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‘Cut Throat City’ Review: The RZA Directs a Tale of Gangsta Desperation in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Heist films, from “Rififi” to “Ocean’s Eleven” to “Widows,” are all about the planning. They’re missions impossible, and the fun of almost every heist movie is: Can it make the intricacy of a robbery thrilling yet plausible? But in “Cut Throat City,” the third feature directed by the RZA, the posse of desperate amateur thugs […]

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‘The Banks’: Three Generations of Thieves Unite for a Heist in Film Adaptation of Roxane Gay’s Graphic Novel

Steve McQueen’s heist drama Widows didn’t make the box office splash that the filmmakers were hoping for, but can we interest you in a different Chicago-set heist movie about a group of female thieves? Macro, the company behind 2018’s excellent Sorry to Bother You, is producing a movie adaptation of The Banks, a graphic novel […]

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Cynthia Erivo Becomes The Queen Of Soul In First Teaser For ‘Genius: Aretha’

After earningan Oscar nomination for playing Harriet Tubman, and right in time for theawards ceremony tomorrow night, we’re now getting our first look at CynthiaErivo playing none other than Aretha Franklin in season three of the NationalGeographic anthology biopic, “Genius.”Read More: ‘McQueen’ Director Brought On To Helm Marianne Faithfull Biopic Starring Lucy BoyntonErivo has provenherself […]

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Steve McQueen Signs Overall Deal with Amazon, Prepping Space Survival Series ‘Last Days’

Another visionary director has made the jump to a streaming service partnership. Amazon Studios announced on Tuesday that it has signed an overall deal with “12 Years a Slave” and “Widows” director Steve McQueen.Speaking to the Television Critics Association biannual press tour in Pasadena, California, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke explained that the news also […]

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See You Yesterday review – poignant time travel caper is a Netflix win

This engaging, often ingenious, Spike Lee-produced adventure sees two teens try to stop a police shooting by going back in timeIn the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed a glut of film-makers and screenwriters responding to the increase in publicised, and often iPhone-recorded, incidents of unarmed black men being shot and killed by racist police […]

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Brian Tyree Henry Circling Jennifer Lawrence’s A24 Film, First Plot Details Revealed

Little is known of Jennifer Lawrence’s secretive A24 project, but at least we now know a little more. Collider reports that Brian Tyree Henry, fresh off a breakthrough year that saw him steal scenes in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Widows,” has been offered the lead role opposite Lawrence. In addition, a few plot […]

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Costume Designers Guild Awards Put ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘The Favourite’ on the Best-Dressed List

The Costume Designers Guild has nominated 15 different movies for the 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards, singling out two films about the Stuart line of English monarchs, two based in the rock and funk of the 1970s, three about superheroes and others about Abba-singing lovers, female thieves and crazy rich Asians.In the CDGA’s Excellence in […]

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Steve McQueen Sets New Film: A Nonfiction World War II Project — Exclusive

Steve McQueen will direct “The Occupied City,” a documentary based on the illustrated history book “Atlas of an Occupied City. Amsterdam 1940-1945,” written by his wife, Dutch writer, historian, and filmmaker Bianca Stigter.“Atlas of an Occupied City” uncovers traces of the World War II in Amsterdam, guiding the reader through the once-occupied Netherlands capital. The […]

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