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Legendary Bergman on TCM: From Hollywood Career-Ruining Scandal to 3 Oscars and Another Bergman

3 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her »

- Andre Soares

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Why Margot Robbie Was Terrified Of Jared Leto On The Suicide Squad Set

26 August 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Method actors can get a bit of a bad reputation. Daniel Day Lewis apparently intimated the original young actor starring opposite him in There Will Be Blood so much that he had to be replaced, while Eric Stoltz’s insistence that people call him Marty soon had him canned from Back To The Future. While Margot Robbie initially found herself terrified by Jared Leto’s Joker during the shooting of Suicide Squad, she eventually got used to it, and now she admitted that she’ll probably miss it. The 25-year-old Australian actress made this admission to the NY Daily News, while at the same time insisting that Leto’s decision to go full method resulted in a "pretty impressive" performance. That doesn’t mean that she wasn’t originally terrified though. Robbie explained: At first it was kind of confronting (to be »

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Fantastic Fest 2015’s Second Wave of Programming Includes High-rise, Green Room, The Witch

26 August 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cannibalistic skyscraper tribes, a punk band forced to fight for survival, and 17th century-set supernatural happenings will grace the big screen this fall at Fantastic Fest 2015, as High-Rise, Green Room (co-starring Patrick Stewart), and The Witch are among the films announced in the festival's second wave of programming.

Taking place September 24th–October 1st at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar theater in Austin, TX, Fantastic Fest 2015 celebrates an abundance of titles spanning multiple genres (as well as those that don't fit into one specific genre). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for the upcoming final wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 programming, and to read about the first wave of the festival's programming, visit:

Press Release: Austin, TX - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - Fantastic Fest is excited to announce the second wave of programming featuring the Us Premiere of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster as the opening night film. »

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Paul Thomas Anderson to debut Jonny Greenwood documentary Junun at Nyff

24 August 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is the subject of the new forthcoming documentary helmed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The documentary entitled Junun, which follows the alternative rock guitarist on a trip to northwest India’s Rajasthan, will debut at the New York Film Festival (Nyff) beginning in late September.

The focus of Junun is the making of Greenwood’s latest album, taking place at the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort. According to The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Pt joined Greenwood, Radiohead engineer Nigel Godrich and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on the trip, which resulted in a film “just under an hour” in length and described as “pure magic.”

Anderson’s documentary film, featuring over a dozen musicians and singers including Aamir Bhiyani, Soheb Bhiyani, Ajaj Damami, Sabir Damami, Hazmat, and Bhanwaru Khan, Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, Chugge Khan, Zaki Ali Qawwal, Zakir Ali Qawwal, »

- William Fanelli

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Jonny Greenwood, Paul Thomas Anderson Team for 'Junun' Documentary

21 August 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood has teamed with director Paul Thomas Anderson for a new documentary titled Junun, which follows the guitarist's journey to India to record a new LP with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and regional musicians. Junun, filmed in Rajasthan in northwest India during the month-long recording session, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 25th to October 11th, the New York Times reports.

According to the New York Film Festival, Junun, which clocks in at just under an hour, »

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Watch: Supercut Highlights The Extreme Close-Ups In Paul Thomas Anderson's Films

13 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Paul Thomas Anderson is not timid. Whatever he’s making a movie about – a family of surrogate pornographers, the shadowy inner workings of a cult, a father-son relationship nourished by gambling – he dives right into it headfirst. While it’s hard to argue that the director’s disposition has become dreamier and less contained with his last two pictures, Anderson remains a director whose work is emotionally immediate and charged with intelligence and a deep feeling. Not surprisingly, he’s a big fan of the E.C.U., or the Extreme Close Up, as it’s more commonly known. It’s a motif that has appeared in nearly all of the director’s movies, from “Hard Eight” to “There Will Be Blood” all the way to last year’s “Inherent Vice,” and now we have a new supercut that highlights the auteur’s most memorable uses of the shot. Read »

- Nicholas Laskin

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A gun-toting Samuel L. Jackson leads the charge in first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

12 August 2015 10:49 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Quentin Tarantino is back for his eighth film, the aptly named The Hateful Eight.

The spaghetti Western throwback follows John Ruth (Kurt Russell), a bounty hunter who crosses paths with an ex-Union officer (Samuel L. Jackson) while on his way to ensure that Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh) makes it for her appointment with the local hangman. Demian Bachir, Michael MadsenWalton GogginsTim Roth, and Bruce Dern round out the titular eight who both help and hinder Russell’s John Ruth on his way to justice (and, probably more pressing, a pay cheque).

