Author Archives: Jobard

Great Job, Internet!: This video shows how important film colorists are to making a finished movie

We’re currently in the thick of awards season, and the coming weeks are sure to be packed with discussions over which actors, directors, and screenwriters most deserve to be honored for their work. Meanwhile, those toiling in the movie industry’s less sexy professions—the line producers, script supervisors, and key grips of the world—will probably have to watch their better-dressed brethren […]

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Interview: The Dardenne brothers on their new masterpiece, Two Days, One Night

Over two decades and seven features, the Belgian sibling filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta, L’Enfant) have established themselves as the surest thing in arthouse cinema. True to its title, their international breakthrough, 1996’s La Promesse, actually was a kind of promise—a guarantee of quality the brothers have yet to violate. They seem, quite simply, incapable of making an unexceptional […]

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TV Review: Jay Baruchel looks for love in the uneven but often inspired Man Seeking Woman

Jay Baruchel has a comic energy that’s very different than the other young actors who came up through Judd Apatow’s farm system. As far back as his breakthrough role in Apatow’s sitcom Undeclared, Baruchel’s been the unassuming, polite-to-a-fault nebbish, surrounded by self-satisfied libertines. It’s doubtful that the new FXX show Man Seeking Woman would work as well as it does […]

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Newswire: Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville is getting a remake

According to The Wrap, Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi noir thriller Alphaville is finally getting the remake that our evil computer-controlled dictatorial government demands. The project is being directed by Twin Peaks cinematographer Frank Byers, and it will reportedly be “a fresh take” on Alphaville‘s story that will “reflect what’s happening in today’s political climate.” The original was released in 1965, and […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. indie film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

As confirmed by The New York Times, influential independent film producer Saumel Goldwyn died on Friday of congestive heart failure. He was 88. Though he was the son of legendary film mogul Samuel Goldwyn—co-founder of Goldwyn Pictures, which eventually became the “Goldwyn” of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—Samuel Jr. wasn’t content to work in his father’s shadow. Instead, he ventured out on his own […]

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Newswire: Study says we prefer singers who look like big babies during good times

In times of economic trouble, one might assume that America would want to escape with cutesy innocence—as when we spent the Great Depression watching Shirley Temple, the tapping of her flailing baby limbs drowning out the sound of our stomachs gnawing on boiled shoe leather. But according to a recent study, the opposite may be true: It says that when […]

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