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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 ears 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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“The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company,” a made-for-TV movie by Jean-Luc Godard, is having its New York premiere in a new restoration. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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The report examined movies from Spring 2018 and found that when men are in leading roles, the reviews are not as stratified by the critics’ gender. [...]
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the story of Scotty Bowers, who says he ran a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for the stars for decades. [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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With Armie Hammer as her husband, the film covers similar terrain as the recent documentary “RBG.” [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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A nemesis for the British secret agent has links to Oddjob, the man with the deadly bowler. [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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The HBO documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” offers a calm assessment of a mercurial, sometimes manic talent. [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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