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'Quest' Review: Moving Doc on Philly Family Makes the Personal Political

'Quest' Review: Moving Doc on Philly Family Makes the Personal Political
His name is Christopher Rainey, but you can call him "Quest" – that's the nickname this North Philly resident is known by. Christine'a Rainey, his wife and a women's shelter employee, is sometimes called "Ma Quest," usually by the folks who drop by her spouse's recording studio for his "Freestyle Friday" open-houses. ("I always feel like someone's mother," she says, with both pride and weariness.) They each have kids from previous marriages – her son William has just become a father and discovered he had a cancerous brain tumor in quick succession – and one child together: P.
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Film Review: ‘A Gray State’

Film Review: ‘A Gray State’
Anyone who engages in online public discourse these days, even on the most mainstream news sites, has become accustomed to an ever-growing trend: People introducing conspiracy theories as if they were agreed-upon fact. The end of the Obama presidency has done nothing to soften the absolute certainty of many that he was “born in Kenya,” to name just one long-running, high-profile example.

Not long ago, such sentiments would’ve gotten the poster consigned to the same looney bin reserved for UFO-abduction and Bigfoot obsessives. But now, in an era when the concept of “fake news” has given many permission to dismiss any reality that doesn’t fit their private world view, such out-there speculations have hardened into “alternative facts” that fuel a paranoid sense of embattled alienation. It’s no great stretch to assume folks who’ve signed onto this notion might develop — or already have — problems elsewhere in their lives. A worst-case-scenario
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‘Zoology’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Natalya Pavlenkova, Dmitriy Groshev, Irina Chipizhenko, Aleksandr Nekhoroshikh | Written and Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy

The sophomore directorial feature of Russian youngster Ivan I. Tverdovskiy (he debuted in 2014 with Corrections Class), Zoology is an intriguing and sad slice of magical realism.

Natasha (Natalya Pavlenkova) is an asthenic middle-aged middle-manager, working at a zoo in a Russian coastal town. She’s lonely and shy and she lives with her elderly mother (Irina Chipizhenko). Natasha also has a tail. A real tail: a full, living continuation of the spine. The locals, including Natasha’s own mother, whisper rumours of a woman who’s “sinned with an ape”; a woman with three tails; a woman of the Devil. Local folklore is rife, isolating Natasha further. She finally decides to have her tail looked at by doctors, which brings her into contact with Peter (Dmitriy Groshev), a handsome young radiologist many years her junior.
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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Zoombies,’ ‘Thoroughbreds’ and More

(Aotn) You’ve never seen the undead like you’ll see them in Asylum’s “Zoombies”! Shamblers, streakers and crawlers got nothing on these guys. This edition of Smt seems to be going to the dogs…

Check out the trailer and find your Cinemark theater for your Thursday 10/19 showing:

Zoombies Starring Marcus Anderson, Kaiwi Lyman, Kim Nielsen Playing Exclusively At Cinemark Theaters On October 19, 2017 When a strange virus quickly spreads through a safari park and turns all the zoo animals undead, those left in the park must stop the creatures before they escape and zombify the whole city. Zoombies Directed by: Glenn R. Miller Writer: Scotty Mullen Cast: Marcus Anderson, Kaiwi Lyman, Kim Nielsen Language: English Genre: Horror

Zoombies Theater Listings: Thursday, October 19 (One Night Only!)

Movies 16 + Xd (Lubbock, TX) Hollywood 17 (Mcallen, TX) College Station + Xd (College Station, TX) Tinseltown 17 (Erie, Pa) Cinemark Movies 16 + Xd (Somerdale, NJ) Movies 14 (Mishawaka, In) Cinemark Tinseltown 17 + Xd (Grapevine,
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Canon Of Film: ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’

This week, we will be taking a look at Werner Herzog’s ‘Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’. For the story behind the genesis of Canon Of Film, you can click here.

