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‘Disobedience’ First Look: Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz Rekindle A Passionate Lesbian Romance

25 July 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first round of titles for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and included among this year’s world premieres is Sebastián Lelio’s “Disobedience,” starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. The movie is one of two Lelio dramas heading to Tiff this year; the other is “A Fantastic Woman,” which earned acclaim at Berlin and won Lelio the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay.

Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2017 Titles, Including ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Downsizing,’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name

Disobedience” is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. The story follows a rabbi’s daughter (Weisz) who returns to her Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, London following the death of her estranged father. While there, she rekindles a romance with a former friend (McAdams), who just so happens to be married to her cousin. Alessandro Nivola also stars.

Given the involvement of McAdams and Weisz, »

- Zack Sharf

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Movie Review – My Cousin Rachel (2017)

18 June 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

My Cousin Rachel, 2017.

Directed by Roger Michell.

Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, and Tim Barlow.

Synopsis:

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Reimagining the 1951 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel is no easy challenge, but with Roger Michell’s solid direction and a terrific performance from Rachel Weisz, it’s a tense and unusual thriller with many new themes embraced.

Philip (Claflin) is a naïve and immature young man who’s not particularly aware of women and the wider world. Raised by his cousin Ambrose (also played by Claflin in a nice piece of symmetry), Philip is dismayed to learn of his guardian’s passing and he begins to plot revenge on his new cousin Rachel »

- Helen Murdoch

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‘Certain Women,’ ‘The Piano Teacher,’ and More Join The Criterion Collection in September

16 June 2017 4:27 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While the vast majority of our favorite films of last year have been treated with Blu-ray releases, one title near the top of the list we’ve been waiting the longest for is Kelly Reichardt‘s Certain Women. It looks like it’s been worth the wait as The Criterion Collection have unveiled their September releases and it’s leading the pack (with special features also an interview with the director and Todd Haynes!).

Also getting a release in September, is Michael Haneke‘s Isabelle Huppert-led The Piano Teacher and the recent documentary David Lynch: The Art Life (arriving perfectly-timed to the end of the new Twin Peaks). There’s also Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic psychodrama Rebecca and the concert film Festival, featuring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and many more.

Check out the high-resolution cover art and full details on the releases below, with more on Criterion’s site. »

- Jordan Raup

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Criterion Collection Announces September 2017 Titles, Including ‘Certain Women’ and ‘Rebecca’

16 June 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Five new movies are joining the Criterion Collection in September, two of which were released in the last year: Kelly Reichardt’s spare, moving “Certain Women” and the documentary “David Lynch: The Art Life.” Also getting the Criterion treatment are Michael Haneke’s “The Piancho Teacher,” starring Isabelle Huppert; “Rebecca,” Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel and his first American production; and Murray Lerner’s documentary “Festival,” which features performances by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, among others.

It isn’t Criterion’s most exciting month, but there’s still much to look forward to. Details below, including Criterion’s own descriptions:

Read More: Criterion Collection Announces August 2017 Additions, Including Restored ‘Sid & Nancy’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Meantime

 

 

Rebecca

“Romance becomes psychodrama in Alfred Hitchcock’s elegantly crafted ‘Rebecca,’ his first foray into Hollywood filmmaking. A dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel, the film »

- Michael Nordine

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Bruce Willis Goes Full Nicolas Cage in Dismal Action Vehicle ‘Once Upon a Time in Venice’ — Review

14 June 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bruce Willis has been creeping up on Nicolas Cage’s bread and butter — C-level action movies that pass through the multiplex with little in the way of fanfare and less in the way of actual audience interest — for a few years now, turning in roles in mostly underseen films like “Fire With Fire,” “Precious Cargo,” and “Vice” with startling regularity (while, somehow, still landing genuinely exciting parts in films like the upcoming “Death Wish” remake and the long-hyped “Glass”). But Mark Cullen’s ruthlessly boring and decidedly dismal “Once Upon a Time in Venice” marks a new low in Willis’ still-trucking action career, one that even Cage would likely flinch at, even if it does feature an entire sequence dedicated to naked skateboarding.

