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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 […]

David Brenner, Oscar-Winning Film Editor for Oliver Stone, Dies at 59

David Brenner, the film editor who won an Oscar for Oliver Stone’s Born on the Fourth of July, one of nine movies he cut for the director, has died. He was 59. Brenner died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in West Hollywood, his wife, Amber, told The Hollywood Reporter. He had been working at […]

Guest Column: Oliver Stone Calls Out President for Not Yet Declassifying All JFK Assassination Records

On the matter of openness about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, there is not much difference between former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden. In 1991, there was a huge controversy over JFK, a film I directed and co-wrote. One reason for this was at the end of the […]

AFM: Maverick Producer Fernando Sulichin on Working With Sean Penn, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee

It’s been a crazy year for Fernando Sulichin. But then crazy is kind of Sulichin’s wheelhouse. The 56-year-old head of production at finance group New Element Media — born in Argentina, based in London — has built his career in the independent film business backing the movies and directors that don’t fit the mainstream models. […]

Critic’s Notebook: How Post-9/11 Hollywood Has Mirrored Our Anxieties — and Redefined Its Love of Disaster

In everything from first-person documentaries to tentpole spectacles, a broad spectrum of filmmakers — among them Spike Lee, Paul Greengrass and Kathryn Bigelow — have grappled with the horror of the attacks, the geopolitical ramifications and, less directly, the emotional fallout.

In Copyright Case, Judge Evaluates Use of 9/11 Footage in 16 Films

With about a month to go until the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, a federal judge in New York has authored an absolutely epic copyright ruling that examines how various films and documentaries have used a photojournalist’s footage from that fateful day. What makes this 88-page summary judgment opinion […]

Cannes: Oliver Stone Says Assassination “Was One of Obama’s Biggest Concerns”

John F. Kennedy, according to director Oliver Stone, was the last true president who strived to achieve world peace. Speaking at the Cannes press conference for his latest doc JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, exploring Kennedy’s 1963 assassination in forensic detail to reach the veteran filmmaker’s conclusion that “conspiracy theory has now become conspiracy […]

Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Thirty years after his blockbuster conspiracy thriller JFK, Oliver Stone reappraises the evidence surrounding President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas in 1963.

Oliver Stone: “There’s a Memory Hole About Kennedy”

It was 30 years ago this year that Oliver Stone unleashed his epic political thriller JFK to the masses, a film that sparked immediate controversy in response to the director’s thesis that the assassination of the titular president was part of a sprawling, premeditated coup d’etat. Despite the naysayers, the Warner Bros. film became a […]

Cannes: Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK Revisited’ Doc Lands Global Sales

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, Oliver Stone’s examination of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has landed a number of major territory deals ahead of its Cannes world premiere. The film — which is being shopped by Altitude Film Sales — has been picked up for Australia and New Zealand by documentary streaming […]

Cannes: Canceled 2020 Festival Titles Get 2021 Beach Premieres

They may have missed out on the red carpet, but Tom Medina, the new drama from Algerian director Tony Gatlif (Exiles) and Patrick Imbert’s animated feature The Summit of the Gods – both of which were picked for the canceled 2020 Cannes Film Festival – will still get their Croisette debut. The festival has selected […]

Oliver Stone “Hopeful” After Receiving Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Oliver Stone recently was administered the Russian version of the COVID-19 vaccine and says he is not concerned about possible complications.