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Wednesday, May. 29, 2019
Octavia Spencer is a movie star. She has been for almost a decade since audiences and Oscar voters fell in love with her as Minnie in "The Help." Since then she's gotten two more supporting actress Oscar nominations, one of which was for a film that became another "surprise" blockbuster ("Hidden...
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
Tate Taylor's "The Girl on the Train" may be technically set in the Westchester suburb of Ardsley-on-Hudson, but its cocktail of commuter trains, marital infidelity and alcoholism make its proper setting Cheever Country.
The unhappy, martini-stained lives of New York suburbanites have...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
Twice Oscar nominated for Best Cinematography (Batman Forever, The Prince of Tides) and thrice an ASC Award nominee (for the same two feature films as well as the HBO miniseries Angels In America), Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, also may very well...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Tate Taylor made his first major directorial splash with The Help, which earned four Oscar nominations in 2012, including a win for Octavia Spencer for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The other three noms were for Best Picture, Viola Davis for Best Leading Actress...
Monday, Jul. 28, 2014
A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.
To become James Brown for the film "Get on Up," Boseman needed to rely on an entirely different skill set. But the preparation necessary to transform...
Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2014
Get On Up
When director Tate Taylor’s The Help--nominated for Best Picture, Best Leading Actress and Supporting Actress Oscars--shot in Mississippi in 2010, it helped the state and local municipalities (particularly the city of Greenwood) in assorted ways...