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Our Kind of Traitor: So-So Screen Version of John Le Carre Novel, Starring Ewan McGregor, Skarsgard, and Damian Lewis

In Our Kind of Traitor, Ewan McGregor, the ever-likable and ultra- modest actor, plays a poetry professor recruited by MI6 to bring a Russian mafia accountant (Stellan Skarsgärd) in from the cold. It’s hard to tell whether McGregor has been miscast, or misdirected by Susana White, working from a screenplay by Hossein Amini Adapted from […]

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Women in Film: WeLove–WestEnd Launches Female-Oriented Movies by Holland and Zegerman

International sales and finance house WestEnd Films has launched a brand aimed at female audiences called WeLove, with new projects from Agnieszka Holland and Alexis Zegerman as part of its launch slate.

Directors Guild Award 1991-Present: Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary

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JASON BOURNE – Trailer

Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, and Tommy Lee Jones. Universal Pictures releasing on July 29, 2016.

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Independence Day: Resurgence–Why it Flopped in the U.S.?

Why ID4: Resurgence failed so miserably in the U.S.: lack of star power (Will Smith’s absence)? Silly and repetitive picture? bad reviews? negative word of mouth?

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Birth of a Nation: Director Nate Parker to Receive Sundance Institute Vanguard Award

Nate Parker will receive the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award at Night Before Next, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists August 11, on the eve of Sundance’s Next Fest at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.   Parker’s impressive directorial debut, The Birth of a Nation premiered at the 2016 Sundance […]

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Our Kind of Traitor: So-So Screen Version of John Le Carre Novel, Starring Ewan McGregor, Skarsgard, and Damian Lewis

In Our Kind of Traitor, Ewan McGregor, the ever-likable and ultra- modest actor, plays a poetry professor recruited by MI6 to bring a Russian mafia accountant (Stellan Skarsgärd) in from the cold. It’s hard to tell whether McGregor has been miscast, or misdirected by Susana White, working from a screenplay by Hossein Amini Adapted from […]

Shallows, The: Sexy Blake Lively in Tiny Bikini as Action Heroine Fighting Nasty White Shark

Will the beautiful Blake Lively become a viable action heroine after The Shallows?

Independence Day: Resurgence–Messy, Risible Sequel to 1996 Smash Hit

First the bad news: Independence Day: Resurgence, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 1996 smash hit, is a terrible picture on any number of levels–unless you wanna see series of big and bigger explosions.

Free State of Jones: Gary Ross Directs Matthew McConaughey in Fascinating Historical Tale

Gary Ross’ fact-based drama, Free State of Jones, tells the extraordinary story of a little-known episode in American history.