This is a Tarantino film though, so of course not everything goes to plan. There will be blood – and lots of it.

The Hateful Eight, which boasts a score from the legendary composer Ennio Morricone, will shoot its way into theatres on Christmas Day, Tarantino’s now regular release day.

Watch the trailer for The Hateful Eight »

- Sasha James

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Scream episode 7 recap: There will be blood

11 August 2015 8:27 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

On this episode of Scream, we pick up right where we left off last week with Will and local reporter Piper being stuck with the murderer. Both aren’t dead- yet- but I have a feeling they will be soon now that they’re hostages. Kieran and Emma seem to be the school’s latest hottest couple, despite the fact that their parents are dating each other. After receiving a text from Will, Emma is worried that she can’t find him anywhere. When she asks Jake and Brooke if either of them have seen him, they too have no idea where he could … Continue reading →

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Paul Thomas Anderson directed Joanna Newsom's new music video: Watch

10 August 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The powers of director Paul Thomas Anderson and actress/songwriter Joanna Newsom combine yet again with the arrival of dramatic new song "Sapokanikan." The music video -- directed by the "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" helmer -- follows Newsom through New York, more specifically in Greenwich Village, which yields a history lesson "Sapokanikan." Sapokanikan is an actual place: it was tiny country town, a Lenape Indian village for trade, it's name meaning "tobacco field." The area was then overtaken by the Dutch -- as much of modern-day Manhattan was -- in the early 1600s. And, obviously since then, the land has changed hands and geography, its past buried underneath the concrete and street lamps by which Newsom traverses during her new tale. Like a lot of the singer-songwriter's tunes, this new one is a hike of words, a journey of its own, as she refers to "parks where »

- Katie Hasty

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David Byrne to Curate Electric Orchestra for 'There Will Be Blood' and 'Planet of the Apes' Screening

4 August 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'It Isn't Very Pretty... The Complete Films of John Waters' Heading to London Southbank This Fall This summer's Meltdown Festival is showing two classic blockbusters paired with live electric and orchestral soundtracks. For Talking Heads fans, it will be a must-see event, as David Byrne himself is curating the festival. On August 19th, Paul Thomas Anderson's Academy Award-winning film, "There Will Be Blood" will screen alongside Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood's score, as performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra. Conductor Hugh Brunt will lead the orchestra, as Greenwood will be performing on one of the first ever-electronic instruments, the ondes Martenot. This ridiculous instrument is the cherry on top of what already promises to be a one of a kind performance.  The second film accompanied by a live soundtrack this season will be Franklin J. Schaffner's 1960s epic, "Planet of the Apes," which promises to show Charlton Heston on the. »

- Elle Leonsis

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'Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation' Drops Force-of-Nature Tom Cruise into a Glam Noir Shot on Film

31 July 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie not only up the "M:i" franchise with smarter espionage and more thrilling action, but also break down the entire spy game as a cat and mouse between two rogue warriors: Cruise's Ethan Hunt and Sean Harris' Solomon Lane. That's what happens when you pair the daredevil superstar with the master of the doppelganger shell game, which made it a lot more creative for the indie-spirited cinematographer Robert Elswit, who last worked on "Nightcrawler" and "Inherent Vice." "Tom's a force of nature -- there's nobody like him -- and he pulled it off with McQuarrie," said the Oscar-winning Elswit ("There Will Be Blood"). "They wrestled this into shape and made it into something kind of fun." Actually, it's the only time the cinematographer has said "yes" to a movie without reading a script. He had that much faith in McQuarrie after getting to know him as the ghost. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Fantastic Fest 2015 First Wave Includes Bone Tomahawk, The Invitation

30 July 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and more star in the horror Western Bone Tomahawk, the closing film of Fantastic Fest 2015. Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is also included in the first wave of programming for the Austin-based festival that kicks off September 24th.

