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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Movie City News

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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould