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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...
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but he and his team gave audiences at the Sundance Film Festival a sneak peek at the film Sunday night where the most-common word used to praise it was "weird...
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman...