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Annette Bening: Playing real-life actress in ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ could be key to Oscar win

19 September 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Annette Bening has lost her previous four Oscar bids but could be on track to finally take home the Academy Award for her work in Paul McGuigan‘s “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” The secret to her success could be that she is portraying a real-life actress, Oscar-winner Gloria Grahame, in this heartbreaking drama adapted […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Annette Bening to Receive BAFTA Career Retrospective

19 September 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Bening in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”: Tiff

Annette Bening’s career spans 30 years and includes four Oscar-nominated performances, so it comes as no surprise that The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has opted to host a retrospective of her renowned body of work. The “20th Century Women” star will discuss her experiences in the industry at a “BAFTA A Life in Pictures” event to be held in London on October 12, The Hollywood Reporter writes.

Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, and Emma Thompson are among the stars who have been hosted by BAFTA’s “Life in Pictures” series.

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” doesn’t hit theaters until December, but Bening is already considered among the frontrunners to score a Best Actress nod at the upcoming Oscars for playing Hollywood star Gloria Grahame in the film. She scored rave reviews out of Telluride, where the romance made its world premiere.

Bening received Academy Award nominations for her breakout role in “The Grifters” as well as “American Beauty,” “Being Julia,” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

Last year Bening accepted the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and was honored at AFI Fest.

Annette Bening to Receive BAFTA Career Retrospective was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) : What was Hot and What Won

18 September 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Tiff has come and gone. Masses of Canadians attend the festival which is what gives it such a special atmosphere. In Cannes, only the industry attends the festival; the public sets up chairs and ladders to watch the red carpet galas and take pictures. But here the public is as much a part of the festival as the industry.Tiff Bell Lightbox

The industry action which consists of buying and selling of film rights takes place at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street West. The screenings for both public and industry are down the street at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and around the corner at the Scotia Multiplex. The dense mingling of public and industry at these venues and on the street itself which is closed to traffic for the first weekend but is open to pedestrians, photo-op spots, food trucks creates a festive bevvy of activity to the city. »

- Sydney Levine

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‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’s Annette Bening On Falling In Love With Gloria Grahame – Toronto Studio

16 September 2017 4:08 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

"Gloria Grahame has the face that you remember," said director Paul McGuigan, "but she doesn't necessarily have the name that you remember." This is likely to change after the release of his Toronto Film Festival hit Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, which details what happened when the iconic star of Hollywood classics such as It's A Wonderful Life, In A Lonely Place and The Big Heat found herself performing onstage in shabby British repertory theatres during the 1970s… »

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Tiff 2017: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ Review: Paul McGuigan (2017)

14 September 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool review: Paul McGuigan (Gangster No. 1, Lucky Number Slevin) brings this stunning portrait of love in the late 70s to screens. Will it be this year’s runaway Oscar success?

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool review by Paul Heath.

Eon Productions choose their projects well. The company behind the James Bond movies rarely venture outside of that franchise, but when they do, you know you’re in for something special – and that is exactly what you get from Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, an absolute masterpiece in film-making.

Annette Benning plays Gloria Grahame, an ageing Oscar-winning actress who we meet in her dressing room preparing for a performance in a theatre somewhere in the north of England, Elton John’s ‘Song For Guy’ playing over the soundtrack. However, all is not well as she attempts to head to the stage, »

- Paul Heath

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Diane Kruger, Luke Evans and Annette Bening brought their films to #TIFF17 on Tuesday night!

13 September 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Diane Kruger, Luke Evans and Annette Bening brought their films to #TIFF17 on Tuesday night!Diane Kruger, Luke Evans and Annette Bening brought their films to #TIFF17 on Tuesday night!Adriana Floridia9/13/2017 10:03:00 Am

We're about halfway through the festival, and there are still tons of movie stars arriving in town with their films.

Last night, Diane Kruger arrived to show Canadian audiences her new film In the Fade. Kruger won the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a woman whose husband and son were murdered in a terrorist attack. Watch the trailer below!

The origin story of how Wonder Woman was created is not what you'd ever expect, and you can learn all about it with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which premiered at Tiff last night. The film stars Luke Evans as psychologist and professor William Moulton Marston, who is »

- Adriana Floridia

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Livestream: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell Walk The Tiff Red Carpet

12 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell bring their on-screen May to December romance to Tiff with “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool”. Based on the true story of Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame, who retreated to Liverpool, England after her stardom waned, “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” charts the unconventional romance between the eccentric actress and […] »

- Rachel West

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Hollywood Flashback: In 1951, a Shocking Sex Scandal Undid Gloria Grahame

8 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gloria Grahame, who’s portrayed by Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, which premieres at Tiff on Sept. 12, had an exceptional career in the late 1940s and 1950s.

