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Phantom Thread wins Fipresci Grand Prix by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-08-24 10:54:33

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread Photo: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps, has been announced as the winner in the annual Fipresci Grand Prix, voted on by critics across the globe.

The director is the first to score a hat-trick of winners from the International Federation of Film Critics, having previously won the prize for Magnolia in 2000 and There Will Be Blood in 2008.

The director will receive the award for the film - which tells the story of a fastidious dressmaker's love affair with a wilful younger woman - on September 21 at the opening ceremony of the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Paul Thomas Anderson has become the first filmmaker to win the Fipresci Grand Prix three times, as Phantom Thread was chosen best film of the past year by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics,
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Costume Designer Mark Bridges’ Conversation On Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis. (review)

From Focus Features, Phantom Thread is playing in theaters nationwide.
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Howards End: Starz Announces April Series Premiere Date for Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) Drama

Are you a Hayley Atwell fan who is still disappointed her that Marvel's Agent Carter and Conviction TV shows were cancelled by ABC? Check her out in the Howards End TV show premiere on Starz, Sunday, April 8, 2018, time Tba. A limited Starz period drama based on the E.M. Forster novel, Howard’s End stars Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Alex Lawther, Tracey Ullman, Matthew Macfadyen, Julia Ormond, Joe Bannister, Jonah Hauer-King, Bessie Carter, Joseph Quinn, and Rosalind Eleazar. In 1992, the story was adapted as a feature film led by Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Vanessa Redgrave. Read More…
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Phantom Thread – Review

Vicky Krieps stars as “Alma” and Daniel Day-Lewis stars as “Reynolds Woodcock” in writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, a Focus Features release. Photo credit : Laurie Sparham / Focus Features

Phantom Thread is a beautiful, seductive drama set in the rarefied world of high fashion in 1950s Britain. Director Paul Thomas Anderson re-teams with Daniel Day-Lewis, his star from 2007’s There Will Be Blood, for a absorbing tale filled with mystery, danger and romance made more fascinating by Daniel Day-Lewis’ electrifying performance.

Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a brilliant, successful but eccentric clothing designer who heads his own fashion house in 1955 London, where his clients include royalty, movie stars, heiresses, grand dames and socialites. Woodcock is gifted but he is also exacting, temperamental and ego-eccentric. Gifted and elegant, Reynolds can be charming or eccentric by turns. His sister and business partner Cyril (the wonderful Leslie Manville) takes care of
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Lesley Manville on Being an Actress Over 60 and Her Role in “Phantom Thread”

Manville in “Phantom Thread”: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

Lesley Manville’s career spans four decades and includes three BAFTA nominations and an Olivier Award. Her latest film, “Phantom Thread,” is set in post-war 1950s London and sees her playing Cyril, an accomplished dressmaker who works alongside her brother Reynolds (Daniel Day-Lewis). Their close bond suffers a setback when Reynolds brings home Alma, a new companion (Vicky Krieps) who never leaves.

We spoke with Manville about her role in the drama, ageism in Hollywood, and some of her greatest achievements.

Phantom Thread” is in theaters now.

W&H: What’s it’s like being a woman in film today? What has changed since you first started out?

Lm: The interesting thing that has been changing is that it’s getting better for women of my age, and I’ve felt that for about five to six years that it’s slowly getting better.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Phantom Thread In St. Louis

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Phantom Thread opens in St. Louis on Friday, January
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Live orchestration of Phantom Thread by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-12-04 11:13:42

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread Photo: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features The Royal Festival Hall is to host a preview of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Phantom Thread with first live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood’s score

The screening will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 ahead of the film’s UK release in cinemas on Friday, February 2.

The screening will be accompanied by the first live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to the film, performed by London Contemporary Orchestra and conducted by Robert Ames.

