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Now Stream This: ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘The Favourite’, ‘Screwball’, ’12 Angry Men’, ‘Macbeth’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The streaming world is growing more and more crowded, but there are plenty of wonderful movies to discover out there. Sometimes they’re buried under lots of junk, but you can rest assured […]

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Sidney Lumet movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Sidney Lumet movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Sidney Lumet would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on June 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated director proved incredibly prolific during his career, directing over 40 movies in 50 years, from his feature debut “12 Angry Men” (1957) through his cinematic farewell “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007). But how many of those titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1924, Lumet got his start as a child actor, appearing in “One Third of a Nation” (1939) when he was 15 years old. After serving during WWII, he quickly began directing Off-Broadway plays before moving into the burgeoning medium of television, where he helmed hundreds of live teleplays. While working on episodes of “Playhouse 90,” “Kraft Theater” and many more, he honed his abilities to shoot quickly and economically.

His turned to movies with “12 Angry Men,” an adaptation of Reginald Rose
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Sidney Lumet movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Network,’ ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ’12 Angry Men’

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Sidney Lumet movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Network,’ ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ’12 Angry Men’
Sidney Lumet would’ve celebrated his 95th birthday on June 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated director proved incredibly prolific during his career, directing over 40 movies in 50 years, from his feature debut “12 Angry Men” (1957) through his cinematic farewell “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007). But how many of those titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1924, Lumet got his start as a child actor, appearing in “One Third of a Nation” (1939) when he was 15 years old. After serving during WWII, he quickly began directing Off-Broadway plays before moving into the burgeoning medium of television, where he helmed hundreds of live teleplays. While working on episodes of “Playhouse 90,” “Kraft Theater” and many more, he honed his abilities to shoot quickly and economically.

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His turned to movies with “12 Angry Men,
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Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ’12 Angry Men’

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Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ’12 Angry Men’
Henry Fonda would’ve celebrated his 114th birthday on May 16, 2019. The Oscar-winning thespian made a name for himself playing the affable, aw-shucks guy next door who at times becomes an unlikely hero, yet showed his range in a series of classic titles. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1905, Fonda first came to prominence as a Broadway star, moving to Hollywood in the mid-1930s. His first Oscar nomination as Best Actor came for John Ford‘s landmark “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), adapted from John Steinbeck‘s novel about poor farmers during the Dust Bowl. As Tom Joad, a reformed killer turned union organizer, Fonda cemented his screen persona as the ordinary man standing up for what’s right.

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Surprisingly, he didn’t compete at
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Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Henry Fonda movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best
Henry Fonda would’ve celebrated his 114th birthday on May 16, 2019. The Oscar-winning thespian made a name for himself playing the affable, aw-shucks guy next door who at times becomes an unlikely hero, yet showed his range in a series of classic titles. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1905, Fonda first came to prominence as a Broadway star, moving to Hollywood in the mid-1930s. His first Oscar nomination as Best Actor came for John Ford‘s landmark “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), adapted from John Steinbeck‘s novel about poor farmers during the Dust Bowl. As Tom Joad, a reformed killer turned union organizer, Fonda cemented his screen persona as the ordinary man standing up for what’s right.

Surprisingly, he didn’t compete at the Oscars again for acting until 41 years later, when he
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Jack Lemmon movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Apartment,’ ‘The Odd Couple,’ ‘Some Like It Hot’

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Jack Lemmon movies: 25 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Apartment,’ ‘The Odd Couple,’ ‘Some Like It Hot’
Jack Lemmon would’ve celebrated his 94th birthday on February 8, 2019. The two-time Oscar-winner starred in dozens of films, working until his death in 2001 at the age of 76. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest movies, ranked worst to best.

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Lemmon won his first Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for “Mister Roberts” (1955). A second Oscar for Best Actor followed for “Save the Tiger” (1973), making him the first person to pull off victories in both categories. He competed six more times for Best Actor throughout his career.

He is perhaps best known for his long collaboration with Walter Matthau, with whom he made 11 films. In films such as “The Fortune Cookie” (1966), “The Odd Couple” (1968), and “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), Lemmon’s fastidiousness played beautifully off of Matthau’s scruffiness.
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Jack Lemmon movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Jack Lemmon movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best
Jack Lemmon would’ve celebrated his 94th birthday on February 8, 2019. The two-time Oscar-winner starred in dozens of films, working until his death in 2001 at the age of 76. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 25 of his greatest movies, ranked worst to best.

Lemmon won his first Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for “Mister Roberts” (1955). A second Oscar for Best Actor followed for “Save the Tiger” (1973), making him the first person to pull off victories in both categories. He competed six more times for Best Actor throughout his career.

He is perhaps best known for his long collaboration with Walter Matthau, with whom he made 11 films. In films such as “The Fortune Cookie” (1966), “The Odd Couple” (1968), and “Grumpy Old Men” (1993), Lemmon’s fastidiousness played beautifully off of Matthau’s scruffiness.

