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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Named Best Film of 2017 by National Board of Review

The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life. The 108-year-old organization, which comprises “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics,” also tapped “The Post” stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for top acting honors. Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady ...

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ICG President Steven Poster Pushes On-Set Safety, Slams Government’s Anti-Union Stance

Cinematographer Steven Poster, who’s shot such films as “Donnie Darko” and “Stuart Little 2,” and is a former president of the Americans Society of Cinematographers, has been head of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, since 2006. He sat with Variety to assess the state of the organization at this point in its history (good) and anti-union trends at the ...

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Portia de Rossi Claims She Was Sexually Harassed by Steven Seagal in Audition: 'He Unzipped His Leather Pants'

“I lived in Brooklyn, and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t do that. I don’t travel. I don’t have money for a cab.’ And I didn’t. And I said, ‘And I don’t take subways late at night.’ And she says, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll reimburse you. And I’m here, a woman,’” she continued. “I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she ...

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Julianna Margulies Recounts Incident with Steven Seagal: ‘He Made Sure That I Saw His Gun’

Julianna Margulies recalled an encounter with Steven Seagal during an interview on Sirius XM’s “Just Jenny” Friday morning, in which Margulies met the actor at a hotel after a female casting director told her he wanted to go over a scene. “I lived in Brooklyn,” the “Good Wife” actress, who was 23 at the time, remembered. “And I said, ‘Oh, ...

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AFM Facetime” Steven Knight, Writer/Director of ‘Serenity’

Steven Knight is probably best-known for his acclaimed film and TV screenplays (“Dirty Pretty Things,” which won him an Oscar nom, the BAFTA nominated “Eastern Promises,” “The Hundred Foot Journey,” “Peaky Blinders”) and co-creating the global TV phenom “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” But the British writer’s also an accomplished and technically innovative director (his fraught drama “Locke,” starring ...

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