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Jan 23 2019

Call Julianne Moore By Her Name

byJason Adams

A couple of weeks agoI told y'all aboutLuca Guadagnino's next film project,a feature based off of Bob Dylan's 1975 albumBlood on the Tracksthat he plans to make with Chloe Grace Moretz.Well Luca,never one to rest on them laurels of his,has sneaked in a totally seperate project while we weren't looking (or rather while we were gaping at the exploding heads of hisSuspiriacoven),much to my thrill.He's gone and directed a 35-minute short film slash "memory piece"for the fashion house Valentino that will star Kyle MacLachlan and Julianne Moore,along with Marthe Keller,KiKi Layne,Mia Goth (aka the secret MVP ofSuspiria),and Alba Rohrwacher.Here's how it's described in Variety:

"Moore plays Francesca,an Italian-American writer who lives in New York and must return to Rome – and,by extension,her childhood – to retrieve her aging mother,a painter played at different ages by Keller and Goth.Layne plays "the spark that triggers the stream of consciousness in Francesca,"said Guadagnino,while Rohrwacher plays "a grande dame at a party."All the male characters – "fathers,lovers,servants,"Guadagnino noted – are played by MacLachlan."

Making a short-film for a fashion house probably isn't the best way for Luca to combatlast week's criticismfrom the originalSuspiria's director Dario Argento that he "makes beautiful tables,beautiful curtains,beautiful dishes,all beautiful…"but Luca gonna Luca (and bless him for it,quite honestly).The short was shot byCall Me By Your NameandSuspiriaDP Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and the soundtrack is from Oscar-winner Ryuichi Sakamoto,and the plan is for it to hit legitimate film fests so stay tuned,fabulousness ahead.

Nov 18 2018

Would you rather?

Time for another round of our silly hangin' with celebrities game,brought to you via the aspirational pleasures of Instagram.

Would you rather...

  • smell the flowers with Missi Pyle?
  • steal a Myrtle Snow painting with Sarah Paulson?
  • Read Thelma Adams' new book with the LEOgend?
  • enjoy a mud treatment with Michelle Monaghan on the Dead Sea?
  • attend a tennis match with Mads Mikkelsen?
  • do charity with Liv Tyler & Goldie Hawn?
  • dine with Julianne Moore & Kyle Maclachlan?
  • seeVox Luxwith Carrie Preston & Emily Berg?
  • visit an ADR session with Lena Olin?
  • have a cup with Henry Golding & Michelle Yeoh?

pictures after the jump to help you decide...

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Sep 14 2018

Queer TIFF: "Bulbul Can Sing"and "Giant Little Ones"

byChris Feil

Crafted with a Malickian grace,though with its feet planted more firmly on the ground,Rima Das'Bulbul Can Singis a coming of age tale of deep feeling.Set in rural India,many of its notes will seem initially familiar: the innocence of first loves,rampant patriarchal demands,the unity of friendship broken by consequences.What makes this film sink deeper is its refusal to reduce its punishment for the sake of comforting,motivational sentiment.Respecting the humanity of its teenagers,its uplift comes from a human spirit impossible to snuff out completely.

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Sep 12 2016

Blue Velvet at 30

by Jason Adams

With our host Nathanieloff in Torontoseeing movies this week;some good,some bad...but which ones will last forever?It's a question I put forth because David Lynch's masterpieceBlue Velvetplayed at the Toronto Film Festival exactly 30 years ago today.Did those fortunate souls sitting there in that audience know they were seeing a stone-cold American classic unveiled unto the world.I can't imagine they didn't know they were seeing something unlike anything else they'd ever seen before,that much seems clear.The film made some noise!

Blue Velvet's one of my Top Five Favorites so let's celebrate its anniversary (it was released in US theaters one week after its screening in Toronto).In honor of 30 years here are30 favoriteBlue Velvety facts,figures,and fun stuff,starting with...


2.But seriously this is Lynch's first collaboration with his muse and most important collaborator (so says me and that cow he stood on Hollywood Blvd with) and it's a pleasure to contrast the character of Sandy with the places the two would later go - the sweetness and naivete here evenautally giving way to all kinds of craziness;it's impossible not to look at this nice young lady now and not see the wild woman -- Lulu Fortune anybody?-- about to come beating out from underneath those fuzzy sweaters.

Ears and lots of the F-word after the break...

