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‘The Woman in the Window’ Marks the End of the Old Hollywood System

“The Woman in the Window” is many things. But this star-studded, twisty Hitchcockian thriller was never intended to debut on May 14 on Netflix with a 40 Metascore. That was hardly the original plan for this handsome, well-appointed New York whodunit, cast with Oscar perennials like Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, and Julianne Moore, which was […]

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‘The Woman in the Window’ Review: A Housebound Thriller, Starring Amy Adams as an Agoraphobe, That’s Too Contrived to Thrill

Real-estate porn can work for a thriller — or against it. Sometimes, it’s part of a movie’s mystery and allure: the luxe nooks and crannies where bad vibes can hide. (See “Rosemary’s Baby” or “What Lies Beneath.”) But in “The Woman in the Window,” the stately Harlem brownstone in which Anna Fox (Amy Adams) lives […]

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‘Woman In The Window’: Amy Adams Fails To Awaken This Sleepy, Predictable Mystery Thriller [Review]

Everyone is hiding something in “The Woman in the Window.” Unfortunately, the challenge here isn’t so much deciphering the film’s array of generously signposted secrets but, instead, finding reasons to care about them in the first place. In that regard, versatile British director Joe Wright’s visually stylish, but ultimately sluggish thriller commits perhaps the most […]

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‘The Woman in the Window’ Review: Not Even Amy Adams Can Save This Goofy, Derivative Thriller

It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a new movie that could qualify for the “so bad it’s good” designation, but The Woman in the Window comes pretty darn close. Already infamous for being long-delayed (it was supposed to open in theaters in 2019) and for its extensive reshoots, the Joe Wright-directed adaptation of […]

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Netflix Touts Summer Movie Slate with New ‘Army of the Dead,’ ‘America,’ ‘Fear Street’ Footage

Netflix released a preview of its summer slate Tuesday, including finalized release dates, footage, photos, and other announcements from a range of films. Among the highlights: details from the animated revisionist history “America: the Motion Picture” from the “Archer” team and first-look photos from Paul Weitz’ Kevin Hart-starrer “Fatherhood” and the Melissa McCarthy-produced documentary “Bob […]

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Scott Rudin Will Step Back from Broadway Amid Abuse Accusations

In the wake of a Hollywood Reporter exposé detailing mega producer Scott Rudin’s alleged long history of toxic bullying and abuse in the workplace, the Academy Award-winning film, television, and stage producer said he will step aside from Broadway producing duties. Apologizing “for the pain [his] behavior caused” his colleagues, Rudin told The Washington Post […]

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Netflix’s Massive 2021 Film Slate Will Deliver New Movies Every Week This Year

Netflix has made good on its high-profile promise to deliver new movies every week.Teased last October in national commercial spots, the streaming monolith is guaranteeing its roughly 193 million subscribers unseen features every week in 2021. Largely consisting of original productions as well as some splashy acquisitions, the slate has 71 titles across genres — […]

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Joe Wright Talks ‘Woman in the Window’ Reshoots and Setting the Film in a Single Location

The long-delayed “The Woman in the Window” will finally see the light of day this year, thanks to Netflix, which scooped the thriller from Disney-owned 20th Century Studios last year. Adapted from the novel by A.J. Finn, whose identity has sparked its own fascination courtesy of The New Yorker’s lurid 2019 profile, “The Woman in […]

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