Slipshod from the start, the film opens with voiceover narration care of Thomas Middleditch, who — despite serving as our entry point into the crime-ridden but colorful Venice, »

- Kate Erbland

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My Cousin Rachel review

14 June 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rachel Weisz headlines My Cousin Rachel, adapted from Daphne du Maurier's book. Here's our review...

Gothic romance isn’t as popular a genre as it once was, but Roger Michell’s take on My Cousin Rachel is here to bring it back. There’s a reason Hitchcock adapted author Daphne du Maurier’s work into The Birds and Rebecca, and this film’s source material shares a lot of the same suspense and intrigue as those novels. The result here is an oddly distant look at gender and obsession, offering brief insight into the characters even when their actions don’t make much sense.

When Philip (Sam Claflin) receives news that that the man who raised him has died shortly after marrying the mysterious Rachel (Rachel Weisz), he plans to confront the woman he believes is responsible. After she arrives, however, Philip slowly falls for her charms and begins »

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‘My Cousin Rachel’ Review: Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin Have an Uneven Affair in Moody Daphne du Maurier Adaptation

13 June 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Despite its title, “My Cousin Rachel” is not a family comedy set over a Bat Mitzvah weekend in New Jersey, though it might yield similar audience demographics. Rather, it is a moody period romance from “Notting Hill” director Roger Michell starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, and one of a diminishing breed of mid-budget studio dramas.

Of course, the title wouldn’t have been so funny when the novel came out in 1951, written by Daphne du Maurier. The twentieth century British author and playwright’s work has inspired many great films over the years, including Nicholas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” (1973), starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, as well as two from Alfred Hitchcock (“Rebecca” and “The Birds”). Lesser known is 1952 version of “My Cousin Rachel,” starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland. Though classified as a romance novelist, her stories are more about the darker side of love and its obsessive qualities, »

- Jude Dry

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Iain Glen on the Attraction of ‘My Cousin Rachel’ and Its Complicated Character Dynamics

12 June 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The dark romantic drama My Cousin Rachel, written and directed by Roger Michell and adapted from the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier, tells the story of a young Englishman named Philip (Sam Claflin) who wants to meet his mysterious and beautiful cousin Rachel (Rachel Weisz) because he believes that she murdered his guardian. Even though he has plotted revenge against her, his feelings quickly become complicated as he finds himself not only falling in love with her, but becoming truly obsessed. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Iain Glen talked about why he was drawn … »

- Christina Radish

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Bo Report: 'Wonder Woman' slays 'The Mummy'

12 June 2017 5:36 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

'The Mummy'..

Universal.s The Mummy reboot was No. 1 in 45 markets last weekend, ranking as the best debut ever for Tom Cruise worldwide, beating Steven Spielberg.s 2005 sci-fi thriller War Of The Worlds. However, Aussie moviegoers were rather less impressed.

The first film in the Dark Universe series opened in second spot, trailing the second outing of Warner Bros. Wonder Woman;.mirroring the Us results last weekend.

The top 20 titles rang up $20.9 million.—.up 16 per cent on the previous week.—.boosted by the Queen.s Birthday holiday, according to Numero.

Director Patty Jenkins. Wonder Woman is benefitting from overwhelming positive media attention and word of mouth, bagging $7.1 million over the 4-day weekend (down just 5 per cent) on 282 screens to reach $16 million.

Even though The Mummy has been crucified by the critics, it hasn't stopped the Alex Kurtzman-directed creature feature from pocketing $US172.3 million internationally, led by China.s $52.4 million. »

- Don Groves

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The Furniture: Ghosts of Property in My Cousin Rachel

12 June 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

by Daniel Walber 

Location is everything. Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel is so intimately associated with the Cornish landscape that you can go take a “My Cousin Rachel Walk” along the coast. Its cliffs and pastures feature prominently in the new adaptation of the book, starring Rachel Weisz, which was shot close to the novelist's home.

