Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018

As "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" cruises into its tenth season, Jerry Seinfeld realizes that with great success also comes the potential for lawsuits. He experienced it with the "Seinfeld" television series, his animated turn in "Bee Movie," and now with his latest show.

The lawsuit...

Friday, Jun. 15, 2018

Regal and commanding even in his youth, Christopher Plummer has turned into an even mightier force in old age.

The 88-year-old Plummer earlier this year became the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar (for his J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World"), six years after setting the...

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018

Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn't even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller "Hotel Artemis" when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it.

Foster said she's done that quite a few times: It's a strategy for finding the best roles. The 55-year-old...

Friday, May. 18, 2018

With a filmography that includes such lauded documentaries as The Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven and the Oscar-winning The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, director Errol Morris has continually pushed creative boundaries.

The Thin Blue...

Saturday, May. 12, 2018

The Cannes Film Festival can validate an aspiring filmmaker like few other places. In a year light on American directors at Cannes, one of the few trumpeted by the festival is Paul Dano, whose filmmaking debut "Wildlife" opened Cannes' Critics Week sidebar.

"Wildlife," which the 33-year-...

Thursday, May. 10, 2018

The Cannes Film Festival opening-night premiere of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows" coincided almost exactly with President Trump's announced withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

For Farhadi, the multi-Oscar winner and one of the foremost filmmakers in international...

Thursday, May. 3, 2018

Charlize Theron had wanted to work again with screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman since the movie "Young Adult," in which Theron got to play a true mess of a character — alcoholic, all-around stunted and viciously hilarious.

So when Cody dreamed up the idea for "Tully," a...

Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

Mel Brooks is just two months shy of his 92nd birthday and he still carves out time for movie nights with his pal Carl Reiner. The two just recently got together to watch a restoration of the 1938 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Classic film and...

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

"Howards End," the upcoming four-part miniseries adapted from E.M. Forster's 1910 novel, isn't Kenneth Lonergan's first foray into television. That would be the animated Nickelodeon kids show "Doug."

Before Lonergan was one of the most acclaimed playwrights and filmmakers of his...

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

For Steven Spielberg, "Ready Player One" was a great escape from reality.

The legendary filmmaker says he got to live in the imaginations of author Ernest Cline and co-screenwriter Zak Penn in this dystopian, futuristic world full of '80s references and virtual reality possibilities for...