Movie City News Archive for September, 2016

Paolo Sorrentino On Shrinking His Screen

Paolo Sorrentino On Shrinking His Screen

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Is Oliver Stone Newly Vague With Snowden?

Is Oliver Stone Newly Vague With Snowden?

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The DVD Wrapup: Blood Simple, Cat People, Shallows, Neon Demon, Sirk X 2, Warcraft, Kamikaze ’89 and more

Before Blood Simple hit the festival circuit in September, 1984, at Deauville and Toronto, it’s safe to say that Joel and Ethan Coen couldn’t get arrested in this town. On the advice of Sam Raimi, they knocked on doors in Los Angeles, New York, the Twin Cities and Austin, hats in hand, trying to interest someone, anyone in checking out their two-minute teaser for the film. It’s what filmmakers did in the days before Kickstarter. Any money they raised went straight to their headquarters in Texas, where a cinema community was in its infancy and a few dollars went a long way.

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Lionsgate Sets A Dozen Releases Through End Of 2016

Lionsgate Sets A Dozen Releases Through End Of 2016

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BP Pans Deepwater Horizon

“It ignores the conclusions reached by every official investigation: that the accident was the result of multiple errors made by a number of companies.” BP Pans Deepwater Horizon “Each time the film deviates from the record, it is to show Transocean in a better light and BP in a worse one.”

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Manhattan’s Fabled Carnegie Deli To Close

Manhattan’s Fabled Carnegie Deli To Close

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Lee Daniels Planning Musical Of His Life, Inspired By 8 1/2 And All That Jazz

STOP THE WORLD I WANT TO GET ON Lee Daniels Planning Musical Of His Life, Inspired By 8 1/2 And All That Jazz

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A. O. Scott Sees A Pattern Of Movies About Human Dignity On Show At NY Film Fest

A. O. Scott Sees A Pattern Of Movies About Human Dignity On Show At NY Film Fest

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Visiting Productive Roger Corman At 90

“Some ad guru told me once the two magic words in a company name are ‘New’ and ‘Free.’ ‘’Free’ has got nothing to do with how I want to do my films, so I went with ‘New.’” Visiting Productive Roger Corman At 90

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Nate Parker On “60 Minutes”

“I was falsely accused… I went to court…I was vindicated.  I feel terrible that this woman isn’t here…her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is – no. Nat Turner, as a hero, what he did in history, is bigger than me. It’s bigger than all of us.” Nate Parker…

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When Chandler Levack Met Jill Soloway

“I feel like I’m surfing, and we’re just in this really flowy state of play. It is called filmmaking because we have a camera there, but it feels a lot more like street theatre, improv, theater games… It’s just so much fun for me. It’s my favorite thing.” When Chandler Levack Met Jill Soloway

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How Brazilian Politics Smothered The Oscar Chances Of Amazing Aquarius, Starring Sonia Braga

How Brazilian Politics Smothered The Oscar Chances Of Amazing Aquarius, Starring Sonia Braga

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Eric Hynes Talks To Yung Chang About His Great New Short, Gatekeeper

Eric Hynes Talks To Yung Chang About His Great New Short, Gatekeeper Which – You Can Watch Here

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Meet The Film Archivist Who Collected Beatles Footage For 13 Years That’s Now In Ron Howard’s Doc

Meet The Film Archivist Who Collected Beatles Footage For 13 Years That’s Now In Ron Howard’s Doc

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How Arab Cinema Is Making A Mark At Int’l Film Festivals

How Arab Cinema Is Making A Mark At Int’l Film Festivals

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Academy Names Five Nicholl Screenwriters

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Melissa Anderson Cover-Stories “The Indomitable Isabelle Huppert”

Melissa Anderson Cover-Stories “The Indomitable Isabelle Huppert”

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Behind 10 Years Of VFX For Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

Behind 10 Years Of VFX For Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time

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Lou Lumenick’s Last Review For NYP: Deepwater Horizon

Lou Lumenick‘s Last Review For NYP: Deepwater Horizon

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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