The new crop of films that screened at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals are evidence that the global pandemic is having an impact on the stories filmmakers want to tell: "The pandemic has just exposed and revealed so many issues that were in our society." The coronavirus pandemic has obviously changed how movies are being made, with the extra costs involved in testing and implementing strict hygienic regimes, and the constant threat hanging over every shoot that a local outbreak or lockdown could shut things down. But what impact has the once-in-a-lifetime, global experience of the Corona crisis had on what stories filmmakers want to tell? The Sundance and Berlin film festivals provided a glimpse at the first crop of films either shot or edited — or both — during the pandemic. While some — such as Nanfu Wang's Sundance doc In the Same Breath and Ben Wheatley's viral isolation thriller In the Earth — directly reference the outbreak, all in some ways … [Read more...] about Berlin: How COVID-19 Has Changed Onscreen Storytelling
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Breaking News When Claressa Shields hits the ring on Friday night -- she'll be rocking custom fight trunks paying tribute to Kobe Bryant and Gianna . 25-year-old Shields is taking on IBF super welterweight champion Marie-Eve Dicaire -- in a fight to unify the super welterweight division. Claressa has established herself as the top fighter in women's boxing -- she's 10-0 as a pro ... with TWO gold medals in the Olympics. She was clearly inspired by the greatness of Kobe and his daughter Gianna -- which is why she decided to put their names on her trunks. Shields tells TMZ Sports she's laser-focused on her fight with Dicaire -- explaining, "I wanna knock her out but I also wanna have a great performance." "She's gonna come out there and try to perform but I just know that I can get her out between rounds 5 and 7. It just depends which round that I'm really feeling it." Play video content TMZSports.com As we previously … [Read more...] about Boxing Star Claressa Shields Honoring Kobe Bryant & Gianna with Custom Fight Trunks
Flashback Friday is here, and we are all set to take you down memory lane. In today's flashback feature, we bring an interview of Aamir Khan, wherein he had narrated a sweet incident related to the legendary Jackie Chan, and how the latter helped him during his China visit. In 2015, Aamir visited China to promote his film PK and got a chance to meet Jackie at the Indo-China convention. In conversation with Rediff, when Aamir was asked to share his experience about meeting the popular martial artist, he had said that he had a lovely time interacting with him. Recalling his meet with him, the 3 Idiots actor said, "I met him at the Indo China convention. In fact, he became my interpreter and explained what the other gentlemen were saying as my interpreter ran away (laughs). He invited me for dinner later so I spent the entire evening with him. He was warm and cordial and we discussed our films." In the same interview, Aamir also revealed that he has been … [Read more...] about When Aamir Khan’s Interpreter Ran Away In China And Jackie Chan Became His Interpreter!
Birthday boy Ayushmann Khurrana got talking about his upcoming project with director Abhishek Kapoor. Ayushmann shared that he is deep into preparing for the progressive love story, and that he is running against time to build the desired physique for his role. SpotboyE quoted Ayushmann as saying, "I'm currently neck-deep in preparations for my next, the progressive love story directed by Abhishek Kapoor. I'm running against time to achieve the desired physique for this film and I know for a fact that I can't take a single day off from working out. So, even on my birthday, I'm going to train really hard." Adding that he wants to awe his audience with the transformation, he said, "It has been really tough to push myself this much because I want a certain transformation for myself. I have a certain expectation and I want audiences to see something new about me." ALSO READ: Tahira Kashyap's Birthday Wish For Her 'Soulmate' Ayushmann Khurrana Is Love … [Read more...] about Ayushmann Khurrana Is Running Against Time To Build Desired Physique For Abhishek Kapoor’s Film
Ayushmann Khurrana is a self-made Bollywood star, who has carved his own road to stardom. Today, he is regarded as a youth icon, a thought leader and Mr. ROI (return on investment) because of the astounding profit he delivers for his producers with his blockbusters. On World Gratitude Day today, Ayushmann thanked all the directors that he has worked with for shaping him as an artiste, and for making him find his voice through a heartwarming social media post. Ayushmann says, "All the directors that I have been fortunate enough to work with, have shaped me as an artiste. They have taught me incredibly important cinematic and life lessons through their work, their wisdom and their philosophy. I will forever be indebted to them." The versatile star, who burst into the Bollywood scene with his brilliant debut in Vicky Donor, credits these creative forces for instilling self-belief in him. "They have nurtured me, believed in me and showed immense confidence in me … [Read more...] about Ayushmann Khurrana On World Gratitude Day: All My Directors Have Shaped Me As An Artiste