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Interview: Ralph Fiennes On 'The Invisible Woman,' Working With Wes Anderson & Awards Season Pitfalls

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 30, 2014 4:36 PM
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The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes
In town to accept an honorary Dragon Award from the Göteborg International Film Festival (which seriously has the coolest mascot, I mean, Lions, and Leopards and Bears, oh my, but Dragons), actor, director and Dark Lord Ralph Fiennes also presented his latest directorial offering “The Invisible Woman.” And strangely, I found much the same thing happening that occurred with his debut “Coriolanus,” in that I’d been excited for it in advance, then heard mixed reports which dampened my enthusiasm somewhat, only to like it a great deal when I finally did see it.

Watch: The Police Are Coming For M. Gustave In New Clip From 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 3:01 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Yesterday, we met the new lobby boy of "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and today we'll spend a bit more time with his boss M. Gustave. Yep, another clip from Wes Anderson's highly anticipated new film is here and it's another charming peek at what looks like a top notch effort from the director.

Watch: Meet Zero In First Clip From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 5:49 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Of all the star-studded names wearing great costumes and playing eccentric characters in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"—Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson—one of the main faces leading the movie is someone who you probably haven't heard of: Tony Revolori. But you're going to meet him right now.

Review: Ralph Fiennes' Charles Dickens Drama 'The Invisible Woman' Co-Starring Felicity Jones

  • By Chris Willman
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  • December 27, 2013 2:07 PM
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Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman
Charles Dickens and his comely, considerably younger mistress have a dickens of a time getting their adulterous act together in “The Invisible Woman,” a directing, as well as starring, turn for Ralph Fiennes. He’s rarely been better than he is as the 19th century’s most celebrated novelist, with his chops on camera just about matched by what he’s done behind. The problem is that we’ve seen so many fictions about Victorians who can’t let the onset of real passion break up their stuffy marriages that even a true-life variation doesn’t have that much to add to the genre, much less that’s thematically worthy of Dickens.

Watch: New Trailer & Poster For Wes Anderson's Berlin-Bound 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 1:02 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes
There was a lot to talk about after the first trailer for Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" dropped earlier this fall. In fact, we did a fairly obsessive and thorough trailer breakdown, that noted, among other things, that the film is shot in three different aspect ratios and is (mostly) set in the 1930s. But there is still much to be unwrapped from the film, so consider this an early Christmas present.

Watch: New U.K. Trailer & Poster For Ralph Fiennes' Charles Dickens Drama 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 5:40 PM
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The Invisible Woman
Whether or not "The Invisible Woman" can overcome respectable but not quite ecstatic notices out of Telluride and TIFF to become an awards season contender remains to be seen, but that doesn't mean there aren't surprises to be found in the film. As we noted earlier this afternoon in our For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actresses Who Deserve Some Oscar Season Attention, one to pay attention to is Joanna Scanlan for her small, but important turn in the film.

Watch: First Trailer For Wes Anderson's Quirky Ensemble Comedy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 17, 2013 10:00 AM
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes
Teased earlier this week with the poster, the trailer for Wes Anderson's eighth feature length effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has finally arrived. The auteur has said several times in recent years that he has no plans to change up his famously idiosyncratic style. "My natural handwriting is neat and it is like my personality. Somewhere along the way I made this choice: I can force myself to not be what I feel I naturally am or I can just go with it and develop it," he said last year in Cannes. "[Repeating myself] is not something I think about. I really think about just the world of this movie, and what this one is going to be." And yes, this 'Grand Budapest Hotel' trailer is very Wes Anderson-y, showing off his second period piece following the '60s setting of "Moonrise Kingdom."

Watch: Charles Dickens Has A Secret In Trailer For Ralph Fiennes' 'The Invisible Woman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 7:10 PM
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The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes Felicity Jones
One of the world's greatest writers, a torrid affair ... the drama writes itself, and certainly that must be what attracted Ralph Fiennes to "The Invisible Woman." The film got off to a steady if not spectacular start at Venice and Toronto, but Sony Pictures Classics is hoping to build it up to a full head of steam by time it hits theaters in Decembers.

Watch: 4 Clips From Ralph Fiennes' 'The Invisible Woman' Co-Starring Felicity Jones

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 5:55 PM
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The Invisible Woman Ralph Fiennes Felicity Jones
Every awards season needs a sumptuous, period drama (preferably based on a true story) to serve as a potential rival to more contemporary and flashier films, and this year, "The Invisible Woman" may just be that pic. Combining literary history, romance and some decent talent all around, this one tap into voters used to more traditional fare.

Watch: Trailer For Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations' Featuring Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2013 4:44 PM
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Gotta admit, we sort of totally forgot about this movie entirely. After playing TIFF to rather muted notice last fall, and being released all over the place elsewhere in the world, Mike Newell's "Great Expectations" is finally seeing release in stateside theaters. And well, it's certainly very costume drama-esque as you might expect.

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