‘Stan and Ollie’ Director Faced Challenge of Introducing Laurel & Hardy to Modern Audiences

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“Stan & Ollie” marks the third feature for Jon S. Baird, after the 2008 racial drama “Cass” and the 2013 “Filth,” with James McAvoy as a bipolar junkie cop. There’s nothing in those earlier films similar to “Stan & Ollie,” which opens Dec. 28 i…

Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Inheriting This Incredible Legacy’ With ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

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As with anyone who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s journey is the result of hard work and inspiration, along with influences and confluences that shaped and continue to shape his life and career. The writer, composer, ly…

Scene-Stealer Tom Hollander on ‘A Private War,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Bird Box’

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The holidays have come early for fans of Tom Hollander, with a plethora of new projects for the English actor who has emerged as one of the season’s favorite scene-stealers. Hollander has proven equally at home in period pieces (“Gosford Park”), …