The 1952 version, meanwhile, was shot almost entirely inside an American film studio. The real Cornwall only makes a few brief appearances. But, despite the appeal of literary tourism, authenticity is not necessarily art. The location choice forces much of the plot indoors, taking full advantage of the complex and Oscar-nominated work of art directors Lyle R. Wheeler and John DeCuir and set decorator Walter M. Scott. It's more subtle, more effective. »

- Daniel Walber

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‘Beatriz at Dinner’ Pulls Specialty Crowds as ‘My Cousin Rachel’ Struggles

11 June 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fox Searchlight pushed Rachel Weisz melodrama “My Cousin Rachel” into national release this prime summer weekend, which boasts only one new wide studio opening. But the romantic mystery thriller failed to click with audiences.

On the other hand, Roadside Attractions kept Miguel Arteta’s Sundance hit “Beatriz at Dinner” in limited dates, where the edgy and compelling story of a mismatched dinner at a Southern California estate thrived in its first limited run. With a $30,000+ per theater average and a potential appeal beyond core art house audiences, this Salma Hayek starrer could make a significant impact in upcoming weeks.

Eleanor Coppola’s romance “Paris Can Wait” continues to lead wider releases, at a decent level for its theater break but significantly below such top 2016 crossover performers as “Love and Friendship” and “The Lobster” at this time.

Opening

My Cousin Rachel (Fox Searchlight) – Metacritic: 63

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- Tom Brueggemann

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My Cousin Rachel review – fateful attraction

11 June 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rachel Weisz is captivating as the enigmatic heroine in a Daphne du Maurier adaptation that adds modern psychology to the period drama

“Did she? Didn’t she? Who’s to blame?” When 20th Century Fox first brought Daphne du Maurier’s slippery 1951 novel to the screen a mere year after its publication, its overheated publicity promised that Olivia de Havilland was “the only star in the world” who could portray its titular heroine, a mysterious beauty who left bewildered men wondering: “Was she woman or witch, Madonna or murderess?!”

Now, Rachel Weisz gives De Havilland a run for her money in a new screen version of Du Maurier’s twisty tale. It’s written and directed with pastiche-inflected panache by Roger Michell, whose diverse CV ranges from the romcom Notting Hill to the psychodrama Enduring Love via the provocative The Mother. Pitting Weisz’s captivating 19th-century widow against Sam Claflin »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Rachel Weisz On the ‘Vivid’ and Unexpected Feminism of Her Gothic Thriller ‘My Cousin Rachel’

9 June 2017 11:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

Audiences will have to draw their own conclusions about the eponymous character at the center of Roger Michell’s “My Cousin Rachel” — that’s the whole point of the tricky Gothic thriller, after all — but star Rachel Weisz has no time for such speculations. As the mysterious woman at the center of the Roger Michell film, based on the 1951 Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name, Weisz made an early decision about Rachel’s motivations, and used that concealed knowledge to fuel her performance in the purposely deceptive film. It’s a perfect fit for a film that’s all about a woman bent on being unabashedly herself in a world that’s unwelcoming to such desires.

“It’s a really vivid, interesting role for a woman,” Weisz said in a recent interview. “She’s definitely very contradictory, »

- Kate Erbland

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Exclusive: My Cousin Rachel director Roger Michell on the enduring appeal of Daphne du Maurier’s novel

9 June 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Director Roger Michell’s previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. His second directing job was ushering Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia onto an unexpecting TV audience, setting the tone for eliciting stirring performances from his actors.

His latest film, his own adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel, is a dark tale of romance and revenge, with fine leading turns by Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. The film also stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours), and you can see all of our interviews with the cast here.

Related: See our red carpet interviews from the World Premiere of My Cousin Rachel

Scott Davis sat down with the director to talk about how the project came to be, and working with the cast on this film.