Press Release: "Austin, TX - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, which profiles Refn's collection of vintage exploitation-era American movie posters. "We're very excited about this year's mix of premieres, unique events and a retrospective theme unlike any other featuring audacious and »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscar Winning Villain Performances

26 July 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.

To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »

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'The Revenant' Still Not Done Shooting, DiCaprio's Character Says 'Almost Nothing'

21 July 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first trailer for The Revenant arrived last week and managed to impress most that saw it as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's follow-up to last year's Best Picture-winner Birdman has been hotly anticipated from the moment it was announced. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, the story centers on explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) as he's brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Hardy), turning the film not only into a tale of survival, but also revenge and redemption. Tom Hardy in The RevenantPhoto: 20th Century Fox The film, which began shooting in October 2014 in Calgary, overshot its production schedule, which is why Hardy had to drop out of Suicide Squad. Then sudden heat melted the snow in Alberta and the production was put »

- Brad Brevet

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Joshua Reviews Eiichi Yamamoto’s The Belladonna Of Sadness [Theatrical Review]

17 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It’s been a banner year for the repertory cinema racket.

Be it the various arthouses that are continuing to grow their catalogue of classic films that they screen any given week (a local museum near your’s truly will be screening Hausu with a live score, even), or the top museums around this country expanding their film screenings to full on festivals, fans of classic and rarely seen cinema are finding it easier and easier to enjoy these legendary films with a live audience. However, it’s still rare to find that one film that is not only a bonafide classic film, but also one that has been nearly impossible to see here stateside. We’ve already seen Les Blank’s long awaited Leon Russell documentary A Poem Is A Naked Person hit theaters for the first time, so the film world couldn’t already be seeing a second »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Second Opinion – Love & Mercy (2015)

10 July 2015 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Love & Mercy, 2015.

Directed by Bill Pohlad.

Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.


In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

For fans of the iconic 60s pop group The Beach Boys, this is a must-watch. Love & Mercy is a poignant and considered attempt to chronicle the tumultuous life of the band’s lead musician, Brian Wilson.

The film is a biopic covering two periods of Wilson’s life. Paul Dano (There Will be Blood, Ruby Sparks) plays Wilson during the mid 60s when seminal album Pet Sounds was recorded, but also the period when Wilson began to develop mental health issues and abused drugs and alcohol.

Intercut with this narrative is John Cusack »

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Paul Dano on 'Love & Mercy', the Beach Boys, and how he tackled the role of a Sixties rock god

7 July 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

American actor Paul Dano has a laid-back, occasionally laconic manner that makes his sentences have the cycle of a wave; they develop with intent, rise up to a peak, and then crash into themselves. He gives tidbits of information rather than great oratory. A trait he uses to great effect with the characters he's played in films as far ranging as Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood. This reluctance to string full sentences together is combined with his believing, "It's so hard to talk about yourself. It can be tough." »

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Collider Movie Talk – Affleck Talks Batman, Jurassic World Dominates Box Office

6 July 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In case you missed the big might want to watch this. On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp and Mark Ellis discuss the following: Batman V Superman Entertainment Weekly cover with comments from Affleck about the new Batman! Jurassic World continues its domination at the box office coming in at #1 for the 4th week in a row Selma director Ava DuVernay declines opportunity to direct Marvel's Black Panther There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson will write and likely direct upcoming Pinocchio movie with Robert Downy Jr. Comic-Con re-ups with the city of San Diego to stay in town until at least 2018 With the new merger at Collider, will the weekend show Mail Bag return? How much will the popularity of the game World Of Warcraft effect the success of the upcoming Warcraft movie? What does a comedy have to do in order »

- Collider Video

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Paul Thomas Anderson to Write and Possibly Direct 'Pinocchio' for Robert Downey Jr.

1 July 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Disney may be the king of the jungle when it comes to turning classic animated movies into live-action box office titans, but they're about to get some very stiff competition from Warner Bros.. The Hollywood Reporter is sharing news that Robert Downey Jr.'s previously-announced Pinocchio movie has just attracted some serious A-list talent in the form of writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. Yes, the guy who made Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood is working on a live-action Pinocchio movie. This is a real thing. According to THR, Anderson is only writing the project for now and then will decide later if he also wants to direct. Downey Jr. would star as the toy maker Geppetto who creates the titular wooden boy. Apparently the two have been friends for some time...

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Paul Thomas Anderson to write Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio movie

1 July 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, here’s some surprising news…

Warner Bros. and Robert Downey Jr. have enlisted a new screenwriter for their planned live-action Pinocchio movie, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice) has signed on to pen the script with a view to directing.

The project – which will see Downey taking on the role of Pinocchio’s creator Geppetto, as well as producing – has been in development for a number of years now, with previous drafts from Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Michael Mitnick (The Giver).


- Gary Collinson

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