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The Northman Filmmaker Robert Eggers Was Inspired By This Ancient Norse Story

Robert Eggers’ latest offering, “The Northman,” gives its lead Viking (played by Alexander Skarsgård) a simple set of high-stakes motivations: avenge father, save mother, kill Fjolnir. The synopsis for the epic, starring Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe, describes it as a revenge thriller that “explores how far […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy First Auditioned for Edgar Wright for ‘Baby Driver’

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in Edgar Wright’s new “Last Night in Soho,” but it wasn’t the first time they could have worked together. “I had read the ‘Baby Driver’ script’ and auditioned for it,” Taylor-Joy told me Monday at the “Last Night in Soho” premiere at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “I was a really […]

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Last Night In Soho Soundtrack Features ’60s Deep Cuts: Listen To Anya Taylor-Joy’s Cover Of Downtown

In tandem with Edgar Wright’s latest feature, “Last Night In Soho,” Back Lot Music has dropped a single, sung by none other than the film’s star. Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Witch“) steps behind the microphone and croons a soulful, downtempo cover of Petula Clark’s ’60s chart-topper, “Downtown,” in a crisp new music video dropped first on […]

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‘The Last Thing Mary Saw’ Review: Sin and the Supernatural in Early 19th-Century New York

There have been plenty of horror films set in the Old West and the Old South, as well as eras of religious inquisition in the Old World. “The Last Thing Mary Saw” goes where relatively few have gone before, however, by taking place in the still-new United States’ “civilized” rural East, where an industrial age […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy Was ‘Devastated’ After Watching Her ‘Witch’ Acting: ‘Thought I’d Never Work Again’

Watching yourself onscreen can be hard to endure; just ask Anya Tayloy-Joy. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter as part of her Emmys campaign for “The Queen’s Gambit,” the actress admitted to feeling “devastated” after watching her performance in Robert Eggers’ “The Witch” for the first time. The 2015 horror movie world-premiered at the […]

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‘Last Night in Soho’ First Footage: A Mod Anya Taylor-Joy Bewitches in Edgar Wright’s Chic Thriller

Something is… not all right with Anya Taylor-Joy, dressed in mod garb, in the first footage from Edgar Wright’s upcoming, 1960s-set London thriller “Last Night in Soho.” The star of “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Witch” (and also this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live”) twirls and broods in neon light in the 15-second montage from the […]

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Robert Eggers’ ‘The Northman’ With Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Björk Set for April 2022

Focus Features has set “The Northman,” the next film from “The Witch” director Robert Eggers, for release in April 2022.“The Northman” is a viking revenge drama that stars Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Björk, the Icelandic singer who is appearing in her first film since 2005. The film will […]

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Anya Taylor-Joy Wins Her First Major Acting Award with Golden Globe for ‘Queen’s Gambit’

Anya Taylor-Joy is officially a top acting award winner thanks to the Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which earned the rising actress the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series. Taylor-Joy won the Globe over fellow nominees Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”), Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”), and Nicole Kidman (“The Undoing”). […]

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