Skip to main content
Got a tip?

The Last Duel

What Ridley Scott Has Learned: “We Don’t Know S***”

Ridley Scott keeps sliding his thumb over a prominent lump on the palm of his left hand. It’s the hand Scott uses to draw the storyboards for his films in pen and ink, to operate a camera on his shoots and to do oil paintings on weekends. It’s also the hand that Scott had just […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jodie Comer (‘The Last Duel’ & ‘Help’)

Jodie Comer is an Emmy and BAFTA award-winning and Golden Globe and SAG award-nominated English actress who is widely regarded as one of the most talented and exciting young performers in the business today. Phoebe Waller-Bridge has called her “a once-in-a-generation actress.” Matt Damon has opined, “She’s truly incredible. Directors are going to be beating […]

From ‘House of Gucci’ to ‘West Side Story’: Oscar Hopefuls Feature Protagonists Seeking a Better Life

The most prized films of the 2020-21 awards season seemed to show America its true face, puncturing a fantasy of perennial optimism. Movies like Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, The United States vs. Billie Holiday and […]

‘The Last Duel’ Stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver Performed Their Own Stunts

For stunt coordinator Rob Inch, 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel was a full-circle moment. Before making it in the stunt world on such projects as The Bourne Ultimatum, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Black Widow, Inch spent his early career working as part of a touring medieval troupe, traveling to theme parks throughout […]

Ben Affleck on Why ‘The Last Duel’ Bombed and What He Thinks of Ridley Scott Blaming Millennials

Let the record show that one question asked of Ben Affleck at Sunday night’s The Tender Bar premiere inspired a five-minute answer. That might not seem noteworthy for an interview that takes place far from a red carpet, but when it happens behind a stanchion and with an in-demand A-lister who is stopping for every […]

‘The Last Duel’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Composer Harry Gregson-Williams on Scoring Ridley Scott’s Different Epics

When composer Harry Gregson-Williams begins a collaboration with director Ridley Scott, he’ll usually leave their first meeting with a set of questions instead of a list of demands. “Ridley is an ideas man,” says Gregson-Williams, who has worked with the veteran director on five films: 2005’s Kingdom of Heaven, 2012’s Prometheus, 2015’s The Martian and […]

Ridley Scott Pins ‘The Last Duel’ Bombing on Apathetic Millennials

Ridley Scott knows who to blame for his epic The Last Duel bombing this fall — and it’s not Disney, which he contends did a great job promoting the historical drama. The Oscar-nominated director dropped by Marc Maron’s WTF podcast for an episode published Monday in which he discussed his iconic career. Maron said he […]

Camerimage: Competition Lineup Unveiled, Includes ‘Dune,’ ‘Belfast,’ ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’

The EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival has unwrapped its main competition lineup, which includes Belfast, Dune and The Tragedy of Macbeth, which will be the opening night film, with director Joel Coen and DP Bruno Delbonnel scheduled to attend. Camerimage, held annually in Poland, has become a bellwether for what’s to come in the cinematography […]

‘The Last Duel’ Box Office Debacle: Hollywood’s Battle for Older Moviegoers

Only 2 percent of moviegoers turning up to see Ridley Scott’s A-list The Last Duel on opening weekend were 17 or younger, while just 17 percent were between the ages 18 and 24. Conversely, more than 80 percent of ticket buyers were 25 years old and up. The historical drama, set in Medieval France, limped […]

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener Talk ‘The Last Duel’ and Their Favorite Performances of Each Other

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are singing each other’s praises for their much-awaited onscreen reunion in The Last Duel. Directed by Ridley Scott, and adapted from the novel by Eric Jager, The Last Duel is based on true events and follows knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) in 14th century France and his friend turned enemy […]

Jodie Comer on ‘The Last Duel’ and Ridley Scott’s Sensitive and Efficient Set

Jodie Comer knew that The Last Duel was going to be her most challenging performance to date, but thanks to Ridley Scott, the film’s most upsetting sequence was captured rather quickly. Written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film revolves around Jacques Le Gris’ (Adam Driver) rape of Comer’s Marguerite de Carrouges […]

Events of the Week: ‘Succession,’ ‘The Harder They Fall’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including Succession, The Harder They Fall, The Last Duel and Halloween Kills. The Last Duel premiere On Oct. 9, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon walked the red […]