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Cannes Review: Paul Dano’s assured directorial debut ‘Wildlife’ starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal

The fracturing of an American family in 1960 is at the center of Wildlife (based on the novel by Richard Ford), the superbly crafted and assured directorial debut of actor Paul Dano. While it would have been easy for the first-timer to fall prey to the pratfalls of many actor-turned-directors to overstate, underline and bold emotions and feelings, Dano’s restraint …

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Cannes 2018: What We Could See, What We Want to See on the Croisette

We’re just over three weeks from the announcement of the official lineup of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (April 12) but I’ve been mulling over who we’re likely to see what Fremaux favorites and emerging talent could show up as well as what I’m hoping does. Predicting what will show up at Cannes is always a crapshoot but with such …

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Dan Gilroy’s Jake Gyllenhaal-Rene Russo thriller adds Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs, Natalia Byer and more

Dan Gilroy’s untitled Netflix thriller (although the title Velvet Buzzsaw has been bandied about online) reteaming him with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo has amped up its star wattage adding Oscar nominees Toni Collette and John Malkovich as well as Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge, Zawe Ashton and Stranger Things breakout Natalia Byer. Gilroy earned …

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My Picks for the Best Films and Performances of 2017

Hey look, another Top 10 list. But wait, there’s more! Thinking about the films that I loved this year it was those that challenged me that I got the most from. Divisiveness wasn’t just in the political and social spectrums this year. Films like mother! and The Killing of a Sacred Deer split audiences. Even the new Star Wars found …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (December Part 1)

Since March, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) has ruled the top spot of our Best Actor charts with a perfect score of 100 for all but one month. Until now. Sure, it’s 99 and it might not seem like much but when you’re the presumed frontrunner (and winner) before anything actually begins, you only have down to go. Every other performance …

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