From Scratch
Costume Design

From Scratch Costume Designer Amanda Riley on European Fashion, Superhero Shows, and Staying True to Characters

In Netflix’s adaptation of Tembi Locke’s book From Scratch, Amy Wheeler (Zoe Saldaña) finds unexpected romance in Italy. One of the key below-the-line elements of this engaging international limited series is its costume design, as the characters’ clothing reflects their national origins and the times they live in, which transform over the course of the show’s eight episodes. Below the Line recently spoke to veteran Costume Designer Amanda Riley about […]

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Awards

Bardo Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Nabs Filmmaker of the Year Honor From Cinema Audio Society

Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Oscar-winning director of Birdman, The Revenant, and the upcoming Netflix movie Bardo, will receive the Cinema Audio Society‘s Filmmaker of the Year honor at the 59th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 4 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. “It is an honor to name director Alejandro González Iñárritu as [the] recipient of the prestigious 2023 CAS Filmmaker Award. His sobering portrayals of the human experience […]

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Awards

MPSE to Honor Avatar Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle With Its 2023 Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that it will honor Supervising Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, a two-time Oscar-nominee for her work on Avatar and Tron: Legacy, with its 2023 Career Achievement Award. Whittle, whose more than 150 film and television credits also include Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Minority Report, Munich, Iron Man, Cloverfield, Jurassic World, and Fight Club, will receive the award at the 70th […]

Reboot Hulu
Costume Design

Reboot Costume Designer Reiko Schoenfeld on Subtle Style Trends, Sitcoms, and How JAG Instilled a Good Work Ethic in Her

Hulu’s Reboot takes audiences behind the scenes of a phenomenon that’s becoming increasingly popular in today’s TV landscape — the revival series. From Sex and the City to Frasier, it seems like every ’90s hit is ripe for resurrection these days, and networks are looking to mine their IP just like movie studios do. While Reboot‘s show-within-a-show, Step Right Up, may not be real, it certainly feels like a show […]

79th Oscars Poster
Awards

Academy to Bring Back the Eight Short-Changed Oscar Categories That Weren’t Announced Live During This Year’s Ceremony

Bill Kramer, the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has confirmed that the winners of all 23 Oscar categories will be revealed during the main telecast on March 12, 2023, thereby restoring sanity to the Academy Awards. Last year, eight categories were presented during the pre-show — all three short film awards, as well as original score, makeup and hairstyling, film editing, production design, and sound. […]

Corto Maltese
Crafts

Phil Tippett to Oversee VFX for Frank Miller’s Live-Action Series Corto Maltese Based on the Graphic Novel

Frank Miller (Sin City) is set to write and executive produce a live-action series based on Hugo Pratt‘s graphic novel series Corto Maltese, and Oscar winner Phil Tippett, who has worked on the Star Wars and Jurassic Park franchises, will oversee VFX for the show. Studiocanal is backing the project, which was created by Miller. The goal right now is to produce a six-episode series about Maltese, a daring sea […]

Catherine Martin
Awards

Oscar-Winning Costume-Production-Set Designer Catherine Martin to Receive Australian Film Academy’s Highest Honor

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced that Oscar winner Catherine Martin, the veteran Costume, Production, and Set Designer, will receive its highest honor — the prestigious Longford Lyell Award. No Australian has won more Oscars than Martin, who has taken home four little gold men along with five BAFTAs and five Australian Film Institute Awards, plus a Tony Award and three AACTAs, as well as […]

White Noise Netflix
Featured

White Noise Review: Noah Baumbach’s Latest Family Drama Is Loud But Unclear

Noah Baumbach returns to Netflix as the writer/director of a new family drama, White Noise. The film, based on Don DeLillo’s brilliant 1985 novel, concerns a chemical meltdown that causes chaos and inflames tensions among a quirky small-town family in the ’70s. It bears a superficial resemblance to his prior family drama, Marriage Story, about a couple in the midst of a bitter divorce, which, like the new film, also […]

Comic Book Movies 2023
Featured

Behold! The 2023 Movie Release Calendar: All the Notable Films Hollywood Has Slated for Next Year

With December just around the corner — and with it, the release of movies like Avatar: The Way of Water and Babylon — it feels like the appropriate time to take a peek at what the movie release calendar has in store for us in 2023. Of course, these are just the movies with confirmed release dates, so you won’t find, say, David Fincher‘s The Killer below just yet, but […]

Peacemaker
Crafts

Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and Mark Gee on Creating Eagly and Other Fantastic Things for Peacemaker

Season 1 of Peacemaker, the John Cena-led spinoff series that grew out of James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, so if you don’t subscribe to HBO Max, now’s your chance to catch up with the action-packed superhero show. Cena’s title character puts together a new team of agents to infiltrate a covert group of aliens, referred to as “butterflies,” in hopes of saving the […]