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Amanda Seyfried Turned Down ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Because She Thought It Would Bomb

Amanda Seyfried never really went away, exactly, but she’s been having herself a nice little “comeback” recently. She’s turned in great work in films like First Reformed, Twin Peaks, and this year’s Mank. And at one point, she was almost part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, too. Seyfried has previously commented on turning […]The post […]

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Watch David Fincher Movies: Where Each Film Is Streaming

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.With David Fincher’s long-awaited “Mank,” about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s quest to finish the screenplay for “Citizen Kane,” finally […]

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How Steven Soderbergh’s Only Complaint About ‘Mank’ Changed the Editing of a Key Scene

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Mank,” which streams on Netflix December 4.]David Fincher pal Steven Soderbergh often consults on early cuts of his movies (including the friendly product placement of Soderbergh’s imported Singani 63 brandy in “Gone Girl”) — and “Mank” was no different. Turns out Soderbergh’s only complaint about the “Citizen […]

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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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‘Mank’ Dp Erik Messerschmidt on Influence of Gregg Toland, Working With David Fincher

David Fincher’s keenly anticipated Netflix original “Mank” is a valentine to old Hollywood glamor in the shape of a character study of the larger-than-life screenwriter of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” Herman J. Mankiewicz, played with gusto by Gary Oldman.Speaking in an online seminar at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival, cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt described the production team’s […]

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‘Television Event’ Review: Thirty-Seven Years After ‘The Day After,’ a Documentary Looks Back at the ‘Citizen Nuke’ of TV-Movies

In the age of streaming, the phrase “TV-movie” has been rendered all but meaningless. It now encompasses everything from a Disney Channel musical like “Zombies 2” to “My Dinner with Hervé” to “Mank.” But 30 or 40 years ago, the phrase “TV-movie” meant something specific — a two-hour drama made for one of the big […]

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David Fincher Says Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Was ‘a Betrayal of the Mentally Ill’

After opening last October, raking in more than a billion dollars, and taking home multiple Oscar wins including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” isn’t going anywhere from the cultural lexicon. Todd Phillips’ DC origin-story smash remains a favorite of superhero fans who like their tentpoles with sharp edges. In a recent interview with The […]

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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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