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‘Joker’ Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Wins at Camerimage Film Festival

“Joker” cinematographer Lawrence Sher’s bid, along with director Todd Phillips, to try something “perhaps even a bit artful” won big Saturday in Torun, Poland as he took the top prize at the EnergaCamerimage Intl. Film Festival.The Golden Frog for cinematography, along with the audience prize, went to his work filming Joaquin Phoenix in the dark […]

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From the outhouse to the arthouse: how Hollywood’s kings of comedy got serious

Cinema’s former fart-gag maestros have recast themselves as social critics. Are they the ideal pundits for an age of obscenity?A little over 20 years ago, There’s Something About Mary spearheaded a new era for what was known as gross-out comedy. The film depicted Cameron Diaz’s central character with semen in her hair and Ben Stiller […]

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Todd Phillips Expects ‘Joker’ Backlash Because Film ‘Doesn’t Follow Anything From Comics’

Now that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has opened in theaters to big box office numbers, only one major superhero tentpole remains in 2019: “Joker.” The Warner Bros. fall tentpole from “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips stars Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Batman villain. The movie might use the Joker character and the setting of Gotham […]

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‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days

When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner Bros’ Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born has filled $100 million-plus worth of movie auditoriums in its first 12 days of domestic release.Let’s face it, not all adult-oriented awards […]

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‘Joker & Harley Quinn’ Writers Tease A ‘Bad Santa’ Meets ‘This Is Us’ Mashup

One can be forgiven if they’re deeply confused as to what the hell is going on over at Warner Bros. and DC Films. The company’s Superman is likely leaving, their Batman is already (essentially) gone, and they’re shooting a new Joker movie different from the one introduced within the Dceu less than two years ago […]

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