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The Walking Dead Fall Finale Recap: Barbarians at the Gate

The Walking Dead Fall Finale Recap: Barbarians at the Gate
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s fall finale of The Walking Dead.

If we hadn’t already known it was bad news for The Walking Dead’s Team Ahk when Rick discovered last week that the Saviors had dispatched the walkers that had turned the Sanctuary into a prison, we sure as hell knew it when, in Sunday’s fall finale, Negan rolled up to the gates of Alexandria with a big announcement: Everyone was to line up outside their homes, and whoever’s apology for the uprising was the lamest would be biting the dust along with Rick.
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Preacher season 2 episode 13 review: The End Of The Road

Ron Hogan Sep 12, 2017

Dominic Cooper and Joseph Gilgun give great performances in Preacher's season two finale. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.13 The End Of The Road

Jesse Custer, even before he was given the gift/curse of Genesis, lived in a world full of magic. Witness, for example, how The End Of The Road opens. Jesse is part errand boy, part living road sign, and part grifter, bringing in folks, making sure to take their money so they can park, and weeding out undercover cops when he's not posing for pictures and lifting wallets from tourists. Jesse's grifting started early, and his fighting started early, too.

In a way, Starr is right when he says that Jesse is the perfect centrepiece for his Messiah con. He has experience as a con artist, he's charismatic,
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Preacher Season 2 Finale Recap: You Can't Spell 'Messiah' Without 'Mess'

Preacher Season 2 Finale Recap: You Can't Spell 'Messiah' Without 'Mess'
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of Preacher.

Leave it to Preacher, one of the topsy-turviest shows on TV, to deliver a finale for Season 2 that, at turns, left us going, “Huh?” “Wait, what?” “Holy s—!” “Is this really happening?” “Whew!” “No, no, no, no, no!” and, finally, “Oooh.” Is your head still spinning? While the dizziness dissipates, let’s review the big twists served up by “The End of the Road,” then, once if you’ve regained your equilibrium, you can grade the episode and hit the comments with your review.

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‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival: Complete List of Winners

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival: Complete List of Winners
Venice, Italy — “The Shape of Water,” Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s lavish romantic fantasy about the uncanny attraction between a mute Baltimore cleaner and a mysterious aquatic creature, has taken the Golden Lion for best film in Competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Fox Searchlight release prevailed in a diverse international field of 21 features, winning over a jury headed by American actress Annette Bening.

The world’s oldest film festival has crowned some contentious and controversial winners over the years, but this time, the press and the jury are in agreement: “The Shape of Water” was rapturously acclaimed by critics when it unspooled on the festival’s second day, and has been has been firmly installed as a Golden Lion frontrunner ever since. Reviewing the film for Variety, this writer was among the admirers, declaring it “a ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore.”

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Preacher Season 2 Episode 12 Review – ‘On Your Knees’

Martin Carr reviews the twelfth episode of Preacher season 2…

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned if the good book is to be believed. However that anger rarely manifests itself in the form of a twelve gauge shotgun blast aimed between her eyes. So it is we are dropped into a prologue where blood spattered wallpaper and purgatorial blame gets laid upon Eugene Root repeatedly. Ian Coletti and Noah Taylor make for an odd couple in these initial ten minutes as together they look for the emergency exit.

In that time we see integrity, backbone and honesty save Eugene from perpetual replay. Self-motivation, emotional manipulation and rejection are all levelled at him in an attempt to create a crack, but Hell has taught Eugene the value of self-worth who remains impervious. Back in the land of a Godless reality someone has let Hell loose wrapped in cowhide, serious beard growth and divine retribution.
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Preacher Season 2 Episode 11 Review – ‘Backdoors’

Martin Carr reviews the eleventh episode of Preacher season 2…

Disharmony is rife amongst our collective gang of miscreants as we creep closer to a season finale. Cassidy, Jesse, Tulip and company stand apart but remain together in an episode which sees things return to normal. Flashbacks into a past of dubious decisions, emotional conditioning and full immersion tanks riddled with algae bulk out the Custer scrapbook a little more. Meanwhile Hell is ironically looking for a liar and Eugene continues plotting an early exit from this monochrome Cell Block H throwback.

