Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out."

"Do they know I'm black?"...

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams - those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the...

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

For director/writer Hannes Holm, the realization that his Swedish film A Man Called Ove (Music Box Films) earned Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson) finally hit home for him at the recent...

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

She's made more than 100 films over 45 years, not to mention her frequent stage work, and is recognized as not only one of the best actresses to come out of France, but as one of the leading actresses in the world.

And yet, Isabelle Huppert won't call herself an artist.

"No," she...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

Established in 1996 by Dale Kushner, AFS serves the needs of the international commercials, stills and film industry wanting to shoot in Africa. Originally founded in Los Angeles, the head office is now located in Cape Town, South Africa. Joining Dale Kushner  a couple of years later was  family...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

For director Drake Doremus, the Sundance Film Festival was a game changer. His feature length-directorial debut Douchebag, made its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, his second feature, Like Crazy, won the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in the U.S....

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

Lion (The Weinstein Company) roared on Saturday night. At the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. the film earned director Garth Davis the Best First Feature honor. And across town at the ASC Awards in Hollywood, Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, won the...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

On the strength of La La Land, Damien Chazelle won the DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on Saturday night (2/4) at the Beverly Hilton, making him the odds-on favorite to take the Best Director Oscar. All but seven of the DGA winners since 1948 have gone on to garner...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

With Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan doubled his number of career Oscar nominations. His nods for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay were two of six earned by the film, the others being for Best Picture, Lead Actor (Casey Affleck),...

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons during a nailbiter Super Bowl 51 — and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too.

Advertisers had to tread carefully this year in a divisive political climate. Some went for all out escapist humor like T-Mobile and Tide,...