4 items from 2017
Author: Linda Marric
With American primaries and presidential elections lasting sometimes up to 18 months, it’s no wonder Hollywood cannot seem to get enough of campaign-trail dramas. From quirky comedies, to serious thrillers based on real events, there seems to be an infinite amount of scripts and stories to tell, each offering a different angle on the subject of electoral shenanigans and political intrigue.
The UK may not do elections on the same mammoth scale as its American cousins, but like it or not, right now we do not seem to go more than a year without one major political race or another. With a surprise general election taking place today what better time for us to take a look at some of the most memorable films about elections ever made?
This Philip K Dick inspired sci-fi B movie delivers way more than is expected from it, »
- Linda Marric
Rules Don’t Apply review: Warren Beatty returns to the screen for the first time in 16 years with this Hollywood tale of love, power and losing the plot.
Rules Don’t Apply review by Paul Heath, April 2017.
Rules Don’t Apply review // Image: Fox
Rules Don’t Apply is a welcomed return to the big-screen for Warren Beatty in his first film since 2001’s Town & Country. Clearly a passion project, in the works since 2001, Beatty not only appears on-screen in the central role of film and aviation legend Howard Hughes, but also scripts and directs (it is his first directorial effort since 1999’s Bulworth).
Not all that well received in its domestic territories from both critics and the cinema-going public, Rules Don’t Apply arrives on UK shores post-Oscars Best Picture mix-up, but the previous negative publicity really shouldn’t deter you from this well constructed, if sometimes stunted comedy drama, »
- Paul Heath
As The Fate of The Furious enters theaters, a ranking of its 1st Assistant Director’s oeuvre.
Friday brings us the release of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in The Fast & The Furious series. Thus, there could be no better time to look back and rank the previous works of one of the films most notable craftsmen, a man whose name is legendary. I speak of course of First Assistant Director Frank Capra III.
Capra III is the grandson of director Frank Capra, a Hollywood legend whose work includes It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life. How did that pedigree fare two generations removed? This exhaustive look at Mr. Capra III’s 1st Ad career will tell the tale.
While the film’s director often gets the lion’s share of the credit, the First Ad is one of the most critical positions on set. In »
- The Bitter Script Reader
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
4 items from 2017
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