Sandy owns Simon -- the French bulldog/terrier mix that bit and bloodied a pig during one of Millan's training sessions on "Cesar 911." In a video testimonial, she insists Millan is a lifesaver ... because Simon's aggression was threatening her other animals. … [Read more...] about Cesar Millan: French Bulldog Owner Testifies … Get Off Dog Whisperer’s Back!
Reinaldo Marcus Green will sit in the director’s chair for the film written by Zach Baylin. It’s a true story of the hardscrabble but iron-willed father of Venus and Serena Williams who had a plan to make his daughters the greatest tennis players in the world. … [Read more...] about Liev Schreiber And Susie Abromeit Join Will Smith For ‘King Richard’
Award-winning Italian documaker Gianfranco Rosi ('Sacro GRA', 'Fire at Sea') spent three years filming in the Middle East to recount the lives of ordinary people in wartime. With a compassionate eye for the downtrodden that has characterized all Gianfranco Rosi’s work, Notturno brings three years of shooting in Middle East war zones to the screen in an impressionistic collage of ordinary people caught up in conflict. Though very much in the luminous style of his award-winning docs Sacro GRA about the eccentric residents of Rome’s ring road (Golden Lion in Venice 2013) and Fire at Sea (Golden Bear in Berlin 2016) about the migrant crisis on the island of Lampedusa, it lacks those films’ idiosyncratic premises — and, in consequence, feels less revealing than many Arab films made on the same topic. … [Read more...] about ‘Notturno’: Film Review | Venice 2020
Ivorian director Philippe Lacote's second feature, after the Cannes-selected 'Run,' is set inside an Abidjan prison. In Night of the Kings (La Nuit des rois), a young man thrown into the infamous La Maca prison in Cote d’Ivoire is forced to invent a story that lasts until sunrise or face the consequences like some kind of modern-day Scheherazade. This captivating hybrid of a movie mixes fairy-tale and storytelling elements with a vividly drawn backdrop of heightened realism — no one would mistake this prison for a luxury resort — and relies on images and sounds as much as the human voice to tell its multiple stories. … [Read more...] about ‘Night of the Kings’ (‘La Nuit des rois’): Film Review | Venice 2020
BONG: Well, for example, you remember the moment—and this is a spoiler—where the original housekeeper comes back in the rainy night, and her face is full of cuts and bruises? The movie never fully explains that, but I have two or three stories already about that in my mind. Also, there’s a very strange relationship in the film between the original architect of the house and that housekeeper. Why did the architect only tell the housekeeper about the bunker in the basement? Maybe something happened between them. I have so many ideas like those, as an example. I really wanted to expand the story, in a deeper and more meaningful way, and I think for people that have already watched the movie, they will be surprised by the many revelations there are still to come, that are buried within the detail of the movie. So, look forward to it [laughs]. … [Read more...] about Could ‘Parasite’ Make Best Picture History? Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho On The Hit Movie Shattering Every Expectation