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‘First Cow’ named 2020′s best film by New York Film Critics
"Circle is out with his pick for best film of this year. It In a virtual meeting last Friday, it picked Western Fable first cow as best in class. The movie is a story of a friendship and capitalism set in the mid 18 hundreds Oregon territory. Film was released in theaters in March, just days before the coronavirus shut down theaters nationwide. You've got a sports
Canceled Telluride Film Festival announces lineup
"Telluride film festival decided to announce what would have been the slate of films that they were GonNa, show on. September fourth when the festival is supposed to take out, take place before it was cancelled in July, and then we also started to get some news about the New York Film Festival, which will be world premiering a few titles. I. Still don't totally understand how the New, York Film Festival is happening, but let's just talk a little bit about what's going on with film festivals right now. So last year at telluride. They debuted the world premiere of Uncut Gems and Ford versus Ferrari and Judy and first cow, and they had the North American premiere of marriage story. This was a bountiful slate. Lots to see it was a very exciting time. This year, the slate was not a strong. There were some interesting films. There were some very relevant oscar-worthy conversational picks there. I think Francis. Leaves Amanite which many people have been talking about a new movie starring Kate winslet. Insertion Ronin. We're looking for that. How many Oscar nominations to search have at this point twelve fifteen? No. I think it's four, and this will be her fifth, which just seems like I just want to say when we made our really irresponsible Oscar predictions for this year and like having seen nothing I was like I, think Social Ronin will win for this movie that I haven't seen so. At least I think I did I meant to, if I didn't you know please like revised history.
A transgender character is coming to the Marvel Universe
"Marvel studios is working on a movie that will feature a transgender character as a guest speaker at a New York film academy of that last week Marvel studios president Kevin Feige he answered a question from an audience member asking if Marvel cinematic universe has any plans to bring more LGBT characters to the screen to which flag he replied yes absolutely yes he said the film is currently in production stages and said divers the on screen has always been
Adam Sandler shows his serious side in the manic 'Uncut Gems'
"The new movie uncut gems arrive brives on a wave of accolades from organizations including the National Board of Review. which named Adam Sandler the year's best actor and the New York film critics circle which she gave its best director award to the filmmakers? Josh and Benny softy in the movie Sandler plays a New York jewelry dealer who becomes embroiled in various desperate schemes schemes. To get out of debt film critic. Justin Chang has this review. Adam Sandler is known for his juvenile Hollywood comedies. But if you've seen him in movies like punchdrunk punchdrunk love and the Meyer would stories. You know that he can be a superb dramatic actor when given the right material. He's found the right material. And then some in Uncut Gems uh-huh written and directed by the brothers. Josh and Benny Safdie. This is a tense and jittery throwback to CD New York crime classics such as the Gambler and bad lieutenant tenant about desperate men spiraling out of control. It's wildly entertaining. An utterly excruciating off at the same time Sandler plays an impulsive XLIV fast talking Jewish businessman named Howard Ratner who owns a jewelry store in Manhattan's Diamond District. We first meet him while. He's having a colonoscopy the the movie sly way of letting US know we're going to get uncomfortably up close and personal with the sky. It's also one of the few scenes in which the character isn't emotion. The the story unfolds over a few chaotic days in the Spring of two thousand twelve much of it takes place in his shop. Were Howard pedals. A lot of wears like stolen rolexes diamond. Diamond studded furby dolls that are almost as flashy and dubious as he is with his study earnings leather jacket and dreadful goatee but before long Howard. What is on the move? He has a sports gambling habit. That's cost him dearly and loan. Sharks have started turning up at his store to collect. But Howard isn't just addicted
National Board of Review names 'The Irishman' best film of 2019
"Hollywood's award season is under way and the Irishman has been named the year's best film by both the New York film critics circle and the national board of review for Best Director the New York critics went with Benny and Josh saftey the brothers who made the upcoming uncut gem and the national board of review chose Quentin Tarantino for directing once upon a time in
Gotham Awards: 'Marriage Story,' 'The Farewell,' 'Uncut Gems' Lead Nominations
"Okay Amanda the Gotham awards what do you know about the Gospel awards they are New York based yes is Gotham is a stand in for New York and uh-huh well done thank you and they are an indie film awards and they always have the ceremony pretty early in the season and their speed teaches are often really vibrant and kind of make some noise that people are usually recapping them are doing videos of the acceptance speeches that's right the nominations are usually driven by journalists and critics whereas the awards themselves are usually chosen by people in the New York Film Community this year's collection of films is sure thing and I think it highlights the New York versus La Aspect of this award show I would say that this is a very good collection of films but not terribly represented of of where Oscar is going to be going this year so let's just mentioned a couple of the categories we can talk about what we see and if any of this really ultimately matters to the big race that we talk about on the show all the time so for best feature Lulu longs farewell The safdie brothers uncut gems trae rituals waves Noah Baumbach marriage story and Lawrence Ghaffari as hustlers now as a human man these are five of my favorite movies of the year you truly love to see you love to see it now Ah I think this list has been somewhat criticized for being the eight twenty four awards share and also Noah Baumbach a former eight hundred four filmmaker himself so there's a lot of lineage there but I don't necessarily I mean I think marriage story is pretty much a lock for best picture and you've got a chance to see it over the weekend so that we may be we can t some of that conversation talk about it but yes these other films I think the farewells probably the one that has been tabbed to have the best chance at best picture but do you see a world in which I guess these early awards shows do more than just you know sort of celebrate the films that we expect to not be recognized come Globes and an Oscar season or or do you think that this is just a forebear to what's coming I think this is probably people sharing their passions for the most part and doesn't shift a lot the only notable storyline in the future category for me as Hustler's being here because that means that people really are taking it seriously as a a capital f film in addition to a great kind unexpected box office hit featuring Jennifer Lopez sue and we talked about that a little bit of the time of Jennifer Lopez seems like an Oscar contender people take it seriously it seemed like the answer to that is yes in some ways yes but on the other hand Jennifer Lopez not nominated for Gotham you know just kind of fascinating what are you going to do with you ran does in the film community I don't know it is people expressing themselves yeah I mean there's a lot of very admirable choices kind of up and down we don't have to run through every single category here I think one thing I like about the Gotham is is that it does a lot of awards that I really wish the Oscars would do for example they have the Bingham Ray breakthrough director award and the nominees here are kind of interesting collection of people couple of films I haven't even seen Lord Clermont on Air am I pronouncing that correctly thank you can Jones's here we had him on the show earlier this year Joe Talbot from the last Bachman in San Francisco also on the show Olivia Wilde this year for book smart and films for burning came which is a film I haven't even seen yet which is yeah been released so that this is sort of like in the spirit of the indie spirits meets the Oscars meets the New York film critics are I tend to think of this award show and I think the award selves our health quite early at the end of this year as opposed to early next year and you'll be able to stream them live on the Internet and you'll get to see some of those acceptance speeches that talking about but it does feel a little bit of a lucky to be here kind of award Andre Holland you're nominated for high flying bird and be pretty surprised Andre Holmes nominated for best actor Best Actress Likewise Mary Kay Place for Diana Elisabeth Moss for her smell these are performances that will be on craigslist MHM maybe on your lists I haven't seen her smile yet I need to do that I will do that before the end of the year I'm saying it in public so that will actually happen and probably how do you feel about being in this moment this period of award season where we're like right at the were at the gates worth the Don excited I think you and I kind of went through a marathon in the last week and so we have seen most everything which is great there are a few outstanding films talk about and there are a few on my list that I haven't seen because they were at festivals and haven't really been screening for critics yet but we've seen a majority of things and I definitely just had a week where I just saw elise and I was like wow cinema I was very moved by a lot of films that I saw and so in that sense I feel hopeful and excited and you're like movies are great we have all the movies and then I started trying to make my Oscar predictions and started thinking about all of the politics and like reading from what Academy voters I had to say and it creeping sense of dread also and anger and resentment started creeping in so I would say it's a complex emotional time for me personally how are you feeling I have the same exact feeling as you and it's for that reason that we have decided at the back half of this show to make predictions make bold reckless quite likely very stupid predict predictions because as you said we've seen almost everything last week you and I got a chance to see the Irishman let me just tell you the Irishman is good. You should see the Irishman you had a chance to see marriage three yes we had a chance to see knives out which I don't think we'll be a part of the awards conversation but which was fantastic it lived up to my hopes and dreams have been screaming about it on a podcast for two months so those to receive we see something else we saw little women little women of course of course little women so all of these movies have now been put in front of us let here's here's a very short list of the movies that neither of us have seen thus more because we've done a pretty good job of doing our homework to this moment but so far we still haven't seen nineteen seventeen seventy four one film we haven't ritual Clint Eastwood's portrait of the man who was accused of the Atlanta Olympics bombing we haven't seen cats it's fine that you put this on this sliced by Mattia cats cats come in cat season is nearly upon us we haven't seen dark waters which I think is going to start screening this week we've not seen star wars episode nine the rise of Skywalker uh-huh I did read a bit of box office prognostication about episode nine today it was kind of kind of kind of grim interesting it was like this will is on track to be the lowest grossing of the sued thus far on its opening weekend maybe it's because everybody knows what's GonNa Happen I read some fan fiction or not some fan fiction no like can we just used to lead them into it yeah I read some fan fiction you know what I read some predictions based on nothing speculation is what I read about Star Wars that was essentially conviction and I got really upset about it I told you about this already we had this conversation with no let's not do that yeah but I don't know it people I it seems like people are interested in what happens I'm interested in what happens was the was it that ray is a rookie was it no it's Ray in Cairo and fuck just like the weight again pure speculation but let me go on record saying I do not want this as the really casual star wars fan who does can't remember the title of Episode Nine Not for me it's not what you want the only other movie I can think of that we haven't seen that is going to be competing this year barring maybe you're frozen to in the atom akara categories clemency which is Alfred movie that premiered at Sundance and has gotten reviews and I it was pointed out to me that there to death row movies this year with just mercy and clemency which is kind of interesting but that's only six movies between the two of US we've done a nice job hopefully we'll have a peaceful December probably not as we go through all of our takes which of these sixty think is most likely to to mess up the the narrative is we're going to break down later in the show I have on the document that I made I have one thousand nine hundred seventeen written several different times with like twenty question marks it was I just I don't know what to do with it. It is obviously a world war one epic with really athletic filmmaker gang directed by Salmon News which is Oscar Bait shot by Roger Deakins which is how you know it really is and they haven't they're releasing the behind the scenes rich of him just like running and trenches they're really leaning into we worked really hard to make us you know and it's a very showy style of directing yes their narrative is the effort yes which is an interesting thing we hear a different version of that with someone like Joaquin Phoenix and his performance in the joker we heard all about how he lost fifty pounds and he contorted his body and he I mean this physical transformation this is the full-scale movie version right of what sacrifices were made to achieve something yes and it's so funny because the the movie is not out for still another three months but I think that's really smart and the reason I have twenty question marks is because is it too late in the Oscar season to kind of really breakthrough because the people haven't seen it and the Oscars season is like a full months earlier this year and then was your so we're in a really crunched situation I think we have learned time and time again that it is harder the later you get in the season more crowded it is it's harder to get people invested in your movie you've just created a wonderful segue for our next segment let's go to stock stock down if it goes bust you can make ten to one twenty
'The Irishman' Is (Almost) Here
"Was a movie eight premiering a New York on Friday. You and I were in Los Angeles. We did not see this movie. We're going to see this movie very soon but it is without a doubt the movie news of the weekend and and then we called the Irishman in the Irish premiered to what I would describe as one hundred percent approval rating Hosanna. 's from on high what'd you make of the the reaction to Martin Scorsese's latest cinematic achievement excited. I mean you have to take the festival grain of salt. There is something something to this movie premiering at the New York Film Festival like on a Friday. It's it's a self selecting crowd self selecting group of people bowl but it looks like a lot of fun the all the images of Pacino Deniro and it's crazy up on the stage have an end at the party's he's having the time of their lives indicated to me that this is they're having a great time and that I think infuses the movie itself that it is something like it worked. You know we it's three hours. We didn't see it for a long time. We you know it could be a rehash of some things maybe but it seems like they will pay off on this one. It's not only three hours three hours and twenty minutes right okay. I was trying to be kind. It's based on the two thousand four memoir called. I heard you paint houses by Charles Brand and it stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and it uses de aging technology. Ag To make these men seen younger and that has been a big talking point of the movie up until people saw the movie was clouded in a series of your butts. I think all leading to last Friday the Airbus include the technology they include does Robert Deniro still care about acting can not go over the top in a performance format. Does Mardi still have it can Joe Patchy still speak we haven't seen him speak publicly in many years and it seems like all all of these things were proven to be false alarms at best and I think a lot of people seem to think that this is the front runner for the best picture and There's something kind of amazing to me about that now. Obviously the we're taking a mountain of Salt Raider point given the festival atmosphere and being New York and everything but still this is a this is the disruption right and we have not seen yet and we're very much looking forward to seeing it but we have not seen it yet. You know I I will say when the Oscars aired. What Day was that in two thousand eighteen February twenty something February yes there was a commercial for the Irishman debuting in theaters and on that flex this fall and I think at that that moment you and I considered it to be the two thousand Nineteen Oscar Front runner for and these things do it is a little horse racing it goes back and forth and so the questions as you you just mentioned you know would it live up to that. Oscar Front runner status and I think the answer is yes. It's definitely yes. I wonder if it completely resets the expectation of the Oscars this year because I was assuming that it was absolutely going to be a player now what this means is there are almost certainly going to be due to net flicks movies nominated for best picture need even three net flicks movies so you've got the Irishman you've got marriage story and you've got the two popes which premiered telluride to to acclaim and that signals something significant changing and a lot of the column writing and the tweeting and the sort of not that not the day of reaction but the Saturday Sunday reaction action I think to the Irishman including the Columbine Owen Gleiberman that from variety who reflected on I think a lot of the anxiety that Roma produced last year about the idea of a streaming streaming service releasing what may be considered by many people to be the best movie of the year with that means for moviemaking what that means for the future of the Oscars but the Irishman is kind of a mega sized version of that question or problem or whatever you WANNA call it. You could make the case that it's nothing that that this is a completely overstated situation. I wrote about Roma in that context last year and I think the question here is more like this is a one hundred sixty million dollar movie. No studio other than Netflix is going to pay for this movie. It's the kind of movie that I think. Actually we could do pretty good business. If you put in a movie theaters got great reviews. That's got a lot of brand. Names is a gangster movie could it couldn't. I don't know if it's GONNA be a five hundred dollar five hundred million dollar movie but it could be a hundred million dollar movie and so with that the fact that we're never really going to know that because even though it's going into theaters is not going to the big theater chains. I think we do have three or four months. It's now of Netflixing Zaidi to to to detangle with. Yes for sure I mean I don't want to downplay the narrative of that in last year's Oscars and in every conversation that anyone has about the movie industry right now you know I think ultimately people in vote for Roma because it was a two and a half hour foreign film and they felt like values were being shoved down their throat and they just wanted to vote for it. The the familiar feel good like Virtue Signal Inc.. Except Not Green Book. I think those voters will not think twice about voting for the Irishman instead of something else. I don't think Netflix will come into the equation that way for them. I just I kind of think the position that the Irishman has in this in this Oscar Season Zain will be less about streaming platforms and more about a gen values and it's like I said it's like can you Oscar. Bait and a lot of ways is an interesting thing. I could sense that last year at some point. Alfonzo Koran just got sick of having to answer questions about Netflix that after a while and he was in a very similar situation. I don't think that there was necessarily a company that would have paid as much money for his film. Netflix did to distribute at even though they didn't originally only finance the movie and I wonder if Scorsese at some point now he's probably not going to do a ton of press because he's Martin Scorsese and doesn't have to but I wonder if at some point he's he's just kind of like enough. The movie is the movie yeah. Let's just think about it that way but for for our purposes we do kind of have to we have to tangle with it in three nominees unease from that studio would be it'd be a fascinating test of the academy because marriage stories definitely one of the best movies. I've seen this year and it fit checks a lot of boxes for for the kinds of movies that Oscar likes if not best picture at least every category nomination wise and the Irishman is right down the middle new Oscar Bait so and old Oscar Bait. I mean I think that's the I it's kind of the exception in so many ways because it is on Fox because Scorsese and De Niro and Pacino and PECI. It's it is all of the old things there. I mean there's just you know I was thinking about. How excited my dad's? GonNa be just to see the Irishman and they're just his dad incor- yeah but it is also a cinematic triumph apparently so anybody who actually cares about movies we'll all be interested and they are doing theaters and that's like ages kind of four quadrant for lack of a better word so it seems like elastic section as opposed to like the future of movies. If that makes any
"new york film" Discussed on AP News
"The New York Film Festival next month de Niro seventy five on Saturday actress taught you so far Megan's been in her share of horror movies and the series American horror story she tells Entertainment Tonight that the ghosts and demons are the ones that make her most uncomfortable but I kind of person that's like why open the doors wide let it in because then I'll get an answer and I don't want a definite answer she's twenty five on Saturday and Andy Samberg Brooklyn nine nine tapping the show was saved by NBC after being cut from fox last year it's also been renewed for a seventh season I was very happy we got to keep going I felt like there is a lot left to tell even in their lives seeing their relationship grow Samberg talking with access Hollywood he's forty one on Sunday and that's our birthday round up for this weekend August seventeenth and eighteenth I'm Bob Kessler a dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland where algae blooms are sucking all the oxygen out of the water of been growing this summer AP correspondent Ben Thomas reports data from Maryland's natural resources department shows the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay had grown to two cubic miles by late July that's about fifty percent larger than the average July dead zone over the past thirty five years the worst section includes the lower Potomac and Patuxent rivers and much of the bay from Baltimore to the mouth of the York river environmental scientists at the university of Maryland say heavy summer rains have washed waste water and agricultural run off into the bay producing the oxygen stealing allergy they warn it could harm the state seafood industry particularly crabs and oysters I'm Ben Thomas New York City Jeffrey committed suicide Jack Quinn as more the sixty six year old financier accused of sex trafficking was found dead in his New York jail cell last Saturday now the medical examiner's office has released a statement saying the autopsy and other evidence confirm Epstein hanged himself at the federal jail he had been placed on a suicide watch last month after he was found on his cell floor with bruising on his neck but that watch had been lifted the Attorney General says apps dean's death remains under investigation I'm Jackie Quinn house Judiciary Committee Democrats are planning to cut short their summer break and return to Washington early to work on gun violence bills there's no word of Republicans on the committee have been invited action follows a mass shootings in Dayton and el Paso house speaker Nancy Pelosi says there's only so much the house can do without a job it says the bill that will save the most but to the family president trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of expressed eight new openness to gun legislation Peter Fonda son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in easy rider has died two means nice guy due to means regular sort of person the walls don't look like you're from this part of the country looking down here CG don't get in any anything fun to produce easy rider and co star Dennis Hopper directed it for a meager three hundred eighty thousand dollars in nineteen sixty nine one on the gross forty eight million dollars worldwide that was a substantial sum for its time it's since been listed on the American film institute's ranking of the top one hundred American films he put his family says he died at his home in Los Angeles he was seventy nine says a be ready news until a few days ago Antonio Bosco was planning a small funeral for his companion of twenty two years Margie Rick record one of the twenty two people killed in the O. Passo Walmart shooting but that was before the funeral home got involved posting online welcoming anyone to attend her services they came by the hundreds side of the a couple the move to all pass with just a few years ago one from Los Angeles with a few someone who lived in New York on nine eleven she was compelled to attend her son Harry Dane record who lived is lives in harm Omaha told The New York Times that when he and his brother and sister were children the family didn't have much money infrequently moved his mom working a number of jobs to augment her husband's pay as a truck driver more news right after this farmers insurance knows that there's a.
The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' has been posted
"The first trailer from Martin Scorsese's the Irishman has been posed as seven government he might be a mystery your preview Robert deniro Al Pacino Joe Pesci ray Romano Bobby Cannavale alley and and a pack when are among the stars in the one hundred and twenty five million dollar film being bankrolled by Netflix the film will have its premiere at the New York Film Festival in this
"new york film" Discussed on LadyGang
"Like with like pictures, and it was just like it was a fun like time to experiment because everything was also very new with like movie and and stuff like that. So I started that like when I was sixteen and then when I was seventeen the summer before my senior year of high school, I went to film camp in Los Angeles at the New York academy in L A, and I on the high school science always thought that was like a bullshit saying that just like takes your money. I know it's kind of is. But also like the best experience in life. Like, I like like one of my best friends to this day. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding at that film camp. Her name is Ashley shutout. She loves this podcast. And and so it was. Really great experience to like get me to LA and get me. Like like seeing if I wanted to really go farther in it in my life. I guess I was only seventeen, but it was a good sort of like, you know, a test drive in, you know, working with other people and like being in LA, and like this look living here, even though I was seventeen it's so crazy to say. So then after that, I went to the New York Film academy in LA for the year long program after I graduated high school, I didn't even bother with like applying to college because it was like, my SAT's were terrible, and we'll your creative. Yeah. This is not good in school, but I loved filmmaking. And I knew that it would be like an easy like one year easy. But like I knew I could get in. So I did the one year program there for directing, and it was really small like class of like thirteen people of eighteen year olds like divided you up by age group, which was like a really terrible thing. And then then while I was here, I discovered the LA film school, and that was like another year long vocational school, and that was like, directing and editing and working. With people who weren't just trying to be directors. It was people who wanted to be cinematographer or an editor or production designer. So I was able to meet a lot of people that way. Meanwhile, I'm only nineteen at his time. So I'm still like super young not knowing what I'm doing with my life like as a person. And but I was done. I graduated at the age of twenty and then from there, I got an internship and at a production company that had one of my favorite directors flurries that just Mandi whose music video director. She's don't like Christina Aguilera. Katy Perry back when I was like a huge fan. Still am but back when I was a huge fan. It was like Christina Aguilera.
"new york film" Discussed on Why I'm Not... with Brant Pinvidic
"King. Himself man in the flesh. I'm glad to be sitting down. This is fun, man. Gradually hanging out lots lately. And I've been seeing you hanging. I got to sit down with you and get right back down to the bay. I gotta find this story. Right. Because I've been so impressed with what you do. And I know there's always so for my audience. Let's do the get to know your game. Okay. All right. So where did you grow up? I was born in Toronto Canada raised in the mean streets of West Palm Beach, Florida. Canadian. So you went to school there went to school in Florida. But in south Florida, but I went to college at Florida State University. Then I graduated Florida State University to grad school and. New York Film academy for my masters for for acting and all that. Yeah. Yeah. You know? I mean, ladies educated, which is crazy because I think that given the persona that is not the way that people would assume that how you got into this kind of thing. I thought it'd be so fascinating. So so you went got some real college stuff going on. I will say classically for the performing arts. Yes. You will India now, what was your sort of thought when you're in college? What were you planning on doing? What were you thinking all of that would lead to where your hopes and dreams? My parents the way they saw it is the entertainment industry the acting. You're never gonna make to them. It's like a needle in haystack. You know what I mean? It's like it's like to make it in the industry is is one in a million a good career path. Exactly. So they're thinking you need a backup plan. Why don't you do a we do where countenance why don't you come and take over the accounting firm and tastic idea? I know I'm like. That sounds boring. I do not want to count numbers for the rest of my life. So, but I had to I had to you know, they're paying the bills I'm living under their roof. So when I went to Florida state, I did a finance as my undergrad. So I did that. And but in the back of my mind, I'm still wanting to be an actor like, I'm still taking acting classes. I'm still performing around campus. I'm still, you know, additioning for different student films here and there, but it didn't get to the point where I actually when I actually physically graduated. That's when I was able to take on my dreams, and so you pictured traditional sort of acting as the way for you. So at that time when did the first sort of your first, or like, I did my own video gonna post it kind of thing when did that come to you? So that actually happened in college. I was looking on YouTube, and there was this guy. Donald glover. Who's who's very popular? Now have childish Gambino is his rapper name. But a lot of people don't know he actually started from YouTube. So I was I was in college, and I was watching his YouTube videos, and I was like, oh, this is dope. This is maybe a good way to spend my time because I'm I just had to hitch of acting just want to do something. So I started making skits in college, and that's where I started the whole YouTube journey, and when I moved out to Los Angeles is when I really took it serious. And so when was the first because vine was your first sort of piece of stardom or like, that's when it started took off like do you? Remember the first video with the first moment where you're like. Oh my God. Like people are actually watching it because you must have gone through the same thing that everybody else does they make video. They put it up there. Nobody watches they make six or seven more nobody while and they're like, why am I doing this? And then most people don't keep making them. You must have gone through a little bit of that. Yes. Something started to work. Oh, yeah. For sure I was. I remember making the videos, and you had nothing would happen for awhile. And then I just from the background. I have from from sports to the competition. Like, I was so competitive what I had was I had an actual calendar in all my calendar..
John Lasseter returns from exile
"KCRW sponsors include Amazon studios, presenting Cold War, named best foreign language film by the national board of review and the New York Film. Critics Circle directed by Oscar winning Pablo Pavlovsky a words eligible in all categories. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt I guess yesterday was a good day for accused sexual harassers who were hoping to make a comeback. John Lasseter who left Disney and Pixar onto the cloud of multiple allegations of inappropriate behavior got a job at sky dance animation the company that is belongs to David Ellison. The son of very very wealthy multi-billionaire. Larry Ellison who gifted his son with a few billion dollars to make movies in Hollywood. Yeah. This is caused a lot of backlash within the animation community and the Hollywood community at large because it is probably the most high profile person to have been. In quote, unquote, metoo out of the business, and now to be back in, and we know that John Lasseter had been shopping himself around for months trying to get meetings with different people. Most of these companies are studios that are owned by publicly traded companies took a pass on him. This seems to be the one place that was open to it. And like you said it is not a public company. It is a private company owned by a billionaire. So the reaction within the community not good. Let me be clear. This was my story. I broke that story. And that is what caused his departure does the immediate cause of the departure from Disney and Pixar John Lasseter is brilliant animator with many storied films. I mean, Toy Story two frozen. Everybody knows this who knows anything about animation. However, this was a bad situation that had been allowed to fester. And while sky dance is a private company funded by private billions, it has a deal with paramount. The amount is not only a public company, but paramount is part of Viacom, which is also the parent of CBS, which has had horrible public problems with horrible sexual worst than sexual harassment allegations. And this is an embarrassment to paramount and a problem and a lot of people paramount is supposed to distribute sky dance animated films. This is a huge problem. Also for paramount. Yeah, we're hearing that people on the paramount lot or really upset about this and word saying, a why don't we just not release them? I don't think that's legally possible. But you know, we had a story in hide reporter today about talking to some female animators, and they are going on the record saying, I will not work at sky dance. If John Lasseter is there. That's a big problem because you know, yes, he's a genius. But what you just not gonna hire women. Are you gonna have all male all-male, animation company forgetting men and women? Like, there's a lot of men who are upset by this. Absolutely. I just don't I don't know when you're in a talent oriented business and talent has strong opinions about the kind of people they work with how do you operate a business? Like this win that's led by such a toxic person. And I will say that, you know. Yes, there has to be a road back. But what John Lasseter did was to issue basically an apology by press. Release a brief statement saying Oops, I really thought this all over and I'm really sorry. If I made people uncomfortable, and that is not the road back. I think we can agree. So we'll see I if sky dance wants to stay the course. But there are women running animation companies. There's a woman running Disney animation. Now co running a woman running paramount animation woman just aimed to run DreamWorks animation. So there is that. Thank you, Matt. That's Matt Bellamy editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include focus features, presenting black klansman G Q hills. Black klansman is. The movie of the year nominated for three sag awards, including outstanding on samba cast in a motion picture and four critics choice awards including best picture of the year. This podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. And thanks.
‘Roma’ Is the Year’s Best Film, Say Los Angeles Film Critics
"The New York Film, Critics Circle it's been in limited release, it movie theaters to make it Oscar eligible it began streaming this Friday. Deborah Rodriguez CBS news while we're talking movies a close race at movie theaters over the weekend. Here's KYW movie critic Bill wine with the weekend box office report. Broke on top. Again, Ralph did but not by much animation ruled at the box office. What is it? You're trying to say go on the internet.
