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‘First Man’ soars as the Venice International Film Festival opens

The 75th Venice International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of First Man from Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. The film is his follow-up to his Best Director-winning La La Land. Reviews came in and were largely positive, if a bit more on the sheer spectacle and audacity of the film’s look and structure than the performances.  So …

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Taron Egerton takes off in first teaser for Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures Detailing the early, breakthrough years of Elton John’s career, Taron Egerton (The Kingsman series) plays the flamboyant multi-Grammy winning chart-topper for director Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle). Fletcher is no stranger to the bisexual musical biopic, having recently finished the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, taking over …

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Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in first clip from ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival and ahead of the responses and reviews comes a first clip featuring Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz with Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman. Film synopsis: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A …

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Natalie Portman takes the stage in first clip of ‘Vox Lux’

In this very brief first look, Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (Black Swan) takes the stage (we only see her from the back) in Vox Lux, the second feature from actor/director Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader). The film follows Celeste (Portman) as she rises from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom. The film spans …

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First Look: Nicole Kidman in ‘Destroyer’

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures The first official look at Nicole Kidman in Destroyer is here. The Academy Award-winning actress is no stranger to deglam and transformation; her role as writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours won her the Oscar for Best Actress. This time, Nicole Kidman plays embittered police detective Erin Bell in director Karyn Kusama’s gritty cop drama that …

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Glenn Close is the woman behind the man in first trailer for ‘The Wife’

Behind every great man is a great woman, the saying goes. Six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close sets to define that starring in The Wife as a woman named Joan Castleman who has spent a lifetime sacrificing her own talent and career to bolster her husband’s. When Joe Castleman (played by Jonathan Pryce) is rewarded with the Nobel Prize for …

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