“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” director and screenwriter Martin McDonagh and stars Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, and Darrell Britt-Gibson attended the Variety Screening Series presented by FilmStruck to talk about their Oscar-nominated film.
Rockwell, Cornish, and Britt-Gibson all showered praise on star Frances McDormand, who’s up for the best actress prize (and widely seen as a frontrunner) at the Academy Awards.
“What’s beautiful about Frances is she’s so involved in what she’s doing and she’s so there. And so much work has led up to that, and the same to be said of you,” Cornish said, pointing to Rockwell. “So much work leads up to that moment that that moment does become free, you know? And that’s really beautiful about working with someone like Frances.”
Ladj Ly made his full-length feature directorial debut with “Les Misérables,” which examines the real-life police brutality in Montfermeil, France. The drama also became France’s entry for best international feature film at the 92nd Academy Awards. “It’s amazing. Just making the movie was not even guaranteed at all. Now, being at the Oscars, the visibility [...]
How do you make an audience relate to the plight of a severed hand? The filmmakers behind “I Lost My Body” had to tackle the unique problem in their movie, which earned an Oscar nomination for animated feature. “It’s not the body missing the hand, but it’s the hand missing the body. Giving the conscience [...]
Director Todd Phillips dove into the meaning behind the pivotal bathroom scene in “Joker” during the Variety Screening Series presented by Vudu. Played by Joaquin Phoenix, failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck slowly transforms into the murderous villain in Phillips’ movie, which picked up 11 Oscar nods, the most of any film this year. “One of [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]