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10 Films That Might Sell Big at the Cannes Market, from Natalie Portman to Zoe Kravitz’s ‘Pussy Island’

While the Cannes market runs concurrent with the festival July 6 – 15, a virtual effort begins this week with an embarrassment of riches: There’s Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz reunited by provocateur Todd Solondz, Alexander Payne directing Paul Giamatti two decades after “Sideways,” and Julianne Moore, starring opposite Natalie Portman, in her sixth collaboration […]

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Paul Giamatti to Star in Alexander Payne’s Comedic Drama ‘The Holdovers’

Paul Giamatti has been cast in director Alexander Payne’s upcoming movie “The Holdovers.”The project reunites Giamatti and Payne, who teamed on the Oscar-winning 2004 comedic drama “Sideways,” which follows two men in their 40s who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara wine country.“The Holdovers” is also being billed as a comedic drama, in […]

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Alexander Payne, Paul Giamatti Set ‘Sideways’ Reunion with Prep School Comedy ‘The Holdovers’

Academy Award-winning writer/director Alexander Payne is set to reunite with his “Sideways” star Paul Giamatti for the upcoming comedy “The Holdovers,” set to be shopped at the virtual Cannes market. The film is written by David Hemingson, scribe and creator of the series “Whiskey Cavalier,” among other television projects. Mark Johnson is producing the film. […]

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Despite Death-Defying Race Footage, ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Centers on Characters

Phedon Papamichael has built his reputation as a cinematographer with indie, minimalist shooting for directors like Wim Wenders and Alexander Payne: his work on “Nebraska,” to cite just one case, is a study in stark, deeply ironic black-and-white compositions that center on character contrast. So when he took up the challenge with director and frequent […]

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Despite Death-Defying Race Footage, ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Centers on Characters

Phedon Papamichael has built his reputation as a cinematographer with indie, minimalist shooting for directors like Wim Wenders and Alexander Payne: his work on “Nebraska,” to cite just one case, is a study in stark, deeply ironic black-and-white compositions that center on character contrast. So when he took up the challenge with director and frequent […]

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Mads Mikkelsen to Star in Father-Daughter Road Trip Netflix Movie From Alexander Payne

Netflix has snapped up another filmmaker who is an awards season favorite. Alexander Payne, who has won two writing Oscars for The Descendants and Sideways, has struck a deal with Netflix to direct an untitled road trip movie starring Mads Mikkelsen. Payne is just the latest high-profile filmmaker to join the ranks of the streaming […]

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Sandra Oh Says Decades of Hollywood Racism ‘Brainwashed’ Her

For an actress as accomplished Sandra Oh, who followed up a scene-stealing turn in “Sideways” by bringing unexpected depth to “Grey’s Anatomy,” she sure has taken her time in between gigs. Theatrically trained and blessed with impeccable timing, Oh is finally getting the lead role she deserves in “Killing Eve.” Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) […]

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Phedon Papamichael, Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer, to Direct Comedy ‘Good Company’ (Exclusive)

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, a regular collaborator with Alexander Payne, is to direct comedy “Good Company.” “Mudbound” producer Carl Effenson and Levan Koguashvili, director-producer of “Blind Dates,” are attached to produce, alongside Papamichael, Sergi Nakaidze and Irakli Rodonaya.The film, whose tone Papamichael compares to Payne’s “Sideways” or Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger Than Paradise,” centers on man […]

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