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Daily Archives: June 11, 2017

The only person in Hollywood that ever set out to make a bad picture, Jerry Warren didn’t care for rehearsals, multiple takes or allowing an actor to develop a character. Told by a colleague to “Do something good for a change” he responded: “Why? People aren’t interested in anything good. They don’t know and they don’t care.” Warren’s self-stated credo… Read more »

11 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” is arguably the most divisive work of David Lynch’s career. Famously booed at Cannes when it premiered in May 1992, the film was eviscerated by the press upon mainstream release. Roger Ebert hated it so much he refused to review it. Vincent Canby, writing for The New York Times, declared, “It’s not the worst… Read more »

11 June 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Probably the most prominent member of the Fifth Generation of filmmakers that also included Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang and Zhang Junzhao, Zhang Yimou has been shooting films that combine artistry with deep sociopolitical meanings since the 80s. His movies have netted awards from almost all the major international festivals, including Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film… Read more »

11 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists