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Monday, Jun. 4, 2018
Jodie Foster Checks Into "Hotel Artemis," Discusses Career In Front Of And Behind The Camera
Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn't even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller "Hotel Artemis" when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she's done that quite a few times: It's a strategy for finding the best roles. The 55-year-old actress said...
Friday, May. 18, 2018
Filmmaker Errol Morris Discusses "Wormwood"
With a filmography that includes such lauded documentaries as The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven and the Oscar-winning The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, director Errol Morris has continually pushed creative boundaries. The Thin Blue Line, for example, paved the...
Saturday, May. 12, 2018
Paul Dano Scores At Cannes With His Directorial Debut, "Wildlife"
The Cannes Film Festival can validate an aspiring filmmaker like few other places. In a year light on American directors at Cannes, one of the few trumpeted by the festival is Paul Dano, whose filmmaking debut "Wildlife" opened Cannes' Critics Week sidebar. "Wildlife," which the 33-year-old Dano...
Thursday, May. 10, 2018
Asghar Farhadi Discusses Cannes, Iran, "Everybody Knows"
The Cannes Film Festival opening-night premiere of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows" coincided almost exactly with President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. For Farhadi, the multi-Oscar winner and one of the foremost filmmakers in international cinema,...
Thursday, May. 3, 2018
Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis Discuss Jason Reitman's "Tully"
Charlize Theron had wanted to work again with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman since the movie "Young Adult," in which Theron got to play a true mess of a character — alcoholic, all-around stunted and viciously hilarious. So when Cody dreamed up the idea for "Tully," a somewhat...
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018
Mel Brooks Reflects On "The Producers" Which Is Set To Kick Off TCM Fest
Mel Brooks is just two months shy of his 92nd birthday and he still carves out time for movie nights with his pal Carl Reiner. The two just recently got together to watch a restoration of the 1938 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Classic film and proper...
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018
Kenneth Lonergan Discusses Adapting "Howards End" For TV Miniseries
"Howards End," the upcoming four-part miniseries adapted from E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, isn't Kenneth Lonergan's first foray into television. That would be the animated Nickelodeon kids show "Doug." Before Lonergan was one of the most acclaimed playwrights and filmmakers of his generation, he was...
Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018
Steven Spielberg Reflects On Experiential Promise, Storytelling Limitations of VR
For Steven Spielberg, "Ready Player One" was a great escape from reality. The legendary filmmaker says he got to live in the imaginations of author Ernest Cline and co-screenwriter Zak Penn in this dystopian, futuristic world full of '80s references and virtual reality possibilities for three years...
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018
Chat Room: Pam Fujimoto, ECD of WONGDOODY, June Cleaver Is Dead
In her career thus far, Pam Fujimoto has collected honors from the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and Communication Arts. Her first job was as an art director at WONGDOODY’S Seattle headquarters. She then went on to work at TBWA\Chiat\Day and Creature before making her way back to WONGDOODY, at...
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Director Yance Ford Reflects On "Strong Island," Making Oscar History
In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Strong Island," Yance Ford stares back at the camera with profound sorrow and calm resilience. "Strong Island," a Netflix release, is Ford's investigation into the killing of his brother, William Ford, in 1992 in Central Islip, New York. Ford, a 22-year-old black...