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6 Filmmaking Tips From Antoine Fuqua

The director of ‘Training Day’ and ‘The Equalizer’ shares some words of wisdom. After getting a start directing music videos for such icons as Stevie Wonder and Prince, Antoine Fuqua made his feature film debut with 1998’s The Replacement Killers. A few years later, Fuqua hit a home run with Training Day, which grossed over $104 million at the box office against a $45 […]

Timothée Chalamet to Play Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

This could be the role of a lifetime for the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ actor. Recent Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet is about to play the most demanding character of his career. Yes, it’ll be more momentous than the time he played Elio Perlman, quietly breaking hearts in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. […]

‘Rugrats’ Returns With New Cartoon Episodes and a Live-Action Movie

It’s a ’90s kids’ nostalgic dream (and nightmare) come true. Millennials can finally get behind the shows being produced to entertain today’s generation as Viacom is bringing Rugrats back to Nickelodeon for 26 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The popular cartoon, about the adventures of a group of babies who could talk to each other, ran from […]

The Rest of the ‘Birds of Prey’ Swoop in to Join Harley Quinn

Meet Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya — the women who will take the DC Extended Universe by storm. Last year, Wonder Woman ensnared the world with the Lasso of Truth – that is, the fact that superpowered female protagonists deserve their tentpole movie extravaganzas. Brewing alongside her on the sidelines sits Harley Quinn, […]

The Notorious R.B.G. Gets Another Showcase With ‘On the Basis of Sex’

Riding the success of the documentary ‘RBG,’ Focus Features looks to transform an astonishing life story into awards season gold. In an era desperate for social change, it is often necessary to look to history for inspiration. Champions of equality and soldiers of progress have always walked amongst us, and their impact on our world […]

The Refreshing Comeback of Ensemble Comedy

After years of what seem like lackluster and tired attempts at humoring audiences, the past few years have brought us creative comedies that remind us movies can be both thoughtful and hilarious. As of late, many big blockbuster comedies have had fairly disappointing results at the box office, relying on an all-too-familiar formula that makes the […]

Lost for 60 years, Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Burning Secret’ Resurfaces

Called the inverse of ‘Lolita,’ Kubrick’s lost screenplay can now finally be produced. Film geeks can’t help themselves when it comes to certain fantasies of lost cinema. Will a proper print of London After Midnight ever materialize? What Brazilian dungeon contains the nitrate reels of Victor Flemings’s The Way of All Flesh? Who still holds onto Orson […]

The Unstoppable Continuity of ‘Mission: Impossible’

Franchise filmmaking, Tom Cruise style. In 1996, Paramount released Mission: Impossible. Directed by Brian De Palma and produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner, the film met with mixed reviews but did well enough to spawn a sequel and, eventually, a franchise. Fallout comes out next month and, I’m, like, really excited. But more than anything […]

Gillian Flynn’s Dark America

Deadly obsessions take charge in adaptations of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Sharp Objects.’ “You love dead girls,” a dangerously alive girl says to her sister in an upcoming episode of Sharp Objects, the latest adaptation of a book by the author of best-selling mysteries Gone Girl and Dark Places. And there it is, the nexus of […]

‘The Night Eats the World’ Review: It’s Not Agoraphobia If There Are Zombies Outside (Fantasia 2018)

It’s not a dream, but it is a nightmare. We all know there are too many zombie movies being made, but just as George Romero’s Bub was one charismatic flesh-eater in a million dullards it’s also true that the sub-genre features more than a few films that standout from the pack. And now we can […]