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What the BBC's list of the top 100 films of the 21st century means about movies

23 August 2016 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I was approached about contributing to the BBC’s list of the top hundred films of the 21st century, I was excited to participate precisely because I have such conflicting feelings about lists in general. Personal lists make sense to me. If I’m making a list of my ten favorite films of last year or my twenty favorite films of all time or the best movies of the 2000s or, if I ever felt really ambitious, my 1000 favorite films ever made, that makes sense because it’s a personal point of view. Ranking films side by side is, when you really look at it, a crazy endeavor. How can you compare two things as profoundly different in intent, execution, and voice as Enter The Void and The Incredibles or Mulholland Drive and Bridesmaids or whatever head-to-head you want to name, and honestly say that one is “better” than »

- Drew McWeeny

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Watch Danny Fields Create Punk Rock in New 'Danny Says' Trailer

11 August 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When Alice Cooper says you're "at the pulse of the underground," you're at the pulse of the underground. Nobody challenges that.

That's how the rock legend describes music-industry legend Danny Fields, the subject of the trailer for the new documentary Danny Says. The documentary, which premiered at SXSW last year, chronicles Fields' life, and examines his context in the rock history books — as Iggy Pop puts it, "Danny's a connector, he's a fuel line, a place where things are liable to erupt."

"He's been a handmaiden to the gods...some »

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Link Rising

29 May 2016 5:24 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Vanity Fair are big changes ahead for HBO's original programming? Will they make the right calls?

Film School Rejects 38 things we learned from writer/director Robert Eggers' commentary track on The Witch 

Oscar Dances a new twitter account is replaying that Ex Machina dance scene with Oscar Isaac getting down to every song imaginable

Variety Owen Gleiberman has a smart take on the comic rise of Zac Efron in Neighbors and Neighbors 2

Comics Alliance has a fan and staff generated list of the 100 greatest X-Men of all time. Another reminder that that movies just aren't doing right by this breadth, diversity, and queerness of this team. Only 2 of their top ten (Jean Grey & Magneto) have been reasonably well served by the movies.

Antagony & Ecstasy remembers Hedwig and the Angry Inch with a stellar review

Business Insider the new practice of teasing the trailer you're actually watching online before »

- NATHANIEL R

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First Images From ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties,’ ‘Zeroville,’ ‘Free Fire,’ and More

10 May 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Today brings new images from a batch of films likely arriving this fall, the majority coming from A24. First up, perhaps our most-anticipated of the group is John Cameron Mitchell‘s adaptation of the Neil Gaman short story How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Led by Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp (seen in the first still above), the cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas.

One can see the synopsis below, followed by the first image from the Zoe Kazan-led horror feature There Are Monsters, from The Strangers director Bryan Bertino, as well as Ben Wheatley‘s star-studded actioner Free Fire, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The only one not in the hands of A24 is James Franco‘s adaptation of Steve Erickson‘s Zeroville, which features the cast of Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell and Danny McBride.

John Cameron Mitchell, director »

- Leonard Pearce

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Busted! Jesse Eisenberg Comes Clean About Once Faking His Way into Theaters for Freebie Movies (All 26 of Them)

15 April 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jesse Eisenberg needed to finally atone for his sins from 14 years ago, so he headed to Las Vegas. While accepting his award at CinemaCon for Male Star of the Year at Caesars Palace, the actor hilariously came clean about how he used to fake his way into movie theaters in his hometown of New York as a youngster. Now, he felt it was time to come clean in front of the people he "stole" from. "I was actually part of a major scheme to steal from Regal Cinemas when I was about 18," he said during his acceptance speech on Thursday. »

- Mark Gray

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Busted! Jesse Eisenberg Comes Clean About Once Faking His Way into Theaters for Freebie Movies (All 26 of Them)

15 April 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jesse Eisenberg needed to finally atone for his sins from 14 years ago, so he headed to Las Vegas. While accepting his award at CinemaCon for Male Star of the Year at Caesars Palace, the actor hilariously came clean about how he used to fake his way into movie theaters in his hometown of New York as a youngster. Now, he felt it was time to come clean in front of the people he "stole" from. "I was actually part of a major scheme to steal from Regal Cinemas when I was about 18," he said during his acceptance speech on Thursday. »

