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You’ve heard the refrain from filmmakers before: making a movie is like going off to war. The director leads the troops, his actors are soldiers on the battlefield, and everyone leaves their loved ones behind for months. The crucial key to the battle plan is a vision and the unswerving belief in that ideal in the face of all odds and obstacles. For filmmakers, faith in what you’re doing — as you take the plunge and jump off the cliff to make a movie — is everything. Continue reading Failure To Launch: ‘War Machine’ Starring Brad Pitt Is A Major Misfire [Review] at The Playlist.

The pantheon of crushingly lovable cinematic creatures needs to clear a very large alcove, and lay on a good supply of fresh persimmons, for Bong Joon Ho‘s Okja, the eponymous, enormous, hippo-like “superpig” whose covalent bond with her human best friend could pulverize the hardest of hearts. This is the visionary, genre-bending Korean director’s most broadly accessible film ever, not just because it’s largely in English, and not just because its so full of fun and mischief and adventure. Continue reading Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ Is A Gorgeous, Galumphing Big-Screen Triumph [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.

CANNES – It was quite a Friday debut for Boon Jong-ho’s “Okja,” one of two Netflix titles that have been at a center of controversy over the fact neither  title will be released in French cinemas despite being selected for competition at the 70th Festival de Cannes  (the other being Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories”). As expected, much of the European media booed when the Netflix title card appeared before the film at its first press screening, but things didn’t die down when the film began.  Continue reading ‘Okja’s’ Tilda Swinton Says ‘We Didn’t Come Here For Prizes’ As Cannes Netflix Controversy Continues at The Playlist.

Cannes is officially underway (catch up on our coverage so far), and easily one of the most anticipated movies of the festival is the latest from Bong Joon Ho, the masterful Korean filmmaker behind “Memories Of Murder,” “The Host,” “Mother” and “Snowpiercer.” His second English-language movie has seen Bong escape the distribution issues that came with The Weinstein’s pick up of “Snowpiercer” (which remains unreleased in places in the UK, and was heavily delayed in the US amidst conflicts over the final cut) and take the Netflix dollar. Continue reading Watch The Spectacular Full Trailer For Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ With Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal at The Playlist.

Cannes is officially underway (catch up on our coverage so far), and easily one of the most anticipated movies of the festival is the latest from Bong Joon Ho, the masterful Korean filmmaker behind “Memories Of Murder,” “The Host,” “Mother” and “Snowpiercer.” His second English-language movie has seen Bong escape the distribution issues that came with The Weinstein’s pick up of “Snowpiercer” (which remains unreleased in places in the UK, and was heavily delayed in the US amidst conflicts over the final cut) and take the Netflix dollar. Continue reading Watch The Spectacular Full Trailer For Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Okja’ With Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal at The Playlist.

Once rumored for the Cannes Film FestivalNetflix‘s “War Machine” from director David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and starring Brad Pitt was never screened for the Cannes organizers. So count out the Croisette, but dropping during the week of the festival, the big, expensive movie by the streaming service should make waves. And it’ll hit theatrically as well, something Netflix doesn’t do often. Continue reading ‘War Machine’: Brad Pitt Will Liberate The Sh*t Out Of Afghanistan [New Trailer] at The Playlist.

We can think of a few films that might challenge it (we are getting new Paul Thomas Anderson, of course), but in general, Bong Joon-Ho’s “Okja” might be the single movie that we’re most looking forward to in 2017. The Korean director is one of the most exciting and talented filmmakers in the world right now: from “Memories Of Murder” through “The Host” to “Snowpiercer,” he’s been a consistently surprising and original director whose work is utterly distinctive. Continue reading Tilda Swinton Introduces You To The World Of Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ In Hilarious Viral Clip at The Playlist.

You have to have some sympathy for Thierry Frémaux. Like his counterparts, the creative head of a major film festival will never make everyone happy. Especially in his case with only 49 slots and over 200 potential countries eligible to submit. Throw in the fact it’s the 70th edition of what is considered the greatest film festival in the world (depending on the year, some of us may disagree) and you’ve got even more external pressure to satisfy as many countries, filmmakers and pesky members of the press as possible.   Continue reading Nicole Kidman, Oscars, Netflix And Other Quick Thoughts On The Initial Cannes 2017 Line-Up at The Playlist.

You have to have some sympathy for Thierry Frémaux. Like his counterparts, the creative head of a major film festival will never make everyone happy. Especially in his case with only 49 slots and over 200 potential countries eligible to submit. Throw in the fact it’s the 70th edition of what is considered the greatest film festival in the world (depending on the year, some of us may disagree) and you’ve got even more external pressure to satisfy as many countries, filmmakers and pesky members of the press as possible.   Continue reading Nicole Kidman, Oscars, Netflix And Other Quick Thoughts On The Initial Cannes 2017 Line-Up at The Playlist.

Netflix has plenty of original productions under their belt, but “War Machine” marks their first with an A-lister the size of Brad Pitt. The actor leads the latest from David Michod (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Rover“), who is no slouch behind the camera either. And a new trailer highlights the unique tone this comedy is bringing to the table. Continue reading Brad Pitt Rebuilds Afghanistan In New Trailer For ‘War Machine’ at The Playlist.