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Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand Bring Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to the Oscars Race

The early days of awards season bring buzz and promise, but they also mean it’s time for studios to develop strategy and brainstorm opportunities to strike.With the Toronto International Film Festival handing out its prestigious People’s Choice prize to Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast,” the Focus Features drama has the authority to declare itself the best picture […]

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Noomi Rapace to Headline ‘Hamlet’ Adaptation by Ali Abbasi

Noomi Rapace, who shot to global prominence as Lisbeth Salander in the “Millennium” trilogy, will lead the cast of acclaimed “Border” director Ali Abbasi’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”Swedish-Danish-Iranian filmmaker Abbasi made his feature debut in 2018 with “Shelley,” which was selected for the Panorama competition at the Berlin Film Festival. “Border” won Un Certain […]

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Tesla review – portrait of an inventor out of step with his time

Ethan Hawke and Kyle MacLachlan star in Michael Almereyda’s humorous and ambitious film about the under-appreciated visionaryEvery historical drama involves some element of pure invention: maybe it happened like this? Perhaps she said it like that? But Michael Almereyda’s biopic of the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943), is rather more open about this […]

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‘Star Trek: Picard’: It’s Harder Than Ever to Separate Patrick Stewart From His Beloved Captain

Jean-Luc Picard gives a damn.In the decades since Patrick Stewart’s Starfleet captain debuted in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on September 28, 1987, he’s become one of the most beloved TV heroes ever. Picard always had a rare combination of erudition and earnestness. He was someone who cared.In an early episode, Picard stares down a […]

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Kenneth Branagh Says ‘Tenet’ Reinvents the Wheel, Compares Script to Crossword Puzzle

Kenneth Branagh has already overcome the challenge of adapting William Shakespeare to the big screen in films such as “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” but it turns out The Bard is no match for Christopher Nolan. In a recent interview with Total Film (via /Film), Branagh said that Nolan’s “Tenet” screenplay was so dense […]

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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2019

With the holidays around the corner, Amazon Prime Video is adding an abundance of movies and TV shows to stream while relaxing at home.A majority of fresh content will drop on the first of the month, starting with Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” and Kevin Bacon’s “Footloose” on Dec. 1. For superhero enthusiasts, “Hancock” and “Bumblebee” […]

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