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  • Critic's Pick: The best of Clint Eastwood for his 90th birthday...

    05/20/2020 7:54:22 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 87 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | April 23, 2020 | L. Kent Wolgamott
    Clint Eastwood turns 90 next month and he’s still making and starring in movies. Eastwood, who first appeared on screen in 1955, most recently starred as an elderly drug runner in 2018’s “The Mule” and last year directed “Richard Jewell.” The longest-running Hollywood icon, Eastwood, who also served as mayor of Carmel, California, in the 1980s, has acted in 50 movies — starring in 42 — and directed 43 pictures. Over the last 65 years, he’s acted opposite an orangutan, tried his hand at a musical — his “singing” in “Paint Your Wagon” has to be heard to be believed...
  • China Shuts Down All Cinemas, Again

    03/27/2020 7:40:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/27 | PATRICK BRZESKI
    Over the past two weeks, hundreds of movie theaters in the country had begun to reopen. No reason for the policy reversal was given, but insiders believe the government is worried about a potential second wave of coronavirus infections. China's film regulators has slammed the brakes on plans to gradually reopen the country's cinemas. Over 600 movie theaters across China were given the green light to reopen their doors over the past week, but Beijing's Film Bureau put out a notice late Friday ordering all theaters to go back into shutdown. No official explanation for the sudden reversal was provided....
  • Meet South Korea's Next Wave of Film Auteurs

    02/10/2020 4:08:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Nov '19 | Patrick Brzeski
    Parasite may be getting the awards-season love, but a vibrant new generation of filmmakers is ready to emerge from the shadow of established masters like Bong Joon Ho and Park Chan-wook... The overdue official recognition from the West has been doubly meaningful--as 2019 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the country’s first feature film, Kim Do-san’s 1919 kino-drama, The Righteous Revenge. It’s likely that Parasite’s success — the film recently raced past the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office — will come to be viewed as the culmination of the "New Korean Cinema," the renaissance of the country’s...
  • Frozen 2’s Storyline About Reparations, Explained

    11/23/2019 6:20:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | November 21, 2019 | Inkoo Kang
    When Anna discovers that her royal ancestors, just like probably every royal ancestor ever, committed brutalities against their neighbors, the newly radicalized princess decides to destroy the dam to make things right with the tribe—even though it means flooding Arendelle.
  • Was Napoleon the greatest film never made? [Kubrick] [ed]

    08/15/2019 1:45:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | August 15, 2019 | Nicholas Barber
    The Stanley Kubrick exhibition at London’s Design Museum examines the making of every one of the extraordinary director’s films. But its opening section is devoted to a film he didn’t make: a biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte. As odd as that might seem, Kubrick fans are almost as fixated on Napoleon – to use its working title – as they are on anything else in his awe-inspiring canon. Critics regularly hail it as the greatest and most tantalising unfinished film of all. Besides, the story of how Napoleon was nearly-but-not-quite made exemplifies Kubrick’s sky-high ambition, his ravenous intellectual curiosity and his...
  • Dames (1934) – "Beautiful Girls" (Busby Berkeley number)

    05/28/2019 8:13:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/21/2017 | Warner Archive Instant
    Dames (1934) Directed By Ray Enright & Busby Berkely. Starring Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler.
  • Jesus is Not the Joker (Mary Magdalene movie review)

    04/20/2019 4:55:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | April 20, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Mary Magdalene suffers from a miscast Joaquin Phoenix, drab visuals, and a muddled message. Actors love to think they can play anything, but the job of any half-decent filmmaker is to tell them when they’re not right for a part. If the Rock wants to play Kurt Cobain, try to talk him out of it. Adam Sandler as King Lear is not a great match. And then there’s Joaquin Phoenix. He’s playing Jesus Christ in the new film Mary Magdalene. In certain situations, Phoenix is a capable actor. I believe he would excel as a meth head, or as a...
  • Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83

