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Alejandro G Iñárritu

Thomas H, Sarajevo, Aug 22nd 2019

Attending the Sarajevo Film Festival to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award, the two-time Oscar-winning Mexican director Alexandro G. Iñárritu is urging the film industry to guard against the influence of television storytelling in cinema, a looming crisis he said could strip film of the beauty and poetry that make it a unique artistic form of expression. Storytelling, he said: “needs much more contemplation, a little bit more patience, it needs to be a little bit more mysterious, more impenetrable, more poetic, more soulful.” Iñárritu continued speaking about the algorithmic model of streaming services: “Another problem is the dictatorship of the algorithm in the world we are living in.” Streaming services are managed by algorithms designed to keep feeding people what they like, he added. “And they stretch those tastes. When we make choices they start giving us more of that. The problem is that the algorithms are very smart but they are not creative, and they don’t know what people don’t know they like.” Cinema is in a dark and conservative place, globally, because of corporate appropriation of the medium.

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Where’d You Go Bernadette

Thomas H, Manhattan, Aug 21st 2019

Richard Linklater’s new film starring Cate Blanchett ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ is in theaters now. The book on which the ...

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Cold War

Thomas H, Manhattan, Aug 15th 2019

The Criterion Collection announced that they will be releasing my favorite film of last year- Polish auteur Pawel Pawlikowski’s ...

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Anna P, New York, Aug 15th 2019

Great set design by Barbara Ling

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Marty and Jay’s Double Features

Thomas H, Film Forum, Aug 14th 2019

Starting August 16th and going to September 3rd, Film Forum in NYC is curating an extraordinary program of double features. The gr ...

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Richard Linklater

Thomas H, Metrograph, Aug 14th 2019

The great American director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Boyhood) presenting his new film ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette ...

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Hunter Schafer

Thomas H, Manhattan, Aug 12th 2019

Trans model and activist Hunter Schafer is the breakout star of Euphoria, the HBO series created by Sam Levinson (son of great Ame ...

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