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Studiocanal is pleased to announce that the high-speed heist film Logan Lucky will be available on Digital Download from 18 December 2017 and on Blu-ray, Ultra-hd and DVD from 26 December 2017. Pre-order now: To celebrate, we’re giving away 2xDVD copies!

Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is from a blue-collar family from the hills of West Virginia, whose clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. After being fired from his job, and with his ex-wife (Katie Holmes) threatening to move out of State taking their daughter with her, Jimmy decides he has to do something to get his family’s life back on track. With a little help from his brother Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), his sister Mellie (Riley Keough) and an incarcerated explosive expert, the aptly named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway on the
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Phares et Balises Ramps Up TV Drama Production, Expands Into Film (Exclusive)

Phares et Balises, one of France’s top documentary production banners, is expanding its slate of high-profile drama series and moving into feature films.

The Paris-based company, launched 25 years ago by Jean Labib, has partnered up with Alvaro Longoria (“Everybody Knows”) of Spain’s Morena Films and Laura Bickford (“Traffic”) in the U.S. to develop the feature film “The Man Who Loved Dogs,” which “Narcos” helmer Jose Padilha is attached to direct. The English-language project, adapted from Leonardo Padura’s novel, is a multilayered political thriller revolving around the encounter between a struggling Cuban writer and an exiled Spaniard who turns out to be the man who assassinated Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940.

Phares et Balises has also recently hired French veteran producer Marco Cherqui, whose credits include Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.” Cherqui is currently developing a roster of ambitious drama series, notably Rebecca Zlotowski’s “Les Sauvages” and Jean-Marc Rudnicki’s “After the Crash
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Steven Soderbergh to release his first horror movie, Unsane

Tony Sokol Nov 15, 2017

Modern technology and secret shoots drive Steven Sodenbergh’s first foray into horror with upcoming thriller Unsane.

Steven Soderbergh loves his new iPhone so much he shot a whole movie on it. The director of Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven and Side Effects will self-distribute his first horror movie Unsane through his Fingerprint Releasing via Bleecker Street, the same team that brought his crime drama Logan Lucky to cinemas earlier this year. The screenplay was witten by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer.

Unsane tells the story of a young woman who “is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?”

Unsane stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, and Jay Pharoah, who described the film as a "reality-horror type" of movie, similar to Jordan Peele’s Get Out.
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Steven Soderbergh’s Horror Film ‘Unsane’ Dated for 2018 Release

Much like this year’s Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Side Effects) is self-distributing his next movie, a horror film titled Unsane. Via THR today, Soderbergh will distribute Unsane through his Fingerprint Releasing via Bleecker Street on March 23, 2018. Claire Foy, Juno Temple (pictured above), Jay Pharaoh, Joshua Leonard, Aimee Mullins and Amy Irving star in the thriller, […]
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Steven Soderbergh shares his Lucasfilm rejection letter

Director Steven Soderbergh has shared his Lucasfilm rejection letter.

It’s no doubt that many a filmmaker’s dream is to land a gig working with Lucasfilm, the studio behind classic hits such as Star Wars and the Indiana Jones movies.

This would have been just as true, if not more so, back in 1984, when up and coming filmmaker Steven Soderbergh submitted his material to the studio. Unfortunately, the director didn’t receive the response he would have hoped for and has now shared the letter he received via his Twitter page.

Soderbergh has since gone to hit the big time of course, becoming one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors with features such as the academy award winning Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven.

It just made me Stronger….

— Bitchuation (@Bitchuation) October 17, 2017

Soderbergh was just 21 years old at the time of his submission to Lucasfilm
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Steven Soderbergh Showcase Set for Tokyo Film Festival

Steven Soderbergh Showcase Set for Tokyo Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) will host a World of Steven Soderbergh program at this year's event, with the versatile director appearing at a Q&A session in Tokyo.

Soderbergh — who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1989 for his debut Sex, Lies and Videotape at age 26 and an Oscar for Traffic in 2000 — will be featured in the first of a series on influential filmmakers from the Americas, supported by American Airlines.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Ocean's Eleven (2001), Haywire (2011) and this year's Logan Lucky will be screened at Tiff.

The full Tiff lineup...
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Review. "Logan Lucky"—Steven Soderbergh Remains in Fine Form

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There has always been something rather Hawksian about Steven Soderbergh. Speaking with the French magazine Positif in 1993, Soderbergh actually brought up Howard Hawks, a venerable icon of Hollywood cinema, stating, “The career I would like is John Huston’s or Howard Hawks’s. You know, very varied, many different subjects.” It’s true Soderbergh and Hawks diverge greatly in terms of form—the latter is straightforward, classically composed, no frills; the former is stylish, spontaneous, technically innovative—but their recurring subject matter, with a little stretching, isn’t far removed. Take the focus on working professionals in Traffic (2000), the Ocean’s films (2001, ‘04, ‘07), The Girlfriend Experience (2009), and Magic Mike (2012); though not exactly traditional Hawksian occupations, there is a firm appreciation for a job to do and to be done well. More than that, though, what connects Howard Hawks and Steven Soderbergh is their uniform consistency, not necessarily in terms of year-after-year quantity,
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After Soderbergh: See the Top 10 Box Office Track Records of Classic Indie Filmmakers

