First Reactions: Todos lo saben / Everybody Knows

After the previous success of The Salesman and A Separation, one would have almost expected director Asghar Farhadi to make his next film in the English language. Instead Farhadi surprised us all by announcing that his next film would be in Spanish. The film’s trailer starts off with a charming family drama atmosphere, bright and […]

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Cate Blanchett – Ten from a “10”

Every generation has one, maybe two, if they’re lucky. So solid are their statures that when they are tagged with just a first or last name, a stream of images and sound bites cascades in one’s memory. Streep, Redgrave, Signoret, Christie, Hepburn, Garbo and Bergman. Add to that, Blanchett.

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Red Hot! How Red Headed Woman Played Hard to Get with the Censors

I made up my mind a long time ago, I’m not gonna spend my whole life on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. Lil (Jean Harlow), Red Headed Woman For some strange reason, in 1932 MGM really wanted to film Red Headed Woman, a trashy exploitation novel (imagine Fifty Shades of Grey for the […]

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