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  • post Heal the Living review ? heart-rending tale of organ donation - 26 April
  • Katell Quillévéré?s polished mosaic of interconnected lives is intelligently acted and visually arresting but its cardiac-transplant storyline is a little glibKatell Quillévéré?s first two pictures, Love Like Poison and Suzanne, established her as a film-maker of delicacy and grace; this third feature is based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal, adapted by the director with veteran screenwriter Gilles Taurand. It is every bit as beautifully made and intelligently acted as you might expect, with some wonderful visual imagery at the very beginning. Yet I was disappointed. The organ donation storyline is a readymade trope, bringing together disparate life stories; it creates its own internal narrative economy of donor and recipient. But it?s a rather Hollywoodised high concept, reminiscent of Alejandro González Iñárittu?s 21 Grams or even, frankly, a slushy romantic weepie from 2000 starring Minnie Driver called Return to Me. Those films had the idea of the bereaved person infringing the donor anonymity rules by finding the person with their loved one?s heart: Heal the Living isn?t so brash. But the point is that we, the audience, know. We make the cosmic connection. It is heart-wrenching, yes ? and a little glib. Continue reading...
  • post Nick Broomfield on his damning Whitney Houston film: 'She had very little control over her life' - 26 April
  • The director spoke to the bodyguards, backup singers, hairdressers and promoters who formed the star?s inner circle. The result is a tragic, uncompromising portrait of a woman forced to conceal her true selfThe title of Nick Broomfield?s new documentary about Whitney Houston echoes a question she often asked herself: ?Can I be me?? Apparently, she often could not. According to Broomfield?s damning film, Houston had to repress her true self throughout much of her life, due to a perfect storm of factors, which included her controlling mother, Cissy Houston; her pushy record company, Arista; her co-dependent husband, Bobby Brown; her conflicted sexuality; and the mountain of drugs she used to blot all of that out.?Having to be someone else ? to play the ?Whitney character? ? was something that became impossibly difficult,? says Broomfield. ?From an early age, she had very little control over her life.? Continue reading...
  • post Fast & Furious 8 maintains lead over Boss Baby at UK box office - 25 April
  • Vin Diesel and his turbocharged action thriller fight off Alec Baldwin another week, while Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton debut on the chart with post-blitz comedy drama Their FinestGiven the commercially modest set of new films it was up against, the eighth instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise had no problem holding on to the top spot at the UK box office, grossing £3.59m in its second frame, for a 12-day total of £23m. This compares with £26.25m for Fast & Furious 7 after two weekends of play, although that was just a 10-day number. Continue reading...
  • post Hollywood writers' strike looms as union authorisation vote passed - 25 April
  • A high turnout of Writers Guild of America members has voted to take industrial action, as a three-year deal with production studios ends on 30 AprilThe prospect of a Hollywood writers? strike has moved closer after a vote of Writers Guild of America (WGA) members resulted in more than 96% backing industrial action. According to Deadline, the WGA?s strike authorisation ballot resulted in 96.3% approval from the 6,310 voters, which represents 67.5% of eligible members. The ballot was held ahead of the expiry of the current writers? contract, which ends on 30 April. If no agreement is reached between the union and studio representatives the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) in the intervening period, then strike action could begin in early May. Continue reading...
  • post Kingsman: The Golden Circle ? first trailer released for spy movie sequel - 25 April
  • Colin Firth returns from the dead, while Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry get their spy credentials in Kingsman: The Secret Service follow-upThe first full trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle ? the follow-up to the hit Bond pastiche Kingsman: The Secret Service, directed by Matthew Vaughn ? has been released online.Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy, the council estate kid who is improbably chosen as a recruit for a mysterious, elite spy agency, and finds himself entangled in a dangerous mission to save the world. The sequel appears to have all the same building blocks in place, with the major addition, as the plot synopsis reveals, of a US version of the agency. Continue reading...
  • post Avengers disassemble: is Marvel's cinematic universe set for a reboot? - 25 April
  • Studio president Kevin Feige has suggested the possibility of an end-date for the superhero saga, and its key stars? contracts are running out. But behind the scenes, producers seem to be planning a future way beyond 2020The only thing surprising about the spectacular success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is that all those box-office greenbacks and all that critical fervour haven?t really inspired other studios to simply swipe the blueprint, like a scheming supervillain who?s managed to hack his way into Tony Stark?s mainframe and build his or her own shiny supersuit. Sure, both Warner Bros and Twentieth Century Fox have made tentative steps towards launching their own shared big screen worlds for costumed crimefighters to inhabit. But each has stubbornly refused to ape the Marvel way of doing things.
    The two best recent movies in Fox?s X-Verse, Deadpool and Logan, are only vaguely linked to the main X-Men saga, yet appear to have ushered in a new, triumphant subset of R-rated spin-offs. The version of the foul-mouthed mutant played by Ryan Reynolds in 2009?s X-Men Origins: Wolverine infamously bore very little resemblance to the iteration brought to us by the Canadian actor in last year?s solo outing. Likewise, the Wolverine of Logan appears to have lived through catastrophes that we are not entirely sure will ever take place in the main saga. He even hangs out with a completely different version of mutant tracker Caliban than the one we met just a year previously (in real time) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Continue reading...
  • post LA mayor heralds La La Land Day with acrobat dancers at City Hall ? video - 26 April
  • Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proclaimed 25 April as La La Land Day, in honour of the Oscar-winning Hollywood musical which uses the city as a backdrop for its elaborate song-and-dance routines. Marking the occasion were acrobats suspended by ropes who danced across the facade of City HallLa La Land mistakenly named best picture ? video Continue reading...
  • post Faye Dunaway says she felt 'very guilty' about Oscars envelope fiasco - 24 April
  • Actor tells NBC she was ?stunned? after incorrectly announcing La La Land as best picture instead of MoonlightFaye Dunaway has opened up about her role in the best picture envelope scandal at the Oscars, two months after the awards ceremony.
    Speaking to Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News on Monday, the actor said she was ?completely stunned? after she incorrectly announced La La Land instead of Moonlight as the winner of the best picture award, which she was co-presenting with actor Warren Beatty. Continue reading...
  • post 'He was super happy': Heath Ledger film fights perception actor was depressed - 24 April
  • Documentary portrays young star as a passionate force of nature who was ?enthralled? by his final role as the JokerNine years after his death at the age of 28, audiences are seeing a different side of the Australian actor Heath Ledger ? through the lens of his own camera.
    A new documentary about the actor?s life, I Am Heath Ledger, uses thousands of hours of video shot by Ledger, as well as his artwork and music videos, to paint a portrait of the young actor who took Hollywood by storm in roles including Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight. Continue reading...
  • post Fast and Furious spin-off revs up with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham - 24 April
  • Charlize Theron due to return as cyberterrorist Cipher in the offshoot, as producer hints the ?official? street racer action series will be capped at 10 movies The continuing success of the Fast and Furious car action franchise has resulted in plans for a spin-off movie featuring Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham, it has emerged.According to Variety, producing studio Universal have hired Chris Morgan ? who worked on the last six films in the series ? to write a screenplay for a project that would ?revolve around Johnson and Statham teaming up to go after Theron?s character?. Johnson?s character, diplomatic service agent Luke Hobbs, first appeared in Fast Five, while Statham?s Deckard Shaw, after a brief appearance in the end credits of Fast & Furious 6, was the chief antagonist in 2015?s Furious 7. Theron?s cyberterrorist character Cipher is a recent addition to the series, appearing in the recent eighth instalment alongside Johnson, Statham and Vin Diesel.
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