This week on Indiewire: Just in time for Tim Burton’s big screen version, we chatted with two of the stars from the original “Dark Shadows” TV show; Bobcat Goldthwait talked about his violent satire “God Bless America”; The Dictator dropped by New York; we told you what to watch and more importantly, what not to watch with your mother this Mother’s Day; and filmmakers shared their thoughts on the late Adam Yauch, founder of Oscilloscope.
Click through below for the best news, reviews, and features this week from Indiewire.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Announces Lineup; ‘War Witch’ and ‘Ai Weiwei’ Included
The New York-based 23rd Human Rights Watch Film Festival has locked down its full lineup
Attention College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire, Locarno Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Could Send You to Switzerland
One of the central challenges for any film critic is finding opportunities to turn the practice into a profession.
Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Plays ‘The Dictator’ For a Roomful of Confused Journalists
From his initial TV antics on “Da Ali G Show” through his transition into movie stardom with “Borat” and “Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen has mastered the art of the media spectacle.
‘Chasing Ice’ and ‘The Imposter’ Take People’s Choice and Filmmakers Awards at Hot Docs
The votes have been tallied and now Hot Docs has announced the final winners at this year’s festival.
Adam Yauch Remembered: Filmmakers Share Their Memories of the Late Oscilloscope and Beastie Boys Founder
Last week ended on a sad note for millions of Beastie Boys fans when Adam Yauch, aka MCA, passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.
What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week
Opening this week is “Dark Shadows,” Tim Burton’s revamp of the 1960s gothic soap opera, and thus far, reviews have not been so kind.
How Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “I Wish” Puts Most Family Dramas to Shame
Many reviews of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “I Wish,” opening in U.S. theaters this week, mention its lighthearted tone.
Bobcat Goldthwait and Joel Murray Talk ‘God Bless America’ and Why They Hate (Some) Reality TV
“God Bless America,” the latest from comedian turned button-pushing filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (“Sleeping Dogs Lie,” “World’s Greatest Dad”) is one angry movie.
Original ‘Dark Shadows’ Cast Members Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott on The Show and Tim Burton’s Remake
For fans of the 1966-1971 ABC supernatural soap opera “Dark Shadows” (and they are legion), a lot is riding on Tim Burton’s blockbuster film adapation to deliver the camp, romance and frights that made the show the hit that it was.
Nadine Labaki On ‘Where Do We Go Now?’: “The film is not perfect. People are relating to what the film is saying.”
Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki is back this Friday with “Where Do We Go Now?,” her anticipated follow-up to her directorial debut, “Caramel,”a critical and international commercial success that brought on a wealth of buzz for the gorgeous newcomer.
Happy Mother’s Day! The Films We Would and Would Never Watch With Our Mothers
This weekend brings us the mother of all holidays, and what better way to spend some quality time with your mom than sitting down together for a movie?
Critic’s Notebook: How Spike Jonze’s Doc ‘Tell Them Anything You Want,’ Available Online, Eulogizes Maurice Sendak and Adam Yauch
In the past week, the deaths of two major creative forces have sent shockwaves through the multiple generations impacted by their work.
Filmmakers You Should Know: Bobcat Goldthwait, Expert Craftsman of Savage Black Comedy
There are essentially two Bobcat Goldthwaits
Why ‘La Haine’ Tops Indiewire’s 5 DVD Picks This Week
This week on DVD/Blu-ray…