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Ten years ago today — on May 4, 2012 — the Marvel Cinematic Universe released The Avengers. Therefore, today is also the day that Alexandra Byrne, previously best-known for her excellent work on costume design for period pieces, assumed responsibility for crafting much of what we see the MCU team of superheroes wearing in the subsequent films of this enormously influential franchise.… read more.
Today we celebrate the life of actress, director and producer Marie-Louise Iribe on the anniversary of her untimely death at age 39. Marie-Louise starred in nearly 20 films, and is often credited as a pioneer of French cinema, but her name is not well-known.
In 1931, she directed, wrote and produced The Erl King, a film about a man trying to save the life of his child while death, characterized as the Erl King, torments him.… read more.
In Ailey, a touching look at the life and work of American choreographer Alvin Ailey, director Jamila Wignot excels at mixing archival footage with contemporary clips from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances. (NBA: 4/5)
Review by FF2 Associate Nicole Ackman
When Alvin Ailey was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, Cicely Tyson described him as “a choreographer of the heart” and “a Pied Piper of modern dance.”… read more.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the filmed version of the British play Emilia is available to watch online. While it’s clear it was filmed for archival purposes and not for public viewing, it’s worth watching. Women in any era can relate to this energetic and fiery depiction of the life of one of England’s forgotten female writers.… read more.
With the 93rd Academy Award nominations announced on Monday, Alexandra Byrne is now a six-time Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design. Byrne is nominated for her work on Emma. (2020), alongside Bina Daigeler for Mulan (2020), Massimo Cantini Parrini for Pinocchio (2021), Ann Roth for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), and Trish Summerville for Mank (2020).… read more.