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What if I were to tell you that the creator of Wonder Woman was a psychologist, the inventor of the lie detector, was in an open relationship with two women, and was a BDSM enthusiast. Now, what I told you that the biopic about the man who transformed the comic book industry contained none of the adventurousness, intrigue, or daring of his lifestyle? That deflating sense of disappointment is one you’ll become familiar with watching “Professor Marston And The Wonder Women,” which takes an uninspiring, conventional approach to a fascinating, unconventional story. Continue reading ‘Professor Marston’ Tells The Kinky Origin Story Of Wonder Woman [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

Thus far, Annapurna has been playing it pretty cagey when it comes to “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.” Certainly, the title does a lot of the heavy lifting, particularly when a certain DC Films effort is dominating the box office. But now, the curtain is being lifted just a little bit more. Written and directed by Angela Robinson (“The L Word,” “True Blood“) and starring Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote, and Rebecca Hall, the biopic will detail the unconventional life of the titular Harvard psychologist who invented the lie detector, engaged in a polyamorous relationship, and created the iconic Wonder Woman character — which he based on the relationships with the women in his life.  Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Reveals A New Superhero at The Playlist.

DC Films fans around the world will be getting the big screen movie about Diana Prince they’ve always wanted with “Wonder Woman,” however, if you’re looking for an origin story that goes all the way back to the comic book’s roots, a new movie with far less CGI is on the way. READ MORE: First Trailer For Cary Fukunaga-Produced TNT Series ‘The Alienist’ Starring Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women” tells the true story of the titular Harvard psychologist who invented the lie detector, engaged in a polyamorous relationship long before anyone knew what that meant, and created the iconic Wonder Woman character — which he based on the relationships with the women in his life. Continue reading A Superhero Is Born In First Teaser For Annapurna’s ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ at The Playlist.

“Apes.” It is high school teacher and avid history scholar Paul Lohman’s preferred term of abuse for his congressman brother Stan (Richard Gere) and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall). And it is spat out by him, as played by a revelatory Steve Coogan, several times over, often to his wife Claire (Laura Linney) in Oren Moverman‘s unfeasibly compelling “The Dinner,” based on Herman Koch‘s bestselling novel. Continue reading ‘The Dinner’ Is A Savage Satire With Stand-Out Performances From Steve Coogan & Richard Gere [Review] at The Playlist.

Despite a slightly silly premise and a script that plays it fast and loose with increasingly ridiculous scenarios, director Brian Crano‘s sincere and funny “Permission” manages to charm and impress thanks to the largely committed and above-average cast of Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens. A comedy/drama hybrid that strongly resembles the underrated “Sleeping With Other People” in tone, “Permission” skillfully tackles this popular dram-com mixture while adding a relatively fresh spin on the genre. Continue reading Rebecca Hall & Dan Stevens Impress In The Charming ‘Permission’ [Tribeca Review] at The Playlist.

If you put Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall around a table — real or cinematic — we’d gladly break bread with them. And the cast alone, coupled with the talented Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart“) behind the camera make “The Dinner” one we’re keen to see. Based on the best-selling book by Herman Koch, the story centers on two couples who meet to discuss the terrible crime the binds them together, only to see an argument tear them apart. Continue reading Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan & Rebecca Hall Break Bread In First Trailer For Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’ at The Playlist.