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Rushes: Cannes Clips, Mati Diop, Crafting Cinematography

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe late Machiko Kyo in Cannes, c. 1960.Machiko Kyo, the star of Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu, and Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell, has passed away at the age of 95. Recommended VIEWINGThe 2nd trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which expands further upon the film's storytelling ambitions, comic tone, and inspired casting. Janus Films has released the trailer for its new restoration of Paris is Burning, Jennie Livingston's seminal 1990 documentary on New York City drag ball culture. Ahead of its June 21 release, the final trailer for Toy Story 4 promises road trip adventures and, as per usual, some existential mayhem regarding what it means to be a child's toy. Exclusive clips by way of Cannes, each depicting intimate encounters. Abel Ferrara's Tommaso follows an
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Artsploitation Films to Release Pulp Horror ‘Rondo’ This June

Artsploitation Films to Release Pulp Horror ‘Rondo’ This June
In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Drew Barnhardt‘s Rondo (read our review) is said to be “a sexy, funny, and distinctly modern update to the suspense thriller.” Artsploitation Films will release the film festival and critics favorite on DVD and VOD June 4th. Bloody Disgusting previously shared this exclusive clip from the film that’s […]
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‘Domino’ Trailer: Brian De Palma Is Back With Another Violent Offering

Saban Films has unveiled the trailer for “Domino,” Brian De Palma’s first film since 2012’s “Passion.” Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten — whom you might know as Jaime Lannister and Melisandre from “Game of Thrones,” respectively — it looks to be another stylized offering from the master behind “Carrie,” “Scarface,” and “Dressed to Kill.” Watch the trailer below.

Here’s the synopsis: “In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, Copenhagen police officer Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) seeks justice for his partner’s murder by an Isis member named Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other Isis members. Soon Christian is racing against the clock — not only seeking revenge, but to save his own life.”

“Domino” appears to be skipping the festival circuit entirely,
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Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Addresses "Body Double" Speculation on 'The Late Show'

Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Addresses
Frequent Melania Trump impersonator Laura Benanti dropped in on Friday night to chat with Late Show host Stephen Colbert about the rumors that the first lady uses a "body double" when photographed with President Donald Trump. 

Though he's heard his fair share of "unbelievable Trump stories," Colbert took a moment to focus on the reports that Melania "deploys a body double," which even instigated the hashtag #FakeMelania to trend on Twitter after photographs seem to showcase Trump stepping out with a Melania lookalike. The president called the rumors "conspiracy theories" and accused "Fake ...
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Artsploitation Films Acquires Pulp Horror ‘Rondo’

Artsploitation Films Acquires Pulp Horror ‘Rondo’
In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Drew Barnhardt‘s Rondo (read our review) is said to be “a sexy, funny, and distinctly modern update to the suspense thriller.” Artsploitation Films acquired the film out of the ongoing Afm with plans of releasing on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD in early 2019. Bloody Disgusting previously […]
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A Beginners Guide to Brian De Palma

Tom Jolliffe begins a series of features focused on iconic directors. Those whose work has influenced many younger directors who have followed them. First up is Brian De Palma

The 70’s saw a group of exceptional directors coming to the forefront of cinema. It’s an era where I could all too easily cover Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola or Steven Spielberg for example. There were great directors who broke new ground. There were well established greats like Sidney Lumet, continuing to produce pictures at the pinnacle of their talents.

There are a few names from that era who are well known. Their films iconic, but for one reason or another, don’t get the respect their careers deserve. Okay, maybe they waned through the 90’s but the same could be said of Francis Ford Coppola. The fact is, among contemporaries within the aspiring director rat pack of the late 60’s,
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Interview: Director Nicolas Pesce Talks Piercing

  • DailyDead
Over the course of 2018, the latest movie from The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, Piercing, has been making the festival rounds worldwide, and in just a few months, Pesce’s adaptation of Ryû Murakami’s novel will finally be making its way home for fans to enjoy for themselves. While at Fantastic Fest last month, Daily Dead spoke with Pesce about the process of adapting someone else’s material for his newest film, how Piercing is his tribute to giallo movies, and more.

Look for more on Piercing closer to its release!

I would love to start out talking about the material that you worked with here. I know Eyes of My Mother was your own thing, so what was different for you this time, in terms of working with somebody else's material?

Nicolas Pesce: I think that for good or bad, I decided very early on that
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Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Carrie,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Dressed to Kill’

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Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Carrie,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Dressed to Kill’
Brian De Palma celebrates his 78th birthday on September 11, 2018. While his films have ranged from the sublime to the atrocious, there’s no denying the impact he’s had on cinema. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

De Palma began his filmmaking career directing underground features shot on a shoestring, many of which starred a young Robert De Niro. He came into his own with the Hitchcock-inspired thriller “Sisters” (1973), starring Margot Kidder as a pair of killer Siamese twins. The Master of Suspense would serve as a muse to De Palma throughout his career, influencing such films as “Obsession” (1976), “Dressed to Kill” (1980), “Blow Out” (1980) and “Body Double” (1984) both in style and substance.

