I’m not interested in a giant sword-and-sandal epic. We’ve seen scope; everyone knows we can fake that. That stuff doesn’t impress in the way that it did even 10 years ago. We expect that from Starz [now]. So that’s not the reason to do that. What is it about this character that has purchased this place in our history and imagination that is relatable today?

David Fincher on the possibility of Cleoptra with Angelina Jolie

I’ve seen a screening of this film by my friend Meshakai Wolf. I highly recommend htis story of language, culture, displacement and following your passion in life. 
Sunday Nov. 13th7:30 p.m.Kaufmann TheatreAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryGet tickets here
Synopsis: As a songwriter and poet, Muzafer Bislim collaborates with the biggest names in Romani pop music and is gaining renown with an invitation to the International Biennial of Poets in Paris. But his masterpiece, a handwritten, 25,000 word, multi-dialect dictionary containing the oldest and most obscure words in the Romani language remains largely unknown. Seeing the trip to Paris as an opportunity to have the dictionary published, he gathers up the amassed pages of his life’s work and heads to France to save the legacy of the dying Romani language.

I’ve seen a screening of this film by my friend Meshakai Wolf. I highly recommend htis story of language, culture, displacement and following your passion in life. 

Sunday Nov. 13th
7:30 p.m.
Kaufmann Theatre
American Museum of Natural History
Get tickets here

Synopsis: As a songwriter and poet, Muzafer Bislim collaborates with the biggest names in Romani pop music and is gaining renown with an invitation to the International Biennial of Poets in Paris. But his masterpiece, a handwritten, 25,000 word, multi-dialect dictionary containing the oldest and most obscure words in the Romani language remains largely unknown. Seeing the trip to Paris as an opportunity to have the dictionary published, he gathers up the amassed pages of his life’s work and heads to France to save the legacy of the dying Romani language.

This looks great…

Sweetgrass presents a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the film follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture. An Official Selection of the 2010 New York Film Festival.

I just tweeted the other day about giving up on M. Night Shymalan but liked the look of his new trailer for Devil. I have to defend him when it comes to this question from a faceless journalist in the crowd. He handles the query with grace and class.

While you can argue (and I agree) he hasn’t hit the mark with many of his films, the man is an accomplished filmmaker and storyteller who has been incredibly prolific (despite failing to match the critical acclaim of Sixth Sense).

Editors note: Perhaps the critic had also just seen his new movie, which apparently is really bad too.

via thedailywhat:

Q&A of the Day: At a recent Last Airbender presser, M. Night Shyamalan offers an unabashed defense of himself and his career after being asked why the hell he sucks so bad.

[cinematical / thanks crit!]

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Look, say what you want about The A-Team, but Joe Carnahan will always have a special place in my heart because he made the best short action film ever made.

This is, without question, still the greatest piece of branded entertainment ever made. It is so because it’s amazing entertainment first, and branded second.

When I was a little kid, if you liked someone, you called them up and left a message at their house…and that was about it. And if they didn’t call you back, you’d say, Well, maybe they didn’t get home until late? It was much more about excuses. But now, there’s this illusion of accessibility; anybody is at your fingertips at any point. But in reality, [I think] people are just as inaccessible as ever. [The difference is that now] you have to confront it more. The reality is: “They must just not like me if they’re not calling me back.”

Zoe Kazan talking about her new movie “Exploding Girl