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WATCH: The Actor Who Plays Obama

Parker Sawyers, an American actor based in London, has drawn praise at the Sundance Film Festival for his uncannily accurate portrayal of President Obama in the picture Southside with You. The film follows Barack Obama on his first date with the future First Lady in Chicago in 1989. Watch our interview with Sawyers at Sundance.

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WATCH: Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on ‘White’ Oscars

Among the stars commenting on the “whiteness” of this year’s Oscars race is Daniel Radcliffe, who was a big attraction on Friday afternoon (January 22) at the Sundance Film Festival. Radcliffe believes it’s the film industry that’s to blame for the under-representation of African Americans as opposed to the Academy. He says: “The problem isn’t […]

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Love Story ‘Carol’ Has ‘No Political Agenda’

“Gay or straight, you can relate to this movie because it is just a love story,” says Rooney Mara, who stars opposite Cate Blanchett in Carol, a 1950s lesbian romance which opens today (Friday). It’s really a story of love at first sight between the socialite Carol, portrayed by Blanchett, and a younger Manhattan department […]

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WATCH: Broadway Play Sees Charles Ascend the Throne

You feel as if you’re in the presence of Prince Charles as Tim Pigott-Smith strides across the stage in King Charles III playing a future version of Charles as the reigning king. In the play, which has been written in blank verse, Charles provokes a constitutional crisis because he uses his veto power to challenge […]

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WATCH: Mark Rylance in ‘Bridge of Spies’

British actor Mark Rylance gives an outstanding turn with his portrayal of a Russian spy operating in the U.S. in Steven Spielberg’s new Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies. When the actor is asked how he rates working with Spielberg, he responds: “Oh terrible, absolutely terrible, the lowest of the low!” He is, of course, […]

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WATCH: Kate Winslet on the ‘Warmer Side’ of Steve Jobs

Some of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ supporters are criticizing the new film portrayal of his life for being overly negative. It’s certainly possible to leave Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender and directed by Danny Boyle, believing that the tech giant was inflexible, selfish, arrogant and severely wanting in some of his personal relationships. But that’s […]

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WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Shines as the Aging Sherlock Holmes

That British sleuth Sherlock Holmes has been brought to the screen in many different incarnations, but the latest portrayal, in the film Mr. Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen, is markedly different in that it shows him as a deteriorating 93-year-old reclusive gent in retirement on the south coast of England. Sir Ian sees his Sherlock […]

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WATCH: Asif Kapadia Wants People to See the Real Amy Winehouse in Documentary

British director Asif Kapadia arrives to the premiere of his film Amy in London. (JACK TAYLOR/AFP/Getty Images) As Amy, the British documentary on singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011, goes into wide release its U.K. director Asif Kapadia is welcoming to reviews. Last weekend his film enjoyed the best opening ever for a homegrown documentary […]

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