Personal histories draw Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall to ‘Passing’

When Rebecca Hall closed the cover on Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel “Passing,” she opened a new page in her career. Hall wrote a screenplay based on the book in 20 days and, 13 years later, made it her directorial debut. Now on Netflix, “Passing” stars Tessa Thompson as Irene, a middle-class housewife from Harlem, and Ruth Negga as Clare, a childhood friend and bon vivant passing for white and married…

“I Won’t Remain Alone”, “Badger” win awards at Terni Film Festival

TEHRAN – The Terni Film Festival in Italy has honored the Iranian movies “I Won’t Remain Alone” and “Badger”. “I Won’t Remain Alone”, the best short documentary of the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy, has been named best short at the Terni festival, which ended last week. In this documentary directed by Yaser Talebi, an elderly disabled couple living in a small village in the northern part of Iran,…

Screenwriter originally from Labrador wins big at international competition

Byron Hamel’s award-winning script, Shade of the Grapefruit Tree, is based on his childhood growing up in the US with an abusive stepfather. (Submitted by Byron Hamel) A Happy Valley-Goose Bay-born screenwriter has won a prestigious award from the organization that hands out the Oscars every year. Byron Hamel, who now lives in Winnipeg, is one of five winners of this year’s Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, an award for new…

75 Creative Young Minds of Tomorrow at #IFFI52 The Budding Artists Have Been Chosen, … – Latest Tweet by PIB India

75 Creative Young Minds of Tomorrow at #IFFI52 The budding artists have been chosen, based on a competitive evaluation of skills in different fields of #Film making, including direction, editing, singing, screenplay and others pic.twitter.com/m5Uv9zcB8r— PIB India (@PIB_India) November 20, 2021 (SocialLY brings you all the latest breaking news, viral trends and information from social media world, including Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. The above post is embeded directly from the…

An interesting premise marred by sloppy writing

STORY: ‘Yeh Mard Bechara’ revolves around breaking the stereotypes of manhood. REVIEW: ‘Ye Mard Bechara’ is a simple story of Faridabad’s Sharma family, in which the patriarch, Ramprasad Sharma (Atul Srivastava), has his own ideas about what it means to be a man: he forces his son, Shivam (Veeraj Rao), to keep a moustache because it’s a family tradition and ‘mard ki pehchaan’. However, as a result of Ramprasad’s pressure,…

Kenneth Branagh to be Honored with an Oscar Wilde Award – Film News | Film-News.co.uk

Belfast-born Kenneth Branagh, one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers and actors, will be honored at the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on March 24, 2022, at Bad Robot, the Santa Monica production company of J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath. Other honorees include Academy Award winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay and Irish actor Dónall Ó Héalai, who will receive the “Wilde Card”, an award presented to up-and-coming talent. Irish performers Loah…

10 must-see movies coming in the 2021 holiday season

After you’ve finished eating your turkey leftovers and watching “House of Gucci” (opening Nov. 24, and looks like a popcorn fest), brace yourself: This year, unlike last year, lots of big movies are headed for the multiplexes for the holiday season. Here are 10 that might be worth getting up from the couch — all of these, unless otherwise noted, are opening in theaters only. Show caption “West Side Story”…

Disney Animation Is Familiar, But Still Heartwarming & Magical

Though it can’t quite break out of the Disney mold, Encanto is greatly aided by a unique story, a delightful cast of characters, and a vital message. Over the course of 59 animated movies, Disney has worked out the perfect formula for tugging at an audience’s heartstrings: create an earnest and relatable main character, weave equal amounts of joy and melancholy into the story, and sprinkle in some catchy tunes.…

The Witcher Writer Leading Disney Plus Revival X-Men ’97

It’s been a long and winding process faced with rumor and conjecture at every turn, but Disney Plus Day finally confirmed that a revival of X-Men: The Animated Series was officially happening, and the key creatives for X-Men ’97 are slowly being unveiled. Even though we’re not expecting it to be part of official Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, What If…? producer and the studio’s Head of Streaming, Television and Animation…