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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
When Brian Tyree Henry filmed his scenes in "If Beale Street Could Talk," he wept. When he saw the finished film, he wept again.
In Barry Jenkin's lyrical adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel, Henry plays Daniel Carty, the just-out-of-jail friend of Fonny (Stephan James). When...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Years ago while in the throes of collaborating on the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen told editor Joe Walker, ACE, what he envisioned as his next project--a feature adaptation of the early 1980s’ British television series Widows...
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
When you think of the wives and girlfriends of criminals and mobsters in cinema and television, what or who comes to mind? Kay Adams? Elvira Hancock? Skyler White? They are either victims of a man's misdeeds or end up becoming part of the problem. They might get fancy jewelry or a big house, but...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.
"Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the full lineup of Galas that will screen at AFI Fest 2018. The titles screening are: the world premiere of Bird Box (director Susanne Bier) on Monday, November 12; the world premiere of the episodic series The Kominsky Method (...
Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018
Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy.
The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women were,...
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018
The Toronto International Film Festival is an overwhelming omnibus of moviegoing that every year, through an onslaught of Oscar contenders and cinematic feasts, reflects the world around us. But more than usual, this year's festival radiates with urgent topicality, both on screen and off....
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018
Films starring Timothee Chalamet and Hugh Jackman as well as Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga are among the selections announced for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16.
Beautiful Boy stars Chalamet...