It’s been a while… but with Streepy having a big movie out next week (and possibly her only movie out for quite some time to come) it seemed right to get back on track and catch up what we’ve missed. 1,525 more words
Subtlety was never the strong-suit of helmer-activist Udi Aloni, although his agitprop works have a justifiable righteous anger that gets them touring fests. “Junction 48” is a classic example, starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as a version of himself, naively dreaming of becoming a crossover hip-hop star while facing Israeli bigotry. 381 more words
A frank on-and-off-stage record of Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour, 1991’s “Truth or Dare” invited controversy for numerous reasons — not least the conspicuously out-and-proud image presented by her male dancers, who underlined a sex-positive, diversity-embracing message many weren’t quite ready for at the height of the AIDS epidemic. 667 more words
CANNES — Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to French master Andre Techine’s subtle coming-of-age drama “Being 17,” which world premiered in competition at Berlin. 250 more words
Music Box Films has bought the U.S. rights to “Seasons” (“Les Saisons”), the latest documentary from filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud.
Perrin and Cluzaud were the co-directors of 2001’s “Winged Migration,” which was nominated for an Academy Award, and 2010’s “Oceans.” 168 more words