Jessie Ware and Dev Hynes team up on the retro-tinged ‘Want Your Feeling’

Sharon Van Etten performs her excellent song ‘Tarifa’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

First trailer for Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini starring Willem Dafoe.

The first trailer has arrived for Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan — one of this year’s best films.

The Daily Beast have an insightful interview with David Lynch:

on Twin Peaks:
"I had very little to do with Season 2, and I’m not happy with it. Up until “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” I was with it 100 percent, and then it drifted away."
on Kanye West:
"“Blood on the Leaves” is one of my favorite songs. It’s great. He’s just ridin’ the wave and not takin’ no for an answer. We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas. I feel I let him down a little bit. I was going to do the music video for “Blood on the Leaves,” but it never happened. I didn’t come up with any ideas that I thought he would like. Kanye came up to the house one day. Kanye’s a good guy, and a great musician. I loved the song, and that’s what brought us together, but I couldn’t come up with ideas that thrilled either one of us."

The Daily Beast have an insightful interview with David Lynch:

on Twin Peaks:

"I had very little to do with Season 2, and I’m not happy with it. Up until “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” I was with it 100 percent, and then it drifted away."

on Kanye West:

"“Blood on the Leaves” is one of my favorite songs. It’s great. He’s just ridin’ the wave and not takin’ no for an answer. We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas. I feel I let him down a little bit. I was going to do the music video for “Blood on the Leaves,” but it never happened. I didn’t come up with any ideas that I thought he would like. Kanye came up to the house one day. Kanye’s a good guy, and a great musician. I loved the song, and that’s what brought us together, but I couldn’t come up with ideas that thrilled either one of us."

(Source: thedailybeast.com)

Ridley Scott struggles to explain the racist casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings:

"Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture."

Ridley Scott struggles to explain the racist casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings:

"Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture."

(Source: Yahoo!)

New trailer for Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher focusses on Steve Carell.

First trailer for Jon Stewart’s Rosewater starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Cool mondotees poster for Ghost in the Shell.

Cool mondotees poster for Ghost in the Shell.

(Source: facebook.com)

Jean Dujardin stars in The Connection (La French), a re-imagining of The French Connection!

(Source: blogs.indiewire.com)

Fatih Akin on the influences behind his much-anticipated new film, The Cut:

“‘The Cut’ is not just a film about the material, it’s about my personal journey through cinema, and the directors who I admire and who influence my work. Elia Kazan’s ‘America America’ is a very important influence. So is the work of Sergio Leone, how he used framing. It’s also an homage somehow to Scorsese. I wrote this film with Mardik Martin, Martin Scorsese’s very early scriptwriter who wrote ‘Mean Streets’ and the first draft of ‘Raging Bull.’ Because he was Armenian, I discovered him on this project, and he helped me write it. And we spoke a lot about obsessional characters in Scorsese films.
The film deals also a lot with my admiration for Bertolucci, and Italian westerns and how Eastwood adapted Italian westerns. And the way we try to catch the light, always having it behind us, is very inspired by the work of Terrence Malick. So this film is very much in the Atlantic ocean, somewhere near the Azores —for a European film it’s too American, for an American film it’s too European.”

Fatih Akin on the influences behind his much-anticipated new film, The Cut:

“‘The Cut’ is not just a film about the material, it’s about my personal journey through cinema, and the directors who I admire and who influence my work. Elia Kazan’s ‘America America’ is a very important influence. So is the work of Sergio Leone, how he used framing. It’s also an homage somehow to Scorsese. I wrote this film with Mardik Martin, Martin Scorsese’s very early scriptwriter who wrote ‘Mean Streets’ and the first draft of ‘Raging Bull.’ Because he was Armenian, I discovered him on this project, and he helped me write it. And we spoke a lot about obsessional characters in Scorsese films.

The film deals also a lot with my admiration for Bertolucci, and Italian westerns and how Eastwood adapted Italian westerns. And the way we try to catch the light, always having it behind us, is very inspired by the work of Terrence Malick. So this film is very much in the Atlantic ocean, somewhere near the Azores —for a European film it’s too American, for an American film it’s too European.”

(Source: The New York Times)

This TV spot for David Fincher’s Gone Girl features new footage.

Tsai Ming-liang’s much-anticipated festival favourite Stray Dogs gets a new teaser.

Exciting new international trailer for Sundance sensation Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.

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Broad City filming season 2. More images at Bedford + Bowery.

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