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Tributes paid to Boys from the Blackstuff actor Michael Angelis

Writer Jack Thorne among those to pay their respects to Angelis, who has died aged 68Tributes have been paid after the death of Michael Angelis, an actor who will be remembered as the morose rabbit-obsessed Lucien from The Liver Birds, the desperate Chrissie in Boys from the Blackstuff, and the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine.Angelis died suddenly while at home with his wife on Saturday, his agent said. He was 68. Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Film, UK News, Culture, Television & radio, Jack Thorne, Lucien, Chrissie, Blackstuff, Michael Angelis

Yesterday credits row shows trouble's never far away in film writing

Jack Barth’s claim he did not receive credit he deserved shines light on movie industry machinationsAs a premise, it is surprisingly simple: a young musician who is the only person in the world to know the Beatles’ back catalogue forges a successful career by covering their songs. But the more complex question of who should get credit for the Hollywood film it became has put the opaque machinations of the film industry in the spotlight.The idea ultimately became Yesterday, the Richard Curtis fil...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, UK News, World news, Film Industry, Simpsons, Culture, Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis, Himesh Patel, Jack Barth

Cook Off, the no-budget romcom that became the first Zimbabwean film on Netflix

Shot in the chaotic last days of Robert Mugabe’s regime, Cook Off is a feel-good tale of resilience and hopeA Zimbabwean film about a woman who enters a TV cooking show and which cost only $8,000 to make has become the first feature from the country to make it onto Netflix.“Seeing myself on Netflix, I have to punch myself every day. Like, is that really me?” asked actress Tendaiishe Chitima, star of Cook Off, which has now been acquired by the streaming giant. Continue reading...
Tags: Cook, Film, Africa, World news, Netflix, Culture, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Cook Off

Rose Byrne: ‘You understand why feminists are furious – we’re still talking about this?’

For the Bridesmaids star, playing Gloria Steinem in her 1970s battle for women’s rights has been a reminder that the same arguments are raging todayA few days before New York locked down and Broadway closed indefinitely, Rose Byrne was on stage in Brooklyn, doing Medea. It was a sold-out run, co-starring her husband, Bobby Cannavale, in an updated version of the Euripides classic. Already, in that first week of March, people were starting to not show up, and those who did were in an odd mood. “T...
Tags: New York, Film, Women, Life and style, Culture, Brooklyn, Feminism, Broadway, Rose Byrne, Tracey Ullman, Bobby Cannavale, Cate Blanchett, Gloria Steinem, Tyler Perry, Byrne, Cannavale

'Demand is huge': EU citizens flock to open-air cinemas as lockdown eases

From Berlin to Madrid the movies are back, albeit with hygiene and distancing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Madrid’s spring evenings warm into summer nights, cinema-goers are parking up to watch Grease. In Munich, they are taking al fresco seats to follow the adventures of a communist kangaroo with a penchant for boozy chocolates, and in Prague they are witnessing a croaky vigilante work out some profound childhood traumas.As Europe begins to stir fro...
Tags: Europe, Film, Germany, Berlin, Eu, Spain, World news, Culture, Czech Republic, Prague, Munich, Madrid, Coronavirus outbreak

An Analysis of Quentin Tarantino’s Films Narrated (Mostly) by Quentin Tarantino

For nearly thirty years, the work of Quentin Tarantino has inspired copious discussion among movie fans. Some of the most copious discussion, as well as some of the most insightful, has come from no less avid a movie fan than Tarantino himself. Every cinephile has long since known that the man who made Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown — and more recently pictures like Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood — is one of their own. Now the su...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Film, College, America, Uma Thurman, Christoph Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Seoul, John Travolta, Tarantino, Jackie Brown, Facebook Twitter, Jean Luc Godard, Godard

This Is What The Matrix Looks Like Without CGI: A Special Effects Breakdown

Those of us who saw the The Matrix in the theater felt we were witness to the beginning of a new era of cinematically and philosophically ambitious action movies. Whether that era delivered on its promise — and indeed, whether The Matrix's own sequels delivered on the franchise's promise — remains a matter of debate. More than twenty years later, the film's black-leather-and-sunglasses aesthetic may date it, but its visual effects somehow don't. The Fame Focus video above takes a close l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Film, College, Sci Fi, Smith, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Plato, Cornel West, Wachowskis, Colin Marshall, Daniel Dennett, 21st Century Los Angeles

As the pandemic cancels flights, Uruguay turns its airport into a drive-in

Entertainment-starved Uruguayans can enjoy a socially distanced movie from their own vehicle with snacks just a WhatsApp awayWith commercial flights cancelled around much of the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, one country has adapted its main airport to a new use: as a drive-in cinema.Instead of planes flying in and out of Uruguay’s Carrasco international airport, cars are now arriving nightly for Uruguayans to enjoy a socially distanced movie in the safety of their own vehicle. Conti...
Tags: Film, Americas, Uruguay, Carrasco, Coronavirus outbreak

'Do I really care?' Woody Allen comes out fighting

The 1992 accusation that the film-maker sexually assaulted his young daughter has made him a pariah, yet he was never charged. In this exclusive interview, he explains why he is done with treading carefullyWhen Woody Allen was 20, the writer Danny Simon taught him a few rules about comedy, the most important of which was this: always trust your own judgment, because external opinion is meaningless.Allen recounts this tale in his recently published memoir, Apropos of Nothing. That this book exist...
Tags: Film, Society, US news, Culture, New York Times, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Allen, Ronan Farrow, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement, Danny Simon

Imagine learning empathy at school. Global Oneness Project does just that.

Stories are at the heart of learning, writes Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director for the Global Oneness Project. They have always challenged us to think beyond ourselves, expanding our experience and revealing deep truths. Vaughan-Lee explains 6 ways that storytelling can foster empathy and deliver powerful learning experiences. Global Oneness Project is a free library of stories—containing short documentaries, photo essays, and essays—that each contain a companion lesson plan and learning ac...
Tags: Art, Learning, Education, Film, Life, Syria, Empathy, Teaching, Culture, Canada, Innovation, Cambodia, Peru, Emotions, Mind, Assad

How Humphrey Bogart Became an Icon: A Video Essay

According to film theorist David Bordwell, there was a major change in acting styles in the 1940s. Gone was the “behavioral acting” style of the 1930s (the first full decade of sound film), where mental states were demonstrated not just through the face, but through body movement, and how actors just held themselves. Instead, in the 1940s there is a “new interiority, a kind of neutralization, of the acting performance, that’s intense, almost silent film-style.” Part of this is due to inc...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Huston, Walsh, Facebook Twitter, Rick, Evan Puschak, Sierra Madre, KCRW, Nerdwriter, Altman, Bogart, Coppola

Irm Hermann, star of 20 Fassbinder films, dies aged 77

The actor, who collaborated with the director on films including Fear Eats the Soul and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, also featured in Herzog’s Woyzeck Irm Hermann, one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s closest collaborators, has died in Berlin aged 77 following what her agent called a “short, serious illness”. The actor, who was a staple of German theatre, TV and radio, made her name for her work with the uncompromising and virtuosic director, who she first encountered while working at the Ge...
Tags: Europe, Film, Germany, Berlin, Radio, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Werner Herzog, Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fassbinder, Petra von Kant, Irm Hermann

'You lot can’t rattle me': John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death

The Star Wars actor expanded on his defiance of racist social media users in an Instagram Live videoJohn Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for his hard-hitting tone and use of an expletive. Continue reading...
Tags: Star Wars, Technology, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Minneapolis, Film, Race, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, John Boyega, Boyega, Science fiction and fantasy films

Gary Busey: “I passed away after brain surgery. Then I came back”

The star of Big Wednesday and Point Break on being the hardest-partying man in Hollywood, the motorbike accident that changed his life – and his new reality show, Pet JudgeGary Busey promises I won’t have come across anything like his new show, Pet Judge. He’s right; I haven’t. But, to be fair, I’ve never come across anybody like Gary Busey. He really is a one-off – Hollywood legend, coke fiend, brain-damage survivor, sobriety champion, spiritualist and reality-show winner When he was a contesta...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Film, US, Culture, Television & radio, Donald Trump, Busey, Gary Busey

Movie Theaters, Indoor Entertainment Facilities Reopening in Dubai

Movie theaters and other entertainment facilities are set to reopen in Dubai on Wednesday, as the United Arab Emirates begins to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Vox Cinemas, the top exhibition chain in the Middle East, has announced that its multiplexes in several Dubai malls are set to reopen tomorrow, with social distancing and sanitary measures […]
Tags: News, Film, Global, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Vox, VOX Cinemas, Coronavirus

Streaming Vs Torrenting

Last night at dinner we got to talking the film Barfly, which came out the year the Gotham Gal and I were married, so a long time ago now. We decided to watch it after dinner with our family and friends we are quarantining with. Well it turns out that Barfly is not available to be streamed on any of the many streaming services we have on our AppleTV (at least ten of them). After a frustrating twenty minutes figuring that out, we thought about torrenting it and watching it that way. But for...
Tags: Film, Trends, USV, Gotham Gal, Matt Cynamon, HiringAlbert Wenger

Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientistsYouTube has taken down the controversial Michael Moore-produced documentary Planet of the Humans in response to a copyright infringement claim by a British environmental photographer.The movie, which has been condemned as inaccurate and misleading by climate scientists and activists, allegedly includes a clip used without the permission of the owner Toby Smith, who doe...
Tags: Climate Change, Film, Youtube, Environment, Culture, Michael Moore, Toby Smith


Well, this is one of these revisits that I feel went against my fond memories of the film. Can’t say I really enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. I think the biggest offender is Chevy Chase, whose character here just annoyed me — nothing he does makes any sense, and even worse, it’s just not really funny. Murray is wacky, but it’s not all that funny either as it’s too cartoony. Sure, it has its moments here and there, but overall it was a disappointment.
Tags: Travel, Film, Chevy Chase, Murray, 1980, Caddyshack, Debaser, Movie Marathon

Parsi Dharamshala in Calcutta: A Short Film

Born in Bombay, Jaimin Rajani is a documentary filmmaker and singer-songwriter now residing in Calcutta. He has extensively written about the Parsi cuisine. The Parsi Dharmshala in Central Calcutta has been fermenting for about 110 years now. A historical marvel of art, architecture and culture kept under wraps, this heritage guest house is home to an assortment of Parsi gastronomical delights carefully being preserved by the Kitchen of Meher & Dara Hansotia. Take a look at this short do...
Tags: Film, Life, Kolkata, Bombay, Calcutta, Meher, Parsi Dharamshala, Jaimin Rajani, Central Calcutta, Meher Dara Hansotia, Iran Bombay State, Raag Sindhi Bhairavi, Ustad Aashish Khan John Barham, Jaimin Rajani Vineet Arora, Shiraz Ali Khan Bachi Karkaria, Manackjee Rustomjee Parsi Dharamshala

'America told us to get over it': black Vietnam veterans hail Spike Lee film that finally tells their story

Da 5 Bloods highlights the experience of veterans who fought for their country only to be treated as second-class citizensWhen Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga returned from combat in Vietnam, he painted his walls black, covered his windows and sat in darkness all day. His injuries and post-traumatic stress were severe, but as with many African American soldiers in 1968, the US government gave him little support.“They summarily released me back to the streets with no aid,” said the 72-year-old California r...
Tags: Film, California, Race, US, America, World news, US news, Culture, Spike Lee, Vietnam, Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga

Unreal Engine 5 Demo on PlayStation 5

A little more than a week ago the video gamemaker/software developer Epic Games unveiled the latest iteration of their game engine Unreal version 5, running real time on Playstation 5. The absolutely stunning graphics are made possible by 2 new features, namely Nanite and Lumens. Check it out below – This is very, very exciting stuff. The amazing advancements made in the graphics engine will create boundless new possibilities for all those involved in digital media content creation ( for ...
Tags: Games, Video Games, Film, Filmmaking, Animation, Anime, Cg, Real Time, Lumen, Computer Graphics, PlayStation 5, PS5, Nanite, Unreal Engine 5, UE5, Lumens Check

The Evocativeness of Decomposing Film: Watch the 1926 Hollywood Movie The Bells Become the Experimental 2004 Short Film, Light Is Calling

We think of movies as lasting forever. And since we can pull up videos of films from 50, 80, even 100 years ago, why shouldn't we? But as everyone who dives deep into this history of cinema knows, the further back in time you go, the more movies are "lost," wholly or partially. In the case of the latter, bits and pieces remain of film — actual, physical film — but often they've been poorly preserved and thus have badly degraded. Still, they have value, and not just to cinema scholars. Th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Film, Australia, College, France, America, History, Britain, Seoul, David Lynch, Morrison, Facebook Twitter, Boris Karloff, Alain Resnais

'They're behaving as capitalists': the film inspired by Iceland's farming stranglehold

His wry parable Rams won acclaim at Cannes, but for his new film The County, Grímur Hákonarson delves into a shady world of farming co-operatives‘The majority of people there support the co-operative, and if they found out we were criticising it, there might have been more complications.” Iceland’s buzziest director, Grímur Hákonarson, is talking about how he decided where to shoot his new film, The County. The shady agricultural co-operative it depicts was not completely fictional, he admits, s...
Tags: Europe, Film, Environment, World news, Culture, Farming, World cinema, Iceland, Cannes, Grimur Hakonarson, Hakonarson, Drama films, Skagafjördur

