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How Bill Hader went from Production Assistant to “SNL” Hero to Leading Man

Joe Berkowitz chronicles Bill Hader, a A Saturday Night Live star for eight seasons before switching gears in The Skeleton Twins. Bill Hader is known for doing impressions, but right now he’s about to change your impression of him. In his eight-year tenure on Saturday Night Live, during which he earned an Emmy nomination, Hader Read MoreRead More

The Cinematography of Harris Savides

Harris Savides has made an indelible impact on cinematography. Maaz Khan profiles some of the work of this well loved and ingenious cinematographer. I’ve kept a habit of starting off every one of these posts stating that you might not know this cinematographer, but that you know the films they made. But Harris Savides was Read MoreRead More

As Enigmatic as Her Picture: Kathryn Bigelow on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Direction for the male dominated film, The Hurt Locker. Her follow up film, Zero Dark Thirty, which traces the hunt and assassination of Osama Bin Laden, features a lead character that is not so different from the director herself. MAYA, the unyielding Osama bin Laden hunter at the center ofKathryn Read MoreRead More

Anne Hathaway Seeks Royal Status

Amy Kaufman profiles the rising star in Anne Hathaway including how she prepared for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables and how she out grew Princess Diaries When she was 16, Anne Hathaway decided she was a failure. Tara Lipinski, the figure skater only five months her senior, had recently won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Read MoreRead More

Nicole Kidman – Hollywood’s Unlikely Rebel

R. Kurt Osenlund offers a portrait of Nicole Kidman, looking at her career becoming a Hollywood rebel. While other A-List actresses have chased the kind of star vehicles that kill on opening weekend, Nicole Kidman has been quietly becoming Hollywood’s most unlikely rebel—a statuesque leading lady with a snowballing penchant for bold auteur partnerships. It’s Read MoreRead More