Listen: Dp Jeff Cronenweth Talks Working With Mark Romanek On ‘Tales From The Loop,’ David Fincher & More
Listen: Dp Jeff Cronenweth Talks Working With Mark Romanek On ‘Tales From The Loop,’ David Fincher & More

Two-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth has been a part of quite a few memorable projects. After shooting music videos for Nine Inch Nails, George Michael, Taylor Swift, and David Bowie, and collaborating with director David Fincher on several projects, Cronenweth is now venturing into television for the first time, collaborating with Mark Romanek on the latest Amazon Prime sci-fi series “Tales from the Loop.” In a nearly half-hour-long interview, Cronenweth discussed what makes for a good filmmaking collaboration and why David Fincher doesn’t bring his film crew over to TV.

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‘The Other Lamb’ Review: Chilling Parable of Abuse Has Echoes of ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’
‘The Other Lamb’ Review: Chilling Parable of Abuse Has Echoes of ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

In “The Other Lamb,” Raffey Cassidy plays a young woman whose first period coincides with the discovery of a miscarried lamb fetus. Such is the territory we’re in with Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska and screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen’s allegorical slice of folk horror, and boy are we in for it. Though hardly subtle in its metaphoric intent,

Cassidy stars as Selah, one of the “sisters” in the Flock, as its deemed by their overseer, the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman). While he certainly fits the bill of the Charismatic Cult Leader, he’s a bit more brooding as he smothers his acolytes with kindness. Almost all of them are brainwashed blondes he’s either plucked out of civilization, or bred in-house using his stable of wives, who’ve spiritually expired. Selah isn’t especially close to any of the other sisters, and it’s a testament to Cassidy’s gifts that,

Going Virtual in the Pandemic Age: Cph:dox 2020, The Digital Edition

Hard to believe just a few weeks back I was eagerly preparing for my annual pilgrimage to Copenhagen to begin the spring doc fest season. Well, we all know how that turned out. Or not. As a deadly virus forced festivals the world over to cancel, Cph:dox, long a champion of outside-the-box filmmaking, counterintuitively decided the show must go on. Rather than cut losses and hunker down in social isolation, festival director Tine Fischer and her scrappy team did the exact opposite, reaching out online to actually expand the Cph:dox audience on a global scale. Picking up and relocating to […]

‘The Office’ Producers Are Creating a Workplace Comedy Told Through Day-Long Zoom Meetings
‘The Office’ Producers Are Creating a Workplace Comedy Told Through Day-Long Zoom Meetings

Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein helped set the gold standard for workplace comedies with “The Office,” and now the former executive producers are teaming up to create a “remote workplace comedy” that is directly inspired by the ongoing global health crisis.

Deadline reported that the series will center on a “wunderkind boss who, in an effort to ensure his staff’s connectedness and productivity, asks them all to virtually interact and work face-to-face all day.”

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“So many of us are jumping on daily Zoom meetings — for work and beyond,” Silverman told Deadline. “We are in a new normal and are personally navigating ways to remain connected and productive at work and in our home lives. With the brilliant Paul Lieberstein at the helm,

‘Ant-Man 3’ Finds Screenwriter in ‘Rick and Morty’ Scribe
‘Ant-Man 3’ Finds Screenwriter in ‘Rick and Morty’ Scribe

As announced Friday, the screenplay for “Ant-Man 3,” the latest sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, will be written by “Rick and Morty” writer Jeff Loveness. Peyton Reed, as previously announced, is returning to direct. Deadline reported that the duo had signed onto the project, which will also see Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their roles as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/The Wasp from the first two “Ant-Man” films.

Loveness’ attachment to the project is the latest news to come out of “Ant-Man 3” (working title) since the film was confirmed to be in the works by Deadline in October 2019. There’s no word yet on when the film will enter production, nor is there any information about its release date.

