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The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey

17 October 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Scariest Serial Killers on TV, According to Critics — IndieWire Survey

17 October 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is the scariest serial killer on TV? You define “scary.” Old and current shows fair game.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Landry from “Friday Night Lights.”

Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook), TV Guide Magazine

Ok, so he wasn’t necessarily a serial killer, but “Nip/Tuck’s” The Carver gave me a serious case of the scareds. After his first appearance near the end of Season 2, the porcelain-masked serial-slashing maniac who was all about slicing up hot people (because “beauty is a curse,” of course!) ran amok in Season 3 and the amount of series-regular characters he went after was kind of unprecedented. All of the leads »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Churchill

30 September 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The scope of this slice of wartime history is so small, it’s almost the movie equivalent of a one-man show. There are perhaps only a dozen speaking roles. Brian Cox is impressive as The Man Who Saved England in its Darkest Hour, but the drama reduces both the man and the historical crisis to trivial status, as little more than a personal emotional crisis: “Winston, the Haunted Imperialist.”

Churchill

Blu-ray

Cohen Media Group

2017 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date October 3, 2017 / 30.99

Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy.

Cinematography: David Higgs

Film Editor: Chris Gill

Original Music: Lorne Balfe

Written by Alex von Tunzelmann

Produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Nick Taussig, Piers Tempest, Paul Van Carter

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

No, it isn’t Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill … that’s another movie, Darkest Hour. This is the Brian Cox Churchill movie.

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- Glenn Erickson

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TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’

25 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, the live musical production of “Rent” will premiere in 2019, Paramount Network offers a first look at Taylor Kitsch in “Waco,” and Sanaa Lathan joins the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair.”

Premiere Dates

The live musical production of the musical “Rent” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on Fox. More details and casting will be announced later. Set in New York City’s East Village, “Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the Broadway show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Rent” will be executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

The upcoming HBO documentary “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” will debut on Dec. 4. Told »

- Rebecca Rubin

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‘Hap & Leonard’: Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen & Andrew Dice Clay Set To Recur In Season 3 Of SundanceTV Series

25 September 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Psych alum Corbin Bernsen and Dice star Andrew Dice Clay are set for recurring roles in the upcoming third season of SundanceTV's critically-praised anthology series Hap & Leonard. Based on Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series, Hap & Leonard follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a… »

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Matthew Goode Sinks His Teeth Into Vampire Drama A Discovery of Witches

22 August 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Given his track record of sweeping the ladies off their feet (by way of The Good Wife and Downton Abbey), it was only a matter of time before Matthew Goode sprouted a pair of fangs.

Goode will star opposite Teresa Palmer — who has her own history of romancing the undead, thanks to 2013’s Warm Bodies — in A Discovery of Witches, an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ internationally best-selling All Souls Trilogy. The story follows Oxford student Diana Bishop (Palmer), a descendant of the witches of Salem who becomes romantically involved with Matthew, a 1,500-year-old vampire.

Filming of the Sky Original/Bad »

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge now bookmakers’ favourite for the next Doctor in Doctor Who

11 July 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Peter Capaldi set to make his exit from Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, the speculation as to who will be the next actor to take on the iconic role of the Time Lord is really heating up.

Although Death Valley star Kris Marshall was widely tipped to have already secured the role of the Thirteenth Doctor, we now have a new bookies’ favourite in Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, while Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) have both entered the betting after an influx of bets pointing towards the first ever female Doctor.

“A female Doctor Who definitely looks to be in the making as women dominate the betting after a massive reshuffle off the back of Peter Capaldi filming his final scenes as the time lord,” said Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports. “When the news broke that Capaldi would be stepping down as Doctor Who, »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael K. Williams on Why ‘The Night Of’ Doesn’t Need to Return, and His ‘Emotional Void’ After ‘Black Market’ — Turn It On Podcast

28 June 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: Vice’s Shane Smith on Trying to Avoid the ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Donald Trump — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

There aren’t many actors as busy as Michael Kenneth Williams. Probably still best known as Omar on HBO’s classic “The Wire,” these days he’s all over the place: Playing Leonard Pine, opposite James Purefoy, in SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard”; as Ken Jones in the ABC limited series “When We Rise,” about the gay rights movement; or as Freddy Knight in HBO’s “The Night Of,” playing a Rikers inmate who befriends Naz (Riz Ahmed).

All of those roles are Emmy-eligible. But possibly the most personal work Williams has done recently wasn’t an acting gig at all. On Viceland’s “Black Market,” the actor served as a real-world journalist – entering the dangerous world of illicit trade, such as gambling underworld in New York, »

- Michael Schneider

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Michael K. Williams on Why ‘The Night Of’ Doesn’t Need to Return, and His ‘Emotional Void’ After ‘Black Market’ — Turn It On Podcast

28 June 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: Vice’s Shane Smith on Trying to Avoid the ‘Crack Cocaine’ of Donald Trump — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

There aren’t many actors as busy as Michael Kenneth Williams. Probably still best known as Omar on HBO’s classic “The Wire,” these days he’s all over the place: Playing Leonard Pine, opposite James Purefoy, in SundanceTV’s “Hap and Leonard”; as Ken Jones in the ABC limited series “When We Rise,” about the gay rights movement; or as Freddy Knight in HBO’s “The Night Of,” playing a Rikers inmate who befriends Naz (Riz Ahmed).

All of those roles are Emmy-eligible. But possibly the most personal work Williams has done recently wasn’t an acting gig at all. On Viceland’s “Black Market,” the actor served as a real-world journalist – entering the dangerous world of illicit trade, such as gambling underworld in New York, »

- Michael Schneider

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Churchill review

19 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brian Cox gives an excellent performance as Winston Churchill in Churchill. He's the best thing about it...

One of the earliest and most foreboding images in Churchill comes as a put-upon Prime Minister stands by the sea. As the tides gently roll in, his famous Homburg hat blows into the water and when he bends down to retrieve it, the tide appears to him to be reddened with blood. Regrettably, it's the first and last cinematic beat in a film that puts its lead character's inner turmoil upfront.

It's June 1944, and Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) cuts a less impressive figure than he did when he was inspiring the people of Britain as they came under attack from Nazi forces years earlier. In fact, he finds himself listing in the margins of an Allied high command led by Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery) as they plan Operation Overlord and the Dunkirk landings. »

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Movie Review – Churchill (2017)

14 June 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Churchill, 2017.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Danny Webb, Richard Durden and Ella Purnell.

Synopsis:

Exhausted by years of war, the Allied forces plan an invasion of Normandy, but British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is not convinced!

In the days leading up to the invasion of Normandy, the headstrong Churchill (Brian Cox) is unconvinced that a full frontal attack will gain any leverage for the Allied forces, and the operation is a suicide mission.

The UK have recently put this much-loved British Prime Minister on their £5 note. Revered by many as a war hero the idea of bringing a flawed, hard-nosed version of Winston Churchill to the big screen is bold. Could Churchill be the antithesis to the lore? Alas, it plays out like a patriotic piece of propaganda, perpetuating the myth, and conveying Churchill as an incorrect, yet deeply passionate, »

- Matthew Lee

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Churchill review: Dir. Jonathan Teplitzky (2017)

13 June 2017 11:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Churchill review: Churchill vs. Everybody as he tries to prevent the D-Day landings in this low-key character study .

Churchill review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Churchill review

Given the current unpredictable political climate now is probably a better time than ever to explore other British politicians. There’s a wealth of history to explore, but to play it safe nobody can begrudge the makers of Churchill for exploring the later years of the ‘greatest Briton’. It’s not the last time we’ll be hearing about Churchill on the silver screen this year either, as Darkest Hour sees Gary Oldman, in extensive make-up, take on the role depicting Churchill’s first five weeks as the prime minister. Here we have the fantastic Brian Cox, in considerably less make-up.

Related: First look at Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour

Starting off with a sequence in which Churchill walks a beach »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Film Review: The Human Being Behind the Greatness in ‘Churchill’

2 June 2017 4:40 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Winston Churchill, except to hardcore history buffs, is fast fading from the cultural radar. Often called the Greatest Briton Ever, the lion who led his people for so many years became a bit toothless during the greatest World War II battle ever conceived, D-Day the Sixth of June. That moment in his life, and the lives of those around him, is the subject of the magnificent new film, “Churchill.”

Rating: 5.0/5.0

In the past of film history – closer to when Winston Churchill absolutely mattered to his generation – this movie might have been a major event, because of its grand psychological profile of the Prime Minister. The director Jonathan Teplitzky (of the underrated WWII film “The Railway Man”) takes the highly intelligent and thrilling script by Alex von Tunzelmann and creates a historical masterwork, even though the chains of “period movie” and “World War II” shackles the impression of rendering such subject matter today. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Churchill – Review

2 June 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Brian Cox as “Winston Churchill” in Churchill, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group (c)

Brian Cox portrays Winston Churchill in a dramatization of the events just prior to the D-Day invasion of France by Allied forces during World War II in Churchill. Directed Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man, BBC’s Indian Summers television series) from a script by historian Alex Von Tunzelmann, Churchill aims to get beneath the usual familiar image of Churchill as a gruff, cigar-chewing British bulldog to create a fuller human portrait of the man who grappled with deep depression and fears of failure while leading his country through its darkest hours.

