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As the Los Angeles Film Festival Struggles for Relevancy, a New Director Has Big Ideas For Change

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The Los Angeles Film Festival starts June 14 with Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry” as its opening-night film, but in its 23rd year the festival still hasn’t found its ...

Takashi Miike is the Most Prolific Filmmaker in the World and He’s Not About to Slow Down

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Our weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit. For a rundown of the latest festival announcements, go here. Just a few months after ...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: How Changing Networks Made It a Bigger Hit, But Didn’t Change the Show

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The Emmy-winning reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been a staple of gay culture since its premiere in 2009, but it’s now a part of established pop culture as ...

How Two IndieWire Co-Founders Helped Save the Original ‘Twin Peaks’

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Saving a TV show wasn’t always as simple as getting a hashtag trending on Twitter. Back in 1991, as the second season of “Twin Peaks” was declining in both quality ...

The ‘Twin Peaks’ Nuclear Explosion Sequence Synced to Pink Floyd is a Psychedelic Wonder

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What happens when you mix what is arguably the most experimental 11 minutes of David Lynch’s filmmaking career with the psychedelic chords of Pink Floyd? Buckle up, you’re about to ...

Scarlett Johansson’s Best Comedic Performances: 5 Moments That Put Her ‘Rough Night’ Role In Context

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Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to the world of comedy — she is a member of the so-called Five-Timers Club, an enviable group of stars who have hosted “Saturday Night ...

30 Essential Directing Tips From 30 Master Filmmakers

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06.27.17 | 12:16PM PT

Focus Features Anniversary: 15 Movies That Define 15 Great Years of Indie Cinema

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06.15.17 | 02:42PM PT

Studios Are Right: Rotten Tomatoes Has Ruined Film Criticism — Opinion

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The last few weeks have been a coronation for Rotten Tomatoes, the 19-year-old review aggregation site owned by Fandango. Faced with would-be blockbusters that received a collective shrug from the ...

20 New Movies That Will Define This Year in Indie Cinema, From ‘The Big Sick’ to ‘A Ghost Story’

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This month’s BAMcinemaFest isn’t just for New York cinephiles, as the annual festival routinely rolls out a slate that includes the year’s best indie offerings, giving many of them a ...

Richard Linklater’s ‘The Last Detail’ Sequel ‘Last Flag Flying’ to Open New York Film Festival

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This year’s New York Film Festival — the 55th edition of the lauded Gotham-set fest — is still a few months out, but they’ve already picked at least one starry ...

How ‘Stranger Things’ Created That Awesomely Retro Title Sequence

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For years, Michelle Dougherty had a dream. She wanted to create titles that echoed the work of Richard Greenberg, who created the opening credits for ’80s movies like “Alien,” “Dirty ...

Review: ‘Cars 3’ Is the Best Entry In Pixar’s Weakest Franchise

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“It’s the comeback story of the year.” So says one announcer as the stakes go up in “Cars 3,” and while that may be hyperbole when applied to the movie ...

‘The Beguiled’ Exclusive: Here’s What It’s Like to Work On A Sofia Coppola Set

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It’s almost time, ladies and gentlemen. Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” is one of the biggest indie releases of the summer, and it finally arrives in select theaters this Friday. The ...

Save Brendan: As a New ‘Mummy’ Arrives, Meet the Memes Trying to Revive Brendan Fraser’s Career

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You may have been pleased with the recent news that Brendan Fraser was cast in an upcoming FX series called “Trust,” but you weren’t as pleased as the denizens of ...

Netflix’s Canceled TV Shows

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06.02.17 | 04:37PM PT

Anatomy of a Disaster: Inside the ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Sequel That Became a Fiasco

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Back in January, Lucy Walker was on the verge of debuting her fifth feature at Sundance — the high-profile sequel to Wim Wenders’ 1999 Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Buena Vista Social ...

‘Twin Peaks’: When David Lynch Killed Showtime’s Marketing Campaign, Here’s How The Network Improvised

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There are marketing challenges, and then there is what Showtime faced in getting the word out about the “Twin Peaks” revival. Reboots like “Twin Peaks” promote themselves to some degree,

The 71st Tony Awards Review: Charles Isherwood on Why the Awards Ceremony That Celebrates Great Theater Was So Off-Key

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“Shut that crap off!” snapped a feisty Bette Midler as the orchestra attempted to play her offstage. She had gone well beyond her allotted time in giving her acceptance speech ...

Forget Film Critics: For Indie Films With Wider Aims, It May Come Down to CinemaScore

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Recent box-office struggles of “The Mummy” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” have studios shaking their fists at reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for alerting audiences to negative critical consensus. (Or, as ...

Keanu Reeves Gives a Dramatic Pitch For ‘The Bad Batch’ with Ana Lily Amirpour

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In Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch,” Keanu Reeves plays The Dream, the slick ruler of a post-apocalyptic encampment called Comfort, where social rejects party late into the night. He’s ...

‘The Big Sick’ and ‘The Beguiled’ Rescue Indie Box Office, Top All 2017 Specialty Openers

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Things are looking up at the specialty box office as two festival hits, Sundance breakout “The Big Sick” (Amazon/Lionsgate) and Sofia Coppola’s Cannes director-winner “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) both beat ...

Ben Wheatley’s Crossover Moment: How a British Genre Director Became an International Auteur With ‘Sightseers’

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The following is excerpted from a chapter in film critic Adam Nayman’s new book “Ben Wheatley: Confusion and Carnage,” which is now available. “Nobody fucks with you like [Ben] Wheatley,” ...

and While Tom Cruise is Not a Flop, He’s No Longer in Control

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“Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros.) built on its strong opening with a better than average second-weekend hold. The Patty Jenkins-directed D.C. Comic world entry is looking at strong foreign results, but ...