Movie City News Archive for November, 2016

The DVD Wrapup: BFG, Pete’s Dragon, Baked in Brooklyn, Weng Weng, T.A.M.I./T.N.T. and more

With great numbers already recorded for Disney’s Moana, it’s difficult to look back at the last two years and imagine studio executives not being completely thrilled about what they’ve accomplished. Several releases have exceeded or threatened to hit the billion-dollar barrier and critical response has generally been friendly, even for those titles with lower financial expectations.

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Former NBC Chairman Grant Tinker Was 90

Former NBC Chairman Grant Tinker Was 90; Co-Founder Of MTM Enterprises Warren Littlefield Remembers His Colleague

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“I am deeply saddened to learn that my former husband and professional mentor Grant Tinker has passed away. I’m forever grateful for and proud of what we achieved together with the creation of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and founding of MTM Enterprises. Grant was a brilliant, driven executive who uniquely understood that the secret to great TV content was freedom for its creators and performing artists. This was manifest in his ‘first be best and then be first’ approach.”

“I am deeply saddened to learn that my former husband and professional mentor Grant Tinker has passed away. I’m forever grateful for and proud of what we achieved together with the creation of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and founding of MTM Enterprises. Grant was a brilliant, driven executive who uniquely understood that the secret…

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Scorsese Meets Pope

Scorsese Meets Pope Scorsese Shows Silence To 400 Jesuits In Rome Did Silence Shooting Conditions Outdo The Revenant?

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Cooper And Groth On How Sundance Selections May Seem More Political After The Presidential Election Results

Cooper And Groth On How Sundance Selections May Seem More Political After The Presidential Election Results

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Melena Ryzik Ponders Whether Television Can Be Fair To Muslims

Melena Ryzik Ponders Whether Television Can Be Fair To Muslims

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DP Natasha Braier On Being A “Flare Hunter” For Nicolas Winding Refn

DP Natasha Braier On Being A “Flare Hunter” For Nicolas Winding Refn

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Abel Ferrara’s Driller Killer As “Humanist”

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Michael Almereyda On The Misfits Of Badlands

Michael Almereyda On The Misfits Of Badlands

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Gilroy Gets Substantial Payday For Rogue One Reshoots

Gilroy Gets Substantial Payday For Rogue One Reshoots 

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Hulu On Hopes For Offline Viewing

Hulu On Hopes For Offline Viewing

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Excerpting Adam Nayman’s “Confusion and Carnage: The Films of Ben Wheatley”

Excerpting Adam Nayman‘s “Confusion and Carnage: The Films of Ben Wheatley”

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Writes Lindy West

“Diverse personal narrative has never been more important than it is in proto-Trump America – in a country where so many are willing to throw away the rights of the “other” for the illusion of safety, storytelling is our most straightforward empathy generator, a humanization machine. Millions of Americans are casually falling in love with…

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Cahiers du Cinema Top 10 Leads With Toni Erdmann, Elle, Neon Demon, Aquarius

Cahiers du Cinema Top 10 Leads With Toni Erdmann, Elle, Neon Demon, Aquarius

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Sundance 2017 Competition And NEXT Announced

Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, beginning with today’s announcement of the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park…

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Sundance 2017 Announces 66 Features In Competition And NEXT

Filmmakers Include Eliza Hittman, Alex Ross Perry, Brett Haley, Gillian Robespierre, Marti Noxon, Adam Bhala Lough, Brian Knappenberger, Yance Ford, Marina Zenovich, Cate Shortland, David Lowery, Dustin Guy Defa, koganada Sundance 2017 Announces 66 Features In Competition And NEXT

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Links To FYC Screenplays Up To 29, With Little Men

Links To FYC Screenplays Up To 29, With Little Men

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Owen Gleiberman Canvasses For Rogue One As An “Awards Movie”

“I used to argue, pretty vociferously, that critics’ groups should wait before voting until they’ve had the chance to see every last movie. But that ship, I’m afraid, has sailed.” Owen Gleiberman Canvasses For Rogue One As An “Awards Movie”

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Iggy Pop Talks Danger

“My father, very late in life, said to me, ‘You know, there is humor in what you do.’” Iggy Pop Talks Danger

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Glenn Kenny On Bresson In Print

Glenn Kenny On Bresson In Print

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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