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Feb 14, 2019
Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader is finally an Oscar nominee. He discusses his career and recent acclaim.
Feb 7, 2019
Surprise Oscar nominee Marina de Tavira discusses her work in "Roma" and the life-changing moment she landed an Academy notice.
Jan 31, 2019
Six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams discusses her latest film and her experiences with awards season over the years.
Jan 24, 2019
Variety's Jenelle Riley joins us for a discussion of this year's Oscar nominations.
Jan 17, 2019
This week prolific actor Brian Tyree Henry discusses his many projects this year, including a stunning turn in "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Jan 4, 2019
Kevin Hart has a new film on the way but that's not the full story anymore. Here the comedian discusses stepping down from hosting the Oscars and thoughts on comedy coming under fire as of late.
Jan 3, 2019
A biopic about the most secretive U.S. politico in recent memory? Sure, piece of cake. Writer-director Adam McKay details his journey to holiday release "Vice."
Dec 27, 2018
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discusses the company's history and most successful year to date, including "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War."
Dec 20, 2018
Variety editors Kris Tapley and Jenelle Riley discuss this year's Oscar contenders and the best films of the year.
Dec 13, 2018
Oscar-nominated actors Christian Bale and Sam Rockwell discuss their work as Dick Cheney and George W. Bush, respectively, in "Vice."
Dec 6, 2018

This week Oscar-nominated director Rob Marshall discuss the sequel to a Disney classic, "Mary Poppins Returns."

Nov 29, 2018

Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper discusses his directorial debut, "A Star Is Born."

Nov 22, 2018

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins discusses his "Moonlight" follow-up, "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Nov 15, 2018

Director Marielle Heller discusses her new movie "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," starring Melissa McCarthy.

Nov 8, 2018

Director Jason Reitman discusses his one-two 2018 punch of 'Tully" and "The Front Runner."

Nov 1, 2018

Actor Rami Malek discusses his work as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Oct 25, 2018

Legendary director Spike Lee discusses his career and new film "BlacKkKlansman."

Oct 18, 2018

Actor Jonah Hill discusses making the leap behind the camera with his directorial debut, "Mid90s."

Oct 11, 2018
Oscar-nominated, 21-year-old rising star Timothée Chalamet discusses his new film "Beautiful Boy."
Oct 4, 2018

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle details his space-race drama "First Man," starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.

Sep 20, 2018

Actor John C. Reilly drops by to discuss his busy fall, including films like "The Sisters Brothers" and "Ralph Breaks the Internet."

Sep 6, 2018

Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Nicole Kidman discusses her new films "Boy Erased" and "Destroyer," live from the Telluride Film Festival.

Aug 23, 2018

This week actor John David Washington discusses Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" and growing up the son of a cinema legend.

Aug 9, 2018
This week director Jon M. Chu stops by to discuss the landmark Hollywood release "Crazy Rich Asians."
Jul 26, 2018

This week filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie stops by to discuss one of the summer's most thrilling movie events, "Mission: Impossible - Fallout."

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