Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beasts of No Nation

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated three cinematographers for the 2016 Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects that are screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

With his feature directorial debut Sin Nombre, which he also wrote, Cary Joji Fukunaga won the Dramatic Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Shortly thereafter, he made his first major mark in commercials, directing Levi’s “America,” part of Wieden+Kennedy’s pioneering “...

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

The early conversations between director Cary Joji Fukunaga and Idris Elba about their child soldier drama "Beasts of No Nation" began with, Elba says, the two discussing "the level of depth that he and I wouldn't mind plunging into."

"There is a...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

The story of the child soldier is not one that the movies have been clamoring to tell. What could be gleaned from giving this insidious reality a narrative platform? The hardening of a young soul in this context is not something that can or should be observed...

Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre"— which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, "Beasts of No Nation," is a brutal story about a boy drafted into a West African rebel army.

Don't...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner — the feast of fall film festivals.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later in September by movie extravaganzas in Toronto, Telluride and New York....

Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2015

Netflix announced the rollout of its original film initiative with Beasts of No Nation, the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (...