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Maudie Movie Review: The year’s most powerful, though understated, performance

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Maudie Movie Review: The year’s most powerful, though understated, performance
Maudie Sony Pictures Classics Director: Aisling Walsh Screenwriter: Sherry White Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/25/17 Opens: June 16, 2017. Streaming October 10, 2017 One might at first wonder why a biopic about a folk artist from a tiny town in Nova Scotia could […]

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'Maudie' Trailer

'Maudie' directed by Aisling Walsh and starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke,Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose and Greg Malone.

Based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. 'Maudie' charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

'Maudie' opens in Ireland and the UK on August 4th.
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Maudie – Review

Left to right: Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis and Ethan Hawke as Everett Lewis. Photo by Duncan Deyoung, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Sally Hawkins gives a winning performance as Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis in the biopic Maudie. Despite suffering from crippling arthritis since childhood, Maud is determined to paint and live life on her own terms, in director Aisling Walsh’s inspiring but frank portrait of a self-taught artist in rural Nova Scotia. Against all expectations, Maud captures the attention of the art world, and achieves fame for her appealing colorful art. The remarkable story is fascinating but much of the film’s appeal comes from Sally Hawkins’ delightful performance as the woman artist who overcame so many obstacles.

In Nova Scotia in 1938, Maud Dawley (Sally Hawkins)is in her early 30s and finds herself shuffled off to live with her stern Aunt Ida (Gabrielle Rose) by her
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Picturing a life by Anne-Katrin Titze

Maudie director Aisling Walsh on Maud Lewis: "She found her freedom in painting." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In my conversation with Aisling Walsh in New York, we discussed Everett (Ethan Hawke) and Maud Lewis's (Sally Hawkins) house in Maudie, her paintings, being stuck in the Thirties, Kari Matchett as a Katharine Hepburn sounding, Peggy Guggenheim-like character named Sandra, transcending time, and what it means to be labeled a Folk Artist.

The small hovel without running water or electricity (that stands now in a museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia) was Everett and Maud Lewis's home their entire life together. Without having to rely on sentimental escapism, one could say that these "odd socks" make more sense as a couple than much of what is presented as becoming a relationship in most mainstream Hollywood fare.

Everett (Ethan Hawke) and Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins)

Slowly - and Walsh is particularly good with time -
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Meeting Maudie by Anne-Katrin Titze

Aisling Walsh with Anne-Katrin Titze on costumes by Trysha Bakker for Sally Hawkin's Maudie: "I wanted her not finely dressed, but rather nicely dressed." Photo: Courtney Richards

Aisling Walsh's Maudie, screenplay by Sherry White, with a score by Michael Timmons, stars Sally Hawkins as Canadian Folk Artist Maud Lewis (as in Paul King's Paddington, she holds the world together). Ethan Hawke is her husband Everett with Gabrielle Rose as Maud's Aunt Ida, Zachary Bennett as her brother Charles, and a Katharine Hepburn sounding Kari Matchett as a Peggy Guggenheim-like character named Sandra.

At the Crosby Street Hotel in New York, Aisling and I discussed her work with production designer John Hand, costume choices with Trysha Bakker, the paintings of Maud Lewis and her relationship to Everett, their home, and her family, and what it means to be a Naïve Artist.

Everett (Ethan Hawke) and Maud Lewis
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Production begins on sci-fi thriller 'Code 8'

Production begins on sci-fi thriller 'Code 8'
Filming to continue in Toronto until mid-July 2017; Elevation targets 2019 Canada release.

Principal photography has commenced on Jeff Chan’s sci-fi thriller Code 8.

Code 8 is set in a world where four percent of the population is born with supernatural powers and face discrimination and a life of privation. The film centres on a young man with abilities who clashes with a militarised police unit after committing a series of crimes.

Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell star alongside Sung Kang, Kari Matchett, Greg Bryk, and Aaron Abrams.

The film is based on Chan’s short film of the same name that inspired an Indiegogo campaign in 2016 that exceeded its initial $200,000 goal by raising more than $1.7m, allowing for production to begin on the feature version.

In addition to the Indiegogo funds raised, Code 8 is financed by Telefilm Canada and the Fyzz Facility.

Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada, while [link=co
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Code 8 begins filming with Stephen Amell and Robbie Amell starring

After raising the necessary finance through crowdfunding last year, actors and cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell have begun shooting Code 8 in Toronto. The film is being directed by Jeff Chan and also stars The Fast and the FuriousSung Kang, Maudie‘s Kari Matchett, Frontier’s Greg Bryk and Hannibal’s Aaron Abrams.

Code 8 is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but those who are gifted with abilities face discrimination and poverty, often turning to crime in a world that is virtually a police state. In an effort to pay for his mother’s health treatment, Robbie Amell’s character is seduced into criminal underworld by Stephen Amell’s character, who works for a powerful drug lord, played by Bryk.

“We’re thrilled to be starting production with such an extraordinary cast and creative team led by Jeff, and excited
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Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell Producing, Starring in ‘Code 8’ Sci-Fi Movie

Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell Producing, Starring in ‘Code 8’ Sci-Fi Movie
Principal photography has begun in Toronto on the crowdfunded sci-fi thriller “Code 8,” starring cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell with Jeff Chan directing.

The Amells raised $1,722,409 from 20,201 backers last year on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for “Code 8” and are executive producing. The 30-day campaign had an original goal of $200,000. The campaign included the release of a ten-minute short film, directed by Chan from a script he co-wrote with Chris Pare.

The film also stars Sung Kang of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Kari Matchett (“Maudie”), Greg Bryk (“Frontier”) and Aaron Abrams (“Hannibal”).

Code 8” is set in a world where 4% of the population is born with varying supernatural abilities, but instead of being billionaires or superheroes, most “specials” face discrimination and live in poverty, often resorting to crime in a world now carefully monitored by drones, guardians, and the police. Robbie Amell’s character is struggling to pay
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‘Maudie’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Embark in a Romance in New Biopic — Watch

‘Maudie’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke Embark in a Romance in New Biopic — Watch
Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for its upcoming biopic “Maudie.” The film, which is based on the real-life story of Canadian artist Maud Lewis, hails from director Aisling Walsh (“Fingersmith”). It screened at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals last year, and is now ready for its theatrical release this summer.

Read More: Telluride Review: ‘Maudie’ Is A Paint By Numbers Love Story

Written by Sherry White, “Maudie” takes place in Nova Scotia around the 1930s. It follows an artist (Sally Hawkins) who works as a housekeeper for an orphaned fish peddler (Ethan Hawke), all the while working on her real passion–, painting. Eventually, she becomes one of the most beloved folk artists in her community.

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Hawkins was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2014 for her role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” In 2009, she won a Golden Globe for “Happy-Go-Lucky.
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Official Us Trailer for Biopic 'Maudie' Starring Sally Hawkins as Maudie

"I've known you for years, Maud, and I'm still trying to figure out what makes you tick." Sony Classics has finally revealed an official Us trailer for the indie biopic Maudie, telling the story of famed Nova Scotia folk painter Maud "Maudie" Lewis. Talented actress Sally Hawkins plays the role of Maudie, a spunky woman with severe arthritis who takes up housekeeper work for a reclusive man. It's there she begins to hone her painting skills, despite barely being able to move her hands, becoming beloved in the community for her positivity and innate talent. The film also tells a love story between Maudie and Everett Lewis, played by Ethan Hawke, a man who is not that easy to love. The cast includes Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett, and Billy MacLellan. I caught this film at last year's Telluride Film Festival, and it's a charming, uplifting story of one
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‘Maudie’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke in Aisling Walsh’s Biopic

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‘Maudie’ Trailer: Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke in Aisling Walsh’s Biopic
After screening in Telluride and Toronto last fall, “Maudie” is finally ready to tell the masses about the life of Canadian artist Maud Lewis. Sally Hawkins stars in the biopic, which was directed by Aisling Walsh, who previously helmed a BBC miniseries adaptation of Sarah Waters’ “Fingersmith” (which also served as the inspiration for Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden”). Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Telluride Review: ‘Maudie’ Is A Paint By Numbers Love Story

The film takes place in Nova Scotia circa the 1930s and finds the desperate artist taking a job working for a fish peddler played by Ethan Hawke. Lewis, one of her country’s most highly regarded folk artists, specialized in small paintings depicting outdoor settings; the small size of her canvases had to do with Lewis’ rheumatoid arthritis.

