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...

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019

When a movie first comes in contact with an audience, strange things can happen. Take, for instance, the case of "Dolemite," Rudy Ray Moore's classic 1975 Blaxploitation film.

A shambling, cheaply made, mostly non-professional production seemed surely headed for the dustbin before a...

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Official program selections have been unveiled for the 46th edition of the Telluride Film Festival. The Telluride Fest will screen over 75 feature films, short films and revival programs representing 27 countries, along with special artist Tributes, Conversations, Panels, Student Programs and...

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice.

“Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever make.”

“Ford v Ferrari,” which...

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, Apr. 10, 2018

California continues to make progress in the fight against “runaway production” as its expanded Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 lures more big-budget films to the Golden State.

The California Film Commission announced that “Ford v. Ferrari” (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.) and “...

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