1-20 of 54 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
The film, a social satire taking place entirely on a boat where a group of men compete for macho supremacy, joins the Oscar race after a number of awards in 2015 including best film at the BFI London Film Festival, a jury special mention and the best male award for its group of five leading actors at Sarajevo Film Festival, as well as the special jury prize at the Cartagena International Film Festival.
This is the »
- email@example.com (Alexis Grivas)
Director Jim Jarmusch is currently having quite a busy year. He has two films set for release: “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a bus driver and poet living in New Jersey, and the documentary “Gimme Danger,” which recounts the history of Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Forming the band in the late 1960’s, Iggy Pop was a provocateur, performing half-naked and stage diving while confronting the audience with such classic numbers as “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “Search and Destroy,” and “Raw Power.” Featuring brand-new interviews with Iggy Pop, Jarmusch looks back at one of the seminal American rock bands, their impact on the culture, and the circumstances of their reformation in 2003. Check out two exclusive images from the film below.
This is Jarmusch’s second music documentary. His first is entitled “Year of the Horse, »
- Annakeara Stinson
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 »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Cineplex Magazine's top picks for the Toronto International Film Festival GuideCineplex Magazine's top picks for the Toronto International Film Festival GuideCineplex Magazine9/6/2016 2:43:00 Pm
Coming to Toronto to line up for hours with like-minded cinephiles and be the first to catch some of the year’s biggest and best movies? Great. Prefer to wait for those great flicks to come to a theatre near you? Just as good. Here are our top choices for this year’s Tiff, which fills Toronto’s streets with movie mayhem from September 8th to 18th
Hollywood loves Westerns, as long as they’re set in today’s world — No Country for Old Men, Winter’s Bone. But now it’s time for an old-fashioned shoot ’em up. This reimagining of the classic 1960 Western of the same name stars Denzel Washington »
- Cineplex Magazine
Once a beacon of 20th-century industry and prosperity, Detroit has fallen on hard times since the turn of the century, with 25 percent of its population leaving between 2000 and 2010. Rapid growth followed by rapid emptying has resulted in a city with areas and neighborhoods ripe with forgotten factories and forlorn dwellings, devoid of inhabitants. Burned-out apartment buildings and overgrown fields are like images out of a post-apocalyptic worst case scenario. It is not surprising, then, that Detroit has started to attract prominent filmmakers, including Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Ryan Gosling (Lost River), who have used the crumbling metropolis as the backdrop for their own cinematic nightmares. Justine Smith writes about these films in an essay at RogerEbert.com titled “Detroit: The New City Of American Horror.”
It’s not so difficult to figure out the reason for this crop of Detroit-based horror movies. Decaying buildings ...
- Joe Blevins
The 54th New York Film Festival announced two “An Evening with...” celebrations: Olivier Assayas’s latest muse Kristen Stewart, who is also in Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, will be honoured, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson star Adam Driver in a separate dinner and conversation with Kent Jones.
Jarmusch's salute to Iggy Pop and The Stooges in Gimme Danger; Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened on Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's journey with their musical Merrily We Roll Along, and Lin-Manuel Miranda and company in Hamilton’s America by Alex Horwitz are three more of the Special Events to look forward to.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The modern movie landscape can make some people feel like the best days of film are behind us. With remakes, reboots and adaptations very abundant, and original movies seemingly not raking it in at the box office, that is an understandable sentiment. But the BBC felt like there are a lot of recent movies worth celebrating, and that is why they set out to make a list of the 100 greatest movies of the 21st century. The list they came up with is nothing if not interesting, and it is definitely a reminder that there are a lot of great movies that have been made in the last 16 years.
BBC published the list on Tuesday morning, after taking months to put it all together. In order to come up with this list, they used nearly 200 critics from both print and online publications, as well as academics and curators. The contributors that were used spanned the globe, »
Last year, the BBC polled a bunch of critics to determine the 100 greatest American films of all time and only six films released after 2000 placed at all. This year, the BBC decided to determine the “new classics,” films from the past 16 years that will likely stand the test of time, so they polled critics from around the globe for their picks of the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century so far. David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.” tops the list, Wong Kar-Wai’s “In The Mood For Love” places second, and Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers both have 2 films in the top 25. See the full results below.
