In the latest edition of Screen Talk, Indiewire’s weekly podcast, chief film critic and senior editor Eric Kohn speaks with Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson, who’s currently attending the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Anne shares some details from her recent interview with Mel Gibson, who received a lifetime achievement award at the festival, and explores why he has such a hard time making movies today. The pair also touch on Christopher Nolan’s recent op ed in the Wall Street Journal about the future of theatrical distribution and contrast the challenges faced by the U.S. marketplace with those overseas.
From there, they turn to new releases: They’re both surprised to find that they really like "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," particularly Andy Serkis’ performance as head monkey Caesar, and explore why it’s unlikely that he’ll land an Oscar nomination for the role. They also delve into the notoriously secretive marketplace for video-on-demand releases and conclude with Eric’s plea that people go see "Boyhood," although Anne is certain most listeners were going to do that, anyway.
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