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Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28.
It’s about this time of year that Spokane usually gets to enjoy the diverse programming of the Spokane International Film Festival, which highlights independent films from the Inland Northwest and the global community. One of the staples of SpIFF’s annual program is the animation showcase.
The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz-themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods,” both of which are Netflix films.
In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker — Arizona State University has named its new film school after him.
NEW YORK — Screenwriter Walter Bernstein, among the last survivors of Hollywood’s anti-Communist blacklist whose Oscar-nominated script for “The Front” drew upon his years of being unable to work under his own name, died Saturday. He was 101.
“Snowpiercer” – In Season 2 of the post-apocalyptic thrill ride, an entirely new power struggle emerges on the speeding train. It causes a dangerous rift as people are divided between their loyalty to rebel leader Layton (Daveed Diggs) and to scheming billionaire Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean), who has a new train, technology and game plan.
LOS ANGELES – Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
LONDON — It's still not time for “No Time to Die.”
Movies are all about emotions. Positive ones, negative ones and everything in between. We’re entertained and enthralled by movies because we’re so emotionally invested in these stories and characters. And given everything going on in the world right now, we could all use some of those positive emotions that only movies can provide.
For director Conor Allyn, making films has always been a family affair. He got his start helming action movies in Indonesia produced by his father, former Dallas political consultant Rob Allyn, and now has 11 features under his belt. Father and son also served as producers on Mexico’s Academy Awards submission this year.
Animals abound in Ramin Bahrani’s “The White Tiger,” a wild and rollicking adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Animals are how our protagonist, Balram (Adarsh Gourav, in a chameleonic performance), makes sense of the world into which he’s born: an oppressively hierarchical Indian society.
“12 Hour Shift” brings us a world populated by mundane, shoot-the-breeze small talk floating on the surface of a sourly sinister plot. We find Mandy (Angela Bettis) sitting on the curb outside a hospital smoking a cigarette in preparation for her double as a night nurse. Her chatty co-worker comments on Mandy’s thin physique.
It’s 1980 in the Notting Hill section of London in “Lovers Rock,” the second of director Steve McQueen’s Amazon Prime series of five Small Axe movies about life in Caribbean immigrant communities in the United Kingdom. The exquisite 71-minute film is one of the brightest lights of a burst of new dramatic movies.
Anna Paquin plays the top spin doctor at a London public relations firm in “Flack: Season 1” (TV-14), a dramedy filled with bad behavior and the brilliant women who cover it up by destroying other lives … including their own. Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson and Sophie Okonedo co-star in the British production.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, I went to the movies a lot, often alone, and I’d see pretty much anything because the golden-salty greatness that is movie theater popcorn makes seeing almost anything worthwhile.
When a public figure transcends the realities of their own life to become a symbol, or an icon, it can be difficult to remember that they were, indeed, human, too. This becomes one of the motivating theses of Sam Pollard’s illuminating documentary “MLK/FBI,” alongside another, equally important charge.
Don't Miss: “WandaVision” – We don’t really know what to expect from this trippy new series, but we’re definitely intrigued. “WandaVision” takes characters from Marvel’s superhero comics and movies and plops them in retro locales reminiscent of those in TV classics such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bewitched” and “The Brady Bunch.”
Actresses Meagan Good and Tamara Bass have been working in film and television for decades (Good since the age of 4). And with the friendship drama “If Not Now, When?” they finally get to take the reins on storytelling behind the camera. Good and Bass make their feature directorial debut co-directing the film written by Bass.
A hard-working mother (Clare Dunne, who also co-wrote the original script) flees her abusive husband and builds a home – literally, on land given to her by her sympathetic employer (Harriet Walter) – for her two young daughters in “Herself” (2020, R).
NEW YORK – Claude Bolling, the French pianist, composer and arranger who attained a worldwide following through his melodic blend of jazz and classical influences and stayed on the Billboard classical charts for more than a decade with his 1975 album “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano,” has died.