Bloom, and the latter’s ability to sell “Wind Beneath My Wings” to anyone with a Bff.

Read More: 11 Great Films About Female Friendship

Lifetime’s “Beaches” is fairly faithful to Marshall’s vision (even using one of the character »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Beaches’ Review: Lifetime’s Adaptation Doesn’t Make Enough Waves to Justify a Remake

21 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Remaking a beloved film isn’t always the easiest task, but what happens when the original wasn’t all that good to begin with?

The 1988 theatrical release of “Beaches” was a lachrymose lovefest that baffled the critics who found its schmaltz and manipulative melodrama far too heavy-handed for consumption. That didn’t keep filmgoers from buying tickets or wringing out their tear ducts for this earnest story of lifelong friends. No matter how hard-hearted you were, it was clear that the Garry Marshall-directed film had its charms, not the least of which was Mayim Bialik and Bette Midler as the older and younger versions of the brassy C.C. Bloom, and the latter’s ability to sell “Wind Beneath My Wings” to anyone with a Bff.

Read More: 11 Great Films About Female Friendship

Lifetime’s “Beaches” is fairly faithful to Marshall’s vision (even using one of the character »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Wilson trailer: Woody Harrelson stars in comic adaptation

18 January 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Starring Woody Harrelson, Wilson tells the story of one misanthrope's discovery that he has a 17-year-old kid. Here's a trailer...

Not all comic book adaptations are about superheroes. Take Wilson, the upcoming film adaptation of the Daniel Clowes graphic novel about a middle-aged, misanthropic loner who finds out he has a 17-year-old daughter.

Directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) and starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara, Margo Martindale, and Cheryl HinesWilson just made its Sundance Film Festival debut, and will get a theatrical release on March 24th in the Us (no word on the UK yet). It comes from a script written by Clowes himself and, from the looks of the trailer below, the film includes much of the heart and cynicism of the original comic.

In addition to Wilson, Clowes is the man behind cult favorites like Ghost World and Art School Confidential. »

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Sundance 2017: 10 Reasons Why This Year’s Festival Is Essential for Queer Cinema

18 January 2017 2:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film historian B. Ruby Rich credits the 1992 Sundance Film Festival as the cradle of New Queer Cinema, and a quick survey of this year’s festival lineup confirms that Lgbt films stand an excellent chance of attracting audiences. Lesbian filmmaker Dee Rees’ “Mudbound” is one of the most talked about films of the year, trans director Yance Ford’s deeply personal “Strong Island” has been years in the making, and we may have the British “Brokeback Mountain” (but better) with Francis Lee’s “God’s Own Country.”

Perusing the slate of queer films, filmmakers, and performers at Sundance this year, 2017 is set to be the best year queer cinema has seen in a long time. Here’s 10 reasons why:

Read More: 10 Surprises and Hidden Gems from the 2017 Sundance Lineup

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- Jude Dry

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Woody Harrelson's Life Finds Some Purpose In This Hilarious New Trailer For Craig Johnson's Wilson

17 January 2017 5:34 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Fox Searchlight has debuted another trailer for the upcoming big-screen take on Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful) Wilson. Before he heads off to the galaxy far, far away, Woody Harrelson will star as the titular character of the acclaimed graphic novel, who makes one last-ditch effort to reconnect with his drug-addled ex-wife (Laura Dern) when he realizes they have a daughter together. The movie also stars Judy Greer (Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Tomorrowland) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Check out hilarious trailer below, and let us know what you think. Wilson is directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins), and is set to hit theaters in March. »

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Sundance 2017: 20 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

11 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s Sundance Film Festival is mere days from unspooling in snowy Park City, Utah and, with it comes a brand new year of indie filmmaking to get excited about. As ever, the annual festival is playing home to dozens of feature films, short offerings and technologically-influenced experiences, and while there’s plenty to anticipate seeing, we’ve waded through the lineup to pick out the ones we’re most looking forward to checking out.

From returning filmmakers like Alex Ross Perry and Gillian Robesepierre to a handful of long-gestating passion projects and at least one film about a ghost, we’ve got a little something for every stripe of film fan.

Read More: Sundance 2017: Check Out the Full Lineup, Including Competition Titles, Premieres and Shorts

Ahead, check out 20 titles we’re excited to finally check out at this year’s festival.

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- Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Graham Winfrey, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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