He enjoyed his first box office success with “Carrie” (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling novel about a shy teenager (Sissy Spacek) with telekinesis.
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Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

  • Gold Derby
Brian De Palma movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Brian De Palma celebrates his 78th birthday on September 11, 2018. While his films have ranged from the sublime to the atrocious, there’s no denying the impact he’s had on cinema. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

De Palma began his filmmaking career directing underground features shot on a shoestring, many of which starred a young Robert De Niro. He came into his own with the Hitchcock-inspired thriller “Sisters” (1973), starring Margot Kidder as a pair of killer Siamese twins. The Master of Suspense would serve as a muse to De Palma throughout his career, influencing such films as “Obsession” (1976), “Dressed to Kill” (1980), “Blow Out” (1980) and “Body Double” (1984) both in style and substance.

He enjoyed his first box office success with “Carrie” (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling novel about a shy teenager (Sissy Spacek) with telekinesis.
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Foreplays #14: Brian De Palma's "Woton's Wake"

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Foreplays is a column that explores under-known short films by renowned directors. Brian De Palma's Woton's Wake (1962) is free to watch below.Woton’s Wake is Brian De Palma’s third short film, made when he was a student at Columbia University. Watched today, Woton’s Wake signals a strong tendency in the filmmaker’s career: his investment in collage. Collage takes many forms in De Palma’s cinema. It’s in his taste for mosaic-narratives that merge almost-autonomous plot lines. It’s in the way he fits together disparate tones, genres, and styles of acting. It’s in the play with surfaces and depth, fostered by some of his favorite ‘composite’ images—split screens, materialized memory flashes or mental hypotheses, split focus diopter shots. It’s in his very conception of reality as a complex puzzle that can only be grasped via a laborious reconstruction and rearrangement of the pieces.
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Melanie Griffith Says It Was 'Scary' Having Cancer Removed from Her Nose: I 'Depend' on My Face

Melanie Griffith Says It Was 'Scary' Having Cancer Removed from Her Nose: I 'Depend' on My Face
Melanie Griffith recently went underwent a procedure to have some skin cancer removed from her nose — and the experience took a toll on the actress.

“It’s a scary thing when you’re an actress and you depend on your face for work,” the 61-year-old said in InStyle‘s September issue. “But I realize I have to put a Band-Aid on it, and it’s fine. I just look like a dork.”

With a career that includes big screen hits like Body Double, Now and Then and Working Girl, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the actress is eager
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Nsfw ‘Rondo’ Clip Brings a Sledgehammer Into Bed [Exclusive]

Nsfw ‘Rondo’ Clip Brings a Sledgehammer Into Bed [Exclusive]
In the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Brian De Palma’s Body Double, Drew Barnhardt‘s Rondo is said to be “a sexy, funny, and distinctly modern update to the suspense thriller.” Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive clip from the film that’s insanely Nsfw. In it, a sledgehammer delivers the orgasm. In the film, “Paul, a troubled veteran, is given a […]
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Brian De Palma’s ‘Sisters’ Lands Criterion Collection Release In October

Director Brian De Palma is known as the one of the masters at the suspense thriller genre thanks to Dressed to Kill, Blow-Out and Body Double. His 1973 feature Sisters is just as scary as the aforementioned features, and it comes out as a Criterion Collection release on October 23 (on both Blu-ray and DVD [...]

The post Brian De Palma’s ‘Sisters’ Lands Criterion Collection Release In October appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

Mommy issues were firmly cemented in horror lore with Psycho (1960); there’s just something about a tight mother and son relationship that brings a tear to the eye, or perhaps the occasional hot poker. But Norman wouldn’t be the only maladjusted kid on the block however, as films popped up on the big screen and small espousing the dangers of really close familial relationships. This brings us to Scream Bloody Murder (1973), your typical Boy Loves Mom, Boy Runs over Dad with Tractor, Boy Grows up with Hook and Kills Anyone Who Isn’t His Mom story.

Distributed by Indiepix Releasing in February on North American shores, and I have to hand it to the original marketing team behind Scream Bloody Murder; labeling your film as “The First Motion Picture to be Called Gore-nography!!!” is some William Castle worthy hucksterism, even if Hgl’s Blood Feast (1963) should probably hold that distinction.
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Brian De Palma’s Harvey Weinstein Sex Scandal Horror Movie Will Be Set At Tiff & May Shoot Next

In the too-soon hall of fame of horribly conceived ideas, director Brian De Palma‘s next film could take a special Palme d’Or-like prize. The filmmaker — who made his name on voyeuristic suspense, crime and psychosexual thrillers like “Dressed To Kill,” “Blow Out,” “Body Double,” “Passion” and many more — announced last week he would be making a movie based on the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal that rocked Hollywood and helped further motivate the #MeToo movement.

