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The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s magnum opus fully expresses what might be called his ‘Unified Theory’ of cinema — which embraces the human experience from the core of family life to the creation and destruction of the universe. Even Stanley Kubrick didn’t go that far: he never filmed merciful dinosaurs or anything as simple as a mother who experiences rapture rolling in the grass with her young sons.

The Tree of Life

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2011 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 139, 179 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 11, 2018 / 49.95

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan.

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki

Film Editors: Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa

Original Music: Alexandre Desplat

Production Design by Jack Fisk

Produced by DeDe Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

Written and Directed by Terrence Malick

I’ve wanted to review The Tree of Life ever since it came out.
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Vivendi: Has the Beautiful Game Just Turned Ugly for French Giant?

  • Variety
Today in Variety’s International Newswire, it’s all about soccer, with Vivendi losing French Ligue 1 soccer rights, while Zidane’s resignation as Real Madrid manager may just make Spain’s Laliga rights all the more attractive; in the fast contracting non-soccer universe, as the World Cup approaches, Netflix turns the screws on rivals in Brazil with a top company commission; Mexico’s Dopamine signals new hires

Has Vivendi just scored a massive own goal? In what analyst François Godard, at Enders Analysis, describes as “the biggest shock to the French broadcasting system in a generation,” on May 29, Spain’s Mediapro outbid Vivendi subsidy Canal Plus, Europe’s second biggest pay TV player, to rights to France’s Ligue 1 soccer matches over 2020-24. On Wednesday, Vivendi stock plunged 3.64% by market close. It had clawed back 0.56% by mid-morning trading, but analysts’ sentiment looks to be that Canal Plus now has a problem.
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HBO Latin America Orders ‘Hard,’ ‘Hospede Americano,’ ‘Pico da Neblina’ in Brazil

  • Variety
Rio De Janeiro — HBO announced during Rio2C it has commissioned three new series in Brazil. As happened with the other HBO productions in the country, the series will run on HBO Brazilian channels and eventually on HBO channels worldwide subtitled or dubbed.

“Hard” will be the first HBO Brazilian series adapted from a foreign production. Leading local production house Gullane Filmes will adapt Cathy Verney’s French series that airs on Canal Plus since 2008. In it, a recent widow learns her deceased husband was in the porn production business and faces the challenge of saving the company she’s inherited. Daniel Rezende (an Oscar-nominee for best editing in 2003 on “City of God”) is the artistic supervisor of the series, which will have six episodes and will be lensed in the second half of 2018.

“One of the challenges is to adapt to Brazilian reality the French approach to sex, as
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Santa Barbara Film Festival Announces 2018 Slate, Will Open with Emilio Estevez’s ‘the public’

Despite the devastating mudslides that overwhelmed the Santa Barbara, California community of Montecito last week — resulting in at least 20 deaths and the destruction of 100-plus homes — the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Sbiff) will go on as usual. A reason to celebrate is “needed now more than ever,” wrote Sbiff director Roger Durling in a letter soon to be shared with festival-goers. He continued, “It is an opportunity for people to gather – reflect – experience – feel – and process,” noting that cinema attendance was strong during the Great Depression.

Launched in 1986, this year’s Sbiff will include films from 58 countries. Numbered among its 45 world premieres is opening night film “the public,” the first feature written and directed by Emilio Estevez since 2010’s “The Way.” Set at a Cincinnati public library, the film follows its homeless and marginalized patrons during a dangerous cold spell. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone (“Neon Demon
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Watch an exclusive clip from Bingo: The King of the Mornings

Ahead of its release in UK cinemas tomorrow, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Bingo: The King of the Mornings, Brazil’s entry for the Best Film Not in the English Language at BAFTA’s British Academy Film Awards and Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars; check it out here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Bingo: King of the Mornings here

Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as “Bingo”, a television host clown. With his irreverent humour and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause in his contract forbids him from revealing his true identity.
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Bingo: The King of the Mornings review – hectoring tale of porn star turned clown

Daniel Rezende’s version of the life of Brazil’s Bozo takes the myth for granted and is guilty of some lazy screenwriting tricks

Daniel Rezende is the Oscar-nominated editor who worked on Meirelles’s City of God and Malick’s The Tree of Life; now he makes his feature directing debut with this movie – Brazil’s official Academy Awards entry for best foreign film. It is a strangely heavy-handed and hectoring redemption drama, based on the true story of the former porn actor Arlindo Barreto, who in the 80s became a huge hit throughout Brazil as “Bozo”, a wacky clown on Saturday morning kids’ TV. But he was contractually obliged to keep his real identity a secret. Unable to taste the pleasures of celebrity, Barreto underwent a kind of drug-fuelled breakdown, after which he jettisoned his vanity and emerged spiritually enlightened.

