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Leila’s Brothers review – one woman, five misogynistic parasites in fierce Iranian drama

Leila’s Brothers review – one woman, five misogynistic parasites in fierce Iranian drama
Iran’s Saeed Roustayi puts the spotlight on a woman driven to distraction by the indolent, incompetent patriarchy

Iranian film-maker Saeed Roustayi delivers a big, absorbing, character-driven family drama in the Italian-American style with fierce performances, a huge set-piece wedding scene and touches of Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers and Coppola’s The Godfather. There’s even some Arthur Miller amid the angry, painful recrimination.

We get a blistering turn from Taraneh Alidoosti – known for her work on movies by Asghar Farhadi – playing the Leila of the title: a woman driven to distraction by the indolent, incompetent patriarchy. Leila lives with her elderly parents; she is plagued with periodic back pain brought on by stress and overwork and is basically the only regular wage-earner, single-handedly supporting four adult brothers.

Overweight Parviz (Farhad Aslani) works as a toilet cleaner in the mall, but does not make enough to feed his family,
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Cannes Review: Mario Martone’s ‘Nostalgia’

Cannes Review: Mario Martone’s ‘Nostalgia’
Nostalgia has seldom looked grittier, or more treacherous, than it does in Mario Martone’s eponymous new film. The Italian director splashes his teaming, boisterous, unruly native city of Naples across the screen in fulsome fashion in telling the story of a man who left as a teenager but, some 40 years later, is drawn back into its sinister embrace.

Largely unknown in the United States, Martone has made ten features over the past 30 years. From the evidence, he knows his way around full-blooded drama without pretense, which well suits this story of man who reacts more strongly to his return than he might have imagined.

Felice Lasco (Pierfrancesco Favino) is a tall, bearded bear of a man who abruptly turns up one day in Naples to surprise his aged mother. Felice is clearly a man of some means and it remains mysterious, nay, deeply disturbing as to why hasn’t
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Link Tank: Andor Has Twice as Many Episodes as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Link Tank: Andor Has Twice as Many Episodes as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Disney+ has been getting a lot of flack for making their original series too short in episode count. Well, no need to worry, because the new Andor show is their longest yet at 12 episodes.

“How would you like to spend three months with Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor? Later this year, you’ll get that chance. A new interview confirms that his upcoming Star Wars show, Andor, is 12 episodes long. That’s double the length of this week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi show, five episodes longer than The Book of Boba Fett, and four episodes longer than each season of The Mandalorian.”

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Natalie Portman is returning as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder after she was famously absent from Thor: Ragnarok. Here’s what happened between her and Marvel and why she eventually chose to come back.

Thor: Love and Thunder doesn’t come out until July,
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Francis Ford Coppola Had A Wild Plan To Prepare Robin Williams For His Role In Jack

Francis Ford Coppola Had A Wild Plan To Prepare Robin Williams For His Role In Jack
If Sam Raimi had one of the most interesting runs of films in the 1990s, then Francis Ford Coppola had one of the most confusing. The director of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" kicked off the decade with 1990's "The Godfather Part III," a film that wasn't at all the critical misfire its reputation would suggest, much like Raimi's "Spider-Man 3". Coppola would follow it up with "Bram Stoker's Dracula" in 1992, delivering one of the year's biggest hits in the form of a deliciously over-the-top Gothic horror drama.

And...

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‘The Offer’ showrunner Nikki Toscano on how making great art like ‘The Godfather’ is ‘worth that fight’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘The Offer’ showrunner Nikki Toscano  on how making great art like ‘The Godfather’ is ‘worth that fight’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I think that it was incredibly meta for everyone on set,” says “The Offer” showrunner Nikki Toscano about producing the Paramount+ limited series about the production of “The Godfather.” “I mean, we’re shooting on the Paramount lot. We’re shooting it on stages where ‘The Godfather’ shot. I think that there was an awareness for everyone, myself included, about the responsibility of what that was going to be like.” We talked with Toscano as part of our “Meet the Experts” TV showrunners panel. Watch our exclusive video interview above.

