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Critics Choice Awards: Brendan Fraser Gets Emotional Accepting Best Actor Honor for ‘The Whale’

Brendan Fraser shared a powerful message while holding back tears as he accepted the award for best actor for The Whale at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association,” The Mummy actor said. “It was Herman Melville who once wrote that ‘there are only five critics in America. The […]

Darren Aronofsky on Fat Suit Criticisms Around ‘The Whale’: It “Makes No Sense to Me”

Criticisms of The Whale‘s representation of bigger-bodied people through its themes and the use of a fat suit for star Brendan Fraser caught director Darren Aronofsky off-guard. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, the director responded to critical backlash about how the film represents and explores the story of Charlie, a middle-aged man who […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther 2’ Leads Otherwise Dismal Weekend, Leaps Past $400M Domestically

Talk about no competition. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had no trouble staying atop the box office chart in its fifth weekend, earning $11.1 million to become only the third film of 2022 so far to leap past the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. The Marvel and Disney pic’s domestic haul is now […]

Brendan Fraser Finds Redemption in ‘The Whale’ Trailer

Brendan Fraser’s career comeback role, which brought audiences to their feet at its Venice and Toronto premieres, dominates the moody trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale ahead of a Dec. 9 release by A24. In the film, Fraser plays Charlie, a 600-pound teacher — aided on set by a mix of latex suit and digital […]

‘Sorry for Your Loss’ Creator Teams With Danny Strong, Darren Aronofsky for FX Drama ‘The Answers’

Kit Steinkellner, creator of the critically praised former Facebook Watch drama Sorry for Your Loss, is returning to television in a big way at FX. The Disney-owned basic cable network has handed out a pilot order for an adaptation of Catherine Lacey’s novel The Answers, with Steinkellner set to write the script and exec produce […]

‘Looking’ Actor Daniel Franzese on Why He’s “Conflicted” Over Brendan Fraser’s Casting in ‘The Whale’

Daniel Franzese says Brendan Fraser is a “lovely” actor but doesn’t understand why the upcoming film The Whale didn’t choose to cast a gay actor with a larger body in Fraser’s leading role. While speaking to People, the Mean Girls and Looking star said he felt conflicted about Fraser’s casting in the Darren Aronofsky A24 […]

Darren Aronofsky on Unique Journey of Adapting Screenplay Into Debut Children’s Novel ‘Monster Club’

Darren Aronofsky is best known as a director who tackles big ideas, challenging material and complex characters in typically adult-skewing dramas. He’s got a new one coming down the pike with the Brendan Fraser-starrer The Whale but before that hits theaters in December, he’s making a splash in an unexpected place with a new children’s […]

Venice: Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’ — and Brendan Fraser’s Potential Career Comeback — Gets Rapturous Seven-Minute Ovation

Brendan Fraser’s return to the movies was greeted with an adoring reception on Sunday night in Venice, one which seemed to even catch the star himself by surprise.  The Whale — Darren Aronofsky’s A24 drama touted as a career comeback for Fraser, the former Hollywood leading man who effectively disappeared from the big screen — […]

‘The Whale’ Review: Brendan Fraser Is Heart-Wrenching in Darren Aronofsky’s Portrait of Regret and Deliverance

Brendan Fraser stars in Darren Aronofsky's affecting chamber drama, adapted by Samuel D. Hunter from his play about grief and salvation.

Venice: THR Chief Film Critic’s Top 6 Most Anticipated Titles

1. The Banshees of Inisherin  The rugged Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast were evocative settings for two lauded Martin McDonagh plays, The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. But the intended third part of that trilogy was never produced or published; the playwright expressed doubts about its merits and stated a desire to return to […]

Brie Larson, Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky Join Virtual Toronto Fest Lineup

The Toronto Film Festival has unveiled details on a slimmed-down and virtual industry conference set to take place Sept. 10 to 15.

‘Pacified’ (‘Pacificado’): Film Review | Tribeca 2020

Director Paxton Winters considers the psychological toll of drug culture and violence in a Rio favela in the vivid community portrait 'Pacified,' whose producers include Darren Aronofsky and Lisa Muskat.