‘Apocalypse Now Final Cut’ Trailer Debuts With Francis Ford Coppola Intro

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is one of cinema’s most acclaimed features, and whether you saw the original cut or the Redux version, the 40th anniversary 4K Ultra HD release should be the end all and be all. Why? Well, Coppola says in the intro to the Apocalypse Now Final Cut trailer that this version is the one he prefers.

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Director Timothy Woodward Jr. Talks Night Shoots And Western Journey of ‘The Outsider’

As a huge Western fan, I appreciated director Timothy Woodward Jr.’s latest feature The Outsider. Asians are rarely featured in the genre, and Jon Foo is actually the film’s lead. Couple that interesting element and pair solid work from vets Trace Adkins (Hickok, which Woodward Jr. also directed) and Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), and you have a pretty promising film. I ended up digging the film, and check out my post below as Woodward Jr. talks about the challenging but ultimately gratifying journey of making The Outsider.

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Cinema 101: Stéphane Brizé On Capturing The Truth Behind ‘At War’

 

Directed by Stéphane Brizé, At War (En Guerre) centers on the decision to shut down a factory that is obviously met with disapproval from its 1100 employees. Laurent Amédéo (Vincent Lindon) is the leader of the workers who will do everything it takes to keep the plant alive. Brizé shoots his feature in an arresting style sans sacrificing the truth, and in our interview he explains why, in cinema, the truth has been a foundation of his work.

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Danielle Macdonald Explores “Crazy Space” Of ‘Skin’ With Jamie Bell

Directed and penned by Oscar winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv, Skin centers on the true story of Bryon Widner’s (Jamie Bell) journey of shedding his life as a racist skinhead. Danielle Macdonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$) co-stars as his girlfriend Julie, a woman who believes Widner is ready to make that change.

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‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review: Tarantino’s Hollywood Visions Brightened by Pitt And DiCaprio

 

“…an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens..” John Lennon on Revolution No. 9, The White Album.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, and possibly the film with the lowest stakes. There is no vengeful bride or Nazi hunters or evil slave traders. By lowering the stakes and decreasing the violence, Tarantino has presented arguably his most fully-realized characters.
The majority of the film follows fading Hollywood leading man, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rick’s stuntman/personal assistant Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Ultimately, this is a slice-of-life buddy movie.

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Rick Alverson Talks Storytelling Journey & Tye Sheridan Collaboration With ‘The Mountain’

Filmmaker Rick Alverson’s The Mountain is a sublime piece of cinema that will frustrate some viewers while pulling others into its narrative. I fell into the latter category, and was intrigued about what Alverson had to say about his film and challenging cinema’s oftentimes predictable narrative stylings during our interview.

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‘Into The Ashes’ Director Aaron Harvey Talks Storytelling Technique And “Eddie Coyle” Love

 

Into The Ashes is a taut thriller about a former criminal named Nick (Luke Grimes) whose sins come back to haunt him after his wife (Marguerite Moreau) is killed by his former (and just released from jail) partner in crime (Frank Grillo). Robert Taylor (Longmire) is Frank Parson, a sheriff who mourns his daughter’s death and is also determined to bring Nick and his ex-crew members to justice. Below is my interview with writer/director Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor), as he talked about why Into The Ashes isn’t your average B-level feature and why The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a “great” movie.

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Quentin Tarantino Relishes “Interactive Audience Experience” Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Director/writer Quentin Tarantino and his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast (including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie) attended Monday night’s Hollywood premiere of the feature, and Tarantino talked about why he sees his work as an interactive experience.

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