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From A Very British Coup to Collateral: the best state-of-the-nation dramas

Boys from the Blackstuff was a broadside aimed at Thatcherism, while State of Play skewered Blair’s Britain, but what are the lessons from Britain’s best political dramas?

Collateral review – Carey Mulligan shines in a damaging political drama

From its earnest conversations about immigration to the complicated plot involving cover-up and conspiracy at the highest level, it’s clear that Collateral, David Hare’s latest drama which began on BBC Two last night, has pretensions above your average crime thriller. Set in a world fuelled by the gig economy, Collateral’s central plot follows detective Kip Glaspie’s (Carey Mulligan) as she investigates the murder of a Syrian pizza delivery man. It’s a case which swiftly turns out to have a far wider impact than might initially appear. There are hints of government corruption, a military cover-up, possible media foul play – it can only mean one thing: this is a state-of-the-nation drama,
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Trailer Watch: Carey Mulligan Tries to Solve a Murder in “Collateral”


Carey Mulligan swaps period garb for a badge in “Collateral.” A trailer has dropped for the four-part crime thriller. The Oscar nominee plays Kip Glaspie, a detective determined to find answers when a pizza delivery man is gunned down in London. Written off as a random act of violence by some, the crime leaves Kip convinced that there’s something more at play: The only witness leaves a false name and address, and the victim’s last customer (Billie Piper) is the ex-wife of a well-known politician (John Simm).

Little is revealed about either the crime or Kip in the spot. “I’m trying to guess what kind of person you are,” the politician tells her. We’re also left wondering the answer to that question.

S.J. Clarkson directed every episode of the series. She’s previously directed eps of “Jessica Jones,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Dexter,
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Collateral episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Feb 12, 2018

David Hare and Sj Clarkson’s four-part BBC political drama Collateral starring Carey Mulligan and John Simm gets off to a strong start…

This review contains spoilers.

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David Hare’s latest BBC series may start with a murder, but the writer assures us that it isn’t just another crime drama. “There are no shots of computers or white boards,” says Hare in this foreword, announcing that he’s done away with “the usual apparatus of the police procedural” to show the impact one death has on a group of interconnected characters.

Collateral is about people caught in institutions and systems that at best, frustrate, and at worst, exploit them – in other words, precisely what TV’s best crime dramas (The Wire, Line Of Duty, The Shield) are about. What Hare means,
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‘Collateral’ Trailer: Carey Mulligan Is a Pregnant Detective in Political Thriller From ‘The Hours’ Writer David Hare

‘Collateral’ Trailer: Carey Mulligan Is a Pregnant Detective in Political Thriller From ‘The Hours’ Writer David Hare
After a string of successful period dramas like “The Great Gatsby,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and most recently “Mudbound,” Carey Mulligan was ready for something contemporary. “I wanted to play a character who is alive right now, not 100 years ago,” Mulligan said of her latest television project, a four-part series for the BBC titled “Collateral.” Written by renowned playwright and David Hare (who penned the script for “The Hours”), “Collateral” is a fast-paced political thriller that takes place over four days.

Mulligan plays Kip Glaspie, a practical and ambitious detective who has no qualms breaking rules to get the job done. Set around the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man, “Collateral” follows the repercussions of one murder. Naturally, the series features performances from plenty of top English actors, including “Doctor Who” stars John Simm and Billie Piper.

Hare approached Mulligan about the series while the actress was starring in his West End play,
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‘Collateral’ Trailer: Carey Mulligan Solves A Mystery On Her Own Terms

It looks like BBC Two is going all “The Cloverfield Paradox” on us, with hopefully better results. Despite being toplined by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, the U.K. network only announced the launch of “Collateral” today — the same day the first episode goes to air. Whatever works, I guess, but a little lead time would be nice. Nonetheless, a chance to watch Mulligan dive into a complex, peak TV role is very promising and the good news is that for those of us stateside, the series will be coming to Netflix.
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This week’s best TV: from Collateral to McMafia

Carey Mulligan and John Simm team up for a bleak tale of modern London, while the BBC’s slick Russian-mob thriller McMafia draws to a close

The small-screen heavy hitters have come out to play for this drama series by David Hare: Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Nicola Walker and Billie Piper all feature. Collateral is a bleak tale of modern London, where the shooting of a pizza delivery man pulls Mulligan’s Di Kip Glaspie down into the capital’s insecurely housed, irregularly employed underbelly.

Monday 12 February, 9pm, BBC Two

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Phillip Phillips Worried His Career Was Over Because of American Idol Lawsuit — How His Wife Got Him Through the 'Scary' Time

Phillip Phillips Worried His Career Was Over Because of American Idol Lawsuit — How His Wife Got Him Through the 'Scary' Time
Phillip Phillips holds the record for all-time best-selling song from an American Idol winner, but over the last several years the singer was worried his career was permanently stalled.

