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Icg President Steven Poster Pushes On-Set Safety, Slams Government’s Anti-Union Stance

Cinematographer Steven Poster, who’s shot such films as “Donnie Darko” and “Stuart Little 2,” and is a former president of the Americans Society of Cinematographers, has been head of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, since 2006. At the just-concluded Camerimage cinematography film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, he sat with Variety to assess the state of the organization at this point in its history (good) and anti-union trends at the national level (bad). The organization, he says, continues the fight against the view, in some quarters, that labor is just another commodity.

How many Camerimage festivals have you been to now?

This is my fifth. I’m serving on the student competition jury and hosting the screening of the Icg Emerging Cinematographer Awards. We showcase those films here and around the U.S. every year. I’m amazed at their quality. It just keeps getting better.

How is Icg going as a union?

Membership is growing.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

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Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal, better known as Maggie Gyllenhaal, is an American actress best known for her roles in the films Donnie Darko (2001), Secretary (2002) and The Dark Knight (2008), as well as the television series The Honorable Woman (2014) and The Deuce (2017). She was born in New York City to filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal and writer-producer Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal is of Swedish, English, Russian […]

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The 20 Best Plot Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked

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The 20 Best Plot Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked
It’s the shock of seeing Norman Bates, knife in hand, clad in his mother’s clothes, grinning maniacally in the swinging lamplight. It’s the realization that Kevin Spacey spun us a bunch of lies, and was actually Keyser Söze the whole time. It’s finally connecting “I see dead people” with Bruce Willis being shot at the beginning of “The Sixth Sense.” When movies pull the rug from under us, it’s one of the greatest thrills that cinema can provide.

As Hollywood continues to reboot countless old properties, it’s easy to think that the days of original and surprising storytelling are long behind us. But these films prove that Hollywood still has a few tricks up its sleeve, ones that have kept us talking for years, and have cemented their place in film history.

Beware of spoilers! Here are the best plot twists of the 21st
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Rome Film Fest: Jake Gyllenhaal Reflects on His Career Since 'Donnie Darko'

Rome Film Fest: Jake Gyllenhaal Reflects on His Career Since 'Donnie Darko'
Jake Gyllenhaal discussed his career thus far during a Close Encounter discussion with Rome Film Festival director Antonio Monda during the 12th annual fest. In Italy to promote his new film Stronger, the actor talked about his biggest hits over his more than 25 years in the industry to a packed audience, reflecting on films from Donnie Darko to Nocturnal Animals.

On why Donnie Darko is such a cult film, Gyllenhaal said he thought the story resonated with people in a different way, as a very layered sci-fi film. “It’s ahead of its time, when I look at this movie...
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Exclusive Photo: Unit Still Photographer Dale Robinette Provides a Sneak Peek at ‘Wonder’

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Chicago – When we last caught up with “Uncle Dale” Robinette – Unit Still Photographer in Los Angeles – it was Oscar time in February of this year, and he talked to HollywoodChicago.com about his iconic “dancing” photo from “La La Land.” Well, Uncle Dale is back to provide an Exclusive Photo as a preview to the new film “Wonder,” opening nationwide on November 17th, 2017.

Wonder” features Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”), and is a warm family story of a boy (Tremblay), seeking acceptance in a new town after a series of operations for a facial disfigurement. It is based on a novel by R.J. Palacio, directed by Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and one of the screenplay adapters is Steve Conrad, a writer living in Chicago.

Action! ‘Wonder’ Opens Nationwide on November 17th

Photo credit: Dale Robinette for Lionsgate

Dale Robinette has plied
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16 Years Later, That Song From Donnie Darko Still Makes Me Want to Cry on a School Bus

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Next to certain smells, nothing triggers my memory faster than a song. Like most people, I imagine, I'll find myself going about my day as normal when, all of a sudden, I hear it: a song that rips me out of present day and dumps me back in a memory I'd all but forgotten about, like some sort of audio time capsule. Hearing a certain Kate Nash song is a one-way ticket to the foot of my college boyfriend's bed, the spot where we broke up for the sixth time. One note of Carol King's "Where You Lead" and I'm in the passenger seat of my parents' rusted Honda while my mom spills Diet Coke all over the cream-colored leather. That same visceral sensation of memory rushes through me anytime I hear Gary Jules's "Mad World," which I keep running into because of Donnie Darko's 16th anniversary.
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New to Streaming: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99,’ ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

78/52 (Alexandre Philippe)

There’s been documentaries that analyze entire cinematic movements, directors, actors, writers, specific films, and more aspects of filmmaking, but it’s rare to see a feature film devoted to a single scene. With 78/52, if the clunky title addition didn’t tell you already, it explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with exacting precision and depth. Featuring interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro,
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Netflix's October 2017 Titles: What's New and What's Leaving? Say Hello to Stranger Things Season 2

