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Ireland Smashes Oscar Nominations Record With ‘Banshees of Inisherin,‘ ’The Quiet Girl’ and Paul Mescal

Ireland made history on Tuesday by landing its first Oscar nomination in the international film category. But the success of The Quiet Girl, the acclaimed Irish-language drama from writer-director Colm Bairéad that had become something of a dark awards season horse over the last couple of months, wasn’t the only reason for cheer from the Emerald […]

Feinberg Snapshot: 10 Oscar Contenders That Have Been Overlooked and Undersung

Best Picture Thirteen Lives Ron Howard’s masterful portrait of the 2018 Thai cave rescue may have been hindered by a summer release and/or following the 2021 doc The Rescue. It deserves another look. Best Director Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick Maverick is one of 2022’s most critically and commercially successful films. It didn’t direct itself. […]

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Theater Review: Paul Mescal Makes an Explosive Stanley Kowalski in a Brutal Revival

The 'Aftersun' actor co-stars with Patsy Ferran in Rebecca Frecknall’s harsh, invigoratingly youthful London production of the Tennessee Williams classic.

Charlotte Wells’ ‘Aftersun’ Dominates Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Charlotte Wells’ father-and-child drama Aftersun has dominated the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards by earning four trophies, including best picture and best director. Wells’ debut feature about a young Scottish father on summer holiday with his tween daughter also earned star Paul Mescal the best actor crown, while Wells nabbed the best first feature prize. Aftersun […]

Paul Mescal Replaces Blake Jenner in ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Movie

Paul Mescal is replacing Blake Jenner in the decade-spanning production of the movie musical of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Richard Linklater will be directing the project, which is being backed by Blumhouse, and will shoot over a 20-year span. (The director shot his Oscar-winning Boyhood over 12 years.) The much-beloved […]

Paul Mescal to Lead Espionage Thriller ‘A Spy by Nature’ for Kevin Macdonald

Paul Mescal is stepping into the spy world for the first time. The Emmy and BAFTA-winning Normal People breakout, recently seen in festival favorite Aftersun and last year’s The Lost Daughter, is set to lead A Spy By Nature for Oscar winner Kevin Macdonald (The Mauritanian, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play). HanWay […]

‘Carmen’ Review: Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal in a Bizet Riff With More Passion Than Point

Dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied makes his feature directing debut by recasting the famous opera as an experimental fever dream on the U.S.-Mexico border.

A24 Acquires Paul Mescal-Starring Cannes Hit ‘Aftersun’ From Debut Director Charlotte Wells

Normal People breakout Paul Mescal is re-teaming with A24. After starring in A24-backed God’s Creatures, which bowed in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, the studio has now acquired the actor’s other film in the festival, the Critic’s Week title Aftersun. From debut director Charlotte Wells, the film stars Mescal and newcomer Frankie Corio and bowed to […]

Paul Mescal in ‘Aftersun’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The ‘Normal People’ star toplines a debut feature as a young Scottish father on summer holiday with his tween daughter.

Emily Watson and Paul Mescal in ‘God’s Creatures’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The actors play a mother and the son whose return home to their Irish fishing village brings trauma in Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer’s second feature.

Paul Mescal on How He “Weathered the Storm” of Success and Social Media (and Now Has Two Films at Cannes)

Catapulted to stardom by Normal People, Paul Mescal stayed grounded by working nonstop and now finds himself with two buzzy projects headed to Cannes BY ALEX RITMAN

BFI’s Cannes Great8: Paul Mescal Drama, Cillian Murphy Animated Feature on 2022 Slate

The British Film Institute has named its 2022 crop of ‘Great8’ films, eight features from emerging U.K. filmmakers that it will showcase to international distributors and festival programmers in the run-up to the Marche du Film in Cannes. Of the features, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men has been selected for the official Directors’ Fortnight competition, while […]