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Linda Carlson, Executive Producer of Oscar-Nominated ‘Icarus,’ Dies

Linda Carlson, Executive Producer of Oscar-Nominated ‘Icarus,’ Dies
Longtime creative executive Linda Carlson, an executive producer on the Oscar-nominated documentary “Icarus,” died on Jan. 27 of natural causes, according to ICM Partners. No age was given.

She was the co-founder of Rock Paper Scissors, a52, Jax and Elastic. Carlson worked with her husband and partner Angus Wall in erasing the divisions between disciplines and bridging the divide between the marketing/advertising space and mainstream Hollywood.

Wall, editor of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and “The Social Network,” teamed with Carlson to create title sequences for such HBO series as “Game of Thrones” and “Carnivale.” In addition to “Icarus,” they also worked on the documentaries “13th” and “Five Came Back.”

In 2017, Carlson and Wall signed an overall television deal with Paramount and Anonymous Content. The first project will be Margaret Atwood’s “MadAddam.”

Carlson was born on Long Island and moved to California in her early years, where her mother was a writer on “The Flying Nun” and “Don
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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Black-ish’ Win Ace Editing Awards

‘Dunkirk,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Black-ish’ Win Ace Editing Awards
The cascading timeline structure of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and the manic assemblage of “I, Tonya” were among the editing feats that wowed the American Cinema Editors organization this year. The two films won the dramatic and comedy prizes, respectively, at the 68th annual Ace Eddie Awards.

“Coco” won the animated feature film prize, while Oscar-omitted “Jane” took the documentary feature award. Netflix’s “Five Came Back” won in the non-theatrical documentary category.

On the television side, ABC’s “Black-ish” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” won in the comedy fields, while drama honors went to FX’s “Fargo” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” NatGeo’s “Genius” won for miniseries/TV motion picture, and “Vice News Tonight” took the non-scripted series gong.

Both “Dunkirk” and “I, Tonya” received Oscar nominations for film editing this year, along with “Baby Driver,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Black-ish’ Win Ace Editing Awards

‘Dunkirk,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Black-ish’ Win Ace Editing Awards
The cascading timeline structure of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and the manic assemblage of “I, Tonya” were among the editing feats that wowed the American Cinema Editors organization this year. The two films won the dramatic and comedy prizes, respectively, at the 68th annual Ace Eddie Awards.

“Coco” won the animated feature film prize, while Oscar-omitted “Jane” took the documentary feature award. Netflix’s “Five Came Back” won in the non-theatrical documentary category.

On the television side, ABC’s “Black-ish” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” won in the comedy fields, while drama honors went to FX’s “Fargo” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” NatGeo’s “Genius” won for miniseries/TV motion picture, and “Vice News Tonight” took the non-scripted series gong.

Both “Dunkirk” and “I, Tonya” received Oscar nominations for film editing this year, along with “Baby Driver,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Full list of
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Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 — will she win her fourth Emmy?

Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 — will she win her fourth Emmy?
Fresh off her record 21st Oscar nomination for “The Post,” Meryl Streep is setting her sights on the Emmys: the three-time Oscar and three-time Emmy winner has joined the second season of “Big Little Lies,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Streep will play Mary Louise Wright (fun fact: Streep’s birth name is Mary Louise), the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s Perry Wright, who — spoiler alert! — died in the first season finale. Mary Louise drops by Monterey because she’s concerned about the well-being of her grandchildren after her son’s death.

This means we’ll definitely get some screentime between Streep and Nicole Kidman, who plays Skarsgard’s widow Celeste and with whom Streep co-starred, albeit with no shared scenes, in “The Hours” (2002). (Dear David E. Kelley: Please be sure to write a scene with Kidman screaming “I’m dying in this town!” in Streep’s face. Thanks!
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Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Are Expecting a Baby Girl!

