Movie City News Archive for February, 2018

Infowars Potentate And Trump Advisor Alex Jones Accused Of Discrimination And Sexual Harassment

Jones “often spent his time shirtless, and endlessly leering…at female employees and guests,” a “disgusting, hostile environment” Infowars Potentate And Trump Advisor Alex Jones Accused Of Discrimination And Sexual Harassment 

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QT9 Gets DiCaprio, Pitt And A Title: “Once Upon A Time In Hw’d”; Release Date Will Be The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Manson Murders

“I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old. I’m very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic…

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Ramin Setoodeh On His Two-Hour Audience With Barbra Streisand

“Streisand, on some level, feels that Trump shares the blame for the recent Florida high school shooting, which claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers. ‘I think even that shooter was affected because Trump brings out the violence in people. He says, “It’s OK — rally, lock her up.”‘” Ramin Setoodeh On An Audience…

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Kevin Smith Does A Good Twenty Minutes On Being Alive

Kevin Smith Does A Good Twenty Minutes On Being Alive

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The Int’l Documentary Association Looks Behind The Nominated Shorts:

The Int’l Documentary Association Looks Behind The Nominated Shorts: Edith + Eddie; Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405; Heroin(e); Knife Skills; Traffic Stop

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“Industry analyst predicts just three major film studios by 2023″

“Industry analyst predicts just three major film studios by 2023″

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Greta Gerwig Floats Four-Chapter Sacramento Extended Cinematic Universe

Greta Gerwig Floats Four-Chapter Sacramento Extended Cinematic Universe

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“I used to say about Cynthia [Heimel]’s writing, and her being, that she had the soul of Janis Joplin in the voice of Hedda Hopper. She was a voice for liberation with manners, freedom without regret and the blues with a grain of salt.”

“I used to say about Cynthia [Heimel]’s writing, and her being, that she had the soul of Janis Joplin in the voice of Hedda Hopper. She was a voice for liberation with manners, freedom without regret and the blues with a grain of salt.”

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Josephine Livingstone On Annihilation

“The lighthouse is surrounded by crystal trees that resemble the synapses of the brain. This lighthouse is desire, as with Virginia Woolf, and also the frontier that separates our own minds from others’. Here we see an embodied meditation on subjectivity and trauma. Lena finds the meteor that has punched through the lighthouse’s wall, and…

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Netflix Fires “Fuller House” Showrunner Jeff Franklin; Warner Bros. TV Severs Deal Over Complaints

“Franklin has been accused of being verbally abusive to staffers and making inappropriate statements in the writers’ room, including making sexually charged comments about his personal relationships and sex life. Franklin has not been accused of directly sexually harassing or engaging in physical misconduct with any staffers.” Netflix Fires “Fuller House” Showrunner Jeff Franklin; Warner Bros….

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CIA Publicly Indicates Displeasure With “The Looming Tower”

“There’s been a huge refusal in many quarters to criticize the CIA for fear of undermining the morale of the agency. I find that to be a kind of cheap excuse. It’s time the agency was held to account, because I don’t think anyone has done that.” CIA Publicly Indicates Displeasure With “The Looming Tower”

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Phantom Thread Got Some Bad Takes. Pick One.

Phantom Thread Got Some Bad Takes. Pick One.

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Guadagnino “is similar to me in that he often uses cinema rather than reality as the point of departure for his inspiration. There are many directors who use reality as their basis. Luca’s reality is in the films that precede him, the cinema that he loves. So since he loves my body of work, it’s…

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Pussy Riot In Support Of Oleg Sentsov

we came with action to occupied Crimea to stand for Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who in prison in Russia and who will die without our help. we've been arrested. we've been attacked. but we made it. share! #freesetsov pic.twitter.com/vCftoJ6fkI — Pussy Riot (@pussyrrriot) February 28, 2018

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CBC, Canada’s Public Broadcaster, Closing Music Library, Digitizing And Destroying CDs

CBC, Canada’s Public Broadcaster, Closing Music Library, Digitizing And Destroying CDs

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Last Man In Aleppo Producer Gets Visa To Attend Oscars

Last Man In Aleppo Producer Gets Visa To Attend Oscars

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Of Course Paul Thomas Anderson’s Got A Mixtape For 70mm Showings Of Phantom Thread

Of Course Paul Thomas Anderson’s Got A Mixtape For 70mm Showings Of Phantom Thread

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Twin Cities Theater Awards Group Shutters

Twin Cities Theater Awards Group Shutters

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“The Walking Dead” Profit Participation Lawsuit Sparks To Life Once More

“The Walking Dead” Profit Participation Lawsuit Sparks To Life Once More

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Spotify

I’ve seen Spotify’s IPO filing. Here are the key facts: The company is losing money at the rate of $30 million per month. Growth is slowing & the company is sitting on almost $2 billion in liabilities. Trust me, this company’s business model is broken. https://t.co/8EDmy6Wbs7 — Ted Gioia (@tedgioia) February 28, 2018

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Movie City News

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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