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“China is still a good place to work in the cinema industry. Every country has its own political system. China has a huge population of nearly 1.4 billion people and therefore needs good, strong governance,” says Gong Li. “At the Golden Horse Awards I was the president of the jury, and it was a matter of principle. I did not want this to become a complicated issue. What is lacking in China today is a film classification system, meaning that even a 5-year-old child can currently go into a cinema and watch violent and bloody scenes. I’m not happy about that. China needs a classification system and warning system to alert people when there are extreme scenes. The tax issue is a universal one – everybody needs to pay their tax and be responsible for doing so.”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

“China is still a good place to work in the cinema industry. Every country has its own political system. China has a huge population of nearly 1.4 billion people and therefore needs good, strong governance,” says Gong Li. “At the Golden Horse Awards I was the president of the jury, and it was a matter of principle. I did not want this to become a complicated issue. What is lacking in China today is a film classification system, meaning that even a 5-year-old child can currently go into a cinema and watch violent and bloody scenes. I’m not happy about that. China needs a classification system and warning system to alert people when there are extreme scenes. The tax issue is a universal one – everybody needs to pay their tax and be responsible for doing so.”

ecause Mr. Tseden’s films touch on issues related to ethnic minorities, they are vetted through a stricter-than-usual censorship process. Every line in the script is scrutinized. For inspiration about working within the constraints of overwhelming censorship, Mr. Tseden studied the work of Iranian filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Despite the intense scrutiny, all six of Mr. Tseden’s feature films have received the official “dragon seal” of approval from Chinese censors — a testament, critics say, to the subtlety of his cinematic expression. (His films have had limited box office success in China, though, in part because of their slow pacing and art-house aesthetic.)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

“Because Mr. Tseden’s films touch on issues related to ethnic minorities, they are vetted through a stricter-than-usual censorship process. Every line in the script is scrutinized. For inspiration about working within the constraints of overwhelming censorship, Mr. Tseden studied the work of Iranian filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Despite the intense scrutiny, all six of Mr. Tseden’s feature films have received the official “dragon seal” of approval from Chinese censors — a testament, critics say, to the subtlety of his cinematic expression. (His films have had limited box office success in China, though, in part because of their slow pacing and art-house aesthetic.)”

Mottola

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

“Iranian theaters pay tribute to Kiarostami on his birthday”

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

“Iranian theaters pay tribute to Kiarostami on his birthday”

Rocketman jewels

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Chastain

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Jorge Jellinek

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Rylance RSC

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Universal masters lawsuit

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Iger Cream

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Vertigo Warren Ellis

Friday, June 21st, 2019

DC Comics Erases Vertigo Imprint

Friday, June 21st, 2019

DC Comics Erases Vertigo Imprint

Red Soloway

Friday, June 21st, 2019

New Frames In Greek Trailer For OUATIH-QT9

Friday, June 21st, 2019

New Frames In Greek Trailer For OUAT … IH-QT9

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Australia’s mister movies

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Australia’s mystery movies

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

“Lionsgate is neither abandoning Anna nor fully promoting it. The film is expected to open in 2,200 theaters nationwide, but Lionsgate is doing minimal publicity — opting to not host screenings for movie critics, press junkets or red carpet premieres. Nonetheless, previews for the movie have appeared on television and in theaters ahead of movies, including the latest John Wick sequel… The filmmaker has a track record for spotting star quality in models: Milla Jovovich became a Hollywood name after Besson cast her in The Fifth Element — the two would go on to have a short-lived marriage — and he has worked with Rie Rasmussen and Cara Delevingne.”

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

“Besson gets even the most basic period details wrong: ordinary Muscovites have IBM ThinkPads and WiFi, CIA situation rooms have flat-screen displays and everyone’s mobile phones are considerably smaller than they would have been. A USB drive becomes a major MacGuffin in the final act (USB drives weren’t in use until 1999). I wondered if all the tech was a stylistic choice – a way of suggesting Anna takes place in some alternate super-cool spyverse like the Bond movies; eventually I realized the answer was much more prosaic: nobody gave a shit.”

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

“Besson gets even the most basic period details wrong: ordinary Muscovites have IBM ThinkPads and WiFi, CIA situation rooms have flat-screen displays and everyone’s mobile phones are considerably smaller than they would have been. A USB drive becomes a major MacGuffin in the final act (USB drives weren’t in use until 1999). I wondered if all the tech was a stylistic choice – a way of suggesting Anna takes place in some alternate super-cool spyverse like the Bond movies; eventually I realized the answer was much more prosaic: nobody gave a shit.”

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Thursday, June 20th, 2019