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Tracy Letts On His Next B’wy Play And Becoming A Leading Man With The Lovers At 50

Tracy Letts On His Next B’wy Play And Becoming A Leading Man With The Lovers At 50

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What Are Indie Distribs Looking For At Cannes?

What Are Indie Distribs Looking For At Cannes?

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“My remarks have been misrepresented. I did not say I quit cinema. Simply that nobody knows what the future holds.”

“My remarks have been misrepresented. I did not say I quit cinema. Simply that nobody knows what the future holds.”

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Are Photographers Making More Lasting Commentary Of Trump Than Comedians?

Are Photographers Making More Lasting Commentary Of Trump Than Comedians?

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Delia Ephron On A Gift Her Sister, Nora Ephron, Left Her

“After 54 Years, We Fell in Love. After Five Months, I Got Leukemia. I Thought It Was A Romantic Comedy. I Was Wrong About The Comedy.” Delia Ephron On A Gift Her Sister, Nora Ephron, Left Her

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David Lowery On Six Lessons He’s Learned After Wrapping Production On The Old Man And The Gun

David Lowery On Six Lessons He’s Learned After Wrapping Production On The Old Man And The Gun

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William Friedkin In The Footsteps Of Proust In France

William Friedkin In The Footsteps Of Proust In France

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John Boorman & Co. On Making Deliverance

“Wherever poor Ned Beatty went, people would say: Squeal like a pig! It went on for years” John Boorman & Co. On Making Deliverance

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“Shuffle Off, Bollywood: It’s Time For Tollywood And Kollywood As Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Puts Southern India Filmmaking On The Map”

“Shuffle Off, Bollywood: It’s Time For Tollywood And Kollywood As Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Puts Southern India Filmmaking On The Map”

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Memorial Day Three-Day Estimates

Piratesare not all Dead Men with $76.8 million on 4,276, while Guardians Vol. 2 steams to $26.3 million on 3,871 for a $339.6 million cume. A quiet third, Baywatch proves not so biggle with its jiggle, $22.9 million on 3,647.

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Manohla Dargis And Robert Pattinson

“Good Time doesn’t peddle a message or redemption, but instead tethers you to an oblivious narcissist who pushes the story into an ever-deepening downward spiral. As errors turn into catastrophes, Connie grows increasingly feral, becoming a character who is a biliously funny reproach to the American triumphalism that suffuses superhero flicks and indies alike and…

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Wrapping Cannes 70

The Square, though. I can’t wait for actual audiences to see it. I can’t wait to discuss its many possible interpretations. It’s one of the best Palme decisions in years.

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The DVD Wrapup: World Cinema Project 2, Obsession, Pelle the Conqueror, Jacques Rivette, Dark Angel and more

It would be difficult for most of us to sustain the level of affection and enthusiasm Martin Scorsese displays in his introductions to the half-dozen films collected in World Cinema Project: No. 2. They are his godchildren. Scorsese has always been a key player in the film preservation movement and this is the second batch of movies the World Cinema Project has rescued for future generations to enjoy. Established in 2007 under the auspices of the Film Foundation, which, in 1990, Scorsese founded and now chairs, the project has thus far restored 30 marginalized, infrequently screened films from 21 regions generally unequipped to preserve their own cinema history. They have been made available for exhibition on various platforms. For its part, the foundation has helped restore more than 750 films, accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums and educational i.nstitutions around the world. It easily qualifies as God’s work and Scorsese has a right to be expect a few plenary indulgences.

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Iger Says Disney Hack Was Hoax

Iger Says Disney Hack Was Hoax 

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China To Recognize “Private Cinemas,” Including Microcinemas

China To Recognize “Private Cinemas,” Including Microcinemas

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Kim Morgan On Elaine May’s A New Leaf

“May understands there is a judging prick inside many of us, particularly when we’re rolling through a series of terrible dates. You don’t exactly feel sorry for Henry, you just recognize those moments of distaste. And cringe. For everyone involved.” Kim Morgan On Elaine May’s A New Leaf

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Nanna Frank Rasmussen Says Cannes Doesn’t Do Enough To Accommodate Mothers

“Working mothers are not very welcome at the Cannes Film Festival, it seems. This year at least two mothers attending the fest have spoken out about the major barriers they’ve encountered.” Nanna Frank Rasmussen Says Cannes Doesn’t Do Enough To Accommodate Mothers

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Almodóvar Jury Awards Palme d’Or To Östlund’s The Square; Grand Prix, BPM; Director, Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled; Actor, Joaquin Phoenix,You Were Never Really Here; Actress, Diane Kruger In In the Fade; Screenplay (Tie) The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, You Were Never Really Here; Jury Prize: Zvyagintsev’s Loveless; Nicole Kidman, With Four Fest Features, Gets A Special 70th Anniversary Award

Almodóvar Jury Awards Palme d’Or To Östlund’s The Square; Grand Prix, BPM; Director, Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled; Actor, Joaquin Phoenix,You Were Never Really Here; Actress, Diane Kruger In In the Fade; Screenplay (Tie) The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, You Were Never Really Here; Jury Prize: Zvyagintsev’s Loveless; Nicole Kidman, With Four Fest Features, Gets A Special 70th Anniversary Award

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The Weekend Report

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales easily led the Memorial holiday with an estimated $61.9 million debut during the three-day portion of the weekend. (All figures reflect 3-day box office; chart will be updated on Monday). The session’s other national opener — and alternative ocean-splasher — Baywatch had a less auspicious beach experience at $18.1 million.

On Friday, Disney also became the first distributor to cross the $1 billion threshold domestically — it was also first to the mark in 2016 but 19 days earlier — with Beauty and the Beast passing $500 million on Sunday. Internationally, The Fate of the Furious became 2017’s first $1 billion box office behemoth.

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Bill Cosby Lives In Fear That Someone Will Drug His Drink

Bill Cosby Lives In Fear That Someone Will Drug His Drink

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Feature films are suffering a kind of bad time right now, in my opinion, because the feature films that play in theaters are blockbusters. That seems to fill the theaters, but the art-house cinema is gone. If I made a feature film, it might play in L.A. and New York, a couple of other places, for a week in a little part of a cineplex, and then it would go who knows where. I built this to be on the big screen. It will be on a smaller screen, but it’s built for the big screen. You want a feature film to play on a big screen with big sound, and utilize all the best technology to make a world. It’s really tough after all that work to not get it in the theater. So I say that cable television is a new art house, and it’s good that it’s here.”
~ David Lynch

“The purpose of film isn’t to present the kindness of the world.”
~ Isabelle Huppert