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‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Review: Denzel Washington Is a Great Character in a Dull Movie — Tiff

11 September 2017 12:40 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dan Gilroy’s 2014 debut “Nightcrawler” was an astonishing portrait of a fiercely driven Los Angeles character who roamed the city in search of an opportunity. Elevated by an eerie Jake Gyllenhaal performance at its center, the movie showed Gilroy’s eye for maniacal social climbers driven by pure narcissistic desire. It’s surprising, then, that Gilroy’s sophomore effort focuses on a sincere figure from the opposite end of the spectrum. In “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”, Denzel Washington portrays an earnest criminal defense attorney alienated by his staunch desire to do the right thing. Washington does what he can with a schmaltzy character, but Gilroy’s talky, half-hearted screenplay suffers from a stubborn commitment to bland law-and-order chatter in search of the bigger picture.

Read More:Frances McDormand Reveals Why She Almost Didn’t Star in ‘Three Billboards’ — and How Joel Coen Helped Change Her Mind

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- Eric Kohn

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Frances McDormand Reveals Why She Almost Didn’t Star in ‘Three Billboards’ — and How Joel Coen Helped Change Her Mind

11 September 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frances McDormand is earning raves for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but she almost didn’t take the part. She revealed as much during a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, where writer/director Martin McDonagh revealed that he wrote the part with his leading lady in mind. Watch the full conversation below.

Read More:‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Review: Frances McDormand Shines in Nihilistic Comedy — Venice

“I wrote it for Frances about 7 or 8 years ago with Frances’ voice in my head and her past performances in my head, so we went to her a couple years after that,” said McDonagh. “If she hadn’t said yes, we’d have been screwed. I don’t know what we would have done.”

As for why the Oscar winner was initially hesitant, well, “When I first read it, I loved it, »

- Michael Nordine

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Toronto: 'Three Billboards' Star Frances McDormand Likes "Being My Age"

11 September 2017 7:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Frances McDormand didn't immediately jump at playing a cursing mother in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, she revealed Monday while promoting the Fox Searchlight pic at the Toronto Film Festival.

"I was flattered, but then I said no, I'm too old," McDormand remembered telling McDonagh two years ago, when she was 58 years old. Her fretting over the role ended, however, when her husband Joel Coen, intervened.

"My husband just said, shut up and do it," she said. Now, as a 60-year-old performer, McDormand is happy to play a grieving mother with single-minded rage.

"I'm really »

- Etan Vlessing

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Tiff 2017: ‘Suburbicon’ Review: Dir. George Clooney (2017)

10 September 2017 5:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Suburbicon review: George Clooney delivers a creepy and kooky crime caper, which just about manages to satisfy, but far from surprises.

Suburbicon review by Paul Heath.

George Clooney debuts his sixth film as a feature director, a movie that was marketed as a very dark comedy, but Suburbicon is much more than that – a Coens-esque dark drama featuring an all-star cast, including Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac and many more.

Suburbicon refers to the quiet family town somewhere in middle America, a community lined with rows and rows of houses, schools and amenities. It’s the mid 1950s and Matt Damon is the central character, Gardner Lodge, a father of one who is madly in love with his wife’s sister Margaret (Julianne Moore – who assumes both parts). His wife’s existence, which is now confined to a wheelchair following a terrible accident, is an inconvenience for Lodge, who, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: Matt Damon’s Suburban Life Gets Delightfully Twisted

9 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This fall brings a reteaming of filmmaking duo Joel & Ethan Coen and superstar George Clooney, but not in the capacity that we’re used to see them collaborate. Instead, Suburbicon sees the Coen brothers only writing the script, and George Clooney is directing without starring in the movie himself, which is something he’s never done […]

The post ‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: Matt Damon’s Suburban Life Gets Delightfully Twisted appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Suburbicon’ Trailer: Damon, Moore & Isaac In Clooney-Helmed Dark Satire Written By Coens – Toronto Exclusive

8 September 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: “This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.” That’s how Paramount describes Suburbicon, the George Clooney-directed satirical noir starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. Scripted by Joel and Ethan with Clooney and his Smokehouse partner Grant Heslov, the pic drew hearty applause at its press screening in Venice last week and plays Toronto tonight. Here is an exclusive new trailer for the darkly comic thriller about a family man… »

