Lorelei Director Sabrina Doyle on Finding First-Time Child Actors for Her Blue-Collar Fable

Margeaux Sippell • June 18, 2021

When Sabrina Doyle was casting her film Lorelei — a working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid, and three shades of blue — she had Emmy nominee Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) and Golden Globe nominee Jena Malone (The...

Creation Stories and the Birth of Brit Pop: A Q&A With Ewen Bremner, Jason Isaacs and Nick Moran

Margeaux Sippell • June 18, 2021

Ewen Bremner knows what it takes for any big dream to come true: belief. The actor stars in Creation Stories, a film about the rise and fall of Creation Records and its founder, Glaswegian music executive Alan McGee, the man largely responsible for...

Whitey Bulger Revisited; Integration Test Email #2; Black Widow Oops

Tim Molloy • June 18, 2021

A new Whitey Bulger documentary tries to set the record straight; HBO Max mistakenly sends an email and comforts an intern; we correct our own error, involving Black Widow. Plus: An interview with Lorelei director Sabrina Doyle, and a song HBO Max...

My Name Is Bulger Director Wants to Set the Record Straight About Whitey Bulger

Margeaux Sippell • June 17, 2021

My Name Is Bulger sheds light on an often forgotten side of the Whitey Bulger story — his family. Though the late Bostonian has been inducted alongside the likes of Al Capone into the pantheon of the biggest, baddest American gangsters of all...

Black Widow Desexualized; Pixar’s Heat; A Beatles Thanksgiving

Tim Molloy • June 17, 2021

Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow’s “sexualized” debut and how she’s changed; if Pixar had made Michael Mann’s Heat; Peter Jackson’s new Beatles doc will air over six hours this Thanksgiving. But First: The...

James Gunn Would Like Actors to Please Stop Lying About Their Height

Tim Molloy • June 17, 2021

The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn would like actors to please be honest about their heights. “I wish actors (especially men) would tell the truth about their height when casting. Casting a whole show can...

NY and California Reopen; Arclight Hope; Meet Your New American Gigolo

Tim Molloy • June 16, 2021

Things are looking up: California and New York are back, the Hollywood Arclight has hope; and we’re getting a new American Gigolo. Also: Welcome to Shocking-Word Island. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. But First: One of...

A Stuntman’s Secrets; Lin-Manuel Miranda Apologizes; Kids Fallout

Tim Molloy • June 15, 2021

A stunt performer shares some industry secrets; Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to  accusations of colorism; revisiting the 1995 film Kids, the Cuties of its time. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. A Stuntman Speaks Out: “Did you know...

Dirty Secrets of Stunt Work — a Job With a 100% Injury Rate

Kirk Caouette • June 14, 2021

Kirk Caouette is a 25 year veteran of the film industry, best known for his work as a stunt performer, stunt co-coordinator, fight choreographer and main unit director. He wrote, directed and stars in American Badger, available...

R.I.P. Ned Beatty; Karen Allen Recalls Raiders; George Romero Advice

Tim Molloy • June 14, 2021

R.I.P. Ned Beatty, an actor who could sell anything; Karen Allen shares some Raiders of the Lost Ark memories; George Romero directing advice. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Karen Allen: To mark the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost...

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