Posts tagged "Film"
Behind the Scenes of 'Churchill' with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

Behind the Scenes of ‘Churchill’ with Miranda Richardson and John Slattery

“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”  – Sir Winston Churchill Quotes like the one above are among the many that define...
Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

Kit Harington: On Yorkshire, His New Film ‘Testament of Youth’, and How He Really Sees Himself

As the world marks the centenary of the First World War, the new film Testament of Youth, directed by James Kent and starring Game of Thrones hero Kit Harington and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, revisits the landscape of the England that inspired Vera Brittain’s seminal memoir upon which the film is based, while simultaneously celebrating...
Gaspard Ulliel Takes On Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris

Gaspard Ulliel Takes On Yves Saint Laurent’s Paris

“The most important thing is that they say they are moved because if they are moved it means that the film hit some part of their memory and that at some point it feels real. And that’s enough.” – Gaspard Ulliel on what he hopes the surviving members of Yves Saint Laurent’s circle would say...
On Location with Leonie Prendergast | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’

On Location with Leonie Prendergast | ‘Jimi: All is By My Side’

His meteoric rise to fame in 1967, underwritten by the performance during which he literally set his guitar alight on stage and co-signed by his premature death at the age of 27 in 1970, secured an iconic place of honor for Jimi Hendrix among the pantheon of rock music gods. And yet the story behind...
Another American in Paris: ‘My Old Lady’ Celebrates the City of Lights

Another American in Paris: ‘My Old Lady’ Celebrates the City of Lights

  On paper, the film version of My Old Lady has ‘must-see’ stamped all over it. Adapted and directed by the Obie award-winning playwright, Israel Horovitz, from his wildly successful play bearing the same name, starring Kevin Kline alongside Dame Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas, who reunite for the third time on screen in...
San Francisco, Cate Blanchett Shine in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

San Francisco, Cate Blanchett Shine in Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

By Duane Wells Place has always played a significant role in Woody Allen movies, but this has been particularly so in a string of Allen’s most recent films, many of which have enjoyed increasing levels of critical and commercial success. Such is the case in Blue Jasmine, Mr. Allen’s latest starring a luminous Cate Blanchett...
Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Crystal Fairy: One Wild and Magical Ride Through Chile

Anyone who has ever taken a road trip with a neurotic friend or acquaintance will almost assuredly relate to Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus and 2012. Directed by Sebastian Silva and starring, Michael Cera  (Juno), Gaby Hoffman (Field of Dreams) and Silva’s model good-looking trio of brothers Juan Andrés, José Miguel and Agustin Silva...
Beloved: The Romance of Paris

Beloved: The Romance of Paris

Director Christophe Honoré’s new film celebrates Paris and the complexities of l’amour.  Paris and romance just go together. That is undeniable. In fact, based upon personal experience, I would go so far as to say that “falling in love in Paris” should make it onto everyone’s bucket list, because the City of Lights provides the...
It’s A Coppola Life

It’s A Coppola Life

Francis Ford Coppola has brought absolute magic to the big screen with iconic films like American Graffiti, The Godfather Trilogy, Dracula and Apocalypse Now. He has likewise bottled magic in the form of the more than 40 wines produced at his state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Sonoma County.So is it a shocker that a visit to the Francis Ford Coppola Winery...
Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

Sigourney Weaver: Back to Her Roots

When Sigourney Weaver and James Cameron teamed up to make Aliens, they made movie history in the process. Now, with a string of impressive solo accomplishments behind them both, the Oscar-nominated actress and Oscar-winning director are back together for Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar, which promises to break new ground in filmmaking once again. Shot in 3-D and utilizing revolutionary...