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Tiff 2019: Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix, Paying Tribute to Late Brother River, Launch Oscar Bids

September’s Toronto International Film Festival has long been a launching pad for Oscar contenders, and its coveted People’s Choice award often presages the Best Picture Oscar winner. “Green Book” last year was no exception.

So it was inevitable that Tiff would jump-start the awards season with its own Awards Gala. This year’s first installment gave out two acting awards, to Joaquin Phoenix, star of DC’s “Batman” spin-off “Joker”, which surprisingly won the Golden Lion in Venice, and Oscar perennial Meryl Streep (21 nominations). Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, Her costars in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, came onstage to remind us that Streep breaks the record for the most nominations of all time every time she gets a nod — because it’s a record she set herself.

The Streep sizzle reel stretched back to “Kramer vs. Kramer,” through “Sophie’s Choice,” “Silkwood,” “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,
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Tiff 2019: Meryl Streep and Joaquin Phoenix, Paying Tribute to Late Brother River, Launch Oscar Bids

  • Indiewire
September’s Toronto International Film Festival has long been a launching pad for Oscar contenders, and its coveted People’s Choice award often presages the Best Picture Oscar winner. “Green Book” last year was no exception.

So it was inevitable that Tiff would jump-start the awards season with its own Awards Gala. This year’s first installment gave out two acting awards, to Joaquin Phoenix, star of DC’s “Batman” spin-off “Joker”, which surprisingly won the Golden Lion in Venice, and Oscar perennial Meryl Streep (21 nominations). Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, Her costars in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, came onstage to remind us that Streep breaks the record for the most nominations of all time every time she gets a nod — because it’s a record she set herself.

The Streep sizzle reel stretched back to “Kramer vs. Kramer,” through “Sophie’s Choice,” “Silkwood,” “Bridges of Madison County,” “The Devil Wears Prada,
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A Majestic ‘Joker’ Drags the Oscar Race Into the Darkness in Toronto Premiere

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A Majestic ‘Joker’ Drags the Oscar Race Into the Darkness in Toronto Premiere
Before the North American premiere of his film “Joker” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, director Todd Phillips sounded a cautionary note for the fans who packed Roy Thomson Hall.

“I’ll warn you,” he said from the stage. “It’s f—ing bonkers.”

Well, yeah, it sure the hell is. Two days after winning the Golden Lion from the jury at the Venice Film Festival, “Joker” hit another festival and left the audience shaken with the astounding portrayal of madness delivered by Joaquin Phoenix in the title role.

Also Read: 'Jojo Rabbit' Film Review: Taika Waititi Insists That Nazis Can Be Funny

But Phillips’ warning could apply to awards voters, too. The Golden Lion has been a pretty good indicator of Oscar potential over the last couple of years, with “The Shape of Water” winning two years ago and “Roma” taking the prize last year.
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Watch Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike Discuss What It Means to Be Rich

Watch Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike Discuss What It Means to Be Rich
Bernie Sanders turned heads during his 2016 presidential campaign when he drew an unlikely endorsement from Atlanta rapper Killer Mike. The two met over soul food in the fall of 2015, and Killer Mike, real name Michael Render, went on to campaign for the progressive senator. “I am here because working class and poor people deserve a chance at economic freedom,” he said at an event for Sanders at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. “In my heart of hearts, in my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country.
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The Top 25 Best Actor Winners To Date

Welcome back folks! This time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last week with Director. This one is arguably the second biggest of them all…the Best Actor field. This is as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen. I could go on and on in preparation right now, but at this point I know how the game works here. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over the next paragraph or so and you’ll get the goods front and center… For this particular installment, I’m once again going with the ever popular
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Horror Classics ‘Rabid’ & ‘Skinner’ Set For Huge Home Release

101 Films Black Label has announced that they are to release one of David Cronenberg’s early classics to the Blu-ray format very soon. The film will come to the HD format on 26th August a day after it premieres at Frightfest.

If you’re unfamiliar with the horror classic, here’s a recap followed by the planned, extensive bonus materials. When Rose suffers terrible injuries in a motorcycle crash, she is taken to a nearby clinic run by Dr Keloid for experimental skin-graft surgery. At first, the revolutionary procedure proves successful, but it soon leaves Rose with a strange orifice protruding from her armpit and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Hell-bent on satisfying her bloodlust, Rose leaves a trail of insane and uncontrollably aggressive victims, as the unknown virus engulfs North America in an orgy of frenetic violence.

Brand new extras

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Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Anima,’ an album/short film combo, is a ‘nightmare,’ or a ‘dream,’ or both maybe?

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke released his third solo album “Anima” on June 27, but he didn’t release it alone. It was accompanied by a Netflix short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The 15-minute film — really an extended music video — features three songs from the album: “Not the News,” “Traffic” and “Dawn Chorus.” It follows Yorke as a train commuter in search of a woman (his real-life partner Dajana Roncione) through a strange, dream-like landscape. Indeed, dream-like is how a lot of critics are describing the album. Or nightmarish. Or both.

As of this writing the album has a MetaCritic score of 85 based on eight reviews counted so far — all of them positive. Reviewers say it’s haunted by “dreams, nightmares and sleepwalking,” “an artfully produced fever dream of an album” on which Yorke sounds “anxious, helpless, enraged.” “Anima” contains “little hope,” but its “the darkest and tenderest music he has released outside of Radiohead.
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Paul Thomas Anderson Directed a Short Musical Film For Thom Yorke Called Anima and Here's a Teaser

Paul Thomas Anderson, the director behind Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and Magnolia, teamed up with Netflix and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke to helm a musical short film called Anima.

The short is said to be a ‘one-reeler’ and it has been made alongside Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name. Yorke scores and stars in the short which is described as a “mind-bending visual piece, best played loud.”

I’m a fan of both Anderson and Yorke and there’s no doubt that this is going to be interesting to see what they’ve created together.

The film will be released on Netflix on June 27th and will also be screened in select IMAX theaters on June 26th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
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Anima Teaser: Radiohead's Thom Yorke Gets Weird in P.T. Anderson Short

Anima Teaser: Radiohead's Thom Yorke Gets Weird in P.T. Anderson Short
Surprise, surprise! Paul Thomas Anderson, director of There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights, is returning with a new short film, which he made with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. The short, titled Anima, is set to debut on Netflix next week. The short is being released in conjunction with Yorke's new solo album of the same name. The heralded musician is pulling out all the stops for his latest solo effort.

The teaser doesn't give us much to go on. We get a taste of the music that will be incorporated into the short. We also get Thom Yorke peeking at the camera from behind a wall. The whole thing is comprised of some very trippy imagery, which is on brand for both Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson. It's being referred to as a "one-reeler." In the beginning of the teaser, that is defined as follows.

"A motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy,
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to Release Solo Album Accompanied by Paul Thomas Anderson Film

  • Variety
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s new solo studio album, “Anima,” will be released digitally on June 27 on Xl Recordings, he announced today. The album’s digital release will be accompanied by a “one-reeler,” also entitled “Anima,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and set to three tracks from the new album. The “one-reeler” will be available to watch exclusively via Netflix, also on June 27. A trailer can be viewed below:

The album’s physical release will follow on July 19. It will be avaiblel on CD, black double vinyl, limited edition orange double vinyl, and a deluxe 180g heavyweight orange double vinyl which includes a 40-page book of lyrics, and pencil drawings by Stanley Donwood and Dr Tchock.

The announcement includes the following definition of the album’s title: “Definition of anima: an individual’s true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct
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‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short

‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short
Paul Thomas Anderson has a surprise new project heading to Netflix and select IMAX theaters later this month: “Anima,” a musical short film starring Thom Yorke. The “one-reeler” is being billed by the streaming giant as a “mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.” The film will feature three tracks from Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name.

