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BBC Complaints Officer Tells Disgruntled Fan The New Doctor Who Will NOT Be A Woman


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Rumours that Kris Marshall is set to become the next Doctor Who have gained more credibility after a BBC complaints officer assured a disgruntled fan that there were “currently no plans” for the next Timelord to be a woman.

The current star of the BBC sci-fi series, Peter Capaldi, has recently begun his final series in the role, and speculation has been mounting for several months as to the identity of the new Doctor. Many had predicted that a female actor would take over, with the likes of Tilda Swinton, Olivia Coleman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge being regularly mentioned in connection with the soon-to-be vacant part.

Kris MarshallKris Marshall is strongly rumoured to be the next 'Doctor Who'

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Tilda Swinton Faces A New Beast In Netflix Adventure 'Okja'


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Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija's horizons expand in a way one never would want for one's children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity's obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

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An intriguing teaser trailer has just been launched for the upcoming Netflix Original Film 'Okja' starring Tilda Swinton. It's a unique adventure drama exploring the sacred and unbreakable bond between human beings and animals, and is set to arrive on our screens this summer.

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Tilda Swinton Is The Bookies' Favourite To Become The Next Doctor Who


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The metamorphosis of Doctor Who from Peter Capaldi to an as yet unknown 13th Doctor is due to happen at the end of this, the 10th series and, so far, it’s actress Tilda Swinton who’s the bookies favourite to replace the Scottish actor.

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The Hollywood actress is the hot favourite to replace the Time Lord and be the first woman to take on the Doctor Who mantle in the process.

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Tilda Swinton Criticises 'Harry Potter' Films For "Romanticising" Boarding Schools


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Tilda Swinton has hit out at the Harry Potter films for “romanticising” boarding schools, which she says are “cruel”.

In an interview with The Scots Magazine the actress, who attended the West Heath Girls' School, said she believes children do not benefit from being separated from their parents at a young age.

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Tilda Swinton Thinks Doctor Strange Transcends Fear And Ego


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While Tilda Swinton's casting caused some controversy with the comic's fans, she's getting terrific reviews for her performance. Seeing Swinton in a superhero movie is a bit of a surprise, but she didn't hesitate to accept the role. "Hell no," she laughs. "Scott [Derrickson, the director] told me about the film he wanted to make, and that was good enough. I'm a big Marvel fan, and I never dreamed they'd find some corner for me. But I really wanted to see this movie the way he described it: this huge tent-pole megalopolis about creation rather than destruction."

Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One

Derrickson adapted the role of the Ancient One with Swinton in mind, veering from the comic's depiction of a standard Asian male master. Swinton says that the character was deliberately changed to avoid racist undertones. "There's a kind of misunderstanding, which I hope the film will make clear," she says. "Scott made this very clear decision with the whole team to change the Ancient One from the rather, what they considered, offensive racial stereotype in the comic books - this kind of Fu Manchu, ancient man sitting on top of a mountain. They made this decision to not perpetuate those racial stereotypes. The fact that they take the liberties that they do in filmmaking, I think it dignifies the comics and it says, 'Yeah, this is a strong enough, robust enough source. We can bend it, it's elastic, it's bouncy!'"

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Marvel Defends 'Doctor Strange' Against 'Whitewashing' Casting Claims


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Following recent accusations of ‘whitewashing’ in its casting process, the Marvel studio has defended itself against selecting Tilda Swinton to play The Ancient One, a traditionally Asian character, in its upcoming movie Doctor Strange.

The Disney-owned studio has come under fire after one of ‘Doctor Strange’s screenwriters, C. Robert Cargill, implied that they might have made the decision to make The Ancient One, who originates from Tibet in the graphic novel’s mythology, non-Asian in the movie adaptation to avoid upsetting the Chinese market.

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton has previously addressed the controversy over her casting as 'The Ancient One'

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Tilda Swinton Addresses 'Doctor Strange' Casting Controversy


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Tilda Swinton has spoken out about the controversy surrounding her casting in new Marvel movie Doctor Strange. In the film Swinton plays Doctor Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One, a character who has traditionally been depicted as both male and Asian in the comic books.

Tilda SwintonTilda Swinton has addressed her casting in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange.

After the film's first trailer was released and a bald Swinton was shown as the character, Marvel was accused of ‘whitewashing’, an accusation which was further compounded by the release of the first images of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, where she also plays an Asian character.

