Film

FX Orders ‘Thelma and Louise’-Like Pilot from the Team Behind ‘Obvious Child’

FX has officially ordered a pilot from the team from last year’s beloved comedy, Obvious Child — writer/director Gillian Robespierre and writer… Read More

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The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘The Gambler’

Well folks, we’ve got another one of those weeks where our customary five-movie limit on new disc and streaming releases simply won’t do; it’s just too crowded on the shelves, thanks to two big year-end dramas, an unexpected family delight, and three first-rate catalog titles making their Blu-ray debuts. There’s an embarrassment of riches out there; here’s the cream of the crop. … Read More

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Here’s Your Cell Phone Video of ‘Ridiculous Six’ Producers Arguing With Native American Cast

The raging shitstorm surrounding The Ridiculous Six, Adam Sandler’s Netflix-funded “peepee in my teepee” Western “comedy,” isn’t… Read More

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The Best and Worst Films of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Fiction films can be a trickier proposition at the Tribeca Film Festival than their nonfiction counterparts; for some time the fest had a reputation as a home for pictures that made the slate for the movie stars they’d put on the red carpet rather than the quality they’d put on the screen. That rep has fallen away in recent years, bolstered by a stronger slate of under-the-radar indies and faves from other festivals. Here’s a look at the 22 new narrative movies your film editor saw, and how they stack… Read More

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New Poster for Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ Is Actually Just Hardcore Porn

“With my next film I hope guys will have erections and girls will get wet,” said Enter the Void and Irreversible director Gaspar… Read More

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The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Falling as close as it does on the calendar to Sundance and SXSW, the Tribeca Film Festival — which ended yesterday — doesn’t always get the first picks and highest-profile of narrative movies. But for years now, those who attend and cover the fest have watched it quietly become one of the best showcases around for documentary film, and this year’s 14th annual installment was no exception. Your film editor took in 21 of the nonfiction entries, and there’s barely a dud in the bunch; here’s a brief overview of what to keep an eye out for. … Read More

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The Winehouse Family Issues Statement Against the Upcoming Documentary, ‘Amy’

With the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the Winehouse family has released a statement —… Read More

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“It Was a Miserable Experience!” Monty Python on Making ‘Holy Grail’ and Whether They Really Do Hate Each Other


We heard them in the hallway, chattering and joking before the Friday afternoon press conference that launched Monty Python’s takeover of the Tribeca Film Festival’s second weekend. The festival folks were keeping the surviving members of the iconic British comedy troupe busy that weekend: after the press conference, they had a 40th anniversary screening of their classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail Friday night, a Saturday afternoon premiere of the new documentary Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (chronicling their smash reunion shows at the O2 arena last year), and revival screenings of The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. So in light of all that activity, the question that drifted into the room got a laugh: “What are we selling?” As did Eric Idle’s guess: “Ice cream? Cocoanut ice cream?” Or, as John Cleese would eloquently put it early in the press conference, “It’s very simple, it’s economic: Now that we’re no good any more, we’re trying to squeeze every last penny out of the days when we were able to do it.” … Read More

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