Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

Years after "Frozen" came out, some of us still can't walk through our home without accidentally prompting "Let it Go" to erupt from some unseen toy.

Elsa never really left us. But she's back.

If you haven't already been informed by some young girl (or boy) in your life, "Frozen 2...

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

If filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo.

The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon wrecked a major set. Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen. Coppola searched desperately for an ending...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Earlier this year Steve Singleton, ACE, received an American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award for Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television on the strength of Bodyguard (Netflix, BBC). This marked both his first ACE Eddie nomination and win.

Bodyguard...

Monday, Jun. 17, 2019

Composer Jeff Beal is a 17-time Emmy nominee, winning the honor five times, including twice for Best Original Dramatic Score on House of Cards (in 2015 and 2017). He has thus far earned four Emmy noms for House of Cards, the first two coming in 2013 and ‘14. Now once again,...

Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019

Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray's long-running relationship began, fittingly, with a cup of coffee.

In the early '90s, Jarmusch was walking north on Manhattan's Columbus Avenue ("not my neighborhood," he notes) when he noticed a guy walking toward him. That's Bill bleeping Murray, Jarmusch...

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019

"Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after all. The film was directed by Nisha Ganatra (who's handled by Chelsea Pictures for spots and branded content).

Emma Thompson...

Friday, May. 24, 2019

Composer Nicholas Britell is a two-time Oscar nominee for Best Original Score, both for films directed by Barry Jenkins: Best Picture Academy Award winner Moonlight in 2017, and If Beale Street Could Talk this year. Britell’s feature filmography also includes a couple of...

Monday, May. 20, 2019

Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on the shelves...

Sunday, May. 12, 2019

Expanding a comic book's mythology can bring slighted characters to the forefront. That's also the case with "L.A.'s Finest," a TV series riff on the 2003 "Bad Boys II" movie in which women, notably women of color, are driving the action.

Gabrielle Union pursued the idea of reprising Syd...

Thursday, May. 2, 2019

The last time Seth Rogen made a movie set in the political world, it went a little rocky.

"The Interview," which Rogen starred in, co-directed and produced, prompted the ire of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, led to one of the most damaging corporate hacks in American history and brought...

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