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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
The National Board of Review toasted Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” as the year’s best film in an awards ceremony Wednesday night that included Brad Pitt crediting Bradley Cooper for his sobriety, Timothee Chalamet extolling the virtues of the Safdie brothers and best-actor winner Adam Sandler...
Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019
Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray.
In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25 years for the...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019
"Ad Astra" looks and sounds like a space epic with a movie star lead in Brad Pitt, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface.
Pitt said Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival that he and director James Gray are really digging into the idea of masculinity.
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what he thinks is so great about them.
He's made an old-fashioned double-feature ("Death Proof," of "Grindhouse"), resurrected the wide-screen format of 70mm Ultra Panavision ("The...
Wednesday, May. 22, 2019
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a "cinematic bond" making Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie's Sharon Tate isn't primary enough in the film.
Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
Here's a general rule of thumb: If you're going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie's story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you'd do well to make sure that the narrator is a compelling one. Unfortunately for writer and...
Monday, May. 15, 2017
Brad Pitt and Gen. Stanley McChrystal - the inspiration to Pitt's four-star Afghanistan commander in the upcoming Netflix war satire "War Machine "- would seem to be worlds apart. One, an affable member of Hollywood's elite; the other a hard-charging lifetime military man. But Pitt found one...
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016
The actor's longtime lament: "What I really want to do is direct." The revised version: "I want to produce."
More entertainers are getting the chance to play the role of producer as the expanding universe of cable channels and, especially, online platforms make for big opportunities on...
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
The first star-studded film-award ceremony of the new year was literally something to sing about.
While not an honoree himself, actor-producer Brad Pitt stole the spotlight with a sing-along for a few moments Saturday night at the annual black-tie...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
At one point during "Fury," the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt out Friday, a tank commander's head is blown off while he's hunched outside his vehicle during a fiery battle with a combatant. "Fury" writer-director David Ayer insists he didn't include the...