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Variety Headlines “Chaz Ebert on Twentieth Anniversary of Ebertfest, Where Roger Was Like Beyoncé”

Variety Headlines “Chaz Ebert on Twentieth Anniversary of Ebertfest, Where Roger Was Like Beyoncé”

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AT&T Stephenson Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger

AT&T Stephenson Attacks Lawsuit to Block Time Warner Merger

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Cosby Defense Team Lunges At Mistrial Again, Fails Again

Cosby Defense Team Lunges At Mistrial Again, Fails Again

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“Palantir Knows Everything About You”

“Wall Street meets Apocalypse Now, Cavicchia as Colonel Kurtz, ensconced upriver in his suite eight floors above the security team. People were shocked that no one from the bank or Palantir set any real limits. They darkly joked he was listening to calls, reading their emails, watching them come and go. Some planted fake information in communications to…

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“Tom Rothman, Jeff Shell, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Bergman and Kevin Tsujihara were among those to record special video messages for the historic screening of Black Panther on Wednesday night in Riyadh.”

“Given this opportunity, I’m sure that Saudi Arabian filmmakers are now going to start making the kinds of films that will gain recognition all over the world. And I bet very soon, a film from Saudi Arabia will get nominated for an Oscar. I love that you’re going to the movies!” “Tom Rothman, Jeff Shell, Jim…

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Cronenberg To Receive Venice Lifetime Honor

Cronenberg To Receive Venice Lifetime Honor

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Netflix Has Considered Buying Up Brick-‘n’-Mortar as Oscar Showcases For Streaming Content

“Netflix would like to get some of its movies for Oscar contention or other types of industry awards. They’re trying to get credibility. Netflix took off when a couple of their own titles got nominated for Emmys. That lent credibility to what they’re doing. If they can do that for various awards, that might raise…

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DVD Wrapup: Commuter, Oscar, A Taxi Driver, Humor Me, Prince, Doris Day, Shakespeare Wallah, Pomegranates and more

As high-concept pitches go, “Liam Neeson on a train” is right up there with “snakes on a plane” and “MTV cops.” What else would any screenwriter need to know to fill the blanks?

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“I’m sitting across from Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody in a tiny student cafeteria at the Upper West Side’s Jewish Theological Seminary. We’re ostensibly here to talk about how their activist work intersects with their artistic pursuits and their Judaism, but we just happen to be meeting on the 40th anniversary of their first date, in the exact space where they got married…”

“I’m sitting across from Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody in a tiny student cafeteria at the Upper West Side’s Jewish Theological Seminary. We’re ostensibly here to talk about how their activist work intersects with their artistic pursuits and their Judaism, but we just happen to be meeting on the 40th anniversary of their first date,…

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Jenna Wortham On “How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice”

“Monáe soundlessly padded into the room, clad in a velour caftan, gold earrings and rings to match. She was barefoot, her toes painted metallic silver.” Jenna Wortham On “How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice”

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Prolific Czech New Wave Horror Director Juraj Herz Was 83

Prolific Czech New Wave Horror Director Juraj Herz Was 83

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Cameron Bailey Now “Co-Head” Of Toronto International Film Festival

Cameron Bailey Named Artistic Director And “Co-Head” Of Toronto International Film Festival

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Avengers: Infinity War Expected Success Would Give Disney Nine of 10 Biggest Weekends Ever

Avengers: Infinity War Expected Success Would Give Disney Nine of 10 Biggest Weekends Ever

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Gilliam Closes Cannes; Cannes Knows Trier Jack; Bahrani 451 Gets Midnight

Gilliam Closes Cannes; Cannes Knows Trier Jack; Bahrani 451 Gets Midnight

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Caddyshack

An Excerpt From Chris Nashawaty’s History O’ Caddyshack

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Mark Harris

Bill Mechanic's angry letter resigning from the AMPAS Board of Governors is a really bad collection of gripes, including a slap at the last ten years of Best Picture winners that makes me quite glad he's out. https://t.co/sCVvtkivAW — Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) April 18, 2018

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An Inside, First-Person Account Of What Became Of LA WEEKLY

“It’s incredibly saddening that a group of people with an agenda are willing to advocate untruths and say anything just to attempt to discredit the Weekly and anyone who is involved with it.” “The new owners discussed ‘influencer programs,’ to help mitigate the PR-shitstorm we were consumed in, and touted their vast Rolodex of friends…

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Matt Lauer Out On Town On Upper East Side, Ready To Be Viewed Again; Dining In Same Resto As Michael Cohen

Matt Lauer Out On Town On Upper East Side, Ready To Be Viewed Again; Dining In Same Resto As Michael Cohen

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“Louis CK Path to a Comeback Likely Runs Through Comedy Clubs”

“Louis CK Path to a Comeback Likely Runs Through Comedy Clubs”

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“George Miller is 73, a filmmaker whose storied career reached a pinnacle with Fury Road, and it would be a huge pity to see such an impressive late flowering delayed for political reasons. Those who marveled at Miller’s blitzkrieg action, progressive politics and spectacular world-building won’t want to wait a minute longer than necessary.”

“George Miller is 73, a filmmaker whose storied career reached a pinnacle with Fury Road, and it would be a huge pity to see such an impressive late flowering delayed for political reasons. Those who marveled at Miller’s blitzkrieg action, progressive politics and spectacular world-building won’t want to wait a minute longer than necessary.”

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“It’s the job of the artist, to exploit connections. You see, I speak on behalf of the world of the artist without hesitation! People don’t realize that the part of the playwright is finding something for people to talk about. If you are writing about a historical episode, or two characters in ‘Hamlet,’ you have a structure for free.”
~ Tom Stoppard

“This is momentous. I think it is the true beginning of the crumble of the patriarchy. We’ve been living under it for centuries, and I don’t think this would’ve been possible in any earlier period in history. I think all of the baby steps that we’ve taken toward getting more women in positions of power — cinematographers that are women, and actresses who develop their own projects, and studio heads that are women — I mean, it was always one at a time, but it’s been slowly building. I think what’s happened now, it’s like, “Okay, the jig’s up, folks. You’re not going to get away with it. I’m not going to protect you if you treat me badly or disrespectfully.” We now have a woman cinematographer nominated for an Oscar, finally, in 2018. Finally. We’ve had a woman director win an Oscar. So it’s baby steps, but now I think it’s going to change drastically. Plus, I mean, look at Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman was a great movie. It was beautiful and it made a lot of money, which is what talks, of course, in this industry. So I think we’ll be seeing more women in positions of power.”
~ Ellen Burstyn