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“Good Art, Bad Person”: Claire Dederer on the Way Entertainment Is Consumed After #MeToo

In 2017, Claire Dederer published an essay in The Paris Review titled “What Do We Do With the Art of Monstrous Men?” and it immediately went viral. It was less than two months after the first Harvey Weinstein exposés went live, and the critic examined the work of the likes of Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, […]

Woody Allen’s New Film ‘Coup de Chance’ Goes On Sale in Berlin

Woody Allen might still be persona non grata for many in the U.S., but international distributors will likely be clamoring to see his new film, Coup de Chance, which will be presented to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market. WestEnd Films, in collaboration with Gravier Productions, will kick off sales for the film in […]

Composer Burt Bacharach, Smooth Virtuoso of 1960s Pop, Dies at 94

Burt Bacharach, the velvety smooth composer and orchestrator whose partnership with lyricist Hal David brought swanky sophistication to pop music in the 1960s, has died. He was 94. Bacharach died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, publicist Tina Brausam announced. Bacharach composed the music for some 50 top 10 hits, including […]

Charles Kimbrough, Anchor Jim Dial on ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86

Charles Kimbrough, the Emmy-nominated actor best known for his splendid decade-long portrayal of staid network anchor Jim Dial on Murphy Brown, has died. He was 86. Kimbrough died Jan. 11 in Culver City, his son, John Kimbrough, told The New York Times. A veteran of the stage, Kimbrough received a Tony Award nomination in 1971 […]

Scarlett Johansson Recalls Filming Woody Allen Projects and How She Resisted Bombshell Label: “I Suddenly Found Myself Cornered”

Scarlett Johansson is one of the most successful actors of her generation and she’s just revealed a surprising new career goal. “My ideal job is a corner office on the Disney lot,” says the two-time Oscar nominee. “Like a little [bungalow]. That’s what I want.” Johansson disclosed the dream during a career-focused conversation with Bruce […]

Woody Allen Contemplating a Filmmaking Retirement After Next Movie

Woody Allen is weighing his future in filmmaking. The Oscar-winning director and screenwriter told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia in an interview published Saturday that he intends for his next film to be his last, and that he’ll then focus more on writing, as he would like to work on a novel. He said his 50th […]

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 […]

Woody Allen Talks Making Movies in Streaming Era: “A Lot of the Thrill Is Gone”

Woody Allen says he’s no longer much interested in making movies in the streaming era. “I will probably make one more movie, but a lot of the thrill is gone because it doesn’t have the whole cinema effect. When I started, you would do a film and it would go to movie houses all over […]

Alec Baldwin Set to Interview Woody Allen

Alec Baldwin is set to interview scandal-plagued filmmaker Woody Allen. Baldwin made the announcement on his Instagram, revealing that he will conduct an Instagram Live interview with Allen on Tuesday morning. In a caption to his post, the actor anticipated the criticism he will face by writing, “Let me preface this by stating that I […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Ronan Farrow (‘Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes’)

“It’s patience, it’s empathy, it’s trying to really listen to someone and their concerns, both in an interview and also in conversations about whether they’re going to give an interview, and also it’s bringing yourself,” says Ronan Farrow, one of the most consequential investigative journalists of our time, when asked during a recent recording of […]

Roger Angell, Revered Baseball Essayist, Dies at 101

Roger Angell, who turned a 1962 spring training assignment for The New Yorker into an elegant baseball writing career that landed him on the steps of Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 101. Angell died at his home in Manhattan, New Yorker editor David Remnick announced. In 1956, Angell essentially replaced his mother, Katharine Sergeant Angell, […]

New Woody Allen Essay Collection to Be Published in June

Woody Allen has a collection of humor essays coming out in June, his first book since his controversial memoir Apropos of Nothing was released two years ago. Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, announced Wednesday that Zero Gravity will be published June 7. It includes essays that have appeared in The New Yorker and […]