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After Soderbergh: See the Top 10 Box Office Track Records of Classic Indie Filmmakers
In a career that began with “sex lies and videotape” in 1989, “Logan Lucky” is Steven Soderbergh’s 26th theatrical release. It will extend his record as the top-grossing American director to come out of the independent scene in its formative years — a period we’ll define as 1975 (Joan Micklin Silver’s “Hester Street”) through 1992 (Quentin Tarantino’s debut, “Reservoir Dogs”).

To be clear, Soderbergh’s an outlier; his billion-dollar box office dwarfs every other indie filmmaker. However, looking at the performance of his contemporaries who got their start in that indie film movement, you may be surprised at who’s on the list. (Note: “Outside wide release” means less than 1,000 screens. Also, the list doesn’t include directors like Sam Raimi and Abel Ferrara, who have independent roots but were not discovered via the film festival/arthouse pathway, or Alan Rudolph, another significant ’80s figure; he started in horror films in the early ’70s.
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Review: Logan Lucky Races for the Big Score, Finishing Above Average

How lucky are we? I suppose that depends upon how you feel about the work of director Steven Soderbergh. One of the most deliberately eclectic and diverse filmmakers in the history of Hollywood, Soderbergh has seen fit to shift gears abruptly from mainstream big-budget potboiler (Ocean's 11, Haywire, King of the Hill, Out of Sight) to artsy fartsy experimental throughout his entire career (Schizopolis, Bubble, Full Frontal), letting the two blend occasionally, just to keep things even more interesting (Magic Mike, Traffic, The Limey). Since his 1989 indie film world sensation sex, lies and videotape, he's never stopped. Even his much ballyhooed retirement from feature filmmaking resulted in him directing every episode of two seasons of the turn of the century medical television series, The...

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Logan Lucky and The Hitman's Bodyguard make Tanner's What to Watch weekend preview

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Logan Lucky and The Hitman's Bodyguard make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewLogan Lucky and The Hitman's Bodyguard make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen8/17/2017 10:01:00 Am

This weekend in theatres we have Logan Lucky and The Hitman's Bodyguard!

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), so you know this can't go wrong with him behind the camera.

In The Hitman's Bodyguard, the world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) gets a new client: a hit man who came in from the cold (Samuel L. Jackson). They've been on the opposite ends of a bullet for years. Now they must team up and have only 24 hours to get to The Hague to bring down
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Great Job, Internet!: Let’s debate Steven Soderbergh’s filmography

Steven Soderbergh frequently claims he’s retiring from directing movies, but fortunately these protests never seem to last very long. His current return from the cinematic grave is Logan Lucky, which opens this weekend; our film staff says the movie proves that Soderbergh is as great as ever. He’s had quite an illustrious film career, ever since his debut Sex, Lies & Videotape wowed audiences at Cannes in 1989. His peak (so far) was likely 2001, when he was Oscar-nominated for directing both Traffic and Erin Brockovich (winning for Traffic). There have been various ups and downs along the way, like Magic Mike, Solaris, the Ocean’s trilogy, The Limey, Bubble, The Girlfriend Experience… the list goes on.

On to about 20-some movies, which is why not one but two sites this week (that we know of) took it upon themselves to rank all of Soderbergh’s movies from ...
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8 Times Steven Soderbergh Broke the Rules of Filmmaking and Invented New Ones

8 Times Steven Soderbergh Broke the Rules of Filmmaking and Invented New Ones
When Steven Soderbergh is asked about the state of filmmaking, he often points to the American films of the ’60s and ’70s as a counterpoint to the broken state of today’s industry. “The bottom line is that at a certain period in time, from 1966 to 1976, the most successful movies were also the best movies, and that’s just not true anymore,” the director said in a 2014 interview.

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Soderbergh may complain a lot, but he’s never been passive about it. Throughout his career, he has constantly experimented with different ways to make and distribute his films by thinking outside the box and pioneering new technology. With “Logan Lucky,” Soderbergh’s finally fulfilling his plans to launch a self-distribution company capable of releasing a studio-size film, but it’s not the first ambitious effort in a career defined by risky maneuvers.
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'Logan Lucky' Review: Steven Soderbergh's Return to Movies Is a Heist-Flick Blast

'Logan Lucky' Review: Steven Soderbergh's Return to Movies Is a Heist-Flick Blast
Steven Soderbergh, the Oscar-winning director of Traffic (2000) and films as diverse as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Kafka (1991), his two-part biopic Che (2008) and The Girlfriend Experience (2009), returns to features after a four year absence with a cool breeze of summertime sweetness called Logan Lucky. On the surface, this let's-rob-a-racetrack caper looks like a redneck spin on Ocean's 11, his starry (Clooney, Pitt, Damon) 2001 box-office hit. And in some ways it is. "I've lost interest in anything that smells important," the 54-year-old director recently told the New York Times.

