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Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

25 April 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) has unveiled the jury for its main competition.

American actor and singer Will Smith will be joined by German director Maren Ade, whose Toni Erdmann played in Cannes competition last year.

The jury also features:

South Korean director Park Chan-wook, who has had three films play in competition at Cannes: The Handmaiden, Oldboy, and Thirst.

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, who has been nominated for the Palme d’Or five times: Youth, The Great Beauty, This Must Be The Place, Family Friend and The Consequences Of Love.

American actress Jessica Chastain, a two-time Oscar nominee who also starred in Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or-winning The Tree Of Life.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, whose credits include Xiaogang Feng’s I Am Not Madame Bovary.

French director, writer and actress Agnès Jaoui, whose 2004 comedy-drama Look At Me played in competition »

- (Tom Grater)

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Cannes: Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino Join Festival Jury; Full Lineup Announced

25 April 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actors Will Smith and Fan Bingbing and directors Paolo Sorrentino and Maren Ade will serve on the 70th Cannes Film Festival’s jury, whose full lineup was unveiled by festival organizers Tuesday.

Smith, Fan, Ade and Oscar-winner Sorrentino join previously announced jurors Jessica Chastain and Pedro Almodovar, who will preside over the panel. Rounding out the jury that will decide the winner of the Palme d’Or are French actress Agnès Jaoui, South Korean director Park Chan-wook and French composer Gabriel Yared.

Spanish helmer Almodovar, who won the festival’s best director prize in 1999 for “All About My Mother” and best screenplay for 2006’s “Volver,” was named as jury president in January. The festival’s artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, revealed that two-time Oscar nominee Chastain would serve on the official competition jury during an interview with French radio earlier this month. The actress’ breakout role came in Terrence Malick’s »

- Robert Mitchell

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AFI to Honor ‘Blue Velvet’ Cinematographer Frederick Elmes

25 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected “Blue Velvet” cinematographer Frederick Elmes as this year’s recipient of its Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni medal.

The award is presented to an AFI alumnus who embodies the qualities of Schaffner — “talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television.” Schaffner earned 28 Academy Award nominations during his 40-year career.

Elmes graduated from AFI in 1972 and received his first credit on David Lynch’s “Eraserhead” in 1977. He went on to work on Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” in 1986 and “Wild at Heart” in 1990. He won Independent Spirit Awards back to back years for “Wild at Heart” and Jim Jarmush’s “Night on Earth.”

Elmes won the National Society of Film Critics award for “Blue Velvet” and was nominated for a primetime Emmy for “In the Gloaming.”

Other credits include Tim Hunter’s “River’s Edge” (1986), Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm (1997) and “Ride with the Devil »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes: Uma Thurman to preside over Un Certain Regard jury

21 April 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pulp Fiction actress signs up for Cannes section.

Pulp Fiction actress Uma Thurman has been named president of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard jury.

Seen as the festival’s second most high-profile category behind the international competition, this year’s Un Certain Regard programme features titles from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Michel Franco and Mathieu Amalric.

Last year, Finnish black and white boxing film The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki won the strand’s top prize.

Thurman was a member of the Cannes international competition jury in 2011 when Robert De Niro was president. They awarded the Palme d’Or to Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life.

Most noted for her roles in Quentin Tarantino’s films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2, Thurman was more recently seen alongside Bradley Cooper in chef drama Burnt.

She will feature in Lars von Trier’s upcoming film The House That Jack Built as well »

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Grey Rembert Joins Bill Pohlad’s River Road Entertainment

18 April 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Grey Rembert has exited Gk Films to join Bill Pohlad's River Road Entertainment as the company’s new executive VP of production. She will be responsible for finding and developing projects at River Road, which has produced and financed some of the best independent films in recent years including the 2014 Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years A Slave as well as Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life. Rembert worked as an senior VP of… »

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Terrence Malick Vows to Return to More Structured Filmmaking: ‘I’m Backing Away From That Style Now’

6 April 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Earlier this month, after Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” debuted to very low numbers during its opening weekend, IndieWire asked film critics if audiences had finally lost their patience with the auteur director. It’s an understandable question given how polarizing Malick’s style has become in the years after “The Tree of Life.” His fragmented, wandering vision in “Song to Song” even forced some of his biggest advocates to question the direction of his career.

Read More: Have People Lost Patience With Terrence Malick? — IndieWire Critics Survey

While Malick will never just abandon all of his trademark flourishes, it appears he’s finally going back to more structured storytelling with his next film. Rumor had it that “Radegund,” a WWII drama about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, would be Malick’s most narrative-minded film in years, and the director outright confirmed it during a chat at Washington D.C. »

- Zack Sharf

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Song To Song – Review

25 March 2017 1:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Review by Stephen Tronicek

Terrence Malick makes films that are almost all ambient which means they are almost all mood, and as mood pieces they are masterpieces. Starting with 2012’s To The Wonder, (The Tree Of Life still being firmly rooted by a script and still containing a semblance of pre-planned structure) Malick has started to move away from the more focused narrative efforts that defined his early career and find himself in a more ambient experimental territory. Both Knight Of Cups and Song To Song find themselves deeply nestled in a lack of cohesion, but this lack of cohesion allows both films to present the emotions of their characters with striking clarity. Whether or not you’d like to experience those is up to you.

