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Robert Pattinson Says He Lost His Sense Of Identity While Making Twilight

It’s difficult to conjure up too much sympathy for Robert Pattinson. He’s one of the most famous men in the world, he’s loved by a generation of diehard fans, he’s incredibly good looking, is a seriously talented actor and no doubt has money coming out of his ears and ass. Despite all that, you can kind of feel for him when he explains the dislocating process of committing yourself to a longterm movie franchise like Twilight (especially as it’s not very good).

In a recent interview with Variety as part of their ‘Actors on Actors’ series, Pattinson laid it all out, explaining his experience working on the Ya adaptations and revealing that he felt like he lost his sense of identity.

“When something becomes really big you really get an awareness of how small you are, like where it is when you first start acting
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Good Time review – Robert Pattinson excels in electrifying urban thriller

Pattinson runs into a whole lot of trouble in this high-energy heist caper from rising indie stars Josh and Benny Safdie

This adrenalised street opera from feted indie film-makers Josh and Benny Safdie has been hailed in some quarters as a revelatory breakthrough for former Twilight star Robert Pattinson, shedding his celebrity status to “disappear” into the role of an aggressively unsympathetic street hustler. Yet Pattinson (who I thought was terrific in the sneeringly maligned teen-vampire series) has always been much more than a pretty face, proving his mettle in films such as David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, Brady Corbet’s The Childhood of a Leader, and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. For me, the real revelation of Good Time comes from seeing the Safdies finally fulfil the promise of 2009’s Daddy Longlegs and 2014’s Heaven Knows What, creating an electrifying urban thriller that combines authenticity with accessibility in a compact,
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Film News Roundup: San Francisco Film Society Honors Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Big Sick’ Writers

Film News Roundup: San Francisco Film Society Honors Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, ‘Big Sick’ Writers
In today’s film news roundup, Kate Winslet and Kathryn Bigelow are set for a San Francisco honor, Sarah Gadon is receiving an award at AFI Fest, and Freestyle buys “The Banksy Job.”

Awards

The San Francisco Film Society is honoring Kate Winslet, Kathryn Bigelow, and the screenwriting team of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon at its Dec. 5 awards show.

The 60th anniversary edition of the dinner and awards presentation has been newly positioned to take place in the fall after decades as part of April’s San Francisco International Film Festival. The event will take place at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Center.

Bigelow will receive the Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction; Winslet will receive the Peter J. Owens Award for Acting; and Gordon and Nanjiani, who teamed on “The Big Sick” screenplay, will receive the Kanbar Award for Storytelling.

“We are thrilled that Awards Night’s move to December has inspired
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sarah Gadon

Born on April 4, 1987, Sarah Gadon is a renowned actor who has featured in several top-rated films. She first earned her fame when she made an appearance in the films Cosmopolis and A Dangerous Method. With the experience gained in these appearances, her career continued to grow and she was booked to take up roles in other TV series including Mutant X, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Life with Derek, Oracle, and In a Heartbeat. Sarah has also been doing voice acting and in this role she has lent her voice while featuring in Wayside, Ruby Gloom, and

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sarah Gadon
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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Good Time (2017)

Good Time, 2017.

Directed by Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie.

Starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster, Buddy Duress and Barkhad Abdie.

Synopsis:

Brothers Connie and Nik pull off a bank heist which, while it appears to go smoothly, ends up with the vulnerable Nik being caught and sent to Rikers. While inside, he’s badly beaten up, leaving Connie on the outside trying to raise the bail to set his brother free.

Shaking off that Twilight association hasn’t been easy for Robert Pattinson and it’s not for a lack of trying. Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars and, more recently, The Lost City Of Z have all offered him opportunities to flex his acting muscles with varying degrees of success. Good Time could turn out to be what he’s been waiting for.

