2017 Santiago Int. Film Fest: Östlund’s The Square, Mitre’s The Summit & Matt Dillon Part of 13th Edition

The Santiago International Film Festival (August 20 – 27, 2017) announced the program for the 13th edition.

Known for his roles of Dallas Winston, Rusty James and Cliff Poncier and future lead in Lars von Trier The House That Jack Built, Matt Dillon is the festival’s special guest and he will be joined by regular Fatih Akin Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann.

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Trevor Reviews Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review]

In 1983, while adapting The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton’s famous novel about young, full-blooded Oklahoma gangs with names like Ponyboy and Sodapop, Francis Ford Coppola was dissatisfied. He didn’t like the style of his adaptation, finding the color and direction too saccharine; here was a film about hard times that risked making those times look like the good old days. During production he started reading another S.E. Hinton young adult book about young, full-blooded Oklahoma gangs with names like Motorcycle Boy, Smokey, and Rusty James: Rumble Fish. While finishing work on the former, Coppola dreamed of filming the latter, which he found personal and saw as the perfect avenue for artistic expression.

The story of Rumble Fish takes us back to the rougher, poorer areas of Tulsa, Oklahoma. High schooler Rusty James is trying to fill a hole that started to fill up space when his brother, Motorcycle Boy,
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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish



1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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Telluride 2013: Gravy Offerings in Blue is the Warmest Color, Gravity & Inside Llewyn Davis

Apart from the three sneak screening titles that will stir up the buzz in the coming days, Julie Huntsinger and Tom Luddy’s 40th edition of the Telluride Film Festival excels in bringing a concentration of solid docus from the likes of Errol Morris and Werner Herzog who this year cuts the ribbon on a theatre going by his name and introduces Death Row, a pinch of Berlin Film Fest items (Gloria, Slow Food Story, Fifi Howls from Happiness) Palme d’Or winner (this year Abdellatif Kechiche will be celebrated), upcoming Sony Pictures Classics items (Tim’s Vermeer, The Lunchbox), Venice to Telluride to Tiff titles (Bethlehem, Tracks and Under the Skin), the latest Jason Reitman film (Labor Day) and the barely known docu-home-movie whodunit (by helmers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine) The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden which features narration from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger and Connie Nielsen.
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Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup

Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup
Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 40th Telluride Film Festival is offering a glimpse of an eclectic array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend.

The lineup, unveiled Wednesday, includes Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; Robert Redford’s “All Is Lost”; Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” starring Bruce Dern, who won the actor award at Cannes; Scarlett Johansson’s sci-fier “Under the Skin”; Gia Coppola’s debut “Palo Alto,” starring Emma Roberts; the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which won the Grand Prix at Cannes; Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day,” starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet; and Ralph Fiennes’ “The Invisible Women.”

French love story “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, is the most prominent international title in a lineup that features several notable films that will head to the Toronto Intl. Film Festival including Cambodian doc “The Missing Picture,
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How we made ... Francis Ford Coppola and Stewart Copeland on Rumble Fish

The director explains why his film about gangs and brothers needed fast clouds and fake sweat

Francis Ford Coppola (director)

I shot Rumble Fish back-to-back with The Outsiders, in the same location. Both were set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and based on novels by Se Hinton – who has a small part in Rumble Fish as a hooker who approaches Rusty James, the hero, while he's out walking with his brother. Hinton's book appealed to me because of the focus on brotherly relationships. August, my older brother, was a major influence on me, and I was intrigued by the adoration Rusty (Matt Dillon) has for his own older brother, the Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke).

There were some great performances, especially from Matt, Mickey and Dennis Hopper. I prepped Mickey by giving him a copy of Albert Camus's The Outsider. He had a reputation for volatility, but he's actually very sweet, so odd and interesting,
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Check Out Mina Fedora's Spooky Video for Nightwatch

Some of the most memorable music videos have been horror-themed. Perhaps the most popular video of all time is Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and it doesn't get much more like a scary movie than that. Or how about Metallica's "One" video? Psychologically scary stuff. Mina Fedora now has her own spooky video to show you.

We recently got word about the video for the up-and-coming artist's song "Nightwatch", which plays out like a slasher/haunted house film, and thought we'd share. Directed by Neil Kellen and Lewis D. Chaney, the video stars Larissa Ross, Rusty James, Derek Mullins, Seth Cheek, Cindy Maples, and Megan (Jones) McGregor along with Fedora. The F/X were handled by Dave Snyder.

Take a look at "Nightwatch" below, and let us know if you think it has the makings to be the next memorable horror music video. And then check out Mina Fedora on Facebook.
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The Basics: 'Rumble Fish' shows a pop filmmaker at his most experimental

"The Motorcycle Boy Reigns." With a few shots of a blasted urban hellscape and that graffiti on a few different walls and signs, the director immediately drops you into the world of "Rumble Fish."  There's nothing real about it.  The dialogue in the first scene (between Lawrence Fishburne, Vincent Spano, Tom Waits, Nic Cage, Chris Penn, and Matt Dillon) is stylized and heightened and musical, supported by the percussive bells of Stewart Copeland's impressive score.  A challenge has been thrown down.  A threat has been made.  Rusty James has got to go meet someone in a vacant lot that night at midnight, and...
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James Mourns The Passing Of Dennis Hopper With A Top Ten List

Dennis Hopper. One of the greats in cinema history. A consistent rebel in Hollywood, he pushed envelopes as often as he ripped them up and pissed on the scraps. And even when you could tell he was doing a film just for a paycheck, he did the most with that role and made us as film fans all the happier. I’m looking at you, “Waterworld”. So here at the Criterion Cast, I’ve decided to do a top 10 of my favorite Dennis Hopper roles in film. It also doesn’t hurt that he is in the Criterion Collection, in the TV series “Fishing With John”. Check it out if you haven’t already.

10. “Speed” (1994) – As villainous bomb expert Howard Payne, he more or less steals the movie from Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. But that’s like stealing candy from two rocks. I enjoy this film though, considering the
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