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Between her breakout role in J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” and more recent ingenue work in films like “The Neon Demon” and “The Beguiled,” Elle Fanning has established herself as one of the most versatile young actres…

Based on the title alone, you might think that director John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” sounds like your typical buddy comedy or romcom. And in the new trailer for the film, it almost starts that way. But after abo…

There’s often a figurative hole in the middle of films about writers, especially fictional ones. While other kinds of artists like musicians, dancers, or painters can briefly display their artistry within a film, few movies take the time to give a gran…

PARK CITY – Trying to mine something new out in the post-apocalyptic genre isn’t easy. It’s been a stable of sci-fi films and television for almost 40 years. In that context, the fact that director Reed Morano and screenwriter Mike Makowsky are almost …

Well, it was certainly promising. James Mangold (“Logan,” “Walk The Line“) taking on the Patty Hearst story with Elle Fanning in the lead role? Sign us up. Alas, the powers that be have given it the axe. Fox has canceled the bio…

How do you make a movie title more interesting? Add the word “vanishing.” Last year at the Sundance Film Festival, you probably forgot that a movie called “Sidney Hall” premiered. Despite a pretty solid ensemble, reception was p…

James Mangold is picking up projects as fast as he can get them. The director of “Logan” has already put “The Force,” “Disorder,” and “Crenshaw” on his plate, but now he’s cooking up something that …

Led by Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning, and with a soundtrack featuring artists including Nico MuhlyJamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Matmos and AC Newman of The New Pornographers it’s a little bit disappointing that “How To Talk To Girls At Parties” has been a bit lost in the wind since debuting at Cannes. The film is gearing up to roll out internationally as we wait any news of a U.S. Continue reading ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman & Elle Fanning Make Punk A Way Of Life at The Playlist.

In 1818, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” was published and became an almost immediate sensation. “Mary Shelley” is the story of its author and the creative inspiration behind the groundbreaking book. Well, eventually. Before we discover the titular writer’s genius, we must endure a fusty period drama that unfolds with such a startling lack of imagination, it’s nearly remarkable how conventional the production is, particularly when the life and famed work of Mary Shelley is so boldly unconventional. Continue reading Elle Fanning Plays ‘Mary Shelley’ In Biopic Of ‘Frankenstein’ Creator [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.