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Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021
Review: Jonathan Butterell Makes Feature Directorial Debut With Amazon Studios' "Everybody's Talking About Jamie"
"Everybody's Talking About Jamie," a predictable and glossy "Billy Elliot"-like musical of British working-class aspiration that's nevertheless a joy, is the kind of movie that might have once been made about the trials of coming out as a young gay man. But such hurdles are already well past Jamie...
Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021
Filmmaker Paul Schrader Reflects On "The Card Counter"
Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself. At 75 years old, the writer of "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" and director of "American Gigolo" and "Mishima" was even somewhat prepared to call it a day after his 2018 film...
Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021
Review: Director Sara Colangelo's "Worth" 
"What is life worth?" asks Washington lawyer Kenneth J. Feinberg (Michael Keaton) in the opening scenes of the based-on-a-true-story drama "Worth," while writing the question on a blackboard for a room full of law school students. To Feinberg, it's not a trick question or a moral one. It's a...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Music Industry Weighs Vaccine Mandates, But Politics Collide
The coronavirus vaccine gave the live entertainment industry hope for a rebound in 2021. Now, as COVID-19 cases surge and hospital beds fill up, it feels like March 2020 all over again. Tom DeGeorge runs the popular Crowbar club in Tampa, Florida, that once hosted about 300 concerts a year, mostly...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Interview: For McAvoy, Horgan ‘Together’ is an actor’s dream
James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan didn’t know one another before this year. But the two actors got very familiar very quickly thanks to the new film “Together,” a cutting examination of a failing relationship during the pandemic only held together by their 10-year-old son. Armed with acerbic dialogue...
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
Review: Director Nia DaCosta's "Candyman"
There's an urban legend that says if you repeat the name "Candyman" aloud five times in front of a mirror, you summon a hook-handed killer. After seeing Nia DaCosta's film of the same name, you'll never be tempted to do that. You might even not want anything sweet again. Heck, cancel Halloween...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
Sandra Oh Drawn to Netflix Dramedy "The Chair" For Change of Pace and the Importance of a Korean Protagonist
Sandra Oh has been dancing with death and serial killer Villanelle on "Killing Eve" since 2018, so she could do with a laugh. That's one of the reasons the Canadian-American actor took on the role of Professor Ji-Yoon Kim, the newly appointed head of a prestigious but struggling college's English...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
Review: Director Lisa Joy Makes Feature Debut With "Reminiscence"
Just as surely as climate change is scarring the land and warming the seas, it is also flooding our movies. The planet's imperiled future has been in the DNA of disaster movies like "The Day After Tomorrow" for years, of course. But lately, climate has taken a more leading role in films...
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
Review: Director Sian Heder's "CODA"
They say silence is golden. It's a silly phrase, really, but it takes on an urgent poignancy for three stunning minutes in "CODA," Siân Heder's refreshing, loving and altogether irresistible film about a deaf family with one hearing daughter. In this extraordinary scene, Ruby, 17 (impressive...
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
DPs Shed Light On "In the Heights," "Loki," "The Loneliest Whale: The Search For 52"
One DP continues her longstanding collaborative relationship with a director she met in film school, their latest teaming yielding a much anticipated musical. Another came together with a director for the first time as they embraced a feature approach for an ambitious streaming platform series. And...

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