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Quentin Tarantino, 1990s indie cinema and Miramax, the house that Harvey Weinstein built, are virtually synonymous and inextricably linked. Arguably, there would be no Miramax without Tarantino and vice versa. The symbiotic relationship made for a powe…

Peak TV is gonna Peak TV, and the latest project to get the wheels turning at HBO brings together an auteur, a superhero, and some critically acclaimed source material. Derek Cianfrance has signed up to direct the limited series adaptation of Wally Lam…

The clock on the awards season is winding down and there are only a few more movies left to get into the race. There’s Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “Phantom Thread,” Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post,” and Ridley Scott&#8…

A year ago it was pretty much a given that one of the selections from “La La Land” was going to win Best Original Song. This awards season is a completely different story. Original compositions such as “This is Me” from “T…

One of the biggest questions buzzing around the ongoing scandal involving Harvey Weinstein is, “How could nobody know what was going on?” What about the assistants who led actresses and producers to his hotel room? The staffers who endured …

The story of Jane Goodall is well-known. The world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, over the course of a 55-year study of the social and familial interactions of the primates in Gombe, Goodall’s fieldwork has become groundbreaking in makin…

Before Kathleen Kennedy and co. hired J.J. Abrams to direct “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the movie was one of the hottest gigs in town. Many names circled and were rumored for the job, and David Fincher was among those tossed into the mi…

The nature of the medium of documentary is built around an unknown. Filmmakers journey into a subject or a life without all the answers (the worst documentaries purport to hold all the cards), and what often makes a good documentary riveting is the nar…

It’s not unusual for shows not make it through the development process and land a series order, but it’s not often that they are as high profile as David Fincher‘s “Utopia.” The proposed HBO series was a remake of the Brit…

Joseph Kosinski is a promising director in search of a good script. Or, perhaps, the right script. His starkly beautiful visuals for “TRON: Legacy” and “Oblivion,” his first two films, prove the special effects-friendly filmmake…