Song To Song is a frustrating film, that is intentionally so to give its audience emotional clarity. The film focusses on the relationships of four individuals in the Austin, »

- Movie Geeks

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Film Club: Even Terrence Malick fans may hit their breaking point with Song To Song

24 March 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

A.V. Club film critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are fans of Terrence Malick, the legendary (and legendarily reclusive) American director behind Days Of Heaven, The Tree Of Life, and The New World. But is there a limit to how much of the director’s tricks—the wall-to-wall voice-over narration, the constantly gliding Steadicam, the twirling movie stars—a cinephile can stomach? This week, our film staffers are talking about Malick’s new Austin-set love triangle, Song To Song, and why it tried their patience more than the filmmaker’s other recent work.

Watch the full episode of Film Club below.


- A.A. Dowd, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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Have People Lost Patience With Terrence Malick? — IndieWire Critics Survey

20 March 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Terrence Malick is back in action and badder than ever, as “Song to Song” is now in theaters, where it’s playing to small crowds and predictably polarized results. Now, as the idiosyncratic auteur appears to be closing the book on one chapter of his career and moving on to another (the producers of “Radegund,” his next film, swear they have a script!), we asked our panel of critics if they’ve lost patience with the legendary filmmaker, and also where they’re hoping to see him go from here.

Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf), Time Out New York

Terrence Malick wasn’t always polarizing. »

- David Ehrlich

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ Triumphs At the Box Office, While Terrence Malick Lags

19 March 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The rare specialty sequel led the weekend with Danny Boyle’s “T2 Trainspotting,” 21 years after the original’s breakout success. The TriStar release had the best initial numbers since the late-year awards contenders, but other debuts showed results that seemed underwhelming next to their pedigree.

This time last year, we saw the release of crossover successes “Eye in the Sky” and “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” but 2017 lacks the same heft. Last week’s breakout, “A Very Sordid Wedding” (The Film Collective) continued at its sole Palm Springs location but didn’t report results, suggesting the $40,000 start had a strong component of premiere hoopla and higher event pricing.



T2 Trainspotting (Sony) – Metacritic: 64; Festivals include: Berlin 2017

$180,000 in 5 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $36,000

Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” sequel scored the best New York/Los Angeles limited opening this year; among conventional specialized releases, it’s only the second to earn »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Terrence Malick is Obsessed with ‘Zoolander’ and Quotes It On Set

17 March 2017 6:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been quite the revealing week for Terrence Malick. Not only did the director make a rare live appearance at SXSW last weekend, but an in-depth profile on him was published by Texas Monthly, and it’s jam packed with interesting details about Malick’s upbringing and filmmaking career. We’ve already dug into the alternate ending Malick had planned for “The Tree of Life,” but it’s really the tidbits that shed light on his personality that prove most surprising. For those assuming a man as elusive as Malick is incredibly super-serious, think again.

Apparently, Malick absolutely loves talking about pop culture, which includes quoting one of his most beloved movies: “Zoolander.” Yes, the legendary filmmaker of “Badlands” and “The Tree of Life” loves a good comedy about idiot male supermodels. His »

- Zack Sharf

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The Office duo Amy Ryan and Steve Carell to reunite for Beautiful Boy

16 March 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After playing a pair of lovers on NBC’s workplace comedy The Office over the course of roughly twenty episodes, Amy Ryan and Steve Carell will be reuniting for Amazon’s Beautiful Boy. Carell has been on board the project for about two months now, but Ryan has just recently joined the cast, according to Deadline.

The true story follows Carell’s David, a father who is severely impacted by his son Nic’s addiction to methamphetamine. Ryan will play David’s ex-wife, Vicki, who became estranged from the family after David won primary custody, but is back to help her son. Timothée Chalamet of Interstellar fame is set to portray Nic.

Beautiful Boy could break the pair back into the awards consideration in 2018/2019, as not only will Ryan and Carell surely deliver compelling performances, but they are surrounded by a slew of talented people behind the camera as well. »

- Justin Cook

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Movie Review: Song To Song resonates a little louder than Terrence Malick’s last few reveries

16 March 2017 8:12 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

In a way it’s brave, Terrence Malick’s recent decision to make himself less scarce. For nearly four decades, Malick films were rare and elusive events that only appeared on the horizon after five, eight, or even 20 years of waiting. But starting with his masterful The Tree Of Life (2011), Malick has increased his filmography by roughly 100 percent over the course of just six years. This requires a different sort of patience from his audience—a willingness to indulge repeated, rather than occasional, trips to his seemingly infinite well of straight-faced spiritual mopes.

With Song To Song, Malick completes a trilogy of experimental B-sides to Life’s daunting A-side—that is, unless he makes six or seven more of these things in the years to come. As with To The Wonder and Knight Of Cups, that possibility sounds almost enticing in the intoxicating opening moments, reintroducing his ...


