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“Write The Movie You’d Pay To Go See”: Taylor Sheridan Shares His Screenwriting Mantras

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Taylor Sheridan may not have started writing screenplays until he was in his 40s, but he’s not wasting a moment. “Sicario” put him on the map, “Hell Or High Water” solidified his talent, and the upcoming “Wind River” — on which he makes his directorial debut — only further establishes Sheridan as a filmmaker with a unique, and compelling voice. As untraditional as his path to becoming an Oscar nominee (he was a longtime actor), Sheridan’s approach to screenwriting is one you won’t find in any textbook.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch ‘The Endless Night’: A Valentine To Film Noir

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Classic Hollywood would be missing many iconic films and performances were it not for film noir. As the form has grown, the expansiveness of characters, plot, and even worlds in which stories are told has grown beyond the urban and suburban decay of American cities. In her video essay, Serena Bramble explores patterns of toxic masculinity, the consequences of being a dangerous woman, and much more. With its sudden resurgence in mainstream film and television, in fare such as “True Detective,” “Twin Peaks,” and even the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049,” noir has expanded far beyond its classic Hollywood roots.

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- Julia Teti

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‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley Has ‘Dreams Of Leaving’ With TV Series

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After directing one of the best films of 2015 with the sweet, and lovely “Brooklyn,” director John Crowley has been pretty quiet. Granted, bringing an adaptation of Donna Tartt‘s literary sensation “The Goldfinch“ to life is probably a whole job itself, and it looks like the filmmaker is going to turn to TV as that movie keeps developing.

Screen Daily reports that Crowley is set to direct “Dreams Of Leaving.” Based on the novel by Rupert Thomson, with Nick Payne (“The Sense Of An Ending,” “The Crown“) writing the script, the series will follow a young man from the city, who returns to his childhood town of more “traditional” values, where secrets will be revealed:

New Egypt is a village somewhere in the South of England.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bryce Dallas Howard Sets Directorial Debut With ‘Sorta Like A Rock Star’

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The Coppolas have established something of a filmmaking dynasty at this point with Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, and Eleanor Coppola all having stepped behind the camera. Now, it looks like the family of Ron Howard could be next.

Read More: Ron Howard Confirmed To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Movie

The director’s daughter and actress Bryce Dallas Howard is set to follow her dad’s footsteps behind the camera, and make her directorial debut with “Sorta Like A Rock Star.” Based on the book by Matthew Quick (“Silver Linings Playbook“), the project was once in development at Fox Searchlight, and as recently as last year had Miguel Arteta (“Beatriz At Dinner,” “Youth In Revolt“) attached to direct.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston Team For New TV Series

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While Reese Witherspoon is still making questionable film choices, she’s lately found acclaim and damn good material on premium TV. “Big Little Lies” was a hit for HBO and scooped up plenty of Emmy nominations, and now the actress is part of a powerhouse package that is grabbing attention all around Hollywood.

Read More: First Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Introduces A Cosmic Adventure

Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston have attached themselves to star in a new series, set around the world morning talk shows, and the New York media landscape.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bertrand Bonello Calls Out The ‘Nocturama’ “Haters”

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Made prior to the Paris terror attacks in November 2015, and released after, Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama” (our review) arrived during an interesting time in the world, and still maintains a thrum of relevance. Traveling through the festival circuit last year, it was not unnoticed that the film was not at Cannes, where the director had previously presented four of his movies. And his movie, about a group of millennials who commit acts of terror, but without a clear reason, ruffled some feathers.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Atypical’ Is An Unusually Unwatchable Netflix Show About Autism [Review]

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While “Atypical” may not be Netflix’s best show, it’s not the worst thing Netflix has ever— y’know what, scratch that. As far as I’m concerned, “Atypical” is the worst thing that Netflix has ever done (keeping firmly in mind the streaming service’s ongoing relationship with Adam Sandler, which has produced such gems as “The Do-Over” and “The Ridiculous 6.”) It’s the type of show where the Nerdy Main Character’s Hornball Best Friend says things like “I’m taking you to Poon City” and “code titties!

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- Eli Fine

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Angelina Jolie’s Audition Process For Casting The Lead In ‘First They Killed My Father’ Was Pretty Disturbing

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It’s not easy casting any role in a film, but finding child actors is particularly difficult. Generally held under stricter guidelines for how long they can be on set, having a young lead means finding someone who can tap into emotions that they might not fully understand the complexities of. So, one can understand the challenge Angelina Jolie faced in finding the lead for “First They Killed My Father,” her adaptation of the memoir by author and human rights activist Loung Ung, that details the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, whose four year reign of terror and genocide saw nearly two million Cambodians killed.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Andy Serkis Says His ‘Jungle Book’ Will Be ‘Darker’ & More Authentic Than Disney’s

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Last year, Disney scored huge with their remake of “The Jungle Book.” The film was a hit with critics and fans, raking in almost $1 billion worldwide. Everyone was excited at the success of the film, except maybe for one person – Andy Serkis. The fan-favorite actor, best known for his motion-capture performances, has been hard at work on his own “The Jungle Book” film at Warner Bros., marking his second directorial following this year’s “Breathe.” Many have wondered if there is really room for two live-action “Jungle Book” films.

