26 May 19
Wootton Courtenay

Just in case you didn’t spot this, we restart the Film Club on Monday 27th at 7 for 7:30. If you’d like to take advantage of the cheaper ticket prices via membership, please bring £30 each to the screening. On Monday 27th we will resume the Film Club with a strong feature. The film is […]

26 May 19
The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival has wrapped and the two films that looked well-positioned for this year’s Oscars (Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” and Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life”) both went home empty-handed. Cannes’ coveted Palme d’Or went to South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama, “Parasite.” The film, about two families from different classes that find themselves on a collision course with each other, had the most glowing reviews of this year’s entries. Bong is now the first Korean director to win the top honor. The film’s win here could catapult it into serious Oscar consideration. Since 1955, 39 winners of this top honor have amassed a total of 129 Academy Award nominations, with 28 Oscar wins spanning 16 films. And 15 Palme d’Or champs scored Best Picture nominations: “Marty” (1955), “Friendly Persuasion” (1957), “M*A*S*H” (1970), “The Conversation” (1974), “Taxi Driver” (1976), “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “All That Jazz” (1979), “Missing” (1982), “The Mission” (1986), “The Piano” (1993), “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “Secrets & Lies” (1996), “The Pianist” (2002), “The Tree of Life” (2011) and “Amour” (2012). “Marty” is the only film that has won both prizes. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions But considering how hard it can be for a foreign language film to get into the Best Picture race, Bong might have to settle for recognition in the Best International Film category. Should South Korea submit the film (and they already submitted a Joon-ho film in 2009 with “Mother”), it could get some momentum there. Five Palme d’Or champs have gone on to win the International Film Oscar: “Black Orpheus” from France (1959), “A Man and a Woman” from France (1966), “The Tin Drum” from West Germany (1979), “Pelle the Conqueror” from Denmark (1988) and “Amour” from Austria (2012). And ten others were nominated for that Oscar: “Keeper of Promises” from Brazil (1962), “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” from France (1964), “Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior” from Japan (1980), “Man of Iron” from Poland (1981), “When Father Was Away on Business” from Yugoslavia (1985), “Farewell My Concubine” from Hong Kong (1993), “The Class” from France (2008), “The White Ribbon” from Germany (2009), “The Square” from Sweden (2017) and “Shoplifters” from Japan (2018). There could be some Oscar potential for Antonio Banderas, who took the Best Actor prize for Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, “Pain and Glory.” Banderas portrays a film director who is reflecting on the choices that he’s made throughout his life. Fifteen winners of the Best Actor award at Cannes have been nominated by the Academy and five have taken home Oscar: Ray Milland for “The Lost Weekend” (1945); Jon Voight for “Coming Home” (1978); William Hurt for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985); Christoph Waltz for “Inglorious Basterds” (2009, Supporting); and Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” (2011). A foreign language performance that won at Cannes has only translated to an Oscar nomination once before, Javier Bardem in “Biutiful” in 2010, which doesn’t bode well for Banderas. This year’s Grand Prix went to “Atlantique” by Mati Diop, the first black woman ever to have a film in competition in the Croisette. Fourteen past Grand Prix winners went on to earn 28 total Oscar nominations with six films scoring eight wins. Five of the six — “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion” from Italy (1970); “Cinema Paradiso” from Italy (1989); “Burnt by the Sun” from Russia (1994); “Life is Beautiful” from Italy (1998); and “Son of Saul” from Hungary (2015) — won Best International Film. “Life is Beautiful” also won Best Actor (Roberto Benigni) and Original Dramatic Score and “BlacKkKlansman” won Best Adapted Screenplay this past year. SEE Cannes Film Festival lineup 2019: Full list of films includes Malick, Almodovar and more, but women still underrepresented The Jury Prize was awarded to two films this year: “Les Misérables” by French director Ladj Ly and “Bacurau” from the Brazilian filmmaking team of Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. The films that have won here don’t have much correlation at the Oscars. Twelve films that have won the Jury Prize have amassed 37 Oscar nominations and nine total wins. Among those wins were one for Best Picture (“All About Eve” which played at Cannes in 1951, the year after its six Oscar wins) and two for Best International Film (“Mon Oncle” in 1958 from France and “Z” in 1969 from Algeria). Last year’s winner, “Capernaum,” was able to make it into the Best International Film race after being submitted by Lebanon. Cannes regulars, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, claimed the Best Director prize for their story about a young boy getting corrupted by extremism, “The Young Ahmed.” But only seven of the helmers who prevailed here went on to contend at the Oscars in the same category: Robert Altman for “The Player” (1992); Joel Coen for “Fargo” (1996); David Lynch for “Mulholland Drive” (2001); Alejandro González Iñárritu for “Babel” (2006); Julian Schnabel for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (2007); Bennett Miller for “Foxcatcher” (2014); and Pawel Pawlikowski for “Cold War” (2018). Both “Fargo” and “Babel” earned Best Picture nominations. The brothers could also be at a disadvantage in the Best International Film race, as they have never been nominated despite having four of their films submitted by their native Belgium. The lone English-language winner was in the Best Actress category, which went to Emily Beechum. She was recognized for her portrayal of a scientist who develops a flower that causes people to feel positive emotions in Jessica Hausner’s, “Little Joe.” Twenty past Cannes champs for Best Actress received nominations from the academy, and four won: Simone Signoret for “Room at the Top” (1959); Sophia Loren for “Two Women” (1961); Sally Field for “Norma Rae” (1979); and Holly Hunter for “The Piano” (1993). The award for Best Screenplay went to Céline Sciamma for her tale of forbidden love between two women, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” Four screenplay winners at Cannes have gone on to the International Film Oscar: “Mephisto” from Hungary (1981), “No Man’s Land” from Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001), “The Barbarian Invasions” from Canada (2003) and “The Salesman” from Iran (2016). And two others were nominated: “Footnote” from Israel (2011) and “Leviathan” from Russia (2014). A special mention of the jury was given to Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman’s comedic film about searching for a new home, “It Must Be Heaven.” Other films that were well-reviewed from this year’s festival that went home without anything included Ken Loach’s “Sorry We Missed You,” Yi’nan Dao’s “The Wild Goose Lake” and Marco Bellocchio’s “The Traitor.” SEE TCM celebrates 10 years of film festivals: Our first-person account includes ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘Nashville’
26 May 19
Homade Movie Review