Tongue in cheek irony is abound once more as Herr Starr suffers further indignities and Preacher’s writing room learns from last week. Tasteless religious jokes are replaced with subtle jibes at the futility of prayer, clever ideas surrounding karma and sexual references which skate close to boundaries without crossing over. Biblical weaponry and the disposal thereof also raise interesting questions of mortal sin,
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Preacher season 2 episode 11 review: Backdoors

Ron Hogan Aug 29, 2017

Despite being well-written, something about recent Preacher episodes has made them drag for our reviewer. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.11 Backdoors

There seems to be a point in every season of a television show where I find my interest beginning to wander. It may not necessarily be the fault of the show, just a symptom of a wandering attention span. If a show is ten episodes, I'm usually fine; if a show stretches out to twelve or thirteen, somewhere near the middle or later in the order, I drift away. I've found myself drifting over the last couple of episodes of Preacher,
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Review: "The Day Of The Jackal" (1973) Starring Edward Fox And Michel Lonsdale; UK Blu-ray Arrow Films Special Edition

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By Tim Greaves

The year is 1962. Aggrieved when Algeria is granted independence by President Charles de Gaulle, the militant underground alliance known as the Organisation Armée Secrète botches an attempt to assassinate him. Within months many of the conspirators, including their top man, have been captured and executed. The remaining Oas leaders, bereft of funds, take refuge in Austria and warily decide to contract an outside professional to do the job for them. They settle on a British assassin (Edward Fox), who chooses to be identified as Jackal. The Oas orchestrate several bank robberies to cover his exorbitant fee of half a million dollars whilst the mechanics of the plotting are left entirely to Jackal's discretion. After capturing and interrogating another alliance member, the French authorities learn of Jackal's existence and, suspecting another attempt on de Gaulle's life may be imminent, they set their best man – Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel (Michel Lonsdale) – on his tail.
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New Preacher Season 2 Trailer Offers Hope to Cassidy/Tulip Shippers, Hints at a Hellbreak for Eugene and Hitler

New Preacher Season 2 Trailer Offers Hope to Cassidy/Tulip Shippers, Hints at a Hellbreak for Eugene and Hitler
“What the hell just happened there?” asks a stunned Cassidy in a new Preacher trailer teasing the rest of Season 2. And after you see what Tulip does to him in the clip, used to kick off the series’ San Diego Comic-Con panel, you’ll likely be asking the same question.

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The promo, as wacky and action-packed as the AMC drama itself, also reveals that Eugene is about to try to escape from hell with the help of new pal Hitler, hints at a possible new alliance between the Saint of Killers and Satan,
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Preacher season 2 episode 5 review: Dallas

Ron Hogan Jul 18, 2017

Dominic Cooper and Ruth Nega really carry the emotional story of the latest Preacher episode. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.5 Dallas

It seems that no good deed goes unpunished in the world of Preacher. Throughout the series, we've seen multiple characters try to do something good, only to have it backfire on them in spectacular fashion. Most prominent have been the various uses of The Voice by Jesse. Every time he asks someone to do something nice, like when he told Fiore to find peace, it ends up tragic. When he spares the life of someone who he might have otherwise killed, that positive gesture will only last so long before, for example, the Saint of Killers shows up and starts gunning down an entire house full of thugs,
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‘Preacher’ Review: Jesse and Tulip Get Domestic in a Flashback-Heavy Episode About Everything They’ll Never Have

‘Preacher’ Review: Jesse and Tulip Get Domestic in a Flashback-Heavy Episode About Everything They’ll Never Have
Season 2 of “Preacher” has been built around the idea of the nightmare past: Eugene and his infamous cellmate across the hall have each been given a bit of backstory to help fill in the gaps between the broken people we see on screen and the life they enjoyed somewhere in their respective histories.

This week, it was Jesse and Tulip’s turn. After rekindling their affection for each other in the show’s casino detour, the doomed supercouple of “Preacher” has spent the past few episodes cruising right past each other. The opening shot of “Dallas” shows Jesse literally disoriented by Tulip’s revelation that Viktor, the owner of the house where she was being held against her wishes, is still technically her husband.

Read More: ‘Preacher’ Review: ‘Viktor’ Takes Us Into Each Character’s Personal Hell — And The Worst Is Still On Its Way

Consumed with a blinding rage,
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‘Preacher’ Review: ‘Viktor’ Takes Us Into Each Character’s Personal Hell — And The Worst Is Still On Its Way

‘Preacher’ Review: ‘Viktor’ Takes Us Into Each Character’s Personal Hell — And The Worst Is Still On Its Way
Eugene might be the one trapped in an eternal prison, reliving the worst day of his life in a cell within shouting distance from history’s most infamous dictator, but this week’s “Preacher” suggested that he might not the only one in his own personal Hell.

The pursuit that seemed so noble in the early going of Season 2 has soured somewhat, both on Jesse’s part and in the overall placement of the show. No longer seeking out God in one of the 138 New Orleans area jazz clubs, Jesse and Cassidy stumble on a familiar face when watching late-night TV.

