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‘Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical’ World Premiere to Open London Film Festival

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. The annual fest, scheduled for Oct. 5-16 and held in partnership with American Express, unveiled its opening night gala on Thursday. Matilda will gets its world premiere in London on Oct. 5 at the Southbank Centre, “ahead of Sony Pictures U.K. and […]

Queen Elizabeth II in Hollywood: 15 Stars Who’ve Played the British Monarch

From Helen Mirren to Claire Foy — and even Fred Armisen — many famous faces portrayed the Queen during various periods in her record-breaking reign.

Oscars: Best Costume Design Winner Jenny Beavan Says She “Nearly Said No” to Designing ‘Cruella’

Thanks to over-the-top creations for Emma Stone like a garbage-truck gown with a 40-foot train, Jenny Beavan won the Academy Award for best costume design for her work on Cruella at the 94th ceremony on March 27, 2022. The nod marked Beavan’s third Oscar win amid 11 nominations, previously winning for A Room With a […]

Emma Thompson Says ‘Leo Grande’ Naked Scene Was the “Hardest Thing,” Women Are “Brainwashed” to Hate Their Bodies

Emma Thompson was among the star attractions over the weekend at the Berlinale, bringing her trademark energy and wit to a festival that, due to the restrictions put in place by the coronavirus pandemic, had felt rather subdued. In town with the Sundance-bowing drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, in which she plays a […]

Berlin: 3 Questions With ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Star Daryl McCormack

After premiering in the virtual Sundance festival, Brit comedy drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande from director Sophie Hyde comes to Berlin for its first in-person public screening. Starring Emma Thompson as Nancy, a retired widow seeking her first orgasm, the film marks the film leading role debut for Irish actor Daryl McCormack (best […]

Sundance: Searchlight Lands Emma Thompson Sex Comedy ‘Leo Grande’

Searchlight Pictures has acquired the U.S. Rights to the Emma Thompson-led Sundance feature Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. The film, which is directed by Sophie Hyde from a script by Katy Brand, will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. The logline for the film reads: “Stokes (Thompson), a retired school teacher, is yearning […]

Emma Thompson in ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’: Film Review | Sundance 2022

The actress stars as a repressed widow who hires a sex worker to help her discover what all the fuss over orgasms is about in director Sophie Hyde's comedy-drama.

Berlin Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup With Juliette Binoche, Elizabeth Banks Titles

The Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its 63rd edition next month. The event is planned as an in-person fest to run in an abridged, seven-day version Feb. 10-16, with four days of repeat public screenings through Feb. 20. Peter von Kant, François Ozon’s gender-flipped adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 […]

Microsoft Theater to Host ‘Love Actually’ Screening and Concert Experience

The beloved holiday romantic comedy Love Actually is hitting the stage in Los Angeles on Dec. 17. Black Ink Presents, the L.A.-based creative and production firm behind “live-to-picture” film and concert experiences, is offering up a one-night-only performance of Love Actually in Concert at Downtown L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. It will feature a screening of the […]

Emma Stone in ‘Cruella’: Film Review

The actress plays 'One Hundred and One Dalmations' villain Cruella de Vil in this origin story directed by Craig Gillespie and costarring Emma Thompson.

Emma Thompson, Newcomer Alisha Weir to Star in ‘Matilda’ Adaptation for Netflix, TriStar

Thompson joins the cast as Miss Trunchbull, whereas the 11-year old actress has been cast as the title character.

AFM 2020 Hot List: Projects With Emma Thompson, Dave Bautista and Armie Hammer Generating Sales Buzz

New projects starring Emma Thompson, Angelina Jolie, Armie Hammer, and Dave Bautista are among the highlights of this year's American Film Market, which kicks off, online-only, on Monday. There's no shortage of new independent films on offer, even if COVID-19 is changing how everyone does business.