Phantom Thread, which stars three-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in his final film appearance, will be introduced by Anderson and Greenwood. The award-winning American film director and Radiohead lead guitarist and composer will discuss their creative partnership and offer insight into scoring the film. The film follows on from a legacy of previous collaborations between Greenwood and Anderson including films There Will Be Blood,
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'Black Mirror': Inside New Season of Chilling Cult U.K. Horror Series

'Black Mirror': Inside New Season of Chilling Cult U.K. Horror Series
Maybe you heard about it from a friend, someone who'd stumbled across a random episode late one night. Maybe you knew someone from the U.K. who'd been crowing for years about this thing they'd caught on TV, something to do with brain-chips and recorded memories and a nightmarish sense of dread. Or maybe someone texted you, or Dm-ed you, or posted something in your social media feed about this show that was tapping into the collective fear that it's all one click away from coming apart at the seams.
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How Rachel Weisz’s Mother Escaped the Holocaust — and Why It Connected Her to Her Latest Movie Role

How Rachel Weisz’s Mother Escaped the Holocaust — and Why It Connected Her to Her Latest Movie Role
When Rachel Weisz took on her latest role in Denial, she knew it would be a moving project — but never imagined just how personal it would become.

In the film, Weisz plays professor Deborah Lipstadt, the woman who won a historic 2000 court case defeating prominent Holocaust denier David Irving.

“I had heard about the trial, but I didn’t know about it in any great detail,” the actress tells People in this week’s issue. “About a month before we began filming, Deborah and I sat in my kitchen for a couple of days and talked. The deniers called it the Holohoax.
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Here's Your First Look at Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in 'Pan' (Photos)

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Joe Wright's upcoming Peter Pan origin story, "Pan," has been touted as a revised history of the beloved characters first introduced in J.M. Barrie's novel, and that includes a new villain terrorizing Peter's world. Now, Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first images from the film that reveal Hugh Jackman's nefarious character.

Jackman is playing the pirate Blackbeard, who pilots a flying pirate ship and kidnaps orphans during wartime. One of those little tykes is Peter (newcomer Levi Miller).

In the images, we see Blackbeard's namesake -- more of a pointy goatee than the bushy beard we were expecting -- and his intense, feather-coated armor. (He also has a pretty odd-looking hairline, but we're hoping that that's just an awkward styling gaffe, and not a film-long problem with Jackman's wig.) There's also a shot of his ship, as well as a look at the wide-eyed young Peter.

According to EW,
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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of Vampire Academy In St. Louis

Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, Vampire Academy tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).

Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian.

Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
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Check Out New Vampire Academy Photos

The Weinstein Co. has released 5 brand new photos from Vampire Academy. Based on author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series, Vampire Academy tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).

Check out the rest of the pics at EW.com.

Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy.

Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those
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Movie Review: The World’s End

I am a huge fan of Edgar Wright, the English director who helmed Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Wright is responsible for some of my favorite comedies, and he is a director whose work I will always support. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are the first two parts of a thematic trilogy; one not connected by characters or narrative, but instead by shared traits and motifs, and all of them directed by Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. This trilogy is alternately known as either the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” or the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” – because of the shared elements of gory violence and a running joke about the British ice cream product Cornetto. And at long last, The World’s End, the third film of the Trilogy has finally arrived, and it’s awesome.
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The Weinstein Co. Releases First Trailer For Vampire Academy

So what are you doing Valentine’s Day 2014? Fans of author Richelle Mead’s worldwide bestselling series will be seeing Vampire Academy and tonight the first trailer for director Mark Waters’ film has debuted.

Vampire Academy tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians).

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Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy.

Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice
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Edgar Wright’s The World’S End “The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy” And The 12 Pubs

Fancy an Edgar Wright moviefest? For those lucky folks in England, Vue Cinemas is showing a special Cornetto Trilogy screening - Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz & a midnight showing of The World’S End on July 18. Those of us here in the States… we’ll have to wait for the film on August 23rd.

http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/the-worlds-end-hot-fuzz-shaun-of-the-dead

In the meantime, watch this cheeky featurette on the trilogy and remember, “there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there’s an ‘I’ in pie.”

