Memory Police

The past four years have seen the leader of the United States government engage in a sustained attack on the truth, so a story about two people who fight to retain their grasp on the truth as it’s being slowly wiped out of society altogether feels pretty relevant right now.

Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to get when director Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) teams up with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) to make a film adaptation of The Memory Police, a novel from Japanese writer Y?ko Ogawa. Get more details about the story below. Read More »

the godmother movie

Jennifer Lopez is forever hustling for her next project. And maybe this one could finally land her that much-deserved Oscar. The Hustlers star is set to play the real-life Colombian drug lord Gridelda Blanco in The Godmother, a crime drama set to be helmed by The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano and penned by The Departed screenwriter William Monahan.

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pretty things movie cast

Nicole Kidman is set to star in yet another prestige TV series. The Big Little Lies star is set to play one of the two leads in Amazon’s TV series adaptation of Janelle Brown’s forthcoming novel Pretty ThingsThe Handmaid’s Tale and The Rhythm Section director Reed Morano is set to helm the series.

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The Rhythm Section Trailer

Blake Lively has tackled a variety of roles on the big screen since her Gossip Girl days. Towards the end of her run on The CW show, she took on Green Lantern and Savages, and after the show was over, she starred in The Age of Adaline, The Shallows and A Simple Favor, roles that couldn’t be more different from each other. And now she’s doing it again with The Rhythm Section, a revenge thriller that finds her desperate to kill those responsible for her family’s death. Watch the new The Rhythm Section trailer that finally explains the title’s meaning. Read More »

The Power TV Series - Reed Morano

Naomi Alderman‘s best-selling sci-fi novel The Power has become an international sensation translated into over 35 languages, and soon it will become a television series.

Amazon Studios has announced a TV adaptation from The Handmaid’s Tale director and executive producer Reed Morano with Leslie Mann (This Is 40, The Other Woman) taking one of the lead roles. And even more exciting is Naomi Alderman is adapting the book for the screen herself with a team of all-female writers. Read More »

The Rhythm Section trailer

After a few delays, Reed Morano‘s The Rhythm Section is finally finding its way to theaters early next year, and we now have a trailer to prove it. The action-thriller stars Blake Lively as a woman who finds herself set on a path of bloody revenge to find the people responsible for killing her family. And while it’s true we’ve seen this kind of “lone person out for revenge” tale before, this trailer looks promising. Watch The Rhythm Section trailer below.

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Georgia law

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, a new movie set to reunite Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and an Amazon Prime Video show called The Power have abandoned their plans to film in Georgia due to the state’s restrictive anti-abortion law. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Alabama (which has its own set of Draconian abortion laws in place) refuses to air an episode of the animated series Arthur which depicts the anthropomorphic aardvark’s teacher in a same sex wedding.

Welcome to America in 2019, folks.
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Female Cinematographers

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a documentary short focuses on some female cinematographers who know exactly how to get the right shot. Plus, learn some of the design secrets of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars playset of the Tantive IV spaceship, and watch as Adam Sandler gets weirded out by his return to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Reed Morano Interview

I Think We’re Alone Now has been in limited release since last weekend, but the rest of the country will get a chance in the coming weeks as the film expands to more theaters. However, fans of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, actress Elle Fanning and/or post-apocalyptic movies may be surprised by the tone director Reed Morano struck with her Sundance selected feature.

Morano has been an acclaimed cinematographer of movies like Frozen River and Beyonce’s Lemonade. She’s won acclaim as a director for the pilot that launched The Handmaid’s Tale into a Hulu phenomenon, so there’s been a lot of anticipation for her follow up feature. Morano spoke with /Film by phone about what drew her to Mike Madowsky’s script for I Think We’re Alone Now and why she was never, ever going to use the pop song of the same name in the film.
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Reed Morano may have just made her long-awaited return to feature filmmaking, but she’s heading right back to the small screen.

The Emmy-winning director of The Handmaid’s Tale has just signed an on overall deal with Amazon Studios to exclusively create original TV series, adding to Amazon’s increasingly impressive catalogue of filmmakers set to make original content for its service. Read More »