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Willem Dafoe to Receive Honorary University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Doctorate

Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month. University officials announced Friday that Dafoe will receive the doctorate of arts on May 22. He’s slated to speak at the school’s two graduation ceremonies that day. He’ll receive the degree during the second ceremony of the day. […]

‘The Northman’ Filmmaker Robert Eggers on Nailing Nude Battle Scene, Managing Epic Production

Standing front and center beneath the big screen inside Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, Robert Eggers had an important message to share about The Northman. “I want to say that this is not a film by Robert Eggers,” said the filmmaker on Monday night ahead of the premiere as he was joined by actors Alexander Skarsgard, […]

Alexander Skarsgard Can’t Escape His Fate in ‘The Northman’ Trailer

A little over a week ahead of its theatrical release, Robert Eggers’ The Northman dropped a second official trailer with new footage of the film’s all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. “Fate has no mercy,” begins the nearly two-minute trailer as Skarsgard’s Amleth looks into a hut […]

Box Office: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Finds New Life in Black and White

Guillermo del Toro is nothing if not determined. When his new film, Nightmare Alley, opened nationwide over the Dec. 17-19 weekend to a forgettable $2.8 million from 2,145 theaters, the Oscar-winning filmmaker didn’t flee and instead reverse-engineered the movie’s release, this time with a black-and-white version. On Jan. 28, Nightmare Alley will once again be […]

Making of ‘Nightmare Alley’: How Guillermo del Toro Finally Achieved His Dream Project

Before his first film even was released, Guillermo del Toro already was pursuing his own version of Nightmare Alley, the 1947 film noir classic from 20th Century Fox, which ultimately would become his 11th feature. It would take 25 years, an Oscar best picture win and the culmination of a bromance and a romance before […]

Alexander Skarsgard Seeks Revenge in ‘The Northman’ Trailer

“I will avenge you, Father. I will save you, Mother. I will kill you, Fjolnir.” Alexander Skarsgard repeats these phrases over and over again in the first trailer for Robert Eggers’ The Northman. Set at the turn of the 10th century in Iceland, the action-packed film from Focus Features follows a young Viking prince Amleth […]

Lady Gaga to Receive Icon Award During Palm Springs International Film Festival

Lady Gaga’s murderous turn as Patrizia Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci has snagged the superstar another trophy. Days after being named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, Gaga has been selected to receive an Icon Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She’ll accept during the fest’s Film Awards […]

Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett Plan a Psychic Grift in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ Trailer

Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett run a psychic grift that goes south in the full trailer for director and co-writer Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. Released Thursday by Searchlight Pictures, the trailer for del Toro’s first film since the Oscar-winning Shape of Water teases a neo-noir psychological thriller that features Cooper starring as down on […]

Oscar Isaac in Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’: Film Review | Venice 2021

Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe also star in this brooding redemption drama about a former military interrogator turned professional gambler.

Mark Ruffalo Joins Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos Feature ‘Poor Things’

Mark Ruffalo has boarded Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest feature, Poor Things, joining Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe. The logline for the Searchlight Pictures feature describes it as “a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring. Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant […]

‘Sportin’ Life’: Film Review | Venice 2020

Abel Ferrara’s video diary of 2020, 'Sportin' Life,' ranges from the Berlin Film Festival to the COVID-19 lock-down in New York and features actor Willem Dafoe.

James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe Join ‘Twelve Minutes’ Video Game Voice Cast

Annapurna Interactive revealed Thursday that James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe have joined the voice cast of its latest video game, Twelve Minutes.