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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...