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Emmanuel Lubezki on ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Knight of Cups’ and the Importance of Breaking Rules

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by Erin Whitney March 4, 2016 @ 11:38 AM
20th Century Fox
Emmanuel Lubezki just won his third Academy Award, marking a three-year-in-a-row streak for the Mexican cinematographer. Like ‘Birdman’ last year, Lubezki’s second collaboration with Alejandro Iñarritu, ‘The Revenant,’ won big at the 2016 Oscars, certifying him one of the most celebrated cinematographers of our time.

How Disney Turned a Cute, Talking Animal Movie Into an Commentary on Race Relations

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by Mike Sampson March 2, 2016 @ 2:58 PM
Walt Disney Animation
As the story goes, corrupt government officials intentionally introduced a dangerous drug into marginalized minority communities resulting in increased power for politicians and law enforcement through the manipulated fear of the middle class. This narrative has been the subject of a number of popular conspiracy theories over the years concerning the CIA’s alleged involvement in the crack cocaine epidemic among the African American community in the mid-80s. It’s also the plot of the 55th Disney animated movie starring a group of cute, talking animals.

Alden Ehrenreich on Bad Southern Accents, Good Rope Tricks, and the Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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by Matt Singer February 5, 2016 @ 8:05 AM
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In Hail, Caesar!, the new comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, Alden Ehrenreich accomplishes a seemingly impossible task: He steals a movie from a cast that includes Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Frances McDormand, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and two Tilda Swintons. (She plays twins.) Amidst that incredible array of talent, it’s Ehrenreich who emerges as the film’s breakout star, and shares (with Fiennes) its funniest scene, in which a Hollywood director (Fiennes) desperately tries to coax a believable Mid-Atlantic accent out of Ehrenreich’s dopey cowboy, Hobie Doyle. This extended riff, which was already heavily featured in the Hail, Caesar! trailer, is an instant classic from the Coen brothers, and will almost certainly go down in history as one of the best scenes of their entire career.

Josh Brolin on ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and Marvel’s Modern Studio System

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by Matt Singer February 4, 2016 @ 9:02 AM
Universal
Brolin reunited with the Coens for their remake of True Grit, and now they’re back together again for Hail, Caesar! a hilarious comedy about 1950s Hollywood. Brolin plays Eddie Mannix, an executive at Capitol Pictures, a major studio with several major problems that need fixing. Chief among them: Capitol’s biggest star, Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) has been kidnapped, and a mysterious group known as “The Future” wants $100,000 for his safe return.

‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Talk About Finding Meaning and Tears In Fart Jokes

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by Erin Whitney February 1, 2016 @ 8:38 AM
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It’s only been a week since ‘Swiss Army Man’ shocked Park City audiences at its Sundance world premiere, and the absurdist dramedy is already known as “the Daniel Radcliffe fart movie.” If you’ve seen the headlines and read the reviews (here’s ours), you already know the film prompted some walk-outs after Paul Dano‘s Hank rode the back of Radcliffe’s Manny, a farting corpse, like a jet-ski across an ocean. But, like those who left after the hilarious, blissfully weird opening scene, what you don’t know is that Swiss Army Man is actually a meditation on profound, human topics.

John Carney on His Autobiographical Musical ‘Sing Street’ and the Influence of the ‘80s

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by Erin Whitney January 29, 2016 @ 2:40 PM
The Weinstein Co.
As any fan of ‘Once’ can attest, writer, director John Carney is a master at capturing the complexities of love through music. In his latest musical, ‘Sing Street,’ Carney pulls from his own past as a misfit school boy in the 1980s who found solace in music.

‘Legends’ Post-Mortem: Brandon Routh Reveals Cut Felicity Scene, Legacy and Fiery Teamup Ahead!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 21, 2016 @ 8:05 PM
The CW
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have officially taken flight after tonight’s premiere, but what didn’t make the final cut? We spoke to Brandon Routh himself for some Atom-ic scoop on a missing Felicity reference, Ray’s obsession with legacy, and which fellow Legend makes for Ray’s most heated pairing!

Bryan Fuller On ‘Hannibal’ Season 3, A ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Reboot and ‘American Gods’

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by Erin Whitney December 8, 2015 @ 9:05 AM
NBC
One of television’s goriest and most cinematic (b)romances came to an end this year when the Season 3 finale of Hannibal served as the series finale (at least for now). It felt like a suitable ending when (spoiler alert) Hugh Dancy’s Will and Mad Mikkelsen’s Hannibal killed the Red Dragon together followed by a literal cliffhanger that saw the pair falling off a cliff in full-embrace. It was gloriously bloody, emotional and gorgeous, all the elements that made Hannibal one of the most stunning and daring shows on network TV.

Marion Cotillard on the Pressure of Playing Lady Macbeth, ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and Working with Xavier Dolan

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by Erin Whitney December 4, 2015 @ 10:24 AM
The Weinstein Company
Marion Cotillard has already proven herself one of the great French actresses of our time, and also one who never ceases to captivate us. In the latest reimagining of Macbeth, Cotillard takes on the Shakespeare tragedy with a sheer, haunting force as Lady Macbeth.