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The Lrm Interview: Teresa Palmer on Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge

When filmmaker Mel Gibson decided to tell the World War II story of Desmond Doss, a brave soldier who saved 75 of his company at the battle of Hacksaw Ridge in Okinawa, Japan, he made the choice to return home to Australia to do it. In doing so, he also ended up hiring some of Australia’s finest talent, including Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths.

Another one of the film’s Australian cast is actress Teresa Palmer, who was able to break into Hollywood earlier in her career with roles in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the young adult films I Am Number Four and Warm Bodies.

In Hacksaw Ridge, she plays Dorothy Schutte, the eventual wife of Andrew Garfield’s Desmond Doss. She’s a nurse Desmond meets and falls for, and whose work inspires him to go to war as a combat medic, while sticking to his
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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series

Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series
Snow. Blood. Accents. And a woodchipper. That's Fargo.

What with Fargo having re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2014 with the debut of the FX anthology series of the same name, fans of the original movie might be surprised to learn that it's turning 20 years old this week. Fargo – that is, the original 1996 version, starring Frances McDormand and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen – first opened in American theaters on March 8, 1996.

Two decades later, this little indie film about polite people involved in some very impolite circumstances is heralded as one the better movies of the 1990s. In honor of its anniversary,
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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series

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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series
Snow. Blood. Accents. And a woodchipper. That's Fargo. What with Fargo having re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2014 with the debut of the FX anthology series of the same name, fans of the original movie might be surprised to learn that it's turning 20 years old this week. Fargo - that is, the original 1996 version, starring Frances McDormand and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen - first opened in American theaters on March 8, 1996. Two decades later, this little indie film about polite people involved in some very impolite circumstances is heralded as one the better movies of the 1990s. In honor of its anniversary,
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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series

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Fargo: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with 15 Things You Didn't Know About the Film Turned TV Series
Snow. Blood. Accents. And a woodchipper. That's Fargo. What with Fargo having re-entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2014 with the debut of the FX anthology series of the same name, fans of the original movie might be surprised to learn that it's turning 20 years old this week. Fargo - that is, the original 1996 version, starring Frances McDormand and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen - first opened in American theaters on March 8, 1996. Two decades later, this little indie film about polite people involved in some very impolite circumstances is heralded as one the better movies of the 1990s. In honor of its anniversary,
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Lff Press Conference: Conviction

In the small room in the Vue cinema Leicester Square, the stars from Conviction, Minnie Driver, Sam Rockwell, Hilary Swank and Betty Anne Waters answered questions from the press about the film. Here’s how it went:

Betty Anne, how receptive were you initially to the idea about making a film about your life’s work to honour your brother Kenny?

Betty Anne: Well receptive? It was my brother Kenny who wanted the movie more than anything. The day that he was released from prison I thought that he would be in the paper for the day. Well, Hollywood was calling my house for two months and he would answer the phone and he said “Betty Anne, there’s going to be a movie.” And I said “Stop answering the phone!” But he didn’t. So I became proactive and I got really lucky and I found Andrew Karsch, the producer and Tony Goldwyn,
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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Conviction’ interview with Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis is known for some great roles in great movies – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, and Husbands and Wives, just for starters. And I would be lying if I didn’t think that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation deserves to be up there, especially as my family annually worships that movie so.

With the Oscar-nominated actress’ latest performance, Lewis dials down the screen time, but ups the supporting character ante in Conviction. In the film she plays Roseanna Perry, a subject in the trial who holds a key to the truth about whether Betty Anne Waters’ brother, Kenny, really did commit murder in 1983. Lewis is in the movie for a total of maybe ten minutes, but her performance is memorable after the film is over.

I had the chance to discuss with the rebellious actress what it was playing this character, how this role fits into her diverse filmography,
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