It is an admirable aim but unfortunately the film falls far short of its goal. Led by an overheated performance by Cox, Churchill stages a last-minute attempt to stop the 1944 Normandy Invasion, gripped with fear that it would fail. Less than a week before D-Day, »

- Cate Marquis

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Review: Churchill, Roaring Like a Lion

1 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Years of warfare have taken their toll on the old lion. Beginning one week before D-Day is set to launch in June 1944, Churchill finds the British Prime Minister (and Minister of Defence) haunted by an epic military failure during the Great War three decades before that cost many lives and scarred his psyche permanently. An early tirade in front of King George VI (James Purefoy), Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower (John Slattery), and British General Bernard Montgomery (Julian Wadham) thus sets the tone for Churchill's reasoning. In his mind, history will inevitably repeat itself. Who else will protect the thousands of young British soldiers who will inevitably die in the planned invasion? He must act to prevent this atrocity! He is adamantly opposed...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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'Churchill' Review: Brian Cox Shines in Biopic of British Leader on the Brink

1 June 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Brian Cox is a marvel of an actor, and to watch him tear into the role of Winston Churchill is not to be missed. This is a version of the venerable British Prime Minister we haven't seen before – no longer the lion of British fortitude ("We will fight them on the beaches!"), but a man on the ropes. He's hobbled not just by his alcoholism and "the black dog" of depression, but by his conviction that the D-Day landing, just days away on June 6, 1944, will be a disaster.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, »

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Lead Actor in a Drama: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys

31 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There is some serious star power in the race this year, including Oscar winners Kevin Spacey (sure to land his fifth consecutive nom for “House of Cards”) and Anthony Hopkins, a newcomer for “Westworld.” There are also Oscar nominees like Paul Giamatti (“Billions”), “Goliath’s” Billy Bob Thornton (an Oscar winner for screenwriting and a nominee for acting), Tom Hardy (“Taboo”) and Terrence Howard (“Empire”) in the mix. They’ll likely face off against last year’s winner for “Mr. Robot, “ Rami Malek, and returning nominees Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”). Other first-year hits that could break in include Kiefer Sutherland (“Designated Survivor”) and Dan Stevens (“Legion.”) But the frontrunner is likely an actor who just became a household name in the last 18 months, Sterling K. Brown. He won an Emmy last year for channeling Christopher Darden in “The People v. O.J. Simpson »

- Variety Staff

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Film Review: ‘Churchill’

29 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a historical biopic, nothing can shed light on a legendary figure — or, at least, knock him off his plaster-saint pedestal — quite like being depicted as a stooge, a bully, and a fool. In “Churchill,” a drama that unfolds during the 96 hours leading up to D-Day, Brian Cox plays Winston Churchill with roaring conviction, all fire and bluster and lion-of-Britain piss and vinegar. Yet for most of the film, he isn’t a valiant leader charting a course toward victory — he’s the one man standing in the way of it.

Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, is absolutely sure that the massive plan code-named Operation Overlord, which is set to kick off on June 6, 1944, with 250,000 Allied troops storming the beaches of Normandy, is a disaster in the making. He’s convinced that it will result not only in massive casualties, but in the Allied forces losing the war. “Churchill” is a small, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Movie Review – Interlude In Prague (2017)

23 May 2017 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Interlude In Prague, 2017.

Directed by John Stephenson.

Starring James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard, Samantha Banks, Morfydd Clark, Adrian Edmondson, and Dervla Kirwan.

Synopsis:

Celebrated 18th century composer Mozart is brought to Prague by powerful Baron Saloka and, while there, starts to compose a new opera.  Despite being married, he also falls in love with young soprano Zuzanna Lubtak, but Saloka has his own plans for her – to make her his wife.  And, when he finds out that she and Mozart are lovers, he’s determined to put a stop to it.

Mention Mozart in the movies and there’s only one that comes to mind: Milos Forman’s brilliant Amadeus (1984).  So it takes a brave – or foolhardy – director to take on the subject again as it’s almost inevitable that the shadow of its illustrious predecessor will hang over it like a dark cloud.  Which is exactly what happens to Interlude In Prague. »

- Freda Cooper

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Interlude in Prague Review

22 May 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Upper class society in a period setting is ripe for ridicule; the outfits, the language, and just the sheer grandiosity of it all is so easy to caricature and be derisory about, and it’s exactly here Whit Stillman triumphed with his indelible drama Love & Friendship. It’s clear to see that John Stephenson is vying to thrive in a similar capacity with Interlude in Prague, except this kitsch melodrama falls flat thanks to a lacklustre screenplay, without that same sharpness and wit it requires to truly work.

Baron Saloka (James Purefoy) is a nasty, embittered, affluent member of society, who promises those around him he will fund a trip for the esteemed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Aneurin Barnard) to the Czechoslovakian capital. And so begins a few turbulent months in the life of the prolific talent, as he falls for opera singer Zuzanna Lubtak (Morfydd Clark »

- Stefan Pape

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