Movie City News Archive for March, 2016

Sherlock Holmes Actor Douglas Wilmer Was 96

Sherlock Holmes Actor Douglas Wilmer Was 96

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#OscarsSoWhite Invoked In Court By Former NWA Manager

“An older, white man with extensive experience in the music business is contrasted with young black men who feel underpaid, undervalued and exploited. [These issues] ermeate our society, including the entertainment sector, as shown by the recent #OscarsSoWhite controversy, which itself arose in part because of the film.” #OscarsSoWhite Invoked In Court By Former NWA Manager

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Three Comics That Get Batman v Superman Better Than Zack Snyder,” By Benjy Sarlin

“Three Comics That Get Batman v Superman Better Than Zack Snyder,” By Benjy Sarlin

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A Look Inside Chicago’s Largest Prop House

A Look Inside Chicago’s Largest Prop House

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Fox Ends “Clearances” For Exclusive Exhibition Rights

“The concepts of clearances are antiquated and don’t apply to modern-day society.” “This business has changed an awful lot. This is a legacy practice and the time has come to move on.” Fox Ends “Clearances” For Exclusive Exhibition Rights

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Soderbergh-Seimetz-Kerrigan “The Girlfriend Experience” Scored By Shane Carruth

Soderbergh-Seimetz-Kerrigan “The Girlfriend Experience” Scored By Shane Carruth

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Art Of The Title Credits Deadpool

Art Of The Title Credits Deadpool

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ESPN’s Seven-And-A-Half Hour O. J. Simpson Doc Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

ESPN’s Seven-And-A-Half Hour O. J. Simpson Doc Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run 

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Joe Swanberg Keynotes SxSW 73m vid

“I want you to be forced to just exist in the moment that we’re filming, and I’m casting you because I want you to be you. I like you, I like how you talk, I like the kinds of jokes you make, do those in my movie; don’t go create a character that’s something else.”…

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Tina Hassania Says Small Video Labels Aren’t Distributing Enough Films Directed By Women… But It’s Complicated

“Considering these frustrations, the fact that DVDs of such films come out at all is sometimes a small miracle.” Tina Hassania Says Small Video Labels Aren’t Distributing Enough Films Directed By Women… But It’s Complicated “But if you really want to highlight women’s historical contributions to film,  you also have to look past the director’s chair. Our producers…

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Nobelist-Novelist-Holocaust Survivor Imre Kertesz Was 86; Wrote Fateless

Nobelist-Novelist-Holocaust Survivor Imre Kertesz Was 86; Wrote Fateless

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Anti-Vaccination Polemic Pulled From Tribeca Gets Angelika Berth; Whether It’s A Four-Wall Theater Rental Unanswered By Times

”Censorship is denying a voice. That film has been denied a platform, but it certainly hasn’t been denied a voice.” Anti-Vaccination Polemic Pulled From Tribeca Gets Angelika Berth; Whether It’s A Four-Wall Theater Rental Unanswered By Times And – Distributor Cinema Libre Offers Their Side

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Hans Zimmer Says No More Superhero Films For Him

Hans Zimmer Says No More Superhero Films For Him

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Visionary Architect Zaha Hadid Was 65

Visionary Architect Zaha Hadid Was 65

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THR Cover-Stories The Survival And Ambitions Of WME-IMG Agency

THR Cover-Stories The Survival And Ambitions Of WME-IMG Agency

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Terrence Malick’s Composer Got His Gig Through A Want Ad

Terrence Malick’s Composer Got His Gig Through A Want Ad

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The Star Of Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan On The Road From Sri Lanka To The Cinema

The Star Of Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan On The Road From Sri Lanka To The Cinema

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Review: Miles from Home and I Saw the Light

Film biographies date to the dawn of cinema with the lives of politicians, entertainers and sports players providing a treasure trove of drama and entertainment. But the rearview mirror hasn’t been kind to the genre. We know that many bygone favorites printed the legend and skirted over or ignored the subject’s flaws. It didn’t seem to matter to the audiences that flocked to The Pride of the Yankeesor The Jolson Story but today’s moviegoer is not as forgiving about blurred lines.

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Guy Maddin On His Seances, Plus Isabella Rossellini And The Slobbery Labrador Retriever

Guy Maddin On His Seances, Plus Isabella Rossellini And The Slobbery Labrador Retriever

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Terry Gilliam To Mount “Quixote” Once More In September

Terry Gilliam To Mount “Quixote” Once More In September

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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