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Amy Adams Reacts to Negative ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Reviews by Saying the Film ‘Transcends Politics’

“Hillbilly Elegy” has garnered some of the worst reviews of 2020 (the film’s MetaCritic score sits at 39), with several film critics condemning the Ron Howard-directed drama for how it portrays its Appalachian setting and characters. NME critic Richard Phippen wrote the film “betrays the very people it’s trying to celebrate” by “failing to acknowledge […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Happiest Season,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Superintelligence’

Stuck inside on Black Friday, stuffed with turkey, what are Americans supposed to do to distract themselves? All year, it’s been a battle of the streamers to fill the void left by cinemas, and this week finds nearly all the big brands are stepping up with big titles to serve the stay-at-home set.Netflix debuts Oscar […]

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Glenn Close Questions Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Shakespeare In Love’ Oscar Win: “It Doesn’t Make Sense”

Glenn Close knows a thing or two about being nominated for Oscars. She has seven nominations under her belt, with the most recent one being in 2019 for her performance in “The Wife.” But Close has yet to land the actual trophy. This year, many expect her to get another nomination for “Hillbilly Elegy,” with […]

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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Couldn’t Avoid Controversy: How Writer Vanessa Taylor Tackled J.D. Vance’s Memoir

J.D. Vance’s best-selling autobiography “Hillbilly Elegy” isn’t the most natural fit for the big-screen treatment, an often unwieldy mix of heartbreaking memoir, personal observations couched in sociological chatter, and cherry-picked factoids. In trying to understand how and why his Appalachian family faced hardships like domestic abuse, drug addiction, and poverty, critics noted that Vance’s perspective […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove,’ ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Run,’ ‘Collective’

If last week was a big one for Netflix (what with “Mank” and “Hillbilly Elegy” out in theaters), then this one belongs to Amazon, who have a pair of big projects launching via their Prime Video subscription service. The first is “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen’s anthology “Small Axe,” an epic and altogether […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Freaky,’ ‘Fatman’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’

With coronavirus cases surging around the country, Friday the 13th might not be the time to test your luck in theaters — though that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from serving up an unusually enticing slate of fresh releases exclusively in cinemas. From body-swap slasher movie “Freaky” to Mel Gibson’s nutzo Santa satire “Fatman,” the week’s new […]

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‘Mank’ First Trailer: Netflix Unveils David Fincher’s Long-Awaited Return to Film

The long wait for new David Fincher film footage has ended thanks to Netflix’s premiere of the first trailer for “Mank,” the director’s first feature film since the 2014 theatrical release of “Gone Girl.” Along with Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy,” Fincher’s “Mank” is one of the […]

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Haley Bennett in Talks to Join Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Exclusive)

“The Girl on the Train” star Haley Bennett is in early talks to join Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Netflix’s adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy,” directed by Ron Howard.Sources say a deal hasn’t closed yet and her schedule could pose conflicts, but Bennett and Netflix are determined to resolve whatever issues may arise. Gabriel Basso […]

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Glenn Close Joins Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s Netflix Movie ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Fresh off her seventh Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for The Wife, Glenn Close has signed on to join Amy Adams in Ron Howard’s Netflix drama Hillbilly Elegy, Collider has learned. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water) is adapting J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir, whicih saw a family crisis force the former […]

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Netflix Boards Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ in $45 Million Deal

Netflix will fully finance the economic drama “Hillbilly Elegy,” with Ron Howard directing and producing through Imagine Entertainment.The streamer has committed to spend $45 million on the film after winning an auction conducted by CAA.Imagine began developing “Hillbilly Elegy” after winning the movie rights in 2017. The company signed Oscar nominee Vanessa Taylor, who co-wrote […]

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