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The 12 Best Film Composers Of All Time

There's more to a film score than an opening theme, though many of the more recognizable composers got to where they are by writing the theme to a beloved franchise. Film scores set the mood. They create an environment. As far as post-production goes, music is as important as editing when it comes to tone and pacing. Sometime you don't even notice the score in the background of a film, and that's powerful too. There's a reason that a lot of people like listening to film scores while working. It'...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Tibet, Movies, Tim Burton, Disney, Williams, Broadway, Harry Potter, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve McQueen, Khan, Kristen Stewart, James Cameron, Ang Lee

The 15 Best Jake Gyllenhaal Movies Ranked

One of the rare child stars who became just as successful as an adult, Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors working today. Gyllenhaal had a leg up getting his career started thanks to his Hollywood parents, director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, but established himself as a talented performer in his own right with a series of acclaimed performances throughout the '90s.Gyllenhaal continues to deliver interesting turns in beloved films, earning his first Academy Award nomin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Montana, Time, Michael Bay, Los Angeles, Karen, Afghanistan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Boston Marathon, Davis, Vietnam, Jack, Ang Lee, Sam, Melanie Laurent

Benedict Wong on the Passion Behind ‘Nine Days’ and Heartache Over ‘Deadly Class’ [Interview]

Unborn souls want to go to Earth. That’s the story of Edson Oda’s ambitious feature directorial debut, Nine Days. It’s an epic concept told with intimacy and simplicity. In the film, it’s Will’s (Winston Duke) job to decide which soul has the pleasure or displeasure of experiencing life on Earth. Will’s righthand man is Kyo, played by Benedict Wong. Over the years, Wong has become well-known for his work in genre projects. Years ago, he stood out in Danny Boyle’s Sunshine. Since then, he’s gain...
Tags: Utah, Movies, Features, Netflix, Danny Boyle, Henry Rollins, Ang Lee, Wong, John Hughes, Benedict Wong, Winston Duke, Edson Oda, Ridley Scott Marvel

What is the Worst MCU Phase 1 Movie?

(Welcome to Survey Says, a feature where we conduct a movie-related survey for a random group of people and explain why they’re completely right, completely wrong, or somewhere in-between.) We now find ourselves at the start of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let’s jump into the Wayback Machine and reminisce about Phase 1, shall we? The MCU has definitely changed over the years, but once upon a time, it was a franchise slowly putting itself together. So how does Phase 1 stack up t...
Tags: Movies, Features, Thor, Edward Norton, Avengers, Ang Lee, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Rockwell, MCU, Bruce Banner Hulk, First Avenger

The Daily Stream: ‘Hulk’ is Like a Glimpse at an Alternate Universe Where Superhero Movies Are Weird and More Interesting

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Hulk Where You Can Stream It: FuboTV The Pitch: Ang Lee takes the story of the Incredible Hulk and turns it into a big, weird, inventive comic book movie that the world just wasn’t ready for. Why It’s Essential Viewing: Tired of the predictability of the standard superhero flick? Then you need to watch Hulk, my friend. ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Edward Norton, Ang Lee, Mark Ruffalo, Hulk, Nick Nolte, Lee, Bruce, Eric Bana, Comic Book/Superhero, Featured Stories Sidebar, Incredible Hulk, The Daily Stream, Hulk Ang Lee, Bruce Banner Eric Bana

James Schamus Debuts First TV Series, ‘Somos.’ on Netflix

Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus, best known for producing Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning “Brokeback Mountain” and Lee’s other stellar projects, is debuting “Somos.,” his first television outing, on June 30. The six-episode Netflix series is based on the ProPublica report “How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Ginger Thompson. […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Netflix, James Schamus, Ang Lee, Lee, Ginger Thompson

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Poster and Images Tease Marvel’s Martial Arts Epic

Marvel Studios’ first Asian protagonist is almost here. Just before the surprise release of the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer this morning, star Simu Liu shared the first teaser poster for the new film, which is one of three Marvel-related movies set for release this year. Entertainment Weekly also debuted a few official photos from the film, which is described as “a sweeping superhero epic that combines emotional family drama with gravity-defying martial arts action.” Check...
Tags: Images, Movies, San Francisco, Jackie Chan, Poster, Ang Lee, Ben Kingsley, Marvel Studios, Schwartz, Kingsley, Liu, Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz, MCU, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure

Here's Who Won At Last Night's BAFTAs

Chloé Zhao, Daniel Kaluuya, and Ang Lee all walked away with awards!
Tags: Ang Lee, Chloé Zhao Daniel Kaluuya

Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins big as Promising Young Woman and Anthony Hopkins surprise

Diverse nominees translate into fairly traditional winners, with Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut taking best British film and Hopkins becoming oldest ever male acting winnerNomadland, Chloé Zhao’s elegiac drama about the life of ageing van-dwellers in America, has confirmed its position as Oscars frontrunner with four wins at the 74th Bafta awards, including best film.Zhao took best director, making her only the second woman – following Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 – to pick up the award. Nomadla...
Tags: Film, America, Culture, Frances Mcdormand, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Zhao, Fennell, Chloe Zhao, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Oscars 2021, Baftas 2021

Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins big as Anthony Hopkins and Promising Young Woman surprise

Diverse nominees translate into fairly traditional winners, with Emerald Fennell’s taking best British film and Hopkins becoming oldest ever male acting winnerNomadland, Chloé Zhao’s elegiac drama about the life of ageing van-dwellers in America, has confirmed its position as Oscars frontrunner with four wins at the 74th Bafta awards, including best film.Zhao took best director, making her only the second woman – following Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 – to pick up the award. Nomadland also won cinema...
Tags: Film, America, Culture, Frances Mcdormand, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Zhao, Chloe Zhao, Nomadland, Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman, Oscars 2021, Baftas 2021

Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

Practically every film production these days needs some kind of visual effects work, but independent creators often lack the cash or expertise to get that top-shelf CG. Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan, aims to use AI to make some of these processes more accessible for filmmakers with budgets on the tight side, and they’ve just raised $2.5 million to make it happen. The company has its origins in 2017, after Sheridan and Todorovic met on the set of...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Will Smith, Ang Lee

Ang Lee to Receive 2021 BAFTA Fellowship – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Ang Lee will be honored with this year’s BAFTA Fellowship; Locarno Pro opens the call for its Alliance 4 Development project platform; and Dandelooo’s “The Upside Down River” gets a PR boost as its creator wins the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. AWARDS The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) […]
Tags: News, Global, BAFTA, Ang Lee, Locarno, British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, Dandelooo, Global Bulletin

Larry McMurtry, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘The Last Picture Show’ Writer, Dead at Age 84

Larry McMurtry, the Oscar-winning co-writer of Brokeback Mountain, died yesterday at the age of 84. A spokeswoman for her family did not provide a cause of death or information about where he died. Despite his Oscar, McMurtry was better known as a novelist, and he leaves behind a legacy of incredible genre work, specifically in westerns, which included writing the brilliant novel Lonesome Dove, which was adapted into a television mini-series in 1989 and stands as one of my all-time favorite wes...
Tags: Death, Texas, Movies, Montana, Tommy Lee Jones, Hud, Cbs, The New York Times, Ang Lee, Annie Proulx, Texas Rangers, Brokeback Mountain, Great Plains, Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, Wichita Falls Texas

Larry McMurtry, novelist beloved for chronicles of the American West, dies at 84

By Cynthia Osterman | Reuters Novelist Larry McMurtry, who wrote of complex relationships in novels such as “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment,” and then helped redefine the American Old West with the epic “Lonesome Dove,” has died at 84, his publicist said Friday. McMurtry died Thursday night, publicist Amanda Lundberg said. She did not immediately have any further details, including how or where the author died. McMurtry, writer/producer Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee hold t...
Tags: Books, Texas, News, Montana, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Academy Awards, Ang Lee, Los Angeles Times, Dick, Texas Rangers, Ucla, Reuters, Gus

James Schamus Crafting Spanish-Language Series for Netflix Mexico (EXCLUSIVE)

James Schamus (pictured, left), the former co-president of Focus Features who is best known for his laureled producing partnership with multi Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, is creating his first TV series for Netflix Mexico. Schamus will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the series, which he co-wrote with Monika Revilla (“The House of Flowers,” “Someone […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Netflix, James Schamus, Ang Lee, Focus Features, Netflix Mexico, Netflix Mexico Schamus, Monika Revilla

The Future of Theaters: Paul Greengrass Believes Cinemas Will Open in 6 Months, Ang Lee Thinks Theaters Need to “Upgrade” to Survive

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has gone on for nearly a year now, and movie theaters and exhibition chains have been closed for almost as long. And though everything has been spelling doom for theaters since Day 1 of the pandemic, many have managed to stick around — while the same discussion over their survival is made over and over again. The latest filmmakers to chime in on the future of theaters are Paul Greengrass and Ang Lee, both of whom have wildly differing perspectives on whether ...
Tags: Movies, Bbc, Paul-Greengrass, Theaters, Exhibition, James Cameron, Ang-Lee, Lee, Billy Lynn, Greengrass, Business and Industry News, Gemini Man Director Ang Lee, Coronavirus

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Still Flies High, 20 Years Later

Many people believe American audiences won’t go to theaters to see a foreign film. Twenty years ago today though, a movie broke that barrier in a most memorable way.Read more...
Tags: Science, Martial Arts, Anniversary, Sony, Ang Lee, Nostalgia, Michelle Yeoh, Retro Review, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chow Yun Fat, Zhangziyi

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ ‘Stranger,’ ‘The Life Ahead,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) We’re in the swing of holiday season, and while you’re stuck with your families (or stuck on your own), why not pop in an international movie or TV series to pass the time? In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign movies and TV streaming now include some time-honored classics like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as well as new, tearjerking releases like Sophia Loren’s long-aw...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, Spain, Features, Italy, Sophia Loren, Hulu, Ang Lee, Cruz, Stranger, Lee, Cho, Loren, Lee Soo, Netflix/Streaming Video

The 10 Most Memorable Thanksgiving Feasts in Film

Most Memorable Thanksgiving Feasts in Film has determined some of the memorable Thanksgiving feasts in cinematic history. Check out our picks below! Every Thanksgiving dinner is unique to the people and places hosting it. In the Midwest, they eat green bean casserole, cranberry relish in the Northeast, and fried turkey in Texas. The characters in movies have just as much effect on the circumstances of the feast as we do. Many scenes in cinema have been dedicated to the aforeme...
Tags: New York, Texas, Movies, Thanksgiving, Planes, Spider-Man, Turkey, Chicago, Katie Holmes, Norman, Ang Lee, Baltimore, Judd Apatow, The Blind Side, Michael, Midwest

Matthew McConaughey Really Wanted to Play The Hulk, But Marvel Wasn’t Interested

Edward Norton played The Incredible Hulk when the big guy was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But after some creative clashing with Marvel Studios, by the time The Avengers came around, Mark Ruffalo was brought in to replace him. But if Matthew McConaughey had his way, he’s be the one smashing bad guys alongside the rest of Marvel’s superhero team. In honor of the release of his new book Greenlights, actor Matthew McConaughey sat down for a chat on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sa...
Tags: Movies, Matthew-McConaughey, Casting, Edward Norton, Marvel Comics, Ang Lee, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Hulk, Bruce Banner, HOROWITZ, McConaughey, Lou Ferrigno, David Banner, Comic Book/Superhero, Josh Horowitz

‘The Matrix 4’: Lana Wachowski’s Filmmaking Will “Change the Industry Again”

In 1999, the Wachowskis changed the face of Hollywood forever with their seminal sci-fi film The Matrix and its sleek vision of a dystopian future and its game-changing “bullet time” technology. Now Lana Wachowski could be gearing up for another cinematic game-changer with her new filming style for The Matrix 4, which series newcomer Jessica Henwick said will “change the industry again.” In an interview with Comicbook, Henwick teased that Wachowski has another game-changing filming style up ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Berlin, Sci-fi, San Francisco, Sequels, Neil Patrick Harris, David Mitchell, James Cameron, Ang Lee, Peter Jackson, Warner Brothers, Jada Pinkett Smith, HARRIS, Wachowskis

Ang Lee, Ken Loach to Feature in Taiwan Golden Horse Masterclasses – Global Bulletin

Ang Lee leads Taipei masterclasses; ITV Studios/Something Special strike formats deal; Sky hires “The Office” producer Anil Gupta; U.K. launches theater safety campaign; Coalition for Change makes decisions; and Mark Cousins to receive new European Film Academy award. The 2020 Golden Horse online masterclasses, part of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, will be led […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Taiwan, Taipei, Ken Loach, Ang Lee, Mark Cousins, Coalition for Change, Golden Horse, Ang Lee Ken Loach, ITV Studios Something Special, Anil Gupta

