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August 6, 2017

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are giving us deep cuts and hot hot dragon action in “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 4, “The Spoils of War.” Journeyman TV director Matt Shakman (“Mad Men,” “Fargo,” “You’re the Worst”) makes his ‘Thrones’ debut with this episode, and he leaves his mark. The first half is lovely and contemplative, often joyous, with Arya Stark returning to her home of Winterfell and reuniting with her siblings. Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ Roasts ‘The Spoils of War’ [Season 7, Episode 4 Recap] at The Playlist.

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today Michael Snydel, Bill Graham, and I discuss the newest film from director David Lowery, A Ghost Story, starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Before that, though, Snydel tells us about the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower. Subscribe …

It was probably a kind of scuzzy hell on earth, but perhaps no other period in the history of New York City has been glamorized as much as the late 1970s era of Time Square and Hell’s Kitchen where grindhouse movie theaters and greasy strip clubs and porn shops ruled the days (you could even find remnants of them in Time Square up to the early aughts). Of course, this same period has been covered musically by HBO with Martin Scorsese’s failed series “Vinyl,” which depicted a similar era through the filter of the 1970s, punk, disco and post-punk explosion (and Netflix’s “The Get Down” followed the evolution down through hip hop and disco; though it got canceled too)). Continue reading ‘The Deuce’: HBO Goes Boogie Nights With New York Porn [Watch New Trailer] at The Playlist.

“Amazing how far a little tender lovin’ care can go.” Paramount and PureFlix have debuted another new official trailer for the heartfelt drama Same Kind of Different as Me, from director Michael Carney. This was originally scheduled to open in February, but was delayed seven months and is now being released in October, if anyone still wants to see it. Greg Kinnear stars as a family man who befriends a homeless man, played by Djimon Hounsou, and changes his life through a bit of kindness and friendship. The film also stars Renée Zellweger in one of her other major roles (aside from Bridget Jones’s Baby) after her hiatus, along with Jon Voight, Olivia Holt, Ty Parker and others. This doesn’t look any better than it did when we posted the first trailer last year, but perhaps these a few good performances in this worth appreciating. Here’s the second trailer (+ poster) for Michael Carney’s Same Kind of Different as Me, from …

Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts star in ‘The Glass Castle,’ the big-screen adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir about her unconventional upbringing. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

With the recent release of “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan is back on the mind of film obsessives everywhere. I myself did a healthy Chris Nolan rewatch in the weeks leading up to his new war movie, the most surprising takeaway of which was that “The Dark Knight Rises” is quite a lot better than I’d remembered.  With that in mind, the new “From Script to Screen” video essay from Legendary’s YouTube channel is a nifty little peek into the production process behind Nolan’s third and final Batman movie. Continue reading A ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Fight From Script To Screen at The Playlist.

I’m tremendously fond of the Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes‘ work. They deserve to be high on the list of the best filmmakers working in the French film industry today, and although their last film, “The Unknown Girl,” would qualify as their first misfire, they have given us so many great films over the years (“The Kid With A Bike,” “L’Enfant,” “Rosetta“) that it’s a no brainer to have them situated next to Michael Haneke and Olivier Assayas as the current European masters. Continue reading The Dardennes List Their Favorite Films Of The 20th Century at The Playlist.

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff stars alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy cast in the gloriously retro video for “Guardians’ Inferno.” The music video appears on the upcoming home release of This article originally appeared on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: David Hasselhoff Stars in Retro ‘Inferno’ Video