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Kristen Stewart To Star In Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut About Writer William S. Burroughs

Ben Foster has really come into his own as an actor. After co-starring in 2016’s Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water,” the actor went on to star in “Hostiles” and last year’s incredible “Leave No Trace.” Those are a far cry from his early career, which saw him star in “Freaks and Geeks” and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Now, the actor is trying his time behind the camera, with a directorial debut starring none other than Kristen Stewart.

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Movie Review – The Sisters Brothers (2018)

The Sisters Brothers, 2018.

Directed by Jacques Audiard.

Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rutger Hauer, Rebecca Root and Carol Kane.

Synopsis:

In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Ah, the western, a once hyper-popular genre reduced to a once or twice a year novelty. How the mighty fall. But at least they don’t fall too far. For the past few years, the steady trickle of westerns has at least given us a few good movies – see Hostiles, Bone Tomahawk, and Django Unchained – and one damn near perfect video game. So does this year’s first and perhaps only major entry into the genre maintain this narrow stream’s steady flow? Eh, I guess.

The Sisters Brothers follows Eli and Charlie sisters (John C Riley and Joaquin Phoenix) as they track down their latest bounty,
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Seven actors with other films and TV shows that could boost their Oscar chances: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Stephan James …

Seven actors with other films and TV shows that could boost their Oscar chances: Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Stephan James …
It always helps a potential Academy Award nominee if they feature in a second (or even third) project alongside the one they are hoping to be nominated for. At worst, it helps get their faces out there a bit more and gets a few more Oscar voters to notice them. At best, it helps them garner more votes from the various colleagues they’ve worked with over the two or three projects. It also serves as a timely reminder of their talent, skills, and range.

For example, it helped recent Best Actor nominee Timothee Chalamet that he also appeared in “Hostiles” and “Lady Bird” the same year. Likewise, appearing in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” (2016) helped Andrew Garfield earn a Best Actor nomination for “Hacksaw Ridge.”

But which potential male acting this year have other projects out that could give them a little boost on their way to the Oscar podium – or,
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Tom Cross (‘First Man’ editor) on giving Neil Armstrong biopic a ‘cinema verite’ feel [Exclusive Video Interview]

Tom Cross (‘First Man’ editor) on giving Neil Armstrong biopic a ‘cinema verite’ feel [Exclusive Video Interview]
“There’s always some new ground covered” when film editor Tom Cross works with director Damien Chazelle. “He likes to try new things,” Cross explains. So he knew that “First Man,” a biopic chronicling the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and his historic moon landing, would be different from their previous collaborations. Watch our exclusive video interview with Cross above.

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In the case of “Whiplash” (2014), for which Cross won an Oscar, Chazelle “wanted to tell the story through the editing: he wanted the cuts to be fast, he wanted the audience to feel the cuts, he wanted to have cuts at right angles.” Cross received another Oscar nom for Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” (2016), whose editing approach needed to be “slow and more languid, more romantic.”

With “First Man,” Chazelle “really wanted it to feel very visceral. He wanted it to be immersive,
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Ben Foster Talks ‘Leave No Trace,’ Ditching Your Smartphone & Working With Female Directors [Interview]

Actor Ben Foster has had a hell of a couple of years. In 2016, the actor turned in one of the year’s best-supporting roles with his appearance in the Oscar-nominated film, “Hell or High Water.” A year later, Foster showed up in a supporting role in the underrated film “Hostiles.” And in 2018, the actor has delivered perhaps the best work of his career, with leading roles in “Galveston” and “Leave No Trace.” It’s that latter work that has Foster’s name being thrown around as an awards contender in a film that is easily one of the best of the year (check out our Best Movies of 2018 list to read more).

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Timothee Chalamet to Receive Spotlight Actor Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

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Timothee Chalamet to Receive Spotlight Actor Award at Palm Springs Film Festival
Timothée Chalamet will receive the Spotlight Award, Actor at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, the festival announced Wednesday.

The actor will receive the award at the Film Awards Gala for his role in “Beautiful Boy.” The event will be held on Jan. 3 and will be hosted by Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight.

