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The Oscar-Predictive Cameraimage Festival Lineup Will Include ‘Joker’ and ‘The Irishman’

The Oscar-Predictive Cameraimage Festival Lineup Will Include ‘Joker’ and ‘The Irishman’
The Toruń, Poland film festival dedicated to the art of cinematography has become homecoming week for directors of photography from around the globe. And while Camerimage organizers say they have no interest in the American awards season, cinematographers nominate cinematographers for the Oscars — and the 13 films that compete for the Golden Frog for Best Cinematography have become a predictor of the Academy’s Best Cinematography nominees.

The Camerimage 2019 Main Competition includes: “Ford v Ferrari” (Dp Phedon Papamichael), “The Irishman” (Dp Rodrigo Prieto), “Joker” (Dp Lawrence Sher), “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (Dp Adam Newport-Berra), “Motherless Brooklyn” (Dp Dick Pope), “The Two Popes” (Dp César Charlone), “The Painted Bird” (Dp Vladimír Smutný), “An Officer and a Spy” (Dp Paweł Edelman), “Never Look Away” (Dp Caleb Deschanel), “Mr. Jones” (Dp Tomasz Naumiuk), “Shadow” (Dp Xiaoding Zhao), “Bolden” (Dp Neal Norton), and “Amundsen” (Dp Paal Ulvik Rokseth).

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Camerimage Cinematography Festival Unveils Main Competition Lineup

The EnergaCamerimage festival, which has become a bellwether for what's to come in the cinematography Oscar category, has announced its main competition lineup.

Films that will vie the festival's Golden Frog include box office juggernaut Joker; racing drama Ford v. Ferrari; an international film Oscar contender, Czech Republic's The Painted Bird; and a pair of Netflix movies, The Irishman and The Two Popes.

In three of the past six years, the winners of Camerimage's Golden Frog have gone on to earn Oscar nominations in cinematography. Those films include 2013's Ida, 2015's Carol and 2016'...
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Thor: Love And Thunder Star Natalie Portman Weighs In On Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Criticism

Thor: Love and Thunder star Natalie Portman was recently in attendance at the 6th annual Los Angeles Dance Project Gala where she took a moment to respond to Martin Scorsese’s recent claim that the Marvel movies don’t qualify as cinema.

The legendary director’s comments managed to cause quite a stir in the McU fandom, especially after the filmmaker doubled down on his stance at a subsequent event supporting his new feature The Irishman. Already, the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Love and Thunder helmsman Taika Waititi have weighed in on Scorsese’s remarks, and now Portman has shared her thoughts with The Hollywood Reporter, arguing that “there’s room for all types of cinema” and “there’s not one way to make art.”

The Jane Foster actress went on to suggest that the McU movies provide valuable escapism for the filmgoing public:

“I think that Marvel
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James Gunn Responds To Francis Ford Coppola’s Anti-Marvel Remarks

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The debate among filmmakers on whether or not Marvel and other comic book movies are “cinema” continues as James Gunn has chimed in on the matter.

In the wake of Francis Ford Coppola’s criticism of the superhero genre, the Guardians of the Galaxy took to Instagram to give an even-handed response that defended the McU and said it’s okay for them to feel like that. He didn’t call out The Godfather director but did use the word “despicable”, which is what Coppola called the movies.

“Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them ‘despicable’,” wrote Gunn. “Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns and believed the films of John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, and Sergio Leone were all exactly the same.”

He continued, “I remember a great uncle to whom I was raving about Star Wars. He responded by saying,
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Francis Ford Coppola Finds Marvel Movies ‘Despicable’

David Crow Oct 20, 2019

The Godfather director, Francis Ford Coppola, says Marvel movies are "despicable" and "the same movie over and over again."

It’s fair to say that some in the old guard of Hollywood have complicated thoughts about superhero movies in general and Marvel Studios ones in particular. While the Marvel formula has produced more than 20 box office hits in a row like a well-oiled machine, the steady output of product infamously turned off Martin Scorsese, who recently shared his thoughts about why they’re “not cinema.” Now Academy Award winning legend, Francis Ford Coppola, is backing Scorsese’s claims and taking it a step further by calling Marvel movies outright “despicable.”

