Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit
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Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix – Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit

Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix Director and Actor Formed a Unique Union in Making Joker an Award-Oriented Hit by Brad Balfour Attending a Joker screening a second time – thanks to Deadline‘s Awardsline screening series – not only provided further insight but also a chance to hear director Todd Phillips explain himself, just as he … Continue reading

Sidney Lumet – One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director
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Sidney Lumet – One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director

Sidney Lumet One of the Last Interviews with the Late Great Director by Brad Balfour On the occasion of the great Philadelphia-born and New York-bred director Sidney Lumet’s passing earlier this year, The Film Society of Lincoln Center put together an extraordinary retrospective of 16 signature classics, Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet which was held in the … Continue reading

D.B. Sweeney Takes Us Down to Paradise City
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D.B. Sweeney Takes Us Down to Paradise City

D.B. Sweeney Takes Us Down to Paradise City by Jay S. Jacobs As so often happens, the germ of the idea for actor D.B. Sweeney’s writing and directing debut Two Tickets to Paradise came from a real life experience.  In fact, it was a drunken road trip down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with his brother that … Continue reading

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD (2007) Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Brian F. O’Byrne, Blaine Horton, Arija Bareikis, Leonardo Cimino, Lee Wilkoff, Damon Gupton and Adrian Martinez. Screenplay by Kelly Masterson. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Distributed by THINKFilm.  117 minutes.  Rated … Continue reading

Marisa Tomei – Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest
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Marisa Tomei – Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest

Marisa Tomei Makes Sure We Know She’s There In Sidney Lumet’s Latest by Brad Balfour In a film loaded up with some of the finest New York theater actors, Marisa Tomei made sure she stood out in Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Since its release, the film has stood out as well, garnering … Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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The Manchurian Candidate (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (2004) Starring Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise, Jon Voight, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Sakina Jaffrey, Simon McBurney, Paul Lazar, Alyson Renaldo, Adam LeFevre, Robin Hitchcock, Pablo Schreiber, Tom Stechstulte, Anthony Mackie, Dorian Missick, Miguel Ferrer, Ted Levine, Bruno Ganz, Jude Ciccolella, Dean Stockwell, BeBe Winans, Zeljko Ivanek, Charles Napier, … Continue reading