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Game Of Thrones Season 7 Review

16 July 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review is based off the season premiere.

Game of Thrones as both a show and adaptation has been primarily structured around conventional setups and unexpected payoffs, usually written to be the logical effects of “stupid mistakes” (as Sansa Stark would say of her own father and brother) that would otherwise lead heroes to victory in typical high fantasy stories. Not so in Westeros, but that’s always been one of the show’s key appeals.

In the Season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” the HBO blockbuster series delivers an extension of Season 6’s payoff of Daenerys Targaryen finally sailing to the Seven Kingdoms and setting up shop on Dragonstone, along with the necessary set up to get viewers thrilled for the rest of the penultimate seven episodes, cut shorter from the usual ten with a few entries gaining extra runtime (not that Game of Thrones has ever stuck to a particularly consistent »

- Jon Negroni

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

20 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

TV has never been more beautiful, more daring, and more dramatic, and that’s owed to the new level of talent being given a chance to redefine what might be possible within this medium today. Since the dawn of the 21st century, we’ve witnessed an incredible array of directors (some native to TV, some fleeing the fluctuating feature film world) come to episodic storytelling to discover its potential.

Read More: The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

True story: We began this list with a wider range of genres in mind, but the number of shows we wanted to recognize grew so large that we decided to split it into drama and comedy series (we’ll get to comedies down the line). This is also the ritual place where we acknowledge that “The Sopranos,” if it had premiered just a little bit later, would have »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

20 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

TV has never been more beautiful, more daring, and more dramatic, and that’s owed to the new level of talent being given a chance to redefine what might be possible within this medium today. Since the dawn of the 21st century, we’ve witnessed an incredible array of directors (some native to TV, some fleeing the fluctuating feature film world) come to episodic storytelling to discover its potential.

Read More: The 25 Best TV Theme Songs of the 21st Century, Ranked

True story: We began this list with a wider range of genres in mind, but the number of shows we wanted to recognize grew so large that we decided to split it into drama and comedy series (we’ll get to comedies down the line). This is also the ritual place where we acknowledge that “The Sopranos,” if it had premiered just a little bit later, would have »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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Kit Harington Says He Would Like 'a Few Years of Relative Obscurity' After 'Game of Thrones' Ends

24 May 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Kit Harington's time as Jon Snow is coming to an end -- and he doesn't know what to do next.

The 30-year-old actor covers the June/July issue of Esquire, and inside the magazine, he reveals that he's not quite sure what life post-Game of Thrones has in store. 

Related: New 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer Is Officially Here -- and So Is 'The Great War!'

“Thrones nicely bookended my twenties, but I’m 30 now. Maybe I can reinvent myself and get away from an image that’s so synonymous with Thrones," says Harington, who has a miniseries, Gunpowder, and a film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, in the pipeline. "But maybe this was the role I was always meant to play and that was it.”

Norman Jean Roy

Watch: Kit Harington Says 'Much Grander' New Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has 'So Much More Ambition'

For showrunners »

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"Game Of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards"

30 April 2017 9:56 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from the award-winning "Game Of Thrones episode "Battle of the Bastards", the ninth episode of the sixth season of the series, written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss and directed by Miguel Sapochnik, that aired June 19, 2016 on HBO:

"...in the 'North', armies of the eponymous bastards, 'Jon Snow' (Kit Harington) and 'Ramsay Bolton' (Iwan Rheon), face off in a battle for control of 'Winterfell'. The 'Bolton' army defeats most of Jon's forces, largely composed of 'Wildlings'. However, 'Sansa Stark' (Sophie Turner) arrives with 'Petyr Baelish' (Aidan Gillen) and the 'Knights of the Vale' as they defeat the remaining 'Bolton' army.

