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How Top Gun Star Kelly McGillis Survived Sexual Assaults and Emotional Struggles to Live a 'Quiet, Normal Life'

25 June 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She starred in some of Hollywood's most acclaimed blockbusters, but offscreen, Kelly McGillis faced almost unimaginable struggles. The actress, best known for starring in Top Gun, Witness and The Accused, has revealed she is a survivor of two brutal rapes, as well as several assaults - all horrific incidents she detailed on social media after her home was broken into and she was attacked last week. McGillis, now 58 and living in North Carolina, was viciously raped by two men 34 years ago - a life-changing attack she detailed to People in 1988. Before Fame, HorrorIn 1979, McGillis relocated to New York City from Newport Beach, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Kelly McGillis Speaks Out after a Stranger Allegedly Breaks into Her Home and Assaults Her

23 June 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Kelly McGillis, 58, got a very unwelcome surprise on June 17 when she returned to her North Carolina home late in the evening to find a woman and young girl inside. "Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair," McGillis wrote on Facebook. "A stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said 'you know why you've been stalking me in Twitter.' Not true." The Top Gun actress said she keeps »

- Mia McNiece

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Kelly McGillis Speaks Out after a Stranger Allegedly Breaks into Her Home and Assaults Her

23 June 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Kelly McGillis, 58, got a very unwelcome surprise on June 17 when she returned to her North Carolina home late in the evening to find a woman and young girl inside. "Upon entering the house I notice a pair of girls pink sandals and a black larger pair," McGillis wrote on Facebook. "A stranger, a woman, came barreling down the hallway and began yelling at me. I asked her who she is and why she was in my house and she said 'you know why you've been stalking me in Twitter.' Not true." The Top Gun actress said she keeps »

- Mia McNiece

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Who Wore It Best? 80s Adventure Hunks Edition

14 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Dancin' Dan here with a little bit of Actor Month fun. Witness has already hit us with its best shots, but I'm not quite ready to let Harrison Ford go just yet. Watching Witness for the first time can make you yearn for younger Ford, because.... Man was he so perfectly, ruggedly handsome in the 80s (and throughout most of the 90s). None of his roles captured that ruggedly handsome side of him quite so much as Indiana Jones, who is one of the best movie characters of all time.

But I'm unfairly stuffing the ballot box before the question. Who wore the "80s Adventurer Look" best? Tell us in the comments!

Harrison Ford's brilliant almost fearless (why did it have to be snakes?) archelogist/adventurer Indiana Jones is a prime hunk of man, but not exactly alone in the world of ruggedly handsome 80s franchise adventurers... There is »

- Denny

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Visual Index: Best Shots from "Witness"

12 April 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hit Me With Your Best Shot revisited Witness (1985) this week to celebrate the continuing excellence of the Australian cinematographer John Seale. It was such an unexpected treat to see him doing ambitious ravishing and inspired work as a septugenarian (Mad Max Fury Road) that rivals anything he did in his 30s (Careful He Might Hear You), 40s (Rain Man) or 50s (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley) and though he didn't win a second Oscar he did win our renewed ecstatic fandom. Seale's earliest Oscar nomination came for his work lensing the gorgeous moving cop drama Witness (1985).  Here are the results of our "Best Shot" challenge from the participants. The more eyeballs the merrier so join us one of these weeks alright?

Witness (1985)

Directed by Peter Weir. Shot by John Seale

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(Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Act of Seeing in "Witness"

12 April 2016 5:43 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Peter Weir's Oscar nominated Witness (1985) was not chosen for our Best Shot series for its title, though that's as apt a logline for this series as any. The title refers to young Samuel Lapp (Lukas Hass, in a sterling child performance) but it neatly doubles as a surprisingly hushed command to the audience out there in the dark.

Lukas Haas figures it out at the police station

The story may spring from an abrupt violent murder in a public bathroom which Samuel sees, wide-eyed, from a bathroom stall but there's very little about the hit drama that is as in your face as its story beats and genre might otherwise suggest. From its earliest longshot of Amish villagers coming into view above a field of grass, to its sublimely casual farewell of its last shot (with two men crossing paths outside the home of the woman they both love »

- NATHANIEL R

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Tuesday Top Ten: 1985 Favorites!

12 April 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Because we'll be seeing what various cinephiles around the web think of Peter Weir's Witness for "Best Shot" tonight here's an entirely rando top ten list of 1985, direct from my brain. Or, rather, from web archives or my brain. Which means it's an unholy amalgam of things I loved when I was young and things I love now after many watches over the years and things I possibly would only love ironically now because I loved them when I was young. 

1985 silliness after the jump...

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- NATHANIEL R

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Film Review: Iona

25 March 2016 3:54 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Scottish director Scott Graham follows up his impressive, underseen debut Shell with Iona, a similarly sombre tale of isolation and familial relations. A film inspired as much by the dark sophistication of Carl Theodor Dreyer's Ordet as the spiritual clash of cultures in Peter Weir's Witness, Graham's rural study of guilt, faith and redemption is swaddled in an alluring mist of mystery yet lacking in narrative lucidity. The film's title refers to both its central character and its Hebridean setting. The story begins with Iona (Ruth Negga) and her son Billy (Ben Gallagher) on the run, travelling to the remote island she's named after.

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- CineVue UK

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Catching Up: Depp's Trump, Ladd's Gripe, Amy's Drama

11 February 2016 5:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've been busy busy with interviews, awards pieces, Silence of the Lambs anniversary, and more so we're way behind on film news. So let's get caught up with news, awardage, and random recommended links...

Randomness

• Pajiba Meryl Streep getting herself into trouble with an African comment when asked about diversity

• LongReads Pregnancy in movies with Mad Max Fury Road as starting point

• Inverse The Rock gleefully warning fans he'll get naked on HBO's Ballers

• Funny or Die! Johnny Depp as Donald Trump. Didn't know they did 50 minute skits!

• Cinematic Corner we need to talk about Harrison Ford in Witness

• Library of America Carrie Rickey on The Age of Innocence

• Unseen Films would like you to consider Toni Collette in Glassland 

• Coming Soon Gal Gadot's career before Wonder Woman

• Regal Cinemas cute teaser poster for Finding Dory

Casting & Production

• Variety Amy Schumer trying her hand at drama. She's joined the »

- NATHANIEL R

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6 Reasons Harrison Ford Should Get An Oscar Nod For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

4 January 2016 10:08 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Harrison Ford – actor, pilot, notorious grumpus – has never won an Oscar. Allow that to sink in for a moment, as you think back to the many less deserving peope that have taken a prize before he’s even come close (Cuba Gooding Jr, anyone?). Ford has been nominated before – once, for Best Actor for Witness – but has won absolute bupkis from the Academy Awards in all his years as a movie star.

There were no nominations for Indiana Jones or The Fugitive, nor for his less blockbustery, more dramatic turns, in The Mosquito Coast or Presumed Innocent. And not ever for playing Han Solo. Well, now is the Academy’s chance: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out and has just made it in for Oscar eligibility, right at the tail-end of the year, while Ford is happily drawing praise for his fourth run at the bat as Solo.

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- Brogan Morris

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