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Willa Fitzgerald joins The Goldfinch

Variety is reporting that Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) has signed on for a lead role in Warner Bros. and Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Goldfinch, where she joins Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) and Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk).

The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker who, after surviving a terrorist bombing at an art museum which kills his mother, goes on an adventure that sees him involved in art forgeries and living with his deadbeat father in Las Vegas. Elgort is set to play Theo, while Fitzgerald will portray Kitsey Barbour, Theo’s fiancee. John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing and filming is slated to get underway early in the New Year.

The project marks Fitzgerald’s first major lead role in a feature film. She will next be seen in the upcoming BBC miniseries adaptation of Little Women [watch the trailer here].

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Paul Thomas Anderson Has Never Paid for Netflix A Day in His Life and Is Using His Friend’s Password

Paul Thomas Anderson Has Never Paid for Netflix A Day in His Life and Is Using His Friend’s Password
You may not be able to make a movie like Paul Thomas Anderson can, but chances are very likely you are using streaming platforms just like the “Phantom Thread” and “There Will Be Blood” director. Anderson admitted in an interview with The Playlist that he’s never paid for Netflix a day in his life. Like so many others, Anderson streams by using a friend’s password.

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“The thing I like about Netflix is I’ve never paid for a day of Netflix in my life, I just have someone else’s account and their password. It’s free! Which is great,” Anderson said. “Which makes me wonder, how they hell are they paying for all these expensive movies? I’ve never paid them once.”

Anderson has long been a proponent of
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Christopher Nolan breaks down intense scene from Dunkirk

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The arrival of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk was met with a large amount of critical acclaim, with some even calling it Nolan's best film to date. Now that awards season is in full swing, the World War II drama is snagging all sorts of awards as well, recently picking up Golden Globe nominations for Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Score. Christopher Nolan spoke with the New York Times for their... Read More...
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‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Orient Express’ Star Kenneth Branagh On Poirot’s Personality & Christopher Nolan’s Stoic Leadership

‘Dunkirk’ & ‘Orient Express’ Star Kenneth Branagh On Poirot’s Personality & Christopher Nolan’s Stoic Leadership
Between a starring turn in Dunkirk and Murder on the Orient Express—a reimagining of the Agatha Christie classic, which saw him behind and in front of the camera—Kenneth Branagh has had a remarkable year. While the British Oscar nominee has been directing for about as long as he's been acting, he tends to approach projects as an actor first, and Murder was no exception. Branagh looked at his directorial duties through the eyes of his character—the mustachioed…
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‘The Goldfinch’ Movie Adaptation Casts Willa Fitzgerald as Pippa (Exclusive)

‘The Goldfinch’ Movie Adaptation Casts Willa Fitzgerald as Pippa (Exclusive)
Willa Fitzgerald is in negotiations to play Pippa in Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios’ adaptation of “The Goldfinch.”

Ansel Elgort will portray Theo and “Dunkirk” actor Aneurin Barnard is Boris in the film from director John Crowley. Warner Bros. had no comment on the casting.

Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Goldfinch” follows a young man named Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother. From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries.

In the novel, Pippa is Theo’s true-but-seemingly-unrequited love.

Earlier this year, Amazon Studios agreed to co-finance the film, which will go into production at the beginning of 2018. As part of the pact, Amazon will invest more than a third of the movie’s budget, which is estimated to be in the $40 million range, according
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Chicago Loves Lady Bird. Aafca Loves Get Out

The Chicago Film Critics Association was established in 1988. Last year they broke big for the three arguable top dogs with Oscar so their tastes, shall we say, align. This year there were only two clear favorites were Lady Bird (4 prizes) and Call Me By Your Name (3 prizes) with a surprise Director win for Christopher Nolan and Dunkirk

Chicago's winners and the African American Film Critics Association prizes are after the jump...
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10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017

10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017
Music and film formed a potent partnership over the past 12 months, whether it was Hans Zimmer’s jarring score for Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which served as another character in providing the on-screen tension, or the choreographed mayhem of Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and David Leitch’s “Atomic Blonde,” or Iggy Pop’s sepulchral presence in Oneohtrix Point Never’s stunning soundtrack for the Safdies’ “Good Time.”

Here is a countdown of the individual songs — some original, others re-contextualized — which provided those magic cinematic moments where sound and vision perfectly meshed to become seamlessly part of a greater whole.

