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Ethan Hawke: Why the ‘Before’ Trilogy Feels Done and Making Another ‘Boyhood’ Is Unlikely — SXSW 2018

Ethan Hawke: Why the ‘Before’ Trilogy Feels Done and Making Another ‘Boyhood’ Is Unlikely — SXSW 2018
Ethan Hawke is at the SXSW Film Festival this year with his latest directorial effort “Blaze,” and he spent some time reflecting on his legendary indie film career during an hour-long discussion with IndieWire’s chief film critic Eric Kohn. Richard Linklater was mentioned numerous times throughout the chat, which is hardly a surprise given that Hawke is the star of both the “Before” trilogy and “Boyhood.” The actor earned an Oscar nomination for the latter.

“A lot of directors like to have power over people. But with Linklater, it’s always our movie,” Hawke said of the filmmaker. “When he says wrap, it feels like it’s your film. His greatest skill is using his confidence and his knowledge to empower others, to show them respect, and to lift them up.”

Linklater catapulted Hawke’s career when he cast him in “Before Sunrise” when he was only in his early twenties.
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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?

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Could ‘Call Me by Your Name’ sequels make it the ‘Lord of the Rings’ of gay love stories at the Oscars?
The critically acclaimed romance “Call Me by Your Name” earned four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. It’s an underdog in that race with 66/1 odds, but even if it doesn’t win the academy’s top prize this year, this may not be its last chance. Director Luca Guadagnino has expressed interest in making sequels to the film that will revisit young lovers Elio (Timothee Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) over the course of their lives, so maybe voters are holding out for “Call Me by Your Name: The Return of the King.”

It’s rare for sequels to succeed at the Oscars. “The Godfather” (1972) and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974) are the only example of a film and its sequel both winning Best Picture Oscars. But it’s rare for sequels to even pick up nominations. “Star Wars” (1977) was a cultural phenomenon and a Best Picture nominee, but despite critical
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Julie Delpy Honored at European Film Awards, Calls Out Sexism in Funding Female Directors

Delpy in “Lolo

Most award winners use all of their time at the podium to breathlessly thank agents and deliver words of inspiration. Not so for Julie Delpy. In a bold and amazing move, the multihyphenate made an important announcement about her next project — and asked for help. Delpy was accepting the European Achievement in World Cinema prize at the European Film Awards (Efa) “when she called on members of the European Film Academy to pony up for her new film, ‘My Zoe,’” The Hollywood Reporter writes. She addressed “the problems completing financing for her new project, planned as her sixth feature as a director.”

As Delpy explained to THR, a key financier of the family drama dropped the project shortly before the film was scheduled to go to prep. She told the award show’s attendees that in order for “My Zoe” to begin shooting as planned early next year,
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Brushing Up On Conversation With The ‘Before’ Trilogy

By Jacob Oller

Some of the talkingest films ever made (that weren’t even made by Quentin Tarantino) teach us how to talk better. ichard Linklater is a rambling man. His films weave in and out of things that matter like a drunk in an antique shop. His masterpieces, the Before trilogy (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight) […]

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Movie Review: Last Flag Flying Review

Dialogue in film can be tricky. Whether the screenwriter is trying to lay out exposition or have an emotional moment between two characters, the nuances of screenwriting are understandably crucial to a successful film. That is why most of Richard Linklater’s films are almost always successful. The man behind the “Before” trilogy (Before Sunrise [1995], Before Sunset [2004], and Before Midnight [2013]), Dazed and Confused (1993), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), and one of the decade’s best films, Boyhood (2014), has a talent for creating entertaining and thoughtful movies that feature essentially just people talking. His characters walk through the streets of Vienna talking about their lives (Before Sunrise), talk at parties on the weekend leading up to the first day of a college semester (Everybody Wants Some!!), and talk about what they want to see in the newest Star Wars movie around a campfire (Boyhood). Linklater is the master of creating natural dialogue between
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The Cinematic Kinship of Richard Linklater and Hal Ashby

The latest stage of Richard Linklater’s freewheeling career takes him back to the 1970s with Last Flag Flying, a 44-years-belated sequel to Hal Ashby’s masterpiece The Last Detail. It’s difficult to call much of anything from Linklater a surprise at this point: he seems as comfortable at the helm of a studio comedy powered by Jack Black’s manic energy as he does a decade-plus-spanning epic about the journey from childhood to adolescence. Last Flag Flying may not stand as one of Linklater’s defining works, but it does signal a kinship with the New Hollywood director, whose run from 1970-1979 was as inspired as any other from that era — before he got burned (and burned-out) and died too young at the age of 59. Ashby and Linklater have a shared ability to make a film built on discursive moments flow narratively, an affinity for counterculture movements or
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The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2017

