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Variety Names 10 Directors to Watch for 2020

Variety Names 10 Directors to Watch for 2020

In advance of the Palm Springs Film Festival, where the talents will be honored, Variety announces 10 breakout filmmakers with promising careers ahead. Before film critics start summing up the present year at the movies with a deluge of Top 10 lists, Variety gazes...

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Actors on Actors: Cynthia Erivo & Alfre Woodard

Actors on Actors: Cynthia Erivo & Alfre Woodard

 Alfre Woodard and Cynthia Erivo both star in movies helmed by black female directors this year; Woodard in Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency” and Erivo in Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two talked about their new...

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Big Ticket with Aldis Hodge

Big Ticket with Aldis Hodge

By Marc Malkin | Variety The script for “Clemency” wasn’t the only thing Aldis Hodge received from the film’s writer and director Chinonye Chukwu when she approached him about starring in the drama. “Chinonye also wrote a letter to me speaking on her supporting me in...

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Variety’s 2019 Power of New York List

Variety’s 2019 Power of New York List

By Variety Staff | Variety The merger of artistic gumption and shrewd business sense sets New York apart, and this list pays tribute to both qualities, with some of the year’s defining artists — “Marriage Story” director Noah Baumbach and star Scarlett Johansson;...

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Jacqueline Stewart Makes History at TCM

Jacqueline Stewart Makes History at TCM

Tara Bitran | The Hollywood Reporter The University of Chicago professor will present Silent Sunday Nights starting Sept. 15. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, Turner Classic Movies will have a fifth host to introduce the uncut and uninterrupted films of the Silent era:...

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph On Dolemite

Da’Vine Joy Randolph On Dolemite

Aramide A. Tinubu | Shadow and Act In the 1970s, comedian Rudy Ray Moore was forcefully pushed out of entertainment. Though he'd seen some minor success with a few albums and some work in comedy, doors quickly closed in his face. Against all rational sense, and with...

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