Netflix's October 2017 Titles: What's New and What's Leaving? Say Hello to Stranger Things Season 2
Update: This list has been updated with more titles. _________________________________________ The Stranger Things kids are back to hunt monsters in season two, which is coming to Netflix in October, just in time for Halloween. Also next month, you can watch America's sweetheart Sandra Bullock showcase her comedic talents in the fan-favorite film Miss Congeniality, as well as in the sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Other new additions to the catalog include Jonathan Groff's new crime detective drama series Mindhunter, Netflix's original film adaptation of Stephen King's 1922, Donnie Darko and the Tom Cruise-Nicole...
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Noah Baumbach Reveals the Key Movies That Made Him Want to Be a Filmmaker

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Noah Baumbach Reveals the Key Movies That Made Him Want to Be a Filmmaker
Noah Baumbach has been making movies for more than 20 years, and in that time, has developed a distinctive voice in American cinema. His stories of neurotic New Yorkers are loaded with memorable moments of self-obsession and narcissistic showdowns. But Baumbach didn’t become a filmmaker overnight; he learned much about filmmaking from watching other movies. Raised by novelist Jonathan Baumbach and film critic Georgia Brown, Baumbach grew up surrounded by cinema, and it played a critical role in his evolving love for the medium.

The filmmaker looked back on some of these key influences during a conversation at the Film Society of Lincoln Center shortly before a screening of his latest effort, the ensemble comedy “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” which Netflix releases later this month.

The Movie Brats

Baumbach was born in 1969, which placed on the younger end of the spectrum of moviegoers influenced by the movie brat
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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2017

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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2017
For movie lovers, October is the gloriously ghoulish time of year when we celebrate one kind of film above all others. That’s right: Biting comedies about dysfunctional New York Jews who finally decide to air their grievances after decades of resentment! Um… well, maybe Netflix didn’t get the memo. It’s not as though the streaming service isn’t scaring up some choice horror titles in time for Halloween (don’t miss “Raw” or “The Cult of Chucky”), but most of the month’s big new additions aren’t exactly in season.

Case in point: The splashiest arrival is a Noah Baumbach film, and it’s safe to say that “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” is considerably less frightening than any of the Adam Sandler comedies that Netflix has brought to you before. On the other hand, it’s true that movies can terrify you in a
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‘Super Dark Times’: Watch the Unnerving Opening Sequence From Kevin Phillips’ Teen-Centric Psychological Thriller

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‘Super Dark Times’: Watch the Unnerving Opening Sequence From Kevin Phillips’ Teen-Centric Psychological Thriller
That title? It’s not kidding. In Kevin Phillips’ “Super Dark Times,” darkness settles over a small Hudson Valley town after a horrific accident forever alters the lives of a group of seemingly normal teens, including stars Owen Campbell and Charlie Tahan. A cross between “Stand By Me” and “Donnie Darko,” with plenty of “Stranger Things” evocations for good measure, it’s the kind of film that lovingly recreates the final wonders of childhood while hitting back with some horrific adult truths. High school, what a thing.

Per the film’s official synopsis, “Zach (Campbell) and Josh (Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes as their lives spiral into violence.
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With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)

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With ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach Is Shooting on Film Again (And He’s Not Going Back to Digital)
With his “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” filmmaker Noah Baumbach is returning to familiar — and fertile — territory, thanks to the eponymous family at the heart of the feature. Kitted out with a cast that include Adam Sandler in the somehow-still-rare dramatic role, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Emma Thompson, and Ben Stiller, familial dysfunction, a Baumbach mainstay, drives the film’s plot, but Baumbach’s ear for dialogue and hard-won emotion keep it chugging right along. The film also heralds Baumbach’s return to shooting on film — in this case, Super 16 mm — after going digital for his last trio of features. And, to hear him tell it, he’s not going back.

At a New York Film Festival press conference this afternoon, Baumbach got honest about his flirtation with digital, and why he’s all about film…again.

“I shot ‘The Squid and the Whale’ on Super 16, and in a kind of different way,
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What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2017
As October nears, Netflix is all treats and not tricks, and will be bringing some new spooky content to help viewers get in the mood for Halloween.

Netflix will kick off the month of haunts and horrors by adding to its repertoire films and television shows like Season 2 of “Stranger Things,” “Cult of Chucky,” “Raw,” and Season 1 of “The Mist.” Viewers who aren’t fans of horror needn’t be afraid, and can look forward to offerings like “Blood Diamond,” “Hateful Eight,” and “Meet the Robinsons.”

Oct. 1

88 Minutes

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

Before Midnight

Blood Diamond

Boogie Nights

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cleverman, season 2

Death Sentence

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Eagle vs. Shark

Eyes Wide Shut

Generation Iron 2

Ghost Patrol

I Love You, Man

Ice Guardians

Lockup: Disturbing the Peace, collection 1

Made of Honor

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Must Love Dogs
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Hero Starring Sam Elliott on Blu-ray

Hoping to write another chapter in his life, one Western icon is looking for a comeback in the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh The Hero, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 19 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by The Orchard and directed by Brett Haley (I’ll See You in My Dreams), Golden Globe® nominee Sam Elliott (Best Supporting Actor – TV, “Buffalo Girls,” 1996) stars as a broken man who must face the ghosts of his past and his inevitable mortality. Nominated for the 2017 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and New York Critics’ Choice, The Hero Blu-ray™ and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own The Hero on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie featuring Sam Elliott?
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Jake Gyllenhaal Reacts to ‘Jake Doing Things’ Memes: ‘Sandwiches Are Hilarious!’

