Category - Hollywood

‘The Sopranos’ Oral History, Part III: While the show followed David Chase’s scripts to the letter, with no room for improvisation, the inherent subject matter of lawless men engaging in random explosive violence made for some hair-raising moments...

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When two-time Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat goes about his work, he spends a lot of time imagining, striving for a score and a sonic world unlike any heard before. With Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs—set in a dystopian near-future Japan, and...

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Before the game-changing Black Panther, visual effects supervisor Geoffrey Baumann had worked on a number of Marvel projects, supervising computer graphics and second unit work before earning his current title in this domain. A BAFTA nominee this...

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It was 20 years ago today that hour-long television was forever changed, starting with the visage of a cigar-smoking Tony Soprano commuting from New York to New Jersey to the pulsing beat of the theme song, “Woke Up This Morning.” David Chase’s The...

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For Russell Hornsby, who stars as Maverick ‘Mav’ Carter in The Hate U Give, working on the film was “a joy,” and also “painful to do.” Directed by George Tillman Jr., with Amandla Stenberg in first position amongst an all-star cast, the Fox drama...

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Despite David Chase’s feeling that The Sopranos would be one and done, the only place the show was going was up. It was a bona fide sensation, winning four of the 16 Emmy nominations it received in 1999, including one for Best Writing and the first...

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Crazy Rich Asians has of course swept in a much-needed new era for actors of Asian descent, given that it’s the first all-Asian cast studio film since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago. It certainly rocked the box office, but when director Jon M. Chu...

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An Oscar nominee who leaped into the Wes Anderson ensemble with Isle of Dogs, Bryan Cranston knows how to paint a picture. Before signing on for the director’s second stop-motion outing, Cranston had never met the director; he’d only seen him in...

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For costume designer Keri Langerman, the intrepid Vox Lux was an “incredibly interesting” project to take on, that could be “incredibly intimidating” in equal part. Defying categorization by genre and not easily captured in a log line, the Neon...

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While writing the script for Mary Queen of Scots, Beau Willimon spent a lot of time with two fascinating historical figures—Queen Elizabeth I, and her cousin, Mary Stuart—coming to identify personally with these women, for they ways in which they...

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