Continue reading Brian De Palma’s Harvey Weinstein Sex Scandal Horror Movie Will Be Set At Tiff & May Shoot Next at The Playlist.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’
Someone is killing the cast and crew around the production of a gay French porno in “Knife + Heart,” which provides an inspired opportunity to set an erotic thriller within the milieu of vintage Parisian blue movies. In the hands of gifted French director Yann Gonzalez, who leaps from Critics’ Week to the official competition with this hyper-stylized follow-up to “You and the Night,” an environment that might have once given exploitation helmers the excuse to stage some red-blooded voyeurism (à la “Body Double” or “Crimes of Passion”) instead serves as a backdrop for queer empowerment in what should be one of the hottest tickets for gay audiences this year.

Picture “Cruising” as directed by Brian De Palma, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this frisky parody-homage, which is equal parts kinky and kitsch, rendered with the kind of meticulous attention to lighting,
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Five Classic Neo-Noirs You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck

Five Classic Neo-Noirs You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck
In his 1972 essay “Notes on Film Noir”, film critic-turned-screenwriter/director Paul Schrader wrote on how the genre was “not defined…by conventions of setting and conflict, but rather by the more subtle qualities of tone and mood.” It’s a mood best described as ‘you’re screwed, pal.’

Cynicism has always been at the heart of film noir, a genre full of desperate characters clinging to the shadows of world that’s forgotten them. It’s a cynicism born out of post-War disillusionment and anxiety that spawned the genre’s heyday from the early-40s all the way through the mid-1950s when suddenly “Dragnet” and “Leave it To Beaver” were reaffirming America’s squeaky-clean Eisenhower-era view of itself.

But with the post-Watergate 70s and Cold War 80s came a new slew of anxieties as the genre evolved, this time with less Hollywood restrictions. That meant more sex, more violence,
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Stormy Daniels, the Movie: We Suggest the Best Directors to Handle the Story of Trump’s Former Fling

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Stormy Daniels, the Movie: We Suggest the Best Directors to Handle the Story of Trump’s Former Fling
Porn star Stormy Daniels has been in the news a lot lately, even as she hasn’t been able to speak up. Pre-election, the actress spoke at length with In Touch, where she offered a detailed account of an alleged affair with the future president after meeting him at a golf tournament (“I can describe his junk perfectly”). Reports that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohn, paid Daniels $130,000 during the election to sign a non-disclosure agreement help explain why Daniels has remained quiet about the affair, even during a coy Jimmy Kimmel appearance when she danced around questions about her relationship with Trump.

That seems to have changed, in the wake of Trump’s lawyer saying that he personally paid Daniels to keep quiet and Daniels’ agent claiming that his declaration invalidates the Nda. “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Daniels’ agent told the AP.
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Alexa Is Out! Cardi B, Rebel Wilson and More Celebs Take Over the Amazon Device in New Ad

Alexa is feeling a little under the weather.

In a new Super Bowl ad, the fictional friend behind the popular Amazon smart home speaker suddenly loses her voice, leaving its many users to their own devices when it comes to finding out the weather, turning on music and researching recipes. Luckily, there are a few similarly recognizable voices ready to step in as substitutes.

Instead of hearing Alexa’s calming step-by-step, one home cook gets a rough surprise from none other than famed hothead, Gordon Ramsay, after requesting a recipe for grilled cheese.

Related: You’re a Wizard, Peyton! Manning
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Timothée Chalamet Reveals the Quentin Tarantino Advice that Influenced ‘Call Me by Your Name’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

Timothée Chalamet may be the youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actor since 1939, but he speaks with the maturity of a seasoned screen veteran. In an interview for IndieWire’s Awards Spotlight series, the “Call Me by Your Name” star spoke reverently of the film’s director Luca Guadagnino, and the creative freedom he felt from the enormous trust the director placed in him.

Leaning forward in his chair, Chalamet revealed a provocative kernel of wisdom that Guadagnino picked up from a somewhat surprising source: Quentin Tarantino. Guadagnino’s sun-soaked gay romance may be the furthest thing from Tarantino’s genre bloodbaths, but the directors share one thing in common.

Read More:Timothée Chalamet & Armie Hammer on Sex Scenes in ‘Call Me by Your Name’: Awards Season Spotlight Profile

According to Chalamet, Guadagnino told a story about being on a panel with Tarantino during the Venice Film Festival. “Tarantino had
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