Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality.

James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its leads,...

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots.

This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French...

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that's nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in "Vice."

"When I first signed...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

As a big-budget original movie made largely with practical effects, "Ford v Ferrari" isn't so much pointed against headwinds in Hollywood as it is speeding 200 miles-per-hour right into them.

The film, directed by James Mangold, premiered Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival...

Sunday, May. 26, 2019

Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One races, back in the glory days of Alain Prost, Jacques Laffite and Nelson Piquet.

They even went to Brands Hatch before F1 left the circuit near Kent, England.

So the actor who'...

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Minted Content, the company under the aegis of owner/executive producer Lance O’Connor, continues to grow its roster, the most recent addition being comedy director Declan Lowney. Handled by Minted Content in the U.S., Lowney continues to be repped in the U.K. by Another Picture Company, with...

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and best animated film for "The Incredibles," no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards.

Though regular honorees for their bombastic visual effects or thunderous, wall-to-wall sound,...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

SHOOTonline will publish a Special Directors>e.dition on Monday, March 27, that will contain the entire Directors Series section from SHOOT’s March/April print issue (including extended versions of some stories).

The mix of Directors Profiles includes: James Mangold...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

James Mangold is not a fan of superhero movies and it’s that deep-rooted feeling coupled with contrarian sensibilities that resulted in his directing the groundbreaking Logan (20th Century Fox), bringing character-driven drama to a genre that’s otherwise typically the antithesis of...

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017

"Logan " is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie.

Featuring Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, "Logan" isn't a shiny, colorful, superhero-style film, either....

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