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Oscar Winner Jonathan Demme Dies

Indiewire reported this morning that the Oscar winning director of Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense, Married to the Mob and other beloved films has died of cancer and other complications. Demme's work on Silence remains…

Bill Paxton Dies Way Too Young

Back in the 1980s, I worked at a video store where I met some of my now best friends. Yes, it was the "be kind, rewind" days when the laser disc threatened VHS and VHS threatened movies and eventually DVDs would put VHS out of business and…

RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

Gene Wilder will most famously be remembered for playing Willy Wonka in the 1971 classic. The actor passed away earlier today, and will be remembered for his roles in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 1974's Blazing Saddles, Young…

Maureen O’Hara Dies at 95

Maureen O'Hara was just honored with an Oscar in 2014. Her family issued this statement: “It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes,” a statement from the…

Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Peter Jackson's go-to cinematographer has died of a heart attack at the very young age of 59. The brilliant cinematographer lensed all of Jackson's Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but also King Kong and probably my favorite of his,…

David Carr repeatedly hit The Sweet Spot

A. O. Scott, in his remembrance of David Carr: "For a while, a few years ago, there was a weekly video on the New York Times website called The Sweet Spot, taped during off hours in the cafeteria on the 14th floor. The idea was that it…

Hollywood pays tribute to Mike Nichols

His career spanned six decades. He created some of the most iconic movie moments of the past half century. Today Hollywood paid tribute to EGOT director Mike Nichols who passed away at the age of 83. Take a look at some of the tributes.…