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Mental health is a sensitive, nuanced and layered subject that has rarely translated to genuinely superlative motion pictures. For every Clean, Shaven there’s a Lars and the Real Girl, with little in between.
That is until Like Crazy. Paolo Virzi has come back to screens with his latest effort, and while it’s not quite up to the par of a film like Human Capital, this gorgeous and engaging look at two women and their struggle both in and out of their own heads is a small delight in a stuffed 2017 summer film season.
Introducing the viewer to the tenants of Villa Biondi, Like Crazy tells the specific story of Beatrice and Donatella, two troubled women who find a certain connection after escaping their clinic. Beatrice is a loud mouthed, energetic woman with thoughts of grandeur styling herself as a billionaire countess with close ties to the biggest players in world politics. »
- Joshua Brunsting
Every year, celebrities, filmmakers, journalists and movie fans flock to the Tribeca neighborhood in lower Manhattan for the Tribeca Film Festival, an illustrious celebration of film and television that features some of the most exciting projects and panel discussions of any media festival in the country.
Founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, shortly after the attacks of 9/11, the festival has helped revitalize the city and remind both filmmakers and fans alike of New York City’s valued place in film and TV while becoming a welcoming community for voices and perspectives from all over the world. “It’s also a fabric of our city. So whether or not it’s a film from Israel or Palestine or something for kids, our festival was about community and it still is,” Rosenthal tells Et. “It’s about bringing community together.”
The 2017 festival, which runs April 19-30, continues to expand beyond film and TV with »
A extensive look at all those movies James Franco directed.
James Franco has done a lot of things, we’ve heard. Following a successful turn on Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks and a well-received starring spot on a TNT biopic on James Dean, he turned immediately to a litany of pursuits: from playwriting and English degrees to painting and directing no less than ten feature-lengths. The latter project interested me. Were they any good? In Franco’s Rolling Stone profile last year, Jonah Weiner ran around a thesaurus of words like “dizzying,” “indefatigable“ and, wait for it, “multihyphenate” to describe his subject but none of those words mean very much. Paul Klee painted over a thousand paintings in the penultimate last year of his life. So could I. So what?
- Andrew Karpan
As you ladies and gentlemen all know by now, plenty of folks in the industry can go a whole career without ever winning an Oscar. As such, that makes for a ton of heavyweights in Hollywood who are very overdue for wins. Much like I did last week with people who have never been nominated, I’m going to be citing today ten actors or actresses who have yet to win Oscars but deserve to already have one on their mantle. All of these previous nominees were in contention at some point recently, believe it or not, and many will hopefully be winners within the next few years. Keep in mind that this is just my humble opinion, but take a look below at who I think is the most overdue for a little gold man… Here now are ten actors and actresses who are overdue for an Academy Award: »
- Joey Magidson
Ske Chairman and CEO Sidney Kimmel and Ivanhoe Pictures Chairman Robert Friedland will be co-chairmen. They said in the announcement Wednesday that the new entity will pursue international opportunities to produce and finance film and television content, which will be released under their separate labels.
Kimmel, 88, made his fortune in the apparel business. He has been involved with significant movies going back “9 ½ Weeks,” “The Kite Runner,” “United 93,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Adventureland,” “The Age of Adaline” and “In the Bedroom,” which scored five Academy Award nominations.
Kimmel was a producer on “Hell or High Water,” which received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, a supporting actor nomination for Jeff Bridges, an original screenplay nod for Taylor Sheridan and an editing nomination.
- Dave McNary
The original companies will continue to release film and TV projects under their respective labels.
Backed by what representatives called “substantial equity investment” from China Cultural And Entertainment Fund (Ccef), the parties have merged to create a film and TV producer-financier.
Chairwoman Yang Liu and managing director Alick Dong of China-focused private equity fund and investment management company Ccef will oversee the investment and provide strategic advice to Sk Global as the venture seeks to expand throughout Asia.
Dong will join Kimmel, Friedland and Ivanhoe Pictures co-founder and Ske president John Penotti (pictured below Friedland) on the Sk Global board alongside Kimmel advisor Matthew Kamens and Ivanhoe Pictures vice-chairman Gary Gartner.
