In this week’s episode, Indiewire’s chief film Eric Kohn talks with Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson about recent shakeups at the Los Angeles Film Festival (which Anne wrote about here) and the New York Film Festival’s opening night film, David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” which is one of several fall season movies right around the corner.
Outlining several other fall movies on the horizon, the pair wonder what will happen to the buzz surrounding great movies in release now. Kohn offers his take on Woody Allen’s “Magic in the Moonlight” and Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-financed “Wish I Was Here,” which leads to a discussion about the merits of crowdfunded productions. Thompson sums up Rupert Murdoch’s attempts to take over Time Warner, and they both touch on their favorite new releases: Kohn’s a fan of Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” now on VOD,” and Thompson recommends “I Origins,” in theaters today.
The episode concludes with another installment of “Nikki Watch,” an ongoing assessment of Nikki Finke’s return to the media arena.
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