Christine’s Rebecca Hall on humanizing a televised suicide

Rebecca Hall doesn’t describe herself as “Method,” but when she was on the set of Christine she rarely left character. It was practical—vocally, she had to maintain a throaty American dialect, she explained to The A.V. Club in her proper British accent at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. “The crew…

Rebecca Hall is a conflicted reporter in the tense first trailer for Christine

Antonio Campos’ Christine was one of two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival about the life (and death) of Florida reporter Christine Chubbock. (The other one was Robert Greene’s more meta exploration of Chubbuck’s story, Kate Plays Christine.) Now, The Orchard has released the first trailer for Campos’ film,…

Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis push past the clichés of Tumbledown

There’s nothing like a love triangle in which one of the three people involved is both famous and dead. “I’m competing with a saint,” complains Tumbledown’s Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) to Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the woman he loves, but it would be more accurate to say that he’s competing with a ghost, albeit one whose…

Jason Bateman unwraps his dark side in smart-then-dumb thriller The Gift

Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut, The Gift, comes packaged as one of those glossy “adult” thrillers that hit peak popularity in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the kind in which some perfect American family is menaced by a smiling human monster, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. On the surface, it’s an odd starring vehicle…

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