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Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney Join ‘The Miracle Club’

Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”) and Laura Linney (“Ozark”) will headline the cast of “The Miracle Club,” to be directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan (“Silent Witness”).Based on an original screenplay by Jimmy Smallhorne (“2by4”), Timothy Prager (“Crossing Lines”) and Josh Maurer, the film will follow the journey of a group of riotous working-class […]

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‘The Bostonians’ Exclusive Trailer: James Ivory’s Oscar-Nominated Classic Returns With A New 4K Restoration

James Ivory is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers working today. His filmography spans decades, and he’s probably best known for his Oscar-nominated work in films like “A Room with a View,” “Howards End,” and “The Remains of the Day.” And recently, as a writer, he won an Academy Award for his screenplay for “Call […]

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How ‘Howards End’ and ‘Little Women’ Producer Colin Callender Stays Ahead of the Premium TV Curve

Theater-bred UK producer Colin Callender stays ahead of the competition by mining the rich intersection of theater, film, and television. Back in 1983, he produced the Emmy-winning nine-hour miniseries of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” the first original program for Channel 4. He moved stateside in 1986 to shepherd […]

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‘Howards End’: Matthew Macfadyen on Kenneth Lonergan’s Secret Stage Directions and the Future of Henry and Margaret

[Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for the ending of “Howards End.”]It’s not in the finale of “Howards End,” but in many ways, the first kiss between Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell) and Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen) has much of what makes the entire Starz series compelling. Forgoing the usual white-hot romance of literary adaptations, […]

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‘Howards End’ Review: Kenneth Lonergan’s Starz Adaptation Is Way More Fun Than You’d Expect

For fans of costume dramas, “Howards End” is like a quick hit of “Downton Abbey” cut with the cinematic beauty of any Keira Knightley flick. For everyone else, it’s even better.The first thing you’ll notice about Kenneth Lonergan’s superb adaptation is its speed — which is an odd and exciting quality for a four-hour British […]

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2018 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Or Movie Emmy Predictions

This is simply a bizarre Emmy category this year with notable performances from a ton of projects that earned mixed reviews at best. Laura Dern “should” get in for a film that debuted at Sundance before HBO acquired it, “The Tale,” as should Jessica Biel for “The Sinner,” but everyone else? Their chances are tenuous […]

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