Zack Sharf
Zack Sharf
Zack Sharf is the New York–based News Editor at IndieWire, where he is responsible for running the site’s daily news flow, in addition to crafting larger editorial pieces and covering special events. Prior to joining IndieWire, he received his B.A. in Media Studies from Emerson College, where he worked the Boston press circuit for three years as Managing Editor of the school’s film organization, Reel Reactions. Zack has also worked in the web and editorial department of NYC’s leading news station, WABC-TV. He has a sweet spot for “Before Sunset,” black labs, Julianne Moore, and “The Iron Giant.” Follow him @ZSharf.Source
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Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader Reunite for 'Three-Year Series' About 'Origins of Christianity'

Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader Reunite for 'Three-Year Series' About 'Origins of Christianity'

and are responsible for some of the most iconic and controversial films of all time, from “Taxi Driver” to “Raging Bull” and “,” and now the pair are working together once again for a streaming series about the origins of Christianity. Schrader let the existence of the series slip during a new interview with critic Richard Brody of . The bulk of the interview concerns Schrader’s thoughts on streaming giants like Netflix, a platform Scorsese has wholly embraced thanks to his 10-time Oscar nominee “The Irishman.” When asked if he ever entertained the thought of making a streaming project,...

Apr 23
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Steven Yeun Just Became the First Asian-American Best Actor Nominee in Oscars History

Steven Yeun Just Became the First Asian-American Best Actor Nominee in Oscars History

just entered the history book as the first Asian-American nominee in the Best Actor category. Yeun made the cut thanks to his performance in Lee Isaac Chung’s “,” which also earned the actor nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards. Yeun is nominated in the 2021 Best Actor Oscar race opposite Chadwick Boseman for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Riz Ahmed for “Sound of Metal,” Anthony Hopkins for “The Father,” and Gary Oldman in “Mank.”In an interview with published last December, Yeun reconciled himself with the prospect of becoming the first Asian-American...

Mar 15
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'House of Gucci' First Look: Lady Gaga and Adam Driver Star in Ridley Scott Murder Drama

'House of Gucci' First Look: Lady Gaga and Adam Driver Star in Ridley Scott Murder Drama

has debuted an official look at ’s “” on her Instagram page. The first look is a photo of Gaga and co-star in character as Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci, respectively. Directed by Scott and written by Roberto Bentivegna, “House of Gucci” tells the story of Reggiani as she is tried and convicted of orchestrating the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci. The script is based on Sara Gay Forden’s book “The House of Gucci.” Filming on the project began in Rome last month.In addition to Gaga and Driver, “House of Gucci” features an...

Mar 9
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'WandaVision' Team 'Feels Good' About Ignoring Mephisto, Cutting Out Finale's Demon Reveal

'WandaVision' Team 'Feels Good' About Ignoring Mephisto, Cutting Out Finale's Demon Reveal

Agatha Harkness’ rabbit, Señor Scratchy, inspired several fan theories from “” fans over the series’ nine episodes. Was the rabbit secretly the demon villain Mephisto? Or perhaps it was Agatha’s much-discussed husband Ralph? Are Ralph and Mephisto one and the same? None of these questions turned out to be factors in the series, but it turns out fans were right to think Señor Scratchy was more than just a typical rabbit.In an interview with Kevin Smith (via ), “WandaVision” director reveals a “Goonies”-inspired action scene was shot for the finale revealing Señor Scratchy’s transformation...

Mar 9
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Eddie Murphy Stopped Acting After 'Sh*tty Movies' Earned Him Decade's Worst Actor Razzie

Eddie Murphy Stopped Acting After 'Sh*tty Movies' Earned Him Decade's Worst Actor Razzie

The Golden Raspberry Awards, otherwise known as the , honor the worst films and performances of the year. While the Razzies are not considered a major industry event, they are apparently major enough to get a comedy legend like to stop acting for several years. During a recent appearance on Marc Maron’s (via ), Murphy revealed he stepped away from acting after a string of critically reviled movies made him a Razzie darling.“I was making shitty movies,” Murphy said. “I was like, ‘This shit ain’t fun. They’re giving me Razzies…Motherfuckers gave me the ‘worst actor ever’ Razzie. [So I...

