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Peter Harness interview: Doctor Who, The Zygon Inversion

8 November 2015 3:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Spoilers: writer Peter Harness chats to us about The Zygon Invasion, The Zygon Inversion and Doctor Who...

This interview contains spoilers for Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion, The Zygon Invasion, and Kill The Moon.

The weekend just gone saw The Zygon Inversion screen on BBC One, penned by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat. It’s Harness’ third Doctor Who episode, following The Zygon Invasion and Kill The Moon, and his pen also adapted Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, that appeared on our screens earlier this year.

He spared us some time for a spoiler-y chat about writing, Doctor Who, and taking risks…

I remember talking to James Moran around the time he wrote The Fires Of Pompeii for Doctor Who. He recalled that when he wrote that episode, Russell T Davies gave him some particular ingredients. It was going to be Pompeii, the day before the eruption, »

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Mathieu Amalric Reflects on a Career of Combining Intimacy with Entertainment

2 November 2015 1:39 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Running through mid-December, the French Institute Alliance Francaise and Anthology Film Archives have launched a retrospective of Mathieu Amalric‘s work, which they’ve appropriately titled “Renaissance Man.” The retrospective will feature Amalric’s work as a director, screenwriter and actor; and in the selections that range from the Oscar-nominated Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the Larrieu Brothers’ A Man, A Real One, audience members can trace Amalric’s evolution into one of the most eclectic artists of his generation.

In person, Amalric is as full of energy and charisma as some of his characters, particularly those he’s played in the films of frequent collaborator Arnaud Desplechin. He uses his whole body to speak, often widening his eyes, hunching his shoulders, and using his hands to make specific points. He’s unafraid to speak his mind, is generous with his words, and instantly makes »

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Mathieu Amalric: Renaissance Man by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-10-24 12:26:22

24 October 2015 4:26 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox, co-written with Noah Baumbach, will be presented by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Blue Room director Mathieu Amalric and his co-star Stéphanie Cléau, will take part in a Q&A to kick off the CinéSalon programme Mathieu Amalric: Renaissance Man at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York. Other highlights include Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Arnaud Desplechin's My Sex Life…or How I Get Into an Argument, with Emmanuelle Devos, Jeanne Balibar and Marianne Denicourt, which is Desplechin's complement to My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse), and Fantastic Mr. Fox with the voices of Meryl Streep and George Clooney dubbed in French by Isabelle Huppert and Mathieu Amalric, who was also featured in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Mathieu Amalric is the French Fantastic Mr. Fox Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Bridge Of Spies – The Review

16 October 2015 5:21 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Cate Marquis

The Cold War spy drama Bridge Of Spies is Steven Spielberg’s best film in years. This Oscar-bait film, based on the real events around the American U-2 pilot was shot down and captured over Soviet Russian airspace, features a script co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen, a cast headed by Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance, the renowned British actor some audiences might know from the BBC’s bloody historical drama series “Wolf Hall” that played on PBS, and photography by the Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, whose past films include “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”

All that talent comes together in the perfect blend to create a highly entertaining film. The film is set in the late ’50s-early ’60s Cold War, the period between the Commie-hunting hysteria of the McCarthy era and the Cuba Missile Crisis. Bridge Of Spies dramatizes two interconnected spy cases, »

- Movie Geeks

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Haugesund: France’s Wide Moves ‘2 Nights Till Morning’ (Exclusive)

18 August 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having represented the two highest-profile Swiss titles at Locarno last week, Paris-based sales-production house Wide has acquired international sales rights to “2 Nights Till Morning,” the English-language debut of Helsinki-based Mikko Kuparinen.

“2 Nights” toplines Canada’s Marie-Josee Croze, a Cannes 2003 best actress winner for Denys Arcand’s “Barbarian Invasions.” She was also a highlight in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” and played the speech therapist in Julian Schnabel’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Finland’s Mikko Nousianen, seen in Renny Harlin’s “5 Days of War,” co-stars.

“2 Nights” plays Haugesund’s New Nordic Films screenings, which kicks off today, before getting its North American premiere at the Montreal Festival, which bows Aug. 27, and big market premiere at Toronto, which begins Sept. 10.