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Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Are Expecting a Baby Girl!
Laura Prepon and Ben Foster are expecting a baby girl. The Orange Is the New Black actress revealed the sex of her unborn baby when she stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Thursday. "It's so wonderful. It's such a blessing," she said reflecting on her first pregnancy. "She likes it here - she's already kicking!" The pair first sparked romance rumors when they were spotted out together in NYC back in July 2016, and they got engaged three months later. Over the past few months, the parents-to-be have made a handful of sweet red carpet appearances together, including the premiere of Netflix's Five Came Back in March. Congrats to the happy couple!
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‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt’s Military Satire For Netflix Lacks Firepower

‘War Machine’ Review: Brad Pitt’s Military Satire For Netflix Lacks Firepower
With President Donald Trump traveling in the Middle East and talking his hopes for peace, Netflix couldn't have strategized a better time to debut its Brad Pitt-starring military satire War Machine. Unfortunately, despite a few good swings from Pitt, the May 26-launching film from director David Michôd is a mind-numbing misfire. As we did back in March for a review of Netflix's docuseries Five Came Back, my colleague and TV Talk podcast partner Pete Hammond and I have…
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‘The Keepers’ Review: Netflix’s Most Ambitious Docuseries Yet Is A Murder Mystery About Survival

‘The Keepers’ Review: Netflix’s Most Ambitious Docuseries Yet Is A Murder Mystery About Survival
The first episode of “The Keepers,” Netflix’s latest true crime docuseries, is all about focus. From the murder victim at the series’ center to a dedicated group of women and men determined to uncover decades-hidden truths, Ryan White’s seven-part investigation into the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik begins with a meticulous layout of the relevant details, bouncing between the perspectives of those who lived through it and those charged with piecing the story together years later.

This metaphorical search for focus in its opening installment often becomes literal. With the camera hovering over tables in living rooms and sports bars and as handheld shots of dimly lit attics try to find relevant details among stacks of news clippings, that focus wavers, in constant search of clarity.

Read More: ‘Five Came Back’ Review: A Cinephile’s Dream Documentary Becomes Enthralling for Everyone on Netflix

It’s an effective stylistic
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John Ridley’s L.A. Riots Documentary ‘Let It Fall’ Aims for Oscars Over Emmys

John Ridley’s L.A. Riots Documentary ‘Let It Fall’ Aims for Oscars Over Emmys
If you have a critically acclaimed documentary released both theatrically and for television, with stellar reviews pouring in mere weeks before Primetime Emmy ballots are set to go out, do you submit to the TV Academy for consideration, or do you hold your cards for an Oscar blitz later in the year?

That was the conundrum ABC and Lincoln Square Productions faced ahead of the May 1 Emmy submissions deadline recently with “Let It Fall: 1982-1992,” John Ridley’s excellent examination of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. On the advice of Oscar consultants — who felt an Emmy profile could tarnish the doc’s luster with the motion picture Academy in eight months’ time — the film’s stewards have opted out of the Primetime Emmy race and will instead submit for the lower-profile News & Documentary Emmy Awards, taking place on Oct. 5.

A key reason is that there are two versions of “Let It Fall”: the 140-minute theatrical cut and
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Netflix woos Emmy voters with FYSee event

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Netflix woos Emmy voters with FYSee event
Kevin Spacey to kick off May event with House Of Cards on-stage conversation in Beverly Hills.

Netflix is preparing an invite-only month-long celebration of its biggest series at an undisclosed venue in Beverly Hills as Emmy voters prepare to cast their ballots.

FYSee will combine programming from the likes of House Of Cards, The Crown, and Orange Is The New Black with on-stage conversations with creators and actors.

Kevin Spacey will kick things off with a conversation on May 8 ahead of the May 30 launch of the fifth season of House Of Cards.

Panels and exhibitions will cover Narcos, Master Of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black Mirror, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Dear White People, and 13 Reasons Why.

Documentary programming includes Five Came Back, 13th, Amanda Knox, Chef’s Table, and The Keepers.

The event, which Netflix said would will take place at a “multi-level, 24,000 square foot experiential” space in Beverly Hills, will be open
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Netflix Targets Emmy Voters With 24,000-Square-Foot ‘Experiential’ Space in L.A.

