How Donna Gigliotti Helped ‘Hidden Figures’ Reveal Itself Against The Odds – Q&A

For Donna Gigliotti, like the rest of the collaborators who eventually boarded the project, Hidden Figures was an undeniable proposition. The true story of three black women employed at NASA’s segregated facility in Virginia in the 1960s, whose mathematic and technical talents were integral to the early days of the space race, Hidden Figures rights a wrong with a history that has largely overlooked their importance. And, as Gigliotti explains, it celebrates the…

For Donna Gigliotti, like the rest of the collaborators who eventually boarded the project, Hidden Figures was an undeniable proposition. The true story of three black women employed at NASA's segregated facility in Virginia in the 1960s, whose mathematic and technical talents were integral to the early days of the space race, Hidden Figures rights a wrong with a history that has largely overlooked their importance. And, as Gigliotti explains, it celebrates the…

‘Silence’ Production Designer Dante Ferretti Details Five Preps Undertaken For Martin Scorsese’s Passion Project

A three-time Oscar-winning production designer, taking gold most recently for Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo, Dante Ferretti‘s professional relationship with the legendary filmmaker takes him through nine films, from 1993’s The Age of Innocence all the way up through Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution in 17th Century Japan, Silence was a mammoth undertaking, a nearly three-hour film shot in dozens of locations…

A three-time Oscar-winning production designer, taking gold most recently for Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Dante Ferretti's professional relationship with the legendary filmmaker takes him through nine films, from 1993's The Age of Innocence all the way up through Silence. Starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit priests facing violence and persecution in 17th Century Japan, Silence was a mammoth undertaking, a nearly three-hour film shot in dozens of locations…

Taylor Sheridan & David Mackenzie On Raising ‘Hell Or High Water’: “It’s About Fatherhood At The End Of The Day”

After drug war noir Sicario made enormous waves at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival into last year’s awards season, you could feel that Taylor Sheridan, a Sons of Anarchy actor-turned-scribe, was bound to repeat his success all over again with this year’s CBS/Lionsgate movie Hell or High Water.  
To date, Hell or High Water racked up three Golden Globe nominations for best drama, Sheridan’s screenplay and supporting actor Jeff Bridges who plays a crusty Texas Ranger in the…

After drug war noir Sicario made enormous waves at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival into last year's awards season, you could feel that Taylor Sheridan, a Sons of Anarchy actor-turned-scribe, was bound to repeat his success all over again with this year’s CBS/Lionsgate movie Hell or High Water.   To date, Hell or High Water racked up three Golden Globe nominations for best drama, Sheridan’s screenplay and supporting actor Jeff Bridges who plays a crusty Texas Ranger in the…

‘Lion’ And ‘Rogue One’ DP Greig Fraser On Film Versus Digital And Fundamental Similarities At The Heart Of The Two Films

Fresh off the set of Garth Davis‘ second feature, Mary Magdalene, cinematographer Greig Fraser finally has a moment to contemplate the work he’s put in over the past year, between Davis’ directorial debut, Lion, and the highly-anticipated Star Wars off-shoot Rogue One, which has drawn rave reviews. A lifelong friend of Davis, Fraser was of course thrilled to see the critics’ response to The Weinstein Company’s Lion. And while Rogue One seems, in all respects, an entirely…

Fresh off the set of Garth Davis' second feature, Mary Magdalene, cinematographer Greig Fraser finally has a moment to contemplate the work he's put in over the past year, between Davis' directorial debut, Lion, and the highly-anticipated Star Wars off-shoot Rogue One, which has drawn rave reviews. A lifelong friend of Davis, Fraser was of course thrilled to see the critics' response to The Weinstein Company's Lion. And while Rogue One seems, in all respects, an entirely…

’20th Century Women’ Star Greta Gerwig Reveals The Ways In Which Art Imitated Life Throughout Mike Mills’ Production

Currently in the editing bay for Lady Bird, her directorial debut which she also wrote, Greta Gerwig is on the press circuit for several 2016 films by writer/directors and respected auteurs, which somehow seems fitting. There’s Maggies Plan, from Rebecca Miller, and Pablo Larrain’s elegant Jackie, but the apex for Gerwig this year would be her turn as young, artistic cancer survivor Abbie in Mike Mill’s 20th Century Women.
A film layered densely with beautiful…

Currently in the editing bay for Lady Bird, her directorial debut which she also wrote, Greta Gerwig is on the press circuit for several 2016 films by writer/directors and respected auteurs, which somehow seems fitting. There's Maggie's Plan, from Rebecca Miller, and Pablo Larrain's elegant Jackie, but the apex for Gerwig this year would be her turn as young, artistic cancer survivor Abbie in Mike Mill's 20th Century Women. A film layered densely with beautiful…

‘Loving’ Hair Stylist Kenneth Walker Shares His Personal History With A History-Making Court Case

Loving hair stylist Kenneth Walker boasts an accomplished resume, working closely with Denzel Washington from Ricochet to American Gangster. But in speaking with Walker about Jeff Nichols‘ latest, depicting the beautiful and historic love story between Richard and Mildred Loving, it’s clear that his connection to the project is as personal and profound as they come. Growing up in the era depicted in the film, Walker vividly recalls his first exposure to prejudice… as well…

Loving hair stylist Kenneth Walker boasts an accomplished resume, working closely with Denzel Washington from Ricochet to American Gangster. But in speaking with Walker about Jeff Nichols' latest, depicting the beautiful and historic love story between Richard and Mildred Loving, it's clear that his connection to the project is as personal and profound as they come. Growing up in the era depicted in the film, Walker vividly recalls his first exposure to prejudice… as well…

‘The Lost City Of Z’ Teaser: Charlie Hunnam Searches The Amazon For An Ancient Civilization

When you hear two different people say, “The journey may well mean your life” or “You’re goin’ up river, are ya? Ain’t nobody comes back from up there,” chances are you’re in pretty deep. Here’s the first teaser for The Lost City of Z, writer-director James Gray’s adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book about a British explorer who vanished while looking for an ancient city in the Amazon.
It’s the Roaring ’20s. Trekking deep into the jungle, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunn…

When you hear two different people say, “The journey may well mean your life” or “You’re goin’ up river, are ya? Ain’t nobody comes back from up there,” chances are you’re in pretty deep. Here’s the first teaser for The Lost City of Z, writer-director James Gray’s adaptation of David Grann’s nonfiction book about a British explorer who vanished while looking for an ancient city in the Amazon. It’s the Roaring ’20s. Trekking deep into the jungle, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunn…