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The 10 Most Memorable Characters In Paul Thomas Anderson Movies, Ranked

Paul Thomas Anderson is one of those film-makers that get people excited every time they release something new. Anderson's latest project is the Netflix short film Anima which he made in collaboration with Thom Yorke. The excitement over Anima reminds us that Anderson is one of the most interesting artists working in the film industry today.

Related: Wes Anderson’s 10 Most Memorable Characters

Since starting his feature film career in 1996, Anderson has made eight films, each very different and compelling in their own way. One of the best aspects of Anderson's movies is the rich and complex characters he creates. Thanks to Anderson's impressive writing skills and the fine actors he attracts, these characters will be remembered forever. Here are the most memorable characters from Paul Thomas Anderson's films.
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Does ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Or Anything From 2019’s First Six Months Have A Shot At The Best Picture Oscar?

Does ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Or Anything From 2019’s First Six Months Have A Shot At The Best Picture Oscar?
As we launch into the second half of the 2019 movie calendar today with Spider-Man: Far From Home and upscale horror entry Midsommar, we now inch closer to actually coming up with some legitimate Oscar contenders in this year’s Best Picture race. Not that either one of those movies has a prayer for that, or pretty much anything else, come Oscar time as the picture for a Best Picture is about as bleak as it has ever been coming around to the fourth of July holiday. Clearly Hollywood is saving its “bests” for last , or at least until the Fall festivals unleash a boat full of hoped-for-contenders, save for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opening the end of this month, and already seen in Cannes where the reviews were great, even if it didn’t pick up any awards there. No matter. I’ve seen it
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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Tony Revolori Talks Inclusive Casting And Being Mistaken For Different Ethnicities

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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Tony Revolori Talks Inclusive Casting And Being Mistaken For Different Ethnicities
Tony Revolori is best known for his role as Zero Moustafa in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel and since then he has been in numerous films including Dope, The 5th Wave and Table 19. He became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017 when he stepped into the role of Flash Thompson, Peter Parker’s rival, in Spider-Man: Homecoming and he reprises the character in Spider-Man: Far From Home (which opens in theaters today).

As a real-life comic book fan (he is definitely not a bandwagoner), Revolori knows the ins and outs of Spider-Man lore. That said, he knows that Flash is traditionally portrayed by a white, broad-shouldered type that is cut from the same high school bully cloth as nearly every character Will Zabka played in the ’80s. Revolori, who is of Guatemalan heritage, is aware he doesn’t fit that traditional Flash mold. (Fyi: He originally tried
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Europe’s finest compete for prize by Richard Mowe - 2019-07-01 11:03:09

Ray And Liz Photo: Courtesy of New York Film Festival UK film Ray & Liz and the UK co-produced Cold Case Hammarskjöld were among the ten nominees for the Lux Priz announced at a ceremony at the Grand Hotel Pupp (used as a location for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel) as part of the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The short list for the prize - supported by the European Parliament as a way of promoting European cinema within the European Union countries - was devised by 21 European film professionals, including fiction, documentaries and first features.

The official line-up was announced by the European Parliament´s Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control Martina Dlabajová, Lux Prize coordinator Doris Pack, and Benedikt Erlingsson, director of 2018 Lux Prize winner Woman At War.

The selection of Richard Billingham's Ray & Liz,
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HBO: Movies Leaving the Network in July

HBO: Movies Leaving the Network in July
HBO has revealed the films that will be leaving the premium cable network at the end of July.

The films include Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated Ready Player One, Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis' body-swapping movie Freaky Friday, Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, the Drew Barrymore rom-com Never Been Kissed and the star-studded love connections shown in Valentine’s Day.

Also leaving the network are films ranging from oldies to new films, from Woody Allen’s 1989 film Crimes and Misdemeanors, to the 2018 Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party. While these movies are leaving, new content will be replacing it, like Bohemian Rhapsody, the series ...
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Screen industry pays tribute to the departing Marc Wooldridge and Jo Bladen

Jo Bladen and Marc Wooldridge.

Today marks the end of an era in the Australian screen industry with the departures of Jo Bladen, Disney’s general manager, studios and live entertainment, and Marc Wooldridge, Fox Film Distributors MD for Australasia.

Exhibitors, distributors, filmmakers and former colleagues are lamenting the loss of two highly experienced executives resulting from the Walt Disney Company’s $US71.3 billion takeover of most of 21st Century Fox’s prized assets.

In this area of consolidation and downsizing among majors and independents alike, some question the capacity of studios to release small-to-medium budget movies without the expertise and experience of executives like Wooldridge and Bladen.

Former Paramount Pictures Australia MD Mike Selwyn observes: “The distribution/exhibition industry seems to be going through a period of real uncertainty. At the heart of this is the steady erosion of income from post-theatrical exploitation.