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming action movie set for release on July 17, 2020, now has got its title called: “Tenet”. The title Tenet is, by definition, “a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.” The meaning of the title itself is rather odd for the film, but that sounds […]

26 May 19
Archy news nety

The opening scene hits you over the head like a mallet. A man, sweating profusely and covered with bubbles, staggers along the corridor of an airliner, obviously very ill. Reaching his place, he promptly fills a bag for the bad air, which a flight attendant picks up diligently, unloads in the bathroom and discovers its […]

26 May 19
Boston Herald
The opening scene hits you over the head like a sledgehammer. A man, sweating profusely and covered with boils, staggers down the aisle of an airliner, obviously very ill. Reaching his seat, he promptly fills an airsick bag, which a flight attendant dutifully takes away, dumps in the toilet and discovers its contents — blood. This is Ebola, an African virus so deadly it kills up to 90% of those exposed, and for a time in 1989, it was in this country near Washington, D.C. The true story of how it was discovered and eventually contained is the subject of the six-part limited series “The Hot Zone,” premiering Monday at 9 p.m. on National Geographic. Based on the best-selling book by Richard Preston, the series stars Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”) as Lt. Col Nancy Jaax, an Army scientist who discovers the virus and spearheads the fight against it; Noah Emmerich (“The Americans”) as husband Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax, who risks own life in the effort; Topher Grace (“BlacKkKlansman”) as virologist Dr. Peter Jaehring, with whom she frequently clashes; and Liam Cunningham (“Game of Thrones”) as Dr. Wade Carter, Nancy’s ally in the race to keep the virus from spreading. In Monday’s premiere, Nancy dons layers of protective gear and takes a new recruit through the very precise steps in biohazard level-four training, where scientists work with the deadliest diseases on the planet and a tiny tear in a suit means immediate evacuation and quarantine. It was in filming this scene where Margulies gained a new respect for what disease experts do. “It is, for me anyway, horribly claustrophobic,” she said. “I didn’t really find that out until my first day on the set how claustrophobic it is until that zipper goes ‘sshhh’ and you can’t touch your face and you can’t do anything except work in the lab basically. You can’t hear. You’re sort of in an isolated vacuum. “But what I loved about Nancy Jaax,” she said, “is you see it’s such a turn-on for her. She’s in her element there when she’s doing that and being able to teach it, that’s her comfort zone, which for me as a mere thespian I found really fascinating.” While preparing for the role, Margulies didn’t get to meet Jaax, who now works for Kansas State University, but she did talk with her by phone and came away impressed by how she didn’t think of herself as a heroine, just someone doing her job. The role also made the actress more cognizant of staying clean and washing her hands. “That’s my daily life now,” she said. “I’m just constantly aware of how much we touch ourselves, each other, objects without any idea of what’s on it. And so I have sadly become hyper-aware of the dangers of it.”
26 May 19
Gabriela van Wyk