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‘Last Moment Of Clarity’ Trailer: Samara Weaving & Brian Cox Star In This Twisty Mistaken Identity Thriller
‘Last Moment Of Clarity’ Trailer: Samara Weaving & Brian Cox Star In This Twisty Mistaken Identity Thriller

One of Denis Villeneuve’s more underrated films is 2013’s “Enemy,” which followed Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of a man that stumbles on his own doppelganger while watching a film. From there, craziness ensues. In the new thriller, “Last Moment of Clarity,” a similar situation is discovered as a man running from the mob thinks he may have seen his dead girlfriend.

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In the new trailer for “Last Moment of Clarity,” there’s a ton of potential twists and turns on display, showcasing the Hitchcockian aspect of the film.

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Less Is More: How Eliza Hittman Sculpted the Subtle Story of ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’
Less Is More: How Eliza Hittman Sculpted the Subtle Story of ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

Filmmaker Eliza Hittman prides herself on being an economical scriptwriter, laying out the basic story in a way that is easy to visualize for a reader, who can breeze through one of her feature-length scripts in 40 minutes.

“I think my scripts are deceptively simple,” said Hittman when she was a guest on IndieWire’s Filmmaker Toolkit podcast along with Scott Cummings, the editor of her new film “Never Rarely Sometimes Always.” “And then they expand in time in really unpredictable ways, because they have more of a natural rhythm and pace. It is about seeing somebody in private moments, and those private moments breathe, things breathe on screen in a way that maybe I don’t anticipate on the page.”

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“It Had to Show How We Rip Each Other Apart”: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia on His Vertical Class-Warfare Netflix Dystopia The Platform

Access to food serves as the most basic representation of wealth in Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform, a dystopian allegory for economic inequality in which a vertical prison pushes people to the edge of their humanity. Inside the Vertical Self-Management Center (Centro Vertical de Autogestión)—as the facility is formally known in the fiction—two individuals are housed per level, and each is allowed to bring one personal item with them. They receive sustenance once a day on a floating platform. Those on the higher floors fill their bellies with disregard for the unfortunate ones below. But once a month each pair wakes up on […]

“It Had to Show How We Rip Each Other Apart”: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia on His Vertical Class-Warfare Netflix Dystopia The Platform

Access to food serves as the most basic representation of wealth in Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform, a dystopian allegory for economic inequality in which a vertical prison pushes people to the edge of their humanity. Inside the Vertical Self-Management Center (Centro Vertical de Autogestión)—as the facility is formally known in the fiction—two individuals are housed per level, and each is allowed to bring one personal item with them. They receive sustenance once a day on a floating platform. Those on the higher floors fill their bellies with disregard for the unfortunate ones below. But once a month each pair wakes up on […]

Stream of the Day: ‘Ghost World’ Is an Ode to Misfits, and a Profound X-Ray of Dying Friendship
Stream of the Day: ‘Ghost World’ Is an Ode to Misfits, and a Profound X-Ray of Dying Friendship

With readers turning to their home viewing options more than ever, this daily feature provides one new movie each day worth checking out on a major streaming platform.

In “Ghost World,” everybody wants out, yet no one knows how to work the door. Nor do they want to. They’re more content to study the padding in the cell than to even consider an exit. That includes unapologetic and misunderstood loner Enid (Thora Birch) and her less tortured but still moody best friend Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson). Two characters in search of an exit. And then there’s Norman, the man sitting on a bench waiting for the bus that doesn’t come. Until it does, pulling Enid’s world out from under her.

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Disney Announces Major Calendar Changes, Including New Release Dates for ‘Mulan,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals’
Disney Announces Major Calendar Changes, Including New Release Dates for ‘Mulan,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals’

Disney is making some major updates to its already in-flux calendar. After a slew of postponements to some of its biggest upcoming tentpoles, including both “Mulan” and “Black Widow,” the Mouse House has unveiled a brand new release date calendar for the coming months, including new dates for major question marks, a streaming home for another, and a few lingering questions.