The corporate brand identity of Bozo is apparently
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Exclusive: Watch the trailer for Bingo: The King of the Mornings

Ahead of its UK release next month, we’ve got an exclusive trailer for Bingo: The King of the Mornings, Brazil’s entry for the Best Film Not in the English Language at BAFTA’s British Academy Film Awards and Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Check it out below, along with the poster and synopsis…

Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as “Bingo”, a television host clown. With his irreverent humour and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause in his contract forbids him from revealing his true identity.

Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity and the man behind the clown mask. With makeup on,
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What ‘Bingo’ Director Daniel Rezende Learned From Being a Film Editor

  • The Wrap
“You look at it, you know it’s right.” That’s what Daniel Rezende came to realize when he was directing “Bingo: The King of Mornings.” Rezende is an Oscar-nominated film editor for “City of God” and has also worked on “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “The Tree of Life,” so he knows how to follow his instincts. And he told TheWrap’s Awards Editor Steve Pond how his experience as an editor shaped his work when directing his feature film debut. “There’s no such thing as a rule on how to make a movie,” Rezende said at The Wrap
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Oscars 2018: The Academy Lists Record 92 Foreign Language Contenders

Oscars 2018: The Academy Lists Record 92 Foreign Language Contenders
The final deadline for submitting each country’s film for consideration for the foreign-language Oscar was October 2. Last year 85 were finally deemed eligible by the Academy; this year the number is a record 92. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. These films are vying for the initial shortlist of 9, and final five nominations to be announced on January 23. See the final list below.

Read More:Oscar Announces Changes for Foreign-Film Voting: Now Simpler! (Sort Of.)

The frontrunners include Sweden selected Ruben Östlund’s hilarious Palme d’Or-winner “The Square” (October 27, Magnolia Pictures), an art-world satire shot in majority Swedish with some English from stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West, thus giving Östlund another shot after “Force Majeure” was a surprise 2015 Oscar omission.

Germany’s choice, Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” (December 27, Magnolia Pictures), won Best Actress for Diane Kruger at Cannes.
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Oscars 2018: The Academy Lists Record 92 Foreign Language Contenders

Oscars 2018: The Academy Lists Record 92 Foreign Language Contenders
The final deadline for submitting each country’s film for consideration for the foreign-language Oscar was October 2. Last year 85 were finally deemed eligible by the Academy; this year the number is a record 92. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. These films are vying for the initial shortlist of 9, and final five nominations to be announced on January 23. See the final list below.

Read More:Oscar Announces Changes for Foreign-Film Voting: Now Simpler! (Sort Of.)

The frontrunners include Sweden selected Ruben Östlund’s hilarious Palme d’Or-winner “The Square” (October 27, Magnolia Pictures), an art-world satire shot in majority Swedish with some English from stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West, thus giving Östlund another shot after “Force Majeure” was a surprise 2015 Oscar omission.

Germany’s choice, Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade” (December 27, Magnolia Pictures), won Best Actress for Diane Kruger at Cannes.
See full article at Indiewire »

Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well.
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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

  • Hitfix
A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative,
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LatinoBuzz: LatinoBuzz Interview with ‘Captive Beauty’ Filmmaker Jared Goodman

Captive Beauty tells an unflinching and unforgettable story of four women – Catalina, Leidy, Diana and Marta - who are all serving time for various crimes in Medellin’s notorious and largest female prison. They are also participants of a week long beauty pageant held at the prison complete with catwalks and being pampered. Some of these women will never leave prison but the pageant serves to restore some dignity and let them feel like a queen for a moment. Jared Goodman shared his journey with us.

LatinoBuzz: Your first film was Road to the Big Leagues, what was it about documentaries that drew you to it?