This week has been a bit of a nightmare but that’s okay. I was sick this whole week and feel like am missing out on so much. Since I couldn’t work I read a lot of texts and readings, I watched many films and television. I’m struggling to find a TV series I love more […]

25 May 19
News Archives Uk

The fifth season of Charlie Brooker's dystopian anthology Black Mirror is due to appear on Netflix in June 2019. While there was no action information for the new episodes (there are three stories this time, not six, as in the previous two seasons on Netflix), the trailer gave us a first glimpse of the cast […]

25 May 19
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival officially comes to an end with the awards ceremony in which this year’s competition jury will name the best films and performances of the festival. The 2019 jury was headed by “Birdman” and “The Revenant” Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won Cannes’ Best Director prize for “Babel.” Other jury members included Elle Fanning, Maimouna N’Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Enki Bilal, Alice Rohrwacher, Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos, and last year’s Cannes Best Director winner Paweł Pawlikowski This year’s Palme d’Or race consisted of 20 movies, several of which were from previous Palme d’Or winners such as Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), Ken Loach (“Sorry We Missed You”), and the Dardenne Brothers (“The Young Ahmed”). Whichever film wins the Palme d’Or will follow last year’s pick “Shoplifters,” the acclaimed Hirokazu Kore-eda drama that went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Oscars. In addition to the Palme d’Or, awards will be given out to the best actor and actress in competition, as well as screenplay honors. The third pick for best film gets awarded the Jury Prize (last year it was Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum”), while the second place movie gets the Grand Prix honor (Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” took home the honor last year). One winner that has already been announced prior to the awards ceremony is Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire.” The drama was named the winner of the 2019 Queer Palm, and it’s the first time a woman director has received the honor since Cannes started awarding the prize in 2010. Greek filmmaker Vasilis Kekatos won the short film Queer Palme with “The Distance Between Heaven and Us.” The full list of winners for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival is below. IndieWire will update the list as the winners are revealed live. Palme d’Or: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho Grand Prix: “Atlantics,” Mati Diop Jury Prize (tie): “Les Misérables” (Ladj Ly) and “Bacurau” (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles) Best Actress: Emily Beecham, “Little Joe” Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory” Best Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Young Ahmed” Best Screenplay: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma Special Mention of the Jury: “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman Camera d’Or: “Our Mothers,” César Díaz Short Film Palme d’Or: “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos Special Mention of the Jury: “Monstruo Dios,” Agustina San Queer Palm (Feature): “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” Céline Sciamma Queer Palm (Short): “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos
25 May 19
Cinema and Stuff...

I guess Jordan Peele has done masters in horror filmmaking. Wait, the horror doesn’t mean supernatural/devil stuff,  but the stories which are about the pure coldblooded evilness in us, the humans. We can even frighten God with our unmarked hunger, isn’t it?  Okay, no more political comments. Zipped. Us (2019) is a terrific film. It doesn’t […]

25 May 19
Archy Worldys

David Fisher / REX / Shutterstock It's a family affair! The Cannes Film Festival may not be a Disneyland, but it's a special place where Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars can bring their kids. During the feast of 2019, many celebrities brought their whole family out for this enchanting occasion. Remarkably long-standing couple John Travolta […]

24 May 19

[ad_1] 60 Second Docs COO Jake Avnet explains the secrets of high-impact online storytelling. May 24, 2019 9 min read If you’re over 30, there’s a chance you missed out on Sickhouse, a “made for mobile movie” that was shot and released in real time on Snapchat over the course of five days.  But listen up […]