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‘Valley of the Boom’ Creator and Cast on Telling the True Story of the Internet With Crazy Weird Twists

Tribeca TV: From a storytelling approach that turns the fourth wall into rubble to the legitimately bizarre characters involved, the upcoming Nat Geo …

Blond Hair

Meryl Streep Wants Her Best Friend Tracey Ullman to Run for President

Tribeca TV: The Oscar-winning actress moderated a joyful discussion about fame, accents, politics, and "Tracey Ullman's Show."<p>The Season 3 premiere …

Angela Merkel

‘Roma’ Gets Company: Why the Foreign Language Oscar Race Is Heating Up — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican drama may be the frontrunner, but it's not alone in the foreign language race.<p>Ever since it premiered at the Venice Film …

Film Festivals

‘Maniac’ Review: Breaking Down an Enticing Ending with Many Meanings and One Powerful Message — Spoilers

So many passing moments in "Maniac" come back to matter in the end, and what viewers give the most weight could affect their final takeaway.<p><i>[Editor’s</i> …

Weird

John C. Reilly’s Producing Partner and Wife, Alison Dickey, is the Secret Hero of ‘The Sisters Brothers’

The actor spent seven years developing the first project that he also produced, but it was Alison Dickey who brought it to his attention.<p>From his …

The Sisters Brothers

‘I Think We’re Alone Now’: Peter Dinklage Wishes More Directors Were as Prepared as Reed Morano

The low-budget experience left director-cinematographer shooting inches from Dinklage's face, and they want to do it again.<p>Emmy-winning director Reed …

‘The Good Cop’ Review: Josh Groban Isn’t a Bad Cop or a Bad Actor, But He’s a Huge Problem in This Bland Netflix Comedy

Tony Danza reminds us of the good ol' days while Josh Groban represents what's wrong with the future — or at least Netflix's algorithm.<p>Tony Danza and …

Josh Groban

Art House Theater Day Returns With ‘Thunder Road,’ ‘Schlock,’ and More

The third annual event takes place this Sunday, September 23.<p>For the third consecutive year, the Art House Convergence is presenting Art House …

‘Forever’ Co-Creators on That Incredible Episode 6 Curveball and the Possibilities for Season 2

Matt Hubbard and Alan Yang talk about 'Andre and Sarah' and the one word that most guided them in telling Oscar and June's story.<p><i>[Note: The following</i> …

Todd Haynes Sets ‘Dry Run’ as Next Film, Eyes Mark Ruffalo to Star in Du Pont Family-Inspired Drama

The Participant Media-backed drama will be Haynes' next directorial effort following "Carol" and "Wonderstruck."<p>Todd Haynes is set to return behind …

DuPont

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds New Cast Member Ego Nwodim As Featured Player, Plus Four New Writers

Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West will open the 44th season of the NBC sketch show.<p>“Saturday Night Live” has added Los Angeles-based comedian …

Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Finds Its Director in ‘The Rider’ Helmer Chloé Zhao

"The Rider" has emerged as one of the most acclaimed films of the year.<p>After making one of the most acclaimed films of the year with “The Rider,” …

Captain Marvel

Los Angeles Film Festival Launches, Hopefully Without an Identity Crisis

While LAFF made a radical move to fall, the festival did not change its focus or priorities. So far, sales are up.<p>Last year’s annual Los Angeles Film …

Film Festivals

‘Serial’ Season 3 Review: The Hit Podcast Is Back With a Remix That Sounds Just as Fascinating as the Original

Building out the scope from one case to the workings of an entire courthouse, the show is in a prime spot to recapture the public's attention.<p>The …

‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator and Consultant Break Down the Vietnam Episode and How No One Can Pronounce ‘Nguyen’ Correctly

Raphael Bob-Waksberg and VyVy Nguyen spoke to IndieWire about representation, Easter eggs, and what got cut.<p><i>[Editor’s Note: The following contains</i> …

Nguyen

‘The New Romantic’ Trailer: Camila Mendes and Jessica Barden Are Sugar Babies in Young Adult Rom-Com

