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NYFF 2020 Announces Free Talks with Garrett Bradley, Sam Pollard, ‘Hopper/Welles’ Team, and More

NYFF 2020 Announces Free Talks with Garrett Bradley, Sam Pollard, ‘Hopper/Welles’ Team, and More
As the New York Film Festival readies to roll out its 58th edition tomorrow (and running through October 11), IndieWire is pleased to share an exclusive look at the many festival-sponsored Talks which will roll out during this year’s event. HBO serves as the presenting sponsor of Talks, which supplement NYFF’s screenings with a series of free and live panel discussions and in-depth conversations with a wide range of guests.

As announced by festival brass earlier this summer, this year’s NYFF is going to operate differently than it has in previous incarnations. The event will combine a brand-new virtual presence with carefully designed outdoor screenings, including two drive-ins. The Talks are taking a new shape, too, and while they are not available as in-person events, as they have been in years past, the festival is hoping to turn them into “an essential live, online meeting place for audiences,
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Turner Classic Movies’ Ambitious ‘Women Make Film’ Series Features Female Directors Worldwide

Turner Classic Movies’ Ambitious ‘Women Make Film’ Series Features Female Directors Worldwide
Don’t let the name fool you: Turner Classic Movies is redefining the parameters for “classic” films. The Ted Turner-created network, known for bringing the world of Old Hollywood filmmaking into viewers’ homes for over 25 years, has long been the perfect place to catch a 1940s film noir or see an Oscar-winning feature from 1933. But now it’s becoming a launchpad for showcasing diverse cinema — in what’s it’s always been and what it can be.

After diving into the world of African American cinema and directors, as well as devoting time to showcasing disability in movies, TCM is casting an eye toward female directors. Their series “Women Make Film” is their most ambitious project yet: a three-month event aimed at promoting the work of women directors. Programming won’t just highlight directors from America and Europe, but worldwide filmmakers, as well.

The series will include a lengthy
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TCM and Shudder Prove the Need for Pre-Movie Hosts in Peak TV

TCM and Shudder Prove the Need for Pre-Movie Hosts in Peak TV
Watching television today offers you near-unlimited choices when it comes to movies, whether that’s through a streaming service or a specific premium channel. But in this era of peak content one unique feature still stands out: the pre-movie host. Whether it’s TCM’s Alicia Malone chatting about the history of Jane Russell or Joe Bob Brigg’s Southern drawl introducing “Halloween” on Shudder, hosts hold on and help to bridge the gap between movies and the history that created them.

Where hosts were once a matter of necessity, introducing a series and then expanding out to fill in for commercial breaks, or, as premium cable and streaming started, the absence of them, they remain a serious branding technique. You could identify a network by its hosts, whether that is the litany of horror hosts that peppered the airwaves of various local networks throughout the country, to AMC’s
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‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘Emma’ get the tweet-a-long viewing treatment this weekend

‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘Emma’ get the tweet-a-long viewing treatment this weekend
In these unprecedented times, creative ways to keep us entertained while self-isolating is key to stop us all from going stir crazy. With cinemas shut for the foreseeable future, recently released theatrical films are making their way into our homes sooner. With both Blumhouse’s ‘The Invisible Man’ and the remake of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ now available to stream via numerous platforms.

To bring us all together, both films will be holding watch along sessions this weekend on Twitter inviting all those to tweet along with hosts Comedian Retta and Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone.

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First up comes Leigh Whannell’s intense reboot of ‘The Invisible Man’ which will be hosted on Saturday by ‘Parks and Recreation’ actress and comedian Retta.

Saturday, March 28 at 1:00pm Pt / 4:00pm Et
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Retta To Present Twitter “Watch Party” For Universal’s ‘The Invisible Man’ This Weekend

Retta To Present Twitter “Watch Party” For Universal’s ‘The Invisible Man’ This Weekend
Parks & Recreation actress Retta will be on hosting duties for a Twitter ‘Watch Party’, i.e. a communal film viewing conducted on social media, of Universal’s horror pic The Invisible Man this weekend.

The studio is encouraging people to watch the movie in sync from 1Pm Pt on Saturday March 28 as a way to rekindle a sociable viewing experience, with theaters shuttered around the globe.

