Netflix has previously shared a statement about Boseman, echoing the feelings of many who cannot believe that an actor of such promise and a human being of such decency could be taken so soon. "We are heartbroken over today's news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, a 'true fighter' as his family called him in their poignant tribute," Netflix wrote. "This is an incredible loss. We are canceling Monday's preview event of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Please join us in sending your thoughts to his family and loved ones." … [Read more...] about Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom First Look Reveals Chadwick Boseman’s Final Movie
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Thurston Moore was recording his latest studio album, By the Fire, in London when the coronavirus forced everyone into lockdown. Luckily, he and his band — which includes My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, among others — were able to finish the record in time, and the album came out this past fall. Listening to the free-running jams of a song like “Cantaloupe” and the noisy, experimental detours of the 17-minute “Locomotives” now, though, you’d never guess the band cut it on a deadline. Moore is eager to play the songs live, and see how much more experimental he can get with them, when restrictions allow. … [Read more...] about So, How Was Your 2020, Thurston Moore?
SIMON MERRELLS recently played Templar Knight ‘Tancrede’ on History’s drama series Knightfall. He began his career in theatre, performing in works from The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He garnered attention for his work with Steven Berkoff, namely the title role in Oedipus and as washed up boxer ‘Terry Malloy’ in On the Waterfront both for which he received a nomination for Acting Excellence from the Stage Awards. Recently, he won Best Actor for his role in Stephen King’s I Am the Doorway from the Las Vegas Movie Awards. He also worked in films such as The Wolfman with Benicio del Toro, IndeX Zero, Take Down, ‘Lorenzo di Medici’ in Florence and the Uffizi Gallery for Sky Arts 3D, and recently played a recurring role in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens. His other television roles include guesting on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, BBC’s The Musketeers, as well as recurring roles on … [Read more...] about ‘The Lord Of the Rings’: Lenny Henry, Augustus Prew, Peter Mullan, Cynthia Addai-Robinson & Benjamin Walker Among 20 New Cast Additions On Amazon Series
At the center of Thomas Vinterberg’s new film Another Round lies one of the eternal questions—does alcohol help open up the mind to stimulate or even liberate the imagination in helpful ways that might not have occurred otherwise, or is it, at the end of the day, a harmful depressant and mind-decayer, as well as a door-opener to abuse and violence? The Danish writer-director puts the topic on the table in disarming fashion but, in the end, literally dances away from it to reaffirm the status quo without significantly illuminating the issue as seemingly promised at the outset. This Samuel Goldwyn release had been selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival competition but ended up making its world premiere—remotely—at the Toronto Film Festival in September, just prior to its release in Denmark. The country has selected it as its submission in the International Feature Oscar race. … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Todd McCarthy On Denmark’s ‘Another Round’