The 7 Best Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2017
For movie lovers, October is the gloriously ghoulish time of year when we celebrate one kind of film above all others. That’s right: Biting comedies about dysfunctional New York Jews who finally decide to air their grievances after decades of resentment! Um… well, maybe Netflix didn’t get the memo. It’s not as though the streaming service isn’t scaring up some choice horror titles in time for Halloween (don’t miss “Raw” or “The Cult of Chucky”), but most of the month’s big new additions aren’t exactly in season.

Case in point: The splashiest arrival is a Noah Baumbach film, and it’s safe to say that “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” is considerably less frightening than any of the Adam Sandler comedies that Netflix has brought to you before. On the other hand, it’s true that movies can terrify you in a
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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater Enlists Superb Ensemble In Dramedy Of War And Words

‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater Enlists Superb Ensemble In Dramedy Of War And Words
Most war movies offer lots of action, explosions and perilous life-and-death situations, but not Last Flag Flying from director and co-writer Richard Linklater. As he has proven in the past, Linklater is one of the rare filmmakers who loves words and lets them breathe onscreen — think his Before Sunset trilogy in which Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy wander around talking about their relationship for three movies, or the 12-year gestation of his unquestionable masterpiece Boyh…
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Julie Delpy to Receive Honorary Tribute at 30th European Film Awards

Julie Delpy to Receive Honorary Tribute at 30th European Film Awards
Julie Delpy, the Oscar-nominated French-American writer, filmmaker and actress, will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema award at the 30th European Film Awards in December. The honor recognizes Delpy’s rich and diverse career in front of and behind the camera.

The Paris-born Delpy is best known for her role opposite Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” (1995), “Before Sunset” (2004) and “Before Midnight” (2013), which she co-wrote. Delpy received an Oscar nomination in screenwriting for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” (shared with Linklater and Hawke) as well as a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the latter.

A graduate of Nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts, Delpy has directed, written or acted in more than 30 films. She’s been nominated at the European Film Awards twice, first as an actress in Volker Schlöndorff’s “Homo Faber,” in 1991, and as a director in 2007 with “2 Days in Paris,” which also earned a Cesar nomination. Her
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The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (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: In honor of “The Trip to Spain,” what is the best movie trilogy?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

Far be it from me to choose between Antonioni’s non-trilogy “L’Avventura,” “La Notte,” and “L’Eclisse” and Kiarostami’s explicitly-denied “Koker” trilogy of “Where Is the Friend’s Home?,” “Life and Nothing More,” and “Through the Olive Trees” (and I’m tempted to make a trilogy of trilogies with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Day of Wrath,” “Ordet,” and “Gertrud”), but if I put Kiarostami’s films first, it’s because he puts their very creation into the action. Reflexivity isn’t a
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Ethan Hawke Teases A Fourth ‘Before Sunrise’ Film

Celine and Jesse. It started with “Before Sunrise,” continued with the beautiful “Before Sunset,” and capped off with the mature “Before Midnight.” Richard Linklater’s trilogy of romance in European cities has built a loyal indie following for more than two decades now.

Before Sunset” was a masterful examination of love, family life, and conversation. Never has a cinematic audience wanted an on-screen character to cheat on his wife more than when Jesse shows up at Celine’s apartment in the climactic scene.

Continue reading Ethan Hawke Teases A Fourth ‘Before Sunrise’ Film at The Playlist.
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Ethan Hawke Still Has Hope for Jesse and Celine’s Future, Teases A Fourth ‘Before’ Movie

Ethan Hawke Still Has Hope for Jesse and Celine’s Future, Teases A Fourth ‘Before’ Movie
It’s been four years since Jesse and Celine’s hotel fight in Greece broke our hearts, and anyone wondering what the couple at the center of Richard Linklater’s “Before” trilogy is up to nowadays certainly isn’t alone. Is the couple still happily married? Or did that cataclysmic event uproot their entire love story? Linklater’s ambiguous ending to “Before Midnight” hinted at reconciliation, but it didn’t necessarily guarantee it.

