After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.
Rohm hasn't just crossed borders in her own life, but she has to cross artistic borders on every job she takes. Actors have to navigate personal boundaries with co-actors and artistic boundaries with directors and writers.
The brutal assassination of Luna by his fellow revolutionaries, who saw arrogance more than merit, serves as a cautionary tale, a reminder of how the Philippines' greatest enemy was (and is) internal divisions and narrow loyalties, which have stunted its nation-building quest to this date.
Festivals keep alive the communal experience of film viewing, considered an anachronism in the age of laptops and cell phones.
This has been a good year for actresses in general, and actresses past 50, once a rarity come Oscar time, are in strong position to get a little love from the Academy.
Naturally until the hosts are named I imagine everyone's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate is going to weigh in on the possible golden tag team. Include me in the mix.
Eddie Redmayne stars in his first major role since winning the Oscar for The Theory of Everything and it's clear he's going to make us break out the tissues again for this one and perhaps need to clear some more space on his award shelf.
Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
Pioneering movie director's Dorothy Arzner recent death reminds us that still today too few movies are directed or produced by women. It wasn't until 2009 that the first Oscar for Best Director went to a woman!
I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."
The End of the Tour is focused on human connection through conversing openly, and considering that the contents of these conversations came directly from two perspicacious writers, it never ceases to fascinate and enlighten.
At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.
I sat down with actor Demian Bichir during the final months of 2008, when he was appearing in "The Waters of Babylon" at the Geffen Playhouse.
One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.
Our childhood heroes are bound to let us down on some level as we grow to adulthood, as is the price of wisdom and life experience. That said, I miss my hero Mel Gibson, and all he seemed to bring to the table.
The film may well garner Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design; maybe Best Actress in a Leading Role; and, quite likely, Best Adapted Screenplay.