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To take part, people will need to rent the movie and then follow the hashtag #TheInvisibleManAtHome. The film stars Elisabeth Moss in the story of a woman who, after her abusive ex takes his own life, begins to suspect his death was a hoax.
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March 2020 Programming for Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles Includes Near Dark, Carnival Of Souls, Stagefright

March 2020 Programming for Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles Includes Near Dark, Carnival Of Souls, Stagefright
Horror fans living in the Los Angeles area might want to clear some calendar space, because Alamo Drafthouse is scaring up plenty of horror-themed screenings in March, including partnering with the Overlook Film Festival for very special Terror Tuesday screenings.

Including their Bong Joon Ho retrospective screenings and "Remakes and Hot Takes" series, Alamo Drafthouse is teaming up with Overlook Film Festival to present an eclectic lineup of horror movies with special guest hosts, including Near Dark (in 35mm) with Karyn Kusama, Carnival of Souls with Alicia Malone, StageFright with Ryan Turek, and more.

We have the press release with additional details below, and to learn more, visit:

https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA The iconic Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles has jam packed its March programming full of incredible events like celebrating the genius that is Bong Joon Ho. The downtown location is hosting an eight-film
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Oscars 2020: Scott Mantz (Collider) tops all Experts predicting winners

Oscars 2020: Scott Mantz (Collider) tops all Experts predicting winners
Congratulations to our Expert Scott Mantz (Collider) for an outstanding score of 91.67% when predicting the Academy Awards winners on Sunday. He got 22 of the 24 categories correct and is best among 36 Experts, journalists who cover film and entertainment throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 10,200 people worldwide predicted these 2020 Oscars champs in all 24 categories in Hollywood. Mantz only missed twice: for Best Director (choosing Sam Mendes) and Sound Editing (missing “1917”). He got the rest correct, including the hard-to-predict Best Picture winner of “Parasite” and the four acting victories of Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt.

SEE2020 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 92nd Academy Awards

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the
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2020 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: After BAFTA sweep, ‘1917’ widens lead

2020 Oscar Best Picture predictions by experts: After BAFTA sweep, ‘1917’ widens lead
1917” won a lucky seven BAFTA Awards on Sunday, February 2. The haul at the BAFTAs for this WWI epic included the top prize of Best Picture. Multi-hyphenate Sam Mendes shared in that win as well as the one for Best British Film and claimed another on his own for directing this tribute to his grandfather.

Heading into these precursor prizes, his film was already out front to win Best Picture at the Oscars next Sunday. Mindful that the British academy often previews the Academy Awards, our Oscar experts from major media outlets have been busy updating their predictions with a slew shifting their votes to “1917.”

Sixteen of our 27 pundits are now predicting “1917” will prevail on February 9. That support translates into leading odds of 11/2 for it to take the top prize at the Academy Awards.

Six of our Oscarologists favor SAG Awards winner “Parasite” while four are expecting one-time frontrunner “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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No laughing matter: ‘Joker’ will win 2 Oscars and lose 9, predict our Experts

No laughing matter: ‘Joker’ will win 2 Oscars and lose 9, predict our Experts
Joker” received 11 Oscar nominations this year, more than any other film. But how many of those near-dozen bids will it actually win on Sunday, February 9? According to our Experts from major media outlets, the anti-superhero blockbuster is predicted to take home two trophies: Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Score for Hildur Guonadottir. Don’t tell the Joker, but that means, conversely, his movie is poised to lose nine Oscars. The higher you climb, the harder you fall?

SEEWhy does it seem like the Oscars only considered a few films?

Phoenix is on a bonafide winning streak for the Todd Phillips-directed film, having already been feted by the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards. (Next up are the BAFTAs on February 2.) The last person to pull off this one-two-three punch was Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) just two years ago, and of course he soon went on to
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‘Judy’ will win both of its Oscars, say these 2 gutsy Experts

‘Judy’ will win both of its Oscars, say these 2 gutsy Experts
Renee Zellweger (“Judy”) is the overwhelming front-runner to win the Oscar for her leading role as iconic Hollywood star Judy Garland. However, two of Gold Derby’s gutsy Experts — Eric Deggans (NPR) and Brian Truitt (USA Today) — predict “Judy” will win both of the Oscars for which it’s nominated: Best Actress and Best Makeup & Hairstyling. Based on our Experts’ racetrack odds, that would give “Judy” one of the biggest Oscar hauls of the year, with more trophies than Best Picture nominees “Parasite,” “The Irishman,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “Marriage Story.”

SEEWhy does it seem like the Oscars only considered a few films?

As of this writing, 24 of the 26 Experts predict Zellweger will claim the Oscar for Best Actress: Deggans, Truitt, Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Erik Davis (Fandango), Eric Deggans (NPR), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Tim Gray (Variety), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Tariq Khan (Fox TV
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Oscars 2020 nominations: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominees

Oscars 2020 nominations: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominees
Congratulations to our Expert Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) for an outstanding score of 82.26% when predicting the Oscars 2020 nominations on Monday. She is best among 31 Experts, journalists who cover the film and entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 12,400 people worldwide predicted these champs in 24 movie categories for the Academy Awards. Our top scorer got 102 of the 125 nominee slots correct, including some semi-long shots like Florence Pugh for “Little Women” for Best Supporting Actress, plus all nine Best Picture nominees and all of the contenders for Best Adapted Screenplay.

SEE2020 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold
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Golden Globes 2020: Tariq Khan (Fox TV) tops all film Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Tariq Khan (Fox TV) for a great score of 71.43% when predicting the 2020 Golden Globe film winners on Sunday. He is tops among 31 Experts, journalists who cover the film and entertainment industries throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 5,900 people worldwide predicted these Globes movie champs in 14 categories for the ceremony in Beverly Hills hosted by Ricky Gervais. Our top scorer got 10 out of 14 of these correct with some nice long shot picks. He also got all three of the comedy/musical winners accurate, with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Awkwafina (“The Farewell”).

SEEGolden Globes: Complete list of winners in all 25 races

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top
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‘The Irishman’ could break this 15-year losing streak for Martin Scorsese at the Golden Globes

‘The Irishman’ could break this 15-year losing streak for Martin Scorsese at the Golden Globes
Martin Scorsese is certainly a Golden Globes favorite, with three victories for directing “Gangs of New York” (2002), “The Departed” (2006) and “Hugo” (2011). Yet when it comes to their Best Film categories, he’s been far less successful, with a single victory for “The Aviator” (2004) 15 years ago. That losing streak could finally be broken with “The Irishman,” a meditative mob epic that’s emerged as a major frontrunner.

See Martin Scorsese (‘The Irishman’) could tie this Golden Globe record with his hero Elia Kazan

According to our racetrack odds, the Netflix release is out front to win Best Drama Film with odds of 69/20. Close behind are “Joker,” “Marriage Story,” “1917” and “The Two Popes.” Oddly enough, it’s the only award the movie is predicted to receive, although it could very well surprise in Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino or Joe Pesci) or Best Screenplay (Steven Zaillian).

Prior to prevailing
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Oscar Experts say Greta Gerwig (‘Little Women’) still on track for a Best Director nomination despite Golden Globes snub

Oscar Experts say Greta Gerwig (‘Little Women’) still on track for a Best Director nomination despite Golden Globes snub
It’s been an up-and-down awards season for “Little Women.” It was one of the biggest films at the Critics’ Choice Award nominations with nine bids, but then it only earned two Golden Globe nominations, and it was shut out entirely by the Screen Actors Guild. Can it rebound at the Oscars? If nothing else, it looks like Greta Gerwig is still on track for a Best Director nom, according to the predictions of the Expert journalists we’ve surveyed as of this writing.

Gerwig ranks among the top five likely nominees in our Experts’ predictions, with 14 of them betting on her to make the cut: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Erik Davis (Fandango), Eric Deggans (NPR), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Alicia Malone (Turner Classic Movies), Andrea Mandell (USA Today), Scott Mantz (Collider), Perri Nemiroff (Collider), Nikki Novak (Fandango), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Claudia Puig (Kpcc), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt
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Time to stop underestimating Cynthia Erivo (‘Harriet’) at the Oscars: Is she bound for Egot after all?

Time to stop underestimating Cynthia Erivo (‘Harriet’) at the Oscars: Is she bound for Egot after all?
On Saturday, December 7, Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) was an Oscar underdog in the Best Actress race with 25/1 odds. But then the Critics’ Choice Award nominations were announced on December 8, followed by the Golden Globe nominations on December 9 and the SAG Award nominations on December 11. She was nominated for all three. Since then she has already improved to 12/1 odds, though she’s still on the bubble. Is it time to stop underestimating her? She could finish her Egot grand slam in record time.