Read MoreRichard Linklater’s ‘Before’ Trilogy Hits Criterion: Everything You Need to Know About the Romantic Saga

Hawke recently sat down with The Independent to promote his new movie “Maudie,” in which he stars opposite Sally Hawkins, and the conversation couldn’t help but find its way to the “Before” trilogy, which the actor says is “connected to [his] soul, for lack of a better word.” Every nine years since “Before Sunrise” in 1995, Hawke has reunited with Linklater
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50 Overlooked Indie Movies You Must Stream on Netflix

50 Overlooked Indie Movies You Must Stream on Netflix
Netflix adds new movies almost every day, which only makes it harder to find ones worth watching. That’s where IndieWire comes in. From low-budget American gems to foreign film masterpieces, these are the overlooked independent movies you’ve got to make time for on Netflix. All titles are now available to stream.

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“6 Years” (2015)

“6 Years” provides a moving snapshot of a troubled relationship. The movie follows a young couple facing the titular anniversary as their future is challenged by various spats and infidelities. With an improvisatory style and two heartbreaking performances from Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield, “6 Years” imbues its traditional narrative with a fiery edge. Read IndieWire’s review.

“A Woman, A Part“ (2016)

In her feature directorial debut, Elisabeth Subrin confronts industry-wide sexism head on, making it clear that her protagonist’s experiences are not unique and dismantling any
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The Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screen

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The Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screenThe Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screenAdriana Floridia5/15/2017 10:35:00 Am

Films based on a true story tend to hit a little harder.

Watching a story unfold and knowing that it's not a work of fiction, but the real life experience of an actual human being, makes everything that occurs that much more impactful. It's incredibly common for films to be based on true life for that reason; it is an instant emotional investment beyond what most fiction can provide. It doesn't happen incredibly often, but sometimes we get the treat of not just watching a work of art, but someone's personal life story being displayed in their own words.

This summer, we are seeing one of these instances with The Big Sick, a film co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon,
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Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan: Filmmakers most overdue to win an Oscar

Much like I said last week, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were. As such, below I’ve made up a list of ten filmmakers who’ve previously been nominated for Oscars but have yet to win one who are in contention this year, after doing the same for actors and actresses previously. I’ve more or less ranked them by how due they are, and just to be fair, I’ve excluded anyone who has already won a prize elsewhere, or any of the myriad contenders who are seeking their first ever nomination by the Academy. Take a look at the writers/directors below and I hope you all enjoy!
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7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)

7 Classic Anime That Hollywood Should Remake After ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (And One That They Really Need to Leave Alone)
It was always only a matter of time until modern Hollywood resigned itself to remaking anime. Which isn’t to suggest that the uniquely Japanese medium is somehow unworthy of being used as fodder for Western blockbusters — on the contrary, anime has provided some of the most progressive, adventurous, and visionary filmmaking of the last 30 years — but rather to acknowledge the palpable whiff of inevitability with which Paramount is releasing “Ghost in the Shell.”

It’s not like studio executives are obsessive fans of the franchise, it’s not like former Paramount CEO Brad Grey bought every new DVD of “Stand Alone Complex” as it was released in the United States and can walk you through every detail of the Laughing Man case, it’s not like the people in power were just patiently waiting for the entertainment climate to warm up to the idea of a star-studded Major Kusanagi
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Criterion Now – Episode 10 – Being There, Before Midnight, Samurai Films

Aaron is joined by Dave and Matt, and they begin by battling out for Criterion Now supremacy in the first ever Samurai duel. We get into a number of topics and digressions afterward, notably Being There, Before Sunset, John Waters, the value of schlock, the mystery of Jon Mulvaney, and a lot more where that came from.

Episode Notes

6:00 – Samurai Off

14:20 – Dave and Matt on June announcements

19:30 – Being There

28:00 – Before Midnight

46:00 – News Items

1:03:40 – Short Takes (Hour of the Wolf, Proletariat Trilogy, Walkabout)

1:11:30 – FilmStruck

Episode Links The Other Side of Hope The Great Escape coming? More John Waters? Arrow Academy Releases Episode Credits Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd Dave Eves: Twitter Matt Gasteier: Twitter | Letterboxd Criterion Now: Twitter Criterion Cast: Facebook | Twitter

Music for the show is from Fatboy Roberts’ Geek Remixed project.
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Awards Roundup: Honors for Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light

Christina Ricci in “Z: The Beginning of Everything

Seasoned show business veterans Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light are all set to be honored this spring. Variety reports that the Vail Film Festival will celebrate women in film during its 14th edition, specifically Ricci and Delpy. And the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present its Monte Cristo Award to Light for her work in theater, according to Broadway World.

