Lady Bird boss Greta Gerwig on her star, the scandals and ‘grown-up’ movie love

Greta Gerwig wants it to be known that she’s never leapt out of a speeding car, even if the protagonist does so in Lady Bird, her acclaimed new film. Why would anybody think she’d do such a thing? Well, maybe it’s because Saoirse Ronan, the Irish actor who plays the rebellious teen title star, does such a grand job of making us think of Gerwig, More...

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By Pundit001 On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Depictions of disabilities onscreen shift away from ‘people who are to be pitied’

Before directing the new film Breathe, about a paralyzed polio survivor who chooses to live outside of the hospital system in the 1950s, Andy Serkis was familiar with the lives of those with disabilities. His More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Star Wars star Daisy Ridley ‘so freaking nervous’ in first scene of Murder on the Orient Express

By Bryan AlexanderUSA Today Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 Kenneth Branagh had a brilliant twist for a pivotal Murder on the Orient Express scene in which Daisy Ridley, as beautiful Mary Debenham, confronts obnoxious More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Ellen Page says she felt ‘violated’ by Brett Ratner, alleges he outed her

By The Canadian Press Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 Canadian actress Ellen Page is alleging filmmaker Brett Ratner made her feel “violated” with comments about her sexuality and outed her without her consent. In More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Netflix cancels new Louis C.K. standup special and his film is reportedly shelved, says distributor

By The Associated Press Fri., Nov. 10, 2017 NEW YORK—Netflix has scrapped plans for an upcoming Louis C.K. standup special in light of five women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian. The More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Asian film fest takes up the sword — and the teacup: Projections column

Reel Asian: One can only hope that President Trump’s recent reference to Japan as “a country of samurai warriors” was a subtle indication of his deep appreciation for movies full of thrilling swordfights More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Orient Express is murder most mediocre: review

Murder on the Orient Express Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Leslie Odom Jr. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Opens Friday More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Gerwig and Ronan fly high as “nope” turns to hope: Reel Brief reviews

By Bruce DeMaraEntertainment ReporterPeter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Nov. 9, 2017 Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Lois Smith and Beanie Feldstein. Written More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Daddy’s Home 2’s papas shouldn’t be proud: review

Daddy’s Home 2 Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini and Alessandra Ambrosio. Directed by Sean Anders. Opens Friday at GTA theatres. 100 minutes. PG We haven’t More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Louis C.K.’s film premiere cancelled following rumors of a New York Times story

By Alanna RizzaStaff Reporter Thu., Nov. 9, 2017 The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s film I Love You Daddy, slated for Thursday, has been cancelled following rumours that the New York Times is about More...