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The Mythic Power of ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’

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Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

“I can’t figure it out. Do want to be like me or do you want to be me?”

From the opening frames of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Andrew Dominik stokes »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Kings’ Review: Halle Berry and Daniel Craig Star in Another Misbegotten Movie About Race in America — Tiff

13 September 2017 5:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The last thing the world needs right now is another star-studded movie about the race riots that scarred 20th Century America. Okay, that’s not entirely true — past trauma can be an indispensable lens through which to see present tragedies, and we sure have plenty of both — but anyone who suffered through this summer’s “Detroit” would certainly be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The halos of celebrity and commercialism tend to obfuscate the potential value of exhuming such terrible events, and that blockage is only compounded by the insistent whiteness that always makes it possible. These films may be made with the best of intentions (and the most humanistic of ideals), but something is invariably lost in translation.

Consider the differences between Justin Chon’s “Gook,” which came out late this summer, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Kings,” which is slated for release this fall. Both films are about the L. »

- David Ehrlich

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Casey Affleck Doesn't Seem To Keen On Playing A Superhero

16 August 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

While his older brother, Ben, is currently portraying one of the biggest superheroes on the planet, Batman, younger brother Casey Affleck was asked about his interest in taking on the role of a comic book character on the Dale and Holley with Keefe morning show.

“Eh, they’re all taken. Now, all the superheroes coming out are guys you haven’t heard of, and Swamp Thing. Maybe if they found one for me, it’ll make the kids happy.”

The younger Affleck is correct, most of the top tier of heroes has been claimed by other actors. However, before 2008’s Iron Man, Tony Stark was not a well-known superhero outside of people who actually read the comic books. So it is possible he could take a relatively unknown hero and bring them to the forefront of popularity. the same way Robert Downey Jr. did. I would be completely open to »

- Seth McDonald

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Film Score Reviews – Wind River & Atomic Blonde

11 August 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews the scores for Wind River and Atomic Blonde

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis have been in the composing game for quite some time now, making their mark in the very specific kind of sub-genre Wind River sits within; the American thriller, be it traditional Western such as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the neo-Western such as last year’s Hell or High Water, or the post-apocalyptic drama such as The Road. In each of these films they’ve brought the same underplayed, haunting sensibility, and that’s precisely what they deliver for Wind River. Having not seen the movie yet (it’s out in the UK in September), whether it works in tandem with the film is in question, but given it works as a listening experience separately is a damn good sign it will.

Cave & Ellis balance undulating electronics with a sense »

- Tony Black

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The Top 12 Composers of the 21st Century, From Hans Zimmer to Nick Cave

7 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an age where special effects reign supreme, there’s one aspect of the filmmaking process that hasn’t gone through a radical transformation — music. Some of the best movies in any given year would be sorely lacking without their memorable scores, and this has remained true well into the first two decades of the 21st century.

Read More‘Logan’ Composer Marco Beltrami on R-Rated Wolverine Minimalist Score

Film composers play an integral part in the filmmaking process, and there are a handful whose bodies of work stand out in recent years. Of course, this list of 12 major composers only begins to scratch the surface of the talent out there. There are plenty of other worthy contributors to the medium who didn’t make the cut — Danny Elfman and John Williams, we’re looking at you — but rest assured that this top dozen represent the cream of the crop.

Hans Zimmer »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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Actor and Playwright Sam Shepard Dead at 73

31 July 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died Sunday at the age of 73. The winner of 13 Obie Awards, Shepard won his first six for plays he penned between 1966 and 1968. After his success on the off-Broadway stage, Shepard segued to screenwriting with credits on films like Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriske Point before turning to acting. Besides his Oscar-nominated turn as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff, Shepard also acted in MudBlack Hawk DownThe NotebookThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordAugust: Osage County. Shepard suffered from Als and was 73.

From The New York Times:

Sam Shepard, whose hallucinatory plays redefined the landscape of the American West and its inhabitants, died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a spokesman for the Shepard family announced on Monday. He was 73. Possessed of a stoically »

- Tom Stockman

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Peter Travers on Sam Shepard: The Cowboy-Mouth Poet of Stage and Screen

31 July 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Rolling Stone's Peter Travers pays tribute to the late, great playwright/actor Sam Shepard: "It was never about him. It was always about the work." Everett Collection

Sam Shepard famously hated endings. As a playwright, he felt "the temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap."

He got that right. So Shepard leaves us to deal with his ending, a death at 73 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by family. Als, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, was the culprit. The obits pay »

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Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!

31 July 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!Amanda Wood7/31/2017 4:24:00 Pm

In today’s movie news: A creepy teaser trailer, some funny Deadpool news, and a sad loss for the industry.

The Tiff-bound Darren Aronofsky thriller mother! finally released its first teaser trailer, and it sure does tease some craziness and mayhem. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple whose lives take a turn when unexpected visitors arrive, mother! is one of our most anticipated films of Tiff, and also just in general. Check out the creepy teaser below and catch mother! in Cineplex theatres September 15th.

Ryan Reynolds is back to his usual Twitter shenanigans, promoting Deadpool 2 with an amusing character poster for Domino, a new face in the series. She’s lying on a rug made out of Deadpool’s suit, »

- Amanda Wood

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An Appreciation of Sam Shepard: A Countercultural Playwright Who Became, as an Actor, an Ironic Icon

31 July 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a grand irony to the life and career of Sam Shepard, who died Thursday at 73, that couldn’t have been lost on him. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, when he was first coming up as a playwright, he was part of a shaggy experimental New York theater scene, a kind of loose downtown collective that emerged from the dead flowers of the counterculture and grew into something else: a hazy ’70s druggie/poet garden of indolent creativity. It was an off-Broadway, off-kilter, semi-off-the-grid scene that sprouted up through the cracks of what had been hippie culture and would soon become punk.

