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Should You Race Back to Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) on the Big Screen Experience

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_77_1-3-21.mp3 The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt reviewed many articles where filmmakers fretted about the future of cinema. Even before the pandemic, concerns about ...
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‘Charm City Kings’ Trailer: A Kid Named Mouse Just Wants to Cruise Through the Streets of Baltimore

The size of your dreams can often depend on where you grow up. Since 14-year old Mouse ( Jahi Di’Allo Winston) lives in the tough streets of Baltimore in the Sundance selected drama Charm City Kings, his options aren’t exactly plentiful. That’s why right now he only has his sights set on joining the Midnight Clique of dirt-bike riders. But first, he needs his own bike. The only problem is the opportunities to get enough cash together for a bike are few and far between, and as the Charm City K...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Mouse, Movie Trailers, Baltimore, Meek Mill, Sundance, Indiewire, Teyonah Parris, Stro, Eric Kohn, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, William Catlett, HBO Max, Charm City Kings


‘The Forty-Year Old Version’ Trailer: A Struggling Playwright Tries to Reinvent Herself As a Rapper

There’s always been a lot of pressure that comes with turning 40 years old. It’s the birthday that pushes you “over the hill,” and it can be the start of a midlife crisis, especially if you feel like you haven’t lived up to your full potential. That’s exactly where protagonist Radha Blank finds herself in a new Sundance selected indie, which she also wrote and directed. The Forty-Year Old Version follows Radha as a playwright who was once named as one of the 30 under 30 playwrights to watch. Bu...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Queen Latifah, Independent, Judy, Sundance, Indiewire, Blank, Kohn, Radha, Eric Kohn, Radha Blank


Eric Kohn joins the Acton Institute

Eric Kohn joins the Acton Institute Eric Kohn has been named Director of Communications at the Acton Institute. Kohn, who serves as Director of Community Management at the Illinois Policy Institute, begins his work at Acton on January 1, 2020. “The Acton Institute’s mission is unique and critical at our current moment in human existence, both nationally and globally,” Kohn said.  “I’m excited to be joining an extraordinary team working every day to connect more people with Ac...
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‘The Aeronauts’ Trailer: Hot Air Balloons, Weather, and Thrills!

If you’re sick of Marvel movies delivering the same superhero action, just like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, then maybe you’ll take solace in the action and adventure of The Aeronauts, a new movie from Amazon Studios. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in The Aeronauts, which follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they confront the elements and risk their lives in order to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone ha...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Eddie Redmayne, Movie Trailers, True Story, Jones, Martin Scorsese, Indiewire, Francis Ford Coppola, Amazon Studios, Jack Thorne, Felicity Jones, The Aeronauts, Eric Kohn, Tomris Laffly


Martin Scorsese said Marvel movies are 'not cinema' and compared them to theme parks

Director Martin Scorsese is not a fan of Marvel movies and doesn't watch them anymore. "It isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being," Scorsese told Empire Magazine. He said they were more akin to theme parks than cinema. Scorsese's Netflix movie "The Irishman" comes to theaters November 1, and to Netflix November 27. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Martin Scorsese, the director of classics like "Goodfella...
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John Malveaux: IndieWire.com: Chinonye Chukwu Is Sundance's Biggest Winner

Chinonye Chukwu Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock John Malveaux   of  www.MusicUNTOLD.com   writes: Please see article about Sundance biggest winner https://www.indiewire.com/2019/02/sundance-chinonye-chukwu-first-black-woman-grand-jury-prize-1202040823/#! and interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h5qcpAcmqY Indie Wire Kate Erbland Feb. 3, 2019 It was a banner year for fema...
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‘Creed II’ Early Buzz: Not As Good as ‘Creed’, But Still a Solid Sequel

Are you ready to step back into the ring? Next week, one of the many new releases trying to get audiences into theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be Creed II. The sequel to the surprisingly great Rocky spin-off is bringing in another piece of the franchise’s legacy by bringing back Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundrgren), this time managing his boxer son Viktor Drago (played by real fighter  Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu ) as he prepares for a match with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). T...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Sports, Eu, Sequels, Jordan, Sylvester-Stallone, Uproxx, Creed, Ryan Coogler, Entertainment Weekly, Tessa Thompson, MGM, Michael B Jordan, Thompson


‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Early Buzz: The Coen Brothers Western is Hilarious and Uneven

