Christopher Nolan’s New Film; Defending Kenny G; The Penguin: The Series

Alanis Morissette speaks out in a new documentary; another new doc lets Kenny G shake off his haters; Paul Schrader praises digital film; the new Christopher Nolan film goes to Universal; A-bombs and the Penguin are having a moment. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Alanis Morissette: The singer says in the new HBO doc Jagged, […]

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In Listening to Kenny G, a Smooth Jazz Icon Shakes Off the Haters

Filmmaker Penny Lane has a knack for making sympathetic documentaries about reviled and seemingly irredeemable people — her last one was about Satanists. Her latest takes on someone even more divisive: Kenny G. I kid, of course. While Listening to Kenny G, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, recounts a barrage of insults fired […]

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Alanis Morissette Says She Was Raped at 15 in New Documentary Jagged

Alanis Morissette says in the new HBO documentary Jagged that she was raped multiple times as a 15-year-old — and that when she told people about it, no one did anything. The film, now playing at the Toronto International Film Festival, focuses on Morissette’s breakout stardom in the ’90s and the difficulties of navigating the music industry […]

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Paul Schrader Says Shooting The Card Counter Digitally Helped Him Retain Final Cut

The Card Counter writer-director Paul Schrader has been making classic films since the 1970s — but he still embraces digital cinematography. “Certainly, there’s a lot to be said for film,” Schrader tells MovieMaker. “But the advantage of digital is obviously that it’s just so much faster — everything is faster.” He continues: “There’s almost no relighting, […]

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