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‘Bonnie’ Review: Portrait of Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann Only Skims the Surface

Premiering in Venice, Simon Wallon's documentary pays tribute to the casting legend who discovered Sean Penn, Brian Cox and many others.

HBO Max’s Japanese Crime Series ‘Tokyo Vice’ Sells Wide

Tokyo Vice, HBO Max’s new Japanese crime series, has found several international homes, with Endeavor Content closing sales on the hourlong crime drama with multiple broadcasters. Endeavor unveiled Thursday that it has sold the show to Canal+ in France, Canada’s Crave channel and to Paramount+ in Australia, with Starzplay taking rights for the U.K. and […]

HBO Max’s ‘Tokyo Vice’: TV Review

This adaptation of Jake Adelstein's memoir about working as a journalist in Tokyo features Ansel Elgort in a leading role and Michael Mann behind the camera for the pilot.

Adam Driver, Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley Board Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’

Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley have been cast in Michael Mann’s long-gestating passion project Ferrari, which is back on track. Driver will play Enzo Ferrari and Cruz will play his wife, Laura Ferrari, in the biopic about the famed Italian motoring icon, while Woodley takes on the role of Lina Lardi, Enzo’s mistress. […]

Michael Mann’s ‘Tokyo Vice’ HBO Max Series Fills Out Cast

Michael Mann’s HBO Max crime series Tokyo Vice is filling out its cast. Series leads Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, as well as the previously announced Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf and Rinko Kikuchi, are joined by Japanese actors Hideaki Ito, Show Kasamatsu and Tomohisa Yamashita, who will be series regulars.  In the show, created and written by […]

‘Heat’ Cinematographer Dante Spinotti to Get Locarno Film Festival Honor

The Locarno International Film Festival will honor the exquisite eye of Italian cinematographer Dante Spinotti at this year’s event, where it will give him its lifetime achievement award, the Pardo alla Carriera. The 77-year-old cinematographer is best-known for his collaborations with director Michael Mann, including The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995) and The […]

‘The Insider’ Director Michael Mann Remembers Christopher Plummer: “One of the Brilliant Shakespearean Actors”

The helmer reflects on working with the actor, who died Feb. 5 at age 91.: "There are few people left alive like Chris Plummer. Culture was alive and resonant within him and brought depth to everything he did."

Japan’s WOWOW Boards Michael Mann’s ‘Tokyo Vice’ Series

Japan's leading pay TV company WOWOW is boarding Michael Mann's crime series 'Tokyo Vice,' taking all local rights and co-producing the show with HBO Max and Endeavor Content. 

Rinko Kikuchi to Star in Michael Mann’s HBO Max Series ‘Tokyo Vice’ (Exclusive)

Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi is joining the cast of the 'Tokyo Vice' series for WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service.

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

Among options for SoCal cinephiles this month are a new digital restoration of an early Fellini classic, a series of films featuring Oscar-winning performances, classics from Scorsese and Miyazaki and more.

Michael Mann Talks Holding Warner Bros. “for Ransom,” Why ‘Heat’ Couldn’t Be Made Today

“Audiences are infinitely smarter than they know — they can feel something before they can mentally process it," the director also tells Guillermo del Toro and Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux at Lyon's Lumiere festival.

Michael Mann, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro Reunite for Special ‘Heat’ Evening

Christopher Nolan hosted the Q&A after a screening of the iconic 1995 heist film and sparred with the movie's cinematographer over film versus digital supremacy.