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‘Ex Libris — The New York Public Library’ Review: The Best Thing to Happen to Libraries Since the Dewey Decimal System

3 September 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Most of Frederick Wiseman’s films are long, but very few of them — possibly none — are too long. There’s a good reason for that. Actually, there are a lot of good reasons for that, but one tends to rise above the rest: Boredom is fundamentally antithetical to his work. Cinematically vivisecting American institutions since 1967, Wiseman has been able to sustain interest throughout endless documentary epics like “At Berkeley” and “Belfast, Maine” because his observational approach insists that drama is woven into the fabric of everyday life, and because his shrewd instinct for non-linear storytelling proves that point beyond any shadow of a doubt. His best films frame reality in a way that allows us to see it more clearly through his camera than we can with the naked eye,. All of his films are his best films.

All the same, the hypnotic and thoroughly essential “Ex Libris — The New »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Victoria & Abdul’ Review: Judi Dench-Starring Historical Drama Is Only Half a Story — Venice

3 September 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Stephen Frears’ “Victoria & Abdul” is an otherwise benignly toothless, pleasantly glossy affair, but it does force us to confront one tricky question: When treating a subject as fraught as British imperial rule, when does a film’s benign inoffensiveness become offensive in and of itself? Still, that’s about the only food for thought in what is at once a breezy, lion-in-winter vehicle for Judi Dench in queen-mode and a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Noble” bit of wealth porn, and not much more.

Dench is back as Queen Victoria, returning to a role she had previously played in John Madden’s “Mrs. Brown,” a film that must have not only inspired Frears and screenwriter Lee Hall, but acted as their foundational text. Little is known about the very real relationship that existed between the aging monarch and her advisor Abdul Karim, and so Hall has essentially grafted their story »

- Ben Croll

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‘Loving Vincent’ Review: The World’s First Oil-Painted Feature is a Truly Insane Vincent van Gogh Tribute — Telluride

31 August 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Vladimir Nakobov’s 1938 novel “Laughter in the Dark” begins with its rich and horny (but happily married) hero arriving at the vision that will ultimately ruin his life. A retired art critic with cinematic aspirations, old Albinus is struck by the idea of taking a famous painter, “preferably of the Dutch School,” and animating one of his signature works into the stuff of motion pictures. Film technology was still in its infancy, and it made anything seem possible. What if someone could use it to breathe new life into a static canvas, adding new dimensions to the artist’s vision and illustrating what might have happened in the moments before and after the one that was immortalized in oil?

Albinus, to his credit, recognized the unique challenges that might be involved in such an endeavor. “It would entail a delicacy of work calling for novel improvements in the method of animation, »

- David Ehrlich

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‘Human Flow’ Review: Ai Weiwei Delivers the Definitive Documentary About the Ongoing Refugee Crisis

31 August 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are any number of unforgettable images in Ai Weiwei’s “Human Flow,” the most necessary and comprehensive documentary to date about our planet’s current refugee crisis, but the most indelible of them all is borrowed from a movie about a very different humanitarian failure. For 1956’s “Night and Fog,” Alain Resnais ventured into the haunted ruins of concentration camps Auschwitz and Majdanek, training his camera on the evidence that had been left behind. A still ocean of women’s hair. A mountain of empty shoes, spilling through the rooms of a building like a flood. Symbols that convey the scale of apathy and death better than bodies ever could, because the horror of bodies is too all-consuming to allow for any deeper understanding.

In “Human Flow,” the film’s famous artist-director shoots a massive heap of abandoned lifejackets from above, the camera lifting into the sky to reveal »

- David Ehrlich

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Gotham Season 4 Casts Prison Break & About A Boy Alums

19 August 2017 5:23 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Prison Break alumni Marina Benedict and About a Boy's Benjamin Stockholm are joining Gotham for Season 4. »

- Tom Chapman

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Nick Hornby short-form TV series 'State Of The Union' in the works

1 August 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Relationship dramedy produced by See-Saw Films will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teaming up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Nick Hornby, See-Saw Films team for short-form TV series

1 August 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Relationship dramedy will be directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell.

See-Saw Films and writer Nick Hornby are teamig up on a TV series about marriage counselling.

State Of The Union will be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and is made up of ten ten-minute episodes.

The series follows a middle-aged couple who meet in the pub before going into marriage counselling each week. Each episode shows the ten minutes before they face the counsellor.

