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The New Centurions

Joseph Wambaugh’s breakthrough novel went through a blender to fit George C. Scott into the narrative, but it’s still a great cop show with terrific work from Stacy Keach and Scott Wilson, not to mention Jane Alexander and Rosalind Cash. The pro-cop agenda has a definite tone of personal experience, and the grim finish is anything but feel-good puffery.

The New Centurions


Twilight Time

1972 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 103 min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson, Rosalind Cash, Erik Estrada, Clifton James, James Sikking, Isabel Sanford, Carol Speed, William Atherton, Ed Lauter, Dolph Sweet, Stefan Gierasch, Roger E. Mosley, Pepe Serna, Kitten Natividad.

Cinematography: Ralph Woolsey

Film Editor: Robert C. Jones

Production Design: Boris Leven

Original Music: Quincy Jones

Written by Stirling Silliphant, Robert Towne (uncredited) from the book by Joseph Wambaugh

Produced by Robert Chartoff,
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Film Critics Pick Steven Spielberg’s Best Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Film Critics Pick Steven Spielberg’s Best Movies — 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.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Post,” which is set to hit theaters on December 20th, what is Steven Spielberg’s best film?

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E.T.” There is really no other filmmaker who portrays wonder and innocence quite like Spielberg. While he’s done many great movies, “E.T.” not only captures the purity and curiosity of youth, but its beautiful effects and simple observations implore all of us to stop and take notice of the world around us and humanity itself.

Read More: ‘The Post’ Review: Steven Spielberg’s Spectacularly Entertaining Journalism Thriller Is a
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Goldie Hawn Retrospective to Screen at the Quad Cinema in NYC

Goldie Hawn in “Private Benjamin

The upcoming mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” marks Goldie Hawn’s first film since 2002’s “The Banger Sisters.” To celebrate the end of Hawn’s 15-year sabbatical, the Quad will hold a retrospective of the Oscar winner’s films, a press release announced.

The Golden Goldies retrospective will see beloved Hawn films like “Private Benjamin,” “Swing Shift,” “Death Becomes Her,” and “The First Wives Club” screen on 35mm.

“No Hollywood actress in recent memory has come closer than Goldie Hawn to capturing the ebullience and whip-smart comic timing of the great screen comediennes of the ’30s and ’40s, a modern Joan Blondell or Carole Lombard,” the release states. “Though she won an Academy Award for one of her first roles (in 1969’s ‘Cactus Flower’), critics have tended to underestimate the depths of [Hawn’s] talent. The forthcoming film ‘Snatched’ marks her long-awaited return to the screen after a 15-year absence, and we’re celebrating the occasion with a greatest-hits retrospective, a veritable masterclass in the delicate art of cinematic comedy.”

It’s great that Hawn’s contributions to cinema are being recognized. However, while researching the Golden Goldies films as well as Hawn’s entire filmography, we noticed the actress has never worked with a female film director. From what we can tell, she has only collaborated with a woman director once, on a 2013 episode of the kids show “Phineas and Ferb.” Sue Perrotto co-directed the ep.

This is disappointing, but not a complete surprise. Last year Cosmopolitan published a story detailing how many big-name actors have never worked with a woman film director. Among them are Sean Connery, Sylvester Stallone, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, and Tobey Maguire. And to be fair to them and Hawn, there are plenty of actresses who have never appeared in a woman-helmed film. Shailene Woodley, for example, has not appeared in a feature film directed by a woman

Still. We wish both male and female power players would follow Jessica Chastain’s lead. “I’m looking to work with a female filmmaker every year,” she told Variety. “That’s my goal. They’re not given the same opportunities so if I have any influence in choosing a film or a script or finding a director I’m absolutely going to make a difference. That doesn’t mean I’m excluding men — it means I need some balance in my life.”

And she’s achieving it; Chastain has worked with female directors like Kathryn Bigelow, Liv Ullmann, and Susanna White. Her most recent collaboration with a woman director is Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

The Golden Goldies retrospective will be May 6–11 at the Quad in New York City. The featured films and their synopses are below, courtesy of Quad Cinema.

“Death Becomes Her”

Robert Zemeckis, 1992, 104m, U.S., 35mm

Sun May 7 & Mon May 8

When glamorous narcissist Meryl Streep steals her fiancé Bruce Willis, Hawn finds revenge in an elixir of youth (and immortality) supplied by a seductively devilish Isabella Rossellini. Rivalry escalates to murder as Hawn and Streep battle it out in the land of the undead in this cult black comedy about all-consuming vanity.