"Ramsay retreats to Winterfell, where Jon beats him into the mud, locks him in the kennels and Sansa feeds him to his own hounds. In 'Meereen', 'Daenerys Targaryen' (Emilia Clarke) refuses to surrender to the 'Masters', mounts 'Drogon' and begins burning the Masters' fleet; this forces them to surrender. »

- Michael Stevens

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As TV Quality Rivals Film, Showrunners Must Stop Being Embarrassed By the Small Screen

17 April 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Game of Thrones” creators sparked debate last month at a SXSW panel with the comment that they viewed their hit HBO show as a “73-hour movie.” It’s a common conceit for showrunners to believe that calling what they do “cinematic” is a mark of quality. And there are plenty of cinephiles and prominent movie critics, like the New Yorker’s Richard Brody, who haven’t been shy about what they believe are the limits of television as a medium.

However, “cinematic” is sloppy — for television and for movies. It’s become a hat tip to pretty lighting, majestic backdrops, and lavish sets, stylized camera movement and composition, or a sense of scale — epic battles, explosive visual effects, sweeping tales – that “deserve the big screen.”

David Fincher can probably make something cinematic shooting a short in our conference room with a $500 camera on a tripod. That is to say: »

- Chris O'Falt

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Why Action Scenes in Big-Budget Movies Have Become So Boring

27 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Brett Ratner recently went after Rotten Tomatoes, he said the art of film criticism had disappeared and that low Tomatometer scores are keeping “middle America” from seeing blockbusters like “Superman V Batman.” There’s an idea inherent to Ratner’s argument that we keep seeing: When film publications, critics, and cinephiles take digs at modern Hollywood action filmmaking, it is seen in highbrow vs. lowbrow terms.

The truth is serious movie lovers still love a well-choreographed action scene, and recent examples such as “Logan,” “Fury Road,” “Pete’s Dragon” and “Baby Driver” have not gone unappreciated.

Read More: Rotten Tomatoes Is ‘The Destruction of Our Business,’ Says Producer/Director Brett Ratner

But here’s the harsh truth: Most Hollywood franchises aren’t just bad; their action scenes are boring.

We live in an age where the photorealistic advances in computer-generated effects and lighting design, motion capture, green screen, stunt coordination, »

- Chris O'Falt

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Iron Fist Season 1 Episode 4 Review – ‘Eight Diagram Dragon Palm’

20 March 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Shaun Munro reviews the fourth episode of Iron Fist

Surprise, surprise, Danny survives his climactic tumble out of a window in one of the more transparently tension-free cliffhangers in recent TV history. Though this episode in fact signifies a rather dull downturn for Danny, at least he has an interesting meet-up with Harold at the beginning, resulting in an exposition dump that actually works pretty well because the audience is in the same clueless position as Danny. This isn’t one character explaining something to another for our sole benefit, as this show has already been guilty of several times.

The twisted father-son triangle between Danny, Harold and Ward is really quite comical, though, especially the eye-rollingly on-the-nose – if certainly hilarious – reaction shots of Ward looking like someone just pissed in his cereal anytime Harold is remotely affectionate to Danny.

After his intriguing gas with Harold, however, Danny ends up »

- Shaun Munro

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The Directors Guild of America rewards Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”

6 February 2017 6:19 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Over the weekend, a trio of big precursors announced their winners. Specifically, it was late Saturday night and the precursors in question were the Directors Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers, and the Annie Awards. They continue to move this season along towards its end point. There’s still some big precursors coming our way, though these were notable in their own right, especially DGA, which is one of the biggest each season. Two of the three went as expected, while one provided an upset. Read on to see which was which, and sit tight for more precursors in the final days and weeks before the big show… Of main note were Damien Chazelle continuing his all but undefeated run with a win at the DGA awards. He’s now all but a lock in Best Director at the Oscars. The Asc result was a bit surprising though, »

- Joey Magidson

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Newswire: The Directors Guild gave even more awards to La La Land and Game Of Thrones

5 February 2017 12:33 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Today may be Big Game Sunday, but the Atlanta Falcons aren’t the only ones getting trophies this weekend. Last night, the Directors Guild Of America held its annual DGA Awards event, and at the risk of diminishing the importance of this particular ceremony, the organization gave a lot of awards to things that have received a lot of awards already.