On the small screen, Lemmon earned Emmys for “‘S Wonderful,
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Criterion Collection’s Classic Movie Streaming Service Sets April Launch Date

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Movie buffs left out in the cold by FilmStruck’s demise will soon get a new streaming service stocked with over 1,000 classic and contemporary art-house films this spring: The Criterion Collection announced that the Criterion Channel will launch April 8 in the U.S. and Canada.

The Criterion Channel will be regularly priced at $10.99 per month or $99.99 for an annual subscription. Customers who sign up now as charter subscribers will receive a special discounted rate of $9.99 per month or $89.99 per year — pricing the company says will be locked in “for as long as you stay active” — as well as a 30-day free trial.

The Criterion Channel (criterionchannel.com) will be available on computers, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android devices.

Criterion didn’t reveal specific titles that will be available on Criterion Channel but said the subscription VOD service will include access to Criterion’s entire streaming library
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Will Spike Lee (‘BlacKkKlansman’) be the latest to win a competitive Oscar after receiving an honorary one?

Will Spike Lee (‘BlacKkKlansman’) be the latest to win a competitive Oscar after receiving an honorary one?
It was just three years ago that Spike Lee collected an Honorary Oscar, which is often the academy’s way of rewarding an overdue veteran who hasn’t picked up a competitive prize. But the iconoclastic filmmaker seems poised to return to the awards race in a big way with the hard-hitting “BlacKkKlansman,” which has already earned him nominations from the Directors Guild, the Producers Guild, the Writers Guild and much more. Should Lee win Oscars for writing, directing or producing — or all three — he’d join an elite group of people who have taken home the gold in a competitive race after receiving a career-achievement award.

The last person to do this was Ennio Morricone, the legendary Italian composer who lost five Oscars for Best Original Score — “Days of Heaven” (1978), “The Mission” (1986), “The Untouchables” (1987), “Bugsy” (1991), and “Malena” (2000) — before being handed an honorary statuette in 2007. Several years later, however, he
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Why Moviegoing Matters More Than Ever in the Trump Era (Guest Blog)

With the 91st Academy Awards upon us, the time feels right to recognize the crucial role that movies have played in our lives, particularly in troubled times.

The first decade of the Oscars brought both the Great Depression and the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood. This was no coincidence. During that bleak period in America, millions would skip a meal and spend their last dime to sit in the dark and be transported to a saner, safer, happier place.

Movies have served as an escape and a refuge ever since. The best of them can also inspire and motivate us. And we desperately could use some inspiration right now.

As this New Year began, a headline in The New Yorker posed the stark question: “Is Optimism Dead in the Trump Era?” The piece went on to note that a combination of factors is undermining that “clean slate” feeling we usually
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Google Is Hoping to Win an Oscar For Its New Animated Short

Google Is Hoping to Win an Oscar For Its New Animated Short
Oscar winner John Kahrs (“Paperman”) has made the most ambitious Vr short yet from Google Spotlight with “Age of Sail,” which has been converted for Best Animated Short consideration. The great breakthrough was believably capturing the open ocean for this adventure in the North Atlantic about an old sailor (Ian McShane) who rescues a Victorian girl (Cathy Ang). (Watch the short below.)

“It’s very much like the Grand Canyon,” said Kahrs. “You go there

and your spatial perception is astounding. And then you can show a picture and it’s not the same. The open ocean can have that high stakes drama as vast as David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ But all the portrayals I’ve seen of the open ocean are nothing like it. So I thought it would be cool for Vr being in the waves.”

So Kahrs studied the pioneering Vr work at Google Spotlight,
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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88

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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

According to the Associated Press, Bosco’s daughter said the actor had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey September 26, 1930, Bosco had a successful Broadway career and won a Tony Award in 1989 for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He also received Tony nominations in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell, and Moon Over Buffalo. He also starred in the 2004 production of 12 Angry Men.

In addition to working with Mike Nichols in Working Girl and The Savages starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bosco appeared in many films that became classics. He appeared in Trading Places (1983), The Money Pit (1986), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Three
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Ryan Coogler is Officially Set to Write and Direct Black Panther 2

This isn’t going to come as a surprise to anyone, but Ryan Coogler is set to write and direct Black Panther 2 for Marvel Studios.

Chadwick Boseman is expected to reprise his role as King T'Challa and I imagine he’ll be joined by the rest of the ensemble cast that ends up living through whatever happens in Avengers 4.

Coogler did a decent job with the first movie and it was praised by a lot of fans. Marvel and Disney were so happy with it that they are pushing for 16 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

A release date has not been set yet and plot details have yet to be revealed. According to Variety, production is expected to start at the end of 2019 or early 2020, depending on when the script is ready.

Coogler might actually shoot a smaller film before jumping into the Black Panther sequel. That
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Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther 2’

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Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther 2’
Ryan Coogler is returning to Wakanda.

Sources tell Variety that Coogler is on board to write and direct the sequel to his hit superhero tentpole “Black Panther.”

Chadwick Boseman is expected to return in the titular role, alongside others in the A-list ensemble.

A release date has not been set yet and plot details have yet to be revealed. Marvel had no comment.

Black Panther” blew away box office records earlier this year, making $1.3 billion worldwide, including $700 million domestically — the biggest U.S. box office gross for any Marvel film. The movie is also expected to be in awards contention, as is Coogler for directing. Awards pundits anticipate a best picture nomination for the fantasy pic.

Sources tell Variety that production is expected to start at the end of next year or early 2020, depending on when the script is ready. According to sources, Coogler is planning to shoot a smaller
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The Romanoffs Review (Spoiler Free)

Amazon's anthology series from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner comes up short of its royal ambitions.

Amazon is planning on spending $8 billion on original content this year, a billion more than rival Netflix. The two streaming giants are in an arms race, each sweeping up reliable TV content creators like Shonda Rhimes, Amy Sherman-Palladino, and Ryan Murphy to bolster libraries already bursting with titles. The guiding philosophy here seems to be that if you have the means, you might as well shell out. It’s a win-win for both the platforms and the artists; Netflix and Amazon get the highly anticipated new works from some of television’s brightest minds and the creators get to execute their vision with little to no creative or budgetary oversight. The only party that may end up losing is the viewer, now more likely to suffer through self-indulgent series when there are no constraints.
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‘A Star Is Born’: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to make Oscar history?

‘A Star Is Born’: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga to make Oscar history?
Over the 90-years of Oscar history, seven films have scored wins in both Best Actor and Best Actress on the big night. This year could see, for the first time in more than two decades, an eighth join this exclusive group of Oscar favorites.

A Star Is Born” proved the toast of the Telluride, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, earning critical raves that favorably compared it to the three prior eponymous films, from 1937, 1954 and 1976. Stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have been lauded for their turns in the film and now lead in Gold Derby’s odds in Best Actor and Best Actress.

With Fredric March and Janet Gaynor earning Oscar nominations for the 1937 original and James Mason and Judy Garland having garnered recognition for the 1954 musical remake, Cooper and Gaga are well-positioned to at least score nominations for the latest version. Should both prevail, “A Star Is Born” will
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Spend an Evening With Reese Witherspoon + More NYC Events 9/14–20

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Celebrate with Witherspoon.Academy Award winner and all-around renaissance woman Reese Witherspoon wants you to help celebrate the release of her first book “Whiskey in a Teacup.” The Sept. 17 event, which will be centered on a conversation with a special guest, will be held at Town Hall. All tickets will also include a copy of the book. (Tickets start at $75) “12 Angry Men” performed by 12 Broadway women.A dozen of Broadway’s finest leading ladies will assemble for an all-female benefit reading of the 1954 classic “12 Angry Men.” The Sept. 16 event, at the Assemblage—Nomad, will fund efforts to register voters ahead of the Nov.
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Audition for the Broadway-Bound ‘Network’ Adaptation

The critically-lauded 1976 film “Network” is coming to Broadway in a new adaptation. Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) will be appearing as Howard Beale, a role that posthumously won Peter Finch an Academy Award. The production is currently casting Equity actors for leading and ensemble roles. An Equity Principal Audition is taking place over three days in New York City in August. “Network,” a satire of ratings-obsessed television news programs, won four Academy Awards when it was released. The film is now recognized as stunningly prescient and often appears on best-of lists. The original was written by Paddy Chayefsky (“Marty”) and directed by Sidney Lumet (“12 Angry Men”). The adaptation is written by playwright Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), and will be directed by Ivo van Hove, who recently won a Drama Desk Award for Best Director for the revival of “A View from the Bridge.” The show is casting roles made famous by Faye Dunaway,
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DC Confirms That Batman’s An Atheist

It’s not often that we think or talk about the religious beliefs of our favorite superheroes, barring the times when writers blatantly state from where these characters are coming. For example, we’re all aware of how Daredevil’s a devout Catholic, or how Batwoman’s Jewish.

Speaking of which, the latest issue of Batman really hammered home the point that the Dark Knight is, in fact, an atheist. I mean, it’s technically nothing new and has been somewhat explored in the past (I believe it was Broken City that briefly touched on this before), but the latest entry into Tom King’s ongoing saga has really gotten people talking.

You see, this all came about in the concluding chapter of “Cold Days,” an arc that saw Bruce Wayne sit on a jury deciding the fate of Mr. Freeze after he was apprehended by Batman himself. To me,
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Could Miguel Ferrer earn a posthumous Emmy nomination for ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’?

Could Miguel Ferrer earn a posthumous Emmy nomination for ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’?
Could Miguel Ferrer become a posthumous Emmy nominee for “Twin Peaks: The Return”? The veteran character actor died of throat cancer in January 2017 after he shot the Showtime revival, in which he reprised his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield. The TV academy often rewards stars who have died with nominations for their final performances, so could Ferrer compete for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor? Despite a long list of TV credits including “The Stand” (1994), “Crossing Jordan” (2001-2007), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2012-2017) and many more, he never earned an Emmy nomination during his lifetime.

Ferrer first appeared in the original “Twin Peaks” in a recurring role as an abrasive and sarcastic FBI forensics specialist assisting Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in his murder investigation in the title town. And he also appeared in the 1992 prequel film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” The 18-episode limited run in 2017 found him
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