The First Wives Club

Hugh Wilson, 1996, U.S., 103m, 35mm

Mon May 8

Spite never sleeps in this gleefully vindictive comedy about getting even and the bonds of sisterhood. Hawn stars opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton as a once-acclaimed actress plagued by ageism and out for revenge against her ex-husband and his perky new muse. But acrimony eventually gives way to a new sense of liberation, culminating in an ever-endearing rendition of Lesley Gore’s anthem of female independence.


Garry Marshall, 1987, U.S., 106m, 35mm

Wed May 10

Wertmüller’s “Swept Away” reimagined as big studio farce, with Hawn’s shrill heiress mistreating blue-collar carpenter Kurt Russell, who then proceeds to enact romantic revenge after she’s afflicted with amnesia. Despite the retrograde sexual politics, the chemistry is palpable and the comic timing immaculate.

Private Benjamin

Howard Zieff, 1980, U.S., 109m, 35mm

Wed May 6 & Thur May 11

After husband Albert Brooks dies on their wedding night, spoiled rich girl Hawn is convinced by military recruiter Harry Dean Stanton to join the U.S. Army, where she comes up against a tough-as-nails C.O. Eileen Brennan. Both Hawn and Brennan were nominated for Academy Awards in this beloved box-office hit.

Seems Like Old Times

Jay Sandrich, 1980, USA, 100m, 35mm

Tue May 10 & Thu May 11

Hawn hits her comedic stride in this irresistible Neil Simon farce as a characteristically zany public defender torn between district attorney husband Charles Grodin and her ex, Chevy Chase, a writer charged with bank robbery. Things escalate towards a fever pitch when she decides to represent him in court.


Hal Ashby, 1975, U.S., 110m, Dcp

Mon May 8 & Wed May 11

The dream team of Ashby, screenwriter Robert Towne, and actor-producer Warren Beatty set their biting farce and undisputed ’70s classic on the eve of Nixon’s 1968 electoral landslide, with over-sexed, in-demand, and increasingly vexed hairdresser Beatty juggling frustrated girlfriend Hawn, taxing client Lee Grant, ex-girlfriend Julie Christie, and potential business partner Jack Warden as America lurches to the right.

The Sugarland Express

Steven Spielberg, 1974, U.S., 110m, 35mm

Sat May 6 & Mon May 8

After losing their baby son to the state, small-time crooks Hawn and William Atherton snatch him right back and go on the run, with seemingly every law enforcement officer in Texas in hot pursuit. Spielberg’s first feature refines the technical mastery of Duel, but Hawn’s performance as an exasperated, manically determined mother gives this picture a more resonant pathos.

Swing Shift

Jonathan Demme, 1984, U.S., 100m, 35mm

Sun May 7 & Thur May 10

When hubby Ed Harris ships off to fight WWII, housewife Hawn finds herself via a factory job — and a fling with hunky trumpet player Kurt Russell. Despite her contentious relationship with her director, Hawn displays her greatest emotional range here, and Demme’s deft touch for humanist comedy shines through. Featuring Christine Lahti, Fred Ward, and Holly Hunter.

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Netflix releases trailer for psychological thriller Clinical

Ahead of its premiere on Netflix this coming Friday, a new trailer has arrived online for director Alistair Legrand’s psychological thriller Clinical which stars Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm and William Atherton; take a look below…

A psychologist’s horrifying encounter with a disturbed young patient continues to haunt her — causing her to question her own sanity as her visions of the past become increasingly more visceral.

Clinical arrives on Netflix on January 13th.
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Ghostbusters (2016)

It's a spooktacular reboot with nothing we haven't seen before -- but the jokes are good and the comediennes form a welcome ensemble. You'd think that this one would have been committee'd and PC'ed to within an inch of its proton packs, but the personalities make it entertaining. Ghostbusters Blu-ray Columbia Pictures/SonyColumbia Pictures / Sony 2016 / Color / 2:39 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 116 min. theatrical, 134 min. extended / Answer the Call / Street Date October 11, 2016 / 34.99 Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Perkins, Ed Begley Jr,. Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Karan Soni, Katie Dippold, Nate Corddry, Bill Murray, Ozzy Osbourne, Andy Garcia, Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver. Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman Film Editors Melissa Bretherton, Brent White Original Music Theodore Shapiro Written by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig based on the 1984 film written by Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman
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Missing From Movies: William Atherton’s Dick

Some actors were just born to be typecast.

“This man has no dick.” And neither do the movies anymore.

If you’re going to write a part specifically for William Atherton, it’s probably going to be inspired by his three most famous roles. That was clearly the case when he was cast for an episode of the TV series Lost, in which he plays a slimy high school principal character who was conceived with him in mind. It was a throwback to the assholes he embodied in Ghostbusters, Real Genius, and the first two Die Hard movies. Another one of his dicks.

Unfortunately, there aren’t enough people writing dick parts specifically for Atherton to play on the big screen. It’s been 20 years since his last (slightly) memorable movie continuation of the type, in Bio-Dome, and many of his fans probably aren’t even aware that he’s still alive and working regularly. Mostly
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Beauty vs Beast: Bustin' Spies Makes Me Feel Good

Well here we are and it's Monday and I'm Jason from Mnpp and this is your weekly "Beauty vs Beast" moment. Ya ready? This Friday (otherwise known as my birthday!) Paul Feig's loooooong awaited and ultra discussed reboot of Ghostbusters comes out. Maybe you've heard something? Something about ovaries or something? I don't know. All's I know is the reboot's got four of the funniest lady-people who make funny today in Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Wiig & Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones, and I'm all in. Hell, I even liked the much-reviled trailer.

In fact the only thing that's given me a sad face in the lead up to Ghostbusters was when I scanned through the cast list and I realized that Rose Byne's not in the movie. How great would Byrne have been playing the dastardly William Atherton role from the original? But then I did just re-watch Feig's previous film,
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Visual Index: Best Shots from Ghostbusters (1984)

With the new riff on the ol' Ghostbusters property nearly upon us, what better time to look back at the original comedy smash? While the film's comic tone and dialogue are well remembered its visuals are less often discussed. The film was shot by the Hungarian cinematographer László Kovács. He logged a lot of quality time in the romantic comedy genre (What's Up Doc?, My Best Friend's Wedding, Say Anything...) but made his name in the 70s on scrappy, famous and/or ambitious pictures like Five Easy Pieces, Shampoo, New York New York, and Paper Moon.

Without further ado, let's see what the Hit Me With Your Best Shot club thought of the look of this picture and what slimy memories this revisit stirred up...


Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cinematography by László Kovács.

Starring: (in order of billing) Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver,

Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts,
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50 More of the Greatest Matte Paintings of All Time

A few years ago the editors of Shadowlocked asked me to compile a list of what was initially to be, the ten greatest movie matte paintings of all time. A mere ten selections was too slim by a long shot, so my list stretched considerably to twenty, then thirty and finally a nice round fifty entries. Even with that number I found it wasn’t easy to narrow down a suitably wide ranging showcase of motion picture matte art that best represented the artform. So with that in mind, and due to the surprising popularity of that 2012 Shadowlocked list (which is well worth a visit, here Ed), I’ve assembled a further fifty wonderful examples of this vast, vital and more extensively utilised than you’d imagine – though now sadly ‘dead and buried’ – movie magic.

It would of course be so easy to simply concentrate on the well known, iconic,
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10 mundane, yet brilliant, movie villains




They may not be General Zod or Darth Vader, but these characters are the kind of mundane villains you might encounter in everyday life...

The most memorable movie villains are often also the most outlandish. If you were to stop most strangers on the street and ask them to name screen villain, they’d probably either tell you to leave them alone and stop making them nervous, or they’d instead name one of cinema’s big hitters: heavy-breathing cloak-wearer Darth Vader, or flesh-eating aesthete Hannibal Lecter.

In reality, villains are more mundane. They seldom wear outlandish costumes, and they don’t necessarily even kill or injure people. Real-world villains can range from bullying and self-important bosses to aggressively opinionated news anchors, and from sadistic physical education teachers to heartless politicians.

So here are 10 or so screen antagonists who've stuck in the memory without wearing hockey masks,
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32 videogames that brought actors back to iconic roles




From Ghostbusters 3 to a Firefly reunion, videogames are doing what movies can't...

Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.

Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.

Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon…
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Rick Moranis Turned Down Cameo In Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters

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Even though next year’s reboot of Ghostbusters will see an all female team slinging on the proton packs in a story completely unrelated to the original, it hasn’t stopped a whole host of familiar face, namely Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts, to make their way to Paul Feig’s set to film some brief cameo. But one name is missing from that list: Rick Moranis, who turned his back on acting to raise his children after his wife, Anne, died of Breast Cancer in 1991 (his last movie was 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves). There has been huge outcry for him to appear and the whole gang to get back together (but no talk of William Atherton. Just saying), and he has been approached to appear. So what says the one time Louis Tully? Well, no it turns out. In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter,
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Popular Disney Actor and Broadway Performer Jones Dead at 84

Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's
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Bill Murray 'Ghostbusters' Cameo Confirmed

Bill Murray 'Ghostbusters' Cameo Confirmed
For several years, while Sony was developing their Ghostbusters reboot, it was believed that original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray would not appear in the movie. It appears that all has changed, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that Bill Murray has arrived in Boston to shoot a cameo in the reboot. No details about his appearance were given, and it isn't known if he will portray Peter Venkman or a completely different character.