Director Edgar Wright confesses, “I remember on Hot Fuzz filming a shoot-out in a pub and saying to [producer] Nira Park, ‘I never want to shoot in a pub again. I’m sick of it.’

“So, all these pub locations we went to for The World’s End? I brought them on myself!”

The 12 pubs in The World’s End on the five
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Check Out The World’S End Trailer Here

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost super trifecta! At long last, we finally get our first trailer for Focus Features’ The World’S End. The film will hit Us theaters on August 23rd.

To coin a phrase – smashing! This is what Vince Vaughn’s and Ben Stiller’s The Watch (2012) should have been, but unfortunately lacked… humor.

The third installment of director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2007). In The World’S End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach
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Get A First Look At Focus Features’ The World’S End, Closed Circuit In Summer Movie Lineup

Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham / Focus Features

Focus Features has sent us a preview for two of their big films coming at you this summer. Have a look at writer/director Edgar Wright’s The World’S End and director John Crowley’s Closed Circuit.

The studios’ previous crowd pleasers have been Golden Globe nominee Hyde Park On Hudson, Oscar nominees Paranorman and Moonrise Kingdom as well as the Academy-Award winning Anna Karenina. Focus Features recently released the well received The Place Beyond The Pines from director Derek Cianfrance. Read our review Here.

Martin Freeman as Oliver, Paddy Considine as Steven, Simon Pegg as Gary, Nick Frost as Andy, and Eddie Marsan as Peter

The World’S End – August 23, 2013

Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following the successes “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2007). In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl,
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Film Review: Brilliant Staging Bolsters Emotionally Hollow ‘Anna Karenina’

Chicago – Though cinema is first and foremost a visual medium, too many modern directors have become prone to using it as a stage for long-winded exposition. No matter how polished the lensing is in a film like David Fincher’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” remake, the picture basically amounts to a series of dense dialogue passages interrupted by violence.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Few filmmakers exploit the visual possibilities of cinematic storytelling with more verve and invention than Joe Wright. Though his critics have accused him of favoring style over substance, he has consistently proven adept at allowing his images to speak volumes. Consider his stunning tracking shot along the Dunkirk beach in “Atonement,” which conveys the hell of war with more poetry and immediacy than any monologue. Or the pulse-pounding sequence in “Hanna” that portrays a man’s mounting paranoia as a group of thugs gradually materialize before cornering him in the subway.
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Anna Karenina Pictures

M&C has added production stills from Anna Karenina - in theatres November 7th (Limited). Aaron Johnson stars as Count Vronsky in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, a Focus Features release. Credit: Laurie Sparham. Keira Knightley stars as Anna in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, a Focus Features release. Credit: Laurie Sparham. Jude Law (L) stars as Alexei and Keira Knightley (R) stars as Anna in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, a Focus Features release. Credit: Laurie Sparham. Keira Knightley stars as Anna in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, a Focus Features release. Credit: Laurie Sparham. Keira Knightley stars as Anna in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, a Focus Features release. Credit: Laurie Sparham. Anna Karenina in theatres November 7th (Limited). Anna Karenina in theatres November
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First Official Pic of Naomi Watts as Princess ‘Diana’; ‘21 Jump Street 2’ Moving Forward

Princess Diana: The first official image from Diana has been released (above; photo credit: Laurie Sparham), showcasing an elegantly-dressed Naomi Watts as the late British princess. Formerly titled Caught in Flight, the film covers the last two years of her too-short life. Oliver Hirschbiegel is directing; he previously helmed Downfall, about Adolph Hitler’s final days, so he certainly knows a thing or two about the relative importance of historical accuracy. [Coming Soon] Rumor Patrol: Previously we’d heard from 21 Jump Street star Jonah Hill that he and co-writer Michael Bacall were working on a script for a sequel, and now Channing Tatum, Aka Magic Mike (and the other star of the big-screen version of the TV show), jumped on Twitter to say that he and Hill...

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