6 items from 2015
The Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees will be presented at AFI’s commencement ceremonies at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.
Previous recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.
Lansbury began her career at the age of 17, earning her first Academy Award nomination for 1944’s “Gaslight” and her second a year later for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” She earned a third nomination in 1962 for “The Manchurian Candidate.”
- Dave McNary
Stephen King is an industry within the horror genre. Any book, article, film or television show baring his name comes with a near automatic seal of approval in the minds of horror fans (but the less said about Dreamcatcher the better). For any TV watcher in the 90s, the Stephen King miniseries offered an iconic…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
Director: Kim Longinotto
Starring: Brenda Myers-Powell
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Dreamcatcher (not to be confused with the Stephen King’s 2003 film), is a documentary following the work of a foundation that helps women in prostitution in Chicago. Brenda Myers-Powell works voluntarily at the Dreamcatcher Foundation which tries to save these women but is a hugely difficult task.
The opening of this documentary presents us with beautiful images of Chicago but lurking underneath is years upon years of child abuse, domestic violence and prostitution. We follow Brenda travelling some of the dark and dangerous streets in the South of the city, not taking the women away as it isn’t that easy but giving them condoms to help in any way she can. It’s not just this though as she also gives them a friendly ear, so they can talk about their problems and possibly seek the help they need from Dreamcatcher. »
- Louise Tooth
What do Maximum Overdrive, The Lawnmower Man, Sleepwalkers, The Tommyknockers, The Mangler The Langoliers, Rose Red, Dreamcatcher, Desperation and Bag of Bones have in common? They’re all semi-charming, but ultimately disappointing adaptations of the great Stephen King’s work. None of… Continue Reading →
- Matt Molgaard
Film adaptations of Stephen King stories are never a sure thing. On the one side there’s brilliant stuff like The Shining, Stand Be Me or The Shawshank Redemption. On the other side there’s disappointments such as Dreamcatcher, Thinner or 1408. Then, in the middle, there are dozens of films that have their fans, haters, and everything […]
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- Germain Lussier
Sadly, the first film scripted by William Goldman to hit theaters since the anus-monster mess Dreamcatcher is no return to form, and this time, there's no ass-obsessed Stephen King book to blame. Goldman's script adapts Wild Card from his own 1985 novel Heat, a Las Vegas noir in which a tough with a gambling problem rents himself out to folks who need muscle — and, on the side, runs into lots of friends whose problems can only be solved through his skills weaponizing any sharp object he happens to clutch. Don't mess with him if he's got cutlery!
Director Simon West's film doesn't improve much on the 1986 version, the Heat that's not Michael Mann's, but star Jason Statham proves a more credible improv-killer than Burt Reynolds did. Overstuffed and »
6 items from 2015
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