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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life's banalities. His films relish in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordinariness into cinema.
He can take that feeling of post-graduate paralysis or middle-age...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute on Friday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner’s indelible impact on culture as one of cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Following the a...
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they but like three old friends, energized by being in each other’s company. They are chatting about movies.
Martin Scorsese comes first, then Al Pacino, then Robert De Niro. They’re trailed by a small army of publicists...
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman " to dwell on.
There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a landscape where some films can make two hours seem bloated and overindulgent, it's at least understandable why...
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 will host "An Evening With Peter Morgan" which is to include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute to his celebrated career, followed by a Gala screening of the highly anticipated third season of...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
There aren't many directors who would be happy about a film taking nearly seven years to get off the ground, but that's precisely the case with David Michôd's "The King." The long development process, delays and studio changes for his and Joel Edgerton's vision for a Henry V film had a silver...
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
After two decades in the U.S., Alejandra Juarez thought she had it made.
She came to the country illegally after fleeing violence in Mexico but had built a middle-class life in Davenport, Florida, with her husband, Temo, a retired U.S. Marine who voted for Donald Trump.
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019
For the amount of cursing, vulgarity and nudity in "Dolemite Is My Name," it might come as a surprise that it's actually a rather sweet and heartfelt film. "Dolemite" is not here to shock and scandalize. It's simply a loving, R-rated portrait of Rudy Ray Moore, a nobody who had the guts to...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Forest Whitaker plays a real-life crime boss in Epix's new drama series "Godfather of Harlem" with the commanding intensity expected from him. What's less expected is the movie musical he filmed in London this summer, a U-turn for the actor who started out a singer.
"Jingle Jangle," a...
Friday, Sep. 27, 2019
Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus.
Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster thriller in...