Emmy Awards 2018: Complete List of Winners

HBO’s Game of Thrones won the best drama series prize, and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned best comedy series, winning a total of five awards.

Hollywood 2018: Sean Penn Critical on #MeToo Movement

The spirit of much of what has been the #MeToo movement is to divide men and women–Oscar winner Sean Penn

Oscar Actors: Shannon, Michael–Two-Time Supporting Actor Nominee

Michael Shannon has been nominated twice for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, for his roles in Sam Mendes Revolutionary Road and in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS – Trailer

Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep. Walt Disney Studios releasing on December 19, 2018.

Pick of the Week

Hate U Give, The: Written by Audrey Welles, Direted by George Tillman Jr.

Socially timely and politically relevant, George Tillman’s Jr.’s The Hate U Give, is scripted by Audrey Welles (also a director herself), based on Angie Thomas’ bestselling debut novel of the same title.

Levy Unfiltered

Hollywood Sex Scandals: Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen’s Wife, Accuses Mia Farrow

“I was never interested in writing a ‘Mommie Dearest,’ getting even with Mia — none of that,” Previn, who was adopted by Farrow and then-husband Andre Previn when she was six years old, said.

Reviews

At Eternity’s Gate: Willem Dafoe’s Van Gogh, Companion Piece to Last Temptation of Christ

The life and genius of tormented painter Van Gogh continues to intrigue filmmakers of different generations and sensibilities.  In 1956, Minnelli directed Lust for Life, starring Kirk Douglas in Oscar nominated role. Altman also dealt with the artist and his brother in the 1990 Vincent & Theo, and in 1991, Maurice Pialat offered his take […]

Emmy Awards 2018: Complete List of Winners

HBO’s Game of Thrones won the best drama series prize, and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel earned best comedy series, winning a total of five awards.

Waldheim Waltz, The: Beckermann’s Film about Controversial UN Secretary General and Austrian President Kurt Waldheim

The Waldheim Waltz, documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s twelfth film, concerns former UN Secretary General and Austrian President Kurt Waldheim’s rise to power and the cover up of his controversial past.

Peterloo: Mike Leigh’s Strenuously Sprawling Political Drama (and One of Weakest Films)

Leigh’s latest, Peterloo, one of his weakest films, arrives in Venice with extra-baggage, suffering from the stigma of being rejected by Cannes Film Fest, in a year in which the usually reliable annual Croisette event was not particularly strong!