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Monday, Dec. 7, 2020
The first time Gary Oldman and David Fincher met was in London 1990, when Fincher was looking to cast him in "Alien 3."
"And he had the sense to say no," Fincher recalls.
In the 30 years since then, they have never been far out of orbit from one another. They consider one another...
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
In one history of the movies, "Citizen Kane" screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz might look like a footnote. The former playwright had a hand in many famous pictures, including "The Wizard of Oz," but most went uncredited. He was the smartest guy in the room, a drunk and a gambler who was dead at 55...
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.
Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother...
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
It's a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to "Darkest Hour."
Gary Oldman, character-actor maverick, has taken up perhaps his biggest — and most buttoned-down — challenge. For even a veteran chameleon like Oldman who has a way of...