ABOUT VARIETY

CINEMA ESSENTIALS

Variety

and Amazon Studios are pleased to team up for

Variety Cinema Essentials

, as award-winning host and entertainment expert Dave Karger previews three exciting, innovative new films sure to be at the heart of awards season conversation.

ABOUT VARIETY

CINEMA ESSENTIALS

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HONEY BOY

Shia LaBeouf explains how the struggle to come to grips with his anguished past inspired him to craft a uniquely personal look at recovery. Then the film’s director, Alma Har'el, describes the process of turning LaBeouf's true story into vital, probing fiction.
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THE REPORT

We present the facts behind The Report and its hero, investigator Daniel Jones (played by Adam Driver). We explore Annette Bening’s stunning portrayal of Dianne Feinstein, the Senate’s conscience in this probe of shocking charges, and present the performers bringing this vital true story to the screen.
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THE AERONAUTS

We explore how the role of Amelia Wren, a 19th century balloonist, tapped into Felicity Jones’ acting chops as well as her action-hero muscles. Then director Tom Harper’s crack team of artists and technicians discuss how they transformed the streets of London — and the skies overhead — into a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable cinematic adventure.
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