Sam Rockwell murder mystery

Cinematic murder mysteries are back in style, and Searchlight Pictures has a new one coming up that we’re very excited about.

Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit, Seven Psychopaths), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Little Women), and David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar) have signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery set in the 1950s, with Rockwell and Ronan playing partners trying to solve the crime. Read More »

ammonite release date

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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ammonite trailer

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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Ammonite Trailer

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 »

Little Women Scene Breakdown

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, listen as director Greta Gerwig breaks down a scene from her outstanding new adaptation of the classic novel Little Women. Plus, take a look back at the blockbuster disaster that was the big screen adaptation of the Street Fighter video game franchise, and watch as Sesame Street characters impersonate each other. Read More »

Little Women scene breakdown

Greta Gerwig‘s unique adaptation of Little Women is a late addition to my favorite films of 2019. The movie doesn’t open until next week, but Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Laura Dern gathered to break down one of the film’s whirlwind scenes in a new video. Check it out to see what happens when the March girls enter the Laurence home for the first time, and to get the rundown on Chalamet’s vest game in the movie. Read More »

little women clip

It’s a conversation that plenty of people will have just heard from their relatives coming off the Thanksgiving holidays, and can probably look forward to hearing come Christmas: when will you get married? Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women may have been published in 1868, but it continues to prove itself timeless, especially in its depiction of meddling aunts. Meryl Streep plays the aunt in question in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, needling Saoirse Ronan‘s headstrong writer Jo March about her future in the latest Little Women clip.

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Little Women clip

Don’t sleep on Little Women.

Writer/director Greta Gerwig‘s new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel doesn’t come out until Christmas, and while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will dominate the box office around then, I’m guessing a new version of Little Women is going to earn a significant amount of attention in its own right. Sony has unveiled a new clip from the movie that seems to represent a microcosm of Gerwig’s approach to this beloved story. Check it out below. Read More »

Saoirse Ronan Wes Anderson

Promise Saoirse Ronan a corset, or at least a chance to wear a fancy hat, and you’ve got her booked for your next period drama. The Mary Queen of Scots actress is making a habit out of starring in prestigious historical dramas, but with casts and directors like these, you have to at least be vaguely interested.

Four years after The Grand Budapest HotelSaoirse Ronan is reuniting with director Wes Anderson for his 10th feature film, The French Dispatch. But while she’ll be reuniting with a few familiar faces on the ensemble movie, Ronan will be working for the first time with Kate Winslet on another high-profile project, a romance-drama titled Ammonite. And yes, both of them will be period dramas.

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mary queen of scots review

The era of the progressive period piece is surprisingly tedious.

Led by two powerhouse performers and backed by a radically diverse cast, Mary Queen of Scots seems to promise the evolution of the period piece — one anchored around two fascinating women ahead of their time and not limited by the crusty perceptions of stuffy historical dramas. But despite the sensational turns by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie as dueling female rulers, Mary Queen of Scots doesn’t turn out to be a revolutionary historical drama as much as it ends up a failed coup.

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