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans (2009)

Director: Werner Herzog

Screenplay: William Finkelstein

If there ever was a better example of how to show the old adage true that it’s not what the film is about but rather, how it’s about it… Abel Ferrara’s 1992 masterpiece ‘Bad Lieutenant‘, took place on the streets of New York and starred Harvey Keitel as a “bad lieutenant”. He wasn’t even given a name in the film. He did every drug he could, he pulled over women to sexually harass them, he screwed hookers, and gambled large amounts of money. In between, he tries to solve a crime, haphazardly involving the rape of a local nun. I met
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Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and More Filmmakers Pick the Best Films of the 21st Century

Denis Villeneuve, Sofia Coppola and More Filmmakers Pick the Best Films of the 21st Century
Picking the best movies of any century is hard, but it’s especially challenging when dealing with a century of cinema as boundary-pushing as the 21st. IndieWire critics Eric Kohn and David Ehrlich made their own top 10 picks last summer, with Leos Carax’s “Holy Motors” and Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” taking the top spots, and now some of the best filmmakers in the business have weighed in with their own choices in a new survey from The New York Times.

Read More: Sofia Coppola Has No Interest in Making a Blockbuster or a Sequel

The newspaper reached out to the likes of Coppola, Denis Villeneuve, Antoine Fuqua, Alex Gibney and more to pick their brains on what is the best cinema has been over the last 17 years, and their answers are as expected (of course “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” have a
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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Cannes Film Festival 2017 Titles

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Memo to Distributors: Buy These Cannes Film Festival 2017 Titles
While the Cannes Film Festival lineup is consumed by thousands of audience members over the course of 10 days, much of the dealmaking takes place elsewhere. Buyers are less likely to dig through the official selections than they are to spend time in the market, watching clips and presentations for unfinished work. As a result, it’s rare for many big deals emerge from the world’s most glamorous film festival, and the 2017 edition was no exception. Though Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” sold to A24 after a fierce bidding war that lasted several days, it was in the minority. Still, there were plenty of first-rate movies from this year’s Cannes that have yet to land U.S. distribution. Here’s a look at some of the ones we think deserve audiences far beyond the Croisette.

“Gabriel and the Mountain”

Few outside of Brazil know about Gabriel Buchmann, the
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Werner Herzog Talks Music and Film At The Met: Watch the Live-Stream Here

Werner Herzog Talks Music and Film At The Met: Watch the Live-Stream Here
If there’s one thing Germans love more than techno, it’s Werner Herzog. The legendary German New Wave director experienced a renaissance of sorts with “Grizzly Man” in 2005, propelling him to cult status amongst Millennials, and he has been riding that high ever since.

Read More: Werner Herzog Says Independent Film Is a ‘Myth,’ and America Is Stronger Than Trump

Tonight, Herzog will sit down at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to discuss how music inspires his films, using clips to illustrate his unique ear. Throughout his more than 50-year career, Herzog has collaborated with a wide array of musicians, including krautrock band Popul Vuh, German composer Klaus Badelt and Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger. The event is part of the Red Bull Music Academy, an annual series of music workshops and festivals that travels to a different city every year. Founded in Berlin with an emphasis on techno and DJ culture,
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Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival
Now in its sixteenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming on offer, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bread and butter of the annual festival is still in its film slate. This year’s festival offers up plenty of returning favorites with new projects, alongside fresh faces itching to break out. From insightful documentaries to fanciful features, with a heavy dose of Gotham-centric films (hey, it is Tribeca after all), there’s plenty to dive into here, so we’ve culled the schedule for a few surefire hits.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 20 – 30. Check out some of our must-see picks below.

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“A Gray State”

It might be the craziest story
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What Scares Werner Herzog? ‘Nothing – Period’ (Exclusive Video)

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What Scares Werner Herzog? ‘Nothing – Period’ (Exclusive Video)
Legendary director Werner Herzog is known for his sometimes fanatical commitment to his films, including moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill in the Amazon for 1982’s “Fitzcarraldo” — and the way he puts his characters in some of the most extreme and dire situations imaginable (have you seen “Grizzly Man”?). His latest film, “Salt and Fire,” is no different, as it has one of the protagonists trapped in a vast salt flat with two blind boys. But the director himself said he’s not scared of those situations — or anything at all — when asked about his fears by...
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“Queen of the Desert” Gets a U.S. Release Date and New Trailer

Queen of the Desert

U.S. audiences are finally going to have the opportunity to see Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of Gertrude Bell in “Queen of the Desert.” The biopic of the renowned British archaeologist, explorer, writer, traveler, cartographer, spy, and political officer’s life will be released April 7 in La and NY, and will also be available on VOD, a press release has announced.