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Kelly Marie Tran: 'Star Wars' Fan Harassment Felt Like an 'Embarrassingly Horrible Breakup'

Kelly Marie Tran: 'Star Wars' Fan Harassment Felt Like an 'Embarrassingly Horrible Breakup'

is moving forward with her career by becoming the as the lead voice in “Raya and the Last Dragon,” but she did spend time in a recent reflecting on her turbulent experience in the “” franchise. The actress debuted as in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but toxic fans harassed her online with sexist and racist comments. Tran was the first woman of color to have a leading role in a “Star Wars” movie. While Tran reprised Rose in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” her screen time was all but nonexistent. Tran scrubbed her social media accounts clean because of the “Star Wars” harassment, and she...

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Clint Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' Co-Star Says Film 'Mainstreamed Anti-Asian Racism' in America

Clint Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' Co-Star Says Film 'Mainstreamed Anti-Asian Racism' in America

Over 13 years after ’s “” opened in theaters and became a box office sensation ($148 million in the U.S. and $269 million worldwide), cast member has to criticize the film for mainstreaming anti-Asian racism in America. Vang starred in the film as Thao Vang Lor, a young Hmong teenager who befriends his elderly racist neighbor (portrayed by Eastwood). While Vang credits “Gran Torino” for heightening Asian representation on screen, he writes it came at the expense of also heightening anti-Asia racism.“Back in 2008 I starred opposite Clint Eastwood in ‘Gran Torino’ playing the lead Hmong role...

Feb 18
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Bill Burr Addresses 'Mandalorian' Co-Star Gina Carano's Firing: 'She Was an Absolute Sweetheart'

Bill Burr Addresses 'Mandalorian' Co-Star Gina Carano's Firing: 'She Was an Absolute Sweetheart'

is the first actor from “” to weigh in on the firing of due to controversial social media posts. During a recent episode of Burr showed support for his former “Star Wars” co-star, calling her “an absolute sweetheart,” and appeared critical of cancel culture on social media. Burr stars as Mayfeld in “The Mandalorian,” while Carano played Cara Dune. A Disney spokesperson last month that Cara Dune will not be recast.“It’s a weird time….Unless she did some truly horrible shit or said overtly racist shit,” Burr said about Carano. “I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then...

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Anya Taylor-Joy Wins Her First Major Acting Award with Golden Globe for 'Queen's Gambit'

Anya Taylor-Joy Wins Her First Major Acting Award with Golden Globe for 'Queen's Gambit'

is officially a top acting award winner thanks to the Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which earned the rising actress the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series. Taylor-Joy won the Globe over fellow nominees Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”), Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”), Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”), and Nicole Kidman (“The Undoing”). The performer was also up for a second Golden Globe at the 78th annual ceremony with her performance in the film “Emma,” for which she competed in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category.Prior to the 2021 ,...

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'Squid Game' Creator Roasts LeBron James After Finale Criticism: Have You Seen 'Space Jam 2'?

'Squid Game' Creator Roasts LeBron James After Finale Criticism: Have You Seen 'Space Jam 2'?

“” creator brought up the critically-maligned “Space Jam 2” in response to ’ criticism of the “Squid Game” finale. During an October 12 , James had this to say about the ending of the show’s first season ( has not greenlit “Squid Game” for Season 2, but Hwang wants to continue the story): “I didn’t like the ending, though. I know it’s supposed to start off season two, but get on that fucking flight and see your daughter. What are you doing?”James is referring to the final moments of “Squid Game,” where protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) decides not to board a flight to visit his...

Oct 27
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