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David Fincher Says He Almost Directed The ‘Deadwood’ Pilot

12 hours ago

While David Fincher‘s recent career turn to television might seem surprising, those familiar with his history have always known he’s had an affinity for the small screen format. The director has an extensive list of music videos to his name, and an almost equally long list of commercials. That said, he’s certainly broken ground in the Peak TV era thanks to “House Of Cards” and now, “Mindhunter,” his latest must-see Netflix series.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Contest: Win ‘Lady Macbeth’ On DVD

13 hours ago

As the Harvey Weinstein story continues to unfold, the well received arthouse drama “Lady Macbeth” takes on added resonance. The directorial debut by William Oldroyd earned raves earlier this year, and today we have copies to give away to some lucky readers.

Lust, power, and murder meet in this sexy, critically acclaimed thriller. Set in rural England, 1865, the story follows Katherine (Florence Pugh) who is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family is cold and unforgiving.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Producers Guild Of America Votes To Oust Harvey Weinstein

13 hours ago

Already fired from The Weinstein Company, and ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the fallout for Harvey Weinstein continues this afternoon.

The Producers Guild of America has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the continuing allegations of sexual harassment abuse and assault, which has seen women at all levels of the industry share their stories, including actresses such as Ashley Judd, Eva Green, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kate Winslet Talks ‘Wonder Wheel,’ Woody Allen & Her Career [Nyff]

13 hours ago

Kate Winslet about to unveil her fourth film at the New York Film Festival, sat down with Film Comment Editor-In-Chief  Nicolas Rapold for a career spanning conversation to celebrate the release of her newest film “Wonder Wheel.”

“It all started last summer,” she said about her latest film, “my agent called and said, ‘Woody Allen wants to talk to you.

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- Martine Olivier

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‘Mindhunter’ Season 2 Story Revealed

14 hours ago

**Spoilers ahead**

By now, you’ve been hearing the steady buzz that has been building around David Fincher‘s Netflix series “Mindhunter.” Based on a true story, the series takes viewers to the 1970s, where a pair of FBI agents start interviewing serial killers to try and establish a catalog of behaviors and traits that they share, to understand their methodology to help solve crimes and prevent them happening in the future.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lars von Trier Denies Björk’s Sexual Harassment Allegations

15 hours ago

Over the weekend, director Lars von Trier was hit by the ripple effect of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, which has seen women courageously stand up to call out others in the industry who have also overstepped boundaries. Bjork shared that she had been sexually harassed by director Lars von Trier during the making of “Dancer In The Dark,” and says that after he was turned down, he “sulked and punished” her.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Alienist’ Trailer: New Series Plays Like 1800s ‘Mindhunter’

15 hours ago

With David Fincher‘s “Mindhunter” setting a tremendously high bar for procedurals that delve into the inscrutable minds of psychopathic killers, you might feel a little bit sorry for “The Alienist.” TNT‘s high profile series covers similar terrain – albeit about eight decades earlier – but the source material is great, the casting is solid, and it could turn out to have its own unique look at the minds of depraved criminals.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Harmony Korine Wants To Present ‘The Beach Bum’ In Odorama

16 hours ago

Originally planned to start shooting in July, cameras are still waiting to get rolling on Harmony Korine‘s next film, “The Beach Bum.” The project has Matthew McConaughey lined up to star in the stoner comedy that will follow the misadventures of the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog. Previously, the director has described the movie as  “a cross between a Cheech and Chong movie and that movie ‘Scarecrow,’ ” but it looks like he has one more element up his sleeve to make it truly special.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Guillermo del Toro Is Working On A Documentary About Michael Mann

16 hours ago

On the face of it, you probably couldn’t imagine two filmmakers more dissimilar than Guillermo del Toro and Michael Mann. The former creates intricate fantasy worlds, weaving fairy tales and dark-edged stories, with his own distinct fingerprint and creative spirit. The latter is a filmmaker who studies characters obsessed with process, shoots with precision, and places an emphasis on realism. However, both filmmakers are immaculate craftsmen, which makes this next bit of news tremendously exciting.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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John Oliver & ‘Saturday Night Live’ Take On Harvey Weinstein