“Timothée Chalamet gives a heartwarming, but tragic performance as a young man struggling with drug addiction in the film ‘Beautiful Boy,'” Festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “Last year Timothée was the recipient of the Festival’s Rising Star Award for his role in ‘Call Me by Your Name.’ He is definitely a rising star. It is our honor to present the Spotlight Award, Actor to Timothée Chalamet.”

Also Read: 'Beautiful Boy' Film Review: Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell Shine in Harrowing Look at Addiction

Previously announced honorees include Glenn Close,
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Timothee Chalamet to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Honor for ‘Beautiful Boy’

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Timothee Chalamet to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Honor for ‘Beautiful Boy’
Timothee Chalamet will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s spotlight award for an actor for his role in “Beautiful Boy.”

He will be honored at the festival’s film awards gala on Jan. 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival, now in its 30th year, runs from Jan. 3 to Jan. 14.

“Timothee Chalamet gives a heartwarming, but tragic performance as a young man struggling with drug addiction in the film ‘Beautiful Boy,'” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “Last year Timothee was the recipient of the festival’s rising star award for his role in ‘Call Me by Your Name.’ He is definitely a rising star.”

Past recipients of the spotlight award include Bryan Cranston, Andrew Garfield, Sam Rockwell, and J.K. Simmons. All honorees received Academy Award nominations in the year they were recognized, with Rockwell and Simmons winning best supporting actor Oscars.

Beautiful Boy” portrays a young
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Contest: Win ‘Galveston’ On Blu-Ray Starring Ben Foster & Elle Fanning, Directed By Mélanie Laurent

If you’re a film fan and you’re not on board with actor Ben Foster, then you’re missing out. Though he has yet to receive the universal acclaim of some of his co-stars, Foster has carved out a pretty great IMDb over the last few years, starring in films like “Hell or High Water,” “Hostiles,” and the excellent “Leave No Trace.” But with all the acclaim the latter film has received, you may have missed Foster’s newest film “Galveston” during its theatrical run earlier this fall.

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‘Widows’ costume designer Jenny Eagan on the women’s style evolution and that ‘condom’ dress [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Widows’ costume designer Jenny Eagan on the women’s style evolution and that ‘condom’ dress [Exclusive Video Interview]
When costume designer Jenny Eagan joined Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” she did her own kind of location scouting. Set in Chicago, the drama features a sprawling cast of characters from all corners of the Windy City whose clothing tells you a lot about where they come from.

“I took my own scout, going to each of the neighborhoods that we were actually going to film in and where the script thought they were living. So I could see what was going on and get to know Chicago a little bit,” Eagan said at Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Costume Designers panel, moderated by this author (watch the exclusive video above). “I wanted to understand and get to talk to the neighborhood and people, and it was wonderful. It was really an eye-opener for the story [McQueen] wanted to tell.”

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For its main character,
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Jesse Plemons in Talks to Star in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ (Exclusive)

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Jesse Plemons in Talks to Star in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ (Exclusive)
Jesse Plemons is in talks to co-star with Brie Larson in Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” for Netflix, sources tell Variety.

Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.

Kaufman is directing and adapting the script based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel. He is also producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu. Reid will serve as co-producer.

Plemons credits include Scott Cooper’s western “Hostiles,” “Game Night” with Rachel McAdams, Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and “American Made” alongside Tom Cruise.

He recently wrapped production on Fox Searchlight’s “Antlers” opposite Keri Russell and also shot “Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
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Jeremy Renner’s Animated Movie ‘Arctic Dogs’ Acquired by Entertainment Studios for 2019 Release

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Jeremy Renner’s Animated Movie ‘Arctic Dogs’ Acquired by Entertainment Studios for 2019 Release
Byron Allen’s theatrical arm Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures acquired the U.S. rights to animated feature “Arctic Dogs,” the company announced Monday.

The film, previously titled “Arctic Justice,” was picked up by Entertainment Studios at the American Film Market and will be scheduled for wide theatrical release on over 3,500 screens in 2019.