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Why Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ Sets the Standard for Movie Remakes

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Why Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ Sets the Standard for Movie Remakes
“I could tell you what’s happening, but I don’t know if that’d really tell you what’s happening.”

Steven Soderbergh could have done anything he wanted after the hugely successful trifecta of “Erin Brockovich,” “Traffic,” and “Ocean’s Eleven.” What he did was remake Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris,” perhaps the headiest science-fiction film ever made — and one that didn’t necessarily seem suited to his sensibilities. The film has its defenders 15 years later — Barry Jenkins expressed his love for it just last week — but is rarely mentioned in discussions of the versatile filmmaker’s best.

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Maybe that’s because it’s something of an outlier in his already varied filmography. Soderbergh has dabbled in genre pictures as often as any other filmmaker not specifically thought of as a genre director,
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Great Job, Internet!: One thing that unifies Steven Soderbergh’s filmography: A mastery of color

The recently unretired Steven Soderbergh is something of a workaholic. This is a guy who walked away from filmmaking in 2013, done with the entire business, and ended up directing all 20 hours of The Knick before his “official” return with the upcoming Logan Lucky.

He’s also got an incredible eye for detail. The above video from Fandor picks out his characteristically heightened color palettes, from Erin Brockovich to Logan Lucky.

Granted, this is literally surface-level stuff—and it doesn’t break down what colors in the frame are the product of art direction and lighting versus digital grading and, in the case of Traffic, film stock and processing.

It’s still a good reminder that Soderbergh, who, as the video notes, frequently serves as his own cinematographer (and editor!), is a quietly virtuosic stylist with a really good blog. He’s willing to take on oddball projects and ...
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The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made

The Lost Projects: 15 Movies Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and More Auteurs Never Made
Just because you’re a well-established director with award-winning hits and/or commercial successes doesn’t mean you can make any movie you want. Just ask Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and more. All these auteurs have had passion projects over the years they’ve had to kill or put on indefinite hiatus for a variety of reasons, which is a shame given how incredible all of them sound on paper.

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Christopher Nolan taking on Howard Hughes. Spike Lee making a boxing epic around Joe Louis. Kathryn Bigelow resurrecting Joan of Arc for a female warrior saga unlike any the big screen had ever really seen in the 1990s. We’d buy a ticket for all them years in advance if we knew they were definitely happening.

With many of our favorite auteurs currently in production on new movies,
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Channing Tatum isn’t so Lucky in second trailer for Logan Lucky

Author: Zehra Phelan

A new trailer has arrived for Logan Lucky starring Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum and Adam Driver and it’s just as hilarious as the rest.

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The trailer takes us on a fast and furious ride of stupidity and fun filled explosive sequences as a chunky Tatum as Jimmy Logan has nothing to lose, hitting the bottom of the barrel as he loses his job and his wife. He cooks up a plan with his brother Clyde (Driver) and sister Mellie (Keough) to break the camp and hilarious Joe (Craig) of prison to pull off an unusual crime which includes the busiest race of the year – This isn’t going to go smoothly at all.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike, Traffic), Logan Lucky also stars Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, and Brian Gleeson.
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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance
'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca
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Oscars 2018: Bleecker Street has Steven Soderbergh return ‘Logan Lucky’ and Andy Serkis debut ‘Breathe’

Oscars 2018: Bleecker Street has Steven Soderbergh return ‘Logan Lucky’ and Andy Serkis debut ‘Breathe’
In just three years, Bleecker Street has established itself as a distributor of Oscar fare, including last year’s “Captain Fantastic” which reaped a Best Actor bid for Viggo Mortensen. This year, it has four strong contenders including “Logan Lucky,” the first film in five years by Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”). This caper flick focuses on […]
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Who are the contemporary Masters of Cinema?

Anghus Houvouras on the contemporary Masters of Cinema…

Sometimes a good movie conversation can lead you to interesting places. Take the discussion around the wildly overpraised Baby Driver; a good movie that’s being called a ‘masterpiece’ (it’s not). During the discussion my friend Simon Columb posted this on Twitter:

Edgar Wright ain't no "master". Bloomin' eck

— Simon Columb (@screeninsight) July 2, 2017

I love Edgar Wright. I’ve watched the entire catalog of his work many, many times. Hell, I’ve watched the two series of Spaced At Least a dozen times. The man has an amazing sense of style and kinetic storytelling that feels uniquely his own. But even with a gun to my head I would not list him among the modern contemporary masters of cinema (even one that shoots cars). But, thanks to that hyperbolic burst of circle-jerk fandom, a thought came to mind?
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