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AT&T Ignores Net Neutrality: HBO Max Won’t Hit Data Caps but Competing Streamers Will

AT&T Ignores Net Neutrality: HBO Max Won’t Hit Data Caps but Competing Streamers Will Three senators have accused AT&T of ignoring net neutrality principals by not counting the use of its new HBO Max streaming service against its customers’ data caps. AT&T data customers who use ...

Annecy 2020 Online’s Masterclasses and Previews, from ‘Spider-Verse’ Follow-Up to ‘Frozen 2’ Doc

Annecy 2020 Online’s Masterclasses and Previews, from ‘Spider-Verse’ Follow-Up to ‘Frozen 2’ Doc Annecy 2020 Online’s second wave of special programming for its world-class French animation festival (June 15-30) will include a preview from the highly anticipated “Connected”, the latest feature ...

Why Nato Promises Most Global Theaters Will Be Open for ‘Tenet’ by July 17

Why Nato Promises Most Global Theaters Will Be Open for ‘Tenet’ by July 17 The National Association of Theater Owners (Nato), which represents 68,000 Screens in 99 Countries, is tracking theater reopenings around the world, country by country, and checking their market ...

Randall Miller to Be Summoned to Court for Alleged Probation Violation

Randall Miller to Be Summoned to Court for Alleged Probation Violation Randall Miller, the “Midnight Rider” director serving probation for his role in the 2014 death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, will be summoned to court for allegedly violating his probation by ...

As ‘The Help’ Goes #1 on Netflix, Critics Speak Out and Offer Better Movies to Stream

As ‘The Help’ Goes #1 on Netflix, Critics Speak Out and Offer Better Movies to Stream Tate Taylor’s 2011 drama “The Help” is the No. 1 most-watched movie on Netflix (per the streamer’s June 4 chart), which isn’t sitting right with a handful of critics and journalists as the movie’s ...

‘Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention’ Review: Doc Provides Slim, but Important Insight

‘Wake Up: Stories from the Frontlines of Suicide Prevention’ Review: Doc Provides Slim, but Important Insight Late one evening in June 2014, Ryan Candice — the kind of person everyone felt was their best friend, the sort of guy so special even his own brothers readily admit he is their parents’ favorite — ...

Theater Owners Expect 90% Of World’s Cinemas To Be Open By ‘Tenet’ Release Date

Theater Owners Expect 90% Of World’s Cinemas To Be Open By ‘Tenet’ Release Date Perhaps the most frustrating part about the whole release date fiasco surrounding “Tenet” is the lack of information from Warner Bros. We all know that the studio would love to release the film in ...

At-Home Viewers Seek Out Films About the Black Experience, from ‘Just Mercy’ to ‘Waves’

At-Home Viewers Seek Out Films About the Black Experience, from ‘Just Mercy’ to ‘Waves’ One fascinating trend emerging from the pandemic is that movie watchers stuck at home are responding to new titles that can be made available to them on a dime. As Black Lives Matter protests unfolded ...

IndieWire Critics Roundtable: ‘#blackAF’ and the Dilemmas of Black Criticism

IndieWire Critics Roundtable: ‘#blackAF’ and the Dilemmas of Black Criticism Reviews of Kenya Barris’ new Netflix series “#blackAF” have been mixed at best; critical consensus is that it’s uncertain what Barris is trying to say in what is effectively a freewheeling retread of ...

Lilly Wachowski Walked Away From Filmmaking After Corporate Interference Pushed Her To The “Breaking Point”

Lilly Wachowski Walked Away From Filmmaking After Corporate Interference Pushed Her To The “Breaking Point” The Wachowskis are some of the most influential filmmakers of the past two decades. Whether it’s with their work on films such as “Bound,” “Speed Racer,” or, of course, “The Matrix” (and its sequels), ...

‘Tenet,’ Reopening Cinemas & The Current State Of The Theatrical Industry [Discourse Podcast]

‘Tenet,’ Reopening Cinemas & The Current State Of The Theatrical Industry [Discourse Podcast] Note: This episode was recorded over a week ago, before the current state of affairs. If you have the means, please consider donating to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, among many ...

‘Dune’ Cinematographer Says Film Is a ‘Fully Standalone Epic’ Despite Two-Movie Plan

‘Dune’ Cinematographer Says Film Is a ‘Fully Standalone Epic’ Despite Two-Movie Plan For Oscar-nominated cinematographer Greig Fraser, filming Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” meant having to forget about his time in the “Star Wars” universe as the director of photography on projects such as ...

‘Dune’ Cinematographer Film Is “A Fully Standalone Epic” Despite Only Adapting Part Of The Novel

‘Dune’ Cinematographer Film Is “A Fully Standalone Epic” Despite Only Adapting Part Of The Novel Don’t be fooled by the simple, one-word title, the upcoming “Dune” is really just part one of a planned two-parter that fully adapts the classic sci-fi novel written by Frank Herbert. Unlike David ...

Early Jackie Chan Titles On The Criterion Channel Showcase An Artist In Transition

Early Jackie Chan Titles On The Criterion Channel Showcase An Artist In Transition 1978 was a big year for Jackie Chan. After years of flailing about in serious kung fu films, with producers and directors attempting (as they did with so many of his contemporaries) to fashion Chan ...

Ari Aster Says His Next Project Is A 4-Hour “Nightmare Comedy”

Ari Aster Says His Next Project Is A 4-Hour “Nightmare Comedy” Unlike 2018 and 2019, this year is sadly devoid of a new film from director Ari Aster. With his first two features, “Hereditary” and “Midsommar,” doing great business and exciting film fans, many were ...

Criterion Lifts Paywall to Stream ‘Daughters of the Dust’ and More Black Films for Free

Criterion Lifts Paywall to Stream ‘Daughters of the Dust’ and More Black Films for Free The Criterion Collection on Thursday joined the wave of industry supporters who’ve come out in the past week to help fight systemic racism, and help advocate for police reform and support protesters ...

22 Films About Rebellion, Protests & Civil Unrest

22 Films About Rebellion, Protests & Civil Unrest America is not okay. Maybe America has never been okay. Maybe certain members of our society are just now starting to realize this fact. In any case, the Band-Aid of civility has been ripped from our ...

Criterion Channel Makes A Number Of Films From Black Filmmakers Available For Free & Establishes Fund To Help Fight Racism

Criterion Channel Makes A Number Of Films From Black Filmmakers Available For Free & Establishes Fund To Help Fight Racism Over the past several days, we’ve seen a number of big companies respond to the death of George Floyd and the continued protests that have occurred all over the country in response to yet another ...

Ifp Stands with Black Lives Matter

Independent Filmmaker Project, which is Filmmaker‘s publisher, issued yesterday the following statement: Ifp stands with Black Lives Matter and we believe Black Lives Matter. As a collective team, we ...

Ifp Stands with Black Lives Matter

Independent Filmmaker Project, which is Filmmaker‘s publisher, issued yesterday the following statement: Ifp stands with Black Lives Matter and we believe Black Lives Matter. As a collective team, we ...

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