Movie City News Archive for December, 2010

What’s Next For The Schwarzenator?

What’s Next For The Schwarzenator?

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Why Criticism Matters: The Book Review Turns Pages

Why Criticism Matters: The Book Review Turns Pages The Editors Intro The Package O’ Ponders With – Roiphe On The “Weight Of Authority” And – “Beyond The Critic As Cultural Arbiter” Plus – Mishra On Being “At Play In The Larger World” With – Kirsch On “The Will To Self-Understanding” And – Criticism Makes Art…

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Why Ken Loach Doesn’t Listen To Music Anymore

Why Ken Loach Doesn’t Listen To Music Anymore

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The Gold Standard In Movie Posters—Bill Gold

The Gold Standard In Movie Posters—Bill Gold At 90

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What 2010 Films Gained Most From “Screen Convergence”?

What 2010 Films Gained Most From “Screen Convergence”?

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Buschel Sez Sofia Fashions Swell Trailers

Buschel Sez Sofia Fashions Swell Trailers

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IMAX Dismisses Talk Of Sony Sale

IMAX Dismisses Talk Of Sony Sale

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Top 10 Documentaries of 2010

I had kind of a bad year for documentaries, which is too bad because I love docs. Maybe it’s partly because I missed Sundance, or because docs can be hit and miss and I just happened to fall on the wrong side of that equation this year. Whatever the case, I managed somehow to miss…

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Comedy Profits Peter Principato, Talent Manager To Tee-Hees

Comedy Profits Peter Principato, Talent Manager To Teething Tee-Hees

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Fotog David Strick On-Sets The Green Hornet

Fotog David Strick On-Sets The Green Hornet

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Wilmington: The Ten Best of 2010

So here’s my list of The Ten Best Movies of 2010, plus Honorable Mentions and a separate list of documentaries. I know it’s customary at this time to write about how awful a year it was, and how I had to struggle to find ten movies worthy of recognition, and how Hollywood is so bankrupt…

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In Case You Wanted To Watch Nine Oscar-Winning Shorts From The National Film Board Of Canada…

In Case You Wanted To Watch Nine Oscar-Winning Shorts From The National Film Board Of Canada…

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Top Tens: December 31, 2010

There were a couple of technical glitches as the new system settles in – but the lists are starting to add up now. Yes, Social Network stays on top, but Inception and The King’s Speech are moving up the charts.

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LA Times Editor Muses On “Unveiling” Of Resto Cricket And Why Two Stars Is “Very Good”

Editor Muses On “Unveiling” Of Resto Cricket And Why Two Stars Is “Very Good”

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Will Sony And Disney Absorb IMAX?

Will Sony And Disney Absorb IMAX?

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Tomorrow Is Public Domain Day… At Least Theoretically

“Not a single published work is entering the public domain this year. Or next year. Or the year after. Or the year after that. In fact, in the United States, no publication will enter the public domain until 2019.” Tomorrow Is Public Domain Day… At Least Theoretically

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Times Trio Try Out Alt-Oscar Picks

Times Trio Try Out Alt-Oscar Picks

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Meet Bristol’s Colin Needham: He Runs IMDB

Meet Bristol’s Colin Needham: He Runs The IMDB

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Pulitzer’d Food Writer Jonathan Gold Offers Two Cheers For A Critic’s Anonymity

Pulitzer’d Food Writer Jonathan Gold Offers Two Cheers For A Critic’s Anonymity

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Winklevii Say Continuing Lawsuit Against Facebook A Matter Of Principle

Winklevii Say Continuing Lawsuit Against Facebook A Matter Of Principle

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier