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‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)

25 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It isn’t news when Lesli Linka Glatter earns another Emmy nomination for directing “Homeland” (Showtime) — this time, she’s gotten two, as well as sharing Best Drama with showrunners Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon and the other executive producers.

From the start, Glatter has deployed the rigorous discipline she learned from being a modern dance choreographer to meticulously preparing everything she does, from storyboards to character analysis.

After her AFI women’s directing program short was nominated for an Oscar in 1985, Steven Spielberg hired her to direct an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a huge-scale World War II battle sequence with soldiers storming a beach and 150 extras. Then there was nothing she couldn’t do. While she went on to direct the 1995 teen classic “Now and Then,” she has found more nourishment from television than movies.

She earned DGA and/or Emmy nominations for her directing on “Twin Peaks,” “Mad Men, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Homeland’ Director Lesli Linka Glatter is Fearless (Emmy Video)

25 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It isn’t news when Lesli Linka Glatter earns another Emmy nomination for directing “Homeland” (Showtime) — this time, she’s gotten two, as well as sharing Best Drama with showrunners Alex Ganza and Howard Gordon and the other executive producers.

From the start, Glatter has deployed the rigorous discipline she learned from being a modern dance choreographer to meticulously preparing everything she does, from storyboards to character analysis.

After her AFI women’s directing program short was nominated for an Oscar in 1985, Steven Spielberg hired her to direct an episode of “Amazing Stories,” a huge-scale World War II battle sequence with soldiers storming a beach and 150 extras. Then there was nothing she couldn’t do. While she went on to direct the 1995 teen classic “Now and Then,” she has found more nourishment from television than movies.

She earned DGA and/or Emmy nominations for her directing on “Twin Peaks,” “Mad Men, »

- Anne Thompson

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Homeland, The 100, Once, Tvd, Younger, The Mindy Project and More

15 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Anything on next week’s Bones finale? —Jenna

Ausiello: Prepare for a twist ending to rival all twist endings, setting up a doozy of a 12th and final season. “We’ve pulled out all the stops,” declares Bones exec producer Jonathan Collier of Thursday’s closer. “We’re really trying to challenge our characters, challenge our relationships, challenge even the safety of those we love and wrapping it up with an incredible surprise. [The Puppeteer Killer storyline] goes to a place »

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Emmy Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Stephen Colbert to ‘The Americans’

14 July 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Those screams of joy (and shrieks of anger) you heard emanating from Hollywood this morning meant one thing: the TV Academy released the annual Emmy nominations. And with that list came the usual surprises and snubs. Here’s who was disappointingly shut out — and happily included — this morning.

Snub: Stephen Colbert, “The Daily Show,” Samantha Bee

A massive shake-up in the variety talk category left veterans “The Daily Show” (with new host Trevor Noah) and Stephen Colbert shut out for the first time in over a decade (when Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” launched on Comedy Central). Both shows drew zero noms this morning. Voters clearly didn’t warm to Colbert’s take on “The Late Show,” which had been nominated in its final season with original host David Letterman last year. “Daily Show” vet Samantha Bee was also expected to join the club for her host freshman series “Full Frontal,” but »

- Geoff Berkshire and Debra Birnbaum

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Emmys 2016: The 20 Biggest Snubs

14 July 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday, giving us plenty of stars (Tatiana Maslany!) and shows (The Americans!) to celebrate — but that’s not what we’re here to talk about.

RelatedEmmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

No, we’re here to deliver a (metaphorical) Diane Lockhart slap to the Emmy voters for all the worthy series and performers that didn’t score nominations this morning.

Among those included in our list are scene stealers like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Jane Krakowski and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom, who had »

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‘White Girl’ Trailer: College Girl Fights To Get Her Dealer Boyfriend Out of Jail In Sundance Drug Drama

12 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

White Girl” follows Leah (Morgan Saylor), a bored, thrill-seeking college student who’s struggling in New York City while holding onto a magazine internship. After trying to buy some pot from neighborhood bad boy dealer Blue (Brian “Sene” Marc), they hit it off and end up selling together. But when Blue gets arrested before her very eyes, she plans to sell his entire supply of cocaine to pay for his release. The film also stars Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”), Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”), Adrian Martinez (“Focus”), India Menuez (“Something in the Air”), Annabelle-Dexter Jones (“Holy Motors”), Ralph Rodriguez (“Compliance”), and more. Watch the Nsfw trailer below.

Read More: Sundance Review: ‘White Girl’ Goes On A Wild Ride Through New York City

The film is the feature-length directorial debut from Elizabeth Wood, who says that the film is based on a true story. Meanwhile, star Morgan Saylor is »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Trailer: Stellan Skarsgård Brings Laughs To Norwegian Dark Comedy — Watch

9 July 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“In Order of Disappearance” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2014, and is finally now arriving to Us theaters this year. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Hans Petter Moland, the dark comedy stars Stellan Skarsgård as Nils, an introverted and hard-working snow plow driver who receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving of the official report, he soon uncovers that his son was killed by a drug cartel and begins his quest for revenge.

