This week on Indiewire we were saddened to report the death of screenwriter Tonino Guerra, who collaborated with legendary Italian directors like Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini. Also this week: Terence Davies & Rachel Weisz chat about their new movie, “The Deep Blue Sea”; we got our first glimpse of “Cosmopolis,” which looks to be David Cronenberg’s return to weird form; the filmmakers of the AIDS activism documentary “How To Survive a Plague” talk about their film; and movie audiences seem to desire permission to text in theaters.
Click through below for all the best new, reviews, and features from Indiewire this week:
Meet the ND/NF Filmmakers Monday at the Lincoln Center
For over 40 years, New Directors/New Films has introduced up-and-coming filmmakers to New York audiences each spring.
Tribeca Announces Free Events
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the return of its popular free community events this year.
Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter Tonino Guerra, Who Wrote ‘Blow-Up’ and ‘Amarcord,’ Dies at 92
Italian screenwriter Tonino Guerra, the man behind Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” and Federico Fellini’s “Amarcord,” has died at 92.
Independent Film Festival Boston Sets Lineup; “Sleepwalk With Me” To Open
The Independent Film Festival Boston has announced its lineup for the 2012 edition.
David Cronenberg is Back to His Dirty Ways With ‘Cosmopolis’ Teaser
For those who thought David Cronenberg went soft on us with his acclaimed period drama “A Dangerous Method,” prepare to be surprised.
Movie Audiences Want to Text, Says Hollywood Reporter Study; Meanwhile, the Alamo Drafthouse Groans
According to a new study from The Hollywood Reporter and market research firm Penn Schoen Berland, most filmgoers think using social media while watching a movie in a theater would add to their experience.
What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week
Opinions are all over the place this week for the latest releases.
Critic’s Notebook: Why Action Fans Must See ‘The Raid: Redemption’ Before the Remake
American action movies are almost entirely defined by cutaways, blaring music cues and grunts.
How To Make a Powerful AIDS Doc: Talking to the Team Behind ‘How To Survive a Plague’
This weekend in New York, “How To Survive a Plague” comes home.
Rachel Weisz and Terence Davies Talk ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ and Getting It Right
Despite plumbing intense depths in “The Deep Blue Sea,” Terence Davies and Rachel Weisz are a cheerful team.
Jon Hamm, Jared Harris and Vincent Kartheiser Talk ‘Mad Men’ (As Much as Matt Weiner Allows)
As usual, the cast is tight-lipped with details on the new season.
Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham Talk Sex, the City and ‘Girls’
The meteoric ascent of Lena Dunham from precocious indie filmmaker to, well, still-precocious TV series creator and star can be tracked over intereations of SXSW. In 2009, her debut “Creative Nonfiction” played in the Emerging Visions category. In 2010, her sophomore film “Tiny Furniture” won the narrative competition, was picked up by IFC Films and eventually released on DVD by the Criterion Collection.
‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Producer Jon Plowman on How He Got Edina and Patsy Back Together Again
When it was announced that landmark Britcom “Absolutely Fabulous” would make a comeback with three new episodes timed to coincide with the show’s 20th anniversary, fans worldwide shrieked with joy — and for good reason. Since it debuted in 1991, no show has come close to parodying the fashion industry and its aversion to political correctness with such glee and rapid-fire wit.
FUTURES: BAFTA-Nominated ‘Black Pond’ Directing Duo, Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley
With their first feature, oddball murder mystery “Black Pond,” British directing duo Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley are taking the UK by storm.
Why ‘Tinker, Tailor’ Tops Indiewire’s 5 Blu-ray/DVD Picks of the Week
This week on Blu-ray/DVD: The film that finally netted Gary Oldman an Oscar nomination
The Indie ‘Black List’? NYU Announces ‘Purple List’ of Best Unproduced Student Screenplays
Graduating film school doesn’t necessarily guarantee a break into the industry.
New Directors/New Films 2012: 10 Films Indiewire Thinks You Should See
The 41st edition of New Directors/New Films kicks off tonight at MoMA and continues through April 1.