11 items from 2017
Author: Dave Roper
With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.
As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..
Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July, »
- Dave Roper
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Anjelica Huston is set to add another trophy to her mantle. The Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) has announced that the Oscar winner has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of their Career Achievement in Acting Award. The 43rd installment of the fest will also host the world premiere of Huston’s latest film, “Trouble,” written and directed by Theresa Rebeck.
Spanning over 50 years, Huston’s career includes three Academy Award nominations and one win. She received nods for “The Grifters,” “Enemies: A Love Story,” and “Prizzi’s Honor,” and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. “Transparent” and “Smash” are among her recent credits.
“It is an honor to welcome such a talented, exquisite, and tenacious actress to this year’s festival,” said Sarah Wilke, Siff’s Executive Director. “Anjelica Huston has graced the theater screen for many years and we at Siff are elated to celebrate her success as an artist with our Career Achievement in Acting Award.”
Huston will receive her award at a tribute event June 7. The evening will kick off with an on-stage interview with Huston, followed by a screening of “Trouble.” Prior to the tribute, two of Huston’s other films will play at the fest: “The Grifters” and “The Witches.”
Siff runs from May 18-June 11. Up next for Huston is “Watcher in the Woods,” an upcoming original Lifetime movie directed by “Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s” Melissa Joan Hart. The re-imagining of the 1980 cult classic horror film sees Huston playing the mother a girl who disappeared in the English countryside.
Anjelica Huston to Be Honored at Seattle Film Fest was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
June 7 event features on-stage interview, screening of new film, Trouble.
The Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) will honour Anjelica Huston with the Career Achievement In Acting Award at this year’s 43rd edition.
The event will take place on June 7 at the Siff Cinema Egyptian and begin with an on-stage interview with Huston, followed by be the world premiere of her new film Trouble.
Trouble also stars Bill Pullman and tells of a feuding brother and sister whose differences entangle the fate of an old friend, played by David Morse. Julia Stiles, Jim Parrack, Brian d’Arcy James, and Victor Williams also star.
In addition to the tribute event and screening, Siff will present »
Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston will be honored with the Career Achievement In Acting Award at the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival (Siff), the fest announced this morning.
The tribute event will take place on June 7, prior to a screening of her new movie, “Trouble,” written and directed by renowned playwright and two-time Emmy nominee Theresa Rebeck. Huston also serves as an executive producer on “Trouble,” which casts her and Bill Pullman as feuding siblings.
In addition to “Trouble,” the festival will be screening two of Huston’s films from 1990, “The Grifters” and “The Witches.” More information and tickets are available at the festival’s website, http://www.siff.net.
Huston was born into a film dynasty that includes her father, director John Huston, and her grandfather, actor Walter Huston. She won an Oscar for her role in 1985’s “Prizzi’s Honor,” directed by her father, and was nominated »
- Jenelle Riley
A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001).
Now, you can own the Arsenal Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring John Cusack? (mine is The Grifters!). It’s so easy!
1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. »
- Tom Stockman
FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill are producing the multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades — from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside. Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Alex Monner also star. Principal photography is beginning in New York City and will continue in Spain in May.
FilmNation will fully finance, produce, and handle international sales for the film. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce with FilmNation, along with Fogelman. Wme Global will handle the U.S. sale on behalf of FilmNation.
‘This Is Us »
- Dave McNary
The Oscar-nominated actress has joined the Hurricane Katrina-focused Season 2 of FX’s American Crime Story, TVLine has learned. She will play Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led the state during and after the devastating 2005 storm.
Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
Is there a prouder American institution than that of the con artist? They abound throughout our history and literature. Huckleberry Finn adventured with the Duke and the Dauphin, Herman Melville gave us a literal boatload of con men in The Confidence Man, and Paul Newman and Robert Redford grifted and conned their way through The Sting.
And it’s not just fiction. Not only are all the aforementioned con artists based on real people, but they just keep popping up in the tale of America: Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale and Mel Weinberg are all living men infamous for their tricks of confidence. Even the sitting president has been labeled a con artist by both his detractors and members of his own political party.
With all this said, is it necessary to tell another story centered around con artists? Someone certainly seems to think so. »
- D.F. Lovett
19 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Grifters to 1999's American Beauty to 2010's The Kids Are All Right to her latest, Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. In recognition of her work, Bening, 58, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America — and emceed by Joel McHale — on Jan. 19 at the Beverly »
- Stephen Galloway
Annette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAnnette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAdriana Floridia1/12/2017 10:14:00 Am
Annette Bening is one of our greatest working actors, and the Academy has surely recognized that. She's been nominated for four Oscars, three for Best Actress in a Leading Role and one for her supporting work in 1990's The Grifters. Despite these accolades, she has yet to take home the gold.
This year, she is again an Oscar front-runner for her performance in Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. Another semi-autobiographical film from the director (his 2011 feature Beginners was based on his real experiences with his father, and Christopher Plummer won the Oscar for his portrayal), this time Mills is paying tribute to his mom. Annette is filling big shoes, playing a character inspired by the director's mother, and Mills' has even said that Annette in a sense is like his mom now, as he has »
- Adriana Floridia
Parental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningParental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine1/11/2017 10:00:00 Am
For nearly 30 years Annette Bening has been turning out one superb performance after another. Beginning with her breakout role as a sexy con artist in The Grifters, the 58-year-old actor has dazzled in films such as Bugsy, The American President, Love Affair, American Beauty and The Kids Are All Right. And, she’s done much of it while married to Warren Beatty with whom she has four children.
Her latest triumph is as Dorothea Fields in director Mike Mills’ (Beginners) acclaimed 20th Century Women. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, the drama finds free-thinking single parent Dorothea raising her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in the boarding house she runs. Looking for guidance in how to raise Jamie she »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
11 items from 2017
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