Ricci will accept the 2017 Vail Film Festival Renegade award, Variety writes. Ricci currently stars as Zelda Fitzgerald in the Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” and also serves as an exec producer. The actress has been working steadily since 1990 in projects like Patty Jenkins’ “Monster,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Addams Family,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Ally McBeal.”

Delpy will receive the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award for her work (onscreen and off) on over 50 films. Delpy co-wrote and starred in Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset,” and “Before Midnight,” and earned Oscar nods for Best Adapted Screenplay for the latter two. Delpy has written and directed “2 Days in Paris,” “2 Days in New York,” “The Countess,” “Skylab,” and “Lolo.” She will next write, direct, and star in “My Zoe.”

“I can’t say I like every film by any male director,” Delpy has said, “which is actually a paradox because no one in Hollywood — no producer in Hollywood — is looking into a woman to be the next [Stanley] Kubrick , because no one believes a woman is a genius. They believe that any young guy that comes up with one Ok film can be the next Kubrick, but not a woman.”

The Vail Film fest — which takes place March 30 to April 2 — is also set to open and close the fest with the female-helmed “Carrie Pilby” and “Sticky Notes,” respectively. Starring Bel Powley as a young woman who can’t adjust to life after college, “Carrie Pilby” is directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden. “Sticky Notes,” written and directed by Amanda Sharp, centers on a backup dancer (Rose Leslie) who goes home to Florida to care for her father (Ray Liotta).

Elsewhere, director Thomas Kail will present Light with the Monte Cristo Award at a gala dinner May 21, Broadway World writes. The event will be hosted by Preston Whiteway, Executive Director of the O’Neill.

“The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake,” according to the source. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Zoe Caldwell, playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and director Barbara Gelb.

Light first performed at the O’Neill’s 1977 National Playwrights Conference in Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others.” “Beloved the world over, Judith Light brings artistry of the highest caliber to every role she takes on,” Whiteway emphasized. “We are delighted to recognize her with our 2017 Monte Cristo Award.”

Light, who stars in Jill Soloway’s Amazon series “Transparent,” made her Broadway debut in “A Doll’s House.” She’s also acted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Wit in New York” and “Hedda Gabler.” Light took home Tonys and Drama Desk Awards for her work in “Other Desert Cities” and “The Assembled Parties.” Known for her work onscreen in “Who’s the Boss?” “Law & Order: Svu,” and “Ugly Betty,” Light is currently acting in the play “God Looked Away” alongside Al Pacino.

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Julie Delpy, Christina Ricci to Be Honored at Vail Film Festival (Exclusive)

Julie Delpy, Christina Ricci to Be Honored at Vail Film Festival (Exclusive)
The Vail Film Festival has announced that it will celebrate women filmmakers, honoring Julie Delpy and Christina Ricci and opening with Susan Johnson’s coming-of-age story “Carrie Pilby,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The 14th annual festival will run from March 30 to April 2, closing with Amanda Sharp’s family drama “Sticky Notes,” which stars Rose Leslie as an emotionally detached backup dancer living in Los Angeles who returns to Florida to take care of her estranged father, played by Ray Liotta.

Julie Delpy will receive the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award in recognition of her having directed, written, or acted in more than 50 films. She wrote and starred in the Richard Linklater trilogy “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight,” with co-writer and co-star Ethan Hawke, and received Oscar nominations for “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” for Best Adapted Screenplay.


Julie Delpy: ‘I Don’t Want to Be in My Films Anymore,
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Criterion Now – Episode 8 – Assassination of Jesse James, Before Sunset, Mildred Pierce

Aaron is joined by Doug McCambridge and Jamieson McGonigle. Jamieson talks about his Jesse James revival screenings and makes the case for a Criterion release. We go further into the Before Trilogy, touching on Before Sunset, and we explore Curtiz’s Mildred Pierce, which is sort of a noir and sort of not, and we get into a number of rumors about potential releases.

Episode Notes

4:10 – The Assassination of Jesse James

18:25 – Robert Osborne Tribute

23:00 – The Criterion Wall

28:35 – Mildred Pierce

33:20 – Before Sunset

42:15 – Agnes Varda

45:20 – The Lodger

48:20 – Godard’s King Lear

50:30 – Phil Rosenthal Closet Video

53:00 – Short Takes (Design for Living, The Piano, Carnival of Souls)

60:00 – FilmStruck

Episode Links The Playlist – Criterion Not Interested in Assassination of Jesse James New York Times – Robert Osborne Tribute TCM – Robert Osborne Tribute Aaron’s Before Sunset Photo Album Tweet about visiting the Criterion Collection Agnes Varda
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