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    Sundance Review: 'Lilting' Delicately Explores Grief and Cultural Divides With the Help of Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei-Pei

    Hong Khaou's feature film debut looks at the relationship between Junn (Cheng Pei-Pei), an elderly Chinese-Cambodian woman living in England, and Richard (Ben Whishaw), the man who was, unbeknownst to her, the lover of her late son.

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    Jason Clarke, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw & Olivia Colman To Star In Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster'

    Distinct, odd, disturbing and hilarious are all words that can be used to describe the last two films from Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos. With 2009's Oscar nominated "Dogtooth" and 2011's "Alps," the helmer put his mark on the world of international cinema in a big way, all while managing to land on...

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    Ben Whishaw Latest Name Tossed Around For The Freddie Mercury Biopic

    Finding the right person to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic about this life is no easy task, but many people figured that the once-attached Sacha Baron Cohen was an inspired choice. Not only could he look like Mercury, Cohen easily possessed the skills to take on the singer...

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    Review Roundup UPDATE: Critics Praise Epic Shakespeare Series 'The Hollow Crown,' Kicking Off September 20 (TRAILER)

    Enthusiasts of the Bard, take note. "The Hollow Crown," the Sam Mendes-produced BBC series of four Shakespeare adaptations, "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1" and "Part 2," and "Henry V," begins its stateside airings tonight (September 20) on PBS. Critics have good things to say about the ambitious end...

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    Ben Whishaw Eyed To Play 'Moby Dick' Author Herman Melville In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

    For a moment there, it looked like Ben Whishaw was going to do some tentpole hopping. After appearing last fall as the new Q in "Skyfall," the actor was being eyed for Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse" -- until the filmmaker put it on hold indefinitely. Well, it was a minor blip for Whishaw who fil...

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    Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

    This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Ca...

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    Steven Spielberg Indefinitely Postpones 'Robopocalypse' With Chris Hemsworth & Anne Hathaway

    After a rough half-decade or so ("Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Adventures of Tintin," "War Horse," failing to get "Harvey" made), Steven Spielberg is back to enjoying the kind of success he's used to; "Lincoln" is closing on $150 million domestically alone, and is likely to be the most nomina...

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    An Irresistible Mix: Smart Meets Soapy in 'The Hour'

    When smart meets soapy, the results can be delicious and addictive television – as long as the show proudly owns its soap opera qualities (that’s one of the secrets of Downton Abbey) and integrates them into the drama (the gap between soap and preaching is what dooms The Newsroom.) ...

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    'Skyfall' Or Skyfail: What Worked & What Didn't In James Bond's Latest

    Over the weekend, it sounds like more than a few of you checked out "Skyfall" -- $80 million+ worth of you, in fact. And around the rest of the world, it's even more, the film having taken over $500 million internationally since it started rolling out two weeks ago. And for the most part, it's been...

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    'Skyfall' Review. Bond At 50: Older, Wiser, Much Better Written

    Daniel Craig looks craggier than ever in Skyfall, which is part of the film’s sly, obvious-yet-effective theme. Without slowing down the intricate, explosive action that defines a Bond movie, director Sam Mendes and a sharper-than-usual screenplay create a story in which Bond is feeling h...

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