Meanwhile, Tulip faces the horde of henchmen sent to capture her at the close of last week’s episode. Wandering around a mansion filled with minions and spitting children, everyone seems all too eager to ignore her, as if she were someone sentenced to share a bunk next-door to Eugene.
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‘Preacher’ Review: The Year’s Best Fight Scene is the Highlight of a Neon-Infused Noir Episode

‘Preacher’ Review: The Year’s Best Fight Scene is the Highlight of a Neon-Infused Noir Episode
Well, at least no one died this week. In the present, anyway.

After the Saint of Killers-inspired bloodbaths of the opening of Season 2, “Preacher” set its gaze on New Orleans, the ultimate destination teased at the outset. The camaraderie that made those first few installments so freeing and energizing fell by the wayside in “Damsels,” but what took its place was a mystery that dug deeper into the philosophical and delivered another prime action set-piece as a chaser.

Before we resumed with Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy in the Big Easy, it was high time the show finally addressed the Hellephant in the room and gave us some Eugene-related answers. Seeing the unfortunate teenager lively and spry and free of any physical or emotional scars was even more jarring than the Jesse and Tulip flashback at the close of Season 1.

Preacher” is no stranger to irony, but the triumphant
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Preacher season 2 featuette, premiere clip and motion posters released

With just a week to go until Preacher returns, AMC has released a ‘Look Ahead’ featurette for the upcoming second season of the acclaimed comic book adaptation, along with a clip from its premiere episode which sees Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy on day one of their road trip on a mission to find God. Check them out below, along with a pair of motion posters featuring Eugene/Arseface (Ian Colletti), and The Cowboy (Graham McTavish); take a look below…

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The expanded second season, consisting of 13 episodes, is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a
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The Day of the Jackal

One of the best international thrillers ever has almost become an obscurity, for reasons unknown – this Blu-ray comes from Australia. Edward Fox’s wily assassin for hire goes up against the combined police and security establishments of three nations as he sets up the killing of a head of state – France’s president Charles de Gaulle. The terrific cast features Michel Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig and Cyril Cusack; director Fred Zinnemann’s excellent direction reaches a high pitch of tension – even though the outcome is known from the start.

The Day of the Jackal

Region B+A Blu-ray

Shock Entertainment / Universal

1973 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 143 min. / Street Date ? / Available from Amazon UK / Pounds 19.99

Starring: Edward Fox, Michel Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig, Cyril Cusack, Eric Porter, Tony Britton, Alan Badel, Michel Auclair, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Olga Georges-Picot, Timothy West, Derek Jacobi, Jean Martin, Ronald Pickup, Jean Sorel, Philippe Léotard, Jean Champion,
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Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Passes Away at 73

Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Passes Away at 73
Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing the 1991 Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 74. According to a source close to the family, the filmmaker passed from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. The filmmaker had been treated for esophageal cancer in 2010, and while he did recover, the cancer came back in 2015, and sources said his condition had deteriorated in recent weeks. We have assembled a number of tweets below from filmmakers and actors paying their respects to this iconic director.

IndieWire first broke the news this morning, as tributes have started to flood in from filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, James Wan and actors such as Denis Leary, Michael Chiklis and many more. Jonathan Demme was born February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York to Dorothy Louise (Rogers) and Robert Eugene Demme, a public relations executive.
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Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full

The line-up of the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.Scroll down for the full line-up

The films chosen for the Cannes Official Selection were announced on April 13.

Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed the line-up at a press conference, which was live-streamed on YouTube. More films will be added closer to the festival.

The 70th Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to run from May 17-28. The line-up is below:

CompetitionWonderstruck, Todd HaynesLe Redoutable, Michel HazanaviciusThe Day After, Hong SangsooRadiance, Naomi KawaseThe Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Yorgos LanthimosA Gentle Creature, Sergei LoznitsaJupiter’s Moon, Kornél MundruczóL’Amant Double, François OzonYou Were Never Really Here, Lynne RamsayGood Time, Benny Safdie & Josh SafdieLoveless, Andrey ZvyagintsevThe Meyerowitz Stories, Noah BaumbachIn The Fade, Fatih AkinOkja, Bong Joon-Ho120 Heartbeats Per Minute, Robin CampilloThe Beguiled, Sofia CoppolaRodin, Jacques DoillonHappy End, Michael HanekeOut Of CompetitionBlade of the Immortal, Takashi MiikeHow to Talk to Girls at Parties, John Cameron MitchellVisages
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on The Leftovers, Walking Dead, Grey's, Bates, B99, Arrow, Originals, Quantico, Supergirl and More

