“Marian,” a documentary about Marian Seldes that upset many theater people because it shows the actress in the grip of dementia, will be screened on Saturday as part of the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. I saw the movie on Thursday and, while it is harrowing and heartbreaking, especially for those who knew and admired Seldes,…
In today’s International Newswire, the director of the controversial Russian film ‘Mathilde’ pushes forward with his follow-up projects, A&E puts more focus on producing local content, and Women and Hollywood celebrates London ‘trailblazers’. Director Alexey Uchitel, whose sumptuous period melodrama “Mathilde” elicited a hostile response from some religious and nationalist groups in Russia, has spoken […]
Bonnie Timmermann has cast 83 movies and TV shows, spotted the handsome French-born American in a coffee shop and sensed he had a story to tell.
The Post reported in April that Campbell stepped down “amid furor over a potential $40 million budget deficit” at the museum.
Thanks to “Ragnarok,” Taika Waititi’s winning brand of deadpan comedy should become an attractive commodity in Hollywood.
Toback, now 72, would allegedly take various women to places such as a hotel or movie trailer to “audition” them.
“It’s unfortunately creepy. There’s nothing you can do.” Director Sean Baker knows his unorthodox casting methods might be off-putting, but consider the results: His latest movie, “The Florida Project,” has already won raves and Oscar buzz on the festival circuit for its portrayal of a free-spirited childhood at a dingy, Disney World-adjacent motel. Baker tells…
Silver Spring native Rachel Chavkin makes hometown debut at Round House.
Italian director Sebastiano Riso was hospitalized Monday after two men attacked him for being gay.
Lesli Linka Glatter, who is also an EP on the drama, discusses including those classic ‘Law & Order’ elements and her own beliefs about the real-life case. read more
Gianandrea Noseda offers a commendable departure in an opening-night tribute to Bernstein.
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The theater has lost one of its most influential figures.
The bad blood is misdirected — at least according to Taylor Swift’s frequent video collaborator.
Colin Trevorrow is out as “Star Wars: Episode IX” director. Disney issued a short statement on Tuesday about the departure without naming a successor. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’” the statement said. “Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have…
Disney/Lucasfilm fires its second directing force of the summer after ex-Star Wars filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord were canned in June.
Tsai Ming Lang, the Taiwan-based auteur director of “The Deserted,” one of the most buzzed about virtual reality experiments which competed at this year’s Venice Film Festival, was celebrated during a cocktail organized by Variety in association with pioneering cell phone and tech company HTC. The event, which took place on Sept. 3 at the… […]
The Academy Award-winning director behind La La Land and Whiplash, Damien Chazelle, is joining forces with Netflix and screenwriter Jack Thorne (Star Wars: Episode IX) for a musical called The Eddy. Chazelle will direct two of the eight episodes, which are all set in Paris, France. After how lavish and dreamy Chazelle made Los Angeles look in La La Land, I […]
Asked for something that sticks out from this year’s Telluride Film Festival lineup, TFF executive director Julie Huntsinger springs not for one of the glossier titles on offer, but rather a “short-ish” documentary. “One thing that’s a real treat is a Netflix doc called ‘Long Shot,’” she says. “It blew me away. It has Larry… […]