Film


‘Tenet’ seen as cinema savior

CHRISTOPHER Nolan’s new film “Tenet” went on general release on Wednesday, with hopes it will entice audiences back to the cinema after months of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Tenet,” a clever ...

August 30, 2020, Sunday


‘Copperfield’ is a triumph of tragicomedy

IT'S not hard to draw a straight line from Charles Dickens to Armando Iannucci. In each there’s a passion for human frailty and absurdity, and, above all, a richness of people. Nobody filled pages with ...

August 30, 2020, Sunday


Evolution of film industry through pandemic

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall. As deaths have continued to climb, so have studio losses, with crowded theaters — once a source of collective entertainment ...

August 23, 2020, Sunday


Venice Int’l Film Festival downsizes for September gala

THE American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy/drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” ...

August 2, 2020, Sunday


Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ to premiere across four fall film festivals

CHLOE Zhao’s “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, will premiere across the four major fall film festivals in an alliance forged by the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals. “Nomadland,” ...

August 2, 2020, Sunday


Hanks on war mentality, latest film ‘Greyhound’ and COVID-19

SINCE contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife Rita Wilson flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis ...

July 12, 2020, Sunday


‘Hamilfilm’ grasps revolutionary spirit

LIN-MANUEL Miranda likes to picture the millionaire Mr Howell from “Gilligan’s Island,” saying the brag. You know the one. “Well, I saw it with the original cast.” On Friday, Miranda stole that boast ...

July 5, 2020, Sunday


Spike Lee answers the US patriot question

Spike Lee was 10 in 1967 when Muhammad Ali refused to be drafted into Vietnam. It wasn’t his fight, Ali said. The Vietnamese “never lynched me.” Ali’s stand, and the subsequent vitriol that came his ...

June 14, 2020, Sunday


Pandemic cripples Nigeria’s film industry

AS COVID-19 shuts down businesses around the world and forces billions to stay home, Nigerian director Obi Emelonye came up with an innovative way to continue filming. Inspired by his wife’s teleconferencing ...

June 7, 2020, Sunday


Retracing Odysseus’ journey

THERE was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. But, however improbably, the band came back together for a second, third and, now, a ...

May 31, 2020, Sunday




 

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