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Everything to Know About Late Artist Jo Andres and Her Love for Husband Steve Buscemi

Everything to Know About Late Artist Jo Andres and Her Love for Husband Steve Buscemi
Earlier this month, Steve Buscemi’s wife, Jo Andres, passed away at the age of 64.

Andres, who worked as a filmmaker, choreographer and visual artist throughout her career, was married to Buscemi, 61, for over 30 years. The pair lived together in New York City.

Buscemi and Andres married in 1987 and share one son together, Lucian, who was born in 1990.

While Andres’ cause of death is unclear, the couple was last photographed together in July at the New York City after party for the film Puzzle, which Buscemi executive-produced.

Here’s everything you need to know about Andres.

She was an acclaimed
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Movie Review – The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019)

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, 2019.

Written and Directed by Henry Dunham.

Starring James Badge Dale, Happy Anderson, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler, Robert Aramayo, Gene Jones, Cotter Smith, Bret Porter, and Chris Mulkey.

Synopsis:

A former cop-turned-militia man investigates a shooting at a police funeral.

Two different suspects confess to committing a domestic act of terror that they didn’t actually carry out. It’s a testament to how well the debut feature-length film from writer and director Henry Dunham, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, draws its characters with more psychological depth than the rather routine alibis of each individual might let on.

Drawing inspiration from topical events, a quiet opening segment places audiences inside the isolated home of former cop turned militiaman Gannon overhearing gunshots and explosions off in the distance, subsequently being radioed into the tragic occurrence and called into the nearby armory the militiamen operate from. Essentially, a
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Jo Andres Dies: ‘Black Kites’ Filmmaker, Wife Of Steve Buscemi Was 64

Jo Andres Dies: ‘Black Kites’ Filmmaker, Wife Of Steve Buscemi Was 64
Jo Andres, director of the 1996 festival circuit hit Black Kites and wife for 31 years to actor Steve Buscemi, has died. She was 64. (Some reports put Andres’ age at 65).

Neither a cause nor date of death has been disclosed, but a memorial service reportedly was held Tuesday at the couple’s home in Brooklyn.

An artist whose works combining dance, light projections and film were featured at such downtown Manhattan hot spots of the 1980s as La Mama E.T.C., The Performing Garage and P.S. 122, Andres later became a dance consultant to the acclaimed Wooster Group performing arts center. According to Andres’ website, she was, at various times over a long career, an artist in residence at numerous universities, museums and art colonies including Yaddo and The Rockefeller Study Center in Bellagio, Italy.

Black Kites, a 26-minute film based on the 1992 journals and drawing of Sarajevan visual artist Alma Hajric,
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Jo Andres, Filmmaker and Wife to Steve Buscemi, Dies at 64

Jo Andres, Filmmaker and Wife to Steve Buscemi, Dies at 64
Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi’s wife of 31 years and a prominent filmmaker and choreographer, has died. She was 64.

Buscemi was photographed participating in her funeral, which included a wicker casket, Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, New York. Buscemi’s “Big Lebowski” co-star, John Turturro, and his cousin, “Sopranos” star Aida Turturro, were seen paying visits to the home. Firefighters from Buscemi’s ladder company also paid their respects.

The cause of death has not been released.

The couple married in 1987, and Andres drew acclaim in 1996 for her film “Black Kites,” which played at Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto and aired on PBS. Andres’ website describes the film, which is based on 1992 journals of Bosnian visual artist Alma Hajric, who was forced into a basement shelter to survive the siege of Sarajevo, as “non-linear, dreamlike and spectral.”

