Movie City News Archive for June, 2019

Ken Russell

Altered States (1980) directed by Ken Russell pic.twitter.com/6TXB3P9oCF — 41 Strange (@41Strange) July 1, 2019

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Ben Sachs on Pans

I think the best criticism is born out of curiosity and humility, and it’s hard to promote either when you’re saying you don’t like something. — Ben Sachs (@1bsachs) July 1, 2019 I realized some time ago that there’s little money to be made in the kind of film criticism I want to write. I’m…

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Dogshit on the Road

It is often best to step aside when there’s dogshit on the road. https://t.co/xS7VVtzxzE — Ray Pride (@RayPride) July 1, 2019

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How Harvey Weinstein Beat George Lucas to Digital Distribution, Just Because

“It was a race for bragging rights. Miramax just edged out Phantom Menace by an hour or a couple hours.” How Harvey Weinstein Beat George Lucas to Digital Distribution, Just Because

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Joker Joked

Straight up chortling imagining Lucrecia Martel watching this in horror, mouth agape, vowing never to set foot on American soil again https://t.co/FuGXJX93uC — Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse) June 30, 2019

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Fast color

you really shouldn't be tagging me in these. It's a story I made up so it's actually my story to tell & I decided to cast people who didn't look like me. It's fine if you don't like that but I believe in telling stories together. — Julia Hart (@juliahartowitz) June 29, 2019 again if…

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Possessed doll

Possessed doll tired of being typecast by Hollywoodhttps://t.co/jDtWG5hd7r — The Beaverton (@TheBeaverton) June 29, 2019

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End the Vindicator

This tells you how dire the state of local news is. No “digital only” fallback strategy. No three-days-a-week print schedule. A daily newspaper just shuts it all down after more than 100 years: https://t.co/hnKzvenQWw — Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 28, 2019

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Friday Movies: LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO; DO THE RIGHT THING; ROLLING THUNDER REVUE; DEAD DON’T DIE; GARRY WINOGRAND; IN THE AISLES

Some movies you walk into knowing nothing and upon leaving, you feel in at least some way you know everything. Joe Talbot’s luminous, mesmeric The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a temporal-topographical dreamspace of sweet hallucination.

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Riz Visa

Riz Ahmed's Star Wars Celebration Chicago Appearance Was Canceled Because Homeland Security Wouldn't Let Him Board His Flight https://t.co/XZbiC06ckA via @io9 — Deanna ديانا (@deannaothman) June 28, 2019

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China censorship

Epic Chinese war film premiere cancelled in apparent censorship https://t.co/8xDavPvnga — The Guardian (@guardian) June 28, 2019

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AMC artisan

Film News Roundup: AMC Theatres Launching Artisan Films for Non-Blockbusters https://t.co/ZrUQzL8xAa — Variety (@Variety) June 28, 2019

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Sir Jony Ankling Apple; First Client: Apple

Sir Jony Ankling Apple; First Client: Apple

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Barrnholtz

Barenholtz only had 16 producing credits but they included Martin, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, and Requiem for a Dream and played a zombie in Dawn of the Dead https://t.co/oRmblwbMcA — don (@donswaynos) June 27, 2019

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Kieslowski

"That's the greatest sin a director can commit; to make a film simply because he wants to make a film." — Krzysztof Kieślowski Happy birthday to one of the greatest film directors of all time, Krzysztof Kieślowski. pic.twitter.com/bS85DwS7V5 — Art Film Art (@ArtFilmCinema) June 27, 2019

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Ben Barentholz

You know what they say… pic.twitter.com/ArfsPo1ZNT — ben barenholtz (@bearben) July 22, 2016

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Malick gets date

 Terrence Malick Gets A Date 

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Movie City News

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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