"new york film" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Los Angeles film. Critics association named Alfonso Korans deeply personal drama Roma as best film of the year today. Goran's black and white film. A Netflix release has been taking many of the top prizes of the award season. It won the Golden Lion. At the Venice film. Festival and likewise top the New York Film. Critics Circle it is expected to land net flicks. Its first best picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Debra Granik is was named best director for her off the grid. Father draw daughter drama called leave no trace Disney's latest animated hit. Ralph breaks. The internet is holding off all challengers at the box office for third straight weekend long with popular Ralph character, the movie also features his young friend from a video game. And the reason they enter the internet is to find a spare part to fix her game after it gets broken. But even though Ralph has the best intentions. He's also easily distracted my duty as your hero. Very seriously. Let's go get a root beer. Ralph breaks the internet is set to end up with a little over sixteen million dollars this weekend. It'll be followed by the Grinch with about fifteen million than creed to fantastic beasts and bohemian rhapsody. Rounding out the latest top five an auction of entertainment memorabilia and personal belongings owned by Frank Sinatra and his fourth wife. Barbara has brought in a lot more money than expected. The overall total topped nine million dollars in part of the proceeds will go to a children's center in Rancho Mirage that helps victims of physical sexual and emotional abuse. The biggest ticket item was at twenty carat engagement ring that sold for almost one point seven million dollars. A Bill to put apartment complexes near transit in cities across California is alive. Again. The Bill died in committee is pretty much the same state Senator Scott Weiner says it would relax local restrictions to allow developers to build apartment complexes. New rail stops infrequently used bus stops have more housing inner urbanized areas near transit near jobs. He says they worked with those who oppose the Bill last time to make major changes including stronger protections for tenants building trades are now supporting the Bill some of the progressive equity groups that support tenants opposed. The last time are now neutral on the Bill and working with us. So we're hoping to get them to support physician Weiner says his Bill is needed to address the three. Three point five million home deficit in California. He says the shortfall is undermining the state's economy, Karen Adams, Kennex, ten seventy NewsRadio. Well, when it comes to the least trusted professions. According to a Forbes survey near the bottom are TV, reporters lobbyists and lawyers. But today attorneys may have been at the top of the list and south Los Angeles. We can come down and provider. And make friends. It's a win win situation. Railway handing out toys to underprivileged kids groceries to needy families mrS Santa Claus whose real name is Deena wise heads up the Los Angeles trial lawyers charities over one hundred twenty-five volunteer attorneys met degree two thousand people who showed up at the new prospect Baptist church to give back. What's in front of them? And we hope. Something caught and one of them set up a help it gets the third year. The organization has turned out to help very proud and humbled to be able to do that Bob real.
New York Film, Alphonso Koran And Director discussed on Colleen and Bradley
"This time, the New York Film, Critics Circle has named film Roma. The best film of two thousand eighteen with the film's director Alphonso Koran. Taking the best director prize even hawk won best actor for first reformed and Regina hall received the best actress award for support the girls. I've
"new york film" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"And yet you also have Steven Jahn who we also had on this podcast for oca- last year. Who's so good and burning and kind of is the white hot center of that movie. And so that's that's kind of hard thing where you're like who do I vote for like, I love both of them. And I think that that will come down to is after the first round of voting for that category. All kind of like who seems to be a head because you know, they'll read out the count, and like so and so has this many votes. And so so as an I might just kind of decide then in the moment, so how so cars, I really love it. Well, this is what's so cool to me about critics groups like this. Unlike the kademi or the vote in the critics choice awards at your votes in to where it all happens from inside your house. You're kind of feeling it you're on your own. And there's just not really they're. So it's such a big group. There's not the same opportunity for like watching in reading the room. So you do get the chance for the critics to kind of, you know, even if not everyone thought Tiffany haddish was the best supporting actress for the year to be like, no, we're going to make a statement. We're gonna hinted award to somebody like the fewer groups that want to be like let's predict with the Oscars are going to win or what the Oscars are going to do. And then make their own choices. I think more interesting gets. Well, yeah. And I think an an I I'm not suggesting that that things that win at in the New York Film, critics are are are sort of symbolic award. I mean, like they genuinely are the kind of consensus decision on like what it was the best in each category. It's this not a ton of strategy beyond that. But like, yeah, I think that there is certainly a consciousness about not just kind of following an Oscar narrative, and I think that something that hah. Has dogged the New York Film Critics Circle in recent years is that in the same way that like BAFTA now Baptist used to be kind of transgressive and do interesting things. And now, they really just kind of fall almost an exact lockstep with the academy. And you you don't you don't want to do that. And what you want to do is find the other performance find the other movie that like that that is just as worthy if not more. And you know, it's like Isabel who pair winning for L for best actress data, I think was first round. I think she at near film, Critics Circle she went right through and should have because she was so good in that movie. And it was the performance of the year. She was not gonna win an Oscar. She did do on nation, which because of you guys. She didn't get a nomination, which is exciting. There's not a lot of critics groups that have the power to influence he kademi I think, but you're your from struggle is one of them like shining a spotlight on these people saying, hey, go watch your screener of whatever this is like we think this is worthy. And I think it really works. And I hope that's true. And you know, it's the oldest critics group in the country. And you know, I'm so honored to be a part of it just for these few short years, and I've been in the group. Yes. So I think there is a little bit of that. You know, we can we can guide the weather a little bit. It will be curious not this coming year, obviously. But like twenty twenty when the. Award season is so much shorter because they're moving the Oscars up by a couple of weeks, probably curious to see like what how any of these early groups can affect things with with with less of a runway, you know, unless of a screener reviewing time, but for the time being yeah, I think that like, hopefully, we can at least press down on something heavily and be like, this should we were waiting this one, you know, more than something else like Willem Dafoe and in Florida project who wants to boarding actor last year at the critics group, and then got an Oscar nomination know, hopefully, we can we can sway things a little bit..
"new york film" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Time to probe into the mind of Richard New York Film, Critics Circle voter, Richard. Obviously, you're not going to reveal it's on your ballot. Or like spoil anything of what your colleagues are going to. But just you're going to be voting with your phone creek circle this week, tomorrow's we record this. What is the process like like what when you're in the room with all these people who have all these different things to do. And then we see this one unified listening like the critics love this movie house it really looking real life. It doesn't look like, oh, the critics love this movie. I mean, it I mean, there are certain things I think that in the voting process, which is all done by you know, sort of secret ballot. I mean, it's it's very very low tech. I mean, we just write things on scraps of paper, but you don't really know who's voting for what? But once in a while, it's been like, okay there, you know, I think once in my two or three years doing it that something has one on the first round. But normally it goes to two three sometimes four rounds of voting, and then then there's kind of all the strategy involved and your favorite is not going to win. And so you have to decide of the kind of pool of people who are movies that seem likely to win which one do you want to, you know, go for and so it becomes kind of internal compromise. I guess is their vote rallying where you're like Lincoln where they're all yelling at each other on the floor lick to my side. No, there's none of that in the room. There is that pre the room I'll say, I guess sometimes emails, but I think it's more a kind of conversation. I think that Tiffany haddish winning last year for girls trip for best supporting actress that was something that I think started in screenings just talking to people before movies started in around November or something, you know, pre-thanksgiving maybe among certain set of odor's in the New York Film, Critics Circle, and it was exciting to see that actually happen, and we kind of following through. On this idea. So yeah, I think there's some of that. But for the most part, it's it's pretty chaotic and pretty unpredictable as we're recording. I'm voting tomorrow morning. And and I have certainly my little list of things that I want to win, and I've talked to other people in the group who we sort of our Copacetic, you know, sort of see eye to eye on certain things don't on others. I think I reformed is going to be a big roadblock for me, I need to rewatch that movie tonight. I think in try to try to come around on appreciating that movie, so I can vote for it. So other people will vote for something else. Not to say that that kind of horse-trading is happening. But maybe it is. Oh. Do you feel like you have a horse that you're writing in this similar way as other people writing for formed? I think my big one is Regina hall for support the girls, I think that is a movie that is weird and beloved by some it was nominated for Gotham award of several I think she was in for actress the film was nominated. It's not that it's gone onto the radar completely. But it's not by any means a mainstream film. So I think that a win for her would be great. And I also think that you know, speaking of Tiffany haddish was great and girls trip. I think that Regina hall is really the the the undersung hero of that movie. And she's the lead in the movie, but I think she's also the best. It's the best performance in girls trip. And and reunion hall has been around forever. She's from scary movie on you know, she's just a great journey woman. Actress, and and this is such an interesting cool role for her. So that's that's the one. I'm really hoping happens. I would say that there's there's one category that I'm really torn about which is supporting actor because you have Richard E grant who we. Interviewed for this podcast too. So good on incl-, can you ever forgive me and another, you know, he's a journeyman actor he's been around forever. This'll be a nice kind of feather in his cap..
