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Sex and Death and the Whole Damn Thing: Gary Walkow and "Radio Mary"

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Mubi is hosting the exclusive global premiere of Gary Walkow's Radio Mary (2017), which will be showing November 28 - December 28, 2017.Gary Walkow’s filmmaking career has a peculiar shape. For a while he looked like a low-key American indie success story waiting for his breakthrough. His first feature The Trouble With Dick shared the Grand Prize at the 1987 Us Film Festival, which was renamed to Sundance a few years later. Notes From Underground (1995), a modern-day Dostoyevsky adaptation, premiered at Toronto and got good reviews and a modest bit of distribution; but Beat (2000), with Kiefer Sutherland and Courtney Love as Bill and Joan Burroughs, had a rocky reception at Sundance and seemed to mark the end of Indiewood’s flirtation with Walkow. After a hiatus that included an unfinished film, Walkow’s career began a second, more clandestine phase with Crashing (2007), a very low-budget comedy that eventually received DVD distribution, boosted
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‘Taxi Driver’: Scorsese’s Masterpiece Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

‘Taxi Driver’: Scorsese’s Masterpiece Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary
We’re talking to you, “Taxi Driver” fans.

To celebrate it’s 40th anniversary, Martin Scorsese’s iconic 1976 film “Taxi Driver” is returning to theaters for a limited two evening run. According to Entertainment Weekly, the psychological thriller will return to theaters in a new 4K restoration, overseen by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman. The program will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m through Fathom Events.

In addition, the newly restored “Taxi Driver” will be released on Blu-ray Tuesday, Nov. 8. The two-disc set will feature a Q&A with Scorsese, the film’s star Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Schrader recorded at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Additional bonus features include commentaries, a making-of documentary, storyboards, and animated photo galleries. The theatrical screenings will also include a 10-minute excerpt from the Tribeca Film Festival’s Q&A.

Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Gambler Review

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Leland Orser, Emory Cohen, George Kennedy, Richard Schiff

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 111 minutes

Synopsis: The death of a beloved grandfather sends a literature professor with a high-stake gambling addiction on a path of self-loathing and destruction as he counter-balances mounting gaming debts with borrowed money from a number of dangerous loan sharks.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’s Rupert Wyatt shows viewers a glimpse into the havoc of an entitled and self-indulgent whiner hell-bent on self-destruction in his latest film The Gambler that stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role.

Rebooted from James Toback’s original 1974 film starring James Caan, Wyatt’s direction and William Monahan’s screenplay are decidedly different from their predecessors: not only in comparable terms (the protagonist is still a gambling addicted literature professor and disgraced scion of a wealthy
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DVD Release: In Secret

Digital, VOD & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014

Price: DVD $26.98

Studio: Lionsgate

Indie film darling Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars in the thriller movie In Secret.

Set in 1860 Paris, the movie tells the story of Therese Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen), who was forced into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin (Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1) by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange, TV’s American Horror Story). But when Therese meets her husband’s alluring friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac), the two start an illicit affair that has tragic consequences.

In Secret is based on the 19th century novel Therese Raquin by Emile Zola and the stage play of the same name by Neal Bell. The film is the first directed by actor Charlie Stratton (Notes From Underground), who also wrote the screenplay.

Rated R, the movie was released in a limited number of theaters and received mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers.
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'True Detective' post-mortem: Unraveling the mysteries

'True Detective' post-mortem: Unraveling the mysteries
“Certain experiences you can’t survive, and afterward, you don’t fully exist, even if you failed to die. Everything that happened…is still happening, only now it’s 20 years later, and what happened is just story.”—from the novel Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto

“Strange is the night where black stars rise.” – from The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

True Detective is many things at once—an immersive character study, a gripping head-trippy murder mystery, a psychological profile of the anti-hero zeitgeist, a tour de force for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. But simply and deeply, it is
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Oscars 2014: Predicting 10 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees

Ever since the dawn of the medium, film has been borrowing from outside sources as inspiration for its cinematic endeavors. D.W. Griffith’s controversial Reconstruction epic, The Birth of a Nation, was based on Thomas Dixon’s racist ode to the Kkk, “The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan.” F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu was based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, Dracula (although the film failed to receive permission from the Stoker estate to do so, which almost led to the complete obliteration of the film after a court ordered the destruction of every copy of the movie). Thomas Edison’s The Sneeze is said to have been influenced greatly by Fydor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground.

