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Scarlett Johansson Says She Was “Pigeonholed” Into “Hypersexualized” Roles Earlier In Her Career

With an acting career that goes back nearly twenty years, Scarlett Johansson is no stranger to being typecast. But EW reports that, when the actress sat down to talk with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on their “Armchair Expert” podcast, Johansson opened up about how taking on more mature roles earlier in her career led […]

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‘Watcher’ Review: Maika Monroe Makes a Fine Modern Everywoman in an Eerie Throwback Thriller

If the camera lingered just a little more lasciviously on the opening sex scene, or if we got to ogle the bondage-clad ladies writhing in their glass booths in the underground strip club sequence longer, Chloe Okuno’s smart little feature debut might be said to herald the longed-for return of the lost, lamented erotic thriller. […]

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Labyrinth of Cinema review – cult Japanese director’s epic blitz of pop-culture hyperactivity

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s last work starts as a sentimental elegy to cinema-going’s golden age but takes us through the heart of Japanese darknessNobuhiko Ôbayashi is the Japanese film-maker who directed the cult 1977 horror Hausu, or House, and in his long and prolific career also specialised in TV ads starring American movie actors for the domestic […]

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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Make Oscars History as Two Women Nominated for Best Director

It’s about time. For the first time in its nearly hundred-year history, the Oscars have nominated a pair of female filmmakers in its Best Director category, with both Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell earning nominations for their films “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman,” respectively. Both filmmakers also received screenplay nominations for their films, and each […]

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Sofia Coppola Speaks for Bill Murray and Defines His Elusive Charm in ‘On the Rocks’

Sofia Coppola had a crush on actor Bill Murray for decades. She’s worked with him on “Lost in Translation,” which yielded four Oscar nominations; the star-crammed 2015 one-hour Netflix Christmas special “A Very Murray Christmas,” which they wrote with Mitch Glazer, co-starring Murray, George Clooney, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones; and “On the […]

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Sofia Coppola Says She Can’t Watch Movies Without Any Female Characters

Sofia Coppola is known for writing and directing rich roles for women, from Kirsten Dunst as rebellious teen Lux Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicide” to Scarlett Johansson as adrift postgrad Charlotte in “Lost in Translation” and, most recently, Rashida Jones’ Laura in “On the Rocks.” She has the same expectations for other directors’ movies she […]

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How ‘The Godfather Coda’ Allows Francis Ford Coppola to Redefine His Biggest Disappointment

Some people have never seen “The Godfather Part III” despite their love for Sofia Coppola, whose career behind the camera emerged from the ashes of her supposedly amateurish performance as Michael Corleone’s doomed teenager daughter in her father’s trilogy-capping epic. This writer had never seen “The Godfather Part III” because of my love for Sofia […]

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‘The Empty Man’ Opens at Empty Theaters as Weekend Box Office Grosses Less Than $10 Million

This week has been one of the year’s strongest for new film releases. “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon) is the most talked-about movie in months. “On the Rocks” (Apple) reunites the director and star of “Lost in Translation.” The director of “Cast Away” and the “Back To the Future” franchise adapted Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (HBO […]

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