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Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 23, 2016 14:35:35 September 23, 2016 14:35:35
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Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven—itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai—was the opening film at TIFF. I missed the press screening, so I had to wait a couple days to see it, and during that time everyone kept telling me how horrible it is. Full Story

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Tom Hanks in Sully

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 22, 2016 20:32:42 September 22, 2016 20:32:42
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In 2009 airline pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger successfully landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River, saving the lives of everyone on board. It was a truly amazing feat, and “Sully” became an overnight hero. The predictable media wave followed—interviews, book deal, and, now, a feature film directed by Clint Eastwood Full Story

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Jared Leto to ruin Andy Warhol next

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 22, 2016 17:43:20 September 22, 2016 17:43:20
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This week in “Of Course, Of F*cking COURSE” news, it’s been reported that obnoxious dickhead actor Jared Leto will portray Andy Warhol in a biopic of the artist titled simply Warhol. Full Story

A Conversation with Gabrielle Union

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 21, 2016 13:42:28 September 21, 2016 13:42:28
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Yesterday, Gabrielle Union tweeted out what she called, “One of [her] favorite interviews of [her] career.” She sat down with Zon D’Amour of xoNecole.com to talk about white privilege, sexuality, consent, The Birth of a Nation and her op-ed Full Story

Pass on Blair Witch

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2016 16:00:09 September 16, 2016 16:00:09
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Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have made two of my favorite genre films of the last several years, You’re Next and The Guest. These guys are really good at remixing genre standards into something fresh and a little weird. So when it came out earlier in the summer that they collaborated on a sequel/soft reboot of The Blair Witch Project, called simply Blair Witch, I thought that if anyone could take the Blair Witch premise and turn it into an actual good movie, it would be Wingard and Barrett. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Brimstone

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 15, 2016 16:44:00 September 15, 2016 16:44:00
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Though it’s not mentioned in the article about male directors tackling rape narratives that I linked to in the Una review, the last film I saw at TIFF is another instance of a man directing a female protagonist in a rape narrative, and that is Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone. Full Story

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