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BritBox Acquires BBC’s Kelly Macdonald-Fronted Crime ‘The Victim’ To Anchor Fall Slate

BritBox has acquired BBC One’s Kelly Macdonald-fronted crime drama The Victim as the anchor of its forthcoming fall slate.

The four-part Stv Studios-produced series will air exclusively on the Svod service, which is run by BBC Studios and ITV. It was created by The Man In The High Castle writer Rob Williams and is co-funded and internationally distributed by Sky Vision.

Trainspotting star Kelly Macdonald plays Anna Dean, a Scottish mother whose nine-year old boy was murdered fifteen years ago by a 13-year old. Years later, having campaigned to be told of the killer’s new identity she is accused of revealing his new name online. Rising actor James Harkness, who had small roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread, plays Craig Myers, who is attacked after Macdonald’s Dean accuses him of being the child killer. Misfits and The Level star
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New U.K. Film and TV Studio Proposed for Leeds, in Northern England

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With studio space in high demand, a sizable new film and TV complex has been proposed for Leeds, the city in northern England that is fast becoming a major U.K. media hub outside of London. It has already been selected as the base for Channel 4’s new national headquarters, and companies such as pay-tv giant Sky and sports streamer Dazn have operations there.

A site at an old printworks, 15 minutes from Channel 4’s new base, has been identified as the spot for the new Leeds studio, which will have up to six stages.

The proposals involve the local council taking a lease on the site. It would then sublet the space to a third-party studio operator, Versa Studios, which in turn would team with local player Prime Studios to manage the complex.

Series including “The ABC Murders” were filmed in Leeds, and “Victoria” and the upcoming “All Creatures
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Quentin Tarantino Is Extremely Serious About Retiring: ‘I’ve Come to the End of the Road’

Quentin Tarantino Is Extremely Serious About Retiring: ‘I’ve Come to the End of the Road’
Quentin Tarantino has been quite vocal for years now about his plan to retire from filmmaking after his 10th feature film. The director’s upcoming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is his ninth movie, which would make it his penultimate directorial effort if he’s serious about giving up the job. Some fans have doubted Tarantino will give up directing, but the Oscar-winning writer-director seems more serious than ever about his retirement plan in a new interview with GQ Australia.

“I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road,” Tarantino said. “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is Tarantino’s love letter to the filmmaking era that made him fall in
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In Fabric review – rides a fine seam between humour and horror

A cursed red dress makes life hell for whoever wears it in this eerie blend of tragicomic realism and consumerist satire

In Cornell Woolrich’s 1937 novella I’m Dangerous Tonight, a dress fashioned from the devil’s cloak drives its owners to commit terrible deeds. Filmed by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper in 1990, Woolrich’s story established a familiar pattern that can be found lurking in the shadowy seams of many a supernatural thriller.

The latest film to be cut from such fiendishly seductive cloth is In Fabric, a deliciously tactile romp from Peter Strickland, British writer-director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy. A heady mix of intoxicating nostalgia, clothing-related alchemy and horror-inflected twisted comedy, it’s an impressively uncategorisable affair, seemingly inspired by Strickland’s traumatic/ecstatic memories of being dragged to department stores as a child. Part consumerist satire (think a livelier
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Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Anima,’ an album/short film combo, is a ‘nightmare,’ or a ‘dream,’ or both maybe?

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released his third solo album “Anima” on June 27, but he didn’t release it alone. It was accompanied by a Netflix short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The 15-minute film — really an extended music video — features three songs from the album: “Not the News,” “Traffic” and “Dawn Chorus.” It follows Yorke as a train commuter in search of a woman (his real-life partner Dajana Roncione) through a strange, dream-like landscape. Indeed, dream-like is how a lot of critics are describing the album. Or nightmarish. Or both.