The Coen Brothers are back with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Originally planned as an anthology TV series, the Coens re-edited Buster into a film, which just debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Reviews of the Western comedy are flooding in, and they hint at a movie that will wow Coen Brothers fans, and possibly perplex everyone else. See the Ballad of Buster Scruggs early buzz below. Over at The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw has high praise for Buster Scruggs, saying the film is a “hilarious, b...
Tags: Movies, Time, Netflix, Carter Burwell, Coen Brothers, Indiewire, Peter Bradshaw, Robbie Collin, Coen, Coens, Buster, Todd McCarthy, Alonso Duralde, Tim Grierson, Stephanie Zacharek, Owen Gleiberman


‘Roma’ Early Buzz: Alfonso Cuaron Has Delivered Another Masterpiece

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is back with Roma, his first feature since he blew us away with 2013’s survival thriller Gravity. This new black and white movie set in the titular Mexico City suburb in the early 1970s is “a vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil”, and critics are already calling it one of the best movies in Cuaron’s impressive filmography. The first Roma reviews are in following the film’s Venice Film Festival premiere, and you can rea...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Time, Netflix, Mexico City, Alfonso-Cuaron, Roma, Indiewire, Variety, Tarkovsky, Cleo, Hollywood Reporter, Fellini, David Jenkins, Satyajit Ray


‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Early Buzz: You’ll Love It or Hate It Without Much Middle Ground

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard back to Isla Nublar and puts them right in the middle yet another dinosaur debacle. But this time, it’s director J.A. Bayona at the helm of a movie with a script coming from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. So what’s the result? The first Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom reviews have hit the web, and it sounds like you’ll either love going along for the ride this movie takes you on or you’ll shake your head at its stupidit...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Uproxx, Indiana Jones, Vanity Fair, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Indiewire, Jurassic, Howard, Pratt


‘Climax’ Trailer: Director Gaspar Noé is Back with a Hypnotic Fever Dream

Provocateur director Gaspar Noé has built his career on scandalous movies like I Stand Alone, Enter the Void, Irreversible, and Love. Now he’s back with Climax, a trippy drama about a group of dancers who drink spiked sangria, and some critics are calling it his best movie yet. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Mummy) leads the cast, and you can watch the first Climax trailer below. Climax Trailer Noé is not what anyone would call a pleasant filmmaker. His previous movies...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Telegraph, Movie Trailers, Cannes film festival, Indiewire, Tito, Noe, Robbie Collin, Sofia Boutella, Salo, Gaspar Noé, Isabelle Adjani, Sofia Boutella Kingsman, Foreign Language, Eric Kohn


John Krasinski's terrifying new movie 'A Quiet Place' is a rare horror film with 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Critics are heaping praise on the new movie, "A Quiet Place," a horror-thriller directed by and starring John Krasinski ("The Office," "13 Hours"). "A Quiet Place" centers around a family of four that has to keep dead-silent in a dystopian world where they are hunted by creatures that track down sounds.  Emily Blunt co-stars in the film. It currently stands at a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Most critics have praised the movie's performances and Krasinski's execution of its conceit and...
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‘Red Sparrow’ Early Buzz: Jennifer Lawrence’s Spy Thriller Is Brutal and Divisive

While Black Panther is dominating the box office this weekend, in a couple weeks it will be Jennifer Lawrence‘s turn to be a badass on the big screen in Red Sparrow. The first screenings of Red Sparrow were held this week, and reactions and reviews are starting to hit the web. While some might be expecting this to be Jennifer Lawrence’s own Atomic Blonde or even an example of what a Black Widow movie might be like, the early reviews indicate that Red Sparrow is neither of those things. The spy ...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Fox, Movie Reviews, Angelina Jolie, Francis-Lawrence, Ussr, Cia, John Le Carre, 20th Century Fox, Brian De Palma, Indiewire, Mike Ryan, Lawrence, Variety, Hollywood Reporter


Ethnofiction and the Films of Jean Rouch

Jean Rouch is among the most important filmmakers whose work has been devilishly hard to track down. As far as Region 1 viewers are concerned, only his Parisian experiment in cinéma vérité , Chronicle of a Summer (1961) , has been made available, and that only as recently as 2013. So it's with surprise bordering on wonder that we're confronted with a four-disc set of beautiful 2017 restorations from Icarus Films. Rouch spent most of his long professiona...
Tags: Music, Documentary, France, Africa, Paris, Jaguar, Ethnography, Zika, Accra, Robinson, Jean Luc Godard, Godard, Eric Rohmer, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jacques Rivette


The Justice League Reviews Are In — And Critics Say It's At Least Better Than Batman V Superman!

