Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla Special Screening at MaltinFest, Using Bela Lugosi’s Personal 35Mm Print

MaltinFest is taking place this weekend at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and we have details on a special screening of Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. Taking place this Sunday at 8:30pm, the ...

Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct

Film News Roundup: Will Ferrell Sports Comedy Attracts Richie Keen to Direct In today’s film news roundup, Will Ferrell’s sports comedy hires a director, Leonard Maltin launches a film festival and Spike Lee’s “Son of the South” fills out its cast. Director Attachment “Fist ...

Official Lineup Revealed for Renowned Film Historian Leonard Maltin’s MaltinFest

With so many incredible films released worldwide each year, it's difficult to keep track of them over time. Leonard Maltin's Maltinfest aims to shine a light on some of those films, or as he puts it, ...

'Election': THR's 1999 Review

On April 23, 1999, Paramount unveiled Alexander Payne's R-rated Reese Witherspoon high school comedy Election in limited theaters. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:  After a couple ...

Rolfe Kent (‘Stan and Ollie’ composer) on giving a ‘modern’ twist to ‘vintage Hollywood’ for Laurel and Hardy story [Exclusive Video Interview]

Rolfe Kent (‘Stan and Ollie’ composer) on giving a ‘modern’ twist to ‘vintage Hollywood’ for Laurel and Hardy story [Exclusive Video Interview] Although he wouldn’t call himself a die-hard fan, composer Rolfe Kent was familiar with the comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy before signing onto the film “Stan and Ollie.” “I certainly grew up with ...

10 Election-Themed Movies to Watch When You’re Finished Voting in the Midterms

10 Election-Themed Movies to Watch When You’re Finished Voting in the Midterms As you may have heard, there’s an election today. Its importance is impossible to overstate no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on, and Bill Hader thinks you’d be “a moron” not to vote. ...

Lindsay Lohan Teaming With Bunim-Murray For MTV Reality Series: Report

Lindsay Lohan Teaming With Bunim-Murray For MTV Reality Series: Report Those murmurings earlier this year that Lindsay Lohan was planning to star in a reality series for MTV might be gaining traction. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Project Runway and Citizen Ruth ...

Tribeca 2018: Alexander Payne Reflects On Why Downsizing “Tanked” and Talks Directing Jack Nicholson

As part of the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: Director’s Series Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne took to the stage to discuss his career to date which includes seven feature ...

Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

Burt Reynolds movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ In the 1970s, Burt Reynolds was arguably the biggest movie star in the world. He had made his name through television, appearing as a regular for 50 episodes on the hit series “Gunsmoke,” then ...

Exclusive Interview – Film editor Kevin Tent on Downsizing, his directorial debut Crash Pad, and more

Red Stewart chats with film editor Kevin Tent on Downsizing, his directorial debut Crash Pad, and more… The entertainment industry is full of fascinating people working behind the scenes to ensure ...

Joshua Reviews Alexander Payne’s Election [Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review]

Beginning his career as a shockingly independent voice in the world of film during the rise of American Independent cinema in the ‘90s, Director Alexander Payne has seen the trajectory of his career ...

'Downsizing' Review: Matt Damon Shines in 'Bracing Comedy of Shocking Gravity'

'Downsizing' Review: Matt Damon Shines in 'Bracing Comedy of Shocking Gravity' Alexander Payne, one of our best and most inventive filmmakers, is thinking big about being small. In Downsizing, a bracing comedy of shocking gravity, Payne and longtime writing partner Jim Taylor ...

Alexander Payne’s Films, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

Alexander Payne’s Films, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos) In the two decades since “Citizen Ruth,” director Alexander Payne has lampooned both sides of the abortion fight, male entitlement, Type-a priggishness, Midwestern pithiness, sex-obsessed grandmas, ...

High-concept satire Downsizing is dwarfed by its white saviour narrative

Alexander Payne’s ambitious new comic fantasy has ideas to spare but a condescending tone and a disastrous racial caricature leave a bitter taste in the mouth There was a time when Alexander Payne ...

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host Evening with Laura Dern

Dern in “Big Little Lies” “Few actors of her generation have amassed as consistent, eclectic, and dazzling a body of work as Laura Dern,” a press release from the Film Society of Lincoln Center ...

Election

We’ve all met Tracy Flick — the eager-beaver student that charms the right teachers, wins all the awards and corners the big scholarships. Alexander Payne’s witty, perceptive look at High School shows ...

The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017

The 5 Best Classic Films to Stream in October 2017 Streaming might represent the future of film, but that future doesn’t have to come at the expense of its past. Netflix, however, doesn’t seem to care. A platform so monolithic that it’s become ...

Creep 2 Trailer: Mark Duplass' Twisted Maniac Meets His Match

Creep 2 Trailer: Mark Duplass' Twisted Maniac Meets His Match The Orchard has released the first trailer for Creep 2, the follow-up to Mark Duplass and director Patrick Brice's chilling 2015 thriller Creep. The original cult hit only featured two cast members, ...

Downsizing Trailer Shrinks Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig

Downsizing Trailer Shrinks Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer and photo for Downsizing, the latest from fimmaker Alexander Payne, which tackles the global issue of over-population in a very peculiar way. The ...

'Downsizing' Has Big Buzz Out of the Venice Film Festival

Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor have been making movies of substance for decades, since 1996's Citizen Ruth. Their latest, Downsizing, about a man (Matt Damon) who decides to shrink himself to make his ...

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