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Sarah Polley on Nixing Difficult Artists From Her Film Sets: “I’m Just Completely Done With It”

Women Talking filmmaker Sarah Polley says she’s still mulling over “a few things” in terms of what project she wants to tackle next, but she knows exactly how she wants to make it. “I would try to populate my set the same way I did with [Women Talking] by working with people who have a […]

Sarah Polley Has Public Reunion With ‘Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ Co-Star Eric Idle Three Decades After On-Set Trauma

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking features a large ensemble of accomplished and award-winning actresses, so it would not have been a surprise to see one (or several) take the stage Thursday at the Palm Springs Film Awards, where Polley was honored with a director of the year prize. But instead it was Eric Idle, the Monty […]

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Joseph Kosinski, Gina Prince-Bythewood and the THR Director Roundtable

The shot that nearly broke them, the pointlessness of auditions, the gift of final cut — the directors of some of this year’s most powerful movies got together and got real about their craft. In December, JD Dillard (Devotion), Todd Field (Tár), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths), Joseph Kosinski […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Crossing $900M Globally as New Holiday Movies Get Iced

Outside of Avatar: The Way of Water, a brutal weather system named Storm Elliott is taking the merriment out of holiday moviegoing at the North American box office. The bomb cyclone has brought freezing temperatures, high winds, snow and ice to a wide swath of the country. Traditionally, the Christmas corridor is one of the […]

For This Season’s Oscar Contenders, Abandonment Is Survival

Awards season is notorious for bolstering films that feature the most abject suffering possible, but, remarkably, many of this year’s top dramas instead collectively showcase a more complex type of pain: the bittersweet relief of escaping from your dependents. The Oscars have often favored films that emotionally align their audiences with the neglected and abandoned […]

‘Women Talking’ Jessie Buckley and Sheila McCarthy Says Film’s Cast Was a “Band of Sisters, Like a Pack of Wolves”

In Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, Jessie Buckley and Sheila McCarthy play a daughter and mother who have both been raped by the men of their Mennonite community. Buckley’s character, Mariche, is obstinate. As the women of her enclave are debating their future, she is tied to the past, frustrated with the potential for change. McCarthy’s […]

‘Glass Onion,’ ‘Till,’ ‘The Woman King’ and More Producers on Their Most Challenging Moments: “It Took Me Over 35 Years to Get a Movie Like This Made”

Keith Beauchamp (Till) The struggle to make United Artists’ Till began, for producer Beauchamp, decades before the cameras started rolling. The film chronicles the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black boy who was brutally tortured and murdered by white supremacists in 1955 Mississippi. After his killers went unpunished, Till-Mobley became […]

Making of ‘Women Talking’: Why Writer-Director Sarah Polley Originally Resisted Taking on the Awards Contender

A few years ago at a book club meeting, a friend took Sarah Polley aside in the kitchen. “She told me, ‘I found this book, and you have to make it into a film,’ ” Polley says. “She said, ‘I’m going to tell you the backstory of what happens before the book starts and you’re […]

AFI Best Film, TV Shows of 2022 Include ‘Avatar’ Sequel, ‘Women Talking,’ ‘The Bear’ and ‘Mo’

The American Film Institute has revealed its picks for the best movies and TV shows of 2022. The group’s picks for the 10 best films are, in alphabetical order: Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Nope, She Said, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, The Woman King and Women Talking. […]

Independent Spirit Awards Film Nominations: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Leads With Eight Nods

The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations in film categories were revealed Tuesday morning. Taylour Paige and Raúl Castillo announced this year’s movie nominees in a livestream on Film Independent’s YouTube channel. A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the nominations with eight nods including best feature, directing and screenplay (for filmmaking duo Daniels). Michelle […]

Why ‘Women Talking’ Director Sarah Polley Opted Not to Portray Sexual Violence Onscreen

Women Talking premiered at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday night, following a film festival run earlier this year.  Based on the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews, the film follows eight women living in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith after a series of […]

‘Women Talking’ Director Sarah Polley to Receive Director of the Year Award at Palm Springs International Film Awards

Women Talking director Sarah Polley will receive the Director of the Year Award at the 2023 Palm Springs International Film Awards. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, while the festival is running through Jan. 16. “Sarah Polley continues her outstanding work as a writer and director in […]