William Thomas Berk, CHUD
Sun, 07/01/2012 - 9:33pm
In "Dheepan," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year, he travels from war movie to migrant drama to film noir, adding an atypically happy ending, to boot. Fleeting scenes capture a burning Sri Lankan village in the bloody, disorienting aftermath of civil war. To gain asylum, a rebel fighter (played by Jesuthasan Antonythasan, himself a former Tamil Tiger child soldier turned acclaimed writer in France) who, having lost his family in the war, cobbles together a pseudo family. Placed in a tenement block in Paris' banlieues, Dheepan warily eyes the drug-dealing gang members that patrol the apartment building roofs and clog the stairwells.  for Audiard, whose "Rust and Bone" chronicled the revival of a badly injured killer-whale trainer and whose Oscar-nominated "A Prophet" depicted a small-time criminal's rise in a prison's Corsican mob, rebirth is a mean and messy business.
At a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales, a number of well-known actors, including Dame Judi Dench, said they had helped drama students financiallyMore than 300 Oscar-winning actors, directors, writers and crew members gathered in St James’s Palace on Wednesday evening at a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales, alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and visiting executives from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
There was a song I was taught in school when we were learning how to write all the letters that was set to The Addams Family theme song tune. It went “Start at the top!” *snap snap* “Start at the top!” *snap snap* … etc. It meant that when you are writing print (non-cursive) letters, you start the lines from the top of the shape.
The word in Hollywood right now is that Russell Crowe is in early talks to join Universal Pictures’ classic monsters universe alongside Tom Cruise in THE MUMMY. Crowe would play a Dr. Jekyll type of role. THE MUMMY is planned as the first film in a series of interconnected monster films as Universal hopes to build a cinematic universe out of its vault of classic creature features.
While Joe and Anthony Russo are still directing the next two 'Avengers' movies, they will no longer share a title. So what should we expect from the movies formerly known as 'Avengers: Infinity War' Parts 1&2?http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured
Empire creator makes a donation to Penn’s charity and releases a statement saying that his comments were ‘damaging and hurtful’The $10m defamation suit against Hollywood producer Lee Daniels by actor Sean Penn has been settled, with Daniels apologizing for insinuating Penn abused his ex-wife Madonna and paying to the charity Penn founded.