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SXSW Review: 'Frank,' Starring Michael Fassbender Wearing a Giant Fake Head, Totally Rocks

In Lenny Abrahamson’s lovely film ‘Frank,’ Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) is a would-be musician who works an office job by day. It’s possible he doesn’t have a lot of talent.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 11, 2014 12:53 PM
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Watch Richard Curtis Talk 'About Time,' Bridget Jones Sequel, 'Love Actually,' Mr. Bean and Pulling Back from Directing (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

British writer-director Richard Curtis talks his third film "About Time," a romantic comedy, time-travel movie and family drama all in one, starring Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson as a father and son, as well as the great films Curtis helped to create with Working Title, from "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill," starring Hugh Grant, to "Mr. Bean" and "Bridget Jones Diary." Will he direct again?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 28, 2013 4:28 PM
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Romantic Comedies Are Not Dead: A Richard Curtis Retrospective (VIDEO)

Ahead of the New York Film Festival debut of "About Time," the latest film written and directed by romantic comedy master Richard Curtis, here is a video "retrospective" of his work.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 28, 2013 2:04 PM
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Review Roundup: Richard Curtis' 'About Time,' Starring McAdams and Gleeson, Is Snuggly Sweet and Blandly Reassuring

The first reviews have arrived for "About Time," directed by Richard Curtis ("Love Actually"). While critics aren't finding much of originality or zing in the time-traveling romantic comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, they cede that the film is as comforting and reassuring as a) rice pudding (per Variety), b) a quilt (per the Telegraph), and c) "a big sloppy hug from a stranger" (per the Times). More below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 9, 2013 11:59 AM
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Trailer Watch: Rachel McAdams, New Leading Man Domhnall Gleeson Time-Travel in Richard Curtis Romance 'About Time'

The new trailer for time-travel romance "About Time" from director Richard Curtis ("Love Actually") has landed, co-starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson as the space-time-crossed lovers. Tellingly, the film marks up-and-comer Gleeson's first leading role; the actor has previously shone in supporting roles in the "Harry Potter" franchise (as Bill Weasley), "Anna Karenina" and "Never Let Me Go." It also marks McAdams return to time-traveling lovers, following 2009's "The Time Traveler's Wife."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2013 3:09 PM
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