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Doctor Strange Trailer


Stephen Strange is one of the most talented neurosurgeons in the world, he's still relatively young and has saved the lives of thousands of people. When he's in a serious car accident, his most important assets, his hands are damaged beyond intricate repair and it's an abrupt end to his most loved profession.

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Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.

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Finally, Red-Band Trailer For 'Snowpiercer' Arrives [Trailer + Pictures]


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Snowpiercer isn’t new. Joon-ho Bong’s adapation of the popular French comic book Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob. Walking around Paris last October, posters for the movie where everywhere, and without the laboured ‘delayed train’ play on words, it’s finally coming to the U.S on June 27. What’s more, there’s a ridiculously good red band trailer for it, too.

SnowpiercerTilda Swinton, Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer in 'Snowpiercer'

In it, Tilda Swinton’s character – the evil, maniacal tyrant, Mason – dominates. Her words provide the backdrop for the struggle faced by those on board and their battle for freedom. “Know your place. Keep your place,” advises Mason, before suggesting that exactly killing exactly 74% of the rebellious population in front of her would be “fun”. 

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is An Instant Hit With Critics, In Praise Of Wes Anderson's Delightful New Movie [Trailer + Pictures]


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The Grand Budapest Hotel is preparing to throw its doors open to the world, having premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Director Wes Anderson has built his career upon his idiosyncratically quirky, colourful and surrealist movies and the eagerly-anticipated Budapest looks to be no different.

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Critics Have Heaped Praise On To 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'

Early reviews have bathed the movie in a warm glow of praise, loving the kitsch details, kooky plotline, and star-packed cast, which includes (deep breath), Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel.

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'The Zero Theorem': Terry Gilliam Trapped In His Own Fantasy? [Trailer + Pictures]


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Terry Gilliam's latest effort The Zero Theorem follows a computer hacker and his ultimate goal to discover the reason for human existence. A shadowy organisation known only as The Management are keen to interrupt his work and send a lusty love interest to distract him from his potentially ground-breaking work.

Terry Gilliam Peter Stormare Ben WhishawChristoph Waltz [L], Peter Stormare [Centre] and Ben Whishaw [R] in 'The Zero Theorem'

It all sounds very...Gilliam...though from the polarizing critical reception, we're no clearer as to whether the 73-year-old has made his finest movie yet, or another scatty missed opportunity.

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'Only Lovers Left Alive': Why This Achingly Cool Vampire Romance Is So Not 'Twilight' [Trailer]


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Only Lovers Left Alive is released in cinemas today, bringing Jim Jarmusch's supernatural romance to theatres. The movie's main draw is of course its two British leads: Tilda Swinton and Thor's Tom HIddlestone play the alluring onscreen vampire couple Adam and Eve, who are trying to find their way in the modern world.

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Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddlestone Cut A Deathly Cool Couple In 'Only Lovers Left Alive.'

Described as a "crypto-vampire love story" by the director, Only Lovers Left Alive brings to life a fantastical yet gritty imagining of a modern day vampire tale. You'd have thought that by now, our desire for vampire romance movies would be well and truly sated, particularly after the five Twilight movies.

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Tilda Swinton Birthday Gala At The Museum Of Modern Art Gathers Legends Of Film And Fashion


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The much beloved by filmmakers, designers and artists alike Tilda Swinton was honored with a gala event at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The specially scheduled evening coincided with Swinton’s 53rd birthday and boasted a guest list of some of the most revered contemporary creators and friends of the actress. Swinton, who participated in a curious and completely out-of-the-blue performance art piece at the MoMA earlier this year, expressed her gratitude to the museum for the tribute.

“It’s my birthday!” Swinton told The Hollywood Reporter of the cleverly scheduled event in New York. “MoMA is giving me a birthday party, and they’ve invited some of my great friends, so I’m very happy and very grateful.”

While the ethereal actress remained modest throughout, there were plenty of others willing and eager to sing her praises. “I admire the ease and the grace in which she carries her talent,” Ralph Fiennes, event co-chair and Swinton’s co-star in The Grand Budapest Hotel, said of the actress. “She’s a great actress, but it’s her quality of person herself, her soul – it’s her that I think is unique. It shines through in a way that’s very rare.”

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More


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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

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A Week In Movies: Festival Films Create Oscar Buzz For Meryl, Judi, Kate And An Emaciated Matthew Mcconaughey


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As the Venice Film Festival wrapped up last weekend with its surprising award winners, led by the Roman ring-road documentary Sacro GRA, the Toronto Film Festival got underway in Canada. Both festivals are launching pads for movies seeking awards momentum, so the stars were all out promoting themselves on the red carpets.

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One of the big attention-grabbers out of Venice was Philomena, the true story of a woman's search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption. The film won two top awards at Venice, and Judi Dench has leapt to the top of the list of Oscar hopefuls with her sensitive, emotionally raw performance. The film opens in November in the UK and in January in America. Watch the trailer for Philomena.

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'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Filmed In America’s Lost Soul, Detroit [Trailer]


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Tapping into the vampire craze that has dominated cinema over the last decade is Only Lovers Left Alive – but this is no moody teenage drama; like Let The Right One In, Jim Jarmusch’s film - centred on two vampires who have been in love for centuries – puts an adult spin on the popular legend.

Tilda Swinton and Tom HiddlestonTilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are dark, sexy vampires

The vampires – Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston – are decidedly human compared to their contemporary cinematic counterparts. Adam (Hiddleston) is a musician; depressed and tired of the human society in which he is integrated, reunites with his long-time lover (and by long time, we’re talking centuries) but their love is challenged by Eve’s (Swinton) younger sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowka).

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Only Lovers Left Alive - Clips


Adam is a centuries old vampire who has a deep passion for music of all kinds, enjoying the peace of hiding away behind the curtained windows of his Detroit home desperate to distance himself from mankind and their inane life quests. However, that isn't his only passion; his life becomes complete once again on the much awaited return of his lover Eve. Old feelings are reignited and the pair live out their ardent affair all over again. But things aren't quite as perfect as they seem when Eve's ceaselessly annoying younger sister Ava shows up, unwelcome, and proceeds to run wild, challenging Adam and Eve's relationship to the very limits. But they are outsiders and only have each other, so they must learn to love and protect one another in order to survive their rapidly disintegrating world.

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Forgotten Men Terry Gilliam, Jonathan Glazer Set For Venice Film Festival


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The Venice Film Festival 2013 boasts one of the most intriguing movie line-ups of the year, with two fallen heroes of cinema coming in from the cold and testing out new material after underwhelming efforts last time out.

Terry Gilliam and Jonathan Glazer will screen their new movies, The Zero Theorem and Under the Skin.

Gilliam hasn't been seen since 2009's poorly received The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, while Sexy Beast director Glazer was scolded by the box-office almost a decade ago with Birth.

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Dance Tribute To Roger Ebert Led By Tilda Swinton, To Barry White Song


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If there’s one thing Tilda Swinton knows how to do (and we reckon she knows how to do far more than just the one thing), it’s ‘create a stir’ and that’s exactly what she did at the late Roger Ebert’s film festival, ‘Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival.’ Swinton took to the stage, along with Roger’s widow, Chaz and led the audience of some 1500 in a dance, to Barry White’s ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.’

New York Daily News report that Tilda told the audience from the stage “We’re not dancing up here. We’re coming down to dance with you — because if we dance up here, you’re just going to sit and watch us and laugh,” before starting to gyrate her hips. She then ordered the audience to join in: “So, no observers allowed. Participants only.” She then started to weave her way through the crowd at the Virginia Theater and in doing so, encouraged the audience to do the same. Roger Ebert, a renowned movie fan and revered critic, passed away on April 4 this year, after a lengthy battle with cancer that left him unable to speak, some years ago. He founded the film festival event back in 1998.

Tilda Swinton is no stranger to drawing attention to herself. She recently made headlines when she appeared, ‘snoozing’ in a glass box, for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The exhibition was titled The Maybe. 

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Tilda Swinton Kicks Off Spontaneous Dance Party In Memory Of Roger Ebert


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Tilda Swinton might be one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, but the woman isn’t afraid to get down, yo! At the annual Ebertfest – the affectionate name for “Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival, which the late critic founded back in 1998. Swinton was there to promote her new flick “Julia”, but ended up mostly promoting spontaneous dance parties, as she appeared on stage with Ebert’s widow, Chaz and prompted to audience to participate in a “No observers allowed” dance party, according to New York Daily News.

