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Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Mario Cantone and More Pay Tribute to Willie Garson: ‘You Were a Gift From the Gods’

After news broke on Tuesday that Willie Garson had died, stars took to social media to pay tribute to the actor who won audiences over as Stanford Blatch in “Sex and the City” and Theodore “Mozzie” Winters in “White...

Steve McQueen on ‘Uprising,’ His Docuseries Companion to ‘Small Axe,’ and the Power of Music

Director Steve McQueen has followed up on “Small Axe,” last year’s narrative anthology series about West Indian immigrants in London, with another series about Black British history: “Uprising,” a three-part documentary series about three related events in 1981 —...

Lil Nas X, Lizzo and More Join ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Guest Cast (TV News Roundup)

Disney Plus released a new list of voice actors added to the cast of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” premiering in 2022. Among the new stars added to the cast of the revival of “The Proud Family” are...

HBO Max Announces ‘Love Life’ Season 2 Premiere Date, Releases Teaser (TV New Roundup)

HBO Max announced that Season 2 of “Love Life” will premiere Oct. 28 with its first three episodes. Then, the second three episodes of the 10-episode season will stream on Nov. 4, with the final four concluding on Nov....

Veteran Talent Agent Yasmine Pearl Joins UTA From WME

Yasmine Pearl has joined UTA as an agent in the talent division. Based in Los Angeles, Pearl will report to Chris Hart and Jay Gassner, UTA’s partners and co-heads of motion picture talent. She comes to UTA from WME,...

Sundance Winner ‘Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma’ Gets NY Times’ Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

The New York Times’ Op-Docs initiative has picked up “Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma,” winner of the short film jury award for non-fiction at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and will release it Sept. 14 on NYTimes.com. Directed by...

Mark Duplass Talks ‘Language Lessons’: A Pandemic Movie for People Sick of Pandemic Movies

Mark Duplass is in love with a lot of people. He’s in love with his wife, yes, but he also wants the world to know that you can also be in love with your friends. “Language Lessons” is his...

New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘The Card Counter,’ ‘The Voyeurs,’ ‘Fauci’

Fall movie season is upon us — though the release schedule has never been more confusing, with some blockbusters heading directly to streaming, and various independent films insisting on the pre-pandemic model of opening exclusively in theaters. Let Variety...

TIFF Tribute Honorees: From Blockbusters to Rising Talent to the Classic American Songbook

Denis Villeneuve Courtesy of Ulysse Del Drago TIFF Ebert Director Award Denis Villeneuve Filmmaker When French-Canadian filmmaker Villeneuve made his breakthrough — 2010’s film, “Incendies,”...

‘Cyrano’ to Open Mill Valley Film Festival — Film News in Brief

The Mill Valley Film Festival will open with the California premiere of “Cyrano,” directed by Joe Wright and written by Erica Schmidt, adapted from Schmidt’s 2018 stage musical of the same name, which is based on Edmond Rostand’s 1897...

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Trailer Watch: Kristen Stewart Enters the Oscar Race with Her Portrayal of Lady Di in “Spencer”

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