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Ron Perlman Says His Presidential Run Is No Longer A Joke: ‘We’re In Danger of Ending Our Days’ — Turn It On Podcast

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Ron Perlman fans know he doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind on social media. And lately, he has focused that ire on the assault on democracy coming out of Washington.

“We’re in a very dangerous, very degraded moment in time where the values that everybody who came before us fought and died for are all being tromped upon,” Perlman said. “For no good end except power and greed.”

Perlman has been joking online about his own run for president: Perl2020. But what he’s really trying to do is hammer home the gravity of the situation: “If we don’t get our shit together quickly, we’re in danger of ending our days,” he told IndieWire. “I feel it’s that serious.”

Perlman is back on TV via the streaming service Crackle, and its drama “StartUp,” which recently returned for Season 2. The actor/producer dropped by IndieWire »


- Michael Schneider

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Helen Mirren Set for Chaplin Award, European Film Academy Honors Newcomers, and More — Awards Roundup

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Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Academy Award–winning actor Helen Mirren will be honored at the 45th Chaplin Award Gala on Monday, April 30, 2018. A beloved figure of stage, screen, and television, Mirren has bestowed upon the world a series of iconic performances in a career spanning more than fifty years. The annual event will be attended by a host of notable guests and presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.

“It is an honor and a pleasure for us to present Helen Mirren with our 45th Chaplin Award,” said Ann Tenenbaum, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Board Chairman. “From housemaid to Queen and everything in between, Ms. Mirren has delivered masterful performances of complex characters, upending stereotype after stereotype along the way. »


- Kate Erbland

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‘Wheelman’: How Netflix’s Thrilling New Film Proves That Frank Grillo Is The Perfect Leading Man

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[Editors Note: This article is presented in partnership with Netflix’s original film “Wheelman”– now streaming exclusively on Netflix.]

Frank Grillo is the kind of guy you would trust with your life — or at least he seems like it.

The 52-year-old New York City native has cultivated a career out of playing someone you’d want in your corner — a small-town police chief, a commanding officer in the Army, and even a Marvel super villain — on screens both big and small. (For what it’s worth, his character in “Purge 3: Election Year” also passionately dedicated his life to protecting the first female president. Do with that what you will.)

But the secret to Grillo’s success goes beyond mastering the tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold act. There’s an authentic vulnerability to the characters he brings to life on screen, most recently Mma fighter-turned-trainer Alvey Kulina in the critically acclaimed DirecTV drama “Kingdom,” which concluded its four-season run earlier this year.

Grillo’s next project — the action-thriller “Wheelman,” coming to Netflix on Friday, »


- Indiewire Staff

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The 20 Best Foreign-Language Horror Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Trouble Every Day’ to ‘Let the Right One In’

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Fear doesn’t need subtitles, but some of the best horror films do. J-horror, the New French Extremity, and other foreign-language scary-movie movements have provided much in the way of terrified shrieks and heightened pulses. Although dialogue may get lost in translation, blood-curdling screams never do. Horror is an especially visual genre, and one of the most universal.

The world is dark and full of terrors, especially where the movies on this list are concerned. Here are our favorite foreign language horror flicks made since the year 2000.

20. “We Are What We Are” (2010)

Horror filmmakers ruthlessly mine for metaphor, often at the expense of credibility. The tricky balance in the Mexican cannibal drama “We Are What We Are” (“Somos lo que hay”) pairs a conventional family unit with the ludicrously grotesque to chilling and absurd effect. Writer-director Jorge Michel Grau’s feature debut has the goriest signifier for underclass strife this »


- Michael Nordine, Chris O'Falt, Eric Kohn, Jamie Righetti, William Earl, Zack Sharf, Anne Thompson, Kate Erbland and David Ehrlich

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Series Finale: Two Tech Industry Veterans Say Goodbye to the AMC Drama

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It premiered as something of an underdog, but after four seasons the AMC drama “Halt and Catch Fire” emerged as a cult and critical favorite, mining unexpected depths of drama from its depiction of the computer industry’s nascent days. And two of its biggest fans, from beginning to end, were computer experts Jim and Janet Miller, who had an intimate connection with the world depicted by the show — because the show’s journey directly tracked with their own lives.

