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Guest Column: ‘The Survivor’ Looks to History to Grasp Our Complicated Present

When producer Matti Leshem first brought me the script for The Survivor, I had a visceral reaction and knew I had to make the film. In part it was because I had known members of my own family who had survived the Holocaust, and I had seen its effects on their lives. But more so […]

Robert De Niro, Barry Levinson Team for Warner Bros. Gangster Drama ‘Wise Guys’ (Exclusive)

Warners’ first original feature of the Warner Bros. Discovery era is here … and it’s a period mobster drama fronted by two Hollywood veterans. Returning to the genre that made him a household name, Robert De Niro will star in Wise Guys, a feature intended for theatrical distribution that will be directed by Barry Levinson, […]

Anne Heche Taken Off Life Support, Rep Says; Dies at 53

Anne Heche, who starred in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and Wag the Dog and on TV shows including Men in Trees and Hung during a troubled life and career, was taken off life support Sunday night, her rep announced. Heche, 53, had spent several days in a coma at the Grossman Burn Center […]

Walter Coblenz, Oscar-Nominated Producer of ‘All the President’s Men,’ Dies at 93

Walter Coblenz, who received a best picture Oscar nomination for All the President’s Men and produced other standout films including The Candidate and The Onion Field, has died. He was 93. Coblenz died March 16 in Los Angeles, his son John announced. Coblenz also landed an Emmy nomination in 1974 for outstanding limited series for producing […]

Barry Levinson to Direct Peacock Crime Drama ‘The Missing’

Barry Levinson is teaming with David E. Kelley at Peacock. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning director has boarded crime drama The Missing at the streamer. Levinson will direct the first episode and multiple other installments and serve as an executive producer. The series will mark the first collaboration between Levinson and Kelley. Ordered straight to series […]

Ben Foster in ‘The Survivor’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Barry Levinson tells the true story of a Jewish boxer who's haunted by what it took to survive the Holocaust.

Barry Levinson on Directing ‘The Survivor’ and Whether He’ll Tackle a Donald Trump Film

Barry Levinson has a film and TV track record few Hollywood directors can match. He earned the best director Oscar for Rain Man in 1999 and helmed classics like Diner (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Bugsy (1991) and Wag the Dog. Now he’s back with the World War II-era biopic The Survivor, which tells the true story of […]

Critic’s Picks: A June To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Queer classics, Indian cinema masters, the Coen brothers and favorites of former New Yorker critic Pauline Kael are among highlights from the Los Angeles retrospective and revival scene this month.

Kristen Stewart, Tom Glynn-Carney to Star in Ben Foster’s Directorial Debut

Ben Foster is set to make his directorial debut and will star alongside Kristen Stewart and Tom Glynn-Carney an untitled adaptation of William Burroughs' early works and letters.

‘First Man’ Hosts Private Screening With Claire Foy, Damien Chazelle

The 'First Man' cast and creative team joined celebrity guests in New York for an evening celebrating the film about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing.

Barry Levinson on Trump-Russia Probe: “He Cannot Look More Guilty Than He Acts”

Wars of the future will be about "degrees of manipulation," the 'Wag the Dog' director says in Karlovy Vary and shares that he would like to one day make a film about the current political situation in the U.S.

‘Paterno’ Director on the Family’s Response and That Anthony Scaramucci Exec Producer Credit

Barry Levinson says 'Paterno,' which explores the final few weeks of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's life, during the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, reflected "the highest and lowest points in his life."