Jake Gyllenhaal Reacts to ‘Jake Doing Things’ Memes: ‘Sandwiches Are Hilarious!’
Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t afraid to poke fun at himself. On Wednesday, he appeared on Conan where host Conan O’Brien noted that the Oscar-nominated actor keeps it so old school that he doesn’t have any social media.

“I’m a drag and drop kinda guy. I don’t know shorthand commands,” Gyllenhaal, 36, admitted. “I don’t like ‘Command Whatever’ to get the thing. I just take my mouse and drag it over. And my friends are generally embarrassed.”

Watch: Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal Opens Up About Playing Boston Bombing Survivor Jeff Bauman in 'Stronger'

O’Brien then noted that though Gyllenhaal keeps it old school, many of his fans are active on social media, referencing one meme account called “Jake Doing Things” that posts photos of the actor marveling at everyday life.

In one group of photos, a 2009 Gyllenhaal was amazed by the falling snow.

“Someone was sprinkling cocaine all over town, so you’d be
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Amityville: The Awakening Coming to Google Play & Select Theaters This October, Watch a New Clip

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If you've been waiting to take another visit to 112 Ocean Avenue, your patience is about to be rewarded. Following several release date changes, Amityville: The Awakening will be released by Dimension Films this October, and we've been provided with a new clip from the film that features Bella Thorne investigating her new home's creepy confines.

From October 12th–November 8th, you can watch Amityville: The Awakening for free on Google Play, and the latest entry in the long-running franchise will also be released in select theaters on October 28th, just in time for Halloween.

We have additional details on the movie below, as well as the new clip (which debuted on EW), previously released trailer, and a set of photos. Will you be paying 112 Ocean Avenue a visit this October?

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2017) – Forty years later, something is stirring again as a new family moves into 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville: The Awakening,
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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5 Is Happening, Confirms ‘Clingy Netflix Exec’ — Watch

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‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 5 Is Happening, Confirms ‘Clingy Netflix Exec’ — Watch
Your favorite depressed talking horse is set to return. Netflix just announced that “BoJack Horseman” has been picked up for a fifth season, meaning we’ve yet to see the last of the ’90s sitcom star whose present day veers between the profound and the profane — often within the span of a single episode. The streaming service announced the news with a quick video, which you may avail yourself of below.

Read More:‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 4 Guest Stars: A Visual Guide to Who Played Who in Hollywoo

Presented as a series of text messages from “clingy netflix exec,” it reads thusly: “Hey BoJack, it’s Netflix. We would have called but we remember how angry you got last time because we interrupted your nap…anyway, big news! You’re back for a Season 5! So keep up the good work and see you on set soon!”

Read More:‘BoJack HorsemanReview
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‘American Vandal’: The Creators Discuss That Ending and the Lessons for a Potential Season 2

‘American Vandal’: The Creators Discuss That Ending and the Lessons for a Potential Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The below interview includes spoilers for “American Vandal” Season 1.]

When you think about it, “American Vandal” could have only ended one way. Like its many docuseries predecessors, the question of Dylan Maxwell’s (Jimmy Tatro) innocence or guilt may have powered the story forward, but as the show fleshed out characters like amateur sleuth Peter Maldonado, his partner in videography Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), or the multitude of students and teachers who make this universe, there was always room to make the season’s ending something less tangible.

In the farewell episode, Twitch-based evidence leads Dylan to be exonerated in the minds of Peter and the school powers that threatened his expulsion in the first place. But if Dylan wasn’t the one who drew the dicks, who was?

For fans of true crime documentaries, “We may never know” isn’t just an appropriate answer, it’s the only one that made sense for a series that pays tribute to the classics.
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‘American Vandal’: The Creators Discuss That Ending and the Lessons for a Potential Season 2

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‘American Vandal’: The Creators Discuss That Ending and the Lessons for a Potential Season 2
[Editor’s Note: The below interview includes spoilers for “American Vandal” Season 1.]

When you think about it, “American Vandal” could have only ended one way. Like its many docuseries predecessors, the question of Dylan Maxwell’s (Jimmy Tatro) innocence or guilt may have powered the story forward, but as the show fleshed out characters like amateur sleuth Peter Maldonado, his partner in videography Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), or the multitude of students and teachers who make this universe, there was always room to make the season’s ending something less tangible.

In the farewell episode, Twitch-based evidence leads Dylan to be exonerated in the minds of Peter and the school powers that threatened his expulsion in the first place. But if Dylan wasn’t the one who drew the dicks, who was?

For fans of true crime documentaries, “We may never know” isn’t just an appropriate answer, it’s the only one that made sense for a series that pays tribute to the classics.
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