“Arctic Dogs” was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. It was was produced by Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino, and executive produced by Byron Allen, Jennifer Lucas, Carolyn Folks, A.K. Madhavan, Danielle Maloni, and Francesca Silvani. Giovanni Cova is co-executive producer.

Also Read: Mark Borde Exits as Movie President of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios

“Arctic Dogs” tells the story of Swifty the Arctic fox (Jeremy Renner), who stumbles upon a dark scheme to melt the Arctic. Swifty decides he must team up with his ragtag group of friends to try and save the day. The film also
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An Old Soul In A Young Body: Why Timothée Chalamet Is A “Once In A Generation Talent”

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An Old Soul In A Young Body: Why Timothée Chalamet Is A “Once In A Generation Talent”
Timothée Chalamet had a meteoric rise last year, co-starring in two of last season’s most buzzed-about awards movies— Hostiles and Lady Bird—and landing an Oscar nomination for his lead in a third, Call Me by Your Name. But when he first met Nic Sheff, the journalist and recovering addict whose story he tells in Beautiful Boy—the film that has returned Chalamet to the awards conversation—Sheff had no idea who he was.

Chalamet’s name was the one Sheff didn’t recognize from a list of young up-and-comers suggested for the role. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Sheff says now. Call Me by Your Name—the film that would make Chalamet a household name—had yet to premiere. “I was immediately struck by what an incredible energy he has. But from the moment he sat down, I could tell that the only thing he cared
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Join Us: Special panel with costume designers of ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘Widows’

Join Us: Special panel with costume designers of ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘Widows’
Don’t miss our upcoming special Q&A panel as Gold Derby welcomes four of the best costume designers in the world on Tuesday, December 4. Join us at the Landmark Theater on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles for the event at 7:00 Pt. It’s free to anyone who wants to attend, but top priority in getting one of the limited seats is to be a guild member or Oscar voter.

Click the following link to register: https://meettheexpertscostumedesign.splashthat.com/

Our senior editor Joyce Eng will moderate the Q&A with the following contenders for 2019 awards consideration:

Alexandra Byrne represents Focus Features for “Mary Queen of Scots”

Byrne is an Oscar winner for “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007). She was also nominated for her work on “Hamlet” (1996), “Elizabeth” (1998) and “Finding Neverland” (2004).

Jenny Eagan represents 20th Century Fox for “Widows

Eagan is an Emmy nominee for her TV work on “Olive Kitteridge
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‘Antlers’ Set Photo Previews a Creepy Fire-Breathing Creature

In early October, Fox Searchlight announced the start of shooting for the horror-thriller Antlers, a mysterious project produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Scott Cooper (Hostiles). The film stars Keri Russell in her first major horror feature role, as well as Jesse Plemons and young actor Jeremy T. Thomas. The production remains under an intriguing veil of secrecy, except for […]

The post ‘Antlers’ Set Photo Previews a Creepy Fire-Breathing Creature appeared first on /Film.
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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Review (Netflix)

Stars: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, David Krumholtz, Clancy Brown, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Root, Harry Melling, Tom Waits, Ralph Ineson, Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek | Written by Jack London, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest cinematic venture offers a few firsts for the renowned auteurs in their illustrious careers. A first for the pair to shoot digitally rather than on film and their first dabble on a streaming site in a Netflix exclusive. However, even in the vein of exciting possibility and different roads explored, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is perhaps their biggest disappointment and misfire in some time. Possibly even the worst entry throughout their often glorious and chaotic filmography.

The issues that arise from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is both structure and pacing. Taking an anthology approach which evolved from an intended short series for Netflix,
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Timothee Chalamet or may not: Mahershala Ali leads our Oscar odds, but 5 Experts back the ‘Beautiful Boy’

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Timothee Chalamet or may not: Mahershala Ali leads our Oscar odds, but 5 Experts back the ‘Beautiful Boy’
As more critics and audiences have gotten to see “Beautiful Boy” and “Green Book,” our Oscar odds for Best Supporting Actor have taken a turn. “Green Book” star Mahershala Ali moved into the lead, while the former front-runner, “Beautiful’s” Timothee Chalamet, slipped a bit. But it’s far from an open-and-shut case. Voters may be reluctant to give Ali a second Oscar just two years after his victory in the same category for “Moonlight.” And five Experts are still backing Chalamet for the win.

