César Awards: Entire Board of Directors Announces Resignation Days Before 2020 Ceremony

UPDATE: Variety reports that while the board of directors has announced their collective resignation, the move will not take hold until after the February 28 ceremony. After weeks of unrest following the announcement of this year’s César nominees, including a dozen nods for embattled filmmaker Roman Polanski and his latest film, and a growing call to

Mike Flanagan Teases Three-Hour ‘Doctor Sleep’ Director’s Cut

Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep” is rife with visual homages to Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic “The Shining,” of which the source material’s author, Stephen King, has been notoriously, publicly critical. There’s no need to go down that road anymore, but it’s worth mentioning that Flanagan’s new film seems caught between paying ode to King’s novel

The directors of Liberty: Mother Of Exiles on using The Statue Of Liberty as our moral compass

World Of Wonder founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are well known as executive producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the groundbreaking reality competition show that helped usher drag culture into the mainstream. But beyond that, the pair is also responsible for some eye-opening documentaries like The Eyes Of Tammy… Read more… Source link

‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Passed on ‘Deadpool 2’ to Make a Sci-Fi Movie With Michelle Yeoh

After filmmaking duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert launched their wacky debut “Swiss Army Man” at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, they went through the usual routine of fielding offers. The directors, who have gone by the collective moniker “Daniels” since their music video days, announced their surreal and playful style with the story of

Jason Momoa Says Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Director’s Cut Is ‘Ssssiiicccckkkkkk’

Shaggy Hawaiian heartthrob Jason Momoa is DC Extended Universe serf Zack Snyder’s number-one cheerleader. The actor, who plays Aquaman in the DCEU, recently took to Instagram to sing Snyder’s praises, thanking the director for boosting his career, and trumpeting the rumored “Justice League” director’s cut that, according to some fans, Warner Bros. is currently holding

‘Midsommar’ Director’s Cut: At 171 Minutes, It’s Richer, Darker, and More Rewarding

This story contains major plot details from both versions of “Midsommar.” On July 3, Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” was released on 2,700 screens across the United States. The twisted modern fairy tale —an epic fable that starts with a bleak murder-suicide, and ends with a somewhat brighter one almost 147 minutes later — was an extraordinary

Seven Director’s Cuts to Watch After ‘Apocalypse Now’

Director’s cuts are having a bit of a moment. This week sees the release of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut,” a work 40 years in the making. Ari Aster is also debuting a nearly three-hour extended version of “Midsommar,” and Quentin Tarantino is hard at work recutting his westerns. After releasing “The Hateful

There’s a Particular Avengers: Endgame Cameo That Meant a Lot to the Directors

A movie filled with cameos and new characters, it seems as if Avengers: Endgame would be a hard pill to swallow, right? On the other hand, the Russo brothers directing team already had plenty of practice combining storylines from the Iron Man movies and the Captain America tales they’ve brought to the screen in Civil War and Infinity

Endgame Directors Are Kind of Right That Bucky and Steve Have a “Star Wars Relationship”

The Russo brothers are continuing their post-Avengers: Endgame tour of talking about all things Avengers, which means we get a deluge of fun quotes to unpack, for better or worse. Recently, the directing duo made a stop on the Star Wars Show, a weekly webseries from Lucasfilm, to chat about two different franchises and, of

The Oscars Need to Recognize the Female-Dominated Field of Casting Directors Like the BAFTAs

Think about your favorite film. Think about your favorite characters in that film, and the performances the actors give. Assembling a cast that’s as strong as the Avengers is a Herculean task in any film, and we have casting directors to thank for that. However, despite being key to the success of any ensemble or