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‘Night of the Kings’ Review: Visually Stunning Fantasy, By Way of a Western African Prison

Male hierarchies inside prison walls are well-trod ground, from “Brute Force” and “Birdman of Alcatraz,” to “Papillon,” “Midnight Express,” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” But rarely is an entry as visually rapturous as West African filmmaker Philippe Lacôte’s “Night of the Kings,” which takes place inside the bowels of the infamous La MacA prison in Abidjan, […]

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We Should Thank Roger Deakins For Refusing To Shoot ‘Blade Runner 2049’ The “Sloppy” Way Hollywood Studios Expect

Roger Deakins is one of the best living cinematographers, even if The Academy only realized it a couple of years ago. Having worked on such gems as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Skyfall” should give you enough credibility to have people listen to your advice, but Deakins […]

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Everything Coming to Netflix in March

Netflix is adding a robust line-up of popular programs to its slate in March.In addition to rom-coms like Matthew Mcconaughey’s “Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past,” “He’s Just Not That Into You” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” the streamer is also adding a few classics like “Goodfellas” and “The Shawshank Redemption” starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. The […]

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Karlovy Vary Festival To Fete Tim Robbins With Crystal Globe; Terry Gilliam, Anna Paquin, John Lesher Among Guests

This year’s 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 – July 7) will present a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema to actor and director Tim Robbins. Oscar-winner Robbins, known for a string of memorable performances including in Mystic River and The Shawshank Redemption and for directing movies including Dead Man Walking, […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘The Crown’ Win ASC Awards for Cinematography

“Blade Runner 2049” cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize for theatrical motion pictures at the 32nd annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards Saturday night.While the 68-year-old lenser continues to be a bridesmaid at the Oscars, where he is currently 0-14 (with this year’s bid still pending), he’s an old favorite with the Asc: Deakins’ […]

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