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How Bridge-Builder Sandra Lipski Created the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

A little over a decade ago, Sandra Lipski was an L.A.-based actor-filmmaker from Berlin who decided she should submit her film to a festival in Mallorca — the gorgeous Spanish island where she spent much of her youth. There was only one problem: Mallorca didn’t have a film festival. “I couldn’t believe it,” she recalls. “In California, it felt like...

Succession Director’s ‘Utter Paranoia’; Mel Gibson Joins John Wick Prequel; Festival Winners

Even Succession directors have anxiety sometimes; Mel Gibson joins the cast of Starz’s John Wick prequel; congrats to all the winners from Out On Film and Festival of Cinema NYC! All in today’s Movie News Rundown. But First: On every episode of the Low Key podcast, Aaron Lanton, Keith Dennie and MovieMaker editor Tim Molloy talk about new films and...

Edgar Wright on the Scoldy Subgenre That Helped Spark Last Night in Soho

Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho may seem to have a few obvious influences, including 1960s horror films and stories of swinging London around the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll. But Wright tells MovieMaker he was also fascinated and a bit confounded by a largely forgotten genre: scolding 1950s and ’60s dramas in which a young woman is punished for daring to...

Why Succession Director Mark Mylod Felt ‘Utter Paranoia’ Going Into Season 3

Mark Mylod, who directed the first two episodes of Season 3 of HBO’s Succession, felt “excitement and trepidation in equal measure” when he first read the script for the highly anticipated latest batch of episodes. Then his worries developed into “utter paranoia.” “I work a lot out of fear, really, and my greatest fear is messing up a good script....

Eternals Reactions; Being the Ricardos Teaser; Fincher on Film

Chloé Zhao’s Eternals sounds different from anything else in the MCU; a first look at Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos; David Fincher’s video essays about film; more film festival news. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. But First: Chloé Zhao’s Marvel film Eternals premiered last night, and while reviews are embargoed, The Hollywood Reporter has this...

IATSE Deal Reached; The Batman Trailer Breakdown; Succession Returns

An IATSE strike is avoided; glimpses of Robert Pattinson and company in The Batman trailer; a note on superstitions, and Succession Season 3 premieres. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. But First: I’m neither Tim Molloy nor Margeaux Sippell, but managing editor Caleb Hammond. You may have read a few of my cover stories here, here, or here. If you...

Keeping Company and Keeping Hope Alive as Independent Filmmakers

Josh Wallace (director, co-writer) and Devin Das (co-writer, producer, actor) are the filmmakers behind Keeping Company, a horror-comedy that follows two brash insurance salesmen who find themselves trapped inside a serial killer’s basement. They say the film explores the farce that is the “American Dream” and the capitalist system that breeds it. Back...

The Batman Trailer Finds Batman Unsure Where Bruce Wayne Ends and Batman Begins (Video)

Robert Pattinson says his Batman, who we see pounding his way through Gotham in the brand-new trailer for The Batman, is having a bit of an identity crisis. “The delineation between when he’s Batman and when he’s Bruce is not so clear,” Pattinson said before the unveiling of the trailer at DC FanDome on Saturday. “In other iterations… he really knows...

How Alex Camilleri’s Luzzu Is Changing Maltese Cinema

You’ve probably seen Malta in a big-budget Hollywood film and not realized it. The country, an archipelago positioned in the Meditteranean sea between the coasts of Sicily and North Africa, has lent its scenery to films like Gladiator, Troy, and By the Sea, among a litany of others. But rarely does the storyline of a movie filmed in Malta concern the...

Hannah Gadsby Rips Netflix Over Chappelle; Anya Taylor-Joy Speaks; Remembering Mark Harris

Hannah Gadsby is not pleased with Netflix and its handling of this Dave Chappelle situation; how Anya Taylor-Joy’s Last Night in Soho character evolved; you’re invited to celebrate the life of producer Mark Harris. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Out Today: Halloween Kills is in theaters and streaming on Peacock, and The Last Duel is in theaters....

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