Juliette Binoche says a long-ago love triangle inspired her performance in Both Sides of the Blade; Breaking director Abi Damaris Corbin remembers the late Michael K. Williams; The trailer is out for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story starring Daniel Radcliffe. All in today’s Movie News Rundown.
Juliette Binoche’s Love Triangle: Binoche told The Sunday Times that while filming her new movie Both Sides of the Blade, she drew on inspiration from a long-ago love affair she had. “I loved two men at once,” Juliette Binoche said, declining to give us the receipts. “I’m very good at resisting these questions,” she added. “But what I remember was that it was a nightmare for everyone and I was in the middle of it, and I was hurt as well.” If you like Binoche in this movie, you should check out Paradise Highway.
Remembering Michael: Breaking director Abi Damaris Corbin paid homage to the late Michael K. Williams in an interview with MovieMaker last week around the release of the movie, which stars Williams in one of his last-ever film roles as the crisis negotiator who gets to know John Boyega’s Brian Brown-Easley as he holds up an Atlanta bank. “He’s like, ‘Look, I have your back.’ And he did every single day,” Corbin said of Williams. “It was incredible. I love that man.”
Nashville Film Festival: If you like films about music, you’ll love the 2022 Nashville Film Festival lineup. With an opening night presentation of The Return of Tanya Tucker and a closing night screening of Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, the festival takes place from Sept. 29-Oct. 5 and is sure to be full of musical delights. Other highlights include The Year Between, The Civil Dead, Butterfly in the Sky, and Acidman. See the full 2022 schedule and get tickets here.
New Orleans Film Festival: While you’re in the South, why not head over to Louisiana the following month for the New Orleans Film Festival? It’s running from Nov. 3-8 in person and virtually through the 13th. The 33rd annual festival has also announced the first wave of its lineup, which features narrative and documentary categories for both features and shorts. Some noteworthy films on the lineup include Three Headed Beast, Evergreen, A Run For More, and BLACK MOTHERS LOVE & RESIST. See the first wave of the NOFF 2022 lineup and get tickets here.
Netflix Turns 25: Happy birthday, Netflix. You and I are both 25 years old. The streaming giant first hit the scene back in 1997 with its original mail-order-DVD business model. I am actually almost 26 now, so that makes me about nine months older than Netflix. But don’t call me Gen-Z — I actually identify with the Zillennial micro-generation. And yes, I do remember the little red Netflix envelopes that would come in the mail. And I would pray that they wouldn’t be scratched by the time I got to watch them.
Daniel Radcliffe Is One Weird Al: The trailer is out for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, and Daniel Radcliffe is at his absolute weirdest as the parody music icon. Plus, Evan Rachel Wood plays Madonna and Rainn Wilson plays Dr. Demento. The Roku Channel movie begins streaming for free on Nov. 4. Watch Al go from a childhood dream to a full-fledged legend in the trailer below:
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