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‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Becomes First Debut Black Filmmaker to Win Animated Feature Golden Globe

Kemp Powers, co-director of Pixar’s “Soul,” is the first Black debut filmmaker to win a Golden Globe in its 78-year-history. In addition to his historic feat, he is also the second Black director to win in this category, following Peter Ramsey, who shared this award with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Bob Persichetti for 2018’s […]

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New Movies to Watch This Week: Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove,’ ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Run,’ ‘Collective’

If last week was a big one for Netflix (what with “Mank” and “Hillbilly Elegy” out in theaters), then this one belongs to Amazon, who have a pair of big projects launching via their Prime Video subscription service. The first is “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen’s anthology “Small Axe,” an epic and altogether […]

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John Ridley to Write, Direct New Paranormal Thriller for Blumhouse

John Ridley, who won an Oscar for writing “12 Years a Slave,” will write and direct an untitled paranormal thriller movie for Blumhouse.The film is based on the recently published article “Project Poltergeist,” written by Saleah Blancaflor. The story, based on true events, is set in the 1960s and follows unexplained events surrounding the first […]

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Brad Pitt’s Plan B Strikes First-Look Deal With Warner Bros. That Could Include HBO Max

Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment has signed a first-look feature deal with Warner Bros., which will distribute its films worldwide. The move comes at the tail-end of the company’s previous three-year deal with Annapurna Pictures.Variety reported that Plan B’s deal with Warners represents a doubling-down of the company’s vision to produce substantive, theatrical films from […]

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Steve McQueen Signs Overall Deal with Amazon, Prepping Space Survival Series ‘Last Days’

Another visionary director has made the jump to a streaming service partnership. Amazon Studios announced on Tuesday that it has signed an overall deal with “12 Years a Slave” and “Widows” director Steve McQueen.Speaking to the Television Critics Association biannual press tour in Pasadena, California, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke explained that the news also […]

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Influencers: Adam Stockhausen Brings Eclecticism to Production Design

What do Wes Anderson, Steven Spielberg, and Steve McQueen have in common? They all rely on the worldbuilding skills of Oscar winner Adam Stockhausen (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), one of the most eclectic production designers working today.“Adam is a quiet comet,” said production designer Mark Friedberg (“Joker”), who mentored Stockhausen. “Despite his quiet demeanor, the […]

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‘Deep Water’: Lil Rel Howery, Jacob Elordi & Dash Mihok Among Cast To Join Ben Affleck & Ana De Armas In Adrian Lyne Thriller, Cameras Roll

Exclusive: Filming is underway on Deep Water, the first movie from Indecent Proposal and Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne in almost two decades. Among cast joining Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard are Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth), Kristen Connolly (House Of […]

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Claims Tiff Audience Award

Director Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” took home the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award on Sunday, with Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” claiming the runner-up prizes.The Tiff People’s Choice Award has, in recent years, presaged an eventual Best Picture Academy Award nominee — and, in some cases, a winner. Last […]

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