keeper of the diary

Reed Morano may not be directing a Star Wars film, but she’s got another high-profile project on her hands. The Emmy Award-winning director of The Handmaid’s Tale has been tapped to helm Keeper of the Diary, a drama about Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

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The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro - 2018 DGA Awards Winners

Last night the Directors Guild of America handed out their awards honoring the best achievements in directing from the previous year. This includes directing for feature films as well as dramatic and comedic television. So who came away with the big prizes?

On the feature film side of things, Guillermo del Toro took the top prize for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for his work on the Best Picture nominated The Shape of Water, putting him on the level with his “Three Amigos” compadres Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu. But Get Out director Jordan Peele didn’t go home empty-handed since he won Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director. As for the rest of the 2018 DGA Awards winners, you’ll have to check out the full list below. Read More »

Blake Lively injury

The Rhythm Section is temporarily halting production after star Blake Lively sustained a hand injury on set.

The 2019 spy thriller, directed by Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano (who is definitely not making a Star Wars movie), may have to delay production for up to five months after Lively injured her hand in December and underwent an unsuccessful surgery to remedy the problem. Now, Lively may have to undergo a second hand injury and require more time to recover.

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Reed Morano Star Wars

You can stop grilling Reed Morano about Expanded Universe trivia: she’s not directing Star Wars.

After The Handmaid’s Tale director emerged from a two-and-a-half hour meeting with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennnedy earlier this week, the Star Wars community was abuzz with speculation over whether Morano would be the first female director to helm a Star Wars franchise film. But sadly, it seems like that is not meant to be.

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Reed Morano Star Wars

Is Reed Morano, one of the directors behind season 1 of the hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, the next Star Wars director? That’s the current buzz, as a Morano confirms that she had a lengthy sit-down meeting with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. If Morano lands the gig, that might make her the first female director in Star Wars history – a moment fans have been awaiting for a very long time.

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Blake Lively Spy Thriller

Blake Lively, who killed it in The Shallows last summer, is attached to star in a spy thriller from the producers behind James Bond and the director of MeadowlandReed Morano. The fully-financed project, The Rhythm Section, is based on part one of author Mark Burnell‘s four-part series. Production is scheduled to begin this Fall.

Below, learn more about the Blake Lively spy thriller.

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‘Meadowland’ Trailer: Olivia Wilde is Miserable

meadowland trailer

Somber tone. Shots of characters walking aimlessly. Brief glimpses of a gloomy night sky. A tone of despair. Yep, this Meadowland trailer sure does scream “indie.” Cinematographer Reed Morano‘s directorial debut is promising, though, thanks to the director’s past work and an excellent cast. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we ground and pound in a foreign country before getting introspective, try to fill the bulbous void that Elvis left, get a real view into our government’s counterterrorism methods, see Luke Wilson and Olivia Wilde up their game higher than VOD quality, and get trapped in a prison cell by a psychopath.

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