night of camp david movie

Fresh off of directing the Oscar-nominated Western News of the World, Paul Greengrass has set his eyes on a much news-ier project: Night of Camp David. The political thriller, based on the 1965 book of the same name by Fletcher Knebel, tells the story of a mentally unstable president who begins to slip into paranoia. Sounds a little too familiar…

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the problem with Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is making his long-awaited return to TV this fall. After five years away from The Daily Show desk, Stewart is returning to host a new current affairs series called The Problem with Jon Stewart, which will debut on Apple TV+ in fall 2021.

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regina king shirley chisholm

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is set to write and direct Shirley, a biopic about Shirley Chisholm, the United States’ first Black Congresswoman who made additional history when she later ran for President in the early 1970s. Oscar-winning actor Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, Watchmen) is now set to play Chisholm, and King will also produce the new film.
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four seasons total documentary

Few people can forget the stranger-than-fiction moment of the infamous Four Seasons Total Landscaping fiasco, which saw Rudy Giuliani give a press conference in front of a local landscaping company located between a sex shop and a crematorium — not the kind of auspicious location you’d expect for former New York City mayor and Trump attorney to speak in front of. But it was just the kind of hilarious visual metaphor that befits the karmic justice that was the 2020 presidential elections, and one that couldn’t have been dreamed up by the best comedy writers. However, one documentary crew were somehow able to get on the ground of the incident, filming the whole thing in secret for the newly announced Four Seasons Total Documentary.

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covid relief bill

After weeks of negotiations on a stimulus bill, Congress announced a compromise on a COVID-19 relief bill which, if passed and signed by President Trump, will provide $15 billion in financial support to movie theaters and live event venues. It could be the boost that struggling movie theaters need as many markets remain closed nearly nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, and as industry-shattering decisions push theatrical releases to streaming.

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barack obama's favorite movies and shows of 2020

It’s the time of year that year-end lists are released, and critics name the best movies and TV series of the year. But that doesn’t mean everyone else can’t join in to share their favorite films and shows of 2020, including former U.S. presidents. During his time in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama revealed himself to be a big old pop culture nerd, regularly sharing his best-of lists to the delight of Film Twitter and cinephiles everywhere. And even four years out of office, that tradition hasn’t changed. Obama once again shared his list of best films and shows of the year, and once again showed himself to be a man of taste.

See Barack Obama’s favorite movies and shows of 2020 below.

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Boys State Review

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Boys State

Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+

The Pitch: In Boys State, a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. The film closely tracks the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: In addition to the last four years of American governance being an absolute clusterfuck, the year 2020 was especially wrought with political turmoil due to the 2020 election cycle. Though you’re probably tired of all the bipartisan bickering mudslinging, allow me to implore you to endure a little bit more of it by digging into this documentary that illustrates how the state of our government and political system has an important influence on young minds. And while much of the nightmare that has unfolded over four years has bolstered some of the worst tendencies in political discourse, there’s always hope for the future. Read More »

the crown disclaimer

For three seasons, Peter Morgan’s drama series The Crown has received praise and accolades for its complex character work and lavish depiction of the British royal family. But then season 4 hit Netflix, introducing the popular Princess Diana (played by newcomer Emma Corrin) to the fray. And it stirred up enough controversy that snowballed into the U.K. government sending a request to Netflix to add a disclaimer deeming The Crown “a work of fiction.” Netflix has denied that request.

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The Fighting Shirley Chisholm - Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) is set to star in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, a movie about the United States of America’s first Black congresswoman who went on to make history yet again by running for president in 1972. Read More »

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was originally intended to be released in theaters by Universal — then the pandemic hit. Theatrical plans for Borat 2 had to be scrapped, and Amazon swooped in to release the film on its streaming platform, earning the company its biggest zeitgeist-capturing hit. But it turns out Amazon shelled out a lot to earn those headlines — the company reportedly paid a whopping $80 million for the rights of Borat 2.

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