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  • Oscar Actors: Garfield, Andrew (Hacksaw Ridge)

    Andrew Garfield plays the lead, Desmond Doss, in Mel Gibson’s highly acclaimed war drama, Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield is an award-winning actor who consistently captivates global audiences with transformative performances spanning feature films and notable theatre productions. Establishing himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation, Garfield continues evolving his body of work […]

    Huppert, Isabelle: Actor Profile

    ISABELLE HUPPERT, MICHÈLE Isabelle Huppert studied Russian at Langues O, the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, while simultaneously taking classes at the National School for Theater Arts and Techniques, familiarly known as the École de la rue Blanche, and the National Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was a student of Jean-Laurent […]

    Bayona, J.A.: Director Profile (The Impossible, A Monster Calls)

    J.A. BAYONA is the director of the visually stunning children fable, A Monster Calls. J.A. Bayona’s previous feature film as director was The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland; it was based on the powerful true story of a family’s survival of the tragic Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. The Impossible grossed […]

    A Monster Calls: Author and Scribe Patrick Ness

    PATRICK NESS (Screenwriter; Author) In June 2012, Patrick Ness’ novel A Monster Calls, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd and illustrated by Jim Kay, became the first book to win both of the U.K.’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards, the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustrations. Ness became […]

    Grant, Cary: Career Comparisons with John Wayne?

    John Wayne’s career resembled in some respects Cary Grant’s. Grant started his acting career at Paramount, in 1932, playing second fiddle to the studio’s major star, Gary Cooper.  John Wayne, born in 1907 and thus only younger than Grant by 3 years, began as a stunt man and but player in the late 1920s and early […]

    George Michael: Singer-Songwriter Dies at 53

    Singer and songwriter George Michael has died at his home. He was 53.

    Isle of Dogs: West Anderson New Animation and its Large Cast

    Wes Anderson posted a video to announce the large voice cast of his upcoming animated movie Isle of Dogs.

    Gibson, Mel: All’s Forgotten and Forgiven?

    This season, admiration for Hacksaw Ridge as an emotional and deftly staged World War II action drama has come despite the fact that its filmmaker, Mel Gibson, has made anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments.

    Sheen, Michael: Actor Quits Acting for Political Activism

    Actor Michael Sheen is leaving Hollywood and acting. The actor told The UK Times he’s quitting full-time screen career to fight against the “hard populist right.”

    Lion: Garth Davis–Director to Watch

    Australian director Garth Davis made his feature debut this year with Lion, the highly acclaimed biopic, which is the Weinstein Company’s Oscar card. Nominated for Best Picture-Drama Golden Globe by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Lion boasts a strong ensemble headed by Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, both of whom received Supporting Actors nominations. Hailing from […]

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