Swinton said: “We’re not dancing up here. We’re coming down to dance with you — because if we dance up here, you’re just going to sit and watch us and laugh,” Then Barry White’s You’re the First, the Last, My Everything came on and the rest is history. We can now tick off “party instigator” in Swinton’s already quite impressive resume. Recently, the 52-year-old actress made news by… taking a nap. The location of said nap might have had something to do with it, since most people don’t typically sleep over in a glass box at the MoMa. Tilda’s performance was as part of a piece entitled “The Maybe”. So the actress/ all-round cool lady has been keeping pretty busy lately. We’d venture to assume that the dance break was more fun than her nap in a box though.

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For a lady of 51, Swinton sure knows how to get down. 

Sarah Jessica Parker Checks Out 'Tilda Swinton Sleeping In A Box'


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Modern art fans, movie buffs and hipsters alike flocked down to the Museum of Modern Art in New York this week to see Scottish actress Tilda Swinton sleeping in a big glass box. Her piece 'The Maybe' - originally devised in collaboration with Cornelia Parker - sees Swinton in a state of slumber while museum visitors and culture critics stare at her, and it's all in the name of art.

A furious and largely predictable debate has erupted as to whether Tilda Swinton sleeping in a box can be considered art, though - let's face it - all New Yorkers really care about is that Tilda Swinton, star of Burn After Reading, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Moonrise Kingdom is sleeping in a box. Swinton-mania is reaching boiling point and with news that the actress will only feature in the exhibition 'occasionally' - there's now a dedicated Tumblr dedicated to answering the question of the minute, "Is Tilda Swinton Sleeping In A Box?" The answer today is, "Yes. Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a box today at MoMA. It's art."

According to People magazine, Swinton has had her fair share of celebrity visitors, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and James Franco, though not everyone is impressed. The New York magazine's Jerry Saltz was seething at the fact that - even in today's uncertain times for the arts - the museum is overcrowded. "Visiting there now is unpleasant because the museum has been so overcrowded since its 2004 makeover. The event also has inner content: MoMA is narcissistically puffing its celebrity feathers, playing at being avant-garde." Perhaps sticking Tilda Swinton in a glass box now-and-again will encourage those who wouldn't normally trek out to the museum to stop by, and, who knows, take a look at the other non-Tilda Swinton work while they're at it.

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Tilda Swinton Sleeps In A Glass Box In New York, But Is It Art?


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Acclaimed Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, who recently starred in the video for David Bowie's new single The Stars (Are Out Tonight), slept in a glass box inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York for an art piece. Visitors to the famous institution were treated to a view of Swinton, one of the world's most revered actresses, in a state of slumber for a reprisal of her piece 'The Maybe.'

Pictures of the event showed Swinton dressed in a light blue shirt, dark trousers and lying on white bedding. A pair of glasses was placed behind her. A description of the piece states, "The Maybe 1995/2013. Living artist, glass, steel, mattress, pillow, linen, water and spectacles." It's not the first time Swinton has performed the live-art - she debuted The Maybe at the Serpentine Gallery in London's Hyde Park in 1995 before reprising it one year later at the Museo Barraco in Rome. Though the piece generated considerable buzz in New York over the weekend, Swinton has committed to being only an "occasional feature" at the MoMA in the coming weeks, according to The Guardian. Anything more drastic and she'd be approaching David Blaine territory.  

MoMA said in a statement: "An integral part of The Maybe's incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist's statement released, no museum statement beyond this brief context, no public profile or image issued. Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real - shared - time: now we see it, now we don't."

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Tilda Swinton – Sleeping In The Name Of Art At MoMA


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The Museum of Modern Art was host to Tilda Swinton, who was reprising one of her less taxing roles. This wasn’t on screen, but rather sleeping in a glass box as art-lovers and confused wanderers alike gawped in.

In a brief description of the work, a notice by the installation states: "The Maybe 1995/2013. Living artist, glass, steel, mattress, pillow, linen, water and spectacles." The MoMA said in a statement: "An integral part of The Maybe's incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist's statement released, no museum statement beyond this brief context, no public profile or image issued. Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real – shared – time: now we see it, now we don't." Swinton has taken on this piece before, first performing it at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995 where 22,000 people saw her nap. In 1996, she performed it in the Museo Barracco in Rome.

