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Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020
Jon Stewart Continues The Conversation With His 2nd Feature, "Irresistible"
When Jon Stewart signed off from the "The Daily Show" five years ago, he didn't say goodbye. "The conversation isn't ending," Stewart said. Stewart is now picking it back up with "Irresistible," his second film as writer-director, following 2014's "Rosewater," and an extension of many of the things...
Friday, Jun. 12, 2020
"Crazy Rich Asians" Director Jon M. Chu Reflects On His Apple TV+ Foray
Bucking the so-called conventional wisdom that there would be minimal box office return for a feature with an all-Asian cast, director Jon M. Chu committed to Crazy Rich Asians which went on to not only became a huge hit but also a pop culture phenomenon. The critically acclaimed film’s commercial...
Saturday, May. 2, 2020
Director Brad Bird Picks His "Essentials" For TCM
As the youngest member of his family, Brad Bird would often get dragged along to films that may have been a little out of his depth for a child, like "2001: A Space Odyssey." But even if he didn't understand exactly what he was watching, it helped the future director of films like "Ratatouille" and...
Friday, May. 1, 2020
Paul Cameron, ASC Hikes Up A Different "Westworld" Trail
Paul Cameron, ASC has a body of work spanning notable achievements in film and television. On the former front, Cameron and Dion Beebe, ASC, shared a Best Cinematography BAFTA Film Award in 2005, as well as an ASC Award nomination for the Michael Mann-directed Collateral . Other Cameron-lensed...
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2020
Microsoft's CTO Kevin Scott Talks AI, Pandemic Response
Microsoft's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, oversees thousands of engineers and scientists working in artificial intelligence, computer science and other research. But right now he's laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest projects include setting up a chatbot for the Centers for...
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020
Jane Goodall Discusses COVID-19, Nat Geo Documentary "The Hope"
Even though the planet has reaped the benefits of a cleaner environment from society shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Jane Goodall worries about human behavior resorting back to a "business as usual" mindset after the pandemic is over. The famed primatologist wants people to grow...
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020
Issa Rae Reflects On HBO's "Insecure," Diversifying Her Career Endeavors
The HBO hit "Insecure" typically airs during the summer, but series creator Issa Rae has been moving like the Energizer Bunny with a schedule so booked and busy, the show's return had to be delayed. But for good reason. She filmed two movies ("The Photograph," "The Lovebirds"). She executive...
Saturday, Mar. 28, 2020
Rosario Dawson Discusses USA Network Series "Briarpatch," Industry Inclusion
Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel superhero projects, yet she's rarely been cast as the lead in a project. That has changed with her USA series "Briarpatch" where she plays fashionable political fixer Allegra Dill, who returns...
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020
Brian De Palma Reflects On Movies, The Ills Of Streaming
Movie theaters may be shuttered across the country, and projects delayed, but there is still newly released work of lurid and pulpy goodness from Brian De Palma. The 79-year-old filmmaker has written his first work of fiction, "Are Snakes Necessary?" a crime novel he penned with his partner, Susan...
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Edie Falco Talks "Tommy," CBS Series In Which She Portrays L.A. Police Chief
In her role in the news CBS drama "Tommy," actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown. The Emmy-award winning actress known best for her roles in "The Sopranos" and "Nurse Jackie" was drawn to the...