Earlier this year, director Scott Derrickson tweeted: “Wish more online diversity activists had aggressively celebrated ROGUE ONE. Praise can be as effective as criticism.” That’s ‘Doctor Strange’ director Scott Derrickson, himself no stranger to issues of diversity after he was accused of ‘whitewashing’ by casting Tilda Swinton as an Asian character.
Amy Adams came to TIFF with not just one, but two, big, buzzed-about movies: Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival.” One a moody dramatic thriller, the other an exercise in character-driven science fiction. “Arrival”’s also directed by a Canadian– so bonus points for that.
Based on true events, the movie is set in Pinochet-era Chile, and finds Watson’s character Lena trying to rescue her husband Daniel, played by Daniel Brühl, from imprisonment in a cult-like religious colony. Directed by Florian Gallenberger, it also stars Michael Nyqvist as Paul Schäfer, a former Hitler Youth corporal who ran the Colonia Dignidad, or the Dignity Colony, where instances of sexual abuse, torture and detention were later discovered after Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.
Cinema loves playing around with history. Just ask Mel Gibson (or watch ‘Braveheart’, ‘The Patriot’, we could go on). Tinkering with timelines and ignoring the facts in favour of a more Hollywood finish. Only sometimes, history gets its own back. Another thing filmmakers love is a topical reference. Be it serious subject or a cheap cameo, it’s a wink to the audience that says “Hey, look at us being clever.” Skip forward a few years – through ever evolving attitudes, politics and tabloid revelations – and you’re left with a movie that’s not just outdated, it actually embarrassing (and sometimes just wrong).- Pointless Movie Stars Transformations- 15 Badly Injured Movie Stars- The Meaning Behind Film Stars’ TatsMoney can buy a lot of things in film, but it can’t predict the future. Here’s the movies on the wrong side of history…Photos: Rex/Moviestore Collection/Warner Bros./Everett Collection
It sounds ludicrous, and it is especially laughable with the revelation that both Wachowskis are transgender women – a group held up as especially dangerous by these types. With that knowledge, you can’t come to any conclusion other than all of these people are basically Agent Smith. See, “The Matrix” trilogy is inherently trans.
The Metrograph is one in a wave of new theaters across the country banking on high-end amenities to tempt viewers off the couch and away from their Netflix accounts and home theater systems. While New York still has its share of independent theaters, most are as old as the movies they show.
By Thom ErnstOscars create the illusion of a definitive answer to the year’s best in movies and movie performances. The answer can never be definitive, although at times the Oscars can provide a consensus as to what films are most appreciated. But time is still the best indicator of quality. Looking back over 88 years of Oscar awards, it’s easy to see where the Academy slipped up by ignoring some of cinema’s most revered films and admired performances. Here are 10 Oscar-worthy moments that went unrewarded. Don’t forget to check out Yahoo Style, Yahoo Celebrity and Yahoo Movies on Sunday for up-to-the-minute fashion, beauty and entertainment news surrounding the 88th Academy Awards.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson are the only other men to have won a trio of statuettes – but he’s not a famous star. It was this folksy look – he actually had around a dozen sets of dentures that he used depending on the character – that turned Brennan into one of Hollywood’s most in-demand supporting actors, often playing the quirky sidekick in Westerns and frequently people far older than he was in real-life.
Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69 following a private battle with cancer, was a mesmerising screen presence, whether playing the villain, the hero, or simply rock-solid support. While his death is an unexpected blow for British drama, we can at least look back at some of his most memorable appearances on screen…
Ricky Gervais joked about it, Ridley Scott seemed mildly annoyed by it: “The Martian” was categorized as a comedy by the Golden Globes’ Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Trying to dominate the comedy category when you are really a drama afraid of dramatic competition is a punk move.
Awards season is a bit of a polarizing time of year. Celebrity news reaches a fever pitch and yet, we can’t help but anticipate all that season brings, whether we claim to love it or hate it. The gowns, the speeches, the performances and even the controversies are all part and parcel. Amidst all the celebrity fanfare of A-list stars, we have the up and comers who most of us don’t quite know yet – at least not by name. They walk the red carpet with the excitement and anticipation of a child. Their humility is always refreshing because unbeknownst to them, they’re about to overtake stars they grew up admiring. As you watch the red carpet processions this year, keep an eye out for these 10 breakout stars. You’ll be seeing a lot of them in 2016 and hopefully for years to come. This year’s show kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. Don’t forget to check out our coverage on Yahoo Style, Yahoo Celebrity and Yahoo Movies!
Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. eOne Films brings you “Race”, an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend. “Race” runs into theatres in February 2016.
The Walt Disney Company Scroll through the credit role of any an animated film from the ‘30s and chances are you won’t see a single female name. Because of sexist rejection letters like the ones that recently surfaced from Disney. Vox recently shared a number of rejection letters issued to women in the late ‘30s that offers a glimpse into just how difficult it was for women to make it in the film industry. Kevin Burg/Flickr Animation Guild The main reason? They were women and “women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen.” The letters go on to say that a few positions as “Inker” or “Painter” (basically, the people that traced the animations and coloured them in) were options for women interested in working at Disney but that even these positions were limited. In 2010, Vanity Fair published an article about the Inkers and Painters of this era who worked on major productions of the time including Bambi.” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Dumbo.” Although they weren’t considered part of the “creative work,” these women often clocked 85 hours a week perfecting details like the 27 different colours used for Jiminy Cricket.