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Barry Jenkins Talks ‘Moonlight’ & Filmmaker Therapy With ‘Beach Rats’ Director Eliza Hittman

Barry Jenkins, following his surprise Best Picture win at the Oscars for “Moonlight,” sits down to chat with Eliza Hittman about her new film “Beach Rats.”  They discuss some of the commonalities between both films, what it was like participating in “filmmaker therapy” and finding their way as a new directors. Both “Moonlight” and “Beach […]

Taron Egerton Says ‘Robin Hood’ Is Dark & Gritty, Obviously

Half of succeeding in Hollywood seems to be telling executives what they want to hear. If you want to keep your job on the studio lot, you’d be best served by digging up some IP they own and pitching a reboot. Even better, if you toss in the words “dark” and “gritty,” you might even […]

‘Baby Driver’: A Lesson In Storytelling

At this point in his career, Edgar Wright has cemented himself as a brilliant filmmaker. Wright is capable of creating movies that are entertaining, aesthetically pleasing, and with a style of storytelling that continues to grow and get better with each new installment. His latest film, “Baby Driver,” has no shortage of the style and […]

Jon Hamm To Voice Boba Fett In ‘Star Wars’ Audiobook

There are few characters that have achieved the same level of cult mystique as Boba Fett. The mysterious bounty hunter from the original trilogy has been fleshed out in the following decades, given some backstory in the “Star Wars” prequels, and even more narrative space to play in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Rumors are […]

Andrew Garfield And Claire Foy ‘Breathe’ Deep For History [Review]

TORONTO – Imagine performing a scene without moving anything but your lips, eyes and maybe your neck.  And the neck can move, but just slightly. Everything else has to stay completely immobile.  That includes your hands and legs. No, you can’t even shift your weight an iota. Sounds easy, right? Test it out for a […]

Tom Hanks Starring In Remake Of Oscar-Nominated ‘A Man Called Ove’

There’s nothing Hollywood likes more than taking a foreign hit and trying to duplicate it with Hollywood success. The Weinstein Company are trying to make that alchemy happen with “The Upside” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, their redo of the 2012 French smash hit “Intouchables.” Now, Tom Hanks is going to see if his […]

The Force Is Not Strong With Paramount Over J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

He’s back! After the fallout with Colin Trevorrow and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy needed to a director that ensure the world that the final movie in the latest trilogy would be in dependable hands. So, she turned J.J. Abrams, who got the ball rolling with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and […]

Darren Aronofsky Reacts To ‘F’ CinemaScore For ‘mother!’

History will ultimately determine the merits of Darren Aronofsky‘s divisive “mother!,” but among the many things it will be remembered for, is being one of only 19 movies in history receive an F-grade CinemaScore. Determined by exit polls of moviegoers’ opinions of films on opening night, the movies that have been deemed as failures include terrific […]

Mike White on ‘Brad’s Status,’ Ben Stiller & Mid-Life Crises

Writer and director Mike White has built a career out of the eccentric neurosis that has been part of his persona since childhood. The 47-year-old filmmaker has a unique voice which can be seen and heard in HBO’s “Enlightened,” 2000’s indie sensation “Chuck and Buck, the screenplay for “The School of Rock” and just this month […]

‘Isle Of Dogs’ Trailer: Wes Anderson Goes To Japan

If you want to know how strong the goodwill that Wes Anderson carries around is, all you have to do is look at the absolutely great and kinda bonkers cast for his new movie, “Isle Of Dogs.” In no particular order, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, […]