“This is eating away at the
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13 Best Movie Moments Featuring The Beatles Music, From ‘Ferris Bueller’ to ‘Yesterday’ (Photos)

The new movie “Yesterday” imagines what the world would be like if no one had ever heard of The Beatles. You can guess the impact that would have on the world of rock music, but we’d also be without a handful of great movies that found just the right note because they managed to score a movie moment in the way no other song would do. This list however excludes The Beatles movies like “Yellow Submarine,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!” and even the “Across the Universe” jukebox musical that are loaded with perfect such moments.

The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) – “Hey Jude

The Mutato Muzika Orchestra, did up this lovely, twinkling, instrumental version of “Hey Jude” that captures the miniature, picturesque quality of the prologue to Wes Anderson’s family dysfunction comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums.” But the smaller in scope orchestration doesn’t change the sweeping, inspiring quality of the melody,
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Rome Film Festival reveals sneak peek of 2019 edition

Rome Film Festival reveals sneak peek of 2019 edition
Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, Ron Howard, Bret Easton Ellis and Hirokazu Kore-eda all confirmed for masterclasses.

Bill Murray will receive the lifetime achievement award from this year’s Rome Film Fest (Oct 17-27) in an accolade to be presented by longtime collaborator Wes Anderson with whom he has worked on films including The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and Moonrise Kingdom.

Anderson will also host a masterclass with Murray.

Additionally, the festival will host the a screening of Ron Howard’s documentary Pavarotti and a masterclass with the Us director.

The complete line-up of the festival will be unveiled onf
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Rome Film Festival To Honor Bill Murray; Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’ Chosen For Official Selection

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Rome Film Festival To Honor Bill Murray; Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’ Chosen For Official Selection
The Rome Film Festival has revealed a sneak peak of its 2019 edition, which will include a lifetime achievement award for Bill Murray, presented by director Wes Anderson.

Murray will take part in an “in conversation” session hosted by his regular collaborator Anderson. Also giving talks at the Italian festival will be Hirokazu Kore-eda, Olivier Assayas, Bertrand Tavernier, and writer Bret Easton Ellis.

The event, which runs October 17-27, also revealed Monday that its Official Selection will include Pavarotti by Ron Howard, who will be on hand to present the film. The lineup will feature around 40 films that will compete for the Bnl People’s Choice Award.

Also on the wider programm lineup will be a restored version of Fellini Satyricon on the 50th anniversary of its release, and a tribute to Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo, one century after his birth, with the restored version of Kapò. There will also be
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Bill Murray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Wes Anderson at Rome Festival

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Bill Murray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Wes Anderson at Rome Festival
The Rome Film Festival will celebrate Bill Murray with its lifetime achievement award, which will be presented to him by Wes Anderson.

Anderson, who has directed Murray in some of his most iconic roles, most notably in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and in several other films such as “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Grand Budapest Hotel,” is also scheduled to take part in an onstage conversation in Rome with Murray about the actor’s career.

The fest’s artistic director Antonio Monda also announced Monday that Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will be coming to the Eternal City to launch his “Pavarotti” documentary, which will be screening in the official selection. Howard will hold an onstage conversation.

Other prominent film personalities booked for Rome’s Close Encounters onstage chats, which are becoming one of the fest’s trademarks under Monda’s guidance, are French filmmakers Olivier Assayas and Bertrand Tavernier and American writer Bret Easton Ellis.
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Bill Murray to Receive Rome Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Murray to Receive Rome Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Murray is set to receive the 2019 Rome Film Fest's lifetime achievement award. Wes Anderson will present the Academy Award-nominated actor and comedian with the honor, as well as host a "Close Encounter" festival discussion with Murray.

Murray has appeared in every Anderson film since the director's sophomore feature Rushmore (1998), creating memorable roles in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Isle of Dogs (2018). He even cut Anderson an (uncashed) check for $25,000 when production ...
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The Last Black Man In San Francisco – Review

Jonathan Majors stars as Montgomery Allen and Jimmie Fails as Jimmie Fails in The Last Black Man In San Francisco, an A24 release. Credit: Peter Prato / A24

The Last Black Man In San Francisco is the story of a man in love with a house, the grand home in San Francisco his family once owned but lost, but it is also a wistful tale about friendship, the love of a city, the meaning of home, and a longing for what has been lost. It is as much a portrait of San Francisco, and how it is changing, as it is a tale of two friends, young black men living on the margins of the city where they were born but where they can no longer afford to live.

There is a lot of metaphor, some magical realism and a bit of Wes Anderson in this gentle, sometimes funny, sometimes ironic,
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Eiff 2019: The Dead Don't Die Feels Lifeless [Review]

With a sense of arch ironic detachment that would make Wes Anderson blush, indie auteur Jim Jarmusch has decided to tackle the genre of the zom-com. Given that Shaun of the Dead was released fifteen years ago (itself terrifying to consider) and Zombieland ten years ago (and to say nothing of 1985's Return of the Living Dead) one might consider Jarmusch rather late to the party. What can be done with a zombie comedy that hasn't already been tried before? Well, arch ironic detachment I suppose.

