Tag: willem dafoe

New Trailer: Motherless Brooklyn — Official Trailer #1

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN NOVEMBER 1, 2019 DIRECTED BY: EDWARD NORTON Official Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Starring: Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale, Fisher Stevens, … Read More New Trailer: Motherless Brooklyn — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Lighthouse — Official Trailer #1

THE LIGHTHOUSE OCTOBER 18, 2019 DIRECTED BY: ROBERT EGGERS Official Synopsis: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, and Valeriia Karaman Screenplay By: Robert Eggers Max Eggers Cinematography By: Jarin Blaschke Music By: Mark Korven Edited By: Louise Ford Production Company: A24 Also onOCTOBER 18, 2019 “Maleficent: Mistress of … Read More New Trailer: The Lighthouse — Official Trailer #1

2019 Oscars Challenge: [21] “At Eternity’s Gate” – Best Actor in a Leading Role

WILLEM DAFOE“At Eternity’s Gate” Director: Julian SchnabelProducer: Jon KilikWriters: Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, and Louise KugelbergCinematography: Benoît DelhommeEditors: Louise Kugelberg and Julian SchnabelComposer: Tatiana LisovskayaDistributors: CBS FilmsRelease Date: November 16, 2018Run-time: 110 minutes CHARACTER SYNOPSIS: Willem Dafoe portrays artist Vincent Van Gogh, who experiences breakthroughs in his creative process while living at Arles, despite the anguish caused by his mental instability. Analysis coming soon … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [21] “At Eternity’s Gate” – Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Awards

Motion Picture, Drama (Major) “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Annapurna Pictures “Black Panther” – Walt Disney “First Man” – Universal “Hereditary” – A24 “Mary Queen of Scots” – Focus Features “Widows” – Twentieth Century Fox Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Major, Independent or International) Glenn Close – “The Wife” Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Viola Davis – “Widows” Nicole Kidman – “Destroyer” Melissa … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Awards

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Oscars Watch: 75th Venice International Film Festival

The 75th Venice International Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia, and took place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. The jury consisted of Jury President Guillermo del Toro, Sylvia Chang, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Paolo Genovese, Małgorzata Szumowska, Taika Waititi, Christoph Waltz, and Naomi Watts. Golden Lion: “Roma” Grand Jury Prize: “The Favourite” Silver Lion for Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Venice International Film Festival

New Trailer: Aquaman – Official Trailer #1

“AQUAMAN” December 21, 2018 James Wan Official Synopsis: Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface. Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, … Read More New Trailer: Aquaman – Official Trailer #1

2018 Oscars Challenge: [2] “The Florida Project” – Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WILLEM DAFOE “The Florida Project” Director: Sean Baker Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, & Shih-Ching Tsou Writers: Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch Cinematography: Alexis Zabe Editor: Sean Baker Distributors: A24 Release Date: October 6, 2017 Run-time: 109 minutes CHARACTER SYNOPSIS: Willem Dafoe portrays Bobby Hicks, the brusque yet warm-hearted manager of a budget motel who often finds … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [2] “The Florida Project” – Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Animated Film: “Coco” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “Get Out” Best Comedy: “The Big Sick” Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Get Out” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Independent Film: “Lady Bird” Best Studio Film: “Logan” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor (Tie): Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” & Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” & Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Original Screenplay: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Narrative Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Screenplay: “Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins Best Foreign Language Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

Best Narrative Film: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay (Tie): “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “A Ghost Story” Best Directing: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Lead Actor: Andy Serkis – “War for the Planet of the Apes” Best Lead Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Tatiana Maslany – “Stronger” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Blade Runner 2049” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture Of The Year: “Get Out” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Ensemble Cast: “Get Out” Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – “Phantom Thread” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Foreign Language Film: “BPM (Beats per Minute)” Best Documentary: “Ex Libris: The New … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Harry Dean Stanton – “Lucky” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: “Faces Places” Best Documentary: “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992” Best Original Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Adapted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Sure, “The Florida Project” can win Best Picture and Willem Dafoe can yet again win for his supporting role in that film. Sure, “Get Out” can win another screenplay award and Laurie Metcalf can continue to clinch her Oscar nomination. And sure, even Roger Deakins can win for Cinematography and “Baby Driver” can win for Best Film Editing. Even Margot Robbie can grab another … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

“The Florida Project” gets another Best Picture win as does Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting while Greta Gerwig wins another Best Director award for “Lady Bird,” as does her Supporting lady. “The Breadwinner” beats out “Coco” again for Best Animated Feature. Best Picture: “The Florida Project” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Actor: Daniel … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Paul Thomas Anderson and “Phantom Thread” get their first Best Picture win of the Critics season. Other firsts include Daniel Kaluuya’s first Best Actor win for “Get Out,” “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)” winning Best Ensemble, Greta Gerwig winning her first Best Screenplay award, and “The Square” winning Best Foreign Film. One big surprise is David Lowery winning Best Editing for “A Ghost … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Online Awards

The New York Film Critics Online shake things up a bit, with “Mudbound” sharing the top spot with “The Florida Project.” “Mudbound” also takes Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast. “The Florida Project” only grabs Best Supporting Actor again for Willem Dafoe. Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) wins another one as does Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) and Margot Robbie joins her co-star with a win … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

Jordan Peele and “Get Out” make it three Best Picture wins in a row now, with Peele also getting the Best Screenplay win. A barrage of continuing winners fills the acting categories, with Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape Of Water”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) all add some more awards to their shelves. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Finally, we have a film that has won two Best Pictures in a row, with “Get Out” winning Best Picture from the Washington D.C. Area critics and now from the Boston Online Critics. It also went on to win Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay. Paul Thomas Anderson wins his first Best Director award of the season for “Phantom Thread” which also tied with “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Four critics groups have now announced their Best Pictures and with that we’ve gotten four different Best Pictures. “The Post,” “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and now “The Florida Project” have all been announced as the Best Pictures of the Year, three of which are indies. What this says about the wide open Oscar season is anyone’s guess. Sean Baker follows suit … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association names a completely different film as their Best Picture of the Year, following the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle naming “The Post” and “Lady Bird” respectively. LA’s Critics named “Call Me By Your Name” the big winner, with Timothée Chalamet winning Best Actor and Luca Guadagnino sharing Best Director with Guillermo del … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Independent film lovers rejoice and add two more big wins to the small films, including Best Picture going to “Lady Bird” along with a win for leading actress Saoirse Ronan, who I can definitely see getting an Oscar nomination, and a big win for director Sean Baker, for his directing of “The Florida Project,” along with yet another win for Willen Dafoe, who his … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” starts the award season in a big way, getting Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress, paving the way for Meryl Streep to get her 20th Academy Award nomination. Instead of Spielberg for Best Director, however, Greta Gerwig snuck in, with her highly acclaimed “Lady Bird,” as did Laurie Metcalf, taking Best Supporting Actress. Willem Dafoe rounded out the acting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

New Trailer: Murder On The Orient Express – Official Trailer #2

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Synopsis: A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone’s a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle … Read More New Trailer: Murder On The Orient Express – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: The Florida Project – Official Trailer #1

THE FLORIDA PROJECT Synopsis: A precocious 6-year-old and her friends are homeless, living in extended-stay motels, but their summer is still filled with childhood wonder and adventure. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Caleb Landry Jones Directed By: Sean Baker Release Date: October 6, 2017 Studio: A24

New Trailer: Death Note – Official Trailer #2

DEATH NOTE Synopsis: In Seattle, a young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror. Based … Read More New Trailer: Death Note – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: Murder On The Orient Express – Official Trailer #1

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS || Remaking the 1974 Sidney Lumet classic Murder On The Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh is not only directing, he is also sitting in the director’s chair. Having not seen the original, I am assuming Johnny Depp’s character is the one that gets murdered, seeing as he is not among those sitting on the trailer when the detective (played by … Read More New Trailer: Murder On The Orient Express – Official Trailer #1

Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 16, 2014 Forming a connection with actress Shailene Woodley and her character, Hazel Grace Lancaster, is the easy part of “The Fault In Our Stars”. Forming a connection with a couple while constantly being reminded that they have or had cancer, on the other hand, is damn near impossible. Allow me to let you into my … Read More Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

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Proof Review: The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988)

Surrounded by controversy, The Last Temptation of Christ offers an entertaining fictitious spin on the New Testament. Martin Scorsese handles the film masterfully, producing a film worthy of the annals of The Passion of the Christ. Those that are devout Christians will probably steer clear, but for those that are open to another take on the story of Jesus Christ, The Last Temptation is exactly that, but with dimension and heart.