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Monday, May. 20, 2019
Pedro Almodovar Discusses "Pain and Glory," Cannes Film Fest
Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on the shelves and...
Sunday, May. 12, 2019
Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba Head Spectrum Series "L.A.'s Finest" As Stars, EPs
Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the case with "L.A.'s Finest," a TV series riff on the 2003 "Bad Boys II" movie in which women, notably women of color, are driving the action. Gabrielle Union pursued the idea of reprising Syd Burnett,...
Thursday, May. 2, 2019
"Long Shot" Dialogue From Theron, Rogen On Comedy, Gender Politics
The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky. "The Interview," which Rogen starred in, co-directed and produced, prompted the ire of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, led to one of the most damaging corporate hacks in American history and brought endless...
Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019
MoviePass Co-founder's New Biz Model: Watch Ads, See Free Movies
Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a set monthly fee. After MoviePass sold off a majority stake in 2017, Spikes watched as the new owners quickly expanded, only to find the cost of all those movie tickets too high to sustain. Now...
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019
Rob Reiner Reflects On 30th Anniversary Of "When Harry Met Sally"
Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron's classic relationship comedy "When Harry Met Sally..." is turning 30 this summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a splashy screening to kick off the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival? Reiner and stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan will join forces at the...
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
John Lee Hancock Reflects On The Long Road To "Highwaymen"
Director, writer and producer John Lee Hancock has a filmography reflecting a penchant for telling extraordinary human stories, a case in point being that of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American college football player and first round NFL draft pick of the...
Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019
"Gotham" Actor Ben McKenzie Discusses His Writing, Directing
Ben McKenzie is looking forward to his next career chapter after "Gotham," both on-screen and behind the camera. During the five years he's starred as Gotham City police detective and future commissioner James Gordon in the Batman prequel, McKenzie also wrote two episodes and directed three others...
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Chat Room: Two-Time DGA Award Winner Leslie Dektor
When Leslie Dektor walked away from his advertising career several years ago, he was one of its most accomplished artisans--as 13 DGA Award nominations for best commercial director of the year would attest. He won the DGA Award twice, in 1992 and 2000. Among his lauded spotmaking is the iconic...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
George Tillman Jr. Reflects On "The Hate U Give"
Director/producer George Tillman Jr.’s The Hate U Give (20th Century Fox) has planted itself firmly in the awards season conversation as a moving adaptation of Angie Thomas’ novel of the same title and for, among other elements, a tour de force performance by Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, a 16-...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Editor Tom Cross Reflects On "First Man"
The first time he cut a feature-- Whiplash --for director Damien Chazelle, Tom Cross, ACE wound up winning the Best Editing Oscar. The second film on which they collaborated, La La Land , yielded another Oscar nomination for the editor. And now Cross has again teamed with Chazelle, this time on...