Browse Articles by Edward Douglas

Flee: Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen Mixes Documentary with Animation to Tell a Moving True Story

December 2021
<em>Flee</em>: Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen Mixes Documentary with Animation to Tell a Moving True Story

When Danish filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s film Flee was listed as one of the films selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2020 (which ended up being cancelled), very few were paying attention to it, and when it finally premiered at Sundance earlier this year, it probably also didn’t have quite the expectations of... »

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Posted in Animation, Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on Rust Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

December 2021
End of Week Production Notes 12/3/21: Alec Baldwin Speaks out on <em>Rust</em> Shooting, Early Awards Given, and More News

Happy Friday! Last night, actor Alec Baldwin appeared on an ABC special, dubbed Alec Baldwin Unscripted, talking to long-time reporter George Stephanopoulos. On the taped special, Baldwin described a play-by-play for what happened on the fateful day when Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of the Baldwin-produced indie Western, Rust, back in October. Baldwin said that the DP was guiding the actor to rehearse the... »

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Posted in Awards, End of Week Production Notes, Featured, Film, News, Television |

Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: Lost Daughter Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

December 2021
Hump Day News Update 12/1/21: <em>Lost Daughter</em> Scores at Gothams, Nicolas Cage is Dracula, and More News

It’s December… and it’s Wednesday… so here’s the latest news. On Monday night, the 31st Annual Gotham Awards were handed out by the Gotham Film & Media Institute, and Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Lost Daughter scored big, winning Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and Gyllenhaal winning the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, it being her directorial debut. Also for The Lost Daughter, Olivia... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Hump Day News Update, News, Television |

Doc Spotlight: Torn Director Max Lowe Turns His Father’s Story into One about His Entire Family

November 2021
Doc Spotlight: <em>Torn</em> Director Max Lowe Turns His Father’s Story into One about His Entire Family

The death of a parent or other loved one can often throw an entire family into disarray. For filmmaker Max Lowe, the death of his father, renowned mountain climber Alex Lowe, in a 1999 avalanche at Tibet’s Mount Shishapangma, meant huge changes for his mother Jenny, as well as for him and his younger... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Animation Spotlight: The Summit of the Gods Director Patrick Imbert

November 2021
Animation Spotlight: <em>The Summit of the Gods</em> Director Patrick Imbert

While the United States has more than its fair share of animation studios making big-budget CG feature films, France has long had a rich history for animation that’s often as much or more about the art as it is about the commerce. Patrick Imbert’s The Summit of the Gods is one of those great... »

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Posted in Animation, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Over the Weekend 11/29/21: Stephen Sondheim Dies, Disney’s Encanto Wins Box Office, and More News

November 2021
Over the Weekend 11/29/21: Stephen Sondheim Dies, Disney’s <em>Encanto</em> Wins Box Office, and More News

Happy Monday and welcome back from hopefully a great long Thanksgiving weekend for those who celebrate. Unfortunately, we need to start today’s news wrap-up with a number of tragic passings. Probably saddest and the most significant news from the weekend was the death of Broadway icon, Stephen Sondheim, at the age of 91, in his... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, News, Over the Weekend, Television |

For Your Consideration: Singer/Songwriter Rufus Wainwright on his Song “Secret Sister” for Rebel Hearts

November 2021
For Your Consideration: Singer/Songwriter Rufus Wainwright on his Song “Secret Sister” for <em>Rebel Hearts</em>

In the world of singer/songwriters, Rufus Wainwright is more than a bit of a legend, having made ten studio albums and three live records — receiving Grammy nominations for one of each — but also having worked with many other well-regarded songwriting legends, including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Sting, and... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, For Your Consideration, Interviews, Music |

Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to Law and Order, and More News

November 2021
Hump Day News Update 11/24/21: Spacey Loses Arbitration, Anderson Returns to <em>Law and Order</em>, and More News

Part of me wanted to just go with “End of Week Production Notes” a couple days early, because most of us will be off for the next few days as we head into the official holiday season. Presumably, some productions may still be catching up due to COVID shutdowns and will continue to work... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Hump Day News Update, News, Television |

Director Series: Filmmaker Johannes Roberts Reinvents Resident Evil with a Faithful-to-Game Prequel 

November 2021
Director Series: Filmmaker Johannes Roberts Reinvents <em>Resident Evil</em> with a Faithful-to-Game Prequel 

After directing the shark movies, 47 Meters Down and its sequel, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, filmmaker Johannes Roberts had to figure out what to do next. Although Sony Pictures and Screen Gems had already made six Resident Evil movies with Paul WS Anderson, Roberts came upon a way of rebooting the franchise with the... »

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Posted in Direction, Director Series, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Exclusive: The Crow DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on Rust Shooting

November 2021
Exclusive: <em>The Crow</em> DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on <em>Rust</em> Shooting

Over the past month, there’s been a lot of discussion about the preventable death of DP Halyna Hutchins on the set of the indie Western, Rust, when a gun in the hands of actor and producer Alec Baldwin went off, killing her and wounding director, Joel Souza. There’s been a lot of discussion and... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Interviews, News |