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Alanis Morissette Not Happy With New Documentary: “This Was Not The Story I Agreed To Tell”

Alanis Morissette is not happy with Jagged, a new documentary about her career that’s premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival today ahead of a debut on HBO later this year. In a statement to Pitchfork, the Canadian musician expressed her disapproval:
Tags: Music, Hbo, News, Alanis Morissette, Alison Klayman

Alanis Morissette Blasts ‘Salacious,’ ‘Reductive’ Documentary, ‘Jagged’

Alanis Morissette is distancing herself from “Jagged,” Alison Klayman’s forthcoming documentary of her, claiming it includes information that is “simply not true” and accusing the filmmakers, had a “salacious agenda.” “I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of ‘Jagged Little Pill’’s 25th anniversary, and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while […]
Tags: News, Alanis Morissette, Alison Klayman

TIFF 2021 Gala Line-Up Includes ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ and…’Clifford the Big Red Dog’

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced the Gala & Special Presentation programs, including Opening & Closing Night films, for 2021. The list includes the world premiere of the musical Dear Evan Hansen; a movie where Benedict Cumberbatch loves cats; Jessica Chastain undergoing a massive transformation for The Eyes of Tammy Faye; and, uh…Clifford the Big Red Dog. The lineup comes on the heels of the news that Canada will begin allowing vaccinated Americans to cross the border star...
Tags: Japan, Jessica Chastain, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Julianne Moore, Jamie Dornan, France, Germany, Toronto, Rome, Canada, Jake Gyllenhaal, United Kingdom

Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Line-up Will Include ‘Dune’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’

TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, is back this September. Last year, the festival offered a hybrid platform of both limited in-person screenings and digital offerings. A hybrid approach will still be in place this year, but from the looks of things, this year’s TIFF is trying to go back to a format similar to the pre-pandemic era. Of course, this raises a big question: who gets to go to TIFF in person this year? At this very moment, the Canadian border remains closed to the U.S., a...
Tags: Usa, Movies, Wales, US, Toronto, Netflix, Canada, United Kingdom, Belfast, Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, Cameron Bailey, Tiff, Starling, Bell, Ontario

Director Alison Klayman Discusses 'The Brink', Her Reasons For Profiling Steve Bannon

NPR's Korva Coleman speaks to director Alison Klayman about her most recent film, The Brink, which follows Steve Bannon after his time in the White House and through the 2018 midterm elections.
Tags: News, White House, Npr, Steve Bannon, Alison Klayman, Korva Coleman

Review: The Brink

— by BEV QUESTAD — Alison Klayman, a progressive Jewish granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, consented to produce/direct a film on a man with whose ideas she does not agree. As a filmmaker and journalist, she has won recognition for her work on the Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, and on Nobel Prize-winner and human […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Ai Weiwei, Alison Klayman, BEV QUESTAD Alison Klayman

How a filmmaker navigated backstabbing and dishonesty to give an unfiltered look at Steve Bannon

"The Brink" is a documentary that gives an unfiltered look at Steve Bannon after he exits the White House. Director Alison Klayman and producer Marie Therese Guirgis told Business Insider how they got access for a year with the reclusive alt-right figure. Bannon was also making another documentary behind their backs, Errol Morris' "American Dharma," which to Klayman was a "clear cut example of Bannon's own dishonesty."   Documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman (“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”) said she...
Tags: White House, Time, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, Nigel Farage, Oscar, Manhattan, Venice, Magnolia Pictures, Breitbart News, Steve, Brexit, Ai Weiwei, Business Insider, Magnolia

This Week In Trailers: The Brink, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, One Nation Under Stress, Watergate

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we revisit the 2018 midterms, understand why we’re dying younger, give in to an incredible vision, and dissect a crime that took dow...
Tags: Movies, White House, China, America, United States, This Week In Trailers, Madeleine McCann, Ferguson, Goldman Sachs, Movie Trailers, Trump, Nixon, Sylvia Chang, Watergate, Sanjay Gupta, Richard Nixon

A Look Inside Steve Bannon's Mind in First Trailer for 'The Brink' Doc

"It's a global revolt." Magnolia Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the documentary The Brink, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is playing at CPH:DOX next. From filmmaker Alison Klayman, director of the docs Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, 11/8/16, and Take Your Pills previously, this film is a "fly-on-the-wall chronicle" of embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and his global mission to spread extreme nationalism. Veteran doc filmmaker...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, White House, Documentaries, Magnolia Pictures, Ai Weiwei, Cph, Errol Morris, To Watch, Steve Bannon, Alison Klayman

Sundance Film Review: Stephen K. Bannon in ‘The Brink’

Stephen K. Bannon drinks Kombucha (who knew?), the fermented tea beverage for health fanatics that tastes like…well, if they ever invented a soft drink called Germs, that’s what Kombucha tastes like. In “The Brink,” Alison Klayman’s fly-on-the-wall, rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-a-white-nationalist documentary, Bannon explains that he likes Kombucha because it gives him a lift; he drinks it for […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Stephen K. Bannon, Sundance Film Review, Bannon, The Brink, Alison Klayman

Sundance: Steve Bannon Documentary ‘The Brink’ Acquired by Magnolia (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Pictures has acquired “The Brink,” a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Steve Bannon, the controversial advisor to President Donald Trump. The film follows Bannon as he tries to export his fiery brands of populism and nationalism beyond the borders of the United States. “The Brink” is directed by Alison Klayman, a filmmaker best known for “Ai […]
Tags: News, United States, Markets & Festivals, Donald Trump, Sundance film festival, Magnolia Pictures, Bannon, Steve Bannon, The Brink, Alison Klayman

A New Documentary About Adults On Adderall — And Not Just For ADHD

Alison Klayman's new film Take Your Pills looks at the pervasiveness of prescription stimulants — Adderall, Ritalin, and others — in college classrooms and workplaces in the U.S.(Image credit: Netflix)
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This Week In Trailers: Beast, RBG, Take Your Pills, Perfect, Lowlife

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we second guess a serial killer, discover I really might have ADHD, look back and judge a judge, witness the mother of all filmmaker...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, This Week In Trailers, Steven-Soderbergh, Movie Trailers, Lotus, Abacus, Christopher Robin, Flying Lotus, Eddie Alcazar, Beast, Julie Cohen, Movie Marketing, Perfect, RBG, Michael Pearce

Official Trailer for Adderall Documentary 'Take Your Pills' from Netflix

"That says something about our culture right now." Netflix has debuted the trailer for a documentary titled Take Your Pills, from director Alison Klayman, which is premiering this week at the SXSW Film Festival. The documentary explores the rise in popularity of prescription stimulants such as Adderall in today's do-more-better-faster world. This seems like a very provocative and important film that challenges what society has come to accept. Executive produced by Maria Shriver and Christina...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Documentaries, Maria Shriver, To Watch, Yow, Alison Klayman, Christina Schwarzenegger