One Night in Miami, which Amazon has not yet dated but which is definitely in the race this year, provides Regina King some juicy material for her directorial debut, and this three-time Emmy-winning and Oscar-winning star proves really adept in giving her actors room to deliver powerful turns in the dialogue-heavy story of a meeting of four Black icons in 1964 the night of Cassius Clay’s defeat over Sonny Liston to become Heavyweight Champion of the World. Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Clay all meet in a hotel room and discuss many topics related to their responsibility in standing up for their race in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. It is based on Kemp Powers inventive stage play and the playwright also got to adapt it, a drama that imagines the conversation between the four icons who really did meet that night in Miami. The next day Clay joined the Islamic religion so this was obviously a momentous gathering, and kudos to Kemp for discovering it and its rich … [Read more...] about Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?
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The Watch: A First Look At BBC AMERICA’s Newest SeriesThe Watch, featuring a discussion with cast and executive producers, special guests and a first look at the series. The Watch follows an unlikely group of misfits, The City Watch, who are forced to find the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The comedic yet thrilling series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. Moderator – actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) – joins panelists and series stars Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones), Lara Rossi (I May Destroy You), Adam Hugill (1917), Jo Eaton-Kent (Don’t Forget the Driver) and Marama Corlett (Blood Drive), along with executive producers Simon Allen (The Musketeers) and Richard Stokes (Broadchurch). … [Read more...] about New York Comic Con Metaverse Sets ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Helstrom’, ‘Lost’ Anniversary, More For All-Digital Confab
The swell of deep feeling in the film is enhanced by sparing use of a somber string and piano score by Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann and by special attention to the elemental sounds of wind and waves and occasional birdsong. But the most powerful tool in this lovingly told story is the unimpeachably naturalistic ensemble work of a cast that simply couldn't be bettered, led with startling emotional transparency by Winslet and Ronan. In many ways it's a deceptively modest work, but Ammonite just floored me; I can't think of a single aspect that could be improved upon. … [Read more...] about ‘Ammonite’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
“I know I signed the declaration and I’m happy to look at it but I don’t remember all the details,” Wiseman at another point told Nessim as he sought to dive into the fine-ish print of the 2009 Kirkman contract. “If you’re talking about within the body of an agreement, my recollection is that it is often not articulated in the body of agreement,” Wiseman told the court of putting poignant transactional and good faith language in a contract of Hurd’s. “It is sometimes articulated in the body of agreement, but it is often not. And it is often articulated in other documents.” … [Read more...] about ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Trial Finds Fox TV Boss Charlie Collier In Zombie Hot Seat Over AMC Backend Payouts
Gibney recently announced that he will next be addressing Russian collusion in the 2016 U.S. election with Agents of Chaos, a two-part film which is set to debut on HBO on September 23. He previously collaborated with HBO on Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley. Gibney’s credits also include a slate of critically acclaimed relevant docus that have a long-lasting impact on society including We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Taxi to the Dark Side and the recent Citizen K. … [Read more...] about ‘Totally Under Control’: Neon To Release Alex Gibney Docu About White House’s Failed Response To Pandemic