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Christopher Nolan found himself at the center of an unexpected social media controversy last summer after a report surfaced claiming the “Inception” and “Tenet” filmmaker bans chairs from his sets. The news ignited outrage from several film critics, with many condemning the rule as ableist. The report was shut down by Nolan’s representative, but now comes word directly from Zack Snyder that he banned chairs from the set of his Netflix zombie epic “Army of the Dead.” Appearing on The...
Living as an ex-pat in Paris in the late 1950s, Melvin Van Peebles taught himself the language and wrote five books in French. The fifth, 1967’s “La Permission,” became the basis for his 1968 feature-film debut, “The Story of a Three-Day Pass.” A commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race, it’s an exploration of an interracial relationship between a Black American GI stationed in France (Turner, played by Harry Baird) and a white Parisian woman (Miriam, played by Nicole...
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At long last, a release date has been set for director and writer Robert Eggers’ followup to “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse.” His upcoming Viking saga “The Northman” has been set to open on April 8, 2022 from Focus Features. Universal Pictures International will release the film abroad on the same date. “The Northman” stars Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Björk. It’s an epic revenge thriller that explores how far a Viking prince will go...
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