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Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love' Starring Steve Coogan

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 2, 2013 6:57 PM
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Anna Friel and Steve Coogan in THE LOOK OF LOVE
While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

Watch: Steve Coogan & Anna Friel Talk Kinky Sex In New Clip From 'The Look Of Love'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • April 14, 2013 9:59 AM
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Anna Friel and Steve Coogan in THE LOOK OF LOVE
Marking the fourth collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and actor Steve Coogan, "The Look of Love" is based on the true story of porn baron Paul Raymond. Raymond amassed over $1 billion through purchasing prime real estate in London's Soho, becoming Britain's richest man and earning the title "The King of Soho." Anna Friel plays his wife Jean, who posed for some of Raymond's porno shoots and ultimately received a record divorce-settlement. Their daughter is played by charming and soon-to-be everywhere Imogen Poots. You can peak in at the couple's relationship in the clip below.

Watch: Steve Coogan Talks Striptease In First Clip From Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 10:18 AM
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Imgoen Poots and Steve Coogan in THE LOOK OF LOVE
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the latest from the prolific Michael Winterbottom didn't exactly win our man on the ground over (he called it "a shallow misfire"), but a swinging, Steve Coogan-starring trip into smut is still something many will be curious about. And this first clip from "The Look Of Love" seems to capture both the wit and other pleasures some might derive from the movie.

10 New Images & Trailer For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2013 1:49 PM
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Tamsin Egerton in THE LOOK OF LOVE
So, with Steven Soderbergh stepping away from film sets to pursue other endeavors, whose going to replace him as the cinematic chameleon to follow? Well, how about Michael Winterbottom? In the past few years the Brit helmer has gone from scuzzy noir "The Killer Inside Me" to comedic road trip series "The Trip" to an India-set Thomas Hardy adaptation "Trishna" to an intimate character study with "Everyday." And now, his latest is a biopic on smut king and real estate baron Paul Raymond. Like we said, the guy doesn't like to repeat himself.

'The Spectacular Now,' 'Austenland' & 'The Look Of Love' Lead First Wave Of Sundance Acquisitions

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2013 9:19 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival has been underway for a few days now, but the buyers' market has been slow to get moving. It's not entirely surprising; as we documented last week, a run of disappointments has left distributors a little more cautious than in the past, and with few films attracting across-the-board raves, there's further reason to keep the purse strings tightened until most of the major films have screened.

Sundance Review: Michael Winterbottom's Swinging 'The Look Of Love' Fails To Titillate With Shallow, Empty Story

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 1:40 PM
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While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

Berlin Film Festival Adds Movies From Jane Campion, Michael Winterbottom, Shane Carruth, James Franco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 12:01 PM
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If things seems a bit quiet, at least for the moment, that's because everyone in Hollywood is packing their bags and getting the last details sorted out to head to the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile across the pond, industry folks are also gearing up for their first major event of the movie year, the Berlin International Film Festival. And this year, they'll be getting quite a few titles that are making their debut in Park City.

Sundance '13: 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace,' 'jOBS' & More Premiere In Park City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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Pack your bags, forget the sunscreen, bring an extra big coat. The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled their Premieres slate and it's a fantastic line up this year. New films from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Michael Winterbottom, Drake Doremus, Zal Batmanglij, Jane Campion and more are headed to Park City in one helluva auteur driven selection this year. So let's take a quick peek.

First Look At Steve Coogan In Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love' Plus New Poster & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 11:16 AM
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There are a few filmmakers as prolific and diverse working these days as Michael Winterbottom, and even though he just dropped his latest effort "Everyday" on the festival circuit this fall, he's already getting ready unleash his next film, "The Look Of Love."

Diane Keaton Out, Annette Bening In For 'The Look Of Love'; Robin Williams Also Joins

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 6:20 PM
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Given the film was first announced over a year ago, it's not much of a surprise that there has been a casting change on "The Look Of Love." But perhaps more surprising is that most everyone else has stayed on board.

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