As of this writing the album has a MetaCritic score of 85 based on eight reviews counted so far — all of them positive. Reviewers say it’s haunted by “dreams, nightmares and sleepwalking,” “an artfully produced fever dream of an album” on which Yorke sounds “anxious, helpless, enraged.” “Anima” contains “little hope,” but its “the darkest and tenderest music he has released outside of Radiohead.
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‘Anima’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Netflix One-Reeler Is a Breathtaking Dream Ballet

‘Anima’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Netflix One-Reeler Is a Breathtaking Dream Ballet
“Anima,” the rapturous and spellbinding Paul Thomas Anderson “one-reeler” that Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke (and Netflix) have commissioned to help promote his new album of the same name, feels as essential as anything the “Phantom Thread” director has ever done. At least on first blush. It’s also, in its own beguiling way, the next logical step in what has become one of recent history’s most rewarding partnerships between a filmmaker and a group of musicians. This 15-minute short is nothing less than a dream come true.

Yorke — now four LPs deep into a twitchy and feral solo career that includes the score for Luca Guadagnino’s recent “Suspiria” remake — has long alternated between raging against the madness of the modern world, and surrendering to it in some kind of narcotic stupor. One song offers a snarling “fuck you” to the drone-like middle managers who turn their corporate offices
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Anima Teaser: Radiohead's Thom Yorke Gets Weird in P.T. Anderson Short

Anima Teaser: Radiohead's Thom Yorke Gets Weird in P.T. Anderson Short
Surprise, surprise! Paul Thomas Anderson, director of There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights, is returning with a new short film, which he made with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The short, titled Anima, is set to debut on Netflix next week. The short is being released in conjunction with Yorke's new solo album of the same name. The heralded musician is pulling out all the stops for his latest solo effort.

The teaser doesn't give us much to go on. We get a taste of the music that will be incorporated into the short. We also get Thom Yorke peeking at the camera from behind a wall. The whole thing is comprised of some very trippy imagery, which is on brand for both Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson. It's being referred to as a "one-reeler." In the beginning of the teaser, that is defined as follows.

"A motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy,
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Paul Thomas Anderson Makes Netflix Short Film ‘Anima’ For Thom Yorke Album

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Paul Thomas Anderson Makes Netflix Short Film ‘Anima’ For Thom Yorke Album
Paul Thomas Anderson has teamed up with Netflix and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on short film ‘one-reeler’ Anima, which has been made alongside Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name.

Described as a “short musical film”, Yorke scores and stars in the “mind-bending visual piece, best played loud.” The film will show on Netflix from June 27 and will screen in select IMAX theaters from June 26. Below is the teaser trailer.

Yorke’s album is out on the same day as the short. Eight-time Oscar-nominee Anderson most recently directed Daniel Day-Lewis starrer Phantom Thread.
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‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short

‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short
Paul Thomas Anderson has a surprise new project heading to Netflix and select IMAX theaters later this month: “Anima,” a musical short film starring Thom Yorke. The “one-reeler” is being billed by the streaming giant as a “mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.” The film will feature three tracks from Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name.

In the “Anima” teaser clip below, Yorke defines a one-reeler as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

For Anderson, “Anima” marks his first directorial release since “Phantom Thread,” his acclaimed Daniel Day Lewis-starring drama that picked up Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, among others. The film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Anderson has yet to announce a follow-up feature to “Phantom Thread,” which
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Paul Thomas Anderson Teases New Musical Short ‘Anima’ With Thom Yorke (Video)

Netflix on Thursday released a teaser trailer for a surprise new musical short from director Paul Thomas Anderson, “Anima,” starring Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.

The film will debut in free showings at select Imax theaters on Wednesday, June 26, ahead of a launch on Netflix the following day. That’s also the date Yorke will release his third non-Radiohead album, also called “Anima,” with nine new songs — plus a bonus track, “Ladies and Gentlemen (Thank You for Coming),” that will only be available on the vinyl edition.