Ali gets leading odds of 37/10 based on the combined forecasts of thousands of Gold Derby users. That includes a majority of the 29 Expert journalists we’ve polled from top media outlets. Ali benefits from the fact that “Green Book” looks like a stronger Best Picture contender based on our current forecasts, and it’s easier for an actor to win while riding a wave of support for a popular film.
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Listen To An Exclusive Track From Composer Max Richter’s Upcoming ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Score

Even if you aren’t familiar with the work of musician and composer Max Richter, you’re still probably familiar with his work and you just don’t know it. Richter has been a consistent presence in the film and TV world with his very distinctly scores for projects like “The Leftovers,” “Miss Sloane,” “Hostiles,” and most recently “White Boy Rick.”

But perhaps his most famous contribution to film over the last couple years was in “Arrival,” where his song “On the Nature of Daylight” is used as the theme for the film (though the incredible Jóhann Jóhannsson did the score).

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Mark Borde Departs Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

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Mark Borde Departs Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Longtime distribution executive Mark Borde is leaving his post as president of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures.

Borde held the post for three years following the 2015 sales of his Freestyle Releasing to Allen who then formed Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. The distributor’s top performers have been shark thriller “47 Meters Down,” which grossed $44 million domestically; Christian Bale’s western “Hostiles” ($29.8 million); and Ted Kennedy drama “Chappaquidick” ($17 million).

Borde has been a part of the independent movie business as a distributor, a film producer, a theater owner, and as a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in the Producers Branch.

“Mark Borde, a second-generation movie distribution entrepreneur, co-founded Freestyle Releasing over 17 years ago with the late, great Susan Jackson,” Allen said. “One day at lunch in 2015, Mark graciously agreed to sell me the company, instantly putting our corporation into the movie business. Since acquiring Freestyle,
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Mark Borde Exits as Movie President of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

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Mark Borde Exits as Movie President of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios
Mark Borde, president of the theatrical motion picture distribution unit at Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, is leaving the company after three years in the position, the company announced Monday.

In 2015, Borde sold his Freestyle Releasing to Allen, who then formed Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. Borde was an executive producer behind Entertainment Studios’ “47 Meters Down,” Christian Bale’s “Hostiles” and the Ted Kennedy thriller “Chappaquiddick.”

Back in October, TheWrap reported that Entertainment Studios was “aggressively” pursuing mergers after launching an international sales and distribution division and raising $500 million in credit facilities. The company said the money raised would be used for general business purposes: productions, co-productions and acquisitions.

Also Read: Mel Gibson's 'Boss Level' Lands at Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios

Borde has been a part of the independent movie business as a distributor, a film producer, a theater owner, and is a voting member of the Academy.
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‘A Private War’: Rosamund Pike is riveting as war correspondent Marie Colvin

‘A Private War’: Rosamund Pike is riveting as war correspondent Marie Colvin
Gone Girl” was treated rather harshly at the 2015 Academy Awards. Despite being of the most popular and well-reviewed films of the year, David Fincher‘s movie came away with just one Oscar nomination: Best Actress for Rosamund Pike. Pike was, frankly, terrifying, as Amy Dunne. She hasn’t featured in an awards race since that film, despite respected turns in “A United Kingdom,” “The Man With the Iron Heart” and “Hostiles.” She must, surely, join the Best Actress race once again for her portrayal of war reporter Marie Colvin in “A Private War.”

The Aviron Pictures film is directed by Matthew Heineman, who was Oscar-nominated alongside Tom Yellin in 2016 for Best Documentary for “Cartel Land.” This is his first feature film after a career full of documentaries. “A Private War” is a docudrama, much like “Zero Dark Thirty.” Indeed, the journalistic nature of his documentaries clearly helps here to tell
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