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The Godfather” is one of the most famous films ever made, won Oscars for Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola, and made a star out of Al Pacino. But “The Offer” takes the point of view of the film’s producer, Albert S. Ruddy (played by Miles Teller), an unsung hero on the film who tangled with executives,
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From Deep In The MPA’s ‘Theme Report,’ Markers Of A Weird New Movie World

From Deep In The MPA’s ‘Theme Report,’ Markers Of A Weird New Movie World
It’s a bizarre world, this post-Covid movie landscape. Pieces are falling into place: Production starts have been up for a year, box-office revenue continues to climb, though it’s still a long reach to pre-Covid highs.

But so much is so different, and I don’t mean just the obvious shift toward streaming. Look closely at the Motion Picture Association’s so-called “Theme Report” from two months ago—a statistical survey of the film business, compiled annually—and you can see the outlines of an industry that was leveled by disaster, and is growing back in ways that veteran observers might find unsettling, if not downright grotesque.

Strangest for me is a near-obliteration of the older audience, a trend that finally be easing with the relative success of Downton Abbey: A New Era. Reasons for the wipe-out are clear enough: Those age 60 and above were deemed more vulnerable to coronavirus,
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Angel Heart Steelbook arrives July 12 on 4K Ultra HD

Angel Heart Steelbook arrives July 12 on 4K Ultra HD
Writer-director Alan Parker’s haunting and psychological horror-thriller masterpiece, Angel Heart, arrives July 12 for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook® from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Sir Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning), Angel Heart features two-time Oscar®-winning actor Robert De Niro (The Godfather: …

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Armie Hammer Sexual Assault Allegations Focus of Upcoming TV Special

Armie Hammer Sexual Assault Allegations Focus of Upcoming TV Special
The downfall of actor Armie Hammer — as well as that of the Hammer family — will be the focus of an upcoming special coming to Discovery+.

The tentatively titled House of Hammer will examine the “deeply troubling accusations leveled against Oscar-nominated actor and the Hammer family’s dark, twisted legacy,” a five-generation dynasty that exhibited “all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild,” Variety reports.

The special, announced Wednesday as part of Discovery+ and the ID channel’s upcoming slate of true-crime programming, will also feature interviews with unspecified Hammer family
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Clint Eastwood Had An Unusual Commitment To Unforgiven's Script

Clint Eastwood Had An Unusual Commitment To Unforgiven's Script
When a big-name Hollywood director first optioned David Webb Peoples' script for "Unforgiven," Peoples was not so far removed from his work co-writing another classic film, "Blade Runner." Yet "Blade Runner" came out in the summer of 1982 and "Unforgiven" would not ride into theaters until the summer of 1992. In the 10-year gap, People's "Unforgiven" script would pass from Francis Ford Coppola, the director of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now," to Clint Eastwood, who eventually won two Academy Awards for producing and directing the film (and received a Best Actor nomination for starring in it as well).

In "Unforgiven," Eastwood plays William Munny, an outlaw-turned-farmer and widower who...

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‘The Masked Singer’: Fox Alternative Chief Has “No Regrets” On Casting Rudy Giuliani In Reality Contest

‘The Masked Singer’: Fox Alternative Chief Has “No Regrets” On Casting Rudy Giuliani In Reality Contest
Fox bosses have defended the casting of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former lawyer who helped spread baseless lies that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen, on The Masked Singer.

Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Entertainment, said he had “absolutely no regrets” on the move.

The Masked Singer is all about delivering jaw-dropping moments, which is exactly what [we] accomplished whether it was on set or with the viewers at home,” he added.

Wade joked about Deadline’s scoop on the casting. “My only regret or surprise was obviously that the reveal was spoiled but kudos to [Deadline], please just don’t do it again.