In the “Anima” teaser clip below, Yorke defines a one-reeler as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

For Anderson, “Anima” marks his first directorial release since “Phantom Thread,” his acclaimed Daniel Day Lewis-starring drama that picked up Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, among others. The film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Anderson has yet to announce a follow-up feature to “Phantom Thread,” which
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Paul Thomas Anderson Teases New Musical Short ‘Anima’ With Thom Yorke (Video)

Netflix on Thursday released a teaser trailer for a surprise new musical short from director Paul Thomas Anderson, “Anima,” starring Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.

The film will debut in free showings at select Imax theaters on Wednesday, June 26, ahead of a launch on Netflix the following day. That’s also the date Yorke will release his third non-Radiohead album, also called “Anima,” with nine new songs — plus a bonus track, “Ladies and Gentlemen (Thank You for Coming),” that will only be available on the vinyl edition.

Anderson describes the film as a one-reeler, which the teaser helpfully defines as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

Also Read: All 8 Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, whose last feature was 2017’s “Phantom Thread,” is no
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Happy Father’s Day! Top 16 best Oscar-winning dad film performances ranked

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Happy Father’s Day! Top 16 best Oscar-winning dad film performances ranked
Happy Father’s Day 2019! Here’s a suggestion — why not sit down for a couple of hours with your own dad or granddad and watch one of these movies that’s all about fathers, both terrific and horrible? Our ranked photo gallery above includes many fine suggestions, all of which feature an Oscar-winning performance by an actor who plays a father where that role was pivotal to the plot.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Though there are thousands of films in which one character happens to be a father, you won’t find them all on this list. Besides the fact that these 16 films contain a paternal performance that won an Academy Award, they show a wide array of what it means to be a father. There’s the courageous father, the inspirational dad, the loving father and even the monstrous father. Lead and supporting actors include Daniel Day-Lewis,
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22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)

  • The Wrap
22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)
Worst dads on tv and film

Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons

Homer Simpson is TV’s most famous dad but not exactly a role model. He may be good at heart but some of his favorite past times include drinking, laying on the couch, and strangling his son Bart whenever he gets out of line.

Daniel Plaineview, “There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) says it straight out, “he’s an oilman”; he puts family second behind his own greed. That becomes abundantly clear as his relationship deteriorates with his adopted son throughout the movie.

Al Bundy, “Married With Children”

Ed O’Neill was a very different kind of family man on “Married With Children” than he is now on “Modern Family.” Al’s cynical outlook on life has a hard time not having an effect on his kids.

Frank Gallagher, “Shameless

Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is a drunk,
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Father’s Day Films: Top 16 Best Oscar-Winning Dad Performances Ranked

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Father’s Day Films: Top 16 Best Oscar-Winning Dad Performances Ranked
How would you like to spend a special Father’s Day with your dad? Here’s a suggestion — why not sit down for a couple of hours and watch one of these movies that’s all about fathers, both terrific and horrible? Our ranked photo gallery above includes many fine suggestions, all of which feature an Oscar-winning performance by an actor who plays a father where that role was pivotal to the plot.

Though there are thousands of films in which one character happens to be a father, you won’t find them all on this list. Besides the fact that these 16 films contain a paternal performance that won an Academy Award, they show a wide array of what it means to be a father. There’s the courageous father, the inspirational dad, the loving father and even the monstrous father. Lead and supporting actors include Daniel Day-Lewis, Dustin Hoffman,
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Cannes Report, Day 6: ‘The Lighthouse’ Shines, Tarantino Begs for No Spoilers

Cannes Report, Day 6: ‘The Lighthouse’ Shines, Tarantino Begs for No Spoilers
No sooner than fans on the internet were signing petitions demanding that Robert Pattinson never play Batman, the former “Twilight” star took to Cannes to remind everyone how brilliant of an actor he can be with a crazed performance in “The Lighthouse.”

