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Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018

Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy.

The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women were,...

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

David Christopher, who runs AT&T’s wireless and entertainment businesses, has a bird’s eye view of how streaming media and video are evolving.

AT&T recently completed its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, a deal designed to help traditional media companies compete better with...

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

With a new movie coming out this fall, "The Old Man & The Gun," Casey Affleck is speaking publicly about bowing out of presenting the best actress Oscar and past harassment allegations against him amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated...

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Our annual tradition continues with SHOOT sounding out John Leverence, sr. VP of awards at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, to get an entertainment industry POV  on the spots nominated this year for the primetime Emmy which are: Procter & Gamble’s “The Talk” directed by...

Friday, Jul. 27, 2018

In previous "Mission: Impossible" movies, action often came first, and story second.

It's almost ironic then that when writer-director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise decided to focus on character for the sixth movie, "Fallout," now playing nationwide, they'd end up with the most...

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-...

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