Jared: Studying film in college left me eager to tell a story – I had just graduated, was always passionate about baseball, and after pitching the project to a Boston based production company, I found myself in the Dominican Republic playing with children, interviewing stars, and finding out what made them tick. All of this led to the creation of Road to the Big Leagues, a film about the fascinating journey of young Dominican players attempting to make it big. The experience was great, empowering and I quickly began hunting for another experience, another story to tell.

LatinoBuzz: You are from Boston, when and how did the idea to shoot in Medellín’s largest female prison about an inmate beauty pageant come up?

Jared: I simply came across an article about this beauty pageant in a prison and it instantly resonated with me – it had to be my next project. So many powerful themes were present that I just couldn’t ignore and in a matter of months Spencer Kehe (producer) and I were making arrangements to go to Medellin. Spencer was instrumental in getting us an incredible amount of access to the prison.

LatinoBuzz: Was shooting a documentary under those circumstances easy?

Jared: The prison was actually a relatively easy place to film. After the first couple of weeks the prisoners as well as the prison guards got so used to us that we were free to go pretty much anywhere and talk to anyone. I think that for the most part the majority of the prisoners liked us being there.

LatinoBuzz: What creative decisions do you make beforehand?

Jared: Going into production the main goal was to keep the camera running, and capture as many vérité scenes as possible. I knew that patience would be the key; that I had to simply let it all unfold in front of me and the building blocks of the film would present themselves. So in the beginning, we stayed in the prison every day, all day, for over a month, filming as much as possible. It wasn’t until we were about half way done with post production, once we had our story shaped, that we started styling the scenes with interesting cuts and experimenting with a strong score to help make the film more theatrical. Our editor, Daniel Rezende (City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, and recently, The Tree of Life), is master time manipulator. He added so much to this film.

LatinoBuzz: How was finding funding for Captive Beauty?

Jared: Finding funding is always a challenge, but thankfully we had the support of a successful, New York based production company. Once we returned with great footage we were able to edit a trailer that helped us secure a large grant to help us complete post-production.

LatinoBuzz: I like that you didn't sensationalize their crimes. How did you get these women - convicted murderers, kidnappers etc to open up to you on camera?

Jared: For the first two weeks I didn’t ask our protagonists why they were in prison. I just wanted to get to know them as much as possible and develop a level of trust between us. Finally, once I did interview them, I found the result to be intensified. They were now telling their crimes to a friend and when they admitted to what they had done (murder, kidnapping, treason) they all came to tears and showed an incredible degree of openness and vulnerability. The strongest parts of this film are the interviews. The women are brutally honest.

LatinoBuzz: These women grew up in a beautiful country under brutal circumstances. How important was it to find those moments of humanity in them?

Jared: I came to learn quite a bit about the duality of mankind from making this film. Of course these women have a bad side to them, but with spending more time with them, I came to see more and more good in them. These moments naturally came out, and in order to tell a complete story they had to be included.

LatinoBuzz: Your first film is about shooting for your dreams and this was about dreams deferred, stolen or lost; what would you say you took away from the subject matters in both your films?

Jared: I’m drawn to the human spirit – how it is affected by struggle, how it embraces opportunity, and how it faces challenge. Yes, my first two films are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but to me it is imperative that I treat my subjects with dignity, regardless. This all leaves me with the experience of the human spirit, which fascinates and moves me personally, no what shape it takes.

LatinoBuzz: Have you ever thought to go back and see what became of these women?

Jared: I am friends with several of them. As each one is released, they reach out to me, and we catch up. Social media has thankfully made it possible for me to maintain a relationship with most everyone who I have worked with in my films over the years.

LatinoBuzz: Any other subject matter you would like to explore through the documentary lens?

Jared: So many! Currently I am helping produce a 30 for 30 doc for Espn with director Mario Diaz. I also have a new documentary that I hope to start shooting this summer in NYC and finally I have a narrative film that I am hopeful to begin production on some time in 2014 as well.

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Written by Juan Caceres . LatinoBuzz is a weekly feature on SydneysBuzz that highlights Latino indie talent and upcoming trends in Latino film with the specific objective of presenting a broad range of Latino voices. Follow [At]LatinoBuzz on Twitter and Facebook
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Casting: Moura, Lewis, Bracey, Lathan

Bozo The Clown

Wagner Moura ("Elysium") is set to play one of the Brazilian versions of beloved children's TV personality Bozo the Clown in a new film about the character to be directed by "Elite Squad" editor Daniel Rezende.

Moura will most likely play actor Arlindo Barreto, the most famous Brazilian Bozo, who became a cocaine addict and ultimately a pentecostal preacher. [Source: Omelete]

Secrets and Lies

Juliette Lewis has scored the starring role in ABC's U.S. adaptation of the Australian drama mini-series "Secrets and Lies". Lewis plays Andrea Cornell, the formidable detective conducting the investigation.

Ryan Phillippe stars a loving father who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of the 4-year-old son of his neighbor when he finds the body whilst out for a jog. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Best of Me

Luke Bracey ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") has joined the cast of the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best Of Me" at Relativity.
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Wagner Moura to Play Children’s Television Personality Bozo the Clown

Bozo the Clown was a beloved children’s TV personality. For those who never saw the show, he and his co-stars were colorful characters who would do skits and bring out kids from the audience to play games for prizes. Through the 1960 – 1980s the show expanded into multiple markets including Chicago, Boston, Mexico, and Brazil. Each show had its own Bozo, and our partner site Omelete is reporting that Wagner Moura (Elysium) is set to play one of the Brazilian Bozos. Moura didn’t specify which Bozo actor he would be portraying, but Omelete speculates that it’s “Arlindo Barreto, the most famous Brazilian Bozo, who got himself into a cocaine addiction in the 80's and today is a pentecostal preacher”. Editor Daniel Rezende will make his feature directorial debut on the project. Rezende edited the Elite Squad movies starring Moura as well as City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries,
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RoboCop Begins Production

Production is set to begin on Saturday, September 15 in Toronto on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia PicturesRoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner. The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Bill Carraro serving as executive producer. The film will be released in the Us on August 9th, 2013.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his
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‘Robocop’ Remake Set To Begin Production In Toronto

Production is set to begin on Saturday, September 15 in Toronto on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia PicturesRoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner. The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Bill Carraro serving as executive producer. The film will be released in the Us on August 9, 2013.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best
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RoboCop Begins Production This Weekend in Toronto

  • MovieWeb
RoboCop Begins Production This Weekend in Toronto
Production is set to begin on Saturday, September 15 in Toronto on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' and Columbia Pictures' RoboCop, directed by Jos&#233 Padilha. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Joshua Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner. The film is produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Bill Carraro serving as executive producer. The film will be released in the Us on August 9, 2013.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his
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Jose Padilha Shoots Down Rumors That He Is Unhappy Working On Robocop

Fernando Meirelles recently sat down for an interview where he claimed that Jose Padilha was having a terrible time trying to get his vision of the Robocop reboot to light. Meirelles said that Padilha told him that for every ten ideas he has nine of them get cut by the studio. During and interview with a Brazilian newspaper, translated by Latino Review, Padilha refutes the claims that he is have a tough way to go on the film. “I have a script I’m happy with and I got the cast I have picked. The director of photography is Lula Carvalho, my editor is Daniel Rezende. I was even consulted for the selection of the producers,” said Pahilha. He also went on to say that you deal with problems during per-production with coolness and familiarity. With these rumors floating around, and his dodge the question types answers it wouldn't seem
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Jose Padilha Addresses RoboCop Remarks

Last week a website called Cinema Com Rapadura posted a story about director Jose Padilha being in RoboCop Remake Hell. Immediately following that, a shitstorm started brewing around the Internet. Today Padilha has addressed those remarks and rumors.

Our friends at Latino Review did some translating of a recent interview Padilha did with Cinema em Cena in which he states...

“I have a script I’m happy with, and I got the cast I have picked. The director of photography is Lula Carvalho, my editor is Daniel Rezende (City of God, Elite Squad, The Tree of Life). I was even consulted for the selection of the producers.”

When asked about the rumors of him having a bad time while in pre-production for RoboCop:

“We deal with those difficulties with coolness and familiarity.”

Smart answer.

Jose Padilha's film is gearing up for a September start in Toronto and thus
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