Former Universal Exec Amit Dey Joins Mrc To Lead New Non-Fiction Division, Edgar Wright Sparks Doc On Slate

Former Universal Pictures executive Amit Dey has been named Svp & Head of Valence Media’s new non-fiction division at Mrc. In the newly formed role, Dey will be responsible for developing, producing ...

Brett Morgen (‘Jane’) on meeting Dr. Goodall: ‘She’s the least pretentious human being I’ve encountered’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Brett Morgen (‘Jane’) on meeting Dr. Goodall: ‘She’s the least pretentious human being I’ve encountered’ [Exclusive Video Interview] “I’ve never met anyone more comfortable in their own skin,” describes director Brett Morgen of the most captivating thing about Dr. Jane Goodall, the subject of his Emmy nominated documentary, “Jane,” ...

'First Reformed' starring Ethan Hawke secures international distribution deal (exclusive)

'First Reformed' starring Ethan Hawke secures international distribution deal (exclusive) Paul Schrader drama set for release in multiple foreign territories. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Uphe) Content Group will handle the international roll -out of Paul Schrader’s First ...

‘Jane’: Why the Academy Dissed Brett Morgen’s Popular Goodall Documentary

‘Jane’: Why the Academy Dissed Brett Morgen’s Popular Goodall Documentary “Jane,” Brett Morgen’s popular documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall, was so lauded and applauded that most Oscar experts predicted that it would land an Oscar nomination, if not win. Instead, ...

‘Jane’: Why the Academy Dissed Brett Morgen’s Popular Goodall Documentary

‘Jane’: Why the Academy Dissed Brett Morgen’s Popular Goodall Documentary “Jane,” Brett Morgen’s popular documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall, was so lauded and applauded that most Oscar experts predicted that it would land an Oscar nomination, if not win. Instead, ...

‘Amy’ Movie Review: Harrowing Documentary Depicts Amy Winehouse’s Tragic Fate

If ever there was a contemporary entertainment icon that exposed the heart of darkness that lies deep within our celebrity culture, it was Amy Winehouse. Like Kurt Cobain before her, whose own tragic ...

Arthouse Audit: 'Amy' Opens Strong on Congested Holiday Weekend

Arthouse Audit: 'Amy' Opens Strong on Congested Holiday Weekend As expected, "Amy" (A24) dominated the new openings, with the best limited per theater average of any film in almost three months. Unlike two other recent festival-premiered pop-star documentaries ...

Review: Asif Kapadia's Powerful Amy Winehouse Documentary 'Amy'

There is something intensely macabre about the process of watching the shattering new documentary on British singer/songwriter sensation Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol-related heart failure at the ...

Screen Talk: From Rose McGowan and Amy Schumer to Debating 'True Detective'

Screen Talk: From Rose McGowan and Amy Schumer to Debating 'True Detective' We cover a lot of ground this week, discussing three of the year's most provocative music documentaries, "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," "Amy" and "What Happened, Miss Simone?" which is now streaming ...

Courtney Love Sends a Cease-and-Desist Letter to the Cobain Docudrama Soaked in Bleach

Courtney Love Sends a Cease-and-Desist Letter to the Cobain Docudrama Soaked in Bleach Courtney Love's lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of the Kurt Cobain film Soaked in Bleach, Deadline reports. Unlike the HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which had ...

Courtney Love Is Not Happy About The New Kurt Cobain Movie

Earlier this year, Courtney Love - the widow of Kurt Cobain - gave her support to the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, a film that chronicled the life of the deceased Nirvana frontman. ...

Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [June 12-14]

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, ...

Buzz Osborne Continues to Bash 'Montage of Heck'

Buzz Osborne Continues to Bash 'Montage of Heck' Last week, Melvins founder Buzz Osborne wrote a scathing review of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck for The Talkhouse, criticizing the film as being "90 percent. . . bullshit." Now the ...

Exclusive: Courtney Love Hires A Private Investigator In Clip From Kurt Cobain Docu-Drama 'Soaked In Bleach'

While the acclaimed documentary "Kurt Cobian: Montage Of Heck" celebrates the life of the late Nirvana frontman, it does not cover his death, with the film concluding two weeks before he would commit ...

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Essential Tips from Brett Morgen Read More: Tribeca: 6 Ways Kurt Cobain Comes to Life in Brett Morgen's 'Montage of Heck' In a masterclass held at the Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 7th, the "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" director ...

‘Montage of Heck’ is ’90 percent bulls***’, writes Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne

The HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is a personal favorite film of mine this year, and the #12 movie on our list of the best of 2015 so far. The Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne however, a ...

The Melvins' Buzz Osborne Says 90% Of ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’ Is "Total Bullsh*t"

There are basically three versions of Kurt Cobain. The alternative rock superstar who lived brightly and burned hard in the public spotlight. The husband, father and friend that only those closest to ...

'Call Me Marianna' wins four in Krakow

'Call Me Marianna' wins four in Krakow Feature about gender reassignment wins international documentary competition. Karolina Bielawska’s Call Me Marianna was the big winner at this year’s Krakow Film Festival (May 31 - June 7) with four ...

Happy 50th Birthday, Super 8 Film!

Happy 50th Birthday, Super 8 Film! Fifty years ago, Kodak introduced Super 8mm. Though "Cine Kodak Eight" was introduced as early as 1932, standard 8mm had a number of major issues that made it difficult for amateurs to handle. Read ...

Oren Moverman Gives Update on His Kurt Cobain Movie, This Is Gonna Suck

Musician Kurt Cobain has had a lasting impact not only on those who were fans of Nirvana throughout the 90s and at the time of his death, but also on the culture as a whole. Cobain wrestled with the ...

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