The General (1926)
The fate of NBC's fan-favorite time-travel drama, Timeless, remains up in the air after its second season ended on a shocking cliff-hanger Sunday night.
"We're hopeful yet realistic," NBC boss Bob Greenblatt told reporters earlier that morning when asked about the series' fate. Timeless and the Mindy Kaling-produced freshman comedy Champions are the only undecided bubble series left at the network, and Greenblatt said a decision on their futures would come after the current seasons finish airing. "We tried to give the producers ...
Ben Kingsley stars as “The General.” This is how we know him because it is how everyone else does too. Some say it with reverence while
It’s the largest distributor of French films in the U.S. Its offerings have also racked up kudos, including a 2016 Oscar win for “The Salesman,” and 2017 Acad nominations for “Faces Places” and “The Insult.”
In addition, its specialty home entertainment label, the Cohen Film Collection, releases restored and re-mastered editions of classics on digital platforms, Blu-ray and DVD.
“We distribute about 10 new films a year,” says executive VP Gary Rubin, who heads up the L.A. office and notes that distribution is just one arm of a four-part business model. “We also have the library, which we’re constantly adding to; the production group, which is run by [senior VP of production] Erica Steinberg and which is producing bigger films; and then the theaters. We have several in the U.S., and Charles [Cohen, chairman-ceo] just bought La Pagode in Paris.
Natalia Almada’s narrative debut has secured U.S. distribution. Cinema Tropical snagged the rights to “Everything Else,” a press release announced. After making its world premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival, the award-winning drama went on to screen at fests including Rio de Janeiro, Palm Springs, and Göteborg.
“Everything Else” sees Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza (“Amores Perros,” “Babel”) playing Doña Flor, a 63-year-old bureaucrat who lives in Mexico City. Barraza, whose outstanding acting career includes films with renowned international filmmakers such as Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Sally Potter, Robert Duvall, and Sam Raimi, delivers a bravura performance in her first starring role, in a nuanced and non-stereotypical character for a Latina actress. The pic explores her interior life “as she awakens from her bureaucratic malaise and yearns to become visible again,” according to its official synopsis. “Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucratic dehumanization is a brutal form of violence,
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Between 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as “arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. Collected here are three key films from that era; Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr. Together they represent a true master at his peak, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning new 4K restorations available for the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.
Sherlock Jr. (1924) – A film projectionist (and amateur detective) offers to solve the case of a missing watch, but
In 1917, Buster Keaton stepped in molasses. The world will never be the same. ou may know Buster Keaton from The General or as the even stonier alternative to Charlie Chaplin in the silent comedy era. Hell, maybe you know him as the time traveler in the The Twilight Zone episode “Once Upon a Time.” […]
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A recent article (based on a very unscientific poll) argued that millennials don’t really care about old movies. Maybe that’s true, and maybe it isn’t, but the fact remains that many people disregard classic cinema on principle. These people are missing out, but it only takes one film — the right film — to change their minds and forever alter their viewing habits.
This week’s question: What is one classic film you would recommend to someone who doesn’t watch them?
Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker), Hello Beautiful, /Film, Thrillist, etc
“Rebel Without a Cause.” I’ll out myself by saying that I’ve only recently seen this film
Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.
Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.
100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
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In 2012, when this piece was first posted, it seemed like a good moment to throw the country’s history and contradictions into some sort of quick relief, and the most expedient way of doing that for me was to look at the way the United States (and the philosophies at its core) were reflected in the movies, and not just the ones which approached the country head-on as a subject.
Thankfully, the little droid that could will be back for more in The Last Jedi and earlier today during a panel at Celebration, director Rian Johnson compared him to none other than slapstick legend Buster Keaton.
“The best advice I had was from [J.J. Abrams’] editors who said you can’t get enough of Bb-8. He’s the Buster Keaton of [The Last Jedi].”
Keaton is one of the greatest physical comedians of all-time – with his death-defying stunts in films like Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill,
Including the previously revealed Lina Wertmüller retrospective, one inventive series that catches our eye is First Encounters, in which an artist will get to experience a film they’ve always wanted to see, but never have, and in which you’re invited to take part. The first match-ups in the series include Kenneth Lonergan‘s first viewing Edward Yang‘s Yi Yi, Noah Baumbach‘s first viewing of Withnail and I, John Turturro‘s first viewing of Pather Panchali,
Reynolds’s son and Fisher’s younger brother Todd Fisher told ABC’s 20/20 that he is planning a joint service with Billie Lourd, 24, his niece and Fisher’s daughter. According to Todd, his mother and sister will be buried “among friends,” at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. She later died that following Tuesday in the hospital. Reynolds died a
20. Fargo: The Cohen Brothers funniest black comedy may not be for everyone's taste, because it is quite violent. However, underneath all that is a droll observation on the human condition, highlighted by a winning performance from Frances McDormand as a very likeable and very pregnant police chief. Her character police chief Marge Gunderson is kind, clever and compassionate. She’s a much more admirable role model than all the recent ‘badass female’ clichés we’ve been inundated with lately. Another standout here is William H. Macy as a two-bit schemer who's plan utterly backfires.
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