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‘Capernaum’ Director On The High Price Children Are Paying For Society’s Mistakes — Awardsline Screening Series

Watching Capernaum, Lebanon’s entry in 2018 for Best Foreign Language Film, one point becomes immediately clear: Only a truly dedicated, humanistic director could make such a film, experiencing first-hand so many sorrows so that others around the world might understand. In the case of the Cannes title, which won the fest’s Jury Prize, that director is Nadine Labaki, an esteemed Lebanese filmmaker who had already made her way down the Croisette a number of times before… Read

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Review: Willem Dafoe & Julian Schnabel Paint Stunning Portrait Of Vincent Van Gogh

There have been many cinematic takes on the great artist Vincent Van Gogh, notably Kirk Douglas’ Oscar-nominated turn in 1956’s Lust For Life and Robert Altman’s penetrating Vincent and Theo, but director, and artist himself, Julian Schnabel has managed to do something completely personal and original in At Eternity’s Gate. This is probably a movie that could only come from one artist examining the life of another, and Schnabel in his filmmaking efforts has always seemed… Read

‘A Quiet Place’ Sound Editors Discuss Their Moments Of Creative Doubt & Vindication — Production Value Video Series

On examination of those behind the filmic curtain—creating the sonic palette through which to feel a world—any number of descriptors seem to apply. Magicians, wizards and puppet masters who have trained themselves in the art of emotional manipulation, sound editors are too often among those craftsmen and women taken for granted, when the reality is that no film could function, or pull the audience in toward the screen, without their dedicated, passionate work. The… Read

Alfonso Cuarón Explores “Personal And Social Wounds” Of Mexicans In ‘Roma’ – The Contenders London Video


Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón has always managed to balance the intimate and the epic with his work. It has been finely showcased in his acclaimed films Gravity, Children of Men, and Y tu mamá también. His latest film Roma, which has been making waves this awards season, would appear to be a shift of gears for the director, as it tells a deeply personal story of his childhood, but it is set against no less of an epic scale that the political backdrop of 1970s… Read

‘Green Book’ Review: Viggo Mortensen & Mahershala Ali On Memorable Road Trip That Should End At The Oscars

Every now and then a movie comes along at the right time. That time is now, and that movie is Green Book. This film about a road trip through the Deep South in 1962 between world-renowned black concert pianist Don Shirley and a white bouncer-enforcer named Tony "The Lip" Vallelonga, who became his driver, and then his friend is, in a word, glorious. As I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), it might be the best film you will see all year. And the fact… Read

The Show To Watch This Week: Review Of ‘Narcos: Mexico,’ ‘Escape At Dannemora,’ ‘Little Drummer Girl’ & ‘Origin’

At this point deep into the fall TV season and with the inevitably busy pre-Thanksgiving weekend looming, you'd think that the era of Peak TV would give viewers some time to catch their breath and nail down their turkey plans – well think again. Which is why we're decided to do our reviews a little differently this week and go through the menu in one go, as you can see in the video review above. Starting today and going until the beginning of next week, there's a feast of… Read

Sissy Spacek On Advice She Gave To Robert Redford About Quitting Acting, And Words Of Wisdom She Got From Jack Lemmon – The Actor’s Side

Sissy Spacek

She may have started out modeling, and to be a musician , but the acting world and film fans are grateful she didn’t stop there because Sissy Spacek has blessed the movies with a career of brilliant performances that have resulted so far in numerous classics, awards, and six Oscar nominations starting with her first for her immortal Carrie in 1976 , and continuing with memorable roles in the likes of Missing, The River, Crimes Of The Heart , In The Bedroom , and of course… Read

‘Berlin Station’ Season 3 Timely Trailer Warns “This Place Is A Time Bomb”

EXCLUSIVE: "The stakes have grown this season," says showrunner Jason Horwitch of Berlin Station's December 2 debuting third season. "Berlin Station becomes the tip of the spear, Fort Apache, out in front of an unfolding global crisis of Russia’s making," the former House of Cards and Luke Cage producer adds of the Epix spy drama. Or as Richard Armitage's Daniel Miller of the CIA declares in the exclusive trailer above: "This place is a time bomb!" Armitage, now Chief of… Read

Hugh Grant On Mining His Early Days For ‘Paddington 2’s Vain Villain – The Contenders London Video

Paddington 2

Hugh Grant’s turn as the over-the-top villain in Paddington 2 scored him a BAFTA nomination this year and the London Critics Circle’s Supporting Actor of the Year Award. With the Heyday Films/Studiocanal sequel to the massive 2014 family hit released domestically by Warner Bros in January 2018, it’s eligible for Academy consideration this year, and Grant stopped by Deadline’s recent The Contenders London event to discuss his turn as foil to the bear from darkest Peru… Read

Michelle Yeoh Says ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gave Much-Needed Opportunity For Asian Actors To Be Seen – The Contenders London Video

Crazy Rich Asians

Michelle Yeoh has played numerous roles of over the years, and in Jon M. Chu’s box office smash Crazy Rich Asians, she plays the role of matriarch Eleanor Young, a mother who may look stern and cold, but as we find out in the end, she’s just looking out for what’s best for her son. During Deadline’s recent The Contenders London awards-season event, Yeoh talked with Deadline’s Joe Utichi about being a “minority” in Hollywood and how Crazy Rich Asians gives a much-needed… Read

‘Widows’ Review: Viola Davis Leads Strong Ensemble In Heist Film With A Social Twist

In 1983 director Steve McQueen, eventual Best Picture Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave, became obsessed with a British miniseries called Widows about a group of women who decide to finish a robbery that their criminal husbands died trying to pull off. In a collaboration with Gone Girl screenwriter Gillian Flynn, McQueen finally has found a way to bring it to the big screen while switching gears from his gritty indie movies to the action genre; moving the locale from… Read

‘The Kominsky Method’ Review: Chuck Lorre’s Netflix Comedy All AARP’d Up With Nowhere To Go

The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method is Chuck Lorre's latest attempt at harnessing the beast known as streaming. And while it is a definite improvement over the stoner faceplant of his now-canceled DisjointedThe Big Bang Theory co-creator still has a long way to go in losing his broadcast inhibitions as the Michael Douglas-Alan Arkin starrer the launches November 16 on Netflix makes clear. With Douglas back in a TV series lead role for the first time since the great The Streets of San Fr… Read