For example, La La Land and Damien Chazelle won the feature film award, Miguel Sapochnik won the dramatic series award for his work on Game Of Thrones’ “Battle Of The Bastards,” and Becky Martin won the comedy series award for her work on Veep’s “Inauguration” episode. Luckily, the DGA Awards are structured in such a way that La La Land can really only win the one trophy, so the rest of the categories were a little more interesting.

Garth Davis won the first-time feature director award for Lion »

- Sam Barsanti

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La La Land And Game Of Thrones Win Big At The Director’s Guild Of America Awards

5 February 2017 12:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Awards season is really starting to heat up now with the Oscars on the horizon. They’ll take place on February 26th and a clear frontrunner is beginning to emerge in the form of La La Land. The film has been cleaning up for a while and last night, it snagged another big prize, as director Damien Chazelle took home the top honor (Best Feature Film) at the Director’s Guild of America Awards.

Though the 32-year-old faced tough competition in the form of Denis Villeneuve for Arrival, Barry Jenkins for Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea, and Garth Davis for Lion, he had no trouble winning over voters and is now a clear favorite as we inch closer to the Oscars. It’s well earned, too, as La La Land is truly an incredible film and Chazelle deserves all the praise he’s getting for it.

Meanwhile, »

- Josh Wilding

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La La Land’s Damien Chazelle leads 2017 DGA Awards winners

5 February 2017 11:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

La La Land continued its march towards its expected Oscar success last night as the Directors Guild of America honoured Damien Chazelle with Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film at the 69th DGA Awards.

The win bodes well for Chazelle’s chances at the Academy Awards, as the DGA winner has went on to receive the Best Director Oscar on all but seven occasions.

Other winners on the night includes Garth Davis (First Time Feature Film Director for Lion), Ezra Edelman (Documentary for O.J.: Made in America), Miguel Sapochnik (Dramatic Series for Game of Thrones), Becky Martin (Comedy Series for Veep) and Steven Zaillian (Movies for Television and Miniseries for The Night Of).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film

Damien Chazelle – “La La Land

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director

Garth Davis – “Lion

Outstanding »

- Gary Collinson

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2017 DGA Awards Honor ‘La La Land,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

5 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Directors Guild of America handed out their 2017 awards to some of Hollywood’s most accomplished and promising visionaries Feb. 4. There may be only five slots for directors at the Academy Awards, but the 69th annual DGA Awards spread the love across multiple categories, including among its winners Damien Chazelle, Garth Davis, Becky Martin, and Miguel Sapochnik.  As voted upon by guild members, the top award—outstanding directorial achievement in a feature—went to Chazelle for “La La Land” (a Lionsgate-distributed film). The writer-director and Golden Globe winner bested Garth Davis for “Lion” (The Weinstein Co.), Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight” (A24), Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions), and Denis Villeneuve for “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures). Chazelle’s assistant directors and production managers are included in the honor: Michael Beugg, Peter Kohn, Paula Case, Bart Lipton, Brett Robinson, and Dodi Rubenstein. Read: Your Definitive 2016 Awards Calendar »

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Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for La La Land

5 February 2017 7:03 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

La La Land continued its charmed run through awards season, this time at the Directors Guild of America Awards. There, Damien Chazelle claimed the top prize, winning Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the modern-day musical about two aspiring artists falling in love.

The recognition comes hot off of star Emma Stone picking up the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and the film’s top honors at the PGA Awards and record-breaking seven Golden Globe wins, among other awards season accolades. Not to mention, »

- C. Molly Smith

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Damien Chazelle Wins Directors Guild’s Top Film Award for ‘La La Land’

4 February 2017 8:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Damien Chazelle has won the Directors Guild of America’s top feature film award for the whimsical musical comedy-drama “La La Land.”

Chazelle won over Garth Davis for “Lion,” Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight,” Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Denis Villeneuve for “Arrival.” Alejandro Inarritu, who nabbed the last two DGA Awards for “The Revenant” and “Birdman,” made the announcement late Saturday night at the conclusion of the 69th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Chazelle said backstage that he made “La La Land” — which stars Emma Stone as a hopeful actress and Ryan Gosling as a struggling musician falling in and out of love in an idealized Los Angeles — to celebrate the pursuit of artistic dreams.

