At first glance, Somebody Up There Likes Me might be mistaken for a debut film from a recent graduate of the Wes Anderson School of Offbeat Filmmaking, but the pedigree of its director is concurrent with that of Anderson. The film, which premiered at last year’s SXSW, is director Bob Byington’s fifth writing/directing effort. His first was 1996’s Shameless, which, ironically...
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Nominees Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty John Gatins, Flight Michael Haneke, Amour Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained With these five excellent films, it’s easiest to say which screenplays won’t win: Moonrise Kingdom, the year’s top-grossing American indie film, whose complex comic glow has faded since its release last May, and...
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The "Lincoln" director, who collaborated with Kubrick on 2001's "Artificial Intelligence," is working with the late director's family on a TV miniseries based off of the screenplay he scrapped in the 1970s.
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Complete details of legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski’s Roxie Theater event April 6 in San Francisco remain a bit fuzzy, but we do know he’s scheduled to do a live Skype interview. What exactly will be discussed is unknown. Fans of the director of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Chinatown” and “The Pianist” might be just as interested in hearing about Polanski’s controversial personal...
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See the first teaser clip from Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's short film for Prada's new fragrance, Prada Candy L'eau.
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Steven Spielberg has taken on a screenplay about Napoleon by Stanley Kubrick which the late filmmaker ditched in the 1970s The Lincoln director told French TV network Canal+ that the script will form the basis of a TV miniseries and not a film Kubrick spent years researching Napoleon in depth according...
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The legendary Polish director Roman Polanski brought the Cannes competition to an end this weekend with a dash of S&M in his new film, Venus in Fur. When the festival ends tonight, Polanski may not win another Palme d'Or to put alongside his prize for his 2002 Holocaust drama The Pianist, but he'll certainly have made one of the best-liked, and raciest, films of this...
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Experiencing the West Coast premiere of Laurie Anderson's 'Landfall,' in a multimedia performance with the Kronos Quartet at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall, was like being inside a cult temple designed by film director Stanley Kubrick. Gorgeous and strange, with visual projections on its acoustic 'sails,' the hall operated as an extension of one's senses.
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Roman Polanski says the birth control pill has had a "masculinizing" effect on women and that the leveling of the sexes is "idiotic" The director made the comments Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival, where he came to premiere "Venus in Fur," a film adapted from the David Ives play which stars Polanski's wife and toys with the subject of gender.
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