State Of The Union will shoot in London this autumn with the cast and broadcast partner set to be announced soon.

See-Saw told Screen that they expect the show to be aired both online and by a TV broadcaster.

Hakan Kousetta, COO of television at See-Saw, said: “Because it’s a completely different format, it lends itself to something a broadcaster can play with. It’s not just a piece of digital television, it’s a proper »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Zombe Romance Warm Bodies hits $K Ultra HD Home Video in October

30 July 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

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The unique romantic comedy with a paranormal twist, Warm Bodies, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time ever on October 3 from Lionsgate. In this story about the power of human connection, Nicholas Hoult stars as an unusual zombie who forms a special relationship with a human girl as they struggle to survive during a zombie epidemic. Rounding out the all-star cast is Teresa Palmer, Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama, “Childrens Hospital,” 2008) and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, 1993, In the Line of Fire, and 1984, Places in the Heart). 4K Ultra HD provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. Written for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Night Before, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Warm Bodies Coming To 4K Ultra HD On October 3rd

24 July 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The unique romantic comedy with a paranormal twist, Warm Bodies, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time ever on October 3 from Lionsgate.

In this story about the power of human connection, Nicholas Hoult stars as an unusual zombie who forms a special relationship with a human girl as they struggle to survive during a zombie epidemic. (Review)

Rounding out the all-star cast is Teresa Palmer, Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama, “Childrens Hospital,” 2008) and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, 1993, In the Line of Fire, and 1984, Places in the Heart).

4K Ultra HD provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast.

Written for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Night Before, »

- Michelle Hannett

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner Are the Best Indie Producers in the World Right Now

10 July 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Working Title producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, whose latest hit is Edgar Wright’s wheel-and-disc-spinning breakout “Baby Driver” (June 28, Sony), which has tracked $64 million worldwide to date.

Bottom Line: This brainy duo with plummy British accents have been turning out a consistent slate of smart global hits since the ’80s. The London-based co-chairmen of Working Title boast the best taste in the business. They chase mainstream quality fare. That’s their gig. But even so over the years, partnering with Universal Pictures, with freedom to greenlight movies up to $35 million, their films have grossed an impressive almost $7 billion dollars worldwide.

Career Peaks: From the start, Working Title founder Tim Bevan gravitated to local stories with global potential like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” Stephen Frears’ searing »

- Anne Thompson

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New to Streaming: ‘Punch-Drunk Love,’ ‘Free Fire,’ ‘The Salesman,’ and More

7 July 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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.

Best in Show (Christopher Guest)

Christopher Guest has had an exceptionally strong ’00s with A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration, and it remains to be seen how his upcoming Mascots will be received, but his arguable peak is still the gloriously funny mockumentary Best in Show. Guest’s other films have lovingly skewered egotistical oddballs and the insanity of subjective or objective criticism, so Best in Show is »

- Jordan Raup

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Fall TV First Impression: CBS' 9Jkl

3 July 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including the maiden space voyage of Fox’s Orville, NBC’s look at Brave heroes and ABC’s Ten Days with Kyra Sedgwick. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots. 

Next up on our list….

The Show | 9Jkl (Mondays at 8:30/7:30c, premiering Oct. 2)

The Competition | NBC’s The Voice, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Fox’s Lucifer and The CW’s Supergirl

Related Read Our First Impressions of ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, CBS’ S.W.A.T., The CW’s Dynasty, »

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Ben Kingsley to play Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale

17 June 2017 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Ben Kingsley has signed on to play the notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale, the new thriller from MGM and director Chris Weitz (About a Boy, A Better Life) which sees Oscar Isaac as Peter Malkin, a member of Israel’s Mossad tasked with hunting down Nazis following World War II.

Eichmann, an SS officer, was one of the chief architects of the Holocaust and was responsible for arranging and managing the mass deportation of Jews across Europe to the Nazis’ extermination camps. Following the Nazis’ defeat in 1945, Eichmann fled to Austria and then Argentina, where he was eventually captured by Mossad in 1960. Brought to Israel to stand trial, he was ultimately sentenced to death for his crimes and executed in 1962.

