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‘Andor’: Tony Gilroy Breaks Down Season One & Teases The Many Difficulties Of Mounting A Rebellion In Season Two [The Rogue Ones Podcast]

The Rogue Ones: A Star Wars Andor Podcast returns for one last episode with hosts Mike DeAngelo and The Playlist’s Editor-In-Chief, Rodrigo Perez. As with the previous episodes, each week, our hosts will recap and review the latest “Andor” episode and welcome cast members and creatives from the show to discuss all things “Andor” and […]

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‘Rebel’ Review: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah’s Radicalization Drama Pulsates With Terrible Inevitability [Cannes]

As a procedural drama centrally interested in the radicalization of a young Muslim boy in Belgium, Adil & Bilall’s “Rebel” pulsates with terrible inevitability. Falling behind at school, with an adored older brother already having made the trip to Syria and a trafficker whispering in his ear, it’s less a question of if Nassim is […]

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‘Showing Up’ Review: Kelly Reichardt Captivates With A Warm & Comical Look At The World Of Arts & Crafts [Cannes]

The exquisite and sublime journeys of Oregon-based filmmaker Kelly Reichardt are arguably, more or less, incidental or oblique political statements about survival in America, often focusing on two or more friends, usually outsiders, and their struggle to endure. “Wendy And Lucy,” about a destitute woman and her soulmate canine companion, was overt about human inequity […]

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Tilda Swinton & George Miller’s Five-Year Journey To ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ [Cannes]

Cannes – George Miller is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation, but when it comes to Tilda Swinton he truly knows among the greats. The star, along with Idris Elba, of his new film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” says she doesn’t pick roles. She picks people. And those people are filmmakers […]

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Sam Raimi Says ‘Spider-Man 4’ Unraveled Because He Didn’t Want To Make “Compromises” With Sony’s Looming Deadline

The journey from Sam Raimi‘s never-made “Spider-Man 4” to Marvel‘s “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” has been an interesting one, as the genre director seemed keen to keep making “Spider-Man” movies despite the poor reception of 2008’s “Spider-Man 3.” Raimi is now giving a little more insight into how things ultimately unraveled and […]

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Cate Blanchett Says Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ Is About A “Fall From Grace” & Talks Finally Working With Pedro Almodóvar

Earlier this year, Film at Lincoln Center announced Cate Blanchett as the recipient of the organization’s 47th Chaplin Award, presented earlier this week (April 25) at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Congrats to her, and in the lead-up to this event, Blanchett appeared on The Film Comment Podcast to discuss her entire career.While she touched […]

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Alex Kurtzman Says ‘The Mummy’ Was “Brutal,” But “The Failure Rebuilt Him Into A Tougher, Clearer Filmmaker”

When it comes to recent Hollywood franchise failures, there’s none worse than Universal‘s short-lived Dark Universe and the film that sank it, Alex Kurtzman‘s 2017 film, “The Mummy.” And what a disaster that movie was. Critics reviled the film, audiences chose to keep going to “Wonder Woman” and the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie […]

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‘Cruella,’ ‘Dune,’ & ‘Emily In Paris’ Among 2022 Costume Designer Guild Awards Winners

It’s that guild awards time of year. A period where every night Los Angeles has a guild or union handing out their peer-reviewed honors. Happily, this year’s ceremonies have (mostly) returned to in-person events and that was the case for the 2022 Costume Guild Awards where Jenny Beavan looks to propel herself to her third […]

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