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Damien Chazelle Says It’s Good ‘Babylon’ Divided Audiences: ‘More Movies Should Do That’

Since he broke out with the 2014 psychological jazz drama “Whiplash,” Damien Chazelle has been a consistent critical darling, with his films “La La Land” and “First Man” receiving praise from pundits and plenty of accolades. But his most recent film “Babylon” is a totally different story, having been received as both a masterpiece by […]

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First Man Is Damien Chazelle’s Quieter Career Left-Turn

In the last decade, Damien Chazelle has developed into one of the premiere filmmakers of his generation producing large-scale epics like his newest film Babylon, but also venturing into quieter territory with his film First Man. Chazelle started out with the indie sensation of Whiplash: a psychological drama about a student jazz drummer. He then […]

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Paul Schrader Questions The Amount Of Research That Went Into ‘Babylon’: “I Was Scratching My Head”

Regardless of what critics are saying about “Babylon,” there’s no denying that Damien Chazelle is a smart filmmaker, who typically goes out of his way to bring a level of authenticity and respect to his subject matter. Whether that’s the trials and tribulations of a young drummer in music school in “Whiplash” or NASA missions […]

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‘Babylon’ First Reactions Are All Over the Place: Responses for Damien Chazelle’s Film Range From a ‘Daring Hollywood Epic’ to ‘Truly Monstrous’

Paramount has pulled the curtain back on “Babylon,” Damien Chazelle’s period comedy documenting the excess of the early age of Hollywood. An early screening Monday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills has opened the floodgates for first reactions.The 188-minute epic represents a return to awards season for Chazelle, who became the youngest […]

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Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard to receive Zurich honour

Co-founders to receive festival’s Game Changer Award.Zurich Film Festival is to honour Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard with its Game Changer Award.The Game Changer Award is presented during the festival to recognise outstanding achievements in the film industry. It comes as Sony Pictures Classics, which was founded by Barker and Bernard, […]

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Sony Pictures Classics Chiefs Michael Barker and Tom Bernard to Receive Game Changer Award at Zurich Festival

Sony Pictures Classics co-founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard will receive the Game Changer Award at the Zurich Film Festival (Zff), in recognition of their services to film culture.Along with Marcie Bloom, Barker and Bernard, who serve as co-presidents, founded Sony Pictures Classics as an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. To date, films produced […]

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Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist Is In Talks To Star In HBO Max Drama, Girls On The Bus

Looks like Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist will (potentially) be continuing her collaboration with Greg Berlanti. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benoist is in talks to star in HBO Max’s freshly-ordered drama series, “Girls on the Bus.” The show will be executive produced by Berlanti, who previously exec produced the CBS-turned-cw series, “Supergirl,” wherein Benoist assumed the […]

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Dolph Lundgren, Matthew Rhys Join Voice Cast of ‘Seal Team,’ From South Africa’s Triggerfish (Exclusive)

Dolph Lundgren and Emmy-winner Matthew Rhys have joined the stellar voice cast of “Seal Team,” the upcoming animated feature from South Africa’s Triggerfish, which is receiving the MIFA Industry Award at the 60th Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival.Cinema Management Group (Cmg), which handled worldwide sales on Triggerfish’s previous two animated hits, “Adventures in Zambezia” and […]

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‘Minari’ Trailer: Lee Isaac Chung’s Sundance Winner Is A24’s Big Oscar Hopeful

When Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year, it joined a prestigious list of fellow double winners that includes Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” Damian Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” and Lee Daniels’ “Precious.” These three films all turned their Sundance wins into Oscar buzz, with “Whiplash” and […]

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