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Album of the Week: Melanie De Biasio - Lilies

  • CultureCatch
As I mentioned back in June, Miss Melanie De Biasio truly transcends description and/or refuses to be boxed into any one musical genre. Her latest nine-track album Lilies was released last month. This captivating Belgian artist incorporates jazz, classical, nufolk, even electronica into her musically rich vocabulary to create her truly unique and atmospheric sound; imagine Nina Simone meets Talk Talk

Like the video above for her smoldering ballad "Your Freedom Is The End of Me," the tension she creates with minimum accompaniment of voice, bass, drums and piano is so dynamic on this track as well as the slow-burning, 6:41 long "All My Words" and the spoken word poetry of "And My Heart Goes On" that I can't help but wonder if she might be paying homage to the early Roxy Music classic "In Every Dreamhome A Heartache". Moreover, the finger snaps and naked vocal brilliance of "Sitting In The Stairwell,
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New to Streaming: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,’ ‘Mudbound,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Allied (Robert Zemeckis)

That thing we can’t take for granted: a film whose many parts – period piece, war picture, blood-spattered actioner, deception-fueled espionage thriller, sexy romance, and, at certain turns, comedy – can gracefully move in conjunction and separate from each other, just as its labyrinthine-but-not-quite plot jumps from one setpiece to the next with little trouble in maintaining a consistency of overall pleasure. Another late-career triumph for Robert Zemeckis,
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Now Stream This: A David Lynch Nightmare, a Guillermo del Toro Masterpiece, and an Underrated John Carpenter Classic

  • Slash Film
Now Stream This: A David Lynch Nightmare, a Guillermo del Toro Masterpiece, and an Underrated John Carpenter Classic
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Break out the cranberry sauce: it’s almost time for Thanksgiving. Soon you’ll be forced to sit at a table with your family and have a conversation. How terrifying! My advice: skip all […]

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Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’

  • Indiewire
Denis Villeneuve Teases ‘Dune’ Passion Project: ‘It Will Not Have Any Link With the David Lynch Movie’
Blade Runner 2049” was a financial disappointment for Warner Bros. this fall (it still hasn’t even crossed $90 million domestically), but for many critics and fans it will remain a major artistic achievement for director Denis Villeneuve. After making three acclaimed movies in three years with “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “2049,” the director is set to take a small break before moving on to revive another ambitious science-fiction property: “Dune.”

Read More:Denis Villeneuve Preps First LoveDune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

Villeneuve is set to adapt Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel for Legendary Pictures, and he’s already gone on record saying the movie will be “the project of [his] life.” The decision to tackle “Dune” is a risky one, considering the material often gives filmmakers a ton of trouble behind the camera. Alejandro Jodorowsky famously tried and failed to adapt the book in the 1970s, while David Lynch disliked his 1984 adaption so
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15 Beautifully Bizarre Gifts For the Twin Peaks Fan

  • BuzzSugar
Did you fall in love all over again with Agent Dale Cooper, Albert Rosenfield, and the rest of the Twin Peaks crew when the show returned in 2017? Or perhaps you discovered it for the first time and are on your third rewatch, trying to figure out just what the heck is going on all the time? Either way, if you're a fan of David Lynch's weird little show, or if someone you love is, Popsugar has a plethora of gifts to consider this holiday season.
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Tom Sizemore Dropped From New Film After Being Accused of Groping 11-Year-Old Actress

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Tom Sizemore Dropped From New Film After Being Accused of Groping 11-Year-Old Actress
Production company Global Genesis Group has announced it is removing actor Tom Sizemore from its upcoming horror-thriller “The Door” following an allegation against the actor that claims he groped an 11-year-old actress in 2003. Sizemore was cast in the 1950s-set film in August in the role of Scott, one half of a married couple who discovers his house may be haunted. The screenplay was written by Charles Morris and Harel Goldstein.

Read More:Christopher Plummer on Replacing Kevin Spacey After Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘It’s A Shame’

Sizemore has been accused of groping an 11-year-old actress during the making of “Born Killers.” According to the police report, Sizemore allegedly placed his hand underneath the actress while they were taking cast photos so that she would sit on it. When she nudged away from him, Sizemore allegedly followed her with his hand and touched her genitals.

Earlier in the day, the actor
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15 Directors Who Disowned Their Own Movies

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15 Directors Who Disowned Their Own Movies
David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Michael Bay are among the directors who have films they’re not proud of.