Written and directed by Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”), “Queen of the Desert” made its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2015. The drama follows “a trailblazing woman who found freedom in the faraway world of the Middle East,” its official synopsis details. “Gertrude Bell (Kidman) chafes against the stifling rigidity of life in turn-of-the-century England, leaving it behind for a chance to travel to Tehran. So begins her lifelong adventure across the Arab world, a journey marked by danger, a passionate affair with a British officer (James Franco), and an encounter with the legendary T.E. Lawrence (Robert Pattinson). Stunningly shot on location in Morocco and Jordan, ‘Queen of the Desert’ reveals how an ahead-of-her-time woman shaped the course of history.”

“I think I’m good at casting and that’s a very decisive part of what I do. And Nicole Kidman is the ideal,” Herzog has said. “She gives a performance that is unprecedented. I have not seen anything like this at least in a whole decade from any actress in any film. So it’s of a phenomenal caliber.”

The “Lion” actress is receiving excellent reviews for her performance in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” The limited series sees Kidman playing a woman in an abusive relationship. Kidman is also serving as an executive producer on the murder mystery.

Kidman’s upcoming projects include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” set during the Civil War, Season 2 of Jane Campion’s feminist mystery series “Top of the Lake,” Rebecca Miller’s comedic drama “She Came to Me,” and “Photograph 51,” the story of an X-ray crystallographer and the role she played in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

Check out the new trailer for “Queen of the Desert” below. “I’m not afraid. For the first time in my life I know who I am,” Gertrude says. “My heart belongs to no one but the desert.”

Queen of the Desert” Gets a U.S. Release Date and New Trailer was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Werner Herzog Reveals His ‘Great, Strange Fascination’ With Donald Trump

Werner Herzog Reveals His ‘Great, Strange Fascination’ With Donald Trump
Many Hollywood stars openly oppose Donald Trump and his political agenda. However, German filmmaker Werner Herzog is simply fascinated by the Us president.

Read More: ‘Salt and Fire’ Exclusive Clip: Michael Shannon and Gael Garcia Bernal Unite to Save the World in Werner Herzog’s Thriller

“He’s the first time you have a real independent. [Trump has] turned against the Republican Party, and he’s vehemently against the media, justifiably so to some degree, and I find this a very significant novelty,” the “Grizzly Man” director told Rolling Stone. “Trump and Bernie Sanders stuck out because he’s authentic. And it’s mysterious how Trump is getting away with literally everything. I see it with great, strange fascination. Very, very unusual.”

Read More: Shia Labeouf Says America Is No Longer Safe For His Anti-Trump Art Installation

The director has two films coming out in spring. “Salt and Fire,” an ecological thriller starring Michael Shannon,
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Werner Herzog: The Art of Being a Death-Defying, Gonzo Filmmaking Genius

Werner Herzog: The Art of Being a Death-Defying, Gonzo Filmmaking Genius
Dan Winters for Rolling Stone

Not far from the big round dome atop the Griffith Observatory, leaning on a railing that overlooks the Greater Los Angeles sinkhole, the German director Werner Herzog, 74, removes a tissue from his pocket and dabs at his eyes. His eyes are leaking. They've been leaking for the past hour or so. The tear fluid builds up in the corner of one of his blue eyes, then starts to cascade down his cheeks, halted only when he dab, dab, dabs.

He does not explain this. In fact,
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Cannes’ Directors Fortnight Honors Werner Herzog With Carrosse d’Or Award

Cannes’ Directors Fortnight Honors Werner Herzog With Carrosse d’Or Award
Paris – Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man”) will receive the Carrosse d’Or award at this year’s Directors Fortnight, the section which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

The Society of Film Directors (Srf), which brings together top French filmmakers, said it was honoring Herzog with the Carrosse d’Or to “pay tribute to [his] relentless energy and [his] great creativity,” as well as his “ability to juggle formats, production norms and systems, and to blur the lines between fiction and documentary, feature films and television, reason and madness.”

“We also pay homage to your leadership and your powerful capacity to pull in Hollywood stars as well as unknown people and amateurs, and to the way you impose your distinctive tone and vision, flouting moral conventions and political correctness,” the Sfr added.

Launched in 2002 by Srf, the Carrosse d’Or recognizes a director each year for “the innovative qualities in his/her films,
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Werner Herzog’s Greatest Hits Get the Supercut Treatment, Thanks to Netflix — Watch

Werner Herzog’s Greatest Hits Get the Supercut Treatment, Thanks to Netflix — Watch
“It is a fire that wants to burst forth and it could not care less about what we are doing up here!” Thus lauded filmmaker and seemingly unstoppable documentarian Werner Herzog explains the themes and ideas of his latest feature, the volcano-centric documentary “Into the Inferno,” a swirling mass of fire and destruction that only someone like Herzog could give us.

