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Daniel Brühl Boards Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Movie Teller’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Captain America: Civil War” star Daniel Brühl has boarded Lone Scherfig’s upcoming feature “The Movie Teller,” Variety can reveal. The BAFTA-nominated actor, who recently reprised his Marvel role…

From ‘Spencer’ to ‘King Richard,’ Directors Dust Off the Past to Reveal Fresh Narratives

We live in a golden age of historical fiction, from Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad,” adapted for television by Barry Jenkins, to Mark Sullivan’s bestseller “Beneath a Scarlet…

Tales from the Awards Circuit: Highlights of a Return to Live Events

In the past year, thanks to vaccines and an abundance of caution, in-person events began to resume throughout the season. It began with Emmy FYC panels, usually filled…

Joel Coen Is New King of Scotland With His Beautiful ‘Macbeth’

Never underestimate Joel Coen. In a year when nine of the top-grossing films are part of a franchise, his new film is Shakespeare. Entirely filmed on soundstages, with…

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Casting ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!” and How Writing the ‘Encanto’ Music Got Personal

Lin-Manuel Miranda has delivered a wealth of gifts to audiences over the past year, including Broadway’s improvisational hip-hop comedy show “Freestyle Love Supreme,” his feature directorial debut, “Tick,…

Oscars: ‘Candyman’ Marks the Rare Horror Film to Compete for Best Original Score

The rare horror contender, “Candyman” features an electro-acoustic score by New York composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe that contributes to the eerie and ultimately terrifying atmosphere of Nia…

Oscars’ Original Score Race Offers Quantum of Choices, With Hans Zimmer and Jonny Greenwood Leading the Pack

The Academy’s music branch was particularly broad-minded for this year’s Oscar shortlist, choosing 15 scores that run the gamut from conventional to experimental, echoing ancient times as well…

Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-Winning Lyricist of ‘The Way We Were,’ Dies at 93

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose lyrics written with her husband, Alan Bergman, graced such hits as “The Way We Were,” “The Windmills of Your…

‘Encanto’s’ ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ Is Topping the Charts. So Why Didn’t Disney Submit It for Oscars?

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s “Encanto” is a global sensation. Besides trending on social media, topping the music charts, and being played on repeat in every…

Debut ARCA Arts Film Fest Captures the Glory, Tragedy of Extraordinary Art and Great Artists

The rich, varied and enticing lineup of Uruguay’s inaugural ARCA Intl. Film Festival underscores one fact from the festival’s get-go: In commercial terms, art-themed movies are not necessarily…

‘Dune’ Sound Experts Bring Sci-Fi ‘Realism’ to Outer Space

Sound is one of the most important and misunderstood elements in filmmaking, and sound for sci-fi films adds another degree of difficulty. “Dune,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, boasts…

Ace Eddie Awards Announces Date Change and New Venue for 72nd Annual Awards Ceremony – Film News in Brief

American Cinema Editors announced the new date and venue for the 72nd annual Ace Eddie Awards, which will now take place on March 5 at 4 p.m. at…