Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Friday, May. 19, 2017
Cannes Lions Preview: Film, Glass, Innovation, Entertainment and Music Jury Perspectives
Wendy Clark has a propensity for breaking new ground at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In 2011, when she was president of Sparkling Brands and Strategic Marketing for Coca-Cola North America, Clark became the first client-side marketer to head the Creative Effectiveness...
Friday, May. 19, 2017
Producers' Survey: For Those Who Aspire, Words That Inspire
Getting your foot in the door, opening the door, crossing the threshold, building a sense of belonging are among the key steps for new talent to establish itself in the industry. But attaining each step is a challenge—one we hope made a little easier by career advice offered by a cross-section of...
Tuesday, May. 16, 2017
Review: Director Robin Swicord's "Wakefield" Starring Bryan Cranston 
Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film "Wakefield." Bryan Cranston stars as Howard Wakefield, a successful, upper class...
Wednesday, May. 10, 2017
Review: Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant"
Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 "colonists" in hyper sleep and years to go until they reach their destination. But when a shock wave from a solar flare jostles...
Wednesday, May. 3, 2017
Review: Director Laura Poitras' "Risk"
With all the weighty and momentous issues raised in "Risk," Laura Poitras' fascinating, thorny, and remarkably timely documentary on Julian Assange, one of the more subtly illuminating scenes is about something as inconsequential as a haircut. The WikiLeaks founder is getting his locks trimmed, and...
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017
Review: Director James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
In James Gunn's sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of "The Empire Strikes Back," complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its interstellar gang to make Obi-Wan blush. The wild whiz...
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017
Review: Director Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire"
The shootout, often a ballet, is a battle royale in Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire." When the bullets start flying, Wheatley's arms-deal-gone-wrong 1970s shoot-up comes to a crawl. There's a total absence of slow-motion cartwheels. No one miraculously walks through a wall of fire to kill the bad guys...
Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017
Review: Director F. Gary Gray's "The Fate of the Furious"
"The Fast and the Furious" hasn't become a billion-dollar global franchise because of its scintillating dialogue and high-minded drama. It's all about the cars, the action, the international settings and the good-looking cast. So don't give too much thought to the story holes and convoluted plot in...
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017
Review: Director Terence Davies' "A Quiet Passion"
There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America's greatest female poets. But that's what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in "A Quiet Passion ," a fiercely intelligent, handsome...
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017
Review: Director James Gray's "The Lost City of Z"
Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting - some might say to a fault. But his movies' revelations are complex and contradictory - full of life's messiness - and their...