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The Batman’s Paul Dano Talks About The ‘Intense’ Experience Of Playing The Riddler

Paul Dano’s Riddler now has his own official theme music, courtesy of composer Michael Giacchino and WaterTower Music, and his appearance in the upcoming Warner Bros. film, “The Batman,” is drawing ever closer. Dano is an intense actor who has squared off with even more intense Method actors like Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be […]

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There Will Be Blood Ending Explained: Capitalism Drinks Everybody’s Milkshake

P.T. Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” marked a turning point in the celebrated filmmaker’s career, transitioning him away from the kinetic style and occasional surrealism of his earlier work and into a period of directing more subdued movies — from their long, deliberate takes to their washed-out visuals and stories that are firmly rooted in […]

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Might Be Tasty Enough for Oscar Voters, but Needs a Dash More Bradley Cooper

Auteur Paul Thomas Anderson ushers in his breeziest, most light-hearted effort yet with “Licorice Pizza,” a film that could be an all-around awards player, possibly nabbing him an overdue Academy Award for best original screenplay. Add in debut performances from Cooper Hoffman — son of late Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman — and singer-songwriter Alana […]

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‘Mosquito State’ Review: A Finance Bro Lets Bugs Eat Him Alive in a Wall Street Horror Story

, Filip Jan Rymsza’s scary-silly “Mosquito State” begs for some context before we can dive into its crepuscular plot.It’s August 3, 2007. We’re standing on the precipice of the most dire financial crisis since the Great Depression, but no one seems to know it yet. Good things are happening. A young senator named Barack Obama […]

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Why Judd Apatow Hired ‘There Will Be Blood’ Dp Robert Elswit to Shoot a Comedy

Judd Apatow makes big commercial comedies, and “The King of Staten Island” is no exception. However, while developing the project with Pete Davidson and drawing on the comic actor’s personal life, Apatow decided he needed to capture the rough-and-tumble nature of the character’s experiences. As a result, the movie has a more naturalistic quality than […]

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Krzysztof Penderecki Dies: Influential Composer With Music in ‘The Shining’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Was 86

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, whose often disturbing and challenging avant-garde music has turned up in films from “The Shining” to “The Exorcist” and “Children of Men,” and as recently as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return,” died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, March 29. He was 86 years old.Penderecki’s greatest […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Longtime Cinematographer Says They Probably Won’t Work Together Again

Robert Elswit has shot six films for Paul Thomas Anderson and won an Academy Award for his work on “There Will Be Blood,” but the cinematographer doesn’t expect to work with Anderson again. During an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast, Elswit didn’t have great things to say about their working relationship: “God, I […]

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