She won a supporting actress Oscar (for 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful) and worked with legendary actors (Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Dorothy Lamour and Robert Mitchum) and directors (Fritz Lang, Elia Kazan, Vincent Minnelli and Nicholas Ray, whom she married). Grahame’s specialty was the film noir femme fatale. Unfortunately, she also made some fatal career moves.

In June 1951, Ray caught her in bed at their Malibu home »

- Bill Higgins

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Tiff 2017: Watch The First Trailer For ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’

5 September 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s getting some very positive Oscar-worthy buzz on the festival circuit, and now we have the very first trailer for Paul McGuigan’s upcoming Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, which arrives at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell lead the cast of the film, based on Peter Turner’s memoir. The film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening).

Here’s the full synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate.

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Gloria Grahame was a Hollywood leading lady at the heart of several hit »

- Paul Heath

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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool: the first trailer

4 September 2017 9:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Annette Bening headlines Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool - and here's the first trailer...

Now here’s a movie we’re looking forward to. Directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock, Gangster No 1), Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool is the screen adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir. The 70s-set film follows the relationship between Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame and the-then young man Turner. Annette Bening, in sublime form, plays the former, with Jamie Bell take on the latter role.

Also in the cast for this one are Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best. Matt Greenhalgh has penned the screenplay.

The first trailer for the film has landed too, bringing with it a synopsis as well.

Here’s the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and »

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6 Things We Learned at Telluride, Including Oscar Chances for Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, and Gary Oldman

4 September 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Telluride Film Festival is about a lot more than Oscars. Co-directors Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger certainly set out to program the year’s likeliest Oscar contenders, including Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman vehicle “Darkest Hour,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” starring Sally Hawkins, and “Battle of the Sexes,” starring a luminous Emma Stone as real-life hero Billie Jean King.

But Telluride was also a crucible for conversations about the state of the motion picture industry throughout the weekend, as Netflix and Amazon threw parties and checked out several high-profile movies without distribution — including Francis Ford Coppola’s musically-enhanced “The Cotton Club Encore” — that banked on the festival boosting their critical and audience cred before top buyers.

Here’s what we learned over the Labor Day weekend:

1. Christian Bale is fat.

The subject of two well-deserved weekend tributes »

- Anne Thompson

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6 Things We Learned at Telluride, Including Oscar Chances for Greta Gerwig, Angelina Jolie, and Gary Oldman

4 September 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Telluride Film Festival is about a lot more than Oscars. Co-directors Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger certainly set out to program the year’s likeliest Oscar contenders, including Joe Wright’s Gary Oldman vehicle “Darkest Hour,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” starring Sally Hawkins, and “Battle of the Sexes,” starring a luminous Emma Stone as real-life hero Billie Jean King.

But Telluride was also a crucible for conversations about the state of the motion picture industry throughout the weekend, as Netflix and Amazon threw parties and checked out several high-profile movies without distribution — including Francis Ford Coppola’s musically-enhanced “The Cotton Club Encore” — that banked on the festival boosting their critical and audience cred before top buyers.

Here’s what we learned over the Labor Day weekend:

1. Christian Bale is fat.

The subject of two well-deserved weekend tributes »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch the first trailer for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

4 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Paul McGuigan’s upcoming adaptation of Peter Turner’s memoir Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. The  biographical romantic drama stars Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame and Jamie Bell as Turner; watch it below…

Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Gloria Grahame was a Hollywood leading lady at the heart of several hit films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including The Big Heat, It’s a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma! She won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful.

Film Stars Don’t Die in »

- Gary Collinson

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Annette Bening, Jamie Bell in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' Trailer

4 September 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Could you take me to Liverpool? I could get better there..." Lionsgate UK has unveiled the first trailer for a film titled Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, which just premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend to great reviews. It will play at Tiff next and the London Film Festival, too. The film tells the story of Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, as played by the ever-so-talented Annette Bening. It mainly focuses on her passionate romance with a much younger movie star named Peter Turner, as played by Jamie Bell, and it's based on Turner's actual memoir. The full cast includes Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, and Frances Barber. Grahame starred in The Big Heat, It's a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma!, and won the Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. Based on the early buzz, this is »

- Alex Billington

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Telluride Film Review: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’

3 September 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“What ever happened to Gloria Grahame?” classic movie buffs might well have asked in 1981, the year the blonde, Betty Boop-voiced Oscar winner died of cancer. The same question certainly applies to the lovingly crafted but tough-going biopic “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” in which the one-time bombshell — a character Annette Bening dons like a pair of elegant opera gloves — disappears 40 minutes in, replaced by a slow-motion and rather standard-issue terminal illness victim, daintily coughing her way to her death bed for the rest of the movie.

