Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' is Among 2018's Weirdest, Best

Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Favourite' is Among 2018's Weirdest, Best

Yorgos Lanthimos, in only three short years, has become one of the most unique and potent creative forces in Hollywood. On the heels of The Lobster (2015) and last year's The Killing of a Sacred Deer, he has directed The Favourite, a film that is somehow both more and less weird than his previous two, but equally rich in style, eccentricity and humor.

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The Uneven 'Vox Lux' Explores the Trappings of Pop Stardom

At one point in Vox Lux, which opens on Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre, Celeste (Natalie Portman) gives her daughter a bit of advice....

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Jim Henson's Holiday Special Double Feature Comes to Cleveland Cinemas This Week

Christmas is always better with puppets, as Jim Henson and team were/are well aware. Now two of the outfit's more under-the-radar (but quite beloved)...

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'Burning' is a Mysterious Slow Burn, Basically the Korean Gatsby

Burning, a Korean mystery, opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre. It was up for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this summer and...

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Dance Documentary 'Hot to Trot' Gets Cleveland Film Screening Next Week

When Gail Freedman came to Cleveland three years ago to film scenes at the Gay Games for her documentary movie Hot to Trot, which provides...

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The Cleveland Orchestra Plans to Reel You In With Harry Potter and Star Wars Next Summer

It's hard to think about sitting outside at Blossom Music Center this time of year, but next summer, when the weather is outdoor-sitting-worthy, the Cleveland...

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Capitol Theatre to Host Two Special Screenings of the Cult Action Flick ‘Deadbeat at Dawn’

A low-budget/DIY film even by low-budget/DIY film standards, the 1988 action movie Deadbeat at Dawn centers on a group of street gang members who...

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John Cusack Heads to Akron For a Special Screening of 'High Fidelity'

Actor John Cusack — brother of Joan, holder of boomboxes and potentially your mom's bigscreen crush — is headed to the Akron Civic Theatre for...

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Hometown Director Steven Caple Jr. on Taking the Rocky Reins

The one film that Clevelanders should take special interest in during Thanksgiving weekend is Creed II, the sequel to 2015's Creed, which starred Michael B....

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'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Has Some Deep Ties to Northeast Ohio

Ernie Petti, the technical supervisor on the latest Disney animated movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, has some deep ties to Northeast Ohio. He went to...

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Stellar Performances Distinguish the Feel-Good Film 'Green Book'

Though probably not destined to take home any Oscar wins, Green Book, the new period piece that stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian bouncer...

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Robin Hood Reboot Lacks a Compelling Narrative

Three years ago, a script began circulating for a Robin Hood reboot. Originally dubbed Robin Hood: Origins, the script featured a plot that dwelled...

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Steve McQueen's 'Widows' is Not Your Conventional Heist Flick

In his first feature film since the Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave (2013), director Steve McQueen returns with a slick, taut thriller about race...

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'Instant Family' is Yet Another Mildly Funny But Ultimately Forgettable Film From Wahlberg

After earning a few Oscar nods in the early 2000s, actor Mark Wahlberg has gravitated to throwaway comedic roles. He teamed up with funny man...

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'Wildlife' Starts Slow, But is Redeemed With Incredible Performances

Richard Ford's novels and short stories have received wide acclaim, and critics have likened the author to Hemingway and Faulkner on account of his ability...

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Cinemark Theatres to Offer Veterans Free Tickets to ‘First Man’

First Man, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land), recounts the story of the first manned mission to the moon....

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'What They Had' Provides an Honest, Humorous and Heartbreaking Look at Alzheimer's

It's difficult to encapsulate the sincere heartbreak of What They Had, but undeniably, this is an absolutely stunning debut from writer-director Elizabeth Chomko. The film...

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'Suspiria' is a Masterful Danse Macabre

The mere thought of remaking Dario Argento's magnum opus, 1977's Suspiria,sounds almost blasphemous, but Luca Guadagnino's film of the same name is a rebirth of...

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Won't Quite Rock You As Hard As Necessary

Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Queen biopic starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Freddie Mercury, has been fraught with drama from day one. Sasha Baron Cohen...

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Punk Rock-Themed 'Crown and Anchor' to Make Its Ohio Debut at Upcoming Ohio Independent Film Festival

A few years ago, Michael Rowe (Arrow, Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe) and former MUCH and MTV host Matt Wells teamed up to develop and produce Crown and...

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Why Are So Many Horror Movies Set in Ohio?

At the start of the 20th century, German expressionist cinema and the golden-era of black-and-white Universal Monster films ushered in a new genre of...

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Greater Cleveland Film Commission to Host ‘Band of Brothers’ Fundraiser Event in November

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) has just announced that it’ll highlight the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers at its annual Behind the Camera...

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