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Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021
The late Hollywood columnist and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne referred to Lucille Ball in her heyday as likely being “the most famous woman in the world.” And writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s new film, Being the Ricardos (Amazon Studios), brings us a most challenging week...
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021
If things had gone according to plan, Lucille Ball would have been a major movie star. Instead, she had to settle for being the queen of television comedy for over 25 years. Not exactly a lousy alternative. But the new film "Being the Ricardos" does make one wonder if Ball may have had a few...
Friday, Mar. 19, 2021
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual occurrence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 73 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021
The Directors Guild of America has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2020: Lee Isaac Chung for Minari; Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman; David Fincher for Mank; Aaron Sorkin for...
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way.
The Oscar-winning writer of "The Social Network," ''Moneyball" and other fast-talking, crackling scripts has been celebrated for his mile-a-minute wordplay. But he's also been criticized for not exactly featuring...
Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017
Aaron Sorkin was sitting in a restaurant with producers Amy Pascal and Mark Gordon, ticking off the names of top Hollywood directors who might be a good fit for the script Sorkin had just finished: "Molly's Game," a drama about the so-called "poker princess" Molly Bloom.
"When we got to...
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
When is someone going to open a window in Aaron Sorkin's "Steve Jobs"? Alas, wrong operating system.
Sorkin has dispensed with the traditional format of the biopic, instead framing the life of the Apple co-founder and turtle-necked tech deity in...
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015
There are so many reasons for Kate Winslet to feel great about the new "Steve Jobs" movie that it doesn't matter that critics panned the 2013 film "Jobs," which was also about the Apple Computer co-founder.
"I have no reservations whatsoever and so...