1. The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (“Baby Driver”): Wright’s heist movie re-genrefication is a feature-length music video choreographed to the nines with a decibel-raising soundtrack of ‘70s and ‘80s new wave, none better than this revved-up speed-punk blaring in star Ansel Elgort’s ubiquitous headphones as he gets set to put pedal to the metal. “Wait
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Oscar Best Picture Contenders Reach Voters With Nostalgia

Oscar Best Picture Contenders Reach Voters With Nostalgia
Historical movies have a reputation for tugging at the heartstrings of both Academy voters and fans, just ask anyone who regularly watches “Gone With the Wind” or spends evenings cozied up with Turner Classic Movies. But this year, a series of period-set releases also come with a twinge of nostalgia. This only makes them more endearing.

Call Me by Your Name

Nostalgia Trigger: First Loves; Self-Discovery

Just about everyone has a coming-of-age story, no matter your sexual orientation. Director Luca Guadagnino’s film, which is based on James Ivory’s adaptation of the heart-swelling André Aciman novel, chronicles a love affair between a 17-year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) and the attractive American student (Armie Hammer) who comes to stay with his family in the Italian countryside during the early 1980s. It could be compared to 1971’s “Summer of ’42,” with its message of sexual awakening and young love is strong enough for a month of throwback Thursdays.

Darkest Hour

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How Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Team Captured the Sounds of Battle

How Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Team Captured the Sounds of Battle
Movie audiences assume that the sounds on the screen were recorded during filming, and that maybe a second person added big effects like explosions. In truth, that’s both the misperception and the goal.

Warner Bros.’ “Dunkirk” presented unique challenges for the sound team. Richard King was supervising sound editor and says, “Usually you get a little useful material in production recordings. But with this,it was pretty much a blank slate.” That’s because it was filmed on the northwest French coast under harsh conditions including rain and wind, not to mention noisy Imax cameras.

The results are amazing visually. But aurally, it meant starting from scratch. “Basically, all we were able to use was just the voices,” says King. “[Sound mixer] Mark Weingarten did a great job with the dialogue; we only needed a few lines of looping,” but other sounds were unusable.

The Christopher Nolan script relates the 1940 events from three POVs: land, sea and air
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A new set of December Oscar predictions

The precursors are almost a daily occurrence now, so why not make new Academy Award predictions a weekly one too? That’s the goal here, as we enter the middle of December. The weather on the east coast is frigid, but the Oscar season is heating up, that’s for sure. The last X factors are revealing themselves (at least for me today, as I go see All the Money in the World and The Greatest Showman right after publishing this), so the guilds and precursors are separating things into contender and pretender categories. It’s almost all done. Yet, there’s still plenty to figure out. Working off of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, plus the announced short lists for Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Language Feature, among others, we have some changes here. Notably, Get Out has shot up in a number of categories,
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New to Streaming: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Phoenix,’ ‘Wormwood,’ ‘The Unknown Girl,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)

In the hours since viewing Dunkirk – the newest film from surprisingly divisive blockbuster director Christopher Nolan – one sensory recollection has stuck out above all others. Every time that British spitfire pilot Farrier (Tom Hardy) accelerates or banks his plane, the soundtrack fills with the noise of metallic rattling, an uncomfortable chorus of knocks and pings that lets you know exactly how much stress and force are
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Will Tom Hardy Replace Hugh Jackman As Wolverine?

After nine movies in the space of 17 years, Hugh Jackman is ready to pass down the adamantium claws.

Indeed, soon after Logan‘s theatrical release in March, which signaled Jackman’s final appearance as the titular X-Men member, the Aussie actor acknowledged that it’s only a matter of time before 20th Century Fox begins toying with the idea of a Wolverine reboot. That was before they were purchased by Disney, though, and ever since that happened – actually, even before it officially happened – fans have been calling for Jackman to return and give us one last performance as the clawed mutant.

Unfortunately, the actor’s just not into the idea, telling us earlier this week that, “I think unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.” So, he’s clearly into the idea of the character appearing in the McU then,
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10 Cinematography Masters Who Love Celluloid, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Wonder Woman’

10 Cinematography Masters Who Love Celluloid, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Wonder Woman’
The romance with film turned a corner this year with the massive success of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The World War II actioner had the widest 70mm release in 25 years (125 prints, dominated by IMAX), grabbing $188 million domestically and $525 million worldwide. And the visual impact of the IMAX format was powerful in the best picture frontrunner. Whether by land, by air, or by sea, the imagery was immersive. That is why Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is the frontrunner in his race as well.

