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Ethan Hawke’s The Black Phone Mask Was Designed By Horror Legend Tom Savini

If you’ve seen “Creepshow,” “Friday the 13th,” or “Maniac,” you’ve beheld the work of Tom Savini. The legendary fx artist has been in the game for over 40 years, from Bob Clark’s ’74 Monkey’s Paw riff “Deathdream” to his feature directorial debut, a 1990 remake of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” and […]

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Elijah Wood Talks Playing the Man Who Saw Behind the Monster in Ted Bundy Film ‘No Man of God’

Elijah Wood, best known for his turn as Frodo in Peter Jackson‘s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has been working as an actor now for nearly 20 years, and his work has grown increasingly eclectic over the past decade. From his performances in shows such as the bizarrely funny “Wilfred”, horror films like “Maniac” and […]

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‘13 Reasons Why’ Producer Michael Sugar to Open D.C. Branch for His Sugar23 Venture (Exclusive)

Michael Sugar, best known for producing “Spotlight” and “13 Reasons Why,” is launching an office in Washington D.C., for his production company Sugar23.The move, announced on Wednesday, makes Sugar23 one of the first major L.A. production companies to anchor itself in the country’s capital and political center.“We believe that D.C. is the epicenter for law, […]

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‘Bond 25’: How a New 007 Could Shake Up Daniel Craig’s Final Outing

Lashana Lynch as the new 007 in “Bond 25?” That’s the latest, wild speculation courtesy of The Daily Mail. But, as gimmicky as it seems at first blush, it’s just the kind of shake-up to be expected from director Cary Fukunaga (“Maniac”) and scribe Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who are doing their best to make Daniel Craig’s […]

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Netflix Killed Original ‘Russian Doll’ Ending Because of ‘Maniac’ – Which Only Made It Better

[Editor’s note: The following post contains spoilers for “Russian Doll“ and “Maniac.”]It took seven years and many false starts to develop co-creator and star Natasha Lyonne’s original idea into the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Russian Doll.” The part that became the hardest to break, even right up to the end, was how to conclude the […]

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On my radar: Neil Jordan’s cultural highlights

The director on Lisa Halliday’s Asymmetry, Sonny Clark’s jazz trio and the Netflix show ManiacBorn in County Sligo in 1950, director and writer Neil Jordan studied Irish History and English at University College Dublin. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham award and the Guardian fiction prize in 1979; he has published […]

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‘The Crown’, ‘The Looming Tower’ among WGA TV nominees

Winners to be announced on February 17 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York.The Crown, Succession, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and The Looming Tower are among television series nominated for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards.The list of nominees announced by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and East branches […]

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‘Maniac’ Review: Breaking Down an Enticing Ending with Many Meanings and One Powerful Message — Spoilers

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix limited series, “Maniac,” including the ending.]“Maniac” is an experiment in and of itself. The warping genres, tones, and story structure within creator Patrick Somerville and director Cary Fukunaga’s 10-part limited series make it a story that demands close inspection, while Annie (Emma Stone) and Owen […]

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