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Remembering 'Chinatown' screenwriter Robert Towne

Towne, who died July 1, was nominated for an Oscar in 1974 for his screenplay for The Last Detail, and won the Academy Award in 1975 for his screenplay for Chinatown. Originally broadcast in 1988. Source link

The Ouray Film Festival Creates Encouraging Space for Art | Festivals & Awards

The programming this year was strong, and I’ll get to a couple of shorts you need to see, but the main thing I took away from Ouray was what drives the co-founders: a sense of community, trying to reclaim...

MGM+’s Messy The Emperor of Ocean Park Rules Over Convoluted Empire |

And so it goes over ten soapy episodes, adapting Stephen L. Carter's bestselling thriller to the lengthy, novelistic confines of your average streaming miniseries. In adaptation, though, the book's strange mix of tones and subjects clashes mightily: In...

Netflix’s “Receiver” Should Work for NFL Fans Despite a Predictable Playbook |

Rumors started to circulate that the warts-and-all access needed by the Peyton Manning-produced show was scaring off potential subjects, and those seemed verified when Netflix announced that there would be no “Quarterback” in July 2024, pivoting instead to...

Hulu’s “UnPrisoned” Takes Bigger Swings In Its Self-Assured Second Season |

One sequence dramatizing the oft-used metaphor of “wrestling with emotions” is truly inspired, leveraging the best of TV to dramatize what could be just a few people sitting around and talking. Via a highly stylized wrestling set piece,...

Sausage Party: Foodtopia Goes Bad Long Before It’s Over |

Hot off the heels of the end of the preceding film, "Sausage Party: Foodtopia" sees the culinary residents of Shopwell's Market waging a deliciously devastating war on mankind for the crime of masticating them and turning them into...

Flying to the Moon: Ten Films About the Apollo Program |

“The Dish” (2000)  When people ask me to recommend a neglected gem of a film that is heartwarming, funny, and smart, with great characters, I always suggest “The Dish,” starring Sam Neill and Patrick Warburton in the...

On The Same Level: Paul Raci, Clarence Maclin, and Sean Johnson on Sing Sing |

CM: We’re getting military uniforms now.  SDJ: They’re bringing in little fake weapons. Of course, at the end of the evening, they were very strict about how they accounted for everything. It was just amazing to watch that...

Big, Big, Big, Big Movies: Jon Landau (1960-2024) |

If that narrative sounds familiar, it's because it's the story of every Cameron film since 1991. Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" was the most expensive movie of his career at that point in time, and the most expensive ever...

A Diminished Hollywood Welcomes a New Mogul

In 1994, when Sumner M. Redstone bought Paramount Pictures for about $10 billion, the equivalent of about $22 billion today, he did more than just take over a company. He ascended a cultural throne.Studios like Paramount — founded in...
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Moroccan ex-minister who defended government critics sentenced to five years

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Mohamed Ziane, an ex-Moroccan minister of human rights, was sentenced to five years in prison...
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