Read More: The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics
Though the list itself is fascinating, what’s also compelling are the statistics about the actual list. According to the the BBC, they polled 177 film critics from every continent except Antarctica. »
- Vikram Murthi
Ryan Lambie Aug 23, 2016
A critics' survey puts Mullholland Drive at the top of the list of the best films since 2000. Did yours make the cut?
Movie critics love Linklater, Studio Ghibli, the Coens and the surrealist stylings of David Lynch. At least, that's if a newly-published list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century is anything to go by.
BBC Culture commissioned the poll, which took in responses from 177 film critics from all over the world. As a result, the top 100 includes an eclectic mix of the mainstream to independent movies, from dramas to sci-fi and off-beat comedies. Feew would be surprised to see things like Paolo Sorrentino's handsome Italian confection The Great Beauty propping up the lower end of the list, or that such acclaimed directors as Wes Anderson or the aforementioned Coens feature heavily.
What is pleasing to see, though, is how much good genre stuff has made the cut, »
Although we’re only about 16% into the 21st century thus far, the thousands of films that have been released have provided a worthy selection to reflect on the cinematic offerings as they stand. We’ve chimed in with our favorite animations, comedies, sci-fi films, and have more to come, and now a new critics’ poll that we’ve taken part in has tallied up the 21st century’s 100 greatest films overall.
The BBC has polled 177 critics from around the world, resulting in a variety of selections, led by David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive. Also in the top 10 was Wong Kar-wai‘s In the Mood For Love and Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, which made my personal ballot (seen at the bottom of the page).
- Jordan Raup
On June 19th, actor Anton Yelchin was killed when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards down the driveway at his home and pinned him against a brick pillar. His sudden death at 27 years old shook the entertainment industry, especially considering his prominent appearances in two 2016 films — “Green Room” and “Star Trek Beyond.” Now, Yelchin’s parents are set to file file a wrongful death lawsuit against Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday.
Yelchin’s car was among some Fiat Chrysler models under recall after Fiat and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Nhtsa) received numerous complaints about problems with the gear shift. Drivers have often exited the vehicle believing it to be in park only to discover it’s actually in neutral, leading to accidents and crashes. According to Variety, the Nhtsa is “aware of nearly 700 complaints about the issue, »
- Vikram Murthi
Following the loss of actor Anton Yelchin, our movie critic reflects on how reporting celebrity deaths occupies a greater part of his work in the digital age, and what that tells us of society, grief and stardom
On Sunday night, I wrote a blogpost about Anton Yelchin, the young Russian-born actor — most famous for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek movies — who had died at 27 in a freak accident. I wrote about the sweet, childlike openness of his face, his excellent performance in the millennials’ romance Like Crazy, and the poignancy of the way he was starting to look leaner and tougher in Jeremy Saulnier’s hardcore horror Green Room. It was only on reading Tom Hiddleston’s online tribute to Yelchin the next day that I realised to my mortification that I had forgotten about his subtly excellent work opposite Hiddleston in Jim Jarmusch’s vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSAnton Yelchin in Green RoomUnexpected and tragic news at the end of the weekend was that actor Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Only Lovers Left Alive, Joe Dante's Burying the Ex, Green Room) was accidentally killed at his home.French New Wave director Éric Rohmer was intensely private, so details of his long, productive life have generally been slim. But now, as Richard Brody writes at the New Yorker, a 2014 biography by Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe has been translated into English, and makes for essential reading about one of cinema's greats.We won't get properly excited until, first, the cameras are rolling, and second, there's a hope of some kind of release date, but The Film Stage has gathered enough evidence to point towards what Terrence Malick's next film will be: Radegund, »
Actor Anton Yelchin tragically died on Sunday morning in a freak automobile accident at the age of 27. His next film was the third installment in the “Star Trek” reboot series “Star Trek Beyond,” scheduled to be released next month. The cast of “Star Trek Beyond” was set to appear at the 2016 Cannes Lion advertising exhibition for a Q&A on Wednesday. Now, Deadline reports that Paramount and the cast have cancelled the appearance entirely out of respect for the late actor.