17 hours ago

It’s Monday, and the biggest story in Hollywood remains (rightfully) Harvey Weinstein. The once powerful producer has been knocked down by a wave of allegations of abuse, assault, and rape which has led to the developing sale of The Weinstein Company, and his ousting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

However, as many have noted, the Weinstein is far from the only member of the Academy with a track record of atrocious and criminal treatment of women.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 5 Best Films Of The 2017 BFI London Film Festival

17 hours ago

Another year, another BFI London Film Festival — fifteen years since the first one I attended as a sixteen-year-old, and my ninth year of covering as press for The Playlist. And I think I may have finally cracked it. It can be hard to cover a film festival in your home city — real life intrudes in a way that it doesn’t necessarily in Cannes or Venice or Toronto. But while the 2017 installments saw a couple of disappointments (Clio Barnard’s “Dark River,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Killing Of A Sacred Deer”), I didn’t see a single bad film, and even some of the ones I was skeptical of going in, like “Journey’s End,” turned out really well.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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‘Godless’ Trailer: Netflix Saddles Up Their Limited Series Western

18 hours ago

An hour ago I hadn’t heard of this show and now the remaining weeks between today’s trailer drop and the show’s November premiere seems like an eternity. Steven Soderbergh EPing a new Netflix limited series written-and-directed in its entirety by Scott Frank? This is a no-brainer.

Soderbergh’s television track record is pretty great; he’s involved to varying degrees with projects ranging from “The Knick” to Amazon‘s “Red Oaks” to “The Girlfriend Experience.” Apparently, Frank had wanted Soderbergh to direct “Godless” as a feature film (the two had previously collaborated as screenwriter and director on “Out of Sight“) but Soderbergh refused due to his fear of horses (“I can’t do Westerns, I’m terrified of horses, which is unfortunate.”) Frank had to settle for Soderbergh taking on the role of Executive Producer.

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- Eli Fine

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David Fincher Says There’s Not Much “Sustenance” Working For Marvel

18 hours ago

Marvel‘s massive machine may be dominating the multiplex and growing like crazy on the small screen, but no one would call the efforts high art. While Kevin Feige has certainly done a tremendous job rounding up top-tier talent for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are no illusions that the movies are anything more than well-executed, but still largely disposable, entertainment. But David Fincher sees hope on television for those who want to do something richer, without having to serve a blockbuster machine.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Weinstein Company Reveals They’re For Sale After All

19 hours ago

“Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company,” The Weinstein Company co-founder Bob Weinstein declared on Friday. Clearly, however, something has changed dramatically over the weekend, because as of this morning, the embattled studio is on the block.

The Financial Times reports that The Weinstein Company is up for sale.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bjork Says She Was Sexually Harassed By “A Danish Director”

19 hours ago

The mounting allegations and criminal investigations launched against Harvey Weinstein are now empowering women to speak out against others in the industry who have behaved similarly. Amazon‘s Roy Price has been suspended in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, while both Ben Affleck and Oliver Stone have also been called out for their inappropriate behavior. Now, Bjork is speaking up about her experience with “a Danish director” who is almost certainly Lars von Trier.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Black Panther’ Trailer: A Hero Comes Home

20 hours ago

If the anticipation wasn’t already sky-high for Marvel’s “Black Panther”, this new trailer will fix that.

While “Black Panther” showed up in “Captain America: Civil War,” the solo picture looks to be as self-contained as “Guardians of the Galaxy” is, with director Ryan Coogler doing his own thing. Not due to open until early next year, we still have a little ways to go before the premiere, but Coogler has shown himself to be a formidable director, especially while fitting in to pre-established mythology (2015’s “Creed”) so it’ll be interesting to see how he takes on “Black Panther” (and how his regular collaborator Michael B.

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- Christian Gallichio

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