Speaking with journalists in Grand Lyon, France, where he was being awarded the lifetime achievement prize by the Lumière Film Festival, Coppola did not mince words when he talked about the state of American cinema.

According to Yahoo News,
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James Gunn Takes on Coppola and Scorsese: You’re Geniuses, But You Don’t Get Marvel

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James Gunn Takes on Coppola and Scorsese: You’re Geniuses, But You Don’t Get Marvel
It never ends. The anti-Marvel Cinematic Universe screeds from major auteurs continues to unravel, with Francis Ford Coppola recently responding to Martin Scorsese’s response to McU films and their ilk, which “The Irishman” director labeled as “not cinema.” And now, “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer/director James Gunn, who’s currently filming Warner BrothersDC entry “The Suicide Squad” because apparently one of those movies wasn’t enough, has added tinder to the flames of the ongoing debate.

Gunn, who’s weathered his lion’s share of social media controversies over the years, including offensive tweets that led to him being fired by Disney, sounded off on Instagram Sunday afternoon in a lengthy post, embedded below.

“Many of our grandfathers thought all gangster movies were the same, often calling them ‘despicable,'” he wrote. “Some of our great grandfathers thought the same of westerns, and believed the films of John Ford,
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Francis Ford Coppola Says Marvel Movies Are ‘Despicable’

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Another day, another disgruntled auteur shitting all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The latest to join the cinematic fray of esteemed directors who have nothing good to say about the McU is Francis Ford Coppola, who admittedly supports Martin Scorsese’s recent comments condemning the superhero franchise to death.

“When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration…I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again,” the 80-year-old filmmaker said, according to Yahoo! News. “Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”

Coppola spoke while on hand to receive a lifetime achievement award at the just-concluding Lumière Festival in Lyon, France.
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De-Aging for TV: VFX Helped John Goodman Lose Decades in 'The Righteous Gemstones'

De-Aging for TV: VFX Helped John Goodman Lose Decades in 'The Righteous Gemstones'
The notion of de-aging an actor with digital techniques — for instance, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino in Netflix's upcoming The Irishman — has been a big topic in the motion picture business. But is it also a technique that can be applied to TV schedules and budgets?

De-aging techniques vary greatly, as do the budgets. The most sophisticated methods involve the creation of a fully digital human, as seen in The Irishman as well as to create a fully digital Will Smith in Gemini Man. Marvel has applied other techniques to de-age the likes of Robert Downey Jr.'s ...
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Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Shape of Water’ as an Elegy to Lost Love: ‘I Wanted to Make a Love Song’

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Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Shape of Water’ as an Elegy to Lost Love: ‘I Wanted to Make a Love Song’
Mere days after taking home both Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for his monster-movie romance “The Shape of Water” in 2018, Mexican auteur Guillermo del Toro announced that he had recently divorced his wife of three decades. As revealed in a new interview with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah on their indie genre production company SpectreVision’s podcast “Visitations,” the film was, for del Toro, an elegy to lost love and the “transformation” that occurs during marriage, and its fallout.

“I wanted to make a song, a love song,” del Toro said of “The Shape of Water,” which he wrote and directed. “I wanted it to feel like a song that you listen to in the car with the top down on the Pch on the way to the beach, a really beautiful melody. I wanted to say what I think love is, which is very very simple, which
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Robert De Niro calls Marvel’s de-aging effects “cartoony”

With Martin Scorsese consistently slamming Marvel movies over the past few days, his frequent collaborator Robert De Niro has now entered the discussion by taking a shot at Marvel’s de-aging effects, calling them “cartoony”. While promoting Scorsese’s The Irishman at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend (via ScreenDaily), De Niro made the comments regarding […]

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‘The Irishman:’ Here’s Every One of Netflix’s Theatrical Locations and Screening Times

‘The Irishman:’ Here’s Every One of Netflix’s Theatrical Locations and Screening Times
Wondering where you can watch “The Irishman” when it’s released November 1? Lucky for you, distributor Netflix launched a website where you can find every location and screening time for Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic.

While a web and social media presence is a key marketing play for most movies, viewers are likely to find the website for Scorsese’s latest particularly useful. Netflix is giving the 3 ½-hour film a very limited theatrical release for less than a month before making it available to stream starting November 27.

