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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Well-Respected Software You Need To Finish Your Screenplay

Even A-list Hollywood screenwriters need some help getting their complex ideas into cohesive script form. That means more than just proper formatting of stage directions — and Final Draft 10, the industry-standard screenwriting program, gets that. The list of Final Draft devotees includes exalted film luminaries like Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola, […]

August 7, 2017

Directors Of Five Oscar-Contending Animated Features Discuss Realizing Visions And Casting Voices

Five directors came together recently for The Envelope Animation Roundtable to tackle such topics as selling their ideas, letting the visuals tell the story and working with voice actors.

December 19, 2015

‘Star Wars’ Director J.J. Abrams Feels Lucky To Land Biggest Job In The Galaxy

“The experience I had seeing ‘Star Wars’ for the first time was mind-blowing. Eleven is a great age to have your mind blown.” And now it’s Abrams’ turn to blow some minds.

December 18, 2015

20 Things About The New ‘Star Wars’ Movie

If you thought the pre-release buzz about superhero movies was out of control, just put your ear to the Internet these days. That roaring sound is the online chatter over Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

December 11, 2015

Column: ‘Home Alone’ A Holiday Classic? Don’t Make Me Laugh

Home Alone has made enough hundreds of millions of dollars by now and solidified enough of a multigenerational fan base to survive the following review: to hell with it.

November 24, 2015

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’ Is An Unglamorous Look At Important Fight For Rights

The story of women fighting for the right to vote is all too recent, and for some, all too forgotten.

October 29, 2015
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The Subjects of ‘1971’ Were Snowden Before Snowden

A healthy skepticism of government activities is stoked in the film ‘1971.’

March 26, 2015

East Texas Killer Who Inspired The Movie ‘Bernie’ Is Released From Prison

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The killing was so shocking, so unexpected and so downright weird that it became a Texas Monthly magazine story and then a popular motion picture, “Bernie.” In 1996, beloved east Texas assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede — a darling to those who knew him around the town of Carthage — […]

May 7, 2014