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‘Nosferatu’: Nicholas Hoult Excited To Meet Robert Eggers’ Demands On Upcoming Horror Remake

Nicholas Hoult and Anya Taylor-Joy have much in common in their recent onscreen work. They star together in the culinary thriller “The Menu,” in theaters now. They both have also endured the grueling, chaotic sets of George Miller‘s “Max Max” movies, “Fury Road” for Hoult and the upcoming “Furiosa” for Taylor-Joy. And soon, Hoult will […]

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‘Smile’ Director Parker Finn Still Loves Jump Scares — and Doesn’t Care If You Don’t

It sometimes feels as if horror is at a crossroads, as certain fans seem determined to further split the genre into arbitrary categories. As arthouse horror movies like “The Witch” and “Hereditary” have gained popularity in recent years, fans and directors alike have tried to create new discussion terms to differentiate intellectual, metaphor-driven horror films […]

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The 50 Best Indie Horror Movies to Stream Right Now, from ‘X’ to ‘Fresh’

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in 2019 and has been updated multiple times since.The crisp creepiness of October may be behind us, but with the colder months comes a new sort of setting perfect for watching horror movies. With the punishing wind whipping chill into the air outside — and the promise of […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy Rejected Disney Offer So She Could Star in ‘The Witch’ Instead: I Had a ‘Really Good Feeling’ About It

Anya Taylor-Joy revealed in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine that she rejected an offer to star in a Disney Channel pilot in order to act in Robert Eggers’ “The Witch” instead. The 2015 horror movie served as Taylor-Joy’s acting breakthrough. Suffice to say, the Emmy nominee’s career would’ve looked a whole lot different […]

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Kate Dickie: ‘I think I’m happiest being in other people’s skin’

From Red Road to Prometheus, the Scottish actor has quietly amassed one of the most impressive CVs on screen. Our film critic talks to one of his favourite actorsEarlier this year, an Observer reader asked me the question: “Which actor do you think has produced the greatest quality of work across their career?” My answer […]

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Is ‘The Northman’ a Failed Art Film, or Is It Robert Eggers’ Stolidly Successful Blockbuster Audition? (Column)

“The Northman,” a violent epic of Viking revenge, is not a good movie. It’s like “Gladiator” without the Colosseum and with a stubbornly uninteresting hulk avenger hero. (It also drags on 45 minutes longer than it should have.) A lot of critics have overpraised the movie because they feel invested in the career of Robert […]

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‘The Northman’ Viewing Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Appreciate the Visionary Viking Saga

It’s rare for a new movie to open in theaters with the vision and scale of “The Northman.” Director Robert Eggers’ third feature after “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse” has the same meticulous blend of period details, atmospheric storytelling, and ominous supernatural events — but it takes those proclivities and injects them into an epic […]

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‘The Northman’ Director Robert Eggers On Historical Accuracy, Studio Notes & Not Making A “Movie Schmovie”

After “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” director Robert Eggers brings his passion for meticulous historical recreation and his interest in the (often tortured) psyches of past generations to the violent and epic world of Vikings in “The Northman” (read our review). Unlike actor Alexander Skarsgård, who plays the film’s eponymous hero (read our interview with […]

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