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[Trailer] Coen Bros Thriller ‘Blood Simple’ Gets 4K Restoration for Theaters and Blu-ray

7 September 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Long before Joel and Ethan Coen made films like Fargo and No Country for Old Men, as well as scooped up a handful of Oscars, they made their debut in 1984 with the crime thriller Blood Simple. Over 30 years later, it’s headed back to theaters and home video. Studiocanal and Independent Cinema Office will be releasing […] »

- John Squires

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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Carves a Deliciously Cruel and Acerbically Funny Comedy

6 September 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich laced with too many prescription drugs, Suburbicon might look, sound, and perhaps even taste a little like a Joel and Ethan Coen picture because, in a sense, it is. The Minnesota brothers penned the script for this deliciously cruel and acerbically funny 1960s suburban nightmare years ago — something of a surprise given the story’s fixation on building walls and having other people pay for them — before being picked up and brought to life, in all its glory, by George Clooney.

In a turn of events worth noting, the film’s publicity (surely amongst the year’s most misleading) hinted that Suburbicon would be something derivative of those brothers’ more slapstick-leaning ensemble outings (Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar!, etc.) but — much to the director’s credit, it must be said — it is, in both content and tone, a far more somber beast.

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- Rory O'Connor

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Suburbicon Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2017)

6 September 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Suburbicon Director: George Clooney Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe, Glenn Fleshler, Megan Ferguson, Jack Conley, Gary Basaraba and Michael D. Cohen. The premises for ‘Suburbicon’s’ success were all there: directed and cowritten by Academy Award winner George Clooney and written by Academy Award winners Joel & Ethan Coen with Academy […]

The post Suburbicon Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2017) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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George Clooney Jokes About Becoming U.S. President: ‘Sounds Like Fun’

2 September 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice, Italy — George Clooney for President?

That was the final question put to the U.S. actor/director during the Venice Film Festival press conference for his dark comedy “Suburbicon.”

“Would I like to be the next president? Oh, that sounds like fun,” he said. At which point Matt Damon, who stars in the film, interjected: “Can I just say that I’d like anybody to be the next president of the United States. Right away, please!”

Clooney, whose father ran for Congress in 2004, repping Kentucky’s fourth district — he lost by a 10 percent margin — has been fielding that question for years. And in the past his answer has been a more clear-cut “no.”

“Who would ever want to live like that?” Clooney said in 2015, putting a freeze on the notion that he’d go into politics. “I’m friends with a lot of those guys and I just think it’s hell.”

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- Nick Vivarelli

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Venice 2017: George Clooney's Dark Comedy 'Suburbicon' is Perfection

2 September 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well, it looks like George Clooney has brought us the best Coen Brothers movie in years. Suburbicon is perhaps Clooney's best work as a director and it's one of the most humorous, deceptive, devilishly enjoyable dark comedies this entire year. I walked out of the cinema in Venice totally high, my heart racing, because I was so overwhelmed by how perfect it is, and by how much I loved every last twist and turn and reveal. It's so very dark, witty, engrossing, sharp, and lovable, in all the right ways. Suburbicon is co-written by Joel & Ethan Coen, with Clooney & Grant Heslov, so it's fair to call this a Coen Brothers film. But I don't want to get too wrapped up in that, because Clooney's direction here is seriously impressive and deserves the praise. Suburbicon is a film about an idyllic town called "Suburbicon", a charming place where the neighborhoods are perfect, »

- Alex Billington

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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney’s Mostly Entertaining Satire Offers Two Unequal Stories of Societal Woe

2 September 2017 6:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like a pub-rock cover band, “Suburbicon” can be bluntly effective when playing the old hits. Sure, it’s not the real deal, but if you get into the music, overlook a couple bum notes, and let the pints do their work, you can reasonably groove along. And that’s most certainly the case with George Clooney’s latest outing behind the camera, which finds the prominent actor/director/international  megastar in full-on chameleon mode, aping the Coens, Hitchcock, and Billy Wilder to modestly satisfying effect.

The film gets a bit shakier when it lets its own voice crack through.

