WATCH: How Foreign Oscar Nominee ‘A War’ Realistically Captured Combat Zone and Home Front (EXCLUSIVE)

In “A War,” writer/director Tobias Lindholm—perhaps best known to American audiences as the wordsmith behind popular TV series “Borgen” and Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt”—follows up 2012’s “A Hijacking” by delving into the Danish military’s involvement in Afghanistan. When company commander Claus M. Pederson (Pilou Asbæk) is forced to make a ….Read More

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‘Inside Out’ Writer Meg LeFauve’s Road to an Oscar Nomination—and Captain Marvel

For many writers starting out, it’s easy to be discouraged by constant rejection and internal second-guessing. So it took Meg LeFauve a while to find her voice.

After studying writing and English at Syracuse University, LeFauve came to Hollywood to write but felt she was failing at first. So she ….Read More

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Berlin Review: Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear-Winning Documentary ‘Fire At Sea’

It is easy to sink into the quiet waters of Gianfranco Rosi’s newest documentary, which brought him his second top honor from a major festival (“Sacro GRA” won Venice 2013) when it picked up the Golden Bear at the 2016 Berlinale this weekend. It’s a beautifully shot, meditative and poignant ….Read More

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