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[Tribeca Review] King Cobra

19 April 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Throw Boogie Nights, Shooting Porn, Downloading Nancy, and Party Monster in a blender, add some cocaine, a scope of whey protein and squirt of lube and you’ve got the unexpectedly fun King Cobra. Inspired by a true story, the sophomore feature from writer-director Justin Kelly is a darkly comic tale set in the wake of Katrina, a piece of background information that informs the lack of smart phones, high-speed mobile data, and prevalence of primitive HD video in an otherwise timeless tale of creepy older men taking advantage of younger objects of desire.

Pitting two rival gay porn producers vying for the hot new thing, Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), against each other, King Cobra is a lurid piece of business that, at times, goes gleefully over the top while lacking the kind of gut punch you might expect in the film’s third act. It’s more or less »

- John Fink

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Making a Murderer Filmmakers Talk Second Installment of Netflix Documentary Series

29 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More episodes of Making a Murderer might be on the way. Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke at a Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York on Thursday and revealed that they've had conversations with Kathleen Zellner - Steven Avery's new lawyer - about continuing to film the process, Variety reports. They added that they're also still recording phone calls and conversations with Steven Avery. "From our perspective this story is obviously not over," Ricciardi said on Thursday. "It's real life and [Avery's and Brendan Dassey's] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan's case. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Making a Murderer Filmmakers Talk Second Installment of Netflix Documentary Series

29 February 2016 5:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

More episodes of Making a Murderer might be on the way. Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos spoke at a Stranger Than Fiction panel in New York on Thursday and revealed that they've had conversations with Kathleen Zellner - Steven Avery's new lawyer - about continuing to film the process, Variety reports. They added that they're also still recording phone calls and conversations with Steven Avery. "From our perspective this story is obviously not over," Ricciardi said on Thursday. "It's real life and [Avery's and Brendan Dassey's] cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan's case. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Making A Murderer Filmmakers Still Interested In A Sequel

28 February 2016 1:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the moment Making a Murderer debuted on Netflix late last year, it turned into a cultural phenomenon. While the buzz surrounding it has died down considerably in the past month or so, the filmmakers behind the gripping documentary series are still hoping to do a follow up of some kind.

Speaking at the Stranger Than Fiction panel at New York’s IFC Center, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, who spent almost 10 years putting together Making a Murderer, stated that they hope to continue documenting the case, as it’s far from over:

“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We do know that two potential outcomes are that the judge could order Brendan’s release »

- Mark Cassidy

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‘Making a Murderer’ Filmmakers Eye Second Installment of Netflix Series

26 February 2016 3:11 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The filmmakers behind “Making a Murderer” have taken preliminary steps to produce new installments for Netflix’s true-crime documentary series.

During a Stranger Than Fiction panel discussion at New York’s IFC Center on Thursday, “Making a Murderer” directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said that they have spoken to Steven Avery’s new lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, about the prospect of filming and have continued to record their conversations with Avery. The 10-part “Making a Murderer” docu series revolved around questions about the judicial process behind Avery’s 2005 conviction for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, as well as the related convictions of his nephew Brendan Dassey.

“From our perspective this story is obviously not over,” Ricciardi said. “It’s real life and (Avery’s and Brendan Dassey’s) cases are both still pending. We have no idea when the magistrate will make a decision in Brendan’s case. We »

- Addie Morfoot

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Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to host 60 UK premieres, including Time Out Of Mind [pictured] starring Richard Gere and Disney’s Zootropolis.

Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) has announced its full programme for its upcoming 12th edition, running Feb 17-28.

This year’s festival will host 60 UK premieres, 59 Scottish premieres, four European premieres and three world premieres among its line-up of 174 films. As previously announced, it will be bookended by the UK premieres of Hail, Caesar! and Anomalisa.

Richard Gere will attend Glasgow for the UK premiere of his new film Time Out Of Mind, while other guests include Ben Wheatley for the Scottish premiere of High-Rise, Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer for the UK premiere of The Forest, Joachim Trier for the UK premiere of Louder Than Bombs, veteran director Peter Greenaway and stuntman Vic Armstrong.

“The festival keeps moving forward, with new developments like our Industry Focus conference, whilst also maintaining our roots as an audience-focused festival where everyone can come »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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