Most notably, the studio will bring Niki Caro’s “Mulan,” once set to hit theaters on March 27, to a July 24 release date. That move comes with a cascading effect, as it bumps back another Disney joint initially set for that release date to a new one just a week later: the Dwayne Johnson- and Emily Blunt-starring “Jungle Cruise” will now open on July 30.

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The studio has

Marvel Studios Shifts Phase 4 Release Dates: ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Captain Marvel 2’ & More
Marvel Studios Shifts Phase 4 Release Dates: ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Captain Marvel 2’ & More

With Sony, Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros. already beginning to look at rescheduling their delayed 2020 films to later this year and into 2021, all eyes turned to Disney and what its new schedule might look like. And considering one study owns about 40% of the annual box office, that’s a lot of anticipation for fans and exhibitors wondering when they may make money.

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‘Tales From the Loop’ Review: Amazon Prime’s Moving Sci-Fi Series Is a Delicate Mix of Questions and Clarity
‘Tales From the Loop’ Review: Amazon Prime’s Moving Sci-Fi Series Is a Delicate Mix of Questions and Clarity

Tales From the Loop” has all the elements of a mystery box show, except it’s largely — and wisely — uninterested in its mystery. Set in a small Ohio town at an undisclosed time, the new science-fiction series from creator Nathaniel Halpern (a writer on “Legion”) tracks the lives of various locals who are affected by the titular “Loop”: a massive black machine housed underground within an experimental physics center.

So, what’s this machine do? As the company’s founder, Russ (Jonathan Pryce), explains to his grandson, Cole (Duncan Joiner), The Loop “makes the impossible, possible.”

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If your mind is already racing with possibilities, slow it down. While most writers would treat a statement like that as a starting gun, sending viewers through a

Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Moves To October, ‘Artemis Fowl’ Goes Straight To Disney+
Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Moves To October, ‘Artemis Fowl’ Goes Straight To Disney+

Let’s face it, the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world in every industry, but the movie industry is especially getting hammered given that it’s all but shuttered everywhere. Today, in a big, not unexpected announcement, Disney announced the big shifting plans of all its summer movies, many of them currently without dates. As expected, all the Marvel movie dates have shifted and you can read about that all here, starting with “Black Widow” moved to the fall in slot originally intended for “Eternals.”

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But there’s much more.

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Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Moves to October, Right in the Heart of Oscar Season
Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Moves to October, Right in the Heart of Oscar Season

Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” is having its theatrical release delayed from July 24 to October 16. The move shifts Anderson’s latest into the thick of awards season. The majority of Anderson’s recent releases have all been in the spring or summer, including “Isle of Dogs,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” The original July 24 release date led many in the film industry to believe Searchlight would world premiere “The French Dispatch” at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, but that event has been postponed until future dates that still haven’t been determined.

The French Dispatch” is being billed as Anderson’s “love letter to journalists.” The comedy-drama is set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city. The newspaper’s editors gather to pick three stories from their publication to republish in tribute of their late editor in chief. Anderson brings the

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Moves To 2022 & ‘Mulan’ Lands In July As Disney Continues To Shuffle Release Dates
‘Indiana Jones 5’ Moves To 2022 & ‘Mulan’ Lands In July As Disney Continues To Shuffle Release Dates

Sorry folks, but it appears that the long-awaited “Indiana Jones 5” is getting delayed…yet again. So, all that talk recently about the film starting production this summer doesn’t seem like it’s going to actually pan out. But for Disney, moving “Indiana Jones 5” is just one of the major moves the studio announced today.

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According to THR, Disney has decided to delay “Indiana Jones 5,” “Jungle Cruise,” and “Mulan” in an attempt to figure out what to do in light of the Covid-19 pandemic shutting down productions and cinemas for the foreseeable future.

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David F. Sandberg Created A New Horror Short While Stuck In Self-Isolation
David F. Sandberg Created A New Horror Short While Stuck In Self-Isolation

Though many probably think of filmmaker David F. Sandberg in relation to his recent superhero film “Shazam,” the director got his start in the horror genre, with a short film titled “Lights Out.” The popularity of the short led Sandberg to the opportunity to direct a feature version of the premise, which was also titled “Lights Out” and was one of the more underrated horror films of the last five years.

