Movie City News Archive for September, 2015

Tim Gray Concerned About Awards Voters Finding Balance In The Walk

Tim Gray Concerned About Awards Voters Finding Balance In The Walk

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Richard Brody Not Found Among The Zemeckisites

“The tastelessness of his jumbled thrill ride lacks precisely the purity, the simplicity, the stillness in motion and the infinitesimal perfection of Petit’s walk. The collection of images has neither a constructive compositional complexity nor a severely disciplined set of self-imposed limits. Zemeckis reduces—or, rather, inflates—the walk from sensation to sensationalism.” Richard Brody Not Found…

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Stephen Holden Tries To Science The Shit Out Of NYFF

“Steve Jobs draws a cinematic dividing line between a shiny new digital future and the scruffy old past, and it envisions a man-machine interface in which people merge with devices that ultimately separate them from others.” Stephen Holden Tries To Science The Shit Out Of NYFF

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Clem Bastow Sez Male Critics Panned The Intern Because, Male Critics

Clem Bastow Sez Male Critics Panned The Intern Because, Male Critics Earlier – Producer Mynette Louie On “4 Ways Women Get A Raw Deal In Hollywood”

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John Guillermin, 89, Directed Towering Inferno, Dino’s Kong, Shaft In Africa

John Guillermin, 89, Directed Towering Inferno, Dino’s Kong, Shaft In Africa

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Philadelphia City Paper Alt-Weekly Closing Next Week; Employees Fired, Archives Extinguished

Philadelphia City Paper Alt-Weekly Closing Next Week; Employees Fired, Archives Likelky To Extinguished

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Peter Dinklage Sez “The Fight Is All”

Peter Dinklage Sez “The Fight Is All”

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John Carpenter To Perform Scores Live For First Time, In Iceland

John Carpenter To Perform Scores Live For First Time, In Iceland

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Joshua Oppenheimer Op-Eds 50th Anniversary Of Indonesian Genocide

Joshua Oppenheimer Op-Eds 50th Anniversary Of Indonesian Genocide

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Matt Damon: “Oh My God, I Look Like An Asshole”

Matt Damon: “Oh My God, I Look Like An Asshole”

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NYDN Lets Go Of 13-Year Film Critic Joe Neumaier

NYDN Lets Go Of 13-Year Film Critic Joe Neumaier

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Good Dr. Bordwell On When Strange, Subjective Sounds First Appeared In H’wd Pics

Good Dr. Bordwell On When Strange, Subjective Sounds First Appeared In H’wd Pics

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Hw’d Figures Sought To Assist Anti-ISIS Propaganda

Hw’d Figures Sought To Assist Anti-ISIS Propaganda

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The Inspirations Behind Rebel Citizen, The Haskell Wexler Bio-Doc

The Inspirations Behind Rebel Citizen, The Haskell Wexler Bio-Doc

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Tom White And AJ Schnack On The “Field Of Vision” Doc Series Online Launch

Tom White And AJ Schnack On The “Field Of Vision” Doc Series Online Launch

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Jada Yuan Profiles Cary Fukunaga; Shooting Beasts Of No Nation Was Tough

Jada Yuan Profiles Cary Fukunaga; Shooting Beasts Of No Nation Was Tough

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“Can Anyone Save The Library Of Congress?”

“Can Anyone Save The Library Of Congress?”

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Drew McWeeny Blown Away By The Timeless Timeliness Of 1982’s The World According To Garp

Drew McWeeny Blown Away By The Timeless Timeliness Of 1982’s The World According To Garp

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A+E Blends Broadcast Film Critics’ Ass’n’s TV And Movie Awards

A+E NETWORKS EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AND THE BROADCAST TELEVISION JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION TO COMBINE ‘THE CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION & MOVIE AWARDS’ INTO ONE UNFORGETTABLE SHOW ‘THE 21St ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS’ TO SIMULCAST LIVE ON A&E, LIFETIME AND LMN ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 8 PM ET/PT  New York, NY—September 30, 2015…

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Vpon Ye Apple Store As Modern Chvrch

Vpon Ye Apple Store As Modern Chvrch

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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