For comparison, Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film Dunkirk began with just over £10m, and then declined 18 per cent in its second weekend of play. If 1917 follows the same trajectory as Dunkirk, it should reach around £38-39m by the end of its run. … [Read more...] about UK box office report, Jan 17-19: 1917 will set record as UK cinema’s biggest grossing First World War film
Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.” … [Read more...] about BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings
Which brings us back to Broadway. Miriam turns up her nose at The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera as tourist attractions, though she belongs to the firmly middlebrow set that made the upbeat Hamilton a gargantuan hit and closed the edgy, challenging Slave Play after four months. Rudnick’s writing encapsulates and celebrates the worst instincts in this class of viewer, affirming where it should be confronting. The Danish film-maker Lars Von Trier says that a good film should be “like a rock in your shoe”, and the poet Cesar A Cruz declared the purpose of art “to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed”. In this capacity, by the basic functioning of art, Rudnick and Roach have failed. As activists, doubly so. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
She also began her association with Keeler, a fellow dancer, and with Ward, leading to high society parties, particularly at Cliveden, the Buckinghamshire mansion of the Astors. The Earl of Dudley, one of Murray’s oldest clients, took a shine to Rice-Davies, who by 17 had had her first offer of marriage. “I could have been a dowager duchess by the time I was 22,” she said. … [Read more...] about Mandy Rice-Davies had secret meetings with Bridget Fonda over film portrayal
Thought to have been made in the 1970s, the movie tells the story of a brother and sister who are so distraught by the death of their pet dog that they decide to dig their way to hell to rescue their pet's soul, as reported by the Daily Star. … [Read more...] about Horror film claimed to have led to death of 86 people comes to cinemas for first time