Monday, May 29, 2017

Chat Room Interviews

Saturday, May. 20, 2017

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...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Earlier this year, production designer Anastasia White won the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG) Excellence in Production Design Award in the One Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Television Series category for multiple episodes of Mr. Robot (USA Network). She earned the honor along with an...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

For the second time in little more than a year, a TV film probes Bernie Madoff, the fraudster-financier who in 2008 made explosive news with his arrest for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that ruined thousands of his clients at a cost of $60 billion or more.

In February 2016, an ABC docudrama...

Thursday, May. 11, 2017

It all started with “The Chase,” a Grey Poupon spot from Crispin Porter+Bogusky which went on to earn a primetime Emmy nomination in 2013. That lauded spot marked the first time editor Jay Nelson had worked with director Bryan Buckley. “The Chase” debuted during that year’s Oscar telecast and...

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017

"This crew is good," declares Al Pacino's Los Angeles detective Vincent Hanna in Michael Mann's sprawling noir saga "Heat." Hanna is speaking of Neil McCauley's (Robert De Niro) criminal gang but the same could also be said of Mann and his production team.

The sheer filmmaking rigor is...

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017

Ridley Scott insists he is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar. Not only are audiences getting another "Alien" movie, "Alien: Covenant," on May 19, but also a long-time-coming "Blade Runner" sequel in October.

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Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore.

One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly unmistakable. Put together Arkin's street-wise Brooklyn...

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017

Director Christopher Nolan has spent his career bending minds (and cities) with his films. He works on a scale that is stubbornly and obsessively cinematic and it seems that no concept, be it Batman or the multiverse or dreams, is too big for the visionary filmmaker.

His latest movie, "...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

Mattel is looking to the movies. The maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, which has live-action films based on those toys in the works, says it wants to find new ways to be on more screens in front of more kids. These days, that takes more than a 30-second commercial.

Big-screen movies are a...

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017

Lensed by Toby Oliver, ACS, the comedy-horror film Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a hit, recently bowing in the #1 slot in the U.S. weekend box office. Get Out has also garnered critical acclaim for its dark, subversive commentary about racial tensions. ...