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Image Source: Getty / Steve Granitz Brandon Flynn might play the morally bankrupt Justin Foley on 13 Reasons Why, but in real life he seems like a total charmer. Unlike some of his costars on the Netflix hit, the 23-year-old actor is brand new to the Hollywood scene, but he's already been praised for his breakout performance. Before his career blows up (which it will, mark our words), get to know Brandon a little bit better. RelatedDon't Worry, the 13 Reasons Why Cast Actually Really Loves Each Other Irl He's from Miami. For now, Brandon resides in NYC thanks to his work in theater productions, but he originally hails from Miami. He's a Hollywood newcomer. Before playing Justin, his only other onscreen role was as an intern in the short-lived CBS zombie comedy BrainDead. He appears in the seventh episode, "The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics. »
- Quinn Keaney
By Jeremy Carr
It’s easy to see why Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight is generally regarded as his finest post-Touch of Evil achievement. This Shakespearean mélange is a dazzling showcase for Welles’ ingenuity, his evident appreciation for the film’s literary foundation, and his relentless aptitude for stylistic inventiveness. However, its haphazard production and its rocky release comprise a backstory as complicated as the movie’s multi-source construction (the script, based on the lengthy play “Five Kings,” written and first performed by Welles in the 1930s, samples scenes and dialogue from at least five of Shakespeare’s works, primarily “Henry IV,” parts one and two, “Richard II,” “Henry V,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”). Plagued by what were at this point familiar budgetary constraints, Welles shot Chimes at Midnight over the course of about seven months in Spain, with a break when the financial well went dry. »
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From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk, in theaters July 21, 2017. The movie stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles.
Everytime the trailer is shown is cinemas, whispers can be heard throughout the theater, “that’s the film with Harry Styles.” Everytime.
On Friday, the musician’s, and now actor’s, latest song dropped and debuted on the radio.
Sure to be a big hit, listen to Styles’ beautiful new song”Sign of the Times“.
Dunkirk stars Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Harry Styles (One Direction) making his feature film debut.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and »
- Michelle McCue
While many fans are looking forward to superhero adventures like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman this summer, others have been waiting with bated breath for filmmaker Christopher Nolan's latest, Dunkirk. Last month, the MPAA handed out a PG-13 rating for the film, which took some fans by surprise, since it's an epic World War II film, although most of his films have been PG-13. During a new interview that took place at CinemaCon last week, the filmmaker revealed that he feels more comfortable working within the PG-13 construct. Here's what he had to say below.
"All of my big blockbuster films have been PG-13. It's a rating I feel comfortable working with totally. Dunkirk is not a war film. It's a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film. So while there is a high level of intensity to it, it does not necessarily »
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)
That emotional profundity most directors try to build to across an entire film? Mike Mills achieves it in every scene of 20th Century Women. There’s such a debilitating warmness to both the vibrant aesthetic and construction of its dynamic characters as Mills quickly soothes one into his story that you’re all the more caught off-guard as the flurry of emotional wallops are presented. »
- The Film Stage
Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSSeijun SuzukiThe great Japanese studio rabble rouser Seijun Suzuki, best known for his crazed remixes of pulp genre films in the late 1950s and 1960s (Tokyo Drifter, Branded to Kill) and also for his late career renaissance (Pistol Opera, Princess Raccoon), has died at the age of 92.On the other side of the industry, Time critic and documentary filmmaker Richard Shickel has also passed away.On a more positive note, the second film program for the great Knoxville music festival Big Eats has been announced, and it's a humdinger, ranging from a focus on directors Jonathan Demme and Kevin Jerome Everson to programs of new avant-garde work.Recommended Viewinga researcher in Quebec has identified the only known moving image footage of Marcel Proust, found in a 1904 recording of a wedding.Finally, a view at Terrence Malick's long-in-the-works drama set in the Austin music scene, »
Louisa Mellor Jan 10, 2017
We've scoured The Lying Detective for details and noticed a few interesting titbits. Spoilers ahead...
1. The episode’s very first shot of a smoking gun – which we assume is that of Vivian Norbury in The Six Thatchers as remembered by John Watson – is actually the gun shot at John Watson by Eurus Holmes in the episode’s final shot. (The same shot also features in the series four opening credits and is briefly edited in to the scene of Sherlock and ‘Faith’ sitting by the Thames after he’s thrown her gun into the water.)
2. A vase of white roses, »
Well, this was a mind-trip. Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2 made my head spin, and I loved it. The uncertainties, twists and turns made for a packed and intriguing episode.
The writing was fascinating, in the way that it made every single thing questionable. One of the repeated motifs in this episode was "it is what it is," but really, nothing was what it was.
It's amazing how much misdirection there was leading us to the twist that was Euros, the secret Holmes sibling. I certainly didn't expect there to be a Holmes sister, especially after all the references to Sherrinford, the name of the eldest Holmes brother in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories.
I watched the episode twice back-to-back. Even on re-watch, it was really easy to miss that Sherlock's visitor was the same person as John's therapist, who was the same person as John's transit admirer. It was also »
- Robin Harry
Season 4’s second episode, “The Lying Detective,” got incredibly grim at times, thanks to philanthropist-turned-killer Culverton Smith, played by Toby Jones. But it also gave us a much-needed truce between Sherlock and John after last week’s unpleasantness… and a last-minute twist that could have huge implications for the legendary sleuth going forward.
Let’s take a closer look at what transpired in “The Lying Detective”:
The Ghost Of You Lingers | The episode opens with John in therapy, »
Louisa Mellor Jan 4, 2017
Did you spot the tease for next week’s episode in the Sherlock series 4 opener? See that and more details from The Six Thatchers…
After taking a fine-toothed comb to new Sherlock episode The Six Thatchers (well, watching it with one finger hovering over the pause button) here are a few items of note discovered, in addition to a handful of discoveries made by some very fine Sherlock detectives elsewhere…
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1. We know that Lady Smallwood’s British Intelligence code name is ‘Love’, leaving the Holmes brothers and Sir Edwin to divvy up ‘Antarctica’, ‘Langdale’ and ‘Porlock’ between them. Porlock (as well as being a village »
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