The version of Jojo's imaginary Adolf goes through drastic changes from the start of the film to the end. While he was a supportive friend at the start, he turns into a dictator, as Jojo perception about him changes. Which is also an indication of how the information war was won and lost. From boosting Jojo's confidence in first, we see him become the monster who would feast on a unicorn along, who is jealous, and filled with hatred. … [Read more...] about Jojo Rabbit Movie Review: Taika Waititi Brings Hope With Laughs And Tears
Already announced for the festival this year were opening film My Salinger Year starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley, special screenings including Johnny Depp-fronted Minamata and Burstein’s docu-series Hillary, and an impressive TV lineup including Cate Blanchett starrer Stateless and Damien Chazelle’s Netflix series The Eddy. Most other festival strands have now been revealed, including Panorama, Generation and Forum. … [Read more...] about Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup Revealed: Kelly Reichardt, Sally Potter, Abel Ferrara & Christian Petzold
This year’s Berlin International Film Festival will host a tribute program to German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. She will attend the festival to receive the prize on February 22, prior to the world premiere of her documentary Paris Calligrammes, which is playing in the Berlinale Special strand. One of Germany’s most important filmmakers since the 1970s, Ottinger’s work spans 25 features, docs and shorts. She has previously received honorary recognition at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In total, 12 of her films have screened at the Berlinale before. “With the Berlinale Camera, we celebrate artists whose work has always maintained a close relationship between the subjects which comprise cinema and the act of ‘filmmaking’ itself. In light of this, Ulrike Ottinger is the ideal recipient of an award that bears the word ‘camera’. As a painter, a photographer, an all-round artist, she … [Read more...] about Berlinale To Fete Ulrike Ottinger; UK Creative Companies Harmed By Late Invoice Payments; Cartoon Movie Line-Up – Global Briefs
The new scripted production focus will comprise its US based scripted production company Brain Academy US and NENT Group’s investment in the Los Angeles based studio Picturestart, NENT Studios’ UK operations including DRG and NENT Group’s joint venture with FilmNation Entertainment and its Nordic production companies Brain Academy Nordics, Nice Drama, EPIQ and Monster Scripted and CEE production company Paprika. … [Read more...] about ‘Swedish Dicks’ Backer Nordic Entertainment Group To Boost Drama Focus, Eyes Third Party Investment & Plans To Sell Non-Scripted Unit
Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts vaguely addressed the question on the Jan. 23 earnings call, saying: “Sky has been a great addition to Comcast and positions us to better compete in a world where global scale matters.” He said that the U.S. and Sky’s biggest markets of the U.K., Germany and Italy represent 50 percent of the world's broadband and video revenues. “That's pretty extraordinary,” he said. … [Read more...] about How Soon Can Comcast’s $40 Billion Sky Deal Pay Off?