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Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies

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2 mentions1 week ago
A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama, “Most Beautiful Island” was a worthy winner of the SXSW ...

Robin O’Hara, Longtime Indie Film Producer, Dies: Friends and Family Remember an Influential Figure

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Fierce, committed and above all, tough — these are the words that collaborators use to describe producer Robin O’Hara, a longtime fixture of the New York independent film scene, who ...

‘The Nightingale’: Jennifer Kent Begins Production on Her Follow-Up to ‘The Babadook’

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Jennifer Kent goes into production this month on “The Nightingale,” the follow-up to her acclaimed debut “The Nightingale.” Aisling Franciosi (“Ambition,” “Jimmy’s Hall”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay ...

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial Service

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It’s a sad day for fans of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, as the mother-daughter duo are remembered today with a public memorial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in ...

How a Pregnant Actress Overcame Her Frustrations With the Industry and Directed Her First Feature

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2 mentions5 days ago
Alice Lowe spent a decade getting ready to direct her first feature, but after taking two short films to Cannes, she started to worry that the clock was running out.

‘The Underground Railroad’: Barry Jenkins to Write and Direct Limited Series for Amazon

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We’ve known for a while now that Barry Jenkins is working on an adaptation of “The Underground Railroad,” Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award–winning novel. Now we know who it’s for: ...

Name the Movie That Changed Your Life and the Locarno Film Festival Might Give You a Prize

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2 mentions7 days ago
Every serious film buff has one: a movie that completely surprised you and burrowed into your memory banks, forever changing the way you see the world. Now, thanks to the ...

Bassem Youssef Could Save Us All: Why the ‘Egyptian Jon Stewart’ Deserves an American Show

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A lot of American comedians have struggled to figure out the framework for satire in the age of an oppressive president. Bassem Youssef has been here before. Around five years ...

Luca Guadagnino is Done Filming ‘Suspiria’ Remake, Working on Post-Production For Possible 2017 Release

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Well that was fast. Production on Luca Guadagnino’s start-studded remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic “Suspiria” only began in the fall, but the director is already in post-production and could ...

How Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Was Inspired By One Catchy Song and a Music Video

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Twenty-two years ago, writer-director Edgar Wright was constantly listening to the album “Orange” by the rock group The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. “The first track on the album, ‘Bellbottoms,’ which ...

Netflix’s New Ratings System Is a Terrible Idea

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Whatever future of entertainment may hold, it’s reasonable to assume Netflix will play some role in determining it. The company is at the forefront of defining home viewing habits and ...

How François Ozon Made the Best Remake of the Year By Accident

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Serious movie lovers tend to view remakes at best with caution and at worst with outright derision. That’s understandable: With Disney cranking out live action updates to a number of ...

Which One Has the Upper Hand? (Screen Talk Episode 141)

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It’s no secret that television casts a big shadow these days. Even the biggest cinephiles tend to watch a lot of episodic efforts. But what does that mean for the ...

Which TV Show Is the Most Challenging to Write About?

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2 mentions7 days ago
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on ...

Joe Biden’s SXSW Talk Is Why Someone Needs to Make His Movie ASAP

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When Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election, he found a new platform for his message in storytelling. One reason “An Inconvenient Truth” became a huge success for the environmental ...

Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation

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The following editorial is written by Tim League, co-founder and CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. Netflix. It seems like every other interview I give asks me about the “threat” ...

‘The Matrix’: Why Relaunching the Franchise Without the Wachowskis Is A Terrible, Terrible Idea

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Dear Warner Bros., Look, we see where you’re coming from. All the cool kids are doing it — reviving their IP to create new franchises for new generations. And yes,

What Paul Thomas Anderson Movies Really Have to Say About Finding Purpose in Life

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2 mentions6 days ago
A high-school dropout living with his alcoholic mother. A volatile World War II veteran struggling to assimilate to his old life. A viscously driven oil man looking to turn his ...

‘Dear White People’ Review: Justin Simien’s Netflix Series Sets the Standard for Movie-to-TV Adaptations

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In a day when so many movies transition to TV and lose their identity in the process, it’s refreshing to see “Dear White People” hew closely to the film that ...