That is not to say that that The Dead Don't Die is a bad film - it has a tremendous cast, some genuinely funny gags, and manages to evoke the spirit of Romero at several points - but it does feel curiously disinterested in its subject and suffers for this. Occasionally we feel like th
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Wes Anderson’s Best Shots: 25 Perfect Images That Define His Career

Wes Anderson’s Best Shots: 25 Perfect Images That Define His Career
Over the last 23 years and counting, Wes Anderson and Robert Yeoman have been one of cinema’s most essential director-cinematographer pairings. The filmmaking duo has crafted a signature style that has made Anderson one of the most recognizable auteurs in film history. One look at the frame is all it takes to know you’re watching a Wes Anderson film, whether it’s the hyper-stylized set design, the meticulous symmetry of a composition, or the precision of lateral camera movements.

Anderson currently has 10 feature films under his belt, and he’s currently at work on his tenth thanks to the upcoming “The French Dispatch.” IndieWire looks back at the filmmaker’s legendary career below in 25 perfect shots.
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I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Season 2 Confirmed

Nick Harley Jun 19, 2019

The sketch comedy series co-created by and starring Detroiters' Tim Robinson will return in 2020 for a second season.

Netflix has become the premiere streaming service for comedy. Not only is the service hosting a glut of awesome stand-up specials, beloved former series, and top-notch movies, Netflix has also bolstered their reputation as a one-stop comedy aficionado’s shop by getting into the sketch comedy game, earning high praise for 2019’s deliriously funny and strange series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson. Today, Netflix has announced that the critically-acclaimed show has been renewed for a second season.

Created by Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, and produced by The Lonely Island and Irony Point, I Think You Should Leave Now’s insanely hilarious first season consisted of six 20-minutes or less episodes of absurdist, cringe-inducing, gut-busting sketches, mostly starring Robinson (Detroiters) but also featuring familiar faces
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Wes Anderson’s 10 Most Memorable Characters

Wes Anderson is one of the most unique filmmakers working in the film business these days. Each of his films have an unmistakable look and feel that make them instantly identifiable as his work. While this style has earned him critics, he certainly has many fans who love his films and eagerly await whatever his next project might be.

Related: Wes Anderson's Next Film Reveals Cast, Title, & Plot

Anderson's films have also given us some truly great cinematic characters. With a mix of his witty and original writing and often perfect casting, these characters have stood out as truly special among his many great creations. Here are the most memorable characters in from Wes Anderson's films.
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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Gift Guide

While actors of Hollywood are generally the big draw for any film buff in Hollywood, there are a few directors who manage to develop their own fanbases who follow them religiously throughout their careers. These fans know every movie, every line, every background tidbit or continuity error and will fight other fans to the death on these points.

Wes Anderson is one of those directors who inspires a huge cult following, though his fans are less likely to fight amongst each other as they are to celebrate their love of his films together. With Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch already in production, it's the perfect time to once again share our love for Wes Anderson with some great gifts for any die-hard fan of the artistic director.
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The Most Iconic “Cult Classics” of All Time

Ej Moreno on iconic cult classics…

What does it take for a film to be considered a “cult classic?” Many define it as a movie that is popular among a particular group, but for me, that isn’t always the case. Some cult classics can become larger than life presences in the industry, taking over fan conventions and getting remakes/spin-offs. For this listicle, my goal is to celebrate the films that are staples in the cult circuit – even if a movie is beloved by more than just a tiny group of cinema nerds. You may recognize some entries on this list, while others might be wholly new to you. But use this as a way to expand your watch list with some iconic cult classics. Now prepare to enter the strange side of filmmaking!

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Transformers: The Movie (Suggested by Gary Collinson)

This 1986 animated film created a legion
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Film Industry Protests Far-Right Surge in Hollywood's Favorite German Backlot

Film Industry Protests Far-Right Surge in Hollywood's Favorite German Backlot
An election in a picturesque eastern German town has become the focus of the country's film and entertainment industry, with stars including Daniel Bruhl and Game of Thrones actor Tom Wlaschiha calling on voters in the city of Gorlitz to oppose a far-right candidate for mayor.

Gorlitz, whose historic cobblestone streets and grand Baroque buildings came through World War II intact, has become a favorite backdrop for Hollywood productions shooting in Germany. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Stephen Daldry's The Reader and Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life all shot in Gorlitz. The town has been ...
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Bill Murray Breaks Down His Mythical 1-800 Number and Why He Needs It

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Bill Murray Breaks Down His Mythical 1-800 Number and Why He Needs It
Bill Murray explains the reasoning behind his 1-800 number for Hollywood agents. Over the years, Murray's reputation has grown to near-mythical proportions and his 1-800 number has been one of he things people never knew was actually real. Usually with the actor, the most outlandish stories about him tend to be the ones that are actually true, so it should really come as no surprise he created a 1-800 number for agents to approach him about working on new projects.

Hollywood has to come find Bill Murray if they want to get ahold of him. Friends like Sofia Copeland, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch have alternative ways to track him down because he likes working with them. Murray is out promoting Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die and many didn't even know if he was going to bother to show up until the day before because he waited to respond to some texts.
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