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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“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

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould