Pinning hope on winter's tales
By Xu Fan | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-27 07:51Earlier this month, more than 700 cinemas were closed again in North America due to COVID-19, according to Hollywood Reporter.In addition, most newly released Chinese films in November came with huge hype and expectations, but failed at the box office.With A-list star Huang Bo serving as executive producer, the film Back to the Wharf was released in the first week of November and was initially expected to be a hit for its reflection of social issues. Some reviews say the film flopped for "holes in the script".Hong Kong megastar Andy Lau's Find...
Film about Tomiris named best in USA
By Laman IsmayilovaThe historical film “Tomiris” has been named the best at the Taurus World Stunt Academy Awards. The film won the award for “Best Action in a Foreign Film”.In September, the historical drama received the award at the 26th L’Etrange Festival in Paris. The film won Grand Prix for the best international feature film.The film “Tomiris” features many battle scenes, horse races, sword fights with participation of Azerbaijani stuntmen Sain Farmanli, Vugar Mammadov, Emin Abishov, Tural Khalili and Tural Shirmammadov. They were invited by the head of the international NOMAD group Zhai...
Cult classic Stilyagi to screen at River City
Cult classic Stilyagi to screen at River Citypublished : 24 Nov 2020 at 04:00newspaper section:[Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life)River City Film Club will be screening Stilyagi (Hipsters) as the closing film of the year at River City Forum, 2nd floor of River City Bangkok, Charoen Krung 24, on Saturday at 4pm.Directed by Valery Todorovsky, the cult Russian musical comedy depicts a unique and interesting clandestine sub-culture that existed in the Soviet Union in the 1950s.At the height of the Cold War in the Soviet Union, the titular St...
The Bangkok Post
You're gonna need a bigger museum: 'Jaws' shark installed
Los Angeles (AFP) - Over four decades after terrorizing beachgoers in "Jaws," the blockbuster movie's 25-foot shark model has been installed at Los Angeles' long-awaited Oscars museum, it was announced Monday."Bruce the Shark," rumored to have earned its nickname from director Steven Spielberg's razor-sharp lawyer, now lurks 30-feet (nine-metres) above the third floor of the Academy Museum, which is set to open in April.The fiberglass predator is the only remaining version created for the classic 1975 movie, but with Jaws measuring nearly five feet wide, was too large for the building's elevat...
Trans woman of substance
The much-buzzed about film “Lingua Franca,” about an undocumented Filipina immigrant working as a caregiver in Brooklyn, New York, may not be autobiographical. But it pretty much captures the essence of its eloquent Fil-Am director, Isabel Sandoval, who also multitasks as its screenwriter, editor and lead actress.No, Isabel is not an undocumented alien in America—she actually got her green card literally a month before Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States in 2016—but, like the beleaguered 29-year-old post-op protagonist she portrays in the thematically delectable drama,...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Angelina Jolie returns to directing in ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’
Three years after standing behind the cameras and directingFirst They Killed My Father (2017), Angelina Jolie will return to the art again, as she is slated to direct Unreasonable Behaviour, a new biopic about British photojournalist Don McCullin.The film, produced by actor Tom Hardy, is based on the autobiography of Don McCullin, which was published in 1992 and updated in 2017. It follows the life of the wartime photographer, who moves from poverty-stricken London to some of the most dangerous war zones in the world.The film transports viewers from the fall of the Berlin wall all the way to t...
Imelda Marcos in the 4th episode of ‘The Crown’
Imelda Marcos in the 4th episode of ‘The Crown’Since the pandemic many Filipinos have taken up watching Netflx movies and telenovelas to occupy themselves during “stay at home.” Of late the most popular series was “The Crown,” a film on the life stories and scandals about the English royal family as well as conflicts anddifferences between the monarchy and parliament.So it was news when Imelda and her shoes were talked about in Episode 4 during cocktails at the Royal Palace.“The Crown” is primarily about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. So imagine the surprise of Filipino watchers that Imelda, ...
Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Between the World and Me' is a painful and poetic look at racism in America
The new HBO film based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” is so informed by our current moment that its crew includes a COVID-19 production manager. It is so plugged in to 2020 that it features footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America in May after the death of George Floyd. It is so current, it includes Coates’ interview with the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment.Coates’ book was written in the wake of the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Finally, ‘The Milkmaid’ Gets Approval For Public Viewing
The National Film and Video Censors’ Board (NFVCB) has finally given its approval for the public viewing of ‘The Milkmaid’.The final copy of the movie, which has Northern Nigeria as its setting, was viewed by journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.Speaking after the screening of the 90-minute movie, which mirrored the sufferings of communities in the Northeastern part of Nigeria in the hands of insurgents, the National President of Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Peace Anyiam Osigwe, confirmed that the movie had passed through all the security tests by relevant government agencies.She said: “I ...
Brad Pitt's forthcoming action thriller Bullet Train has taken on another passenger - actor Logan Lerman has signed on for the star-studded new project, reports Deadline.com. Lady Gaga is also circling a role in the film, which already boasts a cast that includes Pitt, Michael Shannon, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Zazie Beetz. The movie is based on the popular Japanese novel Maria Beetle.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.