    04/14/2019 2:10:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 14, 2019 | Anita Gates
    Bibi Andersson, the luminous Swedish actress who personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 midcentury Ingmar Bergman films, died on Sunday in Stockholm. She was 83... Her emotionally complex role in “Persona” (1966), the film that made her acting reputation, was one of the great stereotype reversals in film history, a definite departure for the thirtyish Ms. Andersson, who had begun acting in her teens. Before that film, Bergman had given her roles “symbolizing simple, girlish things,” she told The New York Times in 1977. “I used to be called a ‘professional innocent.’” ...
  • Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

    04/09/2019 1:55:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 8, 2019 | Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes
    He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies. Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84. Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter. Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).
  • Larry Cohen, Writer-Director of 'It's Alive' and 'Hell Up in Harlem,' Dies at 77

    03/24/2019 12:01:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 24, 2019 | Chris Koseluk
    He thrived making low-budget horror and blaxploitation films after creating the 1960s TV series 'Branded' and 'The Invaders.' Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director who made his mark in the horror and blaxploitation genres with such innovative cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died. He was 77. Cohen died Saturday night in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, his friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, told The Hollywood Reporter. The older brother of late Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen — she got her start promoting his early films —...
  • Bullitt Car Chase Scene

    02/25/2019 1:50:26 PM PST · by ETL · 52 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 10, 2013
    Bullitt Car Chase Scene: ~ 7 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vNvc9n1ikI
  • 10 Underrated Science Fiction Movies You Must See

    01/27/2019 1:27:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 229 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 27, 2019 | WhatCulture
    It's not all about replicants, Terminators, and galaxies far, far away.
  • Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 86

    01/26/2019 8:08:09 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | January 26, 2019 | Jon Burlingame
    Michel Legrand, three-time Oscar winner and composer of such classic film songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “I Will Wait for You,” “You Must Believe in Spring” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” along with the groundbreaking musical score for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” has died. He was 86. Legrand died at his home early Saturday in Paris, his publicist told Agence France-Presse. His wife, French actress Macha Meril, was at his side. His most recent film score was “The Other Side of the Wind,” composed for Orson Welles’ last film, which was finally completed...
  • The Big Twist M. Night Shyamalan Needs: He Should Stop Writing His Own Scripts (Column)

    01/21/2019 9:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | January 20, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Quick, name the greatest film by each of the following directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, Kathryn Bigelow, Jonathan Demme. Answers will vary (mine would be: “Psycho,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Nashville,” “Chinatown,” “The Hurt Locker,” “The Silence of the Lambs”), but whatever your taste, odds are that the movies you chose were not written by the director in question. (On my list, none of them were.) There are, of course, countless great writer-directors — Ingmar Bergman, Preston Sturges, Quentin Tarantino, you name it. So it’s not as if it has to be...
  • Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80

    01/10/2019 3:10:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | January 10, 2019 | Rachel Yang
    Verna Bloom, who appeared in “Animal House” and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old. The cause was complications of dementia, her family stated.
  • Do we want a return to conservative sexual morality?

    01/10/2019 4:01:42 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 72 replies
    Has the sexual revolution been abandoned and replaced by loss of freedom for men?
  • Bohemian Rhapsody win causes controversy, awkwardness at Golden Globes

    01/07/2019 2:31:41 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | January 7, 2019 | James Hibberd
    Bohemian Rhapsody surprised Hollywood by winning the top drama prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, but the film’s big honor quickly turned awkward and controversial. After cast and producers took the stage to accept the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, producer Graham King notably didn’t mention the film’s director, Bryan Singer. Neither did star Rami Malek when he took home Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury. *SNIP* Singer was reportedly fired from Bohemian Rhapsody roughly two weeks before filming was completed amid reports of on-set turmoil yet retained his directing credit....
  • Ten Conservative Movies That Hit Home in 2018

    01/04/2019 9:12:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    It wasn’t all bad news at the box office this past year. The movie industry as a whole may be boringly left-wing, but occasionally a conservative message breaks through, sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally or because filmmakers simply applied themselves to telling the truth. Here are ten films that brought conservative concepts to the multiplex in 2018, ranked according to conservative firepower:
  • The 100 greatest comedies of all time

    12/30/2018 7:54:33 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 296 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2017 | no author listed
    BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made.
  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, “Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal?” That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....