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Monday, Oct. 24, 2022
Charles Cullen is by some estimates the most prolific serial killer in American history. But when Krysty Wilson-Cairns began writing the script about his capture, she started not with Cullen, who was sentenced to consecutive life sentences in 2006, but outside the home of Amy Loughren, the nurse...
Friday, Sep. 16, 2022
Who does what in response to an evolving whodunit becomes the prime focus--rather than the person who did it or might have done it--in The Good Nurse (Netflix), with Jessica Chastain in the title role. It’s a case of the serial murder mystery thriller being turned on its head, centering...
Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2021
In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's 2000 documentary. But one of the most revelatory...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
Two-time Academy Award–nominated actor Jessica Chastain has been named the recipient of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Actor Award. The 2021 TIFF Tribute Awards will take place during the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019
It's a weekday morning in Los Angeles and three "losers" — Bill Hader, James Ransone and Andy Bean —are sitting around a bright juice shop with a view of the ocean discussing babies, surf lessons and trips to Hawaii over iced coffees and eggs. It is a scene that's far too idyllic and nice for...
Sunday, May. 6, 2018
The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.
Jessica Chastain, an actress and regular attendee of the French Riviera festival, last year reflected...
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, Nov. 28, 2016
There's never a hair out of place in "Miss Sloane ," a painstakingly slick political thriller from director John Madden about a brilliant lone wolf lobbyist consumed with the win. It's a wannabe Aaron Sorkin-meets-Shonda Rhimes glimpse into the hollow and cynical world of inside the beltway...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, announced that actress Jessica Chastain (The Martian, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Tree of Life) has been named Honorary Chair for this year’s Spirit Awards. Chastain was nominated for a Spirit Award for...