Tilda – as we call her – has become known as one of the finest actors of her generation, starring in mainstream films, but lending her hand to arthouse projects too. She won an Oscar in 2008 for best supporting actress for her role in Michael Clayton, and will next be seen in Snowpiercer, a futuristic, post-apocalyptic drama set on a train.

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Tilda Swinton's Surprise Sleepover At The Museum Of Modern Art


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Perhaps you’ve been to the MoMA in New York lately and perhaps you saw a woman, sleeping in a glass box at the museum, and perhaps, if you’re a movie buff, you thought to yourself: “Wow, that looks remarkably like Tilda Swinton!”

Why yes, it was in fact the Oscar-winning actress, taking a nap at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The installation, in which Tilda plays a vital part, is part of a wider series, entitled “The Maybe”, which was started in London, way back in 1995. Back then, she was part of the installation in the Serpentine Gallery, in collaboration with artist Cornelia Parker and 22 000 people flocked to see the sleeping Tilda.

Now the installation has been revived at the MoMA and it will appear there, in random locations at the museum, six whole times before the year is out. But if you’re counting on getting a ticket to see it, don’t get your hopes up. The piece will only be displayed at very rare and completely random times. These are such a closely guarded secret, that not even museum workers know when Swinton will be having her next sleepover at the MoMA.

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Tilda Swinton Makes Sure 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' For David Bowie's New Video


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'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' is the title of David Bowie's newest single, and what a fitting title it is too because the video itself features a host of stars too, most notably Brit actress Tilda Swinton.

The often elusive Bowie and his wife attending a New York fashion awards show in 2010

 The often elusive Bowie and his wife attending a New York fashion awards show in 2010

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David Bowie's 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)' Video Sees Celebrities Become The Stalkers


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David Bowie’s new single ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ hasn’t caused as much of a stir as last month’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ – we all know that he’s back now of course. However the video for the new track has made the single another talking point on the comeback trail, with the seminal musician appearing far more fully in the promotional clip, alongside actress Tilda Swinton.

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David Bowie's new video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) takes on a subversive theme

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Davie Bowie Tilda Swinton’s Domestic Bliss Goes Pear-Shaped In The Stars Are Out Tonight Video


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David Bowie continues his resurgence with The Stars Are Out Tonight – the second single to be taken from his upcoming album, The Next Day – his first studio album in almost 10 years.

The video for The Stars Are Out Tonight sees Tilda Swinton star alongside Bowie, portraying a picture of domesticity. Bowie says, while picking up a magazine, “well, it’s more exciting than anything we’ve got around here,” to which his perfect housewife Swinton, claims, “I wouldn’t say that; we have a nice life.” Middle-class utopia is invaded, though, by a group of loud, unruly youths, experimenting with fashion and playing loud music. Something a stuffy Bowie, adorned in a rather ugly mustard cardigan, can’t abide - in the video, at least. Things take a turn for the weird as these young, art-house hooligans, including a now-converted Swinton, terrorize Bowie in the form of dance and raw meat. Suddenly our minds turn towards Lady Gaga. The video is directed by Floria Sigismondi, who has previously directed music videos for artists including Katy Perry, Marilyn Manson and Ellie Goulding, and has worked with Bowie before on the videos for 'Little Wonder' and 'Dead Man Walking'.

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Will Karl Lagerfeld Design Keira Knightley's Wedding Dress


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Keira Knightley hit the town in support of fashion powerhouse and personal friend Karl Lagerfeld as he unveiled Chanel's The Little Black Jacket exhibition in London on Thursday night (October 11, 2012).

Although not in a black jacket herself, the 27 year-old screen siren did keep up with the colour requirements by wearing a black brocade dress with a black handbag to go with it. The event itself was in aid of a book of the same name being released, which features celebrity models wearing the iconic fashion item. The book, a joint project between Lagerfeld and Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, is a reinterpretation of one of Chanel's most iconic fashion items: the black jacket.

A few of the celebs that make an appearance include Claudia Schiffer, Uma Thurman, Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, Baptiste Giabiconi, Yoko Ono and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Moonrise Kingdom Review


Excellent
Anderson's films definitely aren't to everyone's taste, with his quirky approach to direction, character and and story structure. But this gently engaging adventure is his warmest, wittiest film since The Life Aquatic. It keeps us smiling all the way through.

Scout leader Ward (Norton) sends out a search party when preteen scout Sam (Gilman) runs away from the camp. He can't get far on this New England island, and it turns out that he has run off with Suzy (Hayward) daughter of a local couple (Murray and McDormand). As Sam and Suzy's naive love blossoms in the wilderness, local police Captain Sharp (Willis) takes over the search and calls in Social Services (Swinton). But these kids are more tenacious than anyone expects.

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Video - Glamorous Tilda Swinton, Amy Poehler And Claire Danes At Frederick P. Rose Hall For Time Gala - Inside Arrivals Part 3


The Time 100 Gala arrivals pose for photos at Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York. Among arrivals were Matt Lauer and Ann Curry (co-anchors for NBC's The Today Show), Ann Coulter (lawyer and political commentator), Jeremy Lin (professional basketball player), Louis C.K. (comedian) and Aziz Ansari (actor in NBC show Parks and Recreation).

The Gala is an annual celebration of the 100 most influential people in the world. Other guests and honourees included Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Romeo and Juliet actress Claire Danes, comedian Stephen Colbert and actress Amy Poehler

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In 1960's New England, Sam and Suzy meet after the former sneaks backstage before a show, which features the latter. The pair fall in love and, from then on, communicate by writing letters. The pair makes a pact to run away together. Sam will escape from his summer camp and Suzy will climb out of her bedroom window.

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Video - Shailene Woodley Looks Stylish And Grown Up In Suit - Gotham Independent Film Awards Arrivals Part 2


Teen actress Shailene Woodley looked grown up on the red carpet of the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday November 28th. The actress, who is known for her starring role in the popular ABC Family show The Secret Life of the American Teenager, had her hair in a long plait that was swept over her shoulder and was wearing a stylish suit. British actress Tilda Swinton was also present on the red carpet and was later on hand to announce the nominees and the winners of the Best Feature award, which was awarded to both Tree of Life and Beginners.

Shailene's film, The Descendants, in which she co stars alongside George Clooney, surprised everyone by not winning the three awards it was nominated for: Best Feature; Breakthrough Actor and Best Ensemble.

We Need To Talk About Kevin Review


Essential
Scottish filmmaker Ramsay takes an astonishingly visceral approach to Lionel Shriver's notorious novel. And combined with Swinton's internalised performance, the experience of watching this dark, disturbing film is almost unbearably moving.

Eva (Swinton) is a shell of her former self, living in isolation as the target of anger from an entire community. She clearly blames herself for an act of violence unleashed by her 15-year-old son Kevin (Miller), and misses her husband (Reilly) and daughter (Gerasimovich). But as she finds a job and starts to put her life together, the memories won't stop swirling in her mind. Does she even deserve to have survived such a horrific event? Can she ever make peace with the grieving, enraged people around her?

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Eva is an ambitious woman who is very career orientated, but she puts this to one side in order to give birth to her first child, Kevin. The mother and son relationship is awkward from the very start and despite her best efforts to bond with her child, Eva's attempts are in vain. When Kevin reaches 15, he does something irrational and inexcusable in the eyes of the community and the rest of society.

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Emma is a Russian who's married to a wealthy Italian textiles manufacturer called Edoardo, they have a daughter and 2 sons and live in Milan. When Edoardo's father announces he's retiring and leaving the business to him and his first son Edoardo Jr an air of unease is brought over the family.

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The Limits Of Control Review


Excellent
It was about three years ago when, emerging from a press screening of Pedro Almodóvar's Volver, a good friend said to me, "You just can't argue with Almodóvar," referring to the idiosyncratic style that the great Spanish director has held steady for nearly three decades now. It didn't matter that Volver was, arguably, one of the director's more languid entries in terms of story, thematic content, and ambition. It simply mattered that it was undeniably Almodóvar.

The Limits of Control, the 11th feature by the New York-born auteur Jim Jarmusch, is another work that is inarguably stamped by its director's idiosyncrasies and, like Volver, there have been several critics who have questioned if its artistic success is not so much a result of it being a Jarmusch film rather than simply a good film. It emits a dark-shade cool, as befits any Jarmusch joint, and it features several of the director's usual performers, including the Ivorian-born actor Isaach De Bankolé in the lead.

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Constantine Review


Very Good
How's this for a story premise: God made a pact with the Devil that none of their minions - angels and demons - would ever cross over from the ethereal planes of Heaven and Hell into the human plane. But occasionally, the minions break the rules, and it's up to supernatural hero John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) to "deport" them to Hell as punishment.

Pretty badass, right? Definitely. Deep and meaningful? Hardly. This is a violent and apocalyptic story, based loosely on the Hellblazer graphic novels by comic book legend Alan Moore. And much to the relief of comic book fanboys everywhere, this adaptation adheres to the heavy, religious-war foundational spirit of Moore's work.

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Teknolust Review


Bad
A sci-fi film for those who enjoy the concept and theory of the genre, if not actually its practice, Teknolust would probably be better enjoyed if it had been made into a multimedia display for a modern art museum. But, alas, it was not, and so viewers have to endure new media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson's uncomfortable attempts at taking her cracking-stiff theories and translating them into dramatic narrative form.

Dipping back into the world of the micro-indie film - which she seemed to have mostly abandoned after the passing of her cinematic mentor, Derek Jarman - Tilda Swinton plays four roles here, but Dr. Strangelove it ain't. Her primary role is as Rosetta Stone (get it?), a bio-geneticist who, in a strangely-reasoned attempt to help the world by creating robots equipped with artificial intelligence, has discovered how to download her own DNA into a computer and thus create three SRAs (Self Replicating Automatons) in her image. The SRAs are named Ruby, Marine and Olive and dresses them each according to color (red, blue, and green). This doesn't serve much purpose besides being pretty look at, and also giving us an easy way of telling the Swintons apart (aside from the fashion-victim wigs Ruby and Olive wear). Rosetta herself is easy enough to ID: as the nerdy scientist, they put her in the most frightful and unattractive of the wigs and make her goggle out at the world from behind a pair of giant glasses.

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The Statement Review


Bad
No matter how much leeway you want to give certain films - whether they star an actress you like or are about a worthy subject - it just isn't enough, and you will end up disliking them no matter how much you don't want to. With some of these films, like The Statement, you end up coming close to actually hating the thing and hoping bad things happen to it.

An ostensible Nazi-hunting thriller that's far too impressed with its supposed moral ambiguity, The Statement is about former Vichy militia Pierre Brossard (Michael Caine) who, back in 1944, helped the Nazis round up and execute seven Jews in a small French town. It's based on the true story of Paul Touvier, who ordered such an execution on June 29, 1944 in southwestern France, and was sentenced to life in prison in 1995.

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The Beach Review


Good
Danny Boyle says he was "keen to distance this movie from Lord of the Flies, which The Beach has been unfairly compared to." Okay, so The Beach is not Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies has a lot more going for it.

Many a confused moviegoer has already asked me what the heck this film is about, since the trailer makes it out to be something akin to, er, Lord of the Flies. The movie, based on the novel by Alex Garland, traces the Thailand trip of young Richard (DiCaprio), who in Bangkok encounters a crazy guy named Daffy (Carlyle, who has nary an understandable line of dialogue in the whole movie).

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The Beach Review


OK

One would think that edgy, hallucinogenic "Trainspotting" team of Danny Boyle (director) and John Hodge (screenwriter) would be a perfect pair to adapt "The Beach," prodigy-novelist Alex Garland's edgy, hallucinogenic, travelogue about Southeast Asian adventure gone awry for a GenX-er with wanderlust.

Such a marriage of sensation-spawning literary innovation and cinematic audacity should, at the very least, produce a film that is engrossing, if not hypnotic.

But it appears 20th Century Fox put Boyle on a pretty short leash after investing $20 million to secure Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie's lead, because on film the final product is an utterly common and uninvolving amalgam of paradise photography, detached pop psychology and watered-down danger.

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The War Zone Review


Excellent

In its opening scene "The War Zone," a stormy, explosive drama of terrible family secrets, seems almost tranquil as a deeply sullen teenager named Tom (Freddie Cunliffe) rides his bicycle home through the green and gray, rain-swept and muddy Devonshire countryside.

This is intentional on the part of actor-turned-director Tim Roth, who invites his audience into Tom's modest, desolate home and introduces his outwardly ordinary -- if struggling and melancholy -- family. But the sense of pacific normality is tentative at best.

There is an underlying tension that rolls through this darkened house like a fog. Furtive glances are exchanged. Emotions are often swallowed, except by the father (Ray Winstone, "Nil By Mouth"), a quick-to-anger, quick-to-forgive, blue-collar bruiser. It feels unsettling to be in there. Not just for Tom, but for the audience.

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