Hanks missed out on an Oscar nomination but received strong reviews for his role in Sully and will next be seen in the cyber thriller The Circle, while Meryl Streep received her 20th nod for Florence Foster Jenkins and is currently filming the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns. … [Read more...] about Steven Spielberg to direct Pentagon Papers film with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
But even his critics see how far Perry has come. He first tried her out in 1999, in low-budget stage productions which he wrote, directed, financed, starred in, and sold the half-time popcorn at. He kept on rewriting and restaging his works until he found a shtick that clicked. Now Perry runs a 330-acre studio in Atlanta. He produced non-Madea movies such as Precious and For Colored Girls and the new Tiffany Haddish comedy Nobody’s Fool. In 2012, he signed a huge TV deal with Oprah’s OWN network and signed an even huger one with Paramount and BET in 2017 (maybe why he no longer needs Madea). He is quite possibly the most successful indie film-maker of all time. … [Read more...] about Tyler Perry: creator of a racial stereotype or the greatest indie film-maker ever?
“He didn’t wait for other people to validate or to say you should go this way, or that way. He said: ‘I’m going to create my own way,’ and as we can see here, become a force for himself,” Winfrey said. … [Read more...] about Tyler Perry opens vast new Atlanta film studio with star-packed party
Dispute still rages as to the provenance and power of Psycho's notorious shower sequence, which has become perhaps the most iconic murder scene in the history of cinema. Designer Saul Bass's preparatory storyboards so closely detail every moment of the sequence that some have suggested he should share directorial credit with Hitchcock. Others argue that it is Bernard Herrmann's stabbing score, with its screeching atonal strings, which packs the real punch. … [Read more...] about Psycho: the best horror film of all time
The black director, who has won two Baftas – one for his debut feature film Hunger in 2009 and another for best film in 2014 for 12 Years a Slave – said that the British film awards had failed to recognise diverse talent.Speaking to the Observer this weekend, Mendes said he agrees that there has been an apparent reversal in recent welcome moves towards a more inclusive film industry. … [Read more...] about British stars unveil alternative Bafta list in film diversity row