Frances McDormand Shines As an Angry Mother in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

Frances McDormand Shines As an Angry Mother in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'

British and Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director Martin McDonagh has a wicked sense of humor. His distinctively dark sensibilities and sharp dialog distinguish fine, underappreciated films such as 2008's In Bruges and 2012's Seven Psychopaths.

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Pixar Animator Talks Bringing 'Coco' to Life in the Land of the Dead

When he was a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, Christian Hoffman used to go to animation festivals with his father. He particularly loved shorts created...

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‘Justice League’ Struggles to Give Its Superheroes Equal Screen Time

The first in what will likely be a multi-part series that includes superheroes such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot),...

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Northeast Ohio-Native Todd Lieberman on the Challenges and Joys of Producing 'Wonder'

Mandeville Films and Television, a production company run by Cleveland-born producer Todd Lieberman, has had a busy 2017. Earlier this year, the company produced Stronger,...

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Greta Gerwig's Directing Debut 'Lady Bird' is In Top Five of 2017

Lady Bird, the debut directorial effort from indie darling Greta Gerwig, is instantly a Top-Five film of 2017. Maybe even Top-Three. It's that good. Filmed...

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In Honor of Its 75th Anniversary, 'Casablanca' to Show at 14 Area Theaters

In November 1942, Casablanca debuted in New York. Critics raved, and after it was released nationally, the f ilm would go to become one of...

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Machine Gun Kelly Set to Star in New Sandra Bullock Thriller

East Cleveland hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly (aka Colson Baker) has officially signed on for Sandra Bullock's latest project Bird Box, Variety reports. MGK, who's...

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Strong Performances and Visual Style Elevate a So-So Story in 'Wonderstruck'

You can be forgiven for thinking that Todd Haynes, a director known for decidedly adult fare like Safe, Carol and Far From Heaven, is an...

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Cleveland Film Fest To Move 2018 Opening Night to Playhouse Square

Citing the success of last year's Believeland screening, organizers of the Cleveland International Film Festival have announced that next year's opening night screening and gala...

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Lanthimos' 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' has 'Lobster' vibes, but None of the Heart

Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which opens in limited release Friday, begins with one of the more repulsive images I've ever seen...

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'A Bad Moms Christmas' is Anything But Cheerful and Bright

The Christmas season seems to bring with it at least one raunchy and irreverent holiday-themed film. This year's entry, A Bad Moms Christmas, fits the...

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Rock Hall to Host Kids Film It Festival

When 14-year-old Ryan Levine decided to start a film festival for kids, he chose to partner with the Michael J. Fox Foundation because his grandmother...

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Dark Comedy 'Suburbicon' Attempts to Debunk American Myths

Joel and Ethan Coen helped director George Clooney pen the script to his new film, Suburbicon, a quirky dark comedy about how all hell breaks...

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Story of Winnie the Pooh Creator and His Son is an October Gem

Irish actor Domnhall Gleeson is all the rage these days. You saw him in Ex Machina, Brooklyn, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You'll recognize...

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The World's Refugee Crisis Takes Center Stage in 'Human Flow'

Chinese activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei's sprawling new documentary shines a bright light on one of the most dire human events on the planet right...

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The Tragically Beautiful 'The Florida Project' Shows the Not-So Disney Side of Life

The Florida Project, the new film from director and co-writer Sean Baker (Tangerine) that opens on Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre, has created plenty...

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Director Adam Green to Appear at the Capitol Theatre's Screening of His New Horror Flick 'Victor Crowley'

Writer-director Adam Green says that after Hatchet III came out in 2013, he was “done” with his Hatchet horror trilogy and had no intention of...

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The New 'My Friend Dahmer' Trailer is Here to Creep You Out

The official My Friend Dahmer trailer is here, and its full two minutes and 23 seconds will certainly give you the creeps, if not chills....

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'Marshall' Dramatizes Pivotal Case in Famous Justice's Career

Not to be confused with the 2006 football pic We Are Marshall, the 2017 courtroom drama Marshall, out in wide release Friday, dramatizes a pivotal...

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Harry Dean Stanton's Final Performance Shines in 'Lucky'

Given that the late Harry Dean Stanton made a career out o f playing loveable but cranky guys, it's fitting that his final starring performance...

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Find the Biggest, Highest-Def Screen You Can and Go See 'Blade Runner 2049'

Blade Runner 2049 opens this evening, and you should postpone all life events, up to and including the viewing of professional baseball and the birth...

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Elba and Winslet and the Beautiful Simplicity of 'The Mountain Between Us'

Among the very few pressing questions and observations I jotted down after my viewing of The Mountain Between Us, the most nagging was this one:...

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