Read More: Fox Searchlight Acquires ‘A United Kingdom,’ Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up ‘Maudie

Hawkins received an
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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year
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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences
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Telluride Film Review: ‘Maudie’

Telluride Film Review: ‘Maudie’
Like many a North American folk artist, Maud Lewis’ oeuvre — which consists of countless paintings of fuzzy cats, crude-looking flowers, and flat country landscapes — could easily be dismissed as being no better than the work of a child. The difference is that most children don’t have to contend with rheumatoid arthritis, which left Lewis partly crippled from an early age, and required her to work far harder than other untrained artists to bring beauty and color to her grim existence.

Though such characters offer obvious appeal to actors, “Maudie” isn’t nearly as preoccupied with its subject’s physical impairment as, say, a movie like “My Left Foot” or “Frida.” If anything, director Aisling Walsh downplays Lewis’ arthritis to such a degree that she seems almost able-bodied at times. What interests Walsh and screenwriter Sherry White isn’t Lewis’ disability, but the other obstacles that stood between her and
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USA Network Cancels Covert Affairs

We have our first cancellation of 2015, and unfortunately for fans of Covert Affairs, it’s not good news. USA Network has decided to cancel the spy series, starring Piper Perabo, after five seasons. Covert Affairs followed the story of Perabo’s Annie Walker, a CIA trainee sent to work for the Domestic Protection Division (Dpd) as a field agent. Throughout Covert Affairs‘ five seasons, Annie did her best to keep her cover intact and worked with blind tech operative Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham). In addition to Perabo and Gorham, the series also starred Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Hill Harper, and Nic Bishop at different points during its five seasons. USA cited Covert Affairs’ low ratings for why it decided to cancel the series, which premiered on the network in 2010. With both White Collar and Covert Affairs gone, Suits is now USA Network’s veteran series. The
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Covert Affairs

Network: USA Network

Episodes: 75 (hour)

Seasons: Five

TV show dates: July 13, 2010 -- December 18, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Eion Bailey, and Eric Lively.

TV show description:

This spy series revolves around a woman who finds herself being moved up the CIA ladder very quickly.

Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is 28 years old and has great instincts and a certain persistence. She finds herself yanked out of her CIA training early and sent out into the field. Her first assignment doesn't go well, but it only serves to make her more determined. Without the benefit of full training, she only has her instincts to rely on. She originally got into this line of work while trying to heal her
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Covert Affairs: Season Five Ratings

The ratings for Covert Affairs have been dropping each season for awhile. Will they keep falling this year? Will they drop so low that the USA series is cancelled or, will it be renewed for a sixth season? Stay tuned!

On Covert Affairs, operatives Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Chris Gorham) work together in the CIA's Domestic Protection Division (Dpd). The show's cast also includes Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, Hill Harper, and Nicholas Bishop.

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Covert Affairs: Cancelled by USA Network, No Season Six

The cast of White Collar got a chance to wrap up their series with a final short season but Covert Affairs won't get that chance. USA Network has cancelled the series after five seasons, leaving fans with plenty of questions and no season six.

On Covert Affairs, operatives Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Chris Gorham) work together in the CIA's Domestic Protection Division (Dpd). The show's cast also includes Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, Hill Harper, and Nicholas Bishop.

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USA Cancels ‘Covert Affairs’ After 5 Seasons

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USA Cancels ‘Covert Affairs’ After 5 Seasons
Covert Affairs” has been canceled.

USA Network pulled the plug on Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham’s CIA drama after five seasons, a network representative told TheWrap.

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The NBCUniversal-owned network is discontinuing the show because of its low number of live viewers, despite the fact “Covert Affairs” did perform well in live +3 and live +7 ratings. An individual with knowledge said USA will now be focusing on its other dramas, including “Suits,” “Royal Pains,” and “Graceland.”

Additionally, it has several dramas greenlit to series, including Matt Nix‘s “Complications,
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Covert Affairs: Cancel or Renew for Season Six?

Tonight, USA Network airs the series finale of White Collar and fans could also be seeing the end of Covert Affairs as well. The latter series hasn't been renewed for a sixth season yet and the show's dropped way down in the ratings.

On Covert Affairs, operatives Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Chris Gorham) work together in the CIA's Domestic Protection Division (Dpd). The show's cast also includes Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, Hill Harper, and Nicholas Bishop.

The fourth season of Covert Affairs averaged 2.27 million viewers with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The current season has been averaging 1.53 million and a 0.3 ratings -- a drop of 49% in viewership. It's USA's lowest-rated scripted series in the demo.

At this point, it seems likely that USA will renew the show for a sixth and final season,
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