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‘Sneaky Pete’ Star Giovanni Ribisi Looks Back on Days as a Child Actor

‘Sneaky Pete’ Star Giovanni Ribisi Looks Back on Days as a Child Actor
Giovanni Ribisi has chalked up television and film credits every year since he started acting as a preteen in 1985. He’s played a range of characters in a variety of productions, from a doomed medic in 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan” to Scarlett Johansson’s fashion-photographer husband in 2003’s “Lost in Translation” to an officious administrator in 2009’s “Avatar.” He now starts his second season in Amazon Prime’s “Sneaky Pete,” as a con man who has assumed his cellmate’s identity.

Ribisi calls the show’s shooting schedule “grueling and difficult,” squeezing 10 hours of content within four-and-a-half months. He allows
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‘Sneaky Pete’ Star Giovanni Ribisi Looks Back on Days as a Child Actor

‘Sneaky Pete’ Star Giovanni Ribisi Looks Back on Days as a Child Actor
Giovanni Ribisi has chalked up television and film credits every year since he started acting as a preteen in 1985. He’s played a range of characters in a variety of productions, from a doomed medic in 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan” to Scarlett Johansson’s fashion-photographer husband in 2003’s “Lost in Translation” to an officious administrator in 2009’s “Avatar.” He now starts his second season in Amazon Prime’s “Sneaky Pete,” as a con man who has assumed his cellmate’s identity.

Ribisi calls the show’s shooting schedule “grueling and difficult,” squeezing 10 hours of content within four-and-a-half months. He allows that the job requires stamina but credits the writers, cast and crew with keeping him inspired and focused.

Variety first mentioned Ribisi on Sept. 27, 1985, in the cast list of the second-season premiere of NBC’s hit series “Highway to Heaven,” playing a child battling cancer.

What do you remember about
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Lost in Translation”

Lost in Translation is more or less a story about human connection and what it means to people no matter their age, social status, or anything else. The bond that people form between each other is something uniquely important as it remains a lasting link to their own humanity and what it means to be a real person. When Bob and Charlotte find each other in the hotel, it’s nothing sexual, nothing even remotely harmful to either of their personal lives, but it’s something deep and meaningful that develops that sustains them both and gives them a reason to keep

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Lost in Translation
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New to Streaming: ‘Daughter of the Nile,’ ‘Roxanne Roxanne,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Connor Jessup)

As part of the Meet the Filmmakers series, A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, is now screening on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck. Directed by Connor Jessup, who will be most familiar to viewers as a cast member on Falling Skies and American Crime as well as his breakthrough lead performance in Stephen Dunn’s Closet Monster, he is
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What Is the Best Movie Soundtrack of All Time? The Internet Is Currently Duking It Out

When a soundtrack is particularly moving, it can stick with you forever and even influence your opinion of the very film it underscores. Of single-artist soundtracks, the ones that come to mind are Simon and Garfunkel's The Graduate, Kendrick Lamar's newly released Black Panther, and of course Prince's Purple Rain. Then there are the ones that feature various artists, like the soundtracks for Almost Famous, High Fidelity, Waiting to Exhale, and Lost in Translation - to name a few. See how hard this is already? On Twitter, writer Ben Howe sent a tweet out into the abyss asking people to "name the best soundtrack in the history of film." Boy, did the internet deliver. While some couldn't simply pick just one favorite - totally understandable - several seemed to agree on a lot of the same ones. Even CNN's Jake Tapper got into the mix by suggesting The Graduate and About a Boy.
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The X-Files Season 11 Episode 9 Review – ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

Matt Rodgers reviews the ninth episode of The X-Files season 11…

It goes without saying that this week’s episode of The X-Files should not be watched with your dinner, especially if you’re partial to a mixed grill.

Mulder and Scully have investigated cults before – ‘Red Museum’ (season 2 episode 10, ‘The Field Where I Died’ (season 4 episode 5) – but none quite as icky as the fountain of youth flesh-eaters found in “Nothing Lasts Forever”, a title that refers to the subject of the duo’s investigation, but also as a reminder to an audience who’ve been with them for eleven seasons, that this could very well be the end.

The entire gruey plot is a precursor to a Lost In Translation style whispered conversation between Mulder and Scully, which is as intriguing as it is frustrating. With only an hour left to go in this series, there had better be time
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Canon Of Film: ‘The Breakfast Club’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we look at John Hughes‘ seminal 80’s classic, The Breakfast Club. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Director/Screenplay: John Hughes

A brain, an athlete, a princess, a basketcase and a criminal.