"new york film" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"I loved the favorite. And I thought both of them were so great. I just assume that they're going to split the vote and Nelson both have Oscars already which would work against that too. So, you know, I'm sort of I need to see if Beale street talk. Really I feel like I loved Elizabeth DeBakey in does. But again, that's that is such a huge ensemble. It's like who's your favorite widow? I there's I have like three or four of them. I think. And mine is Daniel Kolui doesn't count right. He's my favorite. And then I'm curious to see vice and see how Amy Adams plays mile trend Lynne Cheney vice could really mix up the supporting actor category to you know, Rockwell W STAN Rockwell's w it feels like the slam dunk. Yup. Which is funny because he also won recently. But Katie I also think that like Regina king for Bill street. Like, I I think that that she's someone who could show up at New York Film. Critics circle. And what I think make a really solid front runner if she kept winning critics prize. Right. Right. So I think that'll be interesting to see what president said, but I feel like those I feel like the the two from the favorite to picky, Regina king who am I forgetting Amy Adams Clervoy, I feel like I man has sort of. I don't know. I always think that a movies fallen off because I stopped caring about it. No, Oscar voter other people pay attention to this stuff. The thing I keep telling myself about and not not to compare them or the directors at all. But like, they're you know, they're sort of American period pieces. Like, I keep thinking every time. I think oh I bans out of the race. It's like, Richard. Hacksaw Ridge got so many nominations. Like, you cannot assume the kademi will not go for the sort of patriotic American boomer thing like that. That's still very much in play. Well, and I'll say the good thing about Claire Foy in that role the strength that she has is that because Ryan Gosling is playing Neil Armstrong as such a cipher as such a sort of like clenched, frigid remote character interestingly, but you're sort of searching him the whole time being like what is this guy thinking what's happening? She's the one who, you know goes into full flower to to run the household to take charge of their emotional lives and the other aspects of their lives. You know, she's got that great scene where she forces him to talk to the kids and explain. To them that you know, he's about to go up into space and possibly never come back. You know, and I think so I think that I like that role because it comes packaged as standard issue sort of wife, waiting at home, tending the home fires and ends up expanding into a lot more than that. I thought or at least a bit more than that. And she is just like, she's just obviously, really really great actress. So I like that performance maybe more than I automatically loved the film as a whole. Although I didn't I I liked the film more than you, did I think I look forward to lonely voting for I man, and all of my groups in top tens in any power can eight me like why are you voting for? I mean, I still think it's great. And I think that's the strength of the movie in general, Mike that you said like it starts as a what you feel like as a standard thing and kind of evolves beyond that. But not everyone agrees with me. And it's fine. A couple of Margot Robbie showing up on some people's lists angle derby you guys have seen right discuss. I don't know if you're allowed to actually talk about it. But she her PR has kind of started. She was on the cover of something restricted, she got recently talking about she was felt ugly for the first time in her life playing the Queen Elizabeth which is funny because she's so gorgeous. She's never know what it's like to be ugly. I know what she's suffering though. And I mean, she's not they really do a number on her with the backup and the way he didn't share any play ugly in the ice skating movie in my just say that. Inside side. Maybe. Thing is you know, it's no bald Queen Elizabeth. I guess okay. Thanks fine. Pox ridden Queen lists. Yes. Talks tunnel..
"new york film" Discussed on You Can't Make This Up
"I had a screening of this film at the New York Film festival about a month ago. And we did a Q and A a and a guy said, look, I just want you to tell me what's the truth about this. And I just thought the truth the truth come on like, this is awesome. You know that? Yeah. And or some with somebody who I think would have you know, I'm he made. F for fake. He's not somebody who wanted to embrace a simple truth. You know, there's no Rosebud person. I'm even later in his life Orson said, he no he found Rosebud kind of trite gimmick. It is kind of like the this thing that is so central to the film that is best known of his. But it is also in providing an easy answer. It's so NFL to so much of his work. Exactly. So I kind of went the opposite direction, which I think is actually more accurate, which is everything's true. Or not true. You know, and and part of that I think is because after interviewing I interviewed forty five people last film and people would emphatically say or some never wanted to finish this film. The people would say Orson all he wanted to do was finish. This other people would say or some was the least paternal person I ever met other people say Orson was the most wonderful fatherly figure. I've ever had in my life. And I think they're all true because I think Orson with somebody who was a different. The person in different moments at lunch. She believed one thing in fatty, and at dinner, he believed the opposite fatty cly, I think he was that type of person he was a shape Shifter. He was an actor. You know, so in different situations. He and different times. Certainly over the years. I think he had many conflicting attitudes about many different things. And I think that's part of what makes him such a fascinating character. He's not reducible character. Right. Well, I mean, do you think this is a phenomenon that is particular to Orson Welles, or is this something that you've come across in your career as a documentarian of of on other films has been easier to know what the truth is? Or is there always a question? I mean, I'm not interested in answers as much as questions. I mean, my films are almost always about questions. The Fred Rogers film. I made is full of questions. It ends on a question. I'm much more about presenting a lot of evidence audience and asking them to make up their mind because I feel like if I tell people what to think that's the w-. I way to treat audience. I mean, you want to empower Nadi to present this evidence to present complex picture, and let people come out with different points of view about what it means. Because that's how life is. Yeah. Let actually let's talk a little bit about the imagined audience for this film, like when you're making it how do you decide how much of Orson Welles as biography to put in? How do you decide if you're making it for somebody who's already in Orson Welles superfan or how do you speak to the uninitiated? I thought about it that I both wanted it to really appeal to the super fan, and I really went out of my way to not use the same material that's been used before. I mean, so much of this film is unseen. Material. Interviews he did in French Giraud, and other interviews and press conferences and things that have never been put into documentaries before. So I feel like for the for the Welsh fans there's a lot of fresh material. They're not to mention all the dailies which have never been seen. We'll never be seen again that are not that are leftover from the south wind. But the flipside is I wanted somebody who was not who really didn't know Orson Welles to have some sense of who he was in its scope of his career. And and what he meant by seeing the film. So I don't have to walk you through every film. He did and from war the world's mercury theatre on because that's so well trod upon territory, but I want you. To at least have a sensible that. And how all those things made him into the man who he was by nineteen seventy when he started the other side of the wind. So it was a combination of those things, and it's something I actually love doing because somebody like wells to try and be thorny Tatum on wells is like a fool's errand..
New York Philharmonic, New York and New York Film discussed on SportsPhone 680
"The New York Philharmonic. It was the first Symphony Orchestra in North America. And is considered one of the finest in the world. It's conductors have included legends are told Toscanini Gustav Mahler and the most famous ever American maestro Leonard Bernstein. So when it's most recent conductor, Alan Gilbert announced he would be departing the world of classical music was a abuts who would be chosen to fill the most coveted orchestra post in the country. The answer a surprise pick a Dutchman with a hard to pronounce name. Yup. Vence Faden last month, New York audiences got a chance to meet the new maestro. Opening night at the New York Film. Yup. His official debut. In the beginning of this. Search your new conductor, you weren't even on the
"new york film" Discussed on We Hate Movies
"Welcome to the first ever. So it's the inaugural. We hate movies, fall, winter preview. I'm Andrew Juban alongside Chris cabin. We are in the studio to talk about the upcoming fall, winter film slate. Between the two of us, Chris, and I have been back and forth to screenings at the Toronto international film festival and the New York Film festival. So we've seen some stuff. We've liked some stuff couple. We've disliked some stuff. Couple things. And just to give you folks little preview things coming down the line, we thought we'd try this out. And also the reason for this as as we hate movies continues to expand our body of work. Let's say, as we're moving of war of and just just sort of like dipping our fingers into different areas of film related conversation as the as the enterprise expands. One of the things we hope to do is talk about more recent films and also offer you some conversations about stuff that's not total trash. That'd be nice high. So so every now and again, we hope to bring you stuff like this and then ramp up this this, this little endeavor even further. So that's why we're doing it. So I guess to get into it technically, by the way, this is a Tich late only because the big like fall season as it were. Also known to some as a ward season, maybe that's sort of kicked off this past Friday with a star is born. Yeah, that's like the big one that was that was like dude, that was all the talk at Toronto when I was there was like, yo, you see lady Gaga on that movie hit as like now I didn't man. And for me when I go to Toronto, I try to skip some of the big stuff like that less. I'm like really looking for something big. If I'm really excited about something like I fucking saw Halloween, which I've been saying on the air for weeks now and I'll say it here too. It's it's great, Jamie Lee, Curtis is awesome. David Gordon green, Danny McBride churned out one hell of a movie. It's a lot of fun. It's also really funny I soon with Danny McBride. Yeah, you can fuck and sniff his participation at like nobody's business, but do you do you stop do back away from those just because you want more of an audience experie-. With them or is just scheduling is bad. Well, so when I go, well, one scheduling is always terrible at Toronto. You hit the nail on the head with that. I go there because it's what we use, where I work when I do curation work at the burns to figure out what we're gonna play in the in the months. And you know, sometimes in the year to come and there's like, you know, over three hundred films. And so there's no way you're gonna see them all and some stuff. I just no guaranteed to open anyway. So sometimes I just kept because it's like, well, there's no way I'm not going to play x. so I'll go see some tiny film instead to try to like expand with that is because a lot of time to it's stuff that like doesn't have distribution in the US yet a lot of stuff gets bought there by, you know, domestic companies and stuff. But a lot of the time you'll see shit and it's just like gone forever. So I try to do that. So trying to keep a balance because also like you know, obviously going to see Halloween. That's just like, that's for me. That's an Andrews greening. You have to give yourself a treat every once in a while. You absolutely do go fucking crazy at festivals like that. So that's why I was there. And yeah, so I skipped a star is born because I knew Chelsea wanted to see it. And I was like, well, I don't know that I'm gonna wanna see this two hour and fifteen minute movie twice. So I I didn't see there, but everybody was talking about it. And honestly, I we saw it on Sunday rightfully so it's totally charming and devastating, and the two of them are. Great. Is a little too much of the listen Bradley Cooper like you directed this movie, maybe the camera out of your own face as much a couple thousand close ups. I heard yet there. There's a lot of tight right on his face, but due to the biggest takeaways from that movie. Andrew dice clay is fabulous as her father, holy shit, dude..
"new york film" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Paul deneau on wildlife and more over the next coming weeks. Our interview on up keeps getting more and more stacked this fall. We were pretty lucky to have gotten some of the guests that we've had, including the one we put up this past Monday, New York Film festival time. Yeah. The image book is also playing at the New York Film festival. If you haven't listened to my interview with fabric, the breeze Shay. He pronounce it like. Keep your notes, three different ways. And it confused me. It was like it's amrried Sio. It's a breach. It's Breese. So I'm sticking with Brees for both smell. Great. He did smoke. But it's a, it's a really good podcast. I think in you should. You should all listen to it if you haven't had a chance yet. Sweet. Well, we've been talking recently about different organizations, putting their money where their mouth char in terms of gender parody in the industry a wallah. Now, France has joined the party last week in the French. Cultural minister announced a state funding bonus for productions in which the director and key crew members are women. The initiative will kick off next year, which is essentially in a few months. It operates around eight point system awarding points for having females in various key roles. A production becomes eligible for a bonus of up to fifteen percent of his expected state funding allocation. Once it's a cheap, at least four points. This is the first points based financial incentives aimed at improving filmmaker gender parody in Europe, but don't fully the last. Ultimately. The minister said, I believe in financial incentives when things do not change on their own or too slowly it's up to us to change them. And since I don't know how to say mic drop in French, I will simply say merci. Beaucoup, Eric Trump. Update thrown. Talian Italian. And that was definitely that That was. was. I can't say many. Actually. Most of my friend from Dr titles probably. You know. Mic drop in any of his movies? No. You would think that release one, maybe that's the next one. They'll try musique. I'll let them know our thoughts, speaking of female filmmakers, not guitar, but you know, the other French female filmmakers. We've got a pretty cool story out of Kenya featuring one ori- who's can favourite refugee. The film was originally banned in its home country due to its depiction of a lesbian love story. But in order to qualify for a foreign language Oscar at has to screen the early in its home country for seven consecutive days. Well, the filmmaker decided to sue the Kenya film classification board. And last week she won the Kenyan high court lifted the ban on the film and KU and her team are booking screenings in Nairobi. Also, I am apologize if I'm butchering your last name there, but I give you much respect. Interestingly, according to BuzzFeed, the high court decision comes as Kenyans away to potentially landmark ruling on the constitutionality of punishing same sex, intercourse with up to fourteen years in prison. And once again, we see that art and politics are into. Intertwined all over the world. And finally in headlines, if you listen to the show, you know, I'm a huge Star Wars fan and the producer of the original movie has now gone to a galaxy far far away. Gary Kurtz died on Sunday at age seventy eight. He's largely credited for bringing the film to mass audiences according to variety Kurtz had champion Star Wars through multiple drafts and help Lucas navigate twentieth century FOX's lack of enthusiasm for movie that they dismissed us be picture. So generations of geeks. Thank you for your work. Mr. Kurtz rest in peace..
"new york film" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"The venerable new york film festival but one of the differences is that there are a lot more premieres at tribeca so i think for filmmakers they might be gunning especially younger filmmakers might be gunning for a tribeca premiere they're actually seventy six world premieres in the feature film section alone this year in part just because it happens much earlier in the year then the new york film festival which isn't until the fall when many of the big festivals have already run their course another thing that sets this festival apart although it's becoming increasingly common and other festivals is something that as erick pointed out might not fly at ken tribeca has a whole bunch of sections that wouldn't fall into the traditional film category they were one of the first and i think still the best to showcase interactive and immersive projects in what started as the story skips section and has since expanded to include a virtual arcade and three sixty cinema and they've now added a tv section and what they call a an eno w or now section for online work so between all these sections there's an impressive two hundred twenty two projects representing forty six countries at the festival this year and there's also twenty tribeca talks with some really high profile guests so among that huge program i'm wondering what you're looking forward to i will say i went to the virtual arcade a believe two years ago for mister robot i believe they have like a whole setup for that maybe two or three years ago and it is literally a virtual arcade i thought that was like a special name for something but there's a pinball there's you know bought.
"new york film" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I knew i haven't really said anything about the plot of the film but that quote above should give you some sort of idea about what it's actually about because it's really hard to explain in terms of story lines well i have to congratulate you john you did really excellent coverage of the festival this year and i'm excited for people to read the stuff that we're linking to in this week's podcast post and the forthcoming stuff that you're still working on i haven't done is much this year but i'm really excited for a master class i'm going to with both vittorio sderot and add lochman who shot woody allen's wonder struck and todd haines wonder wheel respectively both of which are playing at the festival sterols known for shooting with bertelsmann ag and coppola m lochman for shooting with vendors and sutter berg so this should be a tree and i will write it up for you guys i also saw the movie spielberg which i'll talk about more later in the episode an an absolutely gorgeous film called commie by your name directed by luc quite a knee now that premiered at tiff this movie's gotten a ton of press and great reviews and i feel like almost every headline deals with one particularly juicy let's say masturbation seen but there's so much more to the movie than that and i am determined to expand my own coverage of it when i write about it for no film school this week so the is actually coming out next month so you'll just have to wait until then to hear more details about it from me but meanwhile as i said willing to all the coverage john mentioned on this week's podcast post plus great articles from a writer so fire harvey who also covered the festival including greta girl way gone her direct tori all debut ladybird and more so smack in the middle of the new york film fast i attended another event that's become really significant in recent years called the future of storytelling.
"new york film" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"So when it they have these ceremonies uh to memorialize the fallen victims that are told an action there's like a flag that's draped over there coughing and there's flag ceremonies that happen and the whole thing was about how uh this group of vietnam vets actually didn't want that for the sun they wanted to take him a home and bury him uh in their home graveyard rather than an arlington so it's it's you know liquider referred to it as more of a road trip movie then a warmovie um which it is it's a road trip movie and it's not really a war movie uh because it doesn't really have any of those staples like its its domestic for one thing but the themes are really patriotic and like these people who are trying to uh bring their son home they still have a love for america and for the military and i just sometimes felt like it was almost borderline propaganda yes as to like this feeling of being a what a good soldier is for for the country and stuff so i don't know it's it was a weird it's a weird line to to cross the weird thing to talk about into tryon put on film but link later did his best there are a few other movies i saw that were all really good rubin also owns the square and sean beggars the florida project worthy perfect way to cap off what was in incredible your film there are two of the most original pieces of art i have seen in a long long time of happy to say that i was able to snag interviews from both baker and also lend in these films are just really exciting for anyone to talk about after their first viewing let alone with the directors if you have in listen to monday's interview with baker yet you really should i've never been more inspired by an interview we we talked for a half hour all about the links to which baker invested in himself as a.
"new york film" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"I'm not sure so i actually saw link later a few times in my trips up to lincoln center where the festivals held every year the first was after screening of the affirmation last flag flying where he gave a qna with stars laurence fishburne brian cranston and screenwriter darrell pontics in who also wrote the last detail which this film acted as a sort of sequel to it's not your typical link later film in that it's got some deep political themes rather than the sort of existential meanderings reuse to from his characters and it's odd brand of patriotism comes at an even otter time for the country the audience at this qna four days removed from a sunday full of nfl protests and the unbearable debate which followed and is still happening couldn't help draw connections with the themes of the directors latest film because they're both about flags my favorite moment from any of the q in as i saw happened when an eager audience member asked how the cast and filmmakers felt about the film fitting into that debate laurence fishburne who was dressed in this sat in red komono like suit was quick to dismiss the notion we're not fitting into that we had got nothing to do with that he insisted with a flare if characteristic vigor we are so far removed from the ridiculousness of this conversation lickliter laughed off an agreement so for those of us who haven't seen it what is why would anyone even think this film had something to do with the flag to be what is it about war it's about three vietnam vets who reunite i think after like thirty years of not seeing each other and one of them has gone out to find his two buddies because his son has just returned from the iraq war killed in action.
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"It over several decades to women who said that weinstein sexually harassed them who knows how many more were not paid since the story came out winds names fired from the weinstein company who knew you could even do that and some big stars like meryl streep judge appetite out and judi dench have publicly denounced him but his this too little too late the other part of this story behind besides the horrendous acts of alleged sexual assault which would detailed so explicitly in the time story is that sony people in hollywood and new york film circles already knew about it people are calling it the worst kept secret in hollywood rebecca traced are in new york magazine wrote i have been having conversations about harvey weinstein history of sexual harassment for more than seventeen years and my next guest points out that weinstein's alleged abuses of power was a thinly veiled story line on entourage and a joke on thirty rock five years ago o fully is i'm not afraid of anyone in show business i turned down intercourse the harvey weinstein i no less than three occasions are five this week the rap founder and ceo shown waxman claim that the time spiked her reporting thirteen years ago on allegations of sexual misconduct in bob and harvey weinstein following pressure from the hollywood mogul here she is talking about that on cnn i also did an investigating story for the new york times about ten years ago when i covered hollywood for that and the story basically got killed by was many of the same kinds of things that i discovered uh in my reporting in rome and london on and it ended up being turning a different way a lot of pressure was applied to not let that story appear editors at the time so spoken out about this in the past two days and said that they have no recollection of being pressured over ms waxman story and her direct the editor jonathan landman suggested she didn't have the goods and mainly justin off the record account from one woman regardless all this points to the fact that people knew at least in some capacity what was going on and.
"new york film" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Finnish film israeli picking up and to have us even debating which film should have been the finnish entry is a step in the in the right direction i guess i think there's some great stuff coming out of all of scandinavia especially denmark iceland in finland another thing that the new york film festival tends to do well is docks documentaries we've had already during the first half of the festival jane the brett morgan dyke mary jane goodall using footage though is had gone missing for decades voyager which is a netflix documentary about the craziest story of gay to leases career film worker about a actor who realize his dream of working with stanley kubrick and then decided he didn't want to act anymore and would rather be kubrick's assistant spielberg self explanatory that's gonna be on hbo soon you you'll next weekend next weekend yeah and it was very well received here in part because at the end of the movie they but the light on mr spielberg himself which was always a kind of exciting thing but i know there were a couple of others here that also went over that i have not yet seen but people are into faces places which agnes varda is here codirector and here supporting and then the rape of retailer do you have any strong feelings about any of these david i very strong feelings about jane i don't get very excited about stars and famous names in theaters but sitting across the aisle from jane goodall toronto she was like a rock ciao she's in her eighties she got up there and spoke she was so self possessed and the audience was just ecstatic to see her and that fit that film is such a beautiful tribute to someone who's life's work just came out of a personal passion you know she had no scientific training and all of the establishment reminder that constantly with every new finding that she came back with the bout chimpanzee behavior and how it related to man's behavior and that film i mean what a treasure for that directive to be just handed a hundred plus hours of this immaculate.
"new york film" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"That's what the if is anything that you as we describes scott that i wanted my mind music and career are to be about is to be about change positive change and improving people's lives and to have something reached that level and scale and be about that is is the biggest rule lost and you guys get a great acceptance speech of their own how the springs to the home stretch hair which is about a song that i first heard almost exactly a year ago at the opening night of the new york film festival when this movie 13th another of a dealer nate project had its world premiere and then afterwards the cool thing was that at tavern on the green they have a big after party on the opening night and used surprised everybody by getting up there and performing song that is also in the film called letter to the free and it was terrific annick i understand that your appreciation of the full scope of mass incarceration oddly enough again during that oscar acceptance speech that was just asking you about so really connect the dots here really uh when john legend in in his academy awards be said that his more black men incarcerated right now than were enslaving 18 fifty it shook me i i i really should me banned from there i started to to seek out more information about it because i always really thought of people nor have had people who were costa me go to jail my uncle been jail before so's if it saint kinda normal but as the terminal thought of mass incarceration started to come to light from me more an idea my research i realize how abnormal it is and how systemic it abandoned how.