Shepard wrote his plays with a wild-dog discursive freedom that would have been unimaginable before the ’60s, and his fabled romantic affair with a singer-poet named Patti Smith seemed baptized in a kind of bohemian purity. At that point, he’d already begun to flirt with Hollywood, though »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Sam Shepard, Rip: 5 Essential Performances That Illustrate His Genius

31 July 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sam Shepard was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose contributions to the theater world spanned decades; by the time he started acting in movies, his career had already taken off. As such, even as he landed an Oscar nomination for “The Right Stuff” and continued to be a regular presence in front of the camera, the multi-talented writer-performer remained primarily associated with the stage. Nevertheless, Shepard remained a major figure in American cinema for 40 years in more ways that one: It’s his tender screenplay that makes Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” such an emotional powerhouse, and he even directed two features, but it’s Shepard’s acting credits speak to his astonishing range — and the way he continued to evolve his skills as the decades wore on. Here are five standouts from a career so rich with talent that we can only begin to explore it with this limited sampling (sorry, »

- Eric Kohn, Michael Nordine, Ben Travers and David Ehrlich

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Playwright, actor Sam Shepard dies aged 73

31 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor who suffered from Als died at his home.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard has died from Als. He was 73.

Shepard died on July 27 at his home in Kentucky surrounded by family. “The family requests privacy at this difficult time,” Chris Boneau, the spokesman for the family, said.

Shephard won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his play Buried Child and received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff.

His final on-screen appearance came in 2015 on the Netflix drama Bloodline. As an actor his screen credits include Days Of Heaven, Resurrection, Frances, Country, Fool For Love, Crimes Of The Heart, Baby Boom, Steel Magnolias, Bright Angel, Defenseless, Hamlet, The Notebook, Black Hawk Down, The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Brothers, Mud, August: Osage County, Cold in July, Midnight Special, In Dubious Battle, and You Were »

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Sam Shepard: Hollywood & Broadway Mourn Actor-Writer’s Death

31 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Broadway and Hollywood are in sorrow today as one of their greats, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard died today at his home in Kentucky. Garret Dillahunt worked with Shepard on the Andrew Dominik western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford:  Shepard and Don Cheadle starred together in the 2001 John Travolta-Halle Berry thriller Swordfish:  Literally bumped into Sam Shepard many years ago, both of us on our… »

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Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dead at 73

31 July 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died Sunday at the age of 73.

Shepard, who suffered from Als in recent years, died at his home in Kentucky from complications from the disease, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter.

The winner of 13 Obie Awards, Shepard won his first six for plays he penned between 1966 and 1968. After his success on the off-Broadway stage, Shepard segued to screenwriting with credits on films like Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriske Point and Robert Frank's Me and My Brother

During this time, Shepard also »

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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73

31 July 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73.

He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.

Known for writing that suffused the fringes of American society with a surreal and brutal poetry, Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his part in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point,” and Robert Altman’s “Fool for Love,” based on his play.

Shepard was one of the leading figures of the Off Off Broadway movement that flourished in downtown New York beginning in the early 1960s. His »

- Gordon Cox

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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73

31 July 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73.

He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.

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Known for writing that suffused the fringes of American society with a surreal and brutal poetry, Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his part in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point,” and Robert Altman’s “Fool for Love,” based on his play.

Shepard was one of the leading figures of the Off Off Broadway movement that flourished in downtown New York beginning in the early »

- Gordon Cox

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Sam Shepard, Lauded Director, Playwright, and Actor, Dies at 73

31 July 2017 8:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director, playwright, and actor Sam Shepard has passed away at the age of 73. BroadwayWorld first reported the news this morning.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff.” He was also the author of forty-four plays, as well as several books, including short stories, essays, and memoirs. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.”

As BroadwayWorld notes, “Shepard’s plays are chiefly known for their bleak, poetic, often surrealist elements, black humor and rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society.”

In 2009, he received the Pen/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist. Shepard was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986. Shepard was also a dedicated teacher of the arts, »

- Kate Erbland

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘La Chinoise,’ Yvonne Rainer, ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ Scored Live, ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & More

21 July 2017 6:33 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Quad Cinema

Godard’s La Chinoise has been restored.

The Bava series continues, as do No Maps on My Taps and Zulawski’s That Most Important Thing: Love.

Metrograph

A to Z” continues with Altman and Suzuki, while the Alain Tanner retro winds down, “‘Scope in the ’60s” plays, and Mary Poppins screens.

Film Society »

- Nick Newman

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Images are Bloody, Gorgeous

13 July 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A batch of new images from Blade Runner 2049 have landed online, and if this thing doesn’t score Oscar nominations for Cinematography, Costumes, and Production Design I’ll be shocked. The sequel may or may not have been a good idea in the first place, but setting Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) to direct, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford to star, and Roger Deakins (Skyfall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) to serve as director of photography solidified this movie as a must-see. These new images highlight the incredible attention to detail of the sets … »

- Adam Chitwood

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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

11 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Dave Roper

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Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts by Richard Mowe

3 July 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

"[David Lowery] hires me so that makes me keep coming back!" - Casey Affleck Photo: Jan Handrejch, Film Servis Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Casey Affleck began acting as a way to get out of going to school. His mother’s best friend was a casting director in Massachussets, and when a film came to town a call would go out for extras. Casey and his pals naturally thought it would be fun.

Affleck, 41, has gone from those youthful extra days to leading man, notably winning an Oscar for Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea earlier this year. He starred in Gone Baby Gone, which was directed by his brother, Ben Affleck, and he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. Now he reunites with Rooney Mara and director David Lowery after Ain’t Them Bodies »

- Richard Mowe

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