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  • post Move over Meryl: is it final curtains for Hollywood award heavyweights? - 22 January
  • With no Bafta nominations for The Post?s big stars - and the upheaval of the industry post-#MeToo - is it time for a new generation of award big hitters?We all got Seth Meyers?s joke about The Post on Golden Globes night. The moment he said: ?Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks?, an assistant strode on stage, her arms laden with awards. ?No, not yet, we have to wait,? Meyers told her, and she shuffled back off. Streep has nine Globes and three Oscars; Hanks four Globes and two Oscars. Other acting nominees that night included Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren. They?re the usual suspects, each already multiple award-winners and default frontrunners every season. Related: The Post review ? Streep and Hanks scoop the honours in Spielberg's big-hearted story Continue reading...
  • post Razzies 2018 ? Transformers: The Last Knight leads worst films nominations - 22 January
  • The Mummy and Fifty Shades Darker are also key contenders for the Golden Raspberry awards, as nominations for Hollywood?s annual list of bad movies are announcedThe Mummy, Fifty Shades Darker and the latest Transformers movie, The Last Knight, are the leading contenders for Hollywood?s annual worst films list, the Golden Raspberry awards ? AKA the Razzies.All three principal actors of the revival of the 1930s monster pic The Mummy have been nominated: Tom Cruise for worst actor, and Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella for worst supporting actor and actress. The Mummy has seven nominations, including one for worst remake, ripoff or sequel. Continue reading...
  • post Richard Linklater on Last Flag Flying: 'We're not meant to kill. We're not cut out for it' - 22 January
  • He set out to make a black comedy about the Iraq war and ended up with a film about Trump. Richard Linklater talks soldiers, psychopaths ? and doing another Before filmIn the quest to make the perfect film for the age of Trump, some strive for success and others stumble upon it. In the former camp, there?s Steven Spielberg?s Pentagon Papers drama The Post, a tale of journalists battling government corruption, hurried through production so that it could be in multiplexes before Trump?s first year was over.And then there?s Richard Linklater?s Last Flag Flying, a film about three retired soldiers on a quest to give one man?s son a full military burial. Set at the time of the second Iraq war, Linklater?s film is poignant and blackly funny, but not something that felt particularly specific to today. Or at least it didn?t ? until Trump began his tirade against NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. He claimed they were disrespecting the flag and those tasked with defending it. Suddenly the themes of the film ? patriotism, the military, respecting the star-spangled banner ? were being hotly debated on cable news and social media. Linklater had made a Trump movie ? by accident. Continue reading...
  • post Bradford Dillman obituary - 22 January
  • Prolific film and TV actor who gave a chilling performance in the 1959 film Compulsion and was often cast as a villainIn his engagingly casual 1997 autobiography, Are You Anybody?, the actor Bradford Dillman, who has died aged 87, took a self-deprecatory view of his own career in particular and of acting in general ? a profession he considered just below that of used-car salesman in the American social order. About his prolific work in cinema and television, he was sanguine, having settled for what he called ?the Safeway solution? ? a willingness to accept any role in order to put food on the family table.On stage Dillman had achieved early success as Edmund in the 1956 Broadway production of Eugene O?Neill?s Long Day?s Journey into Night. This lauded production starred Fredric March as the father and Jason Robards as the alcoholic brother Jamie. Although Robards received greater acclaim in the juicier role, Dillman received good notices and the play kickstarted his career. When the play was filmed in 1962, however, Dean Stockwell took over the role of the younger brother. This circumstance was dictated by Dillman?s contract with 20th Century Fox, which led to his debut as the romantic lead in the glossy A Certain Smile (1958), quickly followed by In Love and War. Continue reading...
  • post The Happy Prince review ? Rupert Everett is magnificent in dream role as dying Oscar Wilde - 22 January
  • Directed by and starring Everett, this poignant dramatisation of Wilde?s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemptionIt is a part he was born to play, and he does it with exactly the right kind of poignantly ruined magnificence. Rupert Everett has written, directed and starred in this gripping drama about Oscar Wilde?s final years: his disgraced exile-agony in Naples and Paris on being released from prison after the conviction for ?gross indecency?. This was the result of his indiscreet affair with Lord Alfred ?Bosie? Douglas, whose enraged, reactionary father, the Marquess of Queensberry, had provoked Wilde?s catastrophic libel action following an accusation of his ?posing as a somdomite?. Queensberry?s famously odd misspelling is silently corrected in this film?s opening titles. Over the closing credits ? like The Imitation Game, about Alan Turing ? it gives us the infuriating information that its subject has been posthumously ?pardoned? by the British authorities. It?s Wilde (and Turing) who should be doing the pardoning.Everett?s movie is expertly interspersed with flashbacks to Wilde?s great days and to his initial wary optimism on first arriving in France on the boat train. But the movie shows him living and dying in squalor and illness, succumbing to the delayed shock of his prison nightmare, jeered at and spat on by the expatriate Brits who recognised him, unprotected by his quibbling pseudonym ?Sebastian Melmoth? ? that two-word creation which was his final literary work of drollery. Continue reading...
  • post SAG awards 2018: Three Billboards wins big in female-powered ceremony - 21 January
  • Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell win for roles in the small-town drama while an all-female list of presenters celebrate an important year for women in Hollywood Related: Women take centre stage at Screen Actors Guild awards ? in pictures The cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won big at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild awards during a female-powered ceremony. Continue reading...
  • post The female-powered 2018 SAG awards: 'we are living in a watershed moment' ? video report - 22 January
  • Kristen Bell presents the 2018 SAG awards supported by an all-female list of hosts. Bell opened the night by telling the audience: 'We are living in a watershed moment' SAG awards 2018: Three Billboards wins big in female-powered ceremony Continue reading...
  • post Marion Cotillard on Woody Allen: 'The experience we had together was very odd' - 19 January
  • The Midnight in Paris star said she was ?ignorant? of stories of alleged sexual abuse and would ?dig more? if he asked her to work with him againOscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has spoken about her experience of working with Woody Allen on the set of Midnight in Paris.The star, who won best actress for La Vie En Rose in 2008, was asked to give her thoughts on Allen after his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow reiterated, in a televised interview, her claim that he sexually abused her. Continue reading...
  • post Paddington 2 becomes best reviewed film ever - 19 January
  • Bear gets his sticky paws on Rotten Tomatoes record for longest run of positive reviewsIn the lineup of the most critically acclaimed films, Citizen Kane and The Godfather have been bested by a bear from ?darkest? Peru. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has declared Paddington 2 to be the best reviewed film in the site?s history.The comedy ? which is directed by the British film-maker Paul King and stars Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville, ? has received 164 consecutive positive reviews from critics. Continue reading...
  • post Colin Firth says he will never work with Woody Allen again - 19 January
  • Actor provides statement to Guardian on same day Dylan Farrow gives first televised interview accusing her adoptive father of sexual assaultColin Firth is the latest actor to publicly rebuke Woody Allen, telling the Guardian he won?t do any projects with the director in the future. ?I wouldn?t work with him again,? Firth said in response to the Guardian?s inquiry on Thursday, the same day Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old. Continue reading...

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