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Cynthia Nixon Gets Poetic As Emily Dickinson In New Trailer For Terence Davies’ ‘A Quiet Passion’

Terence Davies‘ upcoming biopic “A Quiet Passion” has a new, UK trailer, bringing viewers a taste of the drama that follows the story of famed American poet Emily Dickinson played by Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City” fame. The drama takes us into the life of Dickinson, with Davies delivering his third straight drama with […]

Get Ready To Rock With New Images Of Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & More In Terrence Malick’s ‘Song To Song’

While the trailer for “Song To Song” shows that Terrence Malick‘s style hasn’t changed that much, perhaps the musical milieu of his new movie will show a different side of the filmmaker. All we know is that we’re ready to watch Rooney Mara rock out. Some new images from the film have landed (via IMDB), […]

Steve McQueen’s Scrapped HBO Series ‘Codes of Conduct’ Still Alive, Seeking New Home

It was almost exactly a year ago when HBO was at their peak of executive and creative turmoil. The hugely expensive “Vinyl” had premiered to dismal ratings and reviews (and the second season would be canceled a couple months later), and a multitude of high profile projects — David Fincher‘s “Videosyncrazy” and “Utopia,” the miniseries “Lewis And Clark” […]

Predicting The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards Winners Because Why Not?

The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards are upon us and beyond the anticipation of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosting the 32nd annual indie film shindig, there is actual suspense over who will take home the top prizes. Over the past decade or so, the casual chic Spirits have featured many of the nominated films battling […]

Fresh Off Netflix Deal For ‘The Irishman,’ Martin Scorsese Says Watching Movies On TV “Is Not The Best Way”

While Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” is easily his most powerful exploration yet of the devout having their faith tested, the filmmaker, who once considered going becoming priest, has long prayed at the altar of cinema. There are few advocates for the medium as eloquent or knowledgeable as Scorsese, and even as a Netflix deal is inked for […]

Fresh Off Netflix Deal For ‘The Irishman,’ Martin Scorsese Says Watching Movies On TV “Is Not The Best Way”

While Martin Scorsese‘s “Silence” is easily his most powerful exploration yet of the devout having their faith tested, the filmmaker, who once considered going becoming priest, has long prayed at the altar of cinema. There are few advocates for the medium as eloquent or knowledgeable as Scorsese, and even as a Netflix deal is inked for […]

Drew Goddard Joins ‘Deadpool 2’ Writing Team, Joe Carnahan Penning ‘X-Force’

Still without a release date, it seems Ryan Reynolds wants “Deadpool 2” to be the best it can be, and if the rumors are to be believed, he’s flexing the bigger creative muscle he has on the sequel to realize his vision. Last fall, “Deadpool” director Tim Miller exited the picture, with “John Wick” co-helmer […]

‘Alien: Covenant’ Serves Up 5-Minute ‘Last Supper’ Prologue

With Neill Blomkamp‘s “Alien” looking unlikely to happen, the future of the franchise rests on the shoulders of the man who started it all: Ridley Scott. He’s back with “Alien: Covenant,” which for fans will have to show some improvement over the beautiful looking, viscerally engaging, but kinda really dumb “Prometheus.” And he’s going to […]

Kristen Stewart Dives ‘Underwater’

Ever since she wrapped up her work with the “Twilight” franchise, Kristen Stewart has been gone pretty hard on arthouse and auteur fare, adding Olivier Assayas, Woody Allen, Drake Doremus, and Ang Lee to her Rolodex (and that’s the old timey word for the contact list on your iPhone, kids). But she hasn’t entirely stepped […]

New Video Essay Looks At The Noirish Beauty Of Black & White

With the prevalence of 3D and IMAX and every other visual innovation taking place in cinema right now, it’s easy to understand why black and white might not seem appealing to the average filmgoer. Where 3D and IMAX are exciting and loud, black and white is tempered and quiet, a stylistic choice that seems to […]