After it was announced that the Rotten Tomatoes score for Justice League wouldn't be revealed until the film's release date, DC Comics fans tensed up worse than Ben Affleck's grim Batman portrayal. Now that the reviews are flying in, it appears Warner Bros.' superhero ensemble blockbuster was actually a step up from Batman V Superman -- unfortunately, that's not saying much. While the critics agreed Justice League was nowhere close to the quality of Wonder Woman, most felt a slight feeling of --...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, Ben Affleck, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Batman V Superman, Joss Whedon, Ezra Miller, Peter Bradshaw, WB, Affleck, Todd McCarthy, Chris Terrio, Owen Gleiberman, Eric Kohn


The Quest to Keep ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Reviews Spoiler-Free and the Rise of Spoiler Culture

In the age of Game of Thrones and Reddit, spoiler culture has become a dominating force in the film and TV communities, unleashing hordes of fans who chide outlets for “spoiling” a twist or pushing studios to mandate what their stars can and can’t say to the press. Warner Bros. has been keeping a particularly tight lid on Blade Runner 2049 spoilers, with one PR firm handing out strict guidelines to critics with a summary of five potential-spoiler talking points to avoid in their reviews. Critic...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Reddit, Warner Bros, Houston, Ryan Gosling, Denis, Darren Aronofsky, Lapd, Alfred Hitchcock, Jared Leto, Spoilers, Paramount


From "Noah Baumbach Reveals the Key Movies that Made Him Want to Be a Filmmaker" by Eric Kohn

--from an article by Eric Kohn concerning Noah Baumbach's cinematic influences via Indiewire:"Noah Baumbach has been making movies for more than 20 years, and in that time, has developed a distinctive voice in American cinema. His stories of neurotic New Yorkers are loaded with memorable moments of self-obsession and narcissistic showdowns. But Baumbach didn’t become a filmmaker overnight; he learned much about filmmaking from watching other movies. Raised by novelist Jonathan Baumbach and film...
Tags: Movies, Georgia, Netflix, Lincoln Center, Indiewire, Mistress America, Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach, Baumbach, Eric Kohn, Meyerowitz Stories New, The Film Doctor, Jonathan Baumbach


'Blade Runner 2049' is a 'visual feast' according to critics — here's what they're saying about the 'mind-blowing' sequel

"Blade Runner 2049," the sequel 35 years in the making, will finally hit theaters October 6.  According to most critics, Denis Villeneuve's revamped addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is a beautiful masterpiece, and worthy of your two hours and forty-four minutes (the length of the film). One critic even said that Villeneuve has elevated " mainstream moviemaking to high art."  The film has already received an 87% score on Metacritic, and d espite a few critics who feel that nothing can...
Tags: Trends, Ford, Ridley Scott, Scott, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Kohn, Rolling Stone Peter Travers Villeneuve


‘It’ Review Round-Up: A Ruthlessly Scary Adaptation That’s Also Clunky and Familiar

This weekend brings the latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic horror novel It to theaters. Or at least it brings the first half of what will be a two-part theatrical adaptation, when all is said and done. Director Andy Muschietti is tackling Pennywise the Dancing Clown and his terrorizing of the misfits known as The Losers’ Club this time, and based on the early buzz on social media recently, it sounded like the movie was going to be a beloved horror hit. Now that the full reviews are sta...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, It, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, New Line, Stanley Kubrick, Bill, Vanity Fair, King, Warner Brothers, Cary Fukunaga, Brian De Palma, Indiewire, Variety


Pennywise The Clown Drags Down 'The Losers Club' In The Still-Terrifying It Remake — Review Roundup!

After a quiet, blockbuster-less summer, Stephen King fans are dying to be terrorized by Pennywise the Clown on the big screen. But based on the first viewings of the It remake, the iconic demon was the least impressive part of the Warner Bros. adaptation! Overall, critics enjoyed Andy Muschietti's take on the horror classic -- specifically, the dynamic of the film's core group, The Losers Club. The friendships and banter of the fearful heroes will satisfy audiences craving some ‘80s nostalgia a ...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Warner Bros, Curry, Richie, Beverly, Georgie, Dan Callahan, Pennywise, Andrew Barker, Bill Skarsgård, John DeFore, Eric Kohn, Andy Muschietti


‘Icarus’ Trailer: Learn How Russia Cheated at the Olympics for Decades

While the United States is still trying to determine how/if Russia tampered with the presidential election of 2016, Netflix has a new original documentary from Sundance that will show how the nation has been corrupting the athletic world by cheating at the Olympics for decades. Icarus is a new documentary that set out to investigate doping in sports, but found so much more. Director Bryan Fogel ended up connecting with renegade Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the man behind Russia’s ...
Tags: Movies, Vladimir Putin, Documentary, Russia, Sports, Netflix, United States, Movie Trailers, Skype, Sundance, Indiewire, Grigory Rodchenkov, Icarus, Fogel, Eric Kohn, Rodchenkov


‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review Round-Up: An Astonishing, Absorbing Sequel

Though the release of War for the Planet of the Apes is still over two weeks away, 20th Century Fox knows they have a winner on their hands and have unleashed the extremely positive reviews and word of mouth a little early. Last week, the studio held free fan screenings all around the world, as well as the first press screenings, and while we already delivered our own glowing review of the movie (along with one compelling observation about a particular shortcoming), there are plenty more voices...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Sci-fi, Fox, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Rupert Wyatt, Andy-Serkis, Uproxx, 20th Century Fox, Captain America, Alexa, Forbes, Reeves, Indiewire, Mike Ryan


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Is The Same Record As Vol. 1 — But Still Outta This World! Read The Review Roundup!

In 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy crashed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a band of renegade misfits who poked fun at their serious superhero peers with disparaging banter and a kick-ass soundtrack. If Vol. 1 was an exciting, thrilling take on what could have been a B-movie space opera, Vol. 2 definitely packs the same type of punch -- but not everyone wanted to hear the same record a second time. That's the biggest complaint of critics who saw James Gunn's intergalactic space epic, which...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review Round-Up: An Absolute Blast But Not As Good as the First

Next week will bring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to theaters. The advanced test screening scores were more than promising (they received the highest audience scores of any Marvel Studios film), and the brief reactions from the first press screenings had plenty of positive things to say. Now we have a Guardians of the Galaxy 2 review round-up that gives us a little more insight into what works in James Gunn‘s cosmic comic book sequel and what doesn’t. In general, it sounds like the movie is s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Chris Pratt, Usa Today, James Gunn, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, Marvel Studios, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2


Everything You Need To Know About The Best Picture Nominees

The Oscars are rapidly approaching, and if there’s one category you should be well-versed in, it’s Best Picture. That said, we know finding time to watch nine whole movies is difficult, especially when This Is Us and The Bachelor are still on. If you haven’t had time to watch each of the nine nominations this year, fret not. We’ll give you the gist, talking points, and odds of winning for each movie, in case you’re planning on making any bets. Hint: go for La La Land.Here are the study material...
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‘Silence’ Reviews Round-Up: Is Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project Worth The Wait?

Director Martin Scorsese has been trying to get his adaptation of Japanese author Sh?saku End?‘s novel Silence off the ground for over 20 years. Now the film is finally hitting theaters later this month, and the first reviews have hit the web. The film isn’t in line with the kind of movie more casual moviegoers are used to getting from Martin Scorsese, who is better known for movies like The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street, Gangs of New York, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and GoodFellas. But that ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Movies, Drama, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, Silence, Liam-Neeson, Jesus, Scorsese, Andrew Garfield, Uproxx, Paramount Pictures, Adam Driver, Christ, Terrence Malick


‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Review Round-Up: A Worthy Extension of The Wizarding World

This week Harry Potter fans can return to the wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first installment of what will eventually be a five film series, spanning 19 years of narrative time, all directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. But will it be worth a trip to theaters? The first reactions indicated that this was the perfect follow-up to Harry Potter, delivering a different kind of magic in a simultaneously familiar and refreshing fashion, thanks to a whol...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Fantasy, Tim Burton, America, Steampunk, Movie Reviews, United States, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Brazil, Harry Potter, Harry, Colin-Farrell


‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Early Buzz: 120 FPS Ruins An Average War Drama

Last night brought the world premiere of Ang Lee’s latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Yesterday we happened to run a featurette exploring director Ang Lee‘s use of new technology that allowed the film to be shot at 120 frames per second (FPS). That’s a significantly higher frame rate than Peter Jackson’s experimental use of 48 FPS for The Hobbit trilogy, and it sounds like the reaction to this format from the first reviews of the movie is even more resistant than to that previous eff...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Iraq, America, War, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, Steve Martin, Uproxx, Ang-Lee, Peter Jackson, Billy, Indiewire, Mike Ryan, Lee, Variety


‘La La Land’ Early Buzz: Damien Chazelle’s Musical Is Classic, Audacious & Vibrant

Last night, Damien Chazelle‘s musical romance La La Land premiered at the Venice Film Festival on the other side of the world. The film is one of my most anticipated films of the year, so I couldn’t be happier to hear all the positive buzz coming from the premiere. The first La La Land reviews reaffirm what we’ve observed from the trailers, calling the film a loyal homage to classic movie musicals, shot magnificently, and acted superbly by stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone with some astounding ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, La, Los Angeles, Movie Reviews, Broadway, Emma-Stone, Ryan-Gosling, Musical, Woody Allen, Mia, Alan Parker, Tcm, Tarantino, Damien Chazelle, Indiewire