Robert Eggers’ film, his follow-up to the indie horror classic “The Witch,” stars Pattinson opposite Willem Dafoe, with Dafoe playing an aging lighthouse keeper in the early 20th century in Maine. The two lock horns in a tense psychological battle that has the two screaming at each other amid the film’s dark comedy and supernatural horror touches. And that doesn’t even begin to describe the half of it.

TheWrap’s Ben Croll wrote: “A richly textured portrait of two men on the far edges of society intensifying each other’s descent into madness, “The Lighthouse” lulls like a sea song, knocks like a wave and had
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‘A Face in the Crowd’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

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Stars: Patricia Neal, Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick | Written by Budd Schulberg | Directed by Elia Kazan

In a tiny Arkansas town, local radio reporter Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) makes a visit to the local jailhouse to do a story on the inmates. She’s expecting anecdotes and maybe a song or two. What she finds is Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a bawdy and brilliantly charismatic drifter, who steals the show in any room he occupies.

Marcia offers Larry a slot on her radio station. He’s soon a local celebrity, whipping the locals into a frenzy, inciting them to take action against the mayor and his cronies. Via a calculating agent named Joey (Anthony Franciosa), Larry gains the attention of the big networks and advertisers. Before long he’s hit the big time, with his own show in New York, through which he sells pharmaceuticals to a national audience,
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Blu-ray Review: Skinner (1993)

The early ’90s were an interesting time for horror; theatrical distribution was wanting, and what films were made mostly found themselves victims of the direct-to-video route. I shouldn’t say victims; they were still made for those cruising the video store aisles in need of the latest adrenaline fix of terror. One film of the era that received extra attention was Skinner (1993), but not necessarily due to content; no, it turns out that director Ivan Nagy was at the time the boyfriend of the notorious Hollywood Madam, Heidi Fleiss. Had audiences paid closer attention to the film than the gossip rags, they would have been privy to a somewhat disjointed yet interesting flick. Thanks to Severin Films, everyone has a chance to see what all the fuss is about with another stellar Blu-ray release.

Meet Dennis Skinner (Ted Raimi – Deadwax); your average, run-of-the-mill nice guy who just happens to walk
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Win Paul Dano’s Superb ‘Wildlife’ On Blu-ray

Out today on digital download and available of DVD and Blu-ray from 18th March is Paul Dano’s stunning directorial effort Wildlife. To celebrate the release we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray.

Paul Dano (Love & Mercy; There Will Be Blood) makes his outstanding directorial debut with Wildlife, a gripping 1960s drama surrounding a struggling family’s dedication to provide for one another, and the tenacity of the human spirit. This handsomely made small-town story is available for digital download on 11 March 2019, or out on Blu-ray and DVD on 18 March 2019, courtesy of Icon Film Distribution.

Adapted from the Richard Ford novel of the same name, the film also boasts an all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould and Bill Camp.

Set in a small town in 1960’s Montana, fourteen-year-old Joe (Oxenbould) is the only child of Jeanette (Mulligan) and Jerry (Gyllenhaal). Nearby,
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Jordan Peele's Us Takes Over Fangoria #3 Cover

Jordan Peele's Us Takes Over Fangoria #3 Cover
One of the most anticipated horror movies of this year is without a doubt Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele's upcoming doppelganger thriller Us. The new nightmare features Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elizabeth Moss.

And in anticipation of the movie's release, we wanted to let you guys know that the flick is gracing the cover of the third issue of the recently reborn horror magazine, Fangoria. Better yet though, is the fact that the new issue will feature an interview with Peele conducted by - get this - Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson!

The cover, which you can check out below, features Nyong'o brandishing those strange golden scissors and looking ten-types of crazy. As far as the killer pairing of Paul Thomas Anderson Anderson and Jordan Peele goes, Fangoria editor-in-chief and Horror Noire executive producer Phil Nobile Jr. says the pairing came together
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