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An overwrought pastiche of Hitchcock that makes less sense and renders its protagonist far less plausible the longer it goes on. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): haven’t been a fan of Xavier Dolan’s work so far
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Tom is at the farm, in the countryside outside Quebec, for the funeral of his boyfriend. Except his lover’s mother, Agathe (Lise Roy), has no idea her dead son was gay, so she believes Tom is simply his friend from the ad agency where they work(ed), and laments that “that whore” whom she believes to be her son’s girlfriend — thanks to the machinations of her other son, Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who has been “protecting” Mom from the truth by inventing stories — hasn’t shown up.
Writer, director, and star (he plays Tom) Xaviar Dolan »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Looks like little Eric Cowell wasn't the only celeb offspring who was born on Valentine's Day...Danny Masterson's wife also gave birth to a baby girl! The former That 70s Show actor and his wife Bijou Phillips welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Friday. The bundle of joy, whom the proud parents named Fianna Francis Masterson weighed in at 8 lbs and 5 oz and measured 21 inches. Masterson shared the exciting news with his fans on Instagram today, sharing an adorable photo with his baby girl which he captioned, "Hello friends.Beyond thrilled to announce The birth of our daughter Fianna Francis Masterson! Mom and baby are doing amazing. You can all refer to me as dj dadpants from now on... Wifey »
Former "That '70s Star" Danny Masterson and wife Bijou Phillips pulled off the impossible: They had a baby in Hollywood without anyone knowing they were expecting!Masterson, 37, revealed the big news on Instagram Wednesday night -- posting the first photo of the couple's adorable little girl."Hello friends.Beyond thrilled to announce The birth of our daughter Fianna Francis Masterson," he wrote along with the photo above. "Mom and baby are doing amazing. You can all refer to me as dj dadpants from now on."Bijou reveals little Fianna was born on Valentine's Day, weighing in at 8 lbs, 5 oz. "She is a perfect valentine," the new mom added.While we're shocked they were able to keep the pregnancy a secret, photos of Bijou taken in January show she never really got that big -- so it wasn't too hard to keep undercover until now.Congrats to the happy couple on their baby girl! »
- tooFab Staff
Surprise . . . Danny Masterson is a dad! The That '70s Show alum secretly welcomed his first child, a baby girl, with wife Bijou Phillips on Feb. 14, and shared the exciting news on Instagram Wednesday, Feb. 19. "Hello friends. Beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter Fianna Francis Masterson!" Masterson, 37, captioned a photo of himself with his baby girl resting on his chest. "Mom and baby are doing amazing. You can all refer to me as dj dadpants from now on . [...] »
When John Milius first put pen to paper on a screenplay that set Joseph Conrad’s seminal novel Heart of Darkness in the jungles of Vietnam, he had no idea he’d be embarking on a decade-long trip through creative hell. When George Lucas dropped out of directing Apocalpyse Now in favor of making Star Wars, he had no idea he’d be subjecting his friend and fellow director, Francis Ford Coppola, to the wrath of the filmmaking gods. And when Coppola—with dreams in his eyes of his own company that would make ambitious films with directors like himself—packed up his family and left for the Philippines, he had no idea he was in for years of creative frustration, physical and mental exhaustion, and near-financial ruin.
Perhaps Eleanor knew something. Francis’s wife had the foresight to chronicle her family’s odyssey on videotape. This footage—along with »
- John Gilpatrick
Know your enemy! Kevin Spacey returns as Francis Underwood in the sequel to the Netflix blockbuster House of Cards and, as our preview reveals, the web of political intrigue is tightening around the new Us vice president and his wife, played by Robin Wright. While Underwood battles against friends and foes, over on the BBC Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), comes into conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen in a case involving missing letters.
Magnussen's first appearance came at the end of the first episode, The Empty Hearse, when he watched a recording of Holmes rescuing John Watson (Martin Freeman) from a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night. The newspaper proprietor, who urinates in Sherlock's fireplace, is played by The Killing's Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen. Sherlock says: "I've dealt with murderers, psychopaths. None of »
- Janette Owen
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