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Locarno kicks off with Aaron Taylor-Johnson award; past artistic directors to join 75th anniversary celebrations

Johnson stars in David Leitch’s Bullet Train, which opened the festival.This year’s edition of the Locarno Film Festival (August 3-13), the second one under the artistic direction of Giona Nazzaro, kicked off Wednesday evening with the presentation of the Davide Campari excellence award to the UK actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson before the screening of his latest […]

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Where Is the Love? The ‘Succession’ Cast Reveals How the Roys Really Feel About Each Other

It’s been nearly 150 years since Leo Tolstoy penned the opening words to “Anna Karenina,” “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” and the more things change, the more things stay the same.While the drama unraveling on HBO’s Emmy Award-winning drama “Succession” isn’t quite on the scale of […]

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Why did The Bonfire of the Vanities go from bestselling book to box-office bomb?

Thirty years on, why was Brian De Palma’s star-studded adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s novel such a flop?In the opening minutes of the film adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities, Bruce Willis’s journalist Peter Fallow arrives in an inebriated state to the launch of his new book. Through a glorious, unbroken tracking shot, Fallow indulges […]

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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in February 2020

There’s no shortage of great movies coming to Netflix in February 2020, as the streaming giant’s typically eclectic release slate runs the gamut from recent favorites like “Good Time” and “Anna Karenina” to unimpeachable ’90s classics like “Jerry Maguire” and “Starship Troopers.” And while Netflix’s library of older films continues to dry up, the addition […]

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