- Jesse Hassenger

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Topple ‘Kong’ and ‘Logan,’ But Everyone’s Going to Make Bank

16 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beauty and the Beast” (Disney) should accelerate the now-surging 2017 box office: Expect to see a domestic opening above $100 million, the first since “Rogue One.” Like other recent Disney hits, it’s timed to play during staggered spring breaks.

A live-action musical based on the studio’s 1991 smash, it fills what has become Disney’s annual slot for updated children’s classics. It began with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, which opened to $126 million and a domestic $334 million (both adjusted) and over $1 billion worldwide. From 2013 on, they have provided a spring offering, with last year’s “The Jungle Book” topping “Alice” as the biggest so far ($364 million total domestic after opening to $103 million).

“Beauty” would exceed all of these if its opening hits the consensus guess of $130 million. That would be more than $40 million ahead of “Logan” (20th Century Fox); at $89 million, it’s currently the year’s best opening. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Palme Thursday: The Tree Of Life brought Terrence Malick boos, cheers, and a new creative direction

15 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Tree Of Life (2011)

There’s a new Terrence Malick movie in theaters this week. Not long ago, that news would have hit cinephiles like a ton of bricks. Malick, a reclusive giant of American cinema, used to put long stretches of time between each release, taking big breaks after completing projects (like the 20 years that separate Days Of Heaven from The Thin Red Line) and tinkering with active ones for a small eternity. As a result, each new film felt like a major event, as rare and special as a celestial anomaly.

That changed, however, this decade, when the man famous for his deliberate, some would say glacial, working ...


- A.A. Dowd

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Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We’d Like to See

14 March 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you know what happened to Adrien Brody on “The Thin Red Line,” you know that filming scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t guarantee actually being in a Terrence Malick movie.

Related storiesThe Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We'd Most Like to SeeTerrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Alternate Ending Revealed, And It's Far More AutobiographicalTerrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process »

- Michael Nordine

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The Eight Performances Cut From Terrence Malick Movies We’d Most Like to See

13 March 2017 4:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you know what happened to Adrien Brody on “The Thin Red Line,” you know that filming scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t guarantee actually being in a Terrence Malick movie. Brody, who was originally positioned as the film’s lead, didn’t know until its premiere that his role had been drastically reduced; Christopher Plummer had a similar experience on “The New World.”

In the grand scheme of things, they’re lucky ones: More than a few actors have had their parts excised entirely, including one of the would-be stars of “Song to Song.” With that Austin-set romantic drama opening this week, it seemed like a good time to remind ourselves of what could have been.

Read More: Terrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process

Billy Bob Thornton, “The Thin Red Line

In some ways, Thornton represents a version of »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Miss Sloane’ Star Jessica Chastain Proved She Was a Total Chameleon in 2014 – Awards Season Flashback

13 March 2017 1:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Spectrum. Catch up on this year’s Awards Season contenders and the latest films On Demand. Today’s pick is “Miss Sloane.”]

It’s hard to believe that Jessica Chastain’s career as an actress took off just five years ago in 2011. That year, she starred in “The Help,” which was both a critical and a commercial success, along with Terence Malick’s unconventional narrative, “The Tree of Life.” Thanks to “The Help,” Chastain not only became a household name, but also, at the same time, her participation in “The Tree of Life” garnered her repute as a serious actress amongst her peers.

Read More: Jessica Chastain on Hollywood’s Woman Problem

2014 was perhaps Chastain’s biggest year yet. Her projects this year — “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year” and “Miss Julie” — demonstrate her flexibility as a performer, which is a skill that has made it possible for her to successfully work with many different types of directors, whose stylistic preferences in certain cases, may stand in direct opposition to one another.

The »

- Shipra Gupta

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Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree Of Life’ Alternate Ending Revealed, And It’s Far More Autobiographical

13 March 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The autobiographical threads in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” have been well-documented since the film took Cannes by storm in 2011. The central story, set in 1950s Waco, Texas, mirrors Malick’s own upbringing, and in many ways the entire film represents Malick meditating on the loss of his younger brother, who committed suicide in 1968. “The Tree of Life” is no doubt Malick at his most personal and self-reflective, and it turns out he had originally envisioned an ending that would’ve hit even closer to home.

Read More: Terrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process

On the heels of “Song to Song” premiering at SXSW, Texas Monthly released a lengthy profile of the iconic director, entitled “The Not-So-Secret Life of Terrence Malick,” that details an interesting alternate ending to his magnum opus (via The Playlist).

The theatrical cut concludes the central »

- Zack Sharf

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Alternate Ending For Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree Of Life’ Revealed

13 March 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The digital age has allowed Terrence Malick to shoot an absurd amount of footage for his films, and while the mind may boggle at the 8-hour first cut of “Song To Song,” it’s hardly the first time he’s gone long. In the run up to “The Tree Of Life,” cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki revealed that the director was putting a together a six-hour cut of the movie, from the over 300 miles of footage he had accumulated, with Malick’s longtime editor Billy Weber later teasing a DVD release.

Continue reading Alternate Ending For Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree Of Life’ Revealed at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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