The historical work explored the making of the film and all the players involved therein: from Dunaway and Nicholson to actor John Huston as the foreboding Noah Cross, as well as director Roman Polanski in the period after the murder of his wife Sharon Tate in 1969 and before his own sex abuse conviction in 1977. … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck is set to direct a movie about the making of iconic 1974 film Chinatown which starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway
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35. Booksmart Actress Olivia Wilde made her directorial debut with this 2019 coming-of-age film, which socially awkward, Ivy League-bound duo, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) after they realise studying and being perfect students isn't the only way to a good university. … [Read more...] about The 80 best films on Amazon Prime to watch right now
With a modest outlay of $4m, the makers do not need millions of bums on seats to make a profit, she said. "It's not The Avengers," she added. "If [enough] women show up they'll be in great shape. If this is a small breakout hit, it will grease the wheels for other campaigns to cater to exclusive audiences." In which case, Hollywood may no longer fret about half the world not understanding the pleasures of the other. … [Read more...] about Hollywood banks on Jane Austen film to discover what women really want
All in all, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 turns out to be easily the best-reviewed movie in the series, with a whopping 70% fresh on rottentomatoes.com. There are still the naysayers, of course, including the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw, who pointedly refuses to get caught up in the Twi-thusiasm: "The Twilight Saga signs off with a tentative whimper which turns into a conditional bang, which turns out to be a different, provisional kind of whimper," he writes (though handing the final instalment a conspicuous extra star over its two immediate predecessors). … [Read more...] about Breaking Dawn – Part 2: best of the Twilight series?
As it happens, Powder Room, by first-time director MJ Delaney, is a good and interesting film, with some caveats. It's a low-budget film, so its necessarily limited. It's based on a play, When Women Wee, by Rachel Hirons, and it shows – it has the feel of a filmed play, not a movie. While the club-lavvy set-up is a solid device, it's hard to believe that the disparate women who feature really would all find themselves on a night out at the same place. But, hey, they do. An excellent cast, including Sheridan Smith, Jamie Winstone and Kate Nash, has the acting ability to smooth out a lot of the film's shortcomings. … [Read more...] about Powder Room is a rare film all about women, and all the more universal for it