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Guest Column: How Method Acting Elevated Five Films — From ‘The Godfather’ to ‘The Lost Daughter’

During the second half of the 20th Century, the Method — an acting technique codified by Lee Strasberg that draws on the individual actor’s idiosyncrasies, psychology and emotion to help breathe life into their roles —transitioned from insurgent movement to dominant establishment to an often-mocked and misunderstood long twilight in the popular consciousness. Along the […]

Olivia Colman to Star in FX and BBC’s ‘Great Expectations’

FX and the BBC have set the cast for their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations — with Olivia Colman at the top of the call sheet. The Oscar and Emmy winner (The Favourite, The Crown) will play Miss Havisham in the six-part limited series. Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) will play Pip; the […]

Jessie Buckley Faces Demons in Alex Garland’s ‘Men’ Trailer

Jessie Buckley, having just nabbed a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in The Lost Daughter, is a haunted mess in the final teaser trailer for Alex Garland’s Men, which was released Wednesday morning. Written and directed by Garland, who helmed Ex Machina and Annihilation, the A24 horror pic follows a young woman, […]

Maggie Gyllenhaal Celebrates ‘The Lost Daughter’ Oscar Nom: “Crying and Then Started Drinking Champagne”

The Oscar nominations may have begun to be announced at 5 a.m. on the West Coast and 8 a.m. on the East, but that didn’t stop Maggie Gyllenhaal from popping the champagne. The first-time feature writer and director was nominated for best adapted screenplay on Tuesday morning for The Lost Daughter, while her stars Olivia […]

Olivia Colman in HBO’s ‘Landscapers’: TV Review

Olivia Colman and David Thewlis play an unassuming couple accused of murder in this pastiche of true crime and Hollywood homage.

Zach Galifianakis and Olivia Colman in ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’: Film Review

The animated feature centers on a socially awkward middle schooler who's gifted a malfunctioning robot best friend.

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’: Olivia Colman Becomes Fixated With a Mother and Child in First Trailer

Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming psychological drama The Lost Daughter, which marks Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut. The film, adapted from Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same name, tells the story of a woman on vacation, played by Oscar winner Olivia Colman, who increasingly becomes obsessed with another woman on the beach […]

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’ Heading to Netflix in U.K., Germany Under eOne Deal

Netflix has expanded its global footprint for The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut that has become a festival favorite since bowing in Venice. The streamer has acquired the U.K., Germany and Benelux rights to the film — starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson — from Entertainment One, which had previously bought […]

Emmys: ‘The Crown’s’ Olivia Colman Wins Best Drama Actress

Olivia Colman won the Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her performance in Netflix’s The Crown. Colman earned her first career Emmy at the 73rd annual awards on Sunday, beating out fellow nominees Uzo Aduba (In Treatment), Emma Corrin (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Mj Rodriguez (Pose) and Jurnee […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Claire Foy co-stars in director Will Sharpe's portrait of the eccentric 19th century artist.

Telluride Awards Analysis: Olivia Colman Poised to Land Third Oscar Nom in Four Years for ‘The Lost Daughter’

The Lost Daughter, Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s directorial debut, looks likely to bring acting Oscar noms to one, two or maybe even three other actresses for their work in Gyllenhaal’s dark drama about the struggles of some women to hold on to their identity, and sometimes even sanity, after having children: certainly Olivia Colman, who […]