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Friday, July 20, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018; Currently Bette Midler’s “Freak Show” is #5 out of 60

Mister D: So far only about 500 people have voted on this list and Freak Show is starting out in great shape. Let’s keep her in the spotlight. Make sure to go to Ranker and sign up. It’s easy. Then head on over and Click Here to vote. Freak Show Poster Ranker Vote for the best drama movies of 2018… July 14, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018.

Whether they’re about historical events or fictional stories of romance, tension, and love, the best drama movies of 2018 left viewers inspired and emotional. What were the best drama movies this year? Help decide below. Featuring romantic dramas, coming-of-age movies, biopics, and comedy-dramas, this list of good 2018 shows includes 12 StrongChappaquiddickLean on Pete, and Permission. Good drama films usually feature compelling characters and intriguing storylines, avoiding melodrama in favor of more realistic plot lines and complicated protagonists. Which drama movies of 2018 fit such a description? Vote on this list of 2018 drama movies. Give an up vote to the best drama movies of 2018 and down vote anything you feel is overrated or downright bad.


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12 Strong Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Following the September 11 attacks, Task…more


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Forever My Girl Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey Forever My Girl is a 2018 romantic drama film directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. After being gone for a decade, a country star (Alex Roe) returns home to the love (Jessica Rothe) he left behind.


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Thoroughbreds Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of growing apart, upper-class teenagers Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle their …more


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Final Portrait Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy Final Portrait is a 2017 British-American drama film directed by Stanley Tucci. In Paris 1964, famed painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) asks James Lord (Armie Hammer), the American…more


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Freak Show Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler Freak Show is a 2018 American drama film directed by Trudie Styler, based on the novel by James St. James. Despite attending an ultra-conservative high school, Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) decides…more


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The Strange Ones Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus Strange Ones is a 2017 American drama film directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein. Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American …more


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Nostalgia Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn Nostalgia is a 2018 American drama film directed by Mark Pellington. A group of people is connected through a loss.


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The 15:17 to Paris Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone The 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the 2015 Thalys train attack. Three Americans (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek …more


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First Reformed Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer First Reformed is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Paul Schrader. Grieving over the death of his son, an ex-military chaplain (Ethan Hawke) is further challenged when a young …more


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Leave No Trace Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober Leave No Trace is a 2018 American film directed by Debra Granik, based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) are living …more


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Every Day Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling…more


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Disobedience Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola Disobedience is a 2017 British-Irish-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Noami Alderman. A woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home …more


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Eighth Grade Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.


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The Rider Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau The Rider is a 2017 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao. After suffering a near-fatal head injury, a young cowboy (Brady Jandreau) undertakes a search for a new identity and what it …more


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Breath Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samson CoulterBreath is a 2018 drama film directed by Simon Baker, based on the novel by Tim Winton. Two teenage boys form an unlikely connection with an older surfer (Simon Baker).


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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a 2018 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, based on the memoir by John Callahan. After nearly losing his life in a car accident, a slacker…more


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Shock and Awe Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden Shock, and Awe is a 2017 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Journalists investigate the assertions by the Bush Administration concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of …more


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A Fantastic Woman Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her …more


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Lean on Pete Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. A teenager (Charlie Plummer) gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends…more


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Ladd Company Movies List

Ranker The Ladd Company Movies List List of The Ladd Company movies, listed alphabetically with film trailers when available. The Ladd Company has produced some popular movies, so film buffs can use this list to find a few that they haven’t already seen. This best The Ladd Company movies list displays shorts as well as feature films made by The Ladd Company, including theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV The Ladd Company movies. List features movies like Blade Runner and Braveheart. Divine Madness with Bette Midler was their first production If you want to answer the questions, “What movies did The Ladd Company produce?” and “What films did The Ladd Company distribute?” then this list can help you out.


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Blade RunnerHarrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young


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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Supermodels Grown Up: How the fashion world is finally waking up to the power of the older woman

The Telegraph Supermodels Grown Up: How the fashion world is finally waking up to the power of the older woman By Kate Finnigan, fashion features director 6 AUGUST 2016

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2016-07-30_8-29-04 Ageing is trending. Is it the effect of the Queen turning 90 or is because as a population we’re getting older and older? (By 2020, the number of people over 65 will rise by 1.1 million.) Whatever the reason, being old, it seems, is cool. OK, old-er. Older women are popping up in advertising campaigns – that reflection not of ourselves but of our aspirations. Since Céline hired writer Joan Didion, 81, as the face of its spring/summer 2015 collection, it’s become quite the thing in the fashion world to showcase your wares on the body of a woman who would once have been considered past it. The original supermodels haven’t had such a workload since 1986. Last season, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell posed for Balmain, while Eva Herzigova, Yasmin Le Bon, Stella Tennant and Nadja Auermann were scooped up by Giorgio Armani. Then Bette Midler appeared in a Marc Jacobs advert, followed this season by an ethereal Sissy Spacek. Meanwhile, Grace Coddington is striking a pose for Calvin Klein, and on the high street Gillean McLeod, a former stylist who didn’t start modelling until she was 53, is the new body of H&M’s swimwear range. And in the Vogue centenary issue in May, Harvey Nichols bettered everyone with an ad featuring Bo Gilbert, a 100-year-old British woman. ‘I dress for myself, I certainly don’t dress up for boys,’ she said of her moment in the fashion bible. Amber behind the scenes on the shoot CREDIT: JEREMY BRODBECK FOR L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT LASER RENEW THE DOUBLE CARE ‘Fashion is much more open than it was, in terms of age, shapes and sizes,’ says Rosie Vogel-Eades, fashion bookings editor of Vogue, who also has her own casting agency. ‘The people who are creating advertising have realised that they need to appeal to more of a 360-degree customer. It’s not the 18- to 25-year-olds who have the buying power now.’ Like the fashion world, the beauty industry is also waking up to the fact that baby boomers are the only ones with any cash to spend on face creams right now. Half of the current UK beauty market is over 50 – and they spend on average £2,200 per year on cosmetics, according to online retailer Escentual.com. So beauty companies know they have to get their messaging to this group right. The latest example is from L’Oréal Paris, which has gathered together actress Andie MacDowell, 58, and models Helena Christensen, 47, Tatjana Patitz and Karen Alexander, both 50, and Amber Valletta, 42, to front a campaign for its new, most potent anti-ageing product Revitalift Laser Renew The Double Care. Presumably because, with their realistic laughter lines, they’re a fitting endorsement of the skincare’s tagline, ‘Better than ever’. Renowned German photographer Peter Lindbergh, who captured all the top models of the 1990s and created the classic Calvin Klein Eternity campaigns, has shot the five women barefoot on a beach – part of his mission to bring realism to an industry often associated with the opposite. ‘It should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection,’ he says. As you’d expect from a collection of models who have settled comfortably into middle age, they have a few things to say about this new movement. Christensen, for one, thinks it’s downright insulting that now she’s over 40 she’s asked about the A-word at every opportunity. ‘I find it quite trivial to even talk about,’ she says. ‘I have no idea why there’s so much focus on ageing. Get a great face cream and move on!’ Loving that attitude, but there’s been such a dearth of visible older beauties in the advertising media (as her co-star Karen Alexander says, ‘The story was, you worked until you were 28 or 30, then you were done’) that we probably do need to talk about ageing. MacDowell agrees. ‘It’s an ongoing process to teach people to be better towards women,’ she says over the phone from her base in Montana. Not seeing women past a certain age in the media, ‘has everything to do with how we women present ourselves and our sense of self-worth. ‘For example, men have always been seen as getting more handsome as they get older, to the point where women started to believe that as well. It’s not true! You’ve been brainwashed! We all age at the same rate yet we’ve been told that we’re inferior.’ Patitz adds that, ‘You now see people like Susan Sarandon who are in their 60s or older doing these campaigns. Why? Because people are craving it. You don’t want to see the plastic-fantastic faces of some celebrities today. That’s not a role model for young girls; that’s not a role model for an older woman either.’ Alexander is a mother to three daughters, aged 25, 19 and four. ‘Part of my job,’ she says, ‘is to tell my daughters the truth, and the truth is that I’m 50, I’ve got some greys, I’ve got some wrinkles. This is what life looks like. It feels dishonest to do something to my face or body and then tell my girls, “You’re beautiful just the way you are.”’ Beauty may have made all these women their fortunes but that’s just skin-deep, according to Alexander. ‘I’ve been in the industry since I was 15 and I know what goes into a photograph. A whole team has to be on set, it’s a fantasy, and I know I don’t really look like that,’ she says candidly. ‘For me to feel and look beautiful is an inside job. The truth is that there is nothing that I need to do or buy or wear to be beautiful.’ While L’Oréal might query this sentiment, it has hired these women as much for their voices and experiences as their looks. And women of a certain age – well, we will speak our minds.
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