Andres was known for her “film/dance/light” experimental performance art through the ’80s, and was
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The Incendiary Cinema of Ringo Lam

Ringo Lam’s death this past December 29 at the age of 63 sparked outpourings of appreciation from across the world, with attention in America focused mostly on his two most famous films, City on Fire (1987) and Full Contact (1992), each of which were elevated to the canon in the days when Hong Kong movies could be found here for the most part only on cheap, imported, usually dubbed VHS tapes in the country’s more adventurous video stores. City on Fire was famous more as the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) than on its own merits, while Full Contact delivered all the gory nihilistic charms of a grindhouse cinema that was vastly more alive than anything Hollywood ever bothered to produce. But there’s much more to Lam’s work than cheap thrills and story material for directorial magpies. Ringo Lam was part of a remarkable generation of filmmakers, working
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Actor Robert Ruth Dies at 82

Robert Ruth, an actor who appeared in Reservoir Dogs, on Everybody Loves Raymond and as a Mighty Carson Art Player on The Tonight Show, has died. He was 82.

Ruth died Dec. 29 of complications of pneumonia in Torrance, California, his son Monty Ruth said.

For Quentin Tarantino, Ruth appeared as a cop in Reservoir Dogs (1992) and as a sportscaster in Pulp Fiction (1994), and on Everybody Loves Raymond, he played pizzeria owner Nemo on a couple of 2001 episodes.

Ruth also was heard as a boxing announcer in Rocky (1976) and as a cockroach in A Bug's Life (1998).

Born ...
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Ringo Lam Dies: Hong Kong Director Of ‘City On Fire’ Was 63

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Ringo Lam Dies: Hong Kong Director Of ‘City On Fire’ Was 63
Influential Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter Ringo Lam died Saturday. He was 63.

Lam was found unconscious and unresponsive in his bed on Saturday, according to the Hong Kong publication Apple Daily. When the officials arrived, he was already dead. No foul play was suspected and no further details were released.

Born Ringo Lam Ling-Tung in Hong Kong in 1955, Lam studied acting and then went on to film school in Canada. His first films were comedies and he found success with Aces Go Places IV in 1983. In 1987, he went on to direct City on Fire starring Chow Yun-fat. The crime film was a breakout success and it earned him his first Hong Kong Film Award. Many have said that City on Fire is the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

Lam went on to make more films that showed the darker side and underbelly of Hong Kong. He
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Hong Kong Director Ringo Lam Dies at 63

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Hong Kong Director Ringo Lam Dies at 63
Hong Kong-born action director Ringo Lam, who directed the influential crime film “City on Fire,” has died.

Hong Kong media outlets reported the director, who was born Lin Lingdong, was found unresponsive in bed on Saturday by his wife. He was 63.

The 1986 “City on Fire” is considered a landmark film about Hong Kong triads, and won best director at the Hong Kong Film Awards. It was a major influence on Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.” Lam followed that film up with “Prison on Fire” and “School on Fire.”

“Tarantino has never tried to hide his love for ’70s cinema, and this is part of what makes his take on ‘City on Fire’ so interesting,” wrote IndieWire in an explanation of Tarantino’s influences.

With several “Reservoir Dogs” shots recalling “City on Fire,” such as the image of four men in black suits and a man shooting a cop with with two guns,
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Ringo Lam, Hong Kong Director of ‘City on Fire,’ Dies at 63

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Ringo Lam, Hong Kong Director of ‘City on Fire,’ Dies at 63
Ringo Lam, the Hong Kong director that worked on such projects as the 1987 film “City on Fire,” was found dead Saturday morning, according to the Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. Lam was 63.

An unresponsive Lam was found in bed by his wife, Apple Daily reported on Saturday. After discovering the body, she called an ambulance, but by the time it arrived, Lam had already passed. A cause of death has not been announced, but no foul play is suspected.

Born in Hong Kong in the mid 1950s, Lam originally aspired to be an actor, but eventually shifted his focus to working behind the camera and moved to Canada to study film.
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German Shocker Snowflake Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD

The shocking German thrill Snowflake is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Artsploitation Films. Snowflake stars Reza Brojerdi, Erkan Acar, and Alexander Wolf and is directed by Adolfo J. Kolmerer and William James.

Take a dash of Tarantino, a splash of Coen brothers, a metric ton of pretzel-logic self-awareness, and a fast-paced series of humorously violent misadventures, and you’re halfway to grasping the magnificent German madness of this bizarre import. Hunting down the murderer of their families in a near-future Berlin, a gang of lowlife characters all want revenge on each other, but along the way they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairytale types—assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero—all apparently come to life through a screenplay written by a demented but clueless dentist. Must be experienced to be believed, and guaranteed to twist your mind.

