Watch the “Independence Day” star break his trophy in half.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted its third annual careers in film summit on Saturday in Beverly Hills in an effort to inspire and educate the next generation of filmmakers. “It is the beginning for a lot of dreams and clarity for students; today is both a reality check and a day of […]
For its ninth annual awards program, the African American Film Critics Association has proclaimed 2017 the “year of the woman in cinema.” “There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “The evidence demonstrated during the past year speaks for itself both in […]
For Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon is not only an event that celebrates cinema but also a relaxing opportunity to catch up with old friends without the stress of the film industry’s business aspects. “It’s beloved by filmmakers because it’s a cinephile festival,” Cuarón told Variety. “It’s not competitive. It’s […]
Majid Majidi is a long way from home in “Beyond the Clouds,” a socially conscious underworld melodrama that sees the veteran Iranian humanist taking to the slums of Mumbai with a hint of Bollywood swagger. It’s a commendable departure, even if you can sense the helmer struggling to get the lay of the land at […]
These days, superhero movies have become so commonplace that audiences actually complain when the latest DC or Marvel blockbusters slows down to deliver a character’s origin story (which is one reason the latest Spider-Man reboot skipped the whole radioactive spider-bite setup and dove straight into the action). But when it comes to Wonder Woman, how […]
Pusha T, who’s featured, said of his motivation to participate, “I feel that the whole Muslim ban is totally against everything America’s about . . . When I heard the music, it was good.”
In today’s film news roundup, Helen Mirren’s haunted house movie has been moved to Super Bowl weekend, Paul Allen’s Vulcan is backing a dance documentary, and Blue Box has picked up rights to Bruce Willis’ Chinese war drama “The Bombing.” DATE CHANGE Lionsgate and CBS Films have moved up Helen Mirren’s haunted house movie by […]
In today’s film news roundup, Crispin Glover is starring in “Smiley Face Killers,” “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” will open the Hawaii Film Festival, and a virtual reality advertisement is launched for “Jigsaw.” PRODUCTION START Ronen Rubinstein and Crispin Glover are starring in the independent horror movie “Smiley Face Killers,” scripted by Bret Easton Ellis, […]
ROME – The Antalya Film Festival will open its 54th edition with the world premiere of Turkish-Bosnian co-production “Never Leave Me,” based on a true story about Syrian orphans living in a refugee camp in Turkey. The country now hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from war-torn Syria. Directed by prize-winning Bosnian writer-helmer Aida […]
Bo Dietl to shoot film scenes in which he’s the mayor of New York
It all started when writer Shrabani Basu was researching the history of curry.
An eccentric mix of veteran actors, Southern Gothicism and neo-noir lends “Cold Moon” a certain charm as a ghostly revenge thriller. This handsome-looking potboiler is well-crafted on various planes, even if telepic and direct-to-video helmer Griff Furst’s mostly game-upping latest feature is also occasionally at tonal odds with the screenplay’s campier “Creepshow”-type horror aspects. Nonetheless, […]
In today’s film news roundup, Columbus Short is developing a film based on the life of major league baseball player Dock Ellis, Patricia Arquette gets her first feature directing gig, and “The Deuce” star Emily Meade joins “Trial by Fire.” PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Columbus Short and Artistry Films are developing a film based on the life […]
Many film festivals, when they have been around for ten years, need a change of direction. The Bali International Film Festival, which concludes its 11th edition today, is all the better for the changes it has rung in. The end of the first decade need not be an existential crisis. But a festival that does […]
Two small-town nobodies who get cheap thrills from car dash-cam videos lay eyes on more than they can handle in “The Great Buddha+,” a mordant black comedy that’s a digital-era homage to “Rear Window.” Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-DP Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers […]
A largely satisfying adaptation of Stephen King’s novella about unappeasable guilt triggered by the mortal sin of murder.
This “origin story” is a somewhat mixed bag, but it’s also an earnest and well-crafted attempt at franchise course-correction.
Nathan Silver has an eye for a great face — a beautiful one, marked and matured and made extraordinary by feeling — that you don’t typically see at the center of a movie.