• James Cameron Reveals What Really Happened With Matthew McConaughey And Titanic

    9 days ago - By Cinéma Blend

    Titanic writer/director James Cameron breaks his silence of the actor's audition for the role of Jack Dawson.
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  • Oscars Last Call: ‘Room' Scribe/Historian Emma Donoghue On Why Audacious Royals Romp ‘The Favourite' Is Template For Future Palace Pics

    Oscars Last Call: ‘Room' Scribe/Historian Emma Donoghue On Why Audacious Royals Romp ‘The Favourite' Is Template For Future Palace Pics

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos and writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara used sparing historical details to create an 18th century love triangle around England's Queen Anne , her close friend Lady Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough , and the scullery maid Abigail Masham. The latter drives a wedge between the queen and her confidante, as the young chambermaid uses her charms to social climb toward the queen's bedroom, and the...
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  • ‘Piercing' Director Nicolas Pesce on His Gnarly, Surprising Horror Mash-Up

    ‘Piercing' Director Nicolas Pesce on His Gnarly, Surprising Horror Mash-Up

    9 days ago - By Slash Film

    Piercing doesn't ever pull a punch. The title of writer-director Nicolas Pesce ‘s adaptation of Ryû Murakami ‘s novel of the same name couldn't be more fitting. From its earliest images, audience members will know if this movie, which features visceral body horror, S&M, and cruel and ridiculous laughs, speaks to them.
    Pesce, who previously directed The Eyes of My Mother and will follow this up with a remake of The Grudge , again establishes himself as a bold director with Piercing. “Pesce delivers a carefully crafted sophomore feature that explores the dangerous limits taken to rectify...
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  • ‘Memory-The Origins of Alien' Director Alexandre O. Philippe is Happy to Make Movies About Classic Movies, Talks His Upcoming ‘Exorcist' Documentary

    ‘Memory-The Origins of Alien' Director Alexandre O. Philippe is Happy to Make Movies About Classic Movies, Talks His Upcoming ‘Exorcist' Documentary

    9 days ago - By Slash Film

    One of the most anticipated films at Sundance this year, certainly among cinephiles was the latest deep-div making of work from Swiss-born filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe, who previously has looked into fandom's disenchantment with George Lucas , zombie culture , and his critically acclaimed 2017 detailed look at Hitchcock's Psycho shower scene .
    While his new work, Memory-The Origins of Alien, began as a shot-by-shot look at that film's ferocious chest-burster sequence, it eventually became clear to Philippe that there were forces and influences that went into the creation of Alien that...
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  • Mark Wahlberg & Sean Anders Interview: Instant Family

    9 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Instant Family may seem like an outlandish family comedy, but it's very personal to writer and director Sean Anders. He teamed up once more with Mark Wahlberg, who previously starred in his Daddy's Home films, to bring a page of his family own life to the big screen. The story revolves around a couple who decide to foster three children, and both director and actor were on hand to discuss what they've learned about the foster system as well as what it was like to work with some of the younger talent. Screen Rant: Great job on the film, guys. It brought a tear to my eyes, like I was just...
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  • Directors Close-Up: How Writers Work with Directors

    Directors Close-Up: How Writers Work with Directors

    9 days ago - By Film Independent

    Who better to invite for Week Two of Film Independent's 2019 Directors Close-Up series than a trio of knowledgeable, accomplished writer-directors: Jane Anderson , Billy Ray and moderator Robin Swicord ( Wakefield , The Curious Case of Benjamin Button .) Due to unforeseen circumstances, filmmaker Spike Lee was unfortunately unable to anchor the February 6 event as originally scheduled. Happily, this fascinating triptych of talented, erudite scribes stepped in to school would-be writers on the right track regarding the how-to's of the trade, from notes meetings, to writer-director...
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