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Decider this Tiffany Haddish Oscar nomination could happen. 'Let's do this!'

Guardian when should cinemas turn their house lights on? During credits? After them?

Movie City News Jodie Foster talks at length about The Silence of the Lambs

NathanielR... you've maybe already seen my anger about this topic when it comes to Call Me By Your Name, which is absolutely not over when the credits begin no matter what the house lights or your fellow moviegoers think. Stay in your seat. Respect the art.

IndieWire Paul Thomas Anderson explains why there will be no cinematographer credited on his new film Phantom Thread

EW interviews Beanie Feldstein who is so wonderful in Lady Bird

GQ Dacre Montgomery on his shirtless dancing audition tape for Stranger Things 2

Guardian a new exhibit on 100 years of Australian film in pictures from the silent pictures through The Babadook

Variety Critics Choice Awards return to the CW.
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Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi Join Swati Bhise’s ‘Swords and Scepters’

Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi Join Swati Bhise’s ‘Swords and Scepters’
Rupert Everett (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”) and Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech”) have joined the cast of “Swords and Scepters,” the period drama about an Indian uprising against the British East India Company.

Nathaniel Parker (“Stardust”), Ben Lamb (“Divergent”) and Jodhi May (“Defiance”) will also star alongside Devika Bhise (“The Man Who Knew Infinity”) in the movie, which Shiva Sinindo Films is producing with Cayenne Pepper Productions.

Indian choreographer and Cayenne Pepper CEO Swati Bhise (“The Man Who Knew Infinity”) will direct. He co-wrote the script with Olivia Emden and Devika Bhise, who will also star in the leading role. Nagesh Bhonsle, Yatin Karyekar, Milind Gunaji, Arif Zakaria, and Ajinkya Deo will also appear.

The movie will follow the story of Rani Lakshmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, who led her army against the East India Company in the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny.

“It’s an incredible story about a woman who fought for what she believed in,” Bhise
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Movie Review – Let Me Go (2017)

Let Me Go, 2017.

Written and Directed by Polly Steele.

Starring Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton, and Karin Bertling.

Synopsis:

Based on a true story, family secrets have a rolling impact on four generations of women when Helga (Juliet Stevenson) learns that her mother, Traudi (Karin Bertling), is dying.

Before watching Let Me Go I Googled Helga Schneider’s memoir, so knew what her family secret would be. I don’t think many will see it coming, and it’s not included in this review because I think viewers should get to make that choice for themselves, but knowing her secret didn’t make me more prepared. Not knowing it wouldn’t be necessary to feel things watching this movie.

Called by a letter to visit her dying mother in a nursing home, Helga decides to go to Vienna. Her granddaughter, Emily (Lucy Boynton), offers to join her for support.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Photos Still Show No Signs of Daenerys, but Bran Appears Ready to Finally Speak Up

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Photos Still Show No Signs of Daenerys, but Bran Appears Ready to Finally Speak Up
In the final episode of “Game of Thrones” this season, history will be made one way or another.

For the first time during her reign, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has deigned to hold court to meet with her biggest rivals: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), the leaders whose respective Houses are represented in the episode’s title, “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’: In Defense of Believable Timelines and Logic Even on a Fantasy Show With Dragons

While Jon and Dany have seen the White Walkers and their army of the dead up close and personal, they have yet to convince Cersei to put aside her power-hungry ways and call a detente in order to focus their combined forces up North to defeat their common enemy. Because most people in Westeros still believe the White Walkers, whom they’ve dubbed The Others,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Photos Still Show No Signs of Daenerys, but Bran Appears Ready to Finally Speak Up

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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Photos Still Show No Signs of Daenerys, but Bran Appears Ready to Finally Speak Up
In the final episode of “Game of Thrones” this season, history will be made one way or another.

For the first time during her reign, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) has deigned to hold court to meet with her biggest rivals: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), the leaders whose respective Houses are represented in the episode’s title, “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’: In Defense of Believable Timelines and Logic Even on a Fantasy Show With Dragons

While Jon and Dany have seen the White Walkers and their army of the dead up close and personal, they have yet to convince Cersei to put aside her power-hungry ways and call a detente in order to focus their combined forces up North to defeat their common enemy. Because most people in Westeros still believe the White Walkers, whom they’ve dubbed The Others,
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Game Of Thrones: 11 great one-off appearances

Juliette Harrisson Aug 21, 2017

We salute 11 memorable guest spots across Game Of Thrones' seven seasons so far. Spoilers ahoy...

Contains spoilers through to season seven, episode one.

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Game Of Thrones has one of the biggest casts on television – twenty-nine people are credited as regulars across season six alone – and doesn’t like to waste a good character, with many of even the most minor characters appearing at least twice. However, every now and again the show produces a one-hit wonder, a character who appears in just one episode of the series but who makes a lasting impression and continues to have an impact on the remaining characters as they move on. So here, we celebrate the best of these single chart-stoppers and the actors who play them.

To qualify for this list,
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UK poster and trailer for Let Me Go

Ahead of its UK release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Polly Steele’s upcoming drama Let Me Go which stars Juliet Stevenson, Lucy Boynton, Jodhi May, and Karin Bertling; take a look below…

Based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. It’s the year 2000 and the lives of three generations of women are turned upside down when Helga’s mother is revealed to still be alive in a Viennese nursing home. For Helga’s daughter and grand-daughter, initial joy soon turns to deep trauma as the terrible secret of their family’s past is revealed. Helga’s mother did not just abandon her. She made a choice… between being a mother or a willing participant in the most evil regime in history.

Let Me Go is set for release
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Truly, Madly, Family: Juliet Stevenson has to face her family demons in trailer for Let Me Go

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Author: Zehra Phelan

The trailer for the true-life story Let Me Go, starring acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson has been released and it’s a tough journey of unearthing buried family secrets.

Let Me Go is based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. The film is set in the year 2000, following not only Helga and her mother’s journeys but the next two generations and how they suffer from the trauma created over 70 years ago.

Written and Directed by Polly Steele, Let Me Go stars Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton and Karin Bertling.

Let Me Go is released in selected UK cinemas and on digital download from 15th September

Let Me Go Official Synopsis

Let Me Go’ is a film about mothers and daughters, about trans-generational family relationships, about ghosts from the past and the
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First look: Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in 'Scarborough'

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First look: Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in 'Scarborough'
Exclusive: Shoot has kicked off on UK forbidden love drama.

I, Anna director Barnaby Southcombe has started principal photography on Scarborough, starring Jodhi May, Jordan Bolger and Jessica Barden. Great Point Media, Southcombe’s Embargo Films and Poisson Rouge Pictures are producing; the four-week shoot kicked off on May 15 on location in Scarborough.

The film is adapted by Southcombe from Fiona Evans’ award-winning play, about two dangerously charged teacher-pupil relationships. The story unfolds over two weekends in the faded grandeur of seaside resort Scarborough.

Producer is Christopher Granier-Deferre (Gone Too Far!), with Chris Simon of Embargo and Jim Reeve of Great Point serving as executive producers.

Southcombe said: “This is a really important project for me, one I’ve been yearning to do ever since I first saw the play at the Royal Court. It dares to look at these people as humans not monsters, asking you for one brief moment not to pass judgment. I guarantee
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Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner

Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner
The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Bff is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award winners.

Hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, 2017’s festival attracted a record-breaking number of attendees committed to ensuring development and promotion of media that represents the world we live in – 51% women and highly diverse. Festival attendees interacted with filmmakers, actors and key industry leaders including Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Rachel Winter, Marilu Henner, Jane Seymour, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Amy Jo Johnson, Aisha Tyler, Nely Galan, Olivia Washington, Joey Travolta (Inclusion Films), Patty Jenkins (Director, Wonder Woman), Stephen Quinn (Chairman, Afe), Gil Robertson (Aafca), Chevonne O
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A Quiet Passion review – Cynthia Nixon gives Emily Dickinson the soul of a poet

Terence Davies’s elegant film benefits from a terrific performance by Nixon, who makes the reclusive 19th-century poet seem radiant with loneliness

In this film, Cynthia Nixon has the face of someone with a secret. She plays the poet Emily Dickinson, and her face is fever-bright with irony and wit, then loneliness and fear. You can see how emotions are somehow stored in that face provisionally, being refined and saved for later – for the poetry she writes during the night. It is a face that changes as she grows older and moves along the spectrum of genius, publishing little or nothing, angry about the non-consolation of “posterity”. Terence Davies’s film and Nixon’s tremendous performance reminded me of Wh Auden saying that Matthew Arnold “thrust his gift in prison till it died”. It isn’t Dickinson’s gift for poetry that gets thrust in prison but her gift for love,
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Feeling as others do, part 3 by Anne-Katrin Titze

Cynthia Nixon shines as Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

A Film Comment Presents selection at last year's New York Film Festival and a highlight of this year's Glasgow Film Festival, A Quiet Passion directed by Terence Davies looks at questions of the soul, family, war, creativity and how to be true to yourself - all in stunningly beautiful images shot by Florian Hoffmeister (The Deep Blue Sea) and with costumes by Catherine Marchand. Cynthia Nixon is a wonderful, knowing, doubting, twinkling Emily Dickinson. Jennifer Ehle as her sister Vinnie, her perfect match in loving banter and bitter argument. When their brother Austin (Duncan Duff) marries Susan Gilbert (Jodhi May) he gives them another sister. The female bonding comes across as effortless and their wit has lightning speed. Keith Carradine, as the patriarch Edward, rounds out the family dynamics.

Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) on disliking the role
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Feeling as others do, part 2 by Anne-Katrin Titze

Terence Davies to Catherine Marchand: "I don't want them to look as though they'd just come from costume." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Terence Davies, the esteemed director of The House Of Mirth; Distant Voices, Still Lives; The Deep Blue Sea; The Long Day Closes, and Sunset Song spoke with me on the costume designs by Catherine Marchand for his latest film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson with Jennifer Ehle as her sister Vinnie. Catherine Bailey, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Joanna Bacon, Benjamin Wainwright, Sara Vertongen, Emma Bell, Jodhi May, and Noémie Schellens head a dandy supporting cast.

Hearing Claire Bloom read Dickinson, kidney disease, and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Albert Serra's The Death Of Louis Xiv come up in the second part of a series on my journey with Terence Davies.

Cynthia Nixon plays the scenes of the attacks beautifully. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Anne-Katrin Titze: A word about the costumes.
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Evolutionary Films expands into UK distribution

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Exclusive: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror Aux.

Evolutionary Films, the London-based production and sales outfit launched two years ago under CEO John Adams, is expanding into UK distribution. The company will release at least four titles into the British market this year, some getting theatrical launches.

Among the Evolutionary Films titles that will be seen in British cinemas this year are Polly Steele’s new drama Let Me Go starring Juliet Stevenson and Jodhi May. The drama is based on the true story of German woman Helga Schneider, abandoned by her mother as a child, who later discovers her mother had gone to join the Nazi SS.

Evolutionary is also planning a theatrical release for its horror thriller, Aux, directed by Adams and starring John Rhys-Davies. This was financed and produced by Evolutionary who are selling it internationally as well as
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Illicit School Affairs Set Stage for Film Adaptation of ‘Scarborough’ Play

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Illicit School Affairs Set Stage for Film Adaptation of ‘Scarborough’ Play
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Scarborough

Logline: A tale of forbidden love based on the acclaimed play from Royal Court Theatre in London.

Elevator Pitch:

Set over three days in the British seaside town of Scarborough, two couples seek an escape from the constraints of real life. In a faded hotel, amongst the peeling wallpaper, they laugh, quarrel, make love and enjoy their anonymity.

The hotel rooms are their safe haven but also their self-imposed prison as they don’t dare go out. After all, at barely 16 years old, two of them are still at school… and the other two,
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Rialto takes ‘Let Me Go’ for Australia, New Zealand

Rialto takes ‘Let Me Go’ for Australia, New Zealand
Nazi legacy drama based on Helga Schneider’s memoirs stars Juliet Stevenson.

London-based production and sales outfit Evolutionary Films has closed a deal with Rialto Distribution for Australia and New Zealand theatrical rights to director Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go, based on Helga Schneider’s best-selling memoirs.

Featuring the first original film score from Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, the film stars four-time BAFTA-nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham) [pictured], Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), Karin Bertling (The Bridge) and Stanley Weber (The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life).

After being abandoned in 1941 at four years-old so that her mother can join the Nazi SS as a concentration camp guard in Auschwitz, Let Me Go follows Schneider returning to face her mother sixty years later. The film also examines the next generations of the family and the suffering they endure following revelations of these long held secrets surrounding
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Afm: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

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Afm: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'
London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

UK outfit Evolutionary Films has acquired sales rights to Let Me Go, starring Juliet Stevenson.

The drama, currently in post-production, is based on the best-selling memoirs of Helga Schneider, who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old as her mother joined the Nazi SS.

Set in 2000, the film follows Helga and her mother’s journeys, as well as the next two generations of their family as they struggle to cope with the revelations of long-held secrets about the horrific events that took place.

Directed by Polly Steele, Let Me Go also stars Sing Street’s Lucy Boynton and Jodhi May, and features the first original film score from Radiohead’s Philip Selway.

Evolutionary is also collaborating with FutureDude Entertainment on sci-fi adventure Oceanus: Odyssey One, set onboard an underwater research facility which becomes humanity’s last hope for survival
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Feeling as others do, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

Terence Davies with Anne-Katrin Titze at the W Hotel Union Square in New York Photo: Aimee Morris

This is the first part of a series on my journey with Terence Davies into A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson with Jennifer Ehle (Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos) as her sister Vinnie, which was screened in the New York Film Festival in the Film Comment Presents selection. The exemplary supporting cast includes Keith Carradine (David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Duncan Duff, Joanna Bacon, Benjamin Wainwright (Jason Connery's Tommy's Honour), Emma Bell, Jodhi May (Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa), Noémie Schellens, Catherine Bailey and Sara Vertongen.

Terence Davies with his A Quiet Passion star Cynthia Nixon Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Terence Davies looks at questions of the soul, family, war, creativity and how to be true to yourself. We first encounter young Emily (Emma Bell) at Episcopalian
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Cynthia Nixon in First Trailer for Terence Davies' Film 'A Quiet Passion'

"You are alone in your rebellion, Ms. Dickinson." Get ready to be enthralled by the words and emotions of Emily Dickinson. A festival trailer has debuted for the film A Quiet Passion, from director Terence Davis (whose other film Sunset Song was just released in theaters this year). Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this "luminous biopic". Also starring Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. These kind of intense period pieces aren't usually my thing, and I'm not that curious about this. However, the music they used for this trailer definitely got my attention. It's the track "Stars Wait For Us" by Plu-Ton and it seems odd, but totally works. Here's the first official trailer for Terence Davis' A Quiet Passion, direct from YouTube (via Tfs): Emily Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems in her lifetime but witnessed
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‘A Quiet Passion’ Trailer: Cynthia Nixon Embodies Reclusive Emily Dickinson In Terence Davies-Directed Biopic

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‘A Quiet Passion’ Trailer: Cynthia Nixon Embodies Reclusive Emily Dickinson In Terence Davies-Directed Biopic
The story of the reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion,” which will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.

A new festival trailer for the period drama was just released and showcases Cynthia Nixon as the renowned artist as she struggles with the world around her.

A Quiet Passion” is a unique insight into Dickinson’s life and obsessions, and follows the writer from her schoolgirl days in Amherst, Massachusetts to her years writing in near-total isolation, where she produced over a thousand poems that are now regarded as the finest and most inventive in American literature.

Read More: First Look: Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ ‘A Quiet Passion

The biopic also co-stars Jennifer Ehle as Dickinson’s sister, Lavinia, Keith Carradine as her father, Duncan Duff, Jodhi May, Joanna Bacon and Catherine Bailey. The picture
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