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Erin Whitney
Erin Whitney graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in "The Critic As Artist and Enlightener," or in plain terms, entertainment criticism. She's also written for Variety, Indiewire, Moviefone, New York magazine and Backstage, and has covered the New York and Tribeca film festivals. She loves the work of Terence Malick as much as binge-watching "Law & Order: SVU." Follow her on twitter: @Cinemabite

Entries by Erin Whitney

'Victoria' Is A Heart-Pounding Heist Thriller That Was Actually Shot In One Take

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 2:19 PM

Hitchcock tried it in "Rope." Alejandro G. Iñárritu attempted it in "Birdman." And "The Russian Ark" pulled it off for a full 99 minutes. But German actor-turned-filmmaker Sebastian Schipper, along with cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, has made the unthinkable possible in "Victoria," filming a single two-hour-and-18-minute take. No edits,...

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Natasha Lyonne Didn't Like Judy Greer For Over A Decade Because Of One 'Specific Penis'

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 3:51 PM

It’s 10 a.m. on a Wednesday in September, and no space in Manhattan holds more energy, laughter and love than the "Addicted to Fresno" press room at the Loews Regency Hotel. Instead of my two originally planned back-to-back interviews, one with director Jamie Babbit, and a...

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Actress, Director Mélanie Laurent Is The Kind Of Female Filmmaker We Need More Of

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 5:06 PM

Mélanie Laurent has been acting in France since she was 14 years old, but most people recognize her best as Shosanna, the Jewish woman who runs, and burns down, a Paris movie theater in "Inglourious Basterds." The French actress is also well known for her roles in "Beginners,"...

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Mike O'Brien And Four More 'SNL' Writers Leave The Show

(2) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 3:29 PM

"Saturday Night Live" has just lost a handful of writers.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Mike O'Brien has left the show as a writer, along with Nick Rutherford, Natasha Rothwell, Alison Rich and Claire Mulaney. O'Brien joined the "SNL" writing staff in 2009 and was upped...

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Ryan Reynolds Doesn't Regret 'Green Lantern,' Says Now Is 'The Right Time' For 'Deadpool'

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 1:51 PM

Many of us would like to erase from our memories the fact that Ryan Reynolds ever played the Green Lantern and that the 2011 superhero film existed at all. But Reynolds, who swaps the green suit for the red suit this year in the highly anticipated "Deadpool" doesn't...

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Piggate Looks A Lot Like A 'Black Mirror' Episode, And Charlie Brooker Agrees

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 9:13 AM

While the Emmys dominated Twitter on Sunday night, a new topic has been taking over social media Monday morning. If you haven't seen #Piggate or #Hameron trending on Twitter, let us fill you in.

On Monday morning the Daily Mail's front page featured allegations against U.K....

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The 'Orange Is The New Black' Cast Is Having The Best Time At The Emmys

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 7:52 PM

Everyone in TV may be at the Emmy awards, but the cast of "Orange Is the New Black" definitely had the most fun getting ready and walking the red carpet.

On Sunday night, the ladies and gents of Litchfield showed us just how much they love going...

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'Game Of Thrones' Won Outstanding Drama Series And Made Emmys History

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 5:05 PM

"Game of Thrones" won Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night and...

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'Sicario' Director Denis Villeneuve Says He Hates Senseless Violence In Film

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 4:02 PM

If you've seen French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners," a 2013 crime drama about a missing girl, you know the director's penchant for moody, heightened tension. If you also had the chance to see his Middle East family war drama "Incendies" (which has one of the most brilliant twists...

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Netflix's 'Keith Richards: Under the Influence' Explores The Legend Behind The Shades

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 2:11 PM

Imagine listening to vinyls all day with one of the greatest guitarists of our time. That's what filmmaker Morgan Neville ("Twenty Feet from Stardom") did for a sit-down interview with Keith Richards, which eventually grew into an unexpected full-length documentary.

In "Keith Richards: Under the Influence,"...

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There's Going To Be A 'Law & Order' Reality Show Where You Decide The Verdict

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 8:51 AM

Ever find yourself watching a "Law & Order" episode and yelling at the TV when the jury reaches the wrong verdict? Do you get a thrill from watching real-life court cases on TV? Then NBC has the perfect new show for you.

"Law & Order" god Dick...

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'Spotlight' And 'Truth' Shine Brighter Than 'Trumbo' At The Toronto Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 4:54 PM

The Toronto International Film Festival is winding down, which means fatigued journalists are departing Canada to return to a strange world where back-to-back movie screenings aren't the norm. Entertainment editors Erin Whitney and Matthew Jacobs did exactly that, but first, they are revisiting a few...

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Susan Sarandon Says The Time To Tell Transgender Stories Is Now With 'About Ray'

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 11:36 AM

In "About Ray," Elle Fanning plays a transgender teenage boy who desperately wants to undergo transition with hormone treatment and gender confirmation surgery. But before Ray can transition, his parents must give written consent, which his single mother Maggie, played by Naomi Watts, is hesitant...

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Netflix Might Be Headed To The Oscars With The Excellent 'Beasts Of No Nation'

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 2:23 PM

When Netflix first announced their slate of upcoming original feature films, some of which will debut exclusively on the streaming service and some that will also have a theatrical release, it felt like a new era of cinema was upon us. From the announcement of an...

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The Phenomenal 'Danish Girl' Presents A Transgender Journey By Way Of A Tender Love Story

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Early on in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Eddie Redmayne’s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener models a pair of tights and heels for his wife, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander).* A first-person P.O.V. shot shows Einar looking down and taking in the imagery of his body...

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First Up At The Toronto Film Festival: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Demolition,' The Stunning 'Lobster' And More

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2015 | 5:49 PM

And we're off! The Toronto International Film Festival began in earnest on Thursday, and Entertainment editors Erin Whitney and Matthew Jacobs have already taken in several movies. The crowded premiere of opening-night gala selection "Demolition" was our first Canadian screening, capping off a handful of...

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'Goodnight Mommy' Is This Year's Most Terrifying Movie So Far

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 4:37 PM

There are a variety of formulas to follow to get an audience to jump out of their seats or cover their eyes with sweaty palms. Scary movies have long employed jump scares, relied on eerie scores or used gratuitous violence to turn up the fear factor. But Austrian...

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12 Movies We're Most Excited To See At The 2015 Toronto Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 3:32 PM

The most enticing time of the year for movies has finally arrived. As the fall season approaches, a slew of what are bound to be 2015's best films are debuting at the biggest festivals. The holy triumvirate of festivals began with Telluride and Venice last...

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Οι 12 νέες αμερικανικές τηλεοπτικές σειρές που έρχονται αυτό το φθινόπωρο

(20) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 2:56 PM

Το καλοκαίρι δυστυχώς πλησιάζει στο τέλος του, αλλά αυτό σημαίνει ότι οι νέες τηλεοπτικές σειρές του φθινοπώρου έρχονται. Το καλό είναι ότι το «μενού» έχει κάτι για όλους: σκοτεινές και αλλόκοτες ιστορίες, κωμωδίες τρόμου και την... επιστροφή των Μάπετς.

Επειδή όμως δεν θέλουμε να τα χάσετε με όλες αυτές τις...

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A 'Trainspotting' Sequel Will Be Danny Boyle's Next Movie

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 8:13 AM

After Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" debuted at the Telluride Film Festival to rave reviews over the weekend, the director revealed some major news.

Boyle told Deadline that his next project will be a sequel to his 1996 dark comedy-drama "Trainspotting." The director said, "

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