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The Guts and Gore of ‘Terrifier 2’ Deserve Your Makeup Awards Attention

The Academy Award for Best Makeup (which added Hairstyling in 1993) has only been around, in earnest, since 1981. That year, macabre special effects genius Rick Baker won for transforming David Naughton into a grotesquely hirsute lycanthrope for “American Werewolf in London.” In that same decade, Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis won for turning Jeff […]

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Here’s Why Wes Anderson’s Next Two Films Aren’t at Searchlight

With seven nominations to his name, perennial Oscar contender Wes Anderson can call his own shots. It helps that he’s one of Hollywood’s most visually creative auteurs. Since 2012’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” which Focus Features released, Searchlight has distributed all of Anderson’s features, from his biggest global hit in 2014, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and 2018’s […]

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‘West Side Story’: Creating a Period-Authentic, Danceable NYC for Steven Spielberg’s Musical Reinvention

For a brief time, while working on Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” designing an array of hand-crafted sets from the ’50s and ’60s in Angoulême, France, production designer Adam Stockhausen was also prepping his Oscar-nominated “West Side Story.” Stockhausen multi-tasked while readying for Steven Spielberg’s reinvention of the iconic Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical about the […]

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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Gift Guide, Just in Time for ‘The French Dispatch’

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.It’s been more than seven years since Wes Anderson has transported viewers to a delightfully eccentric world constructed for […]

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Bill Murray Reunites With Wes Anderson, Tilda Swinton for Spain-Set Project (Exclusive)

Bill Murray is among the cast of Wes Anderson’s new film that will begin production in Spain in August, Variety has learned.Sources close to the project have confirmed Murray’s casting. The actor has appeared in nine of Anderson’s movies to date, excluding the new pic.The as-yet-untitled film also stars Tilda Swinton, as she revealed exclusively […]

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Owen Wilson on ‘Original and Unique’ ‘French Dispatch,’ Working with Wes Anderson for Three Decades

Owen Wilson is on his seventh collaboration with director Wes Anderson with the upcoming “The French Dispatch,” soon set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of a long-awaited fall release. But he’s also juggling TV duties in his role as Mobius on Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe series “Loki.” The actor recently spoke to […]

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Wes Anderson to Shoot Next Film in Spain with Tilda Swinton: I’m ‘Not Ready to Share Details’

It’s looking to be a big year for filmmaker Wes Anderson, whose “The French Dispatch” is finally set to open in theaters October 22 from Searchlight Pictures after a July world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Now comes confirmation from Variety that Anderson will begin filming his untitled next movie before “French […]

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Alexandre Desplat Raves About Wes Anderson’s “Amazing” ‘French Dispatch’: “It’s Fun, It’s Mad, It’s Everything”

Without a doubt, Alexandre Desplat is one of the most talented and respected composers in the film industry. His music has won numerous awards, including Best Original Score Oscars for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Shape of Water” (he’s been nominated 11 times total). So, this is a person that knows what makes a […]

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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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Tilda Swinton, Naomi Watts Laud Cinema at Marrakech Film Festival Opening

The Marrakech Film Festival kicked off Friday with a bevy of filmmaking talent on the red carpet and an inspiring speech by the jury president Tilda Swinton.Ever since its launch in 2001, the festival has used Morocco’s strategic and historic position as a crossroads between different world cultures, to bring together different filmmaking talents from […]

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