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Jean-Luc Godard, Enfant Terrible of Modern French Cinema, Dies at 91

Jean-Luc Godard, the brilliant and polemical Franco-Swiss filmmaker whose work revolutionized cinema, has died. He was 91. Godard resorted to assisted suicide Tuesday in Switzerland, a family spokesperson told Agence France-Presse. “Jean-Luc Godard died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones,” his wife, filmmaker Anne-Marie Mieville, and producers said in a statement. He will be cremated […]

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Casts Talia Shire, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman and More

Francis Ford Coppola is rounding out the cast to his big-budget indie film Megalopolis. The call sheet is now a family affair, with Coppola’s sister (and his Godfather star) Talia Shire and nephew Jason Schwartzman joining the project. Also joining the cast are Shia LaBeouf, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter and James Remar. Megalopolis notably marks […]

James Caan, Macho Leading Man of Hollywood, Dies at 82

James Caan, the brawny star who played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and a rough-and-tumble athlete in Rollerball but had the self-assurance to showcase a sensitive side during his long career, has died. He was 82. Caan died Wednesday night in Los Angeles, his rep Arnold Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter, confirming a post on […]

Forest Whitaker Says Cannes Was Where He Was “Acknowledged as an Artist for the First Time Internationally”

It’s been 34 years since Forest Whitaker first arrived in Cannes with Clint Eastwood’s Charlie Parker biopic Bird, a film that would win him the best actor award. Since then, the Oscar winner has been back to the festival numerous times, bringing three more films to the official competition in Bill Duke’s A Rage in […]

Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel to Star in Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’

Francis Ford Coppola has set his cast for his self-funded movie Megalopolis. Adam Driver, Nathalie Emmanuel, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne and Jon Voight will star in the project that is written and directed by the Godfather filmmaker. The logline for the film reads: “The fate of Rome haunts a modern world unable to solve its own […]

‘The Offer’: Mario Puzo Actor Gets Candid on ‘The Godfather’: “I Don’t Think the Book Is Great”

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the initial three episodes of The Offer.]  Mario Puzo would have been proud. The legendary best-selling author who wrote The Godfather was known for being blunt. And so is the actor who plays him in the Paramount+ miniseries The Offer, which dropped its first three episodes on Thursday. For […]

Francis Ford Coppola Offers Solution for Ukraine: Tell Putin to “Stop” as He Is “Not an Insane, Deranged Person”

Upon taking the stage to accept a lifetime achievement award from the Publicists Guild on Friday afternoon, legendary auteur Francis Ford Coppola promptly announced a podium pivot. “I am taking the unprepared speech I was going to unpreparedly give, and I’m throwing that away,” said the 82-year-old after giving a quick shout-out to longtime publicist […]

ICG Publicists Awards: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Take Top Prizes

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) announced the winners for its 59th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which were presented during a March 25 luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won the Maxwell Weinberg awards for motion picture and television publicity campaign, respectively. Five-time Oscar winner […]

Promotion Pays Off at the Publicists Guild Awards

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600)’s 59th Annual ICG Publicists Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements in publicity and promotion at an in-person luncheon ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 25. “We love to celebrate the publicists [because] they spend so much of their time doing the work to celebrate others,” ICG national executive […]

‘The Godfather’ Turns 50: Film and TV Homages Likely Seen Before the Francis Ford Coppola Masterpiece

The Godfather is arguably the greatest film ever made. But at 50 years old, it’s a good bet today a decent portion of viewers saw an homage to the Francis Ford Coppola masterpiece before watching the actual masterpiece. And that makes perfect sense. The film, based on the best-selling novel by the late Mario Puzo, […]

‘The Godfather’ at 50: Cast Looks Back on Legendary Motion Picture and Shares New Insights on the Production

James Caan was so mad that Francis Ford Coppola cut one of his beefier scenes from The Godfather, he walked out of a screening. Fifty years later, he’s still irked. Based on the best-selling book by the late Mario Puzo, The Godfather debuted in theaters on March 24, 1972. Immediately receiving universal acclaim, the Paramount […]

John Korty, Emmy-Winning ‘Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’ Director, Dies at 85

John Korty, who directed Cicely Tyson in the landmark telefilm The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and won an Oscar for the documentary Who Are the DeBolts? and Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, has died. He was 85. Korty died March 9 at his home in Point Reyes Station in Marin County, California, the […]