But the impact of film on the cinematography race doesn’t stop there. Also in strong contention are “The Beguiled,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “Wonder Struck,” and “Wonder Woman,” all period pieces shot in a variety of styles that particularly benefited from the texture and warmth of 35mm film. At the same time, “The Post,” “Murder on the Orient Express” (another 70mm spectacle), “The Florida Project,
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Wonder Woman Fans Protest Director's Golden Globes Snub

Wonder Woman Fans Protest Director's Golden Globes Snub
Awards season is in full swing and the Golden Globes nominations were recently revealed. Trailing perhaps only the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes is one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year. And they totally ignored director Patty Jenkins for her work on Wonder Woman. Now, a fan petition has been started in order to try and get this changed. Will it work? Probably not, but it shows just how strongly fans feel about Wonder Woman.

The petition, started on Care2, as of this writing, has 7,716 signatures. Granted, the nominees are pretty much set in stone at this point, so it's not likely that anything will come of this effort, but director Patty Jenkins certainly seems deserving of a nomination for Wonder Woman and a lot of fans things so as well. Here's what the petition has to say about it.

"The Golden Globes nominations came out today, and
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Jim Broadbent joins Robert Downey Jr. in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

According to Variety, Jim Broadbent has signed on to star alongside Robert Downey Jr, and Dunkirk’s Harry Collett in Universal’s The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

The film, based upon Hugh Lofting’s classic character, is being directed by Stephen Gaghan (Gold), who has penned the script from an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd.

Downey is set to take on the title role of the physician who opts to treat animals as he is able to communicate with them. As yet, there’s no word as to Broadbent’s role.

The character of Doctor Dolittle was previously portrayed by Rex Harrison in the 1967 musical Doctor Dolittle, while Eddie Murphy took on the role for the 1998 film and its 2001 sequel.

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is set for release on April 12th 2019.

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'Lady Bird' Named Best Picture by Chicago Film Critics

'Lady Bird' Named Best Picture by Chicago Film Critics
The Chicago Film Critics Association on Tuesday night announced their winners for the best in film in 2017, crowning Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird as best picture.

The film also was the biggest winner overall, earning a total of four awards, including for lead actress Saoirse Ronan, supporting actress Laurie Metcalf and most promising filmmaker for Gerwig.

The group also favored Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, giving it nods for best actor and most promising performer for Timothée Chalamet, as well as for best adapted screenplay.

Other noteworthy wins include best director for Dunkirk helmer Christopher Nolan and best original screenplay for...
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Watch: Christopher Nolan Breaks Down one of ‘Dunkirk’s Most Intense Scenes

With awards season in full swing, Christopher Nolan's epic World War II thriller Dunkirk is racking up critical laurels and awards nominations, including 3 Golden Globes and 8 Critics Choice Awards nominations. So naturally, Warner Bros. is boosting the spotlight for Nolan and the film, which arrived in theaters back in July, making it one of the rare summer film to make its way into the awards race. Good news for us, because we've got some new insight into how Nolan structured his breathless piece of bravura war cinema. The director spoke to the New York Times for …
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'Dunkirk,' 'The Post' Editors on Making the Right Cuts to "Keep Up the Tension"

'Dunkirk,' 'The Post' Editors on Making the Right Cuts to
Dunkirk, which allows moviegoers to experience the critical World War II event simultaneously on the beach, in the air and at sea. "The story had to be separated and crosscut in such a way that the audience could stay with you on these three parallel storylines — and where the timelines meet about two-thirds of the way through the film," says editor Lee Smith, adding that it was "trial and...
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Christopher Nolan walks you through the most terrifying scene in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is one of the year’s best films, a propulsive World War II film that’s been celebrated by both critics and, well, people who were actually there. There’s plenty about it to praise—its score, for example—but on first watch it’s the urgency and intimacy Nolan cultivates that gives the film…

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Owen Gleiberman’s 10 Best Films of 2017

Owen Gleiberman’s 10 Best Films of 2017
Earlier this year, as winter was doing its slow fade, something happened in the world of movies you don’t see too often: A film arrived out of nowhere to become a fast-break phenomenon, lionized by critics and flocked to by audiences. I’m talking about Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” (#2 on my 10 Best list), which was made on a tiny budget ($4.5 million!) but became, virtually overnight, a seismic pop-cultural event.

For a moment or two, a movie owned not just the multiplexes but the conversation. It was thrilled to, talked about, granted the hot-potato status of a sociological wake-up call. For a moment, the concept of “niche culture” felt like it was being left in the dust. Something similar happened six months later, in the middle of the summer, when Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (which didn’t make my list — to me, it was an awesome spectacle but too remote) rode a veritable tidal wave of
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