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‘Southland Tales’ at 15: An Oral History of the Cannes Cut Nobody Saw Coming

Countless directors have contended with the curse of the sophomore slump, but the saga of “Southland Tales” exists in a category of its own. Five years after his cult hit “Donnie Darko” established the filmmaker’s unique, surrealistic sci-fi voice, the filmmaker’s large-scale follow-up broke all the rules. Maligned at Cannes in 2006 when it premiered […]

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‘Southland Tales’: Richard Kelly Wants Dwayne Johnson To Appear In Planned Sequel

In an age where apparently any financially-disappointing film can get additional millions of dollars for a director’s cut and any cult film can get a sequel, it’s no surprise that Richard Kelly would be interested in revisiting the underrated financial disaster that was “Southland Tales.”Read More: Richard Kelly Teases New ‘Southland Tales’ Film As Well […]

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Daily Podcast: Cats: The Butthole Cut, Southland Tales, The Others, Doogie Howser, Quibi, and Tiger King

On the April 10, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Cats: The Butthole Cut, Southland Tales, The Others, Doogie Howser, Quibi, Tiger King, and More Coronavirus updates. In The News: Chris: […]

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‘Southland Tales’ Prequel in the Works from Richard Kelly, Would Utilize Both Live-Action and Animation

In 2006, Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly premiered his second feature film, Southland Tales, at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience did not react warmly to his hugely ambitious movie, and the film was drastically re-cut before hitting theaters in late 2007, when it failed to make much of an impact. But among film fanatics, […]

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Streaming Platform Mubi Partners With Prada on ‘Perfect Failures’ Film Series

Specialist streaming service Mubi has teamed up with fashion label Prada’s Fondazione Prada foundation on “Perfect Failures,” a curated selection of movies deemed to have been “widely misunderstood” upon their release.The joint project will launch on both the Mubi platform and the Fondazione Prada’s website on April 5 with U.S. director Richard Kelly’s 2006 flop […]

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‘Donnie Darko’ Director Richard Kelly Developing Biopic of ‘Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling

Richard Kelly is about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, as the Donnie Darko director is developing a biopic of The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling that aims to go into production next year, Collider has confirmed. Jason Michael Berman is producing via Mandalay Pictures along […]

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‘BlacKkKlansman’ Producers Explain How ‘Get Out’ Allowed Them to Make Risky Movies With Studio Support

Few production companies have found commercial success as rapidly as QC Entertainment, which followed up the overnight sensation of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” with “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s most acclaimed movie in years. However, the recent success of QC executives Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, and Ted Hamm follows a string of failures.Over a decade ago, McKittrick […]

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