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Movie productions with anywhere from four to eight women in key positions will be eligible for higher government subsidies. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Film News Category: Movies
Early in Spike Lee’s collaboration with Chayse Irvin, the venerable director asked his cinematographer if there was anything special he needed for BlacKkKlansman. Irvin answered, “a third camera”—an extravagance on a low budget movie, but one Irvin believed would allow him “to take massive risks on every scene, whether it be a unique angle or the freedom to use a lens that was flawed.” Irvin embraced that self-imposed mandate for boldness by employing imperfect vintage lenses, “flashing” the image with a contrast-reducing filter and dusting off long-expired film stock. Never one to wilt in the face of risky choices, Lee [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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John Peter Kousakis began his career in 1979 as a production assistant on the television mini-series The French Atlantic Affair, which led to work as a second assistant director on CHIPS. From there Kousakis worked as an AD on some of the most popular series of the era, including The Greatest American Hero, The Fall Guy, and The A-Team, but he caught the directing bug during his first foray into features, working as a second AD on the Burt Reynolds-Hal Needham car chase extravaganza Cannonball Run II. Since then he has moved back and forth between production management positions and [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Sam Levinson’s bloody social satire offers up a grab bag of trigger warnings and hashtags. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Ms. Fonda speaks about her new documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” and about what lies ahead. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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The writer and director Sam Levinson discusses a chilling sequence from his film, shot outside of a home in a continuous take. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Sam Levinson narrates a sequence from his film. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Beloved in the industry after more than 125 roles in TV and movies, the actress directed her first film, “just to see if I could do it.” [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Kit Harington ditched his tie. Thandie Newton showed off her tattoo. And Xavier Dolan, whose latest film had its premiere, put on a fancy suit. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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At a time when relatively few women were documentarians, Ms. Adato won awards for films about Dylan Thomas, Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and others. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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Our guide to film series and special screenings. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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The team behind the ESPN podcast 30 for 30 hate the word “podcast.” They think “audio documentaries” is a better fit. “The word podcast is just so unhelpful,” said Jody Avirgan, the show’s host and executive producer. “A lot of people hear ‘podcast’ and think two people in a room talking. I like those podcasts. But we’re trying to do stuff that’s much more akin to a short film than to that kind of podcast.” Of course, the 30 for 30 audio documentary series only exists because of film. They’re a spin-off of the 30 for 30 films, which began [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Source: Film News Category: Movies
What is Frankenstein A.I.? The name itself is something of a Janus symbol, looking back to classic literature—an early work of horror and, lest we forget, of science-fiction—while looking forward to our potentially human-less future. And like Mary Shelley’s creature itself, it’s something of a patchwork, stitched together from different mediums. It’s part installation, part theater, part audience participation, part improv, even part dance. It’s not quite film, though there is a screen with moving images. Whatever it is, it premiered—under the full name Frankenstein A.I.: A Monster Made By Many—at Sundance last winter, earning raves and awe. Perhaps most [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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This documentary with a simple premise — Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith in conversation — delivers insight and gossip. [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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To be in the arts right now is to be excited and scared, often at the same time. The old ways are dying, but no one actually knows what the new ways even are. There’s so much potential in the digital landscape, but it’s unclear how it can be used—to find audiences, to fix old (and new) problems, to maybe even make money. These are issues that consume those involved with The Space, an English arts council set up at the BBC not only to fund art but to find new ways to get them out into the world. “There [...]
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
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