“I would hope that the movie gives some kind of hope,” he added. “If there’s one message I want to get across, it’s that just chasing those dream — no matter how unrealistic, »

- Dave McNary

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Damien Chazelle wins DGA Award for 'La La Land'

3 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First-time nominee cements status as Academy Award favourite.

Directors Guild Of America (DGA) members on Saturday night anointed Damien Chazelle as their director of the year and in so doing confirmed him as the Oscar frontrunner.

Chazelle’s first DGA nomination resulted in a night of triumph and set him on a seemingly unassailable course for the best directing Academy Award on February 26.

The DGA Award is historically a highly reliable indicator of who will win the big prize. In the last decade all but one DGA winner has gone on to claim the Oscar.

The exception was Ben Affleck, who was the guild’s pick for Argo in 2013 and was not even nominated by Academy Award voters. Ang Li took the Oscar for Life Of Pi, although Argo won best picture.

Oscar-nomination Garth Davis was named best first-time director for Lion and Ezra Edelman prevailed in the documentary contest for O.J.: Made In America.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Possible Spoilers Ahead As Iron Fist Episode Titles And Directors Are Revealed

23 January 2017 11:09 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Below you'll find the titles and official BBFC classifications for most of the episodes of Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist, as well as a list of directors that'll helm each instalment. A lot of the titles are derived from Shaolin Kung Fu moves, but some might hint at certain plot points so beware of potential Spoilers before reading any further. Most eps have been ated 15, but "Felling With Tree Roots" has been slapped with an 18 certificate. It was previously reported that Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik would be behind the camera for episode 4 (expect a big action sequence in that one), and now we know that John Dahl, Tom Shankland, Uta Briesewitz, Farren Blackburn, Kevin Tancharoen, Deborah Chow and Stephen Surjik will join him. Episode 1, Snow Gives Way directed by John Dahl Episode 2, Shadow Hawk Takes Flight directed by John Dahl Episode 3, Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch directed by Tom Shankland »

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DGA TV nominations: Ryan Murphy, Donald Glover, Duffer Brothers among contenders

11 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Series creators are represented on both the drama and comedy side of the ledger in this year’s roster of Directors Guild of America TV awards nominees. The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”), Ryan Murphy (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and Jonathan Nolan (“Westworld”) are up against Miguel Sapochnik, the Emmy-winning “Game of Throne” director and Oscar nominee John Singleton who […] »

- Paul Sheehan

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Stranger Things and Westworld land 2017 DGA TV Awards nominations

11 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s that time of year, the time of year where the awards and awards nominations for TV and film are being announced in droves. Today is no different as the Directors Guild of America has just announced their 2017 TV nominations.

Stranger Things, Westworld and Game of Thrones all make the list, along with Donald Glover’s Atlanta showing up in the comedy category.

The full list of nominations follow…

 

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From the Ashes of Tragedy”

John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card”

Jonathan Nolan, Westword, “The Original”

Miguel SapochnikGame of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Alec BergSilicon Valley, “Daily Active Users”

Mike JudgeSilicon Valley, »

- Samuel Brace

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'O.J.: Made In America', 'Weiner' on DGA doc nominees list

11 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Directors Guild Of America on Wednesday unveiled nominees in the documentary, television and commercials categories.

The winners will be announced at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on February 4 in Beverly Hills.

Documentary

Otto Bell, The Eagle Huntress

Ezra Edelman, O.J.: Made in America

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, Weiner

Raoul Peck, I Am Not Your Negro

Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated

Dramatic Series

The Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things, “Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”

Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “From The Ashes Of Tragedy”

Jonathan Nolan, Westworld, “The Original”

Miguel Sapochnik, Game Of Thrones, “The Battle Of The Bastards”

John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, “The Race Card”

Comedy Series

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, “Daily Active Users”

Donald Glover, Atlanta, “B.A.N.”

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Founder Friendly”

Becky Martin, Veep, “Inauguration”

Dale Stern, Veep, “Mother”

Movies For Television And Mini-series

Raymond De Felitta, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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