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Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021
Julia Ducournau was in town this week for the New York Film Festival premiere of her second feature, "Titane" a movie has already developed the reputation of being the year's wildest, most explosive movies.
"Titane" has prompted walkouts and passionately divisive responses, while also...
Saturday, Sep. 18, 2021
Over the past decade, Mélanie Laurent has established herself as an accomplished film director. Yet four features and many accolades later, that fact may come as a surprise to many in the U.S. who still know her best for her acting — especially for playing Shosanna in "Inglorious Basterds." ...
Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021
Considering the number of movies, documentaries and other entertainment vehicles made about Muhammad Ali, it would seem that — much like the former heavyweight champion at the end of his 1971 fight against Joe Frazier — there's not much left to offer that's fresh.
Will Smith played Ali....
Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021
Director Fukunaga Takes On James Bond--And Scheduling A Film's Release During The Pandemic--In "No Time to Die"
The film business is inherently full of starts and stops, but few have experienced the phrase "hurry up and wait" quite like "No Time to Die" director Cary Fukunaga.
Fukunaga, the 44-year-old filmmaker of "Beasts of No Nation" and the first season of "True Detective," took the job...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Among the many musical hats that Wendell Hanes wears are that of composer, creative director and company owner. SHOOT first made contact with Hanes around 1997 when he landed a job at Vito DeSario Editing as both an assistant editor and a "sound guy" where he recorded voiceovers and...
Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
Inspired By Her Film "InRealLife," Director Beeban Kidron Becomes A Leading Advocate For Online Child Protection
Filmmaker Beeban Kidron, a member of Britain's House of Lords, began advocating for online child protection after directing "InRealLife," a 2012 film about kids and the internet. She has been a driving force behind a U.K. law, which takes effect Sept. 2, that sets a code of conduct for online...
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021
Jason Momoa doesn't get to play many ordinary guys. He's Aquaman. He's Khal Drogo. He's Conan the Barbarian.
It's part of the reason why he wanted to be in "Sweet Girl," a new action drama out on Netflix. In the film he's an ordinary Pittsburgh father named Ray Cooper who vows to get...
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
Feta cheese was scarce in some stores earlier this year. The culprit? TikTok, where videos that showed an easy-to-make baked feta pasta recipe went viral.
TikTok, launched in the U.S. in 2018, has become a force in the shopping world, influencing people to buy things they've seen on the...
Friday, Aug. 6, 2021
This month writer/director Sian Heder’s feature film CODA is being released theatrically and will make its streaming debut on Apple TV+. CODA debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, winning four awards: The Grand Jury Prize, the Audience...
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021
Rita Moreno's Resilience On Display In "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" Documentary At Tribeca
Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in "Singin' in the Rain."
In the documentary "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It," Norman Lear says...