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‘Armageddon Time’ Review: James Gray’s Deft 1980 Coming-of-Age Memoir Is an Old-School Liberal Message Movie in Progressive Drag

When I watch a movie by the writer-director James Gray, I often have the sensation that I’m seeing two films in one: the story being told and the…

‘The Bourne Identity’s’ Doug Liman to Adapt ‘Rise and Kill First’ for Story Syndicate, Abot Hameiri (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Bourne Identity” helmer Doug Liman is attached to direct the adaptation of a chapter from acclaimed nonfiction book “Rise And Kill First.”  It details how Israel’s Mossad…

Marvin Josephson, Founder of ICM Partners, Dies at 95

Marvin Josephson, founder of ICM Partners, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 95 years old. A cause of death was not immediately available. “We mourn the loss…

Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Animated Special From Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael Korman at HBO Max/Cartoon Network

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced a new family-oriented animated special called “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth” from Sacha Baron Cohen, Greg Daniels, Mike Judge and Michael…

Marco Bellocchio Set to Shoot Pic in June About Abducted Jewish Boy That Spielberg Had His Eye On (EXCLUSIVE)

Marco Bellocchio, who is in Cannes with TV series “Esterno Notte” about the kidnapping and assassination of former Italian premier Aldo Moro by Red Brigades terrorists, is set…

Jan Kounen, Kate Ogborn, Lisa Marie Russo Among Work-in-Progress Pitches at Cannes Animation Day

The fourth edition of Animation Day, which is part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Market, will take place on May 22. A one-day event aimed at the global…

Emmy Rossum Shares What Tips L.A. Billboard Icon Angelyne Gave Her Ahead of New Series

Most Angelenos know the Billboard Queen, Angelyne. The enigmatic human Barbie, self-described as a “Rorschach test in pink,” has been a mainstay of Los Angeles culture ever since…

Must Attend: Variety’s Calendar of Events

Check out Variety’s Must Attend calendar of events. May 11, Wednesday Eugenio Derbez, Samara Weaving, Max Greenfield and Betsy Brandt premiere their comedy “The Valet.”The Montalbán, Hollywood Kathy…

Pulitzer Prizes Include James Ijames for ‘Fat Ham,’ Raven Chacon for ‘Voiceless Mass’

James Ijames and Raven Chacon are among the recipients of the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes. The prestigious Pulitzer Prizes honor achievements across journalism, literature, theater and music. This year’s…

Dionne Warwick Leads TikTok, U.N. Campaign for Ukraine Refugees – Global Bulletin

CAMPAIGN UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, and TikTok have teamed for a music campaign promoting solidarity with refugees from Ukraine and beyond. The campaign begins with #TheWorldNeeds, a…

Evil side of ‘Swingin’ London’ laid bare in ‘Ridley Road’

The summer of 1962 might have arrived on the cusp of “Swingin’ London” in the UK — but not for the victims of rampant anti-Semitism and racism vis-a-vis the rise of National Socialism. That’s dramatized in “Ridley Road,” a four-part series which premiered last fall on BBC One and is now airing on Masterpiece on…

David Birney, star of ‘St. Elsewhere’ and ‘Bridget Loves Bernie,’ dead at 83

David Birney, star of “Bridget Loves Bernie” and “St. Elsewhere,” died Friday. He was 83.