Boss Baby: Family Business Visual Effects Artists Give Advice for Aspiring Animators at SCAD...

Margeaux Sippell • September 24, 2021

When it comes to visual effects, bigger and bolder doesn’t always mean better. Three visual effects artists who worked on DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby sequel, The Boss Baby: Family Business, shared their insights and advice for...

Sci-Fi Gem Ultrasound Was in Pre-Production for One Month and Much of the Film Was Shot in Five Days

Caleb Hammond • September 24, 2021

Ultrasound is a complex, stylized sci-fi gem that rewards repeat viewings. With confident direction, a strong visual identity and strong performances from a litany of actors like Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Bob Stephenson (The Chair, Top Gun:...

Conjuring House (and Ghosts) for Sale; Ex-X-Men Nonsense; Festival News

Tim Molloy • September 24, 2021

The Conjuring house is for sale, with ghosts included; people are freaking out over dubious reports of an X-Men name change; great festival news for cinephiles in Atlanta, Indianapolis and Austin. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Ghosts for...

Monsters Inside on Netflix: What Happened to Billy Milligan?

Margeaux Sippell • September 23, 2021

The story of Billy Milligan is at the center of Netflix’s new true-crime docuseries Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan, which details how he used a dissociative identity disorder diagnosis — previously referred to as...

Directing Mogul Mowgli Taught Bassam Tariq That Honesty Is Everything (Video)

Margeaux Sippell • September 23, 2021

While making his BAFTA-nominated film Mogul Mowgli, director Bassam Tariq learned the value of being honest with himself and his team every step of the way. “I’ve had a few years before Mogul Mowgli where things kind of went south for...

Johnny Depp Blasts ‘Cancel Culture’ From Literal Platform; More Strike Talk; R.I.P. Melvin Van...

Tim Molloy • September 23, 2021

Johnny Depp criticizes cancel culture as reporters hang on his every word; a strike by IATSE’s 150,000 members looks increasingly possible; R.I.P. to Melvin Van Peebles, an icon, revolutionary, and baadasssss. Cancelled: Johnny Depp...

StudioFest’s 2021 Festival Happened Inside Virtual Reality Headsets (Video)

Margeaux Sippell • September 22, 2021

StudioFest held this year’s film festival virtually. No, not on Zoom — inside the fantasy world of virtual reality headsets. To pull off the virtual festival, each of the guests, including the 10 competing filmmakers, the...

Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan Director Asks: ‘What About the Victims?’

Margeaux Sippell • September 22, 2021

Netflix’s Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan follows the story of a Billy Miligan, a man charged with sexually assaulting four women on the Ohio State University campus in the late 1970s. Milligan gained wide attention because...

Wire Creator Rejects Texas; Netflix’s Roald Dahl Factory; Sayonara, Books

Tim Molloy • September 22, 2021

The Wire creator David Simon won’t shoot in Texas; Netflix opens a Roald Dahl factory; a new app uses movie IP to help parents spend less time with their children. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. But First: If you followed...

Impeachment: American Crime Story Showrunner on Introducing Younger Generations to Linda Tripp

Margeaux Sippell • September 21, 2021

FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story showrunner Sarah Burgess has spent years crafting the first television show to dramatize the affair between President Bill Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky — and to tell the...

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