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The Best Movies New to Every Major Streaming Platform in April 2020

Netflix gets most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms caters to its own niche of film obsessives.

From mainstream fare on Amazon Prime and Hulu to the boundless wonders of the Criterion Channel, and esoteric (but unmissable) festival hits on IFC Films Unlimited and Mubi, IndieWire’s monthly guide highlights the best of what’s coming to every major streaming site, with an eye toward exclusive titles that may help readers decide which service is right for them.

Here’s the best of the best for April 2020.

Jason Bateman Says ‘Ozark’ Ending Isn’t Too Far Away: ‘It’s Not a 12-Season Show’
Jason Bateman Says ‘Ozark’ Ending Isn’t Too Far Away: ‘It’s Not a 12-Season Show’

Netflix’s beloved crime drama “Ozark” now has three seasons under its belt, so how much longer can the series last? It’s a question Collider recently posed to series star and director Jason Bateman while discussing “Ozark” Season 3, which debuted March 27 to the best reviews of the series so far. The season ended in bloodshed as crime lord Navarro murdered lawyer Helen Pierce in front of Marty and Wendy Byrde. The show now heads into Season 4 with the Byrde family firmly under the grasp of a criminal empire. The only problem is that Netflix has yet to greenlight the next season of “Ozark,” although based on the show’s popularity it’s most likely a no-brainer. Bateman said the cast and crew have every intention of continuing.

“There is not an official pickup for Season 4,” Bateman said to Collider. “We’re all operating under the hope it will happen.

‘The Color Purple’ Revisited: Why Spielberg’s Movie Is Still Problematic and Meaningful to Many Black Women
‘The Color Purple’ Revisited: Why Spielberg’s Movie Is Still Problematic and Meaningful to Many Black Women

Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple” celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The film remains a cultural touchstone for African American women, due in large part to its depiction of female relationships as a form of sanctuary, in a patriarchal world filled with violence. When it was released, it shattered the widespread cultural resistance to talking openly about domestic abuse.

The Color Purple” draws from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, which spans 40 years in the turbulent life of Celie, a young black woman in the early 20th-century American South. The film chronicles her abuse at the hands of her stepfather and equally cruel husband, her struggles with poverty, racism, and sexual savagery, and her perseverance as she forges intimate relationships with other women. And despite controversy around its depictions of the black family, especially black men, and criticism that Spielberg turned Walker’s complex novel into simplified broad entertainment,

Summer Movie Season Might Not Happen This Year — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
Summer Movie Season Might Not Happen This Year — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Nobody knows how long America will be stuck at home, but studios aren’t taking any chances. With “Top Gun: Maverick” pushed to Christmas and “A Quiet Place II” slated for Labor Day weekend, it’s clear that summer movie season isn’t looking like the most attractive corridor. But is the fall that much safer? With no clear sense of when people will feel safe going back to the movies again, the release calendar remains a big open question, and some hot titles are already pushed into next year. In this week’s Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the unusual challenge faced by studios as they consider a very open-ended future and why now is the time to support your local arthouse. The hosts also discuss the decision to push “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” to VOD and why it may end up helping the movie, as

HBO Offering Nearly 500 Hours Of Free Content During Pandemic Including ‘Barry,’ ‘McMillion$’ & More

Face it, we all need some solid streaming options. Being stuck indoors and away from the rest of humanity for an extended period of time means that your various streaming subscriptions are worth more than ever. However, sometimes, even with the thousands of options on Netflix, the platform just might not have what you’re looking for. That’s where HBO comes in, with its offer of free streaming programming to spice up your self-isolation.

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Streaming Wars: Indie Streamers Are Getting Nimble in Face of Brand New Distribution World
Streaming Wars: Indie Streamers Are Getting Nimble in Face of Brand New Distribution World

With streaming dominating the industry — and suddenly becoming the “new normal” in a changing world — IndieWire is taking a closer look at the news cycle, breaking down what really matters to provide a clear picture of what companies are winning the streaming wars, and how they’re pulling ahead.

By looking at trends and the latest developments, Streaming Wars Report: Indie Edition offers a snapshot of what’s happening overall and day-to-day in streaming for the indie set. Check out the latest Streaming Wars Report for updates to the bigger players in the industry. Buzzy Originals

Embracing the Virtual Experience

In just three weeks, indie outfits like Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, and Film Movement have already rolled out theatrical-at-home plans (otherwise known as

‘Mrs. America’: Cate Blanchett & Rose Byrne Are Stellar In Era Fight Mini-Series [Review]
‘Mrs. America’: Cate Blanchett & Rose Byrne Are Stellar In Era Fight Mini-Series [Review]

Unless you are a hardcore Republican conservative or political junkie you probably have never heard of Phyllis Schlafly. She is one of the most influential women in American history and is known as the “First Lady” of the modern conservative movement. On the other hand, even if you barely paid attention in your history classes you should still know the name of the woman who was her polar opposite on Schlafly’s ideological spectrum, Gloria Steinem. A key figure in the rise of feminism, Steinem has been a mainstay in pop culture for over 50 years. How these two women became intertwined is one of the most fascinating aspects of the new FX mini-series “Mrs.

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Tribeca 2020 To Move Online With Select Content Open To The Public

A little less than a month ago, in the wake of SXSW 2020 being canceled and the Us beginning to finally understand the true impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tribeca Film Festival announced that the 2020 edition was postponed. Since then, there hasn’t been any official word on what might be happening. Well, according to the festival organizers, Tribeca is taking portions of the event online and, like SXSW, is still going to present awards in a limited capacity.

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Tribeca 2020 to Offer Select Online Programming, but Still Hopes for a Live Festival
Tribeca 2020 to Offer Select Online Programming, but Still Hopes for a Live Festival

Postponed just weeks before it was set to roll out in New York City, the Tribeca Film Festival has announced plans to offer select programming from its 19th annual festival to be presented online. Festival director Cara Cusumano told IndieWire that the new initiative is just one new facet of a rapidly changing landscape, though the hope still remains to hold a traditional festival in the coming months.

“There’s still very much the momentum for the physical, in-person festival experience once we’re able to lift the gathering ban and the cinemas are open again,” Cusumano said, referencing the statewide ban on all nonessential gatherings. “It’s so hard to predict, since everything is changing day to day. I definitely feel like this is the first announcement, this is not the announcement. We’re excited to get this out so quickly and then keep the conversation going and keep

Adam Sandler Debuts ‘Quarantine Song’ & Tries To Bring A Bit Of Fun To Self-Isolation
Adam Sandler Debuts ‘Quarantine Song’ & Tries To Bring A Bit Of Fun To Self-Isolation

For those folks in a certain age demographic, the name Adam Sandler doesn’t necessarily remind you of films like “Grown Ups” and “Murder Mystery.” And it probably doesn’t bring to mind his masterful performance last year in “Uncut Gems.” Instead, the name Adam Sandler might actually remind you of an era where the actor was a true stand-up comedian and ‘SNL’ feature player, doing impressions, making funny jokes, and singing the occasional songs.

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It’s Hard Being Cut Off from Society? Welcome to My World
It’s Hard Being Cut Off from Society? Welcome to My World

It seems like a million years ago when I watched the Netflix documentary “Crip Camp,” which explores the rise of the Disabled Rights movement in the 1970s. A few weeks later, the world was in a full-blown pandemic that forced all of us to abandon everything we knew about interacting with the world. Public transportation, grocery shopping, going to the office, walking on the beach: It was suddenly risky, difficult, or impossible — for everyone.

As a disabled writer, there’s an irony in witnessing this reversal of fortune. It’s been odd to read countless tweets from able-bodied friends who discuss their struggles with self-isolation, job loss, and telecommuting. For the record: Many of these complaints, frustrations, and anxieties are the same ones that people with disabilities have known — and fought against — for decades, only to be told that what we wanted were entitlements or privileges.

