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Suffragette, the highly anticipated drama about the fight for equal voting rights for British women in the first part of the last century, is to world premiere at the Telluride film festival this weekend. The film, which stars Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, with Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, will have its first screening on 4 September as part of this year’s four-day event in Colorado.
Mulligan won’t be attending as the screening coincides with the due date of her first child, but Streep will present the movie alongside writer Abi Morgan (who scripted The Iron Lady) and director Sarah Gavron. Speaking to the Guardian, the festival executive director, Julie Huntsinger, said the story was an “incredibly important one” that “very few Americans – even »
- Catherine Shoard
Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her »
- Andre Soares
Meryl Streep has had a long and illustrious career and shows no signs of slowing down now in her fifth decade on the big screen, but what do you think has been the best decade of her career so far? She's picked up a record 19 Oscar nominations, including two in the 1970s, six in the 1980s, four in the 1990s, four in the 2000s and three already in the 2010s. That includes three victories, for her supporting role in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and lead performances in "Sophie's Choice" (1982) and "The Iron Lady" (2011). But when was she at her best? -Break- We asked our forum posters to weigh in. Read some of their comments below, join the discussion in our forums here and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. Experts' early Oscar predictions: 'Joy,' 'The Revenant,' Leo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett ... MladenVukcevic: Plain and simple. »
Michelle Dockery has been cast as Jim Broadbent's daughter in 'The Sense Of An Ending'. The 'Downton Abbey' star will be joined by her co-stars, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Emily Mortimer, and the 'The Iron Lady' actor Broadbent, who was previously announced. The movie - which is an adaptation of the 2011 Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes - will begin shooting next week and will take place over seven weeks in two locations, in London and Bristol. Michelle's role in the movie has been extended by playwright Nick Payne, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. 'The Sense Of An Ending' will be Michelle's first role outside of the popular period drama, which will come to an end on Christmas day. The flick is about lead character Tony Webster [Broadbent] and how his life changes after inheriting a large amount of money. The cast also includes British actor Billy Howle, »
Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' "Summer Under the Stars" series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, Aug. 7, '15. (See TCM's Katharine Hepburn movie schedule further below.) Whether you find Hepburn's voice as melodious as a singing nightingale or as grating as nails on a chalkboard, you may want to check out the 1933 version of Little Women. Directed by George Cukor, this cozy – and more than a bit schmaltzy – version of Louisa May Alcott's novel was a major box office success, helping to solidify Hepburn's Hollywood stardom the year after her film debut opposite John Barrymore and David Manners in Cukor's A Bill of Divorcement. They don't make 'em like they used to Also, the 1933 Little Women »
- Andre Soares
Over the course of her career, performer Meryl Streep has played a variety of characters both fictional and real, portraying everyone from Karen Silkwood in Silkwood to the Witch in Into The Woods, even winning two Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role along the way for her performances in Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady, with an additional Supporting win for Kramer vs. Kramer. Her next role will see her play an aging rocker in Ricki and the Flash, a role for which she learned to play the guitar.
The role will require Streep to sing, and while many of the songs she will perform in the film will be covers, there will be one notable exception. Titled Cold One, the song is written by frequent collaborators Johnathan Rice and Jenny Lewis, and is performed in two different ways by Streep in the film, both of which have now been released. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
We’ve just been informed by Pathe that the Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter led film Suffragette, will release three weeks earlier in the UK on 12th October. This date is the first Monday following the film’s European Premiere as the Opening Night of the BFI London Film Festival on 7 October 2015.
The film, which is hotly tipped for this year’s awards season, tells the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote.
With the announcement of the new release, we can also bring you a brand new UK poster for the film, which you can see below.
Suffragette is an intense »
- Paul Heath
The Ricki of “Ricki and the Flash” is a rocker, a Hollywood lifer who has given up everything to pursue her dreams of stardom. There are probably thousands of Rickis still hoping for that big break in Los Angeles. The one city where a dream doesn't die once you hit retirement age. (Oh, and lest we forget, Ricki happens to be played by none other than Meryl Streep. That’s somewhat important, isn't it?) Well into her ‘60s, she spends her days as a tempestuous checkout clerk for a Whole Foods knock off. At night she slides on a leather jacket to front a group of old school rock and rollers who make up the house band for a divvy San Fernando Valley bar. But the joy she finds from belting out covers of classic tunes isn’t just about her love of music. It helps her forget the other life she left behind, »
- Gregory Ellwood
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill takes a back seat to the sticky personal and career complications of an idealistic Louisiana Congressman in “The Runner,” an earnest but lifeless political drama that makes an average hour of C-span seem like “House of Cards” by comparison. One of the innumerable low-budget indies Nicolas Cage has turned to in a combined move toward career revitalization and tax-debt payback, this uninspired directing debut for producer Austin Stark (“Happythankyoumoreplease,” “Infinitely Polar Bear”) features solid work by its star but is far too staid and familiar to earn either arthouse prestige or the kind of cult that flocked to Cage’s 2009 Bayou State romp, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.”