The list provided on the website is not yet exhaustive as more theaters and showtimes will likely be added closer to November 1, when theaters set their schedules for that day. You can check showtimes and view trailers at theirishman-movie.com.

The Irishman,” based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” premiered to raves at the New York Film Festival last month.
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A ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Parasite’ and Brutality Are Shaking Up the Oscar Race

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A ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Parasite’ and Brutality Are Shaking Up the Oscar Race
It’s the time of year when the number of potential contenders has dwindled to a precious few, and Oscar watchers tick them off one by one: “The Irishman” at the New York Film Festival in late September, “Little Women” on Oct. 23, “Dark Waters” on Oct. 28, “Richard Jewell” at the AFI Fest in November, “1917” at some indeterminate time after that… This week saw one more box get checked — Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” the story of the fall of Fox News’ Roger Ailes that shouldn’t be confused with the 2018 documentary “Divide and Conquer” or “The Loudest Voice,” the Showtime miniseries starring Russell Crowe as the influential but disgraced Fox maven. Roach’s version, which screened for the first time on Sunday, first for a SAG audience and then for a mixture of guilds, press and tastemakers at a swanky Pacific Design Center soiree, got awards folks excitedly buzzing for its
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How Small Regional Film Festivals Can Impact the Oscar Race — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

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How Small Regional Film Festivals Can Impact the Oscar Race — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
Film festivals play a big role in the start of Oscar season, with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all providing natural platforms for generating buzz around some of the more anticipated titles. That was certainly the case this year, as everything from “Marriage Story” to “The Irishman” took off (and Cannes holdovers like “Parasite” gained steam). But these gatherings don’t tell the whole story.

Fall regional festivals are often quiet sources of influence throughout the season, and two major ones in the Hamptons and Mill Valley added intriguing new chapters to the developing conversation around this year’s race. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss what Thompson learned from her time in the Hamptons this year and what to make of the regional festival ecosystem. They also dig into conversations around two new releases, “Jojo Rabbit” and “The Lighthouse,
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Netflix Reopening New York’s Paris Theater for ‘Marriage Story,’ and Maybe More Oscar Contenders

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Netflix has announced six initial theaters in New York and Los Angeles that will show Noah Baumbach’s acclaimed “Marriage Story,” which opens November 6 before moving into more locations November 15. That’s a month ahead of its streaming debut on December 6 worldwide.

Among the November 6 locations is the venerable single-screen Paris, a Manhattan institution for seven decades that recently closed with an expected transition into retail or similar use. Sources also say that Netflix is in negotiations to become a long-term tenant at the Paris, which would give it a home base for New York screenings of its most venerable projects. Similarly, Netflix remains in negotiations to acquire the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.

For now, Netflix’s choice to utilize the Paris is a creative solution that helps address its lack access to mainstream theaters while also working with a brand that long served as a first-rate show palace: It only showed upscale,
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Netflix Re-Opens Paris Theatre With ‘Marriage Story’ Launch; Reprieve For New York’s Last Single Screen Movie Palace?

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Netflix Re-Opens Paris Theatre With ‘Marriage Story’ Launch; Reprieve For New York’s Last Single Screen Movie Palace?
Manhattan’s Paris Theatre has been given a stay of execution. The last prestige single-screen movie house in New York, which closed in August, will become a home for the Noah Baumbach-directed Netflix film Marriage Story when the picture plays theatrical engagements in a handful of theaters in Los Angeles and New York on November 6. That film rolls out wider November 15 before the Scarlett Johansson-Adam Driver divorce tale hits the streaming service December 6.

Is this a one-off, or does it portend a Netflix future for the movie house? Netflix would not comment beyond confirming that Marriage Story will re-open the doors of last great single-screen prestige picture palace in New York, which had shuttered when the City Cinemas lease with real estate magnate Robert Solow expired at the end of August. Deadline, which first revealed the pending demise of the Paris in June, also reported that Netflix
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AFI Fest Will Honor ‘The Crown’ and Peter Morgan With Starry Season 3 Premiere Gala

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A day before the Emmy-anointed Netflix series debuts on Netflix, “The Crown” will be celebrated with a high-profile gala presentation at the 2019 edition of AFI Fest on November 16. Dubbed “An Evening With Peter Morgan,” the fete will feature a conversation with the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer and producer in tribute to his tony career as creator of the landmark historical drama series. The event will screen the Season 3 premiere episode, which drops on Netflix November 17.

