Dee Rees’ short film Pariah debuted at the Sundance Film Festival 10 years ago, followed shortly after by her stunning 2011 debut feature of the same name, and a slew of Emmy wins for her HBO film Bessie. She’s been a talent to keep an eye on, but with Mudbound, a powerful period drama pulsing with urgency, she’s on her way to becoming a household name.
It’s 1912 and Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), a 26-year-old mother, is working as a laundress at a London factory, the same one she’s worked at since her early teens. Like the many other women in the sweltering warehouse, Maud works a third more hours than her husband (Ben Whishaw) and the other male employees, and makes considerably less. But this is the 20th century, a time where women were expected to do no more than birth children and bring home an income to feed those children. In Suffragette, screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) and director Sarah Gavron take us back to that era to remind us of the fight that eventually earned women the right to vote in the U.K. in 1928.
Suffragette doesn’t look like your average historical drama or biopic, even though it checks off a few of those boxes (heavily gray British period piece starring Meryl Streep) — no, this true story of the women’s suffrage movement looks intense and stunning, and the trailer alone is enough to make you want to get up and throw a rock through a window.
Just being handsome isn’t going to get Carey Mulligan to marry you. Sorry, dudes, but such is the case in the new trailer for Far From the Madding Crowd, based on the classic novel by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan stars in the upcoming drama as the elegantly named Bathsheba Everdene (take that, Katniss), who attracts a trio of pretty suitable suitors, but here’s the thing: she’s not interested in marrying any of them.
Meryl vs. Oprah. It’s the matchup that likely has the 2014 Oscar producers dreaming of Nielsen ratings, as Americans tentatively turn out to see perennial Oscar champ Meryl Streep go toe-to-toe with the Queen of All Media -- Oprah Winfrey – in this year’s Best Supporting Actress category.
A would-be writer settles in Long Island from the Midwest and is drawn into his millionaire neighbor's lavish and deceit-filled lifestyle.
A new series of 'The Great Gatsby' posters showcases exactly how you make a novel first published in 1925 (and frequently forced upon high school students) appealing to mass audiences: you fill it with as many stars as humanly possible. Six new character posters highlight six of the upcoming film's characters, letting you appreciate what a truly stellar line-up director Baz Luhrmann has assembled for his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.
The dazzling trailer for Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' sashayed online just yesterday, and if it whet your appetite for the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, there's another treat from the Warner Bros. release waiting for you today -- six brand-new posters we've collected featuring all of the main characters!
If things went according to plan, Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' would be hitting theaters next week on Christmas Day, and we might be having a conversation about how Leonardo DiCaprio could be up for both the Best Actor and Supporting Actor Oscar. Instead, the picture moved to May, and we're a little less than six months away from its release. But now there's a new trailer to hold us over.
Carey Mulligan is an actress with near-impeccable taste in roles, and the next film she has her eye on is the black comedy 'Nancy and Danny,' from Indian Paintbrush, the studio that brought us Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom.'