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    New Projects: Shaft, Edison, Catan, and Tom Ford

    New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future.  Who’s that bad remake? (Shut your mouth!) New Line Cinema has reportedly acquired the rights to the Shaft franchise and intends to remake the ’70s blaxploitation classic yet again, following the 2000 remake […] More

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    The Definitive Movies of 1995

    20. Dead Man Walking Directed by: Tim Robbins Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and […] More

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    Watch a 90 Minute Interview with Wes Anderson and Ralph Fiennes

    Wes Anderson recently joined Ralph Fiennes for an extensive, ninety-minute interview with TimesTalk. Apart from discussing his upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, he also pitches his idea for a James Bond movie he wanted to make. Listen/watch the full interview embedded below, and read our review of The Grand Budapest Hotel here. The Grand […] More

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    GFF 2014: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is perhaps Wes Anderson’s most ambitious film to date, and one of his best

    More than perhaps any other director, the work of Ernst Lubitsch has been the most noticeable influence on Wes Anderson’s style. Though the great German-American writer-director, most prolific in the 1930s and 1940s, was never quite so aesthetically bold in the look of his sets, he too was preoccupied with meticulous staging for comedy within his chosen locales, be they the titular Shop Around the Corner or the Parisian hotel of Ninotchka; The Grand Budapest Hotel is set in a fictional European country, the Republic of Zubrowka, another Lubitsch trait from works like The Merry Widow and The Love Parade, though The Shop Around the Corner happens to be set in the city Anderson’s mountaintop lodging house takes its name from. He garnered the descriptor of ‘the Lubitsch touch’ thanks to the moving sincerity that always made itself evident within even his more broad comedic premises, and Anderson’s own best work is that in which a recognisable humanism always makes itself known and potent even within the stylised stiltedness through which most of his characters are written and performed. More

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    TIFF 2013: ‘The Invisible Woman’ expertly imparts an ideal meeting of compassionate minds but leaves a bittersweet taste

    The Invisible Woman Written by Abi Morgan Directed by Ralph Fiennes UK, 2013 Actor Ralph Fiennes’ second directorial effort (the first being 2011’s Coriolanus) puts the spotlight on Charles Dickens’ long-term romance with a much younger woman. Fiennes explicates how the prolific Victorian writer came to so brazenly act on his heart’s desires and outside […] More

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    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1990’s

    Villains have always been and will always be some of the most fascinating and memorable characters in the world of genre film.  Here we will take a look at the greatest villains of cinema from the 1990’s. The criteria for this article is the same as in my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s […] More

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    New trailer released for Mike Newell’s adaptation of Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’

    Charles Dickens is widely regarded as one of the best novelists in the history of English literature, with many of his stories of the struggles of life in Victorian England, one of which is Great Expectations, standing the test of time and becoming classics. Many of his novels have seen numerous film adaptations, and Great Expectations is no […] More

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