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Jun 29 2015

Somewhere That's Link

DefamerElizabeth Berkley finally coming to terms with the love out there forShowgirls-- like Faye Dunaway withMommie Dearestthis has been difficult for her
Towleroad...and there's video of the event,too!
Theater Maniato say that I am excited to see Ellen Green reprise her AudreyLittle Shop of Horrorsrole this week (I bought tickets the day they went on sale,long before Jake Gyllenhaal nabbed the Seymour part) would be the understatement of the summer.I'm more excited for it than any upcoming movie.Yes,even Magic Mike XXL.She talks about returning to the role.
Awards DailyKathryn Bigelow (our filmmaker of the month for Anne Marie's "Women's Pictures"series,every Thursday) pens an op-ed on endangered elephants

Birth.Movies.DeathNew Spider-Man movie will have a "John Hughes Vibe"and they're not going back to the Goblin again for a villain.Wow...you mean they realized that three times as villain in 12 years was enough?
Hayley Atwellcontinues to ace her social media game
VFMeryl Streep asking Congress to revive the Equal Rights Amendment
EWwhyInside Outkept "Bing Bong"a secret (would that more films would keep em)
Nicole Kidmanjust celebrated 9 years with Keith Urban
InterviewKyle Maclachlan talks about returning to Agent Dale Cooper forTwin Peaks
Dissolveupcoming movies for EuropaCorp including a sequel toLucy...even though Scarlett Johansson morphed into an entirely digital entity by the end?well,ok!
The Movie Sceneon all this talk of gender equality in "objectification"for the cinema which is usually lusting after only women
Ant-Mangets a "meet the crew"tv spot so finally David Dastmalchian,T.I.,and especially the always wonderful Michael Peña show up in the promotional material

Oscar Talk
Hot Blogsetting the Best Picture field -isCarolthe only possibility thus far that's been seen
THRon the more inclusive more foreign Academy invites

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Vulture's TV Awards series has been fairly cool,including entries from actual TV artists,but they ended incredibly strong withthis piece by Matt Zoller Seitz on Mad Men as TV's Best Show overall.Frankly,it might well be the best essay on Matthew Weiner's masterful achievement that I've ever read and I've read a lot of them!Love this 'graph near the opening:

All of the episodes,even the ones I don't especially like,are inexhaustibly detailed: packed with comic and dramatic moments;period-accurate clothing and hairstyles and music;imaginative,hilarious,and often deeply moving performances;and screenwriting that depicts the complexities and contradictions of the human personality with more insight and empathy than any American series in recent memory.It's a historical drama about how individuals are and are not affected by the local,national,and international history that's constantly unfolding around them.It's a psychodrama about how our personalities are shaped by our parents,our lovers,our friends,our bosses,and everyone else we know,as well as by people we've never met butfeelas though we know: the politicians,civil-rights leaders,athletes,movie stars,musicians,and other icons who inspire,entertain,confound,and sometimes anger us as we muddle through our daily lives.It's also a series with an unusually strong affinity for mythology,spirituality,religion,psychoanalysis,pop psychology,literature,poetry,cinema,and all the other means by which human experience is transformed into narrative.And at every level — the scene,the episode,the season,and in total — it is a masterpiece of construction,filled with major and minor bits of foreshadowing and recollection,lines and images that seem to answer each other across time.

Read it!And hope along with us that it pulls off a historic fifth win at the Emmys in September.Mad Men(2008-2011 wins) is currently tied withHill Street Blues(1981-1984 wins),LA Law(1987,1989-1991 wins),andThe West Wing(2000-2003 wins) for the most Drama Series wins (4 each).The leader for nominations isLaw & Orderwhich was nominated 11 times,far outdistancing its nearest rivals (The Sopranos,Mad Men,ER,Studio One,andThe West Wing)

P.S.on the TV Front:  I just watched my first episode ofFresh Off the Boatsince y'all were complaining about Constance Wu not making our Best Actress list.It's really funny.They won "best couple"at Vulture

I was feeling so much love forheroes ofthepast(andpresent-- it used to be that onlyBroadway had multiple out starsbut now every medium does) but I was especially pleased thatI wasn't the only onesinging Madonna's praises...she supported the LGBT community long before it was par for the course with celebrities but gays can be fickle and though her iconic status will never be undone,sometimes people are assholes about herwhat with all the ageismand so on.

All in all it was a good weekend.And all the marriage equality will eventually lead us into a less homophobic world as there are endless examples of people being less prejudiced once they are familiar with the "other"(any kind of prejudice applies).On this note,Variety is wondering when film is going to catch up with TV when it comes to comfort with the gays?

Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi were the Grand Marshalls of the NYC parade.And anyway,gay geniuses of the past and out talents of the present should both be celebrated.And not only on Pride Weekend.So how about some Cole Porter via John Barrowman in the movieDe-Lovelyas we move into a new week. (That movie is kind of a mess -- anyone remember it?-- but this seen is lovely)

Jun 17 2012

Thoughts I Had...About 5 Recent Movie Dads

HAPPY FATHER'S DAYto all the readers celebrating their dad today whether or not he's a movie-lover.Especially big props go out to the proud papa readers out there raising their own movie-mad tots.(Please tell me you're starting them young!If so,I approve.)

Today is my first father's daywithout my own dadso to distract me from this distressing realization which ruined an otherwise wonderful morning chez moi,I wrote this impromptu brain vomit list.Feel free to share your own in the comments...

The royal clan in BRAVE (2012)

Thoughts I Had on the Six Most Recent Movie Dads Screened

"King Fergus"(Billy Connolly) in BRAVE
I don't want to give too much away about Pixar's first "princess"movie,but let it suffice to say that I was very surprised that the Queen and not just the princess is so major in the narrative.It really is their first GIRL movie (...though not quite bent or rocking enough to be their firstGURLor GRRRL movie).The movie's soul and heroism are female-centered butBravealso features a large collection of proud papas starting with the formidable King Fergus his leg legendary eaten by a fierce black bear.He may be a warrior but he is a big softie when it comes to the women in his life.The other proud dads on display -- each suggesting that their first born son deserves Princess Merida's hand -- are mostly comic relief and the animators clearly had great fun detailing  the similarities,differences and delusions in the father/son dynamics.

Ancient ancient Guy Pearce in "Prometheus""Peter Weyland"(Guy Pearce) in PROMETHEUS
SPOILER ALERT.The Evil* Weyland Corporation's ancient dead figurehead is seen only in holograms and flashbacks until he isn't.Ta da!He's still alive.Cyrogenically frozen just like Walt Disney and other Empire Builders and Iconic World Changers are always rumored to be at one point or another.Youdidn't seesaw that coming,I take it.What I didn't see coming was that "David"(Michael Fassbender) and "Meredith Vickers"(Charlize Theron) were essentially siblings.This is completely and wonderfully "duh!"obvious in retrospect given their mutual Aryan iceiness,stiff gaits and weirdly intimate vibe of 'we avoid each other.' Perhaps I was too blinded by involuntary fantasies of a robotic blonde horizontal mambo to realize the fantasy was incestuous.

Of all the scripted and unscripted mysteries of Prometheus the one that bothers me most is Why the Hell Did You Hire 44 Year Old Guy Pearce to play this character when Max von Sydow,Christopher Lee,Peter O'Toole,Sir Ian McKellen and any number of other tall,thin,great elderly actors wouldn't have required an extensive make up prosthetics team to help them act the role.True they're more expensive than make up artists but so is Guy Pearce!

*The "Evil"is silent in Evil Weyland Corporation.It's the Corporation andAliensso everyone understands this.

"Darryl Van Horne"(Jack Nicholson) in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Jack's horny devil is very interested in impregnating the beautiful lonely big-haired movie star goddesses in this supernatural 80s comedy but he doesn't get to share custody.Who should play his sons in the imaginary sequel I long for?

Gay Son and Ignorant Dad in "Loose Cannons""Vincenzo Cantone"(Ennio Fantastichini) in LOOSE CANNONS
I had never seen this gay comedy from Turkish/Italian director Ferzan Ozpeteck and I think it might be the best of his films.It's the story of the gay son of a traditional family who run a pasta empire.The son fears coming out because his dad Vincenzo is a TOTAL drama queen about the gays.He justcan'tdeal.It's rare to see a coming out comedy with this much gentle needling of homophobia that doesn't feel the need to demonize the people who suffer from it holding on to it (like Vincenzo).Loose Cannonjust accepts that some people,some dads,have issues.You gotta be your own man anyway.

Loose Cannonsis currently playing on iTunesas part ofFocus Features Gay Pride Celebration this month

I'm still processing this movie but the father / daughter relationship at its center is heartbreakingly intimate without actual physical intimacy."Hushpuppy,"Wink's daughter,longs for more affection but Wink insists that his six year old live in her own house and fend (mostly) for herself.Tenderness is weakness in The Bathtub...

P.S.It's best to know very little about this movie before seeing it so ignore the clips,the trailers,the reviews and just go see it when it comes out.It's a true original and how often do movie theaters play those?!Treasure them.

Why does Kyle Maclachlan always dick dads / philandering husbands?He used to play so square they're hip guys in stiff suits.When David Lynch abandoned him it all went down hill!

What movie dads have you been watching?