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    TV Review: The Harsh and Grotesque ‘A Christmas Carol’ Adds Little to the Beloved Tale

    The beloved tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge continues the Dickensian influence of Christmas on the world. Since the beginning of filmmaking, variations on “A Christmas Carol” have found their way to screens, both big and small. Alastair Sim, Albert Finney, Michael Caine, and Scrooge McDuck have played the famed misanthrope. “A Christmas Carol” remains one of the […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Sizzles with Josie Rourke’s Fiery Directorial Debut

    In a wicked display of tension and percolating drama, Josie Rourke‘s smartly effective and intoxicating “Mary Queen of Scots” showcases two grandiose performances from Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. With a sumptuous backdrop of beautiful productions and stunning costumes, the film makes the most of its subconscious outlook on women’s roles in […] More

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    Cynthia Erivo to Portray Harriet Tubman in Upcoming Kasi Lemmons Film ‘Harriet’

    On the horizon, Cynthia Erivo looks like she’ll be one actress for audiences to watch going forward. The actress first made a name for herself on Broadway in 2015’s “A Color Purple” Musical adaptation. She won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical, the only musical performer, not in “Hamilton,” to win a prize […] More

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    TIFF Film Review: ‘Boy Erased’ Is Exuberant with Lucas Hedges’ Showstopping Turn

    An intimate and enthralling look into the internal conflict between religious standards and free-wielding choice, Joel Edgerton‘s deeply felt “Boy Erased” is an important and immersive experience, one that surprises as one of the year’s finest pictures.  Anchored by a career-best turn from young Lucas Hedges, and another stellar and magnificent outing from Nicole Kidman, […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Operation Finale’ Lacks the Urgency to Succeed in its Mission

    Thrillers based on real-life events have to walk a very fine line. Hug too closely to the historical record and it may not feel sufficiently cinematic. Fabricate too much in the service of dramatic license and it can come off as disrespectful. All of this is even stiffer of a line when talking about World […] More

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    New Posters Drop for ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

    Historical dramas have often been seen as the quickest way to get Academy attention. There are dozens of nominations that actors have gained from these kinds of movies, from “Beckett” to “Darkest Hour” last year. Last year, “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” grabbed 14 nominations between them. When British history comes alive, there are plenty who […] More

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    WATCH: Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley Face Off in Official Trailer for ‘Operation Finale’

    MGM released a trailer for the upcoming historical drama, “Operation Finale.” The producers describe the story this way: This thrilling true story follows the 1960 covert mission of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. Oscar Isaac stars as Peter Malkin. He […] More

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    Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan Begin Filming ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’

    LONDON, 17 August, 2017 – Filming has begun on location in England and Scotland on the Working Title Films production of “Mary, Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan in the title role opposite Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. Focus Features holds worldwide rights and will release “Mary, Queen of Scots” in the US and Universal Pictures […] More