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EIFF: 'Novitiate' is an Ambitious Take on Isolation in a Life Devoted to God

Novitiate, the feature-length debut of Sundance Film Festival’s Breakthrough Director winner, Maggie Betts, is a stylish and ambitious take on a historical moment in the transformation of Catholicism. 889 more words


21 Grams

I presume Alejandro González Iñárritu was trying to make an artistic statement about the randomness of life by scrambling the timeline in “21 Grams” (2003), but it just didn’t work for me. 71 more words

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CIFF 17 Review: Novitiate

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. 299 more words


PHOTOS: Deadline Studio at TIFF 2017 - Part 2 - Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain, Simon Baker, & More

The actors and directors of the top TIFF premiering films keep on coming to the Deadline Studio in Toronto; including Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell from… 75 more words

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TIFF 2017 Review: "Novitiate" (2016) ★★★★★

If you all have seen Fred Zinnemann’s THe Nun’s Story (1959) with the incomparable Audrey Hepburn, then you should be able to prepare yourself for an equally great, painfully real and frighteningly relevant “Novitiate” written and directed by Maggie Betts. 390 more words

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Melissa Leo & Bill Pullman Seal Deals For 'Equalizer' Sequel

EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are coming back for the Equalizer sequel to co-star alongside Denzel Washington for Sony Pictures and director Antoine Fuqua. 177 more words

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NOVITIATE (2017): New Trailer From Margaret Betts Starring Liana Liberato, Dianna Agron, Melissa Leo, Margaret Qualley...

From writer / director Margaret Betts, Novitiate is a story set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II. Margaret Qualley plays a young woman in training to become a nun but she’s struggling with her  faith, the changing church and sexuality.  61 more words