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Emily Atef Takes Snapshot of Romy Schneider in ‘3 Days in Quiberon’

Emily Atef Takes Snapshot of Romy Schneider in ‘3 Days in Quiberon’
In “3 Days in Quiberon,” Berlin-based filmmaker Emily Atef captures a key moment in the turbulent life of the late actress Romy Schneider, a cinematic icon in Germany and France.

The Berlinale competition screener focuses less on Schneider the star and more on a person in the midst of a life crisis, according to Atef.

“3 Days in Quiberon,” which stars Marie Bäumer as the famed star, finds Schneider in 1981 recuperating at a seaside spa in Brittany, where she agrees to meet journalist Michael Jürgs and photographer Robert Lebeck for an in-depth interview for the German magazine Stern.

While Atef is not a fan of biopics, she loves reading biographies. “There’s a lot more detail, and that’s what really interests me. It’s through the little, totally banal details that sometimes you understand the person much more,” she said.

It was in biographical films that focus on specific moments in people’s lives, such as “[link
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Five Amazing Swimming Scenes in Movies

The swimming pool is a surprisingly common motif in the movie world. Not only does water look great on camera (see Daniel Craig in Casino Royale), it also serves as the perfect metaphor. Whether it’s suggesting that a character is out of their depth, shallow as a paddling pool, or set to take a trip into their own subconscious, the act of swimming is a potent symbol. Hollywood movies are filled with watery scenes, with everything from Sunset Boulevard to Jaws, The Graduate, Skyfall, and Spring Breakers throwing their characters in at the deep end. Arthouse cinema is similarly fixated

Five Amazing Swimming Scenes in Movies
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New to Streaming: ‘Arrival,’ ‘A Separation,’ ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ ‘The Love Witch,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds.
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Jacqueline Bisset Starring in French Thriller ‘L’Amant Double’ (Exclusive)

Jacqueline Bisset Starring in French Thriller ‘L’Amant Double’ (Exclusive)
French director Francois Ozon (“The Swimming Pool”) has set Jacqueline Bisset to team with French stars Marine Vacth and Jeremie Renier in the French language feature “L’Amant Double.”

The erotic thriller begins filming this week in Paris with Ozon directing from his own script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Producers are Eric and Nicolas Altmeyer for their Mandarin Productions company.

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Charlotte Rampling on Getting Her Start in Film With Jacqueline Bisset, Jane Birkin

Bisset, a native of the U.K., began her career in 1968 with roles in “The Detective,” “Bullitt” and “The Sweet Ride.” Variety reported in March that Bisset had come aboard “Backstabbing for Beginners” as the female lead, joining Ben Kingsley and Theo James in the political thriller for Danish director Per Fly.

Bisset portrayed the wife of a fictional politician, inspired by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in 2014’s “Welcome to New York” and received a
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The 50 best films of 2016 in the Us: No 4 A Bigger Splash

As our countdown continues, Andrew Pulver admires Luca Guadagnino’s unnerving drama of desire and betrayal that boasts remarkable performances

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David Hockney’s celebrated painting of the title doesn’t actually appear in A Bigger Splash, but the same sense of sunbaked, febrile waterside sexuality permeates this beautifully atmospheric chamber drama from Italian director Luca Guadagnino. It’s actually a remake of a Jacques Deray film from 1969, La Piscine, with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin; in Guadagnino’s version, the emphasis is altered to make Schneider’s character Marianne – now reinvented as Tilda Swinton’s near-mute, Bowie-ish rocker – the pivotal figure.

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The 50 best films of 2016 in the UK: No 4 A Bigger Splash

As our countdown continues, Andrew Pulver admires Luca Guadagnino’s unnerving drama of desire and betrayal that boasts remarkable performances

• More on the best culture of 2016

David Hockney’s celebrated painting of the title doesn’t actually appear in A Bigger Splash, but the same sense of sunbaked, febrile waterside sexuality permeates this beautifully atmospheric chamber drama from Italian director Luca Guadagnino. It’s actually a remake of a Jacques Deray film from 1969, La Piscine, with Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin; in Guadagnino’s version, the emphasis is altered to make Schneider’s character Marianne – now reinvented as Tilda Swinton’s near-mute, Bowie-ish rocker – the pivotal figure.

