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‘Rashomon’-Inspired TV Series Will Be Developed for HBO Max

Amblin Television and HBO Max have entered a development deal to create a television series inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon.”The untitled series will not be an adaptation of the original Japanese-language film, which premiered in 1950, but will retain its key plot points and narrative technique — a drama centering around a grisly sexual assault […]

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‘I barely breathed’: Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Steve McQueen and more on their most memorable moments at the movies

From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema• Walter Murch: why movies need cinemasIn my days as an impecunious young cineaste, there was the Tolmer cinema in Euston, the cheapest picturehouse in London, or anywhere – two […]

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‘Birds of Prey’ is ‘Pulp Fiction’ Meets ‘Rashomon’ With an Unreliable Narrator, Says Director Cathy Yan [Set Visit]

Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey is an ensemble piece with Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn serving as the center of attention. But it’s important to remember that Harley is a little deranged, and since this movie is being told from her perspective, it’s probably not wise to take everything you see as the […]

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Seven Samurai tops critics’ poll of best foreign-language films

Akira Kurosawa epic beats Bicycle Thieves to top of BBC’s 100-strong list that includes just four female-directed filmsA critics’ poll conducted by the BBC has voted Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 swordsman epic Seven Samurai as the greatest ever non-English-speaking film.The BBC culture website polled more than 200 “film experts” from more than 40 countries, including critics, […]

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‘Arrested Development’ Remix: Netflix Releasing 22 ‘New Episodes’ to Tell Season 4 in Chronological Order

New episodes of “Arrested Development” are arriving sooner than you think, but with an added twist. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz announced on Twitter that Netflix will release “Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences” on May 4. The season is something of a 22-episode revision of Season 4, which originally premiered on Netflix on May […]

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‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Is Getting a Remix, Season 5 Will Be Released “Soon”

It’s no magic trick! Nor is it an illusion; there is some interesting and unexpected news on the Arrested Development front today. The official Twitter account posted a statement from Mitch Hurtwitz about the long in development fifth season (which is dropping “soon” on Netflix). But in even more intriguing news, Hurwitz also explains that […]

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