The 52 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese

"Gemini Man" Paramount Even some of the best, most iconic directors have made at least one critically reviled film. We turned to Rotten Tomatoes to find the worst reviewed movies of 52 acclaimed filmmakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Most of the greatest film directors in history have swung and missed on occasion. Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and numerous other critically acclaimed directors have directed at least one movie that critics tore apart. For t...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Washington Post, Tim Burton, Disney, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Chicago, New York Times

New to Stream: MUBI’s October 2020 Film Slate

New to Stream: MUBI’s October 2020 film slate MUBI, the premier streaming service for curated films, has revealed its October lineup, including new retrospectives, tributes and exclusive premieres, the month seeing the exclusive online premiere of South Terminal, which reflects on the long civil war that racked his native Algeria throughout the 1990s. RELATED: New to Stream: Acorn TV’s October 2020 Lineup PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: UK, Movies, Berlin, India, America, Netflix, Streaming, Venice, Algeria, Ang Lee, Isabelle Huppert, Rotterdam, Mubi, Sylvia Chang, Kurosawa, Huppert

Amazon Prime Video September 2020 TV & Film Titles Announced!

Amazon Prime Video September 2020 TV & Film Titles Announced! The full calendar of film and TV titles coming to Amazon Prime Video in September has been unveiled, including Season 2 of The Boys, the coming-of-age British comedy Get Duked!, the premiere of the new series Utopia, based on the British series of the same name created by Dennis Kelly, and much more! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, London, Movies, Turkey, United States, Nicole Kidman, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, House, Meryl Streep, Showtime, James Bond, TV News, Starz

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Synonyms,’ ‘I’m No Longer Here,’ ‘Police Story,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) In unprecedented times such as these, is there really only one kind of movie you can turn to? One that can offer you an escape, tap into your rage, or quench your thirst? Probably not, but you can achieve at least one of these with this week’s batch of foreign-language films in Pop Culture Imports. This week we have French-Israeli festival darling Synonyms, the Mexican coming-of age gem ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Hbo, Movies, France, China, New York City, Paris, I'm No Longer Here, Jackie Chan, Ang Lee, Kun, Lee, CHAN, Buster Keaton, Totoro

Why we need humour at a time like this

Comedy has always offered swift relief in times of stress. A good laugh can be good therapy, can lift us out of sadness and depression. Our sense of humor can restore us to high spirits and renew our sense of hope. Some scientists even believe that humor activates pathways in our brain that circumvent the primitive fight-or-flight response that leads to violence or evasion. A deft joke, then, acts much like a wise teacher in a tense classroom, directing us to take Time Out for reflection, re-cha...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Books, Featured, Media, Greece, Film, France, Russia, John Cleese, Africa, Taiwan, Moscow, Ang Lee, Ousmane Sembene, Western Europe

‘Dark Phoenix’ Was the Biggest Box Office Bomb of 2019, Losing $133 Million

The 2020 box office is currently paused, so let’s jump in the Wayback machine and look at the biggest failure of 2019, shall we? A new report reveals that the biggest box office bomb of 2019 was none other than X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the final nail in the coffin of Fox’s X-Men franchise. Yes, even Cats was a bigger “hit” than Dark Phoenix, and that’s saying something.  Deadline crunched the numbers, and it looks like Dark Phoenix is the biggest money loser of 2019. The publication took into acc...
Tags: Movies, Cats, Disney, Fox, Box Office, Universal, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Blu, Laika, Dark Phoenix, Fox Disney, Gemini Man

Irrfan Khan, Indian Film Legend and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star, Has Died at 53

Legendary actor Irrfan Khan had been battling cancer these last few years. He died in Mumbai earlier today, after being admitted to intensive care on Tuesday. He lost his mother on Saturday. He was 53.  Khan’s most recent film, Angrezi Medium (sequel to the 2017 comedy Hindi Medium ) hit streaming platforms in April, after being forced off its theatrical course by the recent pandemic. While a presence like his undoubtedly belongs on the big screen, the more people who have access to h...
Tags: Death, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, India, Fbi, Wes Anderson, BAFTA, Khan, Mumbai, Ang Lee, New York New York, Ladakh, Asif Kapadia, Andrew Todd