Indie News

Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard

  • Deadline
Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock & Laura Linney Set For Sally Potter Pic; HanWay & Bleecker Street Aboard
Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock and Laura Linney lead an impressive cast for The Party and Orlando writer-director Sally Potter’s latest film. Production is underway in Spain on the untitled feature, which is being repped worldwide by HanWay and Bleecker Street.

The pic will chart a wild day in the life of a man on the edge, held together by the unconditional love of his daughter. It will also shoot on location in New York in January.

HanWay Films will handle the international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the upcoming European Film Market. Bleecker Street will distribute the film in the U.S. Potter’s long-time producing partner Christopher Sheppard is making the film through banner Adventure Pictures.

The film was co-developed by BBC Films and the BFI and is funded by HanWay Films, Bleecker Street, Ingenious Media, BBC Films, the BFI, Chimney
See full article at Deadline »

'Roma' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online

'Roma' Voted Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online
Roma was named best picture of the year by the New York Film Critics Online.

The vote took place Sunday, the same day that the L.A. Film Critics Association also voted Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white, semiautobiographical film as best picture of 2018.

In addition, Cuaron was tapped as best director and best cinematographer for his work on the film.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant were named best actress and best supporting actor, respectively, while Ethan Hawke was voted best actor for First Reformed and Regina King took the supporting actor prize for If Beale Street ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

The 25 Best Films Of 2018

Karma, they say, is a bitch. Yet it must be down to some cosmic law of balance that as terrible as things have been on a daily basis in other spheres of life, 2018 has been among the most remarkable years for cinema in recent memory. Maybe it’s that the instability and uncertainty of the zeitgeist has ignited channels of creative expression that might have remained dormant in more complacent times; maybe it’s that 2-hour breaks from the constant blithering nonsense that is being alive in 2018 are precious even if you’re watching the “Overboard” remake.

Continue reading The 25 Best Films Of 2018 at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

New Synopsis For Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up ‘Us’ Reveals A Fairly Basic Horror Premise

Academy Award winner Jordan Peele is about to unleash his second film on the world, simply titled “Us.” Even though, after the monster success of “Get Out,” the filmmaker has been attached to a “Candyman” reboot, “Toy Story 4,” and about 4000 TV series, the biggest project that fans are anticipating most of all is his follow-up to his directorial debut.

Continue reading New Synopsis For Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up ‘Us’ Reveals A Fairly Basic Horror Premise at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Is The End Nigh for Fandor?

On the heels of FilmStruck’s closure, independent film streaming services have taken another hit as Fandor laid off about 40 employees towards the end of last week. The company’s CEO, Chris Kelly, announced that their assets were sold to a newly formed entity — Fandor ABC LLC, which is managed by GlassRatner — and that Fandor.com “will continue streaming movies without interruptions.” Their homepage now features a very small header that, once clicked upon, offers up the following statement: Fandor has prided itself on providing access to great film and visual expression to a broad audience. While we have had […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine »

Is The End Nigh for Fandor?

On the heels of FilmStruck’s closure, independent film streaming services have taken another hit as Fandor laid off about 40 employees towards the end of last week. The company’s CEO, Chris Kelly, announced that their assets were sold to a newly formed entity — Fandor ABC LLC, which is managed by GlassRatner — and that Fandor.com “will continue streaming movies without interruptions.” Their homepage now features a very small header that, once clicked upon, offers up the following statement: Fandor has prided itself on providing access to great film and visual expression to a broad audience. While we have had […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine_Director Interviews »

Lynne Ramsay Recently Wrote A New ‘Epic Environmental Horror’ Script & Dreams Of Making A Comedy

Lynne Ramsay is one of the most acclaimed and unique filmmakers working today. And with her previous films, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and most recently, “You Were Never Really Here,” the filmmaker is no stranger to the darker side of life and people. So, it makes perfect sense that horror might be in her future, even though the idea of a straight up jump-scare fest is probably not Ramsay’s style.

Continue reading Lynne Ramsay Recently Wrote A New ‘Epic Environmental Horror’ Script & Dreams Of Making A Comedy at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘The Lego Movie 2’ Christmas Short Features Some Holiday Cheer & More Funny Batman Lines

In lieu of a new trailer for next summer’s sure-to-be hit film, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” the folks behind the popular children’s franchise decided to release something a bit more timely – a holiday short film.

In the dark and dreary town of Apocalypseberg, everyone’s favorite Lego person, Emmet has taken it upon himself to inject a little holiday cheer in his community. The goal is to hang up some strands of lights, make an ice skating rink, and decorate the largest Christmas tree he could make, in hopes that the townsfolk will take a break from being all doom and gloom.

Continue reading ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Christmas Short Features Some Holiday Cheer & More Funny Batman Lines at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Final Trailer: The Unfortunate Conclusion Features Allison Williams In The Cast

The third and final season of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is set to hit Netflix in the coming weeks, and in honor of its impending release, we finally have a full look at the upcoming season that is going to wrap up all the loose ends and lead to the unfortunate conclusion.

The trailer serves as not only a sneak peek at the final season of the popular series, but also as a bit of a minor recap of the first two editions.

Continue reading ‘Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Final Trailer: The Unfortunate Conclusion Features Allison Williams In The Cast at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer: Mothra, Rodan & King Ghidorah Prepare for Battle

Did you know that, as of 2018, Godzilla has starred in over 30 movies? Can you imagine binge-watching over 30 Godzilla movies in a row? Major props to anyone who’s actually sat down and watched all those movies. You are officially a hero.

To be fair, it feels like Hollywood is forcing audiences to watch the same movie over and over again at times. Viewers expecting “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” to subvert the rudimentary monster movie formula and bestow audiences with an entirely fresh interpretation will more than likely find themselves sorely disappointed.

Continue reading ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer: Mothra, Rodan & King Ghidorah Prepare for Battle at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Karyn Kusama: Watching ‘Jennifer’s Body’ Only Get Marketed to Teen Boys Was Painful

Karyn Kusama: Watching ‘Jennifer’s Body’ Only Get Marketed to Teen Boys Was Painful
With the Christmas release of her well-reviewed crime drama “Destroyer” right around the corner, director Karyn Kusama spent some time with Buzzfeed looking back at one of her most misunderstood releases: “Jennifer’s Body.” The horror film, written by “Juno” Oscar winner Diablo Cody and starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, was a critical and box office misfire when it opened in September 2009. Nine years later, Kusama and Body told Buzzfeed part of the issue with the release was the divide between their intentions with the film and 20th Century Fox’s marketing campaign.

“I wrote it for girls,” Cody said. “If a guy wrote a movie with the line ‘hell is a teenage girl,’ I would reject that. But I’m allowed to say it because I was one. I think the fact that we were a female creative team gave us permission to make observations about some of
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Turns Mothra, Rodan, and More Into Epic Spectacle — Watch

Studio fare in 2019 might be dominated by Disney blockbusters like “The Lion King,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” but don’t underestimate the appeal of cinema’s most beloved monster. Godzilla is returning to the big screen in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty. The movie is the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ acclaimed 2014 “Godzilla,” which grossed over $520 million worldwide.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters” follows the efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters. The film finds Godzilla facing off against such iconic beasts as Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

The blockbuster hopeful features a star-studded cast, including Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins,
See full article at Indiewire »

What’s Good: 2018 Media City Film Festival

Atomic Garden“What’s good,” as you probably know, is urban slang. It means “what’s up?” Like a lot of slang, however, it can have very different meanings. One must be aware of the subtleties of context. But in the context of a festival report, it could have an entirely different meaning. It could be a way of asking for recommendations. “Hey, you saw those films? Well, what’s good?” In that respect, the films I discuss below might be taken (erroneously) as my picks for the absolute best films screened at the 2018 Media City Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario. This would imply that I saw all the films screened (I didn’t), or that any film not mentioned below somehow didn’t merit a mention.This is simply not true. For one thing, several of the best films screened at Media City this year are films I have
See full article at MUBI »

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Reveals First Plot Details, Which Evoke ‘The Strangers’

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Reveals First Plot Details, Which Evoke ‘The Strangers’
Jordan Peele’s “Us” has remained a mystery since Universal Pictures first announced the project in May, but the film is coming a bit more into focus with the reveal of its plot synopsis. “Us” is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2019 as it represents Peele’s first directorial effort since the critical and commercial success of “Get Out,” which earned four Academy Award nominations and won Peele the Best Original Screenplay prize.

The “Us” plot synopsis has been exclusively revealed by /Film, which also notes the movie is starting to test screen. The storyline reads: “A mother and a father (Winston Duke from ‘Black Panther’) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss from TV series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Favourite’ Nabs 14 Critics’ Choice Award Noms, Followed By ‘Black Panther’ & ‘First Man’

As the awards ceremonies begin announcing their nominations, it’s beginning to become more clear where the best films of 2018 rank as we enter Oscar season. And if the Critics’ Choice Awards are any indicator, it appears that “The Favourite” is indeed the…err, favorite coming into the home stretch of awards season.

The Yorgos Lanthimos film scored an amazing 14 nominations, in most every major category for his period film.

Continue reading ‘The Favourite’ Nabs 14 Critics’ Choice Award Noms, Followed By ‘Black Panther’ & ‘First Man’ at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Justin Marks Says ‘Counterpart’ Season 2 Will Give Away More Key Secrets

If you’re looking for a Sunday night TV series to keep you glued every week until the return of “Game of Thrones” or “Big Little Lies” next year may we suggest “Counterpart”? You might not have heard of the Starz thriller with a slight Sci-Fi twist because, frankly, it hasn’t gotten the Emmy or year-end awards season it deserves. And that’s somewhat shocking since a majority of the cast are often playing two different versions of the same character (and in the same scenes no less).

Continue reading Justin Marks Says ‘Counterpart’ Season 2 Will Give Away More Key Secrets at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘The Favourite,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers’ & More Deemed Ineligible For WGA Awards

When talking about films that should seriously be considered for Best Screenplay Oscar nominations, the conversation will most definitely include films like “The Favourite,” “Sorry to Bother You,” “The Sisters Brothers,” and “Hereditary.” And yes, those will be in the Oscar conversation, but they’ll have to do so without any love from the Writers Guild of America.

Continue reading ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers’ & More Deemed Ineligible For WGA Awards at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

“Big Companies Can’t Change or Adapt… We are a Speedboat”: Director and VFX Artist Ken Locsmandi on His Under $1 Million, Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Beyond White Space

As the owner and visual effects supervisor at Filmworks, FX, Inc., Ken Locsmandi has worked on films by major directors like David Fincher, David O. Russell and the Wachowskis. In the last couple of years, he has expanded his company’s scope, producing his own films in an attempt to put his expertise and resources to use on independent work that can stand alongside studio productions costing literally hundreds of times what he has to spend. When I saw Locsmandi’s directorial debut, Beyond White Space, as it traveled around the film festival circuit this year, I was stunned by its level […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine_Director Interviews »

“Big Companies Can’t Change or Adapt… We are a Speedboat”: Director and VFX Artist Ken Locsmandi on His Under $1 Million, Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Beyond White Space

As the owner and visual effects supervisor at Filmworks, FX, Inc., Ken Locsmandi has worked on films by major directors like David Fincher, David O. Russell and the Wachowskis. In the last couple of years, he has expanded his company’s scope, producing his own films in an attempt to put his expertise and resources to use on independent work that can stand alongside studio productions costing literally hundreds of times what he has to spend. When I saw Locsmandi’s directorial debut, Beyond White Space, as it traveled around the film festival circuit this year, I was stunned by its level […]
See full article at Filmmaker Magazine »

‘The Favourite’ Nabs 14 Nominations from the Critics’ Choice Awards, Followed by ‘Black Panther’

‘The Favourite’ Nabs 14 Nominations from the Critics’ Choice Awards, Followed by ‘Black Panther’
It was a good weekend for “Roma” and “The Favourite.” After notching wins at Sunday’s Lafca vote, both films are kicking off the week with a number of Critics’ Choice nods.

This year, Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite” racked up 14 nominations including Best Picture, Olivia Colman (who just picked up a Lafca win for Best Actress this weekend) for Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz both for Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Yorgos Lanthimos for Best Director and Best Editing, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for Best Original Screenplay, Robbie Ryan for Best Cinematography, Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton for Best Production Design, Sandy Powell for Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, and Best Comedy.

The annual Critics’ Choice Awards are voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja). Because it’s
See full article at Indiewire »
An error has occured. Please try again.

Recently Viewed