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Almost every member of the original cast of “Mamma Mia!” is back for this sequel, except for one major player. And, boy, is she missed. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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The movies and shows that have resulted from Hollywood’s superhero obsession provide a moving picture of America’s changing mores, one spandex costume at a time. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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Kazuo Hara, a leading figure in a little-known branch of the film world, brings his latest boundary-pushing documentary to the Japan Cuts festival. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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The following article is crossposted with, Short of the Week, a new kind of film festival aimed at discovering the next wave of emerging filmmakers crafting stories for online audiences. Visit them at shortoftheweek.com A few years ago we released our short film online and shared the tactics behind the strategy we used to get views and industry attention in one of our most popular articles titled How We Launched Our Film Online. In the years since, we’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of filmmakers to release their short films to millions of people around the world and [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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In the last few days, previously unbroadcast raw footage of a visit to the post-production facilities of The Shining has popped up online. It totals 84 minutes, although the YouTube uploader has helpfully provided a full chapter breakdown. For a tour of the studio sound stages, skip to 12:16; for a tour of Kubrick’s equipment room, skip to 27″20, and for a telephone interview with Kubrick (where he offers an interpretation of the ending of 2001!), skip to 45:24. Hat-tip to MUBI for the catch. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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The director’s first movie since winning two Oscars for the 2013 film “Gravity,” offers an autobiographical look at his early years in Mexico. [...]
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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Written by and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, the film struggles to balance its ambition as an entertainment with its social concerns. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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While shooting a commercial in Thailand cinematographer Sean Price Williams (Good Time, Golden Exits, Marjorie Prime) contracted an ear infection. He let me rattle questions into his ear canals despite it. Two months prior The Great Pretender, the second feature film he had shot with writer/director Nathan Silver (Thirst Street, Stinking Heaven, Exit Elena), premiered in the Viewpoints section of Tribeca. Following the screening, Sean revealed that the film had been shot on a DLSR camera that could fit in one hand, with plastic, sparkle filters taped over the lens, completely eschewing a matte box.   He managed to photograph Brooklyn [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will have played more than 1,300 performances when it wraps up in January. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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Joan Micklin Silver’s Crossing Delancey, her studio romantic comedy about a thirtysomething trying to escape her Lower East Side roots, is the epitome of the New York Woman series the Quad has been running all month. After a difficult experience at United Artists with her 1979 masterpiece Chilly Scenes of Winter, Silver took on her biggest production yet, an adaptation of Susan Sandler’s stage play, Crossing Delancey. The Nebraska native returned to examining Jewish identity in New York, as she did in her first film Hester Street, but instead of immigrants at the turn of the century, her focus was [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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This film from Joel Edgerton about a young gay man who is sent to conversion therapy is very likely to be an Oscar contender. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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The following article appeared in Filmmaker’s Spring, 2018 print issue. Like many departments on a film set, the locations department has duties that are a mixture of artistic and practical, a blend of orchestrating creative epiphanies and managing tedious logistics. Location managers might jaunt off to explore tropical beaches or spend the day sharing their favorite secret enclave of New York with an esteemed director, but they also might toil for weeks figuring out where the crew will park, eat and go to the bathroom. And if you’ve ever worked on a low-budget movie without the cash for a fancy [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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With Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade now in theaters, we’re reposting this interview with the writer/director conducted during SXSW 2018. The movie: Eighth Grade The Plot: Shy and uncertain (except when doling out life advice on her sparsely followed vlog), eighth grader Kayla (a revelatory Elsie Fisher) struggles through her last days of middle school. The Interviewee: Bo Burnham. Eighth Grade is the feature directorial debut for the multi-hyphenate writer/director/musician/stand-up comedian. Filmmaker: Let’s start by talking about opening shots. The way you open the Jerrod Carmichael stand-up special you directed for HBO — this extremely tight close-up with Carmichael already on-stage [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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This director’s love of dance isn’t a stunt, but serious play. His videos and ads count among the best dance films of recent decades. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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The newest clip for the biopic includes snippets of Queen’s greatest hits. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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