Also written by Kuparinen and his second feature after “Body Fat Index of Love,” “2 Nights Till Morning” stars Croze as a French architect on a business trip who meets Nouianen’s D. »

- John Hopewell

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Tiff ’15: ‘Families’ trailer shows a rom-com farce for a ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ star

28 July 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The first trailer for director Jean-Paul Rappeneau premiered as part of the Toronto International Film festival line-up announcement, showing off the latest film from star Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The film is directed by Rappeneau from a script by himself, Philippe Le Guay, and Julien Rappeneau. The film stars Amalric, Marine Vacth, and Gilles Lellouche.

According to the festival’s website, Families is a “rollicking and romantic country-house farce from lauded director Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Horseman on the Roof).”

The film is Rappeneau’s first since 2003’s Bon Voyage and 1995’s The Horseman on the Roof. It is set to premiere as part of the special presentations portion of the festival. Find the full line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival here.

The post Tiff ’15: ‘Families’ trailer shows a rom-com farce for a ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ star appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Zach Dennis

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'Franny' director Andrew Renzi plots next films

6 July 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Upcoming projects include a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard.

Us director Andrew Renzi, whose feature debut Franny is showing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff) (July 3-11), is lining up his next projects, including a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard.

Richard Gere, Theo James and Dakota Fanning star in Renzi’s debut Franny, in which a philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up the drama after its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The 30-year-old director, whose 2014 documentary Fishtail about Montana cowboys also premiered at Tribeca and was then picked up by Netflix, will next return to Montana to film another documentary, this time about miners.  

Speaking to ScreenDaily following a Kv industry panel, director Renzi confirmed that he aims to shoot the documentary later this year or early next year with regular producing partner Andrew Corkin ([link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [June 12-14]

12 June 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.


5. Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO G0)

When thinking of brilliant artists gone far too soon, few names come to mind quicker than Kurt Cobain. The iconic leader of Nirvana who took his own life at the age of 27, just following the launch into superstardom for he and his influential grunge group. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Interview: Wamg Talks To Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

2 April 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.

The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

Dakota Fanning stars as Effie Gray Ruskin. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi and Robbie Coltrane.

The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time) and Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree Of Life and Voyage Of Time).

Producer Donald Rosenfeld spent 1987 to 1998 as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, in charge of the financing »

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Jamie Dornan to Lead World War II Thriller ‘Anthropoid’

2 March 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and “Peaky Blinders” thesp Cillian Murphy will lead the cast of World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which Sean Ellis will direct.

The pic is about an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia, and gained the nickname “The Butcher of Prague.” Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army in exile are trained by British forces, and parachuted into their homeland with the assignment, code-named Anthropoid, to kill Heydrich.

Screenplay is by Ellis, who is best known for crime drama “Metro Manila,” and Anthony Frewin, Stanley Kubrick’s former assistant and now a novelist.

Pic is being produced by Leonard Glowinski (“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) for 22h22, Anita Overland (“Rush”) and Chris Curling (“The Last Station”). Krystof Mucha and David Ondricek are co-producing for Lucky Man Films.

Altitude Film Sales is handling international sales. »

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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller

2 March 2015 1:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sean Ellis to direct, Cillian Murphy to co-star in assassination film.

Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are to lead cast in WWII thriller Anthropoid, about the attempted assassination of prominent Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

The film’s title refers to the code-name for the Allied operation to assassinate Heydrich, the head of the SS who was one of the main architects of the Holocaust and was widely considered number three in the Nazi ranks behind Hitler and Himmler .

Operation Anthropoid was led by two soldiers (trained by British forces) from Czechoslovakia’s army-in-exile who were parachuted into their homeland to carry out the mission against the Nazi nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”.

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated British filmmaker Sean Ellis (Metro Manila, Cashback) will direct from a script co-written by Ellis with Anthony Frewin (Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story).

Producers are Leonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) for 22h22, Anita Overland ([link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Cinematographers pick the best-shot films of all time

4 February 2015 12:31 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Stumbling across that list of best-edited films yesterday had me assuming that there might be other nuggets like that out there, and sure enough, there is American Cinematographer's poll of the American Society of Cinematographers membership for the best-shot films ever, which I do recall hearing about at the time. But they did things a little differently. Basically, in 1998, cinematographers were asked for their top picks in two eras: films from 1894-1949 (or the dawn of cinema through the classic era), and then 1950-1997, for a top 50 in each case. Then they followed up 10 years later with another poll focused on the films between 1998 and 2008. Unlike the editors' list, though, ties run absolutely rampant here and allow for way more than 50 films in each era to be cited. I'd love to see what these lists would look like combined, however. I imagine "Citizen Kane," which was on top of the 1894-1949 list, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Cinematography Nominations for Foreign-Language Nominees

4 February 2015 8:07 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Of the five foreign-language films nominated this year, Poland’s Ida is the only film to receive an Oscar nomination in another category. The black-and-white film is nominated for best cinematography.

Eighteen foreign-language films have received nominations for their cinematography and four have won. Only six of the 18 films were also nominated for best foreign-language film; however, three of the six won for their cinematography.

The first foreign-language film to earn both a best foreign-language film nomination and a cinematography nomination was Sweden’s Fanny & Alexander in 1984. The film won both awards, as well as best art direction and costume design. Writer-director Ingmar Bergman was also nominated for best director and original screenplay.

Ten years later, Hong Kong’s Farewell My Concubine received both nominations as well. It lost the foreign-language race to Spain’s Belle Epoque and lost the cinematography award to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Noam Murro set to direct the paraplegic thriller Blink

29 January 2015 7:16 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With his work on 300: Rise Of An Empire raising rumors he may be a contender for directing Aquaman, Noam Murro has set his sights on a smaller scale film with a very high concept. The Hollywood Reporter has Murro taking on directing duties on the film Blink based on a Black List screenplay by Hernany Perla. Blink has a pretty intriguing premise that sounds like a thriller version of The Diving Bell And The Butterfly. Confused? Check out the synopsis. The story centers on a man was was »

- Alex Maidy

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Sundance Institute unveils Nhk 2015 Award winner

20 January 2015 4:31 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance Institute and Japan Broadcasting Corporation Nhk have selected French actress and writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as winner of the 2015 Sundance Institute/Nhk Award.

Clermont-Tonnerre (pictured) prevailed with her upcoming debut Mustang and will receive the award at a private ceremony during the Sundance Film Festival, set to kick off on Thursday (January 22).

Mustang follows a convict who is invited to a rehabilitation programme that trains inmates to break wild horses.

Clermont-Tonnerre, whose acting credits include The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, is a screenwriting fellow at the 2015 Sundance Institute January Screenwriters Lab.

Her short film Rabbit will premiere in competition in Park City and was acquired by Canal Plus. Charles Gillibert of CG Cinema produced with Mact Production.

Hiroshi Kurosaki from Japan earns a special mention for Prometheus’ Fire. Kurosaki was selected last August for the Nhk Screenwriters Workshop and will also receive ongoing creative and strategic support from Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program.


- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Golden Globe Winners vs. Oscars: The 2015 Update!

12 January 2015 7:55 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In what is now a new and continuing tradition, the Golden Globe Awards have been revealed ahead of the Oscar nominations, which will be made public this Thursday. Of course, voting for the Oscar nominations was closed before the awards were revealed so don't think last night's wins will have any effect on the nominees. But this isn't an article designed to look at nominations, though we'll certainly get into a little of that. Instead we're looking at what chance last night's Globe winners have at winning the Oscar based on the recent Globe vs. Oscar history. This post serves as my ninth installment of my "Globes vs. Oscars" column (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and we'll take a look at the past 30 years of Golden Globe winner history compared to the Oscars and see where last night's winners may gain an edge and where they most likely won't and we'll begin with the lead acting categories. »

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‘Daddy,’ ‘Disturb,’ ‘Discount’ Showcased at UniFrance Rendez-vous

7 January 2015 4:55 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris –Pathe’s “Daddy or Mommy,” Wild Bunch’s “Do Not Disturb” and The Other Angle’s “Discount” will compete next week for one of Europe’s most valuable non-official crowns: the UniFrance Paris Rendez-vous Most Popular New Comedy.

Also in the running: Gaumont’s “I Kissed a Girl,” Kinology’s “Caprices,” EuropaCorp’s “Bis” and “Buddy Guards,” Studiocanal’s “Chic!”, Versatile’s “A trois, on y va,” “Valentin, Valentin,” from Sbs Productions, and TF1.’s Intl.’s “Boomerang.”

Having punched a robust first five-day $3.7 million through Jan. 4, Patrice Leconte’s “Do Not Disturb” opens Paris’ 17th UniFrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema, Europe’s biggest film mart after Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian and Locarno.

Running Jan. 15-19, and screening an announced 86 French movies, 47 market premieres per UniFrance, the Rendez-vous will unveil a score-or-so of new comedies. With Rdv buzz helping to galvanize boffo sales and even double –or sometimes »

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