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Jon Stewart Flies His Fanboy Flag at ‘Goodfellas’ Tribeca Screening

Though one of New York’s favorite sons and a friend of the fest, Martin Scorsese was unable to attend Saturday’s Tribeca Film Festival closing night movie, a 25th anniversary presentation of his 1990 classic Goodfellas (timed to the film’s forthcoming Blu-ray re-release). But Scorsese had two good excuses: 1) he’s making a movie, and 2) he’s making it in Taipei. However, he taped a brief introduction that ran before the movie — which, true to Scorsese’s chatty persona, ran nearly ten minutes (with edits!). He talked about the production, the music, the reception, and the panel that he was missing — including a shout-out that must’ve warmed moderator Jon Stewart’s heart. “I mean Jon, if you were around at the time, we would’ve put you in the picture,” Scorsese grinned. “I’m not exactly sure where, but…” … Read More

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First Look at Jared Leto’s Tatted-Up Joker for David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’

We’ve been busy tracking the evolution of Jared Leto’s hair, from the actor’s man bun/long-haired Jesus days to his… Read More

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Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo on Computer Animation, ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and Imagining the Future

They have some history, Brad Bird and Janeane Garofalo. It goes back about a decade, when the filmmaker was casting voices for his much-anticipated follow-up to The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and he cast her as the tough French chef, Colette. And they met again Friday afternoon, when Garofalo moderated a Tribeca Film Festival “Tribeca Talk” with Bird on the eve of his new film, Tomorrowland. The pair spent an hour watching clips, trading quips, telling stories, and walking through a career that’s spanned from television to film, and from animation to live action. … Read More

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Rose Byrne Launches The Dollhouse Collective, an All-Female Production Company

Rose Byrne, an excellent actor who we’ve discovered does an equally excellent kookaburra call, is showing herself to be… Read More

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‘Time’ Film Critic Richard Corliss Dies at 71

Richard Corliss, longtime Time Magazine film critic and former editor-in-chief of FilmComment, has died due to lasting effects of a stroke he… Read More

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How ‘True Detective’ Shot McConaughey’s Monologues and Other Revelations From Cary Fukunaga’s Tribeca Talk

It probably says something not altogether confidence-inspiring about the current state of cinema that one of the most interesting and versatile independent filmmakers on the scene had to go to television to become a marquee name. Sure, indie fans hooked in to his 2009 debut feature Sin Nombre, and lit geeks fawned over his 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, but it’s fair to guess that most of the Tribeca Film Festival-goers who flocked to Thursday afternoon’s “Tribeca Talk” with Cary Fukunaga were there because of True Detective. And the director of that show’s entire first season was more than happy to oblige… Read More

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Grandma’s Gone Nuts in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘The Visit’ Trailer

Up until the release of his disastrous 2010 anime adaptation The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s career was, for better… Read More

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