Check out some of the reviews
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‘Us’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s New Nightmare Looks Even Crazier Than ‘Get Out’

It’s always exciting when a promising filmmaker follows up a successful debut – Christopher Nolan’s sophomore effort was “Memento,” Quentin Tarantino followed up “Reservoir Dogs” with “Pulp Fiction,” and Ryan Coogler succeeded “Fruitvale Station” with “Creed.” However, while each of these great directors had immense success with their first films, none, if any director, came out of the gate stronger than Jordan Peele, whose film “Get Out” was the breakout hit of 2017, making its budget back more than fifty times over and garnering Peele the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Continue reading ‘Us’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s New Nightmare Looks Even Crazier Than ‘Get Out’ at The Playlist.
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Quentin Tarantino Confronted Burglars Who Robbed His Home

Quentin Tarantino Confronted Burglars Who Robbed His Home
Quentin Tarantino isn't afraid of no home invasion. The iconic director, who is hard at work on his 9th feature film, came face to face with a couple of burglars that snuck into his house late Sunday night. Though he confronted the pair, they still managed to get away with some of his jewelry.

Tarantino made a name for himself in the 90s with back-to-back crime thriller hits Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. He knows a little something about the underground crime world of Los Angeles. And apparently, he's not afraid of a couple burglars. The pair reportedly broke into his Hollywood home on Sunday night, when he was attempting to take a rest from focusing on his upcoming drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Law enforcement has confirmed that Tarantino confronted the thieves, who got away with some of his jewelry. It's not stated how much the pieces were worth.
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Jingle Punks at 10: How the Production Music Platform’s Player Works

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Jingle Punks at 10: How the Production Music Platform’s Player Works
Though its primary function is creative, Jingle Punks is built on a foundation of technology and administration. The patented Jingle Player that lets customers search for music using pop culture terms is both intuitive and efficient. Typing in “Reservoir Dogs” or “Starbucks” generates suggestions. Queries are monitored “so if there isn’t an exact match, we’ll suggest something else or a music supervisor will be alerted to create something,” Jingle Punks co-founder and managing partner Dan Demole says. Most searched phrases for 2018? “Hip-hop,” “upbeat piano” and “epic summer,” followed by the ever-popular “quirky comedy” and “fun adventure.” Recent additions that came after stumping the system: Cirque du Soleil, “A Star Is Born,” opportunistic, royal visit and infotainment.

In addition to traditional licensing models for its library of more than 500,000 cues, Jingle Punks offers something called Jingle 360. Customers who commit to a certain quantity of original music get a white
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Steve Buscemi movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’

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Steve Buscemi movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’
Happy 61st birthday to character actor extraordinaire Steve Buscemi on December 13, 2018! What some might call Buscemi’s offbeat good looks combined with his prodigious acting skill has helped to build a long-lasting career that has stolen many a movie or TV show.

SEECoen Brothers movies: All 18 films ranked worst to best

Buscemi’s awards history has largely centered on his work in television — he was been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for television, including a win for “Boardwalk Empire;” eight Emmy Award nominations with a win for the short form “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi” and an impressive 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which include four wins for “Boardwalk Empire.” Buscemi also earned one film Globe nom for his supporting work in “Ghost World,” one of his finest performances in any medium.

SEEJeff Bridges movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best

To toast Steve’s big day, let
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Steve Buscemi movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Steve Buscemi movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Happy 61st birthday to character actor extraordinaire Steve Buscemi on December 13, 2018! What some might call Buscemi’s offbeat good looks combined with his prodigious acting skill has helped to build a long-lasting career that has stolen many a movie or TV show.

Buscemi’s awards history has largely centered on his work in television — he was been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards for television, including a win for “Boardwalk Empire;” eight Emmy Award nominations with a win for the short form “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi” and an impressive 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which include four wins for “Boardwalk Empire.” Buscemi also earned one film Globe nom for his supporting work in “Ghost World,” one of his finest performances in any medium.

