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Wachowskis’ “Sense8″ Starts Second Season With Christmas Special

Wachowskis’ “Sense8″ Starts Second Season With Christmas Special

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DC Film Critics Nominate

DC Film Critics Nominate

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“Meet The Dallas TV Program Manager Who Introduced ‘Monty Python’ To America”

“Meet The Dallas TV Program Manager Who Introduced ‘Monty Python’ To America”

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Putin Meets With Artists To Advertise Why He Restricts Artistic Freedom In Russia

Putin Meets With Artists To Advertise Why He Restricts Artistic Freedom In Russia

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Damien Chazelle Writes About His Favorite Musicals

Damien Chazelle Writes About His Favorite Musicals, Including Beau Travail, Touki Bouki, Love Me Tonight

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Steve Bannon’s Obsessions Include Shakespeare’s Goriest Play And Sex In Outer Space

“If they’d done it my way, it would have been a hit.” Steve Bannon’s Obsessions Include Shakespeare’s Goriest Play And Sex In Outer Space

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A Personal Meander On How Arthouses And Streaming Have Changed UK Filmgoing In The Past 15 Years

A Personal Meander On How Arthouses And Streaming Have Changed UK Filmgoing In The Past 15 Years

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Brooks Barnes On The La La Land That Wasn’t

“There is something about film that we cannot define, and it’s called Bogart and Bacall. The best movies reflect the unknown, undefinable chemistries of life. You can be as meticulous a filmmaker as there ever was. It’s the accidents that make art. It’s why you can’t manufacture great films. If we could, Hollywood would be…

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Richard Brody Offers A Lede That’s Also A Dare To Keep Reading

“The main subject of the contemporary French cinema—albeit a subject that underlies the action and rarely comes to the fore—is infrastructure, and the infrastructure of modern French life is as much a matter of discourse as it is a matter of matter.” Richard Brody Offers A Lede That’s Also A Dare To Keep Reading

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Indelible Child Star Of Night Of The Hunter Billy Chapin Was 72

Indelible Child Star Of Night Of The Hunter Billy Chapin Was 72

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The Return Of Writer-Director Stephen Gaghan

“Few personalities in the modern era have clashed with the entertainment power structure so epically, or stuck to their guns so obdurately.” The Return Of Writer-Director Stephen Gaghan

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On Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures And “Social-Impact Investing”

Megan Ellison, Annapurna Pictures And “Social-Impact Investing”

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Joyeux 86ème Anniversaire Monsieur Godard

Joyeux 86ème Anniversaire Monsieur Godard

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Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey On Imagining The Imagined World Of Nocturnal Animals

Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey On Imagining The Imagined World Of Nocturnal Animals

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Behind The Anonymous Collective Of Syrian Filmmakers Capturing Life On Their Streets

Behind The Anonymous Collective Of Syrian Filmmakers Capturing Life On Their Streets

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Moroccan Cinema Slides Despite Subsidies As Theaters Close; Fewer Than A Million Tickets Sold

Moroccan Cinema Slides Despite Subsidies As Theaters Close; Fewer Than A Million Tickets Sold

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Jen Yamato Refracts La La Land Through Demy’s Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

Jen Yamato Refracts La La Land Through Demy’s Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

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Katie Holmes Talks Directing

Katie Holmes Talks Directing

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“Portman is the human presence that can carry the weight of Jackie Kennedy’s persona, but Levi is the one who pressurizes the situations, oozing soul out of her pores.”

“Natalie Portman is the human presence that carries the weight of Jackie Kennedy’s persona, but Mica Levi is the one who pressurizes the situations, oozing soul out of her pores.”

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Film Producer-Trump Treasury Sec’y Nominee Steve Mnuchin Has A Backstory

Film Producer-Trump Treasury Sec’y Nominee Steve Mnuchin Has A Backstory

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Kyle Buchanan: I think the deal with a lot of white, male critics is there’s a very empirical way that they write that they write their movie reviews that always puzzled me. Movies are such subjective things. Back in the day, I used to be the film critic for The Advocate, and it was really striking to me when I would go into screening rooms and I was by far the youngest. They were filled with old white men. And when you watch a film like Black Snake Moan, that’s playing with a whole lot of gender and race issues, I was like, Are like 70-year-old white men like really the sole voices that I want to hear on this movie? It just didn’t feel right.

Jen Yamato I’ve been very pleasantly surprised to see the receptions Moonlight has gotten. But one of the films that I was disappointed to see not get more traction was American Honey. I distinctly remember sitting in a screening room full of mostly older white guys and thinking during the film, How are any of them going to relate to this movie?

~ Taking On The “Old White Guys”

“I was frustrated, a bit angry even. There should be no need for winning in the arts. Awards condition people into thinking that art is a competition, that good cinema is prize-winning … that a filmmaker must win an award or two to be considered finance-worthy. It enables the slow death of many and lack of support for most. My films do not ask to be liked. In fact, my films actively seek to be disliked. It seems that I have failed at this goal. What does it mean to be political in the time of Trump… in the country of Duterte? I dedicate the film to all the outsiders of the world: kids, midgets, freaks, paralytics, prostitutes, scoundrels. These are my people. I make outsider films that talk about the pain and joy of not belonging, of always being on the outside peering in.”
~ Prolific Philippines Filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz On Getting A Prize From Geneva Int’l Film Fest