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"Grace" is the theme of the new ninth issue of cléo, featuring an interview with Geraldine Chaplin, articles on Tilda Swinton, Catherine Deneuve in Tony Scott's The Hunger, David Lean's Brief Encounter, Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City, Michael Cristofer’s Gia, Anna Faris in Gregg Araki’s Smiley Face and more. Also in today's roundup: a 1973 interview with Jacques Rivette, cinematographer Robby Müller in America, the New Yorker on Frank Sinatra, Robert Polito on Bob Dylan in D.A. Pennebaker's Dont Look Back, interviews with Miranda July and Jonas Carpignano, a discussion about Danny Boyle's debut feature, Shallow Grave—and more. » - David Hudson »
"The speed of thought of this man and the people around him was extraordinary," proclaims "Steve Jobs" director Danny Boyle about his eponymous biopic of the Apple co-founder. "It was partly their brilliance but also his drive, pushing the future and trying to get at the future. He was not a perfect guy by any means, so it's a complex portrait as well." During our recent interview (watch below) he elaborates on his experience making the movie: "It's like a ride that you get on, and you emerge at the end of it to feel like you've been in the presence of a planet. The gravitational pull and these other characters are trapped almost in a way rotating around him." -Break- Related: Watch dozens of interviews with top awards contenders The film, written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network"), has three acts set behind the scenes at key Apple product launches. »
The Spotlight director will receive the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (Psiff) Sonny Bono Visionary Award.
McCarthy will receive the award at the festival’s annual awards gala on January 2.
Psiff chairman Harold Matzner called McCarthy an “expert storyteller” and hailed Spotlight as “a remarkable film that creates cinematic tension between two institutions, as The Boston Globe investigates the Catholic Church.”
The festival runs from January 1-11. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
“Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Psiff organizers announced on Tuesday. The award will be presented to McCarthy at the festival’s annual fundraiser, the Psiff Awards Gala, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 2, in the desert resort 100 miles east of Los Angeles. The award typically goes to a director whose film is in the running during awards season, with previous recipients including Richard Linklater (for “Boyhood”), Tom Hooper (“Les Miserables”), Danny Boyle (“127 Hours”), Quentin Tarantino (“Inglourious Basterds”), Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”) and, in a change »
- Steve Pond
Read More: Cate Blanchett to Receive Desert Palm Achievement Award "Spotlight" writer-director Tom McCarthy is joining the likes of Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan as an award winner at this year's 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The director will receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, which in the past has gone to filmmakers such as Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and Michel Hazanavicius. "Tom McCarthy’s latest feature is the critically acclaimed 'Spotlight,' a remarkable film that creates cinematic tension between two institutions, as The Boston Globe investigates the Catholic Church," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "For his expert storytelling of this subject matter, The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Tom McCarthy with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award." McCarthy's list of filmmaking credits include the BAFTA-winning "The »
- Zack Sharf
The 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, the festival announced Tuesday. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater and Michel Hazanavicius. McCarthy will join previously announced 2016 honorees Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan. The Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival runs Jan. 1-11. Also Read: 'Spotlight' Keeps Heat on Oscar Rivals With Solid Expansion “Spotlight” is a film about the Boston. »
- Joe Otterson
Cinematographer Edward Lachman may not be a household name, though he undoubtedly should be. One of the most highly regarded directors of photography in the business, Lachman has collaborated with some of the best filmmakers of his generation: Steven Soderbergh, Todd Haynes, Todd Solondz, Paul Schrader, Sofia Coppola, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, George Sluizer, Wim Wenders, Mira Nair, Ulrich Seidl, and Andrew Niccol — to name a handful.
His career began in 1975 by photographing the infamous Sylvester Stallone–Henry Winkler Brooklyn gang cult-fave, The Lords of Flatbush. In the last 40 years, he’s carved out a truly varied résumé. For example: in 2002, Lachman co-directed Ken Park with filmmaker Larry Clark, before moving onto direct the exercise video Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease in 2003.
Lachman’s most recent feature, Carol — his third partnership with Haynes, and perhaps his finest work — just entered a limited release, so there’s no better time to »
- Tony Hinds
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- Oli Davis
Much has been written about Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie, penned by Aaron Sorkin, and how it didn't set the box office alight in the way that had been predicted. There are still hopes from Universal that it'll snare more attention come awards time, but even so, from a purely business point of view, it's not been a massive success.
"They actually can't tell the story because the story's wrong. He went through an arc in his life. There was a time the way he worked with people was not good, and I saw that »
If it is indeed true that we've already seen the film that will win the best picture (which has been the case by early November for the past 11 years), all signs point to that film being Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight." Depicting The Boston Globe's journalistic efforts to expose sex abuse within the Catholic church, it offers inspiring, intelligent filmmaking that will surely give McCarthy his first best picture nomination — and so far has quietly found itself in the default frontrunner position. That status has come from both that most people like the film a lot, and from the difficult task of imagining anything else winning. "Bridge of Spies" seems like a safe bet to get nominated for Oscar's big prize, but could it win? It's hard to imagine an old-fashioned drama going that far (especially given its somewhat underwhelming box office). Same goes for Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs," Ridley Scott's "The Martian, »
- Peter Knegt
Robert Carlyle (The Legend of Barney Thomson) has praised the script for Danny Boyle’s (Steve Jobs) upcoming drama Trainspotting 2 in an interview with NME, calling it “one of the best scripts I’ve fucking read”.
The actor, who played Begbie in the original 1996 film, confirmed that the cast had an informal read-through of the script in the spring.
He called Danny Boyle the best director he had ever worked with and expressed confidence that Boyle could pull off a sequel to his beloved classic.
