Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

Hollywood's awards season has found an unlikely underdog in "RRR."

S.S. Rajamouli's three-hour maximalist action epic is one of India's most expensive and top-grossing films of all time. It pairs two of the country's biggest stars, N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, and topped Netflix...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

In 2016, French documentary filmmaker Alice Diop made an unusual decision. She decided to travel to a town in Northern France to watch the trial of a Senegalese woman, Fabienne Kabou, who one night in 2013 left her 15-month-old daughter on the beach to die.

Diop didn't tell anyone she was...

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023

First establishing himself as an accomplished cinematographer--as underscored by an ASC Award win in 2009 for an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (“For Gedda”), and a pair of Emmy nominations in 2013 and 2016, respectively, for episodic lensing on Homeland (“Beirut Is...

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022

It was early in the pandemic when filmmaker Noah Baumbach, for the first time in his career, found himself wondering what he was going to do next.

2019 had been a big year, both professionally and in his personal life. He lost his father. He had a child, with partner Greta Gerwig. And...

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022

Naomi Ackie, who plays Whitney Houston in the new biopic "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," is the first to admit that she is not a doppelganger for the pop star. In fact, she'll go so far as to say she doesn't look like her at all.

"I was like, are you guys sure? Are you absolutely sure?"...

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

The first photograph Roger Deakins ever took, in 1969 Bournemouth, England, shows a man and a woman quietly eating lunch on a bench outside a ladies room. A sign reads: "Keep it to yourself."

Deakins has taken countless images since that first snap. He's photographed "Fargo," "Kundun" and...

Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

"The Fabelmans" is Steven Spielberg's most autobiographical movie, but the introspection it required wasn't done in isolation.

The film, rather, grew out of conversations between Spielberg and his frequent collaborator Tony Kushner, the "Angels in America" playwright who penned three of...

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022

While a healthy slice of America awaited today's (11/13) return of the hit series "Yellowstone," star Kevin Costner was in Moab, Utah, scouting locations for yet another Western epic, "Horizon."

Costner's 60-some film credits, among them "Field of Dreams," "The Bodyguard," "JFK" and "Bull...

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Director Marc Webb has a filmmaking range that extends from commercials to branded content, music videos, indie and studio features, as well as to television series. His roots are in short form fare, most notably music videos where his credits include My Chemical Romance’s “Helena,” All American...

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

When Cate Blanchett stepped out of her first screening for " Tár," she wanted to immediately go back and watch it again.

Sure, she might be a little biased considering she stars in the film ( and learned how to speak German, conduct an orchestra and play piano for the role ), but it's not...

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