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Saint Maud review – a chilling nurse on a mission from God

Morfydd Clark and Jennifer Ehle are terrific as carer and patient in Rose Glass’s extraordinary psychological horror“To save a soul, that’s quite something.” So says Maud, the newly God-fearing subject of Rose Glass’s electrifying debut feature, which establishes the writer-director as a thrilling new talent in British cinema. Charting a razor-sharp course between the borders […]

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Martin Scorsese Helped Paul Schrader Finish ‘The Card Counter’ During Quarantine

Easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and probably the most anticipated indie finished during the quarantine, is Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” Shooting on the film, starring Oscar Isaac as a gambler and former soldier who sets out to help a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their […]

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Matt Reeves Reveals How ‘The Batman’ Was Inspired by ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Taxi Driver’

The Batman director Matt Reeves spoke at length at DC FanDome about his grounded comic book movie, and when he was asked which non-Batman movies inspired his new film, he singled out Chinatown, Taxi Driver and The French Connection. “Chinatown was a key one, because in Chinatown, Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), in investigating the series […]

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David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78

David Nichols, a production designer and visual consultant on more than 20 films, such as “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver” and “Groundhog Day,” died on Wednesday in Taos, N.M., Variety has learned. He was 78.Nichols had a 30-year career in the film industry, serving as a production designer, art director, visual consultant, writer and actor at various […]

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Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan Join Oscar Isaac in ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe have been cast in “The Card Counter,” a casino-set revenge thriller starring Oscar Isaac.Paul Schrader is directing the movie from a screenplay he wrote. Martin Scorsese also joined the project as an executive producer. It’s the fifth collaboration between Schrader and Scorsese, who previously worked together on “Taxi […]

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Bertrand Tavernier on How Hollywood Movies Influenced Him

French director Bertrand Tavernier – who recently concluded a major TV documentary series, “My Journey Into French Cinema” – received a career tribute award Sunday at the Marrakech Film Festival, presented to him by U.S. actor Harvey Keitel, who starred in Tavernier’s 1980 science-fiction thriller “Death Watch.” In an exclusive interview with Variety Tavernier talked […]

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‘Joker’ Makes $13.3 Million at Thursday Box Office to Break October Record

“Joker” just put a smile on its face, as the supervillain origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix earned a record $13.3 million on Thursday night, beating out the previous record for the month of October set last year by “Venom.”Warner Bros. and DC are projecting that “Joker” will earn between $75-80 million when it opens on […]

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‘The Irishman’ Official Trailer: Scorsese Gets Epic With Gangsters De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is just days away from its world premiere at the New York Film Festival and Netflix is marking the occasion ahead of time by debuting tons of new footage — this time, courtesy of the movie’s official trailer. Scorsese is fully back in gangster movie mode, a genre he has long […]

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