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Criterion Heats Up Summer With 'All That Jazz, 'Love Streams, 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' & More Coming In August

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 5:47 PM
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All That Jazz Love Streams
It's the middle of the month, which means Criterion has once again unveiled their next slate of releases. Kind of. The folks Criterion Cast have poked around the corner's of the boutique label's site, and found out what they've got up their sleeve for August.

Lucrecia Martel's "Big Budget" 'Zama' Aiming For 2014 Shoot, Pedro Almodovar Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2013 9:42 AM
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Lucrecia Martel Zama
It's hard to believe that it's now five years since Lucrecia Martel blew us away with "The Headless Woman," and ever since, we've been eagerly awaiting her next feature. While she's tackled some shorts in the interim, and spent some time trying to mount the sci-fi comic book adaptation "El Eternauta" before it fell apart, the last we heard from Martel was in 2012 when she became attached to "Zama." And then that was it. But it looks like if things shake out the way they should, Martel will be back behind the camera in 2014 with a powerhouse name in support.

Pedro Almodovar's Top 12 Films Of 2013 Includes 'Blue Is Warmest Color,' 'Mud,' 'Act Of Killing'& More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2013 9:54 AM
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Mud Matthew McConaughey Tye Sheridan
Along with critics, filmmakers also like to get into the ranking of the year's best movies. So far we've seen the likes of Quentin Tarantino and John Waters weigh in, and now another auteur has decided to put down his choices for the best 2013 had to offer, and as always, it's a fascinating look at what connects with creative minds.

10 Great Modern Day Actor/Director Collaborations

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 17, 2013 2:17 PM
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10 Actor/Director Collaborations
The hallowed halls of cinema are littered with iconic and unforgettable director/actor collaborations. The muses that feed the filmmaker, the director that inspires the actor. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune, Ingmar Bergman and half his repertory including Bibi Anderson, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, Werner Herzog and his toxic relationship with Klaus Kinski, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Monica Vitti and Michelangelo Antonioni, Spike Lee and Denzel Washington, Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart—no matter what time period of movies you look at, no matter whether it be high or low art, the classic collaborations are countless.

L.A. Film Fest Review: Pedro Almodóvar's 'I'm So Excited'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 14, 2013 5:32 PM
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Upon introducing his latest film, “I’m So Excited” at the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar took care to explain that in Spanish, the title of his film has a double meaning— as he said, “horny.” And yes, the characters aboard his doomed flight are indeed, very, very libidinous. Almodovar also explained that “I’m So Excited” allows him to take a catastrophe and turn it into a party. With that idea in mind, it helps to see the bigger picture Almodovar is trying to paint with what seems like a silly sex farce on a plane.

Watch: Pedro Almodóvar & Cast Discuss Why They're 'So Excited' About His New Film In 90-Minute Discussion With NYTimes

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 8, 2013 11:37 AM
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While the rains poured last night in NYC, a few hundred slightly damp cinephiles gathered inside at the New York Times Center for the latest installment of Times Talks: A Conversation With Pedro Almodóvar. As fans of the Spanish auteur are probably already aware, Almodóvar's latest film, "I'm So Excited" (out June 28th), is the filmmaker's first foray back into madcap comedy in over two decades.

Pedro Almodovar Says Daniel Day-Lewis Can't Do Comedy (And Neither Could Marlon Brando)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 9:22 AM
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3-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis is known for his intensely focused, meticulously researched performances that mark him as one of the few actors of his generation who can truly claim to fully transform themselves from role to role, movie to movie. There is no doubt that he is a dramatic powerhouse, whether he's earnestly arguing for the abolition of slavery in "Lincoln," threatening to slice up whoever gets in his way in "Gangs Of New York" or embodying someone stricken with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot." His talent can't be denied, but can he tell a joke on the big screen? At least one major director doesn't think so.

Cannes Lineup: Woody Allen & Pedro Almodovar Skipping Festival, 'Twelve Years A Slave' Not Expected, 'Nebraska' Courted & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2013 10:00 AM
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A few weeks ago, we took out our crystal ball and speculated on what movies might be appearing at the Cannes Film Festival when it kicks off in about six weeks or so. We made some educated guesses, ruled some other movies out and tossed some ideas around as we wait for the official announcement from organizers later this month. Well, it appears a bit of a clearer picture is emerging -- sort of -- as a handful of titles have been ruled out.

Cabin Full Of New Photos From Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Plus Listen To Alberto Iglesias' Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2013 2:36 PM
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While we're in the last throes of the winter season cinematic blahs, there is a lot to look forward to this spring and summer, and we're not just talking eyeball-bursting blockbusters. New films from Park Chan-Wook, Woody Allen, Richard Linklater and Terrence Malick are on the horizon, and joining those auteurs is none other than Pedro Almodovar, and a bigger bite of his upcoming "I'm So Excited" has landed.

Limited Release Dates: 'Before Midnight' Opens May 24th, Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' Hits July 26th; Dates For Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 6, 2013 8:07 PM
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It's release date time with one change and three new films to add to the 2013 slate. Sony Picture Classics is getting its house in order for the summer, and CBS Films is making one change late in the year. Break out the pencils and put them in your calendar now.

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