Paradiso had a rough journey on its road to glory. It's a fitting metaphor for a film that has become a classic tale about fate, perseverance, and destiny.
In response to a reader who emailed me that 'there is nothing out there to see these days,' I can only refer her to the following list and suggest she start at the top of the list and work her way down. The viewing is fine!
One cannot separate the operation and success of the Savannah Film Festival from its primary driving force, the Savannah College of Art and Design.
From the outside looking in, this family has it all: youth, looks, athleticism, personality, money, health and strangely, a sexless marriage. This couple clearly needs to make more time for each other, but they don't. The strain created by them turning away from each other is palpable.
In the third film that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have starred in, Serena is a dark, somber film focused on emotional entanglements with the slight feel of an independent film.
Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?
Through Barney, through the extra-curricular work he did while playing him for nine seasons, and through the work he's done since, NPH has made a name for himself that many formerly typecast TV stars would envy: his own.
When the Cowardly Lion costume was discovered in one of the oldest buildings on the M-G-M lot -- where The Wizard of Oz was filmed in late 1938 and early 1939 -- it was in need of careful repair and restoration to most closely return it to its original state.
For the same reason that the greats like Paul Newman and Al Pacino didn't win until late in their careers (Newman in 1987 for The Color of Money and Pacino in 1993 for The Scent of a Woman)... timing.
I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.
Just when I thought I could answer any trivia question on David O. Selznick's 1939 production of Gone with the Wind, comes a treasure of new material in Steve Wilson's book, The Making of Gone with the Wind.
This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.
As a fan of Richard Linklater I was pumped to finally get a chance to view Boyhood back in July. Since then, I have kept my thoughts regarding the film to myself. However, with the talk of Oscar buzz, it's time to go public.
A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.
To satisfy my curiosity, I recently flew out to Los Angeles to meet with Kazuhiro Tsuji, who graciously agreed to sit with me. Kazuhiro told me that he moved to the US from Japan many years ago to pursue special effects but that his true passion is art.
What many don't know about her reason for giving up her seat for that soldier who sat next to me is that she didn't even want the attention that came with it.