Movie City News Archive for May, 2017

Jeff Bewkes Says Trump Not Factor In Justice Approval Of AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Jeff Bewkes Says Trump Not Factor In Justice Approval Of AT&T-Time Warner Deal

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Molly Lambert Connects Dots

“The racist alt-right’s clumsy embrace of Depeche Mode reminds me of the way that Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will and Olympia were reclaimed in the 1970s by clueless film-theory feminists who painted Riefenstahl’s contributions to the cinematic arts as undervalued due to her gender — when, in truth, she was just another monstrous opportunist…

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“What Abolishing The NEA Will Mean For Women Artists”

“What Abolishing The NEA Will Mean For Women Artists”

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Lebanon Repels Wonder Woman At Final Hour Over Casting Of Gal Gadot, With Her Service In Israeli Defense Force

Lebanon Repels Wonder Woman At Final Hour Over Casting Of Gal Gadot, With Her Service In Israeli Defense Force

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Netflix Hastings Says The Streamer Will Start Axing Shows Because They’re Too Successful

“Our hit ratio is way too high. So, we’ve canceled very few shows. I’m always pushing the content team: We have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.” Netflix Hastings Says The Streamer Will Start Axing Shows Because They’re Too Successful; Intends…

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Legendary Warner Publicist Joe Hyams Was 90: Key to Campaigns For Kubrick, Streisand, Truffaut, Redford, Fellini, Stone, Friedkin, And Until Mystic River, Eastwood

Legendary Warner Publicist Joe Hyams Was 90: Key to Campaigns For Kubrick, Streisand, Truffaut, Redford, Fellini, Stone, Friedkin, And Until Mystic River, Eastwood

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Ray Pride On A Retrospective Of The “Electric Cool” Of Jean-Pierre Melville

Ray Pride On A Retrospective Of The “Electric Cool” Of Jean-Pierre Melville

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NYObserver Fires 78-Year-Old Film Critic Rex Reed

“The shocking truth is that the Observer has been going down the drain financially for quite some time. The end of what was the remains of a once-vital and responsible New York paper came when [Jared Kushner] threw what was left of a great weekly paper under the bus and lost all interest in bringing it back to life…

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World’s Oldest Underground Film Festival Turns 24 In Chicago This Week; A Few Words From Its Artistic Director

World’s Oldest Underground Film Festival Turns 24 In Chicago This Week; A Few Words From Its Artistic Director

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“Bond Girl” Molly Peters Was 75

“Bond Girl” Molly Peters Was 75

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An Oral History Of Radiohead’s “OK Computer, ” 20 Years On

An Oral History Of Radiohead’s “OK Computer, ” 20 Years On

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The Reporter Tweets What It Really Thinks About Women Directing Studio Pictures

“#WonderWoman: Warner Bros. is gambling $150M with a filmmaker whose only prior big-screen credit was an $8M indie” The Reporter Tweets What It Really Thinks About Women Directing Studio Pictures

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Adam Wingard Graduates To “Godzilla vs. Kong” Project

Earlier – “Adam Wingard, who made a name for himself with low-budget horror thrillers such as You’re Next and The Guest, is going big for his next movie. Monstrously big.”

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Former Mega-Producer Andy Vajna On “Bringing Hw’d” To Troubled Hungary

Former Mega-Producer Andy Vajna On “Bringing Hw’d” To Troubled Hungary

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Farrah Smith Nehme On Lubitsch Silent Masterpieces

Farrah Smith Nehme On Lubitsch Silent Masterpieces

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Ebony Magazine Blocking Writers It Hasn’t Paid

Ebony Magazine Blocking Writers It Hasn’t Paid

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NYTimes Kills Public Editor

NYTimes Kills Public Editor

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Further Proceedings In Spinal Tap Vs H’wd

Further Proceedings In Spinal Tap Vs H’wd

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Boston Globe Tightens Paywall

Boston Globe Tightens Paywall

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Wonder Woman Banned In Lebanon

Wonder Woman Banned In Lebanon

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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