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Wednesday, May. 17, 2017
Levinson, De Niro, Pfeiffer Delve Into Truths About Madoff in HBO's "Wizard of Lies"
For the second time in little more than a year, a TV film probes Bernie Madoff, the fraudster-financier who in 2008 made explosive news with his arrest for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that ruined thousands of his clients at a cost of $60 billion or more. In February 2016, an ABC docudrama starred...
Thursday, May. 11, 2017
Jay Nelson Reflects On Cutting Tribeca Film "Dabka"
It all started with “The Chase,” a Grey Poupon spot from Crispin Porter+Bogusky which went on to earn a primetime Emmy nomination in 2013. That lauded spot marked the first time editor Jay Nelson had worked with director Bryan Buckley. “The Chase” debuted during that year’s Oscar telecast and began...
Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
Director Michael Mann Feels "Heat" 22 Years Later
"This crew is good," declares Al Pacino's Los Angeles detective Vincent Hanna in Michael Mann's sprawling noir saga "Heat." Hanna is speaking of Neil McCauley's (Robert De Niro) criminal gang but the same could also be said of Mann and his production team. The sheer filmmaking rigor is one of the...
Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
Interview: Ridley Scott Looks Beyond The Sequels To Storyboard The Future With "All the Money in the World."
Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade Runner" sequel in October. Scott made his name in Hollywood with "...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
Freeman, Caine and Arkin On "Going in Style," Aging As Actors
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly unmistakable. Put together Arkin's street-wise Brooklyn accent,...
Monday, Apr. 3, 2017
Director Christopher Nolan Discusses War Epic "Dunkirk"
Director Christopher Nolan has spent his career bending minds (and cities) with his films. He works on a scale that is stubbornly and obsessively cinematic and it seems that no concept, be it Batman or the multiverse or dreams, is too big for the visionary filmmaker. His latest movie, "Dunkirk,"...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Mattel's COO Discusses Company's Diversification Into Movies, TV
Mattel is looking to the movies. The maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. These days, that takes more than a 30-second commercial. Big-screen movies are a first for...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
Toby Oliver, ACS, Reflects On "Get Out"
Lensed by Toby Oliver, ACS, the comedy-horror film Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a hit, recently bowing in the #1 slot in the U.S. weekend box office. Get Out has also garnered critical acclaim for its dark, subversive commentary about racial tensions. The film stars Daniel...
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017
Ryan Gosling Reflects On Working With Director Terrence Malick On "Song to Song"
Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star - cool and bemused - chuckling on the side of the stage. "What can you say?"...
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner Discusses Book, Amazon Series
"Mad Men" is a key part of the TV's modern golden age, and a detailed reminder of why has arrived. A new two-volume, 1,000-page book set contains photos and portraits, script pages, interviews and Dead Sea Scrolls-like minutiae, including series creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner's early...