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Sandra Seacat, Actress and Beloved Acting Coach, Dies at 86

Sandra Seacat, the actress and influential acting coach who as a Lee Strasberg disciple taught the craft to the likes of Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Harvey Keitel, Common, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and many others, has died. She was 86. Seacat died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Monica, family friend and publicist Stan Rosenfield […]

Hugh Jackman Says Mental Health Support on Film Sets Is Needed: “Well-Being in All Forms Is Really, Really Important”

Hugh Jackman is getting candid about mental health and the toll of filming his movie The Son.  In an interview with the BBC that published online Tuesday, the Greatest Showman actor revealed that the film’s producers hired psychiatrists to stay on set for the cast and crew if they needed to talk.  “This was the […]

Laura Dern Reveals Her “First Shoe Love” That She Bought When She Was 20

On the rooftop of Holloway House, one of the newest hotel properties of Soho House, a host of actresses who are fans of Roger Vivier brands came out to celebrate the accessories brand on the evening of Dec. 9. During cocktails, Mayfair Witches and The White Lotus star Alexandra Daddario chatted with Roger Vivier creative […]

Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch’s Composer on ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and More, Dies at 85

He also wrote songs recorded by Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Bassey and Mel Tillis and themes for 'Inside the Actors Studio' and the Barcelona Summer Olympics.

Guillermo del Toro to be Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit

Guillermo del Toro has a date with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The Pinocchio auteur will be honored at the museum’s Film Benefit, presented by Chanel, on Dec. 8. It’s an institution he knows well. Del Toro’s work has appeared in several MoMA exhibitions, first in 1994 when his first film, Cronos, was selected […]

Taylor Swift Reimagines Cinderella Fairytale in “Bejeweled” Music Movie Featuring Laura Dern

Taylor Swift unveiled the next visual for her song “Bejeweled“ from her new Midnights album. In what Swift describes as “music movie,” released to coincide with her new tenth studio album, the singer puts a twist on the Cinderella fairytale, in which Laura Dern, HAIM, Swift’s longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, Dita Von Teese and Pat McGrath […]

Toronto: Fest’s First 72 Hours Highlighted by New Oscar Frontrunner ‘Fabelmans,’ Clintons and Academy Chiefs

Fifteen years after I first came to the Toronto International Film Festival and saw Juno, Michael Clayton, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild and The Savages, among other excellent films, I’m happy, as always, to be back at the best fest north of the border, and hopeful, as always, to match the high bar set by my […]

‘The Son’ Review: Hugh Jackman is Outstanding in Florian Zeller’s Otherwise Unrewarding Dirge

Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and newcomer Zen McGrath star in this installment of Florian Zeller’s trilogy on mental health and its brutal impact on families.

Venice: Hugh Jackman Says Reading ‘The Son’ Was a “Feeling Like a Fire in My Gut”

Hugh Jackman says he was driven to reach out directly to Florian Zeller to ask if he could star in The Son, the playwright-turned-filmmaker’s sophomore feature following his acclaimed — and Oscar-winning — directorial debut The Father. Like The Father, The Son was adapted from one of Zeller’s plays, this time tackling the subject of depression and […]

Venice Next Big Thing: ‘The Son’ Star Zen McGrath on Handling the Drama’s Emotional Intensity

Among the props Zen McGrath admits to swiping from the set of The Son is a photo of his much younger self Photoshopped on a beach alongside a smiling Hugh Jackman.  “I took it because it looked so funny,” he says. “I just thought, I need that for myself.”  The Son, having its world premiere […]

Hollywood Flashback: 25 Years Ago, ‘Citizen Ruth’ Sent Up the Abortion Debate

When Citizen Ruth was released on Dec. 13, 1996, director Alexander Payne never expected the abortion debate at the center of his feature directorial debut to remain relevant 25 years later. Payne, who would go on to win the best screenplay Oscar for his films Sideways and The Descendants, had yet to work on a […]

Jean-Marc Vallée Documentary in the Works (Exclusive)

Item 7, the producer of Jean-Marc Vallée’s breakout movie C.R.A.Z.Y., is at work on a documentary about the Dallas Buyers Club and Big Little Lies director, who died suddenly in December 2021 at the age of 58 years. Marie-Julie Dallaire will direct Cut Print Thank You Bye, which has the support of and participation from the […]