Anderson describes the film as a one-reeler, which the teaser helpfully defines as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

Also Read: All 8 Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, whose last feature was 2017’s “Phantom Thread,” is no
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‘The Souvenir’ Costume Designer Put a Decadent Twist on Opulent ’80s Style

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‘The Souvenir’ Costume Designer Put a Decadent Twist on Opulent ’80s Style
Set against the backdrop of London’s early-1980s cultural renaissance, British auteur Joanna Hogg’s exquisitely sculpted and critically acclaimed “The Souvenir,” which A24 has been widening in platform release for the past month, follows film student Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) and her gradually destructive romance with the magnetic Anthony (Tom Burke). “We didn’t want a film that screamed ’80s,” says costume designer Grace Snell, who, instead of browsing fashion magazines for secondhand ideas, mined Hogg’s old Polaroids and Ray Roughler Jones’ “3000 Hangovers Later,” a pictorial examination of Notting Hill decadence in the ’80s, for inspiration. The result is a softly nostalgic film that avoids the stereotypical shoulder pads and lamé of the era.

Snell distilled Julie’s artistic spirit, her preppy or “Sloanie” fashion sense (cashmere/silk instead of wool/polyester) and her chameleon-like desire to mimic Anthony to create an aspirational closet. For the couple’s first date,
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Patricia Arquette’s ‘Escape at Dannemora’ Wins at Monte Carlo TV Festival

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Patricia Arquette’s ‘Escape at Dannemora’ Wins at Monte Carlo TV Festival
Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” won the Crystal Nymph in the limited series and TV movie section of the 59th edition of the Monte Carlo Television Festival on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Michael Douglas, who received a lifetime achievement award from Prince Albert of Monaco.

“Escape at Dannemora’s” Patricia Arquette, playing a female prison employee who helps two convicts to escape, picked up the prize for best actress, and best actor went to Grégory Montel for French drama “Thirst for Life,” in which he plays the husband of an alcoholic, trying to cope with the effects of her illness on the family.

HBO’s Italian-language “My Brilliant Friend,” an adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novels, won best drama series. Richard Madden won best actor in the category for political thriller “Bodyguard,” which plays on Netflix in the U.S., and earned record ratings for the BBC in the U.
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Radiohead Releases Archived ‘Ok Computer’ Recordings to Spike Hackers’ Ransom Attempt

Hail to the thief? Radiohead was inspired to release their recording sessions for their seminal album “Ok Computer” after hackers stole the files and threatened to leak them unless the band paid $150,000 in ransom money.

In a post on the band’s Facebook page, guitarist Jonny Greenwood said a hacker stole frontman Thom Yorke’s minidisk archive from around the time of the recording sessions for “Ok Computer.” But instead of giving in to the ransom, the band decided to post all 18 stolen hours of the material to Bandcamp.

“Just for the next 18 days. So for £18 you can find out if we should have paid that ransom,” Greenwood said.

Also Read: Oscar Nominee Jonny Greenwood on Jumping From Radiohead to 'Phantom Thread' Orchestral Score

The £18 price tag, or about $23, will go in support of the climate change charity Extinction Rebellion. It can all be found on Radiohead’s Bandcamp page here.
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Sandi Tan to Adapt ‘The Idiot’ Into a Feature Film Described as ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’ Meets ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Sandi Tan to Adapt ‘The Idiot’ Into a Feature Film Described as ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’ Meets ‘Call Me By Your Name’
It took 27 years, but Sandi Tan is finally a full-fledged filmmaker with a slew of projects lined up. And the next project may just be your favorite movie, if the Shirkers director’s elevator pitch actually comes to fruition. Tan, who rocketed to fame following the release of last year’s indie documentary darling Shirkers, is directing the […]

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Sandi Tan to Direct ‘The Idiot’ Adaptation, Described as ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’

Sandi Tan to Direct ‘The Idiot’ Adaptation, Described as ‘Twilight’ Meets ‘Phantom Thread’
Sandi Tan isn’t wasting any more time. After charming audiences with last year’s documentary gem and Indie Spirit nominee “Shirkers” — which chronicled the filmmaker’s wild early years making a film when she was just a plucky teen bouncing around Singapore, only for the entire thing to be stolen by her would-be mentor — Tan is lining up her next big feature, and it sounds like one heck of a clever fit.