The former Mayor of New York was unmasked on the reality singing competition on April 20, months after Deadline revealed that his casting had already caused consternation among some of the show’s judging panel – particularly Ken Jeong, who immediately crossed his arms and walked off the stage.
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Millie Bobby Brown Says Hannah Montana Inspired This Part of Her Stranger Things Character

Millie Bobby Brown Says Hannah Montana Inspired This Part of Her Stranger Things Character
Learning from the best. Millie Bobby Brown confirmed she perfected her American accent for her role on Stranger Things by watching episodes of Hannah Montana. "I watched Bugsy Malone and The Godfather when I was like 8," she recalled of watching films with her parents while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 13. "And I was like, but Hannah Montana is Oscar-nominating. It's so good. Hannah Montana is the best." She continued, "Like the film, everything. Everything about it is amazing. And I got the American accent." The 18-year-old who was spotted after the show grabbing dinner with boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, explained that...
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Inside the Most Publicly Tragic Chapter of Marlon Brando's Scandalous Family History

Inside the Most Publicly Tragic Chapter of Marlon Brando's Scandalous Family History
Marlon Brando had a strange life. He was French-Polynesian-island-owning wealthy and beyond-famous, of course, having made his mark during Hollywood's golden age as the epitome of the gorgeous, sensitive, vaguely dangerous leading man, decades before he played the titular patriarch in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and firmly cemented his status as a living legend. Jack NicholsonMartin Sheen, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Ryan Gosling are a small sampling of the male stars who've worshiped at the altar of Brando the artist. His gravelly voice, quirky mannerisms and brooding intensity became fodder for both loving homage and, eventually, parody. But the...
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From ‘Reality Bites’ to ‘Fatal Attraction,’ Keep Track of All the Upcoming Film-to-tv Adaptations

From ‘Reality Bites’ to ‘Fatal Attraction,’ Keep Track of All the Upcoming Film-to-tv Adaptations
There’s nothing as tempting as IP: Just ask the studio streaming titans of today, who are diving deep into their film catalogs to reboot and reimagine hit films from decades past.

Just one summer since slasher “I Know What You Did Last Summer” found new life as an Amazon Prime Video series, and it seems that all our favorite “old” movies are finding new life on streamers and networks alike.

CBS announced shortly after canning a slew of shows that a reboot of the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis film “True Lies” will head to the network soon.

NBCUniversal also recently announced on May 12 a “re-framing” of Ben Stiller’s beloved 1994 burnout dramedy “Reality Bites,” which originally starred Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. The series is set to debut on Peacock, along with a bevy of other Universal titles being transformed for the small screen.

And that’s
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Bart & Fleming: Why ‘The Godfather’ Series Is An Offer To Refuse For One Of Us; The Battle Between Truth & Storytelling In ‘The Offer’ & ‘Winning Time’

Bart & Fleming: Why ‘The Godfather’ Series Is An Offer To Refuse For One Of Us; The Battle Between Truth & Storytelling In ‘The Offer’ & ‘Winning Time’
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this occasional column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business.

Mike Fleming Jr: We are seeing a lot of narrative limited series based on ventures where things went wrong — Theranos, WeWork, Uber – and two that went spectacularly right. There is more acrimony directed at Winning Time — a flagging LA Lakers franchise was infused by new owner Jerry Buss with Hollywood sex appeal and a Magic Johnson-led speed game that changed the NBA from a sleepy regional sport to a global juggernaut — and then there is The Offer, about the making of my all-time favorite American movie, The Godfather.

I loved watching Winning Time, and believe it could never have worked as well, had Magic, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Jerry West lorded over an authorized version. They never would
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RSVP for TV showrunners panel on May 19: ‘Black-ish,’ ‘The Offer,’ ‘Pam and Tommy,’ ‘We Are Lady Parts’

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RSVP for TV showrunners panel on May 19: ‘Black-ish,’ ‘The Offer,’ ‘Pam and Tommy,’ ‘We Are Lady Parts’
Four top TV showrunners will reveal secrets behind their projects when they join Gold Derby’s special “Meet the Experts” Q&a event with 2022 Emmy Awards contenders. They will participate in two video discussions to premiere on Thursday, May 19, at 4:00 p.m. Pt; 7:00 p.m. Et. We’ll have a one-on-one with our senior editor Daniel Montgomery and a roundtable chat with all of the group together.

RSVP today to our entire ongoing Emmy contenders panel series by clicking here to book your free reservation. We’ll send you a reminder a few minutes before the start of the show.

This “Meet the Experts” panel welcomes the following 2022 contenders:

Black-ish (ABC)

Synopsis: A couple struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Bio: Courtney Lilly was a four-time Emmy nominee for “Black-ish.” He has also been nominated at the
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Adam Driver set for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’

Adam Driver set for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’
Adam Driver has been cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming feature ‘Megalopolis.’

Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight have also joined the cast of the film which centres on the fate of Rome haunting a modern world unable to solve its own social problems in this epic story of political ambition, genius, and conflicted love.

Written, directed and self-funded by the ‘Godfather’ filmmaker, who is independently producing the movie. The budget is said to be at just under 100 million. Coppola talked to THR about self-funding the project at a 50th-anniversary event for The Godfather, saying, “There’s a certain way everyone thinks a film should be, and it rubs against the grain if you have another idea. People can be very unaccepting, but sometimes the other idea represents what’s coming in the future. That is worthy of being considered.”

Also in news – David Cronenberg & Vincent Cassel
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That first step on stage by Anne-Katrin Titze

That first step on stage by Anne-Katrin Titze
Ziegfeld Girls (Leslie Flesner and Afra Hines) warn Fanny Brice (Beanie Feldstein) about Nicky Arnstein (Ramin Karimloo) Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2022

Not only is Ramin Karimloo co-starring with Beanie Feldstein, Jared Grimes (Tony nominated for his Eddie Ryan), and Jane Lynch in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, directed by Michael Mayer, with revisions by Harvey Fierstein, he has two movies coming out. Starring opposite Samantha Barks in Nick Winston’s Tomorrow Morning, screenplay by Laurence Mark Wythe and in Isaac Hirotsu Woofter’s Bound.

Ramin Karimloo with Anne-Katrin Titze: “When Michael offered me Nicky Arnstein in 2019, I had just finished singing with Barbra Streisand in London in Hyde Park.”

Ramin told me that Marlon Brando’s performance with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, Antonio Banderas in Arne Glimcher’s The Mambo Kings, and Kathy Bates in anything mean a great deal to him.
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Francis Ford Coppola's Long-Awaited Megalopolis Will Star Adam Driver And Nathalie Emmanuel

Francis Ford Coppola's Long-Awaited Megalopolis Will Star Adam Driver And Nathalie Emmanuel
Wake up, babe, a new Francis Ford Coppola movie is officially inbound!

It goes without saying that the legendary figure will forever remain one of our most storied filmmakers, contributing multiple classics to the medium over the decades and casting an incredibly long shadow that has influenced countless individuals — both filmmakers and fans alike. At the same time, Coppola himself might not even recognize our current industry as the same one that enabled him to accomplish everything that he did. After all, it's become far easier to greenlight a show about the making of "The Godfather" than it is to make the next "The Godfather"...

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‘Megalopolis’: Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne Join Francis Ford Coppola’s Opus

‘Megalopolis’: Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne Join Francis Ford Coppola’s Opus
Given that Francis Ford Coppola‘s independently-financed 100 million-plus budgeted passion project film “Megalopolis,” is one he’s been talking about for over two decades at least—a project he once abandoned and only recently came back to —when news arrived that Oscar Isaac had ultimately passed on the lead role, it made lots of cinephiles dying to see the project very nervous. Well, chalk that set back up to a blip as the director of “The Godfather” trilogy and “Apocalypse Now” has not only found a new leading man, but a whole new supporting cast as well.

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‘The Offer’ Video: See Justin Chambers Lead ‘Godfather’ Cast Gathering As Marlon Brando

‘The Offer’ Video: See Justin Chambers Lead ‘Godfather’ Cast Gathering As Marlon Brando
Exclusive: The Corleone family finally has come together for a real Italian dinner. In this clip from the May 12 episode of The Offer on Paramount+, Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler) greets the cast of The Godfather for their first gathering before shooting commences on the film.

Much to Coppola’s delight, the actors immediately settle into their roles. Marlon Brando (Justin Chambers) sits at the head of the table and insists that his wife be served first. He then gives a speech thanking the group for attending his birthday meal.

The Offer is based on producer Albert S. Ruddy’s experience making the 1972 film that Coppola directed and adapted with Mario Puzo from Puzo’s bestselling novel. Besides Chambers and Fogler, The Offer stars Miles Teller as Al Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks
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