Continue reading...
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The Iron Giant,’ ‘Love & Friendship,’ ‘A Bigger Splash,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little, Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s follow-up feature to his glorious melodrama I Am Love is a sweaty, kinetic, dangerously unpredictable ride of a film. One is frustrated by the final stroke of genius that never came, but boy was it fun to spend two hours inside such a whirlwind of desires, mind games, delirious sights and sounds. Based on the 1969 French drama La piscine (The Swimming Pool
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The Best Films of Summer 2016

“‘2016 is a bad year for film’ is just another way of saying ‘I really blew it when I chose what films to watch in 2016,'” producer Keith Calder recently said. Taking this statement to heart, as summer winds down, there’s no shortage of writing about how the season was a disappointment overall — but, on the contrary, there have been gems throughout the last four months, and we’ve set out to name our favorites.

All of the below films received at least one-week theatrical runs in the United States from May to August, and while some are still in theaters, many are now currently available to stream. Check out our favorites below and let us know what you most enjoyed this summer. One can also see our fall preview series, which just kicked off this week, here.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little,
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What Was The Best Film Of Summer 2016? — IndieWire Critics Survey

What Was The Best Film Of Summer 2016? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, the CriticWire Survey asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday morning. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What was the best film of summer 2016?

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Rolling Stone

Gosh, where to start! It’s been a banner summer if, like me, you enjoy submerging yourself in vast unending ocean of incomprehensible bullshit at the movies. There was “Suicide Squad,” which is to plot structure what the Elephant Man is to facial bone structure. Loved me some “X-Men: Apocalypse,” an epic battle between an uncomfortable-looking ensemble of interesting-to-talented actors and a script intent on turning them all into cardboard cutouts. “The Shallows” was fun in the way that completing the maze on the back of a cereal box is fun,
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New to Streaming: ‘Love & Friendship,’ ‘A Bigger Splash,’ ‘Lo and Behold,’ ‘Morris From America,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Almost Holy (Steve Hoover)

The most fascinating part of Steve Hoover‘s latest documentary Almost Holy is how its subject Gennadiy Mokhnenko parallels the life of well-known Russian cartoon Krokodil Gena. The latter deals with a lonely crocodile zoo worker named Gena and his friend Cheburashka: a young, abandoned creature rejected by the establishment employing him. The two therefore construct a home for the lonely as
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The Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

Later this week, 2016 will cross the halfway mark, so now’s the time to take a look back at its first six months and round up our favorite films thus far. While the end of this year will bring personal favorites from all of our writers, think of the below 30 entries as a comprehensive rundown of what should be seen before heading into a promising fall line-up.

As a note, this feature is based solely on U.S. theatrical releases from 2016, with many currently widely available on home video, streaming platforms, or theatrically. Check them out below, as organized alphabetically, followed by honorable mentions and films to keep on your radar for the remaining summer months. One can also see the full list on Letterboxd.

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped.
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A Bigger Splash – Review

Photo by Jack English. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

A sunny Italian island, rockstar privilege and a long-standing personal animosity come together in A Bigger Splash.

Tilda Swinton stars a rock-and-roll legend named Marianne, who hiding out on the Italian island of Pantelleria with her younger photographer husband Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) while her voice heals from recent surgery. The couple’s quiet idyll is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Harry (Ralph Fiennes), Marianne’s former long-time producer and ex-lover, and his newly-discovered daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson). Harry is a non-stop talker and life of the party, determined to bring back the good old rock-n-roll party days and a tsunami of nostalgia.

Ralph Fiennes is the lightning rod at the center of this taut, sexy psychological thriller. The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino, the Italian director best known for I Am Love, the visually lush art-house
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Beauty vs Beast: Daughter Dearest

Howdy, folks - Jason from Mnpp here with this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" is which we'll be celebrating the 61st birthday of the great Debra Winger. I assume most of you, being right and proper actressexuals, have seen the terrific documentary bearing her name Searching For Debra Winger, but if not, get on that. I haven't seen it since it came out in 2002 and part of me wonders if it's maybe, hopefully, begun to feel a bit dated? That film feeling dated can only be a good thing because it means roles for actresses are getting better. If nothing else, Winger herself has been working somewhat steadily over the past few years with recent roles on In Treatment and the Netflix series The Ranch.

All that said, we're really here today for Classic Winger...

Previously Two weeks back we celebrated the sexy time that is A Bigger Splash
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A Bigger Splash Review

Four emotionally unbalanced people with raging libidos and seamy secrets collide in Luca Guadagnino’s volcanic, sumptuous A Bigger Splash. The movie takes place on the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, a picturesque setting that reeks of original sin: a nubile coquette nibbles on green fruit and frolics nude on wet, jagged rocks; snakes slither and eavesdrop on handsome vacationers as they sip on daiquiris in a feeble attempt to calm their crumbling nerves.

