A wily old pro teams up with one of the most exciting young actresses of the day in the emotionally loaded drama A Good Person . Zach Braff ’s third feature excels at taking the measure of how people cope with personal tragedy and does so in a vital and engaging way that’s far more invigorating than depressing. Braff essentially makes one feature film every 10 years ( Garden State and Wish I Was Here came before), and while he otherwise busies himself with music, television and other pursuits, his talent is such that you’d like to see him wade more frequently and deeper into film work than he so far has. This may be melodrama, but it’s melodrama of a pretty high order, one that benefits from a first-rate cast led by Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman , and shifts tones and moods that startle with their bluntness and honesty; that raucous laughs emerge from such an upsetting story is a testament to the filmmaker’s daring and dexterity. The film wrestles bravely … [Read more...] about ‘A Good Person’ Review: Florence Pugh In Zach Braff’s Blunt And Honest Drama
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Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
Wild Bunch International, which bid farewell to its legendary company moniker at a bash in Paris in January, has announced its new name. Taking inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated 1990 hit, the international sales company has been renamed as Goodfellas . The dropping of the original name marks the final act in the company’s departure from the pan-European Wild Bunch AG film group that began in 2019. “The international sales company will now be called Goodfellas. There are no other changes to the structure created in 2019,” the company said in a short statement. It has yet to release a logo for the new banner. The Wild Bunch Group was created in 2015 out of the merger of French company Wild Bunch and Germany’s Senator and is now majority owned by German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst. Original Wild Bunch co-founders Vincent Maraval and Brahim Chioua and their 15-person-strong team struck out as a standalone international sales company under the … [Read more...] about Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
‘The Night Agent’: Gabriel Basso Talks Peter & Rose’s Romance; Teases Storylines For Potential Season 2
SPOILER WARNING: The following reveals major plot points from Season 1 of Netflix ’s The Night Agent . Gabriel Basso made his debut as FBI Agent Peter Sutherland this week in Netflix ‘s political drama The Night Agent , from creator Shawn Ryan. The role is a long way away from his days as a child star, working on Nickelodeon’s iCarly and ABC’s The Middle , before landing his breakout in Showtime’s The Big C , opposite Laura Linney at the age of 16. As he set out on his journey of self-discovery and figuring out what his true passions are—with a few breaks from the entertainment industry in between—everything’s worked out as it should. And if he needs to pivot, he already has a Plan B. Basso spoke to Deadline about taking on the role that could set him on the path of becoming a bonified action star, working with powerful women like Oscar nominee Hong Chau on the series, and what the future could look like for his character. DEADLINE: Peter gets … [Read more...] about ‘The Night Agent’: Gabriel Basso Talks Peter & Rose’s Romance; Teases Storylines For Potential Season 2
Obama Rips Cable News & Joel McHale Bombs At White House Correspondents’ Dinner
5 th UPDATE – FINAL: (See McHale and Obama videos here and here ) If last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner with headliner Conan O’Brien was white bread bland, tonight’s event was just painful. In way way over his head, Joel McHale stumbled and sputtered through a routine that got more moans and groans from the packed Washington Hilton ballroom than laughs. With failed one-liners about runaway production, Robert De Niro ’s career choices, Jessica Simpson ’s historical knowledge, the Kardashians’ sex lives, George Clooney ’s political affiliations, Bill Clinton’s qualifications as a grandfather and a slew of other poorly conceived and badly executed jokes, the Community star left the stage after 30-minutes to weak applause from the 2,600 guests. At least he made President Obama ’s speech and his now standard swipes at cable news look good in comparison. Obama’s sharpest line of the night came courtesy of Netflix when Obama sympathized with … [Read more...] about Obama Rips Cable News & Joel McHale Bombs At White House Correspondents’ Dinner
BFI Admits To Systemic Racism & Vows To Improve After Apologizing To ‘Four Lions’ Producer For Mishandling Discrimination Complaint
EXCLUSIVE : The British Film Institute , one of the UK’s most powerful movie funding bodies, admitted to a filmmaker of color last year that it is “systemically racist” after apologizing for how it handled his long-running complaint over alleged discrimination. The BFI is making changes to its complaints procedures and has committed to continued anti-racism soul-searching after Faisal A Qureshi, a scriptwriter, producer, and researcher, whose credits include Leaving Neverland and Four Lions , went on record for the first time to detail his experience. Qureshi remains disturbed by his treatment. His case is unresolved after more than two years and, although the BFI has acknowledged his complaint could have been handled better, Qureshi told Deadline he is yet to receive the formal written apology he requested. He is fearful that his pursuit of the BFI could be damaging to his career, despite assurances from the institute that complaints would never compromise … [Read more...] about BFI Admits To Systemic Racism & Vows To Improve After Apologizing To ‘Four Lions’ Producer For Mishandling Discrimination Complaint
‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Is Zach Shallcross Engaged To Kaity Or Gabi?
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from the Season 27 finale of ABC ‘s The Bachelor . It’s the end of Zach Shallcross’ journey to find love, but will he walk away from Season 27 of The Bachelor with a fiancé? Last week, Zach found himself in hot water after he made a vow not to have sex with any of the three women who made it to fantasy suites — Gabi, Kaity and Ariel. After managing to maintain that boundary with Ariel, Zach made the decision to be intimate with Gabi during the second fantasy suite. His guilt got the best of him, prompting him to spill those details to Kaity during the final date of the episode. As one might guess, both Gabi and Kaity were pretty torn up. But, both women accepted his roses at the end of the episode, so there’s something keeping them around. Read on to see if Zach got engaged. The live finale kicked off with a conversation between host Jesse Palmer and third place contestant Ariel, who was sent home after all the … [Read more...] about ‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Is Zach Shallcross Engaged To Kaity Or Gabi?
‘Godfather’-esque Crime Thriller ‘Last King Of The Cross’ Is Proving That Australian TV Drama Is So Much More Than ‘Neighbours’
Welcome to Global Breakouts , Deadline’s fortnightly strand in which we shine a spotlight on the TV shows and films killing it in their local territories. The industry is as globalized as it’s ever been, but breakout hits are appearing in pockets of the world all the time and it can be hard to keep track… So we’re going to do the hard work for you. This week we head down under to Australia , where Paramount+ original Last King of the Cross has been making a serious racket. Telling the true story of gang warfare in the notorious Sydney Kings Cross district, the 10-part crime thriller harks back to classics such as The Godfather . Its journey to screen has been a lengthy but enjoyable one, say producers. Name : Last King of the Cross Country : Australia Network : Paramount+ Australia Producer : Helium Pictures International sales : Cineflix Rights For fans of : Godfather, Gomorrah Neighbours may have felt like the only Australian TV drama … [Read more...] about ‘Godfather’-esque Crime Thriller ‘Last King Of The Cross’ Is Proving That Australian TV Drama Is So Much More Than ‘Neighbours’
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’: Riley Keough & Series Creators On Crafting Final Episodes Around The Band’s Last Performance
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from the finale of Prime Video ’s Daisy Jones & The Six. Daisy Jones & The Six have taken their final bow. The curtains closed on the Prime Video series Friday with the release of the final two episodes. They are two of the series’ most ambitious episodes, with the finale weaving together the band’s last performance and what went down to propelled them to the point of no return. Episode 9 begins on a tense note, as Daisy ( Riley Keough ) wakes up from her drug overdose with her husband Nicky by her side. But, of course, she remembers that Nicky wasn’t actually there for her in her time of need. She storms over to Billy’s (Sam Claflin) room to demand he tell her why Nicky wasn’t there to help her. While we don’t see exactly what Billy says, we can only assume he told her the ugly truth, since she leaves his room with rage in her eyes as she kicks Nicky to the curb. “It was a really kind of intense moment,” … [Read more...] about ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’: Riley Keough & Series Creators On Crafting Final Episodes Around The Band’s Last Performance
‘The Bachelor’: Zach Shallcross, Fiancé Kaity Biggar Discuss Fantasy Suites & Their Post-Finale Relationship
SPOILER ALERT! This post contains details from the Season 27 finale of ABC ‘s The Bachelor . Zach Shallcross and Kaity Biggar have officially gone public with their engagement! Viewers saw Shallcross get down on one knee during Monday’s Bachelor finale, but in all actuality, the pair have been together for several months since production ended. During the proposal, Biggar put it all on the line when she confessed her love for Shallcross, telling him “if it’s not you, it’s not anyone.” Luckily, he does choose her. Monday’s episode also included some heartbreaking moments, including Shallcross’ breakup with his runner up, Gabi Elnicki. He also had the opportunity to speak with Ariel Frenkel, who came in third place. Both women had plenty to say, holding Shallcross accountable for how his no-intimacy plans for fantasy suites derailed all of their experiences. Shallcross and Biggar spoke with Deadline about last night’s confrontations, getting to know each other … [Read more...] about ‘The Bachelor’: Zach Shallcross, Fiancé Kaity Biggar Discuss Fantasy Suites & Their Post-Finale Relationship
Ben Barnes Breaks Down General Kirigan’s Dark Spiral In Season 2 of ‘Shadow And Bone’
There’s a reason they call him The Darkling. Ben Barnes ‘ General Kirigan is on a downward spiral in Season 2 of Netflix ‘s Shadow and Bone as he seeks to expand The Fold and reign over Ravka. While in Season 1, the then-leader of Ravka’s Grisha army was a respected and charismatic Shadow Summoner, Kirigan has done away with the facade for Season 2. After surviving a Volcra attack that led everyone to believe he’d died, Kirigan has returned — very much alive and with a literal shadow army at his disposal that he’s using to stoke enough fear in the remainder of the Grisha army that they will help him defeat Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who has set out to find the supposedly mythical creatures that can amplify her powers enough to destroy The Fold. “[Kirigan] was always on the wrong side. He’s always the villain. But in this season, it’s unleashed a little bit and he doesn’t have an army to rely on. He doesn’t have these masks of charm to rely on,” Barnes told … [Read more...] about Ben Barnes Breaks Down General Kirigan’s Dark Spiral In Season 2 of ‘Shadow And Bone’