Thursday, Mar. 3, 2022

Among the seven Oscar nominations earned by Belfast (Focus Features) are three for writer-producer-director Kenneth Branagh--Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The latter two make Branagh the first to receive Academy Award nods across seven categories in his...

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Among Belfast’s (Focus Features) seven Oscar nominations are three for writer-producer-director Kenneth Branagh--Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The latter two make Branagh the first to receive Academy Award nods across seven categories in his career. He had...

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022

Hollywood's Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh's long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, "Death on the Nile," a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy "Marry Me" and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees. 

"Death on the Nile,"...

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

The field of feature film nominees for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards is set. Nominees for the DGA honor for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2021 are: Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza; Kenneth Branagh for Belfast; Jane...

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

It’s already been an eventful awards season for costume designer Charlotte Walter, winning a British Independent Film Award for her work on Misbehavior and garnering another nomination for Belfast (Focus Features).

The latter film--written and directed by Kenneth Branagh...

Monday, Nov. 15, 2021

Kenneth Branagh put it directly to Judi Dench. 

"He said, 'Will you play my grandmother?'" Dench recalls. "And I said yes."

In "Belfast," Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. The film, which Branagh wrote and directed, is set in the North Ireland...

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

If you didn't know Kenneth Branagh's new film " Belfast " was based (somewhat) on his own childhood, you probably wouldn't know it by the end either. That's a good thing.

This isn't a portrait of the artist as a young man. We see a love for theater and cinema, but no nascent Shakespeare...

Sunday, Sep. 19, 2021

Director Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, a coming-of-age tale set amid the tumult of late 1960’s Northern Ireland, won the coveted People’s Choice Award this evening (9/18) at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. First and second runners up for the honor were,...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Director Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express " is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would make a straightforward, classical whodunit with a budget...

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