Guadagnino relishes reducing the souls of his protags to dust via slow burn, much like he did in his sensational 2009 offering I Am Love. The slender star of that film, Tilda Swinton, returns here with a measured, largely silent performance that anchors the movie from square one. She plays Marianne, a former rock star staying in Pantelleria on a sort of rehab getaway for her damaged larynx. “No talking,” insists her gentle, dutiful lover Paul (the always-striking
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A Bigger Splash: A film for the senses

Lush, seductive and thrilling, Luca Guadagnino’s latest is an ultra-stylish visual feast.

A Bigger Splash is the most pleasurably stylish new release I have seen this year.

With this rather hyperbolic praise for its distinctive sense of style, I am not only referring to the ultra-luxe and magnificent Dior ensembles Tilda Swinton gracefully wears throughout. (That is a big part of the deal however, so more on that later.) I am instead talking about the entire visual package of A Bigger Splash: a chocolate-lava-cake-of-a-film that delectably pours out its warm insides once gently pierced, and is designed to nourish one’s optical pleasures first and foremost. From its costumes to its camerawork, the breezy crafts of this sun-soaked, gorgeously sensual thriller gently brush your skin with visual splendor, rather than forcibly get under it. As director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) softly applies a persistent, luscious and sexual tease onto his Italy-set, low-key
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A Bigger Splash Movie Review

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A Bigger Splash Movie Review
A Bigger Splash Fox Searchlight Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Luca Guadagnino Written by: David Kajganich based on the film “La Piscine” directed by Jacques Deray with an original screenplay by Alain Page. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton Screened at: Fox, NYC, 4/18/15 Opens: May 13, 2016 It has been said many times that if something bad happens to a large number of people, say, 400 dead in an earthquake in Ecuador, that’s a statistic. But if something bad happens to one person, that’s a tragedy. On the Sicilian island of Pantelleria, thirty-seven miles from the coast of Tunisia, the fireworks leading [ Read More ]

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Review: Luca Guadagnino’s Lively, Rock ‘n Roll ‘A Bigger Splash’ With Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes & Dakota Johnson

Progressing like a holiday suntan, from initial golden glamor through a potentially infected burn and finally to a flaky peel, Luca Guadagnino‘s “A Bigger Splash” is an enjoyable slice of sunshine noir, with the emphasis on the sunshine. A reworking of the 1969 Jacques Deray title, “La Piscine,” it owes most of its plot to […]

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“A Bigger Splash” showcases Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in a new light

There’s almost an embarrassment of riches on display in the new movie A Bigger Splash, at least in terms of the main cast members. Consider how excited most cinema buffs would be for anything that starred Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton, but then factor in how this is a change of pace for them both, along with A Bigger Splash being a high profile title on the fall festival circuit last year, and that only adds to the hype, as it were. Having seen the final product, I’m not too wild about it, but it is really hard to beat this cast. With the film headed to theaters this week, I figured it paid to discuss this one a bit. It’s certainly an indie movie of note, no doubt about that. The film is loosely inspired by La Piscine (or The Swimming Pool), but mostly is just its own thing.
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Beauty vs Beast: Who's Splashin' Who

Jason from Mnpp here with our Tuesday serial "Beauty vs Beast" - one of our most anticipated movies of the year is out this upcoming Friday with A Bigger Splash, director Luca Guadagnino's reunion with his I Am Love star Tilda Swinton. (I saw the two of them talk here in NYC recently and the love is real, people.) Coming along for the ride is the hottest cast this side of sex-dreams - Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and my Belgian boyfriend Matthias Schoenaerts. (Back off, people - when you've done over 100 posts about him maybe we can talk.) The sweat's been palpable in every trailer we've seen, and we can't wait.

I imagine most of you know this film is a remake of Jacques Dera's equally perspirant La Piscine from 1969, which starred Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin as the equally (maybe even more, somehow???) photogenic foursome,
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Casting Call For New Channel 4 Drama - Born To Kill

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Casting Director Daniel Edwards is currently casting for three teenage roles in a new Channel 4 drama Born To Kill.

Written by Tracey Malone & Kate Ashfield, Born to Kill is a 4 part thriller about a 15 year old boy called Sam whose fallen in love with a new girl at school Chrissy. But Sam is hiding something…..psychopathic urges.

This series will have its audience on the edge of their seats, both terrifying and heart breaking as we watch Sam’s journey and question how we can like someone so much when we know what he is capable of.

Production Co: World Productions For Channel 4

Exec Producer : Jake Lushington

Director: Tbc

Producer : Nick Pitt

Shooting Location : Cardiff

Overall Shoot Dates : 9th May – 17th July 2016

Casting Details – The majority of first round auditions, workshops and all the recalls will be in London, but we will also be
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