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Anyone watching movies for the last 20-plus years knows the work of Edward Norton: Whether it’s his Oscar-nominated turns in “American History X” and “Birdman,” his iconic turn in “Fight Club,” or fan favorites “The Illusionist” and “The 25th Hour,” Norton’s ubiquity has made him a fixture in American cinema.
Needless to say, the actor has spent the last two decades building up one hell of a resume, which is exactly why he was honored for a career achievement award at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival. Luckily for everyone at the festival, Norton made some time to talk with storied New York film critic David Edelstein to a crowd of 500 or so people, where he dug into some of his influences and brought up some academic criticisms of acting as an art form today.
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- Bryn Gelbart
On March 13th, 1964, a woman named Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death outside of her apartment building in Kew Gardens, New York. As reported by the New York Times, 37 neighbors reportedly witnessed the murder and did not intervene. The story became emblematic of the “bystander effect,” a social psychology phenomenon that argues the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help a victim in need.
Though the supposed 37 bystander story has since been disproven, the new film “37” fictionalizes the myth and peeks into the lives of three disparate families, a lonely neighbor, and the doorman who might have witnessed the murder, and examines their decisions not to intervene by understanding their day-to-day struggles. The film stars Samira Wiley (“Orange is the New Black »
- Vikram Murthi
Ryan Lambie Oct 3, 2016
Film history is littered with movies that have wound up on the shelf for some reason, either because of financial difficulties or, in the case of The Day The Clown Died, because its director and star decided it was too embarrassing to be released. We've written about all sorts of shelved or cancelled films before, from Roger Corman's infamous Fantastic Four to the unreleased John Goodman comedy, Spring Break '83.
Every so often, though, we'll hear about curious-sounding projects that generate a bit of news before vanishing again. An animated film featuring the voices of Marlon Brando and Brendan Fraser, perhaps, or a modern comedy about old Greek gods featuring Christopher Walken as Zeus.
Here, then, are five strange, star-laden movies that, »
The official disc announcement for Doctor Strange confirms the film's bonus features...
Doctor Strange DVD and Blu-Ray release date
We’ve got a date for the discs, that's now been confirmed. Amazon in the UK has started taking pre-orders for the film with a March 6th 2017 release date for the DVD and Blu-ray now listed. The official list of Blu-ray extra features reads thus:
• A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
• Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, »
LevelK has acquired international sales to Puk Grasten’s debut feature “37,” a drama centering around the real-life murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens starring Samira Wiley (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Michael Potts (“True Detective”).
“37” will be presented in the Nordic Light section at Goteborg, where Grasten has been selected along with 12 emerging Nordic filmmakers to participate in the Nordic Film Lab.
Aiming to bring up-and-coming talent onto the market, LevelK also acquired Grasten’s sophomore project “War, what if,” which is based on Janne Teller’s bestseller.
Set in March 1964, in Queens’ Kew Gardens neighborhood, “37” sheds light on members of three disparate families who witnessed the brutal murder of 28-year-old Kitty Genovese and did not intervene.
When the news broke that 37 people »
- Elsa Keslassy
5 items from 2016
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