- Mark Gray

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Vessel

22 March 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomberts built a reproductive clinic on a ship, sailed it to countries where abortion is outlawed -- Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain... and got responses from thousands of women in need. It's an advocacy docu about an activist experiment that's moving around the world, promoting positive change. Vessel DVD Kino Lorber 2014 / Color / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 86 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 24.95 Starring Rebecca Gomperts Cinematography Diana Whitten Film Editor Simeon Hunter Animators Emily Hubley.Emilie Liu, Hsien Pei Liu Original Music T. Griffin, Heather McIntosh Produced by Mitchell Block, Diana Whitten Directed by Diana Whitten

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

An efficient and powerful advocacy documentary, 2014's Vessel documents the work of Rebecca Gomperts, a pro- women's reproductive rights activist. A doctor and one-time activist with Greenpeace, around 2000 Gomberts decided to stop working in a women's clinic in her home of Amsterdam, Holland, and to take the »

- Glenn Erickson

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Weekly Rushes. 2 March 2016

2 March 2016 7:25 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSVoyage of TimeWell, the Academy Awards, of course! Here's the list of winners. Who made us smile most for his win of the golden statue? Ennio Morricone and his gracious speech for his ace score to The Hateful Eight. Biggest gaff beyond the central controversy? Setsuko Hara, Manoel de Oliveira, and Jacques Rivette not included in the "In Memoriam."And yet another filmmaker has left us this year. The New York Times reports that Syrian director Nabil Maleh has died at the age of 79.With Terrence Malick's dividing film Knight of Cups about to be released in cinemas in the Us this week, images have come in (including one above) of the filmmaker's mysterious documentary we keep hearing about, Voyage of Time.In New York, the big news this »

- Notebook

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Christine Vachon Has Killer Awards Season

25 February 2016 7:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saturday marks Killer Films co-founder Christine Vachon’s 10th Film Independent Spirit Award nomination (for producing Todd Haynes’ lesbian drama, “Carol,” with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley). It could also bring a second best feature award after her 2003 Spirits win with Jody Allen for another gay-themed Haynes film, “Far From Heaven.”

But whether or not the openly gay producer wins, this weekend will cap a season that’s brought her an AFI Award for “Carol” and a special honor at the Berlinale’s Teddy Awards recognizing her decades of support for Lgbt films and filmmakers.

After getting her start with the 1985 short “Tommy’s” (starring Steve Buscemi), Vachon’s first two features were driven by gay directors and subject matter: Todd Haynes’ 1991 “Poison,” which scored a one-two punch with Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and a Berlinale Teddy; and Tom Kalin’s 1992 “Swoon,” which also nabbed awards in Park City and Berlin. »

- Gregg Goldstein

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Producer Christine Vachon Discusses Lgbt Movies, Challenges of Financing Female-Driven Films

17 February 2016 9:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Producer Christine Vachon, who will receive the Special Teddy at the Berlin Film Festival’s queer awards ceremony on Friday, discussed her long career at this year’s Queer Academy Summit on Wednesday, including her work with Todd Haynes, Lgbt cinema and the challenges of financing female-driven films.

The annual Queer Academy gathering brings together international filmmakers and festival organizers during the Berlin Film Festival to discuss Lgbt cinema, a major topic at this year’s fest in light of the Teddy’s 30th anniversary.

Vachon was in Berlin in 1991 with Haynes’ first feature, “Poison,” which won that year’s Teddy Award. Asked whether she missed the more chaotic, less institutionalized nature of the queer award 25 years ago, Vachon responded: “I’m not much for nostalgia. I don’t really like to look backwards. What I think is pretty amazing is that 30 years ago the Teddy existed. When we got to Berlin with ‘Poison, »

- Ed Meza

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Retro Sundance: 2001's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

28 January 2016 7:45 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

2001 was the comeback year for the musical. As the massively-scaled Moulin Rouge was reinventing the genre for the post MTV era, John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch was an unassuming small scale success that didn't disappoint its cult following from its Off Broadway run and the cult grew rapidly after its Sundance debut. Still a genre anomaly for Sundance, this musical was awarded the Audience Award (Dramatic) and Mitchell won Best Director for his first time behind the camera.

