Month: November 2017

The Austrian auteur’s foreign-languge entry stars Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant in a darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional French family. Happy End, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke is, in many ways, exactly what we’ve come to expect from the 75-year-old auteur who has made a career out of upsetting
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THR’s awards columnist argues that this year’s Independent Spirit Award nominations and Gotham, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle awards have helped to highlight worthy work that Academy members might otherwise have overlooked. The flurry of awards-season announcements issued over the past week or so — Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Gotham
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Elsewhere at the independent film celebration earlier this week, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ star Timothee Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino tease the prospect of a sequel (or sequels) to the acclaimed coming-of-age romance, which won best feature. Get Out and Call Me by Your Name were the big winners at Monday night’s Gotham independent
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The Londoner also helmed ‘Dutchman’ and ‘They Might Be Giants,’ edited Kubrick films and enjoyed a “hysterical” moment at the 1969 Academy Awards. Anthony Harvey, who received an Oscar nomination for directing The Lion in Winter, the 1968 historical drama that starred Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and, in his movie debut, Anthony Hopkins, has died.
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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Shucker.”] Pop culture worlds collided in Sunday’s supersized Curb Your Enthusiasm, the penultimate episode of Larry David’s comeback season of the HBO comedy. David and executive producer Jeff Schaffer pulled off two major cameos that managed to stay a secret until Sunday’s
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The ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star faced a backlash after comments made to a U.K. magazine. An online backlash erupted against Angela Lansbury on Tuesday after the Murder, She Wrote star made controversial comments regarding sexual harassment. Speaking to the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine, the 92-year-old, who is starring in the BBC’s new adaptation of Little
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Martin Scorsese is executive producer of the Spirit Award-nominated film, a coming-of-age story set in the Romani community of Calabria, Italy. Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano will be honored with the Capri Hollywood Rising Star Award for his latest film A Ciambra, which is Italy’s submission for consideration for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Carpignano will
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As of Sunday, ‘The Last Knight’ has grossed 1.68 billion rubles ($28.8 million), outperforming the previous champion, ‘Stalingrad.’ Disney’s Russian-language movie Posledny Bogatyr (The Last Knight) has become the highest-grossing local-language release of all time in the country, surpassing the previous champion, Stalingrad. As of Sunday, The Last Knight has brought in 1.68 billion rubles
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The streaming video service picks up U.S. SVOD rights to Scandinavian crime dramas ‘Below the Surface’ and ‘Midnight Sun,’ as well as U.K. drama ‘Trust Me’ in its first-ever licensing deal with the studio. Hulu has inked its first-ever TV deal with European production group StudioCanal, taking exclusive U.S. streaming rights to three of its
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‘The Walking Dead’ creator’s company will help bring the billion-dollar game franchise to small screens, the printed page and beyond. The mobile RPG Summoners War is expanding its universe. South Korean game developers Com2us is partnering with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, to expand Summoners War into an entertainment franchise across various mediums,
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Two boy-next-door brothers — Dickie, a skilled, rhythmic straight man, and Tommy, a naive-looking comic genius — singing folk songs and improvising comedic conversations about everything and nothing, and who mom liked best: This was CBS’ The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Their antics turned television upside down, blending slapstick humor with political satire, making them
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