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With ‘Black Bear,’ Aubrey Plaza Becomes the Artist We Always Knew She Could Be

When filmmaker Lawrence Michael Levine gave the script for “Black Bear” to Aubrey Plaza, it included one hell of a direction in its final act: the leading lady “breaks down and gives the best performance that anyone has ever seen ever.” No pressure.“I had this moment before we started shooting, where I just felt like, […]

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Altitude scores hat-trick of awards contenders for UK-Ireland (exclusive)

Sundance winner ‘Minari’ leads acquisitions of festival hits.Altitude Film Entertainment has acquired UK and Ireland distribution rights to three festival hits and plans to release them during the upcoming awards season.Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari was acquired from A24. It won the grand jury and audience awards at Sundance, where the drama debuted earlier this year. […]

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CAA-Backed Elysian Acquires Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch,’ Hires Nick McKay as Head of Distribution

Nick McKay has joined Elysian Film Group Distribution as head of distribution, while the company has acquired Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch,” its first project for U.K. theatrical release.McKay was previously head of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment, where he worked on a theatrical and home entertainment slate including “The Wife,” “The Party” and “God’s […]

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Falling review – Viggo Mortensen casts a clear eye on dementia | Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week

In the Lord of the Rings star’s powerful debut as a director, Lance Henriksen plays a homophobic father compelled to move in with his gay sonViggo Mortensen is a formidable creative presence in the movies: taking on complex work as an actor with directors such as David Cronenberg and Lisandro Alonso, investing the star capital […]

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‘Home Front’ Director Lucas Belvaux on Tackling Trauma Head On

With 2017’s “This Is Our Land,” director Lucas Belvaux examined the ways in which far right movements attract, recruit and reformat new converts, curdling contemporary anxieties for acrid political goals. With his follow-up, “Home Front,” the Franco-Belgian auteur explores the roots of those prejudices.Adapted by Belvaux from Laurent Mauvignier 2009 novel “The Wound,” the film […]

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‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 3 Trailer: Yep, This Show is Still On (And They’re Racing in the Desert Now)

Have you ever wondered what a Fast & Furious animated show might look like if things were A) even more wild than the regular insanity of the live-action movies and B) more than half of the mouth movements don’t align with the characters’ dialogue? Today is your lucky day, my friends. Netflix has unveiled the […]

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Hugh Keays-Byrne Dies: Actor Who Played Immortan Joe In ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Was 73

Hugh Keays-Byrne, most known for appearing as Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road and Toecutter in the original 1979 Mad Max film, has died. He was 73.Reps for the actor said he died peacefully on Tuesday morning. Director Brian Trenchard-Smith, who collaborated with Keays-Byrn on The Dragon Flies, paid tribute and confirmed the death […]

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Ian McKellen and More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Actors Call on Fans to Help Save Tolkien’s Home

Ian McKellen and his “Lord of the Rings” co-star John Rhys-Davies are among the actors lending their voices to Project Northmoor, a crowdfunding charity campaign that seeks to raise funds to buy J.R.R. Tolkien’s home on Northmoor Road in North Oxford, England. The home, which is now for sale, is where the author started work […]

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‘Tom and Jerry’ and Other Warner Bros. Movies May Go to HBO Max; ‘The King’s Man’ Could Also Go to Streaming

Even though we’re on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine being released, the early months of 2021 still aren’t looking great for movie theaters getting back to normal operations. Some movies originally intended for release early next year have already shifted to later in the year, such as Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the Aretha Franklin biopic […]

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