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Teaches You How to Draw Totoro in Two Minutes

This is something you can do at home. Everyone, please draw pictures —Toshio Suzuki There’s no shortage of online tutorials for fans who want to draw Totoro, the  enigmatic title character of Studio Ghibli’s 1988 animated feature, My Neighbor Totoro: There’s a two-minute, non-narrated, God's-Eye-view with shading... A detailed geometry-based step-by-step… A ten-minute version for kids that utilizes a drinking glass and a bottle cap to get the proportions right prior to penciling, inking,...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Animation, K-12, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Totoro, Toshio Suzuki, Totoro Kiki, Ayun Halliday, Studio Ghibli Museum Build Your Own Miniature Sets

Parisians angry as trees in famous cinema's Japanese garden cut down

Property magnate Charles Cohen’s €8m renovation of La Pagode branded a ‘massacre’When the property magnate Charles Cohen bought the La Pagode cinema in Paris, complete with its celebrated Japanese garden, three years ago, he announced that as an American in Paris he wanted “everyone to be happy”.The cinema-loving Francophile promised to “restore and preserve” the magnificent listed building and pledged he would “not disappoint” with his €8m facelift. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, World news, Culture, Paris, Charles Cohen, La Pagode

Smokey and the Bandit II

I had a good time when I re-watched the first one not that long ago, and this one was pretty fun too. Sure, it’s dumb and ridiculous and over-the-top, but that’s what makes you want to watch it. They sure don’t make movies like this anymore — which is maybe for the best, or maybe not. Either way, I’m a bit surprised at how much I’m enjoying this 1980 re-watch so far.
Tags: Travel, Film, 1980, Smokey, Debaser, Movie Marathon, Smokey And The Bandit Ii

Watch 36 Beastie Boys Videos Now Remastered in HD

The Beastie Boys are still the only group to have their music videos receive a Criterion Collection release, having delivered a steady stream of hilarious and fun promo spots since “She’s on It” in 1985. As the documentary Beastie Boys Story recently dropped on AppleTV, the remaining B-Boys and their record label remastered 36 of their videos, now re-uploaded to YouTube in HD. And now’s as good a time as any to restock and rethink their impact on the art form of music video. ...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, Youtube, College, Los Angeles, Missy Elliot, Jean Cocteau, Pompeii, Spike Jonze, PAUL, Facebook Twitter, MCA, KCRW, Ted Mills, Hype Williams

David Lynch Releases an Animated Film Online: Watch Fire (Pozar)

David Lynch began his artistic career as a painter. Before long his paintings became animations, of a kind, as exemplified by 1967's Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) and 1968's The Alphabet. By 1977, when the years-in-the-making Eraserhead finally saw the light of day, Lynch's transformation into a live-action filmmaker must have seemed complete. But his imagination has never accepted confinement to one medium: even while working on ever higher-profile projects — The Elephant Man, Blue V...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Animation, Poland, Seoul, David Lynch, Interpol, David Foster Wallace, Facebook Twitter, Lynch, Marek, Zebrowski, Eraserhead, Colin Marshall

John Malkovich: 'I had a lot of violence growing up, but so what?'

The actor lost four close family members in five years, and his life savings to Bernie Madoff – so why does he still think he is the luckiest man around?You could spend a lifetime preparing to interview John Malkovich. For starters, there are his films, about 90 of them – mainstream, indie, European arthouse, schlocky, literary, self-referential, lots of stinkers and a few classics. But he says he doesn’t even like movies. So then there are his more esoteric projects: a photography exhibition by...
Tags: Film, Life and style, Netflix, Culture, John Malkovich, Dorothea Lange, Bernie Madoff, Malkovich, Sandro Miller

The Original Star Wars Trilogy Adapted into a 14-Hour Radio Drama by NPR (1981-1996)

When it opened in 1977, Star Wars revived the old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure film. Within a few years, National Public Radio made a bet that it could do the same for the radio drama. Though still well within living memory, the "golden age of radio" in America had ended decades earlier, and with it the shows that once filled the airwaves with stories of every kind. Radio dramas seemed extinct, but then, before George Lucas' space opera turned blockbuster, so had movie serials like ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Star Wars, Hollywood, Film, College, Orson Welles, America, Bbc, Radio, Sci Fi, Npr, Seoul, University Of California, George Lucas, Mark Hamill