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As a singer, actress, writer, and director, Sylvia Chang has been at the forefront of Asian culture since the 1970s. She has worked with directors like King Hu, Tsui Hark, Johnnie To and Jia Zhangke, and directed several of her own features. Chang is the subject of a 15-movie retrospective at the Metrograph running May 18–27. Along with films she directed, including Murmur of the Heart and 20 30 40, the series includes Shanghai Blues; That Day, on the Beach; Mountains May Depart, and Office, a musical based on her stage play Design for Living. Chang spoke with Filmmaker Magazine after the New York [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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He leads a cast that includes Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber and Chin Han. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Elle Fanning portrays a writer of, and ahead of, her time as the film traces the origin story of “Frankenstein.” [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Ernst Lubitsch’s long unavailable “Rosita” is a gorgeous valentine to the movie industry, now newly restored by the Museum of Modern Art. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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Directing episodic television can be one of the most challenging forms of filmmaking. A tricky balancing act is required by having to simultaneously meet the expectations of the audience, the demands of the network and showrunner, and the desires and opinions of actors and crew, who have been on the show for years — and all while providing a distinctive enough point of view so as to make one’s self essential to the process (and thus get asked back to direct more episodes). Few directors have managed to navigate the intersection between personal expression and mass entertainment as well as [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
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For a few years in the 1970s, she was a trailblazing singer, bandleader and producer. A new documentary, “Betty: They Say I’m Different,” tells her story. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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I finished Lee Grant’s incredible autobiography I Said Yes To Everything right before sitting down with her and that was a huge mistake, only because it was frustrating to have such a limited time with the legendary actress after reading her extraordinary story. Consider this episode a tiny drop in the ocean of this astounding life. She was nominated for an Oscar for her first screen role in William Wyler’s Detective Story and then was blacklisted by HUAC for 12 long, painful years. She rebuilt her career with roles in Peyton Place, In The Heat Of The Night, and Shampoo [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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The director stepped in when the original filmmaking team was fired. As for why he agreed to take over, well, we actually can’t print his answer. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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The cult indie rapper smuggled his radical anticapitalism into his biting new film ‘Sorry to Bother You.’ [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
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Ms. Morison was a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.” [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Filmmaker‘s publisher, announced today the 20 feature films selected for the IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s year-long fellowship for first-time filmmakers currently in post-production on their debut feature. Combining documentary and narrative features together for the first time, the program begins today, running May 21-25 at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Filmmaker Labs continues its dedication to supporting underrepresented voices. Over 60% of this year’s attending Lab Fellows, and over 70% of the directors specifically, are diverse in regards to gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. Furthermore, this year’s [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
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The No. 1 arrival gave 20th Century Fox a much-needed blockbuster and provided further evidence that superheroes remain box office gold. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
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Midway through the awards for 71st Cannes Film Festival, Asia Argento told the audience that the event was Harvey Weinstein’s “hunting ground.” [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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In a genuinely shocking turn of events, self-promoting shit-stirrer Gaspar Noé’s new film Climax — re-screened for festival-goers yesterday after it won the Directors’ Fortnight’s Art Cinema Award — is one of the best and most broadly-loved films to premiere in Cannes this year, pleasing devoted followers while winning over a fair many skeptics in the process. I’ll confess to being reasonably on board with his let’s-not-call-it-a-“project” coming into this one — especially when he works in 3D, as he did in his throwback to ’70s erotica, Love (2015) — though my enthusiasm for his movies has been invariably mitigated by [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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His films and stage work angered Communist officials, but he was embraced abroad and seen as an inspiration for the Romanian New Wave. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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