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As the scandal continues to unfold around Harvey Weinstein, “Una” is an eerily timely drama about the collision of sex and power. And today we have have an exclusive clip from the explosive film. Starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Ri…

In the 2002 BBC poll ranking the 100 greatest Britons, one man beat out the likes of Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and, really, every other Briton ever. The gentleman atop that list was the incredibly-quotable, cigar-inhaling Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. While he is remembered as a wildly-popular leader who refused to yield to one of history’s greatest villains, Churchill’s journey to becoming the greatest Briton began in a crucible of public confusion and political subversion, all while the threat of a Nazi invasion loomed. Continue reading ‘Darkest Hour’ Trailer: Gary Oldman Goes For Oscar Gold As Winston Churchill at The Playlist.

With “Mary Magdalene” pushed to 2018, it means we’re going to have to wait for the next high profile Rooney Mara movie. However, fans of the actress will have something to look forward to this fall with “Una.” The small scale drama hit festivals last fall, but didn’t quite make a big splash. Nonetheless, there’s still enough of a ripple that we’re intrigued to see the film that pits Mara against Ben Mendelsohn. Continue reading ‘Una’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Tracks Down Ben Mendelsohn at The Playlist.

Not every movie that gets slotted for premiere film festivals like Telluride and TIFF manage to find a home, or are even remembered. That’s nothing new, but it’s certainly a bit curious that “Una,” which features a great trio of actors of Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed, has fallen a bit through the cracks. The muted response probably didn’t help, nor the tricky subject matter, but any chance to see Mara and Mendelsohn face off is one we’d gladly take. Continue reading Rooney Mara & Ben Mendelsohn Face The Past In New Trailer For ‘Una’ at The Playlist.

We’re about to be inundated with blockbuster trailers from D23 and San Diego Comic Con, but don’t forget that studios are getting ready for Oscar season too. So before the spectacle, here comes the awards season player, “Darkest Hour.” READ MORE: Premature Oscar Predictions: 2018 Best Actor & Best Actress Nominees Gary Oldman leads the new film from director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Anna Karenina“) playing Winston Churchill, and the big question is whether or not he can make the iconic figure his own, particularly coming so hot on the heels of John Lithgow‘s great turn as the British Prime Minister on Netflix‘s “The Crown“.  Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Darkest Hour’ Starring Gary Oldman As Winston Churchill at The Playlist.

Halfway through the year there is no reason not to ponder the current slate of Best Supporting Actor contenders.  Many of these performances have been seen seen either at festivals or screenings, others have been in films that have released footage and a few have actually been in films released in theaters. This is a very fluid category at this stage of the game, but if you are wondering why some are listed as “potential” instead of “likely” remember that insight and intel are everything.  Continue reading 2018 Best Supporting Actor Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.

**Spoilers within if you haven’t seen the show, though we’ll tread lightly with this final season 3.** If blood is thicker than water, than Netflix’s series “Bloodline” coagulated a long time ago. A show about a proud family dynasty, their legacy in the Florida Keys, and the murder they tried to cover up, “Bloodline,” created by Todd A. Continue reading Bingeworthy Breakdown: It’s Best That The Hemorrhaging Has Ended For ‘Bloodline’ at The Playlist.

Bloodline” could have been one of Netflix’s greatest shows. It came from the creators of the always-enjoyable “Damages,” had some killer production value, and an absolutely stellar cast featuring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shephard, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz and, more recently, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Chloe Sevigny, Beau Bridges, and more. And yet it never quite worked as well as it should have done: the first season was moderately gripping and had some great acting (specifically from Mendelsohn), but felt like a movie plot that had become bloated to thirteen hours, and Season 2 doubled down on the problem, feeling like an epilogue, particularly as it had killed off most of the best characters. Continue reading Watch The Full Trailer For The Third & Final Season Of Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ at The Playlist.

There’s no shortage of good television these days, but you’d have to look far and wide to find a better cast than the one on Netflix‘s “Bloodline.” With stars like Kyle ChandlerSissy SpacekSam Shephard, and Ben Mendelsohn – who previously won an Emmy for his role as the black sheep of the family – “Bloodline” follows in the fine tradition of southern noir about returning home and the skeletons buried in your family’s closet. Continue reading Watch The Teaser For The Thrilling Final Season Of Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ at The Playlist.

More Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn is always a good thing, and the New Year will bring them together in “Una.” The film hit Telluride and TIFF last fall (here’s our review), and though it didn’t make quite a big splash, the actors in the lead role (not to mention a supporting turn from the always great to see Riz Ahmed) make it one to keep an eye on. Continue reading Rooney Mara Confronts Ben Mendelsohn In First Trailer For ‘Una’ at The Playlist.