The dramatic Audience Award winners are typically optimistic, but rarely this uniting - Hedwig is a musical that reflects our deepest human needs. Nothing brings together a crowd of strangers like music (or film) we can all connect to and Hedwig's score is packed with emotional insight. Composer Stephen Trask fills the songs with rage, wit, and a hard-won optimism that burns through whatever baggage we as an audience bring to the table. »

- Chris Feil

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'Hamilton' Is Coming to Los Angeles Summer 2017 (Details)

26 January 2016 8:09 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, has announced the smash Broadway musical, "Hamilton" - with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda - will make its premiere Los Angeles engagement next summer, and anchor the 2016-2017 season. Los Angeles audiences will also be treated to the direct-from-Broadway premieres of two recent Tony Award-winners for Best Musical Revival: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and the Lincoln Center production of "Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I." The 2016-2017 Season will also include the Tony Award-winning "An American in Paris," direct from the West End »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’ to Open in La – But Not Until 2017

26 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” will make its Los Angeles debut in the summer of 2017, the Hollywood Pantages theatre announced Tuesday. “Hamilton” will anchor the 2016-17 season at the Pantages on Hollywood Blvd. Other musicals set to play during the season include “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “The King and I,” “An American in Paris,” “The Bodyguard,” “Finding Neverland” and the return of “Book of Mormon.” “The exceptional shows we have in store for next season is the type of lineup that reminds us all why we Love theatre,” general manager Martin Wiviott said in a statement. “We come. »

- Linda Ge

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Martin Scorcese's new HBO pilot Vinyl set for Aussie premiere

21 January 2016 6:41 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Vinyl.

New HBO series Vinyl will have its Australian premiere on February 15.

The series, which will premiere on Foxtel's Showcase, explores the drug- and sex- fuelled music business of the 1970s.

It is played out through the story of a NYC record executive trying to revive his label and keep his personal life from spiralling out of control.

Vinyl is executive produced by Terence Winter, Marin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter, with Winter (creator/Ep of Boardwalk Empire) serving as showrunner.

The two-hour first episode is written by Winter and directed by Scorsese, who also directed the Boardwalk Empire pilot.

It take a ride through the Us music-business landscape at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop..

The story is seen through the eyes of .Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), a major-label exec with a dark past and darker present..

With his company, »

- Staff Writer

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Berlin completes Panorama programme

21 January 2016 9:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Shepherds and Butchers with Steve Coogan; Don’t Call Me Son from Anna Muylaert; and a documentary about a director and actress who were kidnapped by Kim Jong-il.

The Berlinale (Feb 11-21) has completed the selection for this year’s Panorama strand, comprising 51 films from 33 countries. A total of 34 fiction features comprise the main programme and Panorama Special while a further 17 titles will screen in Panorama Dokumente.

A total of 33 films are world premieres, nine are international premieres and nine European premieres. The 30th Teddy Award is also being celebrated with an anniversary series of 17 films.

Notable titles include Shepherds and Butchers from South Africa, which is set toward the end of Apartheid and stars Steve Coogan as a hotshot lawyer who faces his biggest test when he agrees to defend a white prison guard who has killed seven black men. What ensues is a charge against the death penalty itself, in a case »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Berlin completes Panorama programme; Steve Coogan's 'Shepherds and Butchers' among line-up

21 January 2016 9:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Shepherds and Butchers, starring Steve Coogan; Don’t Call Me Son from Anna Muylaert; and a documentary about a director and actress who were kidnapped by Kim Jong-il and forced to make films.

The Berlinale (Feb 11-21) has completed the selection for this year’s Panorama strand, comprising 51 films from 33 countries. A total of 34 fiction features comprise the main programme and Panorama Special while a further 17 titles will screen in Panorama Dokumente.

