Movie City News Archive for January, 2014

Gyllenhaal And Villeneuve: Born Enemy

Gyllenhaal And Villeneuve: Born Enemy

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Ralph Fiennes On Evil And Intimacy

Ralph Fiennes On Evil And Intimacy

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On Scarlett Johansson’s Complicated Job As “Brand Ambassador”

On Scarlett Johansson’s Complicated Job As “Brand Ambassador”

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Producer Cassian Elwes On Tom Sherak’s Support

Producer Cassian Elwes On Tom Sherak’s Support

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Sundance 2014 Last Call

As a documentarian, Balmès shows more than tells; his work tends to curate moments that strike him as meaningful into a largely abstract tapestry and let you make of them what you will. Consequently, Happiness is not a neatly delineated picture of narrative storytelling, nor is it quite traditionally structured documentary. True to form, the director’s work here tends toward the languid and fluid; we float gently along the placid life rhythm of this small village on a faraway mountaintop as the camera captures the subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – shifts in the cultural and social landscape wrought by the march of technological progress.

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Tim Gray Pooh-Poohs Academy’s Foreign-Language Film Voting Process

Tim Gray Pooh-Poohs Academy’s Foreign-Language Film Voting Process

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Listening To Gravity

Listening To Gravity

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Behind The Work Of The Nicholas Ray Foundation

Behind The Work Of The Nicholas Ray Foundation

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Times Discovers “Saturday Night Live” After-Party

Times Discovers “Saturday Night Live” After-Party

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Beauty And The Beasts And Guillermo Del Toro

Beauty And The Beasts And Guillermo Del Toro

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Getting Perspective With 11-Time Oscar Nominee Roger Deakins

Getting Perspective With 11-Time Oscar Nominee Roger Deakins

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20 Years To Dallas Buyers Club

20 Years To Dallas Buyers Club

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HUNGARIAN DIRECTOR MIKLOS JANCSO WAS 92

HUNGARIAN DIRECTOR MIKLÓS JANCSÓ  WAS 92

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Setoodeh, Best Known For Saying Gays Can’t Play Straight, Sez Jesse Eisenberg Is No Lex Luthor In His Superheroverse

Setoodeh, Best Known For Saying Gays Can’t Play Straight, Sez Jesse Eisenberg Is No Lex Luthor In His Superheroverse

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Toon Titan Arthur Rankin, Jr. Was 89

Toon Titan Arthur Rankin, Jr. Was 89

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Sean Burns Celebrates In The Worst Way

“A movie like this is cause for celebration. With a solemnity so inflated it defies all logic, common sense and presumably several of God’s holy commandments, this is a spectacularly awful film. Breathtaking to behold as it barrels from one terrible artistic decision to another, it’s so histrionically abysmal that it makes you realize how lazy and complacent…

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Ebiri Longs For Longer Trailers

Ebiri Longs For Longer Trailers

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Seltzer And Friedberg Speak!

“I think the first movie, you’re always surprised, like, ‘Oh, wow, we’re not getting a 100 Rotten Tomatoes score?’ And then you go, ‘It’s not a critic’s cup of tea,’ and some people don’t like it and then you move on. Otherwise, you go crazy.” Seltzer And Friedberg Speak!

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“Are there other ways to think of a digital-era Film Society of Lincoln Center?”

“Are there other ways to think of a digital-era Film Society of Lincoln Center?” With – Dargis On Bringing The Youth And – Scott Sez “The Film Society is literally, physically alienated from its audience.”

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima