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LA Times

Scorsese: “All the characters in this film are feeling real pain, a sense of spiritual desolation rooted in everyday life. This isn’t just a matter of “style” or “visuals,” exquisite as the film is. It’s a matter of Guillermo’s complete commitment to the material, to bringing his vision to life with his production designer, his costume designer, his DP and his amazing cast, led by Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. They work together to create a dead-end universe from out of the American past, and they do it inside and out, through and through.”

LA Times | January 22, 2022

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Ira Deutchman: “Irwin Young. Reluctant godfather of independent film. Without him, no IFP, no Sundance. His impact too enormous to fit in a tweet. I personally owe him so much. Rest in peace.”

Twitter | January 21, 2022

Variety

Sundance Docs Enhance Storytelling With Animation

Variety | January 21, 2022

Hollywood Reporter

Cruise Control: Mission: Impossible 7 Moves To 2023: M:I8 To 2024

Hollywood Reporter | January 21, 2022

"I could never have been prepared for Strange Behavior. I still am never prepared. It’s a (partly) accidentally elevated experience. Nothing quite works and yet it all operates in a sideways fashion. I felt like the actors didn’t quite know what movie they were in. I love this sensation. Often you feel it in ’70s Eurosleaze movies that import a drunk, English-speaking has-been into interpreting a scenario that was probably never fully translated. The film was photographed in Scope by someone who may have qualified as an artist, but whoever did the pan-and-scan transfer was definitely an artist, relishing the opportunity to rewrite the visual language of the film. The frame was cropped in half and even sometimes zoomed in, which gave it all an added weirdness."
Sean Price Williams Essays Strange Behavior and Kim's Video Days

January 21, 2022

Twitter

Boy George: “R.I.P Meatloaf. Love and prayers to all his family and close friends. He once turned me upside down in a Chinese Restaurant in St Johns Wood.”

Twitter | January 21, 2022

LA Times

Louie Anderson Was 68

LA Times | January 20, 2022

Variety

"Unconventional as these movies may be, they’re finding an audience today that I would not have thought possible a decade or so ago. Not a huge audience, mind you, but a small yet dedicated segment of the public that’s fed up with formula, hungry for movies with the capacity to surprise, perhaps even to shock. Let’s call them 'bizart-house movies,' for lack of a better term — unapologetically odd and original creations, led by a gifted group of rebel auteurs who don’t kowtow to popular expectations."
Peter DeBruge Says "Indie" Movies Are "Strange"

Variety | January 20, 2022

Oscar Certifies 276 Features, From The Addams Family 2 To Zola

January 20, 2022

Hollywood Reporter

Disney Names Joe Earley Hulu President

Hollywood Reporter | January 20, 2022

Hollywood Reporter

“When he made 1991’s Thelma & Louise, he began shooting with multiple cameras, one of which he operated, for intimate scenes that he didn’t want to ask his actors to perform over and over, including the love scene between Geena Davis and Brad Pitt that launched Pitt’s career. “I thought, ‘My God, this is efficient,'” Scott says. By the time he got to Black Hawk Down in 2001, he was up to 11 cameras. “When you’re in his little video village with him, he generally has six cameras going at the same time,” says Chernin. “He knows the name of every cameraman, and he’s got a headphone and he’ll go, ‘Tommy, up in the upper left-hand corner, move down, move down. I don’t want to see that over there. Billy, pull back, pull back.’ He can hold the equation of six cameras in his head, know what each is capturing, how he’s going to use it in the edit. His ability to come in on time and on budget is a function of just how insanely well versed he is in filmmaking.”

Hollywood Reporter | January 19, 2022

"The plan is for the theater to close for a 'six- to eight-month renovation' prior to a grand reopening in 2023, and for the theater to become a live entertainment venue with music, comedy, community and private events, as well as film. In addition to installing a new screen and projection equipment, Another Planet expects to invest millions of dollars into updated electrical systems, an updated sound system, new lighting, ventilation and a new marquee. The iconic neon sign, also, will get a refurbishing."
New Owners Say San Francisco's Historic Castro Theatre Will Primarily Be A Live Venue

January 19, 2022

Twitter

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights For Sidney Poitier At 7:45 Tonight

Twitter | January 19, 2022

LA Times

"Lots of questions come with a merger—potential layoffs chief among them, as well as longterm fears of a heavily consolidated game industry where the power sits only with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, leaving fewer opportunities for independents to negotiate or find publishers. But artistically this is an instance where Activision Blizzard teams may benefit from a change of scenery."

LA Times | January 19, 2022

Hollywood Reporter

"Film/TV Sets Under Strain: Is the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo Good Enough?"

Hollywood Reporter | January 19, 2022