Todd Haynes

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Dark Waters: unsung Todd Haynes legal drama is a masterclass in dread
The May December director’s 2019 film is uncharacteristically realist – but it’s also an existential horror about the toxicity of the modern world

Lauren Collee

20, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Notes on a scandal: how accurate should biopics be?
Lisa Marie Presley was furious at Sofia Coppola’s film and the real inspirations of May December have few kind words for it. We look at the knotty problems film-makers face with ‘true’ stories

Al Horner

17, Jan, 2024 @9:15 AM

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‘I’m offended’: man whose story inspired May December speaks out on film
Vili Fualaau, ex-husband of Mary Kay Letourneau in statutory rape case, says he is disappointed film-makers did not approach him

Adrian Horton

04, Jan, 2024 @4:03 PM

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Smash hit: why Julianne Moore’s mashed potato hatred could be fluffier than it looks
The May December actor has been promoting her loathing of ‘mashed mush’ more passionately than her new movie. Could this left-field tactic win her an Academy Award?

Stuart Heritage

18, Dec, 2023 @1:48 PM

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Julianne Moore: ‘Like every other woman in the world, I do ceramics’
The star of Todd Haynes’s new film, May December, on giving her character a lisp, surviving the actors’ strike and her plans for Christmas

Hephzibah Anderson

10, Dec, 2023 @9:30 AM

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In Todd Haynes’s May December, icy restraint might leave you too cold
Netflix’s provocative drama, starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, plays on juicy tabloid fascination but there’s something missing

Adrian Horton

06, Dec, 2023 @5:44 PM

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May December review – wildly enjoyable Todd Haynes melodrama
Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman revel in Haynes’s deliciously kitsch tale of a woman with a scandal in her past and the film actor who’s going to play her

Wendy Ide

18, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Every great actor gets really scared’: Todd Haynes on Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett
Ahead of his latest film, May December, the director discusses eschewing mainstream audiences, casting a woman as Bob Dylan and failing to get David Bowie’s approval for Velvet Goldmine

As told to Andrew Pulver

09, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Post your questions for Carol and Velvet Underground director Todd Haynes
The influential director’s latest film, May December, is coming to cinemas soon. Here’s your chance to ask him about this and other provocative work, from Carol to I’m Not There

Guardian film

02, Oct, 2023 @12:31 PM

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May December review – Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman potent in Highsmithian drama
Todd Haynes’ film has Portman as an actor spending time with Moore’s married sex offender as research for playing her in a film

Peter Bradshaw

21, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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May December review – fraught drama starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore promises more than it delivers
Todd Haynes’ tale of merging identities is too knowing and too glossy to drive its message home

Xan Brooks

20, May, 2023 @10:35 PM

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Iced gems: art, books, music and more to keep the home fires burning this winter
From storm-tossed seascapes to skating on the Thames, our cultural critics select wintry wonders for the season’s dark days

Sam Jordison, Rebecca Liu, Keza MacDonald, Skye Sherwin and Jenessa Williams

19, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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