The Tribeca Film Festival is only a few weeks away, so this week Indiewire is giving you the opportunity to get to know the filmmakers with work in this year’s lineup. Also this week: the Alamo Drafthouse is headed to New York; trailer premieres for Woody Allen and Oliver Stone’s new films; “Game of Thrones” returned to TV; Whit Stillman chats about his first film in 14 years; we tell you what indie movies to check out in theaters and on VOD this month; and, finally, one last piece of news about “Bully.”
Click through below for all the best news, reviews, and features this week from Indiewire.
MPAA Grants PG-13 To “Bully” Without Cut of Crucial Scene
After weeks of controversy surrounding its initial decision, the MPAA has lowered the rating for Lee Hirsch’s doc “Bully”
Alamo Drafthouse To Open NYC Theater
The Alamo Drafthouse has announced they will be opening their first theater in New York City at some point in 2013.
Watch: Oliver Stone is Back to His Lurid Ways with ‘Savages’ Trailer
Oliver Stone, it’s good to have you back.
Watch: Trailer for Woody Allen’s ‘To Rome With Love’ Looks Familiar and Winning
“Midnight in Paris” came out almost a year ago, so it’s about time for a new Woody Allen movie.
Film Forum Announces Summer Premieres Preview
Film Forum, one of NYC’s finest art houses, has announced its Summer premieres slate.
Critic’s Notebook: Why Whit Stillman, not ‘Titanic,’ Defines the ’90s
The nineties are back!
Is Nostalgia Cinema a New Genre? Guy Maddin’s ‘Keyhole’ Isn’t the Only New Movie About Movies Opening This Week
Guy Maddin’s movies exist on a bizarre dreamscape, but they also retain a certain disarming familiarity.
The Welcome Return of ‘Game of Thrones’ Proves Story Can Be Enough
It may not be Great Television, but it’s great entertainment.
Morgan Spurlock’s ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ Is Charming, But Does He Bury the Lead?
“Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” is the first Morgan Spurlock movie not blatantly about Morgan Spurlock.
FUTURES: Analeigh Tipton, One of Whit Stillman’s ‘Damsels in Distress’
With her lead turn opposite Greta Gerwig in Whit Stillman‘s anticipated fourth feature “Damsels in Distress” (out this Friday), Tipton proves her breakout turn in “Crazy” was no fluke.
Get to Know Over 30 Tribeca Filmmakers Ahead of the Festival
As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to known the Tribeca Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the annual festival in New York City.
Whit Stillman On Why His Comeback, ‘Damsels in Distress,’ Was Born Out of Rejection
After a 14-year absence from feature filmmaking, Whit Stillman — the beloved chronicler of preppy, privileged and highly literate youth — makes his comeback this Friday with the release of “Damsels in Distress.”
Why Olivia Colman Says the Brutal ‘Tyrannosaur’ Was ‘Most Enjoyable Time I’ve Had’
Prior to taking on lead duties opposite Peter Mullan in”Tyrannosaur,” British actress Olivia Colman was best known for her witty turns in “Hot Fuzz”
10 Movies About Movies For the Release of Guy Maddin’s ‘Keyhole’
In honor of Maddin’s persistent ability to deal with cinema in his own works, we offer this chronological list of some of our favorite movies about movies.
Here’s How TV is Better Than the Movies
I don’t find the TV versus film debate a terribly useful one — not only is there no reason to have to pick one over the other, there are clear advantages that each has on its side.
Indie Box Office Quarterly: The Winners and Losers So Far In 2012
Hollywood is enjoying a considerable 23% year-to-year boost so far in 2012
The Top 9 Indies To Watch on VOD This April
Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this April to bring you the nine indies to look out for.
The 8 Indie Films You Must See in April
The winter’s post-Oscar doldrums are gone and the Spring specialty film release calendar is abuzz