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  • In 'Cinderella,' no sly asides. Goodness and romance rule

    As pure of heart as its heroine, "Cinderella" floats across the screen like a gossamer confection, full of elegant beauty and quiet grace. No sly asides, no double entendres and nary a hint of modern-day gender politics dilute this poetically, if not...
  • Amazon orders five pilots to series, renews 'Mozart in the Jungle'

    Amazon orders five pilots to series, renews 'Mozart in the Jungle'
    Amazon announced Wednesday that it has ordered full seasons of five pilots, including a Philip K. Dick adaptation, a magazine show inspired by one of the nation's most esteemed publications and two children's programs. Pilots getting a greenlight are...
  • JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries

    JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries
    "The Book of Negroes," based on the award-winning novel from Johns Hopkins University alum Lawrence Hill, has been made into a television mini-series to be shown later this month on BET. American actor Aunjanue Ellis plays the main character, Aminata...
  • 'The Man in the High Castle' is Amazon's only good new show

    'The Man in the High Castle' is Amazon's only good new show
    Amazon is riding high with its righteous Golden Globe wins for its comedy series "Transparent" and a new deal with Woody Allen. And far be it from me to be a downer, but let's all try to keep our heads. As exciting as television's age of exploration...
  • TCA 2015: BET takes on epic miniseries with 'Book of Negroes

    TCA 2015: BET takes on epic miniseries with 'Book of Negroes
    BET's upcoming miniseries "Book of Negroes" is set during the same tumultuous American era as "Roots" and as last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave." Although the story contains depictions of atrocities, it is at its heart a tale of triumph. "It'...
  • London Film Review: 'War Book'

    The Cold War may be over, but our planet is no safer from the dangers of escalating nuclear conflict, according to "War Book," a modestly achieved British chamber piece that reunites the director (Tom Harper) and screenwriter (Jack Thorne) of 2009's...
  • K5 Ups Search for U.K. Films, Picks Up Tom Harper's 'War Book'

    Production, finance and sales outfit K5 Intl. is boosting its U.K. presence by expanding its London operation with additional staffing and taking international rights to Tom Harper's thriller "War Book," which gets its world premiere at the London Film...
  • 'London Boulevard': Crime, fame, Colin Farrell not a good mix

    'London Boulevard': Crime, fame, Colin Farrell not a good mix
    "London Boulevard," starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley, is a pitch-black thriller with ruthless drug bosses and relentless paparazzi sharing bad guy billing. Would that the movie were pitch perfect as well. It's clear that writer-director William...
  • 'Twixt'

    Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola ("The Godfather") hasn't been heard from on a large scale in a while, but he's still in the game, as proved by this more modest melodrama that he also wrote. Val Kilmer plays a novelist in a career decline,...
  • Cronenberg, Cody, Chow Yun Fat — the most intriguing films in pre-production

     
    Plowing through the latest edition of Production Weekly, I see nary a Florida film shoot on the slate, which was my reaon for checking it. We aren't giving away money like Louisiana and Georgia, so there's still a lot more production in those states. A...
  • 'Dorian Gray'

    'Dorian Gray'
    Oscar Wilde's classic novel, about a man who appears to stay forever young, gets fresh treatment in a version that boasts an impressive cast in support of title star Ben Barnes ( "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"). Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall ("...