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The list of incredible actors long deserving of an Academy Award that haven’t found their way to Hollywood’s most exclusive club is almost embarrassing. Sigourney Weaver, Ian McKellen, Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes and Amy Adams, just to name …

Sally Hawkins has endured this sort of attention before and let’s make sure to put an emphasis on “endured.” She was a critic’s darling when she burst on the scene in Mike Leigh’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” winning every…

It’s the Friday before Halloween which means it’s a day before the Saturday before Halloween and when Halloween doesn’t occur on a weekend it means that Saturday is party central in Los Angeles. I’ve spent most of the day multit…

When director Joe Wright, the filmmaker behind “Pride and Prejudice,” “Atonement,” “Hanna” and “Anna Karenina,” finished the movie “Pan,” and it was released into the world, he felt shattered. The expensive, big budget spectacle bombed at the box offic…

Marvel’s “The Punisher” might be set within the New York universe that features Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, but it has almost nothing to do with superheroes themselves. You don’t need to have binge-watched this new Netflix serie…

Breaking News everyone, Timothée Chalamet is going to be a star. Yes, it’s a not-so shocking revelation considering the hype his breakthrough film“Call Me By Your Name” has received since it debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival …

We meet again. Thanks again for tuning in to the latest episode of Indie Beat! This one is particularly special as our guest is long time friend and collaborator Paul Taylor. Paul and I met during our tenure at Long Island University. We made a number …

The first time I met Sean Baker, director of the vibrantly heartbreaking “The Florida Project,” was two years ago, in a noisy Berlin bar after a screening of his last, justly celebrated film, “Tangerine.” It occurred to me as I …

You make bold aesthetic choices, you tell a thought-provoking mosaic-like story about a complicated, unknowable main character, you constantly challenge the audience’s perception of who your main character is and why she does what she does. What to do …

TORONTO – It’s September and the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing. Elisabeth Moss is a weekend away from finally winning her first Emmy. Claes Bang still had hours of transatlantic air travel, publicity stops and in…