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Sally Hawkins Captures The Enduring Spirit Of Canadian Folk Artist ‘Maudie’ In New Trailer With Ethan Hawke

Sally Hawkins captures the enduring spirit of painter Maud Lewis in the new trailer for the biopic, “Maudie.” Directed by Aisling Walsh, the film focuses on Lewis’ early life and her struggle to become one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. The biopic made its world premiere at the 2016 Telluride Film Festival before screening at […]

Warner Bros. Adds ‘Nightwing’ Movie To Superhero Slate

It’s not fair to keep drawing comparisons to Marvel, but Warner Bros. and DC Films feels like such a mess at times. Marvel carefully makes a plan and almost always stick with it through each phase of their movie universe. Over at WB, their upcoming spandex slate that still theoretically includes “Cyborg,” “Shazam,” “Black Adam,” […]

Discover The Mysterious Power In New Trailer For ‘Mary And The Witch’s Flower’ From Ex-Studio Ghibli Team

While Studio Ghibli has become synonymous with Hayao Miyazaki’s work, and the films that touch upon similarly inspired approaches, the company is ceasing production of new projects and now their workers have had to find a new outlet. And so, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and several former employees, started Studio Ponoc. With their new movie, “Mary And […]

The 15 Best Oscar-Nominated Performances In Foreign-Language Films

We only have a few more days to wait before we’ll see if [any film or person] can pull off a major upset in [any category] and beat out “La La Land,” which, last time we checked, was tracking to pick up more Oscars than there actually are categories in Sunday’s awards, which seems mathematically […]

The 15 Best Oscar-Nominated Performances In Foreign-Language Films

We only have a few more days to wait before we’ll see if [any film or person] can pull off a major upset in [any category] and beat out “La La Land,” which, last time we checked, was tracking to pick up more Oscars than there actually are categories in Sunday’s awards, which seems mathematically […]

Matt Reeves Directing ‘The Batman’ After All

The pendulum has swung back on “The Batman.” With Ben Affleck leaving the director’s chair, Warner Bros. needed a name to assure everyone the film was still on track. And initially they thought they had it with Matt Reeves (“Let Me In,” “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes“) — only for him to break […]

Producers Turned Down James Gunn’s Attempt To Make An R-Rated ‘Hitman’ Movie

The video-game-to-movie adaptation is an ongoing problem in Hollywood. There is a plethora of games that fans would love to see on the big screen, but it never seems to go smoothly, and “Hitman” is just one title in the pantheon of failed video-game movies. An engaging tale of an assassin filling contract killings for the International Contracts […]

Toronto International Film Festival Shrinking Its Lineup Is A Much Needed Change

To outsiders, the grumbling each year from press and industry folks as the Toronto International Film Festival unveils its lineup can seem precious. The common complaint is that there’s simply too much, leading to screening conflicts and an impression that programmers will pretty much slot anything into the lineup. (We know, we know, boo hoo, […]

Richard Gere Is Making Deals In New Trailer For ‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer’

Making movies means dealing with people who have plenty of opinions about how things should be done, but I find it remarkable that no one involved with “Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer” said anything about the title. One of the longest, and blandest, movie titles in recent memory, I’m […]

Join The Brotherhood In New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Burning Sands’

As long as there have been fraternities, there’s been hazing, but the hallowed tradition of humiliation is coming under increasing scrutiny. Incidents that have left pledges gravely injured have made headlines, and schools are no longer turning a blind eye to this bro-ish activity. And the movies are paying attention too, with “Goat” recently taking […]