A total of 33 films are world premieres, nine are international premieres and nine European premieres. The 30th Teddy Award is also being celebrated with an anniversary series of 17 films.

Notable titles include Shepherds and Butchers from South Africa, which is set toward the end of Apartheid and stars Steve Coogan as a hotshot lawyer faces his biggest test when he agrees to defend a white prison guard who has killed seven black men. What ensues is a charge against the death penalty itself »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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James Schamus’ Directorial Debut ‘Indignation’ to Play in Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama

14 January 2016 7:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Berlin Film Festival section Panorama has added further films to its lineup, which will include “Indignation,” the directorial debut of producer James Schamus. Panorama also revealed that a Special Teddy Award, which celebrates gay and lesbian filmmaking, will be awarded to Christine Vachon, one of the producers of “Carol.”

The Panorama Special program will open on Feb. 12 with Daniel Burman’s “El rey del Once” (The Tenth Man), and the previously announced “War on Everyone” by John Michael McDonagh. “El rey del Once,” the festival said, is “a sensitive tale that bursts with vitality, a loving portrait of multi-layered life in Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires.” Burman’s debut film, “A Chrysanthemum Bursts in Cinco Esquinas,” opened the main program of Panorama in 1998, and his 2004 film “Lost Embrace” won two Silver Bears in Berlin.

Indignation,” which is based on Philip Roth’s novel, centers on a young »

- Leo Barraclough

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Berlin 2016: Panorama titles added to line-up

14 January 2016 5:26 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus… Carol producer Christine Vachon to receive special Teddy Award.Scroll down for full list of new additions

Berlin Film Festival (Feb 11-21) has announced that its Panorama Special strand will open on Feb 12 with Daniel Burman’s The Tenth Man (El rey del once) and the previously announced War on Everyone by John Michael McDonagh.

Argentinian director Burman opened the main programme of Panorama in 1988 with his debut A Chrysanthemum Bursts in Cinco Esquinas (Un crisantemo estalla en cinco esquinas). After presenting further works in Panorama and Competition, including Lost Embrace (El abrazo partido) which won two Silver Bears in 2004, Burman is to return with a portrait of multi-layered life in Once, the Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires.

Another Argentinian film in the Panorama is Maximiliano Schonfeld’s The Black Frost (La helada negra). In his second film, Schonfeld uses elegiac images to explore a world disconnected from time, where ancestors »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #32. John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties

11 January 2016 2:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Writers: Philippa Goslett, John Cameron Mitchell

This year marks the welcome return of John Cameron Mitchell with How to Talk to Girls at Parties. His latest is a sci-fi period piece about an alien going through a mysterious rite of passage and how meeting two young inhabitants of 1970s London suburb Croyden potentially changes her destiny (and this is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman). Mitchell casts Elle Fanning and collaborates once again with Nicole Kidman, who headlined his last feature, 2010’s Rabbit Hole. This sounds like Mitchell’s most fantastical effort since his iconic 2001 debut, Hedwig and the Angry Inch—so we’re equally enthused for a soundtrack aiming to invent a new genre of music termed ‘extraterrestrial dance’ in the A24 release.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas

Production Co.: HanWay Films, »

- Nicholas Bell

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8 original sci-fi films to look forward to in 2016

4 January 2016 9:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Among the sequels and reboots, there are also some exciting-looking original sci-fi films to look forward to in 2016. And here they are...

Did you see Coherence? Or maybe Predestination? They’re but two examples of relatively low-budget, original genre films that were both beautifully made and endlessly watchable. What they lacked in expensive special effects they more than made up for in mesmerising concepts and superb performances, whether it was from a cast of relative unknowns in Coherence or the perfect pairing of Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook in Predestination.

Only time will tell whether 2016 will play host to films as good as those, but we have to say, there are some potentially great sci-fi films on the horizon this year. Some have generous budgets and top-line casts, others are independently produced. For different reasons, all look well worth keeping an eye on...

Passengers

Even in the distant future, »

- ryanlambie

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