Steve Jobs

‘Nerds’ Will Be a Broadway Musical About Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

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Computer scientists are always singing when they code, right? They’re practically always portrayed on film as coding away, singing staccato rhythms to match the beat of their fingers as they pluck away at their next life-changing tech solution. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were especially guilty of this, and so their vocal proclivities are being taken to the stages of Broadway, in the form of a musical comedy called Nerds
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The ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Director Roundtable Is Everything That’s Wrong With Awards Season (and Hollywood)

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The full, hour-plus video of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual director roundtable went up yesterday, a bit later than usual, but you’ve basically seen it before. It’s not just that the panel of “the year’s most notable directors” (their words, not ours) was so homogenous – entirely male, and almost entirely white – though we’ll get to that. It’s the sheer sense of déjà vu in the group, a monotonous return of the same damn voices saying the same damn things. But it’s appropriate, as a symbol of both Hollywood in general and awards season in particular.
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The 25 Best Films of 2015

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From period dramas to indie comedies, from post-apocalyptic action to brainy sci-fi, from anything-goes narratives to insightful documentaries, these were the best films of a very, very good year. …Read More

2015: The Year the Biopic Bubble Burst

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Steve Jobs was just one of several high-profile biopics to eat it commercially this year. And the problem isn’t just that these movies aren’t making money; most of them also aren’t very good. So if most of them stink and no one’s seeing them, why are so many biopics still getting …Read More

From True Crime Docs to Pitch-Black Comedy: The Most Fascinating Movies of This Year’s New York Film Festival

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Fifteen days after its pontiff-prompted late kickoff, the 53rd annual New York Film Festival drew to a close yesterday. It was a festival of splashy debuts, quiet discoveries, and unexpected mourning, with a slate that ran the gamut from IMAX 3D spectacle to intimate home movie. Your correspondent didn’t see as much as I’d have like to — you rarely do — but here are a few films to keep an eye on in the weeks and months to come.
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