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‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci Takes Donald Trump to Task, Compares Him to Doctor Manhattan

Donald Trump isn’t an omnipotent being with superpowers, and he definitely wasn’t portrayed by Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in a critically acclaimed HBO series, but there are still similarities to be found between the current president and “Watchmen’s” Doctor Manhattan — if your mind is as creative and clever as “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s.In […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: Armando Iannucci’s Quirky Dickens Take Is His First Mixed Bag

Armando Iannucci has been the reigning king of filmed satire for years, but with “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” he trades zingy political satire for a messy assemblage of whimsical conceits. On its own terms, Iannucci’s warm-hearted adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic has good intentions to spare, from an inspired color-blind cast led […]

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Fox Searchlight Buys ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights to “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name.The deal comes in advance of the film’s Toronto International Film Festival bow on Sept. 5, as well as its BFI London Film Festival premiere on Oct. 2. The studio plans […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 […]

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‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci Space Comedy Starring Hugh Laurie Is on Its Way to HBO

With satire dying an excruciating death on earth, Armando Iannucci is officially heading to space. Variety is reporting that HBO has given a series order to “Avenue 5,” a comedy set decades in the future in a world where interplanetary travel is a successful, viable industry.Comedy vet Hugh Laurie, who’s also appeared on the Iannucci-created […]

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‘Leave No Trace,’ ‘A Very English Scandal’ Win USC Scripter Awards

“Leave No Trace” has won the USC Libraries Scripter Award for best movie adaptation and “A Very English Scandal” took the television award.“Leave No Trace,” was adapted by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel “My Abandonment” by Peter Rock. “A Very English Scandal” was adapted by Russell T. Davies from John Preston’s […]

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National Society Of Film Critics vote ‘The Rider’ best film

Roma earns three wins; The Death Of Stalin takes best screenplay.Chloe Zhao’s The Rider was named best picture on Saturday (5) by the National Society Of Film Critics, while Olivia Colman for The Favourite and Ethan Hawke for First Reformed claimed acting honours.Alfonso Cuarón won the directing and cinematography prizes for Roma, his Spanish-language Mexican […]

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Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Wins for Best Film, Director at European Film Awards

“Cold War,” Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white romance set in the 1950s, scooped the prizes for best film, director and screenplay at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards on Saturday.“Cold War” star Joanna Kulig also won the award for best actress. Marcello Fonte, the star of Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman,” won for best actor.Armando Iannucci’s political […]

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‘Cold War’ Wins Big at the European Film Awards

Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” has been named the best European film of 2018 at the European Film Awards, which were handed out on Saturday in Seville, Spain.The decade-spanning drama, which was inspired by the stormy relationship between Pawlikowski’s parents, also won awards for its director, screenplay, lead actress (Joanna Kulig) and editor.Marcello Fonte won the […]

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‘Cold War’ Is the Big Winner at the European Film Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

“Cold War” was the big winner at the European Film Awards, picking up the prizes for Best European Film, Actress (Joanna Kulig), Director, and Screenwriter (both Paweł Pawlikowski). Best actor went to Marcello Fonte of “Dogman,” while Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” was named Best European Comedy.“Cold War” also led all films with five […]

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