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- Charles Dean

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Exclusive: Clip From Jean-Luc Godard’s Newly Restored ‘Le Gai Savoir’ Dissolves Image & Sound

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In the midst of the summer movie season, it might feel like your brain is beginning to atrophy after a blitzkrieg of blockbusters. However, if you’re looking to exercise your intellect, Jean Luc-Godard‘s “Le Gai Savoir” should do the trick.

Given a beautiful, 2K restoration, the film stars Jean-Pierre Leaud and Juliet Berto, and follows two young militants as they deconstruct the language of revolution, politics, culture, and more.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Transparent’ Season 4 Trailer: The Pfeffermans Take A Spiritual & Political Journey

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The Pfeffermans are back so it’s time to hangout with your favorite dysfunctional family in “Transparent.” Amazon‘s hit series shows no signs of slowing down, and it looks like fans are in for another great season this fall.

Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay DuplassGaby Hoffman and more all back for a new adventure, which sees the clan on a journey to Israel, which finds every member of the family learning something new about themselves.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Trailer For Luis Bunuel’s Newly Restored Classic ‘Belle De Jour’ Starring Catherine Deneuve

20 hours ago

The repressed, sexual desires of a bored housewife have never been more charged than in Luis Bunuel’s groundbreaking “Belle De Jour.” The erotic drama still sizzles decades later, and now it’s returning to the big screen in a new restoration, and looking better than ever.

Catherine Deneuve takes the starring role in the film that follows Séverine Serizy, who finds an outlet for her fleshly desires, even as she remains unable to love her own husband.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘A Ghost Story’ Exclusive Clip: Will Oldham Builds A Legacy

21 hours ago

Low budget and small scale, the questions and observations at the heart of David Lowery‘s “A Ghost Story” are much bigger than you might expect. Starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, this story of love, loss, and grief, also ponders human existence and where we ultimately land in the grand cosmic plan.

That latter theme is best expressed in a show-stopping, mid-film monologue by musician/actor Will Oldham (who you might also know as Bonnie “Prince” Billy).

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Christopher Nolan Doesn’t Allow Chairs Or Water Bottles On Set

22 hours ago

Christopher Nolan is a master filmmaker, but he’s also someone with very particular sensibilities. For an industry that demands that you be reachable at all time, Nolan eschews the norms and doesn’t even have an email address. If you’re going to work on one of his movies, get ready to get off the grid because he doesn’t allow phones on set. The director demands your total attention and commitment to his work, and that also means there are some other things he wants out of the way so you’re not distracted.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Robert Pattinson Explains How He Almost Got Fired From ‘Twilight’

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It’s been nearly a decade since the world became enraptured with the romance between Bella and Edward in “Twilight.” Their moody courtship became a cultural phenomenon, Team KStew and Team RPatz was born, and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson saw their young careers take off. However, it appears that the producers of the Ya flick thought Edward was a bit too morose in the early stages of filming.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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2017 Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions

27 July 2017 3:31 PM, PDT

Donald Glover took the equivalent honor at the Golden Globes, but was snubbed without a nomination at the SAG Awards as was every actor from “Atlanta.” “Transparent’s” Jeffrey Tambor has won this category for the past two years and could easily take it again. We’re betting on Glover, but Tambor could snag the three-peat. [Updated July 27]

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- Gregory Ellwood

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2017 Best Directing For A Limited Series or TV Movie Emmy Predictions

27 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT

Like David E. Kelley in the Writing category Jean-Marc Vallée should be rewarded for the breadth of his work directing every episode of “Big Little Lies.” If not, Ryan Murphy’s “And the Winner Is…” from “Feud: Bette and Joan” – the best thing he’s ever directed – or Steven Zaillian‘s first episode of “The Night Of” could surprise. [Updated July 27]

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- Gregory Ellwood

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2017 Best Directing For a Drama Series Emmy Predictions

27 July 2017 2:05 PM, PDT

This race may be too close to call. Both Reed Morano (“Handmaid’s Tale”) and Stephen Daldry (“The Crown”) have an excellent shot to take this Emmy as do the Duffer Bros. (“Stranger Things”). The question is whether the second “Handmaid’s” nomination for Kate Denis seriously affects Morano’s chances and just how much Emmy voters love “Stranger Things.” [Updated July 27]

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- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Lbj’ Trailer: Woody Harrelson Gets Presidential

27 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT

If you were looking for a sequel to “Jackie,” this is probably as close you’re going to get. Last year, Rob Reiner‘s “Lbj” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s taken a little while to resurface. However, perhaps in an awards season bid, the film is now coming to cinemas this fall, with Woody Harrelson under heavy makeup in the title role.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tilda Swinton Was Eyed For Pennywise In ‘It’

27 July 2017 1:43 PM, PDT

It’s an unwritten but widely acknowledged rule that a movie is instantly better the moment Tilda Swinton shows up. The tremendously talented actress can do it all. There is no character too broad, or portrayal too subdued that she can’t handle. So, it’s really not all that surprising that the Oscar winner was considered for a key role in the highly anticipated “It.”

Producer Barbara Muschietti has revealed that Swinton was someone they eyed to play Pennywise — yes, the evil clown — in “It.” No, seriously.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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