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Iñárritu Defends the Small Screen: ‘Watch Fellini or Godard on Your Computer, It’s Still a Great Movie’

Alejandro González Iñárritu is weighing in on the state of cinema amid the streaming era.The “Bardo” director called out criticisms that movies are diluted based on viewing platforms, adding that films by the likes of Jean-Luc Godard or Federico Fellini still succeed on a small screen.“What I’m concerned about is less the technology, and the […]

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Four Originals Debut in Netflix Top Ten — but Not ‘Bardo’

The pre-holiday report on home viewing on both VOD platforms and at Netflix reveals two things: it’s continuing to look a lot like Christmas and a pair of new films from double Oscar best director winners are getting less than top-tier viewing at this point.Most noticeably, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “Bardo,” following prime earlier festival showings […]

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Guillermo del Toro Defends ‘Bardo’: ‘To Anyone Confused About the Plot, My Condolences’

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo” has proven one of the most divisive films of the year, drawing mixed reactions out of Venice before finally arriving in theaters earlier this month — and 22 minutes shorter than its initial version. The sprawling, deeply personal tale of a journalist and filmmaker (Daniel Giménez Cacho) who returns to his […]

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‘Tár’ Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister Takes Camerimage Top Prize

Personal tales of hubris, ego and living large dominated the Camerimage Internatiional Film Festival, with the Florian Hoffmeister-shot drama “Tár,” directed by Todd Field, taking the top prize at the leading annual cinematography event.The jury honored the elaborately constructed story of a brilliant, obsessive composer and conductor, played with gusto by Cate Blanchett, with its […]

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The Screen Podcast: Alejandro Iñárritu on ‘Bardo’ inspirations, re-editing after Venice premiere

The Screen Podcast is back for the 2022/2023 awards season.The Screen Podcast is back for the 2022/2023 awards season. Over the coming weeks, the Screen International team will provide expert analysis of the race for Oscar and Bafta glory, and bring you interviews with many of the leading contenders.The Screen International Podcast · Alejandro Iñárritu […]

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Netflix Oscar Contender ‘Bardo’ Is Now 22 Minutes Shorter After Divisive Festival Run — Watch Trailer

Alejandro González Iñárritu has released the first trailer for his Netflix Oscar contender “Bardo” — and the entire movie is now 22 minutes shorter.The Mexican filmmaker and two-time best director winner’s eighth film, “Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths),” premiered at this year’s Venice Film Festival. After screening at Venice and Telluride, […]

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Telluride 2022 Begins with Buzz About ‘Women Talking,’ a Rare Robert Downey Jr. Appearance, and More

One week after the box office experienced decade lows, the fall film festivals have come to save the day, premiering dozens of new movies that hope to bring audiences back to theaters and maybe even win some awards.At the opening day brunch, Telluride attendees were already chatting about what they have heard of the films […]

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See Adam Driver, Julianne Moore, and Greta Gerwig Hit the Venice Red Carpet

The 2022 Venice Film Festival kicked off August 31 with an already star-studded red carpet. The fall festival launcher runs through September 10. Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” makes its world premiere as the Opening Night selection for the festival, marking the first Netflix film to ever open the annual festival in its 79 years…and meaning […]

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Netflix Fall Film Calendar: ‘White Noise,’ ‘Bardo’ & ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ With Christian Bale Dated For December

With the Fall Film Festival upon us, the Venice Film Festival, and Telluride Film Festival launching this week, streamers like Netflix are about to premiere some of their biggest titles of the year. Namely, Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise,” Alejandro Innaritu’s “Bardo,” Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” and Sebastian Lilo’s “The Wonder.” Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion: A Knives […]

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Netflix Lost Subscribers, But It Really Lost Something Larger — Call It Mythology (Column)

Pretend it was one year ago, when the streaming revolution, stoked by the pandemic (when is a pandemic good for business? When your business depends on people staying home), was feeling the first flush of being the New Paradigm That Ate The World. And pretend, in that spring of 2021, that you’d been asked to […]

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