Archives for December 2019

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INTERVIEW: Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama and the cast of “Lost in Space 2”

"We can all relate to this family"

The producers and showrunners insist they didn’t plan for the second season of “Lost in Space” to debut Christmas week, but a yuletide story element in the first episode of Season 2 made it a rather fortuitous happenstance. “We heard that Netflix put us in their Christmas window, because they were so excited about the audience we might get,” said series co-creator and executive producer Burk ... more >

PEOPLE TO WATCH: Christian Tye

This well-rounded actor is likely to succeed in any number of roles, thanks to his energizing curiosity, kindliness and the smart authority he projects

Born and raised in North London, Christian Tye has already made his mark on Hollywood by producing a short, entitled "Trip's Duplage" at 22. There's already some Cannes buzz about the film, which was produced by Tye with Mosaic Media Group. It stars British actress Stephanie Beacham and Spencer Squire. Tye has starred in stage productions and also had a part in Rupert Everett's 2018 directorial ... more >

OPINION – Hollywood movies and movies about Hollywood

Why are so many films being made about the stories and talents of yesterday?

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film  “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” garnered four nominations at the 2020 Golden Globes, including best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, best supporting actor for Brad Pitt and best screenplay and director for Tarantino.  Many, including the director, consider this film a love letter to the end of Hollywood’s golden age told through the eyes of an actor, an actress and a ... more >

“Rabid”

A frightening epidemic takes hold
Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth and Ted Atherton
Directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska

Jen and Sylvia Soska have not directed a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 film “Rabid”, they have reimagined the piece for our current social climate. In doing so, The Soska Sisters have created a bizarrely relevant and unique Horror parable and a respectful tribute to Cronenberg himself. Written by the Soska Sisters and co-writer John Serge, we are introduced to Rose (Laura Vandervoort giving ... more >

Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a lady on fire” enters the cannon

French film will be a part of the Criterion Collection

NEON and The Criterion Collection have announced the addition of Céline Sciamma’s "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" to The Criterion Collection library. The Cannes winner was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film, nominated by the Hollywood Critics Association for Best Foreign Language Film and was awarded Best Cinematography by the New York Film ... more >

“Queen of Hearts”

A tale of high personal drama
Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh and Magnus Krepper
Directed by May El-Toukhi

The professional relationship between director May el-Toukhy and actress Trin Dyrholm is becoming quite important to world cinema. From their collaboration on the enjoyable relationship film “Long Story Short” to the Bergmanesque brilliance of the Danish series “The Legacy,” the two artists seem to have an artistic symmetry to their collaborations. The director gets naturally powerful performances ... more >