Netflix Targets Emmy Voters With 24,000-Square-Foot ‘Experiential’ Space in L.A.
Netflix is trying to boost its chances of racking up Emmy Awards this year by inviting voters to a special, month-long immersive exhibition space in Beverly Hills.

The streamer’s “FYSee” — in a new kind of for-your-consideration stunt — will be a multilevel, 24,000-square-foot space. It will launch Sunday, May 7, with a private kick-off party. On Monday, May 8, Netflix will host a conversation with Kevin Spacey about the company’s first big original series, “House of Cards.” Season 5 of “Hoc” is set to debut May 30 on the service.

FYSee will be located somewhere in Beverly Hills; Netflix isn’t publicly disclosing the exact whereabouts. The space will be open by invitation only for industry professionals.

The company will keep FYSee for a full month. Netflix says it’s anchored by programming and storytelling installations for contenders such as “The Crown” (which won two Golden Globes) and “Stranger Things” (which won the SAG ensemble prize for drama series, among
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‘The Exception’ Trailer: Jai Courtney Is a German Soldier Conflicted By Love in World War II Thriller — Watch

‘The Exception’ Trailer: Jai Courtney Is a German Soldier Conflicted By Love in World War II Thriller — Watch
“War changes everything,” Lily James whispers in the opening moments of David Leveaux’s feature film debut, “The Exception,” a sentiment that seems to carry right through the World War II-set thriller.

Based on Alan Judd’s 2003 novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film follows Jai Courtney as Wehrmacht officer Stefan Brandt, tasked with guarding Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer), the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, who fled Germany and abdicated the throne decades before war broke out.

Read More: ‘Five Came Back’: How the Story of Hollywood Directors In World War II Became a Great Netflix Series

Despite his perilous place in the changing German government, the exiled Kaiser was important to the Nazis, and when word gets out that his home may be infiltrated by a British spy, the Nazis make it a priority to protect him. While guarding the ousted leader, Stefan falls for James’ Mieke,
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Netflix producing modern re-imagining of Haunting of Hill House with Amblin

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So it seems Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin Of Evil, Oculus) is working with Netflix and Amblin Entertainment to create a modern re-imagining of the classic 1959 horror novel Haunting Of Hill House. It will be adapted into a 10-episode limited series, and will be the first narrative show produced by Amblin TV (their first being the docuseries Five Came Back). This also wouldn't be the first adaptation of... Read More...
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‘Creature From The Black Lagoon’ Remake Coming From ‘Aquaman’ Writer

One of the most iconic creature features from the ’50s — Jack Arnold’s “Creature From The Black Lagoon” — is getting a big screen remake, courtesy of writer Will Beall. Having scripted the upcoming “Aquaman,” Beall will be putting his spin on the legendary tale, with production from the team behind the upcoming Universal’s Monsters Universe, Deadline reports.

Read More: ‘Aquaman’ Using the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Team to Pull Off Stunts

The original movie was widely praised upon release as an innovative and scary adventure.

IndieWire’s sister site Variety reviewed the film on December 31, 1953, writing that, “the 3-D lensing adds to the eerie effects of the underwater footage, as well as to the monster’s several appearances on land. The below-water scraps between skin divers and the prehistoric thing are thrilling and will pop goose pimples on the susceptible fan, as will the closeup scenes of the scaly,
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Expectant Parents Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Look Overjoyed on the Red Carpet

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Expectant Parents Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Look Overjoyed on the Red Carpet
Laura Prepon and Ben Foster had a case of the giggles when they attended the NYC premiere of Five Came Back on Monday night. The engaged couple - who is expecting their first child together - shared a few laughs as they posed for photographers on the red carpet. While Ben looked lovingly at his fiancée, Laura flashed a huge grin as she cradled her baby bump. Ever since announcing their engagement in October, the two have had no problem showing off their sweet love in public, and we can't get enough.
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‘Five Came Back’ Review: Hollywood Filmmakers On Front Lines Of WWII As Told In Brilliant Netflix Series

