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To clarify the headline above: I liked True Detective and Fargo. They were well-acted, well-shot, well-dialogued. HBO’s mystery melodrama and FX’s Coen remix had different tones and different site-specific atmospheres–moody nihilism vs. screwball nihilism, sunbaked desolation vs. snowcaked void, Southern Swamp Gothic vs. Frozen Norman Rockwell–but if you watched them live when they aired, then you knitted together an 18-episode viewing experience representing a snapshot of Why TV Drama Is Interesting Now. »
- Darren Franich
The upcoming movie stars Fisher as Julia, an expectant mother who is disturbed by strange visions when she moves to the countryside with her husband (Mount).
Jacobs will play a woman who befriends Julia, shifting from her more frequent comedy work.
Watch a trailer for Bachelorette below: »
She's the go-to actor for elegant despair – but after 20 years, Kristin Scott Thomas is done with movies. She talks shambolic film sets, French mistresses and the joys of saying non
Kristin Scott Thomas has had enough. She has been working flat out for 30 years, and made 65 films: having lived in Paris since the age of 19, she effectively has two careers, one in English and one in French. Even her cleaner thinks her workload is insane. Last September, for the first time in her life, she reached a point where she could no longer go on. "I just suddenly thought, I cannot cope with another film," she says. "I realised I've done the things I know how to do so many times in different languages, and I just suddenly thought, I can't do it any more. I'm bored by it. So I'm stopping." Having always been a workaholic, she now likes to think of herself, »
- Decca Aitkenhead
Fans of V.C. Andrews’ best-selling potboiler “Flowers in the Attic” have been waiting more than 30 years for a faithful screen adaptation. They’ll get that, but not much more from this lackluster Lifetime production toplining precocious “Mad Men” scene-stealer Kiernan Shipka in her first leading role. Lacking either the Gothic atmosphere that could have transformed trashy material into something truly chilling or an over-the-top camp factor that would’ve ensured a lowbrow guilty pleasure, “Flowers” has to rely on a mix of nostalgia and curiosity to draw in viewers, or risk seeing plans for an already-in-development sequel wither on the vine.
An instant sensation when it was published in 1979, Andrews’ exploration of an extremely dysfunctional family proved especially popular with young adults. In today’s terms, the scandalous pulp falls somewhere between the chaste courting of the “Twilight” saga and the sexually explicit romance of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
- Geoff Berkshire
Sosie Bacon may only be 21, but she has a lot going for her. On top of being 2014's Miss Golden Globe, through her father Kevin Bacon, she is connected to nearly everyone in Hollywood - including every other previous Miss Golden Globe, most of whom are also the daughters (or sons) of industry power players. And while some have a connection through their famous parents, others, such as Laura Dern (who happens to have famous parents), are also connected through their own work. Don't believe us? Here's how you get from young Ms. Bacon to all of her famous predecessors, »
- Nate Jones
5 items from 2014
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