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to

Question: I’m already having Walking Dead withdrawal. Got anything on Season 8 yet? — Bud

Ausiello: As a matter of fact, yes. Remember in the finale, when Sasha said she wasn’t giving up on Eugene, even though he’d reverted to his most spineless self? That was “a hint to what the story is,” showrunner Scott Gimple recently told TVLine. “It certainly looked like he was still a Savior. But is that going to haunt him… change him?
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Daniel Clowes On Adapting His Graphic Novel: Wilson - Interview

For nearly thirty years, Daniel Clowes has been at the forefront of San Francisco’s second wave of underground cartoonists, first making waves with his anthology comic, Eightball, which ran for fifteen years. One of the many serialized comic stories in that comic was Ghost World, which was turned into a popular indie movie in 2001, directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring a very, very young Scarlett Johansson.

Five years later, Zwigoff and Clowes reteamed for the comedy Art School Confidential, also based on an Eightball story, and around the same time, Clowes shifted away from Eightball to writing and drawing stand-alone graphic novels.

One of those graphic novels was 2010’s Wilson, which Clowes has now adapted into a movie starring Woody Harrelson as its cantankerous title character, who goes on a quest to reconnect with his ex-wife Pippy (Laura Dern), and find their now-teen daughter Claire (Isabella Amara). It’s
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Awards Roundup: Honors for Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light

Christina Ricci in “Z: The Beginning of Everything

Seasoned show business veterans Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light are all set to be honored this spring. Variety reports that the Vail Film Festival will celebrate women in film during its 14th edition, specifically Ricci and Delpy. And the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will present its Monte Cristo Award to Light for her work in theater, according to Broadway World.

Ricci will accept the 2017 Vail Film Festival Renegade award, Variety writes. Ricci currently stars as Zelda Fitzgerald in the Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” and also serves as an exec producer. The actress has been working steadily since 1990 in projects like Patty Jenkins’ “Monster,” “The Ice Storm,” “The Addams Family,” “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Ally McBeal.”

Delpy will receive the Vail Film Festival Vanguard award for her work (onscreen and off) on over 50 films. Delpy co-wrote and starred in Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise,” “Before Sunset,” and “Before Midnight,” and earned Oscar nods for Best Adapted Screenplay for the latter two. Delpy has written and directed “2 Days in Paris,” “2 Days in New York,” “The Countess,” “Skylab,” and “Lolo.” She will next write, direct, and star in “My Zoe.”

“I can’t say I like every film by any male director,” Delpy has said, “which is actually a paradox because no one in Hollywood — no producer in Hollywood — is looking into a woman to be the next [Stanley] Kubrick , because no one believes a woman is a genius. They believe that any young guy that comes up with one Ok film can be the next Kubrick, but not a woman.”

The Vail Film fest — which takes place March 30 to April 2 — is also set to open and close the fest with the female-helmed “Carrie Pilby” and “Sticky Notes,” respectively. Starring Bel Powley as a young woman who can’t adjust to life after college, “Carrie Pilby” is directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden. “Sticky Notes,” written and directed by Amanda Sharp, centers on a backup dancer (Rose Leslie) who goes home to Florida to care for her father (Ray Liotta).

Elsewhere, director Thomas Kail will present Light with the Monte Cristo Award at a gala dinner May 21, Broadway World writes. The event will be hosted by Preston Whiteway, Executive Director of the O’Neill.

“The O’Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater, in memory of its namesake,” according to the source. Past recipients include Meryl Streep, Zoe Caldwell, playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and director Barbara Gelb.

Light first performed at the O’Neill’s 1977 National Playwrights Conference in Wasserstein’s “Uncommon Women and Others.” “Beloved the world over, Judith Light brings artistry of the highest caliber to every role she takes on,” Whiteway emphasized. “We are delighted to recognize her with our 2017 Monte Cristo Award.”

Light, who stars in Jill Soloway’s Amazon series “Transparent,” made her Broadway debut in “A Doll’s House.” She’s also acted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Wit in New York” and “Hedda Gabler.” Light took home Tonys and Drama Desk Awards for her work in “Other Desert Cities” and “The Assembled Parties.” Known for her work onscreen in “Who’s the Boss?” “Law & Order: Svu,” and “Ugly Betty,” Light is currently acting in the play “God Looked Away” alongside Al Pacino.

Awards Roundup: Honors for Christina Ricci, Julie Delpy, and Judith Light was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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