In 1999 Parker wrote and directed Angela’s Ashes based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling memoir by Frank McCourt, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. Parker’s final film was The Life of David Gale, the 2003 thriller about the cruel politics of capital punishment in the US, starring Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney. … [Read more...] about Alan Parker Dies: Towering UK Director Of ‘Midnight Express’ ‘Mississippi Burning’ & ‘Fame’ Was 76
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BONG: That speech I gave at the Golden Globes was something I came up with on the spot as I was walking up to the stage. It’s not something that I had prepared in advance. And I almost feel like my speech was a little late. I didn’t have to mention this barrier of subtitles because this barrier is already being destroyed, thanks to YouTube and Netflix and the other streaming services. And of course, with social media. It feels as though the borders and barriers we put up between nations and continents are not as significant as they once were. We live in a time where individuals follow other individuals. And I think because of the internet and this new environment, things have been changing in so many ways. My speech was a little late in all that. … [Read more...] about Could ‘Parasite’ Make Best Picture History? Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho On The Hit Movie Shattering Every Expectation
The symbolic nature of the chase is clear early on. As though acting out a folk tale, Davud has a series of strange encounters with women. Each one ends with someone dying and Davud leaving the scene just seconds before Doc’s men arrive. They then phone the boss and report on him. Are they angels or devils? The hero seems contemptuous of them, and if they're supposed to be some sort of comic/cosmic relief to perk up the downer story, they aren’t funny. … [Read more...] about ‘In Between Dying’ (‘Sepelenmis Olumler Arasinda’): Film Review | Venice 2020
Director Lee has made very few embellishments, and all of them have a point. There's eloquent simplicity in a brief projection on the curtain of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee as Byrne in "I Should Watch TV" asks "How am I not your brother? How are you not like me?" The most powerful addition comes in the company's rousing take on the Janelle Monae protest anthem "Hell You Talmbout." Photographs now accompany the call-and-response chant of "Say his name," showing each of the African Americans killed in racial and/or police violence stretching from Eric Garner back to Emmett Till. The faces of three victims who have died since, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, bring the song to an emotionally wrenching close. … [Read more...] about David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
In a recent interview, senior actor Jayaram revealed that director Anoop Sathyan had approached his daughter Malavika Jayaram, for Varane Avashaymund. According to Jayaram, Malavika was offered the character Nikki. But the star kid, who is not yet ready to make her acting debut, turned down the offer. Malavika Jayaram is planning to concentrate on modeling for now. … [Read more...] about Varane Avashyamund: This Star Kid Was The First Choice For Role Of Kalyani Priyadarshan!