Sofia Coppola

10 Criminally Overlooked Movies by Great Filmmakers

Run the title King of the Hill by most people, and you’ll get a big smile for Mike Judge’s long-running animated series. But it’s also the title of a lesser-known entry in the Steven Soderbergh filmography — his excellent 1993 adaptation of A.E. Hotchner’s memoir, a film so widely ignored that it never even saw a DVD release. Until now, that is; Criterion has released King in a fantastic new DVD/Blu-ray edition, with bonus features including a whole other Soderbergh movie that’s even less celebrated. Click through for some thoughts on that film, and a few more unjustly ignored movies by our favorite… Read More

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Architectural Diagrams of Famous Film Interiors

Film and architecture journal Interiors diagrams the interiors of popular films, exploring the use of space in cinema. This is usually analyzed in an accompanying essay, but the minimalist blueprints speak for themselves. The journal’s recent diagrams center on the films of David Fincher. “If cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame, David Fincher is an artist who is very much concerned about all four corners of his canvas,” journal editors Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian write. But the duo doesn’t stop at the Fight Club director. The work of Stanley Kubrick, Sofia Coppola, studio Pixar, and more are also examined. Venture into cinematic space in our gallery, and visit the journal’s online store to purchase prints. … Read More

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10 Sun-Drenched Netflix Picks to Remind You There’s Life Beyond Our Current Misery of Snow and Cold

Here on the East Coast, where Flavorwire is headquartered, a giant snowstorm has struck for the second time this month. All over the great city of New York, people are grumpily shuffling along in inadequate footwear. Huddled over their office desks, they count the moments until they can go home and huddle up in front of that modern equivalent of the blazing hearth: the Netflix queue. … Read More

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The 50 Best Directorial Debuts in Movie History

The Toronto Film Festival, which came to a close recently, wasn’t just the starter pistol for We’re-Not-Saying-It-Yet Season; the long-term value of the festival may well be its place as a launching pad for first-time filmmakers. Twenty-eight films screened in its “Discovery” section, and while we won’t know for some time how many soon-to-be-immortal filmmakers were among its ranks, it’s a good excuse to peruse the history of film and pluck out the debut feature efforts of great directors who knocked us out from their first… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s great stuff from Al Pacino, Daniel Day Lewis, Brad Pitt, Emma Watson, Ellen Page, Woody Allen, Chris Rock, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Farrow, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Sofia Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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Celebrities Who Broke Old-School Fashion Rules and Lived to Tell the Tale

It’s the week after Labor Day, which means style sticklers everywhere are stowing away their white pants and starched button-downs ’til next May. But the vast majority of us will allow our bleached denim to survive into the fall, because why would anyone limit a perfectly good piece of clothing to three months of the year? As Mental Floss points out, the “no white in September” rule was arbitrary to begin with. But while we’re calling out fashion choices that are long past their faux pas days, let’s review a few other pieces of conventional wisdom that have long since worn out their welcome — as illustrated with photo evidence of our favorite stylish celebrities. If Solange can pair stripes with florals, then so can you. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s good stuff from Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Paré, Wong Kar-wai, Sofia Coppola, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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Dance Like Sofia Coppola is Watching, Taylor Swift: Feminist Woman: Links You Need to See

In honor of ‘Bling Ring’, Tribeca Films has made a mixtape of all of Sofia Coppola’s best film music. You’re welcome. James Franco made some weird art for This Is The End. Typical. Still in Game of Thrones withdrawal? Buy yourself a freaky piece of tie-in merchandise, because commodities make everything better. Lastly, so glad… Read More

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‘The Bling Ring’s’ Scathing Indictment of Rich Entitlement

In the opening sequence of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, the titular crew of young, hot, rich-ish, mostly female thieves scale a fence, enter a Hollywood home through an unlocked sliding glass door, and — as loud, pulsing rock music plays — one turns to the other and giggles, “Let’s go shopping.” The credit sequence that follows is framed by conspicuous consumption: not just fetishistic product shots of the shoes, purses, and jewelry that they lift, but how those items are immediately incorporated into their online personae. A closet is opened, a loving close-up is delivered, and Coppola immediately cuts to the Facebook photo of the thief sporting said item. The members of the Bling Ring don’t rob for the pulse-quickening thrill of petty crime. They rob out of a sense of wealthy entitlement: go where you want, grab what you want, take and post a picture of yourself doing or wearing or waving it. … Read More

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