Marion Cotillard

Is Cinema Doing Shakespeare Right?

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There is undeniable poetry within the work of Shakespeare that all should hear, and some of his themes are timeless. But one has to wonder if film’s apparent reverence towards Shakespeare is too restrictive, when cinema allows for so much …Read More

Adele Returns: Links You Need to See

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After the four-year gap between now and 21, you may have found the lyrics “Never mind I’ll find someone like you” seeming like a necessary mantra as you desperately poured through the works of lesser, belting British pop musicians.
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The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Two Days, One Night,’ ‘Citizenfour’

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After a couple of very dry weeks, we’ve got so many noteworthy new releases streaming and on shelves today that we had to add another slot to our customary five. Two of last year’s best movies finally hit disc, along with a wonderful documentary from one of the greats, a pair of forgotten flicks from the ‘80s, and a powerful drama that’s finally off the festival circuit.
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Does Tinder Make You Feel as Much Like a Slab of Meat as This Slab of Meat? Links You Need to See

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“All good things must come to an end” is a truism that, of late, the film and TV industries have been proving to be a false-ism. Until each and every granule of history and previously made art is plucked from its resting place and forced into contemporary “relevance,” we won’t have to face the fearful idea of…new ideas. And, unfortunately, it’s hard not enjoy a lot of these revisitations. Earlier, we ecstatically reported on the release of new images from the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel, and, on the very same day, photos of the cast from the remake of the O.J. Simpson trial (okay, that was a real-life event) — aka Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson — were released. Check out Paper‘s comparison of these images of the trial’s new cast members to those of the original cast…right, of real people. 
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From Cannes to Lifetime: A ‘Grace of Monaco’ Disaster Timeline

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Dozing off on the couch Memorial Day evening with a belly full of improperly cooked-out burgers and cheap beer is a bit of a holiday tradition (in our house, anyway), but this year, there’s a particularly fascinating bit of television programming for you to nod off to: Grace of Monaco, in which Oscar winner Nicole Kidman plays iconic movie-star-turned-princess Grace Kelly. This was supposed to be a giant movie: opening the Cannes Film Festival, awards season push by the Weinstein Company, Oscar glory. Instead, it’s quietly making its stateside debut on Lifetime, a network better known for cringe-worthy original biopics and tales of women in jeopardy. So how did such a prestige project end up on a punchline network? Let’s roll the tape.
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