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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
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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
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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 […]

Top Gun: Maverick
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Top Gun: Maverick Duo Joseph Kosinski and Claudio Miranda Discuss Challenging Sailing Scene at Camerimage; Tease Formula One Project

Director Joseph Kosinski and Cinematographer Claudio Miranda teamed up to introduce Top Gun: Maverick to a rapturous audience at the 30th EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival over the weekend. Viewers cheered the movie’s aerial battle sequences and continued applauding throughout the closing cast credits. Camerimage is famous for its enthusiastic fans, but even by festival standards, the response was overwhelming. Kosinski and Miranda sat for a post-screening Q&A session, where the […]

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Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Extends Deadline for Awards Submissions Until Dec. 4

Due to massive interest and a new awards submission platform, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) awards submissions due date will be extended to Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PT), announced today by IATSE Local 706 President, Julie Socash. The deadline extension will provide artisans and studios a new opportunity to upload photos of their work and other required materials needed in […]

Joel Signer and Will Townsend
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Sarofsky Ups Joel Signer to Head of Production, Adds Producer Will Townsend

One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky continues to grow, adding LA-based Producer Will Townsend to its staff, and promoting Senior Producer Joel Signer to Head of Production, it was recently announced by Steven Anderson, the company’s Managing Director/Executive Producer. A key contributor to the high-profile output of Chicago’s most prolific agencies and studios for the past two decades, Signer is a former Optimus Colorist who also held Chicago staff producer positions […]

The Come Up
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The Come Up Music Supervisor Adam Brodsky on Capturing That Downtown New York Sound, and His Company, Woolly Music

Adam Brodsky wears many hats. He’s a singer and a musician who has also DJ’d and produced. And he also heads up Woolly Music, a collective of composers, producers, and music supervisors who have worked on a wide array of award-winning projects. Additionally, Brodsky has served as Music Supervisor on such TV series as Desus & Mero, King of the Road, and Black Market With Michael K. Williams. His most recent […]

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California Film Commission Releases Annual Progress Report for Film, TV Tax Credit Program

The California Film Commission released its annual progress report, stating that overall in-state spending by projects in California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program grew by more than $200 million, from $2.1 billion to $2.3 billion, during the fiscal year of 2021-2022. The estimated total spending for the first 2 1/2 years of the 3.0 Tax Credit Program will top $6.2 billion. The report also found projected spending by projects […]

Tony Kent
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Sidney Editor Tony Kent on How Film Licensing Issues Helped Him Trim the 3-Hour Cut of Apple’s Sidney Poitier Documentary

While Sidney, the new Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV+, runs shy of two hours, Editor Tony Kent initially turned in an assembly cut of three hours — because when it comes to an iconic actor like Poitier, more than enough footage exists to craft a two-part film or even a docuseries. Thus, a lot of thought and careful consideration went into cutting the film down to its current running […]

Volker Bertelmann
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All Quiet on the Western Front Composer Volker Bertelmann on Finding the Right Sound for Netflix’s Anti-War Film, and His Shorthand With Its Director

All Quiet on the Western Front marks the fifth collaboration between German filmmaker Edward Berger and Composer Volker Bertelmann, his fellow countryman who previously scored Berger’s Showtime miniseries Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The anti-war film, which is now streaming on Netflix, represents the first-ever German adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque‘s classic novel, and it follows in the footsteps of Universal’s Oscar-winning 1930 film directed by Lewis Milestone. Suffice it to say, […]