Joining Morgan onstage at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles will be series stars Olivia Colman (taking the throne from Claire Foy this season), as well as Tobias Menzies (Prince Philip), Helena Bonham Carter (Princess Margaret), Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles), and Erin Doherty (Princess Anne).

Peter Morgan has an unmatched talent in creating some of the most engaging historical dramas,” said Michael Lumpkin, AFI festivals director. “With the bold and brilliant move of
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HBO Max to Release New Melissa McCarthy Movie, Superintelligence

David Crow Oct 17, 2019

Melissa McCarthy's next comedy, Superintelligence, will see her battle AI exclusively on HBO Max next year.

In another sign that the times are a-changin’, Netflix is no longer the only streaming service picking up the distribution rights to films that might’ve previously been released in theaters. Indeed, New Line Cinema’s latest upcoming Melissa McCarthy feature, Superintelligence, is bypassing the theater and going straight to HBO Max.

Set to premiere in spring 2020 when HBO Max launches, Superintelligence is a comedic high-concept about the world’s first sentient artificial intelligence selecting an ordinary woman for observation. Communicating through her television and other appliances, the AI may just also drive McCarthy’s character insane! The wacky premise also comes loaded with a star-studded supporting cast that includes Bobby Cannavale (The Irishman), Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart (Watchmen), and James Corden. The film likewise reunites McCarthy with frequent
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Peter Bart: ‘The Irishman’s Mega Media Bow Designed To Establish Its Clout As Awards-Worthy, And Binge-Worthy

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The imminent multimedia opening of The Irishman is expected to defy all precedents, embracing a veritable blitzkrieg of awards screenings, streamer promotions, celebrity celebrations, podcasts and even a monthlong run at a Broadway theater.

At three-and-a-half hours, The Irishman will be both ubiquitous and, on some levels, confusing (more on that later).

Netflix’s fervid campaign is designed to persuade Hollywood that Martin Scorsese’s gangster saga is the embodiment of an Oscar movie. Its director has gone out of his way in public remarks to distinguish “cinema” – his movie – from Marvel-type superhero releases.

Indeed, some senior filmgoers may see The Irishman as a fascinating throwback to another budget-busting, three hour-plus, mega-publicized epic of four decades ago — but with some stark contrasts.

Reds, starring Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, vividly reflected attitudes of that generation: It told a personal odyssey, intensely political, yet romantic, its structure novelistic and sporadically confusing.
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Middleburg Film Festival Brings Hollywood to Virginia

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For the last seven years, audiences have flocked to the Middleburg Film Festival. Running October 17th – 21st, and situated in the wine-country hills of historic Middleburg, Virg., the festival usually highlights some of the year’s buzziest titles, and 2019 is no exception.

“We’re a smaller festival with fewer overall screenings than other events, so we really have to think hard about our selections,” says Mff Executive Director Susan Koch. Mff is also a unique festival in that it’s exclusively run by women. “One of our signature events is our Women in Film luncheon,” she says, “which is a terrific networking event and extremely important as a tool for allowing women to have their voices and opinions heard.”

Programming director Connie White was responsible for whittling down a schedule of 34 films the festival should highlight. Mff’s opening night selection is “Marriage Story,” while the closing night will screen “The Irishman” – both from Netflix,
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Bird Box, Murder Mystery and Stranger Things Top Netflix's Most Watched Original Programming

Netflix has disclosed its viewership figures for original films and television shows released over the past year.

The streaming juggernaut, which reportedly has more than 158 million subscribers worldwide, released its viewership data from October 2018 to September 2019 to shareholders on Wednesday, and the report was obtained by The New York Times and Deadline.

By Netflix’s data, a single viewership qualifies as someone having watched at least 70 percent of a movie or episode.

With 80 million views, Bird Box easily took the no. 1 spot for Netflix’s programming. The film, starring Sandra Bullock, was released in December to huge numbers from the start.
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