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David Lynch Discusses ‘Twin Peaks,’ Music, and the Advantages of Digital Cinematography in Hour-Long Q & A

The Camerimage International Film Festival, hosted annually in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland, places the least-exposed of documentary, narrative, and short-subject cinema side-by-side with the largest productions staged by any entities, studio- and television-wise, in a given year. The result, thanks in at least some part to jet lag I never fully kick, is dizzying in the most stimulating of ways: it’s possible to run run from The Shape of Water to, downstairs, a Georgian documentary about small-town living, and, excepting the obvious matter of what gets a bigger screening space, not find any greater or lesser amount of respect afforded to one over the other. You still wouldn’t necessarily expect that the hottest ticket by a country kilometer gets you into two TV episodes that have been widely available throughout the world for nearly six months. Being an annual assembly of international and, often, difficult-to-encounter cinema, that could raise eyebrows,
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David Lynch on ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Arthouse’ Television, ‘Lynchian Fear’

David Lynch on ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Arthouse’ Television, ‘Lynchian Fear’
David Lynch broke up his audience at the Camerimage film festival screening of the first two episodes of his “Twin Peaks” reboot Tuesday, offering coy responses to questions about his methods, inspirations and plans.

As for how he managed to revive the cult hit series from the early 90s and find elements that would work for new viewers 25 years later, he said, “There was a dream that took place in ‘Twin Peaks’ – Agent Cooper’s dream that took place 25 years into the future.” The actor-artist-musician-director said the vision, which his central character had in the surreal Red Room setting of the series, was fortuitous “as if it was fate all along.” During the original broadcast of “Twin Peaks” no one had any idea the series might actually return in that time frame when the spirit of murdered girl Laura Palmer said to Cooper, “I’ll see you in 25 years.”

In working with actors who had aged a
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Doc NYC 2017: Peter Braatz on Blue Velvet Revisited

The past year has proven to be a uniquely rewarding time for David Lynch obsessives, with the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks being the obvious highlight, but also marked by recent Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD special editions of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the new documentary, David Lynch: the Art Life, focused on Lynch’s painting roots. However, one of the most fascinating Lynch-related features in recent memory has yet to receive the widespread U.S. exposure it richly deserves, and it reflects back to a more traditionally structured Lynch favorite (indeed, still the film that some cite as his key work) that those […]
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Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake will be nothing like the David Lynch film

  • JoBlo
It's been quite a long time since I last watched David Lynch's feature-film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune, but it seems that I won't need to revisit it (although I should anyway) in order to get up to speed for Denis Villeneuve's upcoming remake. Although the director will be taking a break now that Blade Runner 2049 has been released, Denis Villeneuve told Yahoo!... Read More...
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Women and People of Color Directed More TV Than Ever This Season, and It Didn’t Cost White Men Any Work

Women and People of Color Directed More TV Than Ever This Season, and It Didn’t Cost White Men Any Work
There are plenty of upsides to the increase in television being made recently, and here’s a big one: More episodes means more opportunities for women and people of color behind the camera.

According to a study released today by the Director’s Guild of America, over the course of the 2016-2017 season there were 4,482 episodes of television produced under DGA contracts in the 2016-2017 season. This represents a 10 percent increase over last year, but more importantly that volume led to an increase in minority hiring for these shows.

The number of episodes directed by minorities in the 2016-2017 season was a 28 percent increase over last year, leaping from 783 episodes to 1,006 episodes. In addition, 205 individual minority directors found themselves working this year, a 46 percent increase over 2015-2016.

Read More:Why Diversity In the Entertainment Business Will Save Us From Stupid, Offensive Mistakes

Women directed 955 episodes – 253 more episodes than in the 2015-
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Women and People of Color Directed More TV Than Ever This Season, and It Didn’t Cost White Men Any Work

  • Indiewire
Women and People of Color Directed More TV Than Ever This Season, and It Didn’t Cost White Men Any Work
There are plenty of upsides to the increase in television being made recently, and here’s a big one: More episodes means more opportunities for women and people of color behind the camera.

According to a study released today by the Director’s Guild of America, over the course of the 2016-2017 season there were 4,482 episodes of television produced under DGA contracts in the 2016-2017 season. This represents a 10 percent increase over last year, but more importantly that volume led to an increase in minority hiring for these shows.

The number of episodes directed by minorities in the 2016-2017 season was a 28 percent increase over last year, leaping from 783 episodes to 1,006 episodes. In addition, 205 individual minority directors found themselves working this year, a 46 percent increase over 2015-2016.

Read More:Why Diversity In the Entertainment Business Will Save Us From Stupid, Offensive Mistakes

Women directed 955 episodes – 253 more episodes than in the 2015-
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Doc Corner: David Lynch and the Allure of 'Blue Velvet Revisited'

By Glenn Dunks

The massive Doc NYC festival continues this week in New York City until the 16th, showcasing over 250 films and events. We have one more capsule collection to go up the coming days to close out the festival, but today we're entering the wonderful and strange world of David Lynch in Blue Velvet Revisited, which screens tonight at Cinepolis Chelsea at 9.30pm.

I don’t know about you, but 2017 hasn’t been the strongest year for movies in my eyes. Part of that may have to do directly with the product itself. But a more significant part is that quite literally no movie I have seen this year has had quite the gravitational pull of Twin Peaks. The return of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s classic 1990s television series was maligned by many, but found a dedicated collection of fans for whom it was 18-hours of pure Lynchian madness,
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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review: Spike Lee Reinvents His Debut in Netflix’s Superb Comedy Series

  • Collider.com
Not unlike Twin Peaks: The Return, Spike Lee's new Netflix comedy series, She's Gotta Have It, simultaneously represents a summation and an expansion of the legendary filmmaker's style and thematic obsessions. And like David Lynch, Lee has returned to his origins to push his art forward, reinventing his groundbreaking 1986 debut of the same name. The crucial difference is that where Lynch has continued to venture into the unknown and otherworldly, Lee has fully embraced the here and now, indulging stylistic notions that reflect memes and hashtags as well as a revitalized focus on toxic masculinity, the …
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David Lynch ‘Changed My Life,’ Says Photographer Gregory Crewdson

David Lynch ‘Changed My Life,’ Says Photographer Gregory Crewdson
The haunting still images of fine art photographer Gregory Crewdson grow out of his vision of a place both sad and beautiful, he told audiences at the Camerimage film festival this week.

Devotees of his large-format portraits of strange, melancholy scenes seemingly captured from the fringes of America’s working-class life suppressed their party hangovers to attend a morning screening of the short docu “Gregory Crewdson: There But Not There” at the Opera Nova hall in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and to meet the film’s main subject.

Crewdson’s new gallery show “Cathedral of the Pines” also opened this week alongside the art of David Lynch in the Polish town of Turon, just outside Bydgoszcz, a pairing Crewdson said was moving to him.

Lynch’s 1986 film “Blue Velvet” was a major inspiration for Crewdson as a young artist and grad student at Yale and “changed my life,” he said during the Camerimage opening gala Saturday.

Indeed, Crewdson
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Film Review: ‘Wonder’

Film Review: ‘Wonder’
Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), the central character in Stephen Chbosky’s “Wonder,” is a brainy 10-year-old boy with a sweet high voice and a congenital facial deformity, whom numerous corrective surgeries have left looking like a cherub after a car accident. His left eye tugs downward as if a teardrop were falling from it; his ears are bulbs of flesh, and his face is framed by a pinkish ring of scar tissue. That said, he’s not the Phantom of the Opera. He’s just an ordinary kid whose looks take a bit of getting used to.

Auggie is a science geek who loves “Star Wars” and Minecraft, ice cream and X-Box sports games; he’s fueled by all-American fantasies of going to outer space. (He likes to walk around in a toy astronaut helmet that conceals him and feeds his dreams.) His face, which looks youthful and old at the same time, is jarring
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Blu-ray

Criterion

1992/ 1:85 / 135 Min. / Street Date October 17, 2017

Starring Sheryl Lee, David Lynch, Ray Wise, Kyle MacLachlan

Cinematography by Ron Garcia

Written by David Lynch, Robert Engels

Music by Angelo Badalamenti

Edited by Mary Sweeney

Produced by Mark Frost, Tim Harbert, David Lynch

Directed by David Lynch

Making its debut in April of 1990, Twin Peaks arrived on ABC’s doorstep as a kind of Trojan horse, infiltrating the network disguised as a weekly melodrama while hiding its arthouse inclinations behind a Peyton Place exterior. A supernatural soap opera governed by doppelgängers, time travelers and the transmigration of souls, director David Lynch’s effort was a short-lived sensation but has since enjoyed its own reincarnations in a feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and the Showtime series, Twin Peaks: The Return.

The Return reunited the familiar characters created by Lynch and Mark Frost
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Joachim Trier on Memory, Trauma, and the Fairytale Appeal of ‘Thelma’

In the course a decade, Joachim Trier has liked to set the bar high. With 2006’s Reprise marking the start, each film has proven more ambitious than the last; his latest, Thelma, continues that trend. It eschews Trier’s quietly dramatic, naturalist approach that characterizes previous works — and that came to a head in 2015 with the ambitious, American-made Louder Than Bombs — and instead finds him venturing into uncharted territories with a genre-blending mix of erotic thriller, supernatural horror, and coming-of-age films.

I found it to be among the best of the main-slate offerings at this years’ New York Film Festival — but, as our review can speak to, how much it succeeds might ultimately depend on your temperament. Whatever your stance on it, Trier’s ambition is palpable, and Thelma contains every reason to be excited for the new directions his career will take in the future.

We spoke to Trier
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Doc NYC Runs November 9-16; Features Over 250 Films Including New Films From Errol Morris, Joe Berlinger, More

  • CriterionCast
It’s that time of the year again. Every fall, New York City becomes the focal point for any and every fan of non-fiction cinema, as one of the year’s most prestigious documentary festivals is finally, again, set to take the city by storm. Doc NYC is now in its eighth edition, and this is one of their best, and largest, lineups to date.

Broken down into over 15 different sections and sidebars, Doc NYC 2017 features everything from short films to films looking at art, design, music and social activism, just to name a few. There are sections like Metropolis, a competition sidebar featuring films set in and about New York City, as well as the Short List, a section of the best documentaries curated from the year so far. It’s a dense, broadly reaching festival with films from across the globe and that defy definition.

Besides films from
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