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‘Betty’ Review: Crystal Moselle’s Flashy ‘Skate Kitchen’ Show Is Style Over Substance

Since making an astonishing debut with 2015’s riveting hybrid documentary “The Wolfpack,” filmmaker Crystal Moselle has continued to push the envelope with her distinctive style, honing her singular cinematic voice while expanding her artistic palette. Her luminous narrative feature debut, “Skate Kitchen” (2018), represented a confident transition from inventive documentary style into a compelling but […]

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‘Betty’: Crystal Moselle Discusses Reuniting With ‘Skate Kitchen’ Actors For HBO’s New Series [Interview]

2018 was a big year for movies about skateboarding. There was the Jonah Hill helmed “Mid90’s,” as well as the critically-acclaimed documentary “Minding the Gap.” Arriving under a smaller spotlight was Crystal Moselle’s remarkable “Skate Kitchen,” which followed the life of skateboarder Camille (Rachel Vinberg) as she discovered a found family amongst a group of […]

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‘Betty’: HBO’s ‘Skate Kitchen’ Spin-Off Is An Imperfect Start To Skater Girl Magic [Review]

In the first episode of “Betty,” HBO’s new half-hourshow about girl skaters, guys’ girl Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) and thehelpful Janay (Dede Lovelace) are walking through Manhattan in search ofCamille’s stolen backpack. Fresh from a harrowing encounter with a leering oldman, Janay tells Camille about a bus driver who used to hit on her as a […]

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‘Perry Mason’ Trailer: HBO Brings a Beloved Character Back To TV Screens

HBO’s “Perry Mason” is proving to be stacked both behind and in front of the camera, and fans are finally being treated to a first look. Matthew Rhys brings author Erle Stanley Gardner’s criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason to life. Rhys, who is probably most well-known for starring in the FX smash hit “The Americans,” […]

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Orange Studio Scoops Olivier Assayas’ ‘Wasp Network’ With Penelope Cruz (Exclusive)

Orange Studio has boarded Olivier Assayas’ “Wasp Network,” the anticipated Cuban spy thriller that stars Penelope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edgar Ramirez and Wagner Moura.CG Cinema’s Charles Gillibert and Rt Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira are producing the film, which will start shooting on location in Cuba on Feb. 18. Adrian Guerra at the Spanish banner Nostromo […]

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Stockholm Festival Winners Jasmin Mozaffari, Crystal Moselle Talk About Next Projects (Exclusive)

“Firecrackers” director Jasmin Mozaffari and “Skate Kitchen” helmer Crystal Moselle, who won Stockholm Film Festival’s best film and debut, respectively, sat with Variety after the awards ceremony on Friday to discuss their next projects.Moselle is an up-and-coming filmmaker who already boasts an impressive track record, having won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize with her 2015 documentary […]

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‘The Nun’ director Corin Hardy boards Pulse Films series ‘Gangs Of London’

Series comes from The Raid pair Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery.Corin Hardy, the director The Conjuring spin-off The Nun, has signed on for the first three episodes of upcoming gangland thriller series Gangs Of London.The Sky Atlantic and Cinemax series, produced by Pulse Films and co-produced with Sister Pictures, is from The Raid franchise pair […]

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‘Madeline’s Madeline’ from Oscilloscope & ’Magnolia’s Skate Kitchen’ Bow Strong in Exclusive Runs: Specialty Box Office

Two specialty releases played to good opening numbers in exclusive showings over the weekend. Sundance ’18 debut Madeline’s Madeline by Josephine Decker grossed $20,225 in the three-day from its playdate at the Quad Cinemas in New York via Oscilloscope, while fellow Sundancer Skate Kitchen by Crystal Moselle opened at IFC Center via Magnolia Pictures for […]

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Rooftop Films Summer Slate 2018: Robert Pattinson in ‘Damsel,’ ‘American Animals,’ ‘Skate Kitchen,’ and More

Rooftop Films released the first round of titles screening in its popular summer series, including Robert Pattinson in David and Nathan Zellner’s “Damsel,” which will make its New York premiere in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood cemetery. The series features a slew of the year’s most highly-anticipated festival favorites, including Bart Layton’s “American Animals,” and Crystal Moselle’s “Skate […]

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