I’ve been thinking a lot about high school lately. I had a reunion a few years back; I didn’t attend it ’cause it was too expensive and formal, but true to form for my class anyway, a few people had similar thoughts and chose to rebel and hold a more impromptu one elsewhere, and out-of-character for me, I attended. So, if some will bare with me a second…. To those who were trying to get me to say it the entire time, yes, I had fun. I’m sorry for seeming so ambivalent before about it, but I find
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Soap Stars Chad Duell and Courtney Hope Open up About Their Real-Life Love Story (Exclusive)

Three years ago, General Hospital star Chad Duell (Michael) met The Bold & The Beautiful’s Courtney Hope (Sally) at a party, and he has his friend and former castmate, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) to thank for the introduction. Almost immediately, the pair hit it off and found they had a lot in common. “We started talking about music, agriculture — real things,” Hope recalled. “And at parties in L.A., that’s not uncommon.” However, after the evening came to an end, Duell found himself keeping his distance. “I wanted to hang out with her,” he confessed, “but part of me knew I would end up dating her. I guess I was scared.” Thankfully, Hope sent Duell one last silly message before giving up on him entirely, and the rest is history! “My parents always used to tell me love should be easy and with someone who’s your best friend,” she explained.
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UK, Belarus, Ukraine projects win at Prague's East Doc Platform

Main prize goes to Estonian Marianna Kaat’s The Last Relic.

Projects from the UK, Belarus and Ukraine are among the winners at this year’s East Doc Platform (Edp), the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform specialised in Central and East European documentaries.

London-based filmmaker Zoe Aiano’s short Blackandwhite, about a nurse during the Second World War in Czechoslovakia, was the winner of a new short-form documentary pitching competition developed with the Tribeca Film Institute’s If/Then initiative and the One World International Human Rights Film Festival.

Aiano’s 15-minute short received up to $20,000 in production support
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Director Ava DuVernay back in the Oscar discussion yet again thanks to Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Director Ava DuVernay back in the Oscar discussion yet again thanks to Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
Ava DuVernay‘s latest film “A Wrinkle in Time” entered the Oscar discussion in a unique way this week when Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel invited a bunch of celebs to crash a screening of the film next door to the Dolby Theatre. Three years ago DuVernay’s film “Selma” (2014) earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination but she was infamously snubbed, creating an outcry for more females and people of color to be recognized. Two years later her Netflix doc “13th” (2016) received a bid for Best Documentary Feature, so DuVernay officially became an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Will Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which will be released Friday, March 9, bring DuVernay back to the Oscars in 2019?

See 2018 Oscars: Complete list of winners (and losers)

After focusing on such heavy projects as “Selma” and “13th,” DuVernay told Gold Derby’s Daniel Montgomery last year, “That’s why I’m glad that I
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Oscars 2018 Winners, the Complete List

Oscars 2018 Winners, the Complete List
The biggest names in Hollywood have gathered at the Kodak Theater in the Hollywood and Highland center for the 90th Annual The Academy Awards tonight, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. As the Oscars are handed out, we'll be updating this story live with all of the big winners, so you can keep refreshing to find out the latest news, if you're unable to watch from home. There will definitely be a number of intriguing stories to keep an eye on tonight, one of which being how prevalent the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements are at the ceremony.

During the Golden Globes in January, a number of stars, male and female alike, sported special pins in support of the Times Up Now movement, while also wearing black to support the cause. Times Up Now was formed at the beginning of this year by a coalition of over 300 women in the entertainment industry, from actresses to writers,
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Oscars 2018: 'Icarus' wins best documentary

Oscars 2018: 'Icarus' wins best documentary
Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Will DoP Roger Deakins finally lay his hands on the prize? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

Bryan Fogel’s Russian doping scandal film Icarus was named best documentary feature. “We hope Icarus is a wake-up call – yes about Russia, but about telling the truth, now more than ever,” Fogel said.

The first award of the night at the 90th annual Academy Awards went to Sam Rockwell for best actor in a supporting role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Richard King and Alex Gibson won achievement in sound editing for Dunkirk,
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Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell wins best supporting actor

Oscars 2018: Sam Rockwell wins best supporting actor
Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Will DoP Roger Deakins finally lay his hands on the prize? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

The first award of the night at the 90th annual Academy Awards has gone to Sam Rockwell for best actor in a supporting role for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Show host Jimmy Kimmel, in his second consecutive year in the role, kicked off the evening with a reference to last year’s best picture mix-up, before referencing the Hollywood sex scandal and speaking in favour of change.

“This year when you hear your name called,
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Oscars 2018: Winners – follow live

Will Guillermo del Toro win best director on Sunday? Will DoP Roger Deakins finally lay his hands on the prize? Follow Sunday’s 90th annual Academy Awards live here.

Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water heads into the 90th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (March 4) with 13 nominations and is the clear front-runner. However there could well be triumphs along the way for Focus Features, Universal and Neon with the likes of Darkest Hour, Get Out and I, Tonya all in play, as well as Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Another tumultuous year for Hollywood has brought the
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“Oh Lucy!” Writer-Director Atsuko Hirayanagi on Exploring Identity Through Comedy

“Oh Lucy!”

Atsuko Hirayanagi was born in Nagano and raised in Chiba, Japan. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of The Arts, Asia, with an Mfa in Film Production. Her shorts include “Mo ikkai,” “Wake,” and “Link.” “Oh Lucy!” originated as a short and won second place at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in the Cinéfondation Selection. The feature version of the film is nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.

“Oh Lucy!” opens in NY and La on March 2 with additional cities to follow.

W&H: Please give us your description of the film.

Ah: “Oh Lucy!” is about a 55-year-old single “office lady” in Tokyo, who is given a blonde wig and a new identity — “Lucy” — by her unconventional English language teacher. Lucy awakens desires in her she never knew existed.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

Ah: It started in a writing-class
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Gff 2018: Columbus Review

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Author: Steven Neish

When a Korean professor is taken ill on a tour of the United States his estranged son (John Cho as Jin) is displaced to Columbus, Indiana where he must wait for news on his comatose father’s condition. In limbo he meets a teenage librarian named Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a student of life who had planned to attend the scholar’s cancelled lecture on modernism. Surprised to learn that Jin doesn’t share her passion for architecture, she takes him on a tour of her favourite buildings, while Jin attempts to reconcile his new friend’s enthusiasm with her apparent lack of ambition.

The feature film debut of esteemed video essayist Kogonada, who directs from his own screenplay, Columbus is often as scintillating in its observations as it is cinematic in its composition. It’s a film for which context is as important as character, and
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Songs for Screens: Until the Ribbon Breaks Premiere New Track ‘Count the Lightning’ (Exclusive)

“Songs for Screens” is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency Mac Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs that we deem ripe for synch use.

Just a few short years ago, Until the Ribbon Breaks, a Welsh alt-pop duo fronted by singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie-Winfield, were riding all the highs of that come with being an acclaimed band in the mid-2010s — a well-received major-label debut, buzzy collabs with Run The Jewels and sold-out tours supporting acts like Lorde and London Grammar, and multiple synchs for their music, most notably HBO’s “The Leftovers,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and a trailer for Warner Bros.’ “The Nice Guys.”

Unfortunately for Lawrie-Winfield, relocating to America from the UK only intensified his struggles with alcoholism and substance
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Songs for Screens: Until the Ribbon Breaks Premiere New Track ‘Count the Lightning’ (Exclusive)

“Songs for Screens” is a Variety column written by Andrew Hampp, a VP at New York-based music sponsorship and experiential agency Mac Presents and former branding correspondent for Billboard. Each week, the column will highlight noteworthy use of music in advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as new and catalog songs that we deem ripe for synch use.

Just a few short years ago, Until the Ribbon Breaks, a Welsh alt-pop duo fronted by singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie-Winfield, were riding all the highs of that come with being an acclaimed band in the mid-2010s — a well-received major-label debut, buzzy collabs with Run The Jewels and sold-out tours supporting acts like Lorde and London Grammar, and multiple synchs for their music, most notably HBO’s “The Leftovers,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and a trailer for Warner Bros.’ “The Nice Guys.”

Unfortunately for Lawrie-Winfield, relocating to America from the UK only intensified his struggles with alcoholism and substance
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Berlinale 2018 Women Directors: Meet Tinatin Kajrishvili — “Horizon”

“Horizon”

Tinatin Kajrishvil made several short films before her feature debut, “Brides.” The drama premiered at the Berlinale in 2014, where it won the Audience Award, and went on to screen at many international festivals. Kajrishvili has also produced films such as “Scary Mother” and “The Summer of Frozen Fountains.”

Horizon” premiered at the 2018 Berlinale on February 16.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Tk: “Horizon” is a divorce story about a couple. The main character is a man who isolates himself on an island and finds other lonely people who try to live with just themselves as company. For him, being rejected and forgotten is unbearable — he needs to learn to cope with that.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

Tk: The increased amount of divorces and ways of starting new life after divorce.

W&H: What do you want people to think about
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7 Award-Winning Female Directors Who Haven't Made the Oscar Ballot

7 Award-Winning Female Directors Who Haven't Made the Oscar Ballot
When Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) received an Oscar nomination for best director last month, she became only the fifth woman in history to be nominated. Since its inception in 1929, female nominees for best director have consisted of Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties, 1977), Jane Campion (The Piano, 1994), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, 2004) and Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker); only Bigelow has won.

Much of the blame rests on the systemic lack of opportunities for female directors. In 2017, according to the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, women comprised 18 percent of all directors,...
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