2021 Toronto Film Festival Complete Winners List – Deadline

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical, black-and-white drama Belfast claimed the TIFF People’s Choice Award on Saturday night, affirming its status as a major player to contend with in the 2022 Oscars race. Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain) were also big winners … Read more

Netflix Spain’s TV & Film Chiefs Interview – San Sebastian – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Spain’s flagship film event, the San Sebastian Film Festival, gets underway tonight. Ahead of the fest, Deadline sat down with Netflix’s two top content executives in Spain to hear about the streamer’s strategy in the key European market, which has the unique advantage of also being a content bridge into the company’s Latin American … Read more

Amélie – the most stylish film ever made?

In an amusing twist, Amélie was rejected when it was submitted to the Cannes Film Festival, with Jeunet reporting that programmer Gilles Jacob called the film “uninteresting”. In July of this year, Amélie finally did play at Cannes, in a special anniversary screening on the beach. Hundreds of fans – including myself – turned out … Read more

Michael Shannon’s talent toasted at 47th Deauville American Film Festival

His brooding presence and quiet intensity have marked him out as a go-to character actor over the last two decades of American cinema. US actor Michael Shannon sat down with FRANCE 24 at the 47th Deauville American Film Festival. Michael Shannon’s repertoire has stretched from hitmen to troubled suburban fathers, from Elvis Presley to General Zod. … Read more

Rashmika Mandanna describes Allu Arjun in a word; Calls Pushpa ‘sensational film’ & opens up about her role

Rashmika Mandanna is the current popular name in Indian cinema. The actress is all geared up with one of the highly anticipated pan-Indian films of the year, Pushpa. She interacted with fans in a live session on Twitter and Instagram. The actress described Allu Arjun in one word and also opened up about her role … Read more

Film show: Blockbuster adaptation of sci-fi classic ‘Dune’ hits the big screen

Issued on: 15/09/2021 – 15:47Modified: 15/09/2021 – 15:50 Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about one of the most anticipated films of 2021: “Dune”, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya, it’s the latest adaptation of the Frank Herbert opus, which some call the greatest sci-fi novel of all time.  We then check out “Supernova”, starring … Read more

King Arthur in Film: Our Most Enduring Popular Entertainment Franchise? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #104

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_104_8-9-21.mp3 With the recent theatrical release of The Green Knight, your Pretty Much Pop host Mark Linsenmayer, returning host Brian Hirt, plus Den of Geek’s David Crow and the very British Al Baker consider the range of cinematic Arthuriana, including Excalibur (1981), Camelot (1967), King Arthur (2004), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), First … Read more

Remembering His Biggest Film Role

Norm Macdonald, who left us too soon at the age of 61 after living with cancer for a decade, was a comedian’s comedian. You can tell because so much of his greatest work is just him. There’s the opening passage of his special Me Doing Stand-Up, where he immediately pontificates about being haunted by the … Read more