In early 2015, the star, 27, filed a lawsuit against Idol‘s production company 19 Entertainment, claiming they “manipulated” him into accepting jobs and were being “oppressive” about his career. Then more than a year later, 19 Entertainment hit back with a complaint alleging Phillips was holding on to as much as $1 million of their money.

“It was really tough,” Phillips — who wasn’t allowed to release new music until he reached a settlement
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Carey Mulligan Hits Out At Lack Of “Fully Rounded” Film Roles For Women

Suffragette star Carey Mulligan has hit out at the lack of "fully rounded" film roles for women and said that television offers more interesting opportunities. Mulligan was speaking at the premiere of Collateral, the BBC Two and Netflix co-production written by Sir David Hare (The Reader) and directed by Jessica Jones and The Defenders director Sj Clarkson. “I think for the most of female actresses I know it’s just about going where the better writing is. Films have…
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Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’

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Guillermo del Toro Is Making a Documentary About Michael Mann, Which We Hope Will Be Called ‘Mann’s Labyrinth’
While presenting the new director’s cut of “Heat” at the Lumière Film Festival, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux made an announcement sure to please cinephiles: Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann. That’s enough to make films about well-known auteurs a trend, what with Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s “De Palma” and Susan Lacy’s “Spielberg.”

No other information is available as of yet, though the news is in keeping with del Toro’s habit of pursuing as many different movies as possible. (His list of unrealized projects is longer than his actual filmography, with everything from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “The Hobbit” to “At the Mountains of Madness” and “Silent Hills” leaving fans to wonder “what if?” forever.)

Del Toro has sung the “Collateral,” “The Last of the Mohicans,” and “Blackhat” director’s praises on Twitter, calling “Heat” both “a film that is part of the lexicon of the medium” and “a stark Western set in a hyperreal LA.”

Film: Heat by Michael Mann. Top three Mann. A film that is part of the lexicon of the medium. A stark Western set in a hyperreal La.

Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 20, 2015

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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

Last weekend saw the release of the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, “American Made,” and critics are raving that it’s better than “The Mummy!” In honor of this great achievement, we ask: What is Tom Cruise’s greatest performance?

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The greatest Tom Cruise performance of all time happened on Oprah’s couch in 2005. But in the movies? “Magnolia.” It’s the best, but it’s also the “most” Cruise performance. His batshit insanity just barely holds together the fragile insecurity of the man beneath the horndog motivation speaker.
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Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?

Can Netflix Crash the Oscars With Dee Rees’ ‘Mudbound’?
Mudbound” had hit a raw nerve. On the afternoon Dee Rees’ operatic drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it was met with rapturous reviews and Oscar buzz. Surely, distributors would be duking it out for the rights to the picture with a sprawling cast, led by Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell and Jason Clarke.

Yet as the evening wore on, a bidding war never materialized for the epic about race and poverty in the 1940s Mississippi Delta. “I’m surprised it didn’t sell that first night,” Rees says over a recent breakfast with Variety. “Wait, what the f—? It’s undeniable. The audience is into it. What happened?” Her producers told her that maybe buyers wanted to load up on comedies first. Days passed. “Then, at some point, the rationales fall away,” recalls Rees.

Although there were a few initial offers, they were much lower than the film’s
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Movie Review – American Made (2017)

American Made, 2017.

Directed by Doug Liman.

Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Alejandro Edda, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jayma Mays.


A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

There’s an unshakeable feeling that Tom Cruise is actually trying in American Made, Doug Liman’s derivative if not entertaining Goodfellas-lite comic thriller. Cruise has been the movie star for the past two decades, but his on-screen persona only exists as a parallel to Cruise as the movie star. Few risks are taken, so American Made, albeit steeped in cliché, is a rather welcome detour away from the glamour and stunts of the monolithic blockbusters he finds comfort in.

It’s all too easy to forget his 1-2-3-4 punch of The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds,
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‘Westworld’ Dp on Working With ‘Exhilarating,’ Emmy-Nominated Actors

While Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” hits theaters touting large-scale practical effects shot on film, a year ago his brother Jonathan Nolan was doing the same thing for the small screen with HBO’s “Westworld.” “It was exciting to be on a set for a pilot that had the same cinematic approach and expectations as a bigger feature film,” says cinematographer Paul Cameron, a first-time Emmy nominee for the smash drama series, which received a whopping 22 nominations. The veteran D.P.—who’s worked with the late Tony Scott on Denzel Washington starrers “Déjà Vu” and “Man on Fire,” and with Michael Mann on “Collateral”—spoke with Backstage about capturing the look of the series (practical effects and shooting on film included), what his relationship with actors is like on set, and why Sir Anthony Hopkins had “more fun on [‘Westworld’] than he had in years working on movie sets.” Read: ‘Westworld,
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Michael Mann to direct a Vietnam War TV series

Rob Leane Jul 7, 2017

Michael Mann will return to TV for Hue 1968, a Vietnam War drama on FX....

