by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent
Though the nickname may be over the top, actor Choi Min-Sik is often called the 'Robert De Niro' of Korea, and with the villain he plays opposite Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson's box office smash LUCY, you can see why some people would say this of him.
Okay, okay, he is much younger (52) and some say better looking than Robert De Niro, but audiences sometimes need a peg to appreciate an international actor. With hi...
Thatman Robin joins Dead Poets’ Society
Comedy is heart wrenching, and can be fatal. For the comedian, that is. As it was, for Robin, the genius, who ended his 37-year career, and his 63-year life, by apparently killing himself, on 11 August 2014, at his home. What really killed him? Cocaine? Alcohol? Depression? Parkinson's? Maybe a combination of all. But cinema lost one of its most versatile, innovative actors, who was also incomparable in his wit, mimicry and motor-mouth reparte...
By Maria Esteves – August 14, 2014
The 52nd New York Film Festival (NYFF52) presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center will be held at Lincoln Center September 26 - October 12, 2014. This year’s festival will showcase 30 feature films from established and emerging international filmmakers. NYFF52 Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night Premieres are GONE GIRL, directed by David Fincher at Alice Tully Hall, Friday, September 26 (in theaters October 3, 2014); INHERENT VICE, direct...
Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Pharrell Williams are the most familiar names among the first nominees that were released by the World Soundtrack Academy. Besides Film Composer of the Year, the World Soundtrack Academy also published the nominees in the categories for Best Original Film Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The WSAwards, one of the most prestigious events in the world of film music, is the closing event of Film Fest Gent and will take pl...
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
17th – 21st September 2014
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival today announces its most ambitious programme to date in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Coinciding with the referendum for an independent Scotland (18th September) and with Berwick-upon-Tweed occupying a unique position as the border town between England and Scotland, the Festival has chosen “Border Crossing” as its theme, with its p...
Piazza Grande Events, 14 August
- Vision Award - Nescens to Garrett Brown
- Screening of Pause introduced by director Mathieu Urfer
- Screening of La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski
Special Events/Conversations with guest
The Locarno Critics Academy Panel at 13:30 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Eric Kohn
Masterclass with Aleksandr Sokurov at 15:00 at the PalaVideo hosted by Alessandro
Marcionni with students of the Kabardino-Balkarian State University...
Lunenburg Doc Fest is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing documentary films that entertain, educate, inspire and enrich the lives of Lunenburg citizens and visitors.
Such a lovely town
Line up announced soon on http://www.lunenburgdocfest.com/schedule/
By Maria Esteves – August 14, 2014
The World Premiere of THE GIVER, directed by Phillip Noyce followed by a live performance of the theme song “Ordinary Human,” by OneRepublic was held at the Ziegfeld Theater, New York, Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:00pm. Presented by The Weinstein Company, the premiere red carpet arrivals included cast members Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Meryl Streep, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift, and invited guests.
THE GIVER is...
By Maria Esteves – August 13, 2014
The 37th Asian American International Film Festival 2014 (AAIFF14) Closing Night Presentation of HOW TO FIGHT IN SIX INCH HEELS (Am Muu Giay Got Nhon), directed by Ham Tran, commenced Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm at City Cinema Village East theatre, New York. A special Q&A session with producer Timothy Linh Bui immediately followed moderated by festival operations consultant Judy Lei, AAIFF. Questions posed by the audience included "What inspired ...