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Friday, Apr. 5, 2019

The movie industry has returned to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what's to come to theaters at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

It's a time of great change in the movie business. The film distribution...

Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019

In late February, Steven Spielberg expressed support for establishing Motion Picture Academy rule changes that could end Oscar eligibility for streaming films (such as those from Netflix with limited theatrical distribution). But such a move, if it comes to pass, would be in violation of...

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019

Director, writer and producer John Lee Hancock has a filmography reflecting a penchant for telling extraordinary human stories, a case in point being that of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American college football player and first round NFL draft pick of the...

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019

Apple's latest move into streaming video illustrates an escalating trend: Tech's biggest companies, faced with limits to their growth, are encroaching on each other's turf.

Apple is taking on Netflix. Facebook is edging into Amazon's sphere with its e-commerce plans. Google, which has...

Monday, Mar. 25, 2019

It's hard to begin watching the Netflix movie "The Highwaymen" and not think about the way it will inevitably end — in a famous ambush and a hail of bullets.

That's what happened to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on May 23, 1934, the day the law finally caught up to the couple who had...

Monday, Mar. 4, 2019

When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found the...

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

If there is a high point to Netflix's status as the "cool kids" taking over television, it may be remembered as an emotional Chuck Lorre accepting a best comedy Golden Globe last month for "The Kominsky Method," his show on the streaming service.

Lorre is one of the most successful comedy...

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie.

"High Flying Bird," Soderbergh...

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary.

"Velvet Buzzsaw ," which opens on the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, assembles a glittering gallery of art-...

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Darla Anderson (Coco, Cars, Toy Story 3), the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA award-winning producer. At Netflix, Anderson will develop and produce new animated and live action projects, both feature films and series, for...

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