Carlyle said: “The way [writer] John Hodge has put this thing down, obviously with the help of Danny Boyle, is to make it about how the characters’ lives have moved on… or have they? Without giving anything away, maybe some of them haven’t really moved on. That’s what the »
- Tom Beasley
Somehow, we’re almost done with the month of November. There’s only about six weeks or so left in 2015, which means the awards season is in full swing. As you all know, we’re awaiting the final big three releases of the year in The Hateful Eight, Joy, and The Revenant (which I’ll actually be seeing early next week, though under embargo until December), but the picture is starting to clear up, slowly. Winners are still hard to figure out in many of the categories, but the likely (or at least more likely) nominees are starting to become less and less vague to the trained eye. As such, it’s the perfect time for a new set of my Academy Award predictions, right? Right. So let’s have at it! I’ll keep it short and sweet here and just reiterate that Spotlight is in the best position right now, »
- Joey Magidson
Danny Boyle recently revealed that his next project would be the sequel to Trainspotting, and now actor Robert Carlyle, who portrayed the ruthless Begbie in the 1996 cult classic, has revealed some enthusiastic details about the upcoming film. "You're going to think, 'Of course he's going to say this,' but honestly, it's one of the best scripts I've fucking read," Carlyle told NME of the sequel. "I mean, ever. What [screenwriter] John Hodge has done is just so clever."
Hodge previously penned the script for Trainspotting. The follow-up is based on »
Danny Boyle‘s next movie will be a return to the UK after current release Steve Jobs, which is enjoying its second weekend at the UK box-office. That return will be Trainspotting 2, which starts production next year. One of the actors returning for the movie is Robert Carlyle who has been heaping praise on screenwriter John Hodge‘s script.
He spoke with the NME.
“Yeah, we’ve already had a read-through of the script, we did that in the springtime. You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this,’ but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f**king read. I mean, ever. What John Hodge has done is just so clever.”
Hodge wrote the original 1996 screenplay, adapting from Irvine Welsh’s original novel. The new film will be loosely based on Welsh’s Porno. Carlyle, who plays Francis Begbie, elaborated on the story, »
- Paul Heath
It's taken quite some time, but the sequel to Trainspotting looks like it's ready to go. Ewan McGregor recently said that the film was almost 100% sure and all that remained to be worked out was the scheduling. Much of the old gang will return for the sequel which has Danny Boyle directing a script from original Trainspotting writer John Hodge. Robert Carlyle, who starred in... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Though he's mostly been doing television in recent years with series like "Stargate Universe" and "Once Upon a Time," actor Robert Carlyle has done more than his fair share of films over the years with one of his most defining roles still being the part of Begbie in the original 1996 Danny Boyle-directed "Trainspotting".
With work on that film's sequel about to get underway, Carlyle and the other three key members of the cast - Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan Bremner - are all expected back for the film which Boyle will once again direct. John Hodge has also returned to pen the script, and Carlyle recently spoke with the NME and had nothing but praise for both Hodge's work and Boyle:
"You're going to think, 'Of course he's going to say this,' but honestly, it's one of the best scripts I've f--ing read. I mean, ever. »
- Garth Franklin
“You’re going to think, ‘Of course he’s going to say this,’ but honestly, it’s one of the best scripts I’ve f—ing read. I mean, ever,” Carlyle, who played Begbie in the original “Trainspotting,” said to NME in a recent interview.
“Trainspotting” director Danny Boyle will helm the sequel, and writer John Hodge returned to pen the script, which is said to be loosely based on Irvine Welsh’s “Trainspotting” follow-up novel “Porno.” In fact, the entire main cast of the original is expected to return, including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewan Bremner.
“Obviously these four characters are 20 years older now and I’ve never seen a sequel that takes place 20 years after the original, so I think that gives it a certain unique quality,” Carlyle noted. “And the »
- Jacob Bryant
Scheduling conflicts may have put her position in jeopardy only a few short months ago, when The Gambler and Room breakout Brie Larson was lined up as a replacement, though Variety brings word today that Emma Stone has sealed a deal to star opposite Steve Carrell in tennis drama Battle of the Sexes.
According to the outlet, the in-demand actress has reshuffled her slate in order to accommodate the feature, meaning that plans for a Crazy, Stupid, Love reunion are back on the table once more. But whereas Stone and Carrell’s last on-screen collaboration had the pair navigate through the various pitfalls of modern romance as a father-daughter duo, Battle of the Sexes will have them picking up the tennis rackets to depict one of the most famous matches in the sport’s history.
Returning to the production to play Billie Jean King, Stone’s character will be the »
- Michael Briers
TBS has put in development Hype, a gritty half-hour comedy from Irvine Welsh, author of the novel Trainspotting, which was adapted into Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult movie. Welsh will write and executive produce the project, set in the world of the Miami art scene. Also executive producing are Trevor Engelson of Underground and Doug Banker of Five All In The Fifth Entertainment, who came up with the basic idea and pitched it to Welsh. A number of novels by Welsh have been… »
That sense of deja vu you're feeling is warranted. Over the spring, it was announced that "Crazy Stupid Love" co-stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone were re-teaming for "Battle Of The Sexes." However, in September, things changed when Brie Larson was revealed as Stone's replacement on the project. But now, the project is going back to its original incarnation. Read More: 'Love May Fail' For Emma Stone THR reports that Stone has now stepped in for Larson. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct the movie, penned by "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours" scribe Simon Beaufoy, with Danny Boyle producing, about the 1973 Battles Of The Sexes tennis match between the 29-year-old, number two-ranked Billie Jean King, and the retired, sorta boorish champ Bobby Riggs. While there are a couple of competing projects in the works, including one at HBO, and another »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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