Carey Mulligan

‘Far From the Madding Crowd': How Period Romance Conventions Killed a Potentially Great Literary Adaptation

Far From the Madding Crowd, in theaters Friday, appears to have plenty going for it. It’s only the third film adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel — and the first since John Schlesinger’s in 1967, though there was also a TV movie in 1998 — and its cast includes such promising names as Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen. And it’s directed by Thomas Vinterberg, a Danish filmmaker best known for two movies that examine child sexual abuse from very different, equally unflinching perspectives: 1998’s The Celebration, which kicked off the Dogme 95 movement, and 2013’s The Hunt, which was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. He is an excellent director of actors, capable of efficiently capturing the psychological complexity of characters and their relationships — which should make him the perfect interpreter for Hardy, whose detailed internal portraiture is the centerpiece of his work. So why is Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding crowd frustratingly mediocre?  … Read More

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Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep’s ‘Suffragette’ Teaser Will Make You Want to Vote

In America, the turnouts at polls show that voting is often seen as something we’re expected to endorse but are… Read More

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Mariel Hemingway’s Disturbing Woody Allen Story Highlights the Importance of Bystanders in Rape Culture

There’s a scene towards the end of the 2009 film An Education in which Carey Mulligan’s heroine — who has dropped out of school to marry an older man who turns out to be an already-married fraud — talks with her parents. She’s remonstrating them for encouraging her in every step of the relationship, for being as floored as she was by her suitor. “Silly schoolgirls are always getting seduced by glamorous older men,” she says. “What about you two?” In other words: How could you let me do this? … Read More

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Watch Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene in ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ Trailer

Carey Mulligan has kept a low profile since Baz Luhrman’s 2013 The Great Gatsby, in which she starred as the… Read More

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Nicolas Winding Refn Announces His New, Female-Driven Horror Movie

Nicolas Winding Refn — your favorite proponent of stylized, neon-pink morbidity — has announced his newest film which will likewise,… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in December

December is upon us, and the studios are breaking out the big guns: The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks, August: Osage County, Her, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will all vie for Oscar gold (was that a Variety enough turn of phrase for you?) in the coming months. But as usual, the indies have some interesting pictures on the runway as well, including a few thankfully sour antidotes to all that “holiday cheer.” … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s great stuff from Leonardo DiCaprio, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Greta Gerwig, Alexander Skarsgård, Guy Pearce, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tobey Maguire, Steve Coogan, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Christopher Walken, Ben Stiller, Rosario Dawson, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s great stuff from Dustin Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Gosling, Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart, John Malkovich, Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Albert Brooks, Bill Hader, Ted Danson, Kristen Wiig, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More

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Why Can’t Hollywood Get ‘The Great Gatsby’ Right?

Hollywood took its first stab at adapting The Great Gatsby for the screen only a year after its publication, and has been trying intermittently ever since — and, for the most part, failing. What is it about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic that makes it so impossible, so utterly untraslatable? It’s certainly not that the film industry hasn’t been trying hard enough: Baz Luhrmann’s new film is the fifth official adaptation. In the course of a week, I watched all of them that can be seen (and another, looser adaptation besides), and came up with a few theories. … Read More

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This Week in Trailers: ‘Anchorman,’ ‘Gatsby,’ ‘The Master,’ and More!

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got a boatload of new trailers this week — many of them from Cannes, which is after all not just a film festival but a film market, where foreign rights are sold and trailers are thus trotted out. So we’ve got new films from name directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, Sam Mendes, and Baz Luhrmann, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Carey Mulligan, Jackie Chan, Joaquin Phoenix, and his late brother River. Check ’em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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