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Interview: Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Oscar-nominated directors of ‘RBG’

Betsy West and Julie Cohen (Photo by Patrick Lewis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock) At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed abreathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without adefinitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quietwarrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of …

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Interview: ‘Destroyer’ screenwriters Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi

From left; Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi at the premiere of Destroyer at AFI Fest, November 13, 2018 Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi have hit the spectrum in their Hollywood screenwriting career, ranging from the smallest of indies like The Invitation to huge blockbusters like Clash of the Titans and Ride Along. Like many of their screenplays, the process took …

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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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Interview: Joe Walker, Oscar-nominated film editor of ‘Widows’

Joe Walker is a two-time Oscar-nominated film editor who is responsible for cutting some of the best action and sci-fi films of this decade.  Before that, Walker cut his teeth on some of Britain’s most prestigious television films and series’, honing his craft while also dabbling in his original passion, music.  His work with Denis Villeneuve is legendary: from Sicario …

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Interview: Joel Edgerton, actor/writer/director of ‘Boy Erased’

Joel Edgerton on the set of Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features Joel Edgerton built a solid career in his native Australia in television shows like Water Rats and The Secret Lives of Us but had his first international break came from when he played Uncle Owen Lars in 2002’s Star Wars: …

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Interview: Garrard Conley, author of ‘Boy Erased’

Author Garrard Conley on the set of Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, a Focus Features release. Credit: Focus Features Garrard Conley is the author of the memoir Boy Erased, about his experience in a gay conversion camp, now a major motion picture set for release by Focus Features on November 2nd. Boy Erased was nominated for a Lamdba Literary Award and was featured as a …

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