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How Bartlett Sher Turned Cerebral Stage Hit ‘Oslo’ Into a Thrilling New HBO Movie

“Oslo,” the new HBO film about the back-channel negotiations between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization that led to the milestone Oslo Peace Accords, arrives as tensions are at a high in the Middle East.It’s a moment where the hard work of peacemaking that the film dramatizes is in noticeably short supply, but […]

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Legendary Talent Spotter Boaty Boatwright Recalls Casting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and Her Pal Sue Mengers

Over the course of her legendary career, Alice Lee “Boaty” Boatwright has cast iconic movies, served as a studio exec and repped starry talent including Joan Didion, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Reflecting on it today, she says her career really took off after a pivotal encounter at Sardi’s restaurant more than 60 years ago. […]

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Scott Rudin Will Step Back from Broadway Amid Abuse Accusations

In the wake of a Hollywood Reporter exposé detailing mega producer Scott Rudin’s alleged long history of toxic bullying and abuse in the workplace, the Academy Award-winning film, television, and stage producer said he will step aside from Broadway producing duties. Apologizing “for the pain [his] behavior caused” his colleagues, Rudin told The Washington Post […]

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50 Films, Actors and Directors Overlooked by the Oscars

There are no right or wrong decisions in Oscar winners, since it’s all a matter of personal taste. However, four categories in the past 91 years — best picture, director, actor and actress — are a reminder that some greats did not get the appreciation they deserved. In 1962, Peter O’Toole (“Lawrence of Arabia”) had […]

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Jeff Daniels to Play James Comey — with Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump — in CBS Limited Series

Following his iconic role as Knuckles McGinty in “nicecore” phenomenon “Paddington 2” (and proving he’s a fan of IndieWire), Brendan Gleeson will flex his acting range by portraying one of the worst individuals on the planet. Gleeson has been cast as sitting president Donald Trump in a CBS adaptation of James Comey’s bestselling book, “A […]

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