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9 Lessons Studio Films Should Take From The Indie World This Summer

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Much has been written about just how dismal this year’s summer movies have been, but one of the silver linings in such a poor season has remarkably been indies. Where blockbusters like “The Legend Of Tarzan,” “Warcraft” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” failed, indies such as “The Lobster,” “Cafe Society” and “Love and Friendship” succeeded. And while studios were certainly rolling in cash when it came to “Suicide Squad” and “The Secret Life Of Pets,” critics weren’t exactly impressed. It was a rough season for studio films, but it won’t be a total waste if executives can learn from their mistakes and start course correcting. Below, we look towards the indie world in order to offer up the biggest lessons for studio films.

Read More: IndieWire On Demand: ‘Krisha,’ ‘The Lobster’ And More Great 2016 Indies To Watch On VOD

1)  World-Building Needs To Be Organic To The Story (“The Lobster »

- Zack Sharf, Anne Thompson, Kate Erbland, Graham Winfrey, Steve Greene, William Earl and David Ehrlich

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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Is Warren Beatty’s Alden Ehrenreich-Starrer ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Too Funny for Oscar?

20 July 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Warren Beatty is a known entity in Hollywood. He’s a brilliant and controlling writer-director-producer-star who will talk anyone’s ear off. He’s indecisive. He will take as much time as he can get to burnish a movie to glossy perfection. And he’s hell-bent on success. That’s why he’s Warren Beatty.

But he’s less well known to the general moviegoing public.

While he’s consistently brilliant, from “Heaven Can Wait” and “Bonnie and Clyde” to “Dick Tracy,” he’s also known for dramatic box office highs and lows. He’s had amazing successes, such as 1982 classic period romance “Reds,” which won three Oscars (including Beatty’s only win, as Best Director). Over the decades Beatty has been nominated for 14 Oscars, and received the Thalberg Award. But he also starred in such over-budget flops as $90-million “Town and Country” (2001, $6 .7 million domestic), which was “directed by Peter Chelsolm, »

- Anne Thompson

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Is Warren Beatty’s Alden Ehrenreich-Starrer ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Too Funny for Oscar?

20 July 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warren Beatty is a known entity in Hollywood. He’s a brilliant and controlling writer-director-producer-star who will talk anyone’s ear off. He’s indecisive. He will take as much time as he can get to burnish a movie to glossy perfection. And he’s hell-bent on success. That’s why he’s Warren Beatty.

But he’s less well known to the general moviegoing public.

While he’s consistently brilliant, from “Heaven Can Wait” and “Bonnie and Clyde” to “Dick Tracy,” he’s also known for dramatic box office highs and lows. He’s had amazing successes, such as 1982 classic period romance “Reds,” which won three Oscars (including Beatty’s only win, as Best Director). Over the decades Beatty has been nominated for 14 Oscars, and received the Thalberg Award. But he’s also responsible for such over-budget flops as $90-million “Town and Country” (2001, $6 .7 million domestic) which he produced and »

- Anne Thompson

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Wait... the Warren Beatty film about Howard Hughes is... a comedy?

14 July 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sure, it’s not Ghostbusters or Star Wars or a superhero, but the release of a new film directed by Warren Beatty seems like reason to celebrate. I’m fascinated by dream pictures, movies that directors try to get made for years or even decades, projects that they push slowly and surely up a hill like a cinematic Sisyphus. Sometimes they turn out beautifully, and sometimes they are overcooked train crashes. You can get Apocalypse Now or you can get Battlefield Earth. When Martin Scorsese made The Aviator, he pulled off something a number of other filmmakers had tried and failed. As white whales go, Howard Hughes seems to pose a particularly tempting challenge, and guys like Christopher Nolan and Michael Mann have walked away frustrated after trying to figure it out. Whatever I expected from this one, “screwball comedy” wasn’t on the list. That doesn’t mean it »

- Drew McWeeny

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Watch Wild Trailer for Warren Beatty's First Movie in 18 Years

14 July 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Warren Beatty's long-in-the-works movie about Howard Hughes, Rules Don't Apply, has been given its first star-studded trailer.

The upbeat clip blends historical fiction and rom-com (à la Woody Allen's recent films) and finds Beatty playing the obsessive-compulsive mogul as an eccentric billionaire goofball — a far cry from Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 biopic, The Aviator.

While Beatty scores several laugh lines in the trailer ("Billionaire, goddammit, not millionaire," he grumbles while watching footage of himself, "and what the hell happened to the close-up of me in the cockpit? »

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On this day: Billy the Kid, The Dark Knight, Hello Nasty

14 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Happy Bastille Day! Isn't it weird that violent/bloody days often become holidays later on?

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

Howard Hughes The Outlaw (1943)

1862 The Artist Gustav Klimt is born. Later Dame Helen Mirren will fight for custody of one of his most famous paintings in the bad movie Woman in Gold (2015).

