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A Documentary Full of Never-Before-Seen Footage Takes Us Inside the Making of Tom Petty’s Masterpiece

Written in the midst of a painful divorce and on the cusp of an artistic renaissance that would continue for decades afterward, Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” would become the fastest-selling album that he ever made as either a solo artist or the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was certified triple platinum only nine […]

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‘Pearl’ Review: Anthony Lapaglia and Larsen Thompson Are Well-Matched in an Uneven but Affecting Drama

Wildly uneven but sporadically affecting, Bobby Roth’s “Pearl” is . A few abrupt narrative transitions indicate that some scenes, for whatever reason, must have been discarded during the editing process. But what remains on screen is enough to hold attention and generate rooting interest, especially if you’re amused by inside-baseball allusions to the film and […]

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David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78

David Nichols, a production designer and visual consultant on more than 20 films, such as “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver” and “Groundhog Day,” died on Wednesday in Taos, N.M., Variety has learned. He was 78.Nichols had a 30-year career in the film industry, serving as a production designer, art director, visual consultant, writer and actor at various […]

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