The film recently made its debut on the festival circuit, hitting up Telluride, Toronto and Rome in short order, and now it’s poised to rocket straight into your eyeballs, thanks to a steaming deal with Netflix that will bring the majestic power of both volcanoes and Herzog — together, at last, finally — right into your own home. No place is safe. But, then again, isn’t that exactly what Herzog has been telling us all these years?

Read More: Werner Herzog’s ‘Into The Inferno’ Is A Red Hot
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‘Operation Avalanche’ Director Matt Johnson Talks the Future of Fake Documentaries and the Perils of Big Budgets

One of the biggest conversation starters from this year’s Sundance Festival was Matt Johnson’s Operation Avalanche, a fake documentary that recounts four men’s attempts to stage the 1969 Moon landing. Playing on one of the biggest conspiracy theories of the past century, the film is as enamored with the possibility of toying with history as it is with the rigorous aestheticism needed to convincingly depict the time period of the 60s.

Employing the same narrative format as Johnson’s previous film, The Dirties, Johnson and his team, including writer and creative partner, Owen Williams, cast themselves in this reproduction of alternate history. The result is a fascinating comedy-thriller, that also serves as a meticulous love letter to both the technology of the time period and cinema’s ability to obscure our perception of time and space.

In time for its expanded limited release, we had an expansive conversation
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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In October 2016, Including ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In October 2016, Including ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’
Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.

1. “Unforgiven” (available October 1)

The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.

2. “Dazed and Confused” (available October 1)

The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused
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Salt and Fire review – Werner Herzog eco-thriller is preposterous but charming

There’s no nuance to be found in Herzog’s film about an abducted scientist forced to fend for herself in an alien landscape. Still, the film-maker’s tale telling has its weird appeal

Following his clumsy Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert (which still has yet to be released – if ever – in the Us), Werner Herzog is back with Salt and Fire, another scripted effort about how foreign surroundings can change a person. It’s a topic that has fascinated the film-maker for much of his storied career, most searingly in his 2005 documentary Grizzly Man. Salt and Fire has more in common with Queen of the Desert, boasting an equally risible screenplay and messy performances – but like all of Herzog’s output, it casts its own strange spell.

In clumsy but hilarious fashion, Herzog gets needed exposition out of the way early in Salt and Fire by having his heroine,
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A Fine Pair And The Limits Of Claudia Love

This fall semester I started taking an Italian language class two evenings a week with my daughter, and Thursday night I was looking to decompress after our first big quiz. (Scores haven’t been revealed yet, but I think we did just fine.) So I started rummaging through my shelves and came across the Warner Archives DVD of Francesco Maselli’s A Fine Pair (1968), an ostensibly breezy romantic caper comedy which reteams Rock Hudson and Claudia Cardinale, a pairing their public was presumably clamoring for after their previous outing together in Blindfold (1965), a Universal programmer written and directed by Phillip Dunne, the screenwriter of, among many other notable movies, How Green Was My Valley. I’ve had a mad crush on Claudia ever since I first saw her in Circus World (1964) with John Wayne when I was but a youngster, and I always welcome the chance to visit movies of
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Horror Highlights: Roseanne Halloween Shirt, AC/DC Stern Pinball Vr Game, Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack, Salt And Fire

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Available for only 24 hours starting at midnight tonight, Fright Rags presents a Conner family Halloween shirt of epic proportions featuring the "original Becky"! Also in today's Horror Highlights: Stern Pinball Arcade virtual reality AC/DC experience details, Zombies!!! Board Game Soundtrack release details and cover art, and details on XLrator Media's acquisition of Werner Herzog's Salt and Fire.

Fright Rags' Roseanne Halloween Midnight Madness Shirt: This new Fright Rags shirt shows the Conner family from Roseanne getting into the Halloween spirit.

Priced at $18.00, the new shirt will be available for a 24-hour period beginning at 12:01 am Edt on Saturday morning and ending at midnight on Saturday night.

It will never be reprinted by Fright Rags, so if you're interested in purchasing this latest Midnight Madness shirt, then keep an eye on Fright Rags' official website this weekend.


Stern Pinball AC/DC Vr Game: Press Release: "Elk Grove Village,
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