Maybe it’s because many of our traditional activities are still verboten due to the pandemic, but there’s a bit of a heightened thrill in seeing two movie characters engage in a forbidden romance right now. God’s Own Country director Francis Lee was able to entice two of the film industry’s best working actresses – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan – to explore a sweepingly romantic love story in Ammonite, his lesbian romance drama set in the 1840s. The film is now available to watch both at home and in theaters, and to mark the occasion, distributor Neon has released a brand new trailer that you can check out below.
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Anna Sewell’s classic story Black Beauty has been adapted nine times for film and television, and later this month, Disney+ will do it again. The first trailer for the Black Beauty remake starring Mackenzie Foy (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms) and Iain Glen (Game of Thrones) has arrived, showcasing a modern reimagining of the familiar story. But this time, the titular horse is female and voiced by none other than Kate Winslet. Watch the Black Beauty remake trailer below. Read More »
Ammonite, the romantic period piece starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, now has a release date. In fact, it has two release dates. The film will hit theaters (assuming any are still open) this Friday. However, if you can’t or won’t return to a theater, never fear – the flick will find its way to premium on-demand in December.
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Another day, another goofy Avatar 2 behind-the-scenes photo. Since so much of James Cameron‘s long-awaited sequel is going to be created digitally, much of the behind-the-scenes imagery has looked rather silly, with actors in motion-capture suits floating in big water tanks. And this latest image – which features Kate Winslet posing like Dracula at the YMCA pool, is no exception.
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Ahead of the its premiere in the U.K. at the close of the BFI London Film Festival, Lionsgate U.K. has debuted a new trailer for Ammonite. The windswept lesbian romance film stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan as a paleontologist and a miserable housewife who strike up a star-crossed romance for the ages. Watch the Ammonite trailer.
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Kate Winslet is heading back into the tech world for her newest movie.
After playing Apple executive Joanna Hoffman in 2015’s Steve Jobs, Winslet will be portraying a woman who was scammed by a cryptocurrency scheme in Fake!, a new movie that’s being written and directed by The Report‘s Scott Z. Burns. Read More »
After making waves in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women last year, Saoirse Ronan is back with more period drama in Ammonite, and Kate Winslet is coming with her.
Intended as one of the official selections for both the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and 2020 Telluride Film Festival, Ammonite is now slated to premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. That means the movie is a likely contender for the upcoming awards season, which is bound to be a weird one thanks to all the movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But at least we still have some traditional awards fare like Ammonite on our plate, and the first trailer has just arrived, giving us some of the same vibes that Portrait of a Lady on Fire delivered not too long ago. Read More »
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The Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the facility who took care of the procedure to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine are erased from his, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her, and he’ll do anything to hide her away in his mind so they can find each other again.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: For such a high concept, you’d assume Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind would require plenty of visual effects for the story to play out inside the mind of our main character Joel. But instead, imaginative director Michael Gondry, working from a brilliant script by Charlie Kaufman, uses a variety of clever practical effects and simple camera tricks to tell the story of this troubled relationship that once started as a promising romance. It’s one of the most honest and raw portrayals of love, and how you view the ending just might help you learn something about yourself. Read More »
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Disney+ has picked up Black Beauty, the latest adaptation of the beloved children’s book starring Mackenzie Foy and Kate Winslet. The already-completed film, which puts a contemporary twist on the 19th century novel of a wild horse captured by humans, will premiere on Disney+ later this year.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s pandemic drama Contagion has delivered a set of PSAs about how to stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus, a video essay takes a look at the symbols and motifs of the Best Picture winner Parasite to express the film’s powerful thematic elements, and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman runs through everything he does in a day. Read More »