Michael Mann is heading back to TV. Way back in his early days as a writer/producer, he worked on episodes of Starsky And Hutch and Miami Vice. Of course, he went on direct massive movies such as Heat, The Last Of The Mohicans, Ali and Collateral.

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And now, with the golden age of 'peak TV' continuing, FX has snapped up Mann to helm a new war drama. The show will adapt Hue 1968, Mark Bowden's bestseller, all about American involvement in the conflict. (You might recognise Bowden's name - he also wrote the book that became Black Hawk Down.)

Mann will direct multiple episodes, including the first one. There are expected to be 8-10 episodes in total,
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Michael Mann to Direct Vietnam War Limited Series ‘Hue 1968’ for FX

Michael Mann to Direct Vietnam War Limited Series ‘Hue 1968’ for FX
Filmmaker Michael Mann is looking to return to the small screen in a big way. While Mann got his start as a writer/producer on shows like Starsky and Hutch and Miami Vice, his directorial efforts on TV have been limited to a single episode each of 1977’s Police Woman and 1987’s Crime Story, and then the pilot for HBO’s short-lived drama series Luck in 2011. Now, however, the Heat and Collateral director is aiming to enter the popular fray of “limited series” efforts on TV with a Vietnam War-centric effort for FX. Per Deadline, …
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10+ Years Later: Miami Vice, Exotic, Experimental and Entertaining As Ever

Never before in cinema have two men in expensive suits talking on cellphones on a downtown rooftop looked so beautiful. Perhaps never again. Michael Mann's gloriously expensive 2006 up-scaling of the quasi-camp TV show Miami Vice (on which he served as producer for five seasons) landed in the middle of the director's radical experiments with digital cinematography. If the 1980s series is remembered for its white suits, pastel shirts, and fast cars in the Florida sunshine, the film is remarkable for its twinkling twilight skyline and coral coloured clouds uniquely rendered with digital noise. Mann (and ace cinematographer Dion Beebe) initially dipped their lenses into the high-gain/high-grain look of digital video with 2003's Collateral. After his definitive crime drama Heat did such a superb job using the cities locations...

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Michael De Luca, Michael Mann project 'Hue 1968' lands at FX

Premium cable network to adapt Vietnam War book into limited series.

FX has landed the rights to turn Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s book Huế, 1968 into a limited event series that will range from eight-10 hours.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca acquired the rights to the book in late April.

The Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal the Tet Offensive by Vietnamese forces. Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral, The Insider, and Heat, plans to direct several episodes and will produce alongside De Luca and FX Productions.

The network is reportedly planning to begin filming on the series at the end of this year in Asia.

When Screen
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What Jamie Foxx Looks Like as Marvel's Blade

What Jamie Foxx Looks Like as Marvel's Blade
Blade, even before the first X-Men movie managed to bring superheroes into the modern age of cinema, was a successful comic book franchise. With the box office power that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown over the years, there has been talk of possibly bringing the vampire hunter back into the fold at some point. Wesley Snipes has expressed interest in returning to the part, but it may be too little, too late for that. So, who's next up? How about Jamie Foxx?

Prolific artist BossLogic decided to give us a look at what a new version of Blade, as portrayed by Jamie Foxx, could look like. Normally, BossLogic tends to do these as a response to people who've been recently cast in the role, or are rumored to be in the running. In this case, BossLogic has taken it upon himself to just throw out a name that might work and show us why.
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Jamie Foxx Elaborates On “Special” Dynamic Of ‘Baby Driver’

Although Jamie Foxx has starred in his share of well received films (Ray, Django Unchained, Collateral), he understands that not every film that comes across the pike is going to be a hit (witness Annie or most recently Sleepless). Foxx may have hit it out of the park once again with Baby Driver, a project [...]
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Tom Cruise And Why Top Gun 2 Should Be Canned

Neil Calloway says it’s time Hollywood started saying no to Cruise…

It’s a cliché to say success has many fathers while failure is an orphan, but it’s no less true for that. The most recent example of this in Hollywood is everyone disowning The Mummy and blaming its poor box office on star Tom Cruise having too much control over the project. It’s easily done, and most films that fail will go through similar finger-pointing and blame spreading. The thing is, in this case, you can imagine its true.

Cruise can be a superb actor; when he challenges himself to get out of his comfort zone – an all too rare experience these days – he’s brilliant. He’s better than Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, amazing in Magnolia, the best thing in Collateral, but far too often he falls back on the same stock characters in ultimately forgettable films.
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