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    Telluride Film Review: WWII Drama ‘Lyrebird’ Fails to Take Flight

    2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: It is late May 1945, a mere weeks after Nazi occupiers have yielded to Allied ones, when a painting by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer surfaces in an Austrian cave belonging to former second-in-command Hermann Goering. “Who sold this Dutch national treasure to the criminal, and why?” are the questions that occupy […] More

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    John David Washington, Vicky Krieps, More Join Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Born To Be Murdered’

    John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook and Vicky Krieps are boarding Luca Guadagnino‘s project “Born To Be Murdered.” Ferdinando Cito Filomarino is directing. As reported in a Deadline exclusive, Washington and Vikander are set to lead the project. For now, plot details are slim. “Born To Be Murdered” is set to follow a vacationing […] More

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    Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2017

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! End of year lists are flooding the internet – from essential compilations like Kris Tapley’s top 10 Shots at Variety and Tomris Laffly’s outstanding collection of costume design at Film School Rejects, to a cornucopia of posts ranking the top 10 films of the year (including our very own […] More

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    Second Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’ is the Embodiment of Style Over Substance

    Very few of my recent cinematic experiences have been as deeply unpleasant as that of watching Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Phantom Thread.” Anderson long ago established himself as a filmmaker determined to showcase the most unlikable of characters. From the seedy porn industry of “Boogie Nights” to a private investigator’s client roll in “Inherent Vice,” he […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’ Charms with Fiery Performances from Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville

    In an evolution of narrative explorations seen in today’s entertainment climate, it’s impressive to see someone like the exceptional Paul Thomas Anderson examining different areas of life as seen in his newest venture “Phantom Thread.”  Gluing together a marvelous cast of actors that includes three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, plus constructing a damn near perfect technical […] More

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    CHECK OUT: Focus Features Reveals Official Theatrical Poster for ‘Phantom Thread’

    Focus Features has revealed the official poster for “Phantom Thread.” The poster will roll out to theaters nationwide ahead of the film’s theatrical release. “Phantom Thread” stars Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in what may or may not be his final film. The film tells the tale of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis), living in London […] More

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    Daniel Day-Lewis Explains Retirement From Acting After Filming ‘Phantom Thread’

    One of the most dedicated actors in Hollywood is retiring, and the reason is both surprising and ultimately vague. Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”), who’s earned three Oscars for his roles in “Lincoln,” “There Will Be Blood” and “My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown,” explained the events leading to his retirement in an interview with […] More

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    OSCARS: Looking at the Supporting Actress Race Without a Frontrunner

    2017 OSCAR CIRCUIT: We’re a second away from the month of November, where the precursors will kick off at the end of the month.  Thanksgiving will roll around, likely with big screenings, hot after the close of the AFI festival in Los Angeles.  It would be a good idea to actually break down a race […] More

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    WATCH: Daniel Day-Lewis in Official Trailer for ‘Phantom Thread’

    Focus Features released the official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread.” The official synopsis reads: “Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct […] More

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Film Officially Titled ‘Phantom Thread’

    Paul Thomas Anderson‘s previously untitled film officially has a name: “Phantom Thread.” Focus Features announced the news Friday afternoon. “Phantom Thread” has long been rumored as the name of Daniel Day-Lewis‘ supposed final film. Day-Lewis plays a 1950s London dressmaker whose work is commissioned by royalty and high society. Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed […] More