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Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ Reboot

Samuel L. Jackson has joined Chris Rock in Lionsgate’s upcoming “Saw” reboot.Production has officially begun on the film, in which Rock will play a police detective investigating a series of grizzly crimes. Jackson will portray Rock’s father. Max Minghella, who stars in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and recently directed “Teen Spirit,” also joins the cast […]

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How Max Minghella’s Love Of Robyn Sparked His Directorial Debut ‘Teen Spirit’ [Interview]

The trend of the past year hasn’t been horror movies, R-rated comedies or period romances. No, there has been a unique fascination with the rise and fall of the female pop star and, in some cases, having well-known actresses demonstrate their singing skills. Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” with Lady Gaga, Brady Corbet’s “Vox […]

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‘Teen Spirit’ Review: Max Minghella’s Directorial Debut Lacks Pop [Tiff]

If A Star is Born was the folk song of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, a familiar tune brilliantly rendered by cover artist Bradley Cooper, then Teen Spirit was its pop song. The film is derivative, calibrated to appeal to a lowest-common-denominator audience … and yet admittedly catchy, even if it’s immediately recognizable as […]

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Max Minghella’s Directorial Debut ‘Teen Spirit’ Falls Flat Despite A Strong Elle Fanning Performance [Tiff Review]

Music competition shows have been a TV mainstay in America ever since the Brits imported “American Idol” in the early-2000s, which in turn kickstarted a slew of copycats, including NBC’s incredibly popular “The Voice.” Eventually, movies based on the competitive nature of these shows (“American Dreamz” and “Pitch Perfect“) were made, creating a genre which, […]

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