Some films are appreciated from the start — the big blockbusters find their audiences or the acclaimed indies find the critical raves right out of the gate. Then there are films that are ahead of their time, that find a bigger audience as they age, where the appreciation might come a little later thanks to DVDs or television viewings.
WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff says that the release of “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” will complete the director’s superhero trilogy, reinforcing the studio’s desire to move past the social media campaign to hand back control of the DC film universe to the filmmaker.
Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen sat down (virtually) with one another for the inaugural episode of “Dream Teams,” Variety’s new series that pairs collaborators who caught lighting in a bottle. Having recently seen Mikkelsen’s turn in the film “Another Round,” Craig was eager to discuss that performance but the two also reminisced about playing poker, that infamous torture scene and playing drunk.
Filmmakers Bong Joon Ho, Olivia Wilde, Oliver Stone, Matthew A. Cherry and more write essays on some of 2020's biggest titles, including "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," "Promising Young Woman," "Da 5 Bloods," "Minari" and more.
Emerald Fennell’s pitch meetings for “Promising Young Woman” were telling, to say the least.
Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI” is an arresting look at how J. Edgar Hoover used the country’s top law enforcement agency to wage a surveillance campaign against Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that made a mockery of the justice system. By illegally wiretapping King’s hotel rooms, Hoover’s agents discovered that the minister was having adulterous relationships and tried to use that information to smear him, blackmail him and destroy his marriage.
Inside Sacha Baron Cohen’s Wild, Abandoned Plan to Prank the MyPillow Guy for ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
Rudolph Giuliani’s embarrassing interview in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” provided the comedy smash with its most meme-able, headline-grabbing moment.
Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari” may be an ensemble drama at heart, but it does feature one inarguable breakout performance by its young star: Alan S. Kim.
Hollywood studios have used the pandemic to heed the advice of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” hit Netflix in September and has already picked up a screenplay win with the Boston Society of Film Critics, along with nominations from several other regional groups. You can now get inside Kaufman’s unique mind and read the script here.
By Clayton Davis
‘Tenet’ Prop Master Says Film Includes ‘One of the Craziest Things I’ve Done in 35 Years’
‘Promising Young Woman’: How Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell Made the Most Audacious, Feminist Movie of the Year
By Clayton Davis
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Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will finally be available the way the filmmaker decidedly does not want you to see it — at home.