The movie was written by Kim Fupz Aakesonl and also stars Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro and Kristofer Hivju. Upon its premiere, “In Order of Disappearance” received positive reviews.

Read More: Berlin Review: Stellan Skarsgard Is a Killing Machine In Enjoyable Dark Comedy ‘In Order Of Disappearance

IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote in his review that it “cleverly magnifies the way each man is trapped in the mazes of »

- Liz Calvario

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Posterized July 2016: ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Equals,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ and More

5 July 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.

This month is the epitome of summer blockbuster season with a couple kids films, a couple attempts at old school epics, some comedies, some actioners, and a sparse few adult-oriented indies to provide a well-needed counter to the explosions and slapstick. We’re still inundated with sequels (four on this post alone) and reboots (two), but as long as we buy tickets they’ll continue coming — louder, brighter, and vapid.

So let’s try and give some love to the smaller films. Take the kids to a matinee »

- Jared Mobarak

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Movie Review: Our Kind of Traitor

3 July 2016 8:36 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The new thriller, Our Kind of Traitor, is worth the visit. Just the right amount of action, adventure, and intrigue. The dynamic cast was spot on and is sure to please.

The story starts out with Perry (Ewan McGregor) and his girlfriend Gail (Naomie Harris) in a bit of a tumultuous relationship with Perry having to try and make amends after a sorted affair he had some time back. As chance would have it, Gail storms off in a restaurant while on holiday, leaving Perry open to befriend a member of the Russian mafia, the very charismatic Dima, played by Stellan Skasgard. He is extremely boisterous, full of life, and in great need. We come to learn that Dima is in trouble and is petrified of the mafia putting a new man in charge, “The Prince” (Grigoriy Dobrygin), who is going to kill his family. Dima enlists Perry to get »

- Betsy Russo

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Tom Sturridge: ‘If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared’

3 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on rebellion, the power of fear, why Damian Lewis would never offer advice, and the irrelevance of awards

Tom Sturridge, 30, is the son of the actor Phoebe Nicholls and the director Charles Sturridge, who cast him, aged eight, in the TV series Gulliver’s Travels. After abandoning his A-levels, Sturridge starred in the films Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked and On the Road, and the plays Punk Rock (winning the Critics’ Circle theatre award for most outstanding newcomer), American Buffalo and Orphans on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Sturridge has a three-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with the actor Sienna Miller. His latest film, Remainder, adapted from the Tom McCarthy novel, is directed by the visual artist Omer Fast.

As an artist, did Fast have a different approach to film-making?

I suppose that someone who began in car commercials is going to »

- Interview by Barbara Ellen

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Tom Sturridge: ‘If I’d been a parent to myself, I would have been scared’

3 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor on rebellion, the power of fear, why Damian Lewis would never offer advice, and the irrelevance of awards

Tom Sturridge, 30, is the son of the actor Phoebe Nicholls and the director Charles Sturridge, who cast him, aged eight, in the TV series Gulliver’s Travels. After abandoning his A-levels, Sturridge starred in the films Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked and On the Road, and the plays Punk Rock (winning the Critics’ Circle theatre award for most outstanding newcomer), American Buffalo and Orphans on Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony. Sturridge has a three-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with the actor Sienna Miller. His latest film, Remainder, adapted from the Tom McCarthy novel, is directed by the visual artist Omer Fast.

As an artist, did Fast have a different approach to film-making?

I suppose that someone who began in car commercials is going to »

- Interview by Barbara Ellen

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 1, 2016)

1 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 1. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

The Bfg

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill

Synopsis: The Bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been »

- Steve Greene

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Our Kind Of Traitor – Review

30 June 2016 8:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

John le Carré incorporates many of the same ingredients in each of his literary recipes: espionage, intrigue, and corruption. How he uses these ingredients and a few others sprinkled in is what makes each of his dishes satisfying. Our Kind Of Traitor might be the author’s least complicated recipe. There are fewer players and even fewer entanglements than some of his recent film adaptations, such as A Most Wanted Man and the acclaimed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. As a result, Our Kind Of Traitor might be the most easily digestible for those looking for a more straight-forward approach to his world of international crime.

Ewan McGregor stars as a poetry teacher who dips his pen into the wrong inkwell. After a vacation in Morocco with his wife turns sour (Naomie Harris), the “professor” ends up going out on the town with a man he meets one night at a restaurant, »

- Michael Haffner

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Review: ‘Our Kind of Traitor’ Shows Why John le Carré and Hollywood Don’t Mix

30 June 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When John le Carré’s name is attached to a movie or television series, you already know what to expect. An author whose firsthand experience in the intelligence world informs his work, the novelist has developed a singular approach to spy stories. The films and series based on his work have attracted sizable budgets and A-list casts despite the labyrinthine governmental entanglements and devastating, feel-bad endings that come with le Carré’s territory. But where some of those other projects managed to preserve the author’s grounded approach, “Our Kind of Traitor” represents a Hollywood pivot to a film that, while entertaining at points, dilutes le Carré’s potency.

The aforementioned star power here comes from Ewan McGregor, playing unassuming poetry professor Perry (introduced kissing and caressing a woman’s naked back, lest you think he lacks mainstream movie spy bona fides), who becomes an unlikely pawn in a cross-continent informational tug-of-war. »

- Steve Greene

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Our Kind of Traitor movie review: ordinary everyday spies

30 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Smartly elegant; the fantastic cast makes it worth your time. But it does feel as if it belongs on the small screen spread across six or eight hours. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

A holiday in Morocco doesn’t seem to be working to respark the romance between mild-mannered professor Perry (Ewan McGregor: Jane Got a Gun) and high-powered lawyer Gail (Naomie Harris: Spectre), but maybe a bit of international intrigue will do the trick? Perhaps it’s rather implausible that Russian mobster Dima (Stellan Skarsgård: Avengers: Age of Ultron) would recruit Perry to act as a go-between for him with MI6 — Dima wants to defect and bring a crapload of info about shady dealings in London’s financial centers — but it’s just plausible »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

30 June 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s never too early to start planning a trip to the movies. Now that July is upon us, we wanted to have a place for movie fans to see every film opening in theaters for the entire month. We’ve separated the wide releases from the arthouse/specialty offerings for each week, giving you the best of both worlds. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

For more of what’s on the horizon, you can also bookmark our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. In the meantime, enjoy your time at the theaters!

Week of July 1 Wide

The Bfg

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Ruby Barnhill

Synopsis: The Bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been »

- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene

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Our Kind Of Traitor Review

29 June 2016 3:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Our Kind Of Traitor doesn’t dazzle, nor does it seduce – Susanna White’s John le Carré adaptation merely explores the predictably familiar world of international spies. While that’s not a glowing endorsement, there’s enough technical know-how to guide audiences through a tense-enough tale of Russian mobs, corrupt officials and dirty money. You’ll never be blown away, yet certain segments do raise an eyebrow or two thanks to Stellan Skarsgård’s lovably Soviet Don personality. Ewan McGregor may play the film’s unlikely lead, but it’s Skarsgård who steals every scene through his larger-than-life, bearish mannerisms. Come for the undercover espionage, stay for a jovial Russian man calling his children assholes.

No, I’m serious.

McGregor stars as Perry Makepeace (eye roll for “descriptive” last name), a poetry teacher who becomes embroiled in a Russian mafia subplot. While visiting Morocco with his prestigious lawyer better half, »

- Matt Donato

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Exclusive: Damian Lewis Makes A Deal In Clip From ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’ Starring Ewan McGregor

29 June 2016 8:26 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You don’t need to wait for the next James Bond movie to get your fill of big screen spy intrigue. Coming to theatres this weekend is “Our Kind Of Traitor,” and it’s braced with some serious bonafides. The cast is headed up by Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Naomi Harris, and Stellan Skarsgard, the film is […]

The post Exclusive: Damian Lewis Makes A Deal In Clip From ‘Our Kind Of Traitor’ Starring Ewan McGregor appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Edward Davis

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[Review] Our Kind of Traitor

29 June 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Gorgeous and deliberate, Susanna White‘s Our Kind of Traitor, adapted from the John le Carré novel, exists in that ever-so murky, gray area of international politics, and ultimately crumbles under the weight of those complexities.

We’ve got a hero couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), trying to save their marriage with a vacation in Marrakech when they meet Dima (Stellan Skarsgard), a hammy Russian oligarch who happens to handle a whole lot of mafia money. When Dima asks Perry to pass along classified intel to the British Secret Service to bargain for his and his family’s escape, wheels of intrigue are set in motion.

Though the stakes are raised early and we’re reminded of the consequences often, there’s not much to grasp on to. Perry’s strange motivation in wanting to help a man he’s never met is interesting, but quickly abandoned. »

- Dan Mecca

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Our Kind of Traitor Movie Review

25 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Our Kind Of Traitor Lionsgate/ Roadside Attractions Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Susanna White Written by: Hossein Amini from John le Carré’s novel Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård Screened at: Dolby 24, NYC, 7/6/16 Opens: July 1, 2016 College professors are sometimes said to be living in an ivory tower, but those who teach sciences and business administration would hardly be in the same room as poetry teachers.  Poetry professors together with members of the philosophy department, though, would have adjoining rooms in the tower penthouse.  They are about the last people you would suspect to get involved with the Russian mafia, particularly  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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