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Brian Helgeland knows his way around crime stories, winning an Oscar for “L.A. Confidential,” getting nominated for “Mystic River,” and writing fare like “Man On Fire” and “Payback” (which he also directe…

Sometimes actors can really direct. Case in point, Paul Dano. Having worked with masters of the form in his short but impressive career, Dano seems to have learned a lot from the likes of Steve McQueen, Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson and Rian J…

Well, that didn’t take long. The rumors had just surfaced that Matt Reeves wasn’t eyeballing Ben Affleck for his “The Batman” (or its possible trilogy), and that he had somebody else in mind. Well, now that name has surfaced. Ac…

TORONTO – There is a theory I have about interviewing famous people which I probably tell too much. It tends to come up in conversation when someone asks about such and such a well known actress or actor.  As a journalist for some time and having interviewed literally hundreds of  industry talent (perhaps over 1,000 different subjects) I’ve recognized there are three different types of people you tend to meet. The first is someone who doesn’t forget that you’ve interviewed them five or six times before.  Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal On ‘Letting Go Of The Cynic In Me’ For ‘Stronger’ [Interview] at The Playlist.

Venice? Check. Telluride? Check. TIFF? Pretty much, check. The three major film festivals that traditionally mark the start of Oscar season are officially over (TIFF runs until the weekend, but all the major premieres are in the bag). And, for the first time in recent history, there is no real Best Picture frontrunner yet (let alone two when “12 Years A Slave” and “Gravity” split pundits four years ago). There are no Buzzfeed articles out of Toronto proclaiming [insert movie title] is winning Oscar’s top prize or that collective feeling out of Telluride that no matter what happens the industry on hand simply love it too much for it to lose (see “Argo,” “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech”). Continue reading There Are No Frontrunners Yet, So Here’s Some Unsolicited Oscar Advice For Hollywood at The Playlist.

Filmmaker David Gordon Green’s thoughtful impressionistic images and precocious talents were abundantly clear with his striking and lyrical feature debut, “George Washington.” Just 24 years old at the time when the contemplative, shoestring-budgeted indie was made, Green earned tremendous accolades including plaudits from Roger Ebert, and a co-signing from the prestigious Criterion Collection. After just one film, the word “auteur” was already being thrown around. Continue reading David Gordon Green & Jake Gyllenhaal Attempt To Get ‘Stronger’ [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

One of the most gloriously unhinged, and in my opinion, wildly entertaining performances of the year belongs to Jake Gyllenhaal‘s turn in “Okja.” Playing a wildly unhinged animal lover and television celebrity, Gyllenhaal’s Johnny Wilcox is like watching Steve Irwin after he’s consumed a couple six-packs of Red Bull. Squeaky voiced and bug eyed, there is nothing small about the performance, and it has proven somewhat divisive. Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Reactions To ‘Ojka’ Performance: “Some People Just Think It’s Genuinely Bad” at The Playlist.

The events of April 15, 2013 are forever caught in the memories of Bostonians. It was a day of terror and horror, but it also saw the city come together, hope rise from awful circumstances, and people like Jeff Bauman become an everyday hero. And the upcoming “Stronger” will tell his story. Directed by David Gordon Green, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the movie shares Bauman’s story, a man who was waiting at the finish line for his ex-girlfriend, when the bomb went off, leading to the loss of both his legs. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Stronger’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Stays Boston Strong at The Playlist.