Currently Browsing: September 14, 2018

Sam Taylor-Johnson returns to indie world to make dream project a reality

Back to her indie-roots, with her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson (the star of her first feature Nowhere Boy) alongside her once again to star and co-writer, they adapted James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces into a new film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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‘Out of the Blue’ star Patricia Clarkson at TIFF: “We need more female critics”

This understanding of the direct connection is part of the reason director Carol Morley was compelled to make her own version of Martin Amis’ 1997 novel “Mystery Train.” Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, Out of the Blue stars Patricia Clarkson as Detective Mike Hoolihan.

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Women behind horror-western ‘The Wind’ hope to subvert familiar genres

The only human beings for miles, the two women develop a close but contentious relationship, made all the worse by the fear that something supernatural is among them. I spoke with the film’s writer, director, and leading actress Gerald about creating historical accuracy in genre and joining what has traditionally been a boys club.

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Amma Asante on making controversial ‘Where Hands Touch’

Since being announced as Amma Asante’s follow-up to A United Kingdom, the British director best known for her 2013 film Belle has been fighting the immediate controversy for her new film, Where Hands Touch.

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‘The Land of Steady Habits’ looks at male psyche with critical, empathetic eye

Adapting Ted Thompson’s novel The Land of Steady Habits, Holofcener focused her dramatic-comedy on a male protagonist.The film stars character-actor Ben Mendelsohn, taking a break from villainous roles, as newly retired Anders Hill,

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‘I Am Not a Witch’ a fairytale spin on human rights issues

Exploited and imprisoned for life, Nyoni was particularly interested in the practice in Zambia, a traditionally matriarchal society. While dealing with a heavy human rights issue, Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch using aspects of fairytales and satire to tell the story of a child accused and brought into one of these communities.

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