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Cannes Film Review: ‘After Love’

13 May 2016 5:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine a prison movie where the inmates have the keys to their own cells, but prefer to remain incarcerated. That’s the impression one gets from watching Belgian director Joachim Lafosse’s “After Love,” which takes place inside a Brussels household where the emotional connection holding a couple together has gone, leaving only tension and resentment in its place. Granted, it’s a nice enough flat, with big windows and a private garden, and Polish handyman Boris (Cédric Kahn) renovated it himself for Marie (Bérénice Bejo), his partner of 15 years, so it stands to reason that he might not want to leave. Still, audiences will be clawing to get out as Lafosse’s suffocating, play-like drama unfolds — the discomfort mounting like so much poison gas as Lafosse captures the toxic hostility of ex-lovers forced to live together long after both parties have decided to separate.

As it happens, “After Love »

- Peter Debruge

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Kevin McKidd Teases a 'Tense' New Grey's Anatomy: 'It's Like Watching Kramer vs. Kramer'

5 May 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Grey's Anatomy cast is trading the operating room for the court room for a particularly dramatic episode airing Thursday. "It's going to be a very tense hour," Kevin McKidd tells People of directing the episode, which centers on the custody battle between Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw). McKidd, who also stars on the ABC drama as Dr. Owen Hunt, enjoyed working with his costars in a different setting but admits the subject matter made for a heavy week of shooting."We've shot on the same hospital sets for years, so it was nice to get out and »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Grey's Anatomy's Kevin McKidd: Arizona's Bad Day in Court, Trouble for Callie and Penny, and a Finale 'Payoff'

3 May 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In one sense, Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy (8/7c, ABC) will feel less like a regular episode of the series that we all know and love, and more like a standalone movie, says Kevin McKidd, who not only plays Owen but directed the hour. “Since most of it takes place in the courthouse, it’s kind of like a really wonderful courtroom drama, like Kramer vs. Kramer.”

Related Grey’s Anatomy: Did Sara Ramirez Just Announce Her Departure?

In another sense, “Mama Tried” will probably feel a whole lot like classic Grey’s, since the stakes are as high as »

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Amazon Studios Wins CinemaCon Exhibitors, Pledging Big Theatrical Push

14 April 2016 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon may be known to the world as the digital market for every kind of consumer good and, increasingly, for streamed entertainment, but Amazon Studios made it crystal clear Thursday that it also intends to be known as the company that creates high-quality films, not just for the home, but for movie theaters.

In their first-ever appearance at CinemaCon, the annual theater owners confab, the principals of the upstart production and acquisition company repeated — over and again — how their movies are intended to be seen in theaters before they ever light up smaller screens. The director and star of one of the company’s upcoming films helped drive home the theme, to the evident pleasure of hundreds of theater owners.

“Sometimes people can be impressive to listen to in terms of the future, but there will always be cinema,” said Nicolas Winding Refn, previously director of “Drive” and Amazon’s upcoming “The Neon Demon. »

- James Rainey

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Inside Meryl Streep's Bedside Vigil for Dying Boyfriend John Cazale and How She Found Love Again with Don Gummer

31 March 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Meryl Streep's boyfriend John Cazale died of cancer in 1978, the actress was devastated. But, as it sometimes does, love and light came out of the tragedy - in this case, quite quickly. Streep's two-year romance with Cazale, a talented actor who starred in five Best Picture nominees in just six years, is detailed in Michael Schulman's upcoming biography Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published April 26 by HarperCollins. Meeting first during an audition for New York City's famed Shakespeare in the Park, Streep and The Godfather star's connection was obvious to their castmates and director Joe Papp. Schulman »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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"I'm His Mother": Watch Meryl Streep's Vital 'Kramer vs. Kramer' Courtroom Speech She Wrote Herself

30 March 2016 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Long before "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice," battles on the big screen didn't require hundreds of millions of dollars and men in tights. In 1979, "Kramer vs. Kramer" hit theatres presenting the cinematic battle between two spouses over the custody of their child, after the mother abruptly leaves the relationship and home. It was a hit, and took home an armload of Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, and Meryl Streep had a hand in her winning turn as Joanna Kramer that went beyond her performance. In a fascinating excerpt from the upcoming book "Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep" published in Vanity Fair about the making of the movie, it details the tough road "Kramer vs Kramer" went down which included Streep battling co-star Dustin Hoffman (who slapped her in the face during shooting to prepare her for a scene and preyed on her »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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How Meryl Streep Got Slapped into Stardom by Dustin Hoffman

29 March 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

To film the 1979 movie, “Kramer vs. Kramer,” Dustin Hoffman used extreme methods to literally whip co-star Meryl Streep into shape, slapping Streep across the cheek while filming their first scene. In a Vanity Fair article, director Robert Benton and producer Richard Fischoff discuss the intense struggle between the two actors, where Hoffman would also taunt Streep about John Cazale, the actor whom she was dating for nearly two years before he died of advanced lung cancer. Streep wasn’t even considered for the role of Joanna, originally. But everyone was “dumbfounded” after her audition, and Hoffman credited her pain of losing Cazale for. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Dustin Hoffman Slapped Meryl Streep and Commented on Her Dead Boyfriend During Intense Filming of Kramer vs. Kramer, Says New Biography

29 March 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Long before she became the most nominated actress in Academy Awards history, Meryl Streep was just a rising star, pushing boundaries in what would become one of her most memorable roles. In an adaptation from Michael Schulman's upcoming biography Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep published by Vanity Fair, the behind-the-scenes struggle between Streep and Kramer vs. Kramer costar Dustin Hoffman is revealed. Only 29 during the 1978 filming of the divorce drama, Streep hadn't even been considered for the part of Joanna - a mother who decides to leave her husband and son behind in search for more - but managed »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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The 25 greatest Oscar speeches

19 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're just a week away from another gold-tinged year of speeches, upsets, and snubs. After all the hype, what ends up mattering about the Oscars? I'd argue it's the speeches, and that's why we're picking the 25 best acceptance speeches ever -- by actors only. Sorry, but glamor is a key element in any Oscar moment and I don't have time to remember if the guy who adapted The Last Emperor thanked his mom.  25. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer Dustin Hoffman's seriousness initially seems worrisome, but his mix of sarcasm and sincerity is right for the ceremony.  24. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Cotillard's tearful speech makes you realize how rare it is than an Oscar recipient is surprised to win. As Cotillard scrambles to make sense of the honor, she comes up with an ebullient finale: "Thank you, life! Thank you, love! It is -- there are some angels in this city. »

- Louis Virtel

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Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

19 February 2016 3:34 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.

Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.

The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:

 

1927-8: The Winner-Wings

What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Anthony Mackie Likens Captain America: Civil War To A Suspense Thriller

11 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

United we stand, divided we fall. That’s the message underpinning the recent Super Bowl tease for Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, the story of former allies duking it out over the future of costumed heroes and whether their actions ought to be policed in modern society.

Thrusting Captain America and Iron Man as the leader of each faction, the anticipated threequel has all the makings of a war movie, though Anthony Mackie revealed recently that Civil War is more in line with a suspense thriller.

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Speaking with Empire, Mackie – who reprises his role as Falcon in Steve Rogers’ corner – hinted at the build-up to the monumental airport fight between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

“I would say this one is more of a true suspense thriller. The build-up to the fight is what makes it so interesting,” explains Mackie, “because there »

- Michael Briers

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The Oscars' biggest snubs ever

3 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before we begin our rundown of Oscar snubs that still sting, a few words of disagreement about traditional choices in this category: I prefer Ordinary People to Raging Bull (especially since Op contains more than one great character), Kramer vs. Kramer to Apocalypse Now (Do we really need another '70s Best Picture winner with 0-1 viable female roles?), and Shakespeare in Love to Saving Private Ryan (thanks to performances and narrative payoff). But for the most part, it's easy to agree on Oscar's biggest misses, and we're counting up a whole bunch of them here.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Full Berlinale International Jury Revealed

2 February 2016 3:55 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got just over a week until the 66th Berlin Film Festival kicks off in Germany. We’ll be in Berlin for full coverage of this year’s festival, a first for The Hollywood News.

Today, the full Berlinale International Jury was announced. Meryl Streep will be serving as Jury President this year, and the Berlinale International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2016 Berlinale Competition.

Berlinale International Jury 2016

The other members of the International Jury will be actor Lars Eidinger (Germany), film critic Nick James (United Kingdom), photographer Brigitte Lacombe (France), actor Clive Owen (United Kingdom), actress Alba Rohrwacher (Italy) and director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Poland).

Here’s their respective career essentials.

Meryl Streep, Jury President, USA

Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is considered one of the world’s most talented and versatile actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations, »

- Paul Heath

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8 Terrible Films That Somehow Won The Best Picture Oscar

24 January 2016 3:29 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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While the Oscars often get it spectacularly wrong, it remains that, when choosing a Best Picture winner, they’re usually right. That’s not right in that the absolute best film of the year has won (hell, the best film of the year is rarely even nominated anymore), or that the best nominee has actually won, but rather right in that despite everything, the Best Picture winner is nearly always, at the very least, a good film.

For instance, in 1979 Apocalypse Now should have of course won Best Picture, but it didn’t, losing out to Kramer vs. Kramer instead. That’s not the right choice, but Kramer vs. Kramer is still a very good film in it’s own right. For a more recent example, Boyhood absolutely deserved to win in 2014, but the film it lost out to, Birdman, is too an extraordinary film.

There are instances »

- Taylor Burns

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Jacob Tremblay is frighteningly good at being a celebrity already. But will he be Oscar nominated?

13 January 2016 11:03 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Recently Scott Feinberg added Jacob Tremblay to his actual predictions for Best Actor nominations. Yes, Best Actor. While Tremblay is obviously the leading man of Room (he co-leads the first half and essentially takes over in the second) he's been campaigned as supporting because he is a kid and that's how kids are campaigned invariably -- remember when they tried to pretend that Keisha Castle Hughes (Whale Rider) was supporting even though her movie had no other leads. Lol. Not so good times.

Tremblay in Best Actor would be a surprise but it maybe isn't a bad call given the seemingly passion-free zone that is the presumed leaders in that particular race. Though I think we'll only see that "promotion" happening if Room is strong enough to nab a Best Picture nomination (I think it is --see the updated Best Picture chart). On the other hand the actors branch, like most organizations, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Does Writing the Screenplay to Your Film Help Best Director Chances?

12 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

With a number of big Golden Globe wins last night, including best director and best dramatic picture for The Revenant, director Alejandro G. Inarritu finds himself once more in the thick of the Oscar hunt. The Mexican-born filmmaker won big last year with three Oscars for his avant garde drama Birdman, which scored him the best original screenplay, best director, and best picture awards.

This year, with the western revenge thriller The Revenant, Inarritu has once more directed a film that he wrote himself, this time adapting the screenplay from the novel by Michael Punke with co-writer Mark L. Smith.

Inarritu is not the only writer/director with films in the race this year, however, as a number of other contenders boast a director who also penned the film’s script. The original screenplay hopefuls include Spotlight (directed and written by Tom McCarthy with co-writer »

- Patrick Shanley

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 20-11

9 January 2016 4:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.

courtesy of totalfilm.com 20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks had been the leading man in romantic comedies before (e.g. Splash). But the same year he took home his first Oscar (Philadelphia), he also starred opposite Meg Ryan in this »

- Joshua Gaul

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