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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.
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...