By ZEALnyc's Theater Editor Jil Picariello, and Contributing Writers, Christopher Caggiano, Megan Wrappe, Justin Shar...
When Doerries puts on a show, a Greek chorus from the heavens sings praise of the scale of his ambition, and well, yes... hubris. He has taken the very same Greek dramatists that have inspired the culture wars and the politics of identity, and redeployed them in the service of public health.
When a loved one dies the normal dynamic is that the friends and family left behind go through a grieving process, each in their own way. The premise ...
Generally, suitable words cease to exist in the midst of a tragedy. While the horrific terrorism in Brussels is no exception to this, actor Jake Gyllenhaal managed to express a heartfelt sentiment while on the press tour for his new film.
Dateline -- Austin, Texas: It came. And it went. In flash, it seemed. "SXSW Interactive", or the digital tech part of that annual multimedia extrava...
I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.
The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.
Everest is riveting. IMAX-3D brings Mt. Everest into your lap and the courageous climbers peril into your heart. Because of IMAX-3D and its power, you will feel as though you are on the climb with them.
Fully taking advantage of the immersive IMAX-3D palette, Everest benefits from some of the most breathtaking and dizzying mountain photography I've ever seen, as well as a top-drawer cast.
Everest has a lot going for it, and I'm sure it'll satisfy those looking for a tense, exciting time at the movies. So why did Everest leave me feeling so flat?
Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.
As director, you can have all the wild visions you want for how your film will be created, how the finished product will take shape behind that vision and live on to be remembered accordingly. But that simply is not a conceivable goal without the proper team behind you.
They wanted to do a remake of The Champ. I'm not a big fan of remakes, nor am I the guy to go to for an adaptation or reinvention. That said, I pitched them the idea of telling the next chapter of Marshall's story through the analogy of boxing.
Southpaw begins and ends with boxing matches. The two hours between are filled with life's battles. Some spill into the boxing ring. But the battles of daily life are not so cleanly configured, nor can life's other cut men stop the bleeding of the soul. That may be a more personal struggle.