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Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021
Rita Moreno's Resilience On Display In "Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It" Documentary At Tribeca
Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five. By six, she was dancing at Greenwich Village nightclubs. By 16, she was working full time. By 20, she was in "Singin' in the Rain." In the documentary "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It," Norman Lear says: "I can't...
Monday, Jun. 7, 2021
Ellen Burstyn Reflects On Career, Never Retiring, "Queen Bees" Role
That Ellen Burstyn plays a woman who recoils at the very mention of a retirement community in the upcoming film "Queen Bees" is extremely appropriate. Rarely has an actor been as good for as long as Burstyn has. She is still, at 88, tireless, her vitality almost preternaturally undiminished. As...
Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021
Ron Howard Takes The Vérité Documentary Plunge
Ron Howard’s directorial range extends from acclaimed dramas such as A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon to hit comedies including Parenthood, Splash and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas . He earned Best Director and Best Picture Oscars in 2002 for A Beautiful Mind , which told the...
Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021
Michael B. Jordan Talks "Without Remorse," Reflects On Activism, The Pandemic
Michael B. Jordan's power on screen has taken many forms. His heavyweight force in "Creed." His capacity to inspire change as Bryan Stevenson in "Just Mercy." His raw fury in "Black Panther." But Jordan's potency reaches new, muscular heights in "Without Remorse" a Tom Clancy adaptation that...
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021
Director Maite Alberdi's "The Mole Agent" Infiltrates A Nursing Home--And Hollywood
"The Mole Agent" infiltrated a nursing home in Chile, and countless of hearts around the world including inside the film academy. The moving documentary about an octogenarian hired as a rookie spy to investigate whether a client's mother is suffering abuse in the facility is competing for an Oscar...
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021
Emerald Fennell, Carey Mulligan Reflect On "Promising Young Woman"
"Man. That ending!" That's likely what you'd hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after "Promising Young Woman." In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there's no part more audacious and provocative than the...
Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021
David Oyelowo Reflects On His Feature Directorial Debut
David Oyelowo is acclaimed as an actor (Golden Globe nominations for Selma and the telefilm Nightingale , a SAG Award nod as part of the ensemble cast in The Butler ), perhaps should be more widely known as a producer and is just now starting to exhibit how deserving he is of recognition as a...
Friday, Mar. 12, 2021
Director Almodóvar Returns To Female Universe With "The Human Voice," Reunion with Cruz
Pedro Almodóvar exposed all his vulnerability in the semi-autobiographical film "Pain and Glory." Now he returns his focus to women not only with the short film "The Human Voice," an Oscar hopeful that arrives this week in the United States, but with an upcoming movie that reunites him with his...
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Enters Into Content Development Deal With Apple TV+
Malala Yousafzai is a Nobel laureate known around the world for her activism, but she's also a cartoon fan, and is taking her love of television and film to Apple TV+. Yousafzai, 23, who graduated from Oxford last June, announced Monday that she has partnered with Apple in a multi-year deal to...
Monday, Mar. 1, 2021
Cynthia Erivo Reflects On NatGeo's "Genius: Aretha," Portraying the Queen of Soul
The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy. Days after the British performer belted Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" during a red carpet interview at the 2019 Tonys — explaining that it's her guilty pleasure song — she got a call from the producers of the National Geographic series "...