This comes from the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, who have created a
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11 Films to Watch After Seeing ‘Good Time’

In their feature films, directors Josh and Ben Safdie have always walked a fine line between fact and fiction. Not quite documentaries and not quite traditional narratives, their work takes on an air of alarming spontaneity, threatening to jump off the screen at you. Between Daddy Longlegs and Heaven Knows What, the Safdies captured a gorgeously grainy snapshot of their home city of New York, both painfully truthful and deeply impacting.

Their latest, Good Time, returns to New York City, this time bringing a pulp edge to their naturalistic aesthetic. After a botched bank robbery lands his brother Nick (Ben Safdie) in jail, Constantine (Robert Pattinson) is forced out of Queens into the city to bring his brother home, at any cost.

Our review describes Good Time as “in parts a heist movie (iconic masks included) and a chase movie, but not an homage in any sense — more an evolution,
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Robert Pattinson Reveals He Went to Therapy, Talks Extreme Efforts to 'Disappear' After 'Twilight'

Robert Pattinson Reveals He Went to Therapy, Talks Extreme Efforts to 'Disappear' After 'Twilight'
Robert Pattinson is not a fan of being interviewed -- or being famous.

The 31-year-old actor covers the September issue of GQ, in which he talks about his unconventional career path after Twilight made him a household name. Clearly, Pattinson was affected by his extreme lack of privacy after the stunning success of the films, and describes the measures he took to evade paparazzi.

Pattinson says that during the height of the Twilight phenomenon, he would ride in trunks of cars frequently to avoid being seen, or trade outfits with his friends in restaurant bathrooms and have them each call Ubers in different directions so that photographers wouldn't know which car he got into. He recalls once driving around for hours until the sun came up after realizing he was being tailed by photographers, so that they wouldn't know where his new house was.

News: Inside Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry's Fun Dinner Outing in L.A
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'Good Time' Review: Robert Pattinson Delivers the Performance of His Career

'Good Time' Review: Robert Pattinson Delivers the Performance of His Career
By now, Robert Pattinson shouldn't have to prove he can act. Cosmopolis, The Rover, Maps to the Stars and The Lost City of Z – they all show that his brooding Twilight days have passed into teen-movie myth. But if doubters still need proof, check out the Pattinson tour de force in Good Time. The title makes the movie sound like a romp. Instead, it's a hellish ride through a New York night. As directed by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, the movie rips through 100 minutes of screen time like Wile E.
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‘Good Time’ Trailer: Robert Pattinson Delivers His Best Performance Yet in This Wild Summer Indie

‘Good Time’ Trailer: Robert Pattinson Delivers His Best Performance Yet in This Wild Summer Indie
Robert Pattinson has been transforming his career over the last several years with work in “Cosmopolis,” “Maps to the Stars,” “The Rover” and “The Lost City of Z,” but he finally confirms in “Good Time” what many of us have been expecting for quite awhile: He’s one of the most exciting actors working today.

Read More: Robert Pattinson Gives a Career-Best Performance in the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’ — Cannes 2017 Review

Good Time” finds Pattinson teaming up with New York indie darlings Josh and Benny Safdie, whose last feature, “Heaven Knows What,” earned acclaim on the international film circuit. “Good Time” debuted to positive reviews at Cannes, where Pattinson became an instant Best Actor contender. He ended up losing to Joaquin Phoenix, but the fact remains this is the best work of Pattinson’s career thus far.

Pattinson plays Constantine “Connie” Nikas, a small town criminal who embarks on a
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The Beautiful and The Damned: Close-Up on Abel Ferrara’s "King of New York"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Abel Ferrara's King of New York (1990) is playing June 16 - July 16, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom.“In striving to sin, to blaspheme, Ferrara’s heroes assert with Lucifer their moral autonomy, their sovereignty, their heroic identity, their glory, pitifully”—Tag Gallagher We’re introduced to Frank White (Christopher Walken) with one of director Abel Ferrara’s iconic roving pans, creeping left–right from the darkness of the prison wall to the harsh white of Frank’s cell. Frank is placed small in the frame, positioned slightly off-centre towards the bottom corner, his back to the camera as he prays silently. The prison bars dominate the composition, abstracted into silhouettes by Ferrara’s chiaroscuro lighting. A police baton enters the frame and knocks twice on the cell door, jarring Frank out of his concentration. The door is then
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Robert Pattinson Reveals He Was Almost Fired from Twilight and Has No Regrets About Being a ‘Bit of a Sellout’

Robert Pattinson Reveals He Was Almost Fired from Twilight and Has No Regrets About Being a ‘Bit of a Sellout’
Robert Pattinson almost lost the role that made him a household name.

The 31-year-old actor is best known for playing vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight series, but he recently told The New York Times that his rebellious behavior on the set of the first film, released in 2008, nearly got him fired.

Fortunately for Pattinson and his legion of fans, his agents flew in to smooth things over — and the actor now calls working on the series “an amazing luxury.”

“I didn’t have to kiss anybody’s the entire time. I don’t think I did, anyway,” Pattinson told
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Robert Pattinson’s ‘Good Time’ Gets August Release in U.S.

Robert Pattinson’s ‘Good Time’ Gets August Release in U.S.
A24 has set an Aug. 11 release date in the U.S. for Robert Pattinson’s crime caper “Good Time.”

The film, from Josh and Benny Safdie, will make its world premiere as a competition title at this year’s 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. The film also stars Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Buddy Duress, and Barkhad Abdi.

The film follows a bank robber’s race to evade the police dragnet that threatens to send him behind bars. Josh and Benny Safdie directed the movie from a screenplay by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein.

Variety first reported the A24 acquisition in October.

The Safdie brothers are well known in the indie film community for their work on “Go Get Some Rosemary” and “Heaven Knows What.” Pattinson shot to fame as the brooding vampire in the “Twilight” films and has starred in David Cronenberg films “Map to the Stars” and “Cosmopolis,
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Robert Pattinson: From Bedhead to Bushy Beard

He’s taken one of the most fascinating and unconventional routes with his stardom.

The thinkpiece-industrial complex is running at full speed this spring to update the cinephile community’s consensus of major stars. In case you’re behind, adjust your opinions to reflect the following changes: Reese Witherspoon is still good, Kristen Stewart is now really good, Anne Hathaway is great because her haters were sexist, and Nicole Kidman is underappreciated despite receiving an Oscar nomination this very year.

One star whose evaluation has yet to appear from the hot take factory is Robert Pattinson, who features in two theatrical releases this April, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (quickly dumped in theaters and VOD over two years after its 2015 Berlin premiere) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Five years ago, the cultural ubiquity of “R-Pattz” was so enormous that the future President of the United States tweeted about him six times
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‘Good Time’ First Look: Robert Pattinson’s Indie Hot Streak Continues With Safdie Brothers’ Cannes Contender

‘Good Time’ First Look: Robert Pattinson’s Indie Hot Streak Continues With Safdie Brothers’ Cannes Contender
Robert Pattinson is extending his list of films that will have their world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival with “Good Time,” which follows a bank robber who finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. The film will play in Competition at Cannes. Pattinson’s previous Cannes movies include David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” and “Maps To The Stars” and David Michod’s “The Rover.”

Watch First Short By ‘Heaven Knows What’ Director Benny Safdie Online For Free

Directed by brothers Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie, “Good Time” also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi. Josh Safdie recently commented on the film in an Instagram post, saying:

Good Time, the film we’ve been slaving over for the past 19 months, will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the main competition! Here’s a still of #RobertPattinson as Connie. He and everyone else in the film are incredible.
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First Look: Robert Pattinson In The Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’; Talks ‘Twilight’

In what has become a near-annual occurrence, actor Robert Pattinson has yet another film making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Previous years have included David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps To The Stars,” David Michôd’s “The Rover” and now, in 2017, the Safdie Brothers’ “Good Time,” a crime drama playing in competition.

Continue reading First Look: Robert Pattinson In The Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’; Talks ‘Twilight’ at The Playlist.
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Can you make ‘The Fly’ on the cheap?

Low budget horror takes on Cronenberg’s classic

If you stopped some dude on the street and asked them about their thoughts on Fly, they would probably think you were talking about The Fly, the 1986 movie directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum as an unlucky teleporter. Of course, true buffs will know that Cronenberg’s Fly is but the second iteration of man-made insect beast. And now there’s going to be a third: 20th Century Fox, the studio behind Cronenberg’s version, announced negotiations were being made with indie-horror director J.D. Dillard (Slight) to helm yet another remake of The Fly.

While this remake news might have fallen under the outrage radar thanks to a certain picture that Warner Bros. is thinking of rebooting, people around the web are still outraged. Birth. Movies. Death, the official blog of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, opened their coverage with “We have some terrible news.” Metro
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Elle,’ ‘The Lovers on the Bridge,’ ‘Fences,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Elle (Paul Verhoeven)

Paul Verhoeven’s latest treatise on high / low art isn’t going to appeal to everyone, and, as this awards season has shown, it’s already deeply offended some. But its messiness and blurred moral provocations are key to its power as a piece of cinematic trickery. A masterful character study, Elle dresses up a pulpy morality play with an austere European arthouse sheen, then sends its powerfully passive lead through a minefield of ethical conundrums,
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The Heart of Blankness: Close-Up on Alexander Zeldovich's "Target"

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Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Alexander Zeldovich's Target (2011) is playing exclusively December 16, 2016 - January 14, 2017 in the United States.All utopias are alike; each dystopia is dystopian in its own way. But is it a utopia or dystopia we are talking about here? In Alexander Zeldovich’s Target, Russia of the near future is prosperous and comfortably numb: energy sources for export still abound, heavy trucks rush along the Guangzhou–Paris highway replenishing the treasury with toll money, and sleek skyscrapers of Moscow symbolize the country’s welfare in stone, steel and concrete. Victor, the Minister of Natural Resource– “king of the mountain,” as he calls himself—has it all:a large, hi-tech apartment, a Chinese biographer and appropriately spiritless facial features. He is the perfect picture of a man who has made it in a land of bureaucratic capitalism. The film’s other dramatis personae
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’The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam Chases Adventure in James Gray’s Latest

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’The Lost City of Z’ Trailer: Charlie Hunnam Chases Adventure in James Gray’s Latest
In 2013, James Gray’s film “The Immigrant” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was then unceremoniously dumped in theaters by The Weinstein Company a year later, albeit to mostly positive reception. Now, Gray has returned with a new film “The Lost City of Z,” about British explorer Percy Fawcett (played by Charlie Hunnam) who, in 1925, disappeared with his son in the Amazon while looking for an ancient lost city. Based on David Grann’s 2009 book by the same name, Gray describes the film as David Lean, but with a “slightly more hallucinogenic feel. Because [the protagonist] went to the jungle and sorta went mad.” Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘The Lost City Of Z’ Is A Beautifully Old-Fashioned Adventure — Nyff Review

The film premiered as the closing night film at the New York Film Festival in October. It co-stars Robert Pattinson (“Cosmopolis”), Sienna Miller (“Mississippi Grind”) and
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie review: reparo movens ad imaginem

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Forget about magical creatures: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them could use some help finding itself, and in figuring out who its protagonist is. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Harry Potter saga, love most of the movies

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Eddie Redmayne

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Forget about magical creatures: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them could use some help finding itself. I can’t figure out what this movie is about. Worse, I don’t think director David Yates or screenwriter J.K Rowling even know what their movie is about. It’s barely even about fantastic beasts and where to find them, except to the degree that wizard naturalist Newt Scamander accidentally lets a few escape from his mobile collection lab–research library–menagerie in 1926 New York City and
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