Cage reveals the same general desire to be taken seriously as an actor again here that was already on display in the recent “Joe” and “The Dying of the Light,” right from an early scene »
- Scott Foundas
The billboards for Ricki and the Flash tell you to "Get Ready for Ricki," but it may take a little more preparation than you were expecting. Because while you've surely had ample time to acclimate yourself to the spectacle of Streep belting "Bad Romance" in her role as small-time, mascara-smudged bar singer Ricki, you still might not be ready for the bomb dropped by the film in its very first scene: Despite her boho-rock braids and follow-your-bliss lifestyle, Meryl's Ricki is a dyed-in-the-wool, Obama-hating Republican.That's right: One of Hollywood's most famously liberal actresses is playing a woman who blames Obama for our country's ills, and does so early and often. And while it was one thing to watch Streep espouse conservative ideals in her Oscar-winning role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, it's quite another to see what Streep is up to in Ricki and the Flash, where »
- Kyle Buchanan,Bennett Marcus
Suffragette from director Sarah Gavron arrives in NY and La on Oct. 23 and begins expanding nationwide over the following weeks after what will likely be a Fall film festival premiere where the feature will begin its awards campaign in earnest. Today, however, the first poster art for the film has arrived, promoting its three biggest names in Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep along with its message of "Mothers Daughters Rebels". Written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame), the film tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to »
- Brad Brevet
Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party. The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart." Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »
- Andre Soares
Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.
Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.
No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.
So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »
- Brian Welk
Four Australians and three Kiwis have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A record 322 screen practitioners from the Us and around the world have been invited to join the organisation. The previous high was 276 in 2013.
The Down Under contingent comprises visual effects wizards Tim Crosbie and Daniel Barrett, producers Bruna Papandrea and Rebecca Yeldham, sound mixers David Lee and Jason Canovas and writer-director Niki Caro.
Despite the Academy.s efforts to diversify its membership, out of the 25 actors invited to join only seven are women.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said, .It.s gratifying to acknowledge the extraordinary range of talent in our industry. This year, our branches have recognized a more diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before, and we look forward to adding their creativity, ideas and experience to our organization..
This year Crosbie was nominated for an »
- Don Groves
Reese Witherspoon continues to find interesting projects to produce and potentially star in. And now she along with Fox 2000 have The Iron Lady and Suffragette writer Abi Morgan aboard to adapt Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book Ashley’s War. The nonfiction book, which carries the subtitle The Untold Story Of A Team Of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield, follows what happened when the Us Army Special Operations Command created a pilot programme to allow elite female soldiers on the battlefield alongside the likes of the Green Berets serving in Afghanistan. The unit, known as Cst-2, put its potential Army candidates through a rigorous selection process that resulted in the troops seeing action. First Lieutenant Ashley White became the first Cst member killed in action. Witherspoon may well take a role in any eventual film, but Morgan will have to write the script first. She has Suffragette, with Sarah Gavron directing, »
The title may be “The Legend of Barney Thomson,” but it’s the protagonist’s near-namesake, Emma Thompson, who earns all the glory in Scottish star Robert Carlyle’s amiably uneven directorial debut. Drawn from the off-kilter comic novels of Douglas Lindsay, this grisly farce finds the helmer giving himself a generous showcase as the eponymous chump, a socially inept barber who quite accidentally becomes a modern-day Sweeney Todd. Still, it’s Thompson’s frayed, frightening turn as his unexpectedly devious mother that gives a salty kick to an otherwise minor diversion, in which simple twists of fate are as thickly matted as the characters’ Glaswegian brogues. A crowd-pleasing curtain-raiser for this year’s Edinburgh fest, “Barney Thomson” is unlikely to secure legendary status beyond Caledonia, but ancillary prospects are solid enough.
“This is the story of what happens when you move chairs,” Carlyle says, in cheerily cryptic fashion, in »
- Guy Lodge
The newest movie from Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron tells the true story of the British suffrage movement from the turn of the 20th century.
Three-time Academy Award winner Streep portrays the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, a key figure in helping women gain the vote in the UK.
Suffragette will open this year's BFI London Film Festival, with a cinema release to follow on October 23 in the Us and October 30 in the UK. »
Who wouldn’t join a movement led by Meryl Streep?
Streep is joined by Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the first trailer for Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron from script by Abi Morgan and also stars Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson.
Suffragette is the story of the struggle for women’s suffrage in early 20th-century Great Britain. Mulligan plays Maud, a young working mother who joins the Women’s Social and Political Union to campaign for the right to vote. Streep will portray Emmeline Pankhurst, a real-life founder of the Wspu and controversial leader who encouraged militant tactics.
The film is set to open the London Film Festival and looks like it will be the leader for this year’s feel good historical British story following The King’s Speech, The Iron Lady, The Theory of Everything, and The Imitation Game. The story sounds interesting »
- Zach Dennis
“It’s deeds not words that’ll get us the vote.”
This Fall, Meryl Streep anchors a stellar British cast in Suffragette, the film inspired by the real life events in women’s quest for the right to vote in the UK. The women wage a war against the men in charge during the early days of the feminist movement. And this is a war of not just words, but of hurled rocks, and explosions.
Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, and Anne-Marie Duff take charge against the patriarchy led by Brendan Gleeson. Mulligan is the star of the film as Maud, a young women who gets swept up in the cause as a foot soldier of the movment, fighting for equality throught the only route to change- violence.
- Rachel West
"This is a deliberate escalation... this has to stop!" Focus Features has debuted the full-length trailer for Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep as Mrs. Pankhurst plus Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Romola Garai. Suffragette is a film about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. This powerful yet sensitive trailer shows how hard it was to be a part of this fight, both physically and emotionally. This looks like it might end up being really, really good - potential awards buzz and lots more. Here's the full-length trailer for Sarah Gavron's Suffragette, direct from Focus Features: Suffragette is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady). The film tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who »
- Alex Billington
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