The Cotton Club Encore review Francis Ford Coppola’s reworked masterpiece

Released in 1984 to mingled reviews and box office failure, the melodic theatre has been expanded in a masterful new presentation Francis Ford Coppola’s main revenue stream lately has been as a vintner. And as with a punishment wine-colored, his…

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On my radar: Salman Rushdies cultural highlights

The novelist on his beloved brand-new writing, the exhilarate of baseball and the chairman whos changing Midnights Children for Netflix Born in 1947 in Mumbai , Salman Rushdie is the author of 14 novels including Midnight’s Children , which won…

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Sam Taylor-Johnson: Ive lost people very dear to me through addiction

The film-maker on accommodating James Freys controversial rehab memoir A Million Little Pieces Since leaving the art world to become a film-maker, Sam Taylor-Johnson has been demonstrated superb assortment. Her debut feature film, Nowhere Boy ( 2009 ), was a…

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From Thelma and Louise to Animals: how female friendships on screen got real

Animals is the latest movie to explore womens lives in a refreshingly realistic room. Why did it take Fleabag and Girls for cinema to realise there is more to a narrative than wedding? When did you last-place assure a movie…

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Richard Linklater: how we made Dazed and Confused

When the studio intelligence realised I was targeting, he speculated, Oh no, its going to be one of those arty, jerk-offski movies. I still have PTSD thinking about it Richard Linklater, director I remembered the 1970 s sucked. ZZ Top….

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Yesterday review Richard Curtis’ magical mystery tour of a world without the Beatles

A hopeless songwriter wakes up to find hes the only person who can recollect the Fab Fours reaches in a dopey, earning slapstick directed by Danny Boyle Imagine no no Withnail& I , no Life of Brian– but then again…

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Vox Lux director Brady Corbet: ‘The movie is about the desire to be iconic’

The US film-maker on inventive burnout, working with Scott Walker and his new film starring Natalie Portman as a messed-up sound star Having fixed his Orson Welles, American writer-director Brady Corbet is used to being on the receiving tip of…

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Unplanned review anti-abortion propaganda is a gory mess

In a dim-witted Christian drama part-financed by the humiliation founder of a pillow producer, a woman discovers abortion is evil It’s been five years since the evangelical Christian production studio Pure Flix had their runaway made God’s Not Dead.( Listen,…

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Spandex snobbery smackdown: why the liberal elite snubs wrestling

The sport has drama, showmanship, and equality of the sexes as the film Contending With My Family demonstrates. Yet, because its working class, its marginalised, writes chairman Stephen Merchant In 2014, after years of striving, a working-class British woman, aged…

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The Front Runner review Hugh Jackman makes headlines in nuanced drama

Starring as disgraced US senator Gary Hart, the Oscar nominee hands a thoughtful carry-on in a movie about decency in both politics and the newsroom What is newsworthy? What should those working at a newspaper of register be dedicating their…

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