To toast Steve’s big day, let’s look back and rank the 12 greatest film performances of Buscemi’s career. Tour our photo gallery above, ranked worst to best,
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‘Green Book’ costume designer Betsy Heimann shares how Viggo Mortensen ‘was torturing me, but in a fun way’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

One of the perks of having the son of one of the film’s subjects be its co-writer is that the production gets all kinds of access for research. That’s exactly what it was like for Betsy Heimann, who created the vintage ‘60s looks on “Green Book,” which chronicles the friendship between pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his one-time driver Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen).

“I had access to some fabulous photographs of Tony at the Copacabana with Tom Jones and Don Rickles and all kinds of characters,” Heimann shared at Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Costume Designers panel, moderated by this author (watch the exclusive video above). “I had some pictures of his mother and [Tony and Dolores’] wedding. And I had a few pictures of the family.”

It was a Vallelonga family affair on the project, which was co-written by Tony’s son Nick. Vallelonga family members were also in the movie,
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Tim Roth, Gaspar Noe Join Thierry Fremaux at Cannes Festival Cinema Week

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Tim Roth, Gaspar Noe Join Thierry Fremaux at Cannes Festival Cinema Week
Buenos Aires — Kicking off with the Cannes Festival’s Palme d’Or winner, Hirokazu Kor-eda’s “Shoplifters,” and framing multiple Cannes winners, the 10th Cannes Festival Cinema Week will feature a masterclass by Tim Roth, before a projection of “Reservoir Dogs,” and a presentation by Gaspar Noé of his Directors’ Fortnight hit “Climax.”

Curated and M.C-ed by Thierry Frémaux, the Cinema Week will also underscore some of the hallmarks of Cannes as the world’s fall festivals, led by Venice, become ever more important platforms for Academy Award contenders.

The Cinema Week is sold out, some screenings in two hours, Frémaux told Variety on the eve of its opening. That is a reflection on the draw of Cannes, and its Cinema week, in Buenos Aires, where it is a big event. Attending the Cannes Festival Cinema Week in 2011, double Cannes Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne were lionized like rock stars.
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What You Never Knew About ‘True Romance’

2018 has been a year filled with anniversaries of some of our favourite films. One such film is True Romance. Directed by Tony Scott, from a Quentin Tarantino script, the film turns an impressive twenty-five this year. Starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, True Romance follows newly-weds Clarence and Alabama Worley as they accidentally end-up in the crazy world of drug-dealing. Also starring the likes of Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini, the film has rightly achieved massive cult status.

To honour this prestigious birthday, here are some facts that you might not have known about the film.

1. Gary Oldman didn’t even need to read the script for the film, he just heard Tony Scott’s pitch for the character and agreed on the spot. Scott described his role of Drexl as ‘a white guy who thinks he’s black,
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Here’s the First Trailer for Extremely Unnerving The Standoff At Sparrow Creek

Though it didn’t make my personal Top 10 list of horror movies that screened at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas (link below), The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a seriously compelling slow-burn that plays out like a combination of Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspect. And I’ve got to give credit where it’s […] The post Here’s the First Trailer for Extremely Unnerving The Standoff At Sparrow Creek appeared first on Dread Central.
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First Trailer for Major Fest Discovery 'The Standoff at Sparrow Creek'

"Do you have any idea what's going on out there?" Rlje has debuted the first trailer for one of this year's big discoveries, a contained thriller titled The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, the feature debut of Henry Dunham. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, then played to rave reviews at Fantastic Fest, earning some of the best buzz out of both fests as a major find. It's a deviously smart film about a group of men in a militia who meet in a warehouse after a shooting, only to discover that one of their guns is missing. They begin to accuse each other in an attempt to figure out who did it, and it gets even better as it goes on. This has been compared to Reservoir Dogs, but it's really something of its own and it's an incredible debut. Sparrow Creek stars James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler,
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