You might not know the name Jack Fisk, but you definitely know his work. Whether it's the private bowling alley where Daniel Plainview torments Eli Sunday in Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood," the disarmingly simple Silencio theater in David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr.," or a single Victorian home perched on a hill of wheat in Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," Fisk has created some of the most iconic spaces seen on screen in the past 40 years.
Winning an Oscar could be a "poisoned gift" and it will take a great effort to avoid being crushed by the honor, the director of the Hungarian film that won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, said Wednesday.1 Comment
One of the most impactful scenes in "Concussion" is a brief and wordless one: Just a few seconds, really, of a high school football team going through its drills.
Most know Jesse Owens as an Olympic gold medalist and record-setting track star. But it took more than physical strength to overcome the discrimination he faced as a young black athlete in the United States and abroad.
Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda's Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on "M.A.S.H.," has died.
French film director François Ozon freewheels on human sexuality and LGBT themes as Romain Duris dares a new role
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, "The Railway Man" is an adaptation of the autobiography of Eric Lomax, a former British Army officer who suffered post-war traumatic stress syndrome after his terrible experience in a Japanese labor camp during World War II.
In the midst of the current on-going civil movements in Taiwan, along with the release of various films dealing with slavery, civil rights and freedom, director Lee Daniel presents another film that deals with centuries-old issues of inequality.
If you've seen the trailer for "Labor Day," Jason Reitman's film based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, then you've caught a glimpse of a new breakout star, who threatens to upstage even the estimable Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
If there were ever a season to learn, via the movies, about crucial periods of history, it's this one. Last month we were introduced to "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's unforgettable look at American slavery, through one man with an incredible story.