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James Ivory Wants to Bring Daniel Day-Lewis Out of Retirement

No, Daniel Day-Lewis is not backing out of his retirement from acting, but if it was up to James Ivory, he would be. In a recent conversation with Film Comment, the 90-year-old director and Oscar-winning Call Me By Your Name scripter explained that he’s “been thinking about doing an adaptation of the novel Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron, which I’d like to direct, set in England in the 1950s.” He continued, “There is a sharp detective in the story which would suit Daniel Day-Lewis, just as there are very good parts for Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, and Rupert Graves, now all in their fifties.” While Carter, Sands, and Graves are all still working, it seems ambitious to recruit Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced last year that his role as Reynolds Woodcock in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread would be his last. When asked the inevitable question about this matter,
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Gina Duncan Is a Black Woman Running a Major Film Venue in New York and Wants People to Know About It

It’s been 18 months since Gina Duncan became the associate vice president of cinema at Brooklyn’s BAMcinematek. She’s been juggling new industry contacts as she gets the hang of booking first-run and repertory programming for the venue’s four screens, but one issue continues to nag her.

“It’s funny when folks who have never met me email me or call me over the phone,” she said, over coffee recently, “and they tell me what they think Poc audiences want. That’s always a laugh for me.”

As one of the few black women running a major film exhibition house in the U.S., the 37-year-old former programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center has embraced that side of her story — and at a pivotal moment of cultural transformation across the movie business, uses it to inform many strategic decisions for Bam programming.

“My overall mission is to have a nimble,
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James Ivory hopes to lure Daniel Day-Lewis out of retirement for next film

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Daniel Day-Lewis rarely fails to disappoint, which made it all the more upsetting when the talented actor announced his retirement several months before the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. This isn't the first time that Daniel Day-Lewis has stepped away from the big-screen; following The Boxer, he took a leave of absence for several years before Martin Scorsese was... Read More...
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Wants Daniel Day-Lewis to Come Out of Retirement for His Next Film

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Wants Daniel Day-Lewis to Come Out of Retirement for His Next Film
James Ivory became one of the most acclaimed writer/directors of his generation after making such films as “A Room with a View” and “The Remains of the Day,” but it wasn’t a Merchant Ivory film that won him an Oscar. That would be “Call Me by Your Name,” the screenplay for which Ivory adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name. Now 90, he has his sights set on at least two new projects — and wants Daniel Day-Lewis to come out of self-imposed retirement for one of them.

Ivory is currently writing “The Judge’s Will,” based on longtime collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s short story of the same name, for director Alexander Payne; he isn’t content to simply write, however: “I’d also been thinking about doing an adaptation of the novel ‘Coral Glynn’ by Peter Cameron, which I’d like to direct, set in England in the 1950s,
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Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour Join Female-Driven Drama 'The Rest of Us'

Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour Join Female-Driven Drama 'The Rest of Us'
Heather Graham and The Crown star Jodi Balfour are top-lining the female-driven indie The Rest of Us, the directorial debut from Aisling Chin-Yee.

Sophie Nelisse and Abigail Pniowsky also star in the film about a quartet of women struggling with their own truths, flaws and secrets as their pasts color their future. Graham, best known for starring roles in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights and The Hangover trilogy, will play a divorced woman who, along with her headstrong teenage daughter (Nelisse), invites her ex-husband's second wife, played by Balfour, and her daughter (Pniowsky) to move in with them following her ...
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Win Phantom Thread on DVD

To mark the release of Phantom Thread on 18th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD.

Daniel Day-Lewis mesmerizes in his role as the obsessed but elegant couture designer and is joined by Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps in this “ravishingly beautiful” (NY Times) film. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread is set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London. Renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and comfort, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

Please note: This competition is
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Melora Walters (‘Law and Order: Svu’) on her episode inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Melora Walters (‘Law and Order: Svu’) on her episode inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Persona’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Melora Walters was sold on making a guest appearance in “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” when she found out the episode was inspired by Ingmar Bergman‘s “Persona” (1966). “It’s not a typical episode,” she explains. “It’s very much like a film or a play.” In this 19th season installment, entitled “Something Happened,” the actress plays a rape victim whose memory loss forces Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) to open up about her own dark secrets. “It’s the kind of role that I would dream of,” she adds. Watch our exclusive video interview about “Law and Order: Svu” with Walters above.

See Mariska Hargitay (‘Law & Order: Svu’) opens up about ‘culture of shame and isolation’ for abuse survivors in new interview

In Bergman’s 1966 art-house classic, a nurse (Bibi Andersson) takes care of an actress (Liv Ullmann) who suddenly stops speaking. While isolated in a cottage on
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What to expect with Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Tom Jolliffe looks ahead to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

There is no doubting that in the last (nearly) three decades, Quentin Tarantino has been one of the best film-makers around. His back catalogue is rich, varied and impressive. If you’re asking me for rankings, then his first two, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction come out on top. Death Proof props up the list. The under-appreciated gem of his list for me is Jackie Brown. Then if we’re looking beyond his work as director and purely on writing duties, then I’ve got a whole lotta love for True Romance (which everything included would rank just behind Dogs and Pulp).