Okay, so this last one isn’t true, but nevertheless, you get the picture. Hollywood loves to borrow ideas for their films from other narrative-bound arts, always have and always will.

4 Novels That Prove Dostoevsky Was One Of The All-Time Best Authors

Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the most famous names in world literature. Author of eleven novels, some of which are among the most acclaimed in history, Dostoevsky has been praised for his superb grasp of psychology and his interest in both philosophical and religious themes.

He was born in Moscow in 1821 and published his first novel, Poor Folk, in 1846. In 1849, he was arrested for his involvement with a group of radical liberal utopians and sentenced to death by firing squad. In pure literary fashion, Dostoevsky was spared minutes before his sentence was to be carried out and instead was sentenced to 4 years labor in Siberia. After his release, he struggled for years financially but later in life he became known for his writing abilities and produced some of the masterpieces of western literature.

Although he wrote eleven novels in total, Dostoevsky is primarily remembered for five: Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment,

Nominations: 77th Drama League Awards

This morning, "Norbert Leo Butz and Kathleen Chalfant announced the nominations for The 77th Annual Drama League Awards in the categories of Distinguished Production of Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award. Both actors are previous winners of The Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award.

The 2011 Drama Desk Nominees are:

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) proudly announces the nominations for the 2010-11 Drama League Awards, "to be presented at The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The ceremony will be hosted by Kathleen Turner (High).

Distinguished Production of a Play (12)

"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" | Richard Rodgers Theatre

"The Diary of a Madman" | Brooklyn Academy of Music

"The Dream
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Images And Trailer For Isabella Eklöf's Notes From Underground

We've been keeping a close eye on the graduation projects from the Danish National Film School this year and it appears that we've got another strong - and potentially controversial - effort with Isabella Eklöf's Notes From Underground.Notes from Underground is a bitterly ironical view on the absurd everyday life of a paedophile and the little girl he keeps in his cellar. The story is inspired by the cases that took place in Belgium and Austria from the 90's up until recently.Eklöf is tackling a grim topic here and looks to be doing so very well. We've got a clip from the film and a gallery of stills below....
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Lost: Everybody Loves Hugo Recap

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Things are definitely cooking now. There are only a handful of episodes left now before "Lost" calls it quits, and the fact that this week's "Everybody Loves Hugo" (a twist on the second season's "Everybody Hates Hugo") was a strong episode that aired after an even stronger one makes me optimistic that things will be amped-up and on their game through the end. Then again, it says a lot about a show when I get excited over two consecutive non-crappy episodes, so I don't want to get my hopes too high. Then again, this season's actually been good overall except for the Jin/Sun ep a couple weeks back, so maybe I shouldn't let that weak spot spoil everything. A lot of good stuff happened this week, so let's get to it.

The Los Angeles Timeline

Hurley is at an awards dinner getting a paleontology wing of a history museum named after him,
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Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts

"...human beings are still human beings and not piano keys, which, though played upon with their own hands by the laws of nature themselves, are in danger of being played so much that outside the calendar it will be impossible to want anything." Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From Underground Act I: I Want You Back Thursday, 25 June 2009, is the day everyone will live outside of the calendar, because that's the day when time stopped and hovered over U.C.L.A Medical Center in Westwood, Ca. That was the day our King Of Pop -- Michael Joseph Jackson -- died from cardiac arrest (a.k.a., a broken heart), at 2:26pm, Pacific Standard Time. One-hundred-sixty-eight hours later into the twenty millionth rotation of a never ending news cycle -- and to paraphrase a line from Joan Didion's Slouching To Bethlehem -- my center is not holding. A week...
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