An aspiring journalist begins dating an older guy in exchange for gifts in writer/director Carly Stone's debut feature.<p>As the short-lived Starz drama …

Romantic Comedy

‘Joker’: Joaquin Phoenix Debuts His Clown Makeup in Todd Phillips’ First Look Screen Test — Watch

Joaquin Phoenix is sporting a much more composed look than Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight."<p>Less than a week after debuting the first look at …

Todd Phillips

France Disqualifies Olivier Assayas’ ‘Non-Fiction’ From Oscar Race, Director Reacts by Criticizing Submission Rule

The drama, starring Juliette Binoche, has earned strong reviews out of Venice, Telluride, and TIFF.<p>Five movies have been shortlisted by France to be …

Non-fiction

‘Tyrel’ Trailer: Jason Mitchell Battles Toxic White Masculinity in Sebastián Silva’s Sundance Favorite

Silva's latest is a cringe-comedy riff on "Get Out" that has a lot to say about black-white relationships.<p>Jason Mitchell was the breakout star of …

Film Festivals

How Daniel Craig Engineered A Smart ‘Bond 25’ Finale with Director Cary Fukunaga

Craig has been wanting to do his own version of "From Russia with Love," and now he'll get the chance.<p>What Daniel Craig wants, Daniel Craig gets. And …

Bond 25

‘Rafiki’: Kenya Lifts Ban on Lesbian Film, Qualifying It for Oscar Submission

The Kenyan High Court temporarily lifted a ban on Wanuri Kahiu’s film about two girls who fall in love, allowing it to be considered for Best Foreign …

Film Festivals

‘100% Fresh’ First Look: Adam Sandler’s Netflix Stand-Up Special Is His First in Over Two Decades — Watch

Sandler returns to Netflix this October with his first stand-up special for the streaming giant.<p>Adam Sandler’s quest to be the king of Netflix …

Jennifer Aniston

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Yandy Acknowledges That Its Sexy ‘Brave Red Maiden’ Costume Wasn’t a Great Idea

Let's all try to remember that being oppressed isn't that sexy.<p>Sexy versions of pop culture costumes are a proud Halloween tradition going all the …

The Handmaid's Tale

‘Matchstick Men’ Isn’t the Movie Nicolas Cage Will Be Remembered for, But It’s the Movie that Made Him Impossible to Forget

Released 15 years ago this month, "Matchstick Men" remains the best example of what Cage's unique performance style.<p>For a deeply satisfying movie …

Bruce Lee

Terrence Malick Told John C. Reilly His ‘Thin Red Line’ Role Was Being Edited Down in The Most Malick Way Possible

Reilly also revealed to Variety the pact he made with Paul Thomas Anderson about starring in his movies.<p>John C. Reilly is back in select theaters …

Terrence Malick

‘Happy as Lazzaro’: Martin Scorsese Added as Executive Producer to Alice Rohrwacher’s Potential Oscar Entry — Exclusive

As the Cannes premiere readies for NYFF and beyond, Rohrwacher tells IndieWire about the "huge joy" of welcoming the iconic filmmaker onto her third …

Film Festivals

‘Seau’ Review: ESPN’s Thoughtful Tribute to the ’90s Football Star Captures Everything Thrilling and Terrifying About the Sport

The football triumphs and off-the-field tragedies of Chargers great Junior Seau form the basis of this documentary, debuting on the network's new …

Drew Brees

IndieWire and International Documentary Association (IDA) Partner for Annual Awards Season Screening Series

Now in its sixth year, the series showcases the year's most acclaimed documentaries.<p>For the sixth year in a row, IndieWire is partnering with the …

Film Festivals

‘The Good Cop’: Tony Danza Plays Yet Another Character Named ‘Tony’ — Here’s Why It Happened This Time

The legendary actor also explains how he got sorta, kinda, conned into singing the show's theme song.<p>Believe it or not, the reason Tony Danza’s …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Inside Michael Moore’s Smear Campaign Against the Man Who Helped Build His Film Festival

With Traverse City Film Festival facing financial instability, Moore’s attacks on the credibility of Boston Light & Sound’s Chapin Cutler and his …

Film Festivals