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The Big Leap Director/Producer Jason Winer Channels His Nerdy Love For Theatrics and Musicality into Television

October 21, 2021 | By
<em>The Big Leap</em> Director/Producer Jason Winer Channels His Nerdy Love For Theatrics and Musicality into Television

If you took the mockumentary style interviews of Modern Family and complemented it with the reality competition series of So You Think You Can Dance, you’ve got the visual ballpark of the new docuseries, The Big Leap on FOX.  In fact, many of the players from SYTYCD have lent their talents to this show-within-a-show,... »

Crafts Spotlight: Dune Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

October 20, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>Dune</em> Makeup Artist Donald Mowat on Teasing Timothée Chalamet’s Hair and Other Challenges

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, Dune, hits the big screen this weekend. The Warner Bros. production features a bulging cast that includes Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist, Paul Atreides, and Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac as his mother and father.  Roughly, Dune is about the Duke of House Atreides... »

A Million Little Things Composer Gabriel Mann Makes Beautifully Dark Music With A Million Different Feelings

October 19, 2021 | By
<em>A Million Little Things</em> Composer Gabriel Mann Makes Beautifully Dark Music With A Million Different Feelings

What makes the ABC episodic drama A Million Little Things, now in its fourth season, so addictive and relatable is that it centers on a group of friends who are more like family. The eight main characters, brought even closer together by one friend’s unfortunate demise, support and love each other unconditionally through thick... »

Shang-Chi: Weta Digital’s Sean Walker on Creating the Marvel Movie’s Final Battle

October 18, 2021 | By
<em>Shang-Chi</em>: Weta Digital’s Sean Walker on Creating the Marvel Movie’s Final Battle

As the highest-grossing movie of 2021 so far, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has clearly caught the fancy of moviegoers looking for some big screen epic fantasy. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu in the title role, Shang-Chi contains all the action of other Marvel movies... »

Doc Spotlight: Director Rachel Fleit Talks about Introducing Selma Blair

October 15, 2021 | By
Doc Spotlight: Director Rachel Fleit Talks about <em>Introducing Selma Blair</em>

Rachel Fleit’s Introducing Selma Blair is not your typical profile documentary, covering the life and career of the actress best known for films like Cruel Intentions and Guillermo del Toro‘s Hellboy movies. Instead, it follows Selma Blair‘s journey after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2018 and leading up to and following her... »

No Time to Die Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Creates a New Look for 007

October 14, 2021 | By
<em>No Time to Die</em> Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Creates a New Look for 007

No Time to Die, the fifth and final James Bond film to star Daniel Craig, earned some $56 million in its opening weekend in North America. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), the story picks up from Spectre,  the previous entry in the franchise with Bond and psychologist Madeleine Swann (played by Léa... »

Film Showcase: Freeland Directors Mario Furlani and Kate McLean on the Drama, Starring Krisha Fairchild

October 14, 2021 | By
Film Showcase: <em>Freeland</em> Directors Mario Furlani and Kate McLean on the Drama, Starring Krisha Fairchild

When you spend time watching independent films on the film festival circuit, every once in a while, you’ll find a real gem, a movie that ends up being so much better than you may have expected, maybe because you’re unfamiliar with the filmmakers. That was definitely the case with Mario Furlani and Kate McLean’s... »

Director Series: David Gordon Green Returns to Haddonfield for Halloween Kills

October 12, 2021 | By
Director Series: David Gordon Green Returns to Haddonfield for <em>Halloween Kills</em>

Although it’s only been three years since filmmaker David Gordon Green entered the horror franchise world with 2018’s Halloween, an intended sequel to the original John Carpenter Halloween from 1978, it seems like it’s been longer since the sequel, Halloween Kills, was supposed to come out last year. (Thanks a lot, COVID) Halloween Kills... »

No Time to Die Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

October 12, 2021 | By
<em>No Time to Die</em> Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

Theater attendance around the world has surged since the opening of the fifth and final James Bond film, No Time to Die. Produced by Michael G. Wilson, p.g.a., and Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a., directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and starring Daniel Craig, the movie finds Bond confronting his past while battling a conspiracy that threatens... »

Shang-Chi: Scanline VFX’s Micah Gallagher Takes Us Through Some Key Scenes

October 11, 2021 | By
<em>Shang-Chi</em>: Scanline VFX’s Micah Gallagher Takes Us Through Some Key Scenes

Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, has been wowing moviegoers in theaters for a little over a month, and there are many reasons for that.  A lot of Marvel fans have taken to the film’s magical fantasy elements, which required a lot of... »