1868 Explorer Gertrud Bell is born. Nicole Kidman played her in an ill-fated unreleased Werner Herzog movie Queen of the Desert

1881 Outlaw Billy the Kid is shot and killed outside Fort Sumner. Numerous stars have played him in movies including Roy Rogers (Billy the Kid Returns), Kris Kristofferson (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid), Emilio Estevez (Young Guns), and Paul Newman (The Left-Handed Gun). The most famous film version of his story may well be The Outlaw (1943) the Howard Hughes film which starred Jack Buetel as Billy and Jane Russell, in her star-making role, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Guardian the kids of the controversial Oscar nominated documentary Jesus Camp 10 years later - how are they doing and how do they remember their evangelical childhoods?

Espn's Bodies issue is out. Check out the gallery. The human body is really so beautiful. But I realize we're not supposed to acknowledge that because people are so angry about the profile at...

Vanity Fair on Margot Robbie. Which is... Honestly I can't see anything wrong with it. Almost every good celebrity profile talks about what the star looks like, and what their big screen appeal is. It's not especially salacious as these things go. I'm stunned that it offended so many people. But me...

Nathaniel... I don't want to live in a world where we cant celebrate movie star beauty

Playbill Kristin Chenoweth doing a reading of proposed Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for the stage? Oh god oh god let this Broadway musical happen. »

- NATHANIEL R

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How This ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Moved From Cannes to Westeros (Emmy Video)

4 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

How did an indie auteur from Canada come to direct HBO’s spectacular epic “Game of Thrones?”

When writer-director Jeremy Podeswa was asked to helm an episode of Showtime series “Queer as Folk,” which was looking for local directors for its Canadian locations, he figured it was a temporary detour from his career as an indie auteur. His 1999 film, “The Five Senses,” was developed in the Sundance Labs and played Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. But after “Queer,” producer Alan Poul, who championed “The Five Senses” at Sundance, sought out Podeswa to direct HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” Podeswa did, enthusiastically, one for each of its five seasons.

Podeswa moved on to the period riches of HBO’s “Carnivale,” his first crack at a more elevated genre with fantastical elements. And somehow, he landed the episode in which just about every major character had sex. “It was not an accident,” he said in our video interview. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Academy has invited 683 new members to join their ranks

30 June 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday afternoon, the ranks of Oscar voters grew substantially, with some welcome diversity added in for good measure. Yes, the Academy sent out invitations for new membership about 24 hours ago, with 683 names getting the coveted tap on the proverbial shoulder. Again, what made it so interesting to note is that AMPAS seemed to actively seek out women, minorities, and younger artists, hoping to make the demographics of the Academy slightly less centered on older white males. It won’t suddenly change the makeup of the Oscar nominations or upend how the Academy Awards go down next year, but it’s a slow step in the right direction, and that’s worth applauding for sure. As you can see below, in addition to basically all of last year’s Oscar winners, the new members are a diverse slate. Among the names you’ll see in the acting branch now are John Boyega, »

- Joey Magidson

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Welcome to the Academy! Idris Elba, Brie Larson and Other Stars Who Snagged Invites (Photos)

29 June 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A look at some of the most notable stars and filmmakers invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Academy Academy Academy Mahershala Ali – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonAnthony Anderson – “The Departed,” “Hustle & Flow” Adam Beach – “Suicide Squad,” “Flags of Our FathersKate Beckinsale – “Love & Friendship,” “The AviatorChadwick Boseman – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on UpJohn Boyega – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Attack the BlockBetty Buckley – “Wyatt Earp,” “Carrie” Rose Byrne – “X-Men: First Class,” “BridesmaidsJulie Carmen – “The Milagro Beanfield War,” “Gloria” Enrique »

- Sam Rosenberg

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A writer's life by Anne-Katrin Titze

29 June 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A Scott Berg with Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Michael Grandage's Genius, starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan, based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg, has Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald to round out their literary world.

Max Perkins (Colin Firth) with Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law)

Scott Berg also wrote Kate Remembered, about Katharine Hepburn, who died on this date, June 29 in 2003. Cate Blanchett in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator (written by Logan), a Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway connection and Fitzgerald's Garden of Allah were revisited in our conversation.

Thomas Wolfe's (Jude Law) problem is that he can't stop writing. Like a feverish Rainer Werner Fassbinder of the page, he burns himself out. And the people around him, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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‘Silicon Valley’ Actor Matt Ross Hopes to Make a Directorial Splash With ‘Captain Fantastic’

22 June 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Viggo Mortensen stepped into a Los Angeles coffee shop in 2013 to meet Matt Ross, the writer and director of “Captain  Fantastic,” he didn’t realize he would be seeing someone he recognized. “I think I was told he was an actor as well,” Mortensen recalls. “But I didn’t put two and two together until I saw him and said, ‘Oh, I know you!’ ”

It’s a response to which Ross is accustomed. He’s a character actor who people recognize from countless movies and TV shows, often playing what Mortensen politely refers to as “somewhat nasty kinds of characters.” Ross had small parts in films like “Face/Off,” “American Psycho,” “The Aviator,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” before breaking through as the closeted Mormon leader Alby Grant in HBO’s “Big Love.” And he’s enjoying the highest-profile role of his career on HBO’s “Silicon Valley, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Film Review: Genius

7 June 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

All the elements inherent in many successful movies are present in the upcoming Colin Firth and Jude Law biographical film, Genius.  Gifted actors (the aforementioned are joined by Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, among others), a seasoned screenwriter (John Logan, who wrote Gladiator and The Aviator, among others), and the trappings—from costumes to sets—of period movies.  But, when it comes to the end product, the total for Genius is not greater than the sum of its parts.  The film is loud on the surface but mostly flat underneath.

Jude Law plays the misunderstood early 20th Century American novelist Thomas Wolfe.  In the opening scenes, he walks into the office of famed New York editor Max Perkins, already a successful publisher of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.  Perkins, played by a solid Colin Firth (one of the few outstanding lead performances in the film), becomes »

- J Don Birnam

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Working with Genius by Anne-Katrin Titze

7 June 2016 7:01 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

A Scott Berg, Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, John Logan and Jude Law Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions hosted a Museum of Modern Art premiere for Michael Grandage's Genius with Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan (Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Sam Mendes' Spectre and Skyfall), based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg. Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald round out their literary world.

John Logan on Scott Berg's Katharine Hepburn for Cate Blanchett: 'He absolutely offered some insight' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Angela Ashton, Joel Grey, Martha Plimpton, Oren Moverman, Kathleen Turner, Keith Urban, Spotlight screenwriter Josh Singer, Tom Wolfe, Zach Grenier, Elena Kampouris, Lilly Englert, Elena Rusconi, Laura Michelle Kelly, Tommy Tonge, Nan and Gay Talese, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Did You Know Leonardo DiCaprio Started in Commercials?

3 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Thanks to “The Revenant,” Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his due this year with a golden man named Oscar. But rewind past his unforgettable turns in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Aviator” and “Titanic,” and you’ll find the humble beginnings of a blossoming acting career in commercials! Both of these late ’80s commercials have us smiling ear to ear at the young talent, making sandwiches with mom and blowing the speakers out with Bubble Yum. Even here, there are inklings of the career to come—isn’t he great!? Have a laugh and watch DiCaprio’s beginnings below.  Kraft Free Singles Bubble Yum Inspired by this post? Check out our audition listings! »

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Scorsese describes Acmi exhibition as a

24 May 2016 10:18 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.

Scorsese, an exhibition celebrating the career of Martin Scorsese, opens at Melbourne.s Australian Centre for the Moving Image tomorrow.

Curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum for Film and Television in Berlin, the exhibition draws on Scorsese.s personal collection.

.Acmi, Australia.s only centre dedicated to the moving image, is the only place that could present this Australian exclusive event", Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said. "It.s yet another creative drawcard that will inspire cinema fans and another example of why Victoria is the creative state..

Acmi CEO Katrina Sedgwick said: .It.s an honour to be taking audiences on a ride through some of the most exhilarating filmmaking of all time in Scorsese. Scorsese.s passion for the moving image spans feature film, documentary and television, along with a fervent commitment to the preservation and celebration of our cinematic history. When »

- Staff Writer

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Scorsese describes Acmi exhibition as a "great honour" in video message

24 May 2016 10:18 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.

Scorsese, an exhibition celebrating the career of Martin Scorsese, opens at Melbourne.s Australian Centre for the Moving Image tomorrow.

Curated by the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum for Film and Television in Berlin, the exhibition draws on Scorsese.s personal collection.

.Acmi, Australia.s only centre dedicated to the moving image, is the only place that could present this Australian exclusive event", Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said. "It.s yet another creative drawcard that will inspire cinema fans and another example of why Victoria is the creative state..

Acmi CEO Katrina Sedgwick said: .It.s an honour to be taking audiences on a ride through some of the most exhilarating filmmaking of all time in Scorsese. Scorsese.s passion for the moving image spans feature film, documentary and television, along with a fervent commitment to the preservation and celebration of our cinematic history. When »

- Staff Writer

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'Rules Don't Apply' to the long-rumored Howard Hughes film by Warren Beatty

18 May 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Warren Beatty’s been talking about Howard Hughes as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles. When I was in high school, one of the things I did was devour entire careers on home video as a way of educating myself about various filmmakers and eras. I was aware of Warren Beatty before that, certainly, and remember Heaven Can Wait in particular as a big commercial moment for Beatty. I loved that movie and the weird goofball guy who starred in it, but it was almost a decade later when I finally plunged headlong into his filmography and suddenly realized that I kind of adore Beatty. And why not? Look at that body of work in front of the camera first. He’s been relatively selective over the years, and considering what a giant movie star he was considered at one time, he never really became omnipresent like some of his peers. »

- Drew McWeeny

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