Usually my colleague Dominic Patten covers the TV review beat, but he graciously let me steal this one from him since it really is all about movies and their directors. Netflix’s new three-part, three-hour documentary series Five Came Back chronicles the not-so-well-known efforts of five extraordinary Hollywood directors who put their careers on hold to join with the U.S. government in creating propaganda films during World War II. The five iconic helmers, Oscar winners…
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‘Five Came Back’ Review: Hollywood Filmmakers On Front Lines Of WWII As Told In Brilliant Netflix Series

‘Five Came Back’ Review: Hollywood Filmmakers On Front Lines Of WWII As Told In Brilliant Netflix Series
Usually my colleague Dominic Patten covers the TV review beat, but he graciously let me steal this one from him since it really is all about movies and their directors. Netflix’s new three-part, three-hour documentary series Five Came Back chronicles the not-so-well-known efforts of five extraordinary Hollywood directors who put their careers on hold to join with the U.S. government in creating propaganda films during World War II. The five iconic helmers, Oscar winners…
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Netflix Changes Its Rating System

What will the impact of the new metric be on film culture?

Netflix’s CEO of Product Innovation, Todd Yellin, announced this week that the streaming service will be phasing out its five-star rating system in favor of a simple thumbs-up/thumbs down metric. Editorials will surely abound calling this yet another symptom of the decline of criticism/cinema/western civilization, but the reasons for the switch are, according to Yellin, strictly pragmatic: after a/b testing the thumbs rating system, Netflix found a 200% increase in the number of ratings users volunteered. The more data being fed to the algorithm, the more accurately it can provide recommendations. Yellin also noted that the star rating system failed to capture users’ actual viewing habits: a prestigious documentary may garner more five-star ratings, but an Adam Sandler film would receive far more views.

The debate over how to properly evaluate a film has raged for as long as the medium
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15 Films to See in March

There’s ghosts, mutants, David Lynch, gorillas, cannibalism, the afterlife, and more to experience in theaters this month. Aside from the theatrical offerings, we can’t neglect mentioning the documentary adaptation Five Came Back — which explores the careers of five iconic Hollywood directors and their experience in World War II — hitting Netflix at the end of the month. Check out our picks for what to see below and let us know what you’re most looking forward to.

Matinees to See: Catfight (3/3), Before I Fall (3/3), Donald Cried (3/3), My Scientology Movie (3/3), Table 19 (3/3), Wolves (3/3), The Sense of an Ending (3/10), Burning Sands (3/10), Brimstone (3/10), 13 Minutes (3/17), Beauty and the Beast (3/17), The Belko Experiment (3/17), Burn Your Maps (3/17), The Devil’s Candy (3/17), Bokeh (3/24), I Called Him Morgan (3/24), Wilson (3/24), Life (3/24), Cezanne et moi (3/31), and Ghost in the Shell (3/31),

15. The Zookeeper’s Wife (Niki Caro; March 31)

Synopsis: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo,
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Netflix doc. Five Came Back, featuring Spielberg, Greengrass, Coppola gets a trailer

A new Netflix documentary Five Came Back hits the streaming service at the end of the month, and we have the very first trailer to share. The three-part series is adapted from Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,” and is directed by Laurent Bouzereau.

Five Came Back tells the extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five filmmakers who interrupted their successful careers to serve their country, risk their lives and bring the truth back to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. To guide viewers through the different personalities, interweaving chronologies and globe-trotting locales, the Five Came Back team turned to the voices of five modern cinematic masters: Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan.
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Netflix Documentary “Five Came Back” Looks Incredible

Does anyone remember watching The History Channel when it was actually a channel about history? I’m talking at least 10-20 years ago before the show was flooded with reality series about lost treasures and vehicles. I mean everything is reality TV these days but The History Channel used to actually be educational and boring like any other History Channel would and should be. If there’s one thing I remember about The History Channel is that it seemed like an endless reel of films about Nazi Germany and World War II. While these were incredibly informative they would put you to

Netflix Documentary “Five Came Back” Looks Incredible
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