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Toby, Aka Paul Lieberstein, Is Developing An ‘Office’-Esque Comedy Inspired By Coronavirus & Social Distancing
Toby, Aka Paul Lieberstein, Is Developing An ‘Office’-Esque Comedy Inspired By Coronavirus & Social Distancing

If you, like me, are currently drowning your Covid-19 pandemic sorrows with a brand-new rewatch of “The Office,” you may find yourself imagining what Michael Scott, Jim, Pam, and the rest of the Scranton crew would be doing during this era of social distancing and remote working. Well, thankfully, we have some of the minds behind “The Office,” producers Paul Lieberstein (Toby) and Ben Silverman, doing just that, as they imagine a new series that takes the situation we all find ourselves in and applies it to the typical workplace comedy.

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’50 States Of Fright’ Trailer: Sam Raimi’s Ambitious Horror Anthology Tackles America’s Urban Legends
’50 States Of Fright’ Trailer: Sam Raimi’s Ambitious Horror Anthology Tackles America’s Urban Legends

Quibi is an interesting streaming service for a number of reasons. The short episode lengths (dubbed “quick bites”) make mobile streaming much more appealing. And length and format make series like “50 States of Fright” something that can actually exist.

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As seen in the new trailer for “50 States of Fright,” the Quibi anthology series is produced by Sam Raimi and follows a new urban legend/horror story that takes place in each of the 50 United States.

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‘The Etruscan Smile’ Review: Proof That Brian Cox Will Never Get Typecast as Logan Roy
‘The Etruscan Smile’ Review: Proof That Brian Cox Will Never Get Typecast as Logan Roy

Brian Cox is one of those acting icons who always seems on the verge of rediscovery, and generally one step ahead of the game. Before “Succession” turned him into the face of capitalist greed as media scion Logan Roy, Cox had decades of roles behind, perfecting that unusual balance of gruff delivery and sensitive asides that make him such a delectable screen presence. Cox can’t be typecast because he makes every role fit his type, even as no two performances — from the sneering villain of “X2” to the fearful mortician of “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” — are alike.

“The Etruscan Smile” brings this power into sharp relief. Despite the cadences of a clunky and tired father-son routine, . While he still plays an overbearing patriarch enacting oppressive demands on his adult son, Cox’s enjoyable turn as a hard-drinking Gaelic countryman exists a world away from the materialism of the

Film Academy Pledges $6 Million to Support Struggling Industry Workers
Film Academy Pledges $6 Million to Support Struggling Industry Workers

Like many industry heavyweights are doing, from Netflix to Comcast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to do its part in a time of crisis. The Academy has set up a $6 million donation to help support film employees and their families weathering hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support those institutions focused on fostering diverse new filmmakers.

The money will be distributed equally between The Actors Fund, which supports behind-the-scenes workers and performers, and the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which has provided relief to those in need since 1921.

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The Academy will also contribute an additional $2 million to the preexisting Academy Foundation to continue to buttress its Grants Program, which aims to open new paths for storytellers from different backgrounds,

‘Selah and the Spades’ Trailer: Amazon’s Sundance Drama Tackles the Intoxicating Nature of Power
‘Selah and the Spades’ Trailer: Amazon’s Sundance Drama Tackles the Intoxicating Nature of Power

Amazon Studios has released the official trailer for writer/director Tayarisha Poe’s feature film debut, “Selah and the Spades,” which made its world premiere as a Next selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Set in the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, the Haldwell, where the student body is run by five factions, the film stars a young impressive cast of fresh new faces, including Lovie Simone as the titular Selah Summers. She’s joined by Celeste O’Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Jesse Williams, Gina Torres, and Ana Mulvoy Ten.

Of the Haldwell student body’s five factions — The Spades, The Sea, The Skins, The Bobbies, and The Prefects factions — Selah runs the most dominant, The Spades, who cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. As the school year comes to an end, Selah has to contend with the reality