Sk Global will control the combined libraries of both companies including all current productions, comprising more than 75 features.
These include »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Following his award-winning hit The Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra’s new film, The Sense of An Ending, releases exclusively in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, March 10, and nationwide next week on March 17.
Winning rave reviews, the film is also being acclaimed at film festivals. The Sense Of An Ending was honored at the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco with three awards including Jury Prize for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jim Broadbent.
Based on the book by Julain Barnes, The Sense of An Ending was adapted for the screen by award-winning playwright Nick Payne and produced by David Thompson and Ed Rubin (Woman In Gold). The drama stars Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge!), Harriet Walter (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Michelle Dockery (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Hugo, Lars and the Real Girl »
- Stacey Yount
Table 19 is a sweet and quirky comedy with a whole lot of heart. Written by the Duplass brothers and directed by Jeffrey Blitz, the film has no antagonist. There's no villain in this story. That in itself is something you almost never see. In fact, the last movie I can remember like this is Lars and the Real Girl. Both films are about strange loners that find friendship in the oddest of places. They are fairly predictable and saccharine, but leave you with a smile and a little hope. That's a better takeaway than most of the depressing garbage I see.
Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, a recently dumped millennial who decides to attend the wedding of her ex-boyfriend's (Wyatt Russell) sister. He is, of course, horrified to see her. Eloise finds herself placed at the back of the ballroom at Table 19, where all the castoffs have been schlepped together. »
When it comes to making out on the big screen, Ryan Gosling is a total pro. The La La Land star has been swapping spit with Hollywood's hottest ladies for over a decade now, and his movie makeout scenes have only gotten more drool-worthy with age. From Gosling's iconic kisses with Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams to a sad smooch with a doll (shout-out to you, Lars and the Real Girl), relive every sweaty, rainy, tender, jealousy-inducing kiss that made you fall in love with him. »
- Quinn Keaney
Take a trip down memory lane with new photos from CBS Films’ The Sense Of An Ending starring Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, and Emily Mortimer, alongside Charlotte Rampling. The new drama, directed by Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox, Netflix’s Our Souls At Night), opens in select theaters March 10.
Read Variety’s review from the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival Here.
Starring Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge!), Harriet Walter (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Michelle Dockery (Babel, Atonement, Sense and Sensibility), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Hugo, Lars and the Real Girl), Billy Howle (The Witness for the Prosecution, Cider with Rosie, Glue), Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Higher Education, Keepers), Freya Mavor (The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun, Sunshine on Leith, Skins), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Belle) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, »
- Michelle McCue
When Margot Robbie was cast as disgraced U.S. Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the amusingly titled “I, Tonya” it was mostly seen as a curiosity. But when cameras recently started rolling, and set pictures emerged of Robbie transformed into the personality, the buzz was nearly instantaneous. And now the first footage has landed from behind-the-scenes of Robbie channeling the brassy athlete.
Craig Gillespie (“Lars and The Real Girl,” “Fright Night,” “Their Finest Hours”) is directing the movie that also features Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gilloly and Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan, in the story of Harding, an outsider who broke into the exclusive world of Olympic athletes.
- Kevin Jagernauth
It's always great to see Canadian talent being recognized by Hollywood.
While we did endure a couple of snubs today, as we would've loved to see Xavier Dolan finally be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category for It's Only the End of the World, or a surprise nomination for Ryan Reynolds as our favourite crass superhero, Deadpool, there was still a lot of Canadian love given to us by the Academy.
Two major players are ones you'll recognize, and are also coincidentally working together on Blade Runner 2049. Canadian actor and hearthrob Ryan Gosling today earned his second Oscar nomination for playing Sebastian, the jazz pianist, in La La Land. The first time he was nominated was ten years ago when he played »
- Adriana Floridia
Deadline is reporting that Caitlin Carver (Rules Don’t Apply, Paper Town) has signed on to star as Nancy Kerrigan alongside Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, the upcoming drama from director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl).
The film will explore figure skater Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on her Olympic rival Kerrigan, where she was clubbed in the knee in an effort to break her leg and prevent her from competing in the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
In addition to Carver, the cast has also been bolstered by Mckenna Grace (Designated Survivor), Bojana Novakovic (Shameless), who join the previously announced Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, and Paul Walter Hauser. »
- Gary Collinson
She joins a cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Harding’s spouse Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as Harding’s mother Lavona, and Paul Walter Hauser as bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt. Nicholson, whose credits include “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” “Black Mass,” the TV series “Eyewitness” and “August: Osage County,” is on board to play Harding’s first skating coach, Diane Rawlinson.
Miramax bought U.S. distribution rights last month to the comedy, which will center on Harding’s attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, which was aimed at breaking Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
Harding’s involvement would eventually lead to her stripping of her 1994 national title and a lifetime »
- Dave McNary
Watching movies is a great pleasure which we do not want to deny under any pretext. Films make us forget about all our troubles, see the places we have not been to and even gain experience we could gain in our ordinary lives. It is like a special reality where everything is possible like staying the same age, discovering new civilizations, or hitting the jackpot on the Nederlandsegokken – online casino website. And actors playing title roles in the movies are very good in guiding viewers to the world of cinematography which is not a hobby for them, but a place of work and a routine process. No wonder, that artists often choose hobbies that are not related to movies. Let’s see how they prefer to spend leisure time and what else activities they like except being in the films.
The role of Peter Parker played in Spider-man »
- The Hollywood News
In the late 2000s, Ryan Gosling was at a curious place in his career. After rupturing the hearts of romantics everywhere with a star-making turn in The Notebook, the young actor spent the subsequent years trying on different guises—there was his award-baiting role as a crack-addled teacher in Half Nelson, a failed bid at the mainstream with Fracture, and a foray into indie quirk as a weirdo in love with a doll in Lars And The Real Girl. Then, he kind of disappeared for a few years.
Well, he disappeared from our screens. In light of his Golden Globe win for his performance in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Vice felt it was a good time to revisit one of Gosling’s more curious musical detours. In 2009, perhaps as a way to reevaluate his career goals, Gosling joined forces with colleague Zach Shields to form Dead Man ...
- Randall Colburn
10 January 2017 2:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Given Ryan Gosling's impressive status as both a Hollywood A-lister and indie darling, many would be forgiven for assuming the star had at least a couple of BAFTA nominations under his belt.
But while the actor has been recognized by the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Teen Choice Awards (of course...The Notebook) and the London Film Critics Circle Awards for a body of work that includes Drive, Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love and Lars and the Real Girl, he had yet to be given BAFTA's approval.
It took La »
- Alex Ritman
Like many film fans, I’m able to recall a long list of actors I admire and enjoy the work of. However, there aren’t many who also appear repeatedly on my ‘Hot Damn’ Pinterest board. Ryan Gosling, who found fame in the big screen adaptation of romantic drama The Notebook, is perhaps one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and with his latest feature La La Land released this week, he’s about to become even hotter property (if that’s even possible).
However, it hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows (and long, passionate kisses in the rain) for Ryan. If you’re interested in getting to know him on a deeper level, our hidden gem choices might just be what you’re looking for.
Unlike anything Gosling has done or attempted before or since, he plays Daniel Balint, a young Jewish man who has renounced his faith, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Sara Hemrajani on the rise of Ryan Gosling…
La La Land, the award-tipped ode to musicals from Hollywood’s Golden Age, sees Ryan Gosling dance, sing, wax lyrical about jazz and woo Emma Stone’s aspiring actress in modern day Los Angeles. It’s a terrific performance and the 36-year-old seems to be a lock for one of the best actor Oscar nods. To top that off, he will be hitting the screens across the year in Terrence Malick’s Weightless and the eagerly anticipated Blade Runner sequel.
Showbusiness isn’t new to Gosling – he was a Mousekeeter (alongside pre-teen Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera) in The Mickey Mouse Club, and he played the title role in the Young Hercules series in the late 1990s. Gosling followed television with some smartly chosen indie features and, not too long after, he was primed for the big leagues as a major movie star. »
- Sara Hemrajani
19 items from 2017
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