One of the highlights of this weekend's Nordicana Festival in London - celebrating all things dramatic and Scandinavian - was
With the internet threatening to alter the fundamental act of distribution that has laid dormant since the advent of home video, it requires a glance all the way back to the late 1960s to find a time when Hollywood's tried and tested means of dominating the film business was so similarly threatened.
A critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for forty-six years, the Ebert era has bracketed the better half of film history. Unlike the fanatical doctrines of Pauline Kael, the humility of his observations broke through the cultural feudalism of cinema snobbery to land right aboard the brains and the breakfast tables of the American family. With syndication in more than 200 national newspapers, his voice of easy reason trickled from Chicago to Hollywood.
While fashion faux pas and speech gaffes are to be expected, every year the short-list of nominees demonstrates the glaring inconsistencies within the Academy voting system. How can a director, who has a film nominated for Best Picture, not be short-listed for Best Director?
Next time you're in Manhattan and in need of a little sustenance, head downtown, for down these mean streets a man must go.
They say movies are our escape into a fantasy world; but isn't it sad when we see how most movies these days tread the safe path?
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to shoot a TV documentary about former American President Bill Clinton. The Oscar
Radioman doesn’t look like your average A-lister. With his dishevelled beard, gnarled fingers and lived-in sweater, it comes
Director Martin Scorsese has been hit with a lawsuit over allegations he has stalled a film project for over 20 years. Bosses
In the annals of great Martin Scorcese films, it probably won't be up there with Goodfellas. But compared to most tech ads