Jim and Janet began their careers in Texas during the early 1980s, Aka the “Silicon Prairie” era, before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988 to work for companies including Apple, Hewitt-Packard, and Sap. (Along the way, they also raised two children: my brother Eric and I.)

As they’ve done for previous seasons, Jim and Janet (who still live in Silicon Valley) agreed to share their thoughts on »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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Women in Animation Write Powerful Open Letter to End Sexual Harassment: ‘We Will No Longer Be Silent’

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217 women and gender-nonconforming people working in animation have written an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment in their industry. The letter, which can be read in its entirety on the Los Angeles Times website, was sent to executives at major animation studios on October 19, including Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Sony, and DreamWorks.

“In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, many of the women who work in animation have begun discussing more openly issues that we have dealt with quietly throughout our careers,” the letter says. “As we came together to share our stories of sexism, sexual harassment and, in some cases, sexual assault, we were struck by the pervasiveness of the problem.”

Read More:Nickelodeon Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator After Numerous Sexual Harassment Claims

The letter concludes: “We resolve to do everything we can to prevent anyone else from being victimized. We are united in our »


- Zack Sharf

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William Friedkin Says Hollywood Has Been ‘Reduced to Blockbusters’

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Decades have passed since William Friedkin directed box office hits “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection,” but the 81-year-old filmmaker isn’t exactly pining for a return to the commercial arena. “In America, I would not want to be an active filmmaker now,” he told an audience at the Lumiere Festival in Lyon on Thursday, shortly after delivering a masterclass at the classic film festival. “When I started, there were greater opportunities to make many different films in America. Now, it’s reduced to blockbusters, with very few exceptions.”

Appropriately, he was making that assertion in an introduction to a 4k screening of his under-appreciated 1977 masterpiece “Sorcerer,” a meticulous thriller that famously got buried by “Star Wars” when it hit theaters just one month after George Lucas’ sci-fi phenomenon. Friedkin’s Paramount production — a reimagining of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 “The Wages of Fear,” adapted from the same novel — involves a »


- Eric Kohn

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‘Red Oaks’ Review: Season 3 Goes Out on Its Own Terms, Ending a Lovely Series with a Dose of Inspiration

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For a show perhaps best known for its short shorts and tennis courts, “Red Oaks” has always been about a race: It’s the pursuit of one’s dream vs. the crushing constrictions of time. It’s those fleeting years of adolescence, spent getting high and thinking higher vs. the life’s practicalities, the expectations of parents, and the varying opportunities dictated by privilege. It’s David vs. Goliath, and David’s got a shot at this thing.

This race, though, has largely been run. Entering its final season, “Red Oaks” is flying past the finish line, and viewers are treated to a leisurely cool down, waiting for the results even if they can probably guess ‘em. This extended epilogue isn’t particularly urgent, nor hysterically funny. But it remains galvanizing, as the honesty and maturity that made the series beloved by its small fandom persists, and those who’ve »


- Ben Travers

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’: The One Thing Marvel Head Kevin Feige Needed From Taika Waititi’s Sequel

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When it came time to build a third standalone “Thor” feature, Marvel brass had a few different elements that they felt were necessary for inclusion, all the better to bolster the superhero’s solo power after the relative disappointment of “Thor: The Dark World.” Mostly, there needed to be more humor, the kind that could capitalize on star Chris Hemsworth’s growing acclaim as a comedian, but not feel out of place in the McU as a whole. And perhaps the big guy needed a buddy, too, a fellow superhero also capable of teasing out both humor and pathos.

As Marvel president Kevin Feige explains, the franchise found an unlikely connection between those aims and a favorite piece of comic book lore. First up, though, “Thor: Ragnarok” needed to be its own thing, and get away from a predecessor that didn’t quite tap into what makes the Asgardian god »


- Kate Erbland

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Amber Tamblyn Reacts to Charlyne Yi’s Racist Allegations Against David Cross: ‘I Believe Her’

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Amber Tamblyn has reached out to comedian Charlyne Yi in the aftermath of Yi’s allegations of racism against Tamblyn’s husband, comedian David Cross. “Her feelings/safety are all that matter to me,” Tamblyn wrote about Yi on Twitter, before posting, “I spoke to Charlene. I believe her. I’m about Her feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter’s. That okay with you?”

