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How Martin Scorsese Will Save Filmmaking From Extinction

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It means something when one of American cinema’s greatest auteurs and commits to working on a digital platform, big-screen experience be damned. That’s exactly what Martin Scorsese did by partnering ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘It Comes at Night’: Why A24 Took a Gamble on a New Filmmaker’s Ambitious Horror Vision

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The jump from first to second feature is often a tough one for acclaimed filmmakers to make, but for “It Comes at Night” writer and director Trey Edward Shults, it ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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,

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,” ...

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 Mummy Has the Year’s Most Hilariously Bad Movie Line

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The Mummy does not exist to push the boundaries of cinema. This middling reboot exists because Universal hastily tried to assemble its own cinematic universe, because Tom Cruise had a ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...