In a new interview with The Cut, Tan shares her plans to tell another story about a smart woman waylaid by a devious man, as originally told in ways that seem, well, just a bit unfilmable. Tan will soon tackle her own version of Elif Batuman’s Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Idiot,” jumping to the narrative realm with her own screenplay, which she will direct for the big screen.

While “Shirkers” was about piecing together a years-old
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Awards Strategist Emily Lu Aldrich Launches Accolade Publicity And Consulting – Cannes

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Exclusive: Veteran publicist and awards strategist Emily Lu Aldrich has founded the new venture Accolade Publicity and Consulting.

The news comes after a successful 2018-2019 awards season for Aldrich in which she led 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody craft awards team to three Oscar wins for sound mixing, sound editing, and for editor John Ottman, who won this season off his first Academy Award nomination.

Aldrich will continue to work with filmmakers and producers as well as longtime clients such as IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures and Oscilloscope Laboratories, along with consulting on awards projects for both Oscar and Emmy seasons. Her new company will focus on artisan/craft and documentary awards campaigns, theatrical and festival launches, and corporate consulting.

Aldrich is highly respected by her clients for her keen sensibility when it comes to positioning films during awards season, her sharp knowledge about the ever-changing entertainment, and her longstanding working relationships with the media.
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Film News Roundup: ‘Armstrong’ Doc Set for Release on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

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Film News Roundup: ‘Armstrong’ Doc Set for Release on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
In today’s film news roundup, a Neil Armstrong documentary and “The Invisible Man” get release dates, “Forrest Gump” and “Saving Private Ryan” get re-released and Patrick Fugit gets cast.

Release Dates

Gravitas Ventures has bought worldwide rights to the Neil Armstrong documentary “Armstrong” and will open the film on July 12 in theaters and on demand, Variety has learned exclusively.

“Armstrong,” featuring the voice of Harrison Ford, is directed by David Fairhead (“Spitfire” and “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo”), and produced by Gareth Dodds and Keith Haviland (“The Last Man on the Moon”). The film will open eight days before the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

“Armstrong” will include never-before-seen family home-movie footage and photos, showcasing Armstrong’s service as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test-pilot days, and the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions.

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Universal Pictures has set a March 13, 2020, release date for “The Invisible Man,
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Rosie Day, Harriet Sanson Harris, Natalia Tena Set For Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s Thriller ‘Baby’ (Exclusive)

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Rosie Day, Harriet Sanson Harris, Natalia Tena Set For Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s Thriller ‘Baby’ (Exclusive)
Cannes– Rosie Day (“Outlander”), Harriet Sanson Harris (“Phantom Thread”) and Natalia Tena (“Game of Thrones”) will star in Spaniard Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s psychological thriller “Baby,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The project will be pitched on May 19 at Fantastic 7, a new Cannes initiative seeing seven of the world’s most prestigious fantastic festivals back and mentor a genre project.

“Baby” is put forward by the Sitges Intl. Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, represented by Sitges deputy general manager Mónica Garcia Massagué, which has created Fantastic 7 with Cannes Film Market executive director Jérôme Paillard and Ventana Sur and Blood Window founder Bernardo Bergeret.

“Baby” follows a young upper-class woman junkie who, unable to care for the newly-born baby, sells it to a midwife-child trafficker. Overcome with remorse, she will try to recover it.

Javier Aguirresarobe, Dp on Pedro Almodovar’s “Talk to Her” and Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” will serve as cinematographer.
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The Top 25 Best Costume Design Winners To Date

We’re back at it! Continuing on with this weekly series of mine that I’m doing here at the site, we’re talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories out there. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Editing or Best Sound Mixing like I mentioned previously, I’ll be hitting them all over the coming weeks and months, including of course the big eight categories. I’m also potentially going to do one that doesn’t exist (a fictitious Best Ensemble category), but that’s just an idea I currently am toying with. We’ll see about that one. I’m also deciding what to do with Best Animated Feature, but perhaps we’ll cross that bridge next week and deal with it then. Today I’ll be knocking off another one of the technical categories, with
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