This contains Mild Spoilers.

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- Jon Lyus

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Exclusive: Iain Glen & Holliday Grainger on their roles in My Cousin Rachel

9 June 2017 5:34 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

One of the pleasures of Roger Michell’s latest film, a stirring adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s dark romance My Cousin Rachel, is the sterling supporting cast who orbit the film’s two leads, Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin

In our third in a series of interviews with the cast and director of the film (check out our exclusive interviews with Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin) Scott Davis sat down with Iain Glen (known to many as the currently greyscaled Jorah the Explorer in HBO’s Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger who reunited with Claflin following their dalliance at The Riot Club.

Related: See our red carpet interviews from the World Premiere of My Cousin Rachel

In this interview the actors talk about the draw of the script, the potent sexual and social morality in play. They also speak about being present on set with »

- Jon Lyus

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Exclusive Interview: Sam Claflin on the dark romance of My Cousin Rachel

9 June 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Following his trials in The Hunger Games and a couple of prominent roles in films such as Their Finest and Me Before You to engage his natural charm, Sam Claflin’s latest film finds itself in UK cinemas today. My Cousin Rachel is the second film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel following the 1952 feature starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland.

Related: See our red carpet interviews from the World Premiere of My Cousin Rachel

Claflin leads the film with Rachel Weisz, and they fall under the direction of Roger Michell whose previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. The film co-stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours) who we also spoke to – check back later for those interviews.

Scott Davis was our man asking the questions, and he spoke to Claflin about his take on his character, »

- Jon Lyus

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Exclusive Interview: Rachel Weisz on My Cousin Rachel

9 June 2017 5:07 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The 9th of June sees the UK cinema release of My Cousin Rachel, the latest film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel. Rachel Weisz leads the film as the titular relative, a leading role that complements her sterling work in Mick Jackson’s Denial, Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster among others.

She and Sam Claflin are perhaps the biggest names in the film, which is directed by Roger Michell whose previous films include Notting Hill, Morning Glory and Hyde Park on Hudson. The film co-stars Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (Their Finest Hours), and our interviews with them will be up on th esite shortly.

Related: See our red carpet interviews from the World Premiere of My Cousin Rachel

Scott Davis was our man asking the questions, and talked to Weisz about taking on the mercurial namesake role.

Here’s the film official synopsis:

A dark romance, »

- Jon Lyus

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My Cousin Rachel and Norman: this week’s best films in the UK

9 June 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rachel Weisz stars in the latest Daphne du Maurier adaptation, while Richard Gere continues his revival as an old-school New Yorker chancer

Daphne du Maurier’s books continue to work well on screen (Rebecca, The Birds, Don’t Look Now), and it’s hard to think of a better proto-femme fatale for this Cornish mystery than Rachel Weisz. She arrives, shrouded in black, at the estate of her cousin with a reputation as a murderess and a seductress but, of course, the truth is more complex.

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- Steve Rose

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‘My Cousin Rachel’ Review: Rachel Weisz Brings Mysterious Allure To Fine Remake

8 June 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton are tough acts to follow, but in Fox Searchlight’s attractive new production of the Daphne Du Maurier gothic classic My Cousin Rachel, the teaming of Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin (Me About You, The Hunger Games) give it a nice try and succeed on their own terms. Burton won his first Oscar nomination opposite de Havilland in the 1952 screen adaptation playing Philip, a young man who becomes obsessed with the enigmatic Rachel, a… »

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Rachel Weisz Seduces In ‘My Cousin Rachel’; Sam Elliott Is ‘The Hero’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

8 June 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Fox Searchlight is opening My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin in over five hundred locations this weekend, the widest of the upcoming weekend's offerings. The feature by writer-director Roger Michell is the second big screen version of the title based on a novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Roadside Attractions and FilmNation are teaming on Sundance debut Beatriz At Dinner, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow. The film's trailer has had 23 million views, in… »

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