Friday, December 9, 2016

The Danish Girl

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

"The Danish Girl" is up for a GLAAD Media Award in a year where a record number of nominees feature transgender characters and subject matter.

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group announced the 101 nominees for its 27th annual...

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Oscar prognostications largely saw Room (A24 Films) reserved for no more than a leading actress nomination based on the strength of the performance delivered by Brie Larson. However one of the...

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 20th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos were announced  by ADG Council chair...

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Production designer Eve Stewart earned Academy Award nominations for her contributions to a pair of Tom Hooper-directed films: Best Picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech, for which she won an Art Directors Guild Award in 2011; and Les Miserables...

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Most people probably don't know the name Lili Elbe. This reviewer didn't. But Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" will make sure you won't soon forget the transgender icon, even if this well-intentioned, extravagant movie leaves you with more questions than revelations...

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Just a couple of weeks ago, director/writer Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (Fox Searchlight Pictures) topped the European Film Awards competition with five nominations--for Best Film, Directing...

Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015

"What have you seen that you liked?"

It's the most common question heard around the Toronto International Film Festival, and one that elicits endless variations of answers. Because of the festival's size and scope, there's no better place to get a...

Monday, Sep. 14, 2015

A year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne debuted the films — "Still Alice" and "The Theory of Everything" — that would go on to land them Oscars.

This year, they're both back in Toronto with the movies...

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015

Eddie Redmayne is perfect casting for "The Danish Girl," in all respects but one.

His character, Lili Elbe, was born Einar Wegener in 19th-century Denmark and became one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Redmayne is an...

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015

Ellen Page was first approached about the true-life gay rights drama "Freeheld" when she was 21, just coming off her breakthrough in "Juno." It was seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right, and six before Page, herself, came out...