Read More: What Was Your Favorite Anton Yelchin Performance? — CriticWire Survey
Their statement reads: “All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Anton Yelchin. Out of respect, we are withdrawing our participation in the previously announced ‘Star Trek Beyond’ event at Cannes Lions this week.”
- Vikram Murthi
Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (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: In honor of the late Anton Yelchon, who was killed in a tragic accident early Sunday morning, which was your favorite of his performances?
Christopher Campbell (@thefilmcynic), Nonfics
It’s definitely not his best movie, and maybe it’s not really technically his best acting, but my favorite of Yelchin’s performances is in “Terminator Salvation.” You could tell he tried to sound like Michael Biehn in “The Terminator” in his portrayal of young Kyle Reese, and that meant a lot to me as a fan of these movies. And it shows how much he took care in his work »
- David Ehrlich
After starring in the Star Trek franchise reboot and a Terminator sequel in 2009, Anton Yelchin could have transitioned to making blockbusters full-time. But the actor, who died yesterday in a freak automobile accident at the age of 27, went in the opposite direction, putting his franchise clout to work on movies by cult directors like Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive), Joe Dante (Burying the Ex), Paul Schrader (Dying of the Light) and Michael Almereyda (Cymbeline).
Yelchin didn't talk like a movie star, either. For someone who'd been in the industry since he was a child, »
This calendar year has been filled to the brim with unthinkables. The latest terribly sad happening: The talented Russian-American actor Anton Yelchin died yesterday in a freak accident at only 27 years of age. He was crushed by his own car on its steep driveway incline.
Yelchin was best known to general audiences as Chekov in the modern Star Trek franchise but to us he'll always be Byrd Huffstodt (the sensitive brainy teen in the underappreciated cable drama Huff) or awestruck poseur Ian (from the hipster vampire greatness that was Only Lovers Left Alive), and especially Jacob from the college romance drama Like Crazy (2011). Though Like Crazy was mostly heralded at the time for Felicity Jones's work as his British girlfriend, it was Yelchin that gave the movie its lovestruck foolish soul... but nuanced emotionally astute work by male actors, especially young ones, in romantic dramas are rarely given their just critical props. »
- NATHANIEL R
According to the outlet, friends of the actor grew worried after he didn't meet them hours earlier for a rehearsal. They visited his home around 1 in the morning, only to find Yelchin "pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate."
The car's engine was running, and it was in neutral. The driveway itself is on a fairly steep incline, but it is unknown why the actor left his car.
Despite the strange incident, at this moment, law enforcement suspects no foul play. The car in question was a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and while we don't know the exact year the vehicle was made, Gizmodo noted that 2014 to 2016 models were up for a recall, »
- Joseph Medina
Los Angeles – The loss of a up-and-coming actor at an early age is always a tragic event, and Anton Yelchin has been added to that roster. In a freak automobile accident at his home, Yelchin died on June 19th, 2016. He was best known for embracing the role of Pavel Chekov in the “Star Trek” film series reboot. He was 27 years old.
Yelchin came to Chicago in 2011 to promote his romantic drama “Like Crazy,” and his charismatic youth was confidently within his burgeoning career. At that point, at 22 years old, he had already done the “Star Trek” reboot and “Terminator: Salvation,” and was looking forward to roles in “The Beaver” and as a voice actor in the first “Smurfs” film. He was intelligent, and had a good-head-on-his-shoulders perspective regarding the sometimes crazy world of the film business.
Photo credit: Paramount Home Entertainment
Anton Yelchin was born in 1989 in St. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
[caption id="attachment_51097" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Shutterstock/RoidRanger[/caption]
The young actor who played Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies, Anton Yelchin, has died. Yelchin died earlier today after a freak accident when he was pinned between his car and his home's gate and mailbox. Friends found him when he failed to show up for a rehearsal. He was just 27.
Yelchin was best known for his work in the Star Trek reboot feature films -- Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. He also starred in films like Terminator Salvation, Charlie Bartlett, Fright Night, Like Crazy, Odd Thomas, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Yelchin also provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf in the recent Smurf movies and games.
Read More… »
1-20 of 54 items from 2016 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners