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Francesco review – a baffling papal love-in

Evgeny Afineevsky’s documentary on Pope Francis goes one further than the recent Wim Wenders film by discussing child abuse, but is still another baffling act of hagiographyPope Francis was recently bathed in movie love, courtesy of Fernando Meirelles’s The Two Popes, with its excellent performances from Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis, and Anthony Hopkins as […]

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‘Parallel’: Netflix Teams Up With ‘Source Code’ Writer For New Sci-Fi Heist Film

It’s been years since we last heard about the sequel to the best time-travel film of the past decade, “Source Code,” but writer Ben Ripley isn’t ready to move away from mind-bending sci-fi just yet. Netflix is reportedly teaming up with Ripley for a new film titled “Parallel” about — you guessed it — parallel […]

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Hildur Guonadottir, Nicholas Britell Win Top Honors at World Soundtrack Awards

Hildur Guðnadóttir and Nicholas Britell took top honors at the 20th World Soundtrack Awards on Saturday during the Ghent Film Festival.Iceland-born, Berlin-based Guðnadóttir was named Film Composer of the Year for her Oscar-winning score for “Joker.” She won last year’s TV Composer of the Year for her Emmy-winning score for the HBO series “Chernobyl.”American composer […]

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‘Bird Box,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ and More Netflix Properties Will Stream for Free

If you’ve yet to watch “Bird Box” or have been waiting for an excuse to get into “Stranger Things,” the time is now. Netflix is offering free streaming for several of its most popular titles, including the aforementioned film and television show.Netflix unveiled a new “Watch Free” section on its website and all of the […]

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‘The Two Popes,’ ‘Bird Box,’ and Other Netflix Originals Will Be Free to Watch Without a Subscription

Netflix is making several of its original TV shows and movies — including the Oscar-nominated film The Two Popes, the horror sensation Bird Box, and the first episode of its monster hit Stranger Things — free to watch without a subscription. These titles, as well as seven others, will be available to watch for free […]

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‘The Crown’ Finds Its Next Prince Philip in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Two Pope’ Star Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, a great actor with a wide list of credits including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Age of Innocence, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the recent The Two Popes, is ready to become royalty for The Crown. Pryce will take over the role of Prince Philip for seasons 5 and 6 of the Netflix […]

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All Day and a Night review – stylish Netflix father-son crime drama

Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders gives a compelling lead performance as a young man trying to escape his father’s shadowIt’s an unusually stacked week for new films on Netflix (one they might regret when pre-pandemic content starts to dry up) with a teen comedy, a B-thriller and a romantic documentary all launching before the weekend, a feast […]

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Whitney Houston Biopic in the Works With Director Stella Meghie

A Whitney Houston biopic, titled “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” is in development from “The Photograph” director Stella Meghie.The Whitney Houston Estate, Primary Wave, music producer Clive Davis and Anthony McCarten are producing the film about the iconic musician, who died in 2012 at the age of 48. McCarten, whose credits include “The Two Popes,” […]

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‘Little Women,’ ‘Fleabag’ Win USC Libraries Scripter Awards

The USC Libraries Scripter Awards honor the year’s best film and television adaptations, as well as the works on which they are based. This group of academics, industry professionals, and critics (for which I vote) is often predictive of the Adapted Screenplay Oscar race.While Netflix dominated this year’s nominations with three adapted scripts, for movies […]

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