The Boxer (1997)
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That appealing description comes courtesy of the author himself, who’s written eight novels in the long-running series; though it’s been compared to “Harry Potter” as well, Colfer disagrees with that comparison. That could be because the books revolve around their title character, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy because times are tough and the Fowl family isn’t as rich as it once
Writer and director Terry George who came to prominence making films about the troubles in Ireland (such as In the Name of the Father and The Boxer as well as the Oscar nominated Hotel Rwanda about the Tutsi genocide) is used to subjects with a touch of controversy.
As his film The Promise bows on DVD in the UK this week and is about to be released in French cinemas later in the year, George reflected on the backlash the film has attracted during his visit to the Festival of American Cinema in Deauville.
Daniel Day-Lewis, regarded in some quarters as the greatest film actor of his generation if not of all time, is to quit acting, his spokesperson said in a statement released on Tuesday.
The statement read: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”
The three-time Oscar winner is working on what now appears to be his final film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s London haute couture drama Phantom Thread, which is scheduled to open on December 25 through Focus Features. Universal handles international distribution and Annapurna Pictures is producing the project, now in post.
The development immediately transforms Day-Lewis’ reunion with Anderson following his Oscar-winning turn in There Will Be Blood into an even
The 60-year-old three-time Oscar winner has retired from acting. The actor's spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, made the announcement but didn't give any reason. All was said in the statement was:
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”
I'll be honest, I'm a little saddened by this. The guy just constantly gave one mind-blowing performance after another, and I'm bummed out that's all come to an end.
He has one more film coming out on December 25th,
Writer/director Terry George’s new film, The Promise, arrives on UK shores this weekend amidst some resistance: the event it chronicles, the genocide of 1.5million Armenians from 1915, was one of the first modern genocides and has historically been surrounded in controversy. So much so that after the film was shown at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, IMDb registered over 57,000 one-star votes, which some commentators said was a campaign to downrate it by deniers of the genocide.
But none of that has derailed those involved in the film, particularly George, who says that the story was an important one that needed to be told, particularly as many modern audiences know little to nothing about the event. On the historical relevance, George told us:
“The fact that you don’t know much about the history speaks to the success of the Turkish governments who have repressed this
The Secret Scripture review by Paul Heath, Lff 2016.
The Secret Scripture review
Jim Sheridan returns to his Irish roots after an American sabbatical with the likes of Brothers and the previous Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In his first film in his homeland since 1998’s The Boxer (has it really been that long?) Sheridan focuses on the literary work of Sebastian Barry and his 2008 novel of the same name.
We begin the film alongside Eric Bana‘s psychiatrist Dr, Stephen Grene who is summoned to a rural part of Sligo, Ireland to assess the mental state of seventy-something in-patient Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave). Lady Rose, as she is referred to, has resided at the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital for nearly five decades and, now that the
The Secret Scripture has Mara playing young Roseanne McNulty, a free-spirited Irish woman whose beauty lures every man in her small town, even Father Gaunt (as played by Theo James), who
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“The Promise” is set during the final days of the Ottoman Empire during Wwi, in which the Turks waged genocide against the Armenian population. Isaac plays an Armenian medical student who arrives in the city and befriends
In cinema, the boxer is an ever-present figure, often solitary and driven to succeed by demons from the past. Creed, Ryan Coogler‘s new addition to the Rocky series is out this week in a wide release, and garnering some very positive reviews (including our own). There’s no better time to brush up on your boxing movies, as it’s an enthralling little sub-genre, ripe for explosive violence and drama.
We compiled ten of the best boxing movies below, so check them out, and let us know your favorites.
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British cinematographer Chris Menges is to receive a lifetime achievement award at Camerimage (Nov 14-21), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.
Menges will attend the 23rd edition of Camerimage in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz to accept the award, introduce screenings of his films and will meet with the festival’s audience.
Across a 50-year career, Menges has won two Academy Awards for Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields in 1985, for which he also won a BAFTA, and The Mission in 1987.
More recently, he was Oscar-nominated (with Roger Deakins) for his work on Stephen Daldry’s The Reader in 2010.
Menges began his career in the 1960s as camera operator for documentaries by Adrian Cowell and for films like Poor Cow by Ken Loach and If… by Lindsay Anderson.
He returned to work with Loach on Kes, which marked
Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th Ifta Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.
The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6.
But the Irish Film and Television Academy chose it above nominees Frank, Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Patrick’s Day.
Comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, won three awards including best director for Lenny Abrahamson, best supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson and best director of photography for James Mather.
Family drama Patrick’s Day also scored a hat-trick, winning best actor for Moe Dunford, best script for writer-director Terry McMahon and best sound.
Biopic Noble, directed by Stephen Bradley, won best actress for Deirdre O’Kane and best supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who was also
The Irish Film & Television Academy is to honour director-writer-producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Ifta Awards on May 24.
Previous recipients include Maureen O’Hara, David Kelly, George Morrison, Morgan O’Sullivan, John Boorman, Gay Byrne, Neil Jordan, Fionnula Flanagan and President Michel D. Higgins.
Ifta CEO Áine Moriarty said Sheridan “is a master storyteller, bold and brilliant, whose skill and vision continues to inspire so many”. She also praised his “constant support and nurturing of Irish creative talent - part of his ongoing legacy”.
Sheridan carved out a successful career in the theatre before moving into film with My Left Foot, released in 1989 and scoring Oscar wins for actors Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker.
Other films in his 25-year career to date include The Field, In the Name of the Father (which reunited Sheridan
Here, Deadline exclusively reveals the first image of Gyllenhaal from the Antoine Fuqua-directed Kurt Sutter-scripted Southpaw; it is clear Gyllenhaal has turned himself into a jacked, ripped beast, gaining 15 pounds of pure muscle. Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, a lefty champ who loses everything in a personal tragedy
Mara will replace Jessica Chastain in the drama, “about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir.” She will be playing the younger version of Roseanne, “who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest.
Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.
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7.43 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
7.17 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
6.91 Iron Man 3
6.5 Monsters University
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
6.11 Fast & Furious 6
5.04 Oz The Great And Powerful
7.97 The Wolf Of Wall Street
7.46 The World’S End
7.17 This Is The End
6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
6.17 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
This is where it could get interesting: filmmakers like Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), Lee Daniels (The Butler), Jim Sheridan (The Boxer), Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Michael Cera (Superbad) will helm each installment. Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Bob Weinstein will produce.
“We are thrilled and honored to have filmmakers of this caliber as a part of this ambitious project, and thank Bruce Cohen
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