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Kornel Mundruczo Opts for Cinema Verite with Spiritual Touch in ‘Pieces of a Woman’

During a seminar at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival dedicated to their drama “Pieces of a Woman,” acquired by Netflix following its premiere in Venice, cinematographer Benjamin Loeb and Kornél Mundruczó praised their cast, led by Vanessa Kirby and Shia Labeouf playing a couple dealing with the tragic loss of their newborn child. Kirby, who left Italy […]

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‘Britannia’: How Jez Butterworth Created the Crazy Ancient Epic Starring David Morrissey

Thank the gods for brilliant screenwriters. That’s why they’re the most sought-after gold currency in today’s streaming wars, from Scott Frank (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Peter Morgan (“The Crown”) to Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Killing Eve”) and Lena Waithe (“The Chi”).These scribes hole up in their lonely rooms and think and dream and write, conjuring characters, dialogue, […]

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‘The Crown’ Season 4: Olivia Colman Teases the Queen vs. Thatcher, Acting with Gillian Anderson

One of the most exciting additions to The Crown Season 4 is Gillian Anderson, who plays former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher looms large in the annals of history, bearing the distinction of being the first woman to hold the position of Prime Minister and proceeding to become an extremely polarizing figure over the course […]

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‘The Crown’ Star Olivia Colman to Headline ‘Joyride’ – AFM

“The Crown” star Olivia Colman, Oscar-winner for “The Favourite,” will play the lead in “Joyride,” the first dramatic feature film from Emmy-wining documentary filmmaker Emer Reynolds (“The Farthest”).Colman will play Joy, a train-wreck who is on an adventure but ready to give away her new-born baby to her best friend. What she can’t anticipate is […]

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Jeremy Irons to Headline Netflix Adaptation of Robert Harris Bestseller ‘Munich’

“Watchmen” actor Jeremy Irons is headlining Netflix original film Munich, an adaptation of the bestselling 2017 novel by Robert Harris (“Fatherland”).The film is set in the fall of 1938 when Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and Neville Chamberlain’s government desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the […]

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John Lithgow: ‘Trump keeps on surviving. Karma never quite wins’

The actor on playing Churchill, almost becoming Frasier Crane, and writing satirical poems about the US presidentJohn Lithgow, the self-described “professional actor” and “amateur satirist”, has won many Tonys, Emmys and Golden Globes. Recently he starred as Winston Churchill in the first season of The Crown, the predatory CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes in […]

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Olivia Colman Accepts Zurich Award, Praises Co-Star Anthony Hopkins

Currently shooting her new film and unable to travel to Switzerland due to new Covid-19 restrictions, British actress Olivia Colman tuned in live on Saturday to accept her Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, taking place physically and celebrating its 16th edition. One of the festival’s most prestigious recognitions, counting the likes of […]

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Zendaya Is the Emmy’s Youngest Drama Actress Winner in History, Brings ‘Euphoria’ Total to Three Prizes

When the 2020 Emmy nominations were announced July 28, the biggest surprise was easily Zendaya landing her first career nomination. The 24-year-old performer earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series thanks to her work in HBO’s “Euphoria.” The high school drama aired its first season way back in summer 2019, so […]

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