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‘1917’: Sam Mendes’ Anti-War Movie Is More Than a One-Shot Technical Feat

After directing back-to-back Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” Sam Mendes’ agent told him, “Get off your ass and write something yourself!” And so he did, recruiting Krysty Wilson-Cairns out of his “Penny Dreadful” writing room. First they adapted Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel,” which fell apart over rights and truthfulness issues; a second aborted project […]

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What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2020

What better way to celebrate the New Year than by settling into the couch with a Netflix marathon? Get nostalgic about the early ’00s with Hilary Duff in “A Cinderella Story,” or get inspired to cook with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in “Julie & Julia.” Both titles are headed to the streaming service early […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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‘Euphoria’ Actor Jacob Elordi Shuts Down Fan Theories About Rue’s Death

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Euphoria.”]Since the June premiere of HBO’s summer hit “Euphoria,” fans have theorized that Zendaya’s lead character Rue is dead and has been narrating the events of the series from the afterlife (think Kevin Spacey in “American Beauty”). “Euphoria” fans have pointed to Rue’s omniscient narration as proof […]

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Kevin Spacey Re-Emerges for Bizarre Poetry Reading

Kevin Spacey has once again emerged under puzzling circumstances. The embattled former “House of Cards” star and Oscar winner, who fell from grace in 2017 after sexual assault allegations against the “American Beauty” actor surfaced, made a strange public appearance in a Rome over the weekend. Spacey surprised museum-goers when he set up shop at […]

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Vivarium’

Ah, the suburbs. The rec rooms and Formica kitchens and manicured lawns. The cozy suffocating middle-class conformity. The way they once stood for everything that was worth rebelling against. For decades, the suburbs have been the ultimate cheap-shot movie punchline — not just a location but a state of mind, a place to thumb our […]

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‘Green Book’ Takes Toronto Film Festival’s 2018 People’s Choice Award

Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize positions Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” in prime Oscar territory — five audience award winners have gone on to capture best picture, including “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The King’s Speech,” “American Beauty” and “Chariots of Fire.” In 2016, the prize went to “La La Land,” while last year’s award […]

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Pulitzer Finalist ‘Hitler in Los Angeles’ Optioned by ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Producer (Exclusive)

Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook) has optioned the feature film rights to Steven J. Ross’ Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America, which was a Pulitzer Award finalist in history this year. THR ran an exclusive excerpt from the book in September.It tells the incredible […]

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Ridley Scott’s ‘All the Money in the World’ Star-Switch Pays Off

A mere 76 days before scoring an Oscar nomination for playing ruthless tycoon J. Paul Getty in “All the Money in the World,” Christopher Plummer wasn’t even in the movie.But scandal swirling around colleague Kevin Spacey set in motion one of Hollywood’s all-time boldest gambles: completely excising and replacing an A-list star.Allegations of the “American […]

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