Since we moved into the 21st century I would say his projects have begun veering into inconsistency. That’s not to say he’s not doing great work. When Kill Bill is great, it’s really masterful.
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Gal Gadot To Star Opposite The Rock In New Action-Comedy ‘Red Notice’

Over the last few decades, cinema has been filled with legendary actor and director collaborations. There’s Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Also, Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And let’s not forget Wes Anderson and Bill Murray. But there’s one duo that has yet to get their due, but it looks like that might be happening soon – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rawson Marshall Thurber.

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Flowers: the hilarious 'comedy with mental illness' redefining sitcoms

Starring Julian Barratt and adored by Paul Thomas Anderson, Flowers is grotesque, surreal – and part of a new wave of TV exploring mental health

In the very first minutes of the sitcom Flowers, Julian Barratt’s character, Maurice, a depressed children’s author, ties a noose to a tree, slips it round his neck and jumps from a chair. The branch snaps almost immediately. “Fuck’s sake,” he grumbles and trudges back inside.

That first series, broadcast two years ago, was bolstered by an extraordinary cast including Olivia Colman (soon to play Elizabeth II in The Crown) and Daniel Rigby, who won a Bafta playing Eric Morecambe. Bold and grotesque, it had the feel of a grownup fairytale, a strange, sad and often very funny story of depression and family dysfunction.

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‘The Other Side of the Wind’: Frank Marshall Says Orson Welles’ Final Film Will Debut This Fall

‘The Other Side of the Wind’: Frank Marshall Says Orson Welles’ Final Film Will Debut This Fall
Nearly 50 years after it began production, Orson Welles’ notoriously unfinished film is ready for its premiere, thanks to a “long, agonizing journey” that found a happy ending with streaming giant Netflix. In March of last year, Netflix announced that it had acquired the film and was set to fund its completion, which was to be overseen by producers Frank Marshall (who also served as production manager of the film when it first began shooting in 1970) and Filip Jan Rymsza. More than 1,000 reels of film negatives languished in a Paris vault until March 2017, when the Netflix deal allowed it to be given over to a Marshall-led team of editors, including Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski, plus sound mixer Scot Millan and negative cutter Mo Henry.

For Marshall, a veteran producer who went on to produce films like “Jurassic World”, plus the “Indiana Jones” and “Jason Bourne” franchises, it was a Hollywood dream come true.
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10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)

10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)
Happy #NationalDonutDay, or as we like to call it, Friday. Whether it’s glazed, sprinkled, jelly filled, or in the case of those revolting eclairs from “Van Wilder,” (gulp) dog semen, we’ll take a donut over a croissant or the heartiest of bagels any day. And these colorful treats always look good on screen, so this round lifesaver has found its way into some particularly famous moments of movies and TV. To quote Homer Simpson, “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

Full Metal Jacket

Rip R. Lee Ermey. Only he could find a way to make the donut the ultimate motivational tool in this chilling scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.”

Zootopia

Among all the creative, memorable moments in Disney’s “Zootopia,” this delightful one of Officer Hopps chasing down a robber through the tiny mouse town stands out for Officer Hopps’s donut heroics.
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Netflix Agrees to Theatrical Release for Orson Welles’ Final Film, ‘The Other Side of the Wind’

Netflix will bring Orson Welles’ generations-awaited final work to computer and cineplex screens. Wellesnet first reported the theatrical release, revealed in a May 27 tweet from Frank Marshall, production manager during the original shoot (1970-1976). More than 1,000 reels of film negatives languished in a Paris vault until March 2017, when the streaming service acquired the footage, entrusted it to a Marshall-led team of editors, and footed the completion/restoration costs.

A source close to the studio confirmed to IndieWire that “The Other Side of the Wind” will have numerous cinema showings, but details for the rollout are still being planned. Netflix owns global rights to the film.

Last year, Netflix’s “Okja,” “Mudbound,” and “The Breadwinner” each had a limited theatrical release. Royal Road Entertainment’s Filip Jan Rymsza, one of Marshall’s closest collaborators on the resuscitated project, previously told Wellesnet that one provision of their agreement with Netflix was turning
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Examining Paul Thomas Anderson’s Toxic Men

Director Paul Thomas Anderson has written some of the most fascinatingly flawed male characters in cinema. They possess qualities of dominance, insecurity, and a heaping dose of toxicity. PTA writes complicated, disrupted men. Every bit of convoluted emotion is stretched into hours of interpretation. Audiences come to know these men on an intimate level, especially when given further dimension by actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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Laura Dern movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Wild,’ ‘Rambling Rose,’ ‘Jurassic Park’

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Laura Dern movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Wild,’ ‘Rambling Rose,’ ‘Jurassic Park’
Laura Dern returns to HBO this weekend with her film “The Tale,” a big hit in early 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival where the premium network purchased it. Dern’s last collaboration with HBO proved quite successful for both of them. “Big Little Lies” was a major winner during at the 2017 Emmy Awards (her first trophy) and 2018 Golden Globes.

