Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Chat Room: Steven Zaillian Reflects On "The Night Of"
Steven Zaillian—whose writing earned four Oscar nominations, including a win for his Schindler’s List screenplay in 1994—has made an auspicious first foray into television as a writer, executive producer and director on The Night Of (HBO), which recently scored 13 Emmy nominations including for...
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
comScore's Dergarabedian Assesses Year's Box Office 
It's been a rough summer at the box office, and movie theater chains are feeling the pain. It got worse last week when AMC Entertainment said U.S. box office grosses are sinking. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for comScore, who has followed the industry for more than 20 years, says...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
For "Good Time," Robert Pattinson Calls Directors Josh and Benny Safdie
"Good Time" is a story about one bad night gone worse. Robert Pattinson plays a small time Queens crook named Connie Nikas whose botched robbery and escape attempt lands his mentally handicapped brother in jail. And that's just in the first few minutes. The film doesn't come up for a breather for...
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Director DeMane Davis Diversifies Into TV With "Queen Sugar"
Director DeMane Davis has established herself in short and long-form fare. On the former score, she is on the commercialmaking/branded content roster of production house Sweet Rickey. She has directed campaigns for such clients as Bank of America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tidy Cats and Cigna. On the...
Monday, Jul. 24, 2017
Casey Affleck Delves Into "A Ghost Story," Collaborating With Director David Lowery
Casey Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, "A Ghost Story." For most of the movie, which expanded wide Friday (7/21), he's silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes cut out as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. It's a weird...
Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017
Issa Rae Discusses Season 2 of HBO's "Insecure"
The response to season one of Issa Rae's HBO series, "Insecure," was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show's male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on. It sparked the age-old...
Monday, Jul. 10, 2017
Franken, Letterman Talk Climate Change In Funny Or Die Series
David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken were both feeling frustrated about pessimism around the topic of climate change — so they got together to talk about it. Thankfully they invited some cameras along, too, with the help of Funny or Die and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning "Years of Living...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
Sofia Coppola, Nicole Kidman Reflect On "The Beguiled"
The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with "The Beguiled." They'd met at parties in passing and had even tried to work together once on a project that fell apart. Coppola loved Kidman's wicked humor and Kidman loved Coppola's cinematic style and vision. So Kidman didn't...
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017
Diane Keaton Reflects On Career Ahead of Receiving AFI Honor
When Diane Keaton accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award this week, she'll say it's all because of her mom, dad and Woody Allen. The Oscar-winning actress credits her parents with instilling her creativity and work ethic, and Allen's "Annie Hall" with launching her career,...
Saturday, May. 20, 2017
Director Todd Haynes Moves Into New Territory With "Wonderstruck"
For many younger moviegoers, "Wonderstruck" will be their first Todd Haynes film. "Depends on what kind of parent you are," Haynes chuckled while sitting in a shady rooftop corner of the Cannes Film Festival's hub, the Palais. The director's other options aren't quite kid-friendly. There was his...