This year, for the first time since 1971, the Film Society of Lincoln Center — an organization that is best known for putting on the annual New York Film Festival, but that actually caters to cineastes year-round — is not presenting its highest honor, the Chaplin Award, but is changing its name, dropping the snobby-sounding 'Society of' in favor of 'at,' as in, Film at Lincoln Center, which is not unlike, well, Jazz at Lincoln Center. But rest assured: FLC remains committed to the same mission FSLC has had for the past half-century: "to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema." The immense impact of FLC on both New Yorkers and filmmakers from all around the world was the focus of Monday night's Chaplin Award Gala, which, sans honoree, was transformed into a love-fest at Alice Tully Hall, followed by a dinner at the David H. Koch Theatre, all to raise money for the organization. Among those who took the stage to pay homage were Martin … [Read more...] about Cinema Luminaries Celebrate 50 Years of Film Society at Lincoln Center — Now Minus the ‘Society’
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According to an early Friday box office update from Deadline, Brie Larson's CAPTAIN MARVEL is poised to soar higher, faster and further than DC's WONDER WOMAN. When looking at the outlet's calculations, we see that Marvel's first female-led superhero adventure crash landed atop a $825 million worldwide take at ticket booths this Thursday. As impressive as that total is, it's estimated that the film will reach a $900 million dollar global milestone before the end of its third weekend in theaters. For the moment, CAPTAIN MARVEL has earned $538.6 million in international returns and $286.4 million domestically. With numbers like those, it's become quite clear that Marvel's '90s-centric feature has defeated both SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING and WONDER WOMAN on the big screen, making it the No. 16 superhero film worldwide. Numbers aside, CAPTAIN MARVEL will have some competition at the cinema this weekend, as a fight for box office supremacy will likely be waged between … [Read more...] about Captain Marvel has now flown higher than Wonder Woman at the box office
PUBLISHED: 08:20 09 February 2019 Paul Geater Michael Caine and Noël Coward in The Italian Job (1969). Photo: Paramount Pictures Corporation/IMDB Paramount Pictures Corporation/IMDB I first saw The Italian Job a couple of years after it was released in a Saturday afternoon double-bill with The Dambusters at Aldeburgh Cinema. Michael Caine in The Italian Job (1969). Photo: Paramount Pictures Corporation/IMDBIn the early 70s, long before DVDs or even video, it was quite common to re-release popular films for general release (it was usually at least five years before they turned up on television) and think this was the first time I went to cinema with a group of friends rather than as a family trip.From the very start of the film I was hooked. It’s fast pace, humorous feel, and frankly dubious moral message appealed to a group of 12/13 year olds (especially coming just after we’d wallowed in the stiff-upper-lip of Richard Todd & Co giving … [Read more...] about Italian Job – the film that “Blew the Bloody Doors Off” the heist film genre
Video PUBLISHED: 21:00 04 January 2019 Andrew Clarke Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Queen of Scots in the epic historical drama Photo: Universal Archant This year looks like being an interesting and eclectic year at the movies with some unfamiliar names seeking to make their mark on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke nominates the films to look out for Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C Reilly as Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie, the new film examining the friendship and career of Laurel & Hardy Photo: BBC FilmsLast year was a time of tremendous change in Hollywood. The Time’s Up and #MeToo movements have triggered social change on both a social and professional level and have shaken Tinsel Town out of its long-held, very conservative beliefs about how to be creative and what it takes to do business and come up with a hit movie.As with anything in movies, change takes time because the production time for a film is about 18 months … [Read more...] about What’s on at the cinema this year: The 2019 Best Film Guide
SHUFFLING along the high street, the white-haired old man looks just like your average pensioner as he politely raises his hat. But this veteran shopper is neither elderly nor male — “he” is in fact The Sun’s favourite model Rhian Sugden, as you have never seen her before. The 32-year-old former Page 3 girl agreed to be transformed into an OAP for the day to experience life as a silver citizen, and her makeover fooled everyone — including hubby Oliver. People in the street were truly astounded when she opened her mouth and a woman’s voice came out. The inspiration for Rhian’s day in grey was actress Tilda Swinton’s remarkable transformation into an 82-year-old man in new horror film Suspiria, which is out today. In a classic piece of cinema deception, its director Luca Guadagnino originally claimed that a character in the film, psychoanalyst Josef Klemperer, had been played by 82-year-old screen newcomer Lutz Ebersdorf. But after keeping … [Read more...] about Stunning Rhian Sugden transforms from Page 3 legend to OAP at the hands of Oscar-winning make-up artist — but how will the public react to amazing snaps?