Erivo had a career breakthrough with her lead performance in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple,” which won her the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical in 2016. A few months later she won a Grammy for the cast recording. And a few months after that she won a Daytime Emmy for performing with the “Color Purple” cast on “Today.” So all she needs is an Oscar to win Egot,
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"The Anne Bancroft Collection" Released By Shout! Factory

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Shout! Factory has released a highly impressive Blu-ray boxed set, "The Anne Bancroft Collection" containing key films from the Oscar-winner's career. Here is the official press release:

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Los Angeles, CA – Celebrate the extraordinary film career of actress/writer/director Anne Bancroft in the first-ever collection of her most iconic performances, The Anne Bancroft Collection, on Blu-ray™ December 10th from Shout! Factory. From Annie Sullivan to Mrs. Robinson, and from Helene Hanff to Anna Bronski, this Oscar®-winning and profoundly versatile actress delivered some of the most poignant and sharply comic characters in modern film.

The collection, curated by Bancroft’s husband, the inimitable writer/director/producer Mel Brooks, includes the films Don’t Bother To Knock (1952), The Miracle Worker (1962), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Graduate (1967), Fatso (1980), To Be Or Not To Be (1983), and for the first time on Blu-ray™, Agnes Of God (1985), and
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Focus Features Launches ‘Reel Destinations’ Webseries with a ‘Downton Abbey’-Themed Debut Episode

Focus Features Launches ‘Reel Destinations’ Webseries with a ‘Downton Abbey’-Themed Debut Episode
If you’ve ever wanted to visit filming locations from some of your favorite movies but just haven’t been able to make the trip, Focus Features has a new webseries that lets you vicariously live out your travel dreams. It’s called Reel Destinations, and in its first episode, host Alicia Malone takes audiences inside the real […]

The post Focus Features Launches ‘Reel Destinations’ Webseries with a ‘Downton Abbey’-Themed Debut Episode appeared first on /Film.
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TCM at 25: Ben Mankiewicz on How to Make the Perfect Introduction

TCM at 25: Ben Mankiewicz on How to Make the Perfect Introduction
Two minutes. Two minutes is the magic number for Ben Mankiewicz.

The primetime host of TCM has recorded hundreds of introduction segments for movies that air on the film lover’s cable haven. After much experimentation and market research, the TCM team has concluded that two minutes is the ideal length for the amuse bouche delivered by the host before the feature entrée is served.

“After you get to about 2:15, people are saying, ‘Go ahead and start the movie now,’“ Mankiewicz quips. He credits original TCM host Robert Osborne for perfecting the timing and tone of the set-up segment. “It’s an art. Robert really found it,” he says of the late TCM host, who died in 2017 at the age of 84.

Within his 120 seconds, Mankiewicz tries to share enlightening, surprising, or amusing anecdotes connected to the movie that is more than a dry reading of credits.

“We are programming
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Oscars 2019: Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) for a tremendous score of 91.67% when predicting the 2019 Oscars winners on Sunday. She leads 37 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 8,000 people worldwide predicted these Academy Awards champs at the Hollywood ceremony. Our champ got 22 of the 24 categories correct, only missing for Best Actress (choosing Glenn Close over Olivia Colman) and Best Documentary Feature (choosing “Rbg” over “Free Solo”). That means she got Best Picture (“Green Book”) and the other three acting winners.

SEE2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when
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Steven Spielberg Remembers ‘Friend and Early Mentor’ Stanley Donen

Steven Spielberg Remembers ‘Friend and Early Mentor’ Stanley Donen
As news of the death of prolific director Stanley Donen spread Saturday, the industry was quick to remember the helmer of so many classic musicals.

Donen directed such hits as “Singin’ in the Rain,” co-directed with and starring Gene Kelly; “Funny Face” with Audrey Hepburn; and “Charade,” with Hepburn and Cary Grant.

“Stanley Donen was a friend and an early mentor,” wrote Steven Spielberg in a statement. “His generosity in giving over so many of his weekends in the late 60’s to film students like me to learn about telling stories and placing lenses and directing actors is a time I will never forget. He co-directed what some consider the greatest Hollywood musical of all time ‘Singing In the Rain’ but when he left his partnership with Gene Kelly to go it alone he made his most compelling movies in multiple genres. ‘Charade,’ ‘Bedazzled’ and ‘Two For the Road’ were my favorites.
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