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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Movie City News

“When we add it all up, what is it costing the industry just to take care of its top-20 producers? What is that total price tag going to look like once all their shows are in production? With 7,000 shows sloshing around in the streaming jungle, all trying to get attention, what is the guarantee that the Next Giant Thing, or the Next 10 Giant Things, will come out of this group? TV breakthroughs, as often as not, don’t come from seasoned workshops, but from newish upstarts, breaking out with something no one thought of before. Who the hell were Benioff and Weiss before ‘GoT’? Would anyone have given them a $250 million overall deal?”

MZS on Indie Theaters

Harvey Has An Excuse

“I guess it’s talking about the fear of intimacy, you know? When I was young, and you’re a musician, it took me a long time to get to a certain place where I felt comfortable with family and loving somebody and being loved,” Bruce Springsteen says. “Really, that’s what’s the film is about. The film takes you on that journey. Like I say, there are two parts to the American character: one is very isolated and one is in search of community. So how do you make your peace with both of those things? That’s really what the picture is about.”

Jamie Leigh

Midwest FurFest Bars Rightwing Agitator Milo Yiannopoulos and His Newly-Doffed Snow Leopard Fursona

Saturday Night Live Rescinds Proffer To Shane Gillis As History of Racist And Homophobic Slurs Expand; Search On For A Replacement Reprobate?

TIFF Audience Award Goes Jojo Rabbit, With Marriage Story And Parasite Close Behind

“A New Era of the Strips, With Gary Larson Drawing, Is Returning”

James Murdoch Talks To Jane Mayer After Disney Buy

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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima