The story jumps from the past to the present very suddenly, employing an interesting visual technique that links the two moments in time through a character.
Officially it's not called "filmmaking" because public cinemas are banned in Saudi Arabia.
Ken Howard, the strapping character actor who starred in the 1970s TV drama "The White Shadow" and was currently serving as president of SAG-AFTRA, has died at age 71.
Aspiring filmmakers take note: Nine days of shooting at his mother's Montgomery, Texas, home, a minuscule budget of US$100,000 and a cast led by his aunt were enough for writer-director Trey Edward Shults to make one of the more devastatingly empathetic portraits of addiction you're likely to see.
It's a smooth-sailing ship without leaky holes, yet not much inspiration to fill its sails, either.1 Comment
For all its six seasons, "Downton Abbey" has been a graciously paced timescape through early 1900s Britain.
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.