Movie City Indie Archive for February, 2013

Trailering FINDING VIVIAN MEIER (2’39”)

Joe Carnahan on Creative Control (5’32”)

Red Band-Teasing Danny Boyle’s TRANCE (1’27”)

Teasing Kyoshi Kurosawa’s REAL (0’32”)

“American Possibility: The Cinema of Hal Hartley” (3’46” intro)

As the Canadian Film Institute’s Tom McSorley writes as a February-March retrospective is announced, “Hartley’s work combines the best of American-style exuberance and intelligence with broader artistic influences from Europe and Asia. His work has been favourably compared to the films of Hollywood comedic master, Preston Sturges, to the searching and formally inventive films of French New Wave legend, Jean-Luc Godard, to the kinetic, balletic solemnity of Buster Keaton movies.”

Trailering THE MASTER in Russia with new footage (1’05”)

See All 5 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Online (At Least Until Oscar)

And the nominees arePaperman, Adam and Dog, Fresh Guacamole, Head Over Heels, Maggie Simpson In: The Longest Daycare.

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Teasing FRANCES HA (0’21”)

Opening May 17.
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David Lynch’s IDEM PARIS (7’47”)

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Trailering Dror Moreh’s Masterpiece, THE GATEKEEPERS (2’00”)

Picturing Von Trier’s NYMPH()MANIAC



Or, as Hushpuppy puts it in Greek, «Τα νερά θα ανέβουν, τα άγρια ζώα θα εγερθούν από τους τάφους, κι ό,τι βρίσκεται νότια της αποβάθρας θα βυθιστεί, σε αυτή την ιστορία της εξάχρονης Χάσπαπι, που ζει με το μπαμπά της στην άκρη του κόσμου.»


Picturing David Gordon Green’s JOE

From David Gordon Green’s “gritty” Southern drama Joe, with Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree of Life), selling at the Berlinale EFM. “Joe is written by Gary Hawkins based on the Larry Brown novel, and produced by Green, his longtime producer Lisa Muskat, and Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow, alongside Derrick Tseng.

“In the dirty unruly world of smalltown Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom (Cage) has tried to put his dark past behind him and to live a simple life. He works for a lumber company by day, drinks by night. But when 15-year-old Gary (Sheridan)—a kid trying to support his family—comes to town, desperate for work, Joe has found a way to atone for his sins—to finally be someone’s hero. As Joe tries to protect Gary, the pair will take the twisting road to redemption in the hope for a better life in this tough, hard-hitting but incredibly moving story.”

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“I think [technology has[ its made my life faster, it’s made the ability to succeed easier. But has that made my life better? Is it better now than it was in the eighties or seventies? I don’t think we are happier. Maybe because I’m 55, I really am asking these questions… I really want to do meaningful things! This is also the time that I really want to focus on directing. I think that I will act less and less. I’ve been doing it for 52 years. It’s a long time to do one thing and I feel like there are a lot of stories that I got out of my system that I don’t need to tell anymore. I don’t need to ever do The Accused again! That is never going to happen again! You hit these milestones as an actor, and then you say, ‘Now what? Now what do I have to say?'”
~ Jodie Foster

“If there’s one rule Hollywood has metaphysically proven in its century of experimentation, it’s that there’s no amount of money you can’t squander in the quest for hits.

“Netflix has spent the past couple years attempting to brute-force jailbreak this law. Its counter-theory has seemed to be, sure, a billion dollars doesn’t guarantee quality but how about three billion dollars? How about five billion dollars? Seven?

“This week’s latest cinematic opus to run across no-man’s-land into the machine-gun emplacements has been the Jared Leto yakuza movie ‘The Outsider.’ Once again, debuting on Netflix, another thing called a movie that at one glance doesn’t look like any kind of movie anyone has ever seen before, outside of off-prime time screenings at the AFM.

“If you’re working at a normal studio, you have one or two of these total misfires in a year and people start calling for your head. How many is Netflix going on? Fifteen? Twenty? This quarter? Any normal company would be getting murdered over results like that.”
~ Richard Rushfield