With screenings of the last two major contenders — Steven Spielberg’s journalism drama “The Post” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s suspenseful love story “Phantom Thread” — set to start in the next few days, the field will soon be set for the critics groups to begin weighing in with their picks.Read more
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund might be making some of the most serious comedies in the world today, movies that combine outrageously funny satire with provocative big ideas.Read more
A little over 10 years ago, I met Robert Pattinson on the outskirts of Portland, Ore., on the set of the first “Twilight” movie. He was barely a celebrity then, just a low-key British actor seemingly happy to shoot the breeze with a random journalist visiting the set during an exceedingly long smoke break.Read more
The old Hollywood adage to never work with kids or animals forgets the joys that each of these little creatures bring along for the ride. Take Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Christopher Rivera, three small but mighty stars of “The Florida Project.” The kids took over a typical photo shoot in a Westwood hotel suite like they took over the movie – with mischievous charm.Read more
The version of “In the Fade” that lives today is not the movie writer and director Fatih Akin originally intended to make. He had a screenplay, he had financing, but he knew it just wasn’t right. And what he decided to do is almost unheard of.
“I was completely financed, and I didn't like what I wrote so I skipped it,” Akin says. “I gave all the money back. And did two other films in between.”Read more
Judi Dench loves a good surprise. She’s cooking one up on this late autumn morning, her last day in Los Angeles promoting her new movie, “Victoria & Abdul,” before returning home to London.
Dench’s daughter, Finty Williams, an accomplished actress in her own right, thinks her mom is returning to England several days from now. But that would mean Dench would be missing Williams’ 45th birthday.Read more