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Ang Lee To Direct Long-Gestating Sci-Fi Action Thriller ‘The Gemini Man’

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There’s no question that Ang Lee is one of our most successful filmmakers. He’s had critical hits in a wide range of genres and subject matters, he’s one of only a handful of directors to win the Best Director Oscar twice, and he’s made unlikely blockbuster successes of Mandarin-languages period adventures, gay rural romances and an adventure about a boy on a boat with a tiger

But last year saw him have a rare disaster with his war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” an ambitious film that hoped, with its high-frame rate technology, to suggest the future of cinema, but which instead was greeted with tepid reviews and brutal box office (it made less than $2 million domestically against a $40 million budget, though performed marginally better internationally).

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Reviews Round-Up: Did Critics Enjoy ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ As Much As The Original?

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It might not feel like it — about eight of the damn things are shooting at the minute, not to mention all the TV things — but it’s been six whole months since the last entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit theaters, with “Doctor Strange” way back in November. Don’t expect a gap of that size again (three are scheduled for release this year and next), but anyway, the wait is about to be over, as the international release of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Hirokazu Koreeda Goes Genre With First Teaser Trailer For Thriller ‘The Third Murder’ [Watch]

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As anyone who’s ever observed our Slack channel and spotted the custom-made emoji of the director we created, we’re big fans here at the Playlist of the Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda. For two decades now, the filmmaker has won fans around the world for his gentle, deeply human dramas like “Nobody Knows,” “Hana,” “Still Walking” and “Air Doll,” and more recently with festival favorites like “I Wish,” Cannes Jury award winner “Like Father, Like Son” and last year’s “After The Storm.”

To many, he’s become the natural successor to the great director Yasujiro Ozu, his films taking set-ups that could be melodramatic and making them with compassion, humor and skill.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Josephine Decker & Zefrey Throwell’s ‘Flames’ Captures The Burning Lights & Charred Embers Of Love [Tribeca Review]

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Flames” co-directors Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell have created something truly unique with their new docudrama, a word and genre that typically should be weighed heavily before being written as a descriptor. For good or for ill, depending on how gratuitously self-indulgent you find their filmed voyage of their passionate first months of uninterrupted love and inevitable disintegration, “Flames” is without a doubt unlike any other film released in recent memory.

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- Ally Johnson

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Rumor: ‘Mr. Robot’ Creator Sam Esmail Might Be Writing An Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars’ Story

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Only yesterday, it felt like there were “Star Wars” movies and spin-offs scheduled up the wazoo, but it’s not going to be long before we actually run out of them. If the current release plans hold, we’ll get three films in the mega-franchise in the next twenty-four months — with “The Last Jedi” hitting this Christmas, the Han Solo spin-off landing in May 2018, and Colin Trevorrow’s “Episode IX” following a year later — but there’s nothing solid that’s been publicly announced after that.

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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Judith Light Sings As Alanis Morissette Is Surprise Moderator Of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Emmy Panel

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Hollywoood — When Amazon Studios announced there would be a surprise moderator at their Emmys Fyc event for “Transparent” Saturday night the candidates seemed slightly obvious. It would likely be someone from Hollywood’s Lgbtq community such as RuPaul (who has been everywhere lately) or perhaps transgender pioneer Laverne Cox. Amazon had a much bigger surprise in store.

The night began with the screening from two episodes of “Transparent’s” third season: “To Sardines and Back,” where Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) reveals she wants to fully transition, and, the season finale, “Exciting and New.” If you’ve watched last season (and if you haven’t why not?) you already know that the final episode ends with Shelly (Judith Light) surprising her family with an impromptu performance of her one-woman show “To Shell And Back” at sea.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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