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  • David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to Open 52nd New York Film Festival

    David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to Open 52nd New York Film Festival | ARTICLE

    David Fincher's Gone Girl, his adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller about a husband suspected of murdering his missing wife, will kick off the 52nd New York Film Festival. The film, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil...

    July 17, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • 'The Leftovers' Christopher Eccleston on Faith, Hope and Clarity

    'The Leftovers' Christopher Eccleston on Faith, Hope and Clarity | ARTICLE

    Unless you are a Dr. Who fan — in which you'd immediately recognize him as the ninth version of the time-traveling doctor  — Christopher Eccleston is one of those character actors who usually prompts a "where have I...

    July 14, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • 'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Beatles Film's New Restoration

    'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Beatles Film's New Restoration | ARTICLE

    "If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against...

    July 3, 2014 9:25 AM ET
  • Eli Wallach, 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' Star, Dead at 98

    Eli Wallach, 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly' Star, Dead at 98 | ARTICLE

    He played cotton-gin owners, military officers, monsignors, rabbis, truck drivers, Shakespearean heroes  — even a Batman villain. But Eli Wallach, who passed away at age 98 due to causes unknown, is best known to a generation of...

    June 25, 2014 10:40 AM ET
  • Dave Chappelle Kills at First Radio City Gig

    Dave Chappelle Kills at First Radio City Gig | ARTICLE

    He jokingly dubbed it "the shittiest comeback in show business," but from the moment that Dave Chappelle swaggered out on to the Radio City Music Hall stage, on the sold-out first night of a nine-date residency at...

    June 19, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • No 'Tomorrow': Doug Liman on the Blockbuster That Almost Broke Him

    No 'Tomorrow': Doug Liman on the Blockbuster That Almost Broke Him | ARTICLE

    "I was training to climb Mount Everest," Doug Liman says, motioning to the slim treadmill desk tucked into the corner of his Tribeca office space. "It was originally for a project I was going to do with...

    June 6, 2014 10:40 AM ET
  • Fight the 'Power': 50 Cent on His New Cable TV Drama

    Fight the 'Power': 50 Cent on His New Cable TV Drama | ARTICLE

    Back when Curtis James Jackson III was working an outer-borough corner — and before the South Jamaica resident became rap star/movie star/business mogul 50 Cent — he saw a lot of power plays and pole positioning go...

    June 5, 2014 11:30 AM ET
  • Life During Wartime: Sebastian Junger on 'Korengal'

    Life During Wartime: Sebastian Junger on 'Korengal' | ARTICLE

    From 2007 to 2008, writer, seasoned war journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger went on patrol, survived an IED attack, endured firefights and boredom, and bonded with the soldiers of Camp Restrepo, a remote outpost deep in the...

    June 2, 2014 12:10 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men's Robert Morse on Dancing Into the Sunset

    'Mad Men's Robert Morse on Dancing Into the Sunset | ARTICLE

    "The phones have been ringing off the hook!" Robert Morse exclaims, which isn't surprising given the 83-year-old actor's turn in the Mad Men split-season finale last Sunday night. (Here there be spoilers, so anyone who has...

    May 27, 2014 4:00 PM ET
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' A to Z

    'Pulp Fiction,' A to Z | ARTICLE

    Twenty years ago today, Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein unveiled the filmmaker’s sophomore movie — an ambitious anthology of crime stories, all interconnected and metatextualized — at a late Saturday night screening at the Cannes Film Festival....

    May 21, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Gordon Willis, 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82

    Gordon Willis, 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82 | ARTICLE

    Legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis, the "Prince of Darkness" who was responsible for the look of such era-defining films of the Seventies as the first two Godfather films, All the President's Men, Annie Hall and Manhattan, died Sunday...

    May 19, 2014 10:25 AM ET
  • Gia Coppola's Teenage Wasteland

    Gia Coppola's Teenage Wasteland | ARTICLE

    Artists have been "discovered" in open-casting cattle calls, walking down the street or even sitting at drug-store counters. According to filmmaker Gia Coppola, her life-changing chance encounter happened in, of all places, a Los Angeles delicatessen named...

    May 9, 2014 4:35 PM ET
  • 5 Things We Learned From the Season Premiere of 'Louie'

    5 Things We Learned From the Season Premiere of 'Louie' | ARTICLE

    Has it really been 20 months since Louie, a strong contender for the greatest show currently on TV (half-hour meta-comedy about a stand-up that runs on FX division) graced our airwaves? How time flies when you're busy...

    May 6, 2014 2:45 PM ET
  • 12 TV Showrunners You Should Know

    12 TV Showrunners You Should Know | ARTICLE

    They conceive the characters, write or co-write the scripts, set the pace and provide the vision for the TV programs you know and love. They're called showrunners, and they are the designated auteurs of the boob-tube renaissance...

    April 29, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'

    Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train' | ARTICLE

    For a generation of kids, Saturday morning at 11am was appointment-television time. You put away your cereal bowl and switched from cartoons or pro-wrestling to a channel a little further down the dial. After a minute or...

    April 24, 2014 1:05 PM ET
  • Murder, Snow and Minnesota Nice: The Return of 'Fargo'

    Murder, Snow and Minnesota Nice: The Return of 'Fargo' | ARTICLE

    "I mean, the guy is a fucking Komodo dragon, but he has the bangs of Ken Burns?" The whole table laughs, and Billy Bob Thornton smiles, knowing he's just nailed it. The subject is a hired killer;...

    April 15, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • 'Veep's Armando Iannucci: Hail to the Chief

    'Veep's Armando Iannucci: Hail to the Chief | ARTICLE

    "Someone just told me that the show seems to be getting exponentially better, which is scary," admits Veep's showrunner Armando Iannucci. Wait…why, exactly, would a high compliment like that be considered frightening? "Because by Season 10, it'd...

    April 9, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • 'Veep's Tony Hale Lives to Serve

    'Veep's Tony Hale Lives to Serve | ARTICLE

    There are people who are natural born leaders, who breathe in the rarified air of political power and powwow with high-ranking policy wonks and senators. And then there are the folks who make sure those same government...

    April 4, 2014 4:30 PM ET
  • Kindness of 'Strangers': 6 Things We Learned From the National Doc

    Kindness of 'Strangers': 6 Things We Learned From the National Doc | ARTICLE

    1. Lead singer Matt Berninger has a brother.As anyone who's been following the Brooklyn-by-way-of-the Buckeye-State band (or who read their extensive New York Times Magazine profile back in 2010), the National is made up of...

    March 27, 2014 1:55 PM ET
  • Creepy Guys & Drake Songs: The Best of 'Broad City' Season One

    Creepy Guys & Drake Songs: The Best of 'Broad City' Season One | ARTICLE

    They're two young women in their mid-twenties, living in New York and struggling to retain their dignity in a world of humiliating hook-ups and wageslave degradation. One of them, Abbi, works at a chic, faux-holistic gym cleaning...

    March 24, 2014 3:15 PM ET
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