Speaking of fitted gloves, who better than “My Week With Marilyn” director Paul McGuigan to adapt Peter Turner’s memoir? Peter, who is played by “Billy Elliot” star Jamie Bell, all growed up, was 28 at the time, but has always treasured his May-December tryst with “Glo” (as only he’s allowed to call her): Their love affair was steamy while it lasted, and »

- Peter Debruge

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From ‘Lady Bird’ to ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ Best Actress Race Takes Shape in Telluride

2 September 2017 9:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Telluride Film Festival has played host to three world premieres and a North American bow that have collectively lit the fuse of what promises to be an exciting lead actress race this Oscar season.

Friday night saw the world debut of Paul McGuigan’s “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” based on the memoir by Peter Turner. The story of Turner’s relationship with aging screen legend Gloria Grahame from 1979 to her death in 1981, it’s certainly a familiar tale. But what Sony Pictures Classics honchos Michael Barker and Tom Bernard had in mind when they acquired it ahead of the festival circuit was finally netting that elusive first Academy Award for Annette Bening, who stars as Grahame opposite Jamie Bell as Turner.

Bening has come close on multiple occasions, infamously losing twice to Hillary Swank (in 2000 and 2005). She’s probably due for a fifth nomination, playing »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Review: Emma Stone Is Brilliant in an Uneven Billie Jean King Biopic that Wasn’t Built for the Trump Era

2 September 2017 8:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Battle of the Sexes” is a movie that was made by people who were convinced Hillary Clinton would be the next President of the United States (not that anyone can blame them for that). A broad and sporadically entertaining crowd-pleaser that follows tennis champions Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs as they wend their way towards the 1973 exhibition match that cemented their legacies, this isn’t a movie made by people who merely thought that Clinton was going to win, it’s a movie made by people who knew. People who knew like the rest of us knew.

Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the script before the primaries began, obviously couldn’t have predicted that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee, but good writers have a way of intuiting these things (and grappling with their implications) long before they come to pass. By the time production began in April 2016, it was practically a done deal. »

- David Ehrlich

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Review: Annette Bening Does Justice to Gloria Grahame in ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ but It’s a Generic Romance

2 September 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The public can’t seem to resist stories about the private lives of movie stars. We’re fascinated by who these beautiful flickering gods might be off-screen, and that fascination is exacerbated a thousand times over by the fact that these beautiful flickering gods don’t want us to know. It’s a recipe for infatuation and disaster. It’s also a recipe for some very bad movies. The truth may be stranger than fiction, but it’s awful hard to bridge the gap between the two.

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” is a tawdrier, more tragic, but similarly superficial “My Week with Marilyn,”  devoted to the dying days of an actress who always lived in Monroe’s voluptuous shadow. By the time it ends, that darkness has grown so complete that it’s hard to tell whose story we’re even watching.

Gloria Grahame was born for black-and-white. »

- David Ehrlich

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‘First They Killed My Father’ Review: Angelina Jolie’s Cambodian Drama Is Her Best Film

2 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” is the movie that Angelina Jolie has been working toward for the duration of her short filmmaking career. With each directing effort, Jolie has dismantled any semblance of the glossy stardom that burdens her reputation. Her slick 2011 debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey” was a grim tale of star-crossed lovers set against the Bosnian war, while 2014’s survival saga “Unbroken”  had the scope and visceral intensity of a WWII epic. “By the Sea” was an uneven expressionistic romance in which she co-starred alongside then-husband Brad Pitt, but it hardly glamorized the couple’s insular world.

Now comes a more focused, involving work than any of her earlier efforts, a taut wartime tale about surviving the Khmer Rouge that’s rooted in a child’s perspective rather than a simplistic, westernized gaze. Despite a few missteps, it’s the »

- Eric Kohn

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Telluride Oscar Watch: Gary Oldman a Sure Bet for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’ Mixed

2 September 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Here’s what we’ve learned after one day at the Telluride Film Festival, which draws folks from all over the world to indulge in a Labor Day Weekend ritual of film gorging. Before boarding the Delta charter plane from Lax to Montrose, Colorado, the new Academy president, cinematographer John Bailey, admitted he hasn’t seen Telluride co-director Tom Luddy, or director Paul Schrader, since Schrader’s 1985 film “Mishima.” Schrader’s rigorously elegant “First Reformed,” starring Ethan Hawke in his update of Robert Bresson’s “Diary of a Country Priest,” is looking for a buyer, and distributors are eager to check it out here.

At the high-altitude opening day patron’s brunch, Rebecca Miller cheered on her “Maggie’s Plan” star Greta Gerwig, who is making her directorial debut with “Lady Bird.” Miller is at Telluride with a documentary about her father, playwright Arthur Miller.

After the brunch, so many »

- Anne Thompson

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