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The Mad Woman’s Ball review – Mélanie Laurent’s compelling melodrama

The actor turns director again for a compelling psychodrama about women subjected to experimental psychiatric treatmentSince her acting breakthrough as the defiant Shosanna in Quentin Tarantino’s Nazi thriller Inglourious Basterds, Mélanie Laurent has cultivated a flourishing parallel career in as a director. Now she pulls out all the stops with this highly watchable and well-made […]

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‘Tarantino Live’: How Quentin Tarantino’s Movies Are Being Transformed into Theater

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Quentin Tarantino’s fans can watch some of his iconic movies come to life in “Tarantino Live: Fox Force Five […]

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Quentin Tarantino Wouldn’t Let Christoph Waltz Rehearse With the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Cast

There’s a case to be made that Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino‘s best film. A big part of what makes the movie work is Christoph Waltz‘s Oscar-winning turn as the villainous Hans Landa. At one point, Tarantino himself said, “Landa is the best character I’ve ever written and maybe the […]The post Quentin Tarantino Wouldn’t […]

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Spike Lee’s Cannes 2021 Jury: Song Kang-Ho, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, and More

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival has announced the jurors who will join Spike Lee in determining the winners of this year’s event. The “BlacKkKlansman” Oscar winner is serving as the 2021 jury president and will be accompanied by director Mati Diop, singer-songwriter Mylène Farmer, actress-director Maggie Gyllenhaal, writer-director Jessica Hausner, actress-director Mélanie Laurent, writer-director Kleber […]

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‘Oxygen’ Trailer: ‘Crawl’ Director Alexandre Aja Traps Mélanie Laurent in a Cryogenic Pod

Crawl director Alexandre Aja moves from a crawlspace to a cryogenic pod with Oxygen, a new thriller headed to Netflix. Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) plays a woman who wakes up in an extremely high-tech pod and discovers she has no memory of who she is or how she ended up here. To make matters worse, […]

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8 Quentin Tarantino Movies to Stream or Buy on Blu-Ray: ‘Kill Bill,’ ‘Pulp Fiction,’ and More

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Quentin Tarantino has had the kind of career stardom that a indie filmmaker can only dream of. The Oscar-winning […]

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Jeremy Irons to Headline Netflix Adaptation of Robert Harris Bestseller ‘Munich’

“Watchmen” actor Jeremy Irons is headlining Netflix original film Munich, an adaptation of the bestselling 2017 novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”).The film is set in the fall of 1938 when Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the […]

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Tarantino Says Hans Landa From ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Was The Most Fun Character He’s Ever Written

Quentin Tarantino has written dozens of memorable characters throughout his career. What would “Pulp Fiction” be without Vincent Vega? Would “Kill Bill” be nearly as good without The Bride? But for the Oscar-winner there is one character that stands out among the others as the most fun character to write: Christoph Waltz‘s despicable Hans Landa […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Long ago, turning Nazi Germany into a joke was verboten. Or, at least, it seems like it was; it’s actually hard to imagine a time when that was the case. Charlie Chaplin made Hitler into a figure of ridicule in “The Great Dictator,” released in 1940. I grew up watching “Hogan’s Heroes,” which portrayed life […]

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