Clooney and writing partner Grant Heslov took a long-shelved Coen Brothers’ script and grafted it onto another project , the story of racial harassment in the ’50s model suburb of Levittown. The seams certainly show, as “Suburbicon” is basically two concurrent stories interwoven by the fact that both take place on the same block. »

- Ben Croll

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Venice Film Review: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’

2 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The names Joel and Ethan Coen pop up on a lot of screenplays these days (“Bridge of Spies,” “Unbroken”), now that they’re getting credit for the kind of script-polishing they used to do anonymously. But “Suburbicon” marks the first time a script that could have been a full-blown Coen brothers film has been brought to the screen by someone else. The movie, directed by George Clooney, who along with his partner Grant Heslov re-wrote an old unproduced Coen brothers script (all four are now credited), stars Matt Damon as a dour, weaselly, amateur family-man criminal in the U.S. suburbs of 1959, and it’s clearly a close cousin to “Fargo.”

There are moments when you can taste the heightened comic spin that the Coens, as filmmakers, would have brought to the material. They would surely have made a bigger fetish of the Atomic Age trappings and decor (the way they did with the mid-’60s Midwestern »

- Owen Gleiberman

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'Suburbicon': Film Review | Venice 2017

2 September 2017 4:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's almost inevitable, while watching Suburbicon, that you find yourself wondering about the movie Joel and Ethan Coen might have made of it, had they gone ahead with their original script. Perhaps an anarchic comedy in the constantly surprising vein of Raising Arizona? Or a daring mix of grotesque violence and deadpan humor along the lines of Fargo? In the hands of director George Clooney, the material has some nasty charms, for sure. But it pushes too hard from the start, then steadily goes off the rails from dark to dyspeptic, lacking the originality, bite or tonal consistency to make »

- David Rooney

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1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

27 August 2017 11:12 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, well, then just picture the fella riding the bomb like a buckin’ bronco at the end of Dr. Strangelove…, or the racist taskmaster heading up the railroad gang in Blazing Saddles, or the doomed Sheriff Baker, who gets one of the loveliest, most heartbreaking sendoffs in movie history in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Lindley joined the rodeo circuit when he was 13 and soon picked up the name that would follow him throughout the length of his professional career, in rodeo and in movies & TV. One of the rodeo vets got a look at the lank newcomer and told him, “Slim pickin’s. That’s all you’re gonna get in this rodeo. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Suburbicon (2017) International Movie Trailer: Matt Damon’s Bad Decisions Have Repercussions

25 August 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Suburbicon International Trailer The international movie trailer for Suburbicon (2017) has been released by Entertainment One UK. This trailer and the U.S. trailer for Suburbicon both show different aspects of a film that looks absolutely hysterical. The previous trailer was very Joel Coen and Ethan Coen-esque. This trailer stands on its own [...]

Continue reading: Suburbicon (2017) International Movie Trailer: Matt Damon’s Bad Decisions Have Repercussions »

- Rollo Tomasi

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — John Turturro ('The Night Of')

24 August 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"I think the most interesting stuff being done is on television," John Turturro, one of the most highly regarded character actors of his generation — he has been a regular in films ranging from those of Spike Lee and brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen to those of Adam Sandler and the Transformers franchise — says as we sit down at the Empire Hotel in New York to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "The types of films that were made in the 1970s are not being done [anymore]," he laments. "Mid-range, character-driven things." This explains, »

- Scott Feinberg

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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — John Turturro ('The Night Of')

24 August 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"I think the most interesting stuff being done is on television," John Turturro, one of the most highly regarded character actors of his generation — he has been a regular in films ranging from those of Spike Lee and brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen to those of Adam Sandler and the Transformers franchise — says as we sit down at the Empire Hotel in New York to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "The types of films that were made in the 1970s are not being done [anymore]," he laments. "Mid-range, character-driven things." This explains, »

- Scott Feinberg

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Police Called on Jon and Kate Gosselin over Verbal Custody Dispute at Orthodontist's Office

22 August 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Police in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, responded after a call was made about a custody dispute between Jon and Kate Gosselin on Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities were called to an orthodontist’s office around 1:10 p.m. due to a “verbal domestic dispute over child custody involving one minor (Female/13 years old),” according to E! News.

According to TMZ, which first reported the news, either Jon or Kate took one of their 13-year-old daughters to the orthodontist and the argument erupted over who would be taking her home.

“The call came in at 1:10 this afternoon for a verbal domestic argument … over the »

- Natalie Stone

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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

22 August 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, »

- Jordan Raup

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