Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.
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Two of the movies at the Toronto Film Festival really aren't about what they're touted to be. Marielle Heller's "A Beautiful Day in the...
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It's not easy out there if you're a filmmaker. Audiences may love your work, and then the critics come after you with long knives. In...
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Gwyneth Paltrow's participation in the downfall of Harvey Weinstein is not a surprise. She's been plotting the former movie mogul's demise for years, at...
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(WARNING MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) Joaquin Phoenix received cheers and a standing ovation tonight in Toronto for his starring performance as the "Joker." Todd Phillips' origin...
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Now we know why Constance Wu wanted to get off the boat last spring. Remember in May when ABC renewed "Fresh off the Boat" and...
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Since the screening last night of Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" at TIFF, I've seen some unusual responses to it on Twitter. For some reason,...
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CBS finally woke up and fired Daytime chief Angelica McDaniel yesterday. It was a long time coming. Ratings for CBS's soaps "The Young and the...
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Horror film addicts never tired of being scared. You'd think the daily news cycle would be enough. Yet, the success of "It: Chapter Two" suggests...
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So much news about Destin Daniel Cretton's "Just Mercy," which played last night in Toronto to standing ovations and will be an Oscar nominee...
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We've reached the point in this miserable culture where everyone including the very smart actor Dev Patel hears the words "David Copperfield" and thinks...