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Sofia Coppola’s elegant and slow-burning remake is erotic and expertly performed by its talented cast The post The Beguiled Review appeared first on

Join stars Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning for a look inside the intimate period thriller The post CS Video: Sofia Coppola and Her The Beguiled Cast appeared first on

The greatest favor you can do Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled,” and yourself before you watch it, is to put all thoughts of Don Siegel‘s 1971 Clint Eastwood-starrer of the same name from your mind. As a standalone film, Coppola’s version abounds in pleasures: from the starry cast (at least four of whom almost coincidentally seem to be hitting their career-best strides at exactly the same moment) to Philippe Le Sourd‘s cinematography, all misty woods, dangling creepers and softly sparkling candlelit interiors. Continue reading Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ With Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell & Kirsten Dunst [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.

A hodgepodge of genres is splattered all over John Cameron Mitchell’s ludicrous (and ludicrously-titled) “How To Talk to Girls at Parties,” making for an incredibly brazen, outlandish, and totally bananas time at the movies. The creative collision of author Neil Gaiman and the director of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a match made in bizarro world heaven as ‘Girls’ thrusts a conventional coming-of-age premise into a romance-horror-comedy-sci-fi blender with the top off, twists the knob to max-level, and blasts the angriest Sex Pistols song you’ve ever heard in your life. Continue reading ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ With Elle Fanning & Nicole Kidman Is Gloriously Bananas [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.

Elle Fanning may only be 19 years old, but she’s becoming something of an expert on punk rock and the 1970s. The actress starred in Mike Mills‘ “20th Century Women,” which played against the backdrop of that milieu, and this weekend she’ll be in Cannes for “How To Talk To Girls At Parties,” where she’ll learn all about becoming punk. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, and co-starring Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Alex Sharp, the film is a “punk alien love story.” Here’s the synopsis from Cannes: A story about the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties. Continue reading Elle Fanning Gets Punk In First Teasers For ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ at The Playlist.

With four projects headed to the Croissette, Nicole Kidman is clearly the belle of the ball at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. She’ll be appearing in season two of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake,” and has three films being veiled, including two in Competition: Sofia Coppola’s American civil war film-set “The Beguiled,”  and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” And then there’s John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” The last time the director/actress paired together, Kidman earned her third Best Actress Oscar nomination for the film “Rabbit Hole.” Adapted from the Neil Gaiman short story, according to The Guardian, Kidman plays an extravagant fashion and music entrepreneur who sees Elle Fanning’s mysterious alien character as a possible protegée. Continue reading Nicole Kidman & Elle Fanning Are Punks In New Photos From ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ at The Playlist.

Leo Tolstoy nailed the universal truth about family on its head in the opening sentence of Anna Karenina – “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Family, in whatever shape or size, is always complicated, messy and crazy – but we wouldn’t trade our own for any other in the world (most of the time). Gaby Dellal’s (“On a Clear Day,” “Angels Crest”) latest film “3 Generations,” being finally released by The Weinstein Company after debuting at TIFF back in 2015, stars Naomi Watts (“Mulholland Drive”), Elle Fanning (“20th Century Women”) and Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Feud”) as members of a unique family undergoing a period of transition. Continue reading It’s A Shame About Ray; Harvey Weinstein Just Won’t Let Go Of ‘3 Generations’ [Watch Trailer] at The Playlist.

The Berlin Film Festival kicks off today which means in addition to the dozens of films making unspooling, the European Film Market is going strong as the next wave of new movies look to find homes. And part of getting the buzz going is in releasing the first images from new projects, and we’ll watch anything with the immensely talented Elle Fanning. “Mary Shelley” (formerly known as “A Storm In The Stars“) finds the actress playing “Frankenstein” writer Mary Shelley, in the movie that will track the author’s affair with the poet, Percy Bysse Shelley. Continue reading First Look: Elle Fanning In ‘Mary Shelley’ at The Playlist.