Filming on Operation Finale is set to get underway in Argentina in the fall, with Weitz directing from a spec script by British writer Matthew Orton. »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive interview with Chris McKay on The Lego Batman Movie and Lego Universe

12 June 2017 4:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews director Chris McKay

The Lego Batman Movie Producer Dan Lin and Director Chris McKay (courtesy Tai Freligh)

Chris McKay has an extensive background in television work, including editing, directing, producing, animation and visual effects. He is best known for his editing work early on for Robot Chicken and Moral Orel before later adding directing to his resume.  He was animation co-director on The Lego Movie with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller before making his feature film directorial debut with The Lego Batman Movie.

The news came out in late February that McKay would direct a live-action Nightwing movie, the first of its kind for the character who has had a long history in comic books and animated television shows.  While McKay couldn’t talk about Nightwing just yet, he did say that he might have some news soon, so stay tuned to Flickering Myth as we get »

- Tai Freligh

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The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

9 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. This bizarre, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that many of your (and our) favorites were left out: sorry, “Toy Story 3”; sorry, “Knocked Up.” As we tend to lean toward the indie side — and away from certain men-behaving-badly movies — there are also some titles on here that you might not have seen.

There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. You may not think of “Lost in Translation” or “Mistress America” as laugh riots, but we felt it best to be broad in our approach — any movie that balances its darker shades with cathartic humor was eligible. You’ll notice that we like women and Working Title (the British production company responsible for several titles on this list), which is to say: This is less a definitive »

- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson

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Rogue One Cast and Crew Talk Star Wars Secrets at Ilm

1 April 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars fans can now enjoy Rogue One from the comforts of their couch as the first-ever Star Wars Story hit VOD last month before coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4. To celebrate, Ryan J. Downey headed to Ilm to meet up with some of the team behind this thrilling sci-fi adventure to explore new secrets and learn more details about the making of the latest Star Wars movie.

On hand to discuss this latest entry in the official Star Wars cinematic canon were Rogue One star Alan Tudyk, who plays K-2So in the movie, along with VFX Supervisor John Knoll, who created the story, and Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel. You can watch them discuss the movie at length in the exclusive video below.

Lucasfilm's Rogue One has definitely established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Isaac to hunt Nazis in Operation Finale

30 March 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars star Oscar Isaac has signed on to lead the upcoming thriller Operation Finale, which tells the true story of the hunt for Adolf Eichmann, a member of the SS and one of the main architects of the Holocaust during World War II.

The film is being directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy, A Better Life) and will see Isaac playing Peter Malkin, a member of Israel’s Mossad, and the man who wrestled Eichmann to the ground during his capture in 1960.

Isaac will next be seen in the Armenian genocide drama The Promise, and returns to the role of Poe Dameron in December for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He is also set to appear in Alex Garland’s Annihilation and George Clooney’s Suburbicon, and earlier this year he also signed on to the World War II thriller The Garbo Network. »

- Gary Collinson

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Oscar Isaac to Lead ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Puppet Master’ Franchise Returns, and More

30 March 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We didn’t see much of him on screens last year, but Oscar Isaac has been quite busy. This year, we’ll see him in the next Star Wars film, along with the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, as well as alongside Christian Bale in The Promise next month, not to mention next year in Alex Garland’s Annihilation next year. He’s now found his next role, according to Deadline.

The Inside Llewyn Davis star is set to lead the WWII drama Operation Finale, which will be directed by Chris Weitz (About a BoyThe Twilight Saga: New Moon). Described as a drama akin to Argo and Munich, it will follow his character as an Israeli spy named Peter Malkin, who hunts down the Nazi general Adolf Eichmann, as scripted by Matthew Orton. Production is expected to begin this fall in Argentina, so we could see it by next year. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Oscar Isaac to Hunt Down Nazis in World War II Mossad Drama ‘Operation Finale’

29 March 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oscar Isaac is set to hunt down Nazis in Chris Weitz’s upcoming World War II drama “Operation Finale,” which will tell the true story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

One of the primary architects of the Holocaust, Eichman helped in planning and executing the mass deportation of Jews in Eastern Europe to the ghettos and concentration camps. He went into hiding after WWII in Argentina, where he was found and brought to justice by Mossad.

Read More: Oscar Isaac to Star in ‘Life Itself,’ a Multigenerational Romance

Isaac will be joining the cast as Peter Malkin, the operative who made headlines for wrestling and capturing Eichmann in May 1960. Chris Weitz, who worked on early drafts of “Star Wars: Rogue One” and directed “About A Boy” and “Twilight Saga: New Moon,” will be behind the camera, and The Hollywood Reporter notes the film has been envisioned in the »

- Zack Sharf

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