Dern began her career as a teenager more than 30 years ago. Dern seemed to initially aspire to a more normal life but her attempts to finish her college degree at the University of Southern California were continually interrupted by obtaining plum film roles. That she’d eventually settled into an acting career isn’t surprising since her father Bruce Dern is a two time Oscar nominee and her mother Diane Ladd a three time nominee.

SEEEmmys 2018: Could Laura Dern earn double nominations for ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘The Tale’?

Dern would
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King of the Gypsies: 40 Years of Eric Roberts

Tom Jolliffe looks at the career of Eric Roberts after 40 years on the silver screen…

I’ve long championed a certain cinematic underdog. An actor who burst onto the scene full of promise. A character actor with an edge and the ability to play tightly wound and/or complexly simple-minded characters with aplomb.

The other day as I sat and watched King of the Gypsies for the first time in well over a decade, it dawned on me that the film, which marked Roberts first foray into film, was now 40 years old. Perusing his CV and the sheer number of credits to his name, some may actually assume he’s been making films since the dawn of time but let’s say that since the digital age and the ease (and cost effective way) of which films can be produced means that he’s been more prolific. Roberts doesn’t
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sink or Swim’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Sink or Swim’
The swimming is synchronized in “Sink or Swim,” and so is the scripting: Gilles Lellouche’s feelgood buddy comedy so painstakingly mimics the rhythms and motions of assorted men-in-quirky-crisis farces from across the Channel that it may as well have been titled “The Pool Monty.” Gathering an A-team of French thesps to play a decidedly less well-qualified squad of million-dollar mermen, this story of disenfranchised middle-aged schmoes who decide — for reasons barely clear to them, much less the viewer — to find renewed purpose in water ballet is as harmless as it is silly, but dampened by idle gags, empty characterization and an inordinate two-hour runtime. The reliably charismatic work of its players, notably ringleader Mathieu Amalric, keeps this somewhat soggy macaron diverting, but it’s hard to see audiences showing much interest outside France, where it should do, well, swimmingly.

A chirpily commercial enterprise through and through, “Sink or Swim
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Rushes. Palmes d'Or, Cannes Trailers, Detective Orson Welles

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThis year's Cannes Film Festival has concluded, and Hirokazu Kore-eda took home the Palme d'Or for Shoplifters, while Jean-Luc Godard won a Special Palme d'Or for The Image Book—the latter of which Mubi has picked up for distribution in the UK. You can find the rest of the awards here, and our extensive coverage of the festival, including reviews and interviews, here.A most remarkable website and organization has launched: Fondation Chantal Akerman, which among many other admirable efforts offers guidance on screening, exhibiting, and supporting the artistic project of one of cinema's greatest filmmakers.The Criterion Collection has announced its next releases, including Terrence Malick's 2011 masterpiece, The Tree of Life, which offers a new "extended" cut of the film. Variety has further details on the release.One of our favorite contemporary genre filmmakers,
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First Trailer for Paul Dano’s Remarkable Directorial Debut ‘Wildlife’

One of the best films I saw at Sundance Film Festival this year was Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano. Starring Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, and Jake Gyllenhaal, the film, written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, is a remarkably assured look at the dissolution of a family. After recently stopping by Cannes and ahead of an October release, IFC Films have now released the beautiful first trailer.

“Dano has worked with the likes of Denis Villeneuve, Bong Joon-ho, Rian Johnson, Steve McQueen, and Paul Thomas Anderson, but the past collaborations that he seems to draw the most from for Wildlife are Ang Lee and Kelly Reichardt,” I said in my review. “Blending the emotional subtleties of a drama like the The Ice Storm and the understated appreciation for location in all of Reichardt’s films, especially Certain Women, it’s a beautifully articulated drama in which every line has captivating subtext,
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Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs Reveal the Class of 2018 — Exclusive

The Sundance Institute has announced the 13 independent film projects selected to take part in this summer’s Screenwriting and Directing Labs. This year’s projects reflect the Institutes’ increased commitment to international storytelling, with scripts and filmmakers from Cuba, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Palestine, and the U.S.

In the Directors Lab (May 28-June 21), filmmakers will rehearse, shoot, and edit key scenes from their scripts, working closely with industry advisors, actors, and production crews to help drive creative growth via an immersive and hands-on experience at the Sundance Resort in Utah. At the Screenwriters Lab (June 23-28) — the Institute’s stepping stone to the Director’s Lab — selected fellows will receive one-on-one support from Institute advisors on their screenplays.

Advisors making the trip to Sundance this summer include a wide array of great filmmakers and writers, including author Walter Mosley, cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Liz Hannah, Sundance alums David Lowery and Miguel Arteta,
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