Last month, we reported that another original Ghostbusters star, Dan Aykroyd, will cameo as a New York City taxi driver, who picks up Kristen Wiig's character, Erin Gilbert. The scene reportedly features Dan Aykroyd saying the classic line "I ain't afraid of no ghost," with Gilbert replying, "That's a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!" Since Dan Aykroyd isn't playing Ray Stantz, it seems unlikely that Bill Murray will portray Peter Venkman.

Rumors suggest
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The top five most ridiculous ways that popular culture has changed while we’ve waited for Final Fantasy Xv

A couple of months ago on the Sound On Sight gaming podcast, Open Source, myself and Mike, one of the co-editors of the gaming section, entered into a bet. “I’ll be playing Final Fantasy Xv in 2015″, he said. Once I’d stopped laughing, the battle lines were drawn. “If Final Fantasy Xv is released in 2015, I’ll eat my shoe”, I said, and the wager was made official. If Final Fantasy Xv is released this year, I eat my shoe. If it’s released after December 31st 2015, Mike eats his. Almost instantly I felt bad. So safe seemed this bet for me, that in good conscience it wasn’t even fair to take it on. Both E3 and a brand new trailer for the game at Gamescom have been and gone since we made the wager, and we still don’t have a release date for Final Fantasy Xv yet.
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'Ghostbusters' Ladies in Costume Visit a Boston Hospital

'Ghostbusters' Ladies in Costume Visit a Boston Hospital
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon took some time out from shooting this highly-anticipated reboot to stop by the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, wearing their full costumes. Ghostbusters has been shooting for the past month, and we've already seen the stars in their Ghostbusters costumes before, but these new images give us a better look at the proton packs each actress is wearing. Here's what a representative for the Tufts Medical Center had to say about the Saturday visit from the Ghostbusters on their Facebook page.

"Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today when Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones came to visit! Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces! &#8234#&#8206WhoYouGonnaCall&#8236 &#8234#&#8206Ghostbusters&#8236"

Kristen Wiig stars in the Ghostbusters reboot as Erin Gilbert,
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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has Dan Aykroyd as This Character?

'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has Dan Aykroyd as This Character?
So far, we've seen quite a bit from director Paul Feig's new take on the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. We know that the movie will be a complete reboot, with a story set in an alternate universe, where the original Ghostbusters never existed. Along with an official photo of the girls in costume, we've also seen the new proton packs, the new uniforms, the new Ecto-1 and the introduction of the Ecto-2, a Honda Scrambler motorcycle most likely ridden by Kate McKinnon. She joins a team that also includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. One thing we haven't heard is a confirmation on cameos from the original team of haint hunters. Today, it seems as though one of the creators is coming back. But only for a very short scene that will have him spouting an iconic line. There will be Spoilers ahead!

Yes, original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd is
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What happened to the cast of Ghostbusters? Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the rest

What happened to the cast of Ghostbusters? Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the rest
The Ghostbusters reboot is officially up and running, with set pictures flooding in and director Paul Feig tweeting out images of proton packs and the new Ecto-1.

Who you gonna call? First pictures of new Ghostbusters revealed

Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters

But what happened to the stars of the original movie after it hit big in the '80s? Digital Spy goes then and now with the stars of Ghostbusters to find out their career moves after giving up ghoul-catching.

Bill Murray

A familiar face on Us TV screens thanks to Saturday Night Live, Murray transitioned to movie stardom effortlessly in Meatballs, Caddyshack and Stripes before hitting it huge as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.

Roles in Groundhog Day and Kingpin followed before he was embraced by indie darlings Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. More recently Murray has kept us entertained with a handful of eccentric public and chatshow appearances,
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Andy Garcia Joins Paul Feig's Ghostbusters

Andy Garcia Joins Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
As the cameras continue to roll on Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, the Spy director is adding more cast members to his ensemble. He now has Andy Garcia, Matt Walsh and Michael Kenneth Williams on board. As you’ll likely already know, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are already busy in the main roles, playing four women who must stop New York being swamped by spooks and ghouls. Garcia is playing the mayor of the city the man who, if he holds true to Ghostbusters tradition, won’t be the biggest fan of the characters, at least not until he really needs their help. Walsh, currently best known for playing the nervy Mike McLintock on Veep, will be a character known as Rourke, though we don’t know what he’ll be up to. Could he be the usual busybody who gets in the Ghostbusters’ way? If so,
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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was
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