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Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Unknown Man’ Heads for South Australia Shoot

Crime thriller, “The Unknown Man” has been confirmed to shoot in South Australia, when film productions resume after the coronavirus crisis. The film is produced by and co-stars Joel Edgerton opposite the U.K.’s Sean Harris.“The Unknown Man” is written and directed by Thomas M Wright, director of Acute Misfortune, and known for his performances in […]

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‘Harriet,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ and ‘Parasite’ Reap Holiday Box Office Bounty

This year, responding to the pushed-up Oscar calendar and competitive bookings, distributors opened more fall movies earlier than usual. Usually a major awards player like “Roma,” “Darkest Hour” or “The Favourite” opens on the well-attended Thanksgiving weekend.That’s why the weekend saw no new breakout limited opener, but rather Netflix’s fall festival hit “The Two Popes,” […]

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‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’ Lead 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Nominees

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) announced their nominees for the 8th annual Aacta International Awards on Tuesday. “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” lead the pack, with five and four nominations respectively.The two leading films compete with “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Roma” for best film, while Nicole Kidman becomes the first […]

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‘Green Book’: Will Word of Mouth Save the Wobbly Oscar Contender?

Two high-level openings with Oscar hopes, Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” (Universal) and Julian Schnabel’s “At Eternity’s Gate” (CBS), dominate the new releases entering the crowded and volatile specialized award season marketplace. “Green Book” is struggling to pull audiences with a multi-city opening at top theaters. The true 60s story starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali […]

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‘Boy Erased’ Opens Well at the Strong Fall Specialty Box Office

So far this fall’s specialized box office is performing better than last year. The string of strong openings continues with another initial limited release: Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased” (Focus Features) showed significant initial interest in its first three cities. The thoughtful gay conversion drama is the latest of several above-average openings drawing a diverse range […]

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Richard Linklater-mentored ‘What Breaks The Ice’ heads to Afm with Saboteur (exclusive)

Coming-of-age thriller stars Sofia Hublitz from Ozark, Madelyn Cline of Stranger Things, Boy Erased.Saboteur Media will handle worldwide sales rights to Afm-bound What Breaks The Ice, a thriller mentored by Richard Linklater that features rising stars from hit shows like Ozark, Glow, and Stranger Things.The coming-of-age thriller centres on two 15-year-old girls whose summer takes […]

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‘Boy Erased’ Review: Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman Lead Joel Edgerton’s Powerful Gay Conversion Drama

“Boy Erased” is neither the first, nor the best, of this year’s films about the crucible of gay conversion therapy, but Joel Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir is most interesting for the ways that it differs from “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” Although it’s fortunate we have both, and tragic that we need either, […]

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Telluride Film Review: ‘Boy Erased’

Who benefits from gay conversion therapy? Do the parents, who send their queer and questioning kids to be “cured” of their same-sex attractions? Do the young people who are brainwashed into denying the urges they believe to be sinful? Does God? The answer, at least according to Joel Edgerton’s earnestly anti-heteronormative drama “Boy Erased,” appears […]

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TIFF Adds ‘Boy Erased,’ & New Films By Jeremy Saulnier, Paul Greengrass, Jonah Hill & More

As we approach the September kick-off date, the Toronto International Film Festival is beginning to round out its already-stacked lineup with new high-profile, awards-caliber films. Earlier today, we reported that new films starring Chris Pine, Laura Dern, and Kristen Stewart were opening and closing the fest, but now we know some of the other big […]

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2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

At Sundance 2018, Forest Whitaker and Jonah Hill both scored in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.” But at this point, many are ready to hand the Oscar to “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan, given Killmonger’s status as the most layered Marvel villain thus far.While last year brought the […]

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