Movie City News Archive for May, 2019

Stacey Abrams

Market Warnings: Major studios haven’t boycotted GA yet, but laid out conditions for departure. GA isn’t the only state w film tax credit, but we’re the major one potentially hostile to women. Want to change market conditions? 2020 state elections are a good start. #Consequences — Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 31, 2019

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American gangster death

Frank Lucas, druglord portrayed by Denzel Washington in ‘American Gangster,’ dies https://t.co/lvDwuyhYwC via @SunTimes — Evan F Moore (@evanFmoore) June 1, 2019

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Roky

Roky Erickson, founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre, has died: https://t.co/AO1HP1gs8f #RokyErickson pic.twitter.com/d6nPneRlrd — Consequence of Sound (@consequence) May 31, 2019

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Bryan Wendorf On Heading The World’s Longest-Running Underground Film Festival

Bryan Wendorf On Running The World’s Longest-Lasting Underground Film Festival

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Friday Movies: ROCKETMAN, THE SOUVENIR, LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD,THE BRINK

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir is as mysterious as it is specific, tracing the drift of Julie, an intensely ambitious film student who is distracted by a first true love affair, with a man who appears to take her seriously indeed. Set in the 1980s artistic era in which the writer-director grew up, Hogg’s fourth feature describes how a film narrative can flow around the range of thoughts and emotions that a shy young woman holds as she hopes to make art. Places and faces are equally expressive realms. Can imagination be mere delusion? What are her dreams? Hogg dreamt them, dreams them, again, as distanced onscreen memoir, and the dream is furthered by Byrne’s mesmerizing, fleeting performance.

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“‘Deadwood: The Movie’ feels like the best TV episode of 1997.”

“‘Deadwood: The Movie’ feels like the best TV episode of 1997.”

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Booksmart

https://twitter.com/girlsontopstees/status/1133420267278086144?s=21

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Campion

We are so excited to bring The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion's first feature film in over a decade, to Netflix and select theaters in 2021. Adapted from the 1967 Thomas Savage novel, the film will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Elisabeth Moss. pic.twitter.com/8weqRYqfpv — Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) May 30, 2019

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4. Weddings

https://twitter.com/donaldclarke63/status/1134220671393902593?s=21

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Sphinx, The Property Used By John Boorman In Hope and Glory and Queen And Country, On A Private Island On The Thames Near Shepperton Lock, Surrey, Which Belonged To Admiral Lord Nelson, Yours For $2.83 Million

Sphinx, The Property Used By John Boorman In Hope and Glory and Queen And Country, On A Private Island On The Thames Near Shepperton Lock, Surrey, Which Belonged To Admiral Lord Nelson, Yours For $2.83 Million

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Bigmouth

Bigmouth strikes again and again: why Morrissey fans feel so betrayed https://t.co/5Wo7iUrliB — The Guardian (@guardian) May 30, 2019

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Mr. De Niro Addresses Mr. Mueller

“As I prepared for my role on the show, I got to know you a lot better. I read about your lifetime devotion to public service and your respect for the rule of law. I watched how you presided over the special counsel’s office apparently without leaks. And you never wavered, even in the face…

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Brody opined

by turning critics into connoisseurs of shit. — Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) May 29, 2019

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Deadwood Marsh

“This brisk two-hour feature is the culmination not only of ‘Deadwood’’s three seasons and the years it languished in seemingly permanent hiatus, but also a lifetime of turbulent, star-crossed brilliance.”

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Critics hated

I say this with all seriousness: Critics should just lean into the fact that everyone hates them. https://t.co/jG4MmgEAv8 — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) May 29, 2019

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Caridi

"Godfather" actor Carmine Caridi dies at 85 https://t.co/V4qncvC1yA pic.twitter.com/rR7YelTgKC — Variety (@Variety) May 29, 2019

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The DVD Wrapup: Eleven, Genesis 2.0, Climax, Sweet Murder, Let Sunshine In, One Sings, Eugenie, JCVDx2, Boom!, Velvet … More

Someone had to be the last one to die and typically it was because of a mistake made by an overzealous officer or a soldier who wasn’t on the need-to-know list.

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Godard, Agnès Godard

#HBD, Agnès Godard! On working with Claire Denis on LET THE SUNSHINE IN: “‘Mellow, smooth, voluptuous,’ that was the kind of adjective she was using.”https://t.co/lEAlHV41sd pic.twitter.com/RpkNHfbtAv — The Daily (@CriterionDaily) May 28, 2019

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Bezos

jeff bezos only following his ex-wife is some of the best online wife content you can buy pic.twitter.com/StsHarLovr — Alana Hope Levinson (@alanalevinson) May 28, 2019

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Gleibs on Cannes

“The audacity of the Fox Searchlight deal — $12 million for a three-hour Terrence Malick art film — is that it felt like more than just a deal. It felt like an act of faith, a vote for nothing less than the unique transcendent appeal of movies.”

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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