Yi accused Cross of racism in a Twitter thread posted October 16. According to the “Paper Heart” actress, Cross made fun of her tattered pants and when she refused to pay attention to him, he allegedly responded, “What’s a matter? You don’t speak English? Ching-chong-ching-chong.” Cross then asked the comedian whether or not she would fight karate with him.

Read More:David Cross Says Charlyne Yi Incident Wasn’t Racist Because He Was Performing ‘A Southern Redneck Character’

Cross originally denied the claims, calling »


- Zack Sharf

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‘Stranger Things 2’ Original Score is Now Streaming (and It’s Just As Good as the Original) — Listen

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The list of breakout talent from “Stranger Things” Season 1 is pretty endless. From young actors Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard to showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, the blockbuster Netflix series was a star vehicle for a ton of talent. Included in the bunch are original score composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who are members of the band S U R V I V E. The duo’s 53-second theme music for the series became an instant classic, and they’re back for the new batch of episodes with 34 more original tracks.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: Gaten Matarazzo Prepares You for Season 2 by Breathlessly Recapping What’s Happened So Far — Watch

Stranger Things 2” takes place a year after the events of the original episodes. Will, having returned from an extended stay in the Upside Down, is experiencing Ptsd shocks and seeing new visions of a giant monster terrorizing the town of Hawkins. »


- Zack Sharf

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Why Quentin Tarantino’s Interview About Harvey Weinstein Matters — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast (Screen Talk Episode 170)

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The fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal continues to deepen, with more accusers coming forward and questions about how this behavior continued for so long before going public reaching a fever pitch. In the midst of many new updates, Quentin Tarantino has added his voice to the fray, speaking to the New York Times about his friendship with Weinstein and adding, ““I knew enough to do more than I did.”

While Tarantino’s interview has been met with mixed reactions, there’s no question that it provides one example of how people with close ties to Weinstein over the years are attempting to speak out about the issue. That’s the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk, in which Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson put Tarantino’s remarks in a broader context. The pair also turn to the Gotham Awards nominations, analyzing their role in the Oscar race, »


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‘Tales From Beyond the Pale’: ‘Barricade’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ Prove That Hearing Is Believing (Exclusive)

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Seeing is believing, but hearing can be too. The newest season of Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s “Tales From Beyond the Pale” has delivered audio tales about spooky goings on in such far-flung locales as the Stanley Hotel and the film industry itself, with this week’s two new episodes — which IndieWire can exclusively premiere — taking place in rural Pennsylvania and Montreal, respectively.

Read More:Celebrate Friday the 13th With ‘Tales From Beyond the Pale,’ New Horror Stories From Some of the Genre’s Best Filmmakers — Exclusive

“Barricade” finds a just-married couple on their honeymoon, where the aftereffects of nearby fracking unleash something chthonic from the ground; Fessenden wrote the 23-minute tale, which features the voice talents of Roxanne Benjamin, Jeremy Gardner, Tony Todd, Samuel Zimmerman. It’s like a short film in sonic form, with the details of just what those beings look like left to the listener’s imagination. »


- Michael Nordine

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16 True Crime Stories That Would Make Great TV Shows

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A list of 16 fascinating real-life cases that ought to be considered for their own true crime anthology series.

Related stories'Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders' Review: A Carbon Copy of 'American Crime Story' That Still WorksFall TV Preview: The 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2017'The Menendez Murders' Trailer: 'Law & Order' Takes On the Other Sensational 1990s True Crime Story »


- Alberto Achar

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Ted Danson is Sneakily Reinventing Himself on ‘The Good Place’

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At the start of Chapter 18 of “The Good Place,” Ted Danson’s Michael — the architect of a human torture chamber who’s recently switched sides in an attempt to help his former captives — laments how his new bosses are running The Bad Place.

“It really tucks my nuggets,” he says. “I worked so hard on my torture ideas, and theirs are so basic. These millennials, they have no work ethic.”

When Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto), who are both around the millennial age, give him a puzzled look, he continues. “Oh sorry, a millennial is someone who has only been torturing people for a thousand years.”

But the pun-like wordplay above sparked a troubling thought. Considering the middling “Good Place” ratings and the recent history of its star…

Do real millennials not get Ted Danson?

Now, to be fair, “The Good Place” ratings aren’t bad. In fact, »


- Ben Travers

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‘The Walking Dead’: AMC Launches Online Campaign to Make Season 8 Available on Hulu

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If AMC has your email address, you might have gotten a strange message on Thursday evening, warning you that if you want to watch “The Walking Dead” this Sunday night, you can watch it “everywhere” — except Hulu.

The message came with a link to the website wheretowatchtwd.com, but the site is not a viewing guide to your options for the upcoming Season 8 premiere (which also happens to be the 100th episode). Instead, it’s a form asking Hulu customers to enter their information: “To ensure you don’t miss the new season of the biggest show on TV, let Hulu know you want The Walking Dead!”

The campaign is most likely related to Hulu’s live TV streaming offering. That service includes major channels from almost every conglomerate, including Disney/ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS, 21st Century Fox, and Turner. But missing from that package: AMC Networks’ channels, which include AMC, »


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Lupita Nyong’o: Harvey Weinstein Tried to Massage Me in His Bedroom

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Lupita Nyong’o is the latest woman to come out against Harvey Weinstein with allegations of sexual harassment. The Oscar winner wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that detailed her personal experience with Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior, including a chilling incident where he asked to screen a film for her at his home.

Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” she wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Despite more grim recollections of her time spent with him, her essay ends with a call to action to “ensure that »


- William Earl

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‘Susanne Bartsch: On Top’ Review: Behind the Gay Nightlife Queen Who ‘Picked Up Where Warhol Left Off’

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Susanne Bartsch picked up where [Andy] Warhol left off,” RuPaul Charles says of his friend, the woman he says set him down the path to become Supermodel of the World. He’s not the only one: Performance artist Joey Arias credits Bartsch with encouraging him to try drag, transgender pioneer Flawless Sabrina speaks of her in the same breath as Warhol, and fashion historians trace London style’s expansion to New York and Tokyo in the ’80s to Bartsch.

As for the woman herself, she’s still throwing parties.

While dressing for one of her fabled Tuesday night parties at Meatpacking district club Le Bain, Bartsch was fretting over the colors for one of her outstanding looks: “It’s not really pink,” she says. “I mean, I know it’s pink, but it’s not a pink that I feel pink in.”

Read More:‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay »


- Jude Dry

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How VFX Masters Replicated Sean Young as Rachael

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One of the great surprises of “Blade Runner 2049” was a stunning CG recreation of the Rachael replicant played by Sean Young in the original movie. The two-minute sequence brings an emotionally stirring reunion with Harrison Ford’s Deckard that required technical virtuosity and subtle performance. This major step in digital human animation should be rewarded with a VFX Oscar nomination.

Body double Loren Peta played the young Rachael (in costume, makeup, and with dotted face) and performed on set with Ford and Jared Leto (as replicant manufacturer Wallace). She was directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Young on set as well for reference. The goal was to merge the two into a perfect replica.

Facial Capture on a Secret Saturday

“Denis really liked Loren’s performance when it was cut together, but part of our plan was to do a facial capture of Loren and Sean,” said Oscar-winning production visual »


- Bill Desowitz

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Quentin Tarantino Admits He Knew About Harvey Weinstein Sexual Harassment Claims

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Quentin Tarantino is speaking out about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal to The New York Times, and the celebrated director admits to knowing about the rumors involving Weinstein’s behavior. More than 40 women have accused the former head of The Weinstein Company of sexual harassment and abuse, including Rose McGowan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Tarantino first commented on the allegations in a tweet posted by Amber Tamblyn, in which he said he was “stunned” and “heartbroken” and would need a couple days to “process his emotions.”

Read